Spring 2017
Team Captain Bilbrey headed to Maryland

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Senior women’s Lacrosse player and well-respected Team Captain Jessie Bilbrey signed to Frostburg State University in Maryland on April 12, after making a verbal commitment back in November. Jessie is guaranteed a spot on the team and will have to fight her way to a starting defensive spot on the team.   Read more of this post

Spring 2017
LAX lands Ryan a D3 scholarship

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Erin Ryan, a senior at Kings, is a lacrosse commit to Marin University in Indiana. She will be a part of Marion’s second year lacrosse team and a major in their nursing program.

Ryan started playing lacrosse at age 13 in the 8th grade for Kings, since then she has become the starting line for defense and a dedicated member to the Royals summer lacrosse league. Erin will be receiving her second varsity letter this spring.   Read more of this post

Track & Field
Incline To The Finish Line

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The 2017 Kings Track and Field team volunteered at the annual Incline to the Finish Line on Saturday, April 22 at Saint Joseph’s home in Cincinnati. The 5K event has been a Track and Field tradition for years and helps benefit those in the area with disabilities. Full gallery of the team and participants inside.

photos by Evan Warner

Futures
Athletic Signing Day

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A new crop of Kings High School athletes signed on to their futures Wednesday in a special ceremony in the gymnasium.  Click here for a full list.

photos by Emma Hunt: Kings High School Yearbook

Spring 2017
Knights baseball heavy on experience

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The Kings Varsity Baseball team has finally got a taste of spring with the semi-permitting weather. And since spring is right around the corner, fan and players are on the edge of their seats waiting.

With last season being extremely average, the players and coaches are excited to get back out there and see what the returning seniors can do. 7 starting seniors this season for the nights, Nick Plaatje, Alex Orr, Maguire Stinson, Gabe Stacy, Alex Sepulveda, Michael Havrilla and Zak Kroell.   Read more of this post

Spring 2017
Track team adds pole-vault equipment

 

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The Kings Track team has made multiple “upgrades” over the past few years. It all started probably 4-5 years ago when the entire track was torn up and replaced with a nicer, newer one. Then in a multi-year project, we added a steeplechase pit. And now in the grand daddy of them all, a much-needed new pole vault mat.  Read more of this post

Spring 2017
Track team returns from NYC

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On Saturday, March 11th, four athletes from the Kings High School indoor track team traveled to New York City to compete in the New Balance National Indoor Track Meet.

Hannah Rasmussen, a senior at Kings High School, competed in the mile race and the 4×800 meter relay along with Karleigh Connor, Leah Maschino, and Jennifer Cooper.
“It was so fun to compete at a national race. While every race is important, the amount of attention and excitement surrounding this race made the experience more special.” Said Rasmussen.   Read more of this post

Winter 2017
Men’s tennis ‘set’ up for a new season 

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The Kings Men’s Tennis team has consistently been in the top 5 in Cincinnati for the past 4 years. They’ve had the same group of players from the class of 2017 for the past 2 and now that the entire varsity team consists of seniors, there are big expectations.  Read more of this post

Winter 2017
KHS bowler Ventre advances to districts

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The Kings Knights men’s bowling team recently split the ECC championship with Glen Este. The Knights had an ECC record of 12-2, and an overall record of 14-7. Glen Este tied their ECC record while having a 13-3 overall record.

Kings Senior Nigel Adams is one of the team’s top bowlers, bowling an average 183 a game. He focuses on his game often and is one of the senior leaders of team.  Read more of this post

Winter 2017
KHS Knights rally

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Kings High School closed out the winter sports season and kicked off spring sports with a per rally on Friday, Feb. 17.

photos by Teresa Klaber

National Signing Day
Eight KHS athletes sign on for college

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As part of National Signing Day, the Kings High School athletic department on Wednesday morning honored eight athletes who will take their talents to the next level.

