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Mason Comets 2010-11
Fall Sports Results

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last updated August 18, 2011
Boys Cross Country
Team Placings
Winning Individual/Time
Mason finishes/Times/Highlights
8/28 Fairfield Inv. 1. Oak Hills 49 2. St Xavier A 55 3. St Xavier B 84 4. Sycamore 117 5. Colerain 117 6. Mason 212 7. Middletown 235 Cody Lacewell Oak Hills 16:31

With several of the top Mason runners not racing this weekend, this Mason squad got some experience against some very good competition.

Freshman William Chappell led the team with a 18:38, 36th place finish on the very hilly course. He was followed by another freshman, Ethan Valentine, sophomore Ryan Lyons, senior Sam Steiger and junior Patrick Ebeling to round out the Mason top 5.

9/4 Hilliard Davidson 1. Medina 58 2. St. John’s Jesuit 82 3. Mason 97 4. Reynoldsburg 111 5. Trinity (KY) 112 6. Centerville 117 Jake Wildenmann Trinity (KY) 15:44 With nearly all of the Mason Varsity squad competing today, they had a chance to see how they stand up against a few of the best teams in the state. They finished 3rd behind St. John’s Jesuit and Medina. The team was led today by senior Matt Kincaid who ran a great race, finishing in 7th place. Tate Honaker finished next in 12th, earning a 20 second personal best en route. Alex Notten and Tom Clark were the next across the line in 19th and 27th. 5th man for Mason was Kyle Lipton in 32nd place. The Mason boys had a 1-5 pack time of 51 seconds.
9/11 Mason Invitational

1. Carmel 44

2. Lawrence North 73

3. Mason 86

4. LaSalle 88 5. Centerville 140 6. Canal Winchester 223 7. Anderson 233 8. St. Xavier 9. Sycamore 10. Oak Hills

Chris Walden Carmel, IN 14:59

The Mason Cross Country Program hosted the 36th annual Mason Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 11th. On their home course, the Mason men came out 3rd behind two very good Indiana schools. This was senior Zach Wills´ debut race of the season. He and Chris Walden of  Carmel, IN battled for about 2 miles until Walden took the lead. Wills finished 2nd in 15:27. Mason was competitive in the last mile and that made the difference over local rival, LaSalle. Seniors Matt Kincaid (9th) and Tate Honaker (17th) ran very well, both finishing with their best times of the season (16:10 and 16:24, respectively). Rounding out the top five for Mason and also running personal best times were sophomore Alex Notton (28th in 16:46) and senior Kyle Lipton (30th in 16:49). The course features straw-bale jumps, a creek crossing and the famous “mulch hill.”

Next up the Comets race at the Alliance Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 19th.

9/18 Allisance Invite

Team Scores: Top 10 Schools Points

1. Dublin Coffman 82

2. Oak Hills 98

3. Mason 102

4. Sylvania Northview 115 5. Lakota West 117 6. Miamisburg 201 7. Moeller 249 8. Sycamore 252 9. Troy 304 10. Fairmont 310

Jordan Redd Fairborn 15:27

Mason had several great performances at the Alliance Invitatioanal on Saturday, Sept. 18th.

Senior Kyle Lipton and sophmore Alex Notton moved up together throughout the race. They were in about 40th place at the 1 mile mark and by the finish had moved up to 18th and 15th, respectively. Both Lipton and Notton earned personal best times for the season. Senior Tate Honaker led the Comets running an even paced race, finishing in 13th overall.

Place Name Grade Time

13 Tate Honaker 12 16:35

15 Alex Notton 10 16:39

18 Kyle Lipton 12 16:45

23 Matt Kincaid 12 16:52

33 Tom Clark 9 17:02 43 Brett Sanders 11 17:16

56 Connor Van Blaricom 10 17:22

78 Ryan Sanders 9 17:45

85 Jordan Karim 12 17:49

Next up Mason will rece at the Culver Invite on Saturday, Sept. 25th.

9/25 Culver Invitational

1. Columbus North 104

2. Carmel 220

3. Terra Haute North 232

4. Westfield 236

5. SB St. Joseph 263

6. North Central 264

7. Mason 294

8. Louisville 296 9. Zionsville 299 10. La Porte 300

Futsum Zeinasellassie North Central 14:49

The Mason Comets traveled to the Culver Invitational on Saturday, one of the best cross country venues in the Midwest. The Comets competed against the greatest of Indiana’s cross country programs (and incidently some of the best programs in the Midwest), namely, Columbus North, Carmel, North Central. Also at the meet was OH power, Louisville.

Mason had it’s hands full and lacked some of the sharpness that will come as the season progresses. Matt Kincaid covered 5 kilometers faster than he ever has, breaking the elusive 16 minute barrier. He is now the 3rd fastest in Mason history with a PR of 15:57. Everyone was also talking about the matchup between Zach Wills and other nationally ranked individuals in the race. Wills raced with the leaders from the gun and battled hard, finishing 5th with his best time of the season. Sophomore Alex Notton also ran his best time of the season, finishing in 16:29.

Next up the Comets particpate in the Midwest Meet on Saturday, Oct. 2nd.

10/2 Midwest Meet

1. LaSalle 107

2. Medina 115

3. Cabell Midland 175

4. St. Ignatius 207

5. Mason 211

6. Dublin Coffman 222 7. St. John’s Jesuit 231 8. Sylvania Northview 243 9. Reynoldsburg 261 10. Lakota West 291

Zach Wills-Mason 15:01

The Mason boys ran well and this meet was a step in the right direction. Of note in this meet was senior Tate Honaker who is getting better every time he steps on the course. He was third man today in 16:08. Freshmen Tom Clark and Ryan Sanders, 4th and 5th men for Mason respectively, showed that they are ready for state level competition. Zach Wills continues to improve as the season progresses. He defended his MMOC title rolling through the 5k course at 4:51 per mile pace. He is 3-time MMOC Champion.

Place Name Grade Time

1 Zach Wills 12 15:01

31 Matt Kincaid 12 16:04

35 Tate Honaker 12 16:08

69 Tom Clark 9 16:37

75 Ryan Sanders 9 16:40

84 Connor Van Blaricom 10 16:49

130 Alex Notton 10 17:24

Mason will race in the Ross Invite on Tuesday, Oct. 5th

10/5 Ross Invite

1. Mason 21;

2. Glen Este 64; 3. Hamilton 87; 4. Ross 88; 5. Western Brown 131; 6. Harrison 173; 7. Northwest 180; 8. Madeira 220


Mason won the Ross Invitational on Tuesday, Oct. 5th.

Top Finishers: 1. Stoffel (GE) 17:26; 2. Lipton (Mas) 17:47; 3. Kincaid (Mas) 17:48; 4. Phillips (Mas) 17:49; 5. Higgins (Winton Woods) 17:51; 6. Ebeling (Mas) 17:54; 7. Jones (Ham) 17:59; 8. Karim (Mas) 18:04; 9. McQueen (Goshen) 18:19; 10. Yates (Mas) 18:25; 11. Estep (Reading) 18:40; 12. Behymer (GE) 18:44; 13. James (Winton Woods) 18:51; 14. Pfander (Mas) 18:52; 15. O'Toole (Ross) 18:53.

Next up is the GMC Championships, Oct. 16th at VOA.

10/16 GMC Championship Meet

1. Mason 37

2. Oak Hills 60 3. Lakota West 82 4. Sycamore 105 5. Colerain 129 6. Lakota East 171 7. Princeton 205 8. Middletown 216 9. Fairfield 222 10. Hamilton 290

Zach Wills-Mason 15:34

The Comets win their first GMC Cross Country Championship! Freshman Tom Clark, Mason’s 5th man today, hoisted the trophy during the awards ceremony after the race. Senior Zach Wills won the individual championship, finishing nearly 25 seconds ahead of 2nd place Lacewell from Oak Hills. Mason’s 2nd man across the line was senior Matt Kincaid. Sophomore Alex Notton, Mason’s 3rd man today, earned a personal record (16:26) in addition to running a great race. Mason piled in 5 runners in the top 15 overall. Congratulations to all 88 Mason runners who are a part of this GMC Championship!


1 Zach Wills 12 15:34 4 Matt Kincaid 12 16:13 8 Alex Notton 10 16:26 9 Tate Honaker 12 16:30 15 Tom Clark 9 16:52 21 Ryan Sanders 9 17:00 22 Connor Van Blaricom 10 17:00


District Championships


1. Mason 39

2. St. Xavier 44

3. Oak Hills 75

4. Colerain 106

5. Sycamore 122

6. Kings 146 7. Moeller 176 8. Lakota East 231 9. Hamilton 319 10. Western Brown 331

Zach Wills-Mason 15:34

The Mason  Comets keep rolling after a tough 1st place at GMC, they win the District B race by 5 points over St. Xavier. The team race was in St. Xavier’s favor until the last 400 meters or so, when the Comets each passed 1-3 runners each, giving them the advantage and the win. Zach Wills was first across the line, earning his 4th consecutive District championship. He was followed by Matt Kincaid who ran a great race finishing in 3rd place overall, beating St. Xavier’s 1st man in the last 200 meters. The Comets had their next 3 finihers all in the top 14 overall: senior Tate Honaker in 10th, sophomore Alex Notton in 11th and freshman Tom Clark in 14th.

1 Wills, Zach 12 15:34 3 Kincaid, Matt 12 16:01 10 Honaker, Tate 12 16:33 11 Notton, Alex 10 16:34 14 Clark, Tom 9 16:39 26 Van Blaricom, Connor 10 16:53 48 Sanders, Ryan 9 17:37

Mason will compete for a chance to advance to state next weekend, Oct. 30th at the Regionals in Troy, Ohio.


Regional Championships

@ Troy

1. Lasalle-52

2. Elder-79

3. Mason-87

4. St. Xavier-91

Zach Wills Mason 15:15.8 1

The Mason Boys Cross Country team advanced to the State Cross Country Championship race for the 4th time in a row after finishing 3rd overall in a highly competitive Regional Championship! The Comets were second last year to St. Xavier and finished just 4 points ahead of the Bombers this year.

Sophomore Connor Van Blaricom (Mason's 5th man today) did his part for 2 of those points by beating out St. X's 6th man by .01 seconds. Van Blaricom also ran his best time of the season in 16:45. Senior Matt Kincaid finished strong as well out kicking X's 2nd man in the final stretch of the race. The Comets also boast the fastest freshman in the region with Tom Clark. His time of 16:46 put him in 33rd place overall.

Senior Zach Wills blazed the course without competition, defending his regional title and setting a new course record of 15:15. The previous record was 15:20 Zach will be vying for a third boys CC state title; a feat achived by only 5 other runners in OHSAA boys cross country records.

The top four team and top sixteen individuals advance to next Saturday's State Championships at Scioto Downs in Columbus, Ohio. Race schedules can be found at ohsaa.org.


State Championships

@ Scioto Downs

1. Louisville 125

2. Medina 126 3. Clev. St. Ignatius 148 4. Dublin Coffman 182 5. Tol. St. Francis deSales 186 6. Elder 188 7. St. Xavier 196

8. Mason 204

9. Reynoldsburg 208 10. Avon Lake 233

Zach Wills 15:19 Zach Wills Wins Third State CC Title

Mason standout Zack Wills ran his name into the OHSAA Boys Cross Country record books on Saturday at Scioto Downs in Columbus, Ohio. Wills ran the entire race by himself becoming the fifth boy in OHSAA history to win three individual state titles, winning the Division I race in a time of 15:19.8. Wills finished seven seconds faster than Sylvania Northview’s Kevin McKown.

Zach was joined on the Division I All-Ohio team (which goes to the top 25 finishers) by teammate Matt Kincaid who was 16th overall with a time of 15:50.1. Kincaid now has the second fastest 5,000 meter time in Mason history. Sophomore Connor Van Blaricom also ran his best time of the season and was the Comets 3rd man on the team in 16:39. Filling out the Comet top 7 were senior Tate Honaker, sophomore Alex Notton, freshman Tom Clark and freshman Ryan Sanders.

The Mason’s boys finished eighth as a team with 204 points. Louisville won the D-I boys title with 125 points, one point ahead of Medina.

