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Fairfield’s Olivia Faraci sets the ball as teammate Kacie Sizemore watches on during their home match against Lakota West. Fairfield came away with the win as the two unbeaten GMC teams squared off at Fairfield Tuesday night.

Fairfield scores landmark volleyball win

It is hard to tell who will stop smiling first, Fairfield High School senior Kacie Sizemore or volleyball coach Mike Berkemeier.“It was awesome,” Sizemore said after recording 22 kills in Fairfield’s 3-1 (24-26, 26-24, 25-23, 25-21) win Tuesday night over Lakota West at Fairfield. “We didn’t expect this at the ...

David Chenault

Unbeaten East turns focus to GMC

It’s a little early for a celebration.Lakota East High School football coach Rick Haynes is focused on making sure his players remain levelheaded as they consider their 3-0 record, marking the school’s best start since 2004.“I’m still figuring that out,” Haynes said when asked if his squad has the right ...

Brayden Thornbury

Thornbury funeral services set

Staff Report Visitation for Little Miami High School senior Brayden Thornbury will be 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Fellowship Baptist Church, 247 U.S. 22 and 3, Maineville. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, also at Fellowship Baptist Church. The high school will be closed Wednesday so anyone ...

Comets eye third straight state crown

Interest and expectations are high for the Mason High School girls cross country team.Coach Chip Dobson said the size of the roster has increased 40 percent over 2013. The Comets have 126 runners in the program.“Our district is getting very large,” Dobson said. “We have a big freshman class, but ...

Mason boys reload for GMC, state title run

Reload and go.So it seems at Mason High School for boys cross country coach Tom Rapp.Coming off Greater Miami Conference and district titles and a fifth-place finish at state meet, the Comets had some holes to fill entering 2014.Tom Clark, Zac Thompson, Dylan McElhenny and Lucas Sagraves all graduated, but ...

State or bust for Thunderhawks

The Lakota East High School boys cross country seniors have some unfinished business.As freshmen the group missed qualifying for the state meet by seven points. As sophomores they reduced the gap to three points. A couple of injuries last season at the regional meet sidetracked East to a eighth-place finish.“This ...

Firebirds buoyed by return of McManus

If the start of the season is any indication, Craig Myers has a lot to look forward to from the Lakota West girls cross country team.The Firebirds finished sixth in the 40-team field at the Tiffin Cross Country Carnival, often regarded as one of the top races in the state.“It ...

Little Miami’s Brayden Thornbury runs the ball for the Panthers. Photo courtesy of Platnum Photography

Little Miami football player declared brain dead

Staff ReportLittle Miami senior football player Brayden Thornbury has been pronounced brain-dead, school officials said Friday afternoon.Thornbury was critically injured last Saturday in an auto accident. He was unresponsive all week at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton until it was determined Friday that he had no brain function. Thornbury remains ...

Unbeaten East faces bigger challenge in Northmont

Lakota East High School’s football team is ready to get down to business.The Thunderhawks, decisive winners over Western Hills (17-0) and Lancaster (28-7) to kick off the season, travel to Northmont tonight.“We have not played the better teams on our schedule,” East coach Rick Haynes said. “It’s like playing a ...

Week 2 High School Football Schedule

FRIDAY, SEPT. 5Badin vs. Columbus Independence at Monroe, 7 p.m.Mount Healthy at Fenwick, 7 p.m.Franklin at Edgewood, 7 p.m.Monroe at Madison, 7 p.m.Ross at Dixie, 7 p.m.Washington Court House Miami Trace at Carlisle, 7 p.m.Lakota West at Elder, 7 p.m.Cincinnati Christian at Cedarville, 7 p.m.Hillcrest at New Miami, 7 p.m.Loveland ...

Blake Darland

West’s Darland shatters records in first start

Blake Darland had prepared for something good. He settled for something great.The Lakota West High School senior quarterback made his first varsity start count in a big way last Friday night, throwing for a school-record 356 yards and five touchdowns in a 49-46 triumph over Loveland at Miami University’s Yager ...

Fairfield’s James Mitchell (11) runs the ball along the sideline for a touchdown in front of Withrow linebacker Elijah Miller (4) during the first quarter of the Indians’ 35-8 win in the Skyline Chili Crosstown Showdown on Aug. 28 at Lockland. NICK DAGGY/STAFF

Indians seek 2-0 start

Fairfield High School’s football team will play Northmont for the first time Friday night at Fairfield Stadium.The Indians may or may not have starting quarterback Hunter Krause, who suffered an ankle injury in the season opener against Withrow. But their defense is healthy and continuing to operate in attack mode.“If ...

Boys soccer: Youth movement for Firebirds

There may be a lot of new faces at Lakota West High School, but the goals are the same for the boys soccer team.“Our expectations are the same as every year,” coach Rick Cooper said. “We would like to get to a district championship game.”West lost nine starters, including all-Ohio ...

Girls Soccer: Indians reloading after loss of 11 seniors

After leading Fairfield High School to a share of the Greater Miami Conference, a sectional title and a runner-up finish in the district tournament, the Indians’ talented senior class closed their careers with a 11-3-5 mark.Greater Miami Conference Player of the Year, and All-American, Macy Hamblin and Kayte Osterfeld are ...

Lakota West tops Loveland in shootout

In a game that featured big plays all night from the offense, it was the Lakota West defense that stood tall at the end and made the winning play. The Firebirds made a huge play in the backfield on 3rd and goal with 10 seconds left, finally tackling elusive Loveland ...

Marquis Jarman

Indians out to prove last season was no ‘fluke’

Marquis Jarman loved the 2013 season, but he wants this year to be even better.Fairfield High School’s football team erupted as an elite squad last season by going 9-2 and reaching the Division I playoffs, absorbing a first-round loss from Pickerington North.Jarman, now a senior defensive tackle, believes the Indians ...

E.L. Hubbard photo Fairfield wrestling coach Ron Masanek watches one of his wrestlers compete during a meet at Lebanon Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013.

Legendary coach leaving the mat

Ron Masanek never thought he’d be the head wrestling coach at Fairfield High School for 48 years.“I always was thinking one year at a time,” Masanek said. “As a coach, you are on a one-year contract and what happens, happens. I was very, very fortunate.”Masanek recently stepped down as the ...

Knights have high expectations

A year ago, Kings High School football coach Andy Olds entered the season with an inexperienced squad but went 7-4 and reached the Division II state playoffs.“On paper, we should not have been as good as we were last year,” Olds said. “But high school sports are a funny thing ...

Panthers looking for improvement after winless season

Ben Hubbard understands, but it doesn’t make things any easier on him.With Little Miami High School starting school early this year, the Panthers have lost a few two-a-day practices.Not the best situation for a squad coming off a 0-10 season and still learning the intricacies of the system Hubbard put ...

Comets eager to move up from 8th-place GMC finish

It has been an interesting preseason for Mason High School football coach Brian Castner.A strong scrimmage against Northmont was followed by one where holes were noticed against Elder.Add to it, school started earlier than usual, cutting the number of two-a-day practices the Comets could go through.“We have had full practices, ...

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