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Mason Comets 2008-09
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last updated March 17, 2009

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Game Highlights
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12/5 Glen Este won 65-37 1-0 0-0 The Comets kick off the 2008-09 season with a win against Glen Este. Zach Brown picked up where he left off last season as high scorer with 24 points. Luke Sutphin added 15.
12/12 Oak Hills won 66-53 2-0 1-0 Comets shoot 52 % and get a GMC road win. Mason never trailed in the game and led by as many as 20 points. Zach Brown and Luke Sutphin led the Comet scoring attack with 28 and 18 points respectively.
12/19 Lakota West won 48-38 3-0 2-0

Comets Grind Out Big GMC Win

Mason endured a choppy contest with the Firebirds to stay unbeaten in the young 2008 season. Neither team were on their best game as both struggled with their offense.

The Comet defense keyed the win challenging West shooters and holding them to 30% field goal shooting. Mason led by as many as 14, but the Firebirds took advantage of missed Mason free throws to stay close until the final minutes of the game.

Mason got balanced scoring from Luke Sutphin (17), Zach Brown (14) and Rashee Billings (11).

12/23 Centerville         Rescheduled for Saturday, Jan. 24th.
12/27 Kings won 48-44 OT 4-0 2-0

The Comets battle Kings on alumni night. Mason led most of the 2nd half until a last second shot that put Kings ahead at the break

Kings maintained a one point advantage at the end of the third. The fourth quarter was a see-saw affair. Both teams had opportunities with less than a minute to play, but the turnover bug kept them both from establishing a lead. Kings went to the line with 6 seconds remaining converting one of two free throws to tie the score and sending the game to OT.

In overtime each team again had opportunities to build leads. Mason converted crucial free throws in the final seconds to claim the victory.

Rashee Billings led the Comets with 11 points and garnered 9 rebounds.

12/30 Loveland lost 37-34 4-1 2-0

The Comets Battle the Tigers

Loveland enters tonights contest with a record of 3-2. The Comets record is unblemished in the 2008 season. The Tigers feature Indiana recruit Bobby Capobianco.

The score at the end of the 1st quarter was Mason 8 and Loveland 6. Both teams struggled early to get any consistent offense going.

The Tigers went on a 6-0 run to start the 2nd quarter. Missed shots, turnovers, and fouls plagued both teams most of the quarter. Loveland built a 8 point lead going into halftime with the score 22-14. First half field goal shooting percentages for each team were near the 30% mark. Loveland's Capobianco and Wozniak led all scorers with 6 apiece. The Tigers outrebounded the Comets 21-10. During the first 16 minutes, Mason had no 2nd chance points to Lovelands 8.

More of the same struggles for both teams in the 3rd quarter. Neither team could find any rthymn on offense or defense. Loveland maintaind their lead 28-23 going to the final quarter.

In the first three minutes of the 4th quarter a total of 3 points were scored by both teams. Mason squandered opportunities at the free throw line at one point missing 3 consecutive front end one and one chances. The Comets pulled within two with less than a minute. Loveland scored after a missed shot by Brown putting them up by 4 with 30 seconds remaining. Zach Brown brought the Comets within 2 with 24 seconds remaining. Bobby Capobianco knocked down two free throws with 11 seconds remaining putting Loveland up by 4. Zach Brown brought the game within two with his layup at the 5 second remaining mark. The Comets got off a last second shot that fell short at the buzzer. Mason suffers its first loss of the young season.

Zach Brown led all scorers with 16 points.

1/2 Lakota East won 59-51 5-1 3-0 The Comets invade the Hawks Nest for a big GMC matchup. Mason turned up the defense and handed East their fourth straight loss. East led just one time in a game that was in the balance until late in the fourth quarter. Zach Brown returned to his scoring prowess delivering 21 points to the Mason casue. Sam Stouffer's four straight points keyed a Comet rally and Mason never looked back. Luke Sutphin also added 12 points in the win.
1/6 Princeton lost 49-43 5-2 3-1

The Comets take it to the highly favored Vikings. For 30 minutes, Mason High's boys basketball team dictated its style of play against arguably the top team in Greater Cincinnati.

Clinging to a 41-37 advantage with 2:06 to go, the Comets saw their lead quickly disappear as host Princeton scored 12 of the final 14 points to escape with a 49-43 triumph.

Stefon Johnson led the way with 12 points, while for the Comets, seniors Luke Sutphin (11), Rashee Billings (10, six rebounds) and Brown (10, nine boards, six assists) were in double figures.

1/9 Sycamore won 49-43 6-2 4-1

The Comets and Aves go head-to-head in a crosstown showdown. Sycamore enters the contest with an overall record of 1-6 and 0-4 in the GMC. Mason's Zac Brown continues to be one of the top scorers in the conference averaging 17.4 points per game.

The first quarter saw the Comets go scoreless the first three minutes. The Aves also struggled offensively scoring only 2 points in the first 3 minutes. After one periond Sycamore held a 8-5 advantage.

Mason went ahead 11-9 two minutes into the 2nd quarter. The low scoring quarter ended with an Aves three-pointer at the buzzer putting them in front 19-15. Mason shot a dismal 7-28 from the field in the first half.

Rasheed Billings got Mason in front by 1early in the third with two quick baskets. As in the first half neither team could establish any offensive rhythm. Mason built a 28-23 lead with 2 minutes remaining. Going to the fourth Mason lead 30-25.

The Aves tied the game 30-30 at the 6:30 mark in the 4th. Zach Brown and Mason went on a 9-0 run building a lead that the Aves could not overcome. Mason made Sycamore chase and foul in the final minutes of the game and the Comets come away with a 49-43 victory.

Senior Zach Brown led all scorers with 17 points. Brown also got 5 steals and dished 5 assists. Luke Sutphin put up 14 points and collected 7 rebounds. The Comet defense forced the Aves into 17 turnovers.

1/13 Winton Woods won 69-68 7-2 4-1 Senior guard Zach Brown scored a career-high 33 points and made three clutch free throws to lead the Mason boy's basketball team to a thrilling 69-68 triple-over-time, come-from-behind win against Winton Woods on Tuesday night. The Comets overcame a fourth quarter 14 point deficit to send the game to OT. Brown won the game at the foul line in the third overtime period. The Comets trailed by two, but Brown was fouled attempting a 3-pointer and went to the line with no time left on the clock. He sunk all three attempts for the victory. In addition to his end of game heroics, Brown made seven 3-point baskets on the evening and hit a tray that sent the game to the third OT.
Luke Sutphin finished with a double-double of 17 points and 12 rebounds. Rashee Billings collected 13 carooms also. In addition to Brown's 33 points he also had a double-double garnering 10 rebounds and adding 5 assists. Derek Cox contributed 4 steals and 7 rebounds.
1/16 Hamilton won 42-41 8-2 5-1

The Hamilton Big Blue invade the MMS Arena tonight with an overall record of 2-7 (2-3 GMC).

The Comets struggled offensively in the first quarter failing to score in the opening 8 minutes. Hamilton led 6-0.

Luke Sutphin finally found the bottom of the net for the Comets, 30 seconds into the 2nd quarter. The Comets took their first lead with 30 seconds remaining in the quarter. Score at half Mason 15 and Hamilton 14. Luke Sutphin led all scorers with seven1st half points.

Hamilton surged to a 25-21 lead midway into the 3rd quarter. A sloppy, choppy quarter ended with Big Blue hanging onto a 30-26 margin.

The Comets again struggled to get anything going offensively in the opening minutes of the final stanza as Hamilton built a 10-point advantage. Turnovers, fouls and missed shots characterized the Comet play. After the 4 minute mark the Comets woke up cutting the Big Blue lead to 40-38 with 2:23 to play. Zach Brown's long trey at 1:23 gave Mason a brief 1 point lead. The Comets got the ball with the score tied at 41-41 and proceded to take the air at of the ball. Derek Cox was fouled with 1.9 seconds remaining making 1 of 2 free throws helping the Comets escape with a 42-41 win.

Zach Brown's 16 led the Comets in scoring. Derek Cox finished with 11 points.



1/23 Colerain won 56-39 9-2 6-1

The Comets Entertain the Cardinals

Colerain enters tonights contest with an overall record of 6-5 and 2-5 in the GMC.

The Comets held a 1st quarter 14-8 advantage. Mason built a 9-point lead in the 2nd quarter going to the locker room ahead 28-19. Zach Brown hit 10 of 16 field goals including 3/5 from behind the arc for 16 1st half points. Luke Sutphin added 10 points. The Comets shot 50% from the field.

Mason maintained a 10 point margin in the 3rd quarter 40-30 going to the final stanza. In the fourth quarter Mason continued to build a lead playing smart and unselfishly. Brown and Sutphin finished with 25 and 19 points respectively. Brown added a double-double with 10 carooms and Sutphin dished 5 assists.

The Comets extend their winning streak to 4 straight and will play a makeup game at Centerville Saturday evening.






lost 78-66 9-3 6-1 The Comets get outrebounded in the loss 32-12. Zach Brown's 26 and Sam Stouffer's 12 led Mason.
1/30 Middletown lost 75-64 9-4 6-2 The Comets battle the Middies and give them all they want but couldn't close the deal in the final quarter. Luke Sutphin was high scorer with 26 points. Zach Brown added 17.
2/3 Lakota West         Postponed-makeup Saturday, 2/7/09
2/6 Oak Hills lost 52-49 9-5 6-3

The Highlanders Invade Mason Country

Oak Hills enters tonights contest with an overall record of 5-10 (3-6 GMC), but the always tough Highlanders can be counted on to put the Comets to the test. Of note Zach Brown was unavailable for tonights game due to illness. Brown is among the conference leaders in three categories; 2nd in scoring (19.7), 5th in assists (3.5 per game) and 3rd in steals (2.5 per game).

