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Lakota West Softball: Firebirds Fall to #1 Lebanon in Epic Home Run Filled Regional Game

Photo via Twitter @NickGrahamPhoto Lakota West 13 Lebanon 14 The Firebird bats were hot on Wednesday against #1 state ranked Lebanon in the OHSAA Regional Semi-Finals at Centerville High School.  Unfortunately, the Lebanon Warrior bats were hotter. Lakota West collected ten hits vs. Lebanon’s 16 hits in an epic battle that will be talked about […]

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Lakota West Baseball: Firebirds Defeat Centerville in Extra Innings; Advance to Regional Championship

Photo by Jenny Walters Photography  Bryce Johnson in photo above. The Lakota West Baseball team had to show a lot of patience on Thursday in the OHSAA Regional Semi-Final game against Centerville.  The Firebirds had to wait an extra hour for the game to start due to rain-storms and then waited five innings to score their […]

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Vote Whitaker and Brankamp for Cincinnati.com Players of the Week

The polls are currently open. Fans can vote more than once and polls close at 3pm on Friday. Vote for: Top Softball Player of the Week: Megan Brankamp, Lakota West – She leads Lakota West in innings pitched (141) in 24 games, for a 14-9 record and has led the pitching staff in their regional […]

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Journal-News.com: “Lebanon striving for better outcome against West”

Photo from Journal-News.com From Journal-News Contributing Writer John Cummings: Regional softball: Lebanon striving for better outcome against West Lakota West High School softball coach Keith Castner is sure the Lebanon Warriors have the last meeting tucked away in their heads. And posted somewhere in their locker room. Lakota West 3, Lebanon 2 Riding a solo […]

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Golf Outing Planned for Kristin Renneker Scholarship Fund

Each year, the Kristen Renneker Scholarship Fund awards one Lakota West graduating female and one Lakota East graduating female with a $2000 scholarship.  The scholarship has been awarded annually since Kristen’s death in an automobile accident in 1992.  Renneker was a starter on three varsity basketball teams and two varsity soccer teams at old Lakota High School. […]

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Cincinnati.com: “Lakota West thanks East for mental reset for postseason”

From Enquirer Contributer Mark Schmetzer at Cincinnati.com: Lakota West thanks East for mental reset for postseason The Lakota West Firebirds might have, of all teams, arch-rival Lakota East to thank for their run to the Division I Cincinnati regional tournament. Lakota West was riding a five-game winning streak and already had clinched the Greater Miami […]

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Lakota West Golf: Sompolvorachai Awarded Greater Cincy Sports Awards Girls Golfer of the Year

It’s been less than a month since Sophomore Natalia Sompolvorachai was awarded the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Women’s Sports Association 2017 High School Player of the Year in Golf and last night she picked up another major award, the Cincinnati.com Greater Cincinnati Sports Award for Girls Golfer of the Year presented by Beacon Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine. […]

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Lakota West Baseball Comes From Behind to Win District Title

Lakota West 4  Springboro 3 Longtime Major League Baseball Manager Lou Piniella once said “Statistics are like bikinis– they show a lot but not everything.” Statistically, one might say the Firebirds lost the district championship on paper.  Springboro out hit the Firebirds 7-4.  Lakota West had four fielding errors compared to the Panthers two.  The […]

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Lakota West Softball Team Outlasts Milford in 11 inning District Championship Game

The seniors on the Lakota West and Milford Softball teams had a lot to look forward to this past weekend with a district softball championship game and graduations ceremonies all packed into one weekend.  Throw is some spring rain storms and the weekend became even more interesting for all involved. The game was originally scheduled for […]

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Lakota West Track & Field: 20 Firebirds Advance to Regionals in 15 events

Brandon Gillis in the hurdles. Photo by Jenny Walters Photography The sectional finals didn’t start on time Friday night because of inclement weather, but once the meet did start, the Firebirds were “on time” all night.  At the end of the evening, the boys and girls squad advanced 22 athletes (3 alternates) to compete in 13 events […]

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