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Girls Cross Country
Team Placings
Winning Individual/Time
Mason finishes/Times/Highlights
8/28 Fairfield Inv. 1 Mason High School Girls 54

2 Colerain High School 73

3 Lebanon High School 95

4 St Ursula High School 113

5. Sycamore 138

THe girls XC team had a good showing. They ran at the friendly confines of the Harbin Park course in Fairfield Ohio. 25+ teams lined up to face one another, and the Comets led the way. They got a good fight from GMC foes Sycamore and Colerain, but the ladies were able to pull off the victory. The team was led by Jessica Harrison. She started off strong with a 6th place result, and not far behind was Tori Martin. Mackenzie Jensen and Brenna Hallum had good days, both finishing in the top 15 of the meet and our final scorer of the day was surprise Maddy Baehre who racked up a great time, and placed in the top 20 to finish out scoring team. The ladies fought well, and battled the tough course to just over a 20:00 average. The goal early on in the season is to just get under 20:00 and many did just that. We look forward to a flatter course this weekend, and some great competition.

Top Placers were:
6. Jessica Harrison
7. Tori Martin
12. Mackenzie Jensen
13. Brenna Hallum
16. Maddy Baehre
17. Bridget McElhenny

9/4 Hilliard Davidson Varsity team scores: 1 Mason 37 2 Hill. Davidson 68 3 Syl. Northview 76 4 Sycamore 87 5 Medina 98 6 Northmor 141 7 Hill. Bradley 220 8 Central Catholic 236  

The Mason Comets are showing early signs of both speed and depth as they ran to a 1st place finish at the Hilliard Bradley Hot Summer Bash.

The girls dominated the competition.  The Comets were able to put nine runners under the top 26.  Leading the pack for the Women’s Varsity team was Monica Lake with a 3rd place finish overall and a 18:49 time.  Jessica Harrison (6th), Tori Martin (8th), McKenzie Jensen(9TH) and Bridget McElhenny (11th) were the additional scorers in today’s race for the Comets who posted a low 37 points, outdistancing the nearest competitor by 31 points.   Other runners for the Comets were Maddie Baehre, Ashley Calvani, Tori Blakeman, and Brenna Hallum.

9/11 Mason Invitational
1 Carmel High School           17    
   2 Mason                        62    
   3 Sycamore                    121 
   4 McAuley High School         128   
   5 Dublin Scioto               136  
   6 Oak Hills                   189  
   7 Mason B                     192  
   8 Pickerington North          225   
   9 Lakota East                 253   
  10 Seton                       268   
  11 Northmont                   302  
  12 Anderson                    306   
  13 Turpin                      365   
  14 Fairfield                   376   
  15 Fairborn                    479    

Place Name Grade Time

13 Tate Honaker 12 16:35

15 Alex Notton 10 16:39

18 Kyle Lipton 12 16:45

23 Matt Kincaid 12 16:52

33 Tom Clark 9 17:02 43 Brett Sanders 11 17:16

56 Connor Van Blaricom 10 17:22

78 Ryan Sanders 9 17:45

85 Jordan Karim 12 17:49

The Lady Comets hosted their 36th annual Mason Invitational on Satruday, Sept. 11th. The Comets ran an outstanding race in front of an enthusiastic home crowd. The lady Comets finished a strong second behind the nationally ranked Culver High School from Indiana.  The Varsity B team placed 7th in a field of 15 teams, including many of the top schools in the region. 

Monica Lake led the charge for the Comets, finishing 5th in an outstanding time of 18:36.  She was followed by Jessica Harrison (13th) and Tori Martin (15th).  Mackenzie Jensen hre (24th) and Caitlyn Cain (26th) were close behind, all covering the rugged 5K course in under 20:00, an outstanding accomplishment for each of the runners.  The varsity lineups also included Ashley Calvani, Meredith Touby, Tori Blakeman, Alyssa Ross, Alyssa Zeltwanger, Kinsey Macbeath, Annemarie Lake, Jenn Center, and Bridget Barnes.

The JV and the Freshman/Sophomore races were also won by the Comets. 
9/18 Allisance Invite 1st place Jessica Harrison-Mason 19:27

Mason Girls CC Wins Alliance Invitational!

The Lady Comets had another outstanding performance at the Alliance Running CC Invitational on Saturday. The varsity ladies handled a strong Springboro team to finish 1st in a field of 16 Division I teams from across the region.

Jessica Harrison finished 1st for the Comets (7th overall) in 19:27, followed by Mackenzie Jensen (10th), Bridget McElhenny (12th), Brenna Hallum (15th), Maddie Baehre (19th), Kaitlyn Cain (21st), and Meredith Touby (25th) rounding out the varsity squad. The ladies ran a great race, maintaining a tight team pack, knocking out the competition.

The Comets continued their domination as the girls locked up the top 11 spots in the JV race, adding up to a perfect score and placing 20 athletes in the top 30 spots. The top scorers for the JV were Mardi Sumrall, Jen Center, Bridget Barnes, Rachel Stein and Annmarie Lake.

Next up the girls race at the Culver Invite on Saturday, Sept. 25th.

9/25 Culver Invitational

1 - Carmel Points: 86
2 - Columbus North Points: 114
3 - Mason Points: 165

4 - North Central Points: 189
5 - West Lafayette Points: 226
6 - Valpo Points: 233
7 - Terre Haute North Points: 239
8 - Westfield Points: 274
9 - Bloomington North Points: 279
10 - Carroll Points: 280


The Comet girls took care of business on their trip to Culver Academy this weekend in Indiana.  The ladies placed 3rd behind Indiana’s top two teams (Carmel and Columbus North) on a beautiful fall day.  Lake Maxinkuckee provided a gorgeous backdrop as thousands descended upon campus to   watch top teams from Indiana, Illinois and Ohio go head to head. 

The Comets were led by Monica Lake as she paced her way to a 4th place finish in a personal best time of 18:16.  Tori Martin was next in just over 19:00.  She was followed by Jessica Harrison, Mackenzie Jensen, Bridget McElhenny, Maddy Baehre, and Brenna Hallum.  Several of the girls ran personal bests in a very competitive field in front of a huge crowd of spectators. 

 Lake,Monica 18:16 5:53 3
 Martin,Tori 19:03 6:08 24
 Harrison,Jessica 19:19 6:13 41
 Jensen,Mackenzie 19:26 6:15 47
 McElhenny,Bridget 19:28 6:16 50
 Baehre,Maddy 19:39 6:19 64
 Hallum,Brenna 20:04 6:28 88

The Varsity B team also had an outstanding showing finishing 2nd to the ladies of Carmel, Indiana.  A tenacious Katelyn Cain finished 2nd in a time of 19:31, followed closely by Jen Center (4th) running 19:55.  There were several other great performances by the Comets including Alyssa Ross and Ashley Calvani. 

Next up the Comets particpate in the Midwest Meet on Saturday, Oct. 2nd.    

10/2 Midwest Meet

  1 Rockford                    102   
  2 Magnificat                  105    
  3 Mason                       107    
  4 St. Vincent-St. Mary        109      
  5 Hudson                      127    
  6 Brunswick                   136    
  7 Dublin Coffman              209   
  8 New Albany                  226     
  9 Sycamore                    233    
 10 Sacred Heart Academy        241    


It turned out to be quite a battle as the Lady Comets faced off against reining state champions, Magnificat and Michigan powerhouse and state runner-up, Rockford at the Midwest Meet of Champions at Hilliard Darby High School on Saturday, Oct. 2nd.

Mason finished third behind Rockford and Magnificat with only 7 points separating the top four teams in a very closely matched team race.  The Comets trailed Magnificat by only two points, led by Monica Lake who finished 6th in a time of 18:17.  Tori Martin was a star for her team, finishing 11th in a personal best time of 18:50.  Next for the Comets was Jessica Harrison (28th, 19:21), followed closely by Mackenzie Jensen (30th, 19:23), Bridget McElhenny (34th, 19:27), Kaitlyn Cain (48th, 19:48), and Maddy Baehre (67th, 20:22).

The Lady Comets won the Freshman Sophomore race with a perfect score of 15 (1st-5th), led by Jen Center (19:40) and Ashley Calvani (19:53). In the final race of the day, the Junior and Senior girls captured first place with 27 points outdistancing second place Sacred Heart Academy by 23 points.  Brenna Hallum took charge winning the race in a new personal best time of 19:34.  Meredith Touby (20:17) Alyssa Ross (20:20) were close behind.

Mason will particpate in the Ross Invite on Tuesday, Oct. 5th.

10/5 Ross Invite    

No info available.

Next up is the GMC Championships, Oct. 16th at VOA.

10/16 GMC Championship Meet 1st place Monica Lake-Mason 18:19

It was a great day for the Lady Comets winning their first GMC CC title.

The girls ran tough against a very strong conference. Monica Lake led the way with an impressive 18:19 on this rugged course, followed by Tori Martin, Jessica Harrison and Bridget McElhenny all in a tight pack. Mackenzie Jensen rounded out our scoring with a 19:36 and the Sophomore Duo of Katelyn Cain and Maddie Baehre were great both finishing close behind. The girls had 6 Comets all in the 1st TEAM GMC standings, and Monica Lake being named runner of the year. The ladies scored just 43 points ahead of a solid Sycamore squad who racked up nearly 70 behind us.

The JV girls also ran great taking nearly 13 of the top 15 spots, including the top 6 places, led by Jen Center the overall JV winner.


District Championships


1. Mason -- 27
2. Kings -- 62
3. Sycamore 74
Monica Lake-Mason 18:23

The Mason Girls Cross Country team ran very well on Saturday at the SW Distcit Meet. The windy VOA course was tough on everyone, but the ladies managed a solid win rolling the competition and scoring only 27 points. The goal going in was sub 30, and they did just that! The had all 5 of the scorers in the top 10 spots. They were led by Monica Lake with her 2nd win in as many weeks, and were followed by Tori Martin and Jessica Harrsion. (4th and 5th) After that pair, the next pair came in side by side. Mackenzie Jensen and Bridget McElhenny who both ran a solid race to round out our scoring. The Comets were the class of the meet, besting the next team by over 30 points and would have won the other section by over 50 points. The girls have been on a huge roll, and look to take that roll to TROY next week where they face Regional foes, Centerville, Srpringboro and Lebanon. It will be a tall task, but I believe they are ready for the challenge. The team is really coming together and they are hungry to d
efend their regional title.

Mason will compete for a chance to advance to state next weekend, Oct. 30th at the Regionals in Troy, Ohio.


Regional Championships

@ Troy

1 Mason-89                              

2 Springboro                  113  
   3 Kings Mills Kings           142
   4 Cin. St. Ursula Academy     158 
   5 Cin. Sycamore               161  
   6 Centerville                 166 
   7 Cin. Colerain               169  
   8 Cin. Walnut Hills           189  
   9 Lebanon                     201  
  10 West Chester Lakota West    204  
  11 Beavercreek                 233 
  12 New Carlisle Tecumseh       235   
  13 Cin. Mother of Mercy        317  
  14 Miamisburg                  361  
  15 Clayton Northmont           436  
  16 Troy                        466 

Michelle Thomas Glen Este 5:47.6 17:59.9

The Lady Comets cross country team brought home a Regional Championship this weekend, defeating the competition by a 24 point margin.   On a windy afternoon, the Comets came together to earn their 4th Regional Title and a ticket to the State Championship in Columbus.

It was a great team effort led by Monica Lake who finished 5th in a time of 18:41.  The next four Comets arrived within 20 seconds of each other:  Jessica Harrison (22nd 19:24), Bridget McElhenny (23rd 19:27), Tori Martin (26th 19:42), and Mackenzie Jensen (27th 19:45).  The team was rounded out by Maddy Baehre (39th 19:59), and Jen Center (58th 20:19). 

The Comets will face off with the best in the state at Scioto Downs in Columbus next Saturday. 


State Championships

@ Scioto Downs


2nd place

  Saturday at the Division 1 State Girls Cross Country Championships, the Lady Comets became their programs first-ever State Runnerup. Mason finished 2nd overall to perennial powerhouse Rocky River Magnificent.

"The girls ran their hearts out," said head coach Chip Dobson. "The team came together like no other team I have ever coached. They rallied through adversity and were truly inspiring."

