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last updated October 31, 2016

Boys Cross Country
Date
Event
School Placings
Winning Individual
Season stats
Highlights/Recap
8/20 OHSAA Invite @ National Trail Raceway 8th    

The Lakota East men’s cross country team started their 2016 campaign on a positive note last Saturday by placing 8th out of 26th teams in the loaded OHSAA Pre-Season Invitational. Junior Dustin Horter placed 3rd overall in 16:00 flat for the 5k (3.1 mile) course. Seniors Max Sellers, Blake Dodson, and Dan Leonard were the next Thunderhawks to cross the finish line in 40th (17:31), 60th (17:51), and 78th (18:03) respectively. Sophomore Troy Temelis ran a personal best time by 1 minute and 17 seconds to become the early season #5 runner for the Hawks. Troy placed 117th overall with a time of 18:41. See individual results below:

3. Dustin Horter (11) 16:00.6
40. Max Sellers (12) 17:31.6
60. Blake Dodson (12) 17:51.0
78. Dan Leonard (12) 18:03.7
117. Troy Temelis (10) 18:41.9
122. Logan Stumpf (11) 18:49.0
124. Ryan Jones (11) 18:50.6
134. Joe Mislansky (11) 18:55.7
155. Adam Johantges (11) 19:11.2
197. Jordan Swift (12) 20:03.0

The Thunderhawk men will next compete on their home course at the Lakota East Fall Classic at Voice of America Park on August 27th at 9:00 a.m.

8/27 Lakota Fall Classic @ VOA 3rd    

The Lakota East Men’s cross country team placed 3rd out of 13 teams in the blistering heat at the Lakota East Fall Classic on Saturday. The Thunderhawks were led by overall race champion, junior Dustin Horter, who won the meet by nearly a minute with a time of 15:53.5 for the 5k (3.1 mile) race. Seniors Max Sellers and Dan Leonard crossed the line next for East by placing 11th and 22nd overall. Junior Logan Stumpf ran a lifetime best 18:07 to place as the Hawks #4 man and 35th overall. Rounding out the top 5 for East was junior Joe Mislansky who placed 59th overall in 18:33.

Varsity Boys 5k

3rd / 13 teams

1. Dustin Horter (11) 15:53.5
11. Max Sellers (12) 17:33.2
22. Dan Leonard (12) 17:54.0
35. Logan Stumpf (11) 18:07.3
59. Joe Mislansky (11) 18:33.3
66. Blake Dodson (12) 18:43.3
68. Adam Johantges (11) 18:45.0
70. Ryan Jones (11) 18:48.6
88. Troy Temelis (10) 19:24.7
93. Jordan Swift (12) 19:33.7

Boys Open - Top 5

11. Reese Kuhlman (10) 19:26.1
19. Ben Reimer (11) 19:35.9
33. Trenton Kuhlman (10) 19:51.0
36. Matthew Prock (10) 19:54.2
48. Max Chandler (10) 20:14.0

Results - Finishtiming.com

The Lakota East Cross Country team will next race at the Asics Hot Summer Bash in Hilliard, OH next Saturday, September 3rd.

9/3 Asics Hot Summer Bash @ Hilliard, OH      

The Lakota East men’s cross country made their name known in the city and the state this past weekend at the ASICS Hot Summer Bash at Hilliard Davidson High School. The boys placed 5th but competed very closely with 7 of the top teams in the State. Crossing the line before anyone else was Junior Dustin Horter who ran an incredible 15:18.5 for the 5k (3.1 mile) course to take the individual crown. The next Hawk to finish, running the best race of his career to date, was Senior Dan Leonard whose time of 16:41.0 (15th place) ranks him as the 19th fastest Thunderhawk in school history. Seniors Max Sellers and Blake Dodson followed closely behind by placing 17th (16:49.7) and 27th (17:04.1) overall. Rounding out the scoring for East was Junior Logan Stumpf who ran a lifetime best 17:39.4 which was good for 42nd place in the varsity race.

Varsity Boys 5k
5th / 7 teams
1. Dustin Horter (11) 15:18.52
15. Dan Leonard (12) 16:41.00 - # 19 LE All-time
17. Max Sellers (12) 16:49.76
27. Blake Dodson (12) 17:04.16
42. Logan Stumpf (11) 17:39.49
57. Joe Mislansky (11) 18:08.06
58. Troy Temelis (10) 18:11.98
60. Ryan Jones (11) 18:18.69
62. Reese Kuhlman (10) 18:27.37
66. Adam Johantges (11) 19:10.10

Boys Open - Top 5
31. Jordan Swift (12) 18:43.13
39. Ben Reimer (11) 18:58.24
49. Clayton Cowdery (12) 19:17.86
63. Ryan Strapp (12) 19:47.39
79. Eric Wasley (12) 20:20.79

Boys 9/10 - Top 5
18. Trenton Kuhlman (10) 19:00.04
24. Max Chandler (10) 19:12.24
30. Matthew Prock (10) 19:19.18
31. Andrew Johnson (10) 19:19.69
43. Ethan Swift (9) 19:44.03

Next up for the Thunderhawk men is the Princeton Invitational, next Saturday, September 10th at Landmark Christian Academy.

9/10 Princeton Invite @ Landmark Christian      

The Lakota East men’s cross country team brought home the team title this past Saturday at the Princeton Invitational. Despite not racing a full varsity squad, the men’s team showed their tremendous depth by placing 1st out of 14 teams. The Thunderhawks were led by junior Logan Stumpf who placed 5th overall in a time of 18:33 for the 5k (3.1 mile) course in very wet and humid conditions. The next four finishers for the Hawks were juniors Ryan Jones (18th, 19:11) and Joe Mislansky (25th, 19:34), sophomore Trenton Kuhlman (27th, 19:43) and junior Adam Johantges (28th, 19:44). The Boys Open team also came away victorious by placing 7 runners in the top 20, led by sophomore Matt Prock who placed 4th overall in a time of 20:19.

Varsity Boys 5k
1st / 14 teams
5. Logan Stumpf (11) 18:33.7
18. Ryan Jones (11) 19:11.3
25. Joe Mislansky (11) 19:34.6
27. Trenton Kuhlman (10) 19:43.6
28. Adam Johantges (11) 19:44.7
33. Max Chandler (10) 19:51.3
34. Troy Temelis (10) 19:54.8
35. Jordan Swift (12) 20:01.7
38. Reese Kuhlman (10) 20:09.9
47. Ben Reimer (11) 20:36.1

Boys Open Top 20
4. Matthew Prock (10) 20:19.6
6. Andrew Johnson (10) 20:22.0
7. Ethan Swift (9) 20:22.8
11. Clayton Cowdery (12) 20:29.7
12. Noah Clippinger (9) 20:30.5
19. Ryan Strapp (12) 21:31.4
20. Paul Barlow (12) 21:44.3

Results - Finishtiming.com

Next up for the East running crew is the Cedarville Invitational at Cedarville University next Satruday, September 17th.

9/17 Cdarville Invite      

The Lakota East men’s cross country team just missed walking away as team champions this past weekend at the Cedarville Friendship Invitational at Cedarville University. The team placed 2nd out of a huge field of 24 teams and just got edged out by the Elder Panthers. Junior Dustin Horter continued his campaign towards the State Championship by crushing the course record by 10 seconds on his way to a 41 second victory over a very quality field of 574 runners. Dustin’s winning time was 15:30.6 for the 5k (3.1 mile) course. The always reliable senior trio of Max Sellers (24th, 17:10.8), Dan Leonard (25th, 17:14.1), and Blake Dodson (32nd, 17:24.7) were the next three finishers for the Thunderhawks. Junior Logan Stumpf continued his quest of closing the gap on the three seniors ahead of him by placing 44th overall in a time of 17:46.5 to round out the scoring for East.

Boys D1 HS 5k
2nd / 24 teams
LE Top 7
1. Dustin Horter (11) 15:30.6
24. Max Sellers (12) 17:10.8
25. Dan Leonard (12) 17:14.1
32. Blake Dodson (12) 17:24.7
44. Logan Stumpf (11) 17:46.5
69. Ryan Jones (11) 18:13.9
84. Reese Kuhlman (10) 18:26.0
574 total runners

Results - Finishtiming.com

Next of for the men’s cross country team is the Harrison Invitational at Harrison High School this Saturday, September 24th, at 9:00 a.m.

9/24 Harrison Invite      

The Lakota East men’s cross country team placed 4th out of 11 teams this past weekend at the Harrison Invitational at Harrison High School. Senior varsity regulars Max Sellers and Blake Dodson paced the Thunderhawks with their top 5 finishes. Max placed 3rd overall in a time of 17:14 for the 5k (3.1 mile) course and Blake was right behind him in 5th place with a 17:20. Junior Joe Mislansky came across the line next for the Hawks, joining the sub-18 minute club, with his 17:54 for 21st place. Rounding out the scoring for East was sophomore Reese Kuhlman (32nd, 18:14), and senior Jordan Swift (33rd, 18:19).

Boys Varsity
4th / 11 teams
3. Max Sellers (12) 17:14.7
5. Blake Dodson (12) 17:20.5
21. Joe Mislansky (11) 17:54.9
32. Reese Kuhlman (10) 18:14.3
33. Jordan Swift (12) 18:19.1
34. Adam Johantges (11) 18:19.7
35. Ben Reimer (11) 18:29.1
54. Trenton Kuhlman (10) 18:57.7
66. Ethan Swift (9) 19:45.0
69. Clayton Cowdery (12) 19:51.9

Boys Open - Top 4
13. Troy Temelis (10) 18:54.7
17. Max Chandler (10) 19:13.4
18. Matthew Prock (10) 19:14.9
35. Noah Clippinger (9) 19:44.1

Next week, the men’s cross country team will be competing at the Firebird Invitational on Saturday, October 1st, at Indian Riffle Park in Kettering Fairmont.

The 2016 GMC Championships are upcoming on Saturday, October 15th at Voice of America park.

10/1 Kettering Firebird Invite      

The Lakota East men’s cross country team placed 6th out of 18 teams this past weekend at the Neal Charske Firebird Invitational in Kettering. Dustin Horter was once again the overall champion, winning by over a minute, with his 15:40 effort for the 5k (3.1 mile course). Seniors Max Sellers (14th, 17:10) and Dan Leonard (28th, 17:26) were the next two finishers for Lakota East. Rounding out the top 5 scoring places for the Thunderhawks were juniors Logan Stumpf (49th, 17:56) and Ryan Jones (64th, 18:07).

D1 Boys 5k
6th / 18 teams
1. Dustin Horter (11) 15:40
14. Max Sellers (12) 17:10
28. Dan Leonard (12) 17:26
49. Logan Stumpf (11) 17:56
64. Ryan Jones (11) 18:07
69. Reese Kuhlman (10) 18:13
71. Joe Mislansky (11) 18:15
88. Jordan Swift (12) 18:35
100. Ben Reimer (11) 18:47
120. Adam Johantges (11) 19:23

JV Boys - Top 3
12. Trenton Kuhlman (10) 18:38
32. Troy Temelis (10) 19:04
45. Matthew Prock (10) 19:11

Results - alliancerunning.com/xcmeets16.html

The men’s team is off next weekend as they prepare for the GMC Championship at Voice of America Park on October 15th.

10/15 GMC @ VOA      

The Lakota East men’s cross country had a very strong showing at this past weekend’s G.M.C. Championships at Voice of America Park. The Thunderhawk men placed 2nd overall behind Mason High School. Lakota East was led by junior Dustin Horter who set a blistering pace, covering the first mile in 4:26, to run away with the individual crown by a 42 second margin. Dustin’s finishing time of 15:01.2 for the 5k (3.1 mile) course is a new school record (Brian Godsey, 15:08, 1998) and proves that he is a major contender for the individual State Championship.

Crossing the finish Line next for East, placing 8th and 9th overall, were seniors Dan Leonard (16:30.1) and Max Sellers (16:30.8). These two efforts move Leonard and Sellers into a tie for the 16th fastest time in Lakota East cross country history. The Hawks’ 4th man, and having a breakthrough race, was junior Logan Stumpf who placed 24th overall in a time of 17:12.8. Running strong, rounding out the top 5 scorers, and keeping East in the runner-up team position was senior Blake Dodson who placed 28th overall in 17:27.7.

BOYS
2016 Greater Miami Conference XC Championship Meet
Voice of America MetroPark
West Chester, OH

Boys 5k Varsity - 2nd / 10 teams
1. Dustin Horter (11) 15:01.2 - Runner of the Year, 1st Team
# 1 LE All-time, LE and Lakota District Record
8. Dan Leonard (12) 16:30.1 - 1st Team, Tie # 16 LE All-time
9. Max Sellers (12) 16:30.8 - 1st Team, Tie # 16 LE All-time
24. Logan Stumpf (11) 17:12.8 - 2nd Team
28. Blake Dodson (12) 17:27.7 - 2nd Team
33. Ryan Jones (11) 17:42.7
43. Joe Mislansky (11) 18:06.9

Boys 5k Reserve - Top 5
10. Reese Kuhlman (10) 17:50.0
11. Max Chandler (10) 17:50.5
18. Ben Reimer (11) 18:09.4
21. Trenton Kuhlman (10) 18:14.5
22. Troy Temelis (10) 18:25.0

Next weekend Lakota East will be back at Voice of America for the District Championships. The top 4 teams and top 16 individuals will qualify to the Regional Championships.

10/22 District @ VOA      

For the 6th straight season, the Thunderhawk men’s cross country team will be competing in the Regional Championships at Hobart Arena in Troy, OH next Saturday. They earned their Regional berth this past weekend by placing 2nd overall out of 12 teams at the District Championships at Voice of America Park. The Hawks were led by junior Dustin Horter who cruised to an east victory, and a remarkable time of 15:02.0 for the 5k (3.1 mile) championship course at V.O.A.

Seniors Max Sellers and Dan Leonard were the next finishers for East, both moving up the all-time fastest Hawks in history list. Max moves up to #12 all-time with his time of 16:16.4 which placed him 7th overall in the race. Dan moves up to #15 all-time with his 16:24.7 which placed him 8th in the race. Junior Logan Stumpf makes his debut on the all-time list at #23 by running a 16:54.6 and placing 19th overall. Senior Blake Dodson was the fifth Thunderhawk across the line in 26th place overall in a time of 17:11.49. Junior Ryan Jones and Sophomore Reese Kuhlman rounded out the top 7 for East with their great runs of 17:12.6 and 17:22.6 which placed them 29th and 36th overall.

Boys 5k Run Div 1-B 2nd / 12 teams

1. Dustin Horter (11) 15:02.09
7. Max Sellers (12) 16:16.42 - # 12 LE All-time
8. Dan Leonard (12) 16:24.73 - # 15 LE All-time
19. Logan Stumpf (11) 16:54.66 - # 23 LE All-time
26. Blake Dodson (12) 17:11.49
29. Ryan Jones (11) 17:12.62
36. Reese Kuhlman (10) 17:22.66

Next up...The Thunderhawk men will race at 12:30 p.m. in Troy where the top 5 teams and top 20 individuals will qualify to the State Championships in Hebron on November, 5th.

Good Luck Hawks!

10/29 Regionals @ Hobart Arena, Troy, OH      

LAKOTA EAST MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY HEADED TO STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS!

The Lakota East men’s cross country team will be racing for one more week. The Thunderhawk men proved that you have to race hard no matter where you are in the pack this past weekend at the Regional Championships in Troy, OH. Strong finishes by all East runners turned out to be the difference in running at State and staying home next weekend. Lakota East placed 5th overall in the 17 team field, taking the final State qualifying position.

East was once again led by junior Dustin Horter who cruised to a 20 second victory with a time of 15:30 for the 5k (3.1 mile) on a very warm and windy day. Dustin is among the few favorites to win the individual State crown this weekend in Hebron. Seniors Dan Leonard and Max Sellers ran very gutsy races to place in the top 20 in an extremely quality field placing 13th (16:41) and 16th (16:43) overall. Junior Ryan Jones was the next Hawk across the line in 76th place with a time of 17:43. Senior Blake Dodson helped lead the charge of the East pack and finished 79th in 17:46. Junior Logan Stumpf was the 6th man for Lakota East and placed 97th in 18:08. Sophomore Reese Kuhlman rounded out the top 7 for the Hawks with his 101st place finish in 18:10.

Region 4 - Division 1 Boys 5th / 17 teams

1. Dustin Horter (11) 15:30.19
13. Dan Leonard (12) 16:41.75
16. Max Sellers (12) 16:43.14
76. Ryan Jones (11) 17:43.51
79. Blake Dodson (12) 17:46.57
97. Logan Stumpf (11) 18:08.34
101. Reese Kuhlman (10) 18:10.00

The Thunderhawk men are aiming for a top 10 finish at the State Championships this Saturday at the National Trail Raceway in Hebron, OH. The gun goes off at 12:30 p.m. Good Luck Hawks! One more time Seniors!

11/5 State @ National Trail Raceway        
           
           

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Girls Cross Country
Date
 Event
School Placings
Winning Individual
Season Stats
Highlights/Recap
8/20 OHSAA Invite @ National Trail Raceway 7th    

The Lakota East women’s cross country team started their season off on a high note on Saturday by placing 7th out of 22 high quality teams at the OHSAA Pre-Season Invitational. The Thunderhawk ladies had an impressive, and race best, 20 second spread between their #1-#5 runners. Sophomore Lindsay Isom was the first finisher for East placing 31st overall in 20:53 for the 5k (3.1 mile) course. Freshman standout Danielle Horter was the next East finisher in 40th place in 20:59. Sophomores Ali Neumeier (51st, 21:07) and Kaitlyn Smith (56th, 21:13), and senior Abby Whayne (57th, 21:13) rounded out the top 5 for Lakota East. See individual results below:

31. Lindsay Isom (10) 20:53.6
40. Danielle Horter (9) 20:59.6
51. Ali Neumeier (10) 21:07.9
56. Kaitlyn Smith (10) 21:13.5
57. Abby Whayne (12) 21:13.9
100. Elizabeth Pinder (10) 22:09.7
114. Kasey Hanes (9) 22:38.6
115. Lauren McGarvey (9) 22:39.0
144. Laura Daniels (11) 23:32.6
154. Lauren Maier (10) 24:06.2

The girls will next compete at their home meet at Voice of American park August 27th at 9:00 a.m.