In the first quarter Oak Hills built an early 6 point lead but the Comets kept it close trailing the Highlanders 16-12.

Physical play by both teams in the 2nd quarter was exhibited by both teams. Not many points were scored in the quarter and the Comets narrowed Oak Hills lead to 24-22 going into the locker room. Derek Cox led all scorers with 9 points at the break.

Oak Hills scored the first points two minutes into the 2nd half. The Highlanders led by as many as 7 points in the quarter but once again the Comets battled to within three (37-34).

The Comets took their first lead of the game at the 6:20 mark (40-39). The Highlanders pushed a 5 point lead at the 1 minute left mark. A quick Mason basket by Sutphin cut the lead to 3 with 44 seconds remaining. OH hit 1-2 free throws to lead by 5. Sutphin hit 2 free throws to get the Comets within a basket with 24 seconds on the clock. OH went to the line and missed the front end of a one-and-one. Derek Cox was fouled with 16 seconds remaining. Cox made one of two leaving the score at OH 50 and Mason 49 with less than 12 seconds in the game. Mason fouled sending OH to the line with 10 seconds. OH made 1 of two then rebound the miss. Mason had no choice but to foul again. OH went to the line and hit 1of 2 shots. Sutphin's last second attempt to tie the game at the buzzer fell short.

Leading the Brownless Comets in the loss was Derek Cox with 16 points. Luke Sutphin got a double-double with 11 points and 11 rebounds. Sam Stouffer also added 11 points.

2/7 Lakota West (makeup) lost 62-50 9-6 6-4 The Comets struggle to find the bottom of the net shooting only 28% from the field. Mason never led in the contest. Luke Sutphin and Zach Brown led Mason with 18 points each.
2/10 :Lakota East won 53-51 10-6 7-4

Ethan King's tip back to Mason guard Sam Stouffer setup a buzzer beater 3 for a Comet win over the Thunderhawks. With time running out in the 4th quarter, the Comets were down a point 51-50. Sam Stouffer got off a desperation 3-point shot that hit the bottom of the net as time expired. The Comets were looking to get the ball inside to Brown, who scored a game-high 21 points. But the play fell apart, setting up King's tip to Stouffer for the game winner.

Stouffer finished with 11 points while Luke Sutphin added 12.

2/13 Hamilton won 74-50 11-6 8-4 Four Comets score in double figures in a game the Comets never trailed. Derek Cox totaled a career high 18 points. Zach Brown double-doubled with 14 points and 10 rebounds. Luke Sutphin also added 14 points and Rashee Billings 11.
2/17 Milford lost 65-59 11-7 8-4 Comets drop one at home to the visiting Eagles. Zach Brown led Mason with 22 points.
2/20 Sycamore lost 59-49 11-8 8-5 Fourth quarter struggles put the Comets behind the 8-ball in the loss to the Aves. Luke Sutphin's double-double of 12 points and 10 rebounds was not enough. Zach Brown led all scorers with 27 points.

Fairfield (makeup)

won 47-33 12-8 9-5 The Comets end their regular season on a winning note over the Indians. Derek Cox led Mason with 14 points. Luke Sutphin added 10 rebounds and Zach Brown had 4 assists.

Sectional Tournament

Mason (#7) vs. Talawanda

3:00 PM @ UC

won 79-39 13-8 9-5

The Comets come out firing and ready to prove they are a team to be reckoned with during postseason play. Talawanda had to be wondering what hit them in the opening first half as Mason statistically shot the lights out and dominated every area of play. Zach Brown scortched the nets for 24 points in the first 16 minutes hitting 10 of 14 from the field.

The Comets maintained a 31 point margin in the third quarter leading the Braves 64-23 heading into the final stanza

The fourth quarter saw Mason bench players get in some action as the Comets 40 point margin got everyone a little playing time. Zach Brown finished with 28 points. Derek Cox totaled 14 with Luke Sutphin and Rashee Billing added 10. Mason shot 60% from the field and dominated the boards by a 43-17 margin.

The Comets advance to the next round!



Sectional Championship

Mason vs Hughes (#17)

8:00 PM @ UC

won 72-52 14-8 9-5

Comets Advance!

The Comets face Hughes who has advanced by upseting Lakota West and Woodward. A win tonight and the Comets will face Princeton at UD next Saturday.

The first quarter both teams took punches and looked to establish their style and tempo. The Comets got a last second put back by Luke Sutphin to take a 19-13 lead and the end of the 1st quarter.

The second quarter saw the Comets build a 12 point lead going into the locker with the score 33-21. Balanced scoring and solid defense highlighted the first half effort for Mason.

Big Red opened the 2nd half with a 7-0 run cutting the Comet lead 9. Unselfish play characterized the third quarter for Mason. Zach Brown's 35 footer with time running out in third gave Mason a 54-35 lead with 8 minutes remaining.

The fourth quarter was a Hughes foul fest. Mason expanded their lead and breezed to the win in the final minutes of play.

Four Comets finished in double figures led by Derek Cox's 21 points. Rashee Billings had 17, Zach Brown 15 and Ethan King 10.

Up next for the Comets is a rematch with the states #2 ranked team, the Princeton Vikings. The Comets will attempt repeat an earlier season upset effort that failed in the final few minutes.

The Mason boy’s basketball team will get a rematch with Princeton. With the Comets 72-52, Saturday night routing of Hughes, the boy’s program won its first Division 1 sectional title and will face the top ranked Vikings in Saturday’s district finals. In an earlier season contest at Princeton the Comets almost pulled off the upset before falling to the Vikings 49-43.
Mason got double digit scoring against Hughes from four different players. Derek Cox led all scorers with 21 points, followed by Rashee Billing’s 17, Zach Brown’s 15 and Ethan King’s 10. The Comet defense forced Big Red into 16 turnovers. Mason led 19-13 after the first quarter and then pulled away by opening the second quarter on a 9-2 run, including four points from Cox.
"We've been in this game a number of times and haven't been able to get over the hurdle,” said Mason head coach Greg Richards. “These guys had a mission to be the first team at Mason to do it for the school and it's a big step for us."
The Comets extended their overall record to 14-5 with the victory. Next Saturday’s, March 14 district final is set for 12 noon at Dayton’s UD Arena.




District Finals

Mason vs Princeton

2:00 pm @ UD Arena

lost 63-40 14-9 9-5

Comets Make First Appearance in District Finals

The Mason Comets face the #2 ranked Princeton Vikings with their first ever District Championship on the line. Earlier this season the Comets almost pulled the upset at Princeton before losing 49-43.

The Vikings came out on a 8-0 run to start the game. Comet turnovers expanded the Viking lead to a 16-5 advantage with less than 2 minutes in the quarter. The 1st quarter ended with the Vikings in the lead 23-7.

The Comets opened the 2nd quarter on a 5-0 run. The Vikings and Comets traded fouls and turnovers through most of the quarter. With a 1 1/2 minutes left in the half the Vikings opened up a 19 point advantage, their biggest lead of the game. The Comets struggled to get good looks and shots as the half mercifully ended with the score Princeton 34 and Mason 17. Keys to the first half showed the Vikings forced Mason into 11 turnovers while committing only three of their own. The Comets shot 31% from the field as Luke Sutphin led Mason with 6.

Both teams traded baskets in the first four minutes of the second half. Rashee Billings provided Mason some needed offense punch with baskets. The Comets went on a 8-0 run late in the quarter that cut into Princeton's big lead. The third quarter ended with Princeton solidly in the lead 45-29.

Things got a little crazy in the middle of the quarter when a scramble for a lose ball produced technicals on players on both teams. The remainder of the quarter the Vikings continued to exhibit the kind of play that earned them a GMC title and top ranking in the state.

Luke Sutphin led Mason in scoring with 13 points.


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Girls Basketball

  Season Stats

Game Highlights
Game Stats

Glen Este


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12/3 Milford
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12/6 Oak Hills

The Comets open GMC play with a big road win.

Comets jumped out to a 12 point lead after the first quarter but then over the next 2 quarters allowed the Highlanders to claw their way back to take a 4 point lead with a little over 3 minutes to play. In the last 3 minutes of the game, the Comets defense clamped down and only allowed 3 points and Mason came back to win by 4. Hilliary Melnick led the Comets with 12 points and Sarah Hunter played an excellent floor game with superb defense and dished out 8 assists with only 2 turnovers. Michalea Kleist pulled down 12 rebounds.

12/13 Lakota West
The Comets lose to a very good Firebird team. West forced Mason into comminting 20 turnovers in the contest. Mason kept it close in the first half. Score was 15-13 at the end of 1, but West outscored the Comets by 17 over the 2nd and 3rd quarters.Sarah Hunter led Mason with 16 points. Michaelea Kleist contributed 14 points and 9 rebounds.
12/17 Colerain
The Comets upend the previously unbeataen Cardinals. Mason overcomes a first half deficit behind the scoring of Michaelea Kleist's 19 points and Kala Lamotte's 16.
12/20 Lakota East
The Comets are powered by Michaelea Kleist's 20 points as they defeat the host Thunderhawks. Mason led the entire way even though East got within 7 with 2:30 left in the 3rd quarter. The Comets held on assisted by Kayla Lamotte's 11 points. Kleist also gathered 11 rebounds in the contest. The Mason defense forced the Hawks into 22 turnovers.



