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The Lakota West girls basketball team won its first state title Saturday night, defeating Toledo Notre Dame Academy 44-38 in the Division I title game at the Schottenstein Center in Columbus. GREG LYNCH/STAFF

Lakota West fights through adversity for title

The Lakota West High School girls basketball team finished what it started, fighting through adversity to claim its first state championship.West, playing without standout post player Arianne Whitaker, held off a second-half comeback from Toledo Notre Dame Academy to win the Division I title 44-38 on Saturday in front of ...

Comets place four at state wrestling

Over the past nine years under Craig Murnan, the Mason High School wrestling team has averaged between two and three state placers.This year was no different.In fact, Patrick Kearney (113 pounds), Colin Schuster (120), Jordan Collins (182) and Sheldon Sims (220) raised the ante a bit for future squads.“We feel ...

Indians gain experience, but no state placers

In his first season at the helm of the Fairfield High School wrestling program, Jason Laflin was happy.But he wasn’t pleased.The Indians advanced two wrestlers to the state tournament, but came home with nothing but experience.“I want our standard to be having kids competing for the state title,” Laflin said. ...

Mount Notre Dame wing Naomi Davenport (10) pressures Lakota West guard Sarah Jones on Saturday night during a Division I regional title game at Fairmont’s Trent Arena. The Firebirds won 60-53. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO BY E.L. HUBBARD

Firebirds conquer MND, earn third state berth

The state championship dream remains alive for Lakota West High School’s girls basketball team.The Firebirds captured their third Division I regional title in the last eight years Saturday night, fighting off Mount Notre Dame 60-53 in an epic clash at Fairmont’s Trent Arena.“Oh my goodness gracious. It’s just an amazing ...

Mason senior gymnast wins state title

School on Monday was a little different for Mason High School senior Crystal Kratzer.She spent the day accepting congratulations from teachers and fellow students after becoming the first Mason gymnast to win a state title.“It feels amazing,” Kratzer said. “It is such a huge accomplishment. It has (sunk in) big ...

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. Donathan was one of the Comets’ three champions last weekend in the Division I district tournament. GREG LYNCH / STAFF

Mason wrestling wins district title

For the past few years, the Mason High School wrestling team has been knocking on the door.Saturday night at the Division I district wrestling tournament at Fairmont’s Trent Arena, the Comets kicked the door in.After finishing second or third the past five seasons, Mason unseated Moeller as the king of ...

West overwhelms Lebanon for district title

The Lakota West High School girls basketball team keeps rolling along.West won its 17th straight game, blitzing Lebanon 67-28 in the last of four Division I district finals Saturday at Harrison.The Firebirds overwhelmed the Warriors from the start. West led 26-4 after the first quarter and 43-8 at halftime.West (24-2) ...

Kings High School sophomore Megan Sichterman won a Division I state title Feb. 28 in the 100-yard butterfly at C.T. Branin Natatorium in Canton. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Kings soph wins state title

A fourth-place finish in the state meet would be good for most freshmen.However, Kings sophomore Megan Sichterman wanted to finish a few runs higher in year two.“It was one of my goals for the season,” Sichterman said. “It is very exciting. I didn’t want to have to wait another year.”Sichterman ...

Ashley Volpenhein

Mason’s Volpenhein adds two more state titles

Mason High School sophomore Ashley Volpenhein is getting used to the congratulatory messages since returning from the C.T. Branin Natatorium in Canton over the weekend.“When I hear the congrats this year I know it actually happened and it is not as surreal,” she said. “Knowing what it felt like makes ...

Lakota East’s Mitchell Mays goes up for a shot during their Division I Sectional basketball final against Elder Friday, March 6 at Xavier University’s Cintas Center in Cincinnati. The Panthers defeated the Thunderhawks 57-46. NICK GRAHAM/STAFF

GCL 2, GMC 0: East, Mason fall in sectional finals

Alex White struggled to find words Friday night.Lakota East High School’s boys basketball team thought it was headed for a lengthy tournament run, but ran into a Greater Catholic League wall known as the Elder Panthers at Xavier University’s Cintas Center.The Thunderhawks’ season ended with a 57-46 defeat in a ...

