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last updated March 14, 2012

Boys Basketball

Season Stats

Game Highlights
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12/3 Lebanon won   1-0 0-0

The Comet Boys Basketball team opened their 2011-12 campaign with a big win over visiting Lebanon on Saturday, Dec. 3rd. The Mason Comets put on a clinic in the season opener for both teams, shooting 51.8 percent from the field (29-of-56) and cruised to a 70-49 win over Lebanon.

JD Sprague scored 23 points to lead all scorers, with 18 of those coming in the first half. He also had four steals, aiding a defensive effort that held Lebanon to 25 percent shooting in the first half and 21 turnovers for the game. Darin Harris added 18 points, grabbed eight rebounds and had five steals while Mike Van Kleunen had 10 points and Tim Reale had seven assists.

Next up Mason will host Colerain on Friday, Dec. 9th.

12/9 Colerain won 71-58 2-0 1-0

The Mason boy's basketball team continued their winning ways with a 71-58 GMC win over Colerain on Friday, Dec. 9th. Mason led by as many as 18 in the first half. Darin Harris led all scorers with 21 points. Harris also added 6 assists. Michael Van Klueunen and JD Sprague added 16 and 14 points respectively.

Next up Mason visits Kings on Tuesday, Dec. 13th.

12/13 @ Kings won 49-41 3-0 2-0

The boy's basketball team went to 3-0 on the season with a 49-41 win over former rival Kings on Tuesday night. The Comets rallied from a 9-point 1st half deficit to hold off the Knights. Mason held Kings to 31% from the field. Michael Van Kleunen led all scorers with 19. Darin Harris added 16.

Next up Mason will visit GMC foe Middletown on Friday, Dec. 16th.


12/16 @ Middletown lost 72-58 3-1 2-1

Mason boy's basketball suffered their first loss of the young season to Middletown on Friday by a score of 72-58. The Comets stunned the Middies with an early lead back got out scored 27-13 in the fourth quarter.

Darin Harris had an unorthodox triple-double for Mason, getting 23 points, 10 rebounds and 13 turnovers. J.D. Sprague and Michael Van Kleunen added 18 and 11 points, respectively.

Mason returns to action on Tuesday at Fairfield.

12/20 @ Fairfield won 54-52 4-1 3-1 The boy's basketball team knocked off undefeated Fairfield on Tuesday by a score of 54-52. JD Sprague scored seven points in the first two and a half minutes as Mason raced to a 16-2 lead on the Indians. But Fairfield (5-1, 2-1 GMC) rallied and led at the half 25-24. The two teams traded leads throughout the 2nd half precluding an exciting finish in the final seconds of the game. With seconds remaining in a tight 53-52 game, Fairfield had an open three in the corner to give the Indians their sixth win of the season. The Indians would miss the shot banking off the iron for a long rebound. JD Sprague was there to secure the rebound and the win for the Comets. For Mason, Sprague finished with 17 points (5/9 shooting), senior Darin Harris finished with 21 points (9/14) and senior Michael Van Kleunen finished with 14 points (6/10 ); this is the fourth game this season where all three have scored in double figures. Overall Mason shot 20/37 (54%) from the floor. stats
12/22 Columbus Mifflin won 82-28 5-1 3-1 On Thursday night, Dec. 23rd Mason (5-1 overall, 2-1 GMC) entertained the visiting Punchers from Columbus Mifflin (2-3). The Comets overpowered Mifflin romping to a 82-28 win. Mason scored early and often building a 10 point lead after the first quarter. It didn't get any better for Mifflin in the 2nd quater as Mason led at the half by thirty points. The second half was much like the first....all Mason. The Comets shot 60% from the field on the night and forced their opponent into 20 turnovers. Mike Van Kleuen led all scorers with 21 points. Darin Harris and Tim Reale each scored 17 and 10 points respectively. Next up Mason will visit Loveland on Tuesday, Dec. 27th and end the year with a game at Milford on Thursday, Dec. 29th. stats
12/27 @ Loveland won 61-34 6-1 3-1

Senior forward Kevin Niehoff, returning from a groin injury, scored 11 points as Mason, ranked No. 7 in the Enquirer Division I area coaches' poll, cruised to a 61-34 victory over Loveland on Tuesday, Dec. 27th.

JD Sprague and Mike Van Kleunen each had 10 points for Mason which shot a blistering 80-percent from the field in the first half to build a 44-8 halftime lead. The Comets (6-1) forced 21 turnovers and had 15 steals on Tuesday.

12/29 @ Milford won 52-32 7-1 3-1

The Boys Basketball team won their 4th game in a row with a 52-32 defeat of Milford on Thursday, Dec. 29th. Mason led 18-16 at the half. In the third quarter the Comets blitzed the Eagles 17-4 and never looked back.

JD Sprague led all scorers with a season high 22 points, also dishing out 5 assists. Michael Van Kleunen contributed 18 points. Mason's overall record is 7-1with a 3-1 GMC mark.

Next up they will host Oak Hills on Tuesday, January 3rd.

1/3 Oak Hills won 62-49 8-1 4-1

The boy's basketball team ran their record to 8-1 on the season (4-1 GMC) with a 62-49 victory over Oak Hills on Tuesday, January 3rd.

The Comets trailed by 4 after the first quarter but made surged in the 2nd frame and never looked back. The Comets were led by JD Sprague's 19 points. Darin Harris added 12. Sprague also dished 6 assists and Harris collected 8 carooms.

Next up Mason will visit Lakota West in a big GMC matchup on Friday, Jan. 6th.

1/6 @ Lakota West won 70-60 9-1 5-1

The Mason Comet boy's basketball team kept rolling along with their 6th straight victory after their 70-60 win over Lakota West last Friday night.

Lead by a career high 26 points (11/15 shooting) from senior Michael Van Kleunen and 22 points from senior Darin Harris (7/9 shooting), the Comets (9-1) came back from a 12- point defucit to knock off the previoulsy GMC undefeated Firebirds. A 14-3 third quarter run put the Comets in fron

NEXT GAME: Tuesday January 10th at home vs. LaSalle (7:30).

1/10 LaSalle won 54-47 10-1 5-1

City bragging rates were on the line Tuesday night at the Mason Basketball Arena when the Comets and LaSalle Lancers squared off for a non-league battle. It would be Mason's night to shout as the Comets upset LaSalle by a final score of 54-47.

LaSalle, the Division 1 defending State Champions, entered the contest with an unblemished 8-0 mark. Mason (9-1) was riding a 6-game winning streak. LaSalle and Mason held the No. 2 and No. 3 spots in the Enquirer's coaches poll before the evening began. The two schools last met in 2011 with LaSalle gaining a 68-44 win.

The first quarter saw both teams "trade punches" and finish even at 12-12. Mason opened the 2nd quarter with a 14-2 run holding LaSalle to a single field quarter heading to halftime.

The Lancers went on a 10-0 run coming out of the locker room, cutting the Comet lead to a deuce with 3:30 left in the third quarter. Mason countered with a 5-0 spurt of their own.

The game headed to the final quarter with Mason holding a precarious 3-point advantage (35-32). Mason established a 44-38 lead with 4 minutes remaining. LaSalle cut the lead to 3 with less than three remaining. In the final minutes LaSalle was forced to foul while the Comets made free throws when they counted handing the Lancers their first loss of the season.

"It was a hard fought win for us this evening," said Mason head coach Greg Richards. "Tonight you saw two very good teams playing hard. We're very happy to get this win. Right now we're just taking it one game at a time."

The Comets shot 61% from the field on the night. Mason got balanced scoring from three players; Darin Harris (15), JD Sprague (13) and Mike Van Kleuen (12).

On a side note, tonight's win over LaSalle was Mason's first win over a GCL school in a regular season contest. Off to one of thei best starts in school history, Mason extends their streak to 7 in a row and advance their overall record to 10-1. The team will be back in action this Friday when they host the defending GMC Champs of Lakota East.

1/13 Lakota East won 56-41 11-1 5-1

The boy's basketball team continued to roll. The Comets downed Lakota East last Friday by a score of 56-41. Mason trailed by one at the half but picked things up considerable in the 2nd half to post their eighth win in a row.

Darin Harris led all scorers with 16 points followed by Connor McVey's 12 and JD Sprague's 10.

Mason will host Sycamore on Friday, January 20th.

1/20 Sycamore won 67-43 12-1 6-1


The Comet Boy's Basketball team equaled their longest winning streak since the 2006 season with a 67-43 win over district rival Sycamore on Friday, Jan. 20th. Mason led by as many as 28 points in a contest that was never in doubt. Darin Harris led Mason with 20 points while Michael Van Kleunen added 13.

The 12-1 Comets will face another tough GMC opponent on Friday, night when they host Princeton. Mason sits atop the confernence standings at 6-1, tied with Middletown.

1/24 Princeton lost 70-66 12-2 6-2

The boy's basketball team suffered their 2nd loss of the season at the hands of Princeton on Tuesday night by a score of 70-66. Mason had reeled off 9 straight wins (most since 2006) prior to last nights loss to the Vikings.

The recently No. 1 ranked Comets led early in the contest but got outscored 19-11 in the final quarter. Four Mason players scored in double figures; Darin Harris 20, JD Sprague 17, Mike Van Kleunen 12 and Tim Reale 10. Sprague and Reale both dished out 5 assists apiece.

The loss drops Mason (12-2, 6-2) out of a 1st place tie with Middletown and into a 2nd place tie with Fairfiield. The Comets have six games remaining on their schedule, all against GMC opponents. See below:

Jan. 27 @ Hamilton

Jan. 31 @ Colerain

Feb. 3 Lakota West

Feb. 7 Fairfield

Feb. 10 Middletown

Feb. 17 @ Oak Hills

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1/27 @ Hamilton won 24-22 13-2 7-2

Mason and Hamilton produced one of the lowest scoring varsity games on record last Friday evening. The Comets escaped with a 24-22 victory on a last second layup by senior Michael Van Kleunen. Michael scored almost half of the Mason points with a game leading 10.

Big Blue held a slim 10-9 lead at the half. The Comets had their worst shooting performance all year from the floor, shooting 9/38 (23.7%). Mason's overall record stands at 13-2 and 7-2 in the GMC.

Next up Mason will visit Colerain on Tuesday, Jan. 31st.

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1/31 @ Colerain won 51-40 14-2 8-2

The Comets defeated Colerain last night by a score of 51-40. JD Sprague's 17 points and Darin Harris's 14 points led Mason. Tim Reale added 5 assists on the night.

Next up Mason hosts Lakota West on Friday, Feb. 3rd.

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2/3 Lakota West lost 73-65 14-3 8-3

Mason dropped a GMC contest to Lakota West last Friday by a score of 73-65. The Comets record falls to 14-3 overall and 8-3 in the league. JD Sprague led all scorers with 26 points. Darin Harris added 14 points and snared 9 rebounds.

Mason will Fairfield on Tuesday, Feb. 7th.

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2/7 Fairfield won 64-40 15-4 9-3

Nextup Mason will host its final home game of the 2012 season when they entertain Middletown on Friday night February 10th.

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2/10 Middletown won 66-55 16-3 10-3

Comets Triumph Over Middies

Before a packed Mason Middle School Arena this past Friday night, the Comet boy's basketball team provided their fans a lot to cheer about and exacted a little "pay back". After a disappointing 72-58 loss at Middletown almost two months ago, Mason proved "there's no place like home" upending the GMC leading Middies by a final score of 66-55.

Mason got out to an explosive 10-0 start in the first quarter highlighted by senior Darin Harris hitting two early three pointers. Harris finished the game with four threes, all in the first half. Mason shot 10/22 (45.5%) from the field and finished the game on a 19-13 run in the fourth quarter. The Comets held the edge in carooms as well, out rebounding Middletown by a 33-26 margin.

Mason's record expands to 16-3 overall (10-3 GMC) and needs a Middie loss next Friday to Colerain and a Comet win against Oak Hills to grab a share of the GMC title.

Honored before Friday's contest were seniors JD Sprague, Kevin Niehoff, Jonathan Delotell, and Todd Reed for their contributions to the Mason basketball program over the past 4 years.

Next up Mason is at Oak Hills on Friday, Feb. 17th for the season finale. The Comets are the #4 seed in the upcoming Sectional tournament. They will face the winner of the Mt. Healthy/Anderson game on Tues., Feb. 28th at Fairfield HS at 6:30 pm.