The Mason girls got out hard in the field of 150 runners, finding their way into position. As the race raged on, the Comets moved toward the front-middle of the pack. In the closing mile, the team ran “lights out” and passed several runners to move into a second place finish.

The team was led by Monica Lake who was named All-Ohio, along with being an individual placer and podium finisher. Monica was followed by Jessica Harrison who ran like a senior and led the “pack” to great times. Jessica ran a personal best and brought Bridget McElhenny and Mackenzie Jensen along with her, all finishing within a few seconds of one another. The surprise of the day was JEN CENTER!! Jen ran an outstanding race, passing 13 others in the last 400 meters and running to a new personal best time. Maddie Baehre and Tori Martin finished out our team effort with great tenacity and grit.

"The team effort in this race was unprecedented, as each member of the team did their part to get us to the podium," said Dobson. " It was an amazing season, and truly a team effort from start to finish."

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Mason Highlights
8/27 Trotwood Madison lost 22-10 0-1 0-0

The Comets fell to Trotwood on their Friday night season opener by a score of 22-10. The Rams took advantage of four Mason turnovers in the contest. Mason tied the score at 10 all, but failed to generate another score the rest of the game.

David Fulcher ran 22 times for 58 yards and a TD. Quarterback JD Sprague was 6-18 and 45 yards. Marcus Otte kicked a t 31-yard field goal.

The Comets visit Centerville this Friday, Sept. 3rd.

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9/3 @ Centerville lost 30-7 0-2 0-0

The Comets faced Dayton's top ranked Centerville Elks last Friday and came away with a 30-7 loss at Centerville Stadium. Mason fell behind 21-0 at the half and struggled to maintain a consistent offense effort against one of the states best teams. Mason junior QB JD Sprague connected with senior WR Travis Hacker for a 33-yard TD with 10:21 remaining in the third quarter, cutting the deficit to 21-7.

Plan to attend Tailgate'10 on Friday, September 10, from 5:00 to 7:00 pm in the MMS parking lot-- before the varsity football game versus Gahanna Lincoln.

Booster and student groups will once again sponsor a variety of food booths before the game, as well face painting, the latest Comet sportswear, music and more.

Plan to meet your friends at TAILGATE!

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season stas

9/10 Gahanna Lincoln won 28-14 1-2 0-0

Castners Comets Earn First W

Gahanna Lincoln invaded friendly Dwire Field for a non-conference affair on Friday, night Sept. 10th.  The Golden Lions were 1-1 coming into the contest while the Comets were looking for their first win of 2010. Mason looked impressive in a 28-14 triumph giving first-year head coach Brian Castner his first career victory.

Game Recap

After a defensive stop the Comet offense put the first points of the night on the scoreboard when David Fulcher rushed 34 yaards for a TD on the first play from scrimmage (7-0). Three minutes later Lincoln's Aaron Roberson scampered 27 yards for a TD to tie the score (7-7).

At the 11:03 mark in the 2nd quarter Fulcher scampered 4 yards into the end zone for his 2nd TD of the evening (14-7). With 3:22 left to go in the half Fulcher made it a hattrick scoring on a 7-yard run (21-7) capping an 80-yard offensive march. Score at the half Mason 21 Gahanna 7.

Mason's Kirk Smith interception with 5 1/2 to go in the 3rd quarter put the Comets in position for junior fullback Mike Miles to score from the 5 yard line (28-7). Gahanna scored the final points of the game with 5 seconds remainng (28-14).

David Fulcher ran the ball 22 times for 164 yards and 3 TD's on the night. QB JD Sprague was 4-7 passing also rushing for 99 yards on 11 carries. Junior Jake Suess recorded 5 tackles. The Mason offense rolled up 334 total yards while the defense held Gahanna to 187.

Mason hosts the Lakota East Thunderhawks next Friday, Sept. 17th.

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9/17 Lakota East won 21-0 2-2 1-0

Comets Shutout the Hawks!

Mason defeated the Lakota East Thunderhawks on Friday night, Sept. 17th by a score of 21-0. It was the Comets first shutout win in several years and also the first time they have been 1-0 in the GMC since joining the conference in 2008.

Highlights: David Fulcher broke through the Thunderhawk defense 7 minutes into the first quarter and romped for a 32-yard TD (7-0).

A Mason drive stalled deep in East territory early in the 2nd half. Marcus Otto's 19-yard attempt failed and the Thunderhawks took over on downs. Fulcher hit pay dirt again with 4:27 remaining in the quarter on a 14-yard TD scamper into the end zone giving Mason a 14-0 advantage.

Half-time score Mason 14 East 0.

Neither team could get their offense in sync in the third as the quarter ended with the score remaining 14-0. Three minutes into the fouirth quarter Mason linebacker Joshua Dooley stripped the ball from the East running back then recovered the ball in Thunderhawk territory. QB JD Sprague hit Mike Miles with an 18-yard TD pass with 7 minutes left expnading the Comet lead to 21-0.

That was to be all the scoring on the evening as Mason evens their season record at 2-2. David Fulcher finished the evening with 180 yards rushing on 27 carries with two TDs. JD Sprague was 8-14 passing with one TD also rushing for 41 yards. Jake Suess recorded 7 tackles. Mason finished with 356 yards of total offense while the defense held East to just 128.

The Comets will travel to Princeton next Friday.

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9/24 @ Princeton won 26-21 3-2 2-0

Comets Upset 10th Ranked Princeton

The Mason Comet football team defeated Princeton on Friday night by a score of 26-21. The win gives the Comets their third straight victory and keeps them 2-0 in the GMC. The Vikings entered the contest as the 10th ranked team in Cincinnati polls.

Mason was able to build a 26-7 advantage in the contest behind David Fulcher and the Comet ground game. Fulcher finished with 4 TD's and 179 yards rushing. JD Sprague was 6-12 passing for 66 yards. Darin Harris caught three passes for 33 yards. Josh Dooley made 8 tackles and Jake Suess had 6 tackles. Princeton's comeback effort fell short in the fourth quarter. The Comets rolled up 410 yards of offense on the night.

Mason's Homecoming Game next week will be against Oak Hills.


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10/1 Oak Hills won 14-13 4-2 3-0

The Oak Hills Highlanders entered Mason's Homecoming contest with a 2-3 overall record and looking for their first GMC win at 0-2. Mason was looking to extend their three game winning streak and maintain as one of the GMC unbeatens. The Comets held on and defeated the Highlanders by a score of 14-13.

The 1st quarter passed with neither team able to sustain a drive and put points on the board. The 2nd quarter saw much of the same as both teams defenses stiifened. Near the end of the half David Fulcher scored on a 13-yard scamper into the end zone. The half ended with the Comets ahead 6-0.

Oak Hills got a muffed punt with 4 minutes into the half and three minutes later found pay dirt putting the Highlanders ahead 7-6. Mason was turned away by the OH defense less than 2 minutes remaining in the third after getting to the 1-yard line. The third quarter ended with OH still holding a 1 point advantage.

QB JD Sprague connected on a 12-yard pass to David Fulcher with 7:06 remaing to put Mason back in the lead. Fulcher's two-point conversion run made the score 14-7 Mason. Oak Hill marched right down the field and into the end zone with 3:36 left. The Highlander PAT failed keeping the Comets in the lead 14-13.

Mason took over on downs with 33 seconds remaining to secure a 14-13 come-from-behind victory and send the Comets on a 4-game winning streak.

David Fulcher finished with 156 yards rushing on 31 carries and 1 TD. JD Sprague was 7-10 passing for 107 yards and 1 TD. Harjit Bal had 6 tackles.

Mason will play at Middletown on Friday, Oct. 8th. The Comets are 4-2 overall and 3-0 in the GMC. Mason is ranked #8 in this weeks Enquirer Coaches Poll and #9 in the latest Harbin Computer Ratings.

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10/8 @ Middletown lost 69-44 4-3 3-1

Mason lost a willd one to Middletown on Friday, Oct. 8th by a score of 69-44. The Comets put more than a scare into the the highly rated Middies.

No. 2 Middletown trailed at halftime to the Comets by a score of 23-21, but scored 35 points in the third quarter. . Senior running back David Fulcher led the Comets (4-3) with five touchdowns and 206 yards on 31 carries. Middletown outrushed Mason 395 yards to 229, and the teams combined for 934 yards overall on offense. The difference in the game was Middletown’s big-play capability. Two crucial Middies scores came on defense or special teams.

Mason will host Lakota West on senior night this Friday, Oct. 15th. The Comets are 4-3 overall and 3-1 in the GMC.



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10/15 Lakota West won 19-12 5-3 4-1

Mason overcame three turnovers and got three touchdowns and 167 yards rushing from senior David Fulcher, Jr., to secure its first winning season inside the GMC, beating Lakota West 19-12 on senior night, Friday Oct. 15th. Mason, No. 9 in the Enquirer’s Division I coaches’ poll, improves to 5-3 overall and 4-1 in the GMC. The win marks the first time the Comet football program has reached five wins since 2006 when they were members of the FAVC.

Lakota West grabbed the lead 12-7 in the third quarter, capitalizing on a Mason turnover. Mason answered with a 13-play drive, going 75 yards in 4:28 to regain the lead. Fulcher took a swing pass from junior quarterback JD Sprague on a fourth-and-goal play, followed his blockers and beat the only defender to score his second touchdown and regain the lead 13-12 for Mason with 8:00 remaining. The Mason defense forced two fumbles down the stretch to secure the win. Fulcher’s final touchdown came on a 2-yard run with :18 left.

The Mason defense held Lakota West to 91 yards offense on 46 plays, while the Comets finished with 282 yards offense. Mason will visit Hamilton next Friday, Oct. 22.

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10/22 @ Hamilton lost 20-13 5-4 4-2

Mason lost to Hamilton on Friday, Oct. 22nd by a score of 20-13. Big Blue built a 20-3 lead late into the 3rd quarter before the Comets made a come-back effort that fell a little short. Mason put up a fourth quarter TD and 32-yard field goal by Marcus Otte that got them within 7. An onside kick was unsuccessful with less than a minute remaining, but to the Comets credit they kept fighting till the very end.

In additon to his 32-yard FG, Otte also hit a 23 yarder in the 1st quarter of play. David Fulcher scored Mason's only TD on a 7-yard scamper in the fourth quarter. QB JD Sprague finished with 9-15 passing for 62 yards. Ethan King had 11 tackles (9 solos). Jake Suess had 9.5 tackles.

Mason will visit Sycamore on Friday, Oct. 29th.

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10/29 @ Sycamore lost 27-24 5-5 4-3

The 2010 Mason football season came to a end on Friday night. The Comets lost a heart-breaking 27-24 triple-overtime decision at Sycamore to finish the 2010 campaign 5-5 overall and 4-3 in the Greater Miami Conference.

The Aviators got a 30-yard field goal from Robert Stein in the third OT session to pull out the come-from-behind victory. Mason led 17-10 in the closing seconds, only to see Sycamore’s Will Bundy catch a 12-yard TD pass from Joey Bruscato with 23 ticks remaining. The two teams traded TD runs in the first OT, then after a scoreless second OT, Stein sent the Aves home happy. Comets’ senior David Fulcher, Jr., rushed for 122 yards and two TDs, while senior Singh Bal returned a fumble — one of five forced turnovers — 30 yards for a score midway through the fourth quarter for that 17-10 lead.

Mason finishes the year with its first winning season in the GMC tied for third overall with Sycamore. The Comets bid to finish with a winning record fell short but their 5-5 record was the team's best since 2005 when they also finished with an identical record.

Congrats the coaches and players on a successful season.

