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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 […]

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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 3/5/17)

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. Girls Basketball:  Last Game (Regional Semi-Final, Sweet Sixteen)-  Lakota West (24-3) lost to Mason (23-3) at Kettering Fairmont HS (Trent Arena), Wednesday March 8th, 43-44. Link to Sweet Sixteen […]

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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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Lakota West Girl’s Soccer Pre-Season Meeting set for March 9th

All students interested in playing girls soccer at Lakota West are invited to a pre-season meeting on Thursday, March 9th, 6:30pm in the Lakota West Community Room. All interested players and parents in grades 7-12 are invited. If you have any questions, please contact Head Coach Brigit Reder (brigitreder@gmail.com)

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Lakota West Swimming & Diving: Girls Team Finishes 2nd at GMC’s; Boys Finish 4th

“Always a bridesmaid, never the bride.”  In the 20 years since Lakota West opened its doors, the girls swim team has finished 2nd on eight different occasions at the GMC Championships and has yet to take the crown.  The 2017 Firebirds finished second behind last season’s OHSAA State Runner-up and GMC host, Mason Comets, but […]

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