2/17 @ Oak Hills won 61-45 17-3 11-3

The Mason boy's basketball team toppled Oak Hills on Friday, February 17th by a score of 61-45 in their final regular season game. The Comets sent themselves to the post season with their third straight win. Mason finished tied with Lakota West for 2nd place in the GMC. Middletown won their first GMC Championship since 1995.

Senior Darin Harris led all scorers with 25 points in the contest. Mason (#4 seed) will play #22 seed Mt. Healthy (defeated Andertson 60-55) in the second round of the tourney on Tuesday, February 28th at Fairfield HS at 6:30 pm.



vs. Mt. Healthy

@ Fairfield 6:30 pm

won 79-43 18-3 11-3

Winning Streak Goes To Four as Comets Advance

The # 4 seeded Mason Boy's Basketball team opened the post season Tuesday night at Faifield with a 79-43 win over Mt. Healthy (10-12).  The Fighting Owls (#22) had advanced to meet the Comets with a win over Anderson in the opening round.

In the first quarter the Comets ran out to a 15-9 lead. Mason expanded that lead with the help of a 12-1 run during the last 4 minutes of the  2nd quarter. The Comet defense forced the Owls into 11 turnovers while offensively Mason shot 60% from the field and led 37-22 at the break. 

Mason padded their lead in the third quarter outscoring Mt. Healthy 17-8.  The foul plagued fourth quarter saw the Comets maintain their poise and come away with the 79-43 win. Senior Darin Harris led all scorers with 21 points.  Seniors JD Sprague and Michael Van Kleunen notched 15 and 13 points, respectively.  Sprague also dished out 9 assists on the evening. 

With the victory the Comets move on in the tournament to the play in the Sectional Final on Sunday, March4th at the University of Cincinnati's Shoemaker Center.  Mason (18-3) will face Withrow (#7) in a 2:00 pm tip off.  The Tigers (16-6) defeated Milford by a score of  69-64 to advance.  The winner of that contest earns a berth in the OHSAA District Finals (vs. Dayton 3), March 10, 7:00 pm at UD Arena. 





@ UC 2:00 pm

lost 63-57 18-4 11-3

Mason Boys Fall to Withrow in Sectional Finals

Mason (#4 seed) and Withrow (#7 seed) met each other in the Sectional Finals at UC on Sunday afternoon.  The Comets entered the game with an 18-3 mark while the Tigers were 16-6.  Withrow’s 71% 3-point shooting was too much to overcome and a tremendous effort and season came to an end as Mason fell 63-57.

The first quarter of play Mason matched the Tiger’s athletic style of play point-for –point, trailing by one (17-16) at the end of the first 8 minutes.  The Comets gained a 24-20 advantage at the 4:57 mark in the 2nd frame on Darin Harris’s 10-foot jumper.  The quarter ended even at 30-30.  First half highlights; Withrow’s 80% shooting from behind the arc and Darin Harris’s 7 for 11 from the field and 16 points. 

Withrow led by a small margin most of the third quarter, but Mike Van Kleunen’s trey as time expired gave Mason a 1-point lead heading to the fourth.  The Tiger’s went ahead 50-47 with 5 minutes left.  Seconds later JD Sprague’s long three-pointer made it all even at 50-50.  Withrow grabbed a six-point lead with less than two minutes remaining and the Comets were forced to foul.  The Tiger advantage would prove to be too much as a tremendous season came to a close for the Mason boy’s. 

A trio of seniors led the Comets in scoring; Darin Harris 19, JD Sprague 18 and Mike Van Kleuen 15.  Other seniors ending their Mason careers with the loss included; Kevin Niehoff, Jonathan Delotell, Todd Reed, and Timothy Reale. 

Congratulations to each player and all the coaches on a great season. 


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Girls Basketball

  Season Stats

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11/30 Sycamore lost 49-25 0-1 0-1

Mason girls fell to Sycamore on Wednesday, Nov. 30th by a score of 49-25 in their season opener. The Lady Comets were led by Brianna Glover with 10 points. Kayla McDowell snared 11 rebounds in the contest.

Next up Mason will host Colerain on Saturday, Dec. 3.

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12/3 Colerain won 52-47 1-1 1-1

The Lady Comets evened their record at 1-1 on Saturday with a 52-47 win over Colerain. Mason rolled up a 14-4 advantage in the third quarter to seal the win. Kayla McDowell and Sarah Ammons led the Comets with 12 and 10 points respectively. McDowell added 5 assists.

Next up Mason will visit Middletown on Saturday, Dec. 10th.

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12/10 @ Middletown won 76-32 2-1 2-1

The Lady Comets got their second GMC win of the season in a romp over Middletown on Saturday by a score of 76-32. In a contest that Mason completely dominated Kayla McDowell led the Comets with 18 points. Brianna Glover added 14 and 9 carooms while Jenna Gunn chipped in 10.Gunn also contributed 6 assists.

Mason will visit Fairfield on Wednesday, Dec. 14th.

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12/14 @ Fairfield won 70-44 3-1 3-1

The Mason Girls Basketball team ran their record to 3-1 both overall and in the league with a 70-44 win over Fairfield on Wednesday, Dec. 14th. Three Lady Comets scored in double figures. Biranna Glover and Kayla McDowell led Mason with 18. Jenna Gunn added 14.

Next up Mason will visit Oak Hills on Saturday, Dec. 17th.

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12/17 @ Oak Hills won 45-21 4-1 4-1

The Lady Comets outscored Oak Hills 34-10 over the last two quarters propelling them to a 45-21 win on Saturday. Mason's record advances to 4-1 overall and 4-1 in the always tough GMC.

Sydney Neal led Mason with 14 followed by Kayla McDowell's 12 and Briana Glovers 10 points. McDowell had a double-double grapping 10 carooms.

Next up Mason visits Lakota West on Wednesday, Dec. 21st.

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12/21 @ Lakota West won 52-36 5-1 5-1 The Mason girl's won their 5th game in a row with a solid 52-36 win over Lakota West on Wednesday, Dec. 21st. After being tied at the end of the first quarter, Lakota West fell behind in the second frame and was outscored 14-2 – giving Mason a 21-9 halftime lead. The Comets built a lead in the third and fourth quarter that the Firebirds would not overcome, propelling Mason to another GMC win. Senior Briana Glover, who is committed to Xavier University, and junior Kayla McDowell combined to finish with 34 points, 15 rebounds and 10 assists to lead Mason. The Lady Comets opened the season with 6 straight GMC games. The record currently stands at 5-1 with their next game at McNicholas on Wednesday, Dec. 28th. game stats
12/28 @ McNicholas won 54-25 6-1 5-1

The Mason Lady Comet Basketball team played their first non-conference game on Wednesday, Dec. 28th at McNicholas. The Comets romped to a 54-25 victory running their overall mark to 6-1.

Kayla McDowell led Mason with 16 points. Sydeny Neal added 13. Mason will be back in action on Wednesday, January 4th when they host Lakota East.

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1/4 Lakota East lost 62-52 6-2 5-2

The Comets sufferred only their 2nd loss of the season on Wednesday, Jan. 4th by a socre of 62-52 to Lakota East. Mason trailed by as many as 17 points in the 2nd half before mounting a feverish comeback. The Comets got as close as 4 in the fourth quarter before running out of gas.

Kayla McDowell led Mason with a double-double scoring 19 points and collecting 13 rebounds. Briana Glover added 15.

Next up Mason travels to Hamilton Saturday, Jan. 7th.



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1/7 @ Hamilton won 56-31 7-2 6-2

The Lady Comets got back in winning form on Saturday with a 56-31 win over Hamilton. The win allows Mason to stay near the GMC leaders with a 6-2 league record. Princeton sits atop the conference at 7-0.

Three players scored double figures; Kayla McDowell 20, Briana Glover 15, and Jenna Gunn 11. McDowell notched a double-double also snaring 10 rebounds.

Next up Mason host St. Ursula on Monday, January 9th.

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1/9 St. Ursula won 70-55 8-2 7-2

Mason Girl's defeated St. Ursula on Monday, Jan. 9th by a score of 70-55. Briana Glover's double-double of 22 points and 10 rebounds led the Comets. Jenna Gunn added 19 and Kayla McDowell threw in 13 points.

The Lady Comets record stands at 8-2 overall. Next up Mason will play in the prestigious Classic in the Country Jan. 14-15.

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@ Classic in the Country

vs. Reynoldsburg

lost 42-35 8-3 7-2 Mason played to games at the prestigious Classic in the Country this past weekend. The Lady Comets dropped an opening game on Saturday to Reynoldsburg HS by a score of 42-35. Mason was led by Kayla McDowell and Jenna Gunn's 12 points. game stats

@ Classic in the Country

vs. Twinsburg

lost 55-42 8-4 7-2

Mason fell to Twinsburg 55-42 in their second contest at Classic in the Country. The Comets were led by Bri Glover's 19 points. Kayla McDowell added 11.

Mason is back in action at Kings on Wednesday, January 18th.

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1/18 @ Kings won 54-26 9-4 7-2

A suffocating Mason defense sent the Lady Comets to a 54-26 win over Kings on Wednesday, Jan. 18th. The stingy Mason defense allowed the Knights only 8 points in the 2nd half. Kayla McDowell and Briana Glover led the offense with 15 and 14 points respectively. Jenna Gunn and Sydney Neal produced 6 steals and 5 assists a piece.

Mason will host top rated Princeton on Saturday, Jan. 21st.

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1/21 Princeton lost 45-40 9-5 6-3

The Lady Comets suffered a tough 45-40 loss to league leading Princeton on Saturday, Jan. 21st. Mason played well against the top ranked Vikings and their super star Kelsey Mitchell. Princeton took control of the game in the last two minutes forcing Mason to foul. The Vikings converted their 6 straight charity tosses to end Mason's hope of a upset.

Kayla McDowell led Mason with 17 points. Briana Glover finished with 13. The Comets will host Loveland on Monday, Jan. 23rd.

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1/23 Loveland won 49-22 10-5 6-3

The Mason Lady Comets suffocated the visiting Loveland Tigers by a score of 49-22 on Monday night, Jan. 23rd.

Loveland struggled against a zealous Mason defense that held their opposition to just 8 first half points. Leading the way for Mason was Birana Glover's 18 points. Kayla McDowell added 16.

The Comets are back in action at Colerain on Wednesday, Jan. 25th. Their record stands at 10-5 overall and 6-3 in the GMC.

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1/25 @ Colerain lost 59-57 OT 10-6 6-6

The girl's fell to Colerain in overtime by a score of 59-57 on Wednesday, Jan. 25th

Tied at 57 with eight seconds left in overtime, Colerain senior guard Sheaira Jones got an offensive rebound and hit the go-ahead shot to give the Cardinals, ranked No. 6 in the Enquirer coaches’ girls’ basketball poll, the upset win over No. 3 Mason..

Kayla McDowell and Bri Glover led Mason with 16 and 13 points, respectively. Mason will host Middletown on Saturday, Jan. 28th.

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1/28 Middletown won 77-33 11-6 7-6

Mason cruised to a 77-33 win against Middletown last Saturday. The Lady Comets were led by Alyssa Herren's 15 points. She also added 6 assists and 7 rebounds. Kayla McDowell and Jenna Gunn contributed 14 and 10 points also.

Mason will host Fairfield on Wednesday, Feb. 1st.

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2/1 Fairfield won 52-28 12-6 8-4

Mason doubled up on Fairfield Wednesday, Feb. 1st winning by a score of 52-28. The Comets were led by Briana Glover's 16 points.

Mason will host Oak Hills on Saturday, Feb. 4th.

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2/4 Oak Hills won 53-25 13-6 9-4

The Lady Comets drubbed Oak Hills on Saturday by a final score of 53-25. The game was nevr in doubtl as Mason surged to an early lead and never looked back. Jenna Gunn, Kayla McDowell and Sydney Neal all contibuted double-digit scoring with 13-11-10 points respectively.

The Comets host Lakota West,for their final game of the season on Satuday, Feb. 11th which is also senior night.

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2/11 Lakota West won 46-27 14-6 10-4

Mason senior Briana Glover logged a double-double with 20 points and 10 rebounds on Senior Day as the Comets (14-6, 10-4) held Lakota West (12-8, 7-7) to a season-low in points while thumping the Firebirds by a final score of 46-27.

