The Lakota East Thunderhawk boys volleyball program coming off a unprecedented fourth consecutive GMC Championship find themselves amongst the very best programs in all of Ohio.  With the conference volleyball schedule preparing them for the tough tournament run, the Hawks are solidly in the OHSVBA's "Elite Eight" as the boys volleyball season will come to a quick close on June 1st and June 2nd at Capital University.  Lakota East will match up against Mt. Vernon in the state quarter-finals on June 1st with the state semi-finals to be on June 2nd at 10:00 AM, followed by the state championships at 4:00 PM also on June 2nd.

To get the complete tournament details from the OHSVBA site, see the link below:

(OHSBVA State Tournament Info)

Best of luck to the Lakota East Thunderhawks!

With a narrow 2-1 victory over district rival Lakota West, the East Thunderhawks punched their ticket to the OHSAA "Final Four".  This makes the second consecutive year that either Lakota West or Lakota East has reached this lofty height. In 2018, Lakota West went all the way to the State Finals before bowing out.  This year, Lakota East, Ohio's second ranked program figures to complete the mission. GMC Champions, Sectional Champions, District Champions and a Regional Championship in the bag, the biggest prize of all awaits.

To checkout the State Championship details provided by the OHSAA, see the link below:

(OHSAA State Championship Softball Information)

Best of luck to the Thunderhawks!

The Mason Comet Tennis program proved to be a formidable force at the OHSAA State Championships. Niraj Komatineni secured the OHSAA State Singles title in straight sets 6-1, 6-4 over Ronit Hiryur from Cincinnati St. Xavier.  On the doubles court, the Mason team of Anish Gangavaram and Vignesh Gogineni acquitted themselves very well finishing second in the state in an exciting three set match thriller  6-7, 6-3, 6-4 to the team of Charles Temming and Preston Stearns from Cincinnati St. Xavier. 

To see complete championship brackets check out the links below to the OHSAA site:

(OHSAA Singles State Championship Bracket)

(OHSAA Doubles State Championship Bracket)

Congratulations to all tennis competitors on a great season!

Mike Dyer of WCPO.COM shares a heart-felt human interest story on Fairfield's Mason Blanchard's courageous battle with cancer. To get the "rest of the story" check out the WCPO.COM link below:

(Mason Blanchard's courageous battle)

Rest in peace Mason.

DICK'S Sporting Goods appreciates the outstanding efforts of all the Greater Miami Conference boys lacrosse programs this past season. DSG would like to specifically recognize the outstanding efforts of "Athlete of the Year" Sam Howard from Lakota West and the "Co-Coaches of the Year" Dave Reed from Lakota West and Jeff Wolkoff from the Sycamore Aviators.  Selected in a vote of conference coaches, these three individuals represent the "best of the best"."

"Athlete of the Year"  Sam Howard (Lakota West)

"Co-Coach of the Year"  Dave Reed (Lakota West)