8/27 Lakota Fall Classic @ VOA 9th    

The Lakota East women’s cross country team fought hard on a very hot day this past weekend at the Lakota East Fall Classic. The varsity team placed 9th out of 16 teams and was led by sophomore Kaitlyn Smith who placed 26th overall in 21:41 for the 5k (3.1 mile) course at Voice of America Park. freshman Danielle Horter, sophomore Elizabeth Pinder, freshman Kasey Hanes, and sophomore Ali Neumeier rounded out the top 5 scorers for the Thunderhawks. In the women’s open race, it was juniors Mikayla Strauss and Kathryn Creehan who led the way placing 8th, and 26th overall in 23:30.9 and 24:23.

Varsity Girls 5k

9th / 16 teams

26. Kaitlyn Smith (10) 21:41.0
29. Danielle Horter (9) 21:55.4
33. Elizabeth Pinder (10) 22:19.2
65. Kasey Hanes (9) 23:14.3
74. Ali Neumeier (10) 23:23.0
77. Laura Daniels (11) 23:25.6
82. Lauren McGarvey (9) 23:43.1
106. Lauren Maier (10) 24:41.7
114. McKenna Lewis (10) 25:11.2

Girls Open - Top 5

8. Mikayla Strauss (11) 23:30.9
26. Kathryn Creehan (11) 24:23.3
31. Amy Bohorfoush (10) 24:31.9
33. Carolyn Bohn (12) 24:47.5
74. Amber Herzog (12) 26:28.8

Results - Finishtiming.com

The Thunderhawk ladies will next compete at the Asics Hot Summer Bash in Hilliard, OH on September 3rd.

9/3 Asics Hot Summer Bash @ Hilliard, OH      

The Lakota East women’s cross country team took advantage of idea race conditions, and a very quality field, to run some fantastic races this past Saturday at the ASICS Hot Summer Bash at Hilliard Davidson High School. The women’s varsity team placed 7th overall. Sophomore Ali Neumeier led the Hawks with a lifetime best performance, and 18th fastest time run by any girl in Lakota East history. Ali ran 19:58.6 for the 5k (3.1 mile) course which placed her 20th overall. Freshman Danielle Horter ran a personal record, 20:12.9, to place 24th overall. Rounding out top 5 scorers for East were sophomores Kaitlyn Smith (20:18.2, 25th) and Elizabeth Pinder (22:02.8, 46th), and Junior Mikayla Strauss (22:15.2, 48th).
Varsity Girls 5k
7th / 7 teams
20. Ali Neumeier (10) 19:58.60 - #18 LE All-time
24. Danielle Horter (9) 20:12.90
25. Kaitlyn Smith (10) 20:18.20
46. Elizabeth Pinder (10) 22:02.85
48. Mikayla Strauss (11) 22:15.24
49. Kasey Hanes (9) 22:16.84
51. Laura Daniels (11) 22:30.73
53. Kathryn Creehan (11) 23:02.37
54. Lauren Maier (10) 23:15.60
55. Amy Bohorfoush (10) 23:53.46

Girls Open
38. Carolyn Bohn (12) 23:54.88
50. Amber Herzog (12) 24:54.12

Girls 9/10 - Top 5
11. Macey Palmer (9) 22:46.09
20. McKenna Lewis (10) 23:30.95
29. Hailey Wilson (9) 23:57.46
41. Miriam Ahoujja (10) 25:15.79
60. Isis Summerlin (9) 27:15.07

Results - Timingfirst.com

The Thunderhawk women will compete next at the Princeton Invitational, next Saturday, September 10th at Landmark Christian Academy.

9/10 Princeton Invite @ Landmark Christian      

The Lakota East women’s cross country team turned in a very strong performance on Saturday at the Princeton Invitational. Despite the soggy and humid conditions, as well as not running a full varsity squad, the women’s team still finished an impressive 4th out of 13 teams. The Lady Thunderhawks were led by sophomore Elizabeth Pinder who placed 13th overall in a 5k (3.1 mile) time of 22:54. Coming in behind Elizabeth, in a very strong pack, and rounding out the top 5 scorers were Juniors Mikayla Strauss (21st, 23:45) and Laura Daniels (24th, 23:49) and freshmen Macey Palmer (27th, 24:12) and Kasey Hanes (33rd, 24:16)


Varsity Girls 5k
4th / 13 teams
13. Elizabeth Pinder (10) 22:54.8
21. Mikayla Strauss (11) 23:45.7
24. Laura Daniels (11) 23:49.8
27. Macey Palmer (9) 24:12.5
33. Kasey Hanes (9) 24:16.9
40. Lauren Maier (10) 24:35.6
44. McKenna Lewis (10) 24:47.9
48. Kathryn Creehan (11) 24:58.9
56. Lauren McGarvey (9) 25:26.3
58. Carolyn Bohn (12) 25:28.6

Girls Open Top 20
2. Hailey Wilson (9) 24:52.4
15. Miriam Ahoujja (10) 26:01.4

Up next for the East runners is the Cedarville Invitational at Cedarville University next Saturday, September 17th.

 

9/17 Cdarville Invite      

The Lakota East women’s cross country team had a good showing at the huge Cedarville Friendship Invitational this past weekend at Cedarville University. The women’s team placed 7th out of 21 teams in a race that held 529 runners. The top finisher for the Hawks was freshman Danielle Horter, who placed 16th overall in a time of 20:30.0 for the 5k (3.1 mile) course. The sophomore duo of Kaitlyn Smith (21st, 20:51.9) and Ali Neumeier (56th, 21:39.1) were the next two finishers for East. Freshman Lauren McGarvey ran a huge personal record of 21:47.7 to place 62nd for East, and rounding out the scoring for the Thunderhawks was junior Laura Daniels who placed 67th overall in a time of 21:53.3.
Girls D1 HS 5k
7th / 21 teams
LE Top 7
16. Danielle Horter (9) 20:30.0
21. Kaitlyn Smith (10) 20:51.9
56. Ali Neumeier (10) 21:39.1
62. Lauren McGarvey (9) 21:47.7
67. Laura Daniels (11) 21:53.3
69. Elizabeth Pinder (10) 21:58.6
117. Mikayla Strauss (11) 22:47.8
529 total runners

Results - Finishtiming.com

Next of the East cross country women is the Harrison Invitational at Harrison High School this Saturday, September 24th at 9:00 a.m.

9/24 Harrison Invite      

The Lakota East women’s cross country team saw the return of senior Abby Whayne and the season debut of sophomore Mariah Ragsdale, last year’s top two runners, this past weekend at the Harrison Invitational at Harrison High School. Abby was the top runner for the Hawks with her 11th place overall finish in a time of 21:18 for the 5k (3.1 mile) course. Mariah was not far behind in 15th place in 21:21. Rounding out the top 5 scorers for East were freshman Macey Palmer (31st, 22:05), and juniors Mikayla Strauss (36th, 22:17) and Laura Daniels (39th, 22:21). The Lady Thunderhawks’ team placed 6th out of 12 teams.

Girls Varsity
6th / 12 teams
11. Abby Whayne (12) 21:18.3
15. Mariah Ragsdale (10) 21:21.9
31. Macey Palmer (9) 22:05.6
36. Mikayla Strauss (11) 22:17.7
39. Laura Daniels (11) 22:21.5
45. Lauren Maier (10) 22:44.1
58. Kasey Hanes (9) 23:14.5
59. Hailey Wilson (9) 23:20.5
63. Kathryn Creehan (11) 23:35.1
65. Carolyn Bohn (12) 23:40.3

Girls Open - Top 25
24. Eliana Bugwalu-Nowak (9) 25:03.5

Results - Finishtiming.com

Next up for the women’s cross country team is the Firebird Invitational next Saturday, October 1st, at Indian Riffle Park in Kettering Fairmont.

The GMC Championships are upcoming on Saturday, Oct. 15th at Voice of America.

10/1 Kettering Firebird Invite      

The Lakota East women’s cross country team, running a full and healthy varsity squad for the first time this season, narrowly missed becoming the Division 1 champions this past Saturday at the Neal Charske Firebird Invitational in Kettering. The girls placed 2nd overall in the 15-team field, missing the victory by only 2 points to Bellbrook. The Lady Hawks were led by a 13th place finish from Danielle Horter whose time of 19:57 for the 5k (3.1 mile) course is the 17th fastest time ever run by a Lakota East girl. Sophomores Ali Neumeier (19th, 20:21) and Kaitlyn Smith (20th, 20:21) were the next two runners to finish for East. Senior Abby Whayne came in next with a 30th place finish in 20:58. Sophomore Mariah Ragsdale rounded out the 5 scorers for the Thunderhawks with her 41st place finish in 21:10.

D1 Girls 5k
2nd / 15 teams
13. Danielle Horter (9) 19:57- ties # 17 LE All-time
19. Ali Neumeier (10) 20:21
20. Kaitlyn Smith (10) 20:27
30. Abby Whayne (12) 20:58
41. Mariah Ragsdale (10) 21:10
42. Elizabeth Pinder (10) 21:13
43. Lauren McGarvey (9) 21:15
62. Macey Palmer (9) 21:44
76. Laura Daniels (11) 22:18
80. Mikayla Strauss (11) 22:22

JV Girls - Top 3
3. Lindsay Isom (10) 21:19
11. Hailey Wilson (9) 22:03
30. Lauren Maier (10) 22:42

Results - alliancerunning.com/xcmeets16.html

The women’s team does not race next weekend in preparation for the GMC Championships on October 15th at Voice of America Park.

10/15 GMC @ VOA      

The Lakota East women’s cross country team had a terrific showing at this past weekend’s G.M.C. Cross Country Championships at Voice of America Park. The Thunderhawk women continued to get stronger on the season as they placed 2nd overall in the 10-team field behind Mason High School. East was led by sophomore Ali Neumeier’s career breakthrough performance which placed her 5th overall in a time of 19:19.4 for the 5k (3.1 mile) course. Ali’s performance makes her the 8th fastest cross country girl in Lakota East history. Following Ali in a tight pack in 13th, 19th, and 21st place were freshman Danielle Horter (19:57.9), sophomore Lindsay Isom (20:09.7) and sophomore Kaitlyn Smith (20:19.7). Senior Abby Whayne rounded out the top 5 for The Hawks with her 23rd place finish in 20:25.2.

GIRLS
2016 Greater Miami Conference XC Championship Meet
Voice of America MetroPark
West Chester, OH

Girls Coach of the Year - Adam Thomas (Lakota East)

Girls 5k Varsity - 2nd / 10 teams
5. Ali Neumeier (10) 19:19.4 - 1st Team, # 8 LE All-time
13. Danielle Horter (9) 19:57.9 - 1st Team, Tie # 18 LE All-time
19. Lindsay Isom (10) 20:09.7 - 2nd Team
21. Kaitlyn Smith (10) 20:19.7 - 2nd Team
23. Abby Whayne (12) 20:25.2 - 2nd Team
26. Mariah Ragsdale (10) 20:33.9 - 2nd Team
30. Elizabeth Pinder (10) 20:45.4

Girls 5k Reserve - Top 5
13. Macey Palmer (9) 21:28.4
17. Mikayla Strauss (11) 21:47.8
18. Lauren McGarvey (9) 21:47.9
22. Laura Daniels (11) 22:07.2
28. Hailey Wilson (9) 22:21.8

The efforts of the Thunderhawk women earned their coach, Adam Thomas, Coach of the Year honors in the Greater Miami Conference. Next weekend, Lakota East will be back at Voice of America Park for the District Championships. The top 4 teams and top 16 individuals will qualify to the Regional Championships.

10/22 District @ VOA      

For the 3rd consecutive season, the Lakota East women’s cross country team will be travelling to Hobart Arena in Troy, OH to compete in the Regional Championships. The Thunderhawk women placed 2nd overall out of 12 teams in the District Championships at Voice of America Park this past Saturday. The top finisher for East was sophomore Ali Neumeier who placed 3rd overall and became the 7th fastest runner in Lakota East women’s cross country history. Ali ran an amazing time of 18:57.9 for the 5k (3.1 mile) championship course at V.O.A.

Also moving up the history list to #9 all time was freshman Danielle Horter who placed 7th overall in an outstanding time of 19:22.5. Sophomore Kaitlyn Smith moved up to #13 all-time with her time of 19:38.9 which was good for a 15th place finish. Sophomore Mariah Ragsdale ran a season best 19:53.4 (18th place) to be the fourth Hawk across the line. And joining the Lakota East all-time (#18) list was sophomore Lindsay Isom who placed 21st overall in a time of 19:56.2. Rounding out the top 7 for East was senior captain Abby Whayne (32nd, 20:24.4) and sophomore Elizabeth Pinder (40th, 20:34.4).

Girls 5k Run Div 1-B 2nd / 12 teams

3. Ali Neumeier (10) 18:57.91 - # 7 LE All-time
7. Danielle Horter (9) 19:22.53 - # 9 LE All-time
15. Kaitlyn Smith (10) 19:38.95 - # 13 LE All-time
18. Mariah Ragsdale (10) 19:53.49
21. Lindsay Isom (10) 19:56.22 - # 18 LE All-time
32. Abby Whayne (12) 20:24.45
40. Elizabeth Pinder (10) 20:34.49

Results - finishtiming.com, baumspage.com

The Thunderhawk women will race at 3:00 p.m. next Saturday where the top 5 teams and top 20 individuals will qualify to the State Championships in Hebron on November, 5th.

Good Luck Hawks!

10/29 Regionals @ Hobart Arena, Troy, OH      

The Lakota East women’s cross country team ended their 2016 campaign with an 8th place finish at the Regional Championships in Troy, OH on Saturday. Despite the unseasonably warm and windy conditions, the Thunderhawk women still gave a strong effort as they attempted to qualify for State.

The Hawks were led by sophomore Lindsay Isom who placed 40th overall in a time of 20:13 for the 5k (3.1 mile) course. Freshman Danielle Horter came in right behind Lindsay in 42nd place at 20:16. The 2nd through 6th finishers for East were a string of sophomores led by Kaitlyn Smith (46th, 20:21), Ali Neumeier (50th, 20:26), Mariah Ragsdale (69th, 20:45), and Elizabeth Pinder (97th, 21:36). Freshman Lauren McGarvey rounded out the top 7 for East with her 117th place finish in 22:32.

Region 4 - Division 1 Girls 8th / 17 teams
40. Lindsay Isom (10) 20:13.73
42. Danielle Horter (9) 20:16.34
46. Kaitlyn Smith (10) 20:21.99
50. Ali Neumeier (10) 20:26.49
69. Mariah Ragsdale (10) 20:45.92
97. Elizabeth Pinder (10) 21:36.41
117. Lauren McGarvey (9) 22:32.15

Results - finishtiming.com, baumspage.com, ohsaa.com

This group of young ladies have a very bright future ahead of them and State Championship aspirations in their mind. Watch out for these girls in 2017!

11/5 State @ National Trail Raceway        
           
           
           
           

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Football
Date
Date
Opponent

W/L

Score

Overall
Record

GMC
Record

East Highlights
Statistics
8/26 Loveland won 31-14 1-0 0-0

East Senior running back Tyler VanFossen set career highs with 26 carries, 239 yards and three touchdowns as the Thunderhawks opened the 2016 season with a convincing 31-14 win over Loveland in a Skyline Chili Crosstown Showdown matchup at Lakota East.

The contest was played on Saturday morning as Friday night storms forced a postponement. VanFossen  also connected on a 32-yard field goal and all four PAT attempts while forcing Loveland to start drives deep in its own territory with booming kickoffs, one of which landed about three yards past the end zone. Junior quarterback Dylan Fry was 4-of-7 for 66 yards and a touchdown, a 16-yard screen pass to junior running back Jeffrey Garcia.

As a team the East offense rushed for 337 yards and passed for another 66. The defense gave up two 100+ yard efforts by Tiger RB's but were able to make stops and force mistakes good enough for an opening season win.

Next up East will host Pickerington HS this Friday night. The contest has a special 7:30 pm kickoff start.

 

game stats
9/2 Pickerington lost 37-34 1-1 0-0

East dropped a 37-34 non-conference game to Pickerington North on Friday night. The Hawks took and early 14-0 lead but PN got back in it with an effective passing attack. Still Lakota East led at the half 14-7.

The third quarter was not good for the home team. PN ripped off 23 unanswered points before a late surge by the Hawks gave them a chance to tie or win the game. East got two fourth quarter TD's on rushes by Silas Ingram (4-yards) and Dylan Fry (47-yards). The Hawks had the ball at the Pickerington 30 yard line with less than two minutes to play, but turned it over on downs to seal the win for PN.

Statistical highlights: Dylan Fry 6/15 161 yards and two TD's. Tyler VanFossen 77 yards rushing on 24 carries and a TD. Dylan Fry 72 yards rushing on 10 carries and a TD. Xavier Warren 3 receptions for 103 yards and 2 TD's (longest 47 yards).

The Hawks (1-1) will look to get back on track this Friday when they visit Dayton Northmont who lost to Fairfield last week 27-13.

 
9/9 @ Northmont lost 10-7 1-2 0-0

The Football Hawks fell at Northmont last Friday in a low scoring affair, 10-7. The Hawks got on the scoreboard first in the 2nd quarter on a Tyler VAnFossen 1-yard plunge. The Hawks were not able to put any points on the board after that. Northmont kicked a FG and scored a TD in the third period to get a lead and win the contest.

East was outgained offensively 283-187. QB Dylan Fry was 5/11 for 59 yards passing. Tyler VanFossen had 16 carries for 44 yards. Xavier Warren notched 2 catches for 44 yards on the night.

GMC play gets underway this Friday when East (1-2) will host Oak Hills (1-2). The Highlander defeated Loveland in week 3 45-28.