Glover scored nine points in the first quarter as Mason jumped out to a 13-0 lead. She connected on more field goals in the first half than the Firebirds, who set a season low for points in a quarter with two in the first and in a half with eight while shooting 18.2 percent (4-of-22). The Mason defense was relentless as the team coasted to a win in their season finale.

The Lady Comets finish season in 3rd place in the talent laden GMC, behind 1st place Sycamore and Princeton. After a first-round bye, the third-seeded Comets are scheduled to play the winner of 19th-seeded Mt. Notre Dame and 15th-seeded Anderson Saturday at 3 p.m. at Lakota East.

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vs. MND

@ Lakota East 3:00 pm

won 44-16 15-6 10-4

The Lady Comets eased by Mount Notre Dame by a score of 44-16 in their opening tourney game at Lakota East on Saturday, Feb. 17th. Mason never trailed in the game against the underdog Cougars.

Kayla McDowell and Jenna Gunn led the Comets with 16 and 11 points respectively. The Mason defense held MND to only 28% shooting from the field.

Mason advances to this Thursdays Sectional Final vs. #9 seed Withrow. The contest at Lakota East tips off at 7:30 pm.

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vs. Withrow (#9)

@ Lakota East 7:30 pm

won 41-38 16-6 10-4
The Lady Comets advanced in the post season last night earning a Sectional Championship title after escaping with a win over Withrow by a score of 41-38.  The Comets will be making their fifth consecutive appearance in the District Finals.  
Withrow tied the game 38-38 with 33 seconds left, but Mason senior center Briana Glover made a layup to give the Comets a 40-38 lead with 19.7 seconds left.

Mason junior guard Sydney Neal made a free throw with 4.4 seconds left to make it 41-38.
Withrow got off a last-second 3-pointer from the right corner, but the shot missed.

Glover led No. 3 seed Mason with 17 points. Junior forward Kayla McDowell had 10 points, eight rebounds, six assists and four steals for Mason.
Mason will be riding a six-game winning streak as they advance to the District  Championship game, Saturday March 3rd at Harrison.  Tip off is slated for 3:00 pm. The Comets will face #1 seed Springboro who knocked off Northmont 60-42 on Saturday.
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vs. Springboro

3:00 pm at Harrison

won 40-35 17-6 10-4
Mason Repeats as Southwest Ohio District Champions
The Mason Girl’s Basketball team upset No. 1 seeded Springboro High School 40-35, on Saturday at Harrison, to claim another District Championship and advance to the OHSAA Sweet Sixteen for the second consecutive season. The contest was a “see-saw” affair with Mason seemingly wearing the Panthers down with a stout defense and potent inside game led by junior Kayla McDowell (14 points, 12 rebounds). 
Springboro (22-2) had breezed into the SW Ohio title game with huge wins over West Carrollton and Springfield outscoring both opponents by a 140-41 margin.  Mason got there with victories over Mt. Notre Dame and Withrow.  Springboro (#4 ranking in the state) was not an unfamiliar adversary as the Comets got a 67-47 win over the Panthers in their 2010-11 opener.  Springboro then went all the way to the Regional Finals before falling to Fairmont. 
The first quarter Mason established that they were not intimidated by the overall top seed grapping a 12-8 lead after one quarter of play.  Mason led most of the 2nd quarter and went into the locker room with a slim one-point advantage (20-19).  A key stat in the first half was Mason forcing the Panthers into 14 turnovers.
Springboro held the slimmest of leads throughout the third quarter with a 33-31 lead going to the fourth.  The final quarter was as tight as the first three. McDowell sunk two free throws to give Mason a 3-point advantage with 1:21 remaining.  The Panthers answered with a quick layup to bring them within one with 1:08 on the clock. Sarah Ammons hit two free throw with 30 seconds remaining giving Mason a three-point lead.  McDowell added two more to give Mason a 40-35 win and send the Lady Comets to the Regional Semi-Finals. 
Sophomore Jenna Gunn added 12 points for the Comets.  Mason will meet Greater Miami Conference-rival Sycamore in a regional semifinal game Thursday at 6:15 p.m. at Wright State University’s Ervin J. Nutter Center. It will be the second meeting of the year for the two schools.  The Aviators defeated Mason in the first game of the season by a score of 49-25. Three of the four teams in the regional are GMC schools.

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vs. Sycamore

6:15 pm

@ Wright State University

won 47-32 18-6 10-4

Mason Girls Advance to the Elite 8!

It was a night of similarities for the Lady Comets, Thursday evening at theOHSAA Regional Semi Finals in Dayton…Same location, regional semis and a familiar opponent that also wore green.  The score and outcome of this contest though would be a completely different story as Mason upset GMC rival Sycamore by a score of 47-32 to advance to the Regional Finals. The Aves owned a lopsided first game of the season victory over the Lady Comets.  After the 32 minutes of regulation play Mason proved that early season loss was a distance memory, handing Sycamore only their second loss of the season.  The Lady Comets return to the Regional Final for the first time since the 1999-2000 State Champions. 

Mason (18-6) earned a berth to the Sweet Sixteen with a 40-35 win over Springboro last Saturday, while Sycamore (23-2) defeated Fairborn to advance.  Early going in the first quarter both teams had trouble scoring; Sycamore via missed shots and Mason by numerous traveling violations.  The Aves finally scored points at the 5:00 minute mark and the Comets with three minutes left.  Things picked up from there.  The Aves completed a traditional three-point play to end the first quarter with a 12-10 lead.  Mason took the lead at the 5:30 point in the 2nd quarter and then went on an 8-2 run and would never trail in the game again.  The Comets went into the locker room leading 20-16. 

The third quarter of play was played fairly evenly with neither team able to gain more than a marginal advantage.  Kayla McDowell completed a three-point play with 8 seconds remaining to put the Comets ahead 32-27 heading to the final 8 minutes. 

The first 2 and a half minutes of play went by in the fourth and both squads struggled to make points.  With 5:30 left Alyssa Herren sunk a three pointer to give Mason a 35-27 advantage.  Jenna Gunn’s layup at 3:14 sent the Comets ahead 37-28.  In the final minutes of the quarter Sycamore was forced to take hurried shots while the Comets sank free throws.  GAME OVER... MASON CELEBRATES AND ADVANCES!

The stingy Comet defense controlled the high octane Sycamore offense holding them to their lowest point total of the season.  Junior Kayla McDowell had a night to remember scoring 19 points and collecting 16 rebounds.  McDowell was 9-9 from the free throw line.  Sophomore Jenna Gunn added 10 points. 

Mason advances to the Elite 8 and will play Kettering Fairmont on Saturday night in the OHSAA Regional Championship with a berth in the State Final Four on the line!  The Comets will face another familiar foe, Kettering Fairmont, who ended their season last year with a 48-35 loss.   The Firebirds upset Princeton, 57-52 to punch their ticket to the Great Eight.  Tip off at the Wright State Nutter Center this Saturday night is set for 7:30 pm. 



vs. Kettering Fairmont

@ WSU 7:30 pm

lost 49-40 18-7 10-4

After a 12-year absence, the Mason Girl’s Basketball team returned to the Regional Finals on Saturday, March 10th.  Unfortunately, the Comets run through the post ended as Regional Runner-up.  Defending State Runner-up, the Fairmont Firebirds defeated Mason by a final score of 49-40.  

Mason (18-7) rode an eight game winning streak into the Regional Finals, Saturday at Wright State’s Nutter Center.  Fairmont (23-3), ranked 10th in the state, was looking to expand their streak to 13 with a win over the Comets.  The two teams met March 8, 2011 in the Regional semi’s with the Firebirds coming away with a 48-35 win. Fairmont lost to 2011 State Champion Twinsburg in the OHSAA State Finals. 

Mason held a 1-point lead (12-11) after the first 8 minutes of play.  Fairmont grabbed the lead on a 6-0 run to start the 2nd quarter.  Mason finally got on the board five minutes into the quarter on two Kayla McDowell free throws.  Fairmont held the Comets to 3 of 20 from the field (15%) and led at the half 20-14. 
The scoring drought continued into the second half for the Lady Comets as Fairmont held Mason to only two field goals while leading by as many as 13.  After three quarters the Firebirds held a 33-22 lead. 

The Comets cut into the deficit in the 4th quarter and trailed by just 7 with 3:51 left.  The comeback effort was seriously damaged when Kayla McDowell fouled out with less that 3 minutes left.  The Mason girl’s fought and battled keeping the game in question to last few seconds. But Comet hopes for a trip to Columbus fell a little short this year.  The Lady Comets will return with a strong group of talented underclassman next season.  Congratulations to Mason’s Regional Runner-up!



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Team Placings
All-Around Winner
Mason Highlights
12/17 Snowflake Invite 2nd place   Mason Gymnastics produced a solid start to it's season as runner up at the 12 team Turpin Snowflake Invitational on Saturday, Dec. 17th. The Comets finished behind powerhouse Columbus, Dublin Coffman. Mason was led by upperclassmen Amythest Gauthier, Rachel Hawthorne, Lauren Robertson, Lindsay Woehrmyer, Maggie Fewell, and Kelly Schweppe. Senior newcomer, Gauthier won the bars competition with an 8.7 and placed 8th on beam. Veteran seniors, Hawthorne & Robertson placed 6th and 7th on beam respectively. Fewell, a junior, placed 10th on both vault & bars. The Lady Comets debuted many new skills and routines to kick off the season and are looking forward to improving their execution and difficulty level at each event as the season progresses. Successfully debuting new skills for the Comets included Woehrmyer (beam & floor), Fewell (bars, beam, floor), and Schweppe (floor). Sophomore, Brooke Middleton and incoming freshmen Kylie Agin, Ashley Clark, and Nina Tavernier also contributed scores to the Comets final team score. Congratulations to the Comet Gymnasts and coaches! Next up the team will compete at the Indian Cup Invitational on Saturday, January 7th.
1/7 Indian Cup @ CCD 1st place  

Mason High School’s gymnastics team reclaimed its Indian Cup title this Saturday at the Cincinnati Country Day Invitational by nearly a point and a half over 2nd place team Thomas Worthington from Columbus.

Senior, Jenna Bovenzi made her season debut scoring on all four events for the Comets with one of her career best performances. Sophomore newcomer Audrey Harpen and freshman Kylin Agin scored for the Comets on bars, while senior Lauren Robertson placed 4th on beam, contributing to the Comets team score on 3 events.

Senior Amythest Gauthier was the Comets leading score contributor as runner up on floor, and 3rd place finisher on bars and in the All Around. Senior Lindsay Woehrmyer’s recent efforts paid off with a solid beam routine, giving the Comets their 2nd highest score on that event. Junior Maggie Fewell contributed scores on all 3 of her events, vault, bars, and floor.

The Comets had an overall solid performance for this early in the season; they compete next weekend, January 14th at their home meet.

1/14 Comet Cup
1st Mason 138.450
2nd Northmont 129.525
3rd Beavercreek 129.025
  Mason Gymnastics won its 4th straight Comet Cup title this past Saturday, January 14th @ the 12 team invitational meet. Mason was led by 3 top 10 finishers on all 5 events (Vault, Bars, Beam, Floor, and All Around) in seniors Amythest Gauthier, Jenna Bovenzi, and sophomore Audrey Harpen.

Gauthier won the all-around, bars, & floor competition, as well as set a school record on Floor with a 9.425. She beat the 6 year record held by standout Mason Gymnastics alumni, Shannon DeHart by .15 points.

Harpen took the runner-up spot on floor as she competed her 1st full meet for the Comets. Also playing an important role in Mason’s win was sophomore Brooke Middleton, back in her 1st full meet since she was sidelined with an elbow injury after winning the Vault District Championship in 2011. Middleton placed in the top 10 on 4 events and had her 2nd highest floor score ever. Senior Lindsay Woehrmyer had a strong meet for the Comets, scoring for the team on bars where she successfully debuted a new routine. Woehrmyer also set a personal record on floor and in the all around competition. Senior Lauren Robertson (strong consistent beam routine), Junior Kelly Schweppe (personal record on beam), and freshman Kylie Agin ( 7th on bars and a strong debut on floor) all added depth to the Comet team.

Mason’s JV team placed 5th in the team competition.