Above, left to right: Logan Gray, Muskingum University, soccer; Grant Coleman, Limestone College, football; Alex Kwasniewski, Robert Morris University, football; Clay Spivey, Georgetown College, football; Hannah Dargo, Thomas More College, soccer; Dan Sichterman, Iowa State, football; Foster Martin, Ohio Dominican University, soccer; and Matt Sichterman, University of Nebraska, football.

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Winter 2017
Cyclocross: It’s a thing

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Have you ever wanted to compete in an off-roading competitive bike race? Then take a look at Cyclocross– and ask a couple KHS freshmen to tell you about it.

Races aren’t based on a time limit, but on the amount of laps. Depending on the category a competitor is racing in, races can last anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour. While racing on a course, it’s not uncommon to encounter dirt, mud, sand and gravel. Some courses even contain barriers which require getting off the bike and getting back on or some pros can hop them while still riding their bikes.  Read more of this post

Winter 2017
Sichterman’s decorated career

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Megan Sichterman began swimming around the first grade, at the age of seven.

Now, the decorated Kings High School swimmer (above, second from left) has a 4.556 GPA, an ACT score of 31, and is ranked fourth in the nation for 17-year-olds with a time of 1:00.23.

Now she is headed to the University of Tennessee.   Read more of this post

Winter 2017
Meeting of the minds

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Academic Quiz Team competitions have just begun. Tryouts for the team took place in November and this year they were done in two stages.

“Students took a series of written tests and those scores were used to sort them in different rooms for the second stage of the try-outs,” says Jonathan Bitzer, English teacher and Academic Quiz Team coach. “At the second stage, students competed with each other to determine who could could answer questions the quickest while still being accurate.”   Read more of this post

Winter 2017
Many sports in one: Ultimate Frisbee

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Ultimate Frisbee, a 7 on 7 game of nearly nonstop running. Boys and girls competing to reach one goal, win the game and remain at the top at all times.

On Jan. 24, John Onnen stepped down as head coach, due to personal reasons, handing the job to Alexa Holland, who graduated from Kings two years ago and played while still in highschool and has one year under her belt in college. She was one of the original members of the team that was started 4 years ago by Austin Seiter and Elliot Weissbluth.

There are 14 people on the field at a time, 7 for each team. Each team must have two out the the seven players be girls, if you only have one eligible girl, you play the game with six people, if no girls are present you have to forfeit the game. The game is played to 15 points with a one hour and a half time limit. Half time is called once one team reaches 8 points. The field is set up like a football with all the same boundaries applying.  Read more of this post

Winter 2017
A ‘Knight To Remember’

 

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“A Knight To Remember,” the Kings Athletic Booster Club’s annual fundraiser which benefits all 97 Kings Athletic programs, is ready for another event.

This community social event, scheduled 5:30 to 11:30 p.m. Saturday, March 18 at the Cincinnati Marriott Northeast in Mason, offers live auctions, silent basket raffles, a dinner,a night of games and entertainment with live music.

“It’s a night about supporting all of our student athletes and celebrating our community,” Athletic director Tyler Miller said.  Read more of this post

Winter 2017
MacNeil’s racket taking him to college

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Senior Tennis player Alex MacNeil has been playing tennis since he was eight years old, playing in tournaments throughout the Tri-State since he was 11.

And now, “Mac” is being recruited to do what he loves in college. Schools like Denison, Allegheny, NYU, Wooster, and St. Joe’s have all offered Mac a spot on their tennis team.

With a 4.2 GPA and a 29 on the ACT, Mac says that “Grades were pretty important mainly because D3 schools can’t offer an athletic scholarship. But all of these schools have high academic standards and want their athletes to be up to those standards.”   Read more of this post

Holiday Issue: 2016
‘Kwas’: From knee injury to college offer

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October 14, Friday night football … Alek Kwasniewski, senior linebacker for Kings, never thought this would be his last high school football game.

On a play late in the third quarter, Alek “Kwas” (No. 5 pictured above) tackled the running back behind the line of scrimmage and immediately curled into a ball. He had twisted his knee and said he felt a pop.   Read more of this post