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            2010 FINAL STATS  

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Boys Golf
Team Placings
Other Comet Scores
Match Record
Event Notes
8/10 Princeton Invite

1st Mason Green 304

  Bergesen 71, Hutson 77, Ebel 78, Bryan 78, Wes Greene 82, Vonderhaar WD  

11th Mason White 340

king 87, cosimi 85, hack 83, kremchek 86, katlein 86, fox 89

8/11 Fairfield Invite 2nd Mason Green 301   Bergesen, Ebel, PJ Greene 74, Hutson 79, Bryan 80, Scheuer 84   15th Mason White 327 hack 82, cosimi 85, katlein 79, king 86, fox 83, erbeck 83
8/12 Moeller/East         Cancelled due to the tragic death of East golfer Jordan Day.
8/17 Oak Hills

Mason 155

Oak Hills 170

Wes Green 37 1. W Green 37
2. Hutson 38
3. Vonderhaar & Ebel 40
4. Bergesen 41
5. Scheuer 43
6. PJ Greene 44
8/18 Lebanon Invite          
8/19 Lakota West

Mason 329

West 334

Wes Green and Evan Bryan 77 1. W Greene & Bryan 77
3. PJ Greene 86
4. Vonderhaar 87
5. Bergesen 90
6. Scheuer

Mason/Kings Inv.

(25 teams)
1 Moeller 301
2 St. Charles 311
3 Mason A 312
4 Middletown 312
5 LaSalle 312
6 Springboro 315
7 St. Xavier 317
8 Lakota East A 318
9 Fairfield 319
10 Mason B 326
Andrew O'Bryan Moeller 36 33 69
Wes Greene Mason "A" 37 37 74
Alex Ebel Mason "A" 36 42 78
Reeve Bergesen Mason "A" 41 39 80
Evan Bryan Mason "A" 39 41 80
Drew Hutson Mason "A" 40 43 83
Thomas Vonderhaar Mason "A" 43 43 86
Brandon Hack Mason "B" 38 39 77
P.J. Greene Mason "B" 42 41 83
Daron Prater Mason "B" 40 43 83
Chase Scheuer Mason "B" 43 41 83
Bryan King Mason "B" 48 44 92
Harrison Fox Mason "B" 47 46 93
8/25 Moeller Invite 6th of 8 teams
  Reeve 85
Alex 83
Drew 89
Wes 84
8/28 Middletown Invite 4th place   Evan Bryan 39 40 79 2. Alex Ebel 39 38 77 3. Drew Hutson 42 44 86 4. Reeve Bergesen 40 42 82 5. Wes Green 40 41 81 6. Brandon Hack 39 40 79    
8/31 St. Xavier Mason 153
St X 167
Evan Bryan 37
Wes Greene 37
Alex Ebel 38
Reeve Bergesen 41
Brandon Hack 42
Drew Hutson 47
9/9 LaSalle/Maderia Mason 156, Laslalle 164, Maderia 175   Evan Bryan 34 (1 under)
Alex Ebel 38
Wes Greene and Thomas Vonderhaar 42
Reeve Bergesen and PJ Greene 43
9/13 LasSalle Invite 4th place-322   Evan Bryan 75
Alex Ebel 76
Reeve Bergesen 85
Wes Greene 86
Drew Hutson 88
Brandon Hack 91
9/16 Middletown/East

East 165

Mason 166

West 167

Middletown 173

  Bryan 44
Ebel 42
W Greene 43
Hutson 39
Hack 42
PJ Greene 43
9/18 Hadley Classic

4th place

Mason finished with a team score of 313

  Bryan 78
Ebel 82
W Greene 76
Hutson 78
PJ Greene 76
Mason Green
Evan Bryan 43 35 78
Alex Ebel 43 39 82
Wes Greene 37 39 76
Reeve Bergesen 40 41 81
Drew Hutson 39 39 78
Team Total 313
9/22-9/23 GMC    

1. Evan Bryan 12 79 76 155

2. Alex Ebel 10 79 77 156

3. Wes Greene 12 79 82 161

4. Reeve Bergesen 11 82 77 159

5. Drew Hutson 12 77 83 160

6. Brandon Hack 10 83 ---


The Boys golf team came from 4th place on day one of the GMC Tournament to end up finishing 2nd overall just behind Lakota East. Mason shot a team total of 312 on Thursday, the tourney's 2nd day,just 3 strokes behind league winner East. Lakota West (627) finished third and Middletown (629) was fourth overall.

Mason senior Evan Bryan finished in a tie for 6th place shooting a 79-76 for a two-day total of 155. Sophomore Alex Ebel was tied for 8th, junior Reeve Bergesen was 11th, senior Drew Hutson was tied for 12th and senior Wes Greene tied for 16th.

Bergesen, Bryan, Ebel and Hutson were all named 1st Team All-GMC for their efforts. Wes Greene received 2nd Team All-GMC honors.

The Comets will be back in action on Wednesday, Sept. 29th against Elder.

9/29 Elder

Elder 155

Mason 159

Anderson 175

  Evan Bryan 34 2 under
Drew Hutson 39
Reeve Bergesen 42
Wes Greene 43
Alex Ebel 44
Daron Prater 45

Mason, Elder, and Anderson competed against each other on Sept. 29th in a tri-match. Elder was first with 155, Mason 2nd with 159 and Anderson third with 175.

Mason individual scores:

Evan Bryan 34 2 under
Drew Hutson 39
Reeve Bergesen 42
Wes Greene 43
Alex Ebel 44
Daron Prater 45

The Comets will participate in the SWO Sectional Tournament on Tuesday, Oct. 5th at Glenview.

10/5 SECTIONALS @ Glenview

1. Moeller-292

2. West-311

3. East-315

4. Mason-319

Andrew Dorn-Moeller-69 Evan Bryan 77
Drew Hutson 84
Reeve Bergesen 83
Wes Greene 77
Alex Ebel 82

The Boys Golf Team finished 4th overall at Tuesday's Sectional Tournament qualifying them on to the District Championships next Wednesday, Oct. 13th at Weatherwax. The top four teams and individuals qualified for Districts.

Mason individual scores: Evan Bryan 77, Drew Hutson 84, Reeve Bergesen 83, Wes Greene 77, Alex Ebel 82


10/13 DISTRICTS @ Weatherwax 9th overall-319 Korey Ward-West Evan Bryan 80
Drew Hutson 82
Reeve Bergesen 78
Wes Greene 84
Alex Ebel 79

Mason finished 9th overall at the SWO District Championships at Weatherwax on Wednesday, Oct. 13th. No individuals for Mason advanced to state.

Scores: Evan Bryan 80, Drew Hutson 82, Reeve Bergesen 78, Wes Greene 84, Alex Ebel 79

Congratulations to the players and coaches on a successful season.

10/22--10/23 STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS          

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Girls Golf
Team Placings
Other Comet Scores
Match Record
Event Notes
8/10 Sycamore Invite 1st place Erin Michel 69-3 under par.    

Two-time defending state champion Mason started the season winning its first tournament, the inaugural Sycamore Invitational at Walden Ponds Golf Course in Hamilton.

The Comets fired a 303, beating second-place (and 2009 state runners-up) Lakota West by 10. St. Ursula finished third with a 317, followed by Tippecanoe at 322, Sycamore at 323 and Ursuline with a 332.

Senior and team captain Erin Michel, medalist for the tournament, led the Comets with a school-record three-under par 69. Fellow senior Emily Wright shot 72, followed by senior Jessica Zhang with a 79. Junior Jamie Ellison rounded out the team scoring with an 83. Also, sophomore Tara Liebert shot 91.

8/11 Middletown Invite 1st place Jessica Zhang 72    

At the Middie Invitational at Weatherwax, site of the GMC and district tournaments, the Comets totaled 301, outdistancing second-place Lakota West by 13 strokes. Sycamore finished third with a 316, followed by Ursuline at 325 and St. Ursula at 335.

Jessica Zhang and Emily Wright tied for low score with 72s (Jessica won medalist honors due to a tiebreaker). Erin Michel fired a 74 and leads the team and all area golfers in 9-hole stroke average at 35.75 (Emily is at 36). Jamie Ellison shot a second consecutive round of 83. Tara Liebert ended with an 86, and freshman Quinn Atkinson had her first birdie in a varsity match in posting a 94.

8/13 Pickerington Invite 1st place Erin Michel 72 (2 under)    

The Comets won their fourth consecutive Lady Panther Invitational at
Turnberry Golf Course in Pickerington, shooting a tournament-record 304,
which beats the 2008 Comet team by two strokes. The team score is even
more impressive since the course par is 74.

The top four teams in this prestigious statewide tournament were from Cincinnati. Mason beat second-place Lakota West by 18 strokes. Third-place Sycamore shot 326, followed by St. Ursula with a 328.

Erin Michel was medalist for the second time in three invitationals, shooting a two-under 72. Emily Wright was right behind Emily with a 73. Jessica Zhang fired a 77, and Tara Liebert finished the team scoring with an 82. Jamie Ellison and Rachel Vossman both had 89s.

Mason has now shot 303, 301 and 304 in their three invitational wins, with the three seniors - Emily, Erin and Jessica - at a total of only 6 over par collectively.

8/16 Fairfield Invite 1st place Emily Wright (1 under)    

At the Fairfield Invitational on Monday, Mason shot a team score of 290, a school record (previous record was 300 at last year's Fairfield Inv.)

Emily Wright was medalist with a one-under 69. Erin Michel shot even-par 70, followed by Jessica Zhang's 75 and sophomore Rachel Vossman's 76. The Comets had to throw out the fifth score, a 78 by junior Jamie Ellison. The next-closest team was St. Ursula at 307, followed by Lakota West at 314, Ursuline with a 317 and Sycamore at 322.

The trio of seniors Emily Wright, Erin Michel and Jessica Zhang, in four invitationals (a total of 12 rounds), is only 10 strokes over par.

8/26 Hamilton/Kings won both Emily Wright-35   2-0

The Comets, in their first 9-hole match of the season, defeated Kings by 10 and Hamilton by 113.

Emily Wright was medalist with a one-under 35 on the front nine at Walden Ponds Golf Course. Erin Michel fired a 36, followed by Jamie Ellison with a 42 and Maddie Anderson with a 43. Other scores: Tara Liebler: 45; Macy Hubbard: 47; Quinn Atkinson: 48; Rachel Vossman: 51.

Mason is now 2-0 on the season.

8/31 Oak Hills/West

Mason 156

West 162

OH 190

Erin Michel 37   4-0

In a matchup against two state powerhouses, the Comets improved to 4-0 (3-0 GMC) as they beat Lakota West 156-162 on the back nine at Walden Ponds Golf Club. Oak Hills finished with a team score of 190.

Erin Michel was medalist with a one-over-par 37, followed by Emily Wright with a 38. Jessica Zhang shot 40, and Jamie Ellison and Tara Liebert rounded out the scoring, with both shooting 41s.

9/7 Fairfield

Mason 159

Fairfield 171

Emily Wright even-par 35   5-0 Mason defeated Fairfield on Tuesday at Fairfield Greens South Trace by a score of 159-171. Emily Wright won medalist honors with an even-par 35. Erin Michel and Tara Liebert both shot 41s, and Jamie Ellison rounded out the scoring with a 42.

Mason, which moves to 5-0 (4-0 GMC), has not lost a 9-hole match since 2007.

Next up they face Colerain and Middletown on Wednesday, Sept. 15th.

9/15 Colerain/Midd.

Mason 165

Colerain 195

Middletown 196


Without its top three golfers, the varsity team still posted a strong score of 165, easily outdistancing Colerain (195) and Middletown (196) on the Meadows course at Weatherwax in Middletown. Jamie Ellison led the Comets with a four-over-par 39. Tara Liebert, Quinn Atkinson and Miranda Dubler - playing in her first varsity match - all shot 42s to round out the scoring.

East will play Lakota East on Thursday, Sept. 16th. Mason moves to 7-0 overall (5-0 GMC).

9/16 Lakota East

Mason 155

East 166

Erin Michel 1-over-par 37   8-0

On a windy afternoon at Wetherington Country Club, Mason stayed undefeated in the GMC with a 155-166 win over Lakota East. Erin Michel won medalist honors with a one-over-par 37. Emily Wright fired a 38, followed by Tara Liebert with a 39 and Jamie Ellison with a 41. Mason moves to 8-0 overall (6-0 GMC).

The Comet will face Toledo St. Ursula on Saturday, Sept. 18th

9/18 Toledo St. Ursula Invitational 1st place Erin Michel two-under par 69    

Lady Golfers Win Another Tournament

The Comets are champions in the Glass City for the third straight year, winning the Toledo St. Ursula Invitational at Highland Meadows by 11 strokes Saturday. Mason shot 304, with Cincinnati St. Ursula second with a 315, followed by Lakota West at 316.