Mason is up next @ the Centerville Elk Invitational on Sunday, January 22nd.
1/22 Elk Invit @ Centerville 1st place  

Mason Wins Elk Invitational!

Mason Gymnastics had another record breaking meet as the Comets smashed their team record by over 1 ½ points Sunday, winning the 2012 Centerville Elk Invitational with a 140.6. Sophomore Audrey Harpen also broke a 7-year old school All Around record by winning the all around competition with a 35.925. The previous record was held by Shannon DeHart since 2005. Harpen scored for the Comets on all 4 events.

The Comets placed 4 all around athletes in the top 8. In addition to Harpen, senior Amythest Gauthier placed 4th (34.6), freshman Kylie Agin placed 6th (33.225), and sophomore Brooke Middleton (32.8) placed 8th. Gauthier also won the vault and bars competition scoring a 9.225 and an 8.925, respectively.

Other contributors to the Comets record breaking win were seniors Lauren Robertson (3rd on beam, 9th on vault) and Lindsay Woehrmyer (4th on floor, 10th on bars). Additonal highlights of the meet included debuts of successful skills by freshmen Ashley Clark & Nina Tavernier (floor) and Middleton (beam) and personal records set by Gauthier (vault, bars, beam), junior Kelly Schweppe (beam and floor), and for the 2nd week in a row, Woehrmyer on bars and floor.

Next up is the Lakota East Invitational on Saturday, Jan. 28th. Nineteen teams will be participating at the event including last years champ Mason High School. Teams take to the mats at 9:30 a.m. at 6840 Lakota Lane, Liberty Township. Admission is $6 for adults and $4 for students.

1/28 East Invite 2nd place   Mason Gymnastics took 2nd place to Columbus’s Dublin Coffman this past weekend at the 19 team Lakota East Invitational. Coffman edged Mason by the slim margin of .225 of a point. This was only Mason’s 2nd loss of the season, both to Dublin Coffman, who topped Mason by over 5 ½ points at the first meet of the season.

Senior Amythest Gauthier won the bars with an impressive new routine, scoring a 9.275 and sophomore Audrey Harpen was runner-up on bars and vault, placing 5th in the all around. Sophomore Brooke Middleton placed 3rd on vault, while senior Jenna Bovenzi placed 8th on bars and 10th in the all around. In addition to Gauthier, Harpen, Middleton, and Bovenzi, scorers for the Comets included; seniors Lauren Robertson and Lindsay Woehrmyer, junior Kelly Schweppe, and freshman Kylie Agin.

The Comets compete in their next meet at a Centerville quad on Thursday, February 9th.
2/9 Centerville Quad     Mason Gymnastics competed against 2 Centerville squads, Oak Hills, and Alter yesterday in a small quad meet between the 4 schools. Mason put up a JV squad at the meet, with a few varsity routines intermixed who were brushing up on or debuting new skills.

Centerville’s “senior” squad won the meet, followed by Mason’s JV team in 2nd place.

Placing in the top 6 for Mason was: Maggie Fewell (3rd bars), Audrey Harpen (4th bars, 5th beam), Lindsay Woehrmeyer (5th bars,, 4th beam), Jenna Bovenzi (3rd beam), and Kylie Agin (6th all around).

Mason showed off how hard they have been working in the gym by debuting at least 8 new and successful skills in the competition, including freshmen Nina Tavernier (bars), Ashley Clark (bars, floor), and Agin (bars, beam, floor), sophomore Harpen (bars), & junior Kelly Schweppe (floor).

The Comets are gearing up for city championships next Saturday, Feb. 18th at CCD where they will be vying to win their 4th straight city championship.
2/18 City Championships 1st place  

Comet Gymnastics Continues City Championship Domination

The Mason Lady Comets continue to reign as Cincinnati City Champions for the 4th year in a row at the annual meet held this past weekend at CCD! Mason defended its title by a large margin of almost 5 points over 2nd place team, Anderson.

The 2012 All Around City Champion, Mason’s Sophomore Audrey Harpen broke her own school record with a 36.125, while also winning 1st place in the vault and balance beam competitions. Harpen also placed 4th on bars and floor and scored for the Comets on all four events.

Also scoring on every event for Mason was senior Jenna Bovenzi, who placed 5th on vault, 6th on bars, 9th on floor, and 8th in the all-around.

Mason showed its depth as 6 athletes placed in the top 10 in the city on one or more event. (Harpen, Bovenzi, seniors Rachel Hawthorne, Lauren Robertson and Lindsay Woehrmyer, and freshman Kylie Agin.) In addition, all 8 starting athletes scored for the Comets, showing how each member of the team contributes to the Comet’s success.

Senior Rachel Hawthorne was runner up on the balance beam, a mere 3 weeks after an emergency appendectomy nearly sidelined her for the rest of the season.

Senior Amythest Gauthier and sophomore Brooke Middleton missed the championship meet due to sickness or injury. The Comets hope to have them both back in action next week as they defend their district title at Lakota East on Feb. 25th. The top 2 teams will earn a state berth, as will the top 6 athletes on each event. The district is comprised of 18 teams from the Cincinnati and Dayton areas, all vying for state qualifying spots.


District Championships

@ Lakota East

1st place  


The Mason Gymnastics Team defended their District Title this past weekend at Lakota East winning the Southwest District Championship meet for the 2nd year in a row. This also marks the 3rd straight year that Mason has qualified to the State Gymnastics Championships to be held this coming Friday, March 2nd @ Hilliard Bradley High School in Columbus.

The Comets set a new team record with their winning score of 141.575, besting the old mark set a month ago by almost a full point. The top 6 individual event winners qualify to the individual state competition. Below are the Comet Gymnasts who individually qualified for State;

Sophomore, Audrey Harpen
Vault: District Vault Champion! (9.175)
Floor: 5th place (9.225)
All-Around: 4th place (35.65)

Sophomore, Brooke Middleton
Vault: 6th (8.95)

Senior, Amythest Gauthier
Vault: 4th (9.05)
Floor: District Floor Runner-Up (9.425)
All-Around: 3rd (35.9)

Senior Rachel Hawthorne tied for the State Alternate position on the balance beam (8.85).

Earning a spot on the All District Team from Mason: Jenna Bovenzi (senior), Amythest Gauthier, Audrey Harpen, Rachel Hawthorne (senior), and Brooke Middleton

Mason’s District Title was the result of a strong team effort from Bovenzi, Gauthier, and Harpen who scored for the Comets in all four events. In addition scores were earned by great routines from Middleton (vault), Hawthorne (beam), junior Maggie Fewell (bars), and senior Lindsay Woehrmyer (floor).



@ Hilliard Bradley, Columbus, OH


Mason gymnastics made school history this past weekend by placing the highest in their school history with a 4th place finish at the state meet held at Hilliard Bradley High School.

The team scored a 140.25 and broke up an all-Cleveland team sweep of the podium who filled the other top 6 placements. The team’s previous highest placement was 7th two years ago. This is only the Comets third time qualifying to the state meet.

The Comets finished the meet on what is often considered the hardest, most stressful event in gymnastics, the balance beam. The team had not hit a full meet all season and also knew they were in the hunt for a top 5 finish going into beam. The Comets were “rock solid” (a team motto) on the beam and tied for 2nd on that event, which secured their fourth place team finish and their strongest performance overall for the season.

Seniors Jenna Bovenzi & Amythest Gauthier and sophomore Audrey Harpen, a consistent and strong trio for the Comets, scored on every single event for the team. In addition to their contributions, scoring for the Comets were: Brooke Middleton (sophomore - vault), Maggie Fewell (junior – bars), Lauren Robertson (senior – beam), and Kelly Schweppe (junior – floor).

Other members of the state team are: seniors Rachel Hawthorne & Lindsay Woehrmyer and freshman Kylie Agin.


Mason senior, Amythest Gauthier placed 6th on the floor exercise this weekend at the individual competition, making school history by being the first individual Comet gymnast to ever make the podium at a state meet. Gauthier’s 6th place finish came by scoring a 9.35 on the floor exercise, her best event.

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Boys Swimming

Team Placings
12/3 Mason Invite 3rd place stats The Boys swim team finished 3rd overall at the Mason Invitational on Saturday, Dec. 3rd. St. Xavier was the overall winner with Milford placing 2nd.

Kings/Lebanon Meet

@ Mason

Kings 121

Mason 99

Lebanon 82


The Mason boy's competed in a tri meet on Saturday. Team results are below:

Kings 121

Mason 99

Lebanon 82


12/16 Akron Firestone Invite    

The Boy's swimming team dominated a usually highly rated Akron Firestone team on Friday by a score of 125-41. Mason won 10 out of the 11 events.

Brad Lebling lead the way with 2 wins in the 200 free and 100 breaststroke. Eric Chen won the 200 IM, Justin Kolwyck won the 100 butterfly while Alex Mechler won the 100 free. Mpoki Mwalupindi won the 500 free, Jan Hagemeister won the 50 free. All 3 Mason relays also won.

12/17 Canton Invite   link

The Mason Swimmer competed in the Canton Invitational on Saturday, December 17th. No team scores were kept for the meet. For a full summary of the event click on the results link.

Next up Mason will host GMC rival Sycamore on Thursday, Dec. 22nd.



@ Mason

Mason 164

Sycamore 136


Mason defeated rival Sycamore in a dual meet on December 22nd by a score of 164-136. See results link for complete results.

Next up the Swimming Teams will compete against Moeller and LaSalle at Mason on January 6th.



@ Mason


The Boy's Swim Team defeated Lasalle 146-49, but dropped a close match to top rated Moeller, 146-125 on January 6th. Individual winners listed below:

eric chen - 200 freestyle
justin kolwyck - 200 IM & 100 breaststroke
brad lebling - 50 freestyle

Click the results link for complete finishes. Next up Mason will host the Southwest Classic on January 14th and 15th.


Southwest Classic

@ Mason

6th (42 teams) link

Mason swim teams competed in the annual Southwest Ohio Coaches Classic this past weekend. More than eighty boys and girls swim teams competed at several venues.

The Mason boy's finished 6th overall with St. Xavier claiming the overall title. For complete Mason results click here.

Next up Mason competes in the St. Xavier Invitational on Saturday, January 21st.



@ Mason

mason 156

lakota west 83

lakota east 83


The boy's swim team won their tri match that was hosted this past Friday, Jan. 27th. Team score: Mason 156, Lakota West 83 and Lakota East 83. Boys highlights below:

Eric Chen won the 200 IM & 100 free. senior Brad Lebling won the 50 free. senior Justin Kolwyck won the 100 butterfly & 100 breaststroke. Sean Sargent won diving. mason also won all 3 relays in dominating East & West.

1/28 Fairfield/Middletown @ Mason

mason 126

fairfield 114

middletown - 78


Mason boys won a Tri Meet they hosted on Saturday, Jan. 28th. Team scores: Mason 126, Fairfield 114 and Middletown 78. Boys highlights below:

Drew Siekmann won the 100 free. Drace Penley won the 100 breaststroke. Sean Sargent won diving.

Mason will host the GMC Championships this Friday and Saturday. For more info on the event click here.


GMC Championships

@ Mason

2nd place  

Boys Finish 2nd at GMC Championships!

The Mason Boy's Swimming team produced an inspriatonal effort against arch rival Sycamore at the GMC Championships on Saturday. The Aves were GMC Champs with the Comets only 40 points behind for a second place finish. Mason never gave up and their coaches were extremely impressed and proud with their teams overall spirit and determination throughout the entire meet.

Brad Lebling was named the GMC Swimmer of the Meet. Brad, along with Justin Kolwyck, each won 2 GMC titles.

Sean Sargent defended his diving title for the second year in the row and was named the GMC Diver of the Meet. Sean established new pool and league records on Saturday. The boys 200 medley relay team of Jan Hagemeiser, Justin Kolwyck, Wintson Troy and Brad Lebling earned a GMC Championship.

All in all its was a tremendous meet for the Boy's Swim Team. For complete results of the GMC meet click here.

This weekend is Sectionals at Mason..  The boys compete Friday night, Feb. 10th. Warm-up starts at 5 pm, with the meet starting at 6:30 pm.  There are 4 sectional sites competing that evening throughout the district, including ours.  The top 32 combined times from those 4 sites will qualify to districts.  