 
9/16 Oak Hills lost 30-7 1-3 0-1

The football team struggled against GMC foe Oak Hills at home last Friday night. After a long lightening delay, the Hawks and Highlanders got things underway, but it was Oak Hills winning 30-7. The contest was close at the half (16-7). Neither team could crack each others defenses in the third with the Highlanders adding 14 more in the final stanza. Dylan Fry threw for 136 yards and a TD on the night.

East will try to get on track this Friday when they visit Middletown (0-4).

 
9/23 @ Middletown won 40-3 2-3 1-1

East evened their GMC record to 1-1 with a lopsided defeat at Middletown last Friday. The Hawks dominated the Middies 40-3. East gave up an early field goal, but the defense pitched a shutout the rest of the way. The Thunderhawks outgained their opponent 371-93 in total yardage. Senior Tyler Glenn returned to action gaining 128 yards on 19 carries and 2 TDs. The Hawks got TDs from Tyler Van Fossen, Silas Ingram and Donny Wilkinson. Ingram rushed for 58 yards on the night.

Homecoming is this Friday as Lakota East (2-3) hosts Hamilton Big Blue (3-2, 0-2).

 
9/30 Hamilton won 31-28 3-3 2-1

Lakota East fought off a resurgent Hamilton Big Blue last Friday night to grab a 31-28 victory over their GMC foes. East (3-3, 2-1 Greater Miami Conference) had led by 21 points in the second quarter and was up 24-7 at halftime, but HHS (3-3, 0-3) took advantage of two turnovers to battle back and went ahead for the first time with 1:21 left after three consecutive rushing touchdowns.

The Thunderhawks were determined to not let a game they had dominated in the first half, slip get away. After it looked like Big Blue had rallied for a fourth quarter come-from-behind win, a long return on the ensuing kickoff put East at its own 48 and set the Hawks up for their go-ahead score. Junior Dylan Fry not only had the game-winning touchdown pass, but also rushed for a 12-yard gain on fourth-and-12 to move into Hamilton territory and extend the drive with 43 seconds left. Fry lofted a 20-yard pass to Xavier Warren in the end zone with 25 seconds left in the game to give East an exciting last second TD and win.

The Big Blue had two first-half turnovers to help East take a comfortable lead early as defensive back Allen Jantausch had an interception and a fumble recovery to help set up two of those scoring drives. The Hawks drove 56 yards for a 7-0 lead on Tyler VanFossen’s 6-yard run after the interception. Tyler Glenn then added a pair of 1-yard touchdown runs on the next two drives — the second coming after Jantausch recovered a fumble at the Big Blue 30-yard line — to make it a 21-0 lead with 7:07 left in the second quarter.

East will go on the road this Friday when they visit Sycamore (2-4, 1-2). The Aves fell to Fairfield last week by a score of 35-27.

 
10/7 @ Sycamore lost 28-0 3-4 2-2

The Thunderhawks couldn't get anything going this past Friday night at Sycmaore, losing 28-0. The Hawks record dips to 3-4 overall and 2-2 in the GMC.

The Thunderhawks will be ready for Mason this Friday night when they host the Comets (5-2, 3-1) for the final home of the season on senior night.

 
10//14 Mason won 21-17 4-4 3-2

UPSET!

The Lakota East Thunderhawk football team took down Mason in upset fashion last Friday by a final score of 21-17. The Hawks never quit after what many thought woiuld be a blow out. East battled back after a half time 14-6 deficit, basically shutting down the Comets in the 2nd half.

Mason got an early 7-0 lead after a defensive 1st quarter. Lakota East scored on a 6 yard TD run but the XP is no good. Mason leads 7-6 with 2:12 left in the 2nd quarter. The Comets scored again before the end of the 2nd quarter and took a 14-6 lead in to the locker room.

The tables turned in the 2nd half. East got on the board at 7:20 in the third quarter on a 6-yard pass to Tyler VanFossen from Dylan Fry and all of a sudden it was a tie game at 14-14. Mason added a 40 yard FG from Andrew Hauer later in the third to go up 17-14.

Lakota East didn’t take long to respond. After penalties forced the Thunderhawks to its own 11-yard line and facing a 3rd-and-19, Andrew Jaeger found Xavier Warren in the open field, who took the ball 77 yards down to the Mason 11. Fry capped off the drive himself, taking snap and running it in from six yards out to take the 21-17 lead. That score stood until the final buzzer sounded.

Lakota East finished the game with 164 rushing yards on 44 rushes, led VanFossen who had 79 yards of his own. Ingram and Fry had the two rushing touchdowns for the Thunderhawks. The Thunderhawks also had 133 passing yards on only four completions. The longest pass for Lakota East came from Jaeger, who tossed a 77 yard bomb to Xavier Warren.

East evens their record to 4-4 overall and 3-2 in the GMC. They will visit Fairfield (5-3, 3-2) who got shutout by Colerain last week 28-0.

 
10/21 @ Fairfield lost 28-13 4-5 3-3

East's playoff hopes to a serious blow last Friday with a 28-13 loss at Faifield. The Hawks had an early lead that evaporated as the game wore on. FF scored 14 unanswered points in the 2nd half. Halftime score was 14-10 Indians. See scoring summary below:

Scoring Summary
  1ST QUARTER EAS FAI
EAS FG 01:43 Tyler VanFossen 22 YD 3 0
  2ND QUARTER EAS FAI
EAS TD 11:13 Tyler Glenn 8 YD RUN (Tyler VanFossen KICK) 10 0
FAI TD 09:32 James Mitchell 8 YD RUN (Jerred McGuire KICK) 10 7
FAI TD 00:10 Alex Kaminsky 3 YD PASS FROM Aaron Carmack (Jerred McGuire KICK) 10 14
  3RD QUARTER EAS FAI
EAS FG 06:03 Tyler VanFossen 26 YD 13 14
  4TH QUARTER EAS FAI
FAI TD 11:46 Chico Robinson 65 YD PASS FROM Aaron Carmack (Jerred McGuire KICK) 13 21

The Hawks and the Firebirds get together next Friday at West for their annual "backyard brawl". East enters the game with a 4-5 overall record and 3-3 in the conference. West is 2-7 overall and 2-4 in the GMC. The Firebirds lost last week to Colerain 31-0. The Hawks will be looking to end a 4 game losing streak to West dating back to the 2013 season.

 
10/28 @ West won   5-5 4-3

HAWKS BEST FIREBIRDS TO CLOSE OUT 2016 SEASON!

The Hawks got a sweet end of the season win over district rival Lakota West last Friday night on the opponents home field. The Hawks raced out to a first half 21-0 lead, then held off the Firebirds in the 2nd half to ultimately claim a 21-14 victory.

The Thunderhawks (5-5) pounded it on the ground, running it 52 times for 234 yards. Quarterback Dylan Fry led the way with 105 yards on 16 carries. Fry was limited through the air, however: He completed only two passes on five attempts for 50 yards. He also through one interception on the night. Tyler Glenn and Tyler VanFossen each had TD runs on the night.

The win ended a 4 game losing streak and closed the 2016 campaign on a positive note. East finishes with an overall record of 5-5 and 4-3 in the GMC (tied for 4th with Mason).

 
           

SEASON HIGHLIGHTS

The 2016 season for the Lakota East Football team had its ups...and its downs. The Hawks finished at .500 with an even 5-5 record. In the always tough GMC, East had more wins than losses with a 4-3 record, tying them with playoff bound Mason for 4th place.

The Hawks had two signature wins in 2016. They upset Mason 21-17 on senior night and defeated district nemisis Lakota West for the first time in 5 years, on their home field, by a score of 21-14 to close the season. Although the team didn't get a playoff bid, the young Thunderhawks made great strides this season after a dismal 3-7 campaign in 2015.

 
               
               
               

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Boys Golf
Date
Event
Team Placings
Medalist(s)
Other East Scores
Stats
Event Notes
8/5 Mt. Vernon Invite @ Chapel Hill GC         Our varsity men have had a chance to dip their toes in the deep end to open their season at the Mt.Vernon Invite. As a team the Hawks shot a 311 score and tied for 9th.
8/6 St. X Top 12 @ Beavercreek         On August 6th, in a top 12 battle against the defending State Champs at Beavercrek, there were some positive signs from the squad and some clear areas where we need to focus.
8/8 Centerville Invite @ Yankee Trace 2nd       The East Black squad had a blistering round the Centerville Invite at Yankee Trace (292) on Aug. 8th with scores of 70,72,74,76 to finish 2nd to Dublin Jerome. The Hawks defeated always good St. Xavier by double digits in the effort. Kyle Schmidt shot 2 under par 70,will Schmidt 72, Peyton Houston 74, spencer Moore 76, and drew Mahon 79
8/9 Oakwood Invite @ Dayton CC 4th       On Tuesday, Aug. 9th East finished 2nd at the Oakwood Invite with a team score of 303 and finished in 2nd place.
8/10 East Invite @ Browns Run         The East Invitational scheduled for August 10th had to be cancelled due to weather related issues.
8/13 St. Xavier Invite @ Makatewah         On Saturday, August 13th the Hawks shot 313 and finished 4th out of 16 teams at the St. Xavier Invite at Makatewah in what may be considered the best field in the state!
8/15 Westbrook Invite 1st      

The Thunderhawk Boys Golf Team won the Westbrook Invitational on Tuesday, Aug. 15th shooting a team score of 301. The Hawks defeated local teams like St. X. and Lasalle at the tourney. See scores below:

Drew Mahon shot 73 (3rd overall), Kyle Schmidt 74, Ben Irvin 76 and Will Schmidt 78.

From Coach Combs...

I wanted to pass along a VERY proud coaching moment (and should be for you parents) this week at Westbrook invitational. Obviously our team played very well and one the event, which is great. BUT, more moving to me personally was when the Lexington H.S. Coach, who we have never played with or met, stopped me towards the end of the round to tell me how classy our men were, and how fun is what for their team to play with us. He said that to a player, all of their guys enjoyed their day with ours. THESE COMMENTS make me as proud to be a coach as any that I could hear, or any achievement our teams could achieve. GREAT job men!

Next up East will participate at the LaSalle Invitational at Clovernook on Monday, Aug. 22nd.

8/22 LaSalle Invite @ Clovernook        

The Thunderhawk boys golf team topped a talented field on Monday at the LaSalle Invitational at Clovernook. East shot 300 on a par 71 course for the first place finish. Kyle Schmidt was 2nd overall with a 73, Spencer Moore 74, Ben Irvin 76, Will Schmidt 77 and Drew Mahon 77.

The Hawks battled thru a long round---5.5 hours, to win by 12 shots. East now has 2 straight tourney wins in a row, after winning the Westrbook Invite on Aug. 15th.

Great job on Thursday by our JV team taking down the mighty Comets JV 165 to 172. Freshman Aten Brock was low score with a 36.

Next up the Hawks compete in the Middie Invitational on Saturday at Weatherwax.

8/27 Middie Invite @ Weatherwax        

The Middletown Invitational scheduled for last Saturday was cancelled due to storms and will not be made up.

East will be at Armco Park on Monday (today) for their annual 3-club challenge.

FROM COACH COMBS....

OUR jv team keeps rolling along with wins and good scores. As Coach Moore has probably told the guys----it is common to see younger players have scores that are up and down as they master the ability to be consistent. What is really nice to see is that many of the guys are taking their turns going low! THE key to being consistent (when your body is growing an inch a week) is a very solid short game, and mastering the items that you can control: Set up, posture, balance and tempo! Keep up the good work!

Varsity men won the Lasalle Inv @ clovernook on Monday with a very solid score of 300. 300 or lower has been one of our goals each time out---so hopefully we keep doing it. SO Good to see so many parents, grandparents watching at Weatherwax yesterday….. I LOVE seeing our families out there---so keep coming!

8/31 Mason Top 12 @ Heritage CC        

East boys golf defeated Mason 314-119 at the Top 12 event at Heritage CC on Wednesday. The 8 lowest scores were used at the match. Four Thunderhawks birdied #9! See scores below:

Alex Dunaway and Will Schmidt were medalist with 37’s. Ben Irvin 38, Kyle Schmidt 39, Drew Mahon 40, Jake 41, Nate Haberthier 41, Shane Murphy 43, Peyton Houston 43, Justin Mays 43, Hayden Hoogerhyde 47, Stone Shields 50

Next East will participate in the Kettering Invitational on Tuesday, Sept. 6th at NCR.

FROM COACH COMBS...

Pretty solid week for the East Golf Program. The Jv boys keep rolling along with dual match wins and some solid scores. On Saturday the men battled their way to a 336 and a 5th place finish in the top JV field in the state (results attached). We tied the 4th place team but lost on a 5th score tiebreaker, and beat 6th place Upper Arlington by 1 shot. SPEAKS to the importance of each shot when so few strokes separate many teams. Just one put, 1 chip, 1 shot that you hit when you thought your score didn't matter….every shot counts, and the only shot that matters is the one you are hitting. SO great to see so many family members watching the boys at Hickory and I had a blast watching them play. Very positive support from moms, dads, grandparents and sisters! Solid scores but MUCH room for improvement around the greens.

* We are entering an exciting time for our season and also a time where players can start pressing to make our final 5 and 6 man rotations. We play 6 men at GMC's and only 5 in state playoffs. RIGHT now, are top 4 are pretty set with Kyle Schmidt, Will Schmidt, Ben Irvin, & Drew Mahon. Alex Dunaway has claimed a stake to #5 with a solid week (and a 74 at Beavercreek yesterday). REGARDLESS of where each player ends up playing in the coming events, we really want a unified team that is celebrating together. I really like the way this group is coming together and want to keep it going!

**New match on Silver schedule this week at Browns Run (Thursday) and Monday at Alter Inv….I will take a mixture of players to ALTER (miami ValleyGC) on Monday so make sure you let me know if you want to go.

9/6 Kettering Invite @ NCR CC        

EAST men’s golf team shot a blistering 283 (3 over par as a team) yesterday to win Kettering Inv. at NCR C.C. KYLE SCHMIDT (10) shot a crazy low, 5 under par 65 and was medalist out of over 120 golfers, tying the school record shot by Aidan Javed 2008' & Matt Senter 2003'. Other scores: Will Schmidt 72, Peyton Houston 73, Ben Irvin 73, Alex Dunaway 76, Drew Mahon 79.

This was the Hawks 3rd Tourney win in a row! Next up for the Hawks is the Hadley Invitational at Weatherwax on Saturday, Sept. 10th.

9/10 Hadley Invite @ Weatherwax         The Hadley Invite at Weatherwax was cancelled on Saturday due to weather issues. East plays in the Alter Invitational today at Miami Valley GC.
9/12 Alter Invite @ Miami Valley GC        

East boys golf shot a 317 on Monday at the Alter Invite at Miami Valley GCfinising 10th as a team. Ben Irvin shot an even par 71 and finished 4th out of 80 players. Jake Owens (12) and Hayden Hoogerhyde (12) shot solid rounds of 81 along with Shane Murphy’s 84 and Stone Shields 91.

From Coach Combs....“The guys got a great opportunity to play a fabulous, classic Donald Ross Golf Course at Miami Valley Golf Club. The club is nearly 100 years old and has hosted matches with Bobby Jones as well as PGA Championships. REALLY nice to see senior, Ben Irving playing so well!”

 

9/17 St. Charles Invite Varsity B        

The East boys Varsity B team competed in the St. Charles Invitational on Saturday finishing 5th overall with a team score of 335. St. Xavier was the overall winner with a 310. See East scores below:

Owens 89
Murphy 84
Hoogerhyde 82
Shields 91
Habether 88
Mayes 81

Next up on the Hawks schedule is the GMC Championships at Glenview on Wednesday, Sept. 21 and Thursday, Sept. 22nd. East will be seeking their third consecutive league title and 7th overall. The East boy's golf team has won more GMC Championships than any other team sport in the school's 19-year history.

9/21-9/22 GMC @ Glenview        

GMC Three Peat For East Boys Golf!!

The Lakota East Boys Golf team made league history yesterday at Glenview Golf Course. The 2016 Thunderhawks not only won their third straight GMC title (seventh overall), they did so in historic fashion. Their team total of 599 (291-308) for the two day event set a new GMC low score record. The former record was Sycamore's 602 shot in 2008. The boy's golf team has won more GMC Championships than any other team sport in Lakota East's 20-year history. Since 1969, the Hawks 7th league golf title ranks them behind Fairfields 12 overall GMCchampionships, followed by Middletowns total of 9.

It was a dramatic ending at the final hole on Thursday. East and Mason were about even after the Comets had surged back from a day one 9-stroke deficit. East's Kyle Schmidt landed his 2nd shot within 5 feet of the hole on #18, then dropped his eagle putt to seal the win. Schmidt, only a sophomore, was named the GMC Player of the Year for his two day total of 139 (two off the GMC all-time record).

“I am so proud of this team, and how they have responded to adversity this year," said 2016 GMC Coach of the Year Jeff Combs." All of the guys contributed to the win and were grinding til the end."

"They shot lights out in the 1st round, and then took a few good shots from a very talented and well coached Mason squad. Going into our back nine our lead had been erased, and it appeared we might be down by a shot or 2. Drew Mahon went -1 on his last 3 holes, Will Schmidt birdied 18, and of course Kyle Schmidt Eagles the 520yard # 18 with a large gallery watching."

Alex Dunaway, Drew Mahon, and Kyle Schmidt earned 1st team All GMC honors. Peyton Houston, Ben Irvin and Will Schmidt each received 2nd team All GMC recogniton. See all scores below:

1. Kyle Schmidt 10 67 72 139
2. Will Schmidt 12 80 79 159
3. Ben Irvin 12 75 83 158
4. Drew Mahon 11 75 78 153
5. Alex Dunaway 11 74 79 153
6. Peyton Houston 9 81 79 160

Complete results are also posted at: http://www.baumspage.com/golf/gevent.php?peventID=62&table=C

Congratulations to the East boys JV team who shot a blistering 325 last week to win the GMC JV event.

East is the top ranked team in the latest city polls. The Hawks will begin preparing to defend their Sectional title on Tuesday, Oct. 4th back at Glenview.

From Coach Combs...