Lakota West guard Danielle Wells goes up for two of her 10 points Monday night at Lakota East. The Firebirds defeated Turpin 60-42 to capture a Division I sectional championship. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO BY E.L. HUBBARD

Turpin game, but Firebirds claim sectional title 60-42

Lakota West High School’s girls basketball team recorded a comfortable victory Monday night.Call it a rarity, because the Firebirds have drubbed practically every opponent they’ve faced in the last two months.West never trailed against Turpin in a Division I sectional championship game, but the Spartans kept it respectable in a ...

Fairfield center Kennedy Roberts-Rosser eyes the hoop before scoring against McAuley’s Ariel Johnson during a Division I sectional final Monday night at Lakota East. The Mohawks beat the Tribe 54-35. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO BY E.L. HUBBARD

Mohawks overpower Fairfield 54-35 in sectional final

The Fairfield High School girls basketball team made noticeable strides this season, but the Indians just went flat Monday night.McAuley rolled to a 54-35 win in a Division I sectional final at Lakota East and ended Fairfield’s best season in more than a decade at 17-8.Starters Anaiah Williams and Ashley ...

Volpenhein leads strong Mason contingent to state

Mason High School sophomore Ashley Volpenhein has been through this before. But that doesn’t mean she doesn’t feel pressure heading into the Division I state meet at C.T. Branin Natatorium in Canton.“Thinking about that is a little nerve-wracking,” said Volpenhein, the reigning state champ in the 50-yard freestyle. “I am ...

Mason girls bowling team earns share of GMC

Mason High School bowling coach Joe Riestenberg figured the Comets would finish at the top of the Greater Miami Conference this year.He just picked the wrong group to be on top.Rientenberg believed, heading into the season, that the boys could claim the GMC title while the girls team would make ...

East girls earn sectional crown by throttling Glen Este

After a sluggish game Tuesday that saw the Lakota East High School girls basketball team come from behind to win late, the Thunderhawks tried a different route to success Friday night.East controlled Glen Este from the start, claiming a Division I sectional championship with a convincing 48-34 win at Harrison.“The ...

Late flurry sends East girls into sectional final

Just when it looked defeated, Sam Rodgers and Kandance Satterwhite refused to let the Lakota East High School girls basketball team lose.Trailing most of the second half and still down three late, Rodgers scored seven points before Satterwhite drove down the lane for the game-winner as East survived Winton Woods ...

Fairfield’s Brandalyn Williams drives to the hoop while guarded by Talawanda’s Darby Glaab on Monday in Liberty Twp. FHS rolled to a 57-37 victory in the Division I sectional opener at Lakota East. NICK GRAHAM/STAFF

Fairfield girls leave no doubt in rematch with Braves

Motivation wasn’t a problem for Fairfield High School’s girls basketball team.The Indians think they’ve got the goods to make some postseason noise, so they didn’t need to focus on the fact that Talawanda coach Kim Richter jumped on them at the Division I sectional draw.Fairfield beat the Braves in overtime ...

East sophomore crushes district record

Lap after lap – 20 to be exact – Joshua McDonald remained focused. He had his sights set on the podium.That’s exactly where the Lakota East High School sophomore ended up, the top of the podium after the boys Division I 500-yard freestyle event at the Southwest District Swimming Championships ...

Mason falls to Elyria in state duals

Mason High School wrestling coach Craig Murnan said the ride back from St. John Arena and the Ohio High School Athletic Association state team duals tournament was not fun .The Comets, who entered the Division I tournament as the fifth seed, dropped a 36-24 decision to fourth-seed Elyria.“They were pretty ...

Lebanon senior returns to pool; wins GWOC South title

Lebanon High School senior Tim Dickman thought his high school swimming career was over.In September, Dickman and one of his friends decided to go out for a drive.“We wanted to hit the country roads because they are winding and hilly and fun,” Dickman said.Dickman lost control of his car, flipping ...

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