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Mason Comets
2012 Fall Sports Results

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t updated November 12, 2012
Boys Cross Country
Team Placings
Winning Individual/Time
Mason finishes/Times/Highlights
(OHSAA State Preview Meetl @ National Trail Raceway)
2nd place  

The varsity boys start the season with a solid 2nd place finish behind a very good Hilliard Davidson on the state meet course. Junior Tom Clark led the top 5 scorers for Mason finishing 5th, followed by Senior Alex Notton in 9th. Next was Sophomore Nick Grismer in 15th, Junior Zac Thompson in 17th and Joey Stimler in 31st. 

Mason Boys Top 7: Place Name Grade Time 5 Tom Clark 11 16:12 9 Alex Notton 12 16:25 15 Nick Grismer 10 16:35 17 Zac Thompson 11 16:38 31 Joey Stimler 12 16:49 32 Ryan Sanders 11 16:50 36 Ethan Valentine 11 16:59 46 Paul D’Hyver 12 17:11 49 Lucas Sagraves 11 17:14 69 Dylan McElhenny 11 17:31

Next up is the Sycamore Sunset Invitational on Monday, August 20th.


Wilmington Invitational

Wilmington College)

(Loveland Tiger Invitational @ Grailville Property (Boys Only))

The Mason Varsity boys ran a split squad at Loveland and both teams took the first two spots out of 15 varsity teams. Junior Tom Clark took the individual title, beating Turpin's talented Alaedin Turba, and  he led the way for the Mason "A" team. Sophomore Nick Grismer led for the "B" team with a solid performance, finishing 3rd overall. Between both Mason teams, Mason runners took 7 of the top 10 places. The teams will become one again and put the best 7 on the starting line next weekend at the Mason Invitational.


1.    32  MASON HS B         
  1      3  NICK GRISMER        10               16:53
  2      4  ALEX NOTTON         12               17:15
  3      7  DYLAN MCELHENNY     11               17:26
  4      8  JOEY STIMLER        12               17:34
  5     10  JESSE ZAHN          11               17:41
  6   ( 12) ETHAN VALENTINE     11               17:49
  7   ( 22) MICHAEL WAGGONER    10               18:23

  2.    65  MASON HS A       
  1      1  TOM CLARK           11               16:35
  2      5  ZAC THOMPSON        11               17:17
  3     11  LUCAS SAGRAVES      11               17:43
  4     19  CONNOR VAN BLARICOM 12               18:17
  5     29  RYAN SANDERS        11               18:42
  6   ( 34) TOMMY STEWART       10               18:57
  7   ( 49) WILL MCGOWAN        10               19:53

3. Turpin A
4. Turpin B
5. Loveland
6. Mariemont

(Mason Invitational)

On a wet and muddy home course, the Mason Comets beat Lawrence North from Indiana to claim a first place finish at the prestigious Mason Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 89th. While the Lawrence North squad boasted some fast early season times, Mason's depth earned them the victory over 25+ other teams and 1123 boys competing in the annual event.

Mason runners Tom Clark and Dylan McElhenny (19th and 20th, respectfully) both finished ahead of Lawrence North's 4th and 5th runners. This, in addition to Alex Notton, Joey Stimler and Zac Thompson all finishing in front of their 3rd runner, giving Mason the 73-79 win.

Mason Finishes:

6 Alex Notton 12 17:08

13 Joey Stimler 12 17:20

15 Zac Thompson 11 17:25

19 Nick Grismer 10 17:29

20 Tom Clark 11 17:31

23 Dylan McElhenny 11 17:37

32 Jesse Zhan 11 17:57

34 Connor Van Blaricom 12 17:59

50 Lucas Sagraves 11 18:20

51 Ethan Valentine 11 18:22

The course featured straw-bale jumps, a creek crossing and the famous “mulch hill." Times were particularly slow in all races due to consistent rain on the course in days preceeding the race. The top runner at the event was Vandalia Butler's Jake Brumfield who finished with a time of 16:43.

Team Scores (top 5)

1. Mason 73

2. Lawrence North 76

3. Beavercreek 90

4. Spr Shawnee 144

5. Centerville 180

Complete results on Finishtiming.com. Next Saturday, the boy's participate in the Cedarville Invitational.

(Cedarville Univ. Invitational )
    Did not participate
(Culver (IN) Invitational)

The Mason Comets traveled to one of the best cross country venues in the Midwest on Saturday at the Culver Inviitational. The Comets competed against the greatest of cross country programs in the Midwest, namely, Columbus North, Carmel, Miford, MI, St. Xavier.

Mason had it’s hands full and lacked some of the sharpness that will come as the season progresses finishing 11th as a team. Regardless, the Comets put all seven runners under the solid mark of 16:47, something that has never been done before. Tom Clark led the way for the Comets. Then the next 5 poured in within 10 seconds of each other. Conditions were wet and chilly but footing was decent. Individual times below:

39 Tom Clark 11 16:18 62 Nick Grismer 10 16:29 67 Zac Thompson 11 16:31 69 Joey Stimler 12 16:33 74 Alex Notton 12 16:38 88 Ryan Sanders 11 16:39 96 Dylan McElhenny 11 16:47

Next up Kings Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 25th.

(Midwest Meet of Champions @ Hilliard Bradley H.S.)
2nd place  

The Mason Comets took another step forward against some of the strongest cross country teams in Ohio this past weekend at the Midwest Meet of Champions. A Mason tie with OH #3 ranked St. Ignatius gave the Comets a 2nd place finish overall based on the tiebreaker.

Five of the seven Mason varsity runners ran their fastest time of the season. Tom Clark finished under 16:00 minute mark (8th place, 15:59) for the first time ever, making himself 1 of the 4 Mason athletes to ever accomplish the feat. Alex Notton, Nick Grismer, Zac Thompson and Dylan McElhenny also ran seasonal best 5k times.

The Comets will focus on training for the next two weeks before the GMC Championships on October 13.

(GMC Championships @ Sycamore)
1st place Alex Notton

The Mason boy's and girl's cross country teams made it a "hat trick" at this weekends GMC meet. Both programs earned their third consecutive GMC Cross Country Championship to sweep the event at Sycamore High School on Saturday. The boy's team (30) topped second placce Oak Hills (73) by a 43 point margin while the Lady Comets (29) surged past Sycamore (87) by 58 points.

Senior Alex Notton (15:56) was the individual boy's champion and the first of three Mason runners to finish in the top three overall (1-2-3). Mason’s 2nd man across the line was junior Tom Clark in 16:01. Close behind was junior Zac Thompson in 16:03. Mason's 4th place finisher was sophomore Nick Grismer (16:35). Joey Stimler and Paul D'hyver were 15th and 17th, respectively. Mason piled in all 7 runners in the top 17 overall. Alex Notton was named the GMC Cross Country Athlete of the Year. Clark, Grismer, McElhenny, Notton and Thompson were all named 1st Team All-GMC.

For full results of the 2012 GMC Meet click here.  Both teams begin preparations for the OHSAA Southwest District Meet to be hosted by Mason next Saturday.  For information on the event click here.  The top 4 teams and top 16 runners advance to the Regional Meet on Saturday, October 27th at Troy. 

(OHSAA District Meet @ VOA Park)
1st place Alex Notton

Mason CC Teams Sweep District

There were no surprises at the District Cross Country Championships on Saturday at Mason.  Both the Comet boy's and girls teams accomplished what they usually accomplish....win District Titles.  For the girls's it was their 4th straight District Championship, while the guys made it 5 in a row!  The top four teams advance to the Regional Meet next Saturday at Troy.


The Mason  Comets boy's cc team just keeps rolling!  After last weeks 1st place at GMC, they win the District B race on Saturday with 33 points over 2nd place Lakota East. Mason poured in 5 runners in the top 15 overall and 7 in the top 20. It was a photo-finish for the individual champion and for the Comets.  Senior Alex Notton and junior Tom Clark crossed at virtually the same time, finishing just .06 seconds apart, taking the first two places overall. Their times put then 3rd and 4th fastest in Mason history! They were followed by junior Zac Thompson in 16:16, (6th),  junior Joey Stimler (9th) and junior Dylan McElhenny (15th) finishing out the top 5 scoring. Junior Ryan Sanders and Paul D’hyver finished as 6th and 7th men for Mason, both in the top 20 overall. Mason will face the best of the Southwest Region next Saturday at Troy, OH where the top 4 teams advance to the state meet on November 5th.  

(OHSAA Regional Meet @ Hobart Arena (Troy, OH))
2nd place  

Mason Boys CC Advance to State!

The Mason Boys Cross Country team advance to the State Cross Country Championship race for the 6th time in a row after finishing 2nd overall in a highly competitive Regional Championship!  The Comets finished behind 1st place St. Xavier.

Senior Connor Van Blaricom hoisted the runner up trophy as Mason’s 5th finisher in a career best of 16:29. Tom Clark and Alex Notton both ran excellent races, scoring only 12 points between them. Clark finished 5th and Notton, 7th. Junior Zac Thompson, senior Joey Stimler and senior Connor Van Blaricom all finished within 6 seconds of each other in 19th, 20th and 22nd place, rounding out the top 5 for Mason. Junior Dylan McElheeny and Sophomore Nick Grismer finished in 28th and 36th , respectively.

Click here for more information on all the team finishes.  These young men will proudly represent Mason for the 6th year in a row at the Ohio State Cross Country Championship this coming Saturday, November 3rd at National Trails Raceway.

11/3 OHSAA State Championships @ National Trails 2nd place  

Mason Boys State Runner up!

Saturday's 2nd place finish at National Trails was easily the best team performance of the season for the Mason boys distance runners. For the first time in Comet cross country history, all 7 finished the 5k course in under 16:30. The top 5 scorers all finished under 16:11. Mason finished 52 points behind the overall champion the St. Xavier Bombers and 16 points ahead of 3rd place Cleveland St. Ignatius.

Leading the way for the Comets was junior Tom Clark, finishing in 19th (15:47) in a personal best time. Clark earned All-Ohio for his performance on Saturday. Next was Alex Notton at 16:03, while Connor Van Blaricom finished 3rd with his personal best time of 16:06. After a rocky season, Van Blaricom rallied when it mattered with a firestorm of personal best performances in his last post season to help his team get to the state podium.
Finishing 4th for Mason was Joey Stimler in 16:10, also a personal best. Behind Stimler was junior Zac Thompson in 16:10, sophomore Nick Grismer at 16:15 (6th best underclassman in Ohio), and senior Dylan McElhenny in at 16:25. Both boys ran their peronal bests in their first ever state appearance.

Congratulations to all the Mason boys and girls runners who share a part of these State achievements. Mason High School and the Mason Community could not be prouder of each athlete and all your sacrifice and efforts.


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Girls Cross Country
Team Placings
Winning Individual/Time
Mason finishes/Times/Highlights
(OHSAA State Preview Meet @ National Trail Raceway)
1st place  

The Mason ladies Cross Country team seemed to pick up where they loft off today at the first annual OHSAA state preview meet. It was a great event and the girls rolled the competition. With over 20+ teams in the race, the girls crushed thecompetition with a very low score, placing 4 girls in the top 15 places of a race with nearly 300 runners.

The team was led by LAUREN WOOD and then followed within 6 seconds by Emily Schlimm, Maegan Murphy and Tori Martin. These girls raced tightly together in a pack the whole race and were only separated by the competitive spirit of Lauren Wood as she pulled away in the end. Tori Blakeman, who was new to varsity this year, did great, placing fifth for the team and scoring in her varsity A debut. The team also had great production out of Emily Oliver, Bethany Angstadt and Annmarie Lake.

The Varsity B girls also did very well, crushing the competition in their race, with Nicole Steinbicker leadeing the way and Sara Hoanker not far behind. Freshman Audrey Adkins looked tough in her debut as did Mady Solimini and Leah Ford. Overall, the team did great winning both races and coming home with a lot of hardware. Next week is the Wilmington College XC Classic, so come out and cheer them on.

Next up is the Sycamore Sunset Invitational on Monday, August 20th.

Wilmington Invite Classic @ Wilmington College)
1st place   Today the girls of Mason XC ran at the Wilmington College XC invite. It was a beautiful course, and a nice venue. The field had some smaller teams in the race, so the plan was to attack the front and try to control the race. The girls followed the plan, and did just that. They ran very tightly together for nearly 2+ miles, and then Lauren Wood split from the pack and took off to WIN THE RACE!! Lauren Wood was the overall winner of the whole race of over 300 girls and 25+ schools! She ran to a season best time of 19:08 and looked great. After that the remnants of the “Four Pack” of girls all did well. Emily Schlimm was our next finisher, then Tori Martin and freshman Meagan Murphy. After that it was a fight to be the fifth scorer with Bethany Angstadt and Emily Oliver duking it out down the stretch, with Bethany just edging her out. The course was very rugged, and many girls did quite well considering how tough it was. We had great races from Tori Blakeman again…Nicole Steinbicker, Kara Wagner, Leah Ford, Jen Center and many others. Overall, it was a great day, the team looks solid and it is shaping up to be a great season.

www.finishtiming.com has full results.

Results - Women
1 Mason 23 1 4 5 6 7 8 15
Total Time: 1:38:09.53
Average: 19:37.91
2 Dublin Scioto 81 11 14 16 18 22 49 58
Total Time: 1:43:10.40
Average: 20:38.08
3 Cin. Mother of Mercy 107 2 17 23 29 36 47 62
Total Time: 1:44:40.92
Average: 20:56.19
4 West Chester Lakota West 164 9 19 25 46 65 66 104
Total Time: 1:48:01.80
Average: 21:36.36
5 Cin. Anderson 169 10 12 44 51 52 57 70
Total Time: 1:48:17.38
Average: 21:39.48
6 Milford 181 20 24 26 55 56 60 63
Total Time: 1:48:45.66
Average: 21:45.14
7 Cin. Summit Country Day 212 27 34 41 43 67 80 114
Total Time: 1:51:21.33
Average: 22:16.27
8 Miamisburg 225 3 30 59 61 72 73 101
Total Time: 1:51:05.25
Average: 22:13.05
9 Loveland 262 13 21 48 74 106 109 113
Total Time: 1:53:12.49
Average: 22:38.50
10 Cin. Oak Hills 265 32 42 54 68 69 71 110
Total Time: 1:53:50.07
Average: 22:46.02
(Miamisburg Invitational @ Medlar View Elementary (Girls Only))
1st place  

This weekend at the Miamisuburg Invite the women of the Mason Cross Country team did very well. They were led into battle by #5 on our team, Emily Oliver. She was the top girl we ran on our team, in an effort to rest some of the others in the “four pack.”

