Monday, February 18, 2013
Lakewood girls improve to 20-3 on the season.
The Lakewood girls’ basketball team kept up its winning ways on Friday night. The Lady Rangers beat Berea, 67-42, in the in the first round of the Division I sectional girls basketball tournament at Valley Forge High School, cleveland.com reported. The Lakewood High squad was led by Tori Milicevic with 17 points; Erin Hoffert added 14; Maggie Rowell scored 12; and Megan Barrett tallied 10, according to the report. “On any given night, another girl can step up and have a good night,” coach Mike Harper recently told Lakewood Patch. “Defensively, we can really get after it.” The Lady Rangers improved to 20-3 on the season, and last week captured the team’s first conference championship in 17 years.
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Squad is the first to capture the conference tittle in 17 years.
The last time the girls at Lakewood High School won a basketball conference championship, half the members of the current roster weren’t born yet. The other half was still in diapers. With its recent string of victories, the girls’ basketball team brought home its first conference championship since 1996. On the season, the squad went 18-3 — with only one loss coming in the West Shore Conference — and earned a fourth-seed at this weekend’s district tournament at Valley Forge High School in Parma Heights. Head coach Mike Harper said it’s the team’s chemistry that has made the season such a success. “With any team made up of teenagers, there’s always drama,” Harper said. “These girls do a particularly good job of leaving that drama outside …
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Harper, who was the coach of the girls’ freshmen squad last year, will be the new head coach of the Lady Rangers basketball team this season.
Correction: Harper will replace Mike Gallagher as head coach. Michael Harper, who was the coach of the girls’ freshmen squad last year, will be the new head coach of the Lady Rangers basketball team at Lakewood High School. He will replace Mike Gallagher, who replaced Nicole Anderson last year. Prior to his gig as the freshmen coach, Harper was the coach of the eighth grade Harding girls’ team that won its conference championship. The school board recently unanimously voted to hire the coach.