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Robert "Bob" Dalton
Tracey Long Bailey
Dr. Charles McConnell, Jr.
Robin Sudbrook Grimm
Lakota High School class of 1991: Softball, volleyball & basketball
A 1991 Lakota Graduate, participated in varsity softball, volleyball, and basketball earning nine varsity letters. Served as captain in all three sports. All GMC and all city in all three sports. All district in softball and volleyball. Honorable mention all state softball. Career leader in five different offensive softball categories. Still holds the Lakota career batting average of .416. Pringle Award winner for the outstanding female athlete in 1991. All Greater Miami Conference academic award winner nine times in a three year period.
While attending Ohio University, Sue successfully played intercollegiate softball. She has earned a bachelor's degree and master's degree in chemistry from the University of Cincinnati and is currently completing work on her PhD in chemistry.
Robert "Bob" Dalton
Lakota High School Wrestling Coach
Lakota varsity wrestling coach for 13 seasons. Overall varsity record of 103-23-1, .817 winning percentage. In his thirteen years as head coach, Lakota won six conference championships and six conference runner up honors. He was named Ohio coach of the year in 1988 and Cincinnati coach of the year in 1980 and 1988. He has been named Greater Miami Conference coach of the year three times. He coaching tenure saw: 62 conference champions, 28 sectional champions, 6 district champions, 28 state qualifiers, and 10 state placers. Bob has previously been inducted into the Ohio High School Wrestling Hall of Fame, the Southwest Wrestling Coaches Hall of Fame, Miami University Hall of Fame, and St. Xavier Hall of Fame.
Formerly the Superintendent of Schools for the Clinton Massie School District, Bob Dalton is currently serving as the Superintendent for the Clinton-Fayette-Highland Educational Service District.
Lakota High School class of 1994: Baseball & football
A 1994 Lakota graduate, participated in varsity baseball and football earning three varsity letters. Selected first team all GMC catcher in 1993 and 1994. Baseball team captain in 1994. He was selected first team all Cincinnati catcher in 1993 and 1994 and the Cincinnati Division I baseball player of the year in 1994. Ben holds the Lakota career batting average record with .439 and Lakota single season batting average record with .536 which included a 15 for 18 hitting streak.
While enjoying a successful intercollegiate career at Miami University, Ben earned a degree in health and sports studies. He is currently the director of ticket operations for the New York Mets single A franchise in Port St. Lucie, Florida.
Lakota High School class of 1992: Track, volleyball & cheerleading
Dana participated in track, volleyball, and cheerleading earning nine varsity letters. She was team captain in both volleyball and track, first team all GMC in track four years, all city in track three years, 1990, 1991, and 1992, all GMC in volleyball 1991 and 1992, and first team all city in volleyball 1991. Dana was named most valuable player in the Cincinnati "East-West" volleyball all star series. She holds the Lakota school record for 300 meter hurdles. Dana was a basketball cheerleader for the 1991 state runner up basketball team and the 1992 state champions. In 1992 she was selected for the John Pringle Award as the outstanding female athlete.
While enjoying a successful intercollegiate volleyball career at West Virginia University, Dana earned a degree in Psychology. She is currently finishing her masters in education at Xavier while serving as the head volleyball coach at Fairfield High School.
Lakota High School class of 1985: Track & cross country
Jim participated in track and cross country earning six varsity letters. He was a member of the 1983 state championship cross country team. During his running career at Lakota, Jim set school records in the 800 meter run, 1600 meter run, 3200 meter run, and anchored the record setting 3200 meter and 6400 meter relay teams. He was the GMC track event champion in the 800 meter and 1600 meter for three straight years. He made the state track championship qualifier four times and state runner up in the 1600 meters in 1985. Jim was named all city in cross country three years, 1983, 1984, and 1985, and all Ohio in cross country three times, 1982, 1983, and 1984. He was a high school all American in cross country.