The team won the meet with this A-/ B+ squad, who did quite well. The put 5 girls in the top 15 of the meet, and all 10 in the top 20. Next, behind Emily Oliver in a new season best of 20:05, was Bethany Angstadt. She ran well and placed just behind Emily, then came Leah Ford, a new rising star freshman who gets better and better each week. She looked great as she rolled a new season best, and the was Jen Center, the senior who is starting to really come into her own as well. The final scorer of the day, on this hot, humid day was Kara Wagner. The team also got great efforts from Katelyn Reckers and Loren Terry who ran to solid times, and placed high overall in the field as well.

Overall, it was a great team effort. The top girls got to rest some, and the others were able to step up and still win the meet in their absence. The team is shaping up quite well, and now boasting a new #1 in the State Ranking, they are brimming with confidence and ready to face all comers at next week’s Mason Invitational. The team should have some 80+ High School and Middle School teams, and we look for some of the best teams in 3 states to be ready to roll. Come out and cheer them on!

(Mason Invitational)

Top Five Teams:

1. Carmel 22

2. Mason 82

3. Beavercreek 117

4. Dublin Coffman 140

5. Sycamore 142


Saturday's girls meet was truly special. Torrential downpours the night before soaked the course, but parent teams worked tirelessly during the evening, and again starting at 5:30am to get the course ready. With 80 bags of pea gravel, hundreds of pounds of mulch, 1000s of feet of caution tape, the course was ready for the nearly 3086 runners participating at the event.

The race was loaded with talent including arch rival Beavercreek and solid teams from Sycamore, Dublin Scioto and Dublin Coffman. However, someone had the good idea to invite Carmel to town. The Mason girls ran well, but were defeated soundly by the Greyhounds from Indiana and finished 2nd overall. The Mason girl's battled from the gun, and did quite well beating the next closest team by over 30 points (BEAVERCREEK). The Lady Comets placed 3 girls in the top 15, and 4 and 5 were in the top 25 of this huge race.

The girls ran to slower than usual times, but the course was very challenging on this rainy, muddy day. Lauren Wood led the way with a solid time (19:40-9th place). After she crossed the line, the duo of Emily Schlimm and Maegan Murphy cross almost together (13th and 14th) with Tori Martin (22nd) a touch back, followed by Bethany Angstadt (24th). The girls also got good production out of Nicole Steinbicker, Tori Blakelman and Kinsey McBeath. Sydney Leiher of Beavercreek was the top ladies runner with a time of 19:02.

Top Five Teams:

1. Carmel 22

2. Mason 82

3. Beavercreek 117

4. Dublin Coffman 140

5. Sycamore 142

Overall it was a solid effort for the girls, and they look to continue the roll next week at the Cedarville Invitational.

(Cedarville Univ. Invitational )
1st place  

Saturday the Lady Comet Cross Country team ran at the Cedarville Friendship Invitational. And...they ran great! The team scored a season low, (maybe an all time low) of only 16 points! This is 1 point off perfect and a very strong showing for such a large meet. The girls took 8 of the top 10 spots, and looked great doing it claiming 1st place overall at the event.

For the first time this year we had 2 girls under 19:00, Lauren Wood and Maegan Murphy, and one very close, Emily Schlimm. Tori Martin was our 4th finisher in a respectable 19:20, and Emily Oliver rounded out our scoring in a new personal best under 20:00 for the first time in her career.

The girls ran in a close pack for quite some time, and Kinsey McBeath also mixed it up with the top 5, showing her new found fitness and great racing strength. She ultimately finished 6th for us, in her highest placing ever as a Comet! Our 7th and final displacer was Leah Ford in a new personal best, also under 20:00.

We also had big days from many other runners including Erin Brush who is coming on like a house of fire, and Tori Blakeman who continues to do great as well. Overall, the girls are running great! In fact this is the 2nd fastest team average in the last 10 years that I am aware of, and they are still ranked #1 in the state. Look for us next week to take on the best that Indiana has to offer in the Culver Academy Invitational.

(Culver (IN) Invitational)
3rd place  

The girls ran this weekend at the Culver Academy Invitational. This is an epic meet with some of the top teams from Indiana, Michigan and Ohio. The course is fast and beautiful, and the girls took advantage of the circumstances.

The team was led by Lauren Wood, and she ran to a new best time and a top 20 placing with Freshman Maegan Murphy not far behind. These two both ran new PRs and led the team to 3rd place finish behind the #2 in the country team from Carmel and the #22 team in the country, West Lafayette, IN. The team had a slew of personal bests times, and set a new Mason record with 6 girls under the 19:30 mark, and just missed our top team average time by mere tenths.

The team also had great production out of newcomer Emily Schlimm, and senior veteran Tori Martin, both of whom were in the top 35 runners overall. The big pleasant surprise of the week was from FRESHMAN, Leah Ford. Leah ran to a new PR (by 30+ seconds) and scored 5th for the Comets for the first time this year. Considering this is the #1 ranked team in Ohio, to score for this team is quite an accomplishment, and Leah just seems to get better and better each week.

Overall, the team ran great top to bottom and we even had lots of PRs in the JV race as well, with Bethany Angstadt running herself into a varsity position with a huge personal best time of 19:27!

The team moves on to the Midwest Meet of Champions next Saturday where they hope to bring home some more hardware before the Homecoming festivities.

(Midwest Meet of Champions @ Hilliard Bradley H.S.)
2nd place  

The Girls Cross Country team went to battle this weekend at the annual Midwest Meet of Champions. This meet usually features some of the best teams in Ohio, and this year was no exception. The girls had to contend with 2011 State Champions in both the D2 and D1 realms, several other top 10 teams in Ohio, and a few good up and coming teams as well.

As usual this year, the girls did quite well finishing 2nd overall. However, it was not our best outing to date. The pack got a little broken up, the team became a little bit rattled early and we took our first loss to an Ohio team this year. The team was a D2 Team and the State Champion team of 2011, the home of Lebron, St. Vincent St. Marys. It was only a 5 point loss, but a loss none the less and one we don’t like. This marks only the 4th team in Ohio that we have loss to in the last 2 years, and about the 7th or 8th in the last 3 years. This is a great record, yes, but one would like to keep unblemished for a long time to come.

Lauren Wood led all Comets with a 3rd place finish and a new personal best time, she was followed by Maegan Murphy who also ran solidly, then came Emily Schlimm, Tori Martin and Emily Oliver was our 5th and final scorer for the day.

The girls received numerous awards at this meet, including nearly sweeping the field in the Fresh / Soph race, and the Jr / Sr. race with great efforts put forth by a number of athletes.

(GMC Championships @ Sycamore HS)
1st place  

The Mason boy's and girl's cross country teams made it a "hat trick" at this weekends GMC meet.  Both programs earned their third consecutive GMC Cross Country Championship to sweep the event at Sycamore High School on Saturday.  The boy's team (30) topped second placce Oak Hills (73) by a 43 point margin while the Lady Comets (29) surged past Sycamore (87) by 58 points.  

The girls of the Mason Cross Country team had a great weekend! They ran some of their best times yet and really came together as a team.  The Comets first three girls all broke the 19:00 minute mark for the first time this year.  Mason's 4th and 5th girls were not far off.  The team was led by Lauren Wood (18:26.52) who placed 2nd overall to winner Samantha Siler (18:09.07) of Sycamore. Maegan Murphy and Leah Ford, not far behind.  Every Mason runner was named 1st Team All-GMC for the first time in girl's program history.  The girls also achieved their best team average time and look to be rolling into the post season.  Mason's 4th and 5th runners, Emily Schlimm and Emily Oliver, both ran with great passion and courage.  On a side note; Mason's 6th and 7th girls, Tori Martin and Nicole Steinbicker, would have been the 2nd girl to score on every other team in the GMC. Head Coach Chip Dobson received his third straight GMC Coach of the Year honor.  
For full results of the 2012 GMC Meet click here.  Both teams begin preparations for the OHSAA Southwest District Meet to be hosted by Mason next Saturday.  For information on the event click here.  The top 4 teams and top 16 runners advance to the Regional Meet on Saturday, October 27th at Troy. 
(OHSAA District Meet @ VOA Park)
1st place  

Mason CC Teams Sweep District

There were no surprises at the District Cross Country Championships on Saturday at Mason.  Both the Comet boy's and girls teams accomplished what they usually accomplish....win District Titles.  For the girls's it was their 4th straight District Championship, while the guys made it 5 in a row!  The top four teams advance to the Regional Meet next Saturday at Troy.  


The Mason girls Cross Country team had a great outing on Saturday. It was a home meet for the Comets and the crowd was rocking!  The football team even came out to cheer on the Comets!    The girls ran awesome and produced some great times.  Mason scored a very low 30 points to second place St. Ursula's 73 points.  The team was led by Laruen Wood who battled to 3rd place overall and a new best time of 18:19.  Next was Maegan Murphy who also battled, for 4th place and a new best time as well.  Our Senior, Captain, Tori Martin was 3rd with a season best sub 19:00 effort and a  place of6th overall.   Emily Oliver and Leah Ford rounded out our scorers and put the finishing touches on a great day at Corwin Nixon Park.   The team continues to be ranked #1 in the State, and look very strong to defend their Regional Title next week at Troy.   Come out cheer the Lady Comets on next Saturday as they battle for their 6th Regional Title in 7 years and the opportunity to advance to State. 

(OHSAA Regional Meet @ Hobart Arena (Troy, OH))
1st place  

Girls CC Defend Regional Title

Mason Girls Cross Country won another Regional Title on Saturday with an outstanding performance.  The Lady Comets finished 5 of their runners in the top 16 (previous best was three), each of whom received a regional medal and qualified for next Saturday’s State Meet.  As a team it marks the Comets 4th Regional Title in a row and sixth in the past seven years. The team was so dominate that they would have actually won the race if they hadn’t raced their first two girls and used our 6 and 7 girls as our #4 and #5 (or just scored all 7 of their runners). This is truly remarkable and something to be very proud of as a team unit.  The team did this all without their normal #4 / 5 runner, Emily Oliver, who has an injury at this time.  The other girls on the team took the challenge, stepped up, and did what needed to be done to win another title. 

The last Saturday in October at the Troy Cross Country course can be one of the best places you could ever be as an XC fan, coach or athlete.  The environment is truly electric and the course is one of the best for spectators.  The team’s scoring goal for the meet was under 60.  The Comets did much better scoring a very low 44, which is one of the best recorded at Troy in a long time for a girls Division 1 team.  Centerville (94) was second as a team followed by Springboro (134).  Click here for more information on all the team finishes.

Mason’s first scorer was Lauren Wood, who battled it out with the State’s best and placed 5th overall in a loaded field.  Next came freshman superstar Maegan Murphy who was not far behind in 8thplace.  Emily Schlimm was next for Mason, who in a huge breakout race, went sub 19:00 for the first time this year placing 13th.   Just behind Emily were Tori Martin and Leah Ford.   The team had their best-ever average team time, (18:50) and looked great doing it.  Mason’s two displacers in 6th and 7thwere Nicole Steinbicker and Bethany Angstadt, both of whom had great races, and did their part in this team effort.  

The Mason Girls were truly awesome! The teams is excited and primed for next Saturdays State Championships at National Trails Raceway.

11/3 OHSAA State Championshiops @ National Trails Raceway 1st place  

Girls CC Leave No Doubt
They Are Ohio's Best!

Mason won its first girls cross country championship, taking home the Division I team trophy by a stunning 100 point margin over second place Centerville. The race was pretty much over after the first mile. After the 2 mile mark, the teams was in a great place with a significant lead. Mason's 5-7 runners were all in the top 40, which is very rare at a state meet. The team ran “lights out” with every girl on the team setting a new personal best, with some dropping as much as 25 seconds on a blazing fast course.

The Comets placed their top five runners in the top 26 overall and had an average time of 18:24. According to Ohio High School Athletic Association officials, that is the fastest average time for a state championship team. Mason’s 42 points is the fourth-lowest winning point total in the 35-year history of the girls’ state meet. Magnificat won the Division I title in 2009 with 28 points, while Upper Arlington (Class AAA, 1978) and Chardon (Class A-AA, 1979) each had 35 points in their championship runs. Mason was second two years ago and was third last year, missing a championship by five points and losing out on second place on a tiebreaker.
Mason was led by Lauren Wood (4th) with Maegan Murphy (13th) not far behind. After that came Tori Martin (17th ) and Emily Schilmm (23rd) then Mason's fifth and final scorer, Leah Ford (26th). Ford ran most the race with only one shoe. Wood, Murphy, Martin and Schlimm were each named All-Ohio. (top 25).

The Comets also had the best 6-7 racers with Emily Oliver and Nicole Steinbicker posting season best times. The duo was better than most team’s #2 or #3 girls. It was a display of total domination by the Comets.

"The girls ran with great passion and fire, and I could not be more proud of them," said Mason head coach Chip Dobson. "Being the favorite going in was fun, but scary."

Dobson becomes the first Cincinnati-area coach to lead two schools to a state championships; he coached Taylor to Division II titles in 2002 and 2004 and a runner-up finish in 2003.

Four of the seven Mason girls earned Academic All Ohio. In addition, Tori Marin and Lauren Wood, will most likely be selected to the prestigious Mid East Championship team, a showcase of the best Ohio seniors racing against 4 other states from around the region.


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Mason Highlights
8/24 Springboro lost 10-7 0-1 0-0

Mason fell to Springboro by a score of 10-7 in their season opener on Friday evening. A 37-yard field goal by Springboro with 4:16 left in the 3rd quarter was all the scoring needed in the 2nd half.

The Comets tied the score at the end of the first half on a 31 yard pass from Joey Thomas to Rodney Hutchinson. That was all the points the Comet offence generated (201 total yards). Darryl Johnson had a good night, rushing 101 yards on 24 carries. Hutchinson was 8-15 passing for 88 yards.

Mason will travel to Lancaster next Friday, August 31st.

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8/31 @ Lancaster won 20-6 1-1 0-0

The Comet Football team traveled to Lancaster on Friday, Au. 31 and returned home their first "W" of the season. The Gales fell to the Comets by a score of 20-6 as the Mason offense rolled up 321 yards of total offense and help Lancaster to just 200.