The Lady Comets never trail in a contest against rival Kings. Mason build a solid lead in the 2nd quarter out scoring their opponent 18-4 and never looking back from that point.

Cara Werner led all scorers with 24 points. Michaelea Kleist notched a double-double with 14 points and 12 rebounds. Hillary Melnick dished out 4 assists.

1/3 Hamilton

Mason hosts Big Blue. Hamilton enters the contest with a 1-6 overall record and 1-3 in the GMC.

Mason led most of the first quarter until a late surge helped Hamilton to a 12-10 lead. The Comets opened up a lead in the 2nd quarter after going on a 9-0 run. The Mason defenders held Hamilton scoreless until the 3 minute mark. The Comets maintained a 25-16 halftime lead. Sarah Hunter led all scorers at the break with 10 points. Kayla Lamotte collected 9 points and 7 rebounds.

The Comets opened the 2nd half with a 6-0 run building an early 15 point lead. Mason led 46-29 at the end of the 3rd. In the fourth Mason outscored Big Blue 17-7 to win going away. High scorers for the Comets were Kayla Lamotte 22 points and Sarah Hunter 14 points. Lamotte finished with a double-double with 10 carrooms. Hunter dished out 5 assissts. The Comets shot 49% from the field and held Big Blue to 29%.


1/7 Princeton
Lady Comets drop one on the road against the Vikes. Mason closed the gap in the final quarter, but could not hold off the Vikings. Michaelea Kleist led the Comets with 11 points. Hillary Melnick dished 4 assists.
1/10 Sycamore
Michaelea Kleist and Cara Werner both scored 11 in the Comet win. Sarah Hunter added three assists.
1/17 Oak Hills
Cara Werner's 17 and Kayla Lamotte's 13 lead the Comets to another tough GMC win. Michaelea Kleist picked off 9 rebounds to help the Mason winning cause.
1/20 Seton

Mason Extends Record 9-3

Michaelea Kleist's 18 and Sara Hunter's 13 help the Comets continue their winning ways.

1/24 Lakota West
The Lady Comets forced the top rated Firebirds into 18 turnovers but committed 21 of their own in the loss. Mason shot 43% from the field compared to West' 30%. Cara Werner led Mason with 15 points. Kayla Lamotte added 11.
1/26 Loveland
Mason is led by Michaelea Kleist's double-double of 16 points and 12 rebounds. Kayla Lamotte added 12 points and Sarah Hunter 5 steals.
1/28 Middletown
Postponed and rescheduled for Monday, Feb. 2nd
1/31 Lakota East

The Comets Battle the Thunderhawks

The Comets shoot 65% from the field in a rout of the Hawks. Cara Werner led all scorers with 20 points (12 of 14 from the field including 4 treys). Kensey Bryant-Lees added 11 points.


2/2 Middletown (makeup) won 58-39
The Comets were led by Cara Werners 16 points and Michaelea Kleists 13. Lang added 7 assists.
2/4 Fairfield
Postponed-makeup 2/10
2/7 Hamilton
Michaelea Kleist's 18 and Sarah Hunters 11 lead the Comets in the win.
2/10 Fairfield (makeup) won 61-35


The Lady Comets get balanced scoring in the win over the Indians. Kayla Lamotte led Mason with 12 points.
2/11 Anderson
Michaelea Kleist's 14 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists lead the Lady Comets in the win.
2/14 Sycamore

Lady Comets Conclude Outstanding Regular Season

The Mason girls basketball team put an exclamation mark on the on the end of their regular season schedule with a big win over rival Sycamore on Saturday.

The game featured 7 lead changes and 4 ties. The Comets pulled away in the fourth quarter outscoring the Aves 16-11 down the stretch. Kayla Lamotte led the Comets with 12 points. Sarah Hunter added 5 assists.

The outcome of the Mason victory allowed the Comets to secure a 2nd place finish in the GMC (tied with Princeton), just ahead of the 3rd place Aves.


Sectional Tournament

Mason (#7) vs. Ursuline

6:00 pm @ Milford


Lady Comets move on to Sectional Finals

The Mason girls basketball team got off on the right foot Tuesday night with a tournament opening win against always tough Ursuline. Michaelea Kleist led the Comets with 12 points and Cara Werner added 10, but overall, balanced scoring was a big part of the Mason win.

Mason overcame some sloppy ballhandling — the Comets committed 23 turnovers — by pounding the Lions on the boards (31-19) and harassing them defensively. Guards Sarah Hunter and Kayla Lamotte played key roles in both areas, tying for the team lead with seven rebounds apiece and getting in the Ursuline passing lanes to deflect numerous passes.

Mason (17-4) advances to Saturday's sectional final. The Comets will face Anderson, a team they beat two weeks ago, 46-35. Tip-off is 1 p.m. at Milford High School.


Sectional Finals

Mason vs. Anderson

1:00 PM @ Milford


Lady Comets Advance!

The Comets battle the Redskins to advance to the Distirct Tournament.

The first half is a low scoring affair as both teams struggle offensively. The Comets held a slim 16-12 lead at the break. Michaelea Kleist's 8 points led Mason in the first half.

After the third quarter the Comets still held a 4 point advantage 28-24.

With 2:00 minutes remaining the Comets held a 30-27 lead. Mason went to the line leading 32-30 with 1:14 left but missed the front end of a one-and-one. Anderson hit two free throws at the other end to tie the game with less that a minute to play.

Mason turned it over but on the ensuing play Sarah Hunter stole the inbound pass, drove the basket and made the basket to Mason to a 2 point lead with 14 seconds remaining. The Comets held on in the final seconds to advance.

Michaelea Kleist led all scorers with 16 while Hilliary Melnick added 8 of her own.



District Tournament

Mason vs. Chaminade

5:00 PM @ Harrison



The Mason girl’s basketball team won its first district title since 2001 Saturday at Harrison High School. The Lady Comets never trailed in the contest defeating Chaminade-Julienne by a score of 52-49. Mason advances to the regional semifinals against top-ranked Mount Notre Dame (23-1) at 6:15 p.m. Tuesday, March 10, at Wright State University's Nutter Center.
“The real keys to the game for us was our outstanding shooting, especially in the first half,” said Rob Matula, Mason’s head coach. “The girls have worked hard and it’s nice to see them rewarded for their efforts.” Mason scorched the nets shooting 57.6 percent from the field and making six-3-pointers from behind the arc.
Senior Cara Werner led the Comets with 14 points, while junior Kayla Lamotte added 12 and Michaelea Kleist had seven points, 12 boards, six assists and three blocked shots. Hillary Melnick chipped in nine points off the bench.
Mason went to the state finals in 1999 and 2000, winning the championship in the 2000 season. “It has been a trip getting back,” said senior Kleist. “We had to start over and rebuild, but we look at our program’s history and we want to reach that.”
The Comets will have a big challenge ahead of them on Tuesday facing the Associated Press’ No. 1-ranked team and three-time defending state champion. MND has won 10 games in a row since suffering its only loss of the season, against University School of New Jersey on Jan. 18. The Lady Comets have a 10-game winning streak of their own extending their overall season record to 19-4. Mason’s last loss came on January 24th at the hands of the Lakota West Firebirds by a score of 45-37. The Comets are one of 16 Division 1 girls team still alive in the post-season.



Regional Semi-Finals

Mason vs. Mount Notre Dame

6:15 PM @ Wright State

lost 56-32 19-5 11-3

Lady Comets Face States Top Ranked Team

The Comets enter tonight's District Finals with one of the best records in the history of the girls basketball program. Not since the 2000 State Championship season have the Lady Comets posted such a winning record. Mason has done it without the superstars of the Michelle Munoz era. A combination of balanced scoring, defense and team chemistry have been the keys to the Lady Comets success.

The 3-time defending champion Cougars enter the contest with a record of 23-1, ranked number in the state and 21st in the country. They have won 4 out of the last five OHSAA Women's State Championships.

The first quater of action the Comets had some early "nerve issues." MND jumped out to a 13-4 lead after the Comets pulled within 1. The Comets struggled to find any rhythm or consistency and at the end of the 1st quarter trailed 17-5.

MND opened a big lead in the 2nd quarter that the Comets couldn't cut into. Mason was limited to one shot which usually was well guarded and off balance. The Cougars outside shooting range afforded many MND inside scoing opportunities. Going into the locker room MND led 30-14. Michaelea Kleist's 8 points led the Comets.

The Comets opened the 2nd half with a 7-0 run and narrowed the Cougar lead to 9. But MND was able to hold off the Mason attempt to get back in the game and maintained a 38-24 lead after 3.

In the final quater a relentless MND defense kept the Comets from any thoughts of an upset. The Mason girls certainly had no reason to hang their heads. A regional semi-final appearance, District Title and 19-5 record will help the Comets continue to build championship teams well into the future at Mason.

Senior Michaelea Kleist ended her career in typical fashion with a double-double of 16 points and 10 rebounds. Five other seniors, Egan Kelsey, Cara Werner, Kinsey Bryant-Lees, Meg Roussos and Ednekqwa Lang played their last game as Comets.



