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 East softball: The Thunderhawks finished in sixth place in the latest state coaches’ poll and remain in first place in the Greater Miami Conference standings. This week, the team defeated Princeton by the score of 18-0 and Colerain by the score of 3-0. Lakota East will get a challenge this Friday at 5 p.m. when it visits Mason (12-9 overall, 10-4 in the GMC). Currently, Lakota East has an 18-5 overall record and a 13-1 mark within the GMC.
Lakota West softball: The Firebirds are close behind the Thunderhawks in the GMC standings (in second place), currently 18-5 overall and 12-2 in conference play. Lakota West rebounded from suffering its first two conference losses of the season last week by defeating Oak Hills, 1-0 on Monday, Hamilton, 10-0 on Wednesday, and Butler, 3-0 on Thursday.
Lakota East baseball: The Thunderhawks have lost three straight since Saturday, including two games against GMC foe Oak Hills. In each of its games against the Highlanders, Lakota East lost by one run (7-6 on Monday and 5-4 on Wednesday). Prior to the three-game skid, the Thunderhawks had won seven straight. Lakota East (13-9 overall, 9-5 in the GMC – in fourth place in the GMC) will try to get back on track Friday at 5 p.m. when it visits Lakota West.
Lakota West baseball: The Firebirds split games this week, defeating Sycamore at home by the score of 12-11 on Monday and then losing to Sycamore on the road by the score of 1-0 on Wednesday. As of Friday morning, Lakota West is 12-7 overall and 10-4 in the GMC – tied for second place in the GMC.
Lakota East boys’ volleyball: The Thunderhawks lost both of their games this week, falling at Oak Hills by the score of 25-19, 22-25, 25-23, 25-22 on Wednesday and losing to rival Lakota West by the score of 25-10, 25-20, 25-14 on Thursday. As of Friday morning, Lakota East is 8-7 overall and 3-5 in the GMC (in sixth place in the GMC).
Lakota West boys’ volleyball: The Firebirds have already added three wins this week and remain in first place in the GMC standings. Lakota West defeated Mason by the score of 25-19, 25-19, 25-14 on Monday, Middletown by the score of 25-11, 25-13, 25-12 on Tuesday and Lakota East on Thursday. As of Friday morning, Lakota West is 15-2 overall and 7-0 in the GMC.
Not all weekly tennis or lacrosse scores have been turned in
See below for the Lakota varsity high school sports weekend schedule:
Friday, April 27
Lakota East – boys’ tennis – vs. Oak Hills at 4 p.m.
Lakota West – boys’ tennis – at Elder at 4 p.m.
Lakota East – track – Anderson Inv. at 4 p.m.
Lakota East at Lakota West – baseball – at 5 p.m.
Lakota East – softball – at Mason at 5 p.m.
Lakota West – softball – vs. Princeton at 5 p.m.
Saturday, April 28
Lakota East – boys’ volleyball – TRI w/ Wayne/Hamilton at 10 a.m.
Lakota West – baseball – vs. Elder at 10 a.m.
Lakota West – girls’ lacrosse – vs. Lou. Collegiate at 10 a.m.
Lakota West – baseball – vs. Gahanna Lincoln at 3 p.m.
Lakota West – boys’ lacrosse – vs. Moeller at 3 p.m.
Game times and locations can change. Games can also be canceled due to weather. Contact the school’s athletic department before heading out to any games.