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last updated June 16, 2014



Date Opponent W/L Score Overall
Box Score Game Highlights
3/29 @ Grayson County           PPD
3/29 @ Bullitt Central           PPD
3/31 Fairfield won 1-0 1-0 1-0 stats

Bly Earns First Career Win

Outstanding pitching, solid defense, and quiet bats were the story on Monday afternoon as the Comets opened up the 2014 season at home with a 1-0 win over Fairfield. First year head coach, Curt Bly, notched his first career win.

Bly sent his ace, Rodney Hutchison, to the mound in this one - and the big right-hander didn't disappoint, tossing a complete-game 1-hit shutout while striking out 8. The Mason offense struggled against Fairfield starter Travis Rowland, who worked 5 solid innings, allowing just one run on one base hit, a bunt single by Chris Martin in the 5th inning. The Comets left the bases loaded in both the 1st and 5th inning today, unable to capitalize on 8 walks allowed by Fairfield pitching.

The lone Comet run scored in the 3rd inning. Connor Bryan and Chris Martin both walked to lead off the inning. One out later, Rodney Hutchison was hit by a pitch to load the bases. Tyler Thamann grounded back to the pitcher, who threw home to force out the lead runner - with the Fairfield catcher then throwing to first to attempt the inning-ending double play. As Tyler Thamann hustled to beat out the throw at first, Chris Martin alertly came all of way home from second base, sliding under the return throw and tag at home to score what proved to be the game-winning and lone run of the game.

Mason will play at Fairfield today, April 2nd.

4/2 @ Fairfield          


Mason's away game versus Fairfield was rained out on Wednesday and Thursday and will be made up at a later date. Mason is ranked No. 2 in the latest city polls.

Next up the Comets play an away double-header in Columbus on Saturday versus Grove City and Wooster.

4/4 Oak Hills           PPD
4/5 @ Grove City won 17-1 2-0   stats

The final game of Saturday's round robin action featured Mason against the host Grove City Greyhounds. After missing the entire 2013 season due to a knee injury, Senior Chris Martin took the mound for his first start of the 2014 campaign.

Grove City struck first in this one, scoring 2 runs in the bottom of the 1st. After a 1-out double, a wild pitch and 2 Comet infield errors put the Greyhounds on top after 1 inning of play. The score remained 2-0 heading in to the top of the 6th inning.

In the 6th, the Mason bats finally came alive as the Comets scored 5 runs on 5 base hits to supply Martin and his bullpen all the support they would need. Key RBI singles by Tyler Krabbe and Joey Thomas tied the game at 2-2, and a clutch 2-out, 2 RBI single by T.J. Dunn provided the much-needed breathing room. The Comets came back for more in the 7th, scoring 7 more runs on 5 hits to blow the game open as Mason defeated Grove City by a final score of 12-2.

Chris Martin was sharp in his 6 innings of work, allowing just 2 hits and 1 earned run while striking out 7. Rodney Hutchison and John Robbins combined to pitch a scoreless 7th in relief. Leaders on offense for Mason included:

T.J. Dunn: 2 for 5, double, 4 RBI's
Tyler Krabbe: 3 for 2, double, RBI
Tyler Thamann: 3 for 5, double, RBI
Connor Osborn: 2 for 3, double, 2 RBI's
Joey Thomas: 1 for 1, walk, 2 HBP's, 1 RBI

East will play at Oak Hills on Monday, April 7th, weather permitting.

4/5 @ Wooster won 12-2 3-0 1-0 stats

Last Friday's game versus Oak Hills at Mason was postponed due to rain. Not make up date has been announced.

Comets Sweep Weekend Twin Bill

After a rainy and soggy first week of April, the Comets were able to get back on the field on Saturday, thanks to the hard-working folks up at Grove City High School, who hosted a three-way round robin series between Mason, Wooster, and Grove City.

Mason opened up play against Wooster, coming away with a 17-1 convincing win in a game that ended after 5 innings. Bubby Rice started on the mound for the Comets and was efficient and impressive in his 4 scoreless innings of work, striking out 6 while allowing just one hit and one walk. John Shutrump tossed one inning of relief to close out the game.

At the plate, the Comets struck early and often - scoring 3 runs in the first and 6 runs in the second to blow the game open. Offensive leaders for Mason today included:

Graham Brockway: 3 for 4, double, 4 RBI's
Rodney Hutchison: 2 for 2, 4 RBI's
Connor Bryan: 2 for 3
Nataniel Andemicael: 1 for 1, double, RBI

4/7 @ Oak Hills           PPD
4/8 @ Fairfield (make up) won 6-1 4-0 2-0 stats

Mason's away game at Oak Hills on Monday was postponed. Make up date TBA.


On Tuesday the Comets got back on the field and secured a 6-1 win over Fairfield. This game was originally schedule April 2nd. No other information was available at the time of this publication.


Next up Mason (4-0) will meet Lakota West (5-0) for their Reds Futures Showcase tonight at Prasco Park. It will be a battle of the early season undefeateds as neither team has tasted defeat yet. First pitch is scheduled for 7:00 PM.

The Showcase features 36 games from March 29 to April 27 at the premier baseball parks in Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky including nine games at Prasco Park in Mason, games at Crosley Field in Blue Ash and Midland Field in Batavia, as well as 13 games at the collegiate ballparks on the campuses of the University of Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky University and Miami University.

Title sponsor Skyline Chili and presenting sponsor Safeco Insurance will create interactive contests and promotions at each of the 36 games. Tickets for the Reds Futures High School Showcase games are $5 and good for all games on that day. Each ticket includes a voucher good for a free View Level ticket to select 2014 Reds regular season games at Great American Ball Park and also includes a coupon for one free Skyline Chili cheese coney.

The culminating event of the Showcase will be on Sunday, May 4 when players and coaches from the 72 high schools will participate in a "March at the Majors" parade around the field prior to the Reds vs. Milwaukee Brewers game at 4:10 p.m. An MVP from each of the 36 games will be recognized on field during pregame ceremonies.

4/9 Lakota West @ Prasco Park lost 3-2 4-1 2-1 stats

It was a beautiful night for baseball at Prasco Park on Tuesday night as the 4-0 Comets squared off against 5-0 Lakota West in their first GMC meeting of 2014 as part of the Reds Futures Showcase. Both teams sent their ace to the mound in this one - Rodney Hutchison for Mason and Grant Schuermann for Lakota West. And, in a battle of two of the top teams and pitchers in Cincinnati, Lakota West came out on top 3-2.

West scored all 3 of their runs in the bottom of the 3rd inning. After a lead-off infield error and a HBP, the Firebirds were able to string together a couple of base hits, a bases-loaded walk, and a sacrifice fly to take a 3-0 lead. Rodney Hutchison went the distance on the mound for Mason tonight, allowing only 2 earned runs on 4 hits while striking out 8 and walking 2.

Mason threatened in their half of the 3rd inning, leaving the bases loaded after a couple of walks and a hit batter. While the Comets did manage 5 walks and a HBP off of Schuermann on the night, they struck out 10 times and were held hitless until 2 were out in the 7th when Connor Osborn lined a single to left to break up the no-hitter. Connor Bryan followed with a triple to left-center to score Osborn and force a Lakota West pitching change. Chris Martin lined an RBI single to score Bryan and make it a 3-2 game, but the Comets were unable to complete the dramatic comeback effort - dropping their first regular season game since the 2012 season.

The same two teams square off again Friday afternoon at 5:00 at Mason in what promises to be another hard-fought and important GMC league game.

4/11 Lakota West won 4-2 5-1 3-1 stats

Mason and Lakota West met for Game 2 of their GMC season series last Friday at Mason. This time the Comets came out on top 4-2 to earn the split with the Firebirds.

Chris Martin was solid on the mound for Mason today, earning the win to move to 2-0 on the season. Martin scattered 5 hits and 1 earned run over his 6 innings of work while striking out 3 and walking 3. Joey Thomas was a workhorse behind the plate, blocking a number of curveball strikes in the dirt and holding the Lakota West baserunners at bay. John Robbins pitched the 7th for the Comets to nail down his 2nd save of the season.

Mason managed only 3 base hits on the day, but generated productive outs and ran the bases aggressively to take full advantage 3 walks and 2 Lakota West errors. Coach Bly has placed a big emphasis on quality at bats, productive outs, and aggressive baserunning. All of those were evident today and, along with great pitching and defense, were enough to defeat a solid Lakota West team this afternoon.

4/12 @ Oak Hills won 6-1 6-1 4-1 stats

Mason traveled to Oak Hills on Saturday for a GMC matchup. After falling behind 3-0 after 2 innings of play, they were able to grind out an impressive 6-3 win.

With 2 outs and the bases loaded in the 2nd inning, Andy Marzheuser came on in relief for the Comets and literally shut down the Highlanders from there - going the distance to earn his 2nd win of the season. The pitching line for Marzheuser: 5 and 1/3 innings, no earned runs, 3 hits, a walk, and 7 strike outs.

Offensively, the Comets climbed back in the game gradually - scoring once in the 3rd and once in the 4th to pull within one at 3-2 after 4 innings of play. In the 5th inning, Mason took control of the game. Chris Martin reached base on an error and T.J. Dunn doubled to drive him home to tie the game. After Oak Hills elected to intentionally walk Rodney Hutchison, Tyler Thamann made them pay by dropping an absolute bomb to left-center - a 3-run homer to put the Comets up 6-3!

Offensive leaders today for Mason:

Tyler Thamann: 1 for 3, HR, walk, 3 RBI's
T.J. Dunn: 2 for 4, 2 doubles, RBI
Rodney Hutchison: 2 for 3, double, walk, RBI
Michael Beebe: 1 for 3, double, RBI

Next up Mason will visit Lakota East today (weather permitting).

4/14 @ Lakota East           PPD to 4/22

Oak Hills

(mu from 4/4)



Mason games at Lakota East and home vs. Oak Hills (makeup) were washed or snowed out on Monday and Tuesday. Reschedule dates TBA.

Mason will host Lakota East on Wednesday, April 16th.

4/16 Lakota East won 3-2 7-1 5-1 stats

On an unseasonably cool yet beautiful sunny day on Wednesday at Mason High School, the Comets met GMC rival Lakota East for the first game of their season series. Despite committing 5 errors in the field, Mason benefited from a fabulous pitching performance by Rodney Hutchison and some timely hitting in the 6th inning to come out on top of the Thunderhawks by a final score of 3-2.

Hutchison showed his toughness early in this one as Lakota East took a 1-0 lead in the top of the 1st as a result of 2 Mason infield errors. With no outs and the bases loaded, Hutchison struck out two batters in a row and coaxed the next batter to ground out back to the pitcher to stifle what could have been a huge 1st inning for the Thunderhawks. From that point on, Hutchison was very much in command of the game - tossing a complete game 4-hitter to move his record to 2-1 on the season. He struck out 5, walked 2, and hit one batter on the day. His catcher, Joey Thomas, was once again solid behind the dish.

The Comets totaled 9 base hits on the day off of Lakota East starter Kyle Lepper who, himself, pitched a complete game. But, Mason was unable to dent the plate until the bottom of the 6th. Trailing 1-0, Chris Martin led off the 6th with a base hit and promptly stole 2nd. T.J. Dunn singled and Rodney Hutchison singled to drive in the tying run. A SAC bunt by Tyler Thamann put 2 runners in scoring position and Tyler Krabbe followed with the big knock of the day for Mason - a 2 RBI single to left to put the Comets up for good, 3-1.

With 2 outs in the 7th, a Mason infield error and a Lakota East double allowed the Thunderhawks to score a run and make things interesting. But a pop out to shortstop ended the game. Other offensive leaders for Mason:

Jacob Ball: 2 for 3
Joey Thomas: 2 for 3

4/17 Hamilton won 10-0 8-1 6-1 stats

The Comets were ready to roll at the plate today, scoring 5 runs on 5 hits in the 1st inning as they went on to overwhelm Hamilton at home in 6 innings by a final score of 10-0. Chris Martin was absolutely brilliant on the mound today, pitching a complete game 2-hit shutout to remain perfect on the season at 3-0. On the day, Martin recorded 7 strikeouts while walking on only 2.

The Mason offense was focused, balanced, and disciplined as 9 different Comets contributed to an 11-hit, 5-walk attack that resulted in the team scoring in 5 of the 6 innings played. Kirby Slater came off the bench in the 6th to hit a pinch-hit walk-off RBI single to seal the win for Mason. Other leaders on offense included:

T.J. Dunn: 3 for 3, double, walk, RBI
Jacob Ball: 1 for 2, double, walk, RBI
Connor Osborn: 1 for 2, double, RBI
Rodney Hutchison: 1 for 3, 2 RBI's

4/19 Kings @ Prasco Park won 8-3 9-1 6-1 stats

The Comets faced off against Kings in the annual Diamond Classic Youth Night Game on Saturday. After 4 scoreless innings, there were quite a few twists and turns in this one as Mason battled back to win 8-3 before a capacity crowd at Prasco Park.

Andy Marzheuser pitched another gem for Mason tonight, sailing through his first 5 innings of work, allowing no runs and only 1 hit. He took the mound in the bottom of the 6th leading 2-0 after a 5th inning 2-run home run by Chris Martin. But, the Knights were able to turn a walk, a single, a SAC bunt, and a hard ground ball off of Marzheuser's glove (scored as an error) in to 2 unearned runs - tying the game a 2-2 and forcing a pitching change for Mason. On the night, Marzheuser pitched 5 1/3 innings allowing no earned runs on just 2 hits while striking out 6 and walking 3. John Robbins came on in relief and, one base hit later, the Comets found themselves down 3-2. Robbins battled through to prevent any further damage in the 6th inning.

After the first batter was retired in the top of the 7th, the Comets had their back against the wall. But, they came out swinging - exploding for 6 runs to blow the game open! Connor Bryan singled, and walks to Chris Martin and T.J. Dunn loaded the bases. Rodney Hutchison and Tyler Krabbe both came through with clutch 2-run singles to put Mason back on top. Robbins retired Kings in order in the bottom of the 7th to pick up his first career win to go with his 2 saves so far this season. Offensive leaders for Mason:

Chris Martin: 2 for 2, home run, 2 walks, 2 RBI's
Tyler Krabbe: 2 for 4, double, 2 RBI's
Rodney Hutchison: 1 for 4, 2 RBI's
John Robbins: 2 for 3, walk

Next up Mason will visit Hamilton on Monday, April 21st.

4/21 @ Hamilton won 3-2 10-1 7-1 stats

Mason traveled to Hamilton to face an always-tough Big Blue squad and, one again, found a way to win with limited offense as they came away with a 3-2 victory.

The Comets played errorless baseball in the field, and catcher Joey Thomas turned in another solid performance behind the dish - to go with his two-hit performance at the plate. Rodney Hutchison scattered 9 hits over his 6 innings of work to earn the win, running his season record to 3-1. He finished with 6 strike outs and no walks on the day. Hamilton had a chance to do real damage in the 3rd inning, as their first four batters hit singles to take a 2-1 lead and load the bases with no outs. But, Hutchison pitched his way out of it, getting a ground ball to force a runner at home, an infield popup, and a fly ball to right to end the inning.

Mason hitters tallied only 5 hits on the day against Hamilton pitching, but were patient at the plate as they walked 8 times. A Joey Thomas double in the 3rd and a SAC fly by Connor Bryan put the Comets up 1-0. A Tyler Thamann walk followed by Tyler Krabbe's double tied the game at 2-2 in the 4th. The Comets scored the go ahead run in the top of the 7th. After lead off singles by Connor Bryan and Chris Martin (a bunt single), T.J. Dunn moved both runners in to scoring position with a SAC bunt. Rodney Hutchison walked to load the bases, and Tyler Thamann drove in what would prove to be the winning run with a fielder's choice ground ball. Thamann also walked 3 times on the day, showing solid discipline.

John Robbins pitched the 7th in relief for Mason and, after retiring the 1st two batters in order, allowed 2 hits to make things interesting. But, an infield popout to 2nd ended the game and Robbins logged his 3rd save of the season.


@ East

(makeup 4/14)

lost 10-1 10-2 7-2 stats

The Comets traveled to Lakota East today for Game 2 of their GMC series with the Thunderhawks on Tuesday and were trounced by a score of 10-1. Weak hitting, spotty defense, and a well-pitched game by Lakota East starter Andy Almquist all contributed to a rough day for Mason.

Almquist went the distance for Lakota East, allowing only 4 base hits and 1 earned run while striking out 9 and walking 4. Chris Martin (3-1) suffered the loss for Mason. He pitched 4 innings, allowing 2 earned runs on 5 hits while striking out 4 and walking 3.

Mason committed 3 errors on the day, which led to an unearned run in the 1st, 4 in the 4th, and 2 more in the 6th. Offensive leaders for Mason:

T.J. Dunn: 2 for 4, RBI
Michael Beebe: 1 for 3, triple

Next up Mason will visit Sycamore today (Wednesday).

4/23 @ Sycamore won 12-1 11-2 8-2 stats

The Comets got back in the win column this afternoon, defeating GMC foe Sycamore on the road by a final score of 12-1 in five innings.

Mason has their back to the wall this week, playing 5 GMC games on consecutive days. They needed a quality start today from Bubby Rice, and the senior righthander responded with a complete game win, allowing only 6 hits, no earned runs, and 3 walks while striking out 4. Rice improved his record to 2-0 on the season.

The Comets scored in 4 of the 5 innings played today, including 2 in the 1st and 4 in the 2nd to take a comfortable 6-0 lead. Today's leaders on offense:

Connor Bryan: 2 for 3, double, walk, RBI, 3 runs scored
T.J. Dunn: 2 for 3, double, RBI, 2 runs scored
Rodney Hutchison: 1 for 4, home run, 2 RBI's


4/24 Oak Hills lost 11-4 11-3 9-3 stats

In a makeup game rescheduled from April 4th, Mason fell at home to Oak Hills by a score of 11-4. A few Mason errors, a couple of wild pitches, a passed ball, and some timely hitting by Oak Hills allowed the Highlanders to take an 8-0 lead after 3 innings of play today. The Comets fought back but were unable to erase the early deficit.

