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Lakota West Swim & Dive: Records Fall at Districts; Six Advance to OHSAA State Championships

Lakota West boys swimmers Freshman Michael Lorenz and Junior Griffin Manning set the pace at Corwin Nixon pool (Miami University) early on Saturday morning at the OHSAA Southwest District Championships breaking two Lakota West records in the process.  Freshman Grace Luebbe followed up the guys performance and broke a Lakota School District record on Saturday night. […]

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Lakota West Boys Basketball: Seniors Come Up Big in Win Over Middletown on Senior Night

Photo by Jenny Walters Photography Lakota West 41 Middletown 38 (Link to Box Score) Game Summary by Bob Ashby Sometimes less turns out to be more. Back in January the Firebirds scored 42 at Middletown and lost by eleven. Now it’s February, they scored 41 and won by three. The West offense was conducted like […]

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Lakota West Boys Basketball: Firebirds Outlast Fairfield in Double OT Thriller

Lakota West 56 Fairfield 55 2OT  (Link to Box Score) Game Summary by Bob Ashby This game was a forty minute battle of wills that saw 13 ties and 16 lead changes before it was settled. With two minutes remaining in the fourth quarter Frank Schmitt, West’s leading scorer from last week, scored a basket for […]

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Lakota West Baseball Alumni: Addington Records 14 Hits, 13 RBI’s, 3 Doubles, 2 Grand Slams & 1 Triple in a Week

Photo Courtesy of cneagles.com Lakota West Grad Ryan Addington (’13) is enjoying a record-breaking start to his senior season at Carson Newman University.  On Tuesday, he was named South Atlantic Conference Player of the Week after a record-breaking week at the plate.  Last Friday, the 5’10”, 160lb outfielder went 5 for 6 in an 18-3 win […]

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Lakota West Boys Soccer Pre-Season Information Meeting Set for February 23rd

There will be a Lakota West Men’s Soccer Player & Parent information meeting for students currently in grades 8 through 11 who will attend Lakota West next fall and are interested in playing soccer.  The meeting will be Thursday, February 23rd at 7:00 PM in the Diner at Lakota West High School.  All players interested […]

Chichester, Bodeker, Dooley & Fetzer Named 2017 Lakota Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees

The 2017 Lakota Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees have been announced and includes three 2006 Lakota West graduates, Lindsay Bodeker Youngstrom, Josh Chichester and Megan Dooley Dimond, and retired Lakota West Head Wrestling Coach Scott Fetzer.  The list also includes four athletes from the 2006 Lakota East class (James Dews, Alex Hoekstra, William Johnson and Casey […]

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Buy Your Tickets Now for the 3rd Annual Booster Bash

The Lakota West Athletic Boosters are hosting their largest fundraiser of the year, The Booster Bash, on March 25th, 7-11pm at the Four Point by Sheraton (7500 Tylers Place Blvd.).  Prices are $45 for a single ticket, or $80 a couple (tables reservations have sold out!). Your tickets include beverages and heavy appetizers, as well as […]

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Lakota West Girls Basketball: Firebirds Crush Middletown on Senior Night, State Tourney Starts This Week

from left to right (Angelia Jackson, Rachel Armstrong, Christine Laritz, Juliauna Howard, Emma Haynes) Photo by Jenny Walters Photography Lakota West 84 Middletown 33 (Link to Box Score) Game Summary by Bob Ashby West Chester, OH- This game was preceded by the annual Senior Day Ceremonies. To the delight of the crowd the five seniors […]

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Lakota West Boys and Girls Basketball OHSAA Tourney Information (Updated 2/19)

Both the boys and girls OHSAA basketball tourney brackets have been set.  The Lakota West girls basketball team earned a #1 seed and the boys team earned a #25 seed.  Presale tickets are available in the Lakota West Athletic Office from 7am-3:30pm each day (Office is closed on Friday, 2/17 & Monday, 2/20). Girls Basketball:  Next Game […]

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Lakota West Swim & Dive: 17 Firebirds Qualify for OHSAA SW District Meet

Lakota East and Lakota West swimmers showing off their “stars” Lakota West Assistant Swim Coach Richard Hamilton has a tradition of handing out “stars” to swimmers when they swim a season best time.  After the sectional meet, he may need a new Sharpie marker after handing out stars all weekend.  A total of 17 swimmers and […]

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