This Week in Sports Jan. 4, 2016

Posted on: January 4, 2016

Welcome back from break! Here is the This Week in Sports update for Jan. 4, 2016:

Academic Team: Has had a break but resumes action this Wednesday against Ross.

Bowling: Both teams bowled in the Holiday Tournament at Eastern Lanes over the break.  Although the teams did not place, Kay Rothermund finish 25th out of 203 girls this year.

Men’s Basketball: Varsity is now 7-3 overall and 4-1 in the SWOC. Both JV and Varsity won the Waynesville Holiday Tournament with exceptional team efforts. We have a big home game on Tuesday against Northwest, who currently holds first place in the Southwest Ohio Conference. A win means we can own a share of the lead.  

Women’s Basketball: The Lady Panthers went 2-0 last week and are now leading the SWOC. They beat Northwest 54-41, led by Kaitlyn Simpkins with 16 points and Ella Sizemore with 12.  The team then beat undefeated Ross 46-41 in a come-from-behind win.  Maddie Huffman led the way with 18 points while Kaitlyn Simpkins added 10. The team is now 6-3 overall and 5-1 in conference play. 

Swimming: LM Swimming participated in the Talawanda Braves Invitational on Saturday Jan. 2. The team swam very well with most swimmers recording their best times of the season. Alison Benbow won fifth place in the 50 free and Sam Farmer won second place in the 50 breaststroke.

Wrestling: The team took a well-deserved break over Christmas vacation! Competition fires back up this weekend at Fairfield. 

Upcoming Events:

  • Monday, Jan. 4: Men’s freshmen basketball @ Norwood 4:30 p.m.; Women’s basketball home v. Turpin and Wilmington, 4:30 p.m. (Fr.), 6 p.m. (JV), 7:30 p.m. (V).
  • Tuesday, Jan. 5: Men’s basketball home v. Northwest, 4:30 p.m. (Fr); 6 p.m. (JV); 7:30 p.m. (V).
  • Wednesday, Jan. 6: Bowling home v. Kings.
  • Thursday, Jan. 7: Women’s basketball @ Franklin, 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; Bowling home v. Harrison.
  • Friday, Jan. 8: Men’s basketball @ Amelia 4:30 p.m., 6 p.m., and 7:30 p.m., Wrestling @ Fairfield
  • Saturday, Jan. 9: Barnhill Classic. Women’s basketball v WBrown and Harrison 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m., and 2:30 p.m. Men’s basketball v. Harrison 4:30 p.m., 6 p.m., 7:30 p.m. Swimming @ Princeton. Wrestling @ Fairfield

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