JV:
OUR Jv squad finished off the year in serious fashion by winning the GMC tourney, and then winning the Centerville Inv! The latter is the best field we play in all year, and the men beat teams like Upper Arlington, Dublin Jerome and Centerville, which are all 3 state powers. SO proud of the way this squad attacks their rounds and finds a way to bring good scores in. So much potential here-----so let’s keep working!

Varsity Silver:
Our men ended their season with a solid victory against Elder at the ELKS. Not bad for a squad that brought home 2 Inv. wins this year! I am very happy how this squad worked hard on their games throughout the year----not laying off at the end of the season. TRUE team attitudes!

POST SEASON:
The post season is upon us. We have OHSAA Sectionals this coming Tuesday at Gleniew G.C. TOP 4 teams and individuals advance to Districts. Districts (really regionals) is at Beavercreek G.C. on Thursday Oct.13th. Top 3 TEAMS and Individuals advance to STATE---at OSU Scarlet. Follow this link if you like HS Golf history: http://swdab.org/Boys%20Golf/golf.htm

First, the enquirer did a nice article on our varsity squad yesterday and the link is here: http://www.cincinnati.com/story/sports/high-school/ohio-high-school/2016/09/29/gmc-champs-lakota-east-golf-motivated-postseason/91264646/

 

9/26 Upper Arlington Invite @ Virtues Course         CANCELLED
9/28 St. Xavier @ Oasis         CANCELLED
10/1 Vandalia Butler Invite @ Cassel Hills GC         CANCELLED
10/4 Sectional @ Glenview        

Boys Golf Repeats As Sectional Champs!

Lakota East Boys Golf team made it "back-to-back" Sectional Champs yesterday winning the title yesterday with a sizzling team score of 306. Overall it was East's thrid Sectional title. The Hawks outdistanced Mason (311), Loveland (311) and Moeller (313). The top four teams now qualify for the Southwest District Championships.

Kyle Schmidt was his usual steady self with an even par 72. Ben Irvin was extremely solid all day and came in with a great, 2 over par, 74! Next was Will Schmidt with a 78, Alex Dunaway with an 82 (birdie on his last hole), and Drew Mahon with an 85.

The District Champioships will be held on Thursday, Oct. 13th at Beavercreek GC. District will qualify three (3) teams and the three (3) individual low scorers not on a qualifying team to the State Tournament, October 21 - 22, 2016 at OSU Scarlet GC.

10/13 District @ Beavercreek        

Boy Golf State Bound!!!

The Lakota East Boys Golf team continued their magical run in the postseason on Thursday at the Southwest District Championships at Beavercreek GC. For the 2nd time in school history the Thunderhawks qualifited for the OHSAA State Championships next week. The Hawks last made the trip to Columbus as a team in the fall of 2008 when they won the overall District Title that year. They went on to a 7th place finish at state.

East finished third overall with a team score of 309 for the 2016 tourney. The top three teams in the district earned state berths. Centerville was first with a 303, followed by St. Xavier with a team score 305.

Senior Will Schmidt paced East with a 1-over-par 37-36—73 good for a third place tie among the well over 100 competitors. Senior Ben Irvin (38-39—77), sophomore Kyle Schmidt (41-37—78) and junior Alex Dunaway (39-42—81) also scored for the Thunderhawks. Junior Drew Mahon added a 43-42—85.

“Those guys were all phenomenal players," said head coach Jeff Combs. “We had more than five guys that could go under par, and this group’s about the same way .It’s so hard to get to state and you can’t take it for granted."

East was the Greater Miami Conference and Cincinnati East sectional team champion this season. The last GMC school to earn a state boys title was Lakota West in 2000. The state tournament will be held next Friday and Saturday at Ohio State University’s Scarlet Course in Columbus.

BOYS GOLF HEADED TO STATE!


The 2016 Thunderhawk Boys Golf Team will be one of 18 Division 1 teams to compete for an OHSAA Championship this coming weekend.  For the 2nd time in school history the Thunderhawks qualifited for the OHSAA State Championships.  The state tournament will be held next Friday and Saturday at Ohio State University’s Scarlet Course in Columbus.  The Hawks will tee off on the back 9 at 9:00 am on Friday morning.  A special state sendoff will take place on Wednesday morning at the high school beginning promptly at 9:45 AM.

GO HAWKS.....WIN STATE!

 

10/21-10/22 State at OSU Scarlet GC        

East Boys Golf Ends Season at State!

Lakota East Boys Golf ended their magical 2016 where many teams would hope too...at the State Championships. The Thunderhawks season played out as a special year for this talented group of outstanding golfers. East finished 7th overall on a rain shortend tourney last Saturday in OSU's Scarlet Course in Columbus. It was East's first state appearance since 2008.

"Very proud of my guys," said East head coach Jeff Combs. "We finished 7th out of 12. We definitely had a goal of winning the tourney, and liked our chances once we were rained out on Friday"

Senior Will Schmidt played absolutely flawlessly (78--t-22nd) in his final event as a Thunderhawk. He struck the ball so solidly that the 30 MPH winds rarely effected his ball flight. His never give up and positive attitude was our inspiration all year, and he definitely led East emotionally and physically this week. Brother, Kyle Schmidt also shot 78 and tied for 22nd overall and showed that he will be a force in coming years in the State of Ohio. The two brother competitors finished in a virtual tie for 22nd at State.

Juniors Alex Dunaway and Drew Mahon rounded out the scores kept for us with 82 and 83 respectively. Senior Ben Irvin shot an 86 to finish off a very successful senior year at East.

The Hawks have very much to be proud of and look forward too. Congratulations to all the players and coaches on a "Season to Remember"!

           

BOYS GOLF SEASON HIGHLIGHTS

The Boys Golf Program had a "Season to Remember" in 2016. Few boys golf programs in the state have had the level of success and consistency over the past several years as the East Boys program. The Hawks magical season season ended in the State Tournament where they made their 2nd appearance and finished 7th overall. The Hawks continued to dominate the GMC, winning their 3rd consecutive title. The boy's golf team has won more GMC Championships than any other team sport in Lakota East's 20-year history. Their were many individual accomplishments by an extremely talented group of seniors and underclassman. The Hawks return a strong contingent of underclassman next season to carry on the East Boys Golf excellence in 2017.


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Girls Golf

Date
Event
Team Placings
Medalist(s)
Other East Scores
Stats
Event Notes
8/5 Oak Hills won     1-0

8.5.16
Lakota East vs. Oak Hills at Four Bridges Country Club
Lakota East starts the season off with a strong GMC victory over Oak Hills.  Led by Natalie Hamilton’s 42, the ladies posted 184.  Great start to the season.
East wins 184 – 199
Medalist – Natalie Hamilton 42
Liz Springer – 46
Jayde Tyler – 46
Camryn Eddy – 50
Taylor Reynolds – 51
Kenzie Harris – 55

8/8 Fairfield Invite         The Fairfield Invite on August 8th was cancelled due to weather related issues.
8/9 Sycamore Invite 5th      

Sycamore Invitational
Lakota East Girls Golf battled the heat and finished a strong 5th out of 19 teams, led by Junior Natalie Hamilton’s 80 (individually tied for 8th place overall) and Freshman Camryn Eddy’s 83.
Score 342
Natalie Hamilton – 80
Camryn Eddy – 83
Liz Springer – 87
Sydney Bode – 92
Grace Honigford – 96
Leah McCain – 105

8/10 Middletown Invite         The Middletown Invite on August 10th was cancelled due to weather related issues.
8/12 West/Princeton/ Colerain       3-1

8.12.16
Quad Match – Lakota East/Lakota West/Colerain/Princeton at Green Crest Golf Course
Lakota West – 173
Lakota East – 178
Colerain – 190
Princeton – 270
Lakota East Girls lowered their score from the first match, but it wasn’t enough to take first place.  The girls came in 2nd place, led by Freshman Grace Honigford who fired her season low 42.
Grace Honigford – 42
Liz Springer – 44
Natalie Hamilton – 45
Camryn Eddy – 47
Sydney Bode – 49
Kenzie Harris – 53

Next up East will host CHCA on Thursday, Aug. 17th.

8/17 CHCA

East 215

CHCA 250

    4-1

After heavy rains last Wednesday, the ladies golf team battled extremely wet conditions at Four Bridges Country Club to outlast CHCA 215-250. The Hawks were led by junior Kenzie Harris who was the medalist and shot her low score of the season, 45. Sees scors below:


Kenzie Harris - 45
Leah McCain - 55
Taylor Reynolds - 57
Lauren Michael - 58
Jayde Tyler - 59
Autumn Kistner - 64

Next up East will participate in the Lady Elks Invite today (Monday).

8/22 Lady Elks Invite        

Lakota East Girls notched another top 5 finish at the Lady Elks Invitational at Yankee Trace on Monday. The ladies battled soggy and soft conditions to post a 379 to finish in 5th place. Natalie Hamilton was the low Lady Thunderhawk with a score of 91.

Natalie Hamilton – 91
Camryn Eddy – 92
Liz Springer – 98
Grace Honigford – 98
Kenzie Harris – 103

Next up East will battle St. Ursula on Tuesday, Aug. 30th.

8/30 St. Ursula       5-1

The level play of Lakota East Girls Golf was enough to outlast St. Ursula 179-183 at Green Crest Golf Course on Tuesday, August 30. St. Ursula's Isabel York shot 39 and took medalist honors, but the Lady Thunderhawks showed consistency with 5 scores in the 40's and won by 4 strokes. Junior Natalie Hamilton had the low score for Lakota East with a 43.

Natalie Hamilton 43
Liz Springer 44
Grace Honigford 46
Taylor Reynolds 46
Kenzie Harris 49
Sydney Bode 52

Next up East will host Seton on Wednesday, Aug. 31st.

8/31 Seton       6-1

On Wednesday, August 31, the Lady Hawks Golf Team beat Seton 172-178. It was a tight battle at Neumann Golf Course, but the Hawks were able to come away with a victory thanks in part to Junior Liz Springer's career low round, 3 over par, 38. Springer also earned medalist honors.

Liz Springer 38
Natalie Hamilton 40
Grace Honigford 46
Sydney Bode 48
Kenzie Harris 59

Next up East will host Mason on Tuesday, Sept. 6th.

9/6 Mason       6-2 The Thunderhawk girls golf team battled Mason at Four Bridges Country Club on Tuesday, September 6. It was a great duel, but Mason edged Lakota East by 2 strokes, 181-179. Freshman Grace Honigford was low East players shooting a 43.

Grace Honigford 43
Liz Springer 44
Natalie Hamilton 47
Camryn Eddy 47
Taylor Reynolds 50
Leah McCain 51

Next up for the Thunderhawks is a match versus Mount Notre Dame on Thursday, September 6 at Four Bridges Country Club.
9/8 Mt. Notre Dame       7-2 On Thursday, September 8, the Thunderhawks stormed past Mount Notre Dame, winning 177-232. The Hawks were led by Juniors Natalie Hamilton and Liz Springer, who shot 41 and 42. Natalie's 41 led the field to earn medalist for the match.

Natalie Hamilton 41
Liz Springer 42
Jayde Tyler 47
Grace Honigford 47
Sydney Bode 49
Taylor Reynolds 53

Up next, the ladies face Seton High School, Monday, September 12. The GMC Tournament is Wednesday, September 14 and Friday, September 16 at Glenview.
9/12
@ Seton
      8-2 The Lady Thunderhawks outplayed Seton at The Golf Center at Kings Island on September 13, 179-192. The Lady Thunderhawks were led by Freshman Grace Honigford who shot a 42.

Grace Honigford 42
Leah McCain 45
Camryn Eddy 46
Taylor Reynolds 46
Lauren Michael 51
Kenzie Harris 59

Next up for the Lady Thunderhawks is the GMC Championship on September 14 and 16 at Walden Ponds Golf Course.
9/14-9/16 GMC        

Congratulations to the Hawk Girls Golf team who battled at the GMC Championships this past week at Walden Ponds. We finished in 4th place and showed a lot of promise for what is to come. Special hi 5's to Freshman Grace Honigford for shooting a career low 75 on Friday, which was also tied for the second lowest round of the tournament! Her 87-75=162 earned her 7th place individually and earned 1st Team All GMC. Freshman Camryn Eddy also earned 1st Team All GMC, shooting 83-85=168 and finished 8th individually. Junior Natalie Hamilton finished 16th individually and Junior Liz Springer finished 17th individually. Both Natalie and Liz eared 2nd Team All GMC Honors. See scores below:

Grace Honigford 87-75=162
Camryn Eddy 83-85=168
Natalie Hamilton 87-89=176
Liz Springer 88-89=177
Jayde Tyler 87-101=188
Sydney Bode 98-94=192

The Sectionals are two weeks away. Next up East is at Fairfiled today, Sept. 19th.

9/19 @ Fairfield       8-3

The Hawks fell to Sycamore on September 20 at the very difficult Blue Ash Golf Course, 187-198. The Lady Hawks were led by Freshman Grace Honigford who shot a 47.

Grace Honigford 47
Natalie Hamilton 49
Taylor Reynolds 51
Camryn Eddy 51
Liz Springer 54
Leah McCain 54

Next for the Thunderhawks is their final GMC match of the season against Hamilton on September 22 at Indian Ridge Golf Course.


9/22 @ Hamilton       9-3

The Lady Thunderhawks took down Hamilton on September 22, 182-198. The girls were led by Sophomore Taylor Reynolds and Freshman Leah McCain who both fired a 43 at Indian Ridge Golf Course.

Taylor Reynolds 43
Leah McCain 43
Sydney Bode 48
Kenzie Harris 48
Jayde Tyler 50
Lauren Michael 56

Next up East will visit Springboro on Tuesday, Sept. 27th.

9.27 @ SPRINGBORO       9-4

The Thunderhawk girls golf team fell to an inspired Springboro team at the final match of the season on September 27. Springboro celebrated senior night by having 2 players shoot even par and posted their team low for the season. Junior Liz Springer led the Thunderhawks with a 40, but it wasn't enough to beat the Boro. Team totals were 161-175.

Liz Spinger 40
Natalie Hamilton 44
Camryn Eddy 45
Sydney Bode 46
Grace Honigford 48
Taylor Reynolds 51

East Girls will play in the SW Sectional at Walden Ponds on Wednesday, Oct. 5th. Each sectional will qualify four (4) teams and the four (4) individual low scorers not on a qualifying team to the District Tournament at Glenview Golf Club, Tuesday, October 11, 2016 (Rain date Wednesday, October 12, 2016).

10/5

SECTIONAL

at Walden Ponds

       

Lakota East Girls Golf is District BOUND!! Congratulations to the Thunderhawks who finished 3rd at the Sectional Tournament on Wednesday, punching their ticket to Districts. The top four teams at the event were; Sycamore, Springboro, East and McAuley.

Freshman Grace Honigford led the way shooting an 83. It was a difficult day for scoring, but the ladies battled to shoot 349 as a team, only 3 shots out of 2nd place.

Grace Honigford 83
Natalie Hamilton 87
Taylor Reynolds 87
Liz Springer 92
Camryn Eddy 98

The East girls are now preparing for Tuesday's District Championships at Glenview Golf Course. District will qualify three (3) teams and the three (3) individual low scorers not on a qualifying team to the State Tournament, October 21 - 22, 2016.

10/11

DISTRICT

At Glenview

       

The Thunderhawk girls golf team finished the season on Tuesday with a bang, nearly qualifying for the State Tournament. At Glenview Golf Course for the District Championship, the ladies battled fast, undulating greens to finish with a 347. McAuley’s #1 player shot a tournament low 74 to push her team by us with a 346. The Hawks were led by Junior Natalie Hamilton’s 84 and finished 4th at the District Championship. Natalie finished tied for 14 out of 77 competitors. Centerville was the only other team to have 3 ladies finish in the Top 20. See scores below:

Lakota East
Junior Natalie Hamilton 84 (T14)
Sophomore Taylor Reynolds 86 (T16)
Freshman Grace Honigford 87 (T19)
Junior Liz Springer 90 (T27)
Freshman Camryn Eddy 94 (T39)

District Top 5 Teams (Top 3 qualify for State Tournament)
Centerville 334
Ursuline 343
McAuley 346
Lakota East 347
Sycamore 349

Congratulations to our girls and Coach Powell on a great fall season!

           

Season recap

Under 1st year head coach Gene Powell, the Lakota East Girls Golf team finished strong in 2016 almost qualifying for the state tourney. The Hawks missed the cutoff by only 1 stroke with a District finish of 4th overall ahead of many elite teams in our area. The team had a 3rd place finish at the Sectional. In addition to their postseason success, East girls had top 5 placings at the Lady Elk and Sycamore Invite. The Hawks were 4th overall in the GMC. The team had an impressive 9-4 record in head-to-head matches this season.

             

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Boys Soccer
Date
Opponent

W/L

Score

Overall
Record

GMC
Record

Game Summary
8/23 Loveland @ 7:15 won 3-0 1-0 0-0

The Lakota East Boys Soccer Team started off their season on a positive note on Tuesday night at home, notching a win over the visiting Loveland Tigers by a score of 3-0. The Hawks struck early in the 2nd minute of the game with a goal by senior forward, Austin Eldridge as he beat the goal keeper to a ball played behind the Tiger’s defense by senior, Nathan Miller. Midway through the first half, East struck again with a ball played out of the back from senior captain, Nathan Ekberg, that connected with senior forward, Ilias Boujlil, who beat the last Loveland defender and placed the ball past their goal keeper, making the score 2-0. That score would remain going into the 2nd half, until sophomore midfielder, Andrew Macedo, got his first career varsity goal, by finding space behind the Tiger’s outside defender and following up his own rebound and placing the ball in the net.


The Hawk’s defense, led by senior captains, Jack Harper and Nathan Ekberg, and seniors Logan Combs and Bryan Moriarty, limited the Tiger’s scoring opportunities, helping senior goal keeper, Connor Rehling get the shut out. Rehling recorded 3 saves on the match.


The Hawks return to action Thursday at home against the visiting Milford Eagles. Game time is set for 7:00.

8/25 Milford @ 7:00 won 5-0 2-0 0-0

The Lakota East boy’s soccer team continued their winning ways last night with another shutout victory over the Milford Eagles by a score of 5-0. After 39 minutes of scoreless soccer, junior captain, Jak Birdsong, struck a ball 30 yards out, finding the top shelf of the goal.