Erin Michel set a tournament record with a two-under 69, and was truly impressive from tee to green. Emily Wright grinded all day, but her gritty performance helped her fire a 73. Jessica Zhang's 79 put her in the top 10 of the tournament in scoring. Tara Liebert shot 83 to round out the scoring.

Mason stays undefeated this year in all matches and invitationals.

The 2010 GMC Girls Golf Tournament is to be played at Weatherwax Golf Course on the Woodside and Highlands courses on Tuesday, Sept. 21 with the finals slated for Thursday, Sept. 23rd. Six golfers per team will be playing in foursomes with the first tee times at 8:30 AM all days.

9/21-9/23 GMC

1. Mason 592

2. Lakota West 634

3. Sycamore 651

4. Lakota East 683

5. Fairfield 706

6. Oak Hills 754

7. Colerain 774 8. Middletown 779 9. Hamilton 981 10. Princeton 1033

Emily Wright-Mason-139    


It wasn't a question of "if" the Mason Girls' Golf Team would win another GMC title...it was by how much! There were no surprises on Thursday, Sept. 23rd at the GMC Girls' Golf Championships at Weatherwax. The Lady Comet Golfers ran away with their third league title in the past four years, while setting a new GMC team scoring record. Mason's two-day total of 592 is the best team score in the 27-year history of the GMC and the first time a girl's golf team has broken the 600 barrier.

The Comets started Thursdays final round with a 13 stroke lead over its nearest compettior, Lakota West, and by days end expanded that lead to a remarkable 42 stroke adavantage. West finished with a 634 total to grap 2nd place followed by Sycamore (651), East (683) and Fairfield (706) to round out the top five. How good is a team score of 592? Last year, West won the GMC with a then-record 309-307 (616). Five years ago, in 2005, West won with a 664 (the second-place team shot 732). Ten years ago, West's 715 took top honors.

Three seniors continue to set a standard no other trio in Ohio history can match. Emily Wright, Erin Michel and Jessica Zhang finished the tournament 1, 2, 3 in the final individual standings, a remarkable feat considering the high number of very talented golfers in this conference.

Emily shot 71-68 (139) for the two-day event. Her final round was two shots off the course record which is held by Middltown's Carling Coffing (66 in 2002). Carling also owns the two-day scoring record with a 138 in 2003. Emily ended up winning this years medalist honors and received the 2010 GMC Golfer of the Year title for the 2nd time in her career.

Erin Michel fired a 70-70 (140), putting her just two shots off the all-time record. Talk about improvement...last year, Erin's total was 153... sophomore year, 160...freshman year, 161!

Jessica Zhang tied for third with 73-81 (154), finishing higher than she ever has at this event. Of course, their scores don't matter if they don't have teammates who come through at every match. Tara Liebert's 77 on Thursday placed her 9th overall in the tournament (83-77=160). Jamie Ellison shot a two day total of 163 (82-81) placing her in a tie for 12th overall. Out of the 53 golfers competing, Mason had 5 players in the top 12!

Wright, Michel, Zhang, Liebert and Ellison were all named as 1st Team All-GMC honorees. Head Coach Fred Reeder was named the GMC Coach of the Year for the 2nd time in his career. Of note he was also the FAVC Coach of the Year 3 times.

The Lady Comets will go on to compete in the Girls Sectional on Monday, October 4th at Walden Ponds. For compete results of the GMC Girls Golf Championships at Weatherwax Golf Course got to www.baumspage.com.

Next up Mason will compete in the St. Angela Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 25th.

9/25 St. Angela Invite

1. Mason-322

2. Ursuline-323

3. Medina-328

4. Lakota West-330

Emily Wright-Mason two-over-par 74    

The girls' golf team played 54 holes in 6 days, including two 18-hole rounds in last weeks brutal heat. It meant a tired Comet squad that headed off to the inaugural St. Angela Merici tournament at O'Bannon Creek Golf Club in Loveland on Saturday, Sept. 25th.

Still, Mason was able to stay undefeated on the season, shooting a 322 and holding off Ursuline on its home course by one stroke. Finishing third was Medina Highland at 328, followed by Lakota West with a 330.

The Mason seniors were playing in their final invitational, and the trio shot the lowest scores for the team. Emily was medalist with a two-over-par 74. Erin also made the tournament first-team with a 78. Jessica had an 84, and Tara came through in the #5 position with an 86.

Mason will play Ursuline on Monday, Sept. 27th.

9/27 Ursuline         Cancelled
9/29 St. Ursula/Sycamore

Mason 150

St. Ursula 160

Sycamore 180

Jessica Zhang 36    

On the East course at Glenview, the Comets shot a team score of 150 to defeat St. Ursula (160) and Sycamore (180) on Wednesday, Sept. 29th. Mason's final record is 10-0 (8-0 GMC). The varsity team has completed an undefeated regular season, winning every 2010 match and invitational.

The seniors went out in style in their final regular-season match, with Jessica winning medalist honors (even-par 36) and Emily and Erin both shooting 37s. Tara's 40 rounded out the scoring.

The Lady Comets will go on to compete in the Girls Sectional on Monday, October 4th at Walden Ponds.

10/4 SECTIONALS @ Walden Ponds

1 Mason 318 district qualifier

2 Lakota West 321 district qualifier

3 Kings 352 district qualifier

4 McAuley 355 district qualifier

5 Anderson 427

Erin Michel-75    


For the fourth consecutive year the Mason Girls Golf Team has won a Sectional Championship. The victory advances the team to next weeks District Championship to be held at Weatherwax Golf Course on Wednesday, Oct. 13th.

The Comets battled on a cold, blustery day to win the Indian Springs sectional with a team score of 318 at Walden Ponds Golf Club, holding off Lakota West by three strokes.

Erin MIichel led Mason with a 75 and was the tournament medalist. She was followed by Emily Wright at 76 and Jessica Zhang with an 81. Jamie Ellison's 40 on the back nine - six strokes better than her front-nine score - helped keep the Comets undefeated this season. Tara Liebert finished with a 93.




@ Weatherwax

1. Ursuline -309

2. Mason-315

3. St. Ursula-316

4. Lakota West-320

Megan Tehundfeld-Ursuline

(won playoff with Emily Wright)


The Comets are headed to their fourth consecutive state finals, finishing as runners-up in the SW District championships at Weatherwax Golf Course on Wednesday, Oct. 13th.

Emily Wright fired a two-over 74, good for a tie for lowest score of the tournament (she lost a one-hole playoff for medalist honors to Ursuline's Megan Tenhundfeld). Erin Michel was one shot behind with a 75, followed by Jamie Ellison with an 82 and Tara Liebert with an 84.

Overall, Ursuline Academy won districts with a team score of 309, followed by Mason at 315, St. Ursula at 316 and Lakota West at 320.

Mason will try to win three consecutive state titles when it plays in the Ohio Division I Golf Championship Oct. 22-33 at Ohio State University's Gray Course.




1st-Mason Emily Wright-142    

After the Comets won their first OHSAA state championship in 2008, Coach Fred Reeder Jr. was asked about his team: "We have a chance for a dynasty," he replied.

It's no longer a matter of chance. The Mason Comets have established themselves as the greatest girls' golf team in Ohio history with a record-breaking performance at the 2010 OHSAA state finals at the Ohio State University Gray golf course. The Comets shot 308 on the first day of the tournament to take a 9-stroke lead over Massillon Jackson and an 11-stroke advantage over Medina Highland. On the final day, Mason raced away from the competition, firing a one-day tournament record of 303 (beating the Comets' own record of 307 set in 2008) to post a total score of 611, which shatters the old mark of 630 set by Dublin Coffman in 2000 and tied by the Comets in 2008.

While this is the third straight state title for the Comets - an unprecedented feat in Ohio girls' golf - senior Emily Wright provided a first for Mason: an individual state championship. Emily shot a 70 on the first day to tie Medina Highland's Jessica Porvasnik for the lead. On the second day, playing with Porvasnik, Emily easily pulled away, shooting a 72 and winning the state title by five strokes.

Fellow senior Erin Michel also garnered first-team All-Ohio honors, firing a 78-75 for a two-day total of 153. Senior Jessica Zhang, part of the Big 3 seniors who have played on all three state championship teams, finished at 82-80 (162). The future of Mason golf proved more good days are ahead, as junior Jamie Ellison (79-78 for a 157) and sophomore Tara Liebert (81-78 for 159) showed the depth of the Comet squad.

In the end, the 2010 state title was no contest: the Comets, at 611, finished a full 24 strokes ahead of the runners-up, Massillon Jackson (635). Ursuline Academy and Medina Highland both shot 639, with Ursuline winning the tiebreaker for third place.

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Boys Soccer





Game Summary
8/23 Springboro won 3-0 1-0 0-0

Goals: Mason Hoge 2, Mauricio Trujillo 1
Assists: Aaron Steinberg, Josh Calvert

Shutout: Cody Bowling 2 saves, Pedro Diaz 4 saves

9/4 @ Lebanon won 2-0 2-0 0-0 Goals: Tyler Beechan 2
Assists: Mason Hoge, Michael Marino
Shutout: Cody Bowling 5 saves, Pedro Diaz 1 save
9/8 St. Xavier won 2-1 3-0 0-0

The Comets defeated St. Xavier on Wednesday night by a final score of 2-1. The top ranked Comets got a late 1st half goal by senior forward Tyler Beechan and then defensively shutdown the #4 ranked Bombers the rest of the way. Keeper Cody Bowling had 3 saves on the night.

Mason (3-0) will play at Sycamore on Tuesday, Sept. 14th.

9/14 @ Sycamore won 2-1 4-0 1-0

The #2 ranked Comet boys soccer team knocked off district rival Sycamore on Tuesday, Sept. 14th by a score of 2-1. Goals were recorded by Mason Hodge and Michael Marino.

Mason will visit Princeton on Thursday, Sept. 16th.

9/16 @ Princeton won 4-0 5-0 2-0

The Comet boys soccer team season record (5-0) stayed unblemished on Thursday with a 4-0 shutout of Princeton. Goals were scored by Tyler Beechan 2, Mason Hoge, and Alex Newport.t The shutout was earned Cody Bowling 2 saves, and Pedro Diaz 4 saves.

Next up Mason will host Colerain on Tuesday, Sept. 21st.

9/21 Colerain won 3-1 6-0 3-0

The Comets defeated the Cardinals on Tuesday, Sept. 21st by a score of 3-1. Goals were recorded by Mason Hoge, Mauricio Trujillo, Alex Newport.

Next up Mason will visit Middletown on Thursday, Sept. 23rd.

9/23 @ Middletown won 7-1 7-0 4-0

The Comets defeated Middletown on Thursday, Sept. 23rd by a score of 7-1 Jay Ebersole 2,
Tyler Beechan, Benny Garcia, A.J. Vergara and Alex Henn all scored goals in the win. One goal was recoreded as an "own goal".

Next up they travel to Milford on Saturday, Sept. 25th for double header with the Eagles. The boys play at 5:00 pm and the girls at 7:00.

9/25 @ Milford lost 3-1 7-1 4-0

The Comets suffered their first defeat of the season at the hands of Milford on Saturday, Sept. 25th, losing by a score of 3-1. Mason was forced to play down a man most of the match as a result of a red card foul early in the game. Tyler Beechan scored Mason's lone goal.

The Comets will play at Fairfield on Tuesday, Sept. 28th.

9/28 @ Fairfield won 1-0 8-1 5-0

The boys' soccer team remained unbeaten in the GMC with a 1-0 win at Fairfield on Tuesday night. Alex Newport scored the Comet's lone goal. Cody Bowling secured anohter shutout.

Mason hosts Oak Hills on Thusday, Sept. 30th.

9/30 Oak Hills won 2-0 9-1 6-0

The Comets continued their unbeaten GMC streak (6-0) with a 2-0 win against Oak Hills on Thursday, Sept. 30th. Goal were scored by Mauricio Trujillo and Matt Hager. Cody Bowling posted another shutout with 5 saves. The Comets overall record extends to 9-1.

Mason will host Centerville on Saturday, Oct. 2nd.