After completely shutting down the Highlanders a couple of weeks ago at Oak Hills, Mason starter Andy Marzheuser (2-1) lasted just 3 innings today, allowing 5 earned runs on 7 hits while walking 4 and striking out 4. Vince Vannelle made his first career appearance on the mound for Mason in relief, pitching the last 4 innings. He held Oak Hills scoreless through his first 3 innings of work before being touched up for 3 runs in the 7th.

Mason tried their best to climb back in to this one, scoring 3 times in the 4th (leaving the bases loaded) and once in the 6th to make the score 8-4. The Comets left 11 men on base today, hitting several hard line drives right at Oak Hills defenders. But, the Highlanders also played errorless in the field. Leaders on offense for Mason included:

Tyler Thamann: 3 for 4, double
Tyler Krabbe: 2 for 3, 2 RBI's
Connor Bryan: 1 for 4, 2 RBI's, 3 QAB's

Mason (11-4, 9-3 GMC) will host Sycamore on Friday, April 25th.

4/25 Sycamore lost 1-0 11-4 8-4 stats

In a game that lasted just an hour and 15 minutes, Mason came out on the short end of a true pitchers dual - losing at home to Sycamore 1-0 last Friday. Each team had only one base hit on the day.

After a one-out double by Sycamore in the 5th, an outfield throwing error allowed the runner to reach 3rd base. He would ultimately the score the game's only run on a 2-out, 2-strike wild pitch.

The Comets wasted a complete game 12 strike-out pitching performance by Rodney Hutchison(3-2), who was pinned with the loss. Sycamore's Greg Simpson struck out 9 Comets and went the distance for the win. The lone hit of the day for Mason was a 5th inning lead off double by Tyler Krabbe.

Weather permitting the Comets will play at Princeton this afternoon and then host LaSalle on Tuesday.

4/29 Princeton won 8-0 12-4 9-4 stats

Rice No-No's Vikings

Mason hosted Princeton Tuesday in GMC play, and the Comets came away with an 8-0 win in a game that was called after 5 innings due to heavy thunderstorms in the area. Senior Bubby Rice (3-0) pitched a no-hitter for the Comets! His pitching line on the day: 5 innings, 0 runs, 1 walk, and 3 strikeouts. Rice got ahead in the count consistently throughout the game, his battery mate (Joey Thomas) was solid behind the plate, and the Comets backed Rice up defensively with flawless play in the field.

Connor Bryan was a table-setter all day as the Comets' leadoff hitter, and Mason came up with some clutch hitting, as all of their runs crossed the plate after 2 were out. Tyler Krabbe's RBI single drove home Connor Bryan with the game's 1st run in the 1st inning. Rodney Hutchison and Andy Marzheuser (both with 2-out singles) helped the Comets plate 3 more runs in the 3rd. In the 4th, a 2-out single by Tyler Krabbe and doubles by Rodney Hutchison and Joey Thomas produced a 4-run inning to make it an 8-0 ballgame. Today's leaders on offense for Mason:

Connor Bryan: 3 for 4, 3 runs scored, 4 QAB's
Tyler Krabbe: 2 for 3, 3 RBI's
Rodney Hutchison: 2 for 3, double, 2 RBI's

Next up Mason visits Princeton on Wednesday, April 30.

5/1 @ Princeton won 16-0 13-4 10-4 stats

Mason scored in all 5 innings played on Thursday, including 3 in the 1st and 6 in the 3rd, as they blanked Princeton by a score of 16-0 in GMC action.

Senior Chris Martin (4-1) and Sophomore Ben Speer teamed up to shut out the Vikings - striking out 9, walking one, and scattering 5 hits.

A total of 9 Comet hitters banged out 12 hits on the day. Connor Bryan followed up his solid work at the plate yesterday with a 3-run home run to left in the 4th inning. Other leaders on offense for Mason:

Andy Marzheuser: 2 for 3, triple, 3 RBI's
Tyler Krabbe: 2 for 2, RBI
Connor Osborn: 2 for 3, 2 RBI's
Chris Martin: 1 for 2, 2 walks, 2 RBI's, 3 runs scored, 2 stolen bases

Next up the Comets host Colerain on Friday, May 2nd.

5/2 Colerain won 13-3 14-4 11-4 stats

Mason came out swinging last Friday, scoring 9 runs in the 1st inning on their way to a 13-3 win in 5 innings over Colerain at home. Rodney Hutchison (4-2) when the distance for the Comets today, allowing no earned runs and 5 hits. He struck out 5 while not allowing a walk. Three Mason errors in the 3rd led to 3 unearned runs for Colerain. Offensive leaders for Mason included:

Chris Martin: 2 for 3, home run, double, 2 RBI's, 3 runs scored
Connor Bryan: 2 for 4, double, 3 RBI's, 3 runs scored
Andy Marzheuser: 2 for 3, double, 2 RBI's
Tyler Krabbe: 2 for 2, 2 walks, 2 RBI's
Joey Thomas: 1 for 2, double, walk, 2 RBI's
Rodney Hutchison: 2 for 4, 2 RBI's

5/3 Centerville won 7-0 15-4 11-4 stats

The Comets turned in a solid performance in all phases of the game last Saturday as they defeated Centerville 7-0 in non-league action at Mason.

Andy Marzheuser (4-1) tossed 6 innings of 3-hit baseball to record his 4th win of the season. He was in complete control of this game throughout, walking just one while striking out 10. John Robbins retired the Elks in order in the 7th. Leaders on offense today for Mason included:

Connor Bryan: 2 for 2, home run, 2 RBI's, 2 walks, 3 runs scored, stolen base
Chris Martin: 2 for 3, RBI, walk, stolen base
Andy Marzheuser: 2 for 3, double
Tyler Krabbe: 1 for 2, 2 RBI's, walk

Next up Mason visits Colerain on Monday, May 5th. Tuesday they will host Highlands HS of Kentucky. The Comets are 15-4 overall.

The Comets are the #5 seed in the upcoming Sectional. They will host the winner of Turpin/Wilmington on Thursday, May 15th at 5:00 PM.

5/5 @ Colerain won 7-2 16-4 12-4 stats

Chris Martin (5-1) turned in another solid pitching performance as Mason traveled to Colerain on Monday and defeated the Cardinals 7-2 in GMC action. The senior righthander went 6 1/3 innings today, allowing just 3 hits and 2 earned runs while striking out 10 and walking 3. John Robbins closed out a scoreless 7th in relief for the Comets.

Mason was aggressive on the bases and pieced together some timely 2-out hitting in both the 1st and 4th innings today, scoring twice in both of those innings along with a 3-run 6th inning. Leaders on offense today for Mason:

Connor Bryan: 3 for 3, 2 RBI's, 2 stolen bases, 3 runs scored
Chris Martin: 2 for 4, RBI
Rodney Hutchison: 2 for 4, RBI
T.J. Dunn: 2 for 4
Tyler Thamann: triple, RBI

5/6 Highlands (KY) won 3-0 17-4 13-4 stats

Bubby Rice, Ben Speer, and Vince Vannelle combined to pitch a 4-hit shutout as Mason blanked Highlands (KY) 3-0 in non-league action at Mason on Tuesday afternoon.. After Rice started the game and pitched the first 3 innings, Speer (1-0) pitched the next 3 to record his first career win for the Comets. Vannelle locked down the win and his first career save by retiring the Bluebirds in order in the 7th.

The game was scoreless until the bottom of the 5th when T.J. Dunn hit an RBI double to drive in Connor Bryan, who had reached on an error. The Comets added 2 more unearned runs in the 6th. Mason had just 5 hits on the day, but solid pitching and defense were the difference in this one.

Mason will visit Middletown on Wednesday, May 7th.

5/7 @ Middletown won 5-2 18-4 14-4 stats

Mason traveled to Middletown in GMC action on Wednesday and came away with a 5-2 win on the strength of another excellent pitching performance - this time by Rodney Hutchison, who moved to 5-2 on the season. Hutchison pitched a complete game, allowing no earn runs, 3 walks, and just 2 hits. He struck out 14 Middie batters today. With the score at 3-2 in the 7th, Michael Beebe executed a crucial suicide squeeze bunt which resulted in 2 Mason runs to provide the Comets some breathing room. Other leaders on offense today:

Connor Bryan: triple
Tyler Thamann: triple
Andy Marzheuser: double

With this win, Mason moved to 18-4 on the season and clinched a 2nd place finish in the GMC this season behind Lakota West. They will host Middletown today for their final league game. On Saturday the Comets will host Lebanon for senior day.

5/9 Middletown won 4-2 19-4 14-4 stats

Mason completed GMC play last Friday with a 4-2 victory at home against Middletown. With the win, the Comets finished 14-4 in the GMC - just one game behind Lakota West (15-3). Overall, Mason is now 19-4 on the season.

Andy Marzheuser (4-1) was once again solid on the mound today, pitching a complete game 5-hitter. Marzheuser was in command throughout this game, striking out 12 while walking none.

Mason had 6 base hits on the day and were led by Joey Thomas, who went 2 for 3 with a solo home run in the 2nd inning. The Comets picked up 2 unearned runs in the 5th, the result of a Middletown infield error.

The Comets play a non-league contest at home on Monday against Lebanon (Senior Day) before heading in to sectional tournament action at home on Thursday against Tuesday's Wilmington/Turpin winner.

5/12 Lebanon (senior day) won 14-2 20-4 14-4 stats

Mason carries exactly 10 seniors on this year's roster, and Coach Bly had them all in the starting lineup last Monday for Senior Day. The guys responded big time as they exploded for 14 runs on 13 hits to overwhelm Lebanon 14-2 in 5 innings.

Comet pitchers limited the Warriors to 2 unearned runs on just 4 base hits. Senior Bubby Rice got the start and the win today to improve to 4-0 on the season. He pitched the first 3 innings, allowing just 2 hits and 3 walks. Rodney Hutchison and John Robbins each pitched a scoreless inning to keep Lebanon at bay.

Connor Osborn had a career day today - belting his first home run (a 2-run homer to left) to go with an RBI single, a perfect SAC bunt, and an inning-ending and run-saving diving catch in left field. He finished the day with 4 RBI's and 3 runs scored. Other offensive leaders for Mason:

Tyler Thamann: 2 for 3, home run, double, 3 RBI's, 3 runs scored
Chris Martin: 2 for 3, triple, double, walk, 3 RBI's
Joey Thomas: 2 for 3
Graham Brockway: 2 for 3, 2 runs scored
Jacob Ball: 1 for 2, double, 2 RBI's

There is no doubt that today's Senior Day will go down as one of the best in the long history of Mason Comets Baseball. Hats off to a great group of seniors who will be truly missed next year!

Thursday nights first round sectional game was postponed and rescheduled for today (Friday) weather permitting. Mason (#5 seed) will host Turpin at 5:00 PM. Turpin (#23 seed) defeated Wilmington 7-1 to advance and meet the Comets.

Alumni note: University of Cincinnati freshman infielder Connor McVey (Mason Class of 2013) was named National Hitter of the Week. Click here for a link to the story. Congratulations Connor!



vs. Turpin

@ Mason 5:00

won 14-4 21-4 14-4 stats Mason (21-4) will play their final regular season game at Elder on Monday, May 19th. They will play a Sectional Final contest against Oak Hills on Thursday, May 22nd at Elder. the winner advances to the District Semi-Finals on Saturday, May 24th, 2:00 PM at Western Hills against an opponent to be determined.
5/19 @ Elder won 5-0 22-4 14-4 stats

Mason visited Elder on Monday for a game intended to keep both teams fresh in preparation for Thursday's sectional final games.  The Comets came out on top  as Andy Marzheuser and John Robbins combined to shut out the Panthers 5-0.  Marzheuser (5-1) earned the win pitching 5 innings and allowing only 3 hits and one walk to go with 5 strike outs.  Robbins tossed the final two innings for the Comets, allowing 2 hits while striking out 2.  Leaders on offense for Mason today:

Chris Martin:  1 for 1, 3 walks, 2 RBI's

Joey Thomas:  2 for 4

Tyler Thamann:  1 for 2, double, walk

Mason (22-4)  will play a Sectional Final contest against Oak Hills on Thursday, May 22nd back at Elder. The winner advances to the District Finals on Saturday, May 24th, 2:00 PM at Western Hills against an opponent to be determined. 



vs. Oak Hills

@ Elder, 5:00

won 10-2 23-4 14-4 stats

Mason BB Wins Sectional

After spitting the two league games against Oak Hills this season, the Comets faced off against the Highlanders once again. This time the stakes were a bit higher: a sectional championship. And, the Comets were dominant from beginning to end today - securing their 3rd consecutive sectional title by a final score of 10-2.

Rodney Hutchison (7-2) pitched a gem for Mason, scattering just one earned run and five hits over his 6 2/3 innings of work. He finished with just one walk while striking out 4 on the day. Hutchison also helped get the Comets on the board in the first by smacking a 2-run single. John Robbins entered with 2 outs in the 7th to close the game for Mason.

Trailing 1-0 in the top of the 1st, the Comets responded with 4 runs in the 1st and 2 more in the second to take control of the game. Seven different Mason hitters combined for a balanced and potent 9-hit offensive attack today. Other leaders on offense included:

Tyler Thamann: 2 for 3, triple, RBI
Tyler Krabbe: 2 for 3, double, RBI

Mason moves on to the District Championship on Saturday, May 24th vs. Milford. That game is scheduled to be played at Western Hills HS at 2:00 PM. The winner will advance to next weeks Regional Semi-Final on Wednesday, May 29th at the University of Cincinnati.



vs. Milford

@ Western Hills 10:30


won 2-1 24-4 14-4 stats


Sweet Sixteen!

How "sweet it is" once again for the Comet Baseball team. For the second consecutive year, Mason squared off last Saturday against Milford for a District Championship. In a hard-fought pitchers dual, the Comets came out on top by a final score of 2-1 behind an outstanding pitching performance by Chris Martin.

Martin (6-1) tossed a complete game 5-hitter and did not walk a single Milford batter. He finished with 7 strike outs on the day while both teams played errorless defense.

The Comets got on the board in the top of the first. After back to back one-out singles by Chris Martin and T.J. Dunn, Andy Marzheuser knocked an RBI single to give Mason the early lead. The Eagles scored their run in the bottom of the 2nd to even the score at 1-1, and the game remained tied until the top of the 7th.

Tyler Krabbe led off the 7th with a single, and Joey Thomas was hit by a pitch. Connor Osborn got a SAC bunt down to put both runners in scoring position with 2 outs. Krabbe then alertly broke for home on a wild pitch, and was safe on a close play at the plate - putting the Comets on top 2-1. Martin retired the Eagles in order in the bottom of the 7th to secure the District Championship for Mason.

The Comets (24-4) advance to the Regional Semi-Final game this Thursday at 2:00 PM vs. Troy at Marge Schott Stadium on the campus of the University of Cincinnati.



vs. Troy

@ UC, 5:00

won 5-0 25-4 14-4 stats

For the second straight year, the Comets earned an opportunity to play in a regional semi-final game at University of Cincinnati's Marge Schott Stadium. This time, they got the win as Rodney Hutchison pitched a complete game shutout to lead Mason to a 5-0 win over Troy. Hutchison was nearly flawless on the day, scattering just 4 hits while striking out 8 and allowing no walks. The Comets played errorless defense behind him as well.

Mason scratched out a total of 10 hits on the day, and scored all 5 of their runs in the 3rd inning as a combination of Comet hits and 3 Trojan errors led to the big inning. Leaders on offense for Mason included:

Rodney Hutchison: 3 for 3, walk, RBI
T.J. Dunn: 2 for 4, double, RBI
Andy Marzheuser: 2 for 4, double, RBI



vs. Moeller

@ UC 5:00

lost 4-3 extra innings 25-5 14-4 stats

In a game that will likely be long-remembered among the Cincinnati area baseball community, Mason came up a little short in their quest for a Regional Championship this past Saturday, falling to Moeller in 9 innings by a final score of 4-3. The large crowd at U.C.'s Marge Schott Stadium saw an absolute thriller as the Comets, down 3-1 with 2 outs and nobody on in the bottom of the 7th, came back to tie Moeller 3-3 and send the game to extra innings.

Chris Martin started the game on the mound for Mason, and held the Crusaders scoreless until the top of the 4th. Moeller scored 2 in the 4th on 4 base hits and a Comet error to take a 2-0 lead, and Andy Marzheuser came on in relief to secure the final out in the 4th inning and pitch the 5th and 6th as well. A solo home run to deep left by Tyler Krabbe in the Comet half of the 4th made it a 2-1 ballgame.

Moeller picked up a run in the top of the 6th to go up 3-1. After his brilliant performance the prior night, Rodney Hutchison took the ball once again for Mason and courageously finished the game.

After the first 2 Mason batters were retired in the 7th, Chris Martin singled and T.J. Dunn doubled off the wall in left. After a two-base infield error by Moeller, the game was suddenly tied 3-3 with the winning run on second. Logan Williams entered the game to pinch run at 2nd base, and a single to left by Rodney Hutchison nearly won the game for Mason. But, Williams was cut down at the plate after a solid throw from Moeller's left fielder and a violent collision with Moeller's catcher, sending the game to extra innings.

In the top of the 9th, Moeller's first two batters reached base via an infield error and a walk. One out later, an intentional walk loaded the bases. The next batter was hit by a pitch to score what would prove to be the winning run. Hutchison battled to get out of the inning with no further damage, and the Comets were unable to score in their half of the 9th.

Mason's outstanding season came to end as the Comets posted a record of 25-5 and earned the program's second consecutive District Championship. They secured the program's first Regional Runner-Up trophy since 2010. Several Comets received all-GMC awards. First team: Chris Martin, Rodney Hutchison, T.J. Dunn, and Connor Bryan. Second team: Joey Thomas and Tyler Krabbe.

