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Fairfield guard James Mitchell is covered by Lakota West forward Jack Nguyen during their game at Fairfield Arena on Friday night. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO BY E.L. HUBBARD

West continues roll, uses strong defense to handle Fairfield 54-34

The second half of the season continues to be kind to the Lakota West High School boys basketball team as the Firebirds steamrolled Fairfield on Friday night.The Firebirds used a suffocating zone defense to notch their sixth victory in seven games, 54-34 over the Indians in front of a big ...

Girls basketball: Comets No. 2 seed for sectional tournament

Sometimes the tournament draw can be so anti-climatic.Heading into the Division I girls basketball tournament draw, Mason coach Rob Matula already knew the Comets would be the second seed and Lakota West the first seed – the same order the duo occupy in the state poll.The only question was going ...

Hamilton’s A’Shon Riggins speaks as teammate Joey Reece and Big Blue coach Chad Murphy listen during the Greater Miami Conference’s National Signing Day event Wednesday at Beacon Orthopaedics Summit Woods in Sharonville. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO BY E.L. HUBBARD

GMC football celebrated at annual National Signing Day event

A’Shon Riggins has been committed to Indiana University’s football program since last summer, but making it official was a special feeling. “It’s a big relief off my shoulders,” the Hamilton High School senior said Wednesday during the annual National Signing Day event hosted by the Greater Miami Conference. “I’m just ...

State Wrestling Duals: Fairfield wins first regional championship

For senior 152-pounder Alex Curry, the Region 8 finals of the Ohio High School Athletic Association state duals was more than a first for Fairfield High School.Wrestling this deep into the season was new for Curry, who had knee injuries cut short his previous three seasons.So, participating in the program’s ...

Fairfield’s Amber Russell throws the ball during their match against Oak Hills on Monday at the Game of Fairfield. NICK GRAHAM/STAFF

Fairfield splits big GMC bowling match with Highlanders

There was no other way for Nick Glomb to describe Monday.“Today’s a big day,” the Fairfield High School girls bowling coach said before his and the Indians’ boys team took on Oak Hills in a pair of pivotal Greater Miami Conference matches at the Game of Fairfield.The girls teams each ...

ATLANTA, GA - AUGUST 31: Ryan Kelly #70 of the Alabama Crimson Tide against the Virginia Tech Hokies at Georgia Dome on August 31, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Lakota West product Kelly relishes national title, eyes NFL Draft

Ryan Kelly left Lakota West High School in 2011 as one of the nation’s top center prospects.He gave himself an even better exit as a fifth-year senior at the University of Alabama, earning the Rimington Trophy — given to college football’s best center — in December before going on to ...

Wrestling: Mason Comets notch first dual win over Moeller

Mason High School wrestling coach Craig Murnan was not sure what to expect from his young squad entering the season.However, he knew the eight-day stretch the Comets just went through would tell him a lot about the nine new wrestlers to the varsity lineup.“To be honest, I am a little ...

College coaches noticing Knights

Kings High School football coach Andy Olds has witnessed a lot during his tenure with the Knights.The Knights have hung 13 conference banners in the gym, been to the playoffs 14 times and reached the regional finals four times – including 2015.However, the one thing the Knights haven’t had consistently ...

Comets romp to 61-37 win over Lakota West

Lakota West High School boys basketball coach Matt Rooks needed one word to describe the way his team played in the first half Friday against Mason: Embarrassing.The Firebirds went eight minutes over the first and second quarters without scoring and fell in too deep of a hole against the top ...

Cold-shooting Fairfield falls to Bombers 47-37

The frigid cold outside invaded Fairfield High School on Tuesday night, zapping the shooting touch of the Indians boys basketball team.Fairfield suffered through a nearly 11-minute span in the middle of the game where it scored only four points in a nonconference 47-37 loss to St. Xavier.The Bombers took advantage ...