10/2 Centerville lost 2-1 9-2 6-0

Mason lost only its second match of the year to a very good Centerville team by a score of 2-1 on Saturday, Oct. 2nd. The Comets lone goal was recored by Mason Hoge.

Mason will host Lakota West on Tuesday, Oct. 5th

10/5 Lakota West lost 2-0 9-3 6-1

Mason sufferred their first GMC loss of the year by a score of 2-0 to Lakota West on Tuesday, Oct. 5th. The Comets gave up an "own" goal along with another marker by the Firebirds in a physical match between the two schools.

Mason will visit another GMC foe on Thursday, Oct. 7th at Lakota East.

10/7 @ Lakota East tie 2-2 9-3-1 6-1-1

The Hawks and the Comets went to battle on Thursday night, Oct. 7th. Both teams were still in the hunt for a conference title with Mason needing a win to stay on top of the GMC. East needed a win and help to keep their league championship hopes alive. East came back from a 2-0 deficit with the game ending in a 2-2 tie.

The 1st half remained scoreless until a Lakota East foul in the box with 1:53 left. Mason's Mason Hoge knocked a PK past the East keeper giving the Comets a 1-0 lead going into the locker room.

Mason senior Joesph Ebersole pounded a ball into the back of the net at the 43:58 mark in the 2nd half (0-2). East came right back on a long 35 yard goal two minutes later by senior Troy Ward (1-2). East's Eric Bloomberg evened the score at 59:06 off a corner kick by Nate Hankins (2-2). Both teams had scoring opportunities in the final minutes, but could not score.

Mason will play at Loveland on Saturday, Oct. 9th.

10/9 @ Loveland won 2-0 10-3 6-1

The Comets knocked off Loveland on Saturday night by a score of 2-0. Goal were scored by Mauricio Trujillo, Tyler Beechan. Cody Bowling, 4 saves, and Pedro Diaz, 3 saves, were credited with the shoutout.

Next up the Comets will wrap up GMC competition when they host Hamilton on Tuesday, Oct. 12th.



12:00 pm

won 5-1 11-3 6-1 The Comets defeated Fairmont on Saturday by a score of 5-1. Goals scored: Joshua Calvert, Mauricio Trujillo, Tyler Beechan, Joseph Ebersole and Andrew Askren. Cody Bowling had 4 saves.


* makeup 2:30 pm

won 2-0 12-3-1 7-1-1

Msaon also finished their GMC schedule with a 2-0 win against Hamilton. The Comets end up 2nd the GMC final standings with an overall record of 12-3-1 and 7-1-1 in the GMC. Socring goals for Mason were Mauricio Trujillo and Alex Newport. Cody Bowling got the shutout with 4 saves.

Next up the Comets host the winner of the Amelia-Harrison game in the sectional tournament on Thursday, Oct. 21st at 7:00 pm.



Mason (#1) vs. Amelia

7:00 pm @ Mason

won 6-0 13-3-1 7-1-1

The boys soccer team has advanced to the next round of the sectional tournament with a 6-0 shutout of Amelia on Thursday night, Oct. 21st. Tyler Beechan scored a hattrick for the Comets (3 goals). Joe Ebersole and Jack Clark also had goals. Cody Bowling got the shutout with 2 saves.

Next up they will face Sycamore (#7 seed) on Monday, Oct. 25th, 7:30 pm at Hamilton.


Mason vs. Sycamore (7)

7:30 @ Hamilton

lost 1-0 13-4-1 7-1-1 The Mason boys soccer team fell to Sycamore 1-0 in the District Semi-finals on Monday night at Hamitlon. Sycamore (#7 seed) made their one goal stand up. The Comets finish the year with an overall record of 13-4-1 and 7-1-1 in the GMC (2nd place).
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Girls Soccer






Game Summary
8/24 @ St. Ursula lost 7-1 0-1 0-0

The Lady Comets opened their 2010 campaign with a 7-1 loss to top rated St. Ursula on Tuesday, Aug. 24th. The Bulldogs scored 3 goals in the first five minutes of play and never looked back. The Comets lone goal was scored by sophomore Jami Pfeifer.

Mason is back in action on Tuesday, Aug. 31st at home against Seton.

8/31 Seton won 2-0 1-1 0-0

Last night, the Mason women's varsity team won their first game this season with a 2 to 0 victory over Seton. Both goals were scored by sophomore Jami Pfiefer in the first half.

The Comets had numerous chances to add to their lead, but the post was very unkind on three occassions. The shutout was earned by sophomore Sarah Ammons with 7 saves. She performed behind a defense anchored by Maddie Melnick, Jae Atkinson, Mackenzie Money and Jae Atkinson.

The Comets next match is at home against Mercy on 9/11 at 4 pm.

9/11 Mercy won 8-0 2-1 0-0

The Lady Comets crushed Mercy on Saturday, Sept. 11th by a score of 8-0. The Comets played a good first half against Mercy's defense by tallying 3 goals in 40 minutes. After halftime, the ladies really started to click. The Comets scored 3 goals in 12 minutes of action to put the game out of reach.

Mason was very good defensively for a majority of the night. The shuout was shared by Sarah Ammons (4 saves) and Morgan Cole (2 saves). Goals were scored by Sami Rutowski (3), Jami Pfeifer, Liz Finley, Annie Beard, Jae Atkinson and Jessie Steele.

9/14 Sycamore won 5-0 3-1 1-0

Tuesday night Mason improved their record to 3-1 (1-0 GMC) with a 5 to 0 victory over Sycamore. The win was the Comets' third in a row and first in the GMC. The win also gave the team its 3rd straight shutout.

Sarah Ammons and Morgan Cole shared the shutout with a relatively uneventful night in the net. Each keeper had 1 save in one half of action. The defense, led by Maddie Melnick, in front of them was very strong. The offense continued to click and find new ways to create goal scoring opportunities. Senior Liz Finley scored 3 goals and sophomore Sami Rutowski continued her hot play with another goal. Senior Jae Atkinson played her best offensive game of the season. She tallied 2 assists and an incredible 30 yard free kick goal in the first half.

Mason host Princeton on Thursday, Sept. 16th.

9/16 Princeton won 3-0 4-1 2-0

Mason shutout the visiting Vikings on Thursday night, Sept. 16th. The contest was 0-0 at the half, but the Comets opened things up with two quick goals just 3 minitues into the 2nd half. Mason dominated Princeton defensively with no shots allowed on goal. Sarah Ammons got recorded the shutout in goal for Mason. Goals were scored by Liz Finley, Sami Rutowski, and Annie Beard.

Mason visits Turpin on Saturday, Sept. 18th. The Comets record stands at 4-1 overall and 2-0 in the GMC.

9/18 @ Turpin won 2-0 5-1 2-0

The Lady Comet Soccer team defeated Turpin on Saturday night by a score of 2-0. Sarah Ammons recorded the shutout with 3 saves in goal. Liz Finley scored Mason's goal with the other score coming on a "own goal".

Mason played there best all around game of the season defeating a very good Turpin team 2-0. Mason scored both of their goals in the first half. The first goal was an own goal created by a tremendous cross from senior Jae Atkinson. Atkinson also captained a strong defensive effort that saw the Comets hold Turpin to only a couple dangerous chances. Mason's second goal was scored by senior Liz Finley off a great pass from sophomore Sami Rutowski. The entire team was very strong on all 50-50 challenges

The Comets travel to Colerain on Tuesday, Sept. 21st.
9/21 @ Colerain won 4-1 6-1 3-0 Playing their first true road game on grass in nearly a month the Comets took down a previously undefeated Colerain team. The Comets were held scoreless for the first 25 minutes of the game, but Liz Finley scored a goal off a great long ball from Jae Atkinson late in the first half. The goal was quickly followed by another from sophomore Jami Pfeifer. Atkinson finished off the first half scoring with a great 35 yard free kick with only 5 seconds remaining in the half. The second was an even 1-1 contest with Mason narrowly missing a couple chances and Colerain capitalizing on some nice possession. Colerain's goal ended Mason's streak of 450 consecutive shutout minutes. The win improved Mason to 6-1 (3-0).
9/23 Middletown won 6-1 7-1 4-0

The Comets stayed undefeated in the GMC with a 6-1 win over Middletown on Thursday, Sept. 23rd.

Next up they travel to Milford on Saturday, Sept. 25th for double header with the Eagles. The boys play at 5:00 pm and the girls at 7:00.

9/25 @ Milford won 2-0 8-1 4-0

On Saturday #8 Mason improved their record to 8-1 with a 2 to 0 defeat of #3 Milford. In a back and forth game, Mason found the net first when Jami Pfeifer scored a goal off a great pass from Liz Finley with 12 minutes left in the first half. Mason's defense was strong in front of keeper Sarah Ammons, who recorded her 6th shutout of the season. The defense was paced by Madi Melnick, Jae Atkinson, Annie Beard and Mackenzie Money. A great team effort was provided by everyone and was capped off by Pfeifer's second goal of the match in the last minute.

The Comets host Fairfiled on Tuesday, Sept. 28th.

9/28 Fairfield won 3-1 9-1 5-0

Mason defeated Fairfield 3 to 1 on Tuesday night to improve their overall record to 9-1 and 5-0 in the GMC. The Comets got off to an early start with a goal by sophomore Sami Rutowski only 19 seconds into the game off a great feed by Jae Atkinson. Mason controlled much of the first 25 minutes and the result was a second goal, this one by sophomore Jami Pfeifer. Fairfield cut the lead to 2-1 on a penalty kick. Mason quickly regained its 2 goal edge 5 minutes into the second half when Liz Finley followed a shot from Mackenzie Money and put it in. The Comets defended their lead for most of the rest of the night narrowly missing on a few chances to extend beyond a 3-1 lead. Mason will try to extend their nine game winning streak when they travel to Oak Hills on Thursday.


9/30 @ Oak Hills tied 1-1 9-1-1 5-0-1

The Comets traveled to Oak Hills on Thu. Sept. 30th and came away with 1-1 tie. Mason's lone goal was recorded by Jami Pfeifer. Their record stands at 9-1-1 overall and 5-0-1 in the GMC.

Next up the Comets will visit Lakota West for a GMC showdown that may determine this years GMC champion.

10/5 @ Lakota West won 2-0 10-1-1 6-0-1

Last night the Comets took a big step forward in their quest for back to back GMC championships. The team defeated Lakota West 2-0 on the strength of 2 second half goals. The shutout was earned by keeper Sarah Ammons who had 9 saves in front of a tremendous team defensive effort anchored by Madison Melnick, Jae Atkinson, Annie Beard and Mackenzie Money.

Mason's first goal came with 18 minutes left when Jami Pfeifer beat 3 West players to play a cross that was initially touched by Ivy Beddow with Liz Finley gaining the final touch to put in. After managing an incredible rush of energy from West, Mason found its second goal of the match when Jami Pfeifer out ran the defense. She hit a shot that deflected by West's keeper onto the foot of Sami Rutowski who finished for a 2 to 0 lead with 2 minutes left.

The Comets can close out the GMC title with wins against Lakota East and Hamilton in their next two matches. With the win Mason improves its overall record to 10-1-1 and its conference record to 6-0-1, while Lakota West falls to 9-5 overall and 6-1 in the GMC. Mason has two conference matches left this season. The Comets play Lakota East (2-11 overall, 2-5 in GMC) Oct. 7 and at Hamilton (3-10 overall, 0-7 in GMC) Oct. 12.

10/7 Lakota East won 2-0 11-1-1 7-0-1

The Lady Comets took one more step closer to a GMC title with a 2-0 win over Lakota East on Thursday, Oct. 7th. Liz Finley scored both goals from Mason. Sarah Ammons and Morgan Cole combined for shutout with 2 saves.

Mason will host Loveland on Saturday, October 9th.

10/9 Loveland won 3-0 12-1-1 7-0-1

The Lady Comets defeated Loveland on Saturday night by a score of 3-0. Sarah Ammons recorded the shutout. A strong defensive effort was turned in by junior Mackenzie Money, sophomore Madison Melnick and senior Annie Beard. Senior Jae Atkinson got the scoring going in the first half with two great set piece goals. Both balls were very well struck and found the back of the net. Sophomore Sami Rutowski finished off the scoring with 15 minutes left to seal the victory.

