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Tennis: East has high hopes

Lakota East High School girls tennis coach Karen Barnes has high hopes heading into the fall.After finishing third in the Greater Miami Conference and fourth in the final city coaches poll, the Thunderhawks return six players to the lineup.“The 2014 season appears to be a promising year if we can ...

Girls golf: Comets have high hopes

Potential is the word for the Mason High School girls golf team.Following back-to-back appearances at the state tournament, the Comets hit the links without half of their lineup from last year.“I am not really sure what we are going to look like,” coach Karen Binzel said. “We lost three very ...

West alumni event to honor late volleyball player

The Lakota West High School girls soccer team will get a glimpse of its past this weekend and celebrate the program’s rich tradition with several former players – all while honoring a lost peer.The Firebirds, who are 201-98-43 in 17 seasons, will host their second alumni event 7 p.m. Saturday ...

East, West freshmen place at AAU nationals

All those miles in the summer are paying off for Emma Cunningham.Cunningham, who will be a freshman at Lakota West, estimates she has logged over 200 miles during the summer in preparation for her first year of high school cross country.At the AAU Junior Olympics in Des Moines, Iowa., Cunningham ...

East girls soccer hosting first alumni game

Lakota East High School girls soccer assistant coaches Lorrin Patrick and Emily Miller were looking for a way to tie the present of Thunderhawk soccer to the past.And, while they were finding a way to connect the two, they decided it should be more than just a friendly get-together game.“Emily ...

Ismail runner-up at women’s met

It had been awhile since recent Kings High School graduate Amina Ismail had played in the Thomas Thomas E. Price Metropolitan tennis tournament.And her last experience — following her freshman year at Kings — was one she would rather forget.So when Ismail saw the second-seed beside her name in the ...

pjl050808xavier1 … Kings grad and Xavier grad Doug Matthews won the Cincinnati Met tennis tournament recently. FILE PHOTO

Kings grad wins Cincy Met tennis title

It’s been quite a year of tennis so far for Doug Matthews.The 2005 Kings High School graduate was inducted into the high school hall of fame after an outstanding career on the courts for the Knights.Recently, Matthews won his title in the Thomas E. Price Metropolitan tennis tournament, defended his ...

West pitcher commits to Evansville

When Austin Allinger first picked up a baseball, he started dreaming of some day playing Division I college ball.Those dreams have become reality.The Lakota West pitcher and infielder committed to Evansville, picking the Purple Aces over Ohio State, Indiana, Kentucky and Miami.“The goal was to play D-I baseball, and I ...

Nine Comets name All-American in swimming, water polo

Maureen Sullivan, a member of the state championship Mason High School water polo team and top-three state girls swimming team, repeated as NISC All-American in both sports her senior season.“I guess I never realized how cool it is,” she said. “I hadn’t thought of how much of an accomplishment it ...

Kaufman trains with USA Volleyball

Lakota West freshman Megan Kaufman walked away not holding her breath.Prior to one of her club volleyball tournaments this spring, Kaufman went through a tryout for USA volleyball national A2 training in Colorado Springs.“I didn’t feel like I had a good tryout,” Kaufman said. “I was pretty upset.”Once all the ...

Stalker the fourth D-I commit for Firebirds

Lakota West High School football coach Larry Cox knows it would be easy to take one look at CJ Stalker and assume all his abilities are natural.That, Cox says, would be a mistake.“He is one of the hardest workers I have ever been around — he’s special,” Cox said. “He ...

West LB commits to Virginia

Staff ReportLakota West senior-to-be C.J. Stalker on Wednesday committed to the University of Virginia.Stalker, a 6-foot-3, 225-pound linebacker, also had offers from Cincinnati, Kentucky, Indiana and West Virginia, among others.He was a first-team, all-Greater Miami Conference selection last season.Stalker is the third Firebird to commit this summer, joining offensive lineman ...

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 ...

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