Lakota Athletic Hall of Fame will add eight members this month

Former Lakota West baseball standout Brad Gschwind will be among the inductees in this year’s Lakota Athletic Hall of Fame class. JOURNAL-NEWS FILE PHOTO
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Former Lakota West baseball standout Brad Gschwind will be among the inductees in this year’s Lakota Athletic Hall of Fame class. JOURNAL-NEWS FILE PHOTO

The Lakota Athletic Hall of Fame will add eight members at its annual ceremony and banquet March 22 at the Wetherington Country Club.

The inductees include athletes and a coach that excelled at either Lakota East, Lakota West or Lakota. East and West opened in 1997.

This is a reserved-seat-only event with tickets available at the Lakota district athletic office through March 15.

The inductees will be:

Amanda (Burger) Flood, Lakota West, Class of 2007 — A track and cross country standout, she won the Division I state cross country championship in 2006. Her winning time of 17:36 still stands as the best performance by a Lakota female cross country runner.

Cindy Feltman, Lakota East/Lakota coach — She was a soccer, basketball and golf head coach during her 27-year tenure in the Lakota district, earning winning records in each sport.

Brad Gschwind, Lakota West, Class of 2007 — He played basketball and baseball for the Firebirds and was the Most Valuable Player on the 2007 Division I state championship team.

Jenna Hagglund, Lakota West, Class of 2007 — She was named a prep All-American in volleyball in 2006 and went on to become an NCAA All-American at the University of Washington.

Jared Miller, Lakota East, Class of 2006 — He became the first athlete in Lakota district history to win a state swimming title in 2006. He was the 200-yard individual medley champion.

Rachael Shepherd, Lakota West, Class of 2007 — An All-Ohio catcher in softball, she is the only Lakota district player to have received as many as four All-Greater Miami Conference first-team awards.

Stephen Simone, Lakota, Class of 1970 — He was a football and baseball letterman, but was best known for his efforts on the baseball diamond. He was part of the first Thunderbird team to reach the district finals in 1970.

James (Bo) Touris, Lakota West, Class of 2007 — He was the Division I state wrestling champion at 112 pounds in 2007 and ended his prep career as an All-American with a fourth-place finish in the U.S. Senior National meet.