Blog Entries - 2018

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LM Hall of Fame dinner Jan. 19

Posted on: December 21, 2018

On Saturday, Jan. 19, Little Miami will honor a few of its best and brightest by inducting the 2019 class of honorees into the Athletic Hall of Fame. Honorees include outstanding individuals in each of the four Hall of Fame categories: Athlete, Coach, Team

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LM football coach steps down

Posted on: December 12, 2018

The Little Miami Panthers varsity football team will begin looking for a new leader for the 2019 season after the program’s head coach announced his departure Wednesday. Nate Mahon announced to his players that he would be accepting the head football

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7 taking their game to the next level

Posted on: November 15, 2018

Seven Panther athletes recently signed letters of intent to play their sport at the collegiate level on the national early signing day on Nov. 14. Athletes from the Panther soccer, volleyball, baseball and softball programs will continue their playing

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LM joining ECC in '20-'21 season

Posted on: November 11, 2018

Little Miami has accepted invitation to the Eastern Cincinnati Conference after the district was notified on Friday that they had been formally invited to join. At its September meeting, the Little Miami Board of Education voted 4-1 to seek entry into the

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Fall athletes garner SWOC awards

Posted on: November 2, 2018

The Little Miami athletics program is off to a strong start this year in its efforts to defend the Southwest Ohio Conference All Sports trophy, thanks to two league championships, post-season appearances and strong finishes by other teams. The Panthers

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Winter sports meeting Nov. 7

Posted on: October 12, 2018

The mandatory winter sports parents meeting for high school and junior high students will be held Wednesday, Nov. 7 at 7 p.m. in the high school gym.

Winter coaches may conduct a breakout sessions for their program after the OHSAA portion is complete.

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LM to seek entry into ECC

Posted on: October 1, 2018

If all of the pieces fall into place, Little Miami athletes in just two years could be facing off against some familiar opponents from the past. On Sept. 25, the Little Miami Board of Education voted to send a letter of interest and seek application to the

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Football alumni invited to Homecoming event

Posted on: September 24, 2018

Any player who has proudly worn a Little Miami football uniform is invited to attend a special event during this year's Homecoming festivities. Football alumni and their families are invited to a pregame event on Friday, Sept. 28 at 5:30 p.m. The purchase of

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Nike coming to a uniform near you

Posted on: August 22, 2018

No matter which Little Miami team you root for in the coming years, players will all wear a uniform that doesn’t just feature the same colors, but also the same Nike logo. The Little Miami athletics department recently approved a five-year agreement

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Hall of Fame seeking nominees

Posted on: August 16, 2018

The Little Miami Athletic Hall of Fame is currently seeking nominees for the next class of honorees. Honorees can be nominated in each of the four Hall of Fame categories: Athlete, Coach, Team and Key Contributor. Download a nomination form and submit it by

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Meet the Team Aug. 10

Posted on: August 9, 2018

Don’t miss the opportunity to come out and meet all of the Little Miami fall sports athletes at Meet the Team night on Friday, Aug. 10. This year’s event will be a special one as Meet the Team Night is combined with the annual LM Marching Band

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Men's soccer shooting for title, top 20 ranking

Posted on: August 6, 2018

Losing one game to a Southwest Ohio Conference rival – just one – can do everything to derail a drive for a league championship. Ask Little Miami men’s head soccer coach Kyle Smiddy. He knows that 3-0 loss to Talawanda last September put

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Fall sport parent meeting Aug. 6

Posted on: July 23, 2018

Little Miami Athletics will be hosting the OHSAA-mandated pre-season parent meeting for all fall sports on Monday, Aug. 6 at 7:15 p.m. in the high school gym.

This meeting is for athletes on high school teams only.

Breakout sessions for sport-specific meetings will be held after the OHSAA presentation.


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Pantling named new LM athletic director

Posted on: July 9, 2018

A new day is coming to the Little Miami athletics program as a new leader will soon take the helm. The Little Miami Local Schools Board of Education voted 5-0 Monday, July 9, to hire La Salle High School athletic director Keith Pantling as LM’s new

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Panthers take All-Sports trophy -- again

Posted on: May 19, 2018

It’s official: The Little Miami athletics program has again won the Southwest Ohio Conference All-Sports trophy, defending the last year’s title. Thanks to four conference championships in the 2017-2018 school year, Little Miami was able to win

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16 featured in spring Signing Day

Posted on: May 19, 2018

Sixteen Panther athletes recently signed letters of intent to play their sport at the collegiate level at the LMHS Spring Signing Day on May 7.  Athletes from Panther football, softball, volleyball, baseball, men's tennis, men's golf, women's golf and

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LM Soccer Fest returns July 28-29

Posted on: May 10, 2018

One of the area's premier soccer events returns this summer as the Little Miami Soccer Fest once again hosts teams from all over the region at Little Miami High School on July 28-29. The event will feature both varsity and junior varsity divisions. Each team

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Academic Team 6th in state

Posted on: May 7, 2018

Maintaining their foothold at the state level, the Little Miami High School Academic Team finished sixth in state competition on Saturday, May 5 at the OAC State Tournament. The team defeated Brecksville-Broadview Heights and Findlay, but two heartbreaking

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LM track laser-focused on SWOC