Congratulations to all the players and coaches on another outstanding season!


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Date Opponent W/L Score Overall
Box Score Game Highlights
3/29 Upper Arlington           PPD
3/29 Grove City           PPD
3/31 @ Princeton won 20-0 1-0 1-0 stats

Stewart Tosses NO-NO in Mason Rout

Mason Softball squashed Princeton 20-0 in their season opener on Monday. Tory Stewart recorded a no hitter while striking out 10 Vikings. Liz Hillen contributed to the offense with a home run.

Next game is the home opener against Colerain on Wednesday, April 2nd.

4/2 Colerain won 12-0 2-0 2-0 stats

The Mason softball team improved to 2-0 Wednesday behind the second no-hitter of the season for Tory Stewart. A rainy day tried to wash Stewart's six strikeout effort away but to no avail. The rain, heavy at times, made it difficult for both pitchers to get a good grip on the ball. Credit senior catcher Liz Hillen with a gutty defensive effort keeping many pitches in front of her.

The Comets immediately took advantage of the game conditions by scoring ten runs in the first inning. Two more runs scored in the fourth inning on back to back singles by Stewart and Hailey Ellis plating Jess Casciotti and Jordan Sullivan respectively.

Mason is ranked No. 1 in the latest city polls. The Comets next head to Columbus this weekend for a three game set at Pickerington Central.

4/4 @ Granville lost 7-4      

Mason Softball was able to get in a double-header this past weekend in Columbus. Unfortunately, the results were not as favoarable as the weather. The Lady Comets dropped a 7-4 decision to Granville and 5-4 game to St. Francis. An evening game against Pickerington was cancelled. No other information was available.

Next up Mason will host Middletown on Monday, April 7th, weather permitting.

4/5 @ St. Francis De Sales lost 5-4 2-2 2-0 stats  
4/5 @ Pickerington           PPD
4/7 Middletown           PPD
4/8 @ Hamilton lost 8-7 2-3 2-1 stats

Mason dropped a tough one to GMC foe Hamilton on Tuesday. Hamilton scored four runs in the bottom of the sixth inning tie the game at 7-7. Mason threatened in the top of the seventh but couldn't push across a run. In extra innings Big Blue drove in the winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning. Junior Emily Leeson pitched all nine innings.

Despite a 15 hit attack, the Lady Comets could not best the home team. Casey Miller was on fire at the plate with a four hit game. Jordan Sullivan, Gabby LaSala, and Erin Rockstroh each chipped in three hits a piece.

Mason looks to get back in the win column after a three game skid against Sycamore on Wednesday.

4/9 Sycamore won 11-1 3-3 3-1 stats The Mason Comets got back on track with an 11-1 victory at home against Sycamore Wednesday afternoon. The floodgates opened for Mason in the bottom of the third inning as senior Hanna Mizener rocked a solo home run (3) to leftfield. Mason scored a couple more runs in the third, six runs in the fourth, and one more run in the sixth. Gabby LaSala was a home run short of hitting for the cycle.

Tory Stewart cruised to the victory by allowing only one run and striking out seven in six innings.

Mason 3-3 (3-1 GMC) next travels to conference leading Fairfield 5-1 (3-0 GMC) Friday afternoon.
4/11 @ Fairfield lost 5-4 3-4 3-2 stats  
4/12 @ Middletown won 20-0 4-4 4-2 stats  
4/14 Lakota East won 2-1 5-4 5-2 stats Pitching and defense was on tap Monday at Mason High School as the Lady Comets defeated Lakota East 2-1 to capture a key GMC win. Mason made the most of their opportunities on a day that both teams combined for five hits.

Lakota East drew blood first by scoring a run in the top of the second. Jess Casciotti singled in the fourth and came around to score to knot the contest at 1-1. In the bottom of the fifth Liz Hillen kicked of the inning by singling to left. Pinch runner Brianna Grimes ended up scoring on a passed ball with two outs.

Tory Stewart pitched a gem striking out 14 while only allowing three hits. In the top of the sixth Lakota East threatened to score but Stewart shut the door with a strike out leaving the bases loaded.

Next up for the Lady Comets 5-4 (5-2) is a game at Oak Hills on Wednesday, April 16th followed by another important at home GMC contest vs. Lakota West on Thursday.
4/15 Badin           PPD
4/16 @ Oak Hills won 18-2 6-4 6-2 stats And the hits keep coming! The Lady Comets used a nineteen hit attack Wednesday to down Oak Hills 18-2. The attack was led by Gabby LaSala, Tory Stewart, and Erin Rockstroh who had three hits a piece. Mason dominated Oak Hills the entire game. Oak Hills mounted a threat in the bottom of the fourth but it was exterminated by a nice running catch by Senior Hannah Mizener in rightfield. The alert Mizener riffled a throw to second to double off the Highlander runner.

Tory Stewart picked up her sixth win going three strong innings. Freshman Taylor Lewis finished out the game.

Mason 6-4 (6-2 GMC) next takes on undefeated Lakota West 7-0 (6-0 GMC) Thursday at Mason.
4/17 Lakota West won 3-1 7-4 7-2 stats

No report

The girls softball team handed Lakota West their first conference loss of the season on Thursday, April 17th by a score of 3-1. No other information was available.

4/19 Bloom Carroll won 1-0 8-4 7-2 stats

No report

The Lady Comets defeated Bloom Carroll 1-0 on Saturday. No other information was available on the game.

Next up Mason hosts Princeton on Monday, April 21st.

4/21 Princeton won 16-0 9-4 8-2 stats

No report

Mason defeated Princeton 16-0 on Monday, April 21st. Next up they visit Colerain this afternoon (Wednesday).


4/23 @ Colerain won 20-0 10-4 9-2 stats

No report

Mason defeated Colerain 20-0 on Wednesday, April 23rd. Next up they will host Hamilton on Friday April 25th.

4/25 Hamilton won 10-0 11-4 10-2 stats

The Mason Comets used the long ball and played great defense to beat Hamilton Friday evening 10-0. Juniors Gabby LaSala and Hailey Ellis both homered to help push the Lady Comets win streak to eight. Not only did Mason score ten runs, but they flashed some impressive glove work. In the first inning Mason turned a 4-6-3 double play (Taylor Stewart to LaSala to Casey Miller). In the third inning, Thirdbaseman Erin Rockstroh made a heads up play fielding a bunt, whirling around and throwing a strike to LaSala covering third to get the lead runner. Later in the third, Rightfielder Jordan Sullivan gunned down a Hamilton base runner at home plate.

Tory Stewart notched her GMC leading tenth victory on the season by striking out eight. The win and a Lakota West 17-2 (10-2 GMC) loss has forced a three way tie for first place in the GMC. Mason 11-4 (10-2 GMC) next takes on Middletown 4-14 (2-10 GMC) Monday.

4/28 @ Middletown won 15-0 12-4 11-2 stats

No report

Mason routed Middletown on Monday by a score of 15-0. With the win Mason stays in a tie with Fairfield in the GMC. Both schools have identical 11-2 league records and will face each other this Friday at Mason.

4/29 McAuley won 2-0 13-4 11-2 stats

The Lady Comets Softball team extended their consecutive shutout streak to 6 with a 2-0 win against McAuley on Tuesday. Mason (13-4, 11-2) has notched 9 shutouts this season.

Tory Stewart scattered three hits across seven innings while fanning fifteen. Senior Jess Casciotti did an excellent job creating havoc for the visitors by collecting four hits, two steals, and delivering the game winning RBI.

Next up they visit Sycamore on Wednesday, April 30.

4/30 @ Sycamore won 5-0 14-4 12-2 stats



The Mason shutout streak (seven straight) just kept on rolling on Wednesday when the Comets defeated Sycamore 5-0.

This afternoon Mason will host Fairfield in a GMC battle for the top spot in the league. Both teams have identical 12-2 conference records. Fairfield won the first meeting between the two schools back on April 11th by a score of 5-4. Mason is 14-4 overall.

5/2 Fairfield won 2-0 15-4 13-2 stats

Mason climbed into the drivers seat of the GMC last Friday afternoon. The winner of Friday's game would earn more than a GMC victory. At stake was a chance to stand alone at the top of the conference late in the season. The Lady Comets stepped up to the challenge and beat Fairfield 2-0. The win avenged a 5-4 decision from earlier in the season. Ironically, that loss was the last loss for Mason. Mason has now reeled off twelve straight victories.

Tory Stewart pitched a gem allowing only one hit while striking out seven. Stewart also drove in Jordan Sullivan in the first inning for what would be the winning run. Senior firstbaseman Casey Miller had two hits including a towering home run to right field in the sixth inning.

5/3 @ Ryle won 12-3 16-4 13-2 stats

The Mason Lady Comets beat Ryle High School 12-3 Saturday morning. Senior second baseman Taylor Stewart was in the zone with the stick. Stewart is known for her defensive prowess, however Saturday she lit up the scoreboard with a four hit, two run, five RBI, one steal effort. The big blow was a grand slam in the fourth to break open the game for Mason. Twin sister Tory Stewart also homered. Junior Jordan Sullivan had a three hit, three run, two steal game.

Freshman Taylor Lewis went the distance in the circle for the victory. Lewis settled into a nice groove after the third inning allowing only two hits to finish out the game.

Mason 16-4 (13-2 GMC) gets back to business Monday evening by taking on conference foe Lakota East 19-3 (12-3 GMC).

Mason is the #1 seed in the upcoming Sectional. They host a first round game on Wed. May 14th against the winner of Anderson and Winton Woods.

5/5 @ Lakota East won 6-1 17-4 14-2 stats

Mason earned an important GMC win over Lakota East on Monday by a score of 6-1. The victory keeps the Lady Comets first in the standings with two league games remaining.

Next up Mason will host Oak Hills on Wednesday, May 7th. They will complete their GMC schedule at Lakota West (2nd place) on Friday.

5/7 Oak Hills won 6-0 18-4 15-2 stats The Lady Comets (18-4) defeated Oak Hills on Wednesday by a score of 6-0. With the win they clinched at least a share of the 2014 GMC title. They will look to win their 2nd outright softball championship this afternoon (Friday) when they visit second place Lakota West (14-3). Earlier this season Mason defeated the Firebirds 3-1.
5/9 @ Lakota West lost 2-1 19-4 15-3 stats

GMC Tri-Champ!s

Girls softball fell to Lakota West on Friday by a score of 2-1. The 2014 GMC season ends with three teams sharing the GMC title (Mason, West, Fairfield). The trio of champions all finished with identical 15-3 league records.

The loss snapped a 15 game win streak by the Lady Comets. The hotly contested conference game was a nail biter throughout. Junior Hailey Ellis had two hits including a double. Senior Hannah Mizener tripled in the fourth to score Ellis for the lone Comet run.

For the Lady Comets (19-4) it is their first GMC Championship since the 2010 season.

Mason (#1 seed) will begin post season play against Winton Woods on Wednesday, May 14th at Mason, 5:00 PM. Winton Woods (#20 seed) defeated Anderson 12-4 to face the Comets.



vs. Winton Woods

@ Mason 5:00

won 16-0 20-4 15-3 stats

Mason walloped Winton Woods in the first round of the Sectional Tournament on Wednesday by a score of 16-0.

The Lady Comets (20-4)advance to play the winner of the Seton game on Monday, May 19 at Sycamore, 5:00 PM for the Sectional Championship. The winner will advance to the District Semi-Final contest on Saturday, May 24th, 11:00 AM at Fairfield. Mason is the No. 1 seed in the tourney.



vs. Seton

@ Sycamore HS, 5:00

won 10-0 21-4 15-3 stats

Mason Softball Advances!

The Lady Comets are Sectional Champions for the 10th straight season! Mason defeated Seton High School Monday evening 10-0. Senior pitcher Tory Stewart led a very efficient attack striking out ten while only allowing two hits over five innings. Offensively the Lady Comets pounded out ten hits for the victory. Stewart also paced the offense with three hits. Senior Casey Miller and sophomore Erin Rockstroh each chipped in with two hits a piece.

 Mason 20-5 (GMC 15-3) next takes on GMC foe Lakota West 22-7 (GMC 15-3) for a District Championship this Saturday at Fairfield, game time 11:00 am. The teams split the regular season series.   Mason is the No. 1 seed in the tourney. 



vs. West

@ Fairfield, 12:00

won 3-2 21-5 15-3 stats

Lady Comets Earn Another District Title!

Sweet Sixteen For Softball!

For the third consecutive year the Mason Softball team has won a Southwest District Championship. The Lady Comets used a three-run first to end Lakota West's season and advance onward in the post season. Final score Mason 3 Firebirds 2. Senior pitcher Tory Stewart kept a potent West offense in check by allowing only two hits.

Junior shortstop Gabby LaSala started the first inning rally by driving home Jess Casciotti. Later in the inning catcher Liz Hillen drove home Jordan Sullivan and LaSala for what proved to be the winning runs.

The Mason outfield turned in a couple of spectacular catches in the contest to stymie West scoring attempts. Junior centerfielder Haley Ellis laid out for a diving catch in the second inning and late in the game, senior leftfielder Hannah Mizener made a beautiful over the shoulder running catch.

Mason (21-5) will face a familiar foe in GMC rival Fairfield (23-5) in the upcoming regional semi-finals Thursday at Northmont High School at 5:00 PM. Both teams were regular season GMC Co-Champs and split a pair of games in the regular season.


Regional Semi-Final

vs. Fairfield

@ Northmont, 5:00

won 5-0 22-5 15-3 stats


Mason Advances to Great 8!

It will be deja vu on Saturday at the Regional Softball Final at Northmont. The same two teams that battled last year for a spot in the State Final Four will once again face each other in a winner takes all matchup. The final will be a rematch of the 2013 game in which the Mason Comets defeated Lebanon in a dramatic 1-0 affair.

Mason shutout GMC rival Fairfield 5-0 on Thursday afternoon at Northmont. After leading 1-0 thru 4 innings, the Comets added 4 more in the 5th innning, putting the contest out of reach for the Indians.

Mason's first run of the game was the most dramatic. Hailey Ellis' hit to left field sent Jordan Sullivan scampering home, where Fairfield tried to snuff the score with a throw to the plate. The umpire called Sullivan out and then safe and then determined the run would stand because of obstruction by the catcher.

The Comets' bats awoke en masse in the bottom of the fifth, starting with Gabby LaSala's blast to left field, and Fairfield couldn't overcome the damage despite a late push. Sydney Wyatt's single in the top of the seventh preceded Maddie Koger's shot to left, but both Indians runners were stranded soon after.

The Comets' reward is a date with Lebanon, the top-ranked Division I team in the state coaches' poll. The Warriors defeated Northmont 4-1 to advance to the final. Ninth-ranked Mason (22-5) and the Warriors (31-0) play at noon Saturday in a regional championship at Northmont. The winner moves on to the state semifinals in Akron.

Mason, which shared the GMC title with Fairfield and Lakota West, enters the regional final on a four-game winning streak and has been victorious in 19 of its last 20 outings.



vs. Lebanon

@ Northmont, 12:00

lost 3-2 22-6 15-3 stats

In a rematch of the 2013 Regional Final contest this past Saturday at Northmont, this time the Mason girls softball team falls to #1 ranked Lebanon (32-0) 3-2 in the final.

It was a heartbreaking loss for the Lady Comets who saw the tables turn on them in the final inning. The Warriors were stunned when Mason took a 2-1 lead in the seventh. Hailey Ellis singled and Liz Hillen walked, Casey Miller successfully sacrificed, and consecutive bunts by Hannah Mizener and Erin Rockstroh counted the runs. The Warriors were able to push across a tying then winning run to advance to the State Final Four.

Mason Softball finishes another outstanding season as GMC tri-champions, Sectional and District champs and Regional runner-up with a 22-6 overall record.

Congratulations to all the players and coaches!

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Boys Tennis

Date Opponent W/L Score Overall
Individual Results
4/8 @ Hamilton won 5-0 1-0 1-0 Mason tennis won their season opener against GMC Hamilton last night by a score of 5-0. See results below:

Mason Green 5, Hamilton 0
Tsai def. Fritsch 6-0, 6-0
Lebedev def. Ruckel 6-0, 6-0
Kang def. McGuff 6-0, 6-0

Boulos-Reid def. Engek-Sprague 6-0, 6-0
Heim-Yu def. Baker-McCracken 6-0, 6-0

GMC 1 - 0 Overall 1 - 0

Next match will be the teams home opener against GMC Fairfield on Wednesday, 4/9.

Upcoming: Thursday, 4/10 - Sycamore at Mason, plus Varsity White and J. It's the first time all three teams have played at Mason on the same day.
4/9 Fairfield won 5-0 2-0 2-0

Mason defeated Fairfield on Wednesday by a score of 5-0. See results below:


Tsai def. Robertson 6-1, 6-0
Lebedev def. Montague 6-1, 6-1
Kang def. Reist 6-0, 6-0


Boulos-Reid def. Keith-Robertson 6-0, 6-0
Heim-Yu def. Janson-Rizk 6-0, 6-0.

4/10 Sycamore lost 3-2 2-1 2-1

The Tennis team suffered their first loss of the season to Sycamore on Thursday by a score of 3-2. See results below:


Indrakanti (S) def. Tsai 6-2, 7-6;
Lebedev (M) def. Narendran 6-7, 7-6, 1-0;
Taylor (S) def. Kang 6-4, 6-1.

Boulos-Reid (M) def. Ahmad-Stern 7-6, 6-4;
Wittenbaum-Venkitarama (S) def. Heim-Yu 6-4, 6-1

Next up Mason visits Columbus Academy on Friday, April 11th.

4/11 @ Columbus Academy won 5-0 3-1 2-1

Friday, 4/11
Mason 5, Columbus Academy 0

Tsai def. Wareti 6-4, 6-0;
Lebedev def. Alexander 6-7, 6-3, 1-0;
Kang def. Lawrence 6-1, 6-4.