Lakota East’s Mark Isom (22) looks to shoot over Covington (Ky.) Catholic’s Will Heppler (34) on Sunday at Fairmont’s Trent Arena. Isom had 12 points for the Thunderhawks, who lost 54-45 in the Flyin’ to the Hoop showcase. MARC PENDLETON/STAFF

Rough third quarter leads to Flyin’ loss for East against CovCath

It was a case of the third-quarter blues for Lakota East High School’s boys basketball team.The Thunderhawks led 20-18 at halftime against Covington (Ky.) Catholic in the Flyin’ to the Hoop showcase at Fairmont’s Trent Arena, but got outscored 18-9 in the third stanza.“One of the things we take pride ...

West girls top Pickerington Central in Classic showdown

Nia Staples and the Lakota West High School girls basketball team made a sound statement Sunday at the famed Classic in the Country Challenge.Ranked No. 2 in the state in Division I, the Firebirds outmuscled and outhustled No. 3 Pickerington Central for an impressive 58-48 win in a matchup of ...

Ohio Northern’s Amy Bullimore looks to score during a recent game. Bullimore, a Little Miami product, is a starting center for the 20th-ranked Division III Polar Bears. Photo courtesy/Jose Nogueras, Ohio Northern

Bullimore finds a home at Ohio Northern

When Amy Bullimore tore her ACL as a junior at Little Miami High School, she thought her basketball career was over.Two years later, Bullimore was named the freshman of the year in the Ohio Athletic Conference as a member of the Ohio Northern University women’s basketball team – a school ...

Mason’s Preston Hutchinson hands the ball off to Bryson White during the first half of their game against Middletown Friday, Oct. 23 at Barnitz Stadium in Middletown. NICK GRAHAM/STAFF

High School Football: Mason to host Moeller this season

Mason High School football coach Brian Castner’s phone has been blowing up.As word spread throughout the supporters and followers of Comet football, all the message have centered around one thing:Moeller.“I appreciate it,” Castner said. “But to me it’s outside noise. We have 100-plus kids we have to get ready to ...

East girls put up another fight, but Firebirds prevail again

The narrowest of Lakota West’s 12 wins going into the Firebirds’ Greater Miami Conference game at Lakota East on Wednesday was a seven-point margin in a 59-52 home win over the Thunderhawks on Dec. 21.East pushed its district rival again, but senior guard Nia Staples scored a game-high 16 points ...

Contributed photo by E.L. Hubbard Mason guard Kyle Lamotte pulls down a rebound in front of Hamilton forward Myles Howard during their game at Hamilton High Friday, Dec. 11, 2015.

Mason boys riding winning streak

At the beginning of the season, Mason High School boys basketball coach Greg Richards said the goal was right in front of his squad.“Our goal is to win the league title,” Richards said as his squad prepared to defend its league title.Entering 2016, the Comets are in pretty good shape ...

Panthers riding five-game winning streak

When Little Miami High School girls basketball coach Matt Tolliver looked at his squad during the preseason, he wasn’t sure what to think.“It took a couple of games to figure it all out,” Tolliver said. “We had a bunch of kids who had never played varsity before and the ones ...

Lebanon junior enjoys record-setting day

It wasn’t topped with a shiny bow or wrapped in brightly-colored paper, but a record-breaking day on the lanes was better than any Christmas present Ryan Barrows could have received.The Lebanon High School junior rolled a 267-269-258–794 series at the Eastern Lanes Holiday Tournament in Middletown on Dec. 29, crushing ...

Comets pull away for 60-42 win over Middletown

New calendar, same story for Mason High School’s boys basketball team.The Comets, who ended 2015 riding an eight-game winning streak after a season-opening two-point loss to Dublin Jerome, didn’t let a week off slow them down. They opened 2016 by pulling away in the fourth quarter for a convincing 60-42 ...

Zack Donathan of Mason defeated Adam Wesley of Lakota West 16-0 to win the 113 pound Greater Miami Conference Wrestling Championship at Lakota East High School, Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015. GREG LYNCH / STAFF

After state disappointment, Donathan back on track for Comets

Sometimes from the worst experiences come the best lessons.Mason senior Zack Donathan entered the 2015 state tournament 44-2 and as the projected Division I state champ at 106 pounds.But Donathan didn’t make weight the first day of the tournament and his season was over.“It was pretty rough,” Donathan said. “It ...

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