Category: Athlete of the Week

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Boys Varsity Lacrosse, Girls Varsity Softball · Nick Edkins and Jessica Church Named Putters Athletes of the Week


NICK EDKINS

NICK IS A SENIOR ON THE EAST BOYS LACROSSE TEAM

Nick recently became the all-time leading goal scorer for the East boys LAX program.  He scored 5 goals in a win against West which included #100 for his career as a Thunderhawk.  Nick will play college LAX next year at Ohio Northern University.

JESSICA CHURCH

JESS IS A SOPHOMORE ON THE EAST VARSITY SOFTBALL TEAM

This East underclassman is having a great year for the Hawks.  Jess was one-hit shy of pitching a perfect game in the opening game of the postseason.  She picked up another postseason win in a 7-6 affair against MND.  Earlier in the regular season she combined with teammate Sydney Larson on a no-hitter versus Colerain.  Jess is also an outfielder for the Thunderhawks.

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Boys Varsity Track, Girls Varsity Track · Dustin Horter and Danni Stoughton Named Putters Athletes of the Week


DUSTIN HORTER

DUSTIN IS A SENIOR ON THE EAST BOYS TRACK TEAM

Dustin is in the midst of concluding his HS running career this spring.  He continues to set new records and earn accolades.  He recently set a new state 1600 meter record at the Mason Invite.  Dustin’s times were 4:03.40 for the 1600m and 4:04.82 for the Mile.  The former 1600m record, by Bob Kennedy in 1985, was a 4:05.13.

DANNI STOUGHTON

DANNI IS A JUNIOR ON THE EAST GIRLS TRACK TEAM

Danni is having an outstanding spring track season.  At the Mason Invite Danni was on fire, winning the 400m race, and breaking her own school record with an amazing time of 57.67!  She also played a role in the Champion 4x100m Relay.

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Boys Varsity Tennis, Boys Varsity Volleyball · Ethan Hubbard and Alex Cho Named Putters Athletes of the Week


ETHAN HUBBARD

ETHAN IS A JUNIOR ON THE EAST BOYS VOLLEYBALL TEAM

Ethan is a third year varsity starter at outside hitter. He has demonstrated that he is essential to the team’s success both offensively and defensively. He currently finds himself in the top 10 in the GMC in several ares; #3 in total kills, #3 in service aces, and #10 in digs. He currently has a 2.64 passer rating out of a possible 3.

ALEX CHO

ALEX IS A SOPHOMORE ON THE EAST BOYS TENNIS TEAM

Alex won two tough and close singles matches last week helping his team pull out 3-2 wins over Springboro and Loveland.  He is a big reason why the East boys tennis team is 6-2 so far this season.

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Thunderhawks News · East Well Represented at Cincy Sports Awards!


HORTER CC ATHLETE OF THE YEAR!
SCHMIDT AND BRYANT FINALISTS!
Monday night the 2018 Cincinnati.com Sports Awards were presented by Tri-Health.  Lakota East’s Dustin Horter was once again the recipient of the Boys Cross Country Athlete of the Year.  This the 2nd consecutive time that Dustin has earned this coveted honor.  

The event held at Music Hall was a recognition of athletes, teams, and coaches from this past fall and winter sports, who made outstanding achievements for their high schools and teams.  Former NFL player and WLW radio talk show host, Rocky Boiman served as emcee.  Bengal All-Pro wide receiver AJ Green was a special guest to recognize the accomplishments of these outstanding student-athletes.  

Horter etched his name into the OHSAA Cross Country record books this season by becoming the fifth male athlete to win back-to-back Division 1 State titles (modern-day records). 

East was well-represented at the event.  East AD Richard Bryant was a finalist for the Athletic Director of the Year.  Thunderhawk boys golf standout Kyle Schmidt was a finalist for Boys Golf Player of the Year.  

Congratulations to each of these East VIPS!  

We are Thunderhawk Proud of You!
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Boys Varsity Cross Country · Dustin Horter Races to Top Time in the US!


More congratulations to senior Dustin Horter – Champion of the Eastern Relays and owner of the fastest 3200m time in the country this year!
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Boys Varsity Baseball, Boys Varsity Lacrosse · Dan Sewak and Griffin Rich Named Putters Athletes of the Week


DAN SEWAK

DAN IS A SENIOR ON THE EAST VARSITY BASEBALL TEAM

Dan is a catcher for the Thunderhawks and having a strong 2018 season.  He is leading his team in average and RBI’s.  Dan is 2nd overall in the GMC with a 0.515 batting average.  He’s scored 12 runs and has 17 hits, 8 of which are doubles.  His 15 RBI’s ranks him third overall in the league.