Doubles: Boulos-Reid def. Jung-Kundur 6-4, 7-6;
Heim-Yu def. Patel-Firouzian 6-1, 6-0.

4/12 @ Upper Arlington lost 4-1 3-2 2-1

Upper Arlington 4, Mason 1


Shewalter (U) def. Tsai 6-4, 6-2;
Melvin (U) def. Lebedev 4-6, 6-2, 6-3;
Kang (M) def. A.Yang 6-2, 7-5.


Hunter-Zelezny (U) def. Boulos-Reid 6-4, 5-7, 6-1;
Holsopple-Lahrmann (U) def. Heim-Yu 1-6, 7-5, 6-2.

Record GMC 2 - 1; Overall 3 - 2

4/14 @ CHCA         PPD
4/15 Princeton        

PPD to 4/23

Mason tennis matches versus CHCA (Monday) and Princeton (Tuesday) were washed or snowed out. The Princeton contest was resheduled for 4/23.

Next up Mason will host Lakota East on Wednesday, April 16th.

4/16 Lakota East won 5-0 4-2 3-1

Mason defeated Lakota East 5-0 on Wednesday afternoon. See results below:


Tsai def. Menniger 6-0, 6-0;
Lebedev def. Barren 6-0, 6-1;
Kang def. Hoke 6-0, 6-0.

Boulos-Reid def. Smolyansky-Clark 6-3, 6-1;
Heim-Yu def. Sutter-Lovell 6-2, 6-2

4/17 @ Colerain won 5-0 5-2 4-1

Mason shut out Colerain 5-0 last Thursday, April 17th. See results below:


Tsai def. Friedhoff 6 - 0; 6 - 0
Lebedev def. Laskey 6-1, 6-0;
Kang def. Wessels 6-0, 6-1

Boulos-Reid def. Hensler-Koenig 6-0, 6-1;
Heim-Yu def. Gehner-Koenig 6-0, 6-0.

Next up Mason will host Middletown on Tuesday, April 22nd.

4/22 Middletown won 5-0 6-2 5-1

Mason defeated Middletown on Tuesday 5-0. See results below:

Tsai def. Williams 6-0, 6-0;
Mackenzie def. Ramsey 6-0, 6-0;
| Default Court | Middletown.

Boulos-Reid def. Green-Kemplin 6-0, 6-0;
Heim-Dulin def. Wieneke-Wiley 6-0, 6-0

The Comets host Princeton today (Wednesday) and will participate in the annual Coaches Classic Thursday and Saturday.



(makeup from 4/15)

won 5-0 7-2 6-1

Mason defeated Princeton 5-0 on Wednesday, April 23rd. See results below:

Tsai def. Arroyo 6-0, 6-1;
Lebedev def. Creed 6-0, 6-0;
Kang def. Cunningham 6-0, 6-0.

Boulos-Reid def. Williams-Harden 6-0, 6-0;
Heim-Mackenzie def. Shaver-Foster 6-0, 6-0.

Record: GMC 6 - 1; Overall 7 - 2

On Thursday the annual Coaches Classic Tournament got underway and will conclude on Saturday. Below is a breakdown of the event:

5 brackets
37 teams
259 players
Mason entered into 3 brackets with 21 Varsity players

Flight A at Mason
1st Singles - 3rd seed - Luke Tsai
2nd Singles - 2nd seed - Alex Lebedev
3rd Singles - 2nd seed - Young-Jin Kan

1st Doubles - 1st seed - Nadim Boulos & Sean Reid
2nd Doubles - 2nd seed - Craig Heim & Charlie Yu


Coaches Classic

@ Mason


Thursday results from Coaches Classic:

Coaches Classic
Flight A
First singlesQuarterfinals
Hirsch (CCD) d. Carter (Wyoming) 6-0, 6-0
Bercz (Turpin) d. Nosek (Kings) 6-2, 6-3
Tsai (Mason) d. Warstler (Indian Hill) 6-1, 6-3
Indrakanti (Sycamore) d. Stavsky (Seven Hills) 6-0, 6-1

Hirsch d. Bercz 6-0, 6-2
Tsai d. Indrakanti 6-3, 3-1, def.

Second singlesQuarterfinals
Wildman (CCD) d. Montgomery (Wyoming) 6-0, 6-1
Schubert (Turpin) d. Nosek (Kings) 6-1, 6-0
Narendran (Sycamore) d. Schuerer (Seven Hills) 6-0, 6-1
Lebedev (Mason) d. Mandybur (Indian Hill) 6-0, 6-1

Wildman d. Schubert 6-0, 6-0
Narendran d. Lebedev 6-2, 1-6, (10-7)

Third singlesQuarterfinals
Wolf (CCD) d. Murray (Wyoming) 6-0, 6-0
Liou (Sycamore) d. MacNeil (Kings) 6-0, 6-0
Novakovic (Turpin) d. Dheenan (Seven Hills) 6-1, 6-3
Kang (Mason) d. Bhandari (Indian Hill) 6-3, 6-2

First doublesQuarterfinals
Boulos-Reid (Mason) d. Abraham-Ellis (Seven Hills) 6-3, 6-0
Bourbon-Plattenburg (Wyoming) d. Cohen-Musti (Indian Hill) 7-6, (8), 6-2
Yu-Mitra (CCD) d. Freudenberg-Taylor (Kings) 6-1, 6-2
Ahmad-Stern (Sycamore) d. McBeath-Bardua (Turpin) 6-1, 6-0

Second doublesQuarterfinals
Venkitarama-Wittenbaum (Sycamore) d. Cowan-Lima (Indian Hill) 6-2, 6-3
Bennell-Muscatello (Turpin) d. Whitehurst-Benton (Kings) 7-6 (7), 6-0
Chavez-Dheenan (Seven Hills) d. Cohen-Tholke (CCD) 5-7, 7-6 (6), (10-5)
Heim-Yu (Mason) d. Smucker-Emanuelson (Wyoming) 6-1, 6-0

The tournament resumes at Mason on Saturday at 8:00 am with the finals to be played after 10:00 am.



Coaches Classic

@ Mason


Mason Sweeps the Coaches Classic!

For the first time in the Coaches' Classic history, one school has won 3 different flights. That school was Mason!!! There were 21 varsity Mason players playing over the course of two days at four different locations. The coaches classic consisted of 5 flights at 9 locations, 37 teams, 259 players! Mason's domination of the prestigious tourney speaks to the strength and depth of the Comet tennis program.

All 7 Mason Varsity Green players won a plaque or ribbon. As a team they tied in overall points with Sycamore. But since Luke Tsai won the top court, Mason wins with the tiebreaker rule of the team who won the highest court. Therefore, the Mason team was the Flight A Champion! See results below:

FINALS Flight A - Mason Champions 270 points

1st singles - Luke Tsai CHAMPION defeated Asher Hirsch (CCD)- 6 - 2; 7 - 6 -

2nd singles - backdraw - Alex Lebedev (third place) defeated Bret Shubert (Turpin) 8 - 3

3rd singles - J. J. Wolf (CCD) defeated Young-Jin Kang who was runner up (second place) 6 - 1 6 - 0

1st Doubles - Mustafa Ahman/Noah Stern (Sycamore) defeated Nadim Boulos/Sean Reid who were runnerups (second place) 7 - 5; 5 - 7; 6 - 2

2nd Doubles - Aditya Venkitarama/Alex Wittenbaum (Sycamore) defeated Craig Heim/Charlie Yu who were runnersup (second place) 6 - 2; 6 - 3


Total points

1st - Mason 270 points - won by tiebreaker rule of winning court 1

2nd - Sycamore 270 points

3rd - CCD - 255 points

4th Turpin - 100 points

5th - Indian Hill - 60 points won by tiebreaker rule of winning court 1 backdraw


FINALS Flight B - Mason Champions 310 points

Ct 1 Singles Semi-finals: Mackenzie (M) d. Groene (Elder) 6-1, 6-3

Ct 1 Singles Finals: Hensley (Mildord) d. Mackenzie 6-3, 7-6 who is runner-up (second place)

Ct 2 Singles Finals: Zhan (Mason) CHAMPION d. Huxell (Milford) 7-6, 6-2

Ct 3 Singles Finals: Krayterman (Mason) CHAMPION d. Jih (Sycamore) 6-2, 7-5

Ct 2 Doubles Finals: Mathur-Leathers (Mason) CHAMPIONS d. Levitt-Peck (Sycamore) 6-3, 6-4


FINALS Flight C - Mason Champions

Ct 1 Singles Backdraw: Menninger (Lakota East) d. Dulin (Mason) 2-8 - fourth place

Ct 2 Singles Backdraw: Sathe (Mason) third place d. Massoud (Anderson) 8-3

Ct 3 Singles Finals: Rao (Mason) CHAMPION d. Hoke (Lakota East) 6-2, 6-1

Ct 1 Doubles Backdraw: Palani-Sameera (Mason)CHAMPION d. Clark-Smolyansky (Lakota East) 8-3

Ct 2 Doubles Finals: Li-Song (Mason) CHAMPIONS d. Sheth-Thomas (Indian Hill) 6-3, 6-2

Congratulatioins to all the players and coaches in the Mason Tennis Program!

Next up the Comets play their second round match in the State Team Tennis Tourney against Miamisburg at Mason this afternoon, weather permitting. They will visit Oak Hills on Tuesday, April 29th.

4/28 Miamisburg won 5-0 8-2 6-1

Mason defeated Miamisburg 5-0 on Monday at home. See results below:

Tsai def. Wells 6-0, 6-0;
Lebedev def. Rinderle 6-0, 6-0;
Kang def. Reazin 6-0, 6-0.

Boulos-Leathers def. Maliekal-Holtzman 6-0, 6-4;
Heim-Yu def. Ruppert-Young 6-0, 6-0.

4/29 @ Oak Hills won 5-0 9-2 7-1

Mason varsity green defeated Oak Hills 5-0 on Tuesday to send their record to 9-2 overall and 7-1 in the GMC. See results below:

Lebedev def. Ryland 6-0, 6-0;
Dulin def. Pearson 6-1, 6-0;
Leathers def. Branner 6-2, 6-3.

Boulos-Reid def. Schoonner-Cirkovic 6-0, 6-3;
Heim-Yu def. Hill-Porter 6-0, 6-1.

Next up they will visit Lakota West on Thursday, May 1st.

5/1 @ Lakota West (makeup) won 4-1 10-2 8-1

Mason defeated Lakota West 4-1 on Thursday. See results below:

Tsai (M) def. Cross 6-2, 6-1;
Lebedev (M) def. Isele 6-1, 6-0; Blake (L) def.
Mathur 6-3, 2-6, 1-0.

Boulos-Reid (M) def. Kasindhundi-Clarke 6-0, 6-1;
Heim-Yu (M) def. Griffiths-Dougal 6-0, 6-3.

The Comets are 10-2 overall and 8-1 in the league. They will visit CHCA this afternoon and travel to St. Xavier of KY on Saturday.

5/3 St. Xavier (KY) lost 3-2 10-3 8-1

KY St. X defeated Mason Green 3 - 2 on Saturday. See results below:

1S Tsai (M) defeated Lancaster (K) 6 - 2; 7 - 5
2S Singerman (K) defeated Lebedev (M) 6 - 2; 6- 4
3S Kang (M) defeated Koshewh (K) 6-0; 6-1

1D Graft/Waldeck (K) defeated Reid/Yu (M) 6-3; 6-2
2D Cox/Quinumes (K) defeated Leathers/Dulin (M) 6-0; 6-0

The Comets will host Cincinnati Country Day on Monday, May 5th and host Indian Hill on Tuesday. On Wednesday the Comets play their 3rd match in the State Team Tennis Tournament against Kings HS at home.

5/5 Cin. Country Day lost 3-2 10-4 8-1

Cincinnati Country Day defeated Mason 3-2 on Monday. See results below:

Hirsch (C) def. Tsai 6-2, 6-2;
Wolf (C) def. Lebedev 6-1, 6-1;
Kang (M) def. Cohen 6-1, 6-0.

Wildman-Yu (C) def. Boulos-Reid 7-6, 1-6, 6-3;
Heim-Yu (M) def. Tholke-Mitra 7-5, 6-2.

5/6 Indian Hill won 5-0 11-3 8-1

Mason defeated Indian Hill on Tuesday by a score of 5-0. Results below:

Tsai def. Warstler 6-0, 6-4;
Kang def. Mandybur 6-1, 6-0;
Heim def. Bhandari 1-6, 6-2, 6-3.

Boulos-Yu def. Cohen-Lima 6-3, 7-6;
Leathers-Dulin def. Chaudhry-Singh 6-3, 6-4

On Wednesday the Comets play their 3rd match in the State Team Tennis Tournament against Kings HS at home

The GMC Tournament gets underway at Mason on Thursday with finals on Friday. Below are the Mason seeds for the tourney:

1st singles - second seed - Luke Tsai
2nd singles - first seed - Alex Lebedev
3rd singles - second seed - Young-Jin Kan

1st doubles - first seed - Nadim Boulos/Sean Reid
2nd doubles - second seed - Craig Heim/Charlie Yu


State Team Tournament

vs. Kings


Mason defeated Kings 4-1 on Wednesday in the 3rd round of the State Tennis Tournament. See below:

Tsai (M) def. Nosek 6-1, 6-2;
Boulos (M) def. Nosek 6-1, 6-4;
Macneil (K) def. Leathers 6-4, 3-6, 1-0.

Lebedev-Kang (M) def. Taylor-Freudenberg 6-1, 6-3;
Heim-Yu (M) def. Whitehurst-Benton 6-0, 6-2.

They move on to play at St. Xavier at a date and time to be determined. Next up Mason will conclude play in the GMC Tournament on Saturday, May 10th at Mason.


GMC Tournament

@ Mason


GMC Tournament

@ Mason


Mason finished 2nd at the GMC Tournament on Saturday. See below:

Team scores: 1. Sycamore 53, 2. Mason 47, 3. Lakota West 34, 4. Lakota East 31, 4. Colerain 31, 6. Fairfield 28, 7. Princeton 22, 8. Oak Hills 13, 8. Middletown 13, 10. Hamilton 9

First singles final
Tsai (MA) d. Indrakanti (S) 6-3, 6-3
Second singles final
Narendran (S) d. Lebedev (MA) 6-1, 7-5
Third singles final
Taylor (S) d. Kang (MA) 6-4, 6-0
First doubles final
Ahmad-Stern (S) d. Boulous-Mackenzie (MA) 7-5, 6-0
Second doubles final
Wittenbaum-Venkitarama (S) d. Heim-Yu (MA) 6-3, 6-4

Next up Mason will host Seven Hills on Monday, May 12th. See Sectional tourney info hosted at Mason below:

Tuesday, 5/13 - 8:00 am - dark
Finals - Saturday, 5/17 - 8:00 am - finish

Seed #1 - Luke Tsai - Mason
Seed #2 - Deepak Indrakanti - Sycamore
Seed #3 - Alex Taylor - Sycamore
Seed #4 - Andrew Gordon - Loveland

Seed #1 - Alex Lebedev/Young-Jin Kang - Mason
Seed # 2 - Nakul Narendran/Mustafa Ahmad - Sycamore
Seed #3 - Nadim Boulos/Sean Reid - Mason
Seed #4 - Alex Wittenbaum/Noah Stern - Sycamore

5/12 Seven Hills won 3-2 13-4 8-1

Mason defeated Seven Hills 3-2 on Monday in their final regular season match. The Comets finish at 13-4 overall. See below:


Ar.Dheenan (S) def. Dulin 6-3, 6-3;
Heim (M) def. As.Dheenan 6-3, 6-1;
Mackenzie (M) def. Schuerer 6-0, 6-1.

Boulos-Kang (M) def. Abraham-Ellis 6-3, 6-2;
Chavez-Stavsky (S) def. Leathers-Mathur 6-3, 6-3.

Next up: Mason advances to the Sectional semi-finals and finals this Saturday, 8:00 AM at Mason. See brackets below:

In Semis:


#1 Seed - Luke Tsai (Mason) will play #3 Seed - Alex Taylor (Sycamore)


#1 Seeds - Alex Lebedev/Young-Jin Kang (Mason) will play #4 Seeds - Alex Wittenbaum/Noah Stern (Sycamore)

#3 Seeds - Nadim Boulos/Sean Reid (Mason) will play #2 Seeds - Nakul Narendran/Mustafa Ahmad (Sycamore)

Mason will host St. X in round 4 of the State Team Tennis Tourney on Monday, May 19th at 4:00 PM. The winner of St. X and Mason play the winner of Sycamore and Springboro. The winners of the above matches play in the SouthWest finals. That team winner will go to the OSU for the State Final Four.


Sectional (semis and finals)

@ Mason 8:00 AM


Mason will play St. X for the 4th round (semis) of the State Team Tourney on Monday, 5/18 at Mason

On Thursday, 5/22, Districts are the Linder Family Tennis Center; the district draw is:

Singles 1st Seed Mason - Luke Tsai will play Ian Steiner from Fairmont - 4th Seed Dayton

Doubles 3rd Seeds Mason - Alex Lebedev and Young-Jin Kang will play 2nd Seeds Dayton - Nic Rucells and Eshan Bhatt from Springboro

Doubles 4th Seeds Mason - Nadim Boulos and Sean Reid will play 1st Seeds Troy Michael Keller and Jacob Belcher from Tippecanoe


State Team Tennis (rd 4)

vs. St. Xavier @ Mason

won 3-2    

Mason defeated St. Xavier 3-2 on Monday in round 4 of OTCA State Team Tourney. See below:

Tsai (M) def. Niehaus 6-1, 6-1;
Lebedev (M) def. Tanveer 6-0, 6-1;
Schulteis (S) def. Kang 6-4, 6-4.

Boulos-Reid (M) def. Momper-Aronoff 4-6, 6-2, 6-3;
Shanahan-Bostick (S) def. Heim-Mackenzie 6-3, 3-6, 6-1.

