Saturday, January 12, 2013
St. Edward isn’t the only high school with an athletic program in Lakewood.
Halfway through the season, four of the winter sports teams at Lakewood High School have lost only a combined six matches. They’ve won 38. This season could go down as one of the best-ever starts for the school’s winter sports programs. The girls basketball team is 10-1, and top of the conference; the boys squad is 9-2, and tied at the top of the conference; the hockey team is 12-1, the leader in its division; and the girls swim team is 7-1 (and the boys have only lost twice). Athletic director Bob Thayer said it’s been about 20 years since just the boys and girls basketball teams had records like this at the same time. “The kids are excited and proud of their accomplishments,” he said. “There’s a sense of pride and a sense of …
Friday, December 28, 2012
Boys to square off against North Olmsted at the high school on Saturday.
Monday, December 12, 2011
With a new coach this season and a disappointing last season, the high school squad is ready to go.
The Lakewood High School girls basketball team has a new coach. But that doesn’t mean he’s a rookie. Coach Mike Gallagher took the reins of the Lady Rangers basketball program this season, after last year’s coach, Nicole Anderson, stepped down for family reasons. Gallagher, who spent the past two seasons as an assistant coach at Brecksville-Broadview Heights, began his coaching career before all of the girls on his roster were born. After last year's 5-16 record, he's ready to turn it up a notch. Judging by the win-loss column so far this season — 1-3 — one could be fooled. The squad’s three losses were only by a combined 12 points. On Saturday, the Lady Rangers lost to Brunswick High School by 1 point. “We have to learn how to win,” …
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Lakewood High School boys get off to a fast start to the season with a big win over Elyria Catholic.
Before taking the court this season, the Lakewood High School boys basketball team breaks each huddle by shouting “believe.” The last time the school brought home a conference championship was 1974. Head coach Phil Argento thinks his squad’s got a real reason to believe this is the year to end the drought. After all, the Rangers caught fire at the end of last season by pulling off thrilling upsets against Normandy and Copley in the playoffs, before falling to crosstown rival St. Edward. Lakewood finished the season with an 8-15 record. That’s after going winless the year before. Argento, in his fourth season as head coach, said it’s his core of experienced players familiar with his uptempo style of play that will make all the difference …