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Mason Results


Mason Result Fairfield

Board 1 Dennis Tseng - Michael O'Connor

Board 2 Sirri Karri 1 - 0 Billy Page

Board 3 Eric Wei 1 - 0 Alex Gfroerer

Board 4 Sean Wikoff 1 - 0 Jerrod Ariss

Board 5 Nathan Roser 1 - 0 Robert Lopina

Board 6* Jacob Piatt 0 - 1 Sujit Ganguly
Mason Result Hamilton

Board 1 Dennis Tseng 1 - 0 Ben Vanderpool

Board 2 Eric Wei 1 - 0 Andrew Hammock

Board 3 Sean Wikoff 1 - 0 Casey Hollifield

Board 4 Nathan Roser 1 - 0 Kaylen Parsons

Board 5 Jacob Piatt 1 - 0 Courtney Sawyer
Mason Result Hamilton

Board 1 Dennis Tseng 1 - 0 Nathan Squire

Board 2 Sarvabhauma Karri 1 - 0 Austin Georgia

Board 3 Eric Wei 1 - 0 Quan Williams

Board 4 Sean Wikoff 1 - 0 Toné Everhart

Board 5 Nathan Roser 1 - 0 Kameron Stanley

Board 6 Andrew Reed 1/2 - 1/2 Chris Allen

Board 7 Jacob Piatt 1 - 0 Josh Groves

Board 8 Michael Zhou 1 - 0 Jessica Roberts
Oak Hills
Mason Result Oak Hills

Board 1 Dennis Tseng 1 - 0 Son Le

Board 2 Sarvabhauma Karri 1 - 0 Long Le

Board 3 Eric Wei 1 - 0 D.J. Webb

Board 4 Nathan Roser 1 - 0 Eric Beerman

Board 5 Sean Wikoff 1 - 0 Izak Velasquez

Board 6 Edward Wang 0 - 1 Duy Dao
Lakota West
Mason Result Lakota West

Board 1 Dennis Tseng 1 - 0 Landon Capri

Board 2 Sarvabhauma Kirri 1 - 0 Huy Diep

Board 3 Eric Wei 1 - 0 David Klimek

Board 4 Sean Wikoff 1 - 0 Charlie Lin

Board 5 Nathan Roser 0 - 1 Hien Vu

Board 6 Jacob Piatt 0 - 1 Bao Do

Board 7 Edward Wang 0 - 1 Raj Patel

Board 8 Ray Wang 1 - 0 Kong Pao
Mason Result Sycamore

Board 1 Dennis Tseng 1 - 0 Gautam Nagendra

Board 2 Sarvabhauma Kirri 0 - 1 Sukhada Kulkarni

Board 3 Eric Wei 0 - 1 Andrew Wick

Board 4 Sean Wikoff 0 - 1 Dan Tang

Board 5 Nathan Roser 1/2 - 1/2 Steven Miraglia

Board 6 Jacob Piatt 0 - 1 Matt Burke

Board 7 Michael Zhou 1 - 0 Nash Rademacher

Board 8 Edward Wang 0 - 1 Jason Rissover
Lakota East
Mason Result Lakota East

Board 1 Dennis Tseng 1/2 - 1/2 Akash Umakantha

Board 2 Sarvabhauma Kirri 1 - 0 Dwight Hu

Board 3 Eric Wei 1 - 0 Zach Douglas

Board 4 Sean Wikoff 1 - 0 James Holton

Board 5 Nathan Roser 0 - 1 Saidakram Ishnavov

Board 6 Jacob Piatt 0 - 1 Kevin Landers

Board 7 Edward Wang 1 - 0 Jason Shake
Mason Result Princeton

Board 1 Dennis Tseng 1 - 0 James Eager

Board 2 Sarvabhauma Kirri 1 - 0 Vuong Lai

Board 3 Eric Wei 1 - 0 Ryan Simes

Board 4 Sean Wikoff 1 - 0 Vishal Mody

Board 5 Nathan Roser 1 - 0 Joey Boggs

Mason Result Colerain

Board 1 Dennis Tseng 1 - 0 Dab Hoffman

Board 2 Sarvabhauma Kirri 1 - 0 Hem Neopane

Board 3 Eric Wei 1 - 0 Zach North

Board 4 Sean Wikoff 1 - 0 Sean Miller

Board 5 Jacob Piatt 1 - 0 No Player

Comets are currently 2nd behind Sycamore going into Saturdays tournament.

GMC Tournament

On Saturday we competed in the season-end GMC chess tournament. We played 9 matches and finished with 5 wins, 2 losses, and 2 draws.

Our year end record was 13 wins, 3 losses, and 2 draws. This secured us an outright 2nd place finish in the GMC, behind Sycamore HS.

Our team for this year consisted of (in board order): Dennis Tseng (14-3-1), Sarvabhauma Karri (14-2-1), Eric Wei (16-2-0), Sean Wikoff (11-7-0), and Nathan Roser (8-5-3). Jacob Piatt played two matches on 5th board during the season with a record of 2-0-0. The records are listed in win-loss-draw order.


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Team Placings
All-Around Winner
Mason Highlights

CCD Quad

4th place: CCD 106.96
3rd place: Turpin 111.8
2nd place: Anderson 123.3
1st place: Mason 127.5
Mason' Sarah Taylor-32.625

Highlights: With a team win and 3 1st place finishes by 3 different athletes, Mason showed its strength in the depth of its team. Newcomers Alexandra Perez, Lauren Robertson, and Sarah Taylor proved to be fresh new talent for the team in addition to returning letter winner Lauren Brune, who unveiled a new powerful vault and a new floor routine.

Mason’s next meet: 1/10/09 Indian Cup Invitational at Cincinnati Country Day.

Individual scores;

Vault Lauren Robertson 8.05 3rd

Vault Sarah Taylor 8.0 5th

Bars Sarah Taylor 7.7 5th

Beam Alexandra Perez 8.6 1st

Beam Sarah Taylor 8.55 2nd

Beam Lauren Robertson 8.4 4th

Floor Lauren Brune 8.45 1st

Floor Sarah Taylor 8.375 2nd

Floor Alexandra Perez 7.95 5th

All-Around Sarah Taylor 32.625 1st

All-Around Lauren Robertson 31.75 4th

1/10 Indian Cup

1st Mason

2nd Lakota East

3rd Centerville

4th T.Worthington

Codie Owens-Lakota East


The Mason Gymnastics team captured the prestigious Indian Cup Invitational at Cincinnati Country Day this past Saturday. The Comets scored a team total of 135.425 points ousting 2nd place favorite Lakota East (133.075). Competing teams included; Anderson, Centerville, Cincinnati Country Day, Hamilton, Lakota East, Miamisburg, Seven Hills, Thomas Worthington, Turpin, Upper Arlington, and individual gymnasts from Milford and Sycamore.
Mason secured team event championships on the vault, bars and floor. The Comets showed their team depth with 8 top 6 placements by 6 different athletes, including a solid win on bars by newcomer Bekah Wooten. Her score of 9.375 shattered the previous school record. Other individuals highlights included; 1st Sarah Taylor (vault), 3rd Lauren Brune (vault), 4th Olivia Bergesen (vault), 6th Kiersten Wones (bars), 5th Lauren Robertson (beam), 1st Sarah Taylor (floor), 2nd Sarah Taylor (all-around).
This was Mason’s second competitive event of the season as they were also winners of the CCD Quad on December 12th. The Comets will host the Mason Invitational on January 17th beginning at 11:0 AM.
Teams competing in the event include: Anderson, Beavercreek, Centerville, Fairfield, Lakota West, Miamisburg, Northmont, and Turpin.Submitted,

1/17 Mason Cup

1. Mason-134.8

2. Northmont-134.55

3. Centerville-129.85



Kerry Donahue (Fairborn) 34.6 Meet highlights: With strong showings by 7 different gymnasts, including a 1st place finish on Floor by Kiersten Wones and 2nd place on Bars by Bekah Wooten, Mason was able to come from behind on their last event (floor) and edge out tough competition by Clayton Northmont to win their home meet, the Comet Cup Invitational.
1/23 Miami Univ. Invite





Stephanie Powers (West) Meet highlights: With consistent and strong performances by Jenna Bovenzi , Lauren Robertson, Sarah Taylor, Kiersten Wones, and the rest of the talented and deep Comet gymnastics team, the Comets took home 1st place and their 4th win of the season at this weekend’s 8 team invitational held at Miami University.
1/31 East Invitational 5th place: Mason score: 131.25
4th place: Lakota West score: 133.075
3rd place Lakota East score: 133.425
2nd place: Centerville score: 133.5
1st place: Northmont score: 134.875
Stephanie Powers (West) Vault
Lauren Robertson
Bekah Wooten
Jenna Bovenzi
Sarah Taylor
Sarah Taylor
Sarah Taylor
2/5 East Quad

4th place: Seven Hills

3rd place: Beavercreek score: 126.825

2nd place: Mason score: 131.75

1st place: Lakota East score: 133.075

All-Around Winner: Rachel Hindle (Lakota East) 34.075

Mason meet highlights: Steady and consistent performances by Sarah Taylor,
Kiersten Wones, and Bekah Wooten. Great effort and improvements by Monea
Byrd, Jenna Bovenzi, Lauren Robertson, Libby Evans, and Danya Contractor.

