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Featured Athlete

Alex Bransteter

December 1, 2017 5:49pm | Ryan O'Toole

Basketball is back! With the start of the new season, I was able to talk to Alex Bransteter about what he thought was in store for the team. He told me that they have been practicing every day after school in preparation for their season, […]

Featured Athlete: Saher Hamdan

December 1, 2017 1:34pm | Olivia Britt

Saher Hamdan is a very athletic student. She has been playing softball, basketball and rugby for quite some time. This year she is a senior starter for the Girls’ Varsity Basketball team here at Lakewood High School. Hamdan has been playing basketball for as long […]

Athlete of The Week: Joe Burtzlaff

October 27, 2017 1:55pm | Madyson Lewellyn

Dedication, determination, drive–a few words that Joe Burtzlaff builds foundation upon, a few words that have allowed him great success in his running career. Within the past 10 years, Burtzlaff has accomplished 9 seasons of cross-country and nearly 70 races…consistently finishing within the top ten […]

Featured Athlete: Victoria Gregg

October 15, 2017 11:47pm | Chloe Soneson

Victoria Gregg is a senior at Lakewood High School. Her freshman year she played volleyball in the fall, then in the spring she decided to play club soccer. She is currently on the Varsity Girls Soccer Team. She enjoys spending time with her teammates and […]

Senior Year: Fun and Serious

September 8, 2017 1:07pm | Chloe Soneson

Audra Tuleta is a student athlete at Lakewood High School. She plays soccer and softball. She began playing soccer when she was three. She decided she wanted to play soccer because her older sister did.  ” I wanted to be the cliché child and loved […]

Nick Bamin

May 23, 2017 2:03pm | Ryann Greenfield

Nick Bamin is an eighteen year old  Senior at Lakewood High school, he just started coming to Lakewood schools this year. He used to attend Coffman high in Columbus for most of high school.  He played on the varsity football team as the quarterback and wide […]

Saher Hamdan

May 19, 2017 5:08pm | Erin Mullen

Saher Hamdan is just finishing up her junior year at Lakewood High School. Saher is a very involved athlete at Lakewood. Saher is a very outgoing and friendly person. She always has a smile on her face and is always joking around. Saher plays three different varsity sports, two that […]

Featured Athlete: Adnan Abdic

May 15, 2017 1:48pm | Emma Yonkers

Adnan Abdic, a senior at Lakewood High, will be capping off his final season of track this weekend and should be extremely proud of his athletic accomplishments. Adnan has participated in Lakewood track for a total of three years. He specializes in pole vault, but […]

David Facaros

May 5, 2017 2:33pm | Maya Costanzo

This week’s Athlete of the week is David Facaros! David is a sophomore at Lakewood High School and plays baseball. David is a third basemen for Lakewood’s Junior Varsity team. Occasionally he also pitches. David has also gotten the opportunity to start and play in […]

Justin Beach

May 4, 2017 5:41pm | Hanna Chodzin

Justin Beach is a senior at Lakewood High School and this is his fourth year on the baseball team. This year is Justin’s third year on the varsity team where he plays shortstop, and has been playing the sport since he was four years old. […]

Athlete of the Week: Zach Moore

April 28, 2017 5:17pm | Eman Naserallah

Zach Moore is a busy guy indeed, and one aspect of his life that is most definitely busy is his athletic life. Moore plays tons of Lakewood High School sports as well as sports outside of school. One of the first sports Zach participates in […]

Athlete of the Week: James Bosworth

April 27, 2017 1:23pm | Hanna Chodzin

This week’s featured athlete is senior James Bosworth. James is on Lakewood’s varsity boys tennis team, arguably one of the most overlooked spring sports team we have here at the high school. James has been playing tennis since sophomore year and already landed a spot […]

Maizy Cunningham

April 27, 2017 1:19pm | Jaclyn Burdette

This week’s featured athlete is freshman, Maizy Cunningham. She is the starting third baseman for the Lakewood High School’s varsity softball team. During the fall, she also plays volleyball for the high school. I had the opportunity to ask her a few questions during her study hall. […]

Haleigh Barrett

April 12, 2017 4:59pm | Jaclyn Burdette

Haleigh Barrett is a junior at Lakewood High School. When Haleigh is not working hard at the track, she is at home maintaining her GPA of 3.6. Haleigh runs a variety of events, the 100m, 200m, 4×1, 4×2 and high jump also. Lately she could not […]

Lauren Lowell

April 7, 2017 5:01pm | Elan Dimacchia

This week, we’re going to take a leap into track. If you like to run, you have three opportunities at Lakewood High. Cross Country could be your pick if you like long distance,  or indoor track if you want to train for the upcoming track […]

Louis Fricke

April 7, 2017 4:01pm | Written by: Riley Hill

Louis Fricke an 11th grader and foreign exchange student at LHS has been chosen for the Featured Athlete of the Week after his spectacular performance at his track meet this Wednesday against Avon Lake and Westlake in the Tri meet. Louis runs a 400meter dash, 4X4 relay, and […]

Jared Naida

April 7, 2017 12:42am | Hana Shaheen

Every week at Lakewood High, students are chosen as Lakewood’s Featured Athletes. Since it’s baseball season, I think it’s only right to have Lakewood’s very own Jared Naida, who is apart of the Lakewood Rangers Varsity team and starts Varsity as our pitcher. Jared is […]