That goal would give the Hawk’s the momentum they needed going into the 2nd half as the scoring opportunities came more frequent and the Hawk’s capitalized on 4 of them. Senior forward, Ilias Boujlil, added 2 more goals to his season after outrunning Milford’s backline twice and finding the back of the net. Senior forward, Austin Eldridge, added a goal after finding space behind the last defender and senior midfielder, Nathan Miller, would score his first career varsity goal on the night with a scramble in the mouth of the goal. Jak Birdsong assisted on two of the Hawk’s goals.


For the 2nd game in a row, the Hawk’s defense would limit the visiting team’s scoring opportunities and preserve the shutout. Senior goal keeper, Connor Rehling, recorded 3 saves on the evening and earned his 2nd shutout of the season.


The Hawk’s go on the road starting next Thursday, September 1st to LaSalle to begin a 4 game road trip.

9/1 @ LaSalle @ 7:00 tie 0-0 2-0-1 0-0

The boy’s soccer team came to a draw in last night’s game against the LaSalle Lancers by a score of 0-0. In the first half it appeared it’d be a matter of minutes until the Hawk’s would get the go ahead goal, as they out possessed the Lancers, creating more scoring opportunities. The Hawk’s would go into halftime unable to capitalize on their chances.

The Hawk’s defense got more of a test in the second 40 minutes as LaSalle upped their pressure and kept the ball in East’s defensive area for the majority of the half. East defenders, Nathan Ekberg and Bryan Moriarty, helped keep the shut out for the Hawks as they both recorded a goal line save from two Lancer scoring opportunities. Goal Keeper, Conner Rehling, and the Hawk’s defense recorded their third shutout in three games this year.


The Hawk’s continue their road trip this Tuesday has they head to Centerville to play the Elks.

9/6 @ Centerville @ 7:15 won 5-1 3-0-1  

The boys soccer team displayed a strong perfmance in last nights victory over the Centerville Elks by a score of 5-1. The Hawks took early control of the game when senior, Ilias Boujlil, found his senior teammate, Austin Eldridge, in the middle of the the Hawks attacking third of the field who then fired a shot past the outstretched goal keeper making the score 1-0. Minutes later, it would be Eldridge who would return the favor to Boujlil, by slottiing the ball to Boujlil who was making a hard run past the Elk denfense and then after collecting the ball, was able push it passed the goal keeper, extending the lead to 2-0. Before the first half would end, senior captain, Nathan Ekberg, would score a header goal off a Hawk's corner kick taken by senior capatin, Jack Harper making the score 3-0.


The Hawk's would start the 2nd half the same as the 1st by taking control of the game, and then midway through, capatalize on another Hawk corner kick. This time it would be senior, Trevor Coffman who found the back of the net from junior captain, Jak Birdsong's corner kick making the score 4-0. Midway through the half, the Hawk's would conceive a handball penalty in the box, which the Elks captalized on making the score 4-1. East senior, Bryce Perrigo, would put one more in the net moments later with high pressure on an Elk denfender, stripping the ball away from him and striking the ball past the keeper making the score 5-1. With 13 minutes to play in the game, the Hawks found themselves having to play a man down when senior goal keeper, Conner Rehling, was ejected from the match after receiving a red card penalty. Sophomore backup keeper, Ethan Rottenberger, and the Hawks defense were able to keep the Elks out of the net for the remainder of the match.


The Hawks (3-0-1) open up their GMC play this Thursday on the road at Hamilton.

9/8 @ Hamilton 7:00 tied 1-1 3-0-2 0-0-1
The boys soccer team tied Hamilton last night by a score of 1-1. Hamilton struck first 12 minutes into the game, as a Hamilton attacker found a gap between the Hawk's defense and fired a shot past East sophomore goal keeper, Ethan Rottenberger. Three minutes later, the game was delayed due to lightning. The game would resume 45 minutes later and the first half would come to an end. With potential of additional bad weather approaching, the Hawk's had to work fast to get the equaling goal and with 7 minutes into the half, junior captain, Jak Birdsong's corner kick, connected with senior, Austin Eldridge to even the score at 1-1. Two minutes later lightning was spotted in the area and play was never resumed after that point making the final score 1-1.
The Hawks finish up their road trip tomorrow evening as they head to Fairmont High School.
9/10 @ Fairmont 5:00PM         The boys soccer game at Fairmont on Saturday was cancelled due to weather issues. East (3-0-2) will host top ranked Mason (5-0) on Tuesday night.
9/13 Mason 7:15 lost 3-0 3-1-2 0-1-1

The Thunderhawks dropped their first game of the season to Mason on Tuesday 3-0. The Hawks held the top ranked Comets to 1-0 thru the first half, but allowed a couple of goals later in the contest.

Next up East (3-1-2, 0-1-1) will look to return to their winning ways when they visit Princeton on Thursday night.

9/15 @ Princeton 7:00 lost 1-0 3-2-2 0-2-1

The East Thunderhawks fell to Princeton on Thursday night 1-0. The Hawks could not capitalize on offensive chances in their half of the field and the Vikings made their one goal count.

East gets back into action on Saturday when they visit Springboro for a 7:15 start.

9/17 @ Springboro 7:15 tied 1-1 3-2-3 0-2-1

East tied Springboro 1-1 last Saturday night at the Panthers home field.

The Hawks (3-2-3) will host Colerain this Tuesday night at 7:15.
9/20 Colerain 7:15 won 4-2 4-2-3 1-2-1

The boy’s soccer team returned to their winning ways and notched their first GMC victory last night against the visiting Colerain Cardinals by a score of 4 -2. The Hawks drew first blood midway through the first half when junior, Ethan Fine scored his first varsity goal 8 yards out from the box. After having a goal called back from the officials earlier in the half, senior, Bryce Perrigo found the back of the net again to extend the lead 2-0 going into half time.

The Cardinals wouldn’t go away quietly as they were successful in tying the score at 2-2 in the second half. The Hawks found the resiliency to respond after senior, Nathan Miller drew a foul in the goal box, earning a penalty kick that junior captain, Jak Birdsong capitalized on making the score 3-2. Moments later, senior, Trevor Coffman extended the lead to 4-2 after finding space behind Colerain’s defense. Goal Keeper, Conner Rehling recorded 4 saves on the match.

The Hawks go back on the road and continue GMC play against Middletown on Thursday, Sept. 22nd.

9/22 @ Middletown 7:00 won 4-0 5-2-3 2-2-1

The boys soccer team earned another shut-out victory in last night’s game against Middletown by a score of 4-0. Senior, Ilias Boujlil got the Hawks on the board 28 minutes into the game as he beat the Middies last defender and placed the ball behind the goal keeper making the score 1-0. That score would stand through the first half.

The Hawks looked dominant in the 2nd half possessing the ball and patiently waiting for opportunities to score. Moments into the 2nd half senior, Trevor Coffman received a pass from sophomore, Andrew Macedo and took on the outside Middie defender then fired a shot inside the near post past the goalie extending the lead to 2-0. With momentum on their side, senior, Bryan Moriarty found space down the channel of the field and crossed the ball to his on running teammate, senior Nathan Miller who put the ball away making the score 3-0. Before the game would end the Hawks would get one more past Middletown when Coffman played a ball overtop the back line to teammate, junior Ethan Fine, who found his 2nd goal in two games making the final score 4-0. The Hawks defense, consisting of seniors Jack Harper, Nathan Ekberg, Logan Combs and Bryan Moriarty were able to limit and shut down the GMC’s top goal scorer and preserved the shut-out for senior goal keeper, Conner Rehling who recorded one save.

The Hawks (5-2-3) travel back to Fairmont on Saturday to play a rescheduled game against the Kettering Fairmont Firebirds.

9/24 Fairmont won 2-1 6-2-3 2-2-1

The boys soccer team strung their third win in a row after beating the Fairmont Firebirds on Saturday by a score of 2-1. Midway through the first half senior, Ilias Boujlil crossed a ball behind the Firebird defense that connected with senior, Nathan Miller, who fired a shot past the outstretched goal keeper, giving the Hawks a 1-0 lead into halftime. Ten minutes into the 2nd half, junior captain, Jak Birdsong sent a ball overtop the defense’s backline to senior, Trevor Coffman who extended the Hawk’s lead to 2-0. Three minutes later the Firebirds responded by firing a shot past senior goal keeper, Conner Rehling, shorting the lead 2-1. The Hawks defense held tough for the remainder of the match securing the victory.


The Hawks (6-2-3) return home this Thursday as they host the visiting Fairfield Indians to resume GMC play.

9/29 Fairfield 7:00 won 1-0 7-2-3 3-2-1

The boys soccer team made it 4 wins in a row in last night’s 1-0 victory over the Fairfield Indians. The Hawks possessed the ball well in the first half and limited Fairfield’s chances on goal keeping the score 0-0 going into half. The Hawks created more corner kick opportunities than the Indians by a ratio of 7-2. Midway through the 2nd half the Hawks would capitalize on one of their corner kick opportunities when senior captain, Jack Harper’s kick connected with sophomore, Andrew Macedo, who headed the ball past the goal keeper making the score 1-0. Later in the half senior defender, Bryan Moriarty can up big for the Hawk’s defense when he made a goal line save to help preserve the win and the shut-out. Senior goal keeper, Conner Rehling recorded 6 saves on the night and earned his 5 shut-out of the season.


The Hawks go back on the road Tuesday, Oct. 4th to Oak Hills.

10/4 @ Oak Hills 7:00 won 1-0 8-2-3 4-2-1

The East boys soccer team won their 5th match in a row last night against Oak Hills by a score of 1-0. The Hawks scored the lone goal of the match 10 minutes into the game. Junior captain, Jak Birdsong connected a pass to senior teammate, Trevor Coffman who fired a shot past the Highlander goal keeper. The Hawks defense held strong for the remainder of the match securing their 6th shut-out of the year. Senior goal keeper, Conner Rehling recorded 4 saves on the evening.


The Hawks return home Saturday to host Walnut Hills High School at 3:00 pm.

10/8 Walnut Hills 3:00 won 2-1 9-2-3 4-2-1

The boys soccer team earned their 6th win in a row on Saturday, defeating Walnut Hills by a score of 2-1. The Hawks struck first, 10 minutes into the game when a long throw-in by freshman, Brady Shapiro connected with senior Trevor Coffman. Moments later, another long throw-in, this time by senior Austin Eldridge who found junior captain, Jak Birdsong who took the air out of the ball and placed it past the keeper extending the lead 2-0. Before the 1st half would end, Walnut Hills capitalized on a penalty kick, shortening the lead to 2-1.

The 2nd half presented opportunities for the Hawks to extend the lead, but were unable to capitalized on them. Goal Keeper Conner Rehling recorded 7 saves on the match.

East enters the final week of the regular season with a 9-2-3 ovearll record (4-2-1 GMC). The Hawks take on the visiting Lakota West Firebirds this Tuesday at 7:15pm for Senior Night.

 

10/11 Lakota West 7:15 lost 3-2 9-3-3 4-3-1

The boy’s soccer team fell to the other team last evening by a score of 3-2. The Hawks showed strength in the opening 20 minutes and took an early lead when senior Ilias Boujlil, slotted a ball to senior teammate, Austin Eldridge who shot the ball past the goal keeper making the score 1-0. Moments later there was a scramble in front of the Hawk’s goal and the ball deflected off the opponent and bounced past the Hawk’s keeper evening the score at 1-1. As the Hawk’s battled to regain momentum, they found themselves down 2-1 when their opponent weaved through the defense and got the go ahead goal before the half would end.

Early in the 2nd half the Hawks fell further behind as their opponent once again found space behind the defense and increased their lead 3-1. East wouldn’t go down without a fight as with 15 minutes remaining in the match, junior captain, Jak Birdsong sent a ball into the box that connected with senior captain, Nathan Ekberg, who headed the ball past the keeper making the score 3-2. Though East continued to fight to get the equalizing goal, time expired leaving the final score at 3-2. The Hawks honored 11 seniors last night for senior night. Those seniors were Bryce Perrigo, Nathan Miller, Bryan Moriarty, Logan Combs, Trevor Coffman, Ilias Boujlil, Austin Eldridge, Nathan Ekberg, Keagan Shapiro, Jack Harper, and Conner Rehling.

The Hawks look to bounce back as they finish their regular season at Sycamore tomorrow evening.

10/13 @ Sycamore 7:00 lost 3-1 9-4-3 4-4-1

The boys soccer team suffered their 2nd loss in row last night against Sycamore by a score of 3-1. The Aviators struck first, 8 minutes into the game, but the Hawks were able to respond 2 minutes later when senior, Bryce Perrigo, connected a pass with senior, Trevor Coffman, to even the score at 1-1. Before the Half would end, Sycamore beat a Hawk defender on the weak side of the box from a crossed ball to retake the lead 2-1. Senior goal keeper, Conner Rehling, had a busy night as he was called on to make 21 saves in the match, but the Aviators were able to slip another goal by in the 2nd half extending the lead to 3-1 and clinching the GMC title.

The Hawks will strive to make a run in the upcoming postseason. East grabbed the #4 seed in the upcoming Sectional. They will host the winner of the Princeton/Loveland contest on Thursday, Oct. 20th.

10/20

SECTIONAL

vs. Loveland

@ East 7:00

won 4-3 PK 10-4-3  

The boys soccer team advanced in the OHSAA tournament by defeating the Loveland Tigers in an overtime penalty shootout in last night’s rainy match. The Hawks kept the ball on their offensive half of the field for the majority of the match and although created chances to take a lead, were stopped by Loveland’s goal keeper. The defense held strong throughout the evening, limiting the Tigers to 5 shots on goal and only one corner kick. East had 12 corner kick opportunities but were unable to capitalize.


After 80 minutes of regulation play and 30 minutes of overtime play, the score remained 0-0 and would be decided in a pk shootout. The Hawks were elected to shoot first. Junior captain, Jak Birdsong stepped up first for the Hawks and successfully buried his shot putting pressure on the first Tiger shooter. Senior goal keeper, Conner Rehling made a great read on Loveland’s first attempt, but the ball deflected past him, evening the shootout at 1-1.

Senior, Austin Eldridge, looked to put the Hawks back in the lead as the 2nd shooter, but was denied by the Tiger goal keeper, putting the advantage in their favor. After Loveland’s 2nd shooter shot the ball under a diving Rehling, putting the Tigers up 2-1, it was up to senior captain, Jack Harper to keep the Hawk’s hopes alive.

As he’s done in the past, he fired his shot past Loveland’s keeper evening the shootout to 2-2. In another close save attempt, Loveland’s third shooter placed his shot just out of Rehling’s reach keeping the shootout in their favor 3-2.

The pressure then fell to senior, Bryce Perrigo, who calmly stepped up to the 12 yard penalty mark and fired his shot in the net evening the score to 3-3. The odds evened, when Loveland’s fourth shooter sent his shot over the crossbar setting up East’s fifth shooter senior, Logan Combs to keep momentum for the Hawks.

After the referee signaled for Combs to shoot, he successfully placed his shot past the Tiger’s goal keeper giving East a 4-3 lead and putting the pressure on Loveland’s last shooter. With suspense heavy in the stadium, East’s boys celebrated after watching the fifth Tiger shooter sail his shot over the crossbar, giving the Hawk’s the victory and advancing them to the sectional finals on Monday night.

The Hawk’s will take on #2 seeded Anderson at Princeton High School at 7:00pm.

10/24

SECTIONAL FINAL

vs. Anderson

@ West

lost 3-0 10-5-3 4-4-1

The Lakota East boys soccer team saw their 2016 season come to an end Monday night in the Sectional final against Anderson. The Tigers (#2 seed) got a 3-0 win over the Hawks and move on to District. East ends their season at 10-5-3.

Congratulations to the players and coaches on another fine season.

           

BOYS SOCCER SEASON HIGHLIGHTS

The Lakota East boys soccer team continued their tradition of being one of the strong programs in the Cincy area in 2016. East was constantly ranked as a top 10 team in the polls throughout season.The Hawks won 10 matches during the season including a 6 match winning streak. They earned big wins over always tough Centerville, Milford and Fairfield. The GMC was a close race with several points separating the top 5 teams. East was playing for a league title up until their final GMC contest. The Hawks return a bevy underclassman in 2017 to make a run at a GMC title.

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Girls Soccer

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Record

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Game Summary
8/23 @ Seton won 3-1 1-0 0-0

Lakota East Women’s Soccer Victorious in Season Opener

The Lakota East women's soccer team kicked off its 2016 season with a 3-1 win on the road versus Seton. The Hawks tallied the first goal on a corner kick by freshman Mackenzie Bierman that was finished in dramatic fashion by senior Talia Brown who was covering the far post.  Sophomore Kate Larbes put the Hawks up 2-0 on a direct free kick from 25 yards out.

Shortly after the start of the second half, senior Maggie Boughner eluded several Seton players on an angled run to goal and squared off with the Seton keeper 1v1.  Boughner timed a well-placed shot past the Seton keeper to increase the Hawks’ lead 3-0. The Hawks squandered an opportunity for a shutout for senior keeper Emily Niehaus when a series of defensive miscues allowed a talented Seton forward to score a goal past the outstretched arms of Niehaus, who had two saves in the game.  

The Lakota East JV squad held on for a 4-3 victory over Seton, to earn its first victory, as well. The Hawks will host Centerville on Saturday night at the Hawks Nest.  JV game kicks off at 5 p.m. and the Varsity match at 7 p.m.

GO HAWKS!

8/27 Centerville won 2-1 2-0 0-0

 

The Varsity team stayed tough for 80 minutes to come from behind for a well-earned 2-1 victory against the Centerville Elks on Saturday night at the Hawks Nest.

"Any time you play a strong and historical program like Centerville, you have to be prepared to do battle,” said Head Coach Tom McEwan.  “It is and will always be 80 minutes of grind-it-out soccer."  

The Elks scored first midway through the first half, and that held up until halftime.  But the Thunderhawks came out strong in the second half, scoring two goals and playing tough defense to claim the win.