Monea Byrd
Lauren Robertson
Sarah Taylor
Sarah Taylor
Jenna Bovenzi
Bekah Wooten
Alex Perez
Libby Evans
Sarah Taylor
Lauren Robertson
Lauren Robertson
Jenna Bovenzi
Kiersten Wones
Sarah Taylor
Jenna Bovenzi
Lauren Robertson
Sarah Taylor

2/12 West Quad

4th place: Badin score: 109.925

3rd place: Fairfield: score: 119.925

2nd place: Lakota West score: 121.575

1st place: Mason score: 128.85

All-Around Winner: Sarah Taylor (Mason) 33.575

Mason meet highlights: 2 personal bests by Alex Perez on bars and
all-around; Sarah Taylor - her best vault of the season so far; Lauren
Robertson confident and aggressive beam, vault, and floor work.

Alex Perez
Jenna Bovenzi
Lauren Robertson
Sarah Taylor
Alex Perez
Lauren Brune
Sarah Taylor
Alex Perez
Lauren Robertson
Sarah Taylor
Alex Perez
Jenna Bovenzi
Sarah Taylor
Lauren Robertson
Jenna Bovenzi
Alex Perez
Lauren Robertson
Sarah Taylor

2/21 City Championships

5th place: Fairfield score: 119.625

4th place: Lakota West score: 127.45

3rd place: Anderson score: 128.275

2nd place: Lakota East score: 131.35

1st place: Mason score: 137.425

Kierston Wones-Mason (34.6)



The Mason Gymnastics team won the Cincinnati City Championships this past weekend at Cincinnati Country Day beating out 10 other local teams. The Comets established a new school record for a team score topping 2nd place Lakota East 137.425 to 131.350, followed by Anderson, Lakota West and Fairfield (previous school record-135.975).

Outstanding performances by each Mason team member were keys to winning the city title. Kriersten Wones was the meets All-Around Champion with a score of 34.6. Wones also finished 1st in the floor event. Lauren Roberston placed first in the beam event with a score of 8.85.

“I am so proud of our team,” said head coach Kelly Wones. “Every team member has worked very hard, many of them competing with and overcoming injuries, to become city champions!” The Mason gymnastic team roster includes: Olivia Bergesen, Jenna Bovenzi, Lauren Brune, Symone Byrd, Danya Contractor, Elizabeth Evans, Alexandra Perez, Lauren Robertson, Sarah Taylor, Kiersten Wones, Rebekah Wooten along with coaches Kelly Wooten and Denise DeLotell.

“Accomplishing one of our pre-season goals and breaking the school record at the same time gives us a great sense of accomplishment and confidence going into the district tournament next week,” said Wones. State berths will be earned next Saturday at the District Championships @ Lakota East High School.

Vault Event
Sarah Taylor (3rd place) with a score of 8.5
Kiersten Wones (5th place) with a score of 8.375
Lauren Robertson (6th place) with a score of 8.3
Jenna Bovenzi (7th place) with a score of 8.2
Bars Event
Rebekah Wooten (3rd place) with a score of 8.8
Kiersten Wones (9th place) with a score of 8.425
Sarah Taylor (12th place) with a score of 8.225
Beam Event
Lauren Robtertson (1st place) with a score of 8.85
Kiersten Wones (2nd place) with a score of 8.7
Jenna Bovenzi (4th place) with a score of 8.65
Alex Perez (6th place) with a score of 8.65
Sarah Taylor (9th place) with a score of 8.425
Floor Event
Kiersten Wones (1st place) with a score of 9.1
Sarah Taylor (4th place) with a score of 8.9
Jenna Bovenzi (5th place) with a score of 8.8
Lauren Robertson (7th place) with a score of 8.8
Olivia Bergesen (9th place) with a score of 8.6
All-Around Event
Kiersten Wones (1st place) with a score of 34.6
Sarah Taylor (3rd place) with a score of 34.05
Jenna Bovenzi (4th place) with a score of 33.8
Olivia Bergesen (12th place) with a score of 32.325


District Championships

Lakota East

Team Placements: (Top 2 qualify to state)

5th place: Anderson score: 130.45

4th place: Lakota West score: 135.075

3rd place: Mason score: 136.75

2nd place: Centerville score: 137.675

1st place: Northmont score: 138.275

All-Around Winner: Becky Norviel 36.0

Mason meet highlights
* All District Team: Lauren Brune, Sarah Taylor, Kiersten Wones,
Bekah Wooten
* Along with the 2nd highest team score in school history, the Comets
also had 10 personal best scores for the season.
* Uneven Bars District Champion, Bekah Wooten, along with Sarah Taylor
(vault) and Kiersten Wones (floor) qualified to state
* Consistent and steady performances by Jenna Bovenzi and Sarah Taylor
* Aggressive, tough performances by Olivia Bergesen and Lauren Brune
who both returned from injury within the past week and contributed greatly
to the team score.


MASON INDIVIDUAL HIGHLIGHTS: (Top 6 qualify to state)

Sarah Taylor
State QualifierBars

Bekah Wooten
State QualifierBeam

Sarah Taylor
8th Floor

Lauren Brune
State AlternateFloor

Kiersten Wones
State QualifierAll-Around
Kiersten Wones

Sarah Taylor


OHSAA State Meet

@ Hilliard Darby HS 12:00 pm


Bekah Wooten narrowly misses qualifying for the all-state OHIO team on bars by .05 of a point. She finishes off her season with a strong bar routine, complete with her full difficulty for the first time since sustaining a foot injury a month ago.

Kiersten Wones performed one of the best floor routines of her season with upgraded difficulty. Lauren Brune had a strong showing on floor as a sophomore, fresh off the alternate list as of Friday night when a district teammate fell ill. Sarah Taylor finished up the meet for Mason with 2 strong tucked tsukahara vaults in a field of tough vaulting competitors.

Individual resuls:

Bekah Wooten

Kiersten Wones
Lauren Brune

Sarah Taylor




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Academic Quiz









12/10 Oak Hills






12/17 Colerain



JV lost




1/7 Lakota East







1/14 Sycamore





1/21 Hamilton







1/28 Fairfield







2/4 Lakota West







2/11 Princeton







2/15 GMC Tournament 2nd place 16-2

This past weekend, the Mason Academic Team competed in the GMC Tournament at Hamilton High School. The Comets finished the regular season in second place with a 16-2 record, their only losses coming to GMC powerhouse Sycamore. During the opening rounds, led by captain Ray Wang, Mason outscored their opponents 312-171, including a blistering 103-46 victory over Princeton and a 58-50 triumph over rival Lakota West.
Needing a win to continue on to regionals, Mason met first place Sycamore in the championship match. After a hard fought, back and forth battle, the Comets eventually pulled away during the lightning round, winning 70-58 and qualifying for the regional OAC tournament. The team finished 21-2 overall and looks forward to continuing its run.

If you see them, congratulate the team on a great season and a fantastic tournament!
* indicates varsity
Kasim Ahmad
Ib Chaudhry
Krishna Cheeti
Prathima Cheeti
Laura Davis
Tom Jacob
Prithvi Jami*
Amanda La Rue*
Brad Lonsway
Tina Pan
Jacob Piatt*
Elizabeth Pilsner
Rohit Rao*
Michael Tape*
Edward Wang
Qian Wang
Ray Wang*


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Boys Swimming

Team Placings
Meet result links

Mason Invitational

No report
12/12 Worthington Invitational     No report
12/13 Ned Reeb Invitational     No report
12/19 Big 8 Meet     No report
12/20 Canton Invitational     No report
12/27 S. Heart/Trinity     No report
1/2 Sycamore     No report
1/3 Larry Lyons Invitational     No report
1/9 East/West

1. Mason 50

2. West 39

3. East 13

results link  
1/10 JV Invitatioanl     No report
1/18-1/19 Coaches Classic 8th place-Mason results link The Mason boy’s team finished 8th overall at the Classic. Highlights and individual results can be found at www.swimmeet.com.
1/23 LaSalle/Seton     no report
1/30 Quad Meet     Postponed
1/31 St. X and Ursuline     No report
2/7 GMC Swimming and Diving Championships 1st-MASON results link



The Mason Boys swimming and diving program added another GMC title to their trophy case with an impressive win at the conference meet Saturday at the Mason HS natatorium. The Comets outdistanced 2nd place Sycamore 415-341, followed by Fairfield with a score of 284. "The boys win was really impressive," said Mason head coach Mark Sullivan. "We had some great swims by our boys and really relied on our overall team depth." Mason diver Stephen Sargent got the Comets off to a positive start with a first place finish in the boy’s 1-meter diving event. Sargent’s score of 284.90 was a new school and GMC record. The sectional meet begins this Friday and Saturday at Keating.

2/13-2/14 Sectionals @ Mason 1st place-Mason (tied with Moeller)   no report
2/21/09 District Championships 4th place (165) results link

The following swimmers and divers advanced to the State Championship meet this coming Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at Canton’s Branin Natatorium.

Keaton Freds
Chad Griffiths
Jared Kolwyck
Zach Rice
Stephen Sargent
Tyler Torbet
Andy Supronas

No other information provided.