Mason plays at Sycamore on Wednesday 5/21 for the OTCA Regional finals! The winner will advance to the State Team Final Four at Ohio State



vs. Sycamore

@ Sycamore

lost 3-1    

Mason fell to Sycamore in the State Team Tourney on Wednesday by 3-1 score. See info below:

Tsai (M) d. Indrakanti 6-2, 6-1; Lebedev (M) vs. Narendran (S) 7-6, 1-3, suspended; Taylor (S) d. Heim 6-0, 6-1. Ahmad-Stern (S) d. Boulos-Reid 6-3, 6-4; Wittenbaum-Venkitarama (S) d. Kang-MacKenzie 6-1, 6-4. Records: S 19-1, M 15-4.


Southwest District Tourney

@ ATP Tennis Center


Mason Super Five Advance to State

After the first round of play in the Southwest District Tournament on Thursday, all 5 Mason boys tennis players have qualified for the OHSAA State Tournament. The final seeding round will be played at the Linder Family Tennis Center on Saturday at 9:00 AM. See first round results below:

Singles First round
Tsai (Mason) d. Steiner (Fairmont) 6-0, 6-1


Tsai d. Tatarevic 6-0, 6-2

Doubles First round

Boulos-Reid (Mason) d. Keller-Belcher (Tippecanoe) 6-1, 6-1;

Lebedev-Kang (Mason) d. Rucello-Bhatt (Springboro) 6-0, 6-3;


Boulos-Reid d. Bostick-Shanahan 6-4, 6-1;

Lebedev-Kang d. Aronoff-Momper 6-3, 6-0


Mason history was made at the finals of the Southwest District Tennis Championships on Saturday at the Linder Tennis Center. The Comet Tennis Team advanced 5 players to the Division 1 OHSAA Tennis Championships! The feat marks the first time in program history that Mason has sent 5 players to the state tournament. They included one singles player, Luke Tsai, and two doubles teams, Alex Lebedev/Young-Jin Kang and Nadim Boulos and Sean Reid.

The OHSAA Boys State Tennis Tournament is next Friday and Saturday, May 30 and 31 at the Ohio State University Varsity Tennis Courts beginning at 9:00 AM. For more information and details click here.


Southwest District Final Results...see below:

Semi- Finals

Luke Tsai defeated Andrew Neihaus from St. X - 6-0; 6-0


#1 Seed from Mason Sectionals Luke Tsai lost to Zack Berry #1 seed from Springboro 4 - 6; 2 - 6
Luke is the District Runner-up

Luke and Zack hit the ball so hard that they destroyed two balls and Zack blew out the shoe strings in his tennis shoes. Their match was played on court 9 was has stadium seating.

In a repeat match from sectionals both Mason and Sycamore teams were in the finals.
#3 Seed from Mason sectional - Alex Lebedev and Young-Jin Kang from Mason defeated #1 Seed from Mason sectional Nakul Narendran and Mustafa Ahmad from Sycamore - 6 - 7 TB 3 - 7; 7 - 5; 7 - 4

This was a high energy match with both sides winning key points, breaking serve, holding serve, breaking racket strings. In fact Alex broke the strings on both of his racquets and had to play the third set with his partner, Young-Jin's racquet. Balls with hit with such fierceness that even one of the tennis balls cracked under the pressure. There was lots of support for both teams.

#4 Seed from Mason sectional was Nadim Boulos and Sean Reid from Mason defeated #2 Seed from Mason sectional Alex Wittenbaum and Noah Stern from Sycamore - 6 - 3; 6 - 0.

Mason dominated this match every point. Nadim and Sean played an exceptional doubles match.


Alex Lebedev and Young-Jin Kang defeated Nadim Boulos and Sean Reid 6 - 2; 6 - 1

Alex and Young-Jin are District Doubles Champions
Nadim and Sean are Runner-ups

This match was played on Center Court. It doesn't get much more exciting than this for HS tennis players!



@ OSU Varsity Tennis Courts, 9:00 AM



A record 5 Mason Players traveled to OSU this past Friday and Saturday to compete in the Division 1 State Tennis Championships.

Day 1 at State

It was an amazing start of the first day of tennis at OSU. With the National Athem playing under a beautiful blue sky and the red, white and blue flag unfurling in the breeze, we all gave thought of how wonderful it is to play on the scarlet and gray tournament-style courts!

First match, was singles Luke Tsai who played Walsh Jesuit's Aaron Sandberg. Luke is a four-time state qualifier. Freshman year, he teamed in doubles with Miguel Cepeda. They came in second! The next year Luke and Miguel were State Doubles Champions. Last year, Luke played singles and was defeated by Jacob Dunbar of Lodi Cloverleaf, who became the sate champion. Aaron Sandberg came in third in singles at State two years ago. Last year, he was the runnerup.

Many coaches felt that the mathup of Tsai and Sandberg was really a semi finals matchup. So, there was a huge crowd and lots of support for both teams. Former classmates of Luke's, including doubles partner, Miguel who is now playing tennis at Boston University and his hitting partner, Jeremy Schneider who plays at Xavier University, were all there.

Fans were not disappointed in the quality of this match. Both players played their A game and hit every shot possible. Kick serves were hard and fast. Returns were angled wide and deep with top spin. Many points were long with drop shots, spins, and lobs. Both players took tumbles as they were running so hard to reach a ball. It was a long three hour match and only two sets were played. The crowd was on the edge of their seat and reacted to every point as they were so engaged in the match.The balls were hit so hard that two of the had to be replaced when the seams burst. In the end, Sandberg won 7 - 5; 7 - 6.

In doubles played, Alex Lebedev and Young-Jin Kang defeated Anthony Kanam and Jake Zelenski from Massillion Jackson 6 - 2 and a close second set 7 - 5. Next they payed Alex Kobelt an C. J. Cash from New Albany. Outstanding points were played by all, but the win went to New Albany 6 - 2; 6 - 4. This New Albany team eventually came in third in the State

Nadim Boulos and Sean Reid played twins Matt Adzema and Nick Adzema from Copley. Boulos and Reid started slow but evolved their quick doubles play. They won 7 - 5 and 6 - 1.

In the next round, they played the same Upper Arlington team of Jack Zelenzny and Eric Hunter. UA defeated Mason in the head-to-head match in a close 3 setter. Today, Boulos and Reid took the win 6-4, 3-6, 6-4. This was a big matchup with lots of enthusiastic fans watching and played on court 1. This win propelled Boulos and Reid into the semifinals and Day 2.

Day 2 at State

Boulos and Reid played the first round today again Toledo St. John's Jesuit brothers, Kevin and Ryan Brown. It was a long three setter with Mason winning the first set. Toledo came on strong and took the win 5-7, 6-4, 6-4.

In the consulation round, Boulos and Reid were defeated by New Albanys' Alex Kobelt and C. J. Cash 6-3; 6-0.

Boulos and Reid won fourth place medals at State!

Congratulations to all the Comet players and coaches on another outstanding season!



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Boys Volleyball

Date Opponent W/L Score Overall Record GMC Record

Game Highlights / Notes

4/3 Princeeton won   1-0 1-0

The Mason Boy's Volleyball team opened their season last night with a three game sweep of Princeton.

Next up they will visit Lakota East on Tuesday, April 8th.

4/8 @ Lakota East lost 19-25, 25-20, 25-14, 25-16 1-1 1-1

Mason lost to Lakota East last night by scores of 19-25, 25-20, 25-14, 25-16. The Comets gave a good team effort handing East their first game loss of the season.

Next up they will visit LaSalle on Wednesday and then return home to face Oak Hills on Thursday.

4/9 @ LaSalle lost 19-25,21-25,25-21,24-26 1-2 1-1 Boys Volleyball lost to LaSalle 19-25,21-25,25-21,24-26 on Wednesday night. The team was lead by Drew Pfander with 22 kills and Anthony Lokar with 16 kills.
4/10 Oak Hills won   2-2 2-2

Boys Volleyball Defeated first place Oak Hills 18-25,25-23,26-24,25-17 in GMC action Thursday night. Great team effort. The team had a total of 48 kills. Noah Wissel had 9 consecutive serving points in the 4 game.

This Saturday the team participates in the Buckeye Classic in Urbana Ohio.

4/12 @ Buckeye Classic (Urbana)          
4/13 @ Buckeye Classic (Urbana)     4-3 2-2

The boys volleyball team participated in the Ohio Buckeye Classic this past weekend, matching up against some of the best teams in the State of Ohio.

In the first game Mason lost to number 5th ranked St Ignatius 20-25 , 20 25. The second match the Comets defeated Medina 25-20,17-25,25-13. In the final game of the day they defeated St Charles 25-16,28-26,19-25,25-19.

Next up Mason will host Middletown on Tuesday, April 15th.

4/15 Middletown won 25-18, 25-14, 25-16     5-3 3-1

Mason swept Middletown in three straight on Tuesday night by scores of 25-18, 25-14, 25-16. No other info available.

Next up they host a tri-match with Loveland and Edgewood on Thursday, April 17th. JV matches start at 5:00 pm followed by varsity.

4/17 Tri-Match (Loveland/Edgewood) won

25-11, 25-8

25-14, 25-20

7-3 3-1

Mason collected a pairl of wins versus Edgewood and Loveland last Thursday by scores of 25-11, 25-8 and 25-14, 25-20. The Comets played a trimatch at Olentangy LIberty on Saturday, but no info was available.

Next up Mason is at Dayton Carroll on Monday, April 21st.


Tri Match

@ Mt. Vernon

lost 25-19, 25-22, 20-25, 25-19     7-4   No report

Tri Match

@ Olentangy Liberty

lost 18-25, 25-12, 25-21, 25-18     7-5   No report
4/21 @ Carroll won 25-8, 25-16,25-9 8-5 3-1 Boys volleyball defeated Dayton Carroll 25-8, 25-16,25-9. The comets were led by Anthony Lokars 11 serving aces and Jacob Groves 6 blocks.
4/22 @ Hamilton won 25-9, 25-23, 25-16   9-5 4-1

Mason defeated Hamilton on Tuesday by scores of 25-9, 25-23, 25-16.

Next up Mason visits Sycamore on Thursday.

4/24 @ Sycamore won   10-5 5-1

The boys volleyball team defeated Sycamore in three last night.

Mason (10-5, 5-1 GMC) will host Fewwick and Kettering Fairmont in a trimatch on Saturday, April 26th starting at 10:00 AM.

4/26 Tri Match (Fewick/Fairmont)     11-6 5-1

Over the weekend the boys volleyball team lost to Fenwick in a two out of three at a tri match by scores of 25-19,19-25,21-25. The Comets had their chances but inconsistent serving hurt them in game 2 . Fenwick is the number one state ranked team in division 2 .

In the night cap Mason defeated Fairmont 25-23,25-15 bringing their season record to 11-6 (GMC 5-1) Next up the team hosts McNicholas and Sycamore in another trimeet on Monday, April 28th.

4/28 Tri Match (McNick/Sycamore        

Pfander Sets Kill Record

Boys Volleyball defeated Sycamore 25-16.25-16 and McNicholas 25-16, 25-14 in a tri match Monday night. The team played 2 of their best games of the year. Drew Phander became the all time kill leader Monday night surpassing the old record of 224 kills. Drew is currently at 240 kills.

Next up Mason will visit Lakota West on Wednesday, April 30.

4/30 @ Lakota West won 25-10, 25-13, 25-20 14-6 6-1

Boys volleyball defeated Lakota West 25-10,25-13,25-20 on Wednesday. Anthony Lokar remained on fire with 12 serving aces. Drew Phander, Jacob Grove, Johnson Thomas, Caleb Pitcher and Lokar combined for 38 kills.

Mason is 14-6 overall and 6-1 in the league. Come see the boys play Chaminade Julienne for Senior Night next Wednesday May 7th at the Middle School Arena at 7:00pm. Senior recognition will take part at the conclusion of the Junior Varsity game around 6:30.

The Comets will host a 1st round match in the upcoming post season tournament on Tuesday, May 13th vs Sycamore at 6:30 PM.


5/7 Chaminade-Julienne (senior night) won 25-16, 25-14, 25-13 15-6 6-1

The boy's volleyball team defeated Chaminade Julienne 25-16, 25-14, 25-13 on Senior night last Wednesday. Seniors, Joe Simon, Johnson Thomas, Ben Butler, Anthony Lokar, Drew Pfander and Caleb Pitcher put on a volleyball clinic.


Coach Melnick thanks this special group of Seniors for all that they have done and accomplished for Mason volleyball.

They will host Sycamore next Tuesday, May 13th at 6:30 PM in the first round of the regional tournament.

5/8 Fairfield won 25-12, 25-21, 25-17       16-6 7-1 Last night the Comets closed out their regular season with a 25-12, 25-21, 25-17 win over Fairfield. Mason finishes 2nd in the GMC (7-1)with an overall season record of 16-6. 


Mason vs. Sycamore @ Mason 6:30 PM

won 25-19, 25-19, 25-13    17-6 7-1

Mason VB Advances!

The Comet boys volleyball team defeated Sycamore on Tuesday night by scores of 25-19, 25-19, 25-13  to advance to the next round of the Regional Tournament.

Next up; Mason will face Elder in the semi-final round at Moeller on Thursday, May 15th, 6:00 PM.


Regional Semi-Final

Mason vs. Elder

@ Moeller, 6:00 PM

lost 25-11, 25-15, 25-19  17-7 7-1

Mason fell to Elder on Thursday night by scores of 25-11, 25-15, 25-19 in the 2nd round of the Regional tournament at Elder.

The Comets close out their successful season with an overall record of 17-7 and a 2nd place finish in the GMC.

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Boys Track
Date Event Team Placings Game Highlights
4/1 Elder Skyline Relays  

The Boys Track Team opened their season at the Elder Skyline Relays on Tuesday afternoon.  The event featured many GCL teams and the Lakota East squad as well.  The mostly varsity B team did well.  They were very successful in the 4x200 and the 4x400 relays winning both, and held their own in the sprint medley relays and throws relays. 

The standouts at the meet were newcomer Jake Belcastro in the 4x200 and the 4x400, along with Ethan Valentine in 3 different 400s on the night.  Mason also saw good production from Garret Ecoffey in the discus and shot, and a solid performance by Andrew Klapproth who competed in 4 events, scoring well in all 4.

Next up for the track teams is the Middletown Showdown on Friday, April 4th.  


4/4 Middletown Showdown  

Weather and lighting issues at the Middletown Showdown last Friday night forced the event to be called.

Mason will participate in the annual Coaches Classic Event starting this Wednesday at Mason and concluding on Friday.

4/9 Coaches Classic Prelims    
4/11 Centerville Relays    
4/11 Coaches Classic Finals  

The Coaches Classic went quite well for the boys track team this past week. Mason had great production out of many athletes, and were able to score a team victory at this prestigious event.

The meet started off with a 2nd place behind maybe one of the best 4x800 teams in the nation, so that was pretty good.The Comets scored well in the 100 with Cameron Elliott, and got a win in the 4x200, even after replacing some key elements. The mile was once again solid with a great run by Nick Grismer to a 2nd place. Mason also did well with Amit Maity winning, and David Borden just behind in 3rd. The 800 saw our own Ethan Valentine victorious as did the 200 with once again Amit Maity. We also scored well in the 3200, going 3rd and 4th and took a 2nd in the pole vault with Sophomore Billy Rook. The last event of the night was a great one with the team of Maity, Borden, Pearson and Klapproth taking 1st and capping off a great win.

For complete scores click here.

Next up are the Lebaon Relays on Thursday, April 17th.


4/17 Lebanon Relays  

The Lebanon meet was a solid effort for the men of Mason. We sent a mostly A crew of sprinters with a mixed bag of distance folks. The A distance folks actually were in competition at the Harrison meet across town. The main performances of note on the night were the 4x100 relay, which ran to a season best time and a solid effort. The 4x200 relay which also won, and pumped out a nice time with mostly a mixed crew of runners and the most notable race of the night was the 4x400. The team of Pontious, Maity, Borden and Klapproth ran to a season best and state leading 3:21.48, which is very fast and well ahead of last year’s team at this time. We were also excited about Billy Rook who once again hit 13 feet in the pole vault. Cameron Gunnels is coming along and is nearing the 6 foot mark in high jump and we had some great efforts by a number of different throwers as well. Overall, it was a solid meet, we placed third overall, but did this by resting many of our top athletes and sending many to Harrison as well.

Next up the team participates at the Springboro Invitational on Friday, April 25th.

4/17 Mt. Healthy Invite    
4/25 Springboro Invite 2nd place

The Men of Mason track and field program had a nice showing at the Springboro Invitational last Friday. The highlight of the night may have been the relays. The boys were able to win almost every relay on the evening, save one. The 4x800 crew of Bruns, Zhan, Morris and Sanders won, then the 4x200 of Pontious, Maity, Elliott, and Klapproth won, the SMR of Elliott, Boeres, Borden and Valentine won, and the DMR of Bauer, Miller, Zhan and Sagraves also won.

The last relay of the night featured Borden, Singer, Klapproth and Miller and it was also victorious. It was a fun night for relays. We also had a good showing from Pontious and Maity in their respective events the 400 and 200. They both won and ran best times. Mason had several best times, several nice efforts and overall it was a good meet. We came in 2nd just missing the trophy, but had a good time in the process.

On the distance front, Grismer, Clark and Thompson also lit it up at the Eastern Relays in Kentucky. They ran great and ran some of the best times in the state, with Grismer lighting up a 9:14, which now stands as top 5 in Ohio.

Next up is for the Mason Track Teams is the Wayne Warrior Invitatioanal this Thursday and Friday.

