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Comets eager for state duals

The wait is almost over for the Mason High School wrestling team.After making a run to the state tournament in the Ohio High School Athletic Association state duals last year, the Comets are ready for this year’s event, which begins Jan. 28.“Our kids are extremely excited,” Mason coach Craig Murnan ...

Volpenhein leads Comets to runner-up finish

Mason High School sophomore Ashley Volpenhein was glad for one thing following a long two days in the pool at the 32nd Annual Southwest Ohio High School Swimming & Diving Classic.No school on Monday.“I was exhausted on Monday,” Volpenhein said after competing in the prelims and finals in four individual ...

A Country rout: Firebirds overwhelm Wadsworth

Andy Fishman hesitated to call it a statement. But that’s exactly what his Lakota West High School girls basketball team delivered Sunday afternoon.The Firebirds played without 6-foot-2 senior center Arianne Whitaker in their opening game at the Classic in the Country Challenge. And they played beatdown ball anyway.Lauren Cannatelli (19), ...

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Coach suspended after 161-2 rout

You may expect a coach to be suspended for losing too many games. But what about when his team wins one? That's exactly what happened to the head coach of a high school girls basketball team in California after they beat the other team 161-2.   That is not a ...

Jagel claims third straight title at Fairfield

The gym at Fairfield High School has always been special for Middletown senior Anthony Jagel.It was at the Ron Masanek Fairfield Invitational his sophomore year where Jagel finally snapped a drought of reaching the finals and falling short in claiming the title en route to a berth in the Division ...

Gholston leads Indians past Big Blue 76-67

Winless at Fairfield since 2011, Hamilton High School’s boys basketball team seemed determined to break that streak Tuesday night.Unfortunately for the Big Blue, Fairfield senior Terence Gholston had other ideas.A 6-foot-5 shooting forward, Gholston hit a big 3-pointer at the end of the third before erupting for 15 fourth-quarter points ...

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Athlete of the Week, Hannah Carnevale

Name: Hannah CarnevaleSchool: Ursuline Academy (Mason resident)Sport: BasketballClass: SeniorAge: 18Claim to Fame: Never giving upBet You Didn’t Know: My first name is a palindrome, which means it is spelled the same backwards and forwardsToughest Opponent/Why? Mount Notre Dame because they are our league rivalsFavorite Book: The Hunger Games trilogyFavorite Movie: ...

Abby Prohaska

Athlete of the Week, Abby Prohaska, Lakota West

Name: Abby ProhaskaSchool: Lakota West High SchoolSport: BasketballClass: 2018Age: 14Claim to fame: Never settling for mediocrity and always trying to work my hardest even in practice.Bet you didn’t know: When I was 7, my younger sister and I were playing salon so I put blue hair gel in her long, ...

East boys hoops wins tourney title in Florida

Prior to boarding a plane and heading to the Junior Orange Bowl Basketball Classic, Lakota East High School coach Cint Adkins reminded his squad of one thing.“I told them we want to have fun, but number one, this is a business trip,” Adkins said. “We want to win a championship.”Winning ...

Kings off to strong start

Kings High School boys basketball coach Mike Stevens thought his squad could be pretty good heading into the preseason.After all, the Knights returned a veteran group that was deep across the board.Then, they went out and lost by three to Lakota East in a foundation game and blew undefeated Fairmont ...

Lakota East’s Alec Meszaros, right, and Lakota West’s Andy Cress take the mat in the 145 pound weight class during their dual wrestling match Thursday, Jan. 8 at Lakota East High School in Liberty Twp. Cress won the match 14-4. Nick Graham / Staff

Wrestling: West wins ‘Battle of Lakota’

Returning Lakota West High School state qualifier Drew Fenton admits he did not envision the outcome shaking out the way it did in Thursday night’s Battle of Lakota at Lakota East.Sure, Fenton thought the Firebirds would win for the second year in a row, but not by the comparatively comfortable ...

Ali Russell, Lebanon

Athlete of the Week, Ali Russell

Name: Ali RussellSchool: Lebanon High SchoolSport: BasketballClass: JuniorAge: 16Claim to Fame: I’m 3 for 3 in half-court shots at the buzzer in my careerBet You Didn’t Know: I grew six inches in sixth grade Toughest Opponent/Why? Springboro, they have one of the best offensive threats in the GWOCFavorite Book: To ...

Chris Bates

Athlete of the Week, Chris Bates

Name: Christopher BatesSchool: Lakota East High SchoolSport: BasketballClass: Class of 2015Age: 17Claim to Fame: I got cut from the basketball team freshman year and now I am on the varsity basketball team and loving it.Bet You Didn’t Know: I don’t have my driver’s license yet. Never has been a priority ...

Fairfield boys top Hamilton, end skid

Winless at Fairfield since 2011, Hamilton High School’s boys basketball team seemed determined to break that streak Tuesday night.Unfortunately for the Big Blue, Fairfield senior Terence Gholston had other ideas.A 6-foot-5 shooting forward, Gholston hit a big 3-pointer at the end of the third before erupting for 15 fourth-quarter points ...

Middies suffer lopsided loss to Mason

Mark Baker is noticing a pattern in his Middletown High School boys basketball team.And it’s not one he’s too happy about.The Middies have a tendency to get down big right out of the gate and then try to find a way to battle back.“It has been a pattern that (the ...

Same goals for new Mason gymnastics coach

New coach, same objective for the Mason High School gymnastics team.Denise DeLotell takes over the helm after being the assistant coach for the past six seasons and brings with her a familiar face as her assistant coach.Lauren Brune, a 2011 graduate, was a captain and all-around performer in high school ...

Mason standout commits to NKU

Mason High School track standout BriAuna Keys received a bit of an early Christmas gift.It came in the form of picking a college and ending the recruiting process.“All of my friends are trying to figure out where they are going to go,” Keys said. “I know where I’m going.”Keys committed ...

Fairfield wrestling takes title at Kenston

Fairfield High School wrestling coach Jason Laflin likes the Kenston Holiday Tournament for a lot of reasons that go beyond the big trophy the Indians brought home as team champions.The tournament, in its 50th year, has been the holiday destination of the Indians since 1991 and Laflin – in his ...

East standout commits to D-II program

Lakota East High School junior Kianah Towe admits that she was beginning to stress out a little bit too much.The hard throwing right-hander wondered when – and if – the recruiting process would end.“I was really stressed out,” Towe said. “It is a good thing all my hard work paid ...

Goalkeeper camp latest national team experience for MND senior

Mount Notre Dame senior Samantha Leshnak has learned a couple of things about climbing the national team ladder.One, from her father, Robert, is to have a short memory. The other is that the ride can have a lot of ups and downs.Leshnak, a Liberty Twp. resident, has put that knowledge ...

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