Mason senior RB Darryl Johnson had a big night rushing for 202 yards (31 carries) and scoring all three of the Comet TD's. Mason QB Rodney Hutchinson was 4-8 passing for 91 yards. The Comet defense kept Lancaster out of the end zone allowing only 2 field goals.

Next up for Mason is Glen Este, Friday night Sept. 8th.

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9/7 Glen Este won 27-3 2-1 0-0

The Comets (1-1) welcomed the Glen Este (0-2) to Atrium Stadium on Friday, Sept., 7th. Mason was playing, in their final non-conference affair of the young season. Thanks to inclement weather it took the Comets two nights to notch a smashing 27-3 victory over the Trojans.

With less than 6 minutes left in the first quarter and no score a lengthy lightening delay sent both teams to the locker rooms. Athletic and game officials determined to postpone the game to Saturday evening at 6:30 pm.

Approximately 22 hours later the game resumed with 5:48 left in the first quarter and Glen Este in possession of the ball on their own 44 yard line. The first quarter ended with neither team able to score.

The second quarter had a lot more offense from both teams. Mason got on the board with 5:35 left in the 1st half when QB Rodney Hutchinson hit Joseph Thomas with a 42-yard TD pass putting the Comets in front 7-0. The Mason defense stopped a Glen Este drive deep in their own territory late in the second quarter. With 38 seconds remaining senior Darryl Johnson raced 66 yards into the end zone giving Mason a 13-0 lead. After a long kickoff return, Glen Este managed a 43 yard field goal to end the half (13-3).

Johnson ran for his second TD of the evening on a 22-yard scamper with 3:35 left in the 3rd quarter (20-3). He made it a "hat trick" on the night with a 42 yard jaunt with less than 3 minutes gone in the 4th quarter (27-3).

The Mason offense rolled up 325 yards of total offense with Johnson rushing for 209 yards by himself along with his three touchdowns.
Next week the Comets start their GMC schedule when they visit the Lakota West Firebirds.

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9/14 @ Lakota West lost 30-13 2-2 0-1

Mason fell to Lakota West last Friday in their GMC opener by a final score of 30-13. The Comets were held to just four first downs through the first three quarters. Mason committed three turnovers plus had one punt blocked and a bad snap on another punt that led directly to 23 points for Lakota West. 

Lakota West led just 10-0 at halftime despite its decided advantages in turnovers and field position. Darryl Johnson was leading the GMC with 543 yards rushing coming into the game but was held to 98 yards on 24 carries.

Next up Mason hosts Hamilton on Friday, Sept. 21st.

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9/21 Hamilton won 35-14 3-2 1-1

Comets Down Big Blue

In another two-day affair the Comets completed a 35-14 victory over Hamilton this past Friday and Saturday. For the second time this season inclement weather forced a suspension of Friday's game that was completed on Saturday morning. Mason led 35-7 at the early morning restart.

The Comets rushed for 241 yards with Darryl Johnson gaining 182 on 32 carries. Sophomore quarterback Rodney Hutchinson also had a big night for the Comets. Hutchinson completed 15 of 17 passing attempts for 260 yards and two touchdowns.  Adam Osika was on the receiving end of the two Hutchinson touchdown throws.

Next Friday night is Homecoming when the Comets clash with the Colerain Cardinals. Mason will attempt to move on its 3-2 season record. The Cardinals enter the match with a 5-0 record after their 28-21 league win over Sycamore.


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9/28 Colerain lost 35-0 3-3 1-2

The Comets fell to powerful Colerain last Friday night by a score of 35-0. Mason trailed 14-0 at the half. A costly turnover early in the third quarter kept the Comets out of the end zone and staying in the contest wtih the Cardinals. Junior QB Jensen Harris passed for 100 yards, while senior RB Darryl Johnson rushed for 78 yards on 19 carries.

Mason goes to 3-3 on the season and 1-2 in the GMC. They will visit Fairfield next Friday.

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10/5 @ Fairfield won 55-13 4-3 2-2

The Comets traveled to Fairfield last Friday where they wallopped the Indians by a final score of 55-13. With the win Mason's goes to 2-2 in the GMC and 4-3 overall with three games remaining in the regular season (East, Princeton, Sycamore). Junior Cameron Gunnels put Mason on the board early in the first quarter returning a Fairfield punt 90 yards for a TD and a 7-0 Comet lead. Gunnels punt return ties Jeff Long's 1973 90-yard mark.

The offense generated 434 total yards while the defense held Fairfield to 233. The score was 35-6 at the half. Individual highlights included; QB Jensen Harris completed 6/8 passes for 204 yards and 3 TD's, Darryl Johnson rushed for 144 yards and 1 TD.

Next up Mason hosts Lakota East for their final home game of 2012.

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10/12 Lakota East won 28-13 5-3 3-2

The Mason Football team defeated Lakota East last Friday by a score of 28-13. the Comets rolled up 429 yards of total offense on senior night at Atrium Stadium. The defense shut out the high powered Thunderhawk defense in the 2nd half while the offense put two TD's on the scoreboard.

Senior RB Darryl Johnson rushed for 229 yards on 33 carries and scored a couple of TD's. Junior QB Jensen Harris was 12-16 passing for 174 yards and two touchdowns. Receiver Adam Osika caught 7 passes for 97 yards and TD. Mason's Jalen Mayo also added a receiving TD on a 12-yard pass from Harris in the 1st half.

While East's standout runner Will Mahone rushed for 138 yards, the Comet defense allowed a total of only 22 yards to the rest of the East offense. Mason is now 5-3 overall and 3-2 in the GMC. They travel to Princeton this coming Friday night.

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10/19 @ Princeton won 28-17 6-3 4-2 Mason defeated Princeton last Friday night by a score of 28-17. The Comets did all their scoring in the first half and held on for the win. Senior Darryl Johnson scored all four Mason TD's, rushing for 191 yards on 37 carries.
The win advances the Comets season record to 6-3 overall and 4-2 in the GMC. The team has a chance to match last year's 7-3 finish with a win this Friday night in the "Battle of the Sky" at Sycamore High School The Aves need a win to keep their playoff hopes alive.

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10/26 @ Sycamore lost 42-33 6-4 4-3 The 2012 Football season came to a close last Friday night. Mason fell to Sycamore by a score of 42-23. The Comets end their season at 6-4 overall and 4-3 in the GMC (5th place). Junior QB, Jensen Harris, passed for 230 yards and 2 TD's in the contest. Senior Darryl Johnson ended his career at Mason with 102 yards rushing on 20 carries and 1 TD.

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Boys Golf
Team Placings
Other Comet Scores
Match Record
Event Notes
8/14 Warrior Invite 1st place       Comet Boy's Set Record At Warrior Invite

The Mason Comet Boy's Golf Team 2012 season is off to a strong start. Tuesday, August 14th at the Lebanon Warrior Invitational, the Comet Varsity White squad shot a team score of 289 at Shaker Run Golf Course establishing a new Mason boy's golf record.

Leading the way for Mason was tournament medalist sophomore Scott Purvis. Purvis shot a blistering 4-under par 68. Senior Alex Ebel chipped in with a 2-under par 70. Other scores included; Mike Kingsolver 75 and Brian King 76.
8/15 Fairfiled Invite          
8/16 Anderson Invite 1st place      

The team followed up their Warrior victory with a 1st place finish at the Anderson Invitational on Thursday. The Comets shot a team score of 305 at Legendary Run Golf Course. Mason scores; Bryan King 75, Scott Purvis 75, PJ Green 76, Alex Ebel 79 and Mike Kingsolver 79.

Next up the Comets play in the Alter Invitational on Monday, August 20th

Alter H.S. (Alter Invitational @ Moraine C.C.)
3rd place      

Another solid round from Mason White @ the Alter Invitational held at the historic and difficult Moraine Country Club on Monday, Aug. 20th.

The team tied for 3rd shooting a 311. They finished one shot behind Bishop Watterson, from Columbus, who posted a 310 and 5 behind St. Xavier with a 305. 

Mason White's Alex Ebel held the low round for the team with a 76. He was followed by senior PJ Greene and sophomore Scott Purvis with 78's. Bryan King posted a 79. 

Mason Invitational @ Shaker Run G.C.)
1st place      

Boys Golf Wins Own Invite!

The Mason Boy's Golf Team were not very friendly hosts on Tuesday, winning their own event, (Mason Invitational) over a field of talented teams. Mason scored a team total of 331 versus runnerup, Springboro, score of 336. St. Xavier (337)was third overall and Lakota East fourth (344).

Alex Ebel led the Comets with a 78. Other Mason scores: Bryan King (80), Scott Purvis (85) and Eric Swayer (88).

Next Event is Saturday @ Weatherwax both A & B will be playing Middletown Invitational.

Middletown H.S. (Middletown Invitational @ Weatherwax G.C.)
1st place      

Boys Golf Team earned another win at the Middletown Invitational! on Saturday at Weatherwx. The Comets totaled a team score of 304. PJ Greene was the overall medalist with a 71. See scores below:

PJ Greene: 71 *Medalist 
Alex Ebel: 76 *5th lowest 
Scott Purvis: 78
Bryan King: 79
Brandon Hack: 79

Next up Mason plays LaSalle at Clovernook on Monday, Aug. 27th.

LaSalle H.S. (LaSalle Invitational @ Clovernook G.C.)
2nd place      

What a great day for Mason Golf!

Mason White had another impressive day at the "rain delayed" LaSalle
Invitational on Monday, held at the enchanting and tricky Clovernook CC. The team
totaled 303 and took second place out of twelve teams. Fantastic
rounds from Alex Ebel with a 72 and Brandon Hack 75, Eric Swoyer 77 &
PJ Greene with a 79 positioned the Comets into a strong finish!

TOP 5 Teams:
1: Xavier 296
2:MASON 303
3:LaSalle 312.
4:Moeller 317
5:Springboro 318

Mason Green vs Lakota East @ Shaker Run Golf Club
Mason: 159
Lakota East: 170
Mason top performers:
Senior Austin Hilbrnads with a 38, Junior Jack Walters with a 39,
Junior Justin Wise 40 & Sophomore Dylan Bryan with a 42!

Tecumseh Invitational Saturday, Aug. 25th @ Windy Knoll
(Mix of Varsity B and JV) Freshman Zach Rudy and Jr. Justin Wise both with 81!
We took 3rd out of 22 teams!

Next up Mason White is at Shaker Run for a match with St. Xavier on Tuesday, Sept. 4th.


Lakota West/Turpin

(Shaker Run G.C.)

Mason 161

Lakota West 172

Turpin 178

Scott Purvis 38    

The Mason Varsity White Golf team earned a Thursday night win over Turpin and Lakota West. Scott Purvis posted the low score with at 38 followed by PJ Greene with a 39 on Shaker Run Golf Club Lakeside! Way. Team scores below:

Mason 161
Lakota West 172
Turpin 178

Next up Mason will play St. Xavier HS at Shaker Run on Tuesday, Sept. 4th.

St. Xavier H.S. (Shaker Run G.C.)

Mason 153

St. X 157


The Comet Boy's Golf team defeated St. Xavier on Tuesday by a score of 153-157 at Shaker Run Golf Course. Leading the way for Mason was PJ Greene with a 36. Other Comet scores below:

PJ Greene...............36
Eric Swoyer.............42
Bryan King...............36
Brandon Hack.........42
Scott Purvis.............39
Michael Kingsolver.43

Next up Mason participates in the Steve Flesch Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 8th.

Steve Flesch Invitational @ Boone Links G.C.)
Mason 322       Alex Ebel 80
PJ Greene 84
Scott Purvis 82
Bryan King 87
Brandon Hack 86
Hamilton H.S. (Shaker Run G.C.)

Mason 171

Hamilton 212


Mason defeated Hamilton on Tuesday, Sept. 11th shooting 171 vs. 212 on Shaker Run Meadows from the tips. Jake Waugh had the low 9 with a 42.

Tomorrow Mason white plays Lakota East and Mason Green plays Fairfield.

Lakota East H.S. (Weatherwax G.C.)


Lakota East 159

Lakota West 162


Good work by the COMETS shooting a 2 overpar total of (146) in their victory over both Lakota East (159) and Lakota West (162) on Wednesday afternoon! GREAT rounds by Scott Purvis (35) Brandon Hack (36) and Bryan King (37). Congrats to PJ Greene (38) for earning the #1 spot for the GMC Championships scheduled for next Wednesday and Friday at Weatherwax.


Next up Mason partcipates in the Hadley Invite on Saturday, Sept. 15th.

Hadley Invitational @ Weatherwax G.C.)
1st place      

The Comets win the Hadliey Invitaitonal on Saturday with a team score of 311 on a very tough course setup at Weatherwax Golf Course Mason was first out of 35 Division 1 teams at the event. No other info available at time of publication.

Next up are the boy's GMC Championships back at Weatherwax this Wednesday and Friday.

9/19, 9/21
GMC Championships @ Weatherwax G.C.)
1st place      

It was All-Mason at this years GMC Championships that concluded at Weatherwax Golf Course on Friday, Sept. 21st. The Comets boys captured their first GMC Golf title.

The boy's shot a team score of 614 topping second place Oak Hills and Lakota West by 23 strokes. Lakota East and Sycamore rounded out the tourney top 5 teams. Mason's win broke a string of three consecutive seasons of second place finishes at the event (2011, 2010 and 2009).

Mason was led by senior Alex Ebel's two-day total of 149 (74-75). Alex was one stroke shy of senior Lakota West medalist, Marshal Stretch's 148. Other Comet scores below:

Brandon Hack 151, Scott Purvis 158, Bryan King 161, Eric Swoyer 161, and PJ Greene 165.

Mason is back in action on Saturday, Sept. 25th at the Bishop Waterson Invite. Upcoming are the OHSAA Sectional Championships on Tuesday, Oct. 2nd.

(Shaker Run G.C.)





On Tuesday, Mason participated in a tri-meet with LaSalle and Purcell. See scores below:




Individual scoring below:

Medalist: Alex Ebel....36
Scott Purvis..............41
Brian King................38
Brandon Hack..........38
Eric Swoyer..............46
Michael Kingsolver....47

Mason is back in action on Saturday, Sept. 29th at the Bishop Waterson Invite. Upcoming are the OHSAA Sectional Championships on Tuesday, Oct. 2nd.

Bishop Watterson HS (Bishop Watterson @ Clover Valley )
3rd place      

The Mason boy's golf team fiinished 3rd overall (299) at the Bishop Watterson Invitational this past Saturday. Centerville (287) won the event followed by Upper Arlingtion (288). Mason scores below:


"I am very happy with this showing," said head coach Tim Lambert." Thrid out of 26 teams in a strong field is wonderful."