While enjoying a successful intercollegiate track and cross country career at Illinois State, Jim earned a dual degree in occupational safety and industrial technology. Jim currently is the manager of business continuity for Federated Department Stores.
Lakota Superintendent (1964-1981)
Lakota Superintendent of Schools, 1964-1981. As the Lakota school district experienced unparalleled growth, Herb Henderson provided the administrative leadership, vision, and energy for the foundation of Thunderbird athletics, as we know it today.
His background as an athlete and a coach provided Mr. Henderson with the knowledge of the educational benefits of athletics. This personal value for athletics would be reflected in his leadership of Lakota Schools for nearly two decades.
During his tenure as superintendent, he led Lakota from the Southern Ohio Conference to the Mid Miami League, and finally to the Greater Miami Conference. With each league change, Lakota athletes and coaches were forced to make giant steps forward to meet these new competitive challenges.
In addition to providing leadership, herb Henderson also oversaw some of the most impressive athletic construction in the history of Butler County. Construction projects including the largest high school gym and locker room complex for its time in Butler County and one of the county's very first all weather tracks.
To this day, Herb Henderson remains one of Lakota's most loyal supporters, attending dozens of Lakota athletic events each season.
Lakota High School class of 1989: Swimming
Glen participated in swimming earning four varsity letters. In 1988 he set school records in the 50 freestyle, 100 freestyle, 200 freestyle, and was on the record setting 500 freestyle relay team. He was two time GMC champion in the 50 freestyle and 100 freestyle and two time state placer in 1988 and 1989. Glen finished second in the 1989 state championships in the 50 freestyle. He was a four time all GMC performer, all district,19989 first team all state, and 1989 high school all American.
Glen earned an undergraduate business degree from Miami University and is currently pursuing his MBA at Northwestern University.
Lakota High School class of 1988: Basketball & tennis
Matt participated in varsity basketball and varsity tennis earning six varsity letters. He is in the top five in numerous basketball offensive categories, most notably with the highest seasonal points per game average with 26.9, most points scored in a season, and most three point field goals made in a season with 57. Matt is the fourth leading scorer in Lakota history with 1010 points and still holds the career free throw percentage with 84.2%. He was the leading scorer in the GMC and Butler County in the 1987-88 season and second in greater Cincinnati. As a personal single game scoring high, Matt scored 50 points in 1988 versus Milford, which stands as the second highest mark in Lakota history. He earned all GMC basketball honors in 1986-87 and 1987-88, all city basketball special mention in 1987-88. Matt was the GMC tennis singles champion in 1986 and first team all GMC in Tennis in 1986. He was a district tennis first singles quarter finalist in 1987.
While enjoying a successful college basketball career at Bethel College in McKenzie, Tennessee, Matt earned a degree in business administration. He now resides in Gallatin, Tennessee where he is employed in the steel industry.
Lakota High School class of 1991: Football & track
Brian participated in varsity football and track earning six varsity letters. He set numerous career and single season football rushing records as lakota's premier running back in 1989 and 1990. Brian's most notable achievements are the most rushing yards in a season with 1586, most yards in a single game with 307, most career touchdowns with 34 TD's, and most single season TD's with 19. He ranks third all time in Lakota career rushing history with a total of 2776 yards and holds the longest run from scrimmage in Lakota history with a 94 hard run against Hamilton in 1989. He was two time first team all GMC and all city running back in 1989 and 1990 and first team all state running back in 1989 and 1990. Brian was also first team all GMC and all city in track.
While enjoying a successful intercollegiate football career at Penn State, Brian earned a degree in Exercise and sports science. He now serves the State of Pennsylvania as a state trooper.