"The match against the Elks was an emotional one for our players, for many reasons, and collectively as a program we managed to stay focused on the task at hand, said McEwan" 

Senior Talia Brown put the Hawks on the board, converting on a penalty kick after a foul in the box.  The second goal came late in the game on a nice shot from freshman Samantha Dodd, with the assist from sophomore Kate Larbes. Senior Keeper Emily Niehaus had five saves in the win.

McEwan added, “In order for our program to start being recognized, even locally, as a competitive program, we have to continue to win these tough games. Our schedule leaves us very little room for error and every time we step on the pitch we have to be prepared to play hard for the entire match."

The JV team set the tone for the evening games against Centerville securing a 2-1 victory, as well, in the first match of the night. 

"We have a nice blend of experienced players and new players who bring a heightened sense of awareness to the game,” noted McEwan.  “At times, as a coach, it is fun to sit back and watch them play the game.  At others times I can only describe it as frantic soccer.  We have to learn how to play 80 minutes of composed soccer."

The Hawks 2-0-0 face Ursuline Academy on Tuesday, August 30.  Games will be played at the Blue Ash Sports Complex.  JV kicks off at 5 p.m., followed by the Varsity at 7 p.m.

GO HAWKS!

8?30 @ Ursuline tie 0-0 2-0-1 0-0

The Lakota East Women’s Soccer team took on the Ursuline Academy Lions in a match at the Blue Ash Soccer Complex on Tuesday evening.  Temperatures on the field were over 100 degrees, but both sides played 80 minutes of intense soccer and came away with a 0-0 stalemate.

“The Ursuline team is a well-coached group of young ladies who traditionally play a nice brand of soccer,” commented Head Coach Tom McEwan.  “You know when you step on the pitch you are going to get some strong competition.”

The game had plenty of action, on both the offensive and defensive sides of the ball, but neither team was able to finish, resulting in a scoreless tie.

“You can tell you are in a good match when the practice fields next to you stop to watch the last 10 minutes of the game,” noted McEwan.  “As I told the girls before the game, with our schedule, we are not going to get through this season without some blemishes on the record.  And while 0-0 for some might not be a good result, for soccer purists it's actually a decent outcome.”

The JV team played a solid match, but fell to the Lions 2-1.

Next up for the Hawks (2-0-1) is Turpin at home on Thursday, September 1.  JV kicks off at 5 p.m., followed by the Varsity game at 7 p.m.

“Our goal this year is to take each game one at a time and not focus on what is next,” said McEwan.  “The goal is not to be at our best in August, but to be at our best in November.  Thirty percent of our Varsity roster is comprised of freshmen who have never played high school soccer, so it's a given that there will be a learning curve.”     

9/1 Turpin lost 2-0 2-1-1 0-0

The Lakota East Women’s soccer team took on Turpin at the Hawks Nest on Thursday evening.  It was a fast-paced game with opportunities for both sides.  But it was the Spartans that were able to convert twice to hand the Hawks their first loss of the season 2-0.

This game was another step in our process of learning how to complete an 80-minute game,” said Head Coach Tom McEwan.  “We won’t beat too many teams with 75 percent effort.  In the big picture the coaches saw a lot of positives.  We are on the right path; it’s just a matter of being patient."

The Hawks (2-1-1) travel to Stow, Ohio, tomorrow for afternoon games against D1 powerhouse Walsh Jesuit who has won the last four state championships.  JV kicks off at 1 p.m. and Varsity battles the Warriors at 3 p.m.

GO HAWKS!

9/3 @ Walsh Jesuit lost 1-0 2-2-1 0-0

What a great weekend for the women’s soccer team to travel to Stow and face off against Walsh Jesuit, the No.1 team in Ohio and the No.1 team in the nation on Saturday, September 4. Walsh Jesuit has won the last four State Championships and has not lost a game during that time, so the Thunderhawks knew the games would be the most challenging they have played.  

Both the JV and Varsity games were fast-paced and physical.  At the end of each 80-minute match, the Hawks came up short, losing both 1-0.

“We may have come up short on the scoreboard, but we scored major victories in other areas,” said Head Coach Tom McEwan.  “The entire coaching staff could not be any prouder of the effort by both squads. They stepped up and were both competitive against the most storied program in Ohio.”

McEwan noted that the teams had a great group of supporters who made the trip, mostly family and relatives, which meant a lot to the players.  It was also great to see Lakota East Athletic Director Rich Bryant make the 3.5 hour trip to show his support for the program, which was much-appreciated. 

"We keep stats for every game, which tells us a lot, but the one stat you cannot measure is the size of the heart that these young ladies have," said McEwan. "We enter GMC league play this week and it is important for us to stay focused on the lessons these games have taught us."  

The Thunderhawks take on Hamilton at home on Thursday, September 8.  JV kicks off at 5 p.m., followed by the Varsity match at 7 p.m.

GO HAWKS!

9/8 Hamilton won 2-0 3-2-1 1-0

“With the GMC portion of our schedule kicking off, and it was imperative that we continued to play soccer with a purpose and with an elevated intensity,” said Head Coach Tom McEwan.  “Our out-of-league schedule is so brutal that we cannot afford to have slips during league play.”

On Thursday night at home vs. Hamilton, the Hawks didn’t waste time getting on the board, scoring their first goal less than 10 minutes into the game.  Sophomore Kate Larbes found the net on an assist from senior Abigail Mathews.  The second goal came in the second half when junior Alexa Bencic scored with an assist from senior Talia Brown.  That 2-0 score held up, as the Hawks’ defense held Hamilton Big Blue scoreless.

“The weather made things difficult for us all evening, as we battled both rain and wind,” noted McEwan.  “Hamilton has the potential to be dangerous on any given night, so keeping the play in front of us was crucial.  The back line was solid and kept Hamilton in-check.”

Senior Keeper Emily Niehaus recorded at shutout with four saves.

“Over the course of six games we have given up five goals -- the majority of which have come because of minor break downs in our overall style of play,” said McEwan.  “As we get into the heart of our GMC schedule, we need to do a better job of eliminating the minor mistakes that lead to easy goals for opposing teams.”

Lakota East (3-2-1) (GMC1-0-0) will travel to Mason on Tuesday, Sept. 13, to take on the Comets in a key league matchup.  The JV game starts at 5 p.m. and the Varsity game will kick off at 7 p.m.

GO HAWKS!

9/13 @ Mason lost 1-0 3-3-1 1-1

East Battles, but Comes Up Short in 1-0 Loss to Mason

The Lakota East Girls soccer team traveled to Mason on Tuesday evening to take on highly regarded GMC opponent Mason.  Both teams played with intensity and were scoreless at the end of the first half.  It was Mason who scored the lone goal in the second half, defeating East 1-0.

“As the coaching staff has stressed all season, as soon as we stop making mental errors, we will see the results we expect on the field,” said Head Coach Tom McEwan.  “The Mason game was no different.  You cannot allow a quality team like Mason the opportunity to capitalize on a mental error; they will do it every time.” 

“I say after every game, how incredibly pleased I am by the effort of the players as a whole; they truly put forth a tremendous amount of effort to be successful,” said McEwan.  “As a staff, we remain patient and look forward to the game when we put all facets of the game together, both the physical and the mental components.”  

McEwan praised his defensive line.  “The back line has done a tremendous job of shutting down the other teams’ most dangerous players, time and time again,” he noted.  “The goals we give up, almost without exception, are the result of not being engaged 100 percent in the flow of the game at the moment the goal is scored.” 

The JV team came up short, losing to Mason 1-0, as well.

The competition doesn’t get any easier for East (3-3-1) (1-1-0) as they take on the Springboro, ranked No. 9 in the most recent D1 State Poll, at the Hawks Nest on Saturday, September 17.  JV kicks off at 5 p.m., followed by the Varsity match at 7 p.m.

Fans are encouraged to fill the stands on Saturday evening and cheer the Hawks on to victory!

GO HAWKS!

9/17 Springboro lost 2-0 3-4-1 1-1

The Lakota East Thunderhawks took on the Springboro Panthers, currently ranked No. 9 in the D1 state poll, on Saturday evening at the Hawks Nest, falling 2-0. The Panthers struck early, scoring the game’s only two goals in the first eight minutes of the game.  The Hawks worked hard to even the score, and toughened up the defensive effort to not allow any additional goals from the visitors, but were unable to overcome a talented Springboro squad.


“It is no secret that we have one of the toughest schedules in Southwest Ohio, if not Ohio,” noted Head Coach Tom McEwan.  “We put the schedule in place anticipating a youthful squad and the opportunity to allow them to grow from experience. The next three games are against GMC opponents and we need to demonstrate that we have learned from the lessons experienced during the first half of our schedule.”


McEwan added, “Becoming frustrated with an overall record is easy; realizing that we are becoming stronger each game is the difficult part. Culture looks for immediate results, but building a program requires laying a foundation for growth. It cannot be about each game and the subsequent result, instead it has to be about maturing as a team, and as a program. I still think we have our best soccer ahead of us this season,” said McEwan.  “We have been competitive in every match versus some of the top talent in Ohio.  Eventually, it will click and I truly feel it will be worth the lumps we are taking now.”


The JV team played a solid match, scoring a late goal to tie the Panthers 1-1.

The Hawks (3-4-1) (1-1-0) play on Tuesday, September 20, at Colerain.  JV kicks off at 5 p.m., followed by the Varsity game at 7 p.m.

 

9/20 @ Colerain won 3-1 4-4-1 2-1

Lakota East defeated Colerain on Tuesday by a score of 3-1. The Hawks went deep into their lineup to find a spark to help overcome the Colerain Cardinals who took an early 1-0 lead on a long shot from a free kick.  

"Truly a team effort tonight,” said Head Coach Tom McEwan.  “We had a lackluster start to the game and found ourselves in an early hole.  Fortunately, we have a deep and talented team and I am never worried about wholesale substitutions if the game calls for it.  Sometimes you just need to find a spark and you never know who that might come from."  

According to McEwan, "A shift in personnel settled the game down and restored order, which helped set the table for a second half surge in offense."  

Freshman Samantha Dodd came up big, scoring two goals in the second half to put the Hawks ahead 2-1.  Senior Sydney Pinder kept the momentum going, adding a third goal on an assist from sophomore Kate Larbes, to give East the 3-1 win.  Senior keeper Emily Niehaus helped to prevent any further scoring by Colerain, recording four saves.

"Without question our starters struggled to create a rhythm to the game and we just seemed to be out of sync,” said McEwan.  “We have been working on a new attacking set and it just wasn't there the first half."

"We had a number of players accumulate minutes tonight who did a fantastic job when they were on the field,” added McEwan.  “We stress it daily, but to be successful everyone has to stay engaged and be ready to contribute.  Without question that was the case tonight."

Junior Emma Collett earned the team spirit stick.  “She did a great job of staying poised and making us dangerous," noted McEwan.

The Hawks (4-4-1) (2-1-0) take on GMC league opponent Middletown on Thursday, September 22, at the Hawks Nest.  JV kicks off at 5 p.m., followed by the Varsity match at 7 p.m.

GO HAWKS!

9/22 Middletown won 7-2 5-4-1 3-1

The Hawks were too much for the Middletown Middies on Thursday night.  The team did not waste any time, scoring its first goal less than three minutes into the contest, on the way to a 7-2 victory. First goal was scored by senior Sydney Pinder.  The Hawks tallied three more in the first half with goals from sophomore Kate Larbes, freshman Samantha Dodd and freshman Alexia Huon.  Assists came from Dodd, Larbes and senior Maggie Boughner.

Toward the end of the first half, East’s senior keeper Emily Niehaus came out to save a long shot and collided with the oncoming Middletown player in the box, resulting in a questionable yellow card which set up a penalty kick for the Middies. “Emily has been rock-solid for us this year in the net,” said Head Coach Tom McEwan.  “Nothing better than senior leadership in critical positions on any soccer team.  Unfortunately, this play did not go in her favor”

With the yellow card, Niehaus came off the field and junior field player Abby Stoughton stepped in to defend the PK.  “Nothing like putting a ton of stress on a player and asking her to step in on a PK,” said McEwan.  “But as is the game of soccer, the advantage usually goes to the shooter, and so it did in this case.  I am very proud of Abby; she stepped up and did her best, which is all we could ask.  In the end it was an incidental goal that didn't impact the outcome of the match.”

The Hawks picked up three more goals in the second half – one from Boughner and two from senior Talia Brown.  Pinder, freshmen Anna Desalvo and sophomore Jenna Kralik were credited with assists.

“Senior Day, always a very special and emotional day for our program, is this Saturday and we can turn our focus on honoring our eight seniors and facing off against another GMC opponent Princeton,” noted McEwan.  The JV team kicks off at 1 p.m.  On-field ceremony to honor the seniors and their parents will follow the completion of the JV game.  The Varsity match is at 3 p.m.

Come to the Hawks Nest to cheer for our teams and help honor our seniors.  GO HAWKS!

9/24 Princeton won 6-1 6-4-1 4-1

East girls soccer got a 4-1 win over Princeton last Saturday on senior day.

“Senior Day is always a special and memorable day for our program as we honor those players, as well as their parents, who have contributed time and talent to the Lakota East women’s soccer team; and this year’s celebration was no exception,” said Head Coach Tom McEwan.  The Hawks honored were Abby Anderson, Erin Babcock, Maggie Boughner, Talia Brown, Jayde Hoffmann, Abigail Mathews, Emily Niehaus and Sydney Pinder.

The Hawks’ emotions were high and their effort on the field were strong on Saturday.  Senior Erin Babcock and sophomore Kate Larbes each scored two goals, while seniors Talia Brown and Jayde Hoffmann each contributed a goal.  The assists came from senior Abigail Mathews with two and junior Alexa Bencic with one.  Senior keeper Emily Niehaus had one save.

The day was made even more special when senior Abby Anderson, who is recovering from ACL surgery, was able to take the field for the game-opening kickoff.  She received a pass from her sophomore sister Lexie on the kickoff and was able to be a part of this memorable day on the field.  “We are thankful to the Princeton program for its help in making this happen,” noted McEwan.

The JV team had a successful day, as well defeating Princeton 6-1.

Next up for East (6-4-1) (4-1-0) is an away game versus league opponent Fairfield on Thursday, September 29.  JV kicks off at 5 p.n. followed by the Varsity match at 7 p.m.

9/29 @ Fairfield lost 2-1 6-5-1 4-2

East traveled to Fairfield on Thursday evening to take on league opponent the Fairfield Indians.

The fast and aggressive Fairfield team scored two goals in the first half, while holding the Hawks scoreless.  East came out strong in the second half, but could not overcome the deficit, losing 2-1.  Sophomore Kate Larbes scored the lone East goal.  Senior keeper Emily Niehaus had two saves in the contest.

“Tough match versus Fairfield in another GMC battle,” said Head Coach Tom McEwan.  “Right now we are playing for a decent seed in the post-season tournament and a chance to move as deep into the tourney as we can.  We must continue to improve our intensity in our remaining games.”

Lakota East (6-5-1) 4-2-0) will be in action again on Saturday when they take on Sacred Heart Academy (Louisville), one of the top programs in Kentucky with four State championships and 10 Regional championships.
The JV match kicks off at 11 a.m., followed by the Varsity match at 1 p.m.

GO HAWKS!

10/1 Sared Heart won 3-1 7-5-1 4-2

East Beats Top-Ranked Team from Kentucky 3-1

The Lakota East Hawks showed it was up to the challenge on Saturday, defeating the Sacred Heart Academy Valkyries, the No. 1-ranked DI team in Kentucky by a score of 3-1.

“All season we have talked about turning the corner and playing to our potential,” said Head Coach Tom McEwan.  “Our schedule leaves us little room for error, but a great deal of room to challenge ourselves as a team and as individual players.” 

Sacred Heart Academy came in as the top-ranked team in Kentucky by a wide margin, having defeated St. Ursula 4-1 in the Zionsville tournament earlier this year, so the Hawks knew they were a major force.  

“We also talk about a signature win,” said McEwan.  “Playing a tough schedule is great, but eventually you have to show that you are up to the challenge and we did just that on Saturday.  The hope is that the team recognizes that we are capable of achieving great things, if we follow the game plan.”  

The first goal for the Hawks was a 40-yard blast over the keeper’s outstretched arms from sophomore Jenna Kralik, with the assist from junior Abby Stoughton.  The second goal was scored by freshman Samantha Dodd with an assist from sophomore Kate Larbes.  Dodd returned the favor on a nice cross to Larbes who buried the third goal.

“Given the fact that we were missing senior captain Talia Brown to an injury, we knew others had to step up; as a coaching staff, we were pleased with the effort that was shown,” noted McEwan.  Our seniors have provided us with some phenomenal leadership this season.  The old saying about preparing others to lead when you leave is exactly what this class has done so far this year.  They are doing a great job of helping to shape the future of this program.”

This week brings more challenges, as East (7-5-1) (4-2-0) takes on Oak Hills, the first place team in the GMC, on Tuesday at the Hawks Nest.  JV kicks off at 5:30 p.m., followed by the Varsity match at 7:15 p.m.  Wear your Hawks sportswear and come make some noise!

GO HAWKS!

10/4 Oak Hills lost 4-0 7-6-1 4-3

The Hawks were shut out 4-0 on Tuesday night by a tough Oak Hills team, currently first in the GMC with a 7-0-0 record. 

“We simply were not prepared mentally or physically for the game last night,” said Head Coach Tom McEwan.  “Oak Hills was able to do what they wanted, when they wanted to do it.”

On a brighter note, the JV team put forth a solid effort against Oak Hills, punctuated by some incredible saves, to preserve a 1-0 victory.

10/6 @ Lakota West lost 1-0 7-7-1 4-4

The Hawks made the short trip to West on Thursday evening to take on the Firebirds, in a matchup of league and cross-town rivals.  East controlled the tempo of the first half and had several scoring opportunities, but could not convert.  The defense held West in check, resulting in a scoreless first half.  The lone goal game late in the second half when West scored on a direct kick just outside the box, giving the Firebirds the 1-0 win.