@ Mason

2nd place  

The Mason boy's swim team finished 2nd to Moeller at this past weekends Sectional Meet advancing 16 swimmers and divers to the District Meet at Miami University this coming Friday and Saturday. Below is a list of the Mason qualifiers:

200 Medley Relay Jan Hagemeister Jon Chen Winston Troy Mpoki Mwalupindi
200 Freestyle Nick Gess Justin Hove
200 IM Justin Kolwyck Eric Chen Panos Skoufalos Jan Hagemeister
50 Free Brad Lebling Drew Siekmann Jon Chen Mpoki Mwalupindi
100 Butterfly Winston Troy Ceasar Carrillo Drace Penley
100 Freestyle Brad Lebling Eric Chen Nick Gess Mpoki Mwalupindi
500 Freestyle Justin Kolwyck Alex Mechler Justin Hove Donald Bleasdale
200 Freestyle Relay Eric Chen Justin Kolwyck Mpoki Mwalupindi Brad Lebling
100 Backstroke Jan Hagemeister Panos Skoufalos
100 Breaststroke
400 Freestyle Relay Eric Chen Nick Gess Justin Kolwyck Brad Lebling
Diving Sean Sargent

The District Tournament will automatically qualify two (2) in each swimming event to the State Meet, with sixteen (16) at large qualifiers that will be selected on the basis of times recorded in the District Meet. Six (6) divers will qualify to the State Meet.

Congratulations to all the Comet Swimmers and good luck next weekend!

Next up is the District Meet at Miami University, on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 17-18. Admission is $6.00

Meet Information below:

Boys Tuesday Feb 14
Girls Wednesday Feb 15
At Miami U
Warmup 5:00 Meet @ 6:00
Boys- 2/17/12
Warmups at 4:15 PM
Meet at 5:45 PM

Girls- 2/18/12
Warmups at 4:15 PM
Meet at 5:45 PM

2/17-2/18 DISTRICTS 4th  

Finished in 4th place overall at the OHSAA District Meet on Friday, February 17 at Miami University. Advancing to the OHSAA State Meet are:

Justin Kolwyck (200 IM, 500 Freestyle, 200 Freestyle Relay, 400 Freestyle Relay)
Brad Lebling (50 Freestyle, 100 Freestyle, 200 Freestyle Relay, 400 Freestyle Relay)
Sean Sargent (1 Meter Diving)
Eric Chen (100 Freestyle, 200 Freestyle Relay,400 Freestyle Relay)
Mpoki Mwolpindi (200 Freestyle Relay)
Nick Gess (400 Freestyle Relay)

Sargent Places 6th at State Diving Meet
Mason junior Sean Sargent established himself as one of the state’s best with another top-10 finish at the Division I state diving championship in Canton yesterday.  Sargent finished sixth this season (466.75), eighth last season (417.15) and was 17th as a freshman.

The Mason Boy's Swimming and Diving Team finished 11th overall at the State Meet collecting 70 points. St. Xavier High School captured their fourth consecutive State Championship. Senior Brad Lebling was the Comet boy's top finisher. Lebling logged a time of 1:57.85 in the 50 free event for a 5th place finish. He also finished 6h overall in the 100 free with a time of 46.70. Lebling was part of the 400 and 200 freestyle relay teams that finished 9th and 11th, respectively.

Below is a complete listing of the Mason boy's state finishes;

Boys 200 IM

                  17th – Justin Kolwyck – 1:57.85

Boys 50 Free

                  5th - Brad Lebling – 21.35

Boys 1 Meter Diving

                  6th  – Sean Sargent – 466.75

Boys 100 Freestyle

                  6th – Brad Lebling – 46.70
                  20th – Eric Chen – 47.94

Boys 500 Freestyle

                  17th – Justin Kolwyck – 4:44.20

Boys 200 Freestyle Relay

                  11th – Brad Lebling, Mpoki Mwalupindi, Justin Kolwyck, Eric Chen – 1:26.94

Boys 400 Freestyle Relay
                  9th  – Brad Lebling, Justin Kolwyck, Nick Gess, Eric Chen – 3:09.68


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Girls Swimming

Date Event Team Placings
Meet result links
12/3 Mason Invite 1st place stats

The Girls swim team were poor hosts on Saturday, December 3rd placing first at their own Mason Invitational. The lady swimmers won by wide 407-232 margin over 2nd place Tippecanoe High School. Some key performances for the girls are listed below:

Maureen Sullivan 200 freestyle & 100 backstroke
Brittany Shaw 50 & 100 freestyle
Morgan Emter 100 butterfly
Holly Suter 500 freestyle
200 freestyle relay Holly Suter, Megan Wolf, Katelyn Emter, Mary Mostowy
400 freestyle relay Maureen Sullivan, Brittany Shaw, Morgan Emter, Mary Mostowy

For full results click the stat link.

Next up Mason Swimming will host Lebanon and Kings in a dual meet on Saturday, Dec. 10th.


Kings/Lebanon Meet

@ Mason

Mason 142

Kings 102

Lebanon 59


The Mason girl's competed in a tri meet on Saturday. Team results are below:

Mason 142

Kings 102

Lebanon 59

Mason girl's double winner was Alicia Moreno - 200 IM & 100 backstroke. Megan Wolf won the 500 freestyle. Alyssa Sinchek won the 100 breaststroke.






12/16 Akron Firestone

Akron 91

Mason 89


The Mason Girl's Swim Team lost a very close match to Akron Firestone on Friday, by a score of 91-89. The Comets did not bring our diving team to this meet which affected the outcome against the perennial state power.

Sophomore Zoe Thatcher won the 200 free (pool record) and 100 free and was Mason's lone individual winner. The girls 200 freestyle relay of Brittany Shaw, BreanneKkeenan, Alicia Moreno, and Zoe Thatcher also won.


12/17 Canton Invite   link

The Mason Swimmers competed in the Canton Invitational on Saturday, December 17th. No team scores were kept for the meet. For a full summary of the event click on the results link.

Next up Mason will host GMC rival Sycamore on Thursday, Dec. 22nd.



@ Mason

Mason Results_Winter_11_12193.5

Sycamore 115.5


The Lady Comet Swimmers defeated rival Sycamore on December 22nd in a dual meet by a score of 193.5-115.5. Click on results link for complete results.

Next up Mason will host MND and McAuley on January 6th.



@ Mason


The Girl's Swim Team defeated McAuley and Mount Notre Dame 143-90-90 in a tri meet on January 6th. Mason's depth was the key to the trifecta victory. Individual winners are listed below:

Julia Volpenhein - 200 IM
Breanne Keenan - 50 freestyle
Alyssa Sinchek - 100 breaststroke
Megan Helwagen - 1 mt. diving

Click the results link for complete results. Next up Mason will host the Southwest Classic on January 15-16.


Southwest Classic

@ Mason

2nd (40 teams)  

Mason swim teams competed in the annual Southwest Ohio Coaches Classic this past weekend. More than eighty boys and girls swim teams competed at several different venues.

The Mason girl's team finished 2nd with Ursuline claiming the overall title. For complete Mason results click here.

Next up Mason competes in the St. Xavier Invitational on Saturday, January 21st.



@ Mason


The girl's swim team won their tri match that was hosted this past Friday, Jan. 27th. Team scores: Mason 158, Lakota East 101 and Lakota West (no info). Girls highlights below:

Mason won 10 of the 12 events totally dominating East and West. Senior Breanne Keenan won the 200 free. Zoe Thatcher double winner in the 100 free & 100 back. Julia Volpenhein won the 100 butterfly. senior Alicia Moreno won the 200 IM. Senior Brittany Shaw won the 50 free. Mary Mostowy won the 500 free. Maddie Sewell won diving.

1/28 Fairfield/Middletown @ Mason

mason 142

fairfield - 114

middletown - 67


Mason girl's won a Tri Meet they hosted on Saturday, Jan. 28th. Team scores: Mason 142, Fairfield 114 and Middletown 67. Girl's highlights below:

The Lady Comet swimmers and divers easily defeated both Middletown and Fairfield on Saturday. Mason rested a lot of our top swimmers in preparation for the next 4 weeks of our tournament season which allowed some of our younger swimmers to step up and compete in a varsity level meet.

Kayleigh Vicknair won the 200 free. freshman Elizabeth Troy won the 200 IM & 100 butterfly. Patty Faas won the 100 free. Anna Cicero won the 50 free. Aubrey Rose won diving.

Mason will host the GMC Championships this Friday and Saturday. For more info on the event click here.


GMC Championships

@ Mason

1st place  

Girls Swimming and Diving are GMC Champs!

Congratulations to the Girl's Swimming and Diving team for defending their GMC team title over the weekend. The GMC title is Mason's fifth in a row. Mason's total points were over 200 points bettter than 2nd place Sycamore.

Sophomore Zoe Thatcher won the 200 and 500 free (league record) and was named the GMC Swimmer of the Meet. Zoe also won the same title last season. Morgan Emter, Alicia Moreno, Julia Volpenhein, and Megan Helwagen each won individual events. For her efforts Megan was named the GMC Diver of the Meet setting new pool and league records.

All 3 relays were winners:

200 medley relay (Maureen Sullivan, Morgan Emter,Aalicia Moreno, and Julia Volpenhein)

200 freestyle relay (Brittany Shaw, Maureen Sullivan, Breanne Keenan, and Zoe Thatcher)

400 freestyle relay (Brittany Shaw, Breanne Keenan, Julia Volpenhein, and Zoe Thatcher)

Mason will host the Sectional Meet this Saturday. Girls swimming is Saturday morning with warm-ups beginning at 8:00 am and the meet starting at 9:30 am. This is one of 3 sites throughout the district.  Girl divers compete this Wednesday night at Miami.  Good luck to Sydney Carr, Megan Helwagen, Maddie Sewell, and Aubrey Rose.




2nd place  

The Mason girl'swim team finished 2nd to Ursuline at this past weekends Sectional Meet advancing 17 swimmers and divers to the District Championships at Miami University next weekend. Below is a complete list of the Mason qualifiers:

200 Medley Relay Maureen Sullivan Morgan Emter Alicia Moreno Julia Volpenhein
200 Freestyle Zoe Thatcher Elizabeth Troy Holly Suter Mary Mostowy
200 IM Alicia Moreno Breanne Keenan Autumn Carter Morgan Emter
50 Free Julia Volpenhein Brittany Shaw Maureen Sullivan Mary Mostowy
100 Fly Caroline Heywood Anna Cicero
100 Free Breanne Keenan Julia Volpenhein Brittany Shaw Elizabeth Troy
500 Freestyle Zoe Thatcher Autumn Carter Holly Suter Jackie Dowling
200 Freestyle Relay Brittany Shaw Elizabeth Troy Breanne Keenan Zoe Thatcher
100 Backstroke Alicia Moreno Maureen Sullivan Maddie Franzoni Anna Cicero
100 Breaststroke Morgan Emter Alyssa Sinchek Amy Yang
400 Freestyle Relay Brittany Shaw Julia Volpenhein Breanne Keenan Zoe Thatcher
Diving Megan Helwagen Maddie Sewell Sydney Carr

The District Tournament will automatically qualify two (2) in each swimming event to the State Meet, with sixteen (16) at large qualifiers that will be selected on the basis of times recorded in the District Meet. Six (6) divers will qualify to the State Meet.

Next up is the District Meet at Miami University, on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 17-18. Admission is $6.00

Meet Information below:

Boys Tuesday Feb 14
Girls Wednesday Feb 15
At Miami U
Warmup 5:00 Meet @ 6:00
Boys- 2/17/12
Warmups at 4:15 PM
Meet at 5:45 PM

Girls- 2/18/12
Warmups at 4:15 PM
Meet at 5:45 PM



@ Miami University

2nd place  

Finished in 2nd place overall at the OHSAA District Meet on Saturday, February 18 at Miami University. Advancing to the OHSAA State Meet are:

Maureen Sullivan (200 Medley, 200 Freestyle Relay, 100 Backstroke)
Morgan Emter (200 Medley)
Alicia Moreno (200 Medley, 100 Backstroke)
Julia Volpenhein (200 Medley, 50 Freestyle, 100 Freestyle, 400 Freestyle Relay)
Zoe Thatcher (200 Freestyle, 500 Freestyle, 200 Freestyle Relay, 400 Freestyle Relay)
Breanne Keenan (200 IM, 100 Freestyle, 200 Freestyle Relay, 400 Freestyle Relay)
Megan Helwagen (1 Meter Diving)
Maddie Sewell (1 Meter Diving)
Autumn Carter (500 Freestyle)
Brittany Shaw (200 Freestyle Relay)
Lizzy Troy (400 Freestyle Relay)

* The OHSAA Boys & Girls Swimming and Diving State Meet will be held on Wednesday, February 22 through Saturday, February 25 at Branin Natatorium in Canton, Ohio.