GRIFFIN RICH

GRIFFIN IS A SENIOR ATTACKER ON THE BOYS LACROSSE TEAM

Since last Wednesdays game vs. Elder on 4/11, Griffin has had three games where he has scored 5 goals and two of those games he added 3 assists. Griffin has 19 goals on the season, tallying 23 assists and 13 ground balls.  With the help of Griffin’s 8 points against Elder and 8 points against Oak Hills, the Hawks have gone 4-1 over their last 5 games and are now 7-2 on the season.

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Girls Varsity Lacrosse, Girls Varsity Softball · Emily Willms and Cassidy Hudson Named Putters Athletes of the Week


EMILY WILLMS

EMILY IS A JUNIOR ON THE EAST GIRLS LACROSSE TEAM

Emily is consistently among the leaders in every one of the girls lax major statistical categories. She is a key part of every facet of her teams game, offensively, defensibly, and in transition.

CASSIDY HUDSON

CASSIDY IS A SOPHOMORE ON THE EAST GIRLS SOFTBALL TEAM

Cassidy is having an early season outstanding start. She is an infielder for the Thunderhawks and has a big part of why the team has started the season undefeated at 5-0. Cassidy is currently leading the team with a .600 batting average.

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Boys Varsity Swimming, Girls Varsity Swimming · Jacob McDonald and Tara Witkowski Named Putters Athletes of the Week


JACOB MCDONALD

JACOB A IS A SOPHOMORE ON THE EAST BOYS SWIM TEAM!

Jacob is a returning district qualifier from last swim season as well as this year.  McDonald recently punched his ticket to compete at the State Championships in the 200 and 500 freestyle event.

TARA WITKOWSKI

TARA IS A SOPHOMORE ON THE EAST GIRLS SWIM TEAM

Tara is a returning District Qualifier for the Thunderhawks this season. This season she has worked hard to improve her time and technique in the pool.  Tara is a leader on the team and will certainly continue to be solid example and supporter to her teammates.

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Boys Varsity Bowling, Girls Varsity Bowling · Josh Knull and Anna Schambow Named Putters Athletes of the Week


JOSH KNULL

JOSH A IS A SENIOR ON THE EAST BOYS BOWLING TEAM!

Josh has continued to improve each week of the 2017-18 season. His scores are consistently lead the Hawks. Josh takes time and effort to make sure his game is focused and always ready for each match. He led the team the with a 434 series against the Middies.

ANNA SCHAMBOW

ANNA IS A JUNIOR ON THE EAST GIRLS BOWLING TEAM

Anna is a leader on the girls team and an examle of dedication and hard work. Her scores have progessively improved throughout the season. She recently scored a game high 156 and high series of 294.

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Boys Varsity Cross Country · Dustin Horter Named Gatorade Ohio Cross Country Runner of the Year


CHICAGO (February 12, 2018) — In its 33rd year of honoring the nation’s best  high school athletes, The Gatorade Company, today announced Dustin Horter of Lakota East High School as its 2017-18 Gatorade Ohio Boys Cross Country Runner of the Year. Horter is the first Gatorade Ohio Boys Cross Country Runner of the Year to be chosen from Lakota East High School.

The award, which recognizes not only outstanding athletic excellence, but also high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character demonstrated on and off the field, distinguishes Horter as Ohio’s best  high school boys cross  country runner. Now a finalist for the prestigious Gatorade National Boys Cross Country Runner of the Year award to be announced in January, Horter joins an elite alumni association of past state award-winners in 12 sports, including Lukas Verzbicas (2010-11, 2009-10 Carl Sandburg, Orland Park, Ill.), Megan Goethals (2009-10, Rochester, Rochester Hills, Mich.), Jordan Hasay (2008-09, Mission College Prep., San Luis Obispo, Calif.), Donn Cabral (2007-08, Glastonbury High School, Glastonbury, Conn.) and Chris Derrick (2007-08, Neuqua Valley, Naperville, Ill.).

The state’s returning Gatorade Runner of the Year, the 6-foot, 145-pound senior won the Division I state meet for a second straight year this past season with a time of 15:03.5, breaking the tape 0.4 seconds ahead of his next-closest competitor. Horter won the Nike Cross Nationals Midwest Regional championships in a school-record time of 14:57.6 for 5K and then earned First Team All-American status by finishing sixth at the NXN Final. He is a four-time First Team All-State selection and the three-time Cincinnati Enquirer Cross Country Runner of the Year.  Click hear to read more!