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2014-2015 Lakota West
Bw’s Blazin’ Athletes of the Week
PAST Athletes of The Week
9/22/14 – 9/28/14
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C. J. Stalker
Senior, Football
C. J. made a game leading 11 tackles Friday night against Colerain.  Eight of his tackles were solo efforts, and one was for West’s only sack of the night.  Stalker has now moved up to the 9th spot on the Lakota West career list of all-time leading tacklers  and is positioned to move several spots higher before the seasons end.

 

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Lexi Duello
Senior, Volleyball
Lexi, had a team and game high 17 kills in Lakota West’s senior night, four set, win over the Sycamore Aviators on Tuesday.  Duello, coming back from early season injuries posted the highest Firebird single night kill total of the season in Tuesday’s game.
9/15/14 – 9/21/14
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Kole Gentry
Senior, Football
Kole ran for three touchdowns in Lakota West’s 27-24 win at Middletown on Friday in the GMC season opener.  He rushed for two of these TDs in the fourth quarter to bring the Firebirds from 10 points down to a 3 point win.  Gentry was credited with 215 yards of total offense consisting of a game high 165 yards rushing and 50 yards receiving.

 

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Evie Stepaniak
Senior, Soccer
Evie scored a goal to provide the margin of victory in Lakota West’s 2-1 win over Fairfield at the Steve Cummins Soccer Park on Tuesday.  For Stepaniak, an attacking midfielder, this was her fifth goal of the season and marked the second time this season where she had contributed to a game winning score.
9/8/14 – 9/14/14
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Jake King
Junior, Soccer
Jake scored the winning goal in a 2-1 win over Middletown on Thursday.  He also assisted on the first goal of the Middletown game.  King contributed to a team leading four scoring plays during the week coupling two assists in the win over Colerain on Tuesday with his assist and goal at Middletown.  These two wins keep the Firebirds in the thick of the GMC championship race.

 

Meredith Elstun




Meredith Elstun
Sophomore, Cross Country
Meredith led the Firebirds to the championship of the Alliance Running Invitational hosted by Northmont H.S. on Saturday.  Elstun finished  7th in a field of 112 runners as West won the first place team trophy over 15 other schools. This was the second meet this season in which Elstun had the teams best time and she has finished in the top two in all four meets this fall.
9/1/14 – 9/7/14
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Walt Zellner
Freshman, Soccer
Walt scored three goals in the Firebirds’  5-1 win at Turpin on Saturday.  He scored the first two goals of the game as well as the last to complete the ‘Hat Trick’.  His ‘Hat Trick (three goal game)‘ was the first ever credited to a freshman Lakota West boys soccer player.  After five games Zellner leads the team in scoring with 7 points.

 

Ashley Adams





Ashley Adams
Junior, Soccer
Ashley scored a team leading two goals in the Firebirds 6-0 win in the GMC season opener at Princeton on Tuesday  and scored the teams only goal at Turpin on Thursday.  After five games she leads the team in scoring with 8 points.
8/26/14 – 9/1/14
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Blake Darland
Senior, Football
Blake threw a school record 5 TD’s and ran the ball for a 6th TD leading West to a 46-43 win over Loveland in the season opener at Miami University on Friday.  Darland became the first player in the 56 year history of Lakota District football to pass for over 300 yards in a single game.  His final total of 356 yards topped the previous record of 299 yards set by John Shivner, Lakota, in 1975.

 

Emily Worpenberg




Emily Worpenberg
Sophomore, Golf
Emily was the medalist in West’s one stroke dual match win over Hamilton on Tuesday.  She was runner-up for medalist honors in Thursdays quad match hosted by Sycamore trailing the medalist by just two strokes with a 4 over par 40 and leading the Firebirds to a second place finish.
8/18/14 – 8/25/14
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Josh Oeters
Senior, Cross Country
Josh finished 4th out of 154 runners at the Finishtiming XC Classic on Saturday at Wilmington College.  He led the Firebirds to a 3rd place finish in this 22 school meet. Oerter ran the 5K distance in an outstanding early season time of 16:57 finishing less than six seconds out of the lead.
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Gloria Corona
Senior, Cross Country
Gloria finished 4th out of 85 runners at the Finishtiming XC Classic on Saturday at Wilmington College. She led the Firebirds to a 2nd place finish in this 13 school event as she covered the 5K distance in 19:32 to post the teams first sub 20 minute time of the season.
8/11/14 – 8/17/14
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Chase Martini
Junior, Golf
Chase led the Firebirds in scoring in three out of four events this week. His team leading two over par 74 at the Centerville Invitational on Thursday was also his all time personal best while competing for Lakota West.
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Abby Boellner
Junior, Golf
Abby was the medalist in the Colerain Dual meet on Wednesday.  She was also the leading scorer for West in two of three events this week, and had the teams low cumulative stroke total for the week.  Her score of 83 at the Fairfield Invitational on Monday was her personal best while competing as a Firebird.
8/4/14 – 8/10/14
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Chase Martini
Junior, Golf
Chase finished among the leaders at the 21 team Indian Hill Invitational played at the Hamilton Elks golf course on Friday.  He carded a three over par 75, just two strokes out of first place.  Martini played in three events this week and has a team leading eighteen hole average of 79.33.
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Emily Worpenberg
Sophomore, Golf
Emily led the Firebirds in scoring in all three of the invitational tournaments they competed in this week.  Now in her second varsity season Worpenberg’s  83 at the Middletown Invitational in West’s season opener was a new personal best for her while in a Lakota West uniform.