Tracey Long Bailey
Lakota High School class of 1982: Gymnastics & track
Tracey participated in gymnastics and track earning eight varsity letters. She set the school record for long jump, and was a member of the school record 400 and 800 meter relay teams. Tracey was a seven time state track meet qualifier in the long jump, 400 relay, and the 800 relay. She was sixth in the state in the long jump in 1980 and was a member of the state fifth place 800 relay team in 1982. Tracey was a four time state qualifier in gymnastics in floor exercise and the vault and a four time state placer in floor exercise, with a second place finish in the 1982 state championships.
While enjoying a successful gymnastics career at Ohio State, tracey earned a degree in fashion merchandising.
Dr. Charles McConnell, Jr.
Lakota High School class of 1980: Track/field & golf
Charles participated in varsity track & field and varsity golf earning a total of seven varsity letters. He was a two time state qualifier in the pole vault and 1980 state champion in the pole vault clearing a height of 14'8". Charles was a first team all Mid Miami League, first team all city, and first team all state in the pole vault. He is Lakota's only male field even state champion. Based on his outstanding performance in the Ohio high school state championships, Chuck was chosen to represent Ohio in The Midwest Meet of Champions. He earned three varsity letters in golf and was first team all Mid Miami League in golf in 1979. During his senior golf season, he set a Lakota record for a nine hole total with a 34.
Chuck attended Miami University and competed intercollegiately in the pole vault for the Redskins. After his Miami years, he attended the Ohio State University medical school becoming adductor of radiology. Dr. "Chuck" McConnell is currently enjoying a successful practice as a doctor of radiology for Good Samaritan Hospital in Cincinnati.
Lakota High School class of 1991: Basketball
J.B. participated in varsity basketball earning two varsity letters. He helped lead Lakota to its first ever GMC title and a trip to the state championships in 1990-91. He was selected first team all GMC two straight years and selected team MVP two straight seasons. J.B. led the Thunderbirds in scoring and rebounding for two straight seasons. He was selected all city, all southwest district, and honorable mention all state on two occasions. J.B. was the Cincinnati Enquairer "Player of the week" on seven different occasions during his junior and senior seasons.
A true "tower of power" in the 1991 state championships, J.B. had a perfect night in the finals against Cleveland St. Joe, hitting every shot taken. He was 12 for 12 from the field and 7 for 7 from the line for an awesome 31 points in a losing effort. His name still appears prominently in eight different t Lakota career and single game scoring an rebounding categories.
J.B. attended the University of Syracuse where he enjoyed a outstanding intercollegiate basketball career as a four year letterman for the Orangemen. After earning a degree in political science from Syracuse, J.B. took his athletic talents across the Atlantic where he is successfully competing in the Euro Pro Basketball League.
Lakota High School class of 1983: Soccer
Bill was a four year starter in varsity soccer and a three time all GMC performer. He was selected first team all GMC as a junior and senior and first team all city and all district on two occasions. In 1982 Bill was selected first team all state, Lakota's first male soccer player to achieve this honor. He still owns numerous Lakota scoring and assist records, most notably: most goals in one game with 5, most career goals with 63, most assists in a single game with 5, and most career assists with 48.
Bill went on to Wilmington College and Southern California where he enjoyed a distinguished intercollegiate career earning All American honors at U.S.C. as a senior. He earned a physical education and health degree from Southern California and is currently employed in the research and development aspect of the pharmaceutical field.
Robin Sudbrook Grimm
Lakota High School class of 1988: Cross country & track
Robin participated in cross country and track earning eight varsity letters. She was a four time state championship qualifier in track and cross country, all GMC four straight years in cross country and track, and all city in cross country three years and all city in track two years. Robin was a member of the girls' state championship cross country team in 1984 and finished sixth as an individual in the state cross country championships in 1987. She finished fifth in the 800 meter run in the state track championships in 1988 and forth with the 3200 meter relay team. She was selected to represent Ohio in the Mid East Cross Country Meet of Champions as a senior and the Mid West Track Meet of Champions as a senior.
Robin attended Kent State University earning a degree in psychology. She is currently the manager for the First Southwestern Bank in Beckett Park.