State Championships

Canton, Ohio

10th place overall (93) results link 50 Freestyle – Andy Supronas (13th place)
100 Freestyle – Andy Supronas (10th place)
500 Freestyle – Jared Kolwyck (7th place) and Zach Rice (10th place)
200 Freestyle Relay – Andy Supronas, Chad Griffiths, Keaton Freds, Jared Kolwyck (8th place)
400 Freestyle Relay – Andy Supronas, Keaton Freds, Jared Kolwyck, Zach Rice (6th place)
1 Meter Diving – Stephen Sargent (4th place)





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Girls Swimming

Date Event Team Placings
Meet result links

Mason Invitational

No report
12/12 Worthington Invitational     No report
12/13 Ned Reeb Invitational     No report
12/19 Big 8 Meet     No report
12/20 Canton Invitational     No report
12/27 S. Heart/Trinity     No report
1/2 Sycamore     No report
1/3 Larry Lyons Invitational     No report
1/9 East/West

1. Mason-67.5

2. East-18

3. West-16.5

results link  
1/10 JV Invitatioanl     No report
1/18-1/19 Coaches Classic 1st place-Mason results link

Girl’s Swim Team Wins Classic Title

The Mason Girl’s Swimming Team won their first ever Coaches Classic this past weekend against some the top high school swimming programs from Southwestern Ohio. The Comets bested perennial swimming powerhouses such as Ursuline Academy, Turpin and Sycamore in route to amassing a team score of 458 points, over forty better than 2nd place Centerville.

Junior Danielle Jansen was the overall champion in the 500 and 100 freestyle events. The Comets won three relays. The team of Mary Wunderle, Morgan Emter, Danielle Jansen and Cari Caprio won the 400 medley relay. Jansen, Caprio, Wunderle, and Kayla Wiemers won the 200 freestyle. Jansen, Caprio, Wunderle, and Breanne Keenan were winners in the 400 freestyle relay.

“We knew if we swam well we could finish in the top 3,” said head Coach Mark Sullivan. “After we won the 400 medley relay the girls got really excited and knew they could win. I did not expect for us to swim this well considering where we are in our season, with our training. Overall, it was a great team win. Many of the girls stepped up and competed throughout the weekend.”

The Mason boy’s team finished 8th overall at the Classic. Highlights and individual results can be found at Masoncomets.org under results or at www.swimmeet.com.

1/23 LaSalle/Seton     no report
1/30 Quad Meet     postponed
1/31 St. X and Ursuline     no report
2/6-2/7 GMC Swimming and Diving Champioships 1st-MASON results link



The Mason Girl’s Swimming and Diving Team won a GMC championship at Saturday’s conference meet held at Mason High School’s natatorium. The Comets defended their GMC title in dominating fashion with a team score of 469, some 116 points better than 2nd place Sycamore. "Both our boys and girls teams had outstanding performances," said Mason head coach Mark Sullivan. "On Friday night our divers got us started setting the pace for the rest of the weekend." Taylor Edwards and Megan Helwagen finished 1st and 2nd, respectively, in the 1-meter diving event. Danielle Jansen finished first in the 200-IM and 500-free (new league record). Carrie Caprio earned a first place finish in the 100- freestyle. Mogan Emter was first in the 100-breaststroke event. The Comet 200 freestyle relay team of Cari Caprio, Abbie Allen, Kayla Wiemers and Danielle Jansen placed 1st. The 400 freestyle relay team of Breanne Keenan, Morgan Emter, Cari Caprio and Mary Wunderle also placed first. Up next for the swimming Comets is the sectional meet, February 13 and 14 at Keating.

2/13-2/14 Sectionals @ Mason 3rd place-Mason   no report
2/21 District Championships 3rd place-Mason results link

The following swimmers and divers advanced to the State Championship meet this coming Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at Canton’s Branin Natatorium.

Morgan Emter
Breanne Keenan
Abbie Allen
Katie Heywood
Cari Caprio
Taylor Edwards
Danielle Jansen
Kayla Wiemers
Haley Bull
Mary Wunderle

No other information provided.


State Championships

Canton, Ohio

5th place overall (142 points) results link 100 Freestyle – Danielle Jansen (2nd place) and Cari Caprio (10th place)
200 Freestyle – Danielle Jansen (2nd place) and Cari Caprio (15th place)
100 Backstroke – Mary Wunderle (11th place)
100 Breaststroke – Haley Bull (16th place)
200 Individual Medley – Mary Wunderle (11th place)
200 Freestyle Relay – Cari Caprio, Kayla Wiemers, Danielle Jansen, Abigail Allen (3rd place)
400 Freestyle Relay – Morgan Emter, Mary Wunderle, Cari Caprio, Danielle Jansen (4th place)
200 Medley Relay – Haley Bull, Mary Wunderle, Kayla Wiemers, Katie Heywood (11th place)
1 Meter Diving – Taylor Edwards (7th place)






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Date Event
Team Placings
Dual W/L/T Record
Mason Highlights
12/6 Waize Invitational 1) Mason – 581
2) Mt. Vernon – 441
3) Hilliard Darby – 439
4) Eaton – 423
5) Loudonville – 415
6) Delaware Hayes – 349
7) Westland – 323
8) Toledo Waite – 287
9) Tri-Valley – 209
10) Gahanna – 172
11) Newark – 104

Comets Repeat Champions at Waize Invitational

The Mason Varsity Wrestling Team combined for a total of 46 individual match wins this past week-end to claim the tournament championship at the 15th annual “Waize Invitational” in Mt. Vernon, Ohio. This was the 2nd time that Mason has won this invitational out of the 4 years attending. Individual results below:

103 – Brian Luria (4-0) - 1st Place
112 – Jeremy Artrip (5-0) – 1st Place
119 – Christian Gonzalez (5-0) - 1st Place
125 – Brendan Flannery (2-3) DNP
125 – Jesse Gorsek (2-3) 4th Place (Extra)
130 – Jacob Mescher (2-3) DNP
130 – Logan Sagle (2-3) DNP
135 – Robert Shepherd (5-0) 1st Place
140 – Alex Court (2-2) 5th Place
145 – Eric Trexler (2-1) 4th Place
145 – Michael Justiano (1-3) DNP (Extra)
152 – John Bovenzi (5-0) 1st Place
160 – Aaron Walden (2-3) 4th Place
171 – Kyle Searer (2-2) 2nd Place
171 – Randy Yim (3-2) 4th Place (Extra)
189 - Andy Porter (5-0) 1st Place
189 – Duncan Fischley (1-4) DNP (Extra)215 – Maison Kana (2-2) 5th Place
285 – Dan McCormack (3-1) 3rd Place

12/12 Oak Hills Dual

Mason 41

Oak Hills 19


Individual results::

103 -Luria (M) pin Bass 1:55;
112 -Artrip (M) forfeit;
119 -Gonzalez (M) d. Neville 7-2;
125 -Weiskittle (O) md. Flannery 13-2;
130 -E. Walden (M) d. Walicki 9-6;
135 -Merk (O) d. Court 9-3;
140 -Shepherd (M) md. Jolevski 15-6;
145 -Bovenzi (M) d. Haennle 5-1;
152 -Fitzpatrick (O) d. A. Walden 9-7;
160 -Plank (M) pin Hildreth 3:19;
171 -Quinn (O) pin Searer 3:29;
189 -Porter (M) md. Hemsink 15-4;
215 -Miller (O) d. Kana 3-1;
285 -McCormack (M) pin Ernst 3:07.

12/20 Coaches Classic 10th out of 28 teams   Individual Place Winners
103 - Brian Luria - 8th Place
112 - Jeremy Artrip - 3rd Place
119 - Christian Gonzalez - 6th Place
135 - Robert Shepherd - 2nd Place
189 - Andy Porter - 6th Place
215 - Dan McCormack - 4th Place
12/29-30 Median Invite 14th out of 40 teams   Individual Place Winners
112 - Jeremy Artrip - 6th Place
215 - Dan McCormack - 6th Place
1/3 Marysville/Miamisburg

Mason 36

Miamisburg 22




Marysville 41

Mason 19


Mason 36 Miamisburg 22
103 Luria (Mason) pin Long (Miamisburg) 1:11
112 Regan (Miamisburg pin Lamous (Mason) 3:00
119 Artrip (Mason) dec. Williamson (Miamisburg) 6-3
125 Gonzalez (Mason) dec Erhard (Miaimsburg) 5-4
130 Hoagland (Miamisburg) dec Flannery (Mason) 3-2
135 Shepherd (Mason) dec. Fayette (Miamisburg) 5-3
140 Court (Mason) dec Perkins (Miamisburg) 8-4
145 Dewese (Miaimsiburg) dec Bovenzi (Mason) 8-5
152 Miskell (Miamisburg) pin Plank (Mason) 4:39
160 Pope (Miaimsburg) Mdec Searer (Mason) 14-2
171 Searer (Mason) pin Trimbark (Miaimsburg)
189 Porter (Mason) dec Johnson (Miamisburg) 5-2
215 McCormak (Mason) dec Fontaine (Miamisburg) 3-2
285 McBride (Mason by FFT

Marysville 41 Mason 19
103 Luria (Mason) pin Erwin (Marysville) 1:21
112 Sparks (Marysville) dec Fayez (Mason) 13-6
119 Artrip (Mason) pin Franke (Marysville) 1:48
125 McCombs (Marysville) Mdec Gonzalez (Mason) 13-4
130 Flannery (Mason) Mdec S. O’Connnors (Marysville) 10-2
135 Green (Marysville) MDec Court (Mason) 10-0
140 Sheppard (Mason) Dec Wirtz (Marysville) 8-5
145 Bass (Marysville) Dec Bouenzi (Mason) 3-2
152 B.O’Connors (Marysville) pin Flank (Mason) 3:05
160 Marsh (Marysville) MDec Searer (Mason) 12-2
171 Fults (Marysville) TF Fishley (Mason) 16-0
189 Lowe (Marysville) dec Porter (Mason) 7-4
215 Weeks (Marysville) pin McCormak (Mason) 3:10
285 Thirkeild (Marysville) dec McBride (Mason) 4-3

1/22 Harrison Dual

Mason 37

Harrison 24


The Comets upend the city's #3 ranked team in a dual match.