Posted on: April 26, 2018

One of the benefits of a growing Little Miami High School track team is the depth that each athlete brings to the team. Head Coach Eric Bond is counting on this depth to bring men's track that much closer to a league championship. Bond, in his sixth year

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Football golf outing May 6

Posted on: April 25, 2018

Time to tee it up for football! The Little Miami Football Panthers will host their annual golf outing on Sunday, May 6 at Majestic Springs Golf Club in Wilmington. Cost is $80 per player which includes 18 holes of golf, cart, dinner, two drink tickets per

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Mercy sports physicals set for May 16

Posted on: April 23, 2018

Mercy Health will be offering sports physicals for the 2018-19 school year on Wednesday, May 16 from 6-7 p.m. at Little Miami High School. These physicals meet the OHSAA requirements for participation in junior high and high school sports. The cost for

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mCORE screenings coming April 27

Posted on: April 5, 2018

Little Miami High School will once again partner with mCORE on Friday, April 27 to screen athletes for cardiac conditions and abnormalities which may put them at risk for sudden cardiac death. Screenings take approximately 10-12 minutes per athlete. Each

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7th grader headed to hockey combine

Posted on: March 26, 2018

Some local residents have had enough of winter weather, but for a Little Miami Junior High student, ice is nice. Seventh grader Walter "Walleye" Ratliff is on his way to the North American Hockey League 14U combine at the end of March to pursue his dream of

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Panthers continue to pile up all-conference awards

Posted on: March 21, 2018

Little Miami maintained a solid lead in its efforts to defend the Southwest Ohio Conference All-Sports trophy this year, thanks to conference championships by the Lady Panthers basketball team and the LMHS academic team, and strong finishes in other winter

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Academic Team takes SWOC, looking toward state

Posted on: March 21, 2018

Even though the Little Miami Academic Team again captured the Southwest Ohio Conference Championship this year, the team still has mountains yet to climb. The Panthers will be competing in the regional playoffs in April (their 10th straight appearance) and

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Men's tennis looking to ace the SWOC

Posted on: March 20, 2018

In the two short years since the Little Miami men’s tennis team was resurrected in 2016, the program has already seen strong performances. The Panthers have produced five all-Southwest Ohio Conference honorees, including returning seniors Chase

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Lady Panthers look strong in the field, at the plate

Posted on: March 20, 2018

With a solid core of starters returning from last season plus robust pitching talent, the Little Miami varsity softball team is poised for a strong spring season. The Lady Panthers will be looking to better their 9-3 conference record last year, which left

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Lacrosse tackling Division I this season

Posted on: March 20, 2018

After a strong inaugural season as an official school sport last year, the Little Miami men’s lacrosse program isn’t wasting any time making its mark around the region. The Panthers will move to Division I this season and will be taking on some

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Seniors leading Panthers on the diamond

Posted on: March 6, 2018

When your baseball lineup is packed with five returning seniors, including two all-Southwest Ohio Conference honorees, a coach might feel a certain amount of confidence heading into the spring. That’s what Little Miami Head Baseball Coach Matt Craig

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1st Hall of Fame dinner a success

Posted on: February 15, 2018

It was a time to honor greatness, reconnect with teammates and make new friends. The Little Miami Athletic Hall of Fame held its first-ever induction ceremony on Jan. 27 and honored some of the school's best and brightest athletes.  The first group of

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6 Panther athletes taking game to next level

Posted on: February 15, 2018

Six Panther athletes recently signed to continue their playing careers in college during a Signing Day ceremony on Feb. 14, including three members of the two-time Southwest Ohio conference champion women's soccer team. Cierra Kolar and Peyton Pakozdi

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LM Academic Team takes SWOC title -- again!

Posted on: February 5, 2018

We love it when history repeats itself. The Little Miami Academic Team swept Northwest 77-36 and 80-37 on Jan. 31 to win the Southwest Ohio Conference title. This marks a repeat championship and the fifth title in six years for the Panthers. It is also the

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Harlem Wizards return Feb. 28

Posted on: February 5, 2018

Get ready for some trick hoops and alley oops when the Harlem Wizards return to Little Miami High School on Wednesday, Feb. 28. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the game starts at 7 p.m. Don't miss the chance to see the Wizards play against Little Miami coaches,

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Boosters Green & Gold Gala Feb. 10

Posted on: January 19, 2018

Let the good times roll! Join the Little Miami Athletic Boosters for their 4th annual Green & Gold Gala on Saturday, Feb. 10 at Bel-Wood Country Club. This year's theme is Masquerade Ball. Single tickets are $65. Couples are $120. Must be 21 to attend.

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Hall of Fame dinner coming Jan. 27

Posted on: January 10, 2018

Little Miami continues to build a tradition of excellence on the field and now there is a way to honor those who have contributed to Panther athletic success. On Saturday, Jan. 27, Little Miami will honor a few of its best and brightest by inducting the

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Catch hoops action at Barnhill Classic Jan. 6

Posted on: January 3, 2018

Don’t miss exciting conference action when both Little Miami men's and women's basketball teams take the floor on Saturday, Jan. 6 as part of the 9th annual Kevin C. Barnhill Coaches Basketball Showcase. The Panthers will face Southwest Ohio Conference

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