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Girls Junior Varsity Soccer, Girls Varsity Soccer · Lakota West Soccer Alum: Maddie Jewell named to the Horizon League All-Academic Women’s Soccer Team

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Jewell, a sophomore goalie from Cincinnati, OH, holds a 4.0-grade point average in Neuroscience.  She has played in 17 games, leading the Raiders to six shutouts in almost 1,200 minutes of action and a 9-5-1 overall record.

Maddie also earned Horizon League Defensive Player of the Week last month.
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Maddie Jewell (Lakota West, class of 2016)… twice earned all GMC honors as a goal keeper, 1st team in 2015, and 2nd team in 2014.

Congrats On A Great Season Maddie! #WestPride

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Multiple Teams · Tai Cumberland Leads West Bowlers With A Record Performance!

Summary by Bob Ashby:

Junior Tai Cumberland shattered two school records while leading the Firebird girls bowling team to a resounding 2020 to 1600 opening night bowling win over Loveland. Cumberland topped the single-game mark with a high score of 257 and then went on to post a record 468 series.  Her single-game tally topped the previous bests of 241 set by Clair Pace in 2011 and later matched by Amanda Horne in 2012.  Cumberland also exceeded Paces series high score of 427 which had also stood as a record since the 2010-11 season.

Awesome Job Tai! #WestPride

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Multiple Teams · Lakota West Basketball Alum: BGSU Basketball Standout Alexis Rodgers Brings Talents To High School

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Alexis Rogers (Lakota West class of 2009)  Alexis played three seasons at West and in those three seasons the Firebirds won or shared three Greater Miami Conference championship titles. In addition they made two trips to the Ohio state final four, with a best finish of second in 2008.  Rogers is still ranked among the team career top 10 in four stat categories; rebounds 2nd, points 4th, assists 8th, and steals 8th.  For details concerning her stats and honors while at Lakota West see the girls basketball pages in the Winter Sports section (go to Girls Basketball, Program Links pull down menu, then select Archives and Records)

Great seeing you give back Alexis! #WestPride

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Multiple Teams · ATTENTION FIREBIRD NATION: Kristin’s Coats for Kids (RoL) Fundraiser Game on Nov.21st!

Greetings Firebirds … as you start to consider winter clothing … please help our girls this Monday and Tuesday by bringing your gently used no longer favored excess winter coats in for our collection in Kristin Renneker’s name. The Girls Basketball team will sort, deliver and organize these coats for the RoL store available to needy Lakota families.

Thank You,
Coach Andy Fishman


Lakota West Girls Basketball Team to Host Charity Basketball Game
Proceeds to Benefit the Kristin Renneker Memorial Scholarship Fund

West Chester, OH – (November 16, 2017) The Lakota West High School Girls Basketball Team will host a charity basketball game on Tuesday, November 21st vs. Springboro at Lakota West High School.  The event, part of the OHSAA Foundation Service week, will raise funds to support The Kristin Renneker Memorial Scholarship held at The Community Foundation of West Chester/Liberty.

The Scholarship was established in 1992 after Kristin, a senior, was tragically killed in an automobile accident. Kristin a member of Lakota’s basketball team loved sports and Lakota. Fittingly, the Scholarship Award was established to help female athletes graduating from Lakota Schools.

Lakota Women’s Basketball Coach Andy Fishman selected the Kristin’s Scholarship Fund to benefit from the proceeds of the event. “When the OHSAA made the Foundation Games available, we immediately thought Kristin’s spirit and scholarship fund were perfect”, said Fishman. The Renneker Scholarships, each currently in the amount of $2000, are made possible by the generosity of the many friends of Kristin Renneker and her family as well as events like our Kristin Renneker Foundation Game.  “It’s important that we maintain Lakota’s Scholarship fund traditions of the past, remind the community of the goodness that lived in Kristin’s heart, and how the Lakota Athletic Boosters and the Renneker’s turned her tragic death into yearly blessings for future Lakota Female Athletes”, Fishman continued.

The Charity Basketball games will begin at 4:30 PM with the JV2, the JV1 Team will play at approx. 5:30 PM and the Varsity Game will be held at approximately 7:00 PM. Tickets are $6. For more additional information, including how you can help sponsor the event please contact the Lakota West Athletic Department 513-682-4115 Ext.10408 or The Community Foundation at 513-874-5450.

To support the additional community service project of LWGB, students are admitted free to the game with a gently used or new coat donation for “Kristin’s Coats for Kids”. LWGB will be bringing the coats to Reach Out Lakota Wednesday, as well as holiday gift shopping for ROL, Adopt a Child for the holidays program.

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Multiple Teams · Lakota West Volleyball Alum: Megan Kaufman Named To All-Freshman Team!