Mason will hopefully wrap up a GMC title on Tuesday when they visit Hamilton.

10/12 @ Hamilton won 2-0 13-1-1 8-0-1

Mason clinched their third straight GMC championship with a 2-0 win over Hamilton on Tuesday night, Oct. 12th.

In a shortened format due to weather, the Comets were led by senior Kinisha Robinson's first half goal. A total team effort was required to win this year's title. The Comets have one regular season game remaining and currently own a record of 13-1-1 (8-0-1).

Mason will play at Anderson on Thursday, Oct. 14th.

10/14 @ Anderson lost 1-0 13-2-1 8-0-1

No details provided.

The girls will host Northwest on Wednesday, Oct. 20th at 7:00 pmin the first round of the seciontal tournament.



Mason vs. Northwest 7:00 pm

@ Mason

won 10-0 14-2-1 8-0-1

The girls soccer team advanced to the 2nd round of the Sectional tournament on Wednesday after blitzing Northwest by a final score of 10-0. Ten different players scored as Mason used numerous line-up combinations to work different players

Next up the Lady Comets will play#18 seed Walnut Hills at Princeton High School. The match was moved to a neutral site due to facility conflicts at Mason. The contest is scheduled to start at 5:00 pm. The winner of the game will play either Milford or Sycamore at Hamilton on Tuesday, Oct. 26th at 7:30 pm.



Mason (#3) vs. Walnut Hills (#18)

5:00 pm at Princeton HS

won 3-0 15-2-1 9-0-1

Mason contiued its run in the state tournament with a 3-0 win over Walnut Hills. The Comets were paced by a solid team effort on the defensive as they earned their 12th shutout of the year. Sophomore Sami Rutowski had 2 goals and sophomore Jami Pfeifer added 2 assists.

The Comets advance to Milford in the district semifinals on Tuesday at 7:30 pm at Hamilton.


District Semi-Finals

Mason vs. Milford

7:30 @ Hamilton

won 2-1 16-2-1 9-0-1

Tuesday night, Oct. 26th, the Mason Women's Soccer team advanced in the State Tournament with a 2-1 win over Milord. The win gave the Comets their 2nd Sectional Championship in 3 years.

Mason went down 1 to 0 abuot 15 minutes into the game, but was able to fight their way back. Chelsea VanHook re-energized the Comets with a magnificent goal from 30 yards with about 12 minute to go in the first half. The goal tied the game and seemed to shift momentum the Comets way. Mason came out in the second half a different team. Jami Pfeifer scored the game winning goal 3 minutes into the second half off a beautiful feed from Liz Finley. The Comets played great defense for the remaining part of the match.

They advance to play Ursuline in the District Championship on Saturday at 5:30 pm at Princeton.



Mason vs. Ursuline

5:30 Princeton

won 1-0 17-2-1 9-0-1

Mason Girls Soccer Wins District Title!

The Mason Women's Soccer team captured the district title on Saturday night with a 1-0 win over Ursuline as a result of a penalty kick shoot out. The score was tied at 0-0 after regulation and after both overtime sessions.

Mason was led throughout the game by a great defensive effort from Jae Atkinson, Annie Beard, Madi Melnick and Mackenzie Money. Offensively the Comets threatened Ursuline's goal 6-8 times during the game but could not find a goal.

In the shoot out Ursuline and Mason (Liz Finley and Annie Beard) both made their first 2 kicks. Ursuline's player hit their 3rd kick off the post and Haley Haffner gave Mason a 3-2 lead with two kickers left when she banged home her kick. Ursuline's fourth kicker was turned away by Mason keeper Sarah Ammons. Mason's fourth penalty kick was saved by the Ursuline keeper, which was immediately followed by Ursuline's fifth kicker tying the shoot out at 3-3. That left the game on the foot of sophomore Sami Rutowski, who calmly knocked her PK past the keeper for a 4-3 Mason victory. The shutout was Sarah Ammons' 12th of the season.

The District title is Mason's first since the 2001 season. The Comets overall record goes to 17-2-1. They will advance to the Regional Semi-finals to play St. Ursula, the #1 team in the state and #2 in the national polls on Wednesday, Nov. 3rd at Princeton. Game time is set for 7:00 pm.




Regional Semi-Finals

Mason vs. St. Ursula

7:00 Princeton

won 1-0 18-2-1 9-0-1


Mason faced Ohio's #1 team, St. Ursula, in a regional semi-final contest at Princeton on Wednesday night Nov. 3rd. The Bulldogs entered the game with a perfect 18-0 record a #2 rating in the national polls. The Comets record was a lofty 17-2-1, but were clearly the underdog. St. Ursula had defeated Mason 7-1 in the opening match of the season way back on August 24th. Tonight would be different...much different! The Comets stunned the Bulldogs 1-0 to advance to the state tournaments elite eight and play for a state final four berth on Saturday.

Most of the first half Mason had the advantage in shots on goals. Both teams exhibitied some extremely physical play in the first 40 minutes.. With 8:29 remaining in the first half, senior LIz Finley sent a pass to junior Haley Haffner who placed a shot in the lower right corner of the St. Ursula net to give the Comets a 1-0 lead.

The second half saw St. Ursula pour on the pressure trying to battle back from a 1-0 deficit. The stingy Comet defense held on to their lead in the face of a constant Bulldog attack. St. Ursula managed only one shot on goal that had a chance to tie the game. That's how good the Mason defense performed throughout the entire 80 minutes of play.

With the final minutes and seconds ticking away Mason pulled off the biggest upset in the history of the ladies soccer program defeating St. Ursula by a final score of 1-0. Keeper Sarah Ammons got her 13th shutout of the season.

Mason will play in their first-ever Division1 Regional Championship game on Saturday, November 6th at 12:00 pm back at Princeton High School. Their oppent will be the Anderson Redskins who advanced by knocking off Centerville, the states #4 ranked team, by a score of 2-1. Mason lost to Anderson (18-3) on October 14th by a score of 1-0. On the line Saturday will be a trip to the State Final Four.




Mason vs. Anderson

lost 1-0 OT 18-3-1 9-0-1

The Mason Comets and the Anderson Redskins faced each other in the Regional Finals on Saturday, November 6th at Princeton Stadium. On the line for one of these schools was a trip to the State Final Four.

The first twenty minutes saw Anderson control the level of play with the most scoring opportunities. The next 20 the Comet defense remained strong. Sarah Ammons deflected a serious scoring attempt from her knees to deny the Redskins a goal. Score at half remained 0-0.

The first twenty minutes of the 2nd half went alot like the first with Anderson controlling the field giving Mason few chances. The next 20 minutes the Comets came alive with several scoring chances. The last few minutes of the half saw some furious attempts to score by both teams. After 40 minutes of scoreless action the game went to sudden death overtime.

With 5:53 left in the first OT Anderson knocked in a 35-yard shot from the right side to advance to the State Final Four. Mason completes the season as Regional Runnerup, District Champion, Sectional Champion and GMC Champion with a final record of 18-3-1.

Congratulationss to the coaches and players on a season to remember.



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Girls Tennis
Mason Individual Results & Match Notes
8/23 Kings won 3-2 1-0   1singles: Nina Cepeda lost 6-3, 6-3
2: Nicole Huser lost 7-6, 6-4
3: Courtney heydt won 6-1, 6-2

1Dubs: Katherine Baruk/Lynn Kelly won 6-1, 6-1
2: Ria Shah/Radhika Pandit won 6-1, 6-3
8/24 @ Sycamore lost 3-2 1-1 0-1 1Singles: Nina Cepeda won 2-6, 7-6, 7-6
2: Nicole Huser lost 7-5, 6-1
3: Courtney Heydt won 6-1, 6-3

1dubs: Katherine Baruk/Lynn Kelly lost 6-3, 7-5
2: Ria Shah/Radhika Pandit Lost 6-1, 6-1

Nina a Freshman played the best tennis we've have seen her play against a very good player at Sycamore. She was down a set and 5-2 and came back and won! Unreal!!
8/26 @ Princeton won 5-0 2-1 1-1

Cepeda d. Brown 7-5, 6-3
Heydt d. Kufeldt 6-0, 6-0
Pandit d. Grender 6-0, 6-3

Yuan/Jackson d. Grender/Nguyen 6-3, 6-3
Hatch/Rohlinger d. Donaldson/Ferchen 6-0, 6-1

8/31 Colerain won 5-0 3-1 2-1 Jackson d. Feldman 6-3, 6-0
Pandit d. Herring 6-0, 6-0
Shah d. Thinnes 6-0, 6-1

Baruk/Rolhinger d. Brandie/Underiner 6-3, 6-3
Yuan/Hatch d. Laughlin/Lyons 6-0, 6-0
9/1 @ Indian Hill lost 4-1 3-2 2-1 Cepeda lost Matthews 3-6, 3-6
Huser lost schumacher 0-6, 0-6
Heydt lost Littman 6-1, 3-6, 2-6

Baruk/Jackson Lost Schumacher/Vandershueren 6-7, 1-6
Hatch/Yuan d. Mckenna/Taylor 6-0, 7-5
9/2 @ Middletown won 5-0 4-2 3-1

1st singles Cepeda d. Reed 6-0, 6-1
Kelly d. Phillippe 6-1, 6-0

1st Hatch/yuan d. powell/ferguson 6-3, 6-3
2nd Shah/pandit d. Ferguson/owens 6-2, 6-2ger d. Habash 6-0, 6-2


9/13 @ CHCA won 3-2 5-2 3-1 1st Cepeda L. Dahmus 6-1, 6-4
2nd Huser L. Baxter 6-4, 6-3
3rd Jackson d. Faugno 6-1, 5-7, 7-5

1st Heydt/Kelly d. Pinto/Harker 2-6, 6-2, 6-2
2nd Pandit/Hatch d. Bolsinger/Venters 7-6, 3-6, 7-6
Best win of my 3 year career at coaching!! Li-Ara was down 5-2 in the third and came back and won 7-5 and second doubles won in a third set tiebreaker to win the match!!
9/7 @ Fairfield won 4-0 6-2 4-1 1st Huser vs Reece 6-3, 5-4 Duece Rained out finish at GMC
2nd Heydt d. Cooper 6-0, 6-0
3rd Kelly d. Falkenthal 6-0, 6-0

1st Baruk/Rolhinger d. Morris/Scott 6-0, 6-2
2nd Pandit/Shah d. Noonan/Flaker 6-1, 6-0
9/8 Ursuline lost 4-1 7-2 4-1 Cepeda L. M. Safdar 6-1, 6-2
Huser L. Dewitt 6-0, 6-0
Heydt d. Fleming 6-1, 6-2

1st Hatch/Yuan L. Sabo/Johns 6-3, 6-4
2nd Shah/Pandit L. Egan/Main 6-2, 6-3
9/9 Hamilton won 5-0 8-2 5-1 1st Huser d. Gillis 6-0, 6-0
2nd Pandit d. Chadwick 6-1, 6-1
3rd Baruk d. Cooling 6-0, 6-0

1st Yuan/Kelly d. Kirby/Hubbard 6-0, 6-0
2nd Rolhinger/shah d. Miller/Luken 6-0, 6-0
9/11 Bishop Waterson lost 4-1 8-3 5-1 Baruk L. Ott 6-2, 6-2
Rolhinger L. Brown 6-0, 6-0
Shah L. Robinson 6-3, 6-3

Heydt/Cepeda L. Ghidotti/Shephard 7-6, 6-2
Pandit/Huser d. Jenkins/Reardon 6-2, 6-3
9/11 Mt. Notre Dame won 3-2 9-3 5-1 Cepeda L. Niehaus 6-3, 6-3
Huser L. Dennis 6-2, 6-1
Jackson d. not sure who 6-1, 6-0

Heydt/Kelly d. Landers/Becker 6-2, 6-2
Yuan/Hatch d. Hammerly/Rey 7-6, 6-4
9/14 Oak Hills won 5-0 10-3 6-1 1st Heydt d. Wilhemus 6-0, 6-0
2nd Huser d. Erhman 6-0, 6-3
3rd Kelly d. Bieber 6-0, 6-0

1st Rolhinger/Baruk d. Wittich/Huber 6-0, 6-1
2nd Shah/Yuan d. Shockey/Keeton 6-0, 6-0
9/16 Lakota West lost 3-2 9-6 6-2 1st Broda d. Cepeda 6-0, 6-1
2nd Soutar d. Huser 6-0, 6-0
3rd Capovilla d. Jackson 6-4, 3-6, 6-3
1st Heydt/Kelly d. Mcnear/Dunn 6-1, 6-2
2nd Hatch/Pandit d. Mnatsakanian/Rivers 6-0, 6-2
9/20 @ Loveland won 5-0     singles:1st Cepeda d. Genbauffe 6-0, 7-5
2nd Huser d. Pitman 7-6, 6-4
3rd Heydt d. Sullivan 6-0, 6-1
Doubles:1st Baruk/Yuan d. Smith/Hoderlein 6-3, 6-1
2nd Shah/Rolhinger d. Mayo/Mack 6-3, 6-4
9/21 @ Lakota East lost 3-2 9-7 6-3 Pitman d. Cepeda 6-1, 6-0
Holden d. Huser 6-1, 6-0
Kelly d. Strahan 6-4, 6-2
Heydt/Baruk d. Shariff/Stephens 7-6, 6-2
Fugate/Floyd d. Hatch/Pandit 6-7, 6-3, 6-1
9/23-9/25 GCTCA Tournament        

Mason competed in the Greater Cincinnati Coaches Classic on Saturday, Sept. 25th. The Comets finished 7th overall. No other info was provided.