5/1 Wayne Warrior Invite    
5/2 Wayne Warrior Invite  

The boys of Mason Track and Field did a nice job on Friday night at the Wayne Invitational. The distance medley relay group of Valentine, Maity, Clark and Grismer took 2nd place, but ran a new school record. The team of Murray, Elliott, Klapproth and Pontious also took 2nd place in the 4x100 dash, and the 800 effort by Ethan Valentine also took 3rd behind the 2 state leaders in that event. Overall it was a good meet, with many positives.

Results can be viewed on finishtiming.com and milesplit.com.

Next up Mason participates in the Kings Invitational on Tuesday. The annual Mason Invitational is this Friday.

5/2 Ross Invite    
5/6 Kings Invite    
5/9 Mason Invite 1st

Boys Win Mason Invite

The Mason Rod Russell Invitational last Friday evening was its usual epic track event. Their weree 18 teams competing, 5-10 extra partial teams and a great deal of hype making for some great races. The evening was big with senior night, the Bizzarri mile, the showdown of some GMC foes. There was no disappointments in the quality of this years invite.

Mason was led by Cameron Elliott who with prelims and finals ran 6 events! He was part of many points and key to our success. Sophomore Nick Pearson also did a lot of running, and did it quite well. Tom Clark took victory in the 3200, one of our few wins, as did the men of the 4x400. Valentine, Pearson, Pontious and Borden. The team was able to score a victory, but it was tough sledding. They were missing some key cogs and points were very hard to come by.

Thanks to a solid team effort, and some good points in the field by Reece Pontious in the long jump, Ecoffey in Shot and Disc, and Jackson in the HJ the team pulled out the win in close fashion. The Comets also had some bright spots in the short dashes with new PRs by Klapproth in the 100 and Elliott in the 200 along with Borden in the 400.

Click here for complete details of the event.

Overall it was a solid night, but the team hopes to improve a great deal in the weeks to come.

Next up is the GMC Championships hosted at Mason on Wednesday, May 14th and finals on Friday, May 16th.

Special note....With the threat of off and on storms today, all events will start at 4:00. The original schedule was set for Events: 4:00 pm / Running : 5:30.

5/14-5/16 GMC Championships  

Boys Track Wins 7th GMC Title

The Comets pulled out a great team effort on Friday night at the GMC Track and Field Championships. The team was able to secure their 7th consecutive GMC title in as many years that involved a total team effort. The Comets were supported by wins in a few key events, but the overall depth and double scoring in nearly every event was crucial in the getting the win. The team got great efforts in the field, sprints and distance events. Our throwers came threw, our jumpers did, and so did our runners.

Below is a listing of the Boys GMC Champions (including some alternates who ran on Wednesday but not Friday)

4x200 - Boeres, Elliott, Pearson, Borden, Maity
4x400 - Dugger, Miller, Pearson, Klapproth, Borden, Valentine, Pontious
4x800 - Morris, Grismer, Clark, Thompson
3200 - Clark
1600 - Grismer
800 - Valentine

Visit the GMC web site for all the details.

Next up are the District Championships to be held at Mason on Wednesday and Friday. The first four in each event qualify to Regionals May 28th and May 30th at Dayton's Welcome Stadium.


District Championships

@ Mason


Boys Track Earns District Title No. 5!

It was quite a weekend for Mason Boy's Track and Field earning the team's fifth district championship in the past 7 years. Mason outdistanced 2nd place Sycamore by over 40 points. The Comets scored in nearly every event and scored well.

The Mason field of athletes had solid marks from Billy Rook and Reece Pontious who both were regional qualifiers in their respective field events. Pole Vault and Long Jump. On the track Mason had winners in the 200, and 2 relays. Mason also had qualifiers in many events. See below:

100 - Cameron Elliott
200 - Reece Pontious and Cameron Elliott
400 - David Borden and Amit Maity
800 - Ethan Valentine
1600 - Zach Thompson
3200 - Nick Grismer and Tom Clark
All 4 relays including:
4x100 - Nick Pearson, Andrew Klapproth, Cameron Elliott, Reece Pontoius, Michael Murray
4x200 - Nick Pearson, David Borden, Cameron Elliott, Amit Maity
4x400 - Andrew Klapprtoth, David Borden, Amit Maity, Reece Pontious
4x800 - Tom Clark, Nick Grismer, Ethan Valentine, Zac Thompson

Click here for all the district results.

The Regional Championships are Wednesday and Friday at Dayton's Welcome Stadium. The first four in each event will qualify to the OHSAA Division 1 State Championships June 6-7 at Ohio State University. Click here for more info and details on the Regional event.


Regional Championships

@ Dayton



Friday night went almost perfectly for the men of the Mason Track and Field program as the team earned their 2nd straight Regional Championship. The team looked to be struggling a few weeks ago, but definitely broke out of their “slump” at Welcome Stadium. Mason qualified most of whom they wanted to for the final round of competition, and placed 2nd in the 4x800 on Wednesday.

On Friday night, the meet started off well with our 4x200 qualifying to the state meet. This included Elliott, Borden, Maity and Reece Pontious on the anchor. Then Zac Thompson did not qualify in the 1600, but ran a PR and did well to make the podium. The 400 saw Amit Maity nearly breaking the school record and placing 3rd. The 4x100 relay shocked everyone (including Coach Dobson), by hitting perfect handoffs and running a near school record time to win the event. Mason beat the team with the #1 time in the state and did so in grand fashion. This relay included Klapproth, Pearson, Ellliot and once again, Reece Pontious on the anchor leg.

Ethan Valentine did his thing by winning the 800 in a new school record time! After this, the distance duo of Tom Clark and Nick Grismer sealed the deal against Northmont by placing 2nd and 4th in the 3200. Tom Clark did so in impressive fashion by coming from behind with a stellar kick to sneak into 4th place.

The last race of the night was the 4x400. The exhausted Comet relay team was considered the favorite in the race, but was up for the challenge. Mason led off with Amit Maity giving the Comets the lead. Borden widened that lead, followed by Andrew Klapproth who also widened the lead. Then a very tired Reece Pontious on anchor got the baton and struggled, but rallied late in the race and leaned for the win to complete the night!

The strength and stamina of the Men of Mason helpd them win another Regional titile over 2nd place Northmont (77-63). For full results click here.

The top four in each event earn a spot at the Division 1 State Championships next Friday and Saturday at Ohio State University's Jesse Owen Stadium.


State Championships



The Mason boys track and field contingent at the OHSAA State Track and Field Championships finished 12th overall with 17 points (112 schools participating) on Saturday, June 7. See highlights/recap below:

--4x 800 placed 3rd overall

---All other relays placed 6th

---4x800 broke the school record, as did

---Amit Maity broke the school record in the 400 dash

--- Nick Grismer placed 7th overall in the 3200 event

--Many Comet athletes had personal best times

Congratulations to all the athletes and coaches on another tremendous season!

Back to the Top

Girls Track
Date Event Team Placings Game Highlights
4/1 Elder Skyline Relays   Elder “Skyline” Relays:

Varsity B had an unbelievable season opener at the Elder Skyline Relays taking 1st place overall with 116 points and 8 1st place finishes.

Overall, all runners, throwers, and jumpers had an awesome night with many outstanding performances. First place went to the following:

Pole Vault Relay: consisting of Jenny Nelson, Rachel Stein, and Chandler Sloan

Long Jump Relay: consisting of Alexis Porter, Tori McVey, and Mariah Green

Shot Put Relay: consisting of Aminat Adewumi, Emma Statt, and Lauren Harris

Discus Relay: consisting of Madison Krell, Taylor Sheppard, Lauren Harris

Shuttle Hurdle Relay: consisting of Tori McVey, Elaine Louden, Lakin Steedly, Chandler Sloan

4x100 Relay: consisting of Adrienne Simmons, Mariah Green, Jamila Sylvester, and Alexis Porter

3x300 Hurdle Relay: consisting of Elaine Loduen, Lakin Steedly, and Tori McVey

4x200 Relay: consisting of Susie Awwad, Mariah Green, Rhegan Snyder, and Liz Baezinger
4/4 Middletown Showdown  

Weather and lighting issues at the Middletown Showdown last Friday night forced the event to be called.

Mason will participate in the annual Coaches Classic Event starting this Wednesday at Mason and concluding on Friday.

4/9 Coaches Classic Prelims    
4/11 Centerville Relays  

Varsity B had an awesome showing at the Centerville Elk Relays this past Friday night. We took 2nd place overall and narrowly beat out impressive teams from Wayne and Upper Arlington. The team scored 76 points and were declared runners up following the last event of the evening, Pole Vault. Overall, this was an entire team effort with outstanding performances across the board.

4X100 Relay consisting of Adrienne Simmons, Jamila Sylvester, Brianne Gibb, and Susie Awaad took 3rd place.

4X400 Relay consisting of Brooke Radcliffe, Katie Suter, Liz Baenzinger and Regan Snyder took 3rd place

4x100 Shuttle Hurdle Relay consisting of Tori McVey, Joci Hinners, Courtney Hancock, and Adrienne Simmons who made her hurdle debut at this event, took 3rd place

Catherine Fadden took 4th in the 2000 Steeplechase

4X200 Relay consisting of Susie Awaad, Liz Baenzinger, Brianne Gibb and Regan Snyder took 3rd place

4x800 Relay consisting of Julianne Berry, Amy Sattherswaite, Abbi Stemple, and Alberta Negri took 3rd place

Discus Relay consisting of Taylor Shepperd, Chloe Shepherd, and Lauren Harris took 2nd place

Shot Put Relay consisting of Lauren Harris, Jordyn Mitchell, and Evynn Pennington took 2nd place

Pole Vault Relay consisting of Nicole Bagby, Chloe Shepherd, and Audrey Harpen took 2nd place

4/11 Coaches Classic Finals  

The Girls Track & Field Team won the Coaches’ Classic for the 11th time in the last 13 years this Friday.  The meet included 34 Division I teams from across Southwest Ohio with some outstanding competition.  The team doubled the score of 2nd place Walnut Hills.  The beautiful spring weather provided a great opportunity for many girls to achieve personal and season best performances. See results below:

1st place finishers:
4x800 relay – Delaney McDowell, Erin Brush, Ellie Brush, Cassidy Peebles
Pole Vault – Jenny Nelson
300 m hurdles – Jordan Horning

2nd place finishers:
Shot Put – Ashley Brown
4x200 relay – Emily Calvani, Beniria White, Kaci Dellacave, BriAuna Keys
4x100 relay – CC Wilson, BriAuna Keys, Beniria White, Mariah Green
800 – Delany McDowell

3rd place finishers:
100 m hurdles – Jordan Horning
400 – Kaci Dellacave
800 – Erin Brush
200 – BriAuna Keys
Pole Vault – Rachel Stein

This was a decisive victory with contributions from every member of the team.  There was at least one Comet in the top eight in all 17 events!  Overall this was a truly great start to the outdoor season for the lady Comets.

Next up are the Lebaon Relays on Thursday, April 17th.

4/17 Lebanon Relays 1st place

The Girls Track Team competed at the Lebanon Warrior Relays last Thursday, April 17th. They enjoyed another great night, winning the event in an all-around team effort.  It was a beautiful spring night with great performances from many athletes. See highlights below:

1st place relays included:
High Jump Relay – Meredith Haller, Jordan Horning
Long Jump Relay – Jordan Horning, Alexis Porter
Pole Vault Relay – Jenny Nelson, Rachel Stein
Shot Put Relay – Ashley Brown, Aminat Adewumi
Discus Relay – Ashley Brown, Taylor Sheppherd
4x800 relay – Ellie Brush, Abbi Stemple, Nia Myrie, Alberta Negri
4X1600 – Delaney McDowell, Ellie Brush, Erin Brush, Maegan Murphy
4x200 – Briauna Keys, CC Wilson, Kacie Dellacave, Beniria White, Mariah Green

2nd place finishers included:
Shuttle Hurdles – Elaine Louden, Jordan Horning, Chandler Sloan, Tori McVey
4x100 – CC Wilson, Beniria White, Alexis Porter, Emily Calvani
Distance Medley – Nia Myrie, Abbi Stemple, Erin Brush, Maegan Murphy
4x400 – Jordan Horning, Emily Calvani, Beniria White, Briauna Keys

The Varsity B had another great week as well, taking 2nd overall at the Harrison Invitational which included 10 area varsity teams.

Some of our top performers included:

3200 – Kinsey McBeath (2nd)
4x200 – Susie Awaad, Jamila Sylvester, Reagan Snyder, Brooke Radcliff (2nd)
High Jump - Josie Hinners (2nd)
Shot Put – Emma Statt (2nd)
4x400 – Brooke Radcliff, Kendall Watkins, Reagan Snyder, Natalie Peebles (3rd)

Congratulations, Ladies! Next up is the Springboro Invite on Friday, April 25th.

4/17 Mt. Healthy Invite    
4/25 Springboro Invite 1st place

The Girls Track & Field Team had another outstanding night last Friday, winning the second annual Springboro Invitational with 149 points. This was a large meet with great competition from across the state, but the team used its depth to come together for another decisive win outscoring second place, Lebanon, with 86 points.  

1st place finishers:
100 m hurdles – Jordan Horning
4x100 relay – CC Wilson, BriAuna Keys, Beniria White, Mariah Green

2nd place finishers:
Discus – Ashley Brown
High Jump – Jordan Horning
Pole Vault – Rachel Stein
4x800 relay – Delaney McDowell, Erin Brush, Ellie Brush, Cassidy Peebles
4x200 relay – CC Wilson, Beniria White, Chloe Knue, BriAuna Keys
400 – Delany McDowell
300m Hurdles – Jordan Horning
Sprint Medley – Mariah Green, Alexis Porter, Elizabeth Baenzinger, Emily Calvani
4x400 relay – Delaney McDowell, Nia Myrie, Erin Bruch, BriAuna Keys

3rd place finishers:
Pole Vault – Jenny Nelson
Distance Medley – Abbi Stemple, Nia Myrie, Alberta Negri, Leah Ford

This was a decisive team victory with contributions from every member of the team.  There was at least one Comet in the top eight in all 17 events!  Overall this was a truly great start to the outdoor season for the lady Comets.

Next up is for the Mason Track Teams is the Wayne Warrior Invitatioanal this Thursday and Friday.

5/1 Wayne Warrior Invite    
5/2 Wayne Warrior Invite  

The Wayne Warriors Invitational has grown to include more and more teams each year, but the Mason girls continue to rise to the challenge.  The team rallied together to win another team title over an impressive field of 54 teams last Friday evening.  The meet was contested over two days, both of which were a bit windy and chilly for early May.  Some good performances were turned in across the team, including:

Event winners:
Shot Put – Ashley Brown

2nd Place finishers:
High Jump – Jordan Horning
100m Hurdles – Jordan Horning
4X200 Relay – BriAuna Keys, Beniria White, CC Wilson, Kacie Dellacave
4X100 Relay – BriAuna Keys, Beniria White, CC Wilson, Emily Calvani

3rd Place finishers:
4X800 relay – Abbi Stemple, Nia Myrie, Cassidy Peebles, Leah Ford
200 m Dash – BriAuna Keys
3200 – Maegan Murphy

The team will host the Mason Invitational this Friday including a recognition of our dedicated seniors.  Please come out to support the team and our seniors!

5/2 Ross Invite   The girls varsity B squad competed at the Ross Invitational on Friday. The team had an unbelievable night. The girls took 1st place with 157.5 points and Oak Hills coming in 2nd at 93 points. A ton of 1st place finishes and PR's for the girls.

Highlights from the meet:
1st place winners: Chloe Sheperd (pole vault), Nicole Bagby (long jump), Emma Statt (shot put), Chandler Sloan (100 m hurdles), 4x200 relay consisting of Hannah Kallach, Brooke Radcliff, Regan Snyder, and Susie Awwad
2nd place winners: Nicole Bagby (pole vault) and 4x800 relay consisting of Amy Satterwaithe, Paige Beechen, Audrey Adkins, and Maria Hessin.
3rd place winners: Joci Hinners (high jump), Kelsey Harris (discus), 4x100 relay consisting of Adrienne Simmons, Brianne Gibb, Jamilia Sylvester, and Susie Awwad, Taylor Wood (3200m run), and 4x400 relay consisting of Sydney Jensen, Tori McVey, Chandler Sloan, and Natalie Peebles.

Other scorers:
4th place:
Paige Meyer: High Jump
Chloe Sheperd: discus
Kendall Watkins: 400m dash
Rachel Honerlaw: 300m hurdles
Megan Drake: 3200m run
5th place:
Jordyn Mitchell: shot put
Emily Berquam: 1600m run
Julianne Berry: 800m run
6th place:
Tori McVey: Long Jump
Rachel Honerlaw: 100m hurdles
Alberta Negri: 800m run
7th place:
Bethany Angstadt: 1600m run
Sydney Jensen: 300m hurdles

Great Job Comets!!!
5/6 Kings Invite  

Mason had another dominating performance by our Varsity B at the Kings Invitational on Tuesday night. Comets made a statement with placing in every event even competing against a strong 10 team field. Overall, Comets finished 1st with 155.5 points many outstanding performances in the field and on the track:

Paige Meyer finished third in the high jump with a jump of 4'8.”

Alexis Porter and Nicole Bagby finished 2nd and 3rd respectively in the long jump respectively with jumps of 15'2.5" and 15'2"

Emma Statt and Aminat Adweumi finished 2nd and 3rd respectively in the Shot Put with throws of 35'11" and 35'2".

Chloe Shepherd and Kelsey Harris took 5th and 8th respectively in the discus with throws of 89'8" and 78'9"

Rachel Stein finished 2nd overall in the Pole Vault with a vault of 10'10"

The Distance Medley Relay consisting of Paige Beechan, Natalie Peebles, Audrey Adkins, and Bethany Angstadt finished 3rd overall.

The 4x800 Meter Relay consisting of of Julianne Berry, Alberta Negri, Amy Satterthwaite, and Maria Hessin finished 3rd overall.

Elaine Louden and Rachel Honerlaw finished 2nd and 5th respectively in the 100 Meter Hurdles.

