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Lakota West Participating in OHSAA Military Appreciation Night on Friday

From the OHSAA: COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio High School Athletic Association encourages Ohio high schools to take part in a statewide military appreciation night on January 20, honoring active and veteran United States Armed Forces members at athletic contests. “Education-based athletics in the great state of Ohio are far more than winning and losing,” […]

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Lakota West Girls Basketball Split Games at Classic in the Country

Lakota West Girl’s Basketball team had their annual trip to Berlin, OH last weekend to participate in the Classic in the Country.  The Firebirds went up with a 13-9 overall record at the Classic and a five game winning streak in Berlin going back to 2014.  The Firebirds extended the winning streak to six knocking […]

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Lakota West Alumni: Matt Bahner Signs With FC Cincinnati

Lakota West Graduate Matt Bahner (’08) is coming home. After four years of playing professional soccer outside of the state of Ohio, Bahner has signed a contract to play with FC Cincinnati for the 2017 season. “Ever since a franchise was started in Cincinnati, I had always hoped that someday I would be able to […]

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Lakota West Wrestling: Grapplers Defeat Colerain, but fall to Northmont in Lakota West Quad

Photo by Jenny Walters Photography The Lakota West Wrestling team hosted Colerain, Northmont and Xenia last weekend for a quad meet.  After defeating Colerain 39-24, the Firebirds advanced to the finals against Northmont and fell 44-30. Junior Jensen Quinn won both of his matches with pins raising his career pin total to 60, the fourth […]

Lakota West Swimming: McKenzie Rice Wins 1650 at Classic; Firebirds Drop Time in Many Events

The Lakota West swim team competed in the Southwest Classic this past weekend in what is considered the largest high school swim meet in the country with over 1200 schools (over 2700 swimmers) and spread between 10 different pools.  The meet is often more competitive than the OHSAA districts because of the inclusion of all […]

Lakota West Athletes Named Fall Cincinnati Enquirer Prep All-Stars

In yesterday’s Cincinnati Enquirer newspaper, several Lakota West athletes were honored in the Fall Prep All-Star special print edition. The following Firebirds were named Enquirer Fall Prep All-Star’s this year: Division I Football (link): Offense- WR: Zelwyn Robinson Honorable Mention: Tyler Bentley, Steven Faucheux   Division I Boys Soccer (link): First Team- Wesley Coleman, Linden Eberle Division I […]

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Winter Weather Updates, Delays or Changes in Schedule (1/13-1/14)

Current Delays, Changes or Cancellations for this weekend.  Check back for more updates. (Updated 9:35am 1/13) Due to the prediction of icy weather arriving Saturday morning (1/14), the Lakota West Wrestling quad scheduled for Saturday has been moved back to an 11:30am start time.

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Big Weekend for Lakota West Athletic Teams

While most Lakota West students are looking forward to a little down time during the MLK Holiday weekend, many of the Lakota West athletic teams are preparing for big some big competitions. For starters, the #3 AP state ranked Firebird girls basketball team will head north to Berlin, OH to compete in the annual Classic in […]

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Lakota West Baseball Youth Hitting & Throwing Camp Set for February

Lakota West Head Baseball Coach Greg Leurck is directing a Lakota West Baseball Hitting and Throwing Camp February 12th and February 19th for players aged 7-14. Note to Parents: Our coaching staff has many years of coaching and playing experience, from high school, college, and professional baseball. Take advantage of this opportunity to receive instruction […]

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Lakota West Swim Team: Firebird Girls Capture 1st at Princeton Invitational; Boys 2nd

Many Firebird swimmers dropped time on Saturday in the Princeton Invitational in preparation for this week’s Southwest Ohio Classic.  Winners on Saturday include Freshman Caroline Rice (200 IM), Freshman Molly Fischer (100 Free), Junior MacKenzie Rice (500 Free), Freshman Michael Lorenz (100 back), and Junior Griffin Manning (100 breast).  In addition to the individual performances, […]

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