103- Luria (M) PIN 3:44 D. Campbell (H)
112- Artrip (M) PIN 5:34 M. Fay (H)
119- Gonzalez (M) PIN 4:27 French (H)
125- Flannery (M) PIN 2:24 Lehrer (H)
130- VanDeRyt (H) dec. Mescher (M) 1-0
135- Court (M) dec. R. Fay (H) 3-2
140- Shepherd (M) maj. dec. Giffin (H) 19-7
145- Shirley (H) dec. Trexler (M) 13-6
152- P. Campbell (H) PIN :25 Walden (M)
160- Rivera (H) dec. Searer (M) 3-2
171- Kana (M) dec. S. Taylor (H) 7-5
189- Tumlin (H) PIN 2:46 Chilcote (M)
215- McDonald (H) dec. Porter (M) 5-2
285- McCormack (M) dec. Kellems (H) 9-3

1/24 J. Horning Invitational

1-Lakota West 267

2-Central Crossing 262

3-Mason 244

4-Olentangy 201

5-Centerville 196.5

6-Rochester, MI 183.5

7-Greenville 181.5

8-Dublin Coffman 160

9-Kettering Fairmont 108

10-Milford 85

  Championship Matches
103 Trevor Fiorucci(OL) d. Brian Luria(MA) 7-4
112 Jeremy Artrip(MA) d. Andrew Higgins(CC) 3-0
119 Jason Seiple(DC) d. Matt Perez(CC) 5-3
125 Craig McIntire(LW) d. Vince Picket(CC) 8-4
130 Ty Davis(LW) d. Austin Sanders(CC) 6-5
135 Chad Channel(CC) f. Eoin Walden(MA) 1:22
140 Joey Grandominico(OL) md. Cody Wimer(CC) 12-4
145 Cole Menker(CE) d. Selo Ramjattan(GV)10-8
152 Daniel Edwards(GV) d. Devon Purkiser(LW) 9-2
160 Nick Kaczanowski(RO) f. Ryan Disabato(OL) 0:56
171 Tim Pettit(RO) d. Mark Sabo(OL) 9-7
189 Nick Miller(CE) d. Andy Porter(MA) 4-3
215 Kyle Rose(CE) d. Dan McCormack(MA) 5-3
285 Preston Oglesbee(OL) d. Matt Schramm(CC) 6-4

Consolation Matches
103 Ryan Murdock(DC) f. Alex Thomas(LW) 2:29
112 Nick Block(LW) d. Ben Edwards(GV) 7-1
119 Christian Gonzales(MA) md. Casey Watterhouse(CE) 13-5
125 Evan Warner(GV) d. Jake Sage(KF) 5-4
130 Tommy Kimbrell(KF) d. Chris Miller(GV) 11-9
135 Le Rouse(LW) f. Quentin Dunn(MI) 5:21
140 Scott Freitag(DC) d. Nathan Clouser-Simerlink(KF) 4-1
145 Eric Trexler(MA) d. Connor Dietrich(MI) 3-1
152 Mike Richards(RO) d. Brian Matthews(CE) 7-3
160 Casey Beatty(CC) f. James Wiggins(LW) 4:47
171 Ryan Slusher(MI) d. Brandon Porter(DC) 8-6
189 Gabe Dorsten(GV) d. Mike Brusadin(DC) 13-6
215 Evan Mulkey(DC) md. Trevor Williams(RO) 13-5
285 Chad Doan(DC) f. Cory Smith(KF) 4:00

Most Outstanding Wrestler Weight classes (103-140)
Ty Davis 130 Lakota West

Most Outstanding Wrestler Weight classes (145-275)
Nick Kaczanowski 160 Rochester, MI
1/31 St. Xavier

Mason 37

St. Xavier 25



The Mason Wrestling Team Defeated #7 St. Xavier

103 - Luria (M) win by forfeit
112 - Kneeling (S) dec. Jacob Artrip 7-1
119 - Gonzalez (M) dec. Farber 5-4
125 - Flannery (M) pin. Schmidt 1:44
130 - Ruffing (S) pin. Mescher 2:48
135 - Gallagher (S) pin. E. Walden 2:08
140 - Shepherd (M) pin. Smith :24
145 - Trexler (M) maj dec. Cionni 13-4
152 - Westerfield (S) dec. A. Walden 4-0
160 - Searer (M) dec. Versteeg 8-3
171 - Jones (S) maj dec. Kana 17-8
189 - Porter (M) dec. Long 5-4
215 - Meyers (M) win by forfeit
285 - Waller (S) dec. McCormack 8-3

1/31 Elder

Mason 28

Elder 26


The Comets defeat #5 Elder!

103 -Luria (M) md. Daniels 16-4
112 -Schultz (E) md. Jacob Artrip 11-1
119 -Gonzalez (M) md. Smith 14-2
125 -Hardtke (E) d. Flannery 3-2
130 -Mescher (M) d. Gillespie 7-2
135 -Shepard (M) tf. Ruffing 26-10
140 -Bovenzi (M) d. Sharp 6-4
145 -Trexler (M) d. Jennings 10-3
152 -Conners (E) pin Walden 4:23
160 -Korb (E) md. Searer 11-3
171 -Hyland (E) d. Kana 4-2
189 -Porter (M) d. Johnson 4-1
215 -Scales (E) pin Meyers 0:36
285 -McCormack (M) d. Nusekabel 7-6

2/5 Moeller

Moeller 38

Mason 21

  103 -Walsh (Mo) d. Luria 6-4;112 -Artrip (Ma) md. Ziegler 15-2; 119 -Corrill (Mo) d. Gonzalez 8-5; 125 -Hammer (Mo) d. Flannery 11-3; 130 -Holtman (Mo) pin Walder 3:48; 135 -Shepherd (Ma) tf. Antenucci 25-9; 140 -McIntyre (Mo) d. Bovenzi 12-6; 145 -Harger (Mo) md. Trexler 12-0; 152 -King (Mo) md. Seuss 16-8; 160 -Maserang (Mo) tf. Searer 17-2; 171 -Kana (Ma) d. Clark 5-4; 189 -Potter (Ma) d. Hill 5-2; 215 -McCormack (Ma) pin Denny 1:58; 285 -Powell (Mo) pin McBride 1:42.
2/5 Lakota East

Mason 48

East 21

  103 -Luria (M) pin [ http://preps.cincinnati.com/school.aspx?s=1079 ]Taylor 3:39; 112 -Atrip (M) pin Landers 3:26; 119 -Gonzalez (M) pin Shine 4:50; 125 -Miller (L) d. Flannery 7-6; 130 -Walden (M) pin McCreary 1:33; 135 -Shepherd (M) pin Mohammadi 3:33; 140 -Mialma (L) d. Bovenzi 7-3; 145 -Trexler (M) d. Helton 3-2; 152 -Hussain (L) d. Seuss 8-7; 160 -Barnes (L) md. Searer 11-2; 171 -Kana (M) d. Powell 7-5; 189 -Porter (M) pin Bowman 3:40; 215 -Keller (L) md. Meyer 15-7; 285 -McCormick (M) pin Tuck 5:38.
2/14 GMC Championships ************************
1. Lak. West 178.5
2. Mason 168.5
3. Fairfield 136.5
4. Oak Hills 118.0
5. Lak. East 100.0
6. Colerain 84.0
7. Hamilton 53.0
8. Princeton 42.0
9. Middletown 28.0
10. Sycamore 23.0

First Place
103: Brian Luria(Mason) dec. Alex Thomas(Lak. West) 6-2
119: Christian Gonzalez(Mason) maj. dec. Jake Hammer(Colerain) 14-3
135: Robert Shepherd(Mason) maj. dec. Neal Maddy(Fairfield) 14-5
285: Dan McCormack(Mason) over A.J. Ralston(Hamilton) default

Second Place
145: Ethan Millisor(Lak. West) pin Eric Trexler(Mason) 5:06

Third Place
112: Jacob Artrip(Mason) pin Jake Feldman(Colerain) 3:29
140: John Bovenzi(Mason) dec. Vinnine Bradberry(Lak. West) 6-5
160: Kyle Searer(Mason) dec. Tyler Barnes(Lak. East) 6-3
189: Andy Porter(Mason) dec. Zach Forsell(Lak. West) 8-3

Fourth Place

125: Ryan Miller(Lak. East) dec. Brendan Flannery(Mason) 6-5ot

Comets placed 10 wrestlers and won 8 out of 10 finals matches. Mason had the most individual champions with 4 individual titles.