Adrienne Simmons took 4th place overall in the 100 Meter Dash.

The 4x200 Meter Relay consisting of Susie Awwad, Jamila Sylvester, Regan Snyder and Brooke Radcliff took 1st place.

Emily Berquam and Katherine Fadden took 4th and 6th respectively in the 1600 Meter Run.

The 4x100 Meter Relay consisting of Susie Awwad, Brianne Gibb, Jamila Sylvester, and Adrienne Simmons took 1st overall.

Sydney Jensen and Kendall Watkins won 6th and 8th place respectively in the 400 Meter Dash.

Elaine Louden and Rachel Honerlaw won 2nd and 6th place respectively in the 300 Meter Hurdles.

Alberta Negri finished 8th 800 Meter Run.

Regan Snyder won 5th overall in the 200 Meter Sprint.

Megan Drake and Taylor Wood finished 2nd and 5th respectively in the 3200 Meter Run.

The 4x400 team consisting of Sydney Jensen, Elaine Louden, Regan Snyder, and Brooke Radcliff took 2nd place overall.

Great job Comets! Way to represent!

Next up for the Track and Field Teams is the Mason Invitational on Friday, May 9th.

5/9 Mason Invite  

Girls Win Mason Invite

The Girls Track & Field Team enjoyed an excellent showing in front of a huge home crowd at the “Rod Russell” Mason Invitational on Friday night.  The team was excited to run at home and turned in many great performances across the board.  The addition of the “Angela Bizzarri Mile Run” brought an air of excitement for fans and runners alike as the team honored the most decorated female athlete in school history.   This elite mile run also brought out the best milers in the state and great teams from around the Cincinnati, Dayton, and Columbus areas. 

The girls emerged with another victory, tallying 97 points and beating some of the best competition they’ve faced so far this year.  Come out and see the teams in action again this week as they try to win another GMC championship.  

Top performers:
1st place finishers:
4x800 relay – Nia Myrie, Erin Brush, Ellie Brush, Cassidy Peebles

2nd place finishers:
4x100 relay – CC Wilson, BriAuna Keys, Beniria White, Emily Calvani
Pole Vault – Jenny Nelson
Shot Put – Ashley Brown
400 – Delany McDowell

3rd place finishers:
4x200 relay – CC Wilson, Beniria White, Chloe Knue, BriAuna Keys
High Jump – Meredith Haller
300m Hurdles – Jordan Horning
4x400 relay – Delaney McDowell, BriAuna Keys, Kacie Dellacave, Brooke Radcliff

4th place finishers:
High Jump – Jordan Horning
Pole Vault – Rachel Stein
800m run – Delaney McDowell

This was a decisive team victory with contributions from every member of the team.  There was at least one Comet in the top eight in all 17 events!  Overall this was a truly great start to the outdoor season for the Lady Comets.

Click here for complete details of the event.

Next up is the GMC Championships hosted at Mason on Wednesday, May 14th and finals on Friday, May 16th.

Special note.....With the threat of off and on storms today, all events will start at 4:00. The original schedule was set for Events: 4:00 pm / Running : 5:30.

5/14-5/16 GMC Championships  

Lady Comets Win 7th Straight GMC Title!

The Mason Girls Track and Field team won their 7th consecutive GMC title this past weekend with a score of 218 points to best second place Lakota West with 83 points. It was a great team effort on both the track and in the field events.

Ashley Brown, senior was selected as GMC Field Athlete of the year after winning the Shot Put and the Discus.

1st Place Winners:
High Jump- Meredith Haller
Shot Put- Ashley Brown
Discus- Ashley Brown
Pole Vault- Jenny Nelson
4x100- E. Calvani, B. Keys, B. White, & CC Wilson
4x200 -E. Calvani, B. Keys, K. Dellecave, CC Wilson, B. Radcliff, R. Snyder, M. Green, and J. Sylvester
4x400 - Liz Baezinger, Emily Calvani, Reagan Snyder, D. Mcdowell, B. Radcliff, & C. Peebles
4x800 - Cassidy Peebles, Abbi Stemple, Nia Myrie, and Ellie Brush
400m- Chloe Knue
800m - Delaney McDowell
300m Hurdles- Jordan Horning

2nd Team All GMC:
100m Hurdles- Jordan Horning
400m- Kaci Dellecave
800m- Erin Brush
200m- BriAuna Keys

3rd Team All-GMC:
Pole vault- Rachel Stein
High Jump- Jordan Horning
100m Hurdles- Elaine Louden
300m Hurdles- Elaine Louden
200m Dash- Chloe Knue

Next up are the District Championships to be held at Mason on Wednesday and Friday. The first four in each event qualify to Regionals May 28th and May 30th at Dayton's Welcome Stadium.

5/21-5/23 District Championships  

Lady Comets Track Earns District Title!

So much for unlucky numbers. Mason Girls Track & Field won their 13th straight Division I Southwest District title in front of a great home crowd last Friday night.  The team exceeded expectations to advance athletes in every event and two athletes in many events.  The Comets accrued 181 points to outdistance runners up, Ursuline Academy, with 101 points.  This was a decisive team victory with contributions from every member of the squad. See highlights below:

Regional qualifiers
High Jump- Meredith Haller (1st)
Pole Vault - Jenny Nelson (2nd), Rachel Stein (4th)
Shot Put – Ashley Brown (3rd),  Aminat Adewumi (4th)
Discus – Ashley Brown(4th)
Long Jump – Nicole Bagby (2nd), Alexis Porter (3rd)

4x100 relay – CC Wilson, BriAuna Keys, Beniria White, Emily Calvani (2nd)
4x200 relay – CC Wilson, Kaci Dellacave, Chloe Knue, BriAuna Keys (3rd)
4x400 relay – Delaney McDowell, Jordan Horning, Kacie Dellacave, Chloe Knue (1st)
4x800 relay – Delaney McDowell, Erin Brush, Ellie Brush, Cassidy Peebles (1st)

100 – BriAuna Keys (3rd), Beniria White (4th)
100 Hurdles – Jordan Horning (2nd)
200 – BriAuna Keys (2nd)
300 Hurdles – Jordan Horning (2nd), Elaine Louden (3rd)
400 –Chloe Knue (2nd), Kacie Dellacave (4th)
 800 – Delaney McDowell (1st), Erin Brush (3rd)
1600 – Ellie Brush (2nd)
3200 – Maegan Murphy (2nd)

Additional  District placers
200 – CC Wilson (5th)
1600 – Leah Ford (5th)
3200 – Leah Ford (6th)

Click here for all the district results.

The Regional Championships are Wednesday and Friday at Dayton's Welcome Stadium. The first four in each event will qualify to the OHSAA Division 1 State Championships June 6-7 at Ohio State University. Click here for more info and details on the Regional event.


Regional Championships

@ Dayton Welcome Stadium



The Girls Track and Field team had another outstanding week at the Regional Championship. The team chipped away throughout the meet to pull off their second Consecutive Regional Championship! The Lady Comets scored 88.50 points to runner-up Centerville with 55 points. This was the 8th Regional Championship for the Comets in the last 13 years.

All of the following athletes have advanced to the State Championship next week at Jesse Owens Track at Ohio State University. We wish all of the girls the very best at the State meet! We hope to have many Comet fans cheering them on this Friday and Saturday.

Regional Champions advancing to the State Championship:

4 x 400- Chloe Knue, Kacie Dellecave, Jordan Horning, BriAuna Keys, Delaney McDowell

2nd, 3rd, and 4th place finishers advancing to the State Championship:
High Jump- Meredith Haller (3rd)
Shot Put – Ashley Brown (3rd)
100m Hurdles- Jordan Horning (2nd)
4x800- Erin Brush, Ellie Brush, Cassidy Peebles, Delaney McDowell (2nd)
4x200 – Emily Calvani, Chloe Knue, CC Wilson, BriAuna Keys (2nd)
4x100- CC Wilson, BriAuna Keys, Beniria White, Emily Calvani (4th)
400m Dash- Chloe Knue (3rd)
800m Run – Delaney McDowell (4th)
300 hurdles – Jordan Horning (2nd)

Additional Athletes who placed at the Regional Championship
Pole Vault – Jenny Nelson (5th)
Pole Vault- Rachel Stein (6th)
1600m Run- Ellie Brush (7th)
400m Dash- Kacie Dellecave (7th)
800m Run- Erin Brush (6th)
3200m Run – Maegan Murphy (6th)

Click here for full results.


State Championships



The Lady Comet Track and Field Team finished 7th overall with 22 points (109 schools participating) at the 2014 OHSAA State Track Meet held at OSU on June 6, 7. See highlights/recap below:

High Jump - 15th Best in the State of Ohio
Meredith Haller GMC Champion, District Champion, 3rd Place @ Regionals

Shot Put - 14th Best in the State of Ohio
Ashley Brown GMC Champion, 3rd Place @ Districts, 3rd @ Regionals

100m Hurdles- 5th Best in the State of Ohio- 14.88
Jordan Horning GMC Runner-Up, District Runner-Up, Regional Runner-Up

300m Hurdles- 4th Best in the State of Ohio- 44.32
Jordan Horning GMC Champion, District Champion, Regional Runner-Up

400m Dash - Top 16 in the State of Ohio
Chloe Knue GMC Champion, District Runner-Up, 3rd Place @ Regionals

800m Run- 12th Best in the State of Ohio
Delaney McDowell GMC Champion, District Champion, 4th Place @ Regionals

4 X 800m Relay- 4th Best Team in the State of Ohio- 9:11.54
Ellie Brush GMC Champions District Champions, Regional Runner-Up
Delaney McDowell
Erin Brush
Cassidy Peebles

4 X 200m Relay- 10th Best Team in the State of Ohio
CC Wilson GMC Champions, District Runner-Up, Regional Runner-Up
Emily Calvani
Chloe Knue
BriAuna Keys

4 x 100m Relay - 11th Best Team in the State of Ohio
Emily Calvani GMC Champions, District Runner-Up, 4th Place @ Regionals
BriAuna Keys
Beniria White
CC Wilson

4 x 400 Relay - 2nd Best Team in the State of Ohio- 3:51.79
Chloe Knue GMC Champions, District Champions, Regional Champions
Kacie Dellecave
Jordan Horning
BriAuna Keys

Congratulations to all the athletes and coaches on another fantastic season!



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Boys Lacrosse

Season Stats

Date Opponent W/L Score Overall Record STAT REPORT

Game Highlights / Notes

4/4 @ Olentangy Liberty lost 6-1 0-1  

The Comets started out a little slow this season with an opening loss to Olentangy Liberty High School in Columbus. The Comets lost 6-1 in a very good defensive game. The defense was led by Senior Griffin Zink with 6 GB and Noah Maxwell with 4 out of 6 FO wins.

The Comets come home on Wednesday against Loveland High School then travel to Louisville, KY on Friday and Saturday to play Louisville Ballard High School and Louisville Trinity High School.

4/9 Loveland won 10-9 1-1  

The Comets earned a big 10-9 overtime win over Loveland High School on Wednesday night. The game was extremely exciting going into overtime before John Rye buried the ball in the back of the net to get the win. The Comets won in almost every stastical category during the game.

Mason netted 43 ground balls to Loveland's 31, had 34 shots on goal to Loveland's 27, and had 17 Face-off wins to Loveland's 6. Nick Martin led both teams with a perfect 9 out of 9 face-off wins. The Comets also were led by John Rye with 3 goals, including the game winner, Hayden Worth with 2 goals, Noah Puckett and Austin Enge with 1 goal and 2 assists, Nate Beebe, Austin Spears, and Ben Randall all with 1 goal. Ben Randall and Nick Martin both led the team with 9 ground balls each.

The team travels to Louisville to take on Kentucky powerhouses Louisville Trinity High School and Louisville Ballard High School this Friday and Saturday.

4/11 @ Louisville Trinity lost 8-7 1-2   The Mason Comets Men’s lacrosse team had a busy weekend down in Louisville. On Friday the Comets played Kentucky powerhouse Louisville Trinity high school. The Comets got off to a fast start leading 4-0 in the first quarter. The score at half time was Mason 5-Trinity 2. As the Comets were leading the game 6-4 with 11 minutes to go the lights went out in the stadium, similar to Super Bowl 47. When the lights came back on the momentum changed and Trinity eventually moved out to a 8-7 victory. The Comets were led by Austin Spears with 2 goal and 2 assists. 1 goal was scored by Nate Beebe, Noah Puckett, Hayden Worth, Will McGowan, and Matthew green. Goalie Steven Glandorf had 14 saves. Griffin Zink led the team with 10 ground balls.
4/12 @ Louisville Ballard won 11-7 2-2   Day 2 of the trip the Comets took on Louisville Ballard high school. After a slow start and a 5-4 deficit at half time the Comets came alive and scored 5 goals in the 3rd quarter to take the lead and never looked back. Mason was led by John Rye with 4 goals and 1 assists. Noah Puckett, Hayden Worth, and Will McGowan all added 2 goals to the mix, while Nate Beebe added one of his own. The Comets won the game 11-7 and 9 of the 11 goals were assisted. Again Griffin Zink led the team with 8 ground balls on Defense.

The team is now 2-2 on the season and look to go 3-2 this weekend versus Hudson High School here at Mason Saturday at 2:00pm.
4/19 Hudson lost 14-8 2-3  

On Saturday April 19, the Comets ran into a little trouble against a very strong Hudson High School team. The Comets took one on the chin losing 14-8. The Comets were led by Ben Randall with 2 goals and 6 ground balls. Noah Puckett, Nate Beebe, John Rye, Joey Szymkowicz, Nick Martin, and Will McGowan each added a goal to the cause.

Next up the Comets visist Lakota East on Wednesday, April 23ard.

4/23 @ Lakota East won 17-4 3-3  

The Comets rebounded on Wednesday April 23 with a strong 17-4 win over Lakota East. Mason was led by Austin Spears and John Rye, each with 3 goals. Andrew Robinson put 2 in the cage, while Noah Puckett, Nate Beebe, Austin Engen, Jacob Vonderhaar, Nick Martin, Hayden Worth, Ben Randall, and Matthew Green all put in 1 goal apiece. Nate Beebe had 4 assists and Noah Puckett had 3.

The Comets also won the ground ball war picking up 46 to Lakota East’s 22. The Comets evened their record up to 3-3 and prepare to host Upper Arlington this Saturday at 1:00pm.

4/26 Upper Arlington lost 8-7 3-4  

The Comets were 12 seconds away from defeating defending state champion Upper Arlington on Saturday. The Comets were leading 7-6, when the Golden Bears were able to put the tying goal in the cage to send the game to overtime. In sudden death overtime the Bears were able to score and escape Mason with an 8-7 victory.

The Comets fought hard and are on their way to getting ready for the tournament in May. Mason was led by Austin Spears and Andrew Robinson, each with 2 goals. Noah Puckett, AJ Gaus, and Ben Randall all added 1 goal for the Comets. Ben Randall also led the defense with 10 ground balls, while John Rye and Griffin Zink each tallied 5 ground balls. Steven Glandorf did a tremenous job in the goal with 9 saves.

The Comets are in action again on Wednesday at home versus Mariemont.

4/30 Mariemont won 6-5 4-4  

The Comet Boys LAX Team righted the home ship Wednesday evening defeating Mariemont High School. The Comets had to work hard, but came away with a 6-5 victory. Mariemont entered the game as the #6 team in the Laxpower ratings and had an 8-1 record.

Mason was led by Noah Puckett, Nate Beebe, Andrew Robinson, Joe Szymkowicz, Will McGowan, and Brad Satterthwaite all with one goal. Austin Engen and Joe Szymkowicz each added an assist to round out the scoring. Nick Martin again had a tremendous day at the Face-Off circle, with 11 wins to 3 losses. Nick also led the team with 9 ground balls, while Ben Randall added 6 to that total.

Mason is back in action again on Friday night at Lakota West High School and Saturday up at Dublin Coffman. The Comets come home again next Wednesday against city rival St. X high School. We will need everyone's support next week as the Comets work to earn the #1 seed for the tournament by defeating St. X.

5/2 @ Lakota West won 14-5 5-4   The Men’s Comet lacrosse team had and outstanding weekend. The Comets started off with a decisive win against GMC rival Lakota West on Friday by a score of 14-5. Mason was led by Austin Spears with 8 goals and 1 assists. Noah Puckett helped the cause by handing out 5 assists to his teammates, while Andrew Robinson added 2 goals and 1 assists of his own. Nate Beebe had 1 goal and 1 assists, while teammates Joe Syzmkowicz, Jacob Vonderhaar, and Will McGowan added a goal each. Steven Glandorf had 9 saves, and Logan Beach added two saves of his own in the goal. Nick Martin again was on fire at the Face-off circle with 10 wins and only 5 losses. He added 9 ground balls to his total also.
5/3 @ Dublin Coffman won 13-6 6-4  

On Saturday the Comets added another win to the record by traveling to Dublin Coffman and coming out with a 13-6 victory. With tired legs the Comets were able to outlast the Shamrocks and move their record to 6-4.

Again, Austin Spears was on fire. He scored another 8 goals and ended with 16 for the weekend. Nate Beebe had 2 goals and 3 assists, while Noah Puckett added 1 goal and 3 assists to the cause. Jacob Vonderhaar and Ben Randall each had a goal to round out the scoring. Andrew Robinson dished out 2 assists. John Rye and Austin Engen also added 1 assists to the total. Ben Randall led the team with 5 ground balls. Steven Glandorf was very solid in the cage with 12 saves.

The Comets come home this Wednesday to play city rival, St. Xavier HS. This game will most likely determine the #1 seed for the regional tournament. Please come out and support our boys lax team for this important contest.

5/7 St. Xavier won 8-4 7-4  

Comeback Comets Knock Off Bombers!

What a comeback for the Comet Men’s lacrosse team last Wednesday night as they came back from a 4-0 deficit in the 2nd quarter to defeat highly ranked St. Xavier 8-4! The Comet’s defense came alive as the Bombers were not able to score another goal after their last goal at 9:22 in the second quarter. The team fought their way back and made the score 4-3 by half time.

