Category: Athlete of the Week

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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!

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Boys Varsity Basketball, Coed Varsity Wrestling · Drew Katona and Kolbe Fuhrmann Named Putters Athletes of the Week


DREW KATONA

DREW A IS A SENIOR ON THE EAST WRESTLING TEAM!

Drew most recently won the 182lb weight class at the GMC Tournament.  He has a current record of 22-6 with 10 falls.  He is also a team captain.  Drew’s performance on the mat on Saturday was class act.  He was 3-0 on the day en route to his Individual title.  He recorded a pin in his first match in 2:53, he won 5-1 in the semi-finals, and won by decision 8-3 in the finals.  Drew is a leader in the wrestling room and one of the hardest working kids on the squad.  He’s a great example to the kids around him and a true ThunderHawk!

KOLBE FUHRMANN

KOLBE IS A SENIOR ON THE EAST BOYS BASKETBALL TEAM

Kolbe is a 4-year player in the East boys basketball program.  He is a 6’5″ forward that gives the Hawks a lot of depth off the bench.  His strong work ethic and “always give it your best” attitude has provided strong leadership to everyone on the team this season.  He is dedicated to helping his teammates be better players, all the while cheering and supporting them on.

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Girls Varsity Competitive Cheer, Girls Varsity Gymnastics · Martha Yost and Hope Rieck Named Putters Athletes of the Week


MARTHA YOST

MARTHA IS A SENIOR ON THE EAST GYMNASTICS TEAM!

Martha a captain for the Thunderhawk Gymnastics team. She most recently placed 6th on beam at the Elk Invitational. Martha is continually a top scorer on vault and floor as well.

HOPE RIECK

HOPE IS A SENIOR ON THE EAST SIDELINE WINTER CHEER TEAM

Hope has been a strong leader both during football and basketball season. She works well with the JV and Freshman squads and helps them when needed. She has been a big part of preparing our music and dance for the upcoming pep rally.

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Boys Varsity Swimming, Girls Varsity Swimming · Hannah Cech and Keith Enrico Named Putters Athletes of the Week


HANNAH CECH

HANNAH IS A SOPHOMORE ON THE EAST GIRLS SWIM/DIVE TEAM!

Hannah is a hard working student-athlete dedicated to the sport of swimming.  As an underclassman, her determination and work ethic is great example for her Hawks teammates.

KEITH ENRICO

KEITH IS A SENIOR ON THE EAST BOYS SWIM/DIVE TEAM

Keith is having a solid year as a Thunderhawk .  He continues to be a leader for East and is a great example for his teammates.

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Coed Varsity Quiz Academic, Girls Varsity Basketball · Jordan Stanley and Sean Sawyer Named Putters Athletes of the Week


JORDAN STANLEY

JORDAN IS A JUNIOR ON THE EAST GIRLS BASKETBALL TEAM

Jordan is a 3rd year varsity member, is currently leading the team in scoring with a 10.4 PPG average. This is the 8th highest average in the GMC.  In the most recent game against Colerain, Jordan had 15 points and 3 steals to lead the Thunderhawks to a 60-19 victory.

SEAN SAWYER

SEAN IS A JUNIOR ON THE EAST ACADEMIC QUIZ TEAM!

Sean bumped up from JV to Varsity this week because of his incredible performance last week.  He continues to impress on varsity in this week’s match.

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Boys Varsity Basketball, Coed Varsity Wrestling · Cristian Chavez and Bash Wieland Named Putters Athletes of the Week


CRISTIAN CHAVEZ

CRISTIAN IS A JUNIOR ON THE EAST WRESTLING TEAM!

Cristian wrestles in the 120 lb. weight class for the Thunderhawks.  He is a 2x District Qualifier and off to a 16-6 start for the 2017-18 season.  Cristian placed 6th at the SWOWCA Invitational and 5th at the Fairfield Invitational.

BASH WIELAND

BASH IS A JUNIOR ON THE EAST BOYS BASKETBALL TEAM

Bash has been an important piece of the Thunderhawk varsity so far this season. He is currently 7th in GMC scoring averaging 13.8 point per game.  In a key win over Middletown his 17 points helped lead the Hawks.  Bash hit 7 field goals out of 10 attempts in that contest with 3-3 from three point range.

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Coed Varsity Chess, Girls Varsity Sideline Cheer · Kara Herzog and Weston Lindner Named Putters Athletes of the Week


KARA HERZOG

KARA IS A SENIOR ON THE EAST WINTER CHEERLEADING  TEAM!

Kara is a cheers for both Varsity football and basketball cheer.  Kara has stepped up this year and become a strong leader during both practices and games.  She is a very positive role model for the JV and Freshman cheerleaders.  She also worked this summer with both junior high cheer programs.

WESTON LINDNER

WESTON IS A SENIOR ON THE EAST CHESS TEAM!

Weston has been a varsity member of the East Chess team for all four years, three of which were at Board 1.   This year Weston was awarded First Team GMC honors finishing with a 9-4-2 record.   Weston was an amazing player and teammate and will be greatly missed next year.

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Multiple Teams · Madison Hart and Ashley Henz Named Putters Athletes of the Week


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MADISON HART

MADISON IS A JUNIOR ON THE EAST GIRLS SOCCER TEAM!

Madison was the keeper for the Thunderhawk girls soccer team this fall.  At the Sectional final against West Clermont, Madison was instrumental in helping the Hawks to a 2-1 win.  The contest was won by East via penalty kicks.  Madison had two fantastic layout style saves in the shootout to help her team preserve the win and advance to the District Semi-Final.  

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ASHLEY HENZ

ASHLEY IS A SENIOR ON THE EAST FALL CHEERLEADING TEAM!

This is Ashley’s first year on varsity.  She is a key player when it comes to helping out with our youth cheer organization.  She loves working with them and sharing her love for cheerleading. She is a very positive leader!!!