Next up for the Comets is the OHSAA Sectionals at Glenview on Tuesday, October 2nd.

OHSAA Sectional Tournament @ Glenview G.C.)

2nd place

1 Moeller*** 291 District Qualifier

2 Mason*** 302 District Qualifier

3 Lakota East*** 306 District Qualifier

4 Loveland*** 308 District Qualifier


The Mason boy's golf team finished 2nd at Tuesday's OHSAA Southwest Sectional tournament at Glenviewl. The Comets fiinshed with a team score of 302. Moeller was the overall winner with a team score of 291. Lakota East (306) and Loveland (308) rounded out the top four. Below are individual Mason scores from yesterday's competition:

Alex Ebel Sr 36 38 74

P J Greene Sr 39 41 80

Scott Purvis So 34 39 73 (5th overall)

Bryan King Sr 41 39 80

Brandon Hack Sr 38 37 75

The top four teams advance to the Division 1 Soutwest District Championships to be held at Weatherwax Golf Course on Thursday, October 11th. District will qualify three (3) teams and the three (3) individual low scorers not on a qualifying team to the State Tournament, October 19-20, 2012.

OHSAA District Tournament @ Weatherwax G.C.)
1st place       The Mason boys fought off cold temperatures and high winds to secure it's first ever District Championship, firing a strong "300" to defeat Centerville by 9 and Moeller 13. Alex Ebel, Bryan King and Brandon Hack all carded scores of 74 for second place totals. Bryan King won the runner up honors in a playoff concluded in three holes with a birdie 3 on Woodside #9. PJ Greene recovered from a four consecutive bogey start to fire a nice 78. Sophomore Scott Purvis shot an 82, rounding out the squad's scoring. The boy's finished 7th overall in 2011.

"From our first team meetings I told the boys we were going to STATE, period," said Mason 2nd year head coach Tim Lambert. I told the team that "300" was our scoring goal and when we shot it we would be STATE bound. I believed in their ability and we worked hard to achieve the goals we set for ourselves. They earned this and have laid the groundwork for the programs future and their legacy. I am proud of them."
10/19, 10/20
OHSAA State Tournament @ OSU Scarlet Course)
10th place       The Boy's Golf team finished their 2012 season at the OHSAA State Golf Tournament on Friday and Saturday, October 19 & 20 at Ohio State University’s Scarlet Course. The boys shot a 2-day score of 676 (336/day 1 and 340/day 2) to finish in 10th place overall. The Boys Division I overall Champion was Dublin Jerome High School. This was the first Boys OHSAA State Tournament Team appearance in the history of Mason High School.

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Girls Golf
Team Placings
Other Comet Scores
Match Record
Event Notes
Sycamore H.S. (Hamilton Elks GC)



Quinn Atkinson was the medalist scoring a 40 at Hamilton     The girls won their first MATCH of the season over Sycamore at Hamilton Elks. Mason (165) v. Sycamore (170).
Quinn Atkinson was medalist with a 40.
Villa Madonna (Kenton County (KY) Golf Course)
5th place       Mason “A” team finished 5th on the Willows course at Kenton County Golf Club. Morgan Schaffer shot an 83 to finish 10th overall in the
Villa Madonna Invitational.
(Gahanna Golf Invitational @ Jefferson CC)
3rd       The Lady Comets finished 3rd at the Gahanna Invite on Tuesday, Aug. 14th. Katie Tomassoni shot a 79, finishing in 6th place overall.
(Sycamore Invit. @ Walden Ponds)
1st place       Mason Girls Golf team won 1st place (327) over Ursuline (336) at the Sycamore Invitational played at Walden Pond. Quinn Atkinson had the
second lowest score in the tournament with a 78.
(Middletown Invit. @ Weatherwax GC)
1st [;ace      

The Comet Lady linksters won the Middletown Invitational on Wednesday, Aug. 15th with a team score of 313. Macy was 3rd place overall with a 76 (including an eagle), Miranda was 4th place with a 77, and Tara was 6th place with a 79. Katie rounded up the top 10 with her 81

Mason B Team--Congrats to Carson for her first birdie and to happen in her first high school tournament

(Pickerington North Golf Invitational @ Turnberry GC)
4th place      

The Mason girls golf team finished 4th overall at the Pickerington North Golf Invitational on Aug. 17th. See individual scoring below:

Tara Leibert   74  Macy Hubbard   82 Morgan Schaffer   81    Katie Tomassoni   90 Miranda Dubler  83    Rachel Vossman     85

Next up Mason is at Walden Ponds on Aug. 27th.


Mason 166

St. Ursula 167

CHCA 286


Mason (166) defeated St. Ursula (167) and CHCA (245) at the TPC meet on Tuesday, August 21st. Tara Liebert led the Lady Comets with a 38.

Next match is at Walden Ponds on Monday, August 27th, against Princeton, Fairfield, and MND.


Quad Match

(Walden Ponds GC)

Princeton 239
Tara Liebert 34    

Mason had a quad match with Fairfield, Mt. Notre Dame, and Princeton on August 27th. Mason won with a score of 154, their best team scored of the year so far.

Princeton 239

The medalist was senior Tara Liebert with a two under round of 34. Quinn Atkinson shot a 38 to be runner up medalist. Next up Mason will play Middletown on Wednesday, Aug. 29th.

Middletown H.S. (Weatherwax GC)
  Tara Liebert 38    

On August 29th Mason played Middletown at Weatherwax and won with a score of 159 -- Middletown 254. Tara Liebert was the medalist of the match with a 2 over round of 38. Macy Hubbard was runner-up with a 39. The Comets match record is 7-0.

Next up Mason plays a dual match at Four Bridges on Thursday, Sept. 6.

(Four Bridges GC)

Mason 150

East 184

West 209

Tara Liebert 3-under 33    

On September 6, Mason played against Lakota East and West at Four Bridges Country Club. It was a fun day of golf. Mason won with an overall score of 150 while East was 184 and West 209. Tara Liebert led the comets with a 3-under par round of 33. This was a personal best for Tara. Miranda Dubler was runner-up with a one-over par round of 37. Rachel Vossman also posted a solid round of 39. This team score was a season best for the Comets.

Next up Mason plays at the Dublin Jerome Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 8th.

Dublin Jerome (Dublin Jerome Invit. @ Tartan Fields)
2nd place (tie)      

Mason Girls competed in the Dublin Jerome Celtic Invitational on September 8th in Columbus. The Comets finished in a tie for 2nd place, but by taking the 5th score, Mason finished 2nd with a score of 329. Dublin Jerome was first by two shots with a 327.

Tara Liebert led the comets with a top 5 finish of 78. Morgan Schaffer was second for the team with an 81. Mason competes today against Kings and Oak Hills at Walden Ponds.

(Crooked Tree G.C.)

Mason 149

Kings 177

Oak Hills 179

Tara Liebert 33    

On Monday September 10th, Mason defeated Kings and Oak Hills at Walden Ponds by shooting a season best score of 149. Kings finished 2nd with a 177 and Oak Hills 3rd with a 179. Tara Liebert earned another medalist award by shooting another 33 (3-under par). Quinn Atkinson was runner-up with a one-over round of 37. Congratulations to Quinn for having her first eagle by holing out a 108 yard shot. Hannah Bennie shot a very solid round of 39 to help with the Comets win.

Next up Mason plays Ursuline on Wednesday, Sept. 12th.

Ursuline Academy (Heritage Club GC)

Mason 160

Ursuline 177


Mason ended their regular season with a win over undefeated Ursuline Academy on Wednesday. Mason shot a 160 and Ursuline had a 177 at Heritage. Tara Liebert led the Comets with an even-par round of 36. The Comets ended their regular season with a 12-0 record.

The GMC Tournament is next week on the 18th and 21st at Weatherwax.

Middletown H.S. (GMC Championships @ Weatherwax GC)

After Tuesdays first round of play, the Comet ladies are currently in first place going into todays final round at the GMC Championships at Weatherwax.

Next up Mason will play St. Angela Merici at Walden Ponds on Saturday, Sept. 22nd.

Middletown H.S. (GMC Championships @ Weatherwax GC)
1st place      

The Lady Comets earned a fourth conference championship (6 seasons in GMC) with a 1st place finsih at the GMC Championships on Saturday.

For the Lady Comets the margin of victory was 36 strokes over 2nd place Sycamore (last years defending champion). East, Oak Hills and Fairfield completed the top 5. Senior Tara Liebert led the girls with a combined two-day score of 148. Mason had five girls finish in the top 10. Other scores below:

Quinn Atkinson 160, Morgan Schaffer 165, Miranda Dubler 165, Rachel Vossman 170 and Macy Hubbard 173.

Upcoming are the OHSAA Sectional Championships on Monday, Oct. 1st.

10/1 OHSAA Sectionals 1st place      

Lady Comet Golf Team Advances in the Post Season

The Mason Girl's Golf Team added another championship trophy to their 2012 collection, winning the OHSAA Southwest District Sectional on Monday at Walden Ponds Golf Course.  The Lady Comets (312) bested second place St. Ursula (345) by 33 shots.  Seton (355) finished third, followed by Lakota East (359).  Mason finished third overall at last years sectional event.  The top four teams earn the privilege of advancing to the District Championships..  In addition to their recent GMC Championship, the team has placed first at the Sycamore and Middletown Invitationals.  Individual Sectional scores below:

Tara Liebert  74

Miranda Dubler 75

Macy Hubbard 79

Quinn Atkinson 84

Morgan Schaffer 86

Mason will play in the District Championships at Weatherwax Golf Course on Thursday, October 11th. The District will qualify three (3) teams and the three (3) individual low scorers not on a qualifying team to the State Tournament, October 19-20, 2012.

10/11 OHSAA District Championships @ Weatherwax 1st place       The Lady Comets Golf team earned their first District Titles since the 2008 season, shooting a 338 over 2nd place Ursuline's 352. Comet junior Miranda Dubler, a first-year varsity player, shot 38 on the front nine and carded a score of 6-over-par 78 on the par-72, 5,660-yard layout covering the Meadows and Valley View courses. Her score was good for second overall following a playoff against Oak Hills’ Mackenzie Laumann (78), who finished third and qualified for state as an individual. Mason senior Tara Liebert was next for Mason with an 82. She had two birdies and shot 38 on the back nine.

"The team played through tough conditions and grinded it out," said 1st year head coach Karen Binzel. "The girls met another one of their goals and we are excited to get back to Columbus." The Comets finished 4th in the tourney last year. The Comets will be looking to win their fourth State Championship (2008, 2009, 2010) next weekend in Columbus.

The top three district teams and the top three district individual low scorers, not on a qualifying team, advance to the OHSAA State Tournament at the OSU Scarlet and Gray Coures on October 19-20, 2012. For more results on the district championships click here.
10/19-10/20 State Championships Columbus, Ohio 5th place      

The Mason girls golf team finished 5th overall at this past weekends State Championships.

The Comets shot a 323 the first day and a 328 the second day. The girls played 2 steady rounds of golf. "The second day’s conditions were much tougher so I am very proud of the girls and their efforts to play well," said head coach Karen Binzel.

Miranda Dubler shot a 78 the first day which was team best for the day. Tara Liebert shot a 78 the second day. All season, the girls played consistently well and continued this at State.

"While we did not have very low scores, we didn’t have high scores either," said Binzel. "We are looking forward to returning to State in 2013."
The Girls Division I overall champion was Dublin Jerome High School. This was Mason's fifth girls OHSAA State Tournament Team appearance in the history of the program.

For complete results of the tournament click here.


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Boys Soccer





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

The 2012 Comet boy's soccer team opened their season with a solid 3-0 shutout effort against Springboro on Thursday, August 23rd. See below for stats:

Goals: Jack Clark 2, Connor Bauer
Assists: Connor Bauer 2, Eric Liddell
Shutout: Pedro Diaz 3 saves, Spencer Parrish 3 saves

Next up Mason visits Loveland on Saturday, Aug. 25th.

8/25 @ Loveland lost 2-1 1-1 0-0 The boys soccer team suffered a loss to Loveland on Saturday by a score of 2-1. Next up Mason will host St. Xavier on Tuesday, Sept. 4th.
9/4 St. Xavier won 3-0 2-1 0-0

Mason shutout one of Cincy's top teams on Tuesday, Sept. 4th with a 3-0 defeat of St. Xavier. Less than two minutes into the first half Mason got on the board with a goal from Jack Clark. Later Noah Zelkind and Sam Conkwright added goals. Assists were dished out by Michael Marino and Connor Bauer. Pedro Diaz played flawlessly in goal with 7 saves.

Next up Mason is home against Hamilton on Thursday, August 6rh.

9/6 Hamilton won 9-0 3-1 1-0

The boy's soccer team opened GMC play on Thursday with a 9-0 blasting of visiting Hamilton. See scoring details below:

Goals: Jack Clark, Sam Conkwright, John Gast, Noah Zelkind, Michael Marino, Connor Bauer, Brady Daulton, Zach Lust, Rob Bramwell.
Shutout: Pedro Diaz 1 save, Spencer Parrish 1 save.

Next up Mason hosts Centerville at 2:00 pm on Saturday, Sept. 8th.

9/8 Centerville lost 1-0 3-2 1-0

The Boy's Soccer team dropped a hard fought match on Saturday to the State's #2 ranked tea, the Centerville Elks, by a final score of 1-0. The Elks what proved to be the only score of the game at the 20 minute mark in the first half. The Comets were held to very few offiensive opportunites during the half, but also displayed a tough stingy defense of their own.

Next up Mason is at Sycamore on Tuesday, Sept. 11.

9/11 @ Sycamore won 1-0 4-2 2-0

The boys soccer team got a big 1-0 win over Sycamore on Tuesday, Sept. 11. Jack Clark scored the lone goal while keeper Pedro Diaz kept the Aves out of the net with 7 saves. Noah Zelkind assisted on Clark's goal.

Next up the Comets visit Princeton on Thursday.


9/13 @ Princeton won 6-0 5-2 3-0

Mason boys soccer defeated Princeton on Thursday night by a score of 6-0. See summary below:

Goals: Noah Zelkind 2, Connor Bauer, Sam Conkwright, Jack Clark, Marcin Zubrowski
Assists: Jack Clark 2, Josh Greenfield 2, Sam Conkwright
Shutout: Pedro Diaz 1 save, Spencer Parrish 2 saves

The Comets record goes to 5-2 overall and 3-0 in the GMC. Next up they will host Fairmont on Saturday, Sept. 15th.