The Mason Girl's Swim Team finished 7th overall at this past weekend's OHSAA State Swimming and Diving Championships in Canton, Ohio. Mason garnered a total of 107 points in the field of 55 Division 1 teams. Upper Arlington was the overall team winner for the 8th straight year.

Mason sophomore, Zoe Thatcher, had quite a meet for the Comets! She became Mason's third State Champion in the swim program's history, earning a State Title in the 500 freestyle with a recorded time of 4:50.96. Thatcher had an incredible performance winning the race by a 4 second advantage over her nearest competitor. As a freshman, Zoe finished third at state last year in this event. Thatcher came close to being a two time State Champion at this years meet with her second place finish in the 200 freestyle (1:49.56). She was also part of two Mason relay teams, 400 and 200 free, that finished 8th and 12th, repectively, at State. Congratulations Zoe!!!

Below is a complete listing of all the Mason girl's finishes:

Girls 200 Medley Relay
    10th – Maureen Sullivan, Morgan Emter, Alicia Moreno, Julia Volpenhein – 1:48.53

Girls 200 Freestyle
                  2nd  – Zoe Thatcher – 1:49.56

Girls 200 IM
                  16th - Breanne Keenan -  2:14.22Girls 50 Free

                  22nd – Julia Volpenhein – 24.81Girls 1 Meter Diving

                  18th – Maddie Sewell -303.10
                  9th – Megan Helwagen – 433.15Girls 100 Freestyle

                  21st - Breanne Keenan – 53.75
                  24th - Julia Volpenhein – 54.28 Girls 500 Freestyle
                  1st – Zoe Thatcher – 4:50.96
                  13th - Autumn Carter – 5:05.29

Girls 200 Freestyle Relay

12th – Brittany Shaw, Maureen Sullivan, Zoe Thatcher, Breanne Keenan – 1:38.51

Girls 100 Backstroke

                  20th – Maureen Sullivan – 58.70
                  23rd - Alicia Moreno – 59.18

Girls 400 Freestyle Relay
                  8th – Lizzy Troy, Breanne Keenan, Julia Volpenehein, Zoe Thatcher – 3:35.06

Congratualtions to all the Mason swimmers/divers and coaches on a great season!




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Date Event Team Placings Dual W/L/T Record
Mason Highlights
12/3 Moeller Super Duals 2nd place  

Mason entered the 2011-12 Season at the Moeller Super Duals featuring State Caliber squads from Kentucky, Tennessee, and Ohio. The Comets finished in 2nd place in the 12 team dual format tournament. The Big Green defeated Louisville Trinity, Dayton Christian, and Wadsworth the 2010 Ohio Division 1 State Champions while going toe-to-toe with Moeller.

Two athletes managed to go undefeated, Eoin Walden (152 lbs) and Daniele Tedoldi (285 lbs), while many achieved 3-1 records. The MVP’s were Eoin Walden and Batchuluunm Byambakhuu for their clutch performances. See summary below:

Team Scores:
Mason Comets 69 vs Dayton Christian Warriors 9
Mason Comets 60 vs Louisville Trinity Shamrocks, KY 3
Mason Comets 36 vs Wadsworth Grizzlies, OH 25
Mason Comets 15 vs Moeller Crusaders, OH 44

*Italics denote Top 10 Teams in Respected States


12/10 New Castle Duals 1st place  

The Mason wrestling team placed 1st overall at the New Castle Duals on Saturday, Dec. 10th. The Wrestling Comets went 5-0 in head to head team matchups expanding their early season dual meet record to 8-1.

Team results:

Mason 63 – Alexandria (IN) 9
Mason 75 – Union County (IN) 6
Mason 38 – Fischers (IN) 19
Mason 44 – South Adams (IN) 18
Mason 59 – New Castle (IN) 18

Individual results:

106 – Patrick Kearney 3-2 1 Pin
113 – Ruben Victoria 4-1
120 – Jacob Artrip 3-2 1 Pin
126 – Brian Crabtree 3-0 2 Pins
126 - Austin Weingartner 0-2
132 – Jorge Gonzalez 4-1 1 Pin
138 – Caleb Demerling 4-1 3 Pins
145 - Kyle McIntyre 5-0
152 – Eoin Walden 5-0 4 Pins
160 – D. White 4-1 1 Pin
170 – B. McCrea 3-2 1 Pin
182 – T. Danis 5-0 3 Pins
195 - J. Suess 4-1
220 – Batchi 3-2 2 Pins
285 – Austin Morris 4-1 3 Pins

Next up Mason competes in the annual Coaches Classic on Dec. 17th and 18th at Harrison.

12/17 Coaches Classsic @ Harrison      
12/18 Coaches Classic @ Harrison 3rd place  

The Mason wrestling team finished in 3rd place out of 39 teams at the Glen Sample Coaches Classic Tournament on Friday and Saturday at Harrison.. Mason had 7 wrestlers place 6th or better. Eoin Walden was Mason's highest place winner finishing in 2nd place.

106 – Patrick Kearney 6-2 2 Pins 5th Place
113 - JJ Stamp 2-2 0 Pins
120 - Jacob Artrip 3-2 1 Pin
126 - Bryan Crabtree 3-2 1 Pin
132 - Jorge Gonzalez 4-3 0 Pins 6th Place
138 - Caleb Dimerling 0-2 0 Pins
145 - Kyle McIntyre 5-2 3 Pins 5th Place
152 - Eoin Walden 4-1 2 Pins 2nd Place
160 - Daniel White 1-2 0 Pins
170 - Brian McCrea 3-2 1 Pin
182 - Tommy Danis 7-1 1 Pin 3rd Place
195 - Jake Suess 4-2 2 Pins 4th Place
220 - Batchi 2-2 1 Pin
285 - Daniele Teldodi 4-2 1 Pin 5th Place

Next up Mason will compete in the Medina Invitational over the holidays on Wednesday, Dec. 28th and Thursday, Dec. 29th.

12/28-12/29 Medina Invite 5th place  

The Mason Wrestling Team competed in the prestigious Medina Invitational on Dec. 28-29th. The Comets finished 5th overall. Listed below are the top 10 teams tournament finishes:

1 256.5 Detroit Cath. Central
2 202.0 PERRY
3 176.0 CVCA
4 137.0 Olentangy
5 127.0 Mason
6 126.5 Claymont
7 124.5 Lexington
8 119.0 Richmond
9 97.5 Highland
10 96.5 Olmsted Falls

The team had 6 place winners at the holiday tournament. Below is a list of individual results:

Weigth Class Name Wins Loss Pins Place

106 Patrick Kearney 2 2 2 - 113 Jacob Artrip 4 2 1 7th 120 Bryan Crabtree 2 2 0 126 Jorge Gonzalez 4 2 0 5th 132 Nathan Kitchen 2 2 1 138 Kyle McIntyre 3 2 0 145 Adil Sultankazy 2 2 1 152 Eoin Walden 4 2 3 4th 160 Brian McCrea 3 2 0 170 Tommy Danis 2 2 0 182 Jake Suess 5 2 2 4th 195 Batchuluunm Byambakhuu 4 2 1 8th 220 Austin Morris 0 2 0 285 Daniele Tedoldi 4 2 0 7th

For complete results go to http://www.baumspage.com/wr/wrframe.php?path=./../medina/2011

Next up Mason will compete in the Graham Duals on January 5th.

1/5 Graham Dual

Graham 48

Mason 15


Individual results below:

106                  Eli Stickley (G) dec Patrick Kearny (M) 9 - 2                                   
113                  Eli Sipel (G) dec Jacob Atritp (M) 7 - 2                                   
120                  Ryan Taylor (G) dec Bryan Crabtree (M) 22 - 7                                   
126                  Micah Jordan (G) Pin Jordan Collins (M) 4:07                  
132                  Nathan Henkle (G) dec Jogre Gonzales (M) 7 - 5 OT                                   
138                  Chase Crabtree (G) maj. dec Nathan Kitchen (M) 14 - 6                                   
145                  Blake Kastl (G) pin Adil Sultankazy (M) 0:49                 
152                  Bo Jordan (G) pin Eoin Walden (M) 3:40
160                  Isaac Jordan (G) pin Brain McCrea (M) 3:26                 
170                  Tommy Danis (M) pin Lane Thomas (G)                  0:48
182                  Huston Evans (G) dec Jake Suess (M) 13 - 7                                   
195                  Batchuluunm Byambakhuu (M) pin                  Josh Couhman (G) 1:10                 
220                  Daniele Teldodi (M) dec Anthony Welty (G) 6 - 4
285                  Darin Bovey (G) dec Adam Quick (M) 3 - 1 OT                 

1/7 Mentor Dual 1st place  

The Mason Wrestling Team took first place at the Mentor Duals on Saturday, Jan. 7th. Eight teams competed in the annual event. The Comets knocked off teams from Amherst, Geneva, Willoughby South, Solon (ranked #7 in State and Elyria enroute to the championship. Below are the individual results for the event:

106 -                        FF
113 -                         Jacob Artrip                            2 -1            1 Pin
113 -                         Ruben Victoria                        2-0            0 Pins
120 -                        Bryan Crabtree                        3-2            2 Pins
126 -                         Jorge Gonzalez                        4-1            1 Pin
132 / 138  -             Nathan Kitchen                        1-4            0 Pins
132 / 138  -             Austin Weingartner                    0-5            0 Pins
145 -                         Adil Sultankazy                        0-2            0 Pins
145 -                         Kyle McIntyre                        3-0            1 Pin
152 -                        Eoin Walden                             5-0             5 Pins
160 -                        Brian McCrea                        4-1            1 Pin
170 -                        Tommy Danis                        4-1            2 Pins
182 -                        Jake Suess                              5-0            4 Pins
195 -                        Batchi  Byambakhuu                5-0            3 Pins
220 -                        Daniele Tedoldi                        5-0            3 Pins
285 -                        Adam Quick                            5-0            1 Pin

Next up Mason comeptes in a Tri-Meet at Fairmont on Thursday, Jan. 12th.


1/12 Super Tri    

The Mason Wrestling Machine kept rolling last night with victories over Butler and Loveland. The Comets crushed Bulter by a score of 62-7. See summary below:

106 Kearney (M) dec Hiedkamp 7-5
113 Artrip (M) FF (B)
120 Crabtree (M) tech Lewis (B) 16-0
126 Gonzalez (M) dec Pitman (B) 14-10
132 Kitchen (M) maj. dec Sherrill (B) 8-0
138 Newell (B) maj. dec Demerling (M) 10-0
145 McIntyre (M) pin Goble (B) 2:22
152 Walden (M) pin Whittaker (B) 1:38
160 McCrea (M) pin Phillips (B) 1:20
170 Danis (M) pin Spurlock (B) 0:31
182 Algor (M) pin Bush (B) 1:46
195 Suess (M) pin Sutter (B) 1:21
220 Martin (B) dec Teldodi (M) 4-3 OT
285 Quick (M) dec Mckenzie (B) 4-3

Mason defeated Loveland by a score of 40-24. See summary below:

106 Kearney (M) dec Tucker (L) 11-6
113 Artrip (M) pin Griffin (L) 3:49
120 Crabtree (M) maj dec Heyob (L) 12-3
126 Gonzalez (M) pin Cox (L) 3:46
132 Wesley (L) dec Kitchen (M) 4-3
138 Paul (B) dec Demerling (M) 6-4
145 McIntyre (M) pin Schebor (L) 4:50
152 Walden (M) pin Herdtner (L) 4-2
160 Caniglia (L) dec McCrea (M) 4-2 OT
170 Danis (M) pin Sarnecki (L) 13-4
182 Lay (M) dec Suess (M) 8-7
195 Knabe (L) pin Algor (B) 1:48
220 Teldodi (M) dec Brennock (M) 8-4
285 Alten (L) pin Quick (M) pin 1:50

Next up Mason wrestles Harrison at home on Thursday, Jan. 19th.