Mason came out in the second half and continued an 8-0 run to defeat the Bombers. The Comets were led by Noah Puckett with 3 goals and 1 assists. Will McGowan added 2 goals, while Austin Spears added a goal and 4 assists. John Rye and and Austin Engen each added a goal to the total. Austin Engen ended the 3rd quarter with a 70 yard score with 6 seconds on the clock. The defense led by Griffin Zink, Ben Randall, Brad Satterthwaite, Jack Santos, Matthew Green, and Noah Maxwell did not let the Bombers score after the 9:22 mark in the second quarter. Goalie Steven Glandorf had a tremendous game with 11 saves.

The Comets go to “The Pit” on Friday to take on the Elder Panthers. On Saturday they travel to Worthington Kilbourne.

5/9 @ Elder won 13-1 8-4   The Comets ended a long and emotional week with a 2-1 record moving into the last week of the regular season. After the Comets defeated the St. X Bomber on Wednesday 8-4, they went into the Pit at Elder and defeated the Panthers 13-1. The Comets were led by Will McGowan with 4 goals and Nate Beebe with 1 goal and 6 assists. Austin Spears and Ben Randall each had 2 goals, while Noah Puckett, Noah Maxwell, Nick Martin, and Andrew Robinson each had 1 goal. Steven Glandorf (13 Saves) and Logan Beach(4 saves) held Elder to only 1 goal.
5/10 @ Worthington Kilbourne lost 11-4 8-5  

The Comets made the trip up to Columbus again on Saturday to take on one of the top teams in the state in Worthington Kilbourne. The Comets ran into a tough match and lost 11-4. The Comets had 3 goals from Austin Spears and one goal from Ben Randall. Andrew Robinson, John Rye, and Nick Martin each had an assist. Nick Martin won 10 face-offs, while losing only 3.

The Comets go to Indian Hill tonight (Wednesday) then come home for Senior Night on Friday against Sycamore.

5/14 @ Indian Hill         this contested was susupend in the 4th quarter with Mason winning 6-5
5/16 Sycamore won 6-3 9-5  

On a rainey, windy senior night, the Comets ended the regular season with a perfect 6-0 record against teams in the southwest region by beating Sycamore 6-3 Friday night. The Comets were led by Austin Spears with 2 goals and one assists, while Nate Beebe added 1 goal and 2 assists. Noah Puckett, Will McGowan, and Joe Symkowicz each added a goal. Ben Randall had 8 ground balls, while Nick Martin and Griffin Zink each added 5 ground balls to the total. Nick Martin won 8 out of 12 face-offs to post a 67% win percentage. Steven Glandorf had 9 saves against 12 shots on goal.

The Comets sealed the #1 seed for the post season tournament and will host Lakota West at Mason at 1:00pm Saturday 5/24. Mason defeated the Firebirds earlier this season by a score of 14-5. For a link to the Southwest Regional Bracket click here.


Regional Tournament

vs. Lakota West

@ Mason, 1:00

won 14-4 10-5  

The Comets Men’s Lacrosse team is moving on to the Regional Semi-finals. They defeated Lakota West on Saturday 14-4. The Comets scored 14 goals with 12 assists. What an outstanding TEAM effort!!!

The team was led by Noah Puckett with 5 assists. Nate Beebe and Austin Spears each put in 4 goals. Andrew Robinson had 1 goal and 2 assists. Will McGowan had 2 goals, while Noah Maxwell, Keegan Muff, and Austin Engen each added a goal. John Rye, Nick Martin, Hayden Worth, Mpoki Mwalupindi, and Austin Engen each had an assists to help the Comets to Victory. Brad Satterthwaite, Jacob Vonderhaar, and Noah Maxwell each had 4 ground balls to lead the team.

The Comets will be in action Wednesday at home versus Loveland at 7:30pm.


Regional Semi-Final

vs. Loveland, 7:30

won 10-5 11-5  


After a long Wednesday night Regional Semi-Final match, the Comet Men’s Lacrosse team is moving on to the Finals. In a lightening delayed affair at the Mason multipurpose field, the Comets defeated a very strong Loveland squad 10-5.

The team was led by Austin Spears with 4 goals and Nate Beebe added 2 goals. Noah Puckett had a goal and one assist, while John Rye, Joe Szymkowicz and Noah Maxwell each added a goal. Andrew Robinson had 2 assists, while Nick Marti and Giffin Zink each had one of their own. Ben Randall and Noah Maxwell led the team in groundballs with 8 and 9 respectively.

Steven Glandorf had a tremendous night in the goal with 16 saves in the game. The Comets advance to face St. X at Kings High School on Saturday, May 31 at 1:00pm. Come out and cheer on the boys as they make their move to State!



vs. St. Xavier

@ Kings


14-10 11-6  

The Comets ended their tournament run this past Saturday versus St. Xavier as the Regional Runnerup. Mason came out on fire and worked to a 5-1 lead. The Bombers wouldn’t go away and eventually won the game 14-10. The Comets had a tremendous year ended the season 11-6.

The team was led Saturday by Noah Puckett with 3 goals and 3 assists. Nate Beebe added 2 goals and 1 assists, while Austin Spears added 2 goals. Joe Szymkowicz, Jacob Vonderhaar, and Ben Randall all added a goal to the total also. John Rye, Andrew Robinson, Nick Martin, and Austin Engen each added an assists for the Comets. Steven Glandorf had 10 saves in goal.

The boys had a tremendous year having to replace several players that scored a bunch of goals. This years group of seniors and juniors stepped up to the challenge. Congratulations for being in the Regional Final game for the 3rd year in a row.

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Girls Lacrosse

Season Stats

Date Opponent W/L Score Overall Record

Game Highlights / Notes

3/22 @ Medina lost 13-7 0-1 Mason Girls Lacrosse opened their 2014 season with a 13-7 loss at Medina on Saturday, March 22nd. Emily Ketron led in draw controls with 4.
3/25 @ St. Ursula won 15-1 1-1

Mason travelled to St Ursula Academy on Tuesday, March 25th and recovered nicely from the weekend loss to put away St Ursula Academy 15-1. Allie Specht dominated at the draw to lead the team with 4 draw controls, and Jackie Leitch led in ground ball recovery with 4 followed closely by Casey Lawson and Jessica Cedrone who had 3 each.

Scoring was led by Lindsey Zeltwanger who had 7 points on 4 goals and 3 assists and Casey Lawson was second with a career high 5 goals.

3/27 Summit Country Day won 9-5 2-1

Mason defeated Summit 9-5 in their first home game of the season Thursday night, March 27th, bringing their record to 2-1. Leading in the most critical category in girls lacrosse, draw control, were Jackie Leitch and Tori Blakeman with 3 each as the key to Mason’s victory was in gaining possession at the draw 69% of the time.

In the next most critical category, ground balls, Emily Ketron led the way with 3. Scoring was led by Brianna Manns with 4 points on 1 goal and 3 assists, Tori Blakeman was second with 3 points on 3 goals, and Katy Colton was 3rd with 2 points on 2 goals.

3/30 St. Charles Co-op won 20-2 3-1

Mason hosted out of state, St. Charles Co-op from Illinois on Sunday, March 30th, and came away with a resounding 20-2 win. Allie Specht led in draw controls with a season high 5 controls, while sophomore Olivia Wade added 4 of her own as Mason dominated possession of the ball all day long. When the ball did hit the ground Mason was quick to clean it up and put it back in the St Charles net as Lindsey Zeltwanger led all scorers with 7 points on 3 goals and 4 assists. She was followed closely by Tori Blakeman with 6 points on 5 goals and 1 assist, and Brianna Manns with 4 goals and 2 assists.

The Lady Comets improve their record to 3-1 with this third straight win and host Columbus based Worthington-Kilbourne on Friday, April 4th.

4/4 Worthington Kilbourne won 15-10 4-1

The Lady Comets hosted the Lady Wolves of Worthington Kilbourne Friday night and game away with a 15-10 win in a fast paced and exciting game. Emily Ketron led in draw controls with 4 to initiate possession for the Comets, and Casey Lawson led in ground balls with 4 to keep the ball off the turf and in Mason’s hands. Scoring was co-led by Brianna Manns with 4 points on 4 goals, and Tori Blakeman with 4 points on 3 goals and 1 assist. Casey Lawson and Lindsey Zeltwanger were second with 3 points each. Alexa Janus had 11 saves in goal to register her second win on the season.

The Comets improve to 4-1 and host Lakota West next Thursday night, April 10th.

4/10 Lakota West won 17-3 5-1

The Lady Comets Lacrosse team hosted crosstown rival, Lakota West on Thursday night and came away with a resounding 17-3 win to bring their record to 5-1 on the season.

Mason dominated at the draw with Allie Specht, Emily Ketron, and Lindsey Zeltwanger gaining 3 draws each. Casey Lawson and Jackie Leitch were active in taking the ball away from the Lady Firebirds with 4 caused turnover’s each and Jackie also led in recovering ground balls with 4. Lindsey Zeltwanger led in scoring with 4 points on 4 goals while 4 other Comets had 3 points each, they were; Brianna Manns, Sydney Wright, Anna Wirth, and Allie Specht. Maggie Lortz recorded her 3rd win in goal on the season with 6 saves.

Mason travels to Sycamore next Thursday, April 17th to face arch rival, the Sycamore Lady Ave’s.

4/17 @ Sycamore lost 11-9 5-2

The Lady Comets travelled to Sycamore Thursday, April 17th, and came away with a hard fought 11-9 loss to the Lady Aves of Sycamore. This game is always a back and forth battle and this time it was Sycamore who came out on top, taking Mason to 5-2 on the season.

Draw controls were hard to come by in the contest. However, 3 Lady Comets led in this critical category with 2 each; Allie Specht, Casey Lawson, and Lindsey Zeltwanger. In the second most critical category, ground balls, 3 Lady Comets had 2 each as well; Casey Lawson, Jackie Leitch, and Winnie Bohls. Scoring was led by Brianna Manns with 5 points on 3 goals and 2 assists, and 3 others had 2 points each, Allie Specht and Casey Lawson with 2 goals each, and Lindsey Zeltwanger with 1 goal and 1 assist. Alexa Janus had a solid night in goal with 5 saves.


4/19 New Albany won 15-9 6-2

The Mason Lady Comets hosted the New Albany Lady Eagles on Saturday and came away with win number 6 on the year in a hard fought 15-9 win. Allie Specht, Jackie Leitch, and Sydney Wright dominated the draw control circle with 4, 3, and 3 draws controls respectively, and Jackie also dominated the ground ball game with a season high 6 ground balls to go with 3 caused turnovers.

Tori Blakeman continued her transition off the injured reserve and led the Lady Comets in scoring with 7 points on 5 goals and 2 assists. Brianna Manns and Sydney Wright were second in scoring with 3 points each.

The Lady Comets next host Magnificat on April 24th at home.

4/24 Magnificant won 14-4 7-2

The Mason Lady Comets Lacrosse team improved to 7-2 on Thursday night with a 14-4 win over the visiting Blue Streaks of Magnificat from Northern Ohio. Mason dominated the draw circle to keep the field tilted in their favor all night with Lindsey Zeltwanger and Emily Ketron leading the way with 3 each.

When the ball did find the turf, Monica Vermillion was there to clean it up with a game high 6 ground balls. Alexa Janus recorded the win in goal with 7 saves against only 4 goals allowed, and scoring was led by Lindsey Zeltwanger who had 5 points on 5 goals. Casey Lawson and Olivia Wade were right behind her with 3 points each.

The Lady Comets travel to Mariemont next Tuesday, April 29.

4/29 @ Mariemont won 12-7 8-2

The Lady Comets lacrosse team notched their 8th win of the season at Mariemont Tuesday night with a hard fought 12-7 win over the Lady Warriors. Mariemont kept the game tight into the second half until the Comets, led by Monica Vermillion's 3 second half draw controls, were able to open up a comfortable lead midway through the second half. When the ball hit the turf, Lindsey Zeltwanger was there to clean it up with a team and game high 5 ground balls, and Maggie Lortz was solid in goal with 9 saves.

Scoring was led by Tori Blakeman with 5 points on 2 goals and 3 assists, followed by Allie Specht with 4 points on 2 goals and 2 assists, and Brianna Manns who had 3 points on 2 goals and 1 assist.

The Lady Comets next face Columbus powerhouse, Upper Arlington on Friday night, May 2nd. Come on out and "jam the stands" to cheer the players on to their first ever win over Upper Arlington!

5/2 Upper Arlington won 12-7 9-2

The Lady Comets Lacrosse team hosted the Golden Bears of Upper Arlington on Friday night and came away with a decisive 12-7 victory, their first ever over the perennial Columbus powerhouse.

Mason jumped out in front early and never relinquished the lead throughout the game. Draw control was a key to getting on top early as Lindsey Zeltwanger led the Comets with 3, and when the ball did hit the turf, Allie Specht and Casey Lawson were there to clean it up with 3 ground balls each to lead in that category. Whenever Upper Arlington did get the ball Casey Lawson was there to take it away with a team high 3 take aways, and Alexa Janus was solid in goal with 8 saves and the win. Lindsey Zeltwanger and Brianna Manns led all scorers with 4 points each (3 goals and 1 assist, and 4 goals respectively), and Allie Specht was right behind them with 3 points on 3 goals.

The Lady Comets next host Mt Notre Dame at home for Senior Night this Tuesday May 6th. Please come out and support the seniors for their last season home game.

5/6 Mt. Notre Dame won 14-9 10-2

The Mason Lady Comets Lacrosse team hosted the Lady Cougars of Mt Notre Dame on “senior night”, Tuesday, May 5th and came away with their 10th win of the season. Ball control was led by Allie Specht at the draw circle with 3 controls, and Casey Lawson kept the turf clean with 4 ground balls and 4 takeaway’s to lead the Comets. Scoring was led by Lindsey Zeltwanger who had 6 points on 5 goals and 1 assist.

The Comets travel to Ursuline on Thursday, May 8th to finish their in-state season. They will travel to Milwaukee and Chicago to finish the season May 9-11. The Lady Comets are 10-2 on the season.

Mason girls LAX will host a first round tournament game on Wednesday, May 14th. Opponent and time TBA.

5/8 @ Ursuline won 17-11 11-2

The Lady Comets Lacrosse team travelled to Ursuline on Thursday night to face the Lady Lions and came away with their 11th victory of the season with a 17-11 win. Once again the name of the game is ball control and Monica Vermillion, Lindsey Zeltwanger and Allie Specht all led in the all important draw control category with 3 each.

Jackie Leitch and Winnie Bohls kept the turf clean by leading in ground ball recoveries when the ball did hit the turf, and Lindsey Zeltwanger and Tori Blakeman led scoring with 6 goals each.

The Lady Comets travel to Milwaukee and Chicago this coming weekend to face the top 3 teams in the Midwest Region to finish out their season before tournament begins on May 16th.

5/10 @ New Trier lost 7-5 11-3

The Mason Lady Comets lacrosse team traveled to Milwaukee and Chicago this past weekend for their final three season games and returned without a win, at least that's what the scoreboard read in all three games, but the goals for the weekend were met because the opponents were the top 3 teams in all of the Midwest region and the goal was to sharpen up for the state tournament which starts this Wednesday... and sharpen up they did.

The Comets lost to Hinsdale Central 14-13 on a late desperation goal from Hinsdale with 19 seconds left. The Comets led the whole way but couldn't hold on in the last 2 minutes where Hinsdale scored 2 goals. Casey Lawson led the Comets in both draw controls and ground balls with 3 each, and Allie Specht led all scorers with 5 goals.

In game 2, the Comets took on the number 2 ranked Trevians of New Trier and lost in a tight 7-5 game that wasn't decided until the bitter end. Draw control was led by Lindsey Zeltwanger with 3 and Lindsey and Brianna Manns led in scoring with 2 points each.

On Sunday the Comets met the number 1 ranked Loyola Academy Ramblers and experienced a whole new level of play going down 6-0 in the first 15 minutes,but then storming back and bringing the game to within 2 goals before succumbing to the ramblers 14-10. Casey Lawson led in draw controls with 4. Lindsey Zeltwanger led in ground balls with 3, and Brianna Manns led in scoring with 5 points on 4 goals and 1 assist.

The Lady Comets have their first tournament game, Wednesday, May 14th, at home against Centerville. START TIME IS 6:30 PM!

5/10 @ Hinsdale Central lost 14-13 11-4  
5/11 @ Loyola Academy lost 14-10 11-5  

Postseason Tourney

vs. Centerville, 6:30 PM

won 15-3 12-5

The Mason Lady Comets Lacrosse team opened tournament play Thursday night with a decisive 15-3 win over the Lady Elks of Centerville. All 24 players on the tournament team for Mason were able to play significant minutes and contribute to the win.

Olivia Wade led the team with 4 draw controls followed closely by Lindsey Zeltwanger with 3. The ball hit the turf often in the first half but Casey Lawson, Monica Vermillion, Jackie Leitch and Audrey Spencer were there to scoop them up leading in the ground ball category. Scoring was led by Tori Blakeman with 7 points on 3 goals and 4 assists and Brianna Manns and Lindsey Zeltwanger were second with 4 points each.

The Comets (12-5)move on to the second round on Monday night at home against the Lady Cardinals of Thomas Worthington. The game will be at Mason, game time 6:30 PM.



vs. Thomas Worthington

@ Mason, 6:30

won 17-3 13-5

The Lady Comets Lacrosse team won their sectional matchup with The Lady Cardinals of Thomas Worthington on Monday night with a resounding 17-3 win. This brings the Comets to 2-0 in the tournament and sends them to a Regional Final matchup with Upper Arlington this Thursday night in Columbus.

Draw control was a huge part of Mason’s success Monday night as Tori Blakeman and Sydney Wright led the way with 5 each keeping the ball under control