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Support Lakota West XC & Get Some Exercise at CYCLEBAR on Friday

The Lakota West Cross Country team is hosting a fundraiser at Cyclebar in Liberty Township (7308 YANKEE ROAD | LIBERTY TOWNSHIP, OH 45044) on Friday, June 23rd, 7:00pm.  The cost is $25 and proceeds benefit the XC team.  The cycling class will last 50 minutes.  No prior experience needed and all ages are invited.  Experience […]

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Lakota West Softball: Cummins Named 1st Team All-Ohio; Five Named All-GMC

Junior Allie Cummins (Class of ’18) was recently announced as one of 18 players selected to the Ohio High School Fastpitch Softball Coaches Association (OHSFCA) Division I All-State 1st Team. She was one of only six juniors selected first team from the 185 D-1 schools in the state of Ohio. She’s the third Firebird softball player […]

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Lakota West Track & Field: Whitaker Finishes 6th at State in 300m Hurdles; Breaks Own School Record

Photo via Twitter There seems to be no limit as to how fast  Andrew Whitaker (’17) can go in the hurdles.  Whitaker has set four personal best times in the 110 and 300 m hurdles in the past week.  Last week, he dropped his personal best/school record in the 300 meter hurdles by .17 seconds […]

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Lakota West Baseball: Early Runs Haunt Firebirds in Loss to Jackson in OHSAA State Semi-Finals

Lakota West 1  Massillon Jackson 5 The Massillon Jackson Baseball team entered Friday’s OHSAA State Semi-Final game as the #1 team in the state of Ohio and #12 team in the country according to USA Today.  The Polar Bears wasted no time backing up those rankings in the first inning of the game.  Leadoff hitter, […]

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Lakota West Baseball: Kates, Johnson & Martin Named to All-Ohio Team

The Lakota West baseball team has seen a historical season in 2017 with a current record of 25-5, winning the GMC, finishing third in the final Enquirer poll, and seventh in the final state poll. With the state finals on the horizon, the individual accolades are starting to pile up. This past weekend, it was […]

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Lakota West 2017 Summer Sports Camps

Please see the following links for more information on the camps available this summer. This information can also be found in the “Camps” pull-down menu located on the main page of westfirebirds.com Lakota West Firebirds 2017 Baseball Summer Camp Best of the West Softball Camp 2017 2017 West Boys Basketball Camp and Summer League 2017 […]

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Lakota West Alumni: Lakota West Grad Corey Hood Remembered in InterMat Wrestling Magazine on Memorial Day

On a day when we remember the heroes who protect us and sacrificed their lives for our Country, InterMat Wrestling Magazine remembered a Lakota West hero who will never be forgotten, MSG Corey Hood (’01). It’s the second time this month the national wrestling publication has put a spotlight on a Lakota West wrestling graduate. […]

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Lakota West Girls Basketball: Nevaeh Dean Survives One Cut at U16 USA Basketball National Team Tryouts

Photo Courtesy of USA Basketball Upcoming Sophomore Nevaeh Dean (Class of 2020) received little rest during this Memorial Day Holiday.  While many were hosting barbecues and pool parties for the long weekend, Dean along with 132 others were at the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado trying to earn one of 12 spots […]

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Lakota West Track & Field: Whitaker Qualifies for State in Two Events; Gillis, Currington & Robertson Make the Podium

Senior Andrew Whitaker has certainly chosen the right time to run his best races of the season.  Two weeks ago, he broke the Lakota School District* record in the 300 meters hurdles at the GMC Championship meet.  On Friday night he dropped the record another .17 second and won the event at the OHSAA Region […]

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Lakota West Baseball: Firebirds Capitalize on St. X Errors in 2-1 Victory; Advance to State Final Four

Photo by Jenny Walters Photography Lakota West 2   St. Xavier 1 Ten years ago, Scott Kiker brought his six year old son, Max, down to University of Cincinnati to watch the Lakota West baseball team face the St. Xavier Bombers in the 2007 OHSAA Regional Championship game.  Kiker watched Sophomore Bryan Beaver pitch a complete game […]

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