1/19 Harrison Dual 1st place  

Mason wins 46-12. More info to come.


1/21 James Horning Invite @ Mason

Final Team Scores:
1 Mason-276.5
2 Marysville-203
4 Centerville-190
5 Kettering Fairmont-170.5
6 Pickerington North-134
7 Dublin Coffman-95
8 Lakota West-75
9 Milford-49


The Mason Comet Wrestling Team captured their third straight James V. Horning Invitational Title on an icey Saturday this past weekend. Mason had eight wrestlers finish 1st or 2nd with three indivdual champions (Jorge Gonzalez, Eoin Walden, and Jake Suess). Mason also had two individuals win their 100th career victories at the event; seniors Eoin Walden and Kyle McIntyre.

"We wrestled with alot of heart and passion today," said Mason head coach Craig Murnan. "This effort compensated for some of the technical mistakes that we made."

It was a great weekend for the Mason Wrestling program and all the alumni who returned for the event. Mason finished 1st overall with 276.5 points followed by Olentangy 203, Centerville 190, Fairmont 170.5 and Pickertington North 134 to round out the top 5 teams. Below is a complete list of the Mason individual results:

106 - Patrick Kearney 2-2; 1 Pin; 4th Place
113 - Ruben Victoria 3-1; 0 Pins; 2nd Place
113 - Jacob Artrip 3-1 2; 2 Pins ; 3rd Place
120 - Jordan Collins 3-1; 1 Pin; 3rd Place
120 - Bryan Crabtree 3-1; 1 Pin; 4th Place
126 - Jorge Gonzalez 4-0; 0 Pins; 1st Place
132 - Nathan Kitchen 2-2; 1 Pin; 5th Place
138 - Caleb Demerling 0-4; 0Pins; DNP
145 - Kyle McIntyre 3-1; 2 Pins; 2nd Place
152 - Eoin Walden 4-0; 3 Pins; 1st Place
160 - Brian McCrea 4-1; 1 Pin; 2nd Place
170 - Tommy Danis 4-1;4 Pins; 2nd Place
182 - Jake Suess 5-0; 3 Pins; 1st Place
195 - Matt Allgor 3-2; 2 Pins; 4th Place
220 - Daniele Teldodi 4-1; 2 Pins; 2nd Place
220 - Austin Morris 2-3; 0 Pins; 7th Place
285 - Adam Quick 3-1; 1 Pin; 3rd Place

"It was an honor to capture our 3rd straight JVH title with the kind of talent represented at this event," commented Murnan. "We will need to continue to improve from an execution stand point and eliminate mistakes if we want to accomplish our team goals at year end."

Mason is heading into a big week-end of duals and will face #3 ranked Lakota East and #1 ranked Moeller in a Super Tri Meet this Saturday at Moeller

" This will be a big week-end in order to create some momentum heading into the Month of Champions," said Murnan. Moeller is also ranked 15th in the national polls.

1/28 Super Tri @ Moeller 3rd place  


Lakota East defeats Mason 31-26

106: Patrick Kearney (Mason) tf. Daniel Ross 21-4
113: Austin Daly (East) dec. Ruben Victoria 3-1
120: Jacob Landers (East) dec. Jordan Collins 9-5
126: Shane Jenkins (East) dec. Jorge Gonzalez 6-5
132: Nathan Kitchen (Mason) dec. Justin Brown 2-0
138: Josh Taylor (East) md. Caleb Demerling 9-0
145: Eric Sullivan (East) pin Adil Sultankazy 3:18
152: Eion Walden (Mason) pin Corey Howard 4:55
160: Taft Maness (East) pin Brian McCrea 4:25
170: Tommy Danis (Mason) dec. Nathan McGuire 4-0
182: Matt Allgor (Mason) dec. Andrew Mendez 5-1
195:Jacob Burton (East) dec. Jake Suess 3-2
220: Daniele Teldodi (Mason) forfeit
285: Tim Bowman (East) dec. Adam Quick 1-0

Moeller defeats Mason 43-9

106: Conner Ziegler (Moe.) md. Patrick Kearney 11-1
113: Tyler Tepe (Moe.) dec. Ruben Victoria 1-0
120: Andrew Mendel (Moe.) dec. Bryan Crabtree 9-2
126: Tyler Ziegler (Moe.) dec. Jorge Gonzalez 1-1 2 OT
132: Joey Ward (Moe.) pin Nathan Kitchen 1:20
138: Matthew Lindsey (Moe.) dec. Caleb Demerling 9-3
145: Dean Meyer (Moe.) pin Robert Boop1:56
152: Eoin Walden (Mason) dec. Dakota Sizemore 10-9 2 OT
160: Wyatt Wilson (Moe.) dec. Brian McCrea 11-4
170: Michael Blum (Moe.) dec. Tommy Danis 6-0
182: Jake Suess (Mason) dec. Quinton Rosser 4-3
195: Jerry Thornberry (Moe.) tf. Matt Allgor 15-0
220: Chalmer Frueauf (Moe.) md. Daniele Teldodi 12-0
285: Adam Quick (Mason) dec. Eric Lalley 2-2


The GMC Championships are being held this Saturday, February 4th at Oak Hills. For more info on the event click here.

2/4 GMC Championships @ Oak Hills 1st place  

Mason Wrestlers Make it a GMC THREE-PEAT!

For the third consecutive year the GMC Wrestling title belongs to the Mason Wrestling Team. The Comets outdistanced second place Fairfield by almost 30 points and third place Lakota East by more than 60 points.

" We had some great individual performance over the week-end," said Mason head coach Craig Murnan. "I am very proud of our team for putting together an outstanding week of practice and allowing their talents show on the mat this week-end. Our kids really wrestled hard for each other and the team. I was extremley excited for our senior class for providing leadership thoughout the week in prepartion for the tournament. " Murnan was named as the GMC Coach of the Year.

The entire Comet Wrestling squad performed outstandingly. Mason had 11 place winners out of 14 weight classes and set a school record with 5 individual GMC champions. Winning individual titles were; Patrick Kearney (106), Jason Altrip (113), Jorge Gonzalez (126), Eoin Walden (152) and Adam Quick (285). Below is a listing of Mason's all-league recognitions:

1st Team All - League:

106 - Patrick Kearney
113 - Jacob Artrip
126 - Jorge Gonzalez
152 - Eoin Walden
285 - Adam Quick

2nd Team All - League
170 - Tommy Danis
182 - Jake Suess

3rd Team All - League
160 - Brian McCrea
220 - Daniele Teldodi

Honorable Mention
120 - Bryan Crab Tree
195 - Matt Allgor

Complete results can be found by clicking here. Mason is the #2 seed in the upcoming Sectional tournament. The matches will be held at Hamilton HS on Feb. 17th and 18th.

2/17-2/18 SECTIONAL 1st place  

Wrestling Wins Sectional Tourney!

The Mason Wrestling team captured the Sectional Title on Saturday at Hamilton. Mason has qualified 10 wrestlers to the District Tournament with an opportunity to qualify for State. Mason outscored second place Fairfield 247.5 to 241. Mason had 4 Sectional Champs and 4 Runner-up finishers.

The Comets advance to participate in the OHSAA District Meet this Friday & Saturday, February 24 & 25 at Fairfield High School. Individuals qualifying to the District Meet are:

106 - Patrick Kearney
113 - Jacob Artrip
126 - Jorge Gonazlez
138 - Caleb Demerling
152 - Eoin Walden
160 - Brian McCrea
170 - Tommy Danis
182 - Jake Suess
195 - Matt Allgor
220 - Daniele Teldodi

The top four in each weight class advance to State. Congratulations and good luck next weekend!



@ Fairfield


Mason Finished in 5th Place at the District Tournament this past week-end out of 41 Teams. All Ten wrestlers won matches at the District Tournament.

Mason had 1 State Qualifier and 4 State Alternates. State Qualifier Jorge Gonzalez who finished in 4th place and 4 State Alternates that finished in 5th Place: Patrick Kearney, Jacob Artrip, Tommy Danis, and Eoin Walden. Jake Suess finished in 6th place.

The OHSAA State Wrestling Championships are being held Thursday-Saturday at Ohio State University.


3/2-3/3 State Championships     Mason's Jorge Gonzalez placed 8th overall at this past weekends OHSAA State Championships at Ohio State University. Gonzalez (senior) competed in the 126 lb weight class. Congratulations to Jorge for making the podium at State. Also a big Comet congratulations to our GMC and Sectional Champion wrestling team on another outstanding season.!


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Girls Bowling

Date Event W/L Score Overall Record GMC Record


11/28 Lakota East won 2252-1138 1-0 1-0

Mason girl's bowlers opened their 2011-12 campaign with a 2252-1138 win over Lakota East on Monday, Nov. 28th.

11/30 @ Colerain won 2368-2338 2-0 2-0 The girls defeated Colerain on Wednesday by a score of 2368-2338. Next up they will participate in the Hamilton Big Blue Tourney on Sunday, Dec. 4th.
12/4 @ Big Blue tournament 5th place      

The girls team bowled in the Big Blue on Sunday. They finished 5th overall and bowled very well as individuals. Abigail Johnson had 2 great games but could not finish the individual series. Lexy Benjamin finished off her individual series with a 253 final game putting her on the all tournament team.

Next up Mason will visit Middletown on Tuesday, Dec. 6th.

12/5 MND won 2301-1934 3-0 2-0 The girls defeated MND 2301 to 1934 on Monday, Dec.5th. There were great games from Emily Harrison and Lexy Benjamin to lead the way.
12/6 @ Middletown lost 2350-2299 3-1 2-0 Mason girils fell to Middletown on Tuesday by a score of 2350-2299. Next up the will particiapate in a Holiday Tournament on Saturday, Dec. 10th.
12/8 Seton won 2320-2147 4-1 2-0 The girls varsity defeated Seton 2320 to 2147 on Thursday, Dec. 8th. Chloe Redstone led the girls with a 374 (2 game ) series.
12/10 @ Holiday Tourn.        

The Girls Bowling team finished 4th overall at the Holiday Tournament over the weekend. Emily Turjanica narrowly missed the all tournament team by a meer 9 pins.

Next up Mason visits Hamilton on Friday, Dec. 16th.

12/12 Mercy lost 2669-24-0 4-2 2-0

The girls lost to a very good Mercy team on Monday, Dec. 12th. Mercy scored a season high 2669 to beat our season high 2404. Comets were led by Emily Turjanica who bowled a 214, 208, and Lexi Benjamin who rolled a 174, 212.

Next up Mason visits Hamilton on Friday, Dec. 16th.

12/16 @ Hamilton lost Mason 2267 4-3 2-1

The girls bowlers dropped a match to Hamilton on Friday, Dec. 16th but posted a good score of 2267. Highlights for the girls were lexy benjamin bowling a 383 series and Chloe Redstone bowling a 381 series. Abigail Johnson was able to roll a 213 which is her second best score of the year.

Next up Mason will host St. Ursula on Monday, Dec. 19th then visit Roger Bacon on Tuesday, Dec. 20th.

12/19 St. Ursula         NO report
12/20 @ Roger Bacon         No report
12/29 @ Eastern Lanes Holiday Tourn.        

The Girls Bowling Team finished first at the Eastern Lanes Holiday Tournament held on Dec. 29th. Mason girls totaled 3349 pins and the next closest team was middletown with a 3126. Starring for the girls was captain Emily Harrison who finished in second place overall with a 591 three game total.

Next up the bowling team will compete at Fenwick on Wednesday, Jan. 4th.

1/4 @ Fenwick won 2290-1335 5-3 2-1

The Mason girl's bowling team defeated Fenwick on Wednesday by a score of 2290-1335. Bright spot for the girls was Chloe Redstones 397 series.

Mason will host Fairfield on Monday, Jan. 9th.

1/9 Fairfield lost 2504-2388 7-4 2-3

The Girls team lost to Fairfield on Monday, 2504-2388. Bright spots for the girls were Emily Harrison's 385 series and Chloe Redstone's 365 series.

Next up Mason visits Reading on Wed. Jan. 11th.

1/11 @ Reading         No report
1/12 @ Princeton won 2384-2345 8-4 3-3

Masn defeated Princeton 2384-2345 on Thursday. The girl's bowled so well in individual games that they were up by well over 100 pins. They let their lead slip to 20 pins as Princeton was surging to catch up. They finished with a terrific 186 final game to keep their lead.