9/15 Fairmont won 7-1 6-2 3-0

The boys soccer team continued their winning ways with a 7-1 rout of Kettering Fairmont on Saturday. See summary below:

Goals: Connor Bauer 2, Jack Clark, Sam Conkright, Conner Couchot, Chris Roman, David Matthias

The Comets advance to 6-2 overall and host Colerain on Tuesday, Sept. 18th.

9/18 Colerain won 4-1 7-2 4-0

The Mason boy's soccer team stays undefeated with a 4-1 win over Colerain on Tuesday night. The Comets are 4-0 in the conference, tied with Lakota West. Mason is 7-2 overall. See summary below:

Goals: Jack Clark 2, Josh Grant, Connor Bauer
Assists: Connor Bauer, Josh Greenfield, Caleb Griffith, Michael Marino

Next up the Comets visit Middletown on Thursday, Sept. 20th.

9/20 @ Middletown won 8-0 8-2 5-0

Mason sits on top of the GMC standings at 5-0 (8-2 overall) after a 8-0 drubbing of Middletown on Thursday evening. Lakota West is close behind with a 4-0-1 conference mark. See summary below:

Goals: Chris Roman 2, Jack Clark, Connor Bauer, Josh Greenfield, J.J. Iroh, Harry Taylor, David Matthias
Shutout: Pedro Diaz 1 save, Spencer Parrish 1 save

Next up the Comets visit Milford on Saturday, Sept. 22nd.


9/22 @ Milford won 6-0 9-2 5-0

Mason shutout Milford on Saturday by a score of 6-0. Next up they have a big GMC match at Fairfield on Thursday, Sept. 27th. The Comets are 5-0 in the GMC and 9-2 overall.

Goals: Jack Clark 3, Connor Bauer, Josh Grant, Noah Zelkind
Assists: Noah Zelkind, Michael Marino, Conner Couchot
Shutout: Pedro Diaz 1 save, Spencer Parrish 2 saves

9/27 @ Fairfield won 2-0 10-2 6-0

Boys Soccer Stays On Top in GMC Race

Thursday night the Mason boy's soccer team got a big GMC win against Fairfield by a score of 2-0. The win keeps them undefeated in the conference (6-0) with a 10-2 overall record. See scoring summary below:

Goals: Jack Clark, Noah Zelkind
Assists: Harry Taylor, Brady Daulton
Shutout: Pedro Diaz 6 saves

Next up Mason hosts Oak Hills on Tuesday, Oct. 2nd.

10/2 Oak Hills won 3-0 11-2 7-0

The Comet boy's soccer team took another important step in the GMC last night with a tough 3-0 win over visiting Oak Hills. All of Mason's goals came in the 2nd half. See scoring below:

Goals: Michael Marino, Noah Zelkind, Jack Clark
Assists: Noah Zelkind 2, Michael Marino, Josh Greenfield
Shutout: Pedro Diaz 5 saves

Next up Mason has a GMC matchup with Lakota West (11-2, 5-0-1 GMC) at home on Thursday evening. The Firebirds are currently in second place in the conference behind the 7-0 Comets. Come out and support the team in this crucial GMC contest. JV 5:00 pm Varsity 7:00 pm.

10/4 Lakota West won 4-2 12-2 8-0
Second Half Scoring Blitz
Earns 3rd GMC Crown For Comets

The Mason Boy's Soccer Team used a second half scoring surge on Thursday night to defeat No. 1 ranked Lakota West 4-2 and secure their 3rd conference title in the past six years (2007,09,12).  The Firebirds (5-1-1) were the reigning GMC champions and entered last nights contest with an undefeated GMC record as did the No. 2 ranked Comets (8-0).  Both teams now have only one league match remaining assuring Mason of the title.  

"I am very proud of our team and extremely happy for our players, especially the seniors, who have worked very hard for a long time," said Mason head coach Paul Reedy.  "Last night was a great reward as we were able to win the GMC Championship on our home field against one of our biggest rivals." 

The first half saw West dominate play early on at their end of the field.  At the 21 minute mark though, Mason's Connor Bauer scored the games first goal on a header off a corner kick.  West tied things up with 3:33 left in the half.  The Comets opened the second half with two quick goals by Noah Zelkind (41:30) followed by a goal off Jack Clark's (42:40) foot almost a minute later.  Connor Bauer made it 4-1 at 47:30 and the rout was on.  West scored the games final goal in the last two minutes of the game.  Mason got assists from Noah Zelkind 2, Harry Taylor, and Josh Greenfield.  Keeper Pedro Diaz was solid in goal as usual.  

Said Reedy, "On behalf of the players, I would like to thank all of the fans who were there last night to provide tremendous support and particularly the students who joined our team in celebration."

Mason will finish their GMC schedule at Lakota East next Tuesday night and conclude the regular season on Thursday, Oct. 11th at Lebanon.  The Comets are currently 12-2 overall.
10/9 @ Lakota East won 1-0 13-2 9-0

Mason gets a goal in the last three minutes of the game to defeat Lakota East on Tuesday by a score of 1-0. Jack Clark dribbled the ball over 60 yards to beat the Thunderhawk keeper and score the only goal of the game. Senior Pedro Diaz made five saves to get the shutout.

Mason finishes GMC play undefeated in the league at 9-0. They will finish the regualr season at Lebanon tomorrow. The Comets are the #1 seed in the upcoming OHSAA Sectional. Their first match is against the winner of the Oak Hills/Glen Este game on Thursday, Oct. 18th at 7:00 pm at Mason.

10/11 @ Lebanon tied 0-0 13-2-1 9-0 The Comet boys soccer team tied Lebanon in a match held on Thursday, Oct .11th by a score of 0-0. Mason finishes the regular season at 13-2-1 overall. The Comets are the #1 seed in the upcoming OHSAA Sectional. Their first match is against the winner of the Oak Hills/Glen Este game on Thursday, Oct. 18th at 7:00 pm at Mason.


Mason (#1) vs. OH or Glen Este

7:00 @ Mason

won 2-0 14-2-1 9-0

The boy's soccer team advanced in the postseason with a Sectional 2-0 victory over Oak Hills last night. Michael Marino scored both of the Comet goals off assists by Noah Zelkind and Connor Bauer. Pedro Diaz notched his 12th shutout of the season with 5 saves.

Mason (#1 seed) advances to the Sectional Final to face Turpin (#8 seed) at Lakota West on Monday, Oct. 22nd at 7:00 pm.



vs. Turpin

@ Lakota East 7:00

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

The Boys Soccer team advanced in the postseason with a 2-1 Sectional Final victory over Turpin on Monday evening. Noah Zelkind and Josh Grant scored Mason's goals. Caleb Griffith and Josh Greenfield provided assists. The Comets will face Centerville in a District Championship match at 7:30 pm on Thursday at Lakota East High School (Turf field). The Elks are currently the No. 5 ranked team in the State while Mason is ranked #10. Centerville got an early season1-0 win over the Comets back on Sept. 8th. Both teams are #1 seeds. The winner will advance to the Regional Semi-Finals next week.


District Championship

vs. Centerville (#1 seed)

7:30 at Lakota East

won 4-1 16-2-1 9-0

Mason Boys Soccer Claims District Title

Comets Advance With 4-1 Elk Upset

The Mason Boy's Soccer Team put it all together last night, offensively and defensively, to stun #5 ranked Centerville and earn their 3rd Southwest District Championship.  The Comets put 4 goals in the net and allowed just one to advance to the OHSAA Regional Semi-Finals.  Ironically, the last time Mason defeated Centerville was in the 2009 District Title match on the same field by a similar score.  The Elks had won the three previous meetings between the two schools by a combined total of 5 goals.  

The contest was a tough physical match up between two powerful programs.  Mason took control early when senior forward Noah Zelkind blasted a shot off a rebound to put the Comets up 1-0.  Six minutes later Zelkind scored again off an assist from junior Jack Clark to give the Comets a 2-0 advantage going into the half.  

Mason's third and fourth goals came early in the second half off the foot of Clark, one on an assist from Chris Roman.  The Elks managed the final goal of the match with 3:51 remaining and the game well in the hands of the victorious Comets.  

Mason has made two previous appearances in the regional semi's, both overtime loses to Lakota West (2009) and Elder (2007). It will be a Halloween regional semi-final matchup when Mason and St. Xavier (#3 in the city polls) meet on Wednesday, October 31 at 7:00 pm (location still to be determined).   The Bombers knocked off Beavercreek 4-2  on Thursday to advance. Mason defeated St. Xavier earlier this season by a score of 3-0.  The Comets are ranked #1 in the city and #5 in the state polls with an overall record of 16-2-1.


Regional Semi-Final

vs. St. Xavier

7:00 pm @ Lakota East

won 2-1 OT 17-2-1  

Mason Shocks St. X in Overtime

Advances to the State Great Eight

The Mason Boy's Soccer team achieved a program first on Wednesday night when they defeated St. Xavier 2-1 in a thrilling overtime win. The "third time was the charm" for the Comets in their attempt to advance to the Regional Finals. Mason had lost in two previous attempts in 2007 and 2009. At one point on Wednesday it looked like another opportunity would be lost.

St. Xavier took a 1-0 lead with 26:09 left in regulation when a St. Xavier midfielder took a shot from 25 yards away and it found a home in the upper part of the net just past the outstretched arm of goalie Pedro Diaz. Mason pressed forward following the goal and got the equalizer with 13:46 remaining when senior midfielder Joshua Greenfield chipped a shot over the Bomber keeper for his second goal of the season.

Neither team could score in the final minutes of regulation and the game headed to overtime. Jack Clark ended it when he powered a pass from senior midfielder Michael Marino into the upper left corner of the net four minutes, 13 seconds into sudden victory over­time to give the Comets a 2-1 win in the Division I regional semifinals. It was the second victory of the season over the No. 3 ranked Bombers who came into the game with 7 consecutive shutouts.

Mason (#1 city, #10 state) improves their overall record to 17-2-1 and will play a familar foe in Lakota West on Saturday for a Regional Championship and trip to the State Final Four. West defeated Wayne on Wednesday by a score of 4-0 to advance. Mason defeated Lakota West 4-2 back on Oct. 4th to win a GMC championship. The Firebirds are ranked No. 2 in the city polls and No. 4 in the state. Game time at Lakota East on Saturday is 11:00 am.


Regional Final

vs. West

11:00 at East

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

Mason Keeper Pedro Diaz
Stops the Firebirds

After 80 minutes of regulation and two 15-minute sudden death overtime periods, Mason senior goalie Pedro Diaz put the team on his back, stopping 4 Lakota West penalty kicks to help the Comets streak to a 2-1 Regional Title. The contest went to PK’s after neither team could score during regulation and OT. Five players from each team had an opportunity to score against the opposing teams keeper. The teams alternate kickers until a winner is determined by who scores the most goals. Diaz did almost the impossible stopping 4 Firebird attempts, while the Comets had their own problems scoring, getting three of their five chances blocked. Mason junior Connor Couchot was the fourth kicker of five in the PK shootout. With both teams having already scored one goal, Couchot’s shot hit the far post and dribbled into the net giving the Comets a 2-1 advantage and the win.

The Comets (18-2-1) handed West (17-2-1) their only two loses in 2012, but had a much more difficult time on Saturday. The defense of both teams controlled the game throughout the 110 minutes of play, turning away numerous scoring opportunities. It’s been a historic season for the boy’s team setting a new record for wins in a season (18) topping the 2007 Comets record of 17-1-2. Of note, Lakota West (2004) was the last GMC team to advance to a boy’s State Final Four.


State Semi-Final

vs. Olentangy Liberty

7:00 Bellbrook

lost 1-0 18-3-1 9=0

The Mason Boys "season-to-remember" came to a conclusion on Wednesday night in the State Semi-Finals with a 1-0 loss to Olentangy Liberty.

The Comets (18-3-1) were playing in their first-ever State Final Four at Bellbrook High School vs. last years State Runnerup. The Patriots entered the game as the No. 2 ranked team in the state after defeating Dublin Coffman in the Regional final. Mason (advanced after defeating Lakota West in a shoot out to win their first Regional Championship.

The first half Olentangy applied constant pressure on the Mason defense. The Patriots demonstrated an array of technical ability the Comets had not seen from other teams they had competed against in the regular and/or postseason. The Mason offense struggled to put together any serious scoring threat spending most of the first half turning away their opponents offensive attempts. The Comets fortunately escaped to half time after playing on their heels most of the first 40 minutes.

In the second half the match evened up with wide open play by both teams. The Comet defense tightened, but still experienced constant threats by a talented Patriot squad. Mason's luck ran out with less than 5 minutes remaining when a loose ball in the box found its way to an Olentangy forward who buried it into the back of the goal. The only goal of the game by the Patriots stood to send them to the State Final at Crew Stadium.

It was a historic season for the boys program in 2012 as the team earned GMC, Sectional, District and Regional Championships. The Comets 18 wins was a school record along with a first-ever appearance in the State Tournament. Congratulations to all the players and coaches on a tremendous season.



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Girls Soccer






Game Summary
8/18 @ Lebanon won 3-0 1-0 0-0

The Girls Soccer team got their 2012 season off to a good start with a 3-0 shutout victory at Lebanon. Goals were scored by Madi Melnick. Jami Pfeifer. and Emily Calvani. Shutout by Toni Bizarro and Kelsey Harris. 

Next up Mason visits St. Ursula on Tuesday, August 21st.

8/21 @ St. Ursula won 1-0 2-0 0-0

The Mason girls soccer team got another early seson win against a top opponent on Tuesday, Aug. 21st when the shut out St. Ursula 1-0. Highlights: Mason goal by Alex neihoff assisted by Demi Moses Shutout by kelsey Harris 5 saves and Toni bizarro with 7 saves.

Next up the Lady Comets host Loveland on Saturday, Aug. 25th.

8/25 Loveland won 3-0 3-0 0-0

The Mason girls start the season 3-0 with a 3-0 win over Loveland on Saturday night.

Both Mason goals scored in the first half by Alex Niehoff and Sami Rutowski scored the second half goal. Assists in the game by Jami Pfiefer, Jill Vetere and Rachel Holloway. The shutout was earned by Kelsey Harris (2 saves) and Toni Bizzarro (3 saves).

Mason will play Seton at home tonight at 7 pm at Mason.

