Every Friday morning this spring, WestChesterBuzz.com will provide a quick weekly recap of the Lakota varsity high school sports games as well as previewing the weekend. On Mondays, look for the Lakota weekly athletic schedule.
Lakota West softball: Lakota West is still in sole possession of first place in the Greater Miami Conference standings. The Firebirds defeated Colerain, 8-0, on Monday and Mason, 6-3, on Wednesday. Lakota West also remains in first place in the latest coaches poll from The Cincinnati Enquirer. In the Enquirer’s preseason poll, the Firebirds were tied with Lakota East – a team the Firebirds defeated by the score of 6-2 March 30. As of Thursday, Lakota West is 11-3 overall and 8-0 in the GMC.
Lakota East softball: After losing to rival Lakota West two weeks ago, the Thunderhawks (No. 2 in Enquirer poll) have won eight of their last nine games. This past week, Lakota East won two games – 10-0 against Middletown on Monday and 9-2 against Sycamore on Wednesday. As of Thursday, Lakota East is 12-2 overall and 7-1 in the GMC.
Lakota West baseball: After starting the season by losing three of its first four games, Lakota West has went on to win seven of its last nine contests. This week, the Firebirds defeated Middletown twice, 11-5 on Monday and 9-4 on Tuesday, and lost by the score of 12-2 at Badin Thursday. As of Thursday, Lakota West is 8-5 overall and 6-2 in the GMC.
Lakota East baseball: After losing to Mason Monday for the second time this season, the Thunderhawks have won six of their last eight games. This past week, Lakota East defeated Colerain twice – 9-3 on Monday and 7-1 on Wednesday. As of Thursday, Lakota East is 8-6 overall and 5-3 in the GMC.
Lakota West boys’ volleyball: The Firebirds are off to a great start this season, winning all nine games. This past week, Lakota West defeated Fairfield 27-25, 19-25, 25-18, 25-13 on Tuesday and Princeton 25-16, 25-16, 25-10 on Thursday. As of Thursday, Lakota West is 9-0 overall and 3-0 in the GMC.
Lakota East boys’ volleyball: The Thunderhawks are also playing well and won a road match at Hamilton by the score of 25-10, 25-11, 25-16 on Tuesday. Lakota East, however, lost at Fairfield by the score of 25-16, 25-19, 25-22 on Thursday. As of Thursday, Lakota East is 5-3 overall and 2-2 in the GMC.
Lakota West boys’ tennis: The Firebirds split matches this week, defeating Middletown 5-0 Wednesday and then losing 4-1 at Sycamore Thursday. In three matches this season, No. 1 singles player junior Nick Lang is 3-0. As of Thursday, Lakota West is 2-1 overall and 2-1 in the GMC.
Lakota East boys’ tennis: Lakota East won two matches this week, a 4-1 decision against Loveland Wednesday and a 3-2 win against Cincinnati Country Day Thursday. Earlier in the week, the Thunderhawks lost 3-2 against Fairfield. Currently, Lakota East is 4-3 overall and 2-3 in the GMC.
See below for the Lakota varsity high school sports weekend schedule:
Friday, April 13
Lakota East – boys’ tennis – vs. Sycamore at 4 p.m.
Lakota West – track – at Mt. Healthy at 4 p.m.
Lakota East – track – at Lebanon Relays at 4:30 p.m.
Lakota East – baseball – at Middletown at 5 p.m.
Lakota West – baseball – at Fairfield at 5 p.m.
Lakota East – softball – vs. Fairfield at 5 p.m.
Lakota West – softball – vs. Middletown at 5 p.m.
Lakota West – boys’ lacrosse – vs. Sycamore at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 14
Lakota West – girls’ lacrosse – vs. Columbus School for Girls at 10 a.m.
Lakota West – softball – at Chardon at 5:30 p.m.