East (7-7-1) (4-4-0) finishes out regular-season play on Thursday, October 13, at the Hawks Nest against league opponent Sycamore.  JV plays at 5 p.m., followed by the Varsity match at 7 p.m.

GO HAWKS!

East girls soccer is the #8 seed in the upcoming Sectional Tournament. They will host the winner of the Ursuline/Winton Woods game on Saturday, Oct. 22nd at 7:00 pm.

10/13 Sycamore won 1-0 8-7-1 5-4

It was a great night for soccer at the Hawks Nest last evening as the Lakota East Thunderhawks faced another challenge from a solid GMC opponent, the Sycamores Aves, in the final game of the regular season.  The Hawks claimed the victory on a goal from sophomore Jenna Kralik with the assist from freshman Samantha Dodd.  Senior keeper Emily Niehaus had two saves in the match.

“We played a very fluid game tonight on both ends of the field,” said Head Coach Tom McEwan.  “We need to carry this momentum into the tournament and guard against letdowns, as we will likely face a strong opponent right out of the gate.”

The JV team was victorious, as well, with a 3-0 victory over Sycamore.  They finish the season strong at (9-3-4) (7-1-1).

The Hawks (8-7-1) (5-4-0) earned the No. 8 seed in the post-season sectional tournament and have a first round bye.  They will be in action on Saturday, October 22 at 7 p.m. at home against the winner of the Ursuline Academy versus Winton Woods game, which will be played on Tuesday evening.

GO HAWKS!

10/22

SECTIONAL

vs. Ursuline/Winton Woods

@ East 7:00

won 1-0 9-7-1 5-4

Girls Soccer Beats Ursuline Academy to Advance to Sectional Final!

The Hawks beat Ursuline Academy 1-0 in the second round of the post-season tournament on Saturday evening to advance to the sectional final on Tuesday.  Senior Jayde Hoffman scored in the first half of the match on a perfectly placed assist from senior Abigail Mathews.

“The last game at the Hawks Nest is always an emotional event for our seniors,” said Head Coach Tom McEwan.  “Saturday was no different.  It was nice to secure a hard-fought win on our home turf, especially for our eight seniors.”

“Ursuline is the prototypical GGCL team; they play smart soccer and never give up,” noted McEwan.  “While we managed to control the tempo throughout the first half, Ursuline flipped the script in the second half.  As with any sporting event, the offense garners the most attention, but our defense - our back line and our keeper - have done a great job over the course of the season and came through this match, as well.”

The Hawks’ next game will be its stiffest challenge this year.  “Loveland is a Top Drawer Soccer Fab 50 team and currently ranked No. 3 in Ohio, in addition to being undefeated so far this season,” said McEwan.  “But our schedule was designed to prepare us for games just like this one.  We have played the No.1 team in Kentucky and the No.1 team in Ohio, and were more than competitive in each match.” 

East (No. 8 seed) takes on Loveland (No. 1 seed) on Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Lakota West. The winner advances to the District Championship contest on Saturday, Oct. 29th. Let’s fill the stands!  Hawks sportswear and loud cheering required!

“With one exception, the 10 top-seeded teams in greater Cincinnati will all be playing Tuesday night, which I believe validates our position in the Cincinnati landscape,” noted McEwan.  “Tomorrow night’s game will be difficult, but we are on a neutral field against a great opponent, and that is all we can ask for at this point.”

10/25

Sectional Final

vs. Loveland

@ West 7:00

lost 3-2 9-8-1 5-4

Hawks Season Comes to End with 2-1 Loss to Loveland

The Lakota East women’s soccer team (9-8-1) came up short in its bid to upset the state-ranked Loveland Tigers in Tuesday night in a Division I sectional final.  Final score 3-1 Loveland, ending the Hawks season.

Loveland took the early lead on a breakaway goal early in the first half.  Junior Abby Stoughton tied the game at 1-1 with about eight minutes left in the first half.  Both teams came out strong the second half, but it was Loveland who came away with the 2-1 win scoring its second goal by finishing a ball that was deflected off the crossbar.

“We put ourselves in the bracket with Loveland because we wanted a matchup that we knew would test us moving forward,” said Head Coach Tom McEwan.  “If you want to get to Crew Stadium, you have to beat Loveland along the way, and we felt well prepared for them.” 

Taking on the No. 1 team in Cincy and the No. 3 team in Ohio was a tall order for the Hawks, but when you look at their regular season schedule, you know they were up to the challenge.  The team squared off against Walsh Jesuit, the No.1 team in Ohio, and lost 1-0.  Late in the season they took on the No.1 team in Kentucky, Sacred Heart Academy, and came away with a 3-1 victory.

“This team followed the script and showed steady improvement along the way,” noted McEwan.  “You want to peak at the right time and I feel that our last three games were perhaps our best.  We were focused on the task at hand and as a staff we felt that we were as ready as we were ever going to be.”

As they wrap up another season, the team has some very positive things to take away.  “We say goodbye to a group of eight seniors who have been nothing but a joy to have in our program, said McEwan.  “They take with them a tremendous amount of pride in knowing that they have helped shape the program into what it is today.  But more importantly, they leave behind a legacy of leadership and commitment that has helped to make the Lakota East women's soccer program one of the most respected in the Cincinnati area.” 

           

GIRLS SOCCER SEASON HIGHLIGHTS

The Lakota East Girls Soccer team continued to move closer to being an elite program in the Cincy area in 2016. They finished with an overall record of 9-8-1 playing against the top teams in the State of Ohio and Kentucky. They defeated the #1 ranked KY HS team, Sacred Heart, whlie giving Ohio's #1 team all they wanted in a 1-0 loss. They came close to upsetting the city's #1 team, Loveland in the Sectional Final (3-2). The Hawks finished their GMC season with a winning record, 4th place (5-4). East will say goodbye to a group of 8 seniors who helped shape the Thunderhawk girls soccer program into a force to be reckoned with in the future.



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Girls Tennis
Date
Event
W/L
Score
Overall
Record
GMC
Record
East Individual Results & Match Notes
 

 

       

 

8/17 @ Loveland won 3-2 1-0 0-0

Lakota East came out strong in our first match of the year at Loveland last Wednesday, winning by a score of 3-2. Led by Clare Holtmeirer and Grace Silverberg, the Hawks got off to a quick start with 2 singles victories. After two close hard fought losses on 3 rd court and 1st doubles, our freshman duo of Allison Gomito and Sarah Cope won 6-4, 6-3 at 2nd doubles. We had excellent crowd support and support from our players not playing in the match. It was a great first match for the Hawks. See scores below:

1. Clare Holtmeirer def Peyton Geers 6-4, 6-2
2. Grace Silverberg def Peyton Buller 6-2, 6-2
3. Megan Dakota def Megan Hoke 6-3, 6-3
1D. Wittekind/Svitkovich def HEtterich/Adams 6-4, 6-2
2D. Romito/Cope def Huether/Deatley 6-4, 6-3

8/18 Centerville lost 3-2 1-1 0-0

Lakota East fell to 1-1 on the season with a very close 3-2 loss to Centerville on Wednesday. IT was a great team effort to rally the team and make a come back to 2 all but the team fell just short of marking their second straight victory.

Our girls will learn from this experience and be even more ready for GMC play. IT was great to see our doubles players never quit and try new strategies in order to find ways to stay in the match. See scores below:

1.Amiri (CV) def Holtmeirer (LE) 6-2, 5-7, 7-5
2. Silverberg (LE) def Bashir (CV) 6-3, 2-6, 6-0
3. Floyd (LE) def Marin (CV) 6-3, 6-1

1d. Dhinara/Alappatt (CV) def Saucers/ Graham (LE) 6-3, 6-3
2d. Higgins/CArfana (CV) def Davis/Conley (LE) 6-1, 6-4

Up next for the Hawks the team competes in the Pickerington Sat. August 20th.

8/20 Pickerington Invite        

It was a strong performance this past Saturday from our Varsity Girls Tennis team @ The Pickerington Invite. East placed 4th in the 1st flight and posted multiple wins in several flights.

In flight 1, Grace Silverberg and Clare Holtmierer highlighted the day with a 4th place finish, beating a strong team from Chaminade Julienne in their opening match. In flight 2, Sierra Schrad and Alyssa Hetterich made progress in each match, posting a strong victory in their second match. They will continue to improve and contribute throughout our season. In the 3rd flight, Payton Sauders and Syd Conley posted a strong win in their second match. They showed lots of fight and stayed in each match until the end.

In the 4th flight, Lexie Adams and Kiki Davis made it to the finals of the backdraw but came up just short falling in their final match. Megan Hoke and Peyton Graham went undefeated in the 5th flight. They posted dominate victories in each match and will be a big part of our success in the GMC this season. Overall we finished 5th as a team and had a very strong showing against some very strong competition.

The next match is @ Hamilton Tuesday, 8/23 4pm. GO HAWKS

8/23 @ Hamilton won 5-0 2-1 1-0

The East varsity girls tennis team defeated the Hamilton girls 5-0 on Tuesday. It was a good start to the GMC season.

1. Hoke def Avery 6-0, 6-0
2. Schrad def Cox 6-2, 6-2
3. Cope def Thomas 6-0, 6-0

1d. Romito/Davis def McReek/Dollenmeyer 6-4, 6-3
2d. Hetterich/Adams def Lewis/Howard 6-1, 6-2

Next up is top ranked Mason at East on Thursday.

8/25 Mason lost 5-0 2-2 1-1

The Hawks ran into the states #1 team, Mason, on Thursday, falling 5-0. See scores below:

Aggarwal d. Holtmeier 6-0, 6-2
Huser d. Silverberg 6-1, 6-0
Reddy d. Floyd 6-1, 6-0
Cepeda-Kandi d. Souders-Hoke 6-0, 6-2
Reid-Kruse d. Schrad-Conly 6-0, 6-1

Next up East will host Miamisburg on Monday, Aug. 29th.

8/29 Miamisburg lost 3-2 2-3 1-1

East girls fell at home on Monday 3-2 against a tough Miamisburg varsity team. The Hawks doubles teams were very tough but singles fell a little short. See scores below:

1. MB def Holtmeier (LE) 6-1, 6-1
2. MB def Silverberg (LE) 6-2, 6-4
3. MB def Hoke (LE) 7-5, 6-2

1d. Hetterich/Grahm def MB 7-6, 6-2
2d. Cope/ Davis def MB 6-1,6-1

Next up East will host Colerain on Thursday, Sept. 1st.

8/30 @ Princeton won 4-1 3-3 2-1

The Lakota East girls varsity team defeated Princeton high school 4-1. This puts the varsity girls at 2-1 in conference play. Waiting on results from Colerain match on Thursday.

 

9/1 Colerain won 5-0 4-3 3-1

The East girls defeated Colerain varsity 5-0 on Thursday to bring them to 3-1 in conference play. Our girls are setting themselves up nicely for a top 3 finish in conference play and are looking stronger with every match. We had lots of support from students and parents which makes for a fun atmosphere in conference play. See scores below:

1. Holtmeirer def Col 6-0,6-1
2. Silverberg def Col 6-0,6-0
3. Hoke def Col 6-0,6-0

1d. Grahm/Hetterich def Col 6-2,6-1
2d. Romito/Davis def Col 6-1,6-0

Next for the girls is a match with Springboro on Wednesday, Sept. 7th.

9/7 Springboro lost 5-0 4-4 3-1

It was a rough day for East varsity tennis team on Wednesday. Springboro came in with a strong lineup and defeated the Hawks 5-0. At one singles Clare Holtmeier showed some progress in the first set and that will prove to be very beneficial calling into the conference schedule. See scores below:

1. Sb def Holtmeirer 6-3, 6-1
2. Sb def Silverberg 4-6, 6-0, 6-1
3. Sb def Floyd 6-4, 6-3

1d. Sb def Hetterich/Conley 6-0,6-0
2d. Sb def Davis/Cope 6-3, 6-1

 

9/8 @ Middletown won 5-0 5-4 4-1

The East girls tennis def Middletown 5-0! It was a convincing win for the girls and a good start to the rest of the conference season. This win brings the Hawks to 4-1 in conference play. See scores below:

1. Hoke def MT 6-2, 6-1
2. Romito def MT 6-1, 6-0
3. Sauders def MT 6-0, 6-0

1d. Schrad/Grahm def MT 6-0, 6-0
2d. L Davis/ K Davis def MT 6-1, 6-1

Up next for the Hawks is St Ursula on Monday, Sept. 12th.

9/12 St. Ursula won 3-2 6-4 4-1

On Monday, the Hawk girls tennis team earned one of the best wins in program history with a a 3-2 toppling of St. Ursula. Clare Holtmeirer clinched the 3rd point for the Hawks at number 1 singles. East girls showed lots of energy and confidence playing against one of the top teams in the city. The Hawks have had a tough schedule and it is paying off as they approach the GMC tourney. See scores below:

1. Holtmeirer def SU 6-2, 5-7, 6-0
2. Silverberg def SU 6-1, 6-3
3. Hoke def SU 6-3, 6-1

1d. SU def Sauders/Schrad 6-2, 6-2
2d. SU def Conley/Cope 7-6, 2-6, 3-6

Up next East is @ Fairfield on 9-13. GO HAWKS!

9/13 Fairfield won 5-0 7-4 5-1

East shut out Fairfield on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 5-0. See scores below:

1 Holtmeier def Ff 6-3, 6-1
2 Silverberg def Ff 6-0,6-1
3 Conley def Ff 6-4, 6-2
1d Hetterich/Sauders def Ff 6-3, 6-1
2d Davis/Adams def Ff 6-0,6-0

9/14 @ Sycamore lost 4-1 7-5 5-2

The Hawks fell 4-1 on Wednesday to a tough Sycamore squad. The Hawks had chances but couldn't execute on the key points. The highlight of the match was number one singles as Clare Holtmeier posted a great win. See scores below:

1. Holtmeier def Wittenbaum 0-6,6-4,10-5
2. Kaliarisan def Silverberg 6-3, 6-4
3. Jiang def Floyd 6-0,6-0

1d Lu/Satropa def Hoke/Romito 6-2,6-1
2d Sycamore def Schrad/Cope 6-2,6-2

9/15 @ Oak Hills won 4-1 8-5 6-2

 

The East varsity tennis team defeated Oak Hills 4-1 on Thursday. The Hawks remain in third place in the GMC with this victory. See scores below:

1 Holtmeier def OH 6-0, 6-1
2 Silverberg def OH 6-0, 6-0
3 Hoke def OH 6-0 6-0

1d OH def Hetterich/Grahm 7-5,7-5
2d Davis/Sauders def OH 6-0, 6-3

Next East will host Lakota West on Tuesday, Sept. 20.

9/20 Lakota West        

The varsity girls had a disappointing loss to Lakota West on Tuesday by a score of 3 to 2. With the GMC tournament coming up next week our girls will use this for motivation and be ready to finish top three again in the GMC for a second straight year. Our girls have been tough all year and they will be no different recovering from this loss. See scores below:

1 LW def Holtmeier 6-3, 6-3
2 Silverberg def LW 6-0,6-1
3 Hoke def LW 6-0,6-1
1d LW def Hetterich/Conley 6-2,6-3
2d LW def Davis/Adams 6-3,7-5

Next up for the East tennis team is the annual Coaches Classic on Thursday and Saturday.

The GMC Tennis Championships will be held on Thursday, September 29th and Saturday, October 1st at the Mason High School tennis courts.  Action each day will begin at 8:00 AM.  First day activities will continue until dusk with second day action continuing until tournament conclusion. The girls programs will be vying to unseat the defending GMC champion Mason Comets. Mason High School will serve as the tournament site with the Princeton Athletic Administration acting as meet management.

9/22-9/24 Coaches Classic        

It was a rough day at the coaches classic on day for the Hawks last week. Kennedy Floyd, Megan Hoke, and Syd Conley were faced with a tough task in singles and all fell in their opening round and second round matches in straight sets.

At doubles Clare Holtmeier and Grace Silverberg posted a first round win against Sycamore! They fell short in their second match against Mason losing in three sets. They are looking good for sectionals and we expect big things. Sierra Schrad and Peyton Sauders showed lots of great energy and teamwork but lost two hard-fought matches at the second doubles flight.
Overall it was a great learning experience for the Hawks.

Waiting on final results of the GCTCA tourney. Next up East will host Indian Hill TODAY.

The GMC Tennis Championships will be held on Thursday, September 29th and Saturday, October 1st at the Mason High School tennis courts.  Action each day will begin at 8:00 AM.  First day activities will continue until dusk with second day action continuing until tournament conclusion. The girls programs will be vying to unseat the defending GMC champion Mason Comets. Mason High School will serve as the tournament site with the Princeton Athletic Administration acting as meet management.

9/26 Indian Hill          
9/29-10/1 GMC        

East girls tennis finished third overall at the GMC Championships this past Saturday. Mason was first, followed by Sycamore. The Hawks edged district rival Lakota West by a 15-14 margin. The final GMC tennis standings are decided by a compilation of the placing points earned in the first round of conference play and the final standing points from the conference tournament. East earned 7 point in the regular season GMC schedule and 8 in the tournament.

Super Soph, Grace Silverberg finished 2nd overall in 2nd singles and earned 2nd Team All-GMC honors. Megan Hoke (9), Peyton Souders (12), Kennedy Floyd (11), Sierra Schrad (12), and Alyssa Hetterich (12) all were 3rd team All-GMC.

Sectional Championships are scheduled for Friday, Oct. 7 and Saturday, Oct. 8th at Centerville. Holtmierer and Silverberg are seeded 2nd in the doubles flight and are looking to do big things this year!

Qualifiers from each Sectional to District will be four singles and four doubles in Division I.

10/6-10/8 Sectional        

In the first day of the Sectional tourney at Centerville on Thursday, East's Sydney Conley fell 6-2, 6-2 to Centerville in the first round. She fought hard and left it all on the court but just could not win the big points. Sydney has played a big role in the Hawks success this year and should be proud of her high school career.

Tomorrow the Hawks start the remaining sectional matches at 9am @ Centerville. Qualifiers from each Sectional to District will be four singles and four doubles in Division I.

Go Hawks!