Payton Rossen

April 5, 2017 6:32pm | Hailey Owens

As the Tribe begins this week, high school softball has been off to a slow start with April bring a lot of showers to rain out most of the softball games. The varsity girls have only played two games due to the rainy weather. The […]

Burke Fortner

March 29, 2017 5:12pm | Erin Mullen

Burke Fortner is a junior at LHS. He is on the swim and baseball teams. I asked him questions about his baseball career and got an inside look on his perspective of the sport as one. Q: How long have been playing baseball? A: I […]

Vanessa Setta

March 29, 2017 3:23pm | Jaclyn Burdette

This week’s Featured Athlete at Lakewood High School is Sophomore, Vanessa Setta. She plays fast-pitch softball in the spring and volleyball in the fall for Lakewood. Vanessa plays shortstop for Lakewood’s Junior Varsity team. I got the chance to ask her a few questions in […]

Jackie Burdette

March 24, 2017 5:00pm | Ryan O'Toole

Jackie is a junior here at LHS who plays varsity softball. The girls had a scrimmage on 3/23/17 against Oberlin and crushed them 10-0. This is a good sign for hopefully what turns out to be a great season. I was able to interview her […]

Featured Athlete: William Adams

March 22, 2017 2:15am | Elizabeth Scott

This weeks Featured Athlete is Sophomore, William Adams. William participates in Football. I sat down with William and interviewed him about the sport he competes in. Q: How many years have you participated in Football? A: “I have been playing football for 7 years now.” […]

Athlete of the Week: Sami Alnajjar

March 10, 2017 5:34pm | Eman Naserallah

The featured student athlete of the week this week is Lakewood High School junior, Sami Alnajjar. Sami Alnajjar is a student at LHS and also plays two different high school sports for us. He enjoys working out and he is very athletic. Alnajjar has been […]

Athlete of the Week: Nick Ferrone

February 5, 2017 7:38pm | Lizzie Shuga

Nicholas Ferrone is a senior at Lakewood High School and a front runner on the LHS Swim Team. He has been a dedicated member of the team for four years, competing varsity and excelling in his high school career as a swimmer. At their last […]

Caitlin Cimino

February 5, 2017 7:34pm | Hanna Chodzin

This weeks athlete is gymnast Caitlin Cimino. Caitlin is a junior at Lakewood High School and a 3-year varsity all around competitor for the winter gymnastics team. She also goes to Great Lakes Gymnastics almost every day of the week both to practice and work, […]

Featured Athlete: Jacob Sala

February 5, 2017 7:20pm | Riley Hill

Lakewood High School has many athletes in this great community, but one really sticks out. That athlete is Jacob Sala. Jacob is a junior at LHS and is on the varsity basketball team. Jacob leads the Ranger Basketball team to victory and success with his […]

Featured Athlete: Kyren Jefferson

February 1, 2017 6:22pm | Ryan O'Toole

Kyren Jefferson is a sophomore at LHS, he is on the Lakewood JV Basketball Team who are currently 6-2 and playing very well. Kyren has done a great job stepping in for the hurt starting Point Guard, Derek Walker Kyren has been working with another […]

Featured Athlete- Mac McFarlin

February 1, 2017 6:03pm | Courtney Ribar

Mac plays Hockey here at Lakewood High School and has played all three years he has been here. Mac leads his team in goals this season and has a love for this sport. I was able to interview this junior athlete and these are the […]

Nick Ferrone, Evan Gainous, Colman McGuan, Preston Polen

February 1, 2017 5:54pm | Emma Bressler

Every sport takes commitment. Most sports tend to require the same commitment, but there is something different about swimming. When you’re a swimmer you have to really love what you’re doing. The Lakewood swim team has nine, two-hour practices during the week. Swimmers all love […]

Andy Garcia

December 5, 2016 1:26pm | Eman Naserallah

Andy Garcia is a Lakewood High School junior athlete. I had the opportunity of asking this rising star some questions. Q: What LHS sports do you play and what positions do you play? A: I play football and basketball. In basketball I am the power […]

Jon Patrick

November 19, 2016 2:09am | Hana Shaheen

With the 1,500+ students here at Lakewood High School, about half are athletes. Whether they participate in fall,winter or spring sports. We’ve got some good teams, and some teams that are still recruiting members to make them better. With winter sports coming up, that means […]

Featured Athlete: Kamar Alkhdour

November 4, 2016 11:57am | Elizabeth Scott

Winter sports are just around the corner and Kamar Alkhdour is very excited for gymnastics to start! Kamar and I discussed her favorite things about this sport and a little bit about herself as well. Here are the questions I asked her and her responses: Q: How […]

Sophie Sanders

November 2, 2016 1:18pm | Luke Healy

The end of first quarter means the end of fall sports.  Sophomore Sophie Sanders is on the varsity cross country team.  She will be a two-year letterman when the season is over. Throughout the season she was at the front of the pack until she […]

Jing Feng

October 25, 2016 2:16pm | Elan Dimacchia

Jing Feng is a 16 year old junior that participates in cross country where she just ran in Districts with the rest of her varsity team. Her personal record for a 5k (3.1 miles) is 20:23 and she has received two letters for cross country, although she did not […]

Featured Athlete: Amelia Richardson

October 13, 2016 3:40pm | Hailey Owens

Amelia Richardson is a senior at Lakewood High. She is a middle hitter for the girls’ varsity volleyball team. Richardson will be earning her third-year letterman award this season. The volleyball team has played 20 games so far and will be ending shortly as senior night […]