8/27 Seton won 3-0 4-0 0-0 First half goals by senior midfielder Madison Melnick and senior forward Liz O'Loughlin and a late second half goal by senior forward Jami Pfeifer helped lead Mason to a 3-0 victory over Seton Monday night. The Comets outshot the Saints 18 to 4 over the course of the game.

The Mason defense, lead by its pair of goalkeepers, junior Kelsey Harris and freshman Toni Bizzarro, recorded their fourth shutout of the season. Mason improves to 4-0 and will begin conference play next Thursday night at Hamilton.
9/6 @ Hamilton won 6-0 5-0 1-0

The Lady Comets Soccer team got GMC play underway last night with a 6-0 shutout of Hamilton. Mason goals by Jami Pfeifer (2), Jennifer Williams, Dani Meyer, Jill Vetere and Alex Neihoff. Shutout shared by Kelsey Harris and Toni Bizzarro with 2 combined saves.

Mason is now 5-0 and 1-0 in the GMC with their next match versus Sycamore at home on Tuesday night.

9/11 Sycamore won 4-0 6-0 2-0

On Tuesday night, Mason (6-0, 2-0) defeated Sycamore (1-5, 1-2) at home by a score of 4-0 to notch it's second conference win of the season.

After a hard fought first half, Mason was up by a score of 1-0 on Sycamore. The lone goal of the first half was scored on a header at the far post by sophomore Rachel Holloway off of a cross by senior Jamie Pfeifer about 23 minutes into the half. The second half started much as the first half ended. The game was broken open about 15 minutes into the second half when Mason scored three goals in a little more than three minutes, including 2 goals by sophomore Jill Vetere, one an unassisted corner kick. Junior Alex Niehoff scored the other goal during this two minute scoring frenzy, with the assist coming off of the foot of Vetere.

Mason played tough team defense throughout the game enabling the goalkeeping tandem of junior Kelsey Harris and freshman Toni Bizzarro to earn their sixth combined shutout of the season with a combined six saves.

Mason has it's next conference challenge this Thursday, 9/13, as they host Princeton at home.

9/13 Princeton won 7-2 7-0 3-0

On Thursday night, Mason (7-0, 3-0) remained undefeated by beating Princeton (3-5, 1-3) at home by a score of 7-2. Mason gave up it's first goals of the season, one each in the first and second halves of the game.

Mason senior Jami Pfeifer and sophomore Rachel Holloway each scored two goals, one each in the first and second halves of the game. First half goals were added by sophomore Jill Vetere and an own goal off of a Holloway cross, resulting in Mason being up 4-1 at the half.

The other second half goal was scored by sophomore Dani Meyer on a shot from about 22 yards out that finished in the upper 90 of the near post, just over the outstretched fingers of the Princeton keeper. Mason had 27 shots on goal during the contest as compared to Princeton with 2.

Mason has it's next game and conference challenge on Tuesday, 9/18, at Colerain.

9/18 @ Colerain won 5-0 8-0 4-0 On Tuesday night, Mason (8-0, 4-0) extended their conference win streak to four games with a road victory over Colerain (4-3-2, 2-1-1) by a final score of 5-0.

Mason senior Jami Pfeifer scored twice in the first half, with a goal just 24 seconds into the game and another with just over 3 minutes remaining in the first half to give Mason a 2-0 lead at the half. Mason's scoring was dominated by seniors Tuesday night, as second half goals were added by seniors Demi Moses and Jenn Williams. Williams was assisted with a corner kick from sophomore Jill Vetere, one of two assists for Vetere on the night. The scoring was rounded out by sophomore Rachel Holloway.

Mason again played solid team defense throughout, limiting Colerain's shot opportunities and giving up no corner kicks, thus preserving the shutout.

Middletown (4-4-2, 0-3-1) will be visiting this Thursday, 9/20, to provide Mason their next conference challenge.
9/20 Middletown won 7-0 9-0 5-0

Sophomore Jill Vetere scored three first half goals to lead Mason (9-0, 5-0) to a conference victory over visiting Middletown (0-4-1, 4-5-2) Thursday night by a final score of 7-0.

Vetere scored two of her three goals in a span of less than 2 minutes about 25 minutes into the first half to give Mason a commanding 3-0 lead. Her third goal came on a penalty kick after she was taken down in the box after breaking free with just over two minutes left in the first half. First half scoring was started by senior Jamie Pfeifer, scoring her conference leading 9th goal of the season. Senior Sami Rutowski also added a goal in the first half.

Senior Madison Melnick and junior Cloe Knue rounded out the scoring with second half goals. Pfeifer and Knue had an assist each as well. Seniors Kathy Connor and Jenn Wiliams and junior Alex Niehoff also had assists in the game.

Mason continues to play stifling team defense, limiting Middletown to one shot on goal the entire game, thus earning the team's eighth shutout of the season.

Mason will face a tough nonconference challenge next when they play ECC leading Milford (3-0-0, 8-0-2) Saturday, 9/22, night on the road.

9/22 @ Milford won 5-1 10-0 5-0

Comets Stay Perfect!

Lead by two goals and an assist from senior Madison Melnick, Mason (10-0, 5-0) used a four goal second half to win a tough nonconference match against Milford (8-1-2, 3-0-0) Saturday night with a final score of 5-1.

Melnick scored about 16 minutes into the first half, but Milford quickly answered a little over a minute later to leave the game tied at the half 1-1. Melnick added a goal less than 2 minutes into the second half and Mason never looked back, scoring three more goals before the half was over. Sophomore Rachel Holloway scored on a cross from fellow sophomore Jill Vetere, one of two assist for Vetere in the game. Senior Jami Pfeifer added a goal and an assist and junior Alex Niehoff a goal in the second half. Seniors Demi Moses and Sami Rutowski both had assists in the second half.

Milford pressed hard for much of the second half, but the Mason defense, lead by freshman keeper Toni Bizzarro with 6 saves, were up to the task, not surrendering a second half goal.

Conference foe Fairfield (5-1-4, 3-1-1) will visit Mason Thursday, 9/27, and provide the Comet's next challenge.

9/27 Fairfield won 1-0 11-0 6-0

Senior Jamie Pfeifer scored the lone goal for either team, as Mason (11-0, 6-0) prevailed at home in a physical, defensive struggle against conference foe Fairfield (5-2-4, 3-2-1) by a final score of 1-0 Thursday night.

Pfeifer scored an unassisted goal with just under 6 minutes remaining in the first half. The game was a defensive struggle throughout, as both teams managed only four shots on goal each, with Pfiefer having two of those, including the game winner.

Mason's goal keeping tandem of junior Kelsey Harris and freshman Toni Bizzarro, supported by aggressive team defense, recorded their ninth combined shutout of the season.

Mason will face another tough nonconference test this Saturday, 9/29, at home vs. Ursuline Academy (6-2-2, 1-1-1).

9/29 Ursuline lost 2-0 11-1 6-0 Mason (11-1, 6-0) lost their first game of the season, a nonconference match, to Ursuline Academy (7-2-2, 1-1-1) at home 0-2 on Saturday.

Mason came up short in a defensive, ball control battle, managing only six shots on goal to Ursuline's five shots on goal. Ursuline scored just over half way through the first half on a shot off of a rebound in the box. The second goal was about twelve minutes into the second half on a penalty kick awarded for a trip just outside the six.

Mason will take their undefeated conference record on the road Tuesday night, facing Oak Hills (8-0-2, 5-0-1), currently second in the conference standings.
10/2 @ Oak Hills tied 1-1 11-1-1 6-0-1 The two teams atop the Greater Miami Conference, Mason (11-1-1, 6-0-1) and Oak Hills (8-0-3, 5-0-2), battled to a 1-1 tie Tuesday night at Oak Hills.

Oak Hills scored first, just over 7 minutes into the contest, on a breakaway goal. Mason sophomore Dani Meyer had the equalizer just over 6 minutes into the second half on a shot from about 35 yards out to the Oak Hill goalkeeper's right that found the net just inside the left upright. Mason seniors Sami Rutowski and Jami Pfeifer each had four shots on goal in the game, but Mason was unable to again find the Oak Hills' net other than the Meyer goal.

Mason junior goalkeeper Kelsey Harris had three saves in the first half. The second half saw Mason play aggressive team defense and not allow a shot on goal.

Mason will again take their undefeated conference record on the road Thursday night to face Lakota West (3-5-5, 2-2-3).
10/4 @ Lakota West won 4-0 12-1-1 7-01 The No. 1 ranked Lady Comet Soccer team moved one step closer to a GMC title on Thursday night. Lead by senior Madison Melnick with two first half goals, Mason (12-1-1, 7-0-1) scored four goals in the first half and used strong team defense throughout the match to win a key conference road game at Lakota West (3-6-5, 2-3-3) by a score of 4-0 Thursday night.

Melnick scored about 3 minutes into the game and again with just over 12 minutes remaining in the first half. An 'own' goal resulted when a ball cleared by the Lakota West keeper bounced off the back of a defender and rolled back into the Lakota West goal about 9 minutes into the match to make the score 2-0. Sophomore Dani Meyer added a goal on a shot from the outside that barely cleared the outstretched fingers of the Lakota West keeper just 2 minutes later.

Mason's goalkeeping tandem of junior Kelsey Harris and freshman Toni Bizzarro, supported by strong team defense, earned their tenth shared shutout of the season.

Mason will play their final conference game of the season next Tuesday night, 10/09, against visiting Lakota East (5-5-2, 4-2-1). Mason will be seeking to attain their 4th GMC title in 6 years.
10/9 Lakota East won 3-2 13-1-1 8-0-1
Last Minute Melnick Goal Gets Comets Past East
The Mason Girl's Soccer Team earned their fourth GMC Title on Tuesday night with an exciting 3-2 win on senior night over visiting Lakota East.  The conference championship was Mason's fourth in the past five years.  Senior Madison Melnick scored two goals, including the game winner with just under a minute remaining in the game.
"Winning any league championship is a tough thing to do, but it is even tougher when you are battling the teams in the GMC," said Mason head coach Andy Schur.  "The players have made the Mason soccer community very proud in the way they have represented their school and themselves."
Sophomore  Rachel Holloway started the scoring for Mason with a goal about 14 minutes into the contest, and an assist credited to Melnick.  About 4 minutes later, Melnick added an unassisted goal to put Mason up 2-0.  Lakota scored the next two goals to even the score going into halftime at 2-2.
The Comets controlled much of the second half (10 shots on goal), but were unable to score until Melnick found the back of the net with just 52 seconds remaining in the game off fellow senior Sami Rutowski's assist.
Mason finishes GMC play with a conference record of 8-0-1, ahead of second place Oak Hills at 6-0-3. Defending GMC champion Fairfield finishes third in the league at 6-2-1.  The Lady Comets are ranked #1 in the city rankings and #7 in the Division 1 State Polls.  
"We are incredibly proud of the effort and determination our players showed in winning the league championship this year," said Schur. "They have fought through adversity and been champions in every sense of the word."
Mason (13-1-1) will conclude regular season play at Anderson on Thursday night.  The Comets are the #1 seed in the upcoming OHSAA Sectional tournament.  They will host the winner of the Princeton/Northwest contest on Saturday, October 20th at 2:00 pm.  
10/11 @ Anderson won 2-1 14-1-1 8-0-1

Senior Jami Pfeifer scored two first half goals to lead Mason (14-1-1, 8-0-1) to a 2-1 victory over Anderson (4-11-0, 3-3-0) on the road Thursday night in a nonconference battle.

On Senior Night at Anderson, Mason found themselves in unusual territory, being outshot by Anderson nine shots on goal to only six for Mason. About 3 minutes into the contest, Pfeifer scored on an assist from fellow senior Sami Rutowski. Anderson scored the equalizer on a shot just over the outstretched fingers of Mason junior goalkeeper Kelsey Harris about 23 minutes into the first half. Pfeifer scored her second goal of the half with about two and a half minutes remaining to give Mason a 2-1 lead going into the half.

Both teams had quality opportunities in the second half, but failed to convert, as the Anderson goalkeeper and Mason's freshman goalkeeper Toni Bizzarro were up to the task, with Bizzarro stopping five shots on goal.

Next up:  The Comets are the #1 seed in the upcoming OHSAA Sectional tournament.  They will host Princeton (#24 seed) on Saturday, October 20th at 2:00 pm.



Mason (#1) vs. Princeton

2:00 @ Mason


won 8-0 15-1-1 8-0-1

In their first game of the 2012 postseason, Mason (15-1-1) defeated Princeton (5-12-1) at Mason by a score of 8-0.

Mason had a very balanced scoring attack, with eight different players accounting for their eight goals. Mason senior Jami Pfeifer scored one of the Comets' two first half goals just over five minutes into the match. Sophomore Rachel Holloway added a goal at about the half way point of the first half and Mason took a 2-0 lead into the half.

The second half saw Mason score 5 goals in the first 15 minutes of the half, with goals scored by senior Madison Melnick, sophomore Jill Vetere, senior Demi Moses, junior Alex Niehoff and sophomore Dani Meyer. Senior Carolyn Springsteen scored the final goal of the match with just over 23 minutes remaining. Mason tallied 23 shots on goal during the contest as compared to Princeton with 3.

Mason's goalkeeping tandem of freshman Toni Bizzarro and junior Kelsey Harris, aided by solid team defense, combined for their 11th shutout of the season.

Mason will next play on Tuesday, October 23rd, at 7:00pm at Winton Woods against the winner of today's McCauley vs Mercy postseason match.



vs. Mercy

7:00 pm Winton Woods

won 3-0 16-1-1 8-0-1

In their Sectional Final match on Wednesday, Mason (16-1-1) defeated Mercy (10-4-4) at Winton Woods by a score of 3-0.

Mason scored two quick goals to start the match, played solid team defense and maintained ball possession throughout and added an early second half goal to secure the win.

Junior Alex Neihoff scored the game's first goal off of a throw-in into the box by senior Madison Melnick about two and a half minutes into the first half. About 40 seconds later, sophomore Jill Vetere scored with the assist going to senior Sami Rutowski, the first of two assists for Rutowski on the night. Three and a half minutes into the second half, senior Jami Pfeifer scored after receiving a near perfect through ball from Rutowski, shooting the ball past the charging Mercy keeper and into the far corner of the net.

Mason's freshman goalkeeper, Toni Bizzarro, called on to play the entire game for the first time this season, stopped all nine shots faced on the night as the Mason defense recorded their 12th shutout of the season.

Mason advances to the District Championship on Saturday, October 27th, at Lakota East against Troy, who defeated Springboro 1-0 in overtime in their District Semi-Final match. Game time 2:00 pm.