The GMC tournament will be hosted by the Comets this Thursday and Saturday.

9/30-10/2 GMC 4th place       No report

Sectional Tournament

@ Mason

As expected, Mason High School’s seeded doubles team will advance to next week’s district tournament. The Comets nearly qualified four more players to districts.

Senior Courtney Heydt and freshman Nina Cepeda — the third-seeded duo — won three straight matches at the Division I sectional tournament on Wednesday, Oct. 6, at Mason to punch their ticket to the semifinals. The sectional semifinals and finals to determine district seeding begins at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, at Mason.


District Championships

Lindner Tennis Faciltiy Mason


The Mason doubles team of Nina Cepeda and Courtney Heydt won their first match of the District Tournament against Centerville and lost their second match to the doubles team of Komal and Mehvish Safdar of Ursuline Academy 6-0, 6-0.

The girls tennis season is complete. Congratulations to the girls and coaches on an excellent season!

10/22-10/23 State Championships          
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Girls Volleyball





Game Highlights
8/28 @ Lebanon-Tri Meet



Anderson 25-17; 25-16

Lebanon 27-25: 24-26; 25-16

2-0 0-0 Anna Carley led the team with a total of 30 kills and 17 digs.
Torrie Whitmore had a total of 61 assists and 5 service aces.
8/31 @ St. Ursula won 25-27, 25-23, 28-26, 24-26, 15-11 3-0 0-0

The Volleyball team defeated St. Ursula Academy in a 5 set thriller-25-27, 25-23, 28-26, 24-26, 15-11 on Tuesday night. The Lady Comets held on for the victory after trailing 2-7 in
set 5. Senior, Lauren Ketron, led the team with 24 kills and 6 blocks while Junior, Anna Carley, tallied 13 kills, 6 blocks and 18 digs.

The Comets are 3-0 and will face Roger Bacon tomorrow at home starting at 7pm. Please come out and support the team!

9/2 Roger Bacon won 25-27, 25-22, 23-25, 25-21, 15-10 4-0 0-0

The varsity volleyball team held on for another victory over Roger Bacon on Thursday, Sept. 2nd.

After a competitive hard fought game, the Lady Comets won in 5 sets, 25-27, 25-22, 23-25, 25-21, 15-10. Maddy Colton led our defense with 20 digs. Lauren Ketron served 7 aces and had 14 kills.

The Lady Comets extend their record to 4-0 and will play Little Miami and Goshen tomorrow starting at 11am.

9/4 @ Little Miami-Tri



Goshen: 25-9, 25-13

Little Miami: 25-16, 25-16

6-0 0-0

The Mason Volleyball team defeated Goshen 25-9, 25-13 and Little Miami 25-16, 25-16 on Saturday, Sept. 4th.

Lauren Ketron served a total of 9 service aces and had 11 total kills. Anna Carley had a total of 19 kills and 11 digs. Their record goes to 6-0.

The Lady Comets will be in action on Tuesday at McAuley.

9/7 @ McAuley lost 22-25, 17-25, 23-25 6-1 0-0 The Comets fell to McAuley on Tuesday, Sept. 7th 22-25, 17-25, 23-25. Next up they face Wayne at home on Thursday, Sept. 9th.
9/9 Wayne won 25-20, 25-9, 25-20 7-1 0-0

The Comets overall record on the season jumped to 7-1 with their defeat of Wayne on Thursday evening by scores of 25-20, 25-9, 25-20. Anna Carley led the team with 13 kills, 3 blocks and 10 digs. Kayla McDowell had 9 digs, 6 blocks and 6 kills.

Next up the Comets have a tri-match on Saturday, Sept. 11th.

9/11 Tri Match



Chaminade: 25-20, 15-25, 25-14

Wyoming: 25-17, 25-20.

9-1 0-0

Mason defeated CJ- 25-20, 15-25, 25-14 and Wyoming 25-17, 25-20.
Torrie Whitmore tallied up 55 assists and 12 digs; Anne Carley led with 34 kills 26 digs; Lauren Ketron had 17 kills and 3 service aces.

The Comets open league play at Sycamore on Tuesday Sept. 14th.
9/14 @ Sycamore lost 26-28, 22-25, 22-25 9-2 0-1

Mason dropped a tough match to Sycamore on Tuesday, Sept. 14th by scores of 26-28, 22-25, 22-25.

Lauren Ketron had 3 service aces ad 8 kills. Anna Carley had 18 digs and 13 kills. Next up the Comets travel to Princeton on Thursday, Sept. 16th.

9/16 @ Princeton won 25-12, 25-11, 25-15 10-2 1-1

Mason defeated Princeton in 3 - 25-12, 25-11, 25-15 on Thursday, Sept., 16th. Anna Carely led the team with 13 kills and 5 service aces. Lauren Ketron and Kayla McDowell had 5 kills; Lacey Ante provided 4 kills. Brittany Dodson led our defense with 8 digs and Jessica Swonger had 7. Torrie Whitmore had 23 assists.

The Lady Comets will visit Seton Satruday at noon. Their record stands at 10-2 overall and 1-1 in the GMC.

9/18 @ Seton won 25-21, 25-16, 25-11. 11-2 1-1

The 11th ranked Mason volleyball team defeated Seton in a quick 3 sets: 25-21, 25-16, 25-11. This victory was based off a solid performance from the entire team. Lauren Ketron pounded 14 kills with only 3 errors and served 4 aces. Anna Carley had 20 defensive digs and 13 kills. Kayla McDowell had 11 kills and 4 blocks. Torrie Whitmore helped deliver those kills with 38 assists. Great job Ladies!

The Comets will host Colerain Tuesday, Sept. 21st at 7pm.

9/21 Colerain won 25-13, 25-22, 25-20 12-2 2-1

The girls volleyball team defeated Colerain on Tuesday, Sept. 21st by scores of 25-13, 25-22, 25-20. Anna Carley led the Comets with 18 kills and 12 digs. Lauren Ketron had 4 service aces, 12 kills and 12 digs. Torrie Whitmore had 29 assists.

Mason is now 12-2 and will travel to Middleton on Thursday.


9/23 @ Middletown won 25-16, 25-16, 25-21 13-2 3-1

Mason defeated Middletown 25-16, 25-16, 25-21 on Thursday, Sept. 23rd. Lauren Ketron led the Comets with 9 kills and 5 service aces. Anna Carley put down 11 kills with 7 digs. Jess Swonger served 3 aces and Torrie Whitmore had 27 assists.

The Lady Comets are 13-2 and will travel to Fairfield on Tuesday.

9/28 @ Fairfield won 25-16, 25-16. 21-25, 25-18 14-2 4-1

Mason defeated Fairfield 25-16, 25-16. 21-25, 25-18 on Tuesday, Sept. 28th. Head Coach Tiann Keesling earned career win #100 with the victory.

Lauren Ketron, Anna Carley, and Kayla McDowell combined for a total of 35 kills. Torrie Whitmore had 24 assists and Brittany Dodson had 13 digs.

The Lady Comets are 14-2 and will host Oak Hills on Thursday.

9/30 Oak Hills won 18-25, 25-12, 25-18, 25-21 15-2 5-1

The Lady Comets defeated Oak Hills 18-25, 25-12, 25-18, 25-21 on Thu. Sept. 30th. Anna Carley led the team with 15 kills and 11 digs. Lauren Ketron tallied 10 kills, 4 aces and 3 blocks. Torrie Whitmore had 36 assists and 2 aces.

The Comets are 15-2 and will host Lakota West on Tuesday, Oct. 5th As with girls soccer, the outcome of this match may determind which team is this years GMC champ.

10/5 Lakota West lost 25-17, 19-25, 22-25, 12-25. 15-3 5-2

Mason was defeated by Lakota West 25-17, 19-25, 22-25, 12-25 on Tuesday evening, Oct. 5th. The Comets won the first game but West regrouped and won the next three to take the match. Maddy Colton had 19 digs and one service ace. Anna Carley had 13 kills and 16 digs while Brittany Dodson had 10 kills and 9 digs.

The Comets will travel to Lakota East tomorrow.

10/7 @ Lakota East lost 25-22, 19-25, 21-25, 21-25 15-4 5-3

Lakota East defeated Mason 25-22, 19-25, 21-25, 21-25 on Thusday. Anna Carley led the Comets with 19 kills, 20 digs, and 2 service aces. Lauren Ketron had 11 kills and 16 digs.

The Comets host Beavercreek tomorrow at noon. Their record stands at 15-4 overall and 5-3 in the GMC.

10/9 Beavercreek won 25-13, 25-15, 20-25, 25-16 16-4 5-3

The Varsity Volleyball team defeated Beavercreek 25-13, 25-15, 20-25, 25-16 on Saturday, Oct. 9th.

Kayla McDowell led the team with 13 kills, 4 aces, 7 blocks and 8 digs. Anna Carley had 17 kills and 21 digs and Torrie Whitmore had 39 assists.

Mason will wrap up the regular season tomorrow night against Hamilton at home.

10/12 Hamilton won 25-12, 25-20, 25-12 17-4 6-3

The Comets defeated Hamilton on Tuesday night, Oct. 12th by scores of 25-12, 25-20, 25-12 ending their regular season schedule. The Lady Comets served a tough game totaling a team high 14 service aces! Senior, Lauren Ketron had 6 of the aces, 8 kills and 7 digs. Senior, Torrie Whitmore had 26 assists and 3 kills. Junior, Anna Carely served 5 aces and had 10 kills. Freshman, Molly Tucker had 2 solo blocks and 4 kills.

Mason (#5) will play the winner of the Loveland/Norhtwest game in the upcomiing sectional tournament at Lakota East on Wed., Oct. 20th at 6:00 pm.



Mason vs. Loveland

6:00 pm @ East

won 25-12, 25-17, 25-17 18-4 6-3

Mason defeated Loveland in the first round of Sectionals: 25-12, 25-17, 25-17 on Wednesday, Oct. 20th. Senior, Lauren Ketron, served a solid 5 aces and Junior, Anna Carley, added 3. Carley led the Comets with 9 kills while Sophomore Kayla McDowell and Ketron each added 8. Junior, Maddy Colton, tallied up 15 digs. Senior setter, Torrie Whitmore added 17 assists and 3 kills.

The Comets (#5) will take on the #6 seeded St. Ursula Bulldogs on Saturday at 3pm at Lakota East.



Mason (#5) vs. St. Ursula (#6)

3:00 pm at East

lost 25-18, 25-14, 27-25 18-5 6-3

The girls volleyball 2010 season came to a close on Saturday, Oct. 23rd with a 25-18, 25-14, 27-25 loss St. Ursula in the sectional finals.

The Comets finished with an overall record of 18-5.

Congratulations to all the players and coaches on an outstanding season.

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