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Hawks for the Cure

Hawks for the Cure

Camden Braden, Sports writer September 29, 2023

STORY CAMDEN BRADEN | PHOTOGRAPHY CARA RAIFORD The Lakota East girls volleyball teams hosted Princeton for their annual “Hawks for the Cure” fundraiser event on Sept. 28. The event revolves around...

East sophomore and right fielder Krystalin Wagner batting against Simon Kenton ending in a 16-4 Thunderhawk loss.

Overhand to Underhand

Macie Manzardo, Staff Contributor June 1, 2023

STORY MACIE MANZARDO | PHOTOGRAPHY USED WITH PERMISSION | INFOGRAPHIC CARA RAIFORD At 14, Krystalin Wagner steps up to bat. Now she hears the familiar snarky comments made by the parents around her. She...

Lena and Greg James prepare for their upcoming meet together, on and off the track.

Twins on Track

Leah Arnett, Staff Contributor June 1, 2023

STORY LEAH ARNETT | PHOTOGRAPHY AND INFOGRAPHIC CARA RAIFORD Sitting in class, they would count down the minutes until recess. Once the bell rang, the two fifth graders bolted outside of Winton Woods...

Georgia quarterback Stetson Bennett (13) during a game against Vanderbilt on Dooley Field at Sanford Stadium in Athens, Ga., on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022. (Photo by Tony Walsh)

Bowl Guide 2022-2023

January 10, 2023

Moving up

Moving up

Audrey Allen, Business Manager December 8, 2022

STORY Audrey Allen PHOTOGRAPHY AUDREY ALLEN | INFOGRAPHIC COLIN KUNZ The Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) announced the new divisional breakdown using enrollment data provided by the Ohio...

East varsity basketball senior Kobe Peck dribbles down the court during the Hawks victory over Hamilton 58-47.

Hawks Defeat Bulldogs on Senior Night

Colin Kunz March 8, 2022

STORY COLIN KUNZ | PHOTOGRAPHY NISSO SACHA East senior varsity basketball players Kobe Peck and Charlie Kenrich stepped up on senior night to defeat Hamilton with a final score of 58-47. Peck led the...

Four members of the East Academic Quiz Team wait to buzz-in with their answers during a match against the Mason Comets.

East Quiz Team Takes on Mason

Nisso Sacha February 28, 2022

STORY AND PHOTOGRAPHY NISSO SACHA The Lakota East Academic Quiz Team lost 45-64 to an undefeated Mason on Feb. 23. The team stayed competitive during the first two rounds of the match but fell during...

East senior Sarah Sewak takes a shot during the East v. Princeton game.

East Girls Basketball takes on the Princeton Vikings

Aurora Hutchings February 25, 2022

STORY AURORA HUTCHINGS | PHOTOGRAPHY NISSO SACHA On Wednesday Feb. 22, the East Girls Basketball team had a valiant loss to Princeton's Girls Basketball team with the end score being 69-25. The she-hawks...

East Boys Basketball Takes Down Princeton

East Boys Basketball Takes Down Princeton

Celina Blount February 11, 2022

STORY CELINA BLOUNT | PHOTOGRAPHY East senior basketball player Charlie Kenrich jumped up at the sound of the whistle signaling the tipoff, hitting the ball towards senior teammate Kobe Peck. The first...

East freshman Kaitlyn Pham takes a shot during the game versus Fairfield

East Beats Fairfield in Girls Freshman Basketball

Jaedyn Armbruster February 9, 2022

STORY JAEDYN ARMBRUSTER | PHOTOGRAPHY CARA RAIFORD East freshman girls basketball team jumped on an early lead to gain a 57-22 Greater Miami Conference (GMC) victory over Fairfield last week at East freshman...

Taking Down Narcolepsy

Taking Down Narcolepsy

Blake Furnish January 28, 2022

STORY BLAKE FURNISH | PHOTOGRAPHY CALEB VANATTA | INFOGRAPHIC MIA HILKOWITZ It’s match day. Every wrestler in the gym is getting prepared in their own way. Some are listening to hype music, others are...

East senior Nick Rabin carries the ball into the endzone in a game in 2021.

Rabins for the Win

Ben Stowe January 5, 2022

STORY BEN STOWE PHOTOGRAPHY RILEY HIGGINS INFOGRAPHIC MARY BARONE AND KAITLIN DWOMOH First-team All-Butler County defensive back, second-team Greater Miami Conference (GMC) running back, and a punt...

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