District Championship

vs. Troy

3:00 pm @ Lakota East

won 3-0 17-1-1 8-0-1

Mason Girls Soccer Captures District Championship

The Lady Comet Soccer Team defeated Troy (16-3) on Saturday by a score of 3-0 to earn a Southwest District Championship and advance in the postseason. The district title was Mason’s third overall (2001, 2010, 2012) in the history of the girl’s soccer program.
“I am really proud of the girls for the all the hard work they have put in to achieve this goal,” said Mason head coach Andy Schur. “Our team deserves a ton of credit for handling all the pressure they have faced as the overall #1 seed in SW Ohio. They wanted to get back to the regional round as they did 2 years ago and they have made that happen.”
Junior Alex Neihoff scored the game's first goal about 30 minutes into the match and Mason took a 1-0 lead to halftime. With the wind at their backs for the second half, Mason scored quickly. Senior Jami Pfeifer put one in the back of the net about 5 minutes into the half followed by senior Sami Rutowski’s goal about 6 minutes later.
Mason played solid team defense throughout and maintained ball possession much of the second half to secure the win. Mason's freshman goalkeeper, Toni Bizzarro, stopped four shots, all in the first half. Bizzarro, junior keeper Kelsey Harris and the Mason defense combined to record their 13th shutout of the season.
“We are looking forward to a great regional semifinal match-up against Centerville,” said Schur. Mason may have some “unfinished business” as last year they fell to the Lady Elks by penalty kicks in District Championship game.
Mason (17-1-1) advances to the Regional Semi-finals on Thursdayy, November 1st against Centerville. The contest will be played at Bellbrook High School with a game time of 7:00 pm. The Elks defeated Walnut Hills, 3-1 on Saturday afternoon to also advance.


Regional Semi-Finals

vs. Centerville

7:00 pm @ Bellbrook

won 2-0 18-1-1 8-01

Mason Girls Advance With Tough Win Over Elks

Nothing is ever easy when there you get to this point in season as the Mason Girls Soccer team learned last night.  The Lady Comets overcame some early missed opportunities to advance to the State Great Eight with a 2-0 win over Centerville (#7 in state) at Bellbrook. The Comets were able to push across two, second half goals, giving Centerville its third loss of the season and sending the Comets to the Regional Final for the second time three years (2010 lost to Anderson in OT 1-0).
Senior Jami Pfeifer had a role in both of Mason’s scoring efforts. Neither team could find the back of the net in the first half. With just 3 minutes into the second half, Pfeifer passed the ball into the box from the right corner to fellow senior Sami Rutowski.  Sami shot the ball past the Centerville keeper for the games first goal.  The Comets held off an aggressive Elk offense the rest of the way.  Mason added an “insurance” goal with just 3 minutes remaining in the game when Pfeifer scored on a penalty kick awarded after being taken down in the box.

As usual, Mason played solid team defense throughout the contest.  The Lady Comets continued their streak of not allowing a goal in the postseason, posting their 14th shutout of the year.  Freshman goalkeeper, Toni Bizzarro, stopped all seven shots she faced, most coming in the second half. 

Thursday’s victory tied the 2010 Comets for most wins in a season (18-1-1).  Mason is ranked No. 1 the city polls and will play Ursuline Academy (16-2-2) at 2:00 on Saturday at East in the Regional Final.  The Lions defeated Seton last Tuesday by a score of 1-0 to advance. 


Regional Final

vs. Ursuline

2:00 at East

won 2-1 19-1-1 8-0-1

Lady Comets Snatch Victory From
the Jaws of Defeat Against Lions

Things didn’t look good for the Mason Girl’s Soccer team on Saturday, when after 68 minutes of scoreless play, Ursuline scored on a corner kick to lead 1-0 with 12 minutes remaining. But after a Comet player was taken down in the box with 8:13 left, senior Madison Melnick scored on a PK opportunity to even the game at 1-1. The Comets had new life, but it looked like the contest was headed to overtime. But with 1:43 remaining another Mason senior, Sami Rutowski, smashed a 25 yard shot past the UA keeper pushing Mason ahead 2-1 and on to their first Regional Title.

As in the boy’s game the defenses of both teams managed to limit offensive opportunities. Freshman Toni Bizzarro was tremendous in goal, especially in the second half, stopping 7 shots to keep the game scoreless. The Lions (16-3-2), shutout the Comets 2-0 earlier in the season. The Lady Comets have also had a “season for the record books” setting a new mark for wins (19) topping the previous high of 18 in the 2010 season.

"I am incredibly proud of my girls for their effort today," said Mason head coach Andy Schur. "Playing from behind for the first time in the post season in a regional final is a tough thing to do. The girls believed in each other and made something happen in the last 10 minutes. It was a joy to watch and we are looking forward to the challenge the state semi-final match is sure to bring."

Never in the history of the State Soccer Tournament has a boy’s and girl’s team from the same high school played in the Final Four. Congratulations to all the players and coaches and good Luck at State!



vs. Pickerington North

7:00 Bellbrook

won 1-0 OT 20-1-1 8-0-1

Lady Comets To Play For State Title On Friday Night

The Mason Girls Soccer Team continued their magical run in the OHSAA State Tournament on Tuesday night. Senior forward Jami Pfeifer scored one minute, 38 seconds into the first sudden victory overtime period to give the Comets a 1-0 win against Pickerington North at Miami Valley South Stadium and send their team to the Division I state soccer finals for the first time in school history.
After four weeks of tournament action that included sectional, district and regional play, the Mason Comets and Pickerington Panther girls soccer teams hooked up at Bellbrook for the opportunity to advance and play for a state title. The postseason began with 169 Division 1 teams and only four teams remained on a cold Tuesday evening at Bellbrook.

Pickerington (19-1-2) had plenty of state playoff experience after trips to the state finals three times in the past six years (2012, 10, 07). The Lady Comets were making their first appearance in the State Tournament. The Panthers advanced out of Region 3 after beating Dublin Jerome 1-0 in double overtime. The Comets (region 4 ) came from behind on Saturday to defeat Ursuline 2-1.
The first 40 minutes went scoreless as play was typical of two strong, defensive minded teams. Each team had only given up one goal in the tournament. The first half ended with neither the Comets or Panthers having scoring opportunities that should have produced goals.
The first 20 minutes of the se

cond half Pickerington had several scoring chances, but the Mason defense and freshman keeper Toni Bizzarro were solid. With 13 minutes remaining in the game Mason had their best chance of scoring when Madison Melnicks 15-yard shot to the near post was picked off on a saving play by the Panther keeper. There was plenty of action in the remaining minutes of regulation, but none that resulted in a goal as the game moved to sudden-death overtime.

Thirty seconds into OT Jill Vetere missed on a point blank attempt in front of the goal. That was quickly forgotten when at 13:23 Pfeifer drilled a shot into the upper corner of the net sending Mason to a 1-0 win and on to the State Finals. The shutout was Mason's 15th of the season.

Mason will take its 20-1-1 record into Friday’s 7 p.m. state championship game at Columbus Crew Stadium against No. 1-ranked Perrysburg (22-0). The Comets were unranked in the final state coaches’ poll but in this tournament they have now beaten three ranked teams (No. 11 Troy, No. 7 Centerville, No. 5 Pickerington North) and avenged their lone loss of the season against Ursuline in the regional final.



vs. Perrysville (22-0)

@ Columbus Crew Stadium 7:00 pm

lost 1-0 20-2-1 8-0-1

Girls Soccer Finishes Season As Division 1 State Runner Up

The Mason Girls Soccer team feil to Perrysburg in the Division 1 Championship game last Friday by a score of 1-0. The Lady Comets and Perrysburg Yellow Jackets were making their first-ever trips to the state finals. Mason sent a barage of shots against the Perrysburg keeper throughout the contest, but none found the back of the net. Two first half and two second half shots clanked off the bar of the goal. Mason out shot their opponent 26-6 on the evening.

The first 40 minutes the Lady Comets dominated and had numerous scoring opportunities against the Yellow Jacket defense. Unfortunately, as it often happens in soccer, the team in control doesn't finish and the opposing team finds a way to score. That's exactly what happened when a Perrysburg player was fouled in front of the Mason goal with 15.25 remaining the first half. The Yellow Jackets were awarded a penalty kick that went just out of the reach of Toni Bizzarro's diving block attempt (0-1). Mason missed shots from just about every angle to give the Yellow Jackets a 1-0 lead as the game went to half-time.

Not a whole lot changed in the second half; Perrysburg was limited to very few shots while the Comets had many attempts to even the score. Mason had several shots hit the bar in the final 20 minutes but none found their way into the Yellow Jacket net. The Lady Comets played tremendously against the state's best team, but lady luck just wasn't with the girls on Friday night. Perrysburg made their first half PK standup to defeat the Comets 1-0.

Mason ends their historic season as the State Runner-Up and a 20-2-1 season record. A young, talented and well experienced squad will return for Coach Schur in 2013 with high expectations of another run at the state title.

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Girls Tennis
Mason Individual Results & Match Notes
8/20 State Team Tourney @ Centerville won 4-1 1-0  

The Mason girls tennis team blasted Centerville in the first round of the State Team Tourney on Monday by a score of 4-1. Results below:

Cepeda d. Holcombe 61 60
Kelly d Sewall 62 62
Kumar suspended with Mohr 46 62
Pandit/Hopkins d. G Roesch/E Sewall 63, 64
Huser/Shurtleff d. A Roesch/Bashir 64 63

Next up Mason hosts Wyoming on Aug. 22nd.

8/21 Hamilton won 4-1 2-0 1-0 Mason tennis got their first GMC win of the season against Hamilton on Tuesday by a score of 4-1. No individual scores reported.
8/22 Wyoming won 3-2 3-0 1-0

Mason tennis picked up a couple of wins on Wednesday with a 3-2 defeat of Wyoming and 5-0 win over Colerain. See scores below:

Mason d. Wyoming

Cepeda d. Thoreson 64 60
Kelly d. Bourbon 61 61
A. Berg (W) d. Shah 62 75
Boster/Hennessey (W) d. Pandit/Hopkins 26 61 60
Sexton/Heydt d. R Berg/Koesterman 64 63

8/22 Colerain won 5-0 4-0 2-0

Mason d. Colerain 5-0

Kumar d. Brandie 62 60
King d. Graff 60 61
Malhotra d. Steinbeck 60 60
Huser/Shurtleff d. Curtis/Hoehn 60 62
Chanatry/Li d. Lowery/Fox 62 61

8/23 @ Sycamore lost 4-1 4-1 2-1

The Comets (4-1) dropped their first match of the season to Sycamore by a score of 4-1. The doubles team of Pandit/Hopkins were Mason's lone winners.

Abele d. Cepeda 60 62
Skwara d. Kelly 61 63
Hura d. Shah 26 62 61
Pandit/Hopkins d. Southard/Pescovitz 76(4) 26 64
Kays/Gao d. Shurtleff/Huser 76(4) 26 64

Next up Mason host Springboro on Monday, Aug. 27th.



vs. St. Ursula

won 4-1 5-1 2-1


Mason advances to third round of the State Team Tournament with a 4-1 victory over St. Ursula on Monday. See results below:

Fitzpatrick (St. U) d. Cepeda 6-1, 6-3
Kelly (M) d. Bernard 6-0, 6-3
Kumar (M) d. Bisher 6-3, 6-2
Hopkins/Pandit (M) d. Sowar/Rohde 6-4, 6-2
Huser/Shurtleff (M) d. Sullivan/Gerwin 6-1, 6-3

8/28 @ Princeton won 5-0 6-1 3-1

Mason defeated Princeton in speedy fashion on Tuesday 5-0. See details below:

Cepeda def. Yahel Mitchell 6-0 6-2
Kelly def. jasmine Smith 6-0 6-3
King def. Michaela Smith 6-1 6-0

Hopkins and Pandit def. Alyah Brown and Ashley Spiller 6-1 6-2
Shurtleff and Huser def. Trana Gorrasi and Ryah Harrison 6-0 6-0

Next up the Lady Comets host CHCA today (Wednesday).

8/29 CHCA won 4-1 7-1 3-1

The Mason Tennis team earned another win on Wednesday with a 4-1 defeat of CHCA. Scores below:

Cepeda d. Reed 61, 61
Kelly d. Orner 61, 60
Kumar d. Martin 63, 64
Pandit/Hopkins d. Harker/Bolsinger 63, 36, 60
Venters/Kabdin/Venters (CHCA) d. Shurtleff/Huser 62, 26, 62

Next the Comets visit Middletown on Tuesday, Sept. 4th.

9/4 @ Middletown won 5-0 8-1 4-1

Mason Tennis shut out Middletown on Tuesday by a score of 5-0. See scoring below:

Kelly d Habash 6-0, 6-0
Kumar d Ferguson 6-1, 6-2
King d McNally 6-0, 6-0
Pandit/Hopkins d Kroger//Hiler 6-0, 6-0
Shurtleff/Huser d McQueen/Thomas 6-0, 6-0

Next up Mason hosts Alter on Wednesday, Sept. 5th.

9/5 Alter         RAINED OUT
9/6 @ Fairfield won 5-0 9-1 5-1

Mason tennis defeatd Fairfield on Thursday, Sept. 6th by a scoreo f 5-0. See scoring summary below:

Cepeda d. Reed 6-0, 6-0
Kelly d. Brown 6-1, 6-0
Shah d. Pharo 6-0, 6-0
Pandit-Hopkins d. Hartman-Wray 6-4, 6-2
Shurtleff-Huser d. Neiss-Fowler 6-0, 6-0

Next up the Lady Comets host Indian Hill on Friday, Sept. 7th.

9/7 Indian Hill         RAINED OUT
9/10 Ursuline          
9/11 Oak Hills won 5-0 10-1 6-1

Mason tennis shut out Oak Hills 5-0 on Tuesday. See results below:

Kumar d. Wilhelmus 6-2, 6-3
Shah d. Thomas 6-2, 6-0
King d. Rembold 6-4, 6-1
Pandit/Hopkins d. Ryan-MacArthur 6-1, 6-1
Shurtleff-Huser d. Patel-Johnson 6-3,6-0

Next up the Lady Comets host Lakota West on Thursday.

