While most Lakota West students are looking forward to a little down time during the MLK Holiday weekend, many of the Lakota West athletic teams are preparing for big some big competitions.
For starters, the #3 AP state ranked Firebird girls basketball team will head north to Berlin, OH to compete in the annual Classic in the Country Challenge. It’s the 12th time the team has competed in the event since the inaugural Classic in 2004. The team will play their first game on Sunday against #2 New Jersey state ranked (NJ.com) St. Rose (9-1), 3:20pm at Berlin Hiland High School . St. Rose was ranked #11 in the nation according to MaxPreps prior to Christmas before losing to Ursuline Academy (Wilmington, DE) on 12/29 in the Diamond State Classic. In their second game, the Firebirds will face #6 state ranked Solon (Solon, OH) on Monday, 3:00pm. Single day admission to the event is $10. For more information, please visit the Classic in the Country website, https://classicinthecountry.org/.
The Lakota West Wrestling team is hosting a quad meet on Saturday with Colerain, Northmont and Xenia. The quad starts at 11:30am *. Admission is $6 for adults and $4 for students/senior citizens. *This is a change from the original time
Lakota West Swim and Dive team will compete this weekend in the 34th annual Southwest Classic Swim Meet on Saturday and Sunday. The event is thought to be the largest high school swim invitational in the country with 112 schools (over 2,700 swimmers) spread between 10 different pools in Southwest Ohio. The meet concludes Sunday evening with finals at St. Xavier High School’s Keating Natatorium. Because the meet includes both small and large schools, the event is often more competitive than the OHSAA district meet. The meet also includes several events and distances not found at typical high school meets. Lakota West swims its prelim events at Princeton High School. Admission for each session is $6.00. More information and psych sheets can be found here: http://swimmeet.com/ohio/2016-2017/meets/classic17/.
The Lakota West Boys Basketball team travels to the current #1 team in the GMC, Oak Hills, on Friday night. Oak Hills is currently 9-2, ranked 3rd in the Enquirer Coaches Poll and riding a four game winning streak. Varsity starts at 7:30, JV at 6 and Frosh at 4:30pm.
The Lakota West Gymnastics team will be competing in Flip Fest at Anderson High School on Saturday starting at 2:40pm. Turpin, Lakota East, Troy, Northmont, Defiance, Worthington Kilbourne, Magnificat and Catholic Central will be in attendance. The Firebirds turn around and compete again on Monday in the Northmont Invitational at Gem City Gymnastics starting at 8:30am. Northmont, Troy, Lakota East, Centerville, Miamisburg, Beavercreek, Cincinnati Country Day, Piqua/Tipp City, Turpin and Versailles are competing at the Northmont Invitational.