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Fenwick’s Jena 9th at state golf

For most of the high school golf season, Fenwick’s Miles Jena wasn’t scoring like a golfer who would follow up his all-state freshman season with an all-state sophomore season.Jena was shooting in the low 80s and high 70s and wondering why his swing was out of whack.“I don’t really know ...

The start of Saturday’s GMC girls cross country race at Voice of America Park in West Chester Twp. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO BY Laurel Pfahler

Lakota East boys seize cross-country title from Mason

The Greater Miami Conference finally has a new boys cross country team champion.Lakota East unseated four-time defending champion Mason from its GMC throne, placing three runners in the top five Saturday at Voice of America Park to win the Thunderhawks’ first title since 1998.East, led by runner-up Dustin Horter, finished ...

East, West well represented at district tennis

Lakota East High School girls tennis coach Karen Barnes started tweaking her schedule a couple of years ago.With the Thunderhawks heading north to the Centerville Division I sectional, Barnes opted to start playing some of the teams from Dayton during the regular season.The move worked.A trio of Thunderhawks advanced from ...

Mason doubles team wins sectional

The Mason High School girls tennis team had some business to take care of before heading to the Division I district tournament.The Comets were one of eight teams in the state left in the state team tournament and the regional finals happened to fall just prior to the district tournament.“I ...

Mason defense stuffs Middies

Middletown High School’s football team found out just why Mason’s defense is the best in the Greater Miami Conference.Mason shut out the Middies offense, despite three trips to or just outside the red zone, and the Comets (5-2, 3-1 GMC) picked up their third straight win 22-6 on their homecoming ...

WEEK 7: HS Football Scores and Boxes

WEEK 7: HS Football Schedules

Middies look to bounce back vs. Comets

Last week’s 12-point loss to Sycamore was the Middletown High School football team’s biggest losing margin of the season.The Middies (2-4, 1-2 Greater Miami Conference) have competed in every game with even closer losses to quality competition like Thurgood Marshall, Lakota West and Pickerington Central.Now, Middletown coach Chris Wells is ...

Week 7 High School Football Schedule

FRIDAY’S GAMESBadin vs. Alter at Van Buren Middle School, 7 p.m.Purcell Marian at Fenwick, 7 p.m.Carlisle at Madison, 7 p.m.Edgewood at Northwest, 7 p.m.Talawanda at Little Miami, 7 p.m.Monroe at Valley View, 7 p.m.Cincinnati Christian vs. Dayton Christian at West Carrollton Middle School, 7 p.m.Franklin at Bellbrook, 7 p.m.Dixie at ...

West finally breaks through against Mason

For the past two seasons, the Lakota West High School boys have been so close to knocking off Greater Miami Conference soccer rival Mason they could taste it.The teams had been separated by a goal the last four times they played, including a pair of 2-1 Mason wins in the ...

Comets sweep Indians in GMC showdown

Michael Berkemeier knew his Fairfield High School volleyball squad had a tall order in front of it Tuesday night.Mason, the 15th ranked team in the state and the top team in the Greater Miami Conference, brought an experienced squad to Fairfield Arena.“They’re seasoned,” Berkemeier said after his 18th-ranked Indians dropped ...

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Kings senior piling up yards, TDs

Kings High School running back DeAndre Barnett had a plan entering his final campaign in the Knights backfield.Rush for 2,000 yards.Or, in other words, average 200 yards a game over the course of the 10-game schedule.Halfway through and Barnett is just about halfway there.Through five games, the 5-foot-8, 165-pound senior ...

3 deaths in 1 week: How risky is high school football?

A 16-year-old high school football player died Wednesday following an on-field collision. Tom Cutinella was a junior at Shoreham-Wading River High School. He was pronounced dead after collapsing during the third quarter of a varsity football game.  But school officials say football is not to blame. STEVEN COHEN, Shoreham-Wading Superintendent WNBC: "It ...

East set to face Colerain in GMC showdown

The Lakota East High School football team is treating this week’s Greater Miami Conference matchup like any other game, but there’s no denying this one carries some extra weight.The unbeaten Thunderhawks (5-0, 2-0 GMC) travel to face conference power Colerain (2-3, 2-0 GMC) Friday, and if history means anything, it ...

HHS looks to stop historic skid against West

History keeps calling Hamilton High School’s football team, and it’s bad news on the line.Chad Murphy said his Big Blue are improving weekly and didn’t play poorly last Friday in a 24-3 loss to Middletown, but that decision was the 14th straight HHS setback in the last two years.Hamilton will ...

East junior named to AVCA Phenom list

Lakota East High School junior Spenser Parks was one of seven players from Ohio – and two from Cincinnati - named to the American Volleyball Coaches Association Phenom list in early September.The AVCA Phenom list identifies the top 10 percent of high school underclassmen nationally. Approximately 400 juniors nationwide are ...

Mason girls win third straight GMC golf title

There is something about fighting out a close win that Mason High School girls golf coach Karen Binzel likes.Winning running away is one thing, but winning close?“It makes the win more enjoyable,” Binzel said after the Comets claimed the Greater Miami Conference title by just two shots. “When you find ...

East boys claim GMC title

Lakota East High School boys golf coach Jeff Combs was a bit surprised and a lot nervous.The Thunderhawks coach had watched a seven-stroke lead over Mason heading into the second round of the Greater Miami Conference disappear, only for his squad to rebound to claim a four-stroke win.“I was semi-surprised,” ...

Kings standout leads ECC in scoring

A lot has changed for Kings High School senior Patrice DiPasquale.After scoring 32 goals in her sophomore and junior campaigns, defenses are certainly paying a lot more attention to her.But it is a new DiPasquale teams are trying to mark.The senior version is bigger, stronger, faster and smarter. A large ...

Lakota East Thunderhawks running back Chamada Palmore (11) looks for running room against Moeller in a Division I state playoff game, Saturday, November 10, 2012, at Nippert Stadium. Photo by Robert Leifheit/Contributing Photographer

Lakota East, UC football player dies in motorcycle crash

Staff ReportUniversity of Cincinnati football player Chamoda Kennedy-Palmore, a Lakota East graduate, was killed in a motorcycle accident Thursday afternoon, according to university officials. He was 19 years old.Kennedy-Palmore, a non-scholarship redshirt-freshman running back, was in his second year with the football team. He was recently part of a group ...

High School Football State Poll for Sept. 23

FootballASSOCIATED PRESS STATE FOOTBALL RANKINGSCOLUMBUS, Ohio — How a state panel of sports writers and broadcasters rates Ohio high school football teams in the second weekly Associated Press poll of 2014, by OHSAA divisions, with won-lost record and total points (first-place votes in parentheses):DIVISION I1, Moeller (20) 4-0 2532, Mentor ...

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