9/13 Lakota West lost 3-2 10-2 6-2

The Mason tennis team fell to Lakota West on Thursday by a score of 3-2. See summary below:

Turner (L) d. Cepeda 6-1, 6-3
Soutar (L) d. Kelly 6-0, 6-3
Capovila (L) d. 7-6 (1), 6-1
Pandit-Hopkins (M) d. Dunlap-Sheffner 6-1, 6-3
Huser-Shurtleff (M) d. Clarke-Strent 6-2, 7-5

Next up Mason hosts Mount Notre Dame on Monday, Sept. 17th.


State Team Tournament (quarter finals)

vs. Springboro

won 4-1 11-2 6-2

Masoon advanced in the Girls Tennis State Team Tourney last Friday with a 4-1 win over Springboro. See summary below:

Busse (S) d. Cepeda 6-4, 6-3
Kelly (M) d. Brockman 6-3, 6-1
Kumar (M) d. Phillips 6-4, 6-7 (1) 10-4
Pandit-Hopkins (M) d. Davis-Riddle 6-0, 6-3
Huser-Shurtleff (M) d. Brent-Rose 6-2, 6-4

Mason advances to semifinals of the SW District. Next up they will host Mount Notre Dame on Monday, Sept. 17th.

9/17 MND         postponed due to inclement weather
9/19 @ Lakota East won 3-2 12-2 7-2

Mason completed regular season conference play with a 3-2 defeat of Lakota East on Wednesday afternoon. The Lady Comets are 7-2 in the GMC and 12-2 overall. See summary below:

Mueck (L) d. Cepeda (M) 6-4, 7-5
Kelly (M) d. Silverberg 2-6, 6-3, 6-4
Kumar (M) d. Faxon 6-1, 6-2
Harrison-Floyd (L) d. Hopkins-Pandit 6-3, 5-7, 6-3
Shurtleff-Huser (M) d. Williams-Zins 6-3, 6-4

Next up....Coaches Classic Tourney finals on Saturday, Sept. 22nd. The GMC Championships are scheduled for next Thursday and Saturday, Sept. 29th.

9/20 Coaches Classic          
9/22 Coaches Classic          

State Team Tourney

vs. Sycamore

lost 4-1 12-3 7-2

Mason fell to Sycamore in the Semi-Finals of the State Team Tourney on Monday by a score of 4-1. See summary below:

Abele (S) d. Cepeda 6-4, 6-2
Skwara (S) d. Kelly 6-2, 6-2
Hura (S) d. Kumar 6-3, 6-0
Pescovitz-Southard (S) d. Hopkins-Pandit 6-4, 6-4
Huser-Shurtleff (M) d. Gao-Kays 6-4, 4-6, 10-6

Upcoming are the GMC Championships at Colerain on Thursday and Saturday.

9/28, 9/29 GMC Championships @ Colerain 3rd place   12-3 7-2

The GMC Championships concluded on Saturday at Mason. The Comets finished 3rd overall. Scycamore and Lakota West finished 1-2. See individual resutlts below:

#1 Singles – Nina Cepeda placed fifth
#2 Singles – Lynn Kelly placed third
#3 Singles – Aarti Kumar placed fourth
#1 Doubles – Haley Hopkins and Radhika Pandit placed third
#2 Doubles – Nicole Huser and Bailey Shurtleff placed second

Next up Mason will host and compete in the OHSAA Sectionals on Wednesday and Saturday this week.

10/3 & 10/6

OHSAA Sectionals

@ Mason


The Mason tennins doubles teams of Nina Cepeda-Lynn Kelly and Haley Hopkins and Radhika Pandit advanced to Thursday's District Championships after Sectional play this past Saturday.

Qualifiers from District to State Meet will be four (4) singles and four (4) doubles. The State Meet will be held on October 19-20, 2012. Congratulatioins and good luck Lady Comets!




@ ATP Tennis Center, Mason

4th place      

Cepeda and Kelly finished in the top four doubles team at District and will qualify for next Friday and Saturday's OHSAA State Tennis Championships at Ohio State University.

The Mason duo fell in the doubles semi finals to Lakota East by a score of 6-1, 6-2. The top four doubles teams qualify for State.

Congratulation and good Luck at State!



10/19-10/20 State Championships         The Doubles team of Junior Nina Cepeda & Junior Lynn Kelly concluded their 2012 season at the OHSAA Girls State Tennis Tournament on Friday & Saturday, October 19 & 20. The girls fell in their opening round match 6-1, 6-0 to Senior Cristina DiLorenzo and Sophomore Francesca DiLorenzo of New Albany High School, who would eventually go on to win the Division I Doubles State Championship title.
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Girls Volleyball





Game Highlights

Tri Match @

Loveland, Lebanon

lost       Mason opened their season with losses to Lebanon (29-27, 16-25, 25-15) and Loveland ( 14-25, 25-20, 25-20) on Saturday. Next up they visit St. Ursula on Tuesday, Aug. 28th.
8/28 @ St. Ursula lost  29-27, 25-14, 25-18     0-3 0-0

The Volleyball team fell to St. Ursula on Tuesday by scores of  29-27, 25-14, 25-18.

Next they will host Roger Bacon on Thursday, Aug. 30th.

8/30 Roger Bacon won 25-18, 25-19, 25-17 1-3 0-0

The Mason Varsity Volleyball team defeated Roger Bacon in 3 set on Thursday: 25-18, 25-19, 25-17. Junior Molly Tucker had a solid game with 18 defensive digs, 6 service aces and 10 kills. Senior Bonnie Huesing had a strong performance with 17 setting assists and 4 service aces.

The Comets travel to McAuley on Tuesday.

9/4 @ McAuley lost 25-22, 23-25, 18-25, 18-25. 1-4 0-0

The Varsity Volleyball team was defeated by McAuley in 4 tough sets on Tuesday, Sept. 4th. The Comets were on fire in set one pulling out a 25-22 win and then falling short the next 3 sets 23-25, 18-25, 18-25.

Junior Molly Tucker led the team in kills with 15 and Senior Brittany Dodson added 11. Mason’s defense put on a great performance with Senior Brittany Dodson and Sophomore Katie Puisis each earning 15 digs.

The Comets host Hamilton this Thursday at 7:00pm.

9/6 Hamilton won 25-10, 25-7, 25-19. 2-4 1-0

The Varsity Volleyball team tromped Hamilton last evening 25-10, 25-7, 25-19. Senior Brittany Dodson led the team with 13 kills, zero errors and Sophomore Ally King pounded down 7 kills! The setting duo of Senior Bonnie Huesing and Sophomore Katie Puisis tallied 11 service aces, 7 and 4 respectively and dished out a tptal of 29 assists. Sophomore Olivia Holzmacher added 7 digs and Senior Kristin McArthur added 4 digs.

The Comets travel to Wyoming tomorrow to take on Chaminade Julianne and Wyoming.


Tri Match @




25, 25-23, 19-25

18-25, 18-25.

2-6 1-0

Mason lost a close game to Wyoming, seeded #1 in the City-D2, 23-25, 25-23, 19-25. The Comets put on a great performance in defense totaling 55 digs. Senior Bonnie Huesing and Sophomore Katie Puisis totaled 40 setting assists.

The second game of the day was lost to Chaminade Julienne – 18-25, 18-25.

The next game is tomorrow at Sycamore starting at 6:30. Please come and support breast cancer awareness as it is the VOLLEY FOR THE CURE!

9/11 @ Sycamore won 25-23, 25-22, 25-22 3-6 2-0

The Mason Comets Varsity Volleyball team defeated the Sycamore Aves in the Volley for the Cure game last evening! The Comets came out on fire and put away the Aves in 3 games: 25-23, 25-22, 25-22.

Senior Brittany Dodson led the Comets with 16 kills and 11 digs. Sophomore Katie Puisis led our serving with 4 aces while Junior Alex Marquardt came off the bench to serve at 2 critical points of sets 2 and 3. Sophomore Ally King had an all-around great performance with 6 kills, 8 digs and 2 blocks.

The Comets are 2-0 in the GMC and will travel to Princeton tomorrow evening.

9/13 @ Princeton won 25-16, 25-3, 25-19 4-6 3-0

The Varsity Volleyball team put on a solid TEAM performance last evening by defeating Princeton 25-16, 25-3, 25-19. Sophomore Katie Puisis went on a serving hiatus serving the first 19 points of set 2 and totaling 5 service aces. She also dished out 18 setting assists. Sophomore Ally King dominated the game with 9 kills, 8 digs and 3 service aces. Senior Brittany Dodson added 5 kills and 7 digs.

The Comets will play home this Monday against Fenwick starting at 7pm.

9/17 Fenwick won 25-13, 22-25, 25-13, 25-13. 5-6 3-0 The Mason Varsity Volleyball team defeated Bishop Fenwick 25-13, 22-25, 25-13, 25-13 on Monday evening. The setting duo of Senior Bonnie Huesing and Sophomore Katie Puisis put on a defensive show combining for 50 digs, 22 and 28 respectively as well as dishing out a total of 36 assists. Sophomore Pagie Meyer had 9 kills and 3 blocks, Junior Molly Tucker had 12 kills and 11 digs, and Senior Brittany Dodson had 12 kills and 9 digs. The Comets had an outstanding team performance.
9/18 Colerain won 25-6, 25-19, 25-20 6-6 4-0

The Varsity Volleyball team defeated Colerain 25-6, 25-19, 25-20 on Tuesday night. Senior Brittany Dodson led the team with 7 kills and 8 digs; Junior Molly Tucker had 6 kills; Sophomores Ally King and Paige Meyer each had 4 kills.

The Comets are 4-0 in the GMC and in a three way tie for 1st in the GMC with Lakota East and West. Mason will travel to Middletown tomorrow for a 7pm start.

9/20 @ Middletown won 25-16, 25-7, 25-15 7-6 5-0

The Varsity Volleyball team swept Middletown last evening 25-16, 25-7, 25-15. Junior Molly Tucker led the team with 10 service aces, 11 kills and 11 digs! Sophomore Ally King contributed 5 service aces, 7 kills and 8 digs.

The Lady Comets are 5-0 in the GMC and will travel to Ursuline Academy tomorrow for a 1pm start.

9/22 @ Ursuline lost 17-25, 20-25,
7-7 5-0

The Varsity Volleyball team was defeated by #5 in the state Ursuline Academy 17-25, 20-25, 13-25 on Saturday. The Comets started off strong in both the first and second sets leading 10-3 in the second set before UA served themselves back into the game. The Comets were led by Senior Brittany Dodson with 11 kills and 8 digs and Junior Molly Tucker with 9 kills.

The Comets will host Kettering Fairmount tonight at 7pm.

9/24 Fairmont lost 24-26, 25-6, 26-28, 25-23, 15-17 7-8 5-0

The Varsity volleyball team was defeated by Kettering Fairmont 24-26, 25-6, 26-28, 25-23, 15-17 on Monday evening. Senior Brittany Dodson had 20 kills and 12 digs and Senior Kayleigh Monahan had 12 digs and 3 service aces.

The Lady Comets (5-0 GMC) travel to Fairfield on Thursday.

9/27 @ Fairfield won 25-17, 25-18, 25-23 8-8 6-0

Girls Volleyball Still Undefeated in Conference

The Varsity Volleyball team defeated Fairfield 25-17, 25-18, 25-23 on Thursday night. Junior Molly Tucker and Senior Brittany Dodson led the offense with a total of 20 kills. Sophomore Paige Meyer had 5 kills and 4 block assists. Sophomore Katie Puisis had 15 setting assists.

The Comets are 6-0 in the GMC and will host Seton and Beavercreek tomorrow starting at 10am.



won 25-20, 17-25, 25-12      9-8 6-0  
9/29 Seton won 25-23, 25-18   10-8 6-0

The Varsity Volleyball came away from the weekend with two WINS over Beavercreek and Seton. The Comets defeated Beavercreek 25-20, 17-25, 25-12. Senior Brittany Dodson led the Comets with 13 kills and 12 digs. Senior Kayleigh Monahan had 5 service aces. For the second game, the Comets defeated Seton 25-23, 25-18. Senior Kayleigh Monahan had 6 service aces and 5 digs and sophomore Ally King had 5 blocks, 4 kills and 4 digs.

The Comets are back in action on Tuesday, Oct. 2nd versus Oak Hillls at Mason.

10/2 Oak Hills won 25-12, 25-15, 24-26, 25-17 11-8 7-0

The Varsity Volleyball defeated Oak Hills 25-12, 25-15, 24-26, 25-17 on Tuesday night. Senior Brittany Dodson had an outstanding game leading the Comets with 16 kills and 14 digs and Sophomore Paige Meyer had 9 kills and 6 blocks. Sophomore Katie Puisis had 17 setting assists and 6 service aces.

The Lady Comets will host Lakota West tomorrow night in a GMC battle of the league unbeatens. Come out and support our Mason Comets!

10/4 Lakota West lost 23-25, 25-17, 25-16, 25-16  11-9 7-1

Mason lost their first GMC game of the season to undefeated Lakota West on Thursday evening. The Comets snatched their first game 25-23 but then lost successive games of 25-17, 25-16, 25-16 to the Firebirds.

Mason concludes their GMC schedule on Tuesday at Lakota East. The Comets are 11-9 overall and 7-1 in the league.

10/9 @ Lakota East lost 25-15, 25-13, 25-15       11-10 7-2

The volleyball team concluded their GMC schedule on Tuesday with a loss to Lakota East by scores of 25-15, 25-13, 25-15. Mason finishes in third place in the league with a record of 7-2.

The Comets conclude their 2012 regular season on Thursday at home against Turpin. Mason is the #8 seed in the upcoming OHSAA Sectional and will play Anderson at Lakota East on Wednesday, Oct. 17th at 7:30 pm.

10/10 Turpin lost 20-25,25-19,31-29,19-25,
11-11 7-2

The Varsity Volleyball team ended their regular season with a loss to Turpin-20-25,25-19,31-29,19-25,8-15 last Wednesday. Sophomore Ally King led the Comets with 16 kills and 24 digs and Sophomore Katie Puisis had 29 setting assists and 15 digs.

The Comets finish the season 11-11. Mason is the #8 seed in the upcoming OHSAA Sectional and will play Anderson at Lakota East on Wednesday, Oct. 17th at 7:30 pm.



Mason (#8) vs. Anderson (#16)

7:30 @ Lakota East

lost 25-21, 16-25, 25-23, 25-18   11-12 7-2

The girl's volleyball team concluded their 2012 season on Wednesday with a sectional loss to Anderson by scores of 25-21, 16-25, 25-23, 25-18.

The Lady Comets finish with an overall record of 11-12 and 7-2 (3rd place) in the GMC. 


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