CHALLENGE TROPHY STAYS WITH THE HAWKS!
EAST STREAKS TO 4TH IN A ROW OVER WEST!!
For the fourth consecutive time, Lakota East has won the annual EAST-WEST Challenge Trophy! The Thunderhawks beat out their district counterpart by a 15.5-11.5 margin this year in head-to-head sports matchups. The East continues to dominate the recent competition, winning or sharing the title for 6 of the last 7 school years (5 outright-1 tie), dating back to 2011-12.
Starting with the 2000- 2001 school year, a traveling trophy has been given annually to the overall winner of the head-to-head competitions between Lakota East and Lakota West. Originally, the trophy was sponsored by Peoples Bank and Southeast Butler County Chamber of Commerce. Each sport is worth one point, if the two teams play each other twice in the regular season (example:baseball or softball), the point will be split between those two contests. In other sports where the teams do not face each other head to head, the result of the conference meet will be used (examples: cross country, track, swimming) or in the case of gymnastics, a non-GMC sport, the results of the district meet has been used in past years. If only one school fields a team, no point will be given to either school. The trophy has now been awarded for 18 years beginning in 2000-01. In the case of a tie in the point total for a given year the school that holds possession of the trophy retains possession for the following year.