2/21 Sectional Championships

1. Elder 246.5
2. Mason 242.5
3. Oak Hills 205.0
4. Anderson 132.0
5. Middletown 79.0
6. Winton Woods 78.0
7. LaSalle 76.0
8. Western Hills 40.0
9. Hughes Center 22.0
10. Northwest 18.0



The Comets advance 13 wrestlers and 1 alternate to next weeks District Championships (see below);

103 – Brian Luria
112 – Jeremy Artrip
119 – Christian Gonzalez
125 – Brendan Flannery
130 – Jacob Mescher
135 – Robert Shepherd
140 – John Bovenzi
145 – Jake Suess
152 – Eric Trexler
160 – Kyle Searer
171 – Maison Kana
189 – Andy Porter
215 – Erich Myers *alternate
285 – Dan McCormack


District Championships

@ Fairfield HS

4th place-Mason (40.50)  

Mason qualified 5 wrestlers to the state tournament next weekend at the Jerome Schottenstein Center on the campus of the Ohio State University. This is the most Mason wrestlers to ever qualify for the state meet in the same season.

State Qualifiers include: (name – weight class)
Brian Luria - 103
Jeremy Artrip - 112
Robert Shepherd- 135
Andy Porter - 189
Dan McCormack- 185

The Mason Wrestling team all set three school records this past week-end:
- Most number of state qualifiers in school history (5)
- Most number of underclassmen to qualify for the state tournament (4)
- First time to qualify for the state dual team championships to be held in January 2010. The top 8 schools from the state of Ohio are invited every year.

Congratulations to the following wrestlers that made Academic All-Ohio by qualifying for the state tournament and maintaining a 3.5 accumulative G.P.A.
- 103 lbs. Brian Luria (10th)
- 135 lbs. Robert Shepherd (11th)
- 189 lbs. Andy Porter (11th)
- 285 lbs. Dan McCormack (12th)



@ Columbus, Ohio


TOURNAMENT UPDATE (3/6/09 at 10:45 am)

103 Pounds... Brian Luria lost both of his matches last night and is out of the tournament.
189 Pounds... Andy Porter also lost both of his matches.

112 Jeremy Artrip won by a score of 4-2 and now wrestles a guy named Jerome Robinson from Cleveland St. Ignatius.
135 Robert Shepherd won 7-3 and now faces Chad Channel from Grove City. Robert beat him earlier this year but can't look past him in round 2.
285 Dan McCormack won 10-5 and wreslts James Meder of Parma Hts in round 2.
Each of these guys who wins this match can do no worse than 6th place.... if they lose they can still advance but can do no better than 3rd place.


(complete tournament results can be found at OHSAA.org)








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Girls Bowling

Date Event W/L Score Overall Record GMC Record


11/25 Hamilton won 1827-1465 1-0 1-0  
12/2 Fairfield lost 2118-1910 1-1 1-1  
12/3 Wilmington lost 1843-1755 1-2 1-1  
12/4 Lebanon won 1949-1471 2-2 1-1 no other information provided
12/6 Kickoff Classic         Mason did not place in the top 16.
12/9 Princeton lost 2231-1646 2-3 1-2 no other information provided
12/13 Holiday Claassic Top 15       No other details provided.
12/15 Seton lost 2327-2013 2-4 1-2 Melissa Nabel bowled a 190 and 191 against Seton. No scores reported.
12/17 Oak Hills lost 2244-1815 2-5 1-3 No report
1/4 Buckeye Classic         No report
1/6 Sycamore won 1922-1801 3-5 2-3 No information provided.
1/13 Lakota West lost 2059-1932 3-6 2-4 Melissa Nabel 346 with a 210 second game and Kayla Blount 341 series with a 180 first game.
1/15 MND lost 2180-1942 3-7 2-4 No details provided.
1/20 Northwest         Rescheduled for 1/29
1/23 Colerain lost 1955-1901 3-8 2-5 No other information provided
1/26 Lakota East lost 1936-1926 3-9 2-6 No information reported.
1/27 Mercy         Cancelled due to inclement weather. No makeup date provided.
1/29 Northwest (rescheduled from 1/20)         postponed
2/3 Middletown lost 2446-1999 3-10 2-7  
2/21 Sectional Tournament 12th place 2969    

No girls advance to District.

no other information provided


District Tournament

@ Eastern Lanes Middletown, Ohio

  SEASON RECAP     3-10 2-7





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Boys Bowling

Date Event W/L Score Overall Record GMC Record
11/25 Hamilton won 2737-2619 1-0 1-0  
12/2 Fairfield won 2976-2793 2-0 2-0  
12/3 Wilmington won 2538-2393 3-0 2-0  
12/4 Lebanon won 2784-2406 4-0 2-0 no other information provided
12/6 Kickoff Classic 10th place       Finished 10th place overall out of 35 teams and were in 3rd place after the first round with a 3056. Chuck Hammond placed 4th overall and made the all tournament team with a 705 series., averaging 235.
12/9 Princeton won 2564-2473 5-0 3-0 No other informaiton provided
12/13 Holiday Claassic 4th place       Great day for Carson Turjanica, he led the team with a 621 three game series.
12/15 Elder


2884-2460 6-0 3-0 No report
12/17 Oak Hills won 2709-2703 7-0 4-0 Mason Boys defeated a very tough Oak hills team yesterday in a fantastic battle. It came down to the last throw and Mason boys squeaked out a victory that was almost a mirror image of last years battle. Last year the oak hills Boys won by 6 pins and this year the Mason boys won by 6 pins.
1/4 Buckeye Classic         No report
1/6 Sycamore won 2887-2420 8-0 5-0

Comets remain undefeated in GMC!

Ryan Ackerman bowled a 296 and a 244 in his 540 two game series.

1/13 Lakota West won 3113-2698 9-0 6-0

The Comets continue their unblemished campaign with a big GMC win at West!

Comets bowl a team score record of 3113. Highest total of any team in Cincy area in last 5 years. All five Mason bowlers had a series of 427 or higher. Ryan Ackerman led the way with a 460, followed by Chuck Hammond's 457, Mark Allen's 448, Taylor Nieman's 443 and Carson Turjanica's 427.

1/15 Moeller won 3001-2511 10-0 6-0 No details provided.
1/20 Northwest         Rescheduled for 1/29
1/23 Colerain won 3047-2835 11-0 7-0 No other information provided
1/26 Lakota East won 2785-2383 12-0 8-0 No information provided.
1/29 Northwest (reschedule from 1/20)         postponed
2/3 Middletown won 2959-2936 13-0 9-0


The Mason Boys Bowling Team won the program’s first ever GMC Championship on Tuesday at Mason Bowl. The bowling Comets defeated a tough Middletown team by the slimmest of margins, 23 pins (2959-2936). Mason finished an incredible regular season, undefeated, with an overall record of 13-0 (9-0 GMC). After a third place finish in the league last year, no one expected the upstart Comets to win it all. "The Mason boys have had a magical season as evidenced by the kind of scores we were able to put up Tuesday," said head coach Joe Riestenberg. "We were just able to stay ahead of the Middies who also had a terrific day." The Comets were led by Chuck Hammond’s two outstanding games of 259 and 247. Super sophomore Carson Turjanica had the second best series with a 436, Mark Allen followed him with a 431. Mason finished the day with a team average of 211. Other members of the varsity roster include Ryan Ackerman, Aaron Markvan, Taylor Neiman, Ryan Rocheck, Dan Romine and Lee Scott. "The best thing about this season is that there are no weak links," said Riestenberg. "The team has 9 bowlers all averaging over 180. We have 5 starters in the top 20 in the league. This has been the most consistent group of bowlers that Mason has ever seen." The Comets now wait patiently for the post season to begin with sectional and district competitions looming. Mason is slated to open the first round of the tournament on February 20th at Mason Bowl. Hats off, congratulations and good luck to Coach Riestenberg and the Mason bowlers!

2/5 St. Xavier won 3042-2993 14-0 9-0 No report
2/6 Northwest won 2910-2828 15-0 9-0 No report
2/21 Sectional Tournament 1st place-Mason 4198    

Mason advances team to District Tournament.

Boys team members include: Ryan Ackermann, Mark Allen, Charles Hammond, Aaron Markvan, Taylor Nieman, Ryan Rocheck, Lee Scott, and Carson Turjanica.
Head Coach – Joe Riestenberg

Ryan Ackermann bowled the best score of 689. He led all other bowlers at Mason averaging 230.


District Tournament

@ Eastern Lanes Middletown, Ohio

12th place 3947 pins     The boys bowling team failed to advance to the state tournament on Friday afternoon at Eastern Lanes in Middletown. The boys finished in 12th place with only the top five teams advancing. Mason bowled a total of 3947 pins on the day. The Comets were led by Charles (Chuck) Hammond with an overall score of 644 pins. The boys finished the regular season 15-0 (9-0) in the GMC while capturing both the league and sectional tournament championships
  SEASON RECAP     15-0 9-0






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Competition Cheerleading


11/23 Midwest Cheer Expo Pink Cheer and Dance Fest 1st place in Varsity Large Non-Mount Division none provided

Midwest Cheer Expo Fall Festival of Champions

Duke Energy Center

1st place in Varsity Large Non-Mount Division none provided

LIVE! Cincinnati

Duke Energy Center

1st place in Varsity Large Non-Mount Division none provided
1/25 COA @ WSU 2nd place in Varsity Large Non-Mount Division none provided


Columbus Convention Center

Mason-2nd place in Varsity Large Non-Mount division.  


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