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East coach finds right approach to summer work

Rick Haynes has tried different summer routines to prepare the Lakota East High School football team for the upcoming season.The Ohio High School Athletic Association allows coaches 10 days of instruction during June and July. Haynes has tried using some those days as soon as the school year ended. He ...

Leach optimistic about Hornets

So far, Year Two is going much more smoothly for Monroe High School football coach Bill Leach.“At this time last year, they were trying to figure out what I was all about and I was trying to get to know them,” Leach said. “They know me now and I know ...

Comets building strong chemistry

Before moving over and taking the head football position at Mason High School, Brian Castner helped build the softball program into one of the best in the area.One of the things that made those teams so successful was the bond between the players, and it brings a smile to his ...

athlete of the week

Name: Ben CallSchool: Lakota East High SchoolSport: Cross Country, TrackClass: SeniorAge:18Claim to Fame: Mr. Lakota EastBet You Didn’t Know: I can ride a unicycleFavorite Movie: Star Wars: Episode 6Favorite TV Show: Arrested DevelopmentFavorite Musical Artist: ColdplayFavorite Smell: Cinnamon RollsFavorite Home Cooked Meal: BreakfastPerson who would play me in a movie/why? ...

athlete of the week

Name: Kim FrankSchool: Lebanon High SchoolSport: SoftballClass: 2015Age: 16Claim to Fame: Second pitcher in Lebanon’s history to win 20 games in a seasonBet You Didn’t Know: I was born in New YorkToughest Opponent/Why? Me, because I’m always really hard on myselfFavorite Book: Great GastbyFavorite Movie: The HeatFavorite TV Show: Big ...

Firebirds eye another playoff trip

Lakota West High School football coach Larry Cox knows there will be a lot of talk about getting back to the playoffs.After going 9-2, including a perfect 7-0 mark in the Greater Miami Conference, week 11 has been a hot topic at the Firebirds summer workouts.“Kids are going to talk ...

Team camp a tradition for Knights

Andy Olds was enjoying the sights.The Kings High School football coach was back in a dorm at Capital University, looking at much the same view he did as a collegiate football player in the 1980s.For the 15th straight summer, Olds has taken his Kings squad to his alma mater for ...

Lamb pleased with summer progress

Shawn Lamb counts himself lucky a lot.The summer, it seems, makes the Lebanon High School football coach really feel lucky.A lot of that is from the turn out of 80 football players for summer workouts.“I am very fortunate to coach Lebanon kids who want to work hard and be as ...

Catanzaro set to take over as Monroe AD

Jesse Catanzaro is the new athletic director at Monroe High School.Catanzaro, who recently was approved by the school board, begins his new position Aug. 1.Catanzaro spent eight years as a teacher at Waynesville — the last two as a teacher and athletic director.“It was half and half at Waynesville,” Catanzaro ...

Badin’s Morgan Langhammer (4) volleys a shot in front of Fenwick defender Kelly Welsh (15) during Wednesday night’s game at Fenwick High School Oct. 2, 2013. Langhammer has committed to the University of Evansville. NICK DAGGY / STAFF

Badin junior commits to Evansville

It has been a long and interesting road for Badin High School’s Morgan Langhammer.Langhammer missed her freshman and sophomore years rehabilitating from ACL surgeries.Finally healthy, Langhammer had a strong junior season for the Rams, notching first-team Greater Cincinnati League Co-ed Central Division honors. The midfielder assisted on the first goal ...

Zeltwanger earns national honor

The first time Mason High School’s Lindsey Zeltwanger picked up a lacrosse stick, she was part of a growing trend.Little did she know where the fast-growing and faster moving sport would take her.“Lacrosse was so small when I first started,” Zeltwanger said. “No one had really heard of the sport. ...

Stewart caps career with all-state honors

Heading into her senior season, Tory Stewart had one simple goal.To repeat as a first team All-Greater Miami Conference pick.Anything else would just be icing on the cake.Turned out to be a big cake for Stewart.Not only did she repeat as a first team pick, Stewart was named the player ...

Adkins settling in as new East coach

Clint Adkins had a feeling his time might be coming.Over the past few seasons, Lakota East boys basketball coach Wally Vickers would make comments about how much longer he wanted to coach and continued to give Adkins more responsibility.“He mentioned it over the last few years,” Adkins said. “Last year ...

All-Area Softball team

COACH OF THE YEARBrian Kindell, Lebanon – Greater Western Ohio Conference South Division Coach of the YearFIRST TEAMFirst Baseman: Kherrin Morgan, Talawanda, junior – Southwest Ohio Conference first teamSecond Baseman: Kim Frank, Lebanon, junior – Greater Western Ohio Conference South Division first teamThird Baseman: Alicia Hansen, Fenwick, senior – Journal-News ...

Callahan excited to take over at Kings

Blaine Callahan is making progress.The new girls soccer coach at Kings High School has had four conditioning dates with his new squad and names are starting to go with faces more and more.Callahan served as the assistant coach at Northwest in 2013 and has head coaching experience at Winton Woods ...

Sports Digest

SOCCERLakota FCU13 tryoutsThe Lakota FC Select Soccer Club will be holding a supplemental tryout from 6:30-7:15 p.m. Tuesday for its U13 boys and U13 girls teams.Tryouts will be held at Walter J. Long Multi-Sport Complex, 7894 Kyle Station Road, Liberty Township.FOOTBALLMidd. Christianjunior team tryoutsThe Middletown Christian Football Club Organziation Junior ...

Braxton Neal

West’s Neal commits to UC

Braxton Neal had plenty of options, but there really was only one choice.When the 6-foot-2, 165-pound wide receiver from Lakota West received a scholarship offer from the University of Cincinnati on Monday, Neal wasted no time giving the Bearcats his verbal commitment.“It’s a hometown place, the coaches are awesome and ...

Lebanon wins state club lacrosse title

Lebanon High School boys lacrosse coach Ted Tomilson heard the doubts heading into the season.The Warriors had lost 14 seniors from a Final Four team and returned just two players for their senior campaign as the 2014 season began.Tomilson, however, knew something others didn’t. This squad was pretty good.“There were ...

Jarrett Rindfleisch

East grad wins MAC Rookie of the Year

Lakota East graduate Jarrett Rindfleisch had high expectations heading into his freshman campaign at Ball State University.Then he struggled during the fall.“I had a pretty bad fall,” Rindfleisch said. “I was pretty upset about it, but I realized it is what it is. I just didn’t play to my ability. ...

Schuermann caps strong career for Firebirds

Lakota West High School senior Grant Schuermann had two goals entering into his senior season.Break the strikeout record and take the team as far as he could in the tournament.While Schuermann set the strikeout record, the postseason ended — loss in the Division I district finals — sooner than he ...

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