Next up the Comets bowl in the Beavercreek Tournament on Monday, Jan 16th.

            The girl's bowling team finished 15th at the Bearcat Classic on Saturday, Jan. 16th.
1/16 Baker Classic        

On Monday the tide was turned in the girls favor as they finished in the top 8 at the baker classic putting them into the championship round. They shocked the 2nd place team with a first game 198 but fell to them in the next 2 knocking them out of the tourney.

Next up the Comets host Oak Hills on Monday, Jan. 23rd.

1/18 @ Wilmington Quad        

Last week the girls bowled in a quad match against Wilmington, Green View and Clinton Massie. The girls defeated all with a 2337 to 2079, 1823 and 1703 respectively. High scores for the girls were Abigail Johnsons 393 and Chloe Redstones 370 ( 2 game series). Abigail had her high game for the season with a 212.


1/21 Lancer Baker Bash        

Over the weekend the girls bowled in the Lancer Baker Bash and were seeded 8th in the championship round. Mason defeated Mount Notre Dame girls in three straight games to move onto the next round. They lost that round to McCauley in three straight games.

Next up Mason will Oak Hills on Monday, Jan. 23rd.

1/23 Oak Hills won 2408-2126 10-4 4-3

The Mason girls blasted Oak Hills on Monday by a final score of 2408-2126, winning by over 300 pins in route to the victory. Highlights for the girls were Abigail Johnson's 369 series, and Lexi benjamins 364 series.

Next up Mason is at Sycamore on Wed. Jan. 25th.

1/25 @ Sycamore won 2042-1875 11-4 5-3

The Girls team had one of their lowest scores on Wednesday with a 2042, but defeated Sycamore who only threw a 1875.

Mason will visit Lakota West on Monday, Jan. 30th.

1/30 @ Lakota West won 2277-1455 15-4 5-3 Mason smashed West on Jan. 30th by a score of 2277-1455.
2/2 @ McCauley lost 2632-2266 15-5 5-3

The girls lost to a very good McCauley team 2632 to 2266. Emily Harrison had a phenomenal day bowling a 190 and a 223.



@ Colerain Bowl

        The Mason girls bowled fantastic at Sectionals on Saturday at Colerain finishing 4th overall. The Lady Comets were 6th place going into the team bowling round but came from behind to qualifiy for next Saturdays District tourney.

The girl's bowling team participated in the District Tournament this past Saturday. This is only the second time in Mason school history for a team to qualify for Districts. The Lady Comet bowlers finished 16th as a team overall. Three girls finished in the top third, Abigail Johnson finished 38th, Emily Harrison finished 44th, and Lexy Benjamin finished 47th. They had a great season. Since they are all juniors it looks very good for next year.

Congratulations to all the players and coaches!



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Boys Bowling

Date Event W/L Score Overall Record GMC Record
11/28 Lakota East won 2654-1906 1-0 1-0 The Boy's Bowlers toppled Lakota East by a score of 2654-1906 in their season opener on Monday, Nov. 28th.
11/30 @ Colerain lost 2642-2560 1-1 1-1 The boys fell to Colerain on Wednesday by a score of 2642-2560. Next up they will participate in the Hamilton Big Blue Tourney on Saturday, Dec. 3rd.
12/4 @ Big Blue tournament 8th place      

The boys bowled in the Hamilton Big Blue tourney this weekend and placed 8th. Mason's top 2 bowlers were Michael Kingsolver with a 565 series, and Jeffery Dillion with a 564 series. The highlight of the day was a 249 Team (Baker) game.

Next up Mason will visit Middletown on Tuesday, Dec. 6th.

12/5 Moeller won 2810-2789 2-1 1-1 Monday was a remarkable day for Mason mens bowling. In a match against Moeller, Ben Grismer was one pin from a perfect game. Ben bowled a 299 in his first game against a very good Moeller team, leading the way to a 2810 to 2789 team victory.
12/6 @ Middletown lost 2889-2476 2-2 1-1 Mason boys fell to Middletown on Tuesday by a score of 2889-2476. Next up they will particiapate in a Holiday Tournament on Saturday, Dec. 10th.
12/8 Elder won 2763-2719 3-2 1-1

The Mason Boys varsity narrowly defeated a good Elder team by a mere 56 pins (2763-2719) on Thursday, Dec. 9th. Star of the match for the boys team was Andrew McDonald with a 482 (2 game) series.


12/10 @ Holiday Tourn.        

The boy's team competed in the Holiday Tournament over the weekend. The team was missing several varsity players due to ACT testing effecting their competitive results.


12/12 Taylor won 2797-2709 4-2 1-1

Mason boys team defeated Taylor 2797 to 2709 on Monday, Dec. 12th. Standouts for the Mason boys team were Andrew McDonald who threw a 276 and a 234. Also bowling very well were Brandon Engelman and Jeffery Dillion. Brandon threw a 482 series, and Jeff threw a 421 series. 1000 is a 200 average and is something all teams shoot for each game and Mason threw a 1047, and a 1037. Great day for the Comet bowlers.

Next up Mason will visit Hamilton on Friday, Dec. 16th.

12/16 @ Hamilton won 2805-2583 5-2 2-1

The boys bowlers defeated Hamilton on Friday by a score of 2805-2583 moving to 2-2 in conference and 5-2 overall. The boys bowled well but freshman Jeff Dillion led the way with a 283 and a 216. Andrew McDonald followed jeff's terrific score with a 10 strike game of his own scoring a 279 in his second game.

Next up the Comets will visit Roger Bacon on Tuesday, Dec. 20th.

12/20 @ Roger Bacon         No report
12/29 @ Eastern Lanes Holiday Tourn.        

The boy's bowling team finished 4th at the Eastern Lanes Holiday Tournament held on Dec. 29th. The bright spot for the Comet boys was Jeff Dillion 7th place overall finish. He averaged 212 in his three games. After the first round the Mason boys boys had a 1 point lead over the eventual winners.

Next up Mason will visit Fenwick on Wednesday, Jan. 4th.

1/4 @ Fenwick won 2641-2033 7-2 2-2

The boy's bowlers knocked off Fenwick on Wednesday, Jan. 4th by a score of 2641-2033. Bright spots for the boys were Andrew McDonalds 442 (2 game) series and Branden Sayers 244 individual game.

Next up Mason hosts Fairfield on Monday, Jan. 9th.

1/9 Fairfield lost 2668-2601 7-3 2-3

The boy's bowling team fell to Fairfield on Monday by a score of 2668-2601. The two bright spots for the boys were Jeffery Dillion's 406 and Brandon Engelman's 384 series.

Next up Mason will visit Reading on Wed. Jan. 11th.

1/11 @ Reading         No report
1/12 @ Princeton won 2639-2536 8-3 3-3

The Comet boy's bowlers defeated Princeton 2639-2536 on Thursday. Tje boys did it by bowling poorly in their second individuals game and getting behind by over 100 pins. They bowled their best baker series of the year in order to overcome a tenacious Princeton team. The mason boys final baker game was a 246 giving them a 886 baker score. That is an average of over 220 per baker game.

Next up the team is at the Beaver Tournament on Monday, Jan.16th.

  @ Bearcat Classic        

The boy's bowlers finished 12th out of 28 teams at the Bearcat Classic. Andrew McDonald placed 4th overall with a terrific 2 game series of 480.


1/16 Baker Classic         The boy's finished 11th at the Baker Classic on Monday. Next Mason will host Oak Hills on Monday, Jan. 23rd.
1/18 @ Wilmington        

Last week the Mason boys bowled Wilmington, Clinton Massie and Greenview. They lost to Wilmington 2450 to 2481, but beat both Clinton Massie and Greenview. Highlights for the boys were Brandon Engelman's 400 (2 game series) and AJ Horwarth's 210 single game.

Mason will host Oak Hills on Monday, Jan. 23rd.

1/23 Oak Hills lost 2576-2575 9-4 3-4

Mason boy's fell to Oak Hills on Monday by a single pin with final score of 2576-2575. Highlights on the boys side were Brandon Engelman's 414 series and Andrew McDonalds 215 game.

Mason is at Sycamore on Wedneday, Jan. 25th.
1/25 @ Sycamore won 2380-2178 10-4 4-4

Mason boys scored a year low with a 2380 on Wednesday, but Sycamore only had a 2178. Both team struggled on a very difficult oil pattern.

Next up Mason visits Lakota West on Monday, Jan. 30th.

1/30 @ Lakota West won 2957-2604 13-5 5-4 The boys defeated west 2957 to 2604 last Monday and had a phenomenal day. We had 4 of the starters bowl over 400, the low was Andrew McDonalds 405, followed by Brandon Engelman's 410. The 2 outstanding bowlers of the day were Michael Kingsolver's 467 and Jeffery Dillions 490.
2/2 @ Lasalle won 2687-2553 14-5 5-4

Boys defeated a very good LaSalle team 2687 to 2553 on Thu. Feb. 2nd. Mason had 3 terrific scores from Ben Grismer's 442, Andrew McDonalds 432 and Brandon Engelman's 408.

2/2 @ St. X lost 2705-2618 14-6 5-4 Andrew McDonald had a 410 series.


@ Crossgate Lanes

The boys bowled at Crossgate yesterday in the Sectional Tournament.  Unfortunately, they did not advance as a team to Districts. After 1 round they were in 3rd place, after 2 rounds they were in 5th place, and after the third round they were in 7th place but only 10 pins from 4th.
Since only 5 teams move on they had to step it up in bakers, but the boy's just could not break through. They ended up in 8th place as a team. However, both Andrew McDonald and Ben Grismer bowled well enough to move on as individuals to the District Tournament.


@ Eastern Lanes

        Mason bowlers Andrew McDonald and Ben Grismer qualified for the District Tourney at Eastern Lanes this past weekend. Andrew finished 39th and Ben finished 54th out of the 140 Competitors. It was a good showing for both these outstanding competitiors.


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Competition Cheerleading


Great Midwesst Cheer Expo

Cheer For A Cure

1st place The Mason Competitive Cheer team opened their season at the Great Midwest Cheer Expo, "Cheer For A Cure" event on October 23. They received 1st place in the Large Varsity Advanced Non-Mount division. They were also awarded Grand Champions, scoring higher than all 23 teams in their session.

JAM Brands Game Day

@ Mariemont High School

1st place

On Sunday, November 6, 2011, the Mason High School Competition Cheer team was awarded 1st place at the JAM Brands Game Day event in the Large Varsity Non-Mount division.

Their next competition will be JAMfest Mega Jam on December 10, 2011, in Dayton.


JAMfest Mega Jam

Dayton, Ohio

1st place

The Mason High School Competition Cheerleading team remains undefeated for the season. They won 1st Place and Grand Champions at the Jamfest Mega-Jam competition in Dayton, Ohio this weekend. Congratulations to the team and coaches!

Their next competition will be the Jamfest Cheer Super Nationals in January.

January Jamfest Cheer Super Nationals 2nd place

After giving one of the best performances of their season, the Mason Competition Cheer team got 2nd place at the Jamfest Cheer Super Nationals in Indianapolis.

They will attend the OASSA Regionals at Springboro H.S. in February in hopes of qualifying for the OASSA States at OSU in March.

February 5th

OASSA Regionals

@ Springboro HS


On Sunday, February 5, the Mason High School Competition Cheer team attended the OASSA Regional's at Springboro High School. Out of 27 High School Cheer teams, Mason was one of five in Division 1 squads who qualified to compete with the best in the state of Ohio at the OASSA State Competition at Ohio State University to be held on Sunday, March 4, 2012.

The Competition Cheer Team will finish their season at Cheer Power N.E. Nationals in Columbus, OH on March 31, 2012.

3/4 State Championships 10th overall

Out of hundreds of teams attending the OASSA Regional's, Mason was 1 of only 21 Division 1 school teams who qualified for the State Championship.

On Sunday, March 4, 2012, the Mason High School Competition Cheerleading team ranked 10th in the state of Ohio at the OASSA State Championship held at Ohio State University.

They will end their season on March 31 - April 1, defending their 1st place and Grand Champion title at the American Cheer Power World Bid National Championship.

3/31 Cheer Power N.E. Nationals    


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