Saturday, Girls tennis sectional results:

At the Sectional Tennis Finals on Saturday at Centerville, East's doubles duo of sophomore Grace Silverberg and junior Clare Holtmeier advanced to the District Championships. The pair of Hawk tennis standouts finished 2nd to Bellbrook and will move on in the post season to play St. Ursula in Districts on Thursday at 9:00am.

Congratulations to these two awesome Hawks!

The District Championships are at Centerville on Thursday, Oct. 13 and Saturday, Oct. 15th. Qualifiers from District to State Meet will be four (4) singles and four (4) doubles.  State Meet to be held on October 21 - 22, 2016.

10/13-10/15 District        

East's tennis stars, doubles duo Clare Holtmeier and Grace Silverberg fell in the quarter finals at the District Championships at Centerville on Thursday. The loss ends their season, but doesn't dilute the great, great season these two outstanding tennis players had in 2016! Congratulations to both of these young Hawks and we can't wait to see what you do next season!

10/22 State        

SEASON RECAP

Under new head coach Ryan Hamning, the Thunderhawks had a solid season in 2016. The Hawks went 6-3 in the always tough GMC to finish 4th overall. Highlights included a 4th place finish at the Pickerington Invitational and third place finish in the GMC. At the Sectional Tennis Finals at Centerville, East's doubles duo of sophomore Grace Silverberg and junior Clare Holtmeier advanced to the District Championships.

             
             
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Girls Volleyball
 Date
Opponent

W/L

Score

Overall
Record

 GMC
Record

Game Highlights
8/25 Mercy won 25-22, 25-13, 22-25, and 26-24 1-0 0-0

The Thunderhawks had a huge win over Mercy in their opening match of the season on Thursday night. East won 25-22, 25-13, 22-25, and 26-24. Senior Edie Brewer led with 20 assists, 16 kills, and 21 digs. Senior Alexis Adleta contributed 18 kills and 12 digs.

The team is off to a great start and looking forward to their tri-match this Saturday with Wyoming and Turpin.

8/27

@ Wyoming

@ Turpin

    2-1 0-0

The Thunderhawks split their tri-match on Saturday. East fell to Turpin 15-25, 22-25. Junior Hannah Keating led the way with 3 kills, followed by Senior Edie Brewer, Junior Ariel Swain, and Senior Lex Adleta with 2 kills each. Defensively Edie led with 12 digs.

East bounced back and defeated Wyoming 26-24 and 25-20. Lex led with 14 kills, followed by Ariel with 6 kills, and Hannah with 5 kills. Edie led the defense with 14 digs followed by Junior Grace Kathman with 13 digs, Lex with 10 digs, and Senior Lauren Weaver with 8 digs.

Come support the Thunderhawks Tuesday 8/30 at Ursuline.

8/30 @ Ursuline lost 21-25, 25-13, 25-21, 18-25, 19-17    2-2 0-0

The Thunderhawks fell to Ursuline in a hard fought 5 sets on Tuesday night 21-25, 25-13, 25-21, 18-25, 19-17. East had 4 hitters with double digit kills led by Senior Lex Adleta with 18 kills. Fellow Senior Edie Brewer had 16 kills, while Junior Ariel Swain had 12 kills and Junior Hannah Keating had 10 kills.

Defensively the Thunderhawks had 5 players with double digit digs lead by Edie with 30 digs, she also had 19 assists completing her triple-double. Junior Grace Kathman had 25 digs, Senior Lauren Weaver had 13 digs, Lex complete her double-double with 14 digs, and Junior Olivia Gibbons had a double-double with 12 digs to go along with 25 assists.

Up next for the Thunderhawks a road game at Seton Thursday 9/1.

9/1 @ Seton lost 25-16, 25-21, 19-25, 13-25, 18-16        2-3 0-0

Seton handed East a five set loss last night, 25-16, 25-21, 19-25, 13-25, 18-16. No other details provided on the contest.

Next up East will host Centerville on Saturday, Sept. 3rd.

9/3 Centerville WON 25-22, 25-22, 23-25, 21-25, 15-13 3-3 0-0

The Thunderhawks beat the Centerville Elks in 5 on Saturday 25-22, 25-22, 23-25, 21-25, 15-13. This capped off a long week for East with all 3 matches on the week going to 5, getting contributions from everyone and a great learning experience.

Next week the Thunderhawks have 2 away matches Wednesday at Springboro and Thursday at Hamilton. Come out and support.

9/7 @ Springboro won 25-17, 25-23, 25-21 4-3 0-0 The East Girls Volleyball Team got a win with a sweep of Springboro 25-17, 25-23, 25-21 on Wednesday. Senior Lex Adleta led the way offensively with 20 kills and fellow Senior Edie Brewer added 6 kills. Juniors Hannah Keating and Ariel Swain had 7 kills each and Sophomore Jada Bouyer had 6 kills. Junior Grace Kathman lead with 17 digs while Senior Lauren Weaver had 11 digs, Lex had 12 digs, and Edie had 7.
9/8 @ Hamilton won 25-5, 25-5, 25-9 5-3 1-0

The Thunderhawks completed their second sweep of the week defeating Hamilton 25-5, 25-5, 25-9 on Thursday night for their first league win of the season. As a team they had 32 kills and hit .491. They also had a good match from the service line with 15 aces.

Up next for the Thunderhawks (5-3, 1-0) is a big GMC match with Mason Tuesday, Sept. 13 at East. Be there and support your Thunderhawks.

9/13 Mason lost 23-25, 23-25, 11-25 5-4 1-1

East Girls Volleyball fell to Mason 23-25, 23-25, 11-25 on Tuesday. Senior Lex Adleta had 16 kills and 11 digs. Fellow Senior Lauren Weaver had 13 digs and Edie Brewer had 7 kills, 19 assists, and 7 digs. Junior Ariel Swain had 9 kills and Grace Kathman had 3 aces and 11 digs.

The Thunderhawks take on Princeton at Princeton on Thursday.

9/15 @ Princeton won 25-11, 25-16, 25-14 6-4 2-1

The Thunderhawk girls volleyball team swept Princeton 25-11, 25-16, 25-14 on Thursday night. Offensively East had 40 kills and hit .325 and had 10 aces to go along with their effective hitting. Defensively they had 39 digs and 7 blocks.

Up next for the Thunderhawks is Notre Dame Academy Tuesday at 6:30 at East.

9/20 Notre Dame lost 22-25, 17-25, 19-25 6-5 2-1

The Thunderhawks were swept by Notre Dame Academy 22-25, 17-25, 19-25 Tuesday night. Offensively the Hawks had 32 kills and 2 aces. Defensively they had 60 digs and 5 blocks.

Next up is Colerain TONIGHT at home.

9/21 Colerain won 25-12, 25-13, 25-6 7-5 3-1

The Thunderhawks bounce back with a sweep of Colerain 25-12, 25-13, 25-6 on Wednesday. Offensively 6 players hit over .400 and as a team had 42 kills hitting .395. Seniors Edie Brewer, Lex Adleta, Julia Kuhr, Junior Ariel Swain, Sophomores Jada Brewer and Jada Bouyer all hit over .400. East had a good night from the service line with 12 aces lead by Junior Olivia Gibbons with 5 aces. Defensively the Thunderhawks had 43 digs lead by Edie with 12, Senior Lauren Weaver with 10, and Junior Grace Kathman with 6. Edie completed her double double with 12 assists, Olivia had 12 assists, Grace had 5 assists, and Junior Raquel Emrick had 4 assists.

Next up for the Thunderhawks (7-5, 3-1) is St. Ursula on Saturday at St. Ursula.

9/24 @ St. Ursula lost 25-14, 25-22, 25-17        7-6 3-1

East fell to St Ursula in a tough match on Saturday, 14-25, 22-25, 17-25. Alexis Adleta and Edie Brewer led the team in kills, 10 and 9 respectively. Grace Kathman led the team with 12 digs.

East (7-6, 3-1) will travel to Middletown tomorrow and then home on Thursday for Hawks for the Cure.

9/27 @ Middletown won 25-2, 25-8, 25-5 8-6 4-1

East sweeps Middletown on Tuesday 25-2, 25-8, 25-5. The Thunderhawks had 31 team service aces led by Junior Grace Kathman with 9. They had 30 kills as a team hitting .449 led by Junior Raquel Emrick with 6 kills hitting .667.

Thursday is Hawks for the Cure vs Fairfield. Please come out and support!

9/29 Fairfield won 25-15, 25-13, 25-12 9-6 5-1

The Thunderhawks sweep Fairfield 25-15, 25-13, 25-12 on Hawks for the Cure Night on Thursday. The Hawks used a balance attack with 6 players recording kills. Junior Hannah Keating with 10, Junior Ariel Swain with 9, Senior Lex Adleta with 8, Senior Edie Brewer with 5, Sophomore Jada Bouyer and Senior Emma Huntey with 3 a piece. Junior Olivia Gibbons dished out 16 assists with Edie adding another 15. Lex lead the way defensively with 9 digs, Junior Grace Kathman added 5 and Junior Raquel Emrick had 4 digs. Thank you to everyone who came out and supported this great cause.

Up next for the Hawks (9-6, 5-1) is a Tri-Match Saturday with Fenwick and Fairmont at Fairmont.

10/1 @ Fairmont won 25-10, 25-6 10-6  

 

10/1 @ Fenwick won 25-20, 25-22 11-6 5-1

The Thunderhawks had a pair of sweeps on Saturday beating Fenwick 25-20, 25-22 and Fairmont 25-10, 25-6. East again used a balance offense to get the wins with 7 players recording kills.

Junior Hannah Keating and Senior Lex Adleta both led the way with 11 kills a piece, Senior Edie Brewer had 7 kills, Senior Emma Huntey and Sophomore Jada Bouyer had 5 kills each, Junior Ariel Swain had 3 kills, and Junior Raquel Emrick had 2. Junior Grace Kathman had 16 digs, Lex had 12 digs, Senior Lauren Weaver and Edie each had 9 digs, and Junior Olivia Gibbons had 8 digs. Edie had 23 assists and Olivia had 14 assists.

Up next for the Hawks Tuesday is Oak Hills at Oak Hills.

10/4 @ Oak Hills won 25-23, 25-19, 14-25, 25-14 12-6 6-1

The Thunderhawks beat Oak Hills on Tuesday 25-23, 25-19, 14-25, 25-14. Seniors Lex Adleta and Edie Brewer led the way offensively with Juniors Ariel Swain and Hannah Keating also having strong performances. Lex had 16 kills, Edie had 14, Hannah had 12, and Ariel had 7. Defensively Edie and Lex also led the way with Senior Lauren Weaver and Juniors Grace Kathman and Olivia Gibbons also having a strong match. Edie had 19 digs, Lex had 18, Grace had 12, Lauren 10, and Olivia 8. Edie completed her Triple double with 23 assists, Oliva had 21 assists, and Grace had 8.

Up Next for East is West on Thursday, October 6th at home. The district rivals are both second in the GMC with 6-1 records. This is also Senior Night so please come out and support the team!

10/6 Lakota West won 26-24, 25-16, 25-21 13-6 7-1

East Girls Volleyball took down West on Senior Night 26-24, 25-16, 25-21 on Thursday. Offensively the Thunderhawks were lead by Senior Lex Adleta with 23 kills, Junior Hannah Keating had 9, Senior Edie Brewer had 8, Junior Ariel Swain had 7, and Senior Julia Kuhr had 4. Edie had 27 assists, while Junior Olivia Gibbons had 18 and Junior Grace Kathman had 6.

The Thunderhawks played outstanding defense all night with 78 digs. Lex had 16 digs completing her double double, Olivia had 15 digs completing her double double, Senior Lauren Weaver and Grace had 14 each, and Edie completed her double double with 13 digs.

A special thank you to all of our Seniors for everything they have done. Thank You Ken Card, Emma Huntey, Julia Kuhr, Lauren Weaver, Lex Adleta, and Edie Brewer!!

Up next for East (13-6) is a tri-match Saturday with Anderson and Troy at East. East is still in the GMC hunt with a 7-1 record. The Hawks play their final match of the season at Sycamore on Thursday, Oct. 13th.

10/8 Anderson won 25-19, 25-16 14-6 7-1  
10/8 Troy won 25-19, 25-20 15-6 7-1

The Thunderhawks continued their strong play on Saturday sweeping a tri-match. East beat Troy 25-19, 25-20 and Anderson 25-19, 25-16. The Thunderhawks are continuing to thrive with a good balanced attack and relentless defense. They are taking care of the first touch in serve receive and putting pressure on opponents with serving.

Up next is the last game of the regular season on Thursday at Sycamore.

East is the #8 seed in the Sectional post season tourney. The Hawks will play the winner of the Seton/Middletown contest on Wed. Oct. 19th at 7:30 pm at Lakota West.

10/13 @ Sycamore won 25-7, 25-15, 25-19 16-6 8-1

The Thunderhawks finished off their regular season with a sweep of Sycamore 25-7, 25-15, 25-19 on Thursday night. The finished the season 16-6, 8-1 for 2nd place in the GMC. Offensively East had 34 kills lead by Senior Lex Adleta with 12. They had 11 service aces with three different hawks finishing with 3 aces and they were Lex, Junior Grace Kathman, and Junior Olivia Gibbons. Defensively the Thunderhawks had 48 digs lead by Lex with 14 and Senior Edie Brewer with 10.

Up next for the Thunderhawks is the tournament and will face the winner of Seton and Middletown on Wednesday October 19th at Lakota West. Please come out and support!

10/19

SECTIONAL

vs. Seton/Middletown

@ West 7:30

won 25-17, 21-25, 25-23, 25-21 17-6  

Lakota East Girls Volleyball opened up their OHSAA Tournament with a win over Seton Wednesday 25-17, 21-25, 25-23, 25-21. The Thunderhawks took care of the ball offensively with only 17 Errors on 123 swings, leading the way with kills was Senior Lex Adleta with 15, fellow Senior Edie Brewer chipped in 19 with Juniors Hannah Keating and Ariel Swain chipping in 8 and 5.

Defensively 4 Thunderhawks had double digit digs lead by Junior Grace Kathman with 14, while Seniors Lex and Lauren Weaver each chipped in 11 and Edie had 10. Edie completed her Triple Double on the day with 20 assists and Junior Olivia Gibbons had 17 assists.

Up next for Lakota East Girls Volleyball is a rematch with #4 seed Turpin (18-2) Saturday at 3pm at Lakota West. The Hawks lost to Turpin in two sets early in the 2016 season. East will be playing for a Sectional Title and advancement to the District Championship. Come out and support your Thunderhawks in their next OHSAA Tournament Match!!

10/22

SECTIONAL FINAL

vs. Turpin

@ West 3:00 pm

won 25-22, 25-20, 23-25, 15-25, 15-13 18-6  

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL SECTIONAL CHAMPIONS!

Lakota East advanced in the OHSAA Tournament with a 5 set win over Turpin 25-22, 25-20, 23-25, 15-25, 15-13. Offensively the Thunderhawks were led by Senior Lex Adleta with 23 kills and Senior Edie Brewer with 11 kills. Junior Ariel Swain had 8 kills and Junior Hannah Keating had 6 kills. Defensively Junior Grace Kathman led the way with 27 digs, Senior Edie Brewer had 13 digs and 30 assists completing her triple double, Senior Lauren Weaver had 9 digs, Junior Olivia Gibbons had 8 digs and 14 assists, Lex had 8 digs. As a team East had 7 aces and 10 1/2 blocks in the game.

The Hawks will be seeking their 5th District Title in the past 7 years. (2010,2012,2013,2015) and a berth in the State Sweet Sixteen. The winner moves on to the Regional Semi-Finals next week.

Up next for the Thunderhawks is Mercy on Saturday at Lakota East at 4:30. Come out and support your Thunderhawks in their next OHSAA Tournament Match!

10/29

DISTRICT FINAL

vs. Mercy

@ Lakota East 4:30

lost 26-24, 24-26, 22-25, 25-23, 16-14 18-7  

EAST GIRLS VOLLEYBALL LOSES TOUGH FIGHT WITH MERCY

The Lakota East Girl's Volleyball fell to Mercy in a battle in the District Finals 24-26, 26-24, 25-22, 23-25, 14-16 last Saturday. Senior Edie Brewer finished the game with a double-double 19 kills and 28 assists. She also tacked on 9 digs. Senior Alexis Adleta finished the game with a double-double tallying 16 kills and 29 digs. Junior Ariel Swain had 15 kills and 7 digs. Junior Hannah Keating had 11 kills, 2 solo blocks and 4 assist blocks. Senior Lauren Weaver finished the game with 21 digs. Junior Olivia Gibbons had a double-double with 30 assists and 19 digs. She also added 4 aces. Sophomore Jada Bouyer had 4 kills and 3 assist blocks. Junior Raquel Emrick had 2 kills, 3 digs, and 1 assist block. Junior Grace Kathman finished the game with 19 digs. Senior Julia Kuhr finished the game with 1 ace and 1 dig.

They finished the season 18-7, 8-1 in the GMC finishing second. They won sectionals and lost in the district finals. Seniors Alexis Adleta and Edie Brewer along with Junior Grace Kathman made First Team GMC. Juniors Olivia Gibbons and Hannah Keating made Second Team GMC. Senior Alexis Adleta made First Team All-District and Senior Edie Brewer made Second Team All-District.

THANK YOU to our Seniors on great careers and everything they have done for Lakota East Girls Volleyball. Our Seniors are Alexis Adleta, Edie Brewer, Kennedee Card, Emma Huntey, Julia Kuhr, and Lauren Weaver.

           

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL SEASON RECAP

It was another solid year for the Lakota East Girls Volleyball team in 2016. The Hawks pumped out 18 wins versus 7 losses and finished 8-1 (2nd place) in the tough GMC. The team added another post season accolade, winning a Sectional Championship. Seniors Alexis Adleta and Edie Brewer along with Junior Grace Kathman made First Team GMC. Juniors Olivia Gibbons and Hannah Keating made Second Team GMC. Senior Alexis Adleta made First Team All-District and Senior Edie Brewer made Second Team All-District.

East had other big wins against Centerville, Oak Hills and Fairfield. As always special note...they swept rival Lakota West in three sets.

 


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