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Megan Kaufman is in photo on right (Jersey #12)

“For Megan, I think we all have forgotten at times she is still a true freshman because of her maturity and mindset. From day one this season, she has been our backcourt leader, and more than anything, her success this year individually has come from the fact that she has been the one kid who comes in everyday to the gym with a mindset to work hard and get better,” said Filar.

Awesome Job Megan! #WestPride #WEareLakota

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Firebirds News · Complete list of GMC Signees On Early Fall Signing Day!

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Congrats to all the athletes around the league that signed! #GMCPride

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Multiple Teams · 2017-2018 Lakota West Winter Cheerleading Rosters Announced!

Congratulations to the 2017 Lakota West Basketball Cheerleaders!

1. 1003
2. 1102
3. 1103
4. 901
5. 900
6. 902
7. 1000
8. 1202
9. 1002
10. 1100
11. 1201
12. 1200

1. 906
2. 1104
3. 1101
4. 1004
5. 1105
6. 1001
7. 1203
8. 1204

1. 903
2. 904
3. 905
4. 907
5. 909
6. 910

I also want to thank Mr. Kaufman for sitting through and watching tryouts and for helping to tally the scores! Again, congratulations to all girls and watch for an email soon!

Coach Straub

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Firebirds News · Lakota West Boosters Launch A New Online Spirit Shop! #WestPride

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Lakota West Boosters are launching an online spirit shop powered exclusively by Headlines Sportswear. Our spirit shop is excited to offer Firebird gear to students, parents, and alumni alike. Headlines Sportswear lets you rock the Red, White, and Black in comfort. With their customizable, high quality, tri-blend fabric, you’ll feel like you’re wearing your favorite high school hoodie under Friday night lights all over again. Lakota West Boosters is proud to partner with Headlines. As a locally owned, community conscious company, Headlines will donate part of the spirit shop’s proceeds back to the boosters. Our new Headlines spirit shop is dedicated to bringing back the vintage feel to your spirit wear, while connecting Firebirds across the community. Visit us online at , or stop by the West Wear-house Spirit Shop and ask to check out the new Headlines gear. Don’t forget to follow the Lakota West Boosters on Facebook for updates on what exclusive products the spirit shop has to offer!

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Girls Junior Varsity Lacrosse, Girls Varsity Lacrosse · Lakota West Lacrosse Senior Olivia Hocker Commits to the Mount St. Joseph University!

Lakota West Senior Olivia Hocker (’18), daughter of Rick and Sandra Hocker, has verbally committed to play Lacrosse and continue her education at Mount St. Joseph next school year. Hocker completed her second varsity season at Lakota West this past spring and is now training for her senior campaign with the Firebirds.

1. What led you to your decision to attend your chosen college?
The Mount has everything that I’m looking for as a student athlete. I get to continue playing the sport I love while my family is close. I really felt at home after visiting Mount St. Joseph back in September. I feel that the size of The Mount is going to allow me to achieve everything I’m looking for in college.

2. Do you know what you want to study?
I want to major in Nursing

3. What other schools did you consider?
-Walsh University
-Ursuline College
-University of Cincinnati

4. Have you visited the school? If so, when?  How did it go?
Yes, September 2016. I was very excited after visiting MSJ. The campus was really nice and the Lacrosse coaching staff was awesome.

5. Did anyone help you through the recruiting process?  What kind of help did they provide?
My Dad played a big part in my recruiting process. Dad was dedicated by taping every game and breaking down ways to make me better on the field. He also helped guide me thru the process by showing me the best ways to communicate with different coaching staffs including MSJ. I really appreciate all he’s done for me.


Congrats Olivia! #Westpride #WEareLakota

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Girls Junior Varsity Lacrosse, Girls Varsity Lacrosse · Lakota West Lacrosse Senior Camille Johnston Commits to the University of Cincinnati!

Lakota West Senior Camille Johnston (’18), daughter of Brian and Gretchen Johnston, has verbally committed to play Lacrosse and continue her education at the University of Cincinnati next school year.

1. What led you to your decision to attend your chosen college?
My First College lacrosse game was the University of Cincinnati and it’s always been my dream to go there.

2. Do you know what you want to study?
I want to major in Speech and Language Pathology

3. When did this school come into the picture?
In the fall of 2016

4. Have you visited the school? If so, when?  How did it go?
Yes, December 2016. I fell in love with the school, team and coaches. The whole opportunity is amazing.

5. Did anyone help you through the recruiting process?  What kind of help did they provide?
My parents and my coaches always supported me with solid guidance and advice. I am very grateful to have them through the process.

6. What are your strengths?
I feel that I’m aggressive in the midfield and I have strong field awareness.

7 .Please list any special awards, accomplishments or distinctions you may have earned:
-2015 Rookie of the Year
-2016 Honorable Mention All-District
-Most Valuable Player: 2016 & 2017
-2017 Second Team All-Region

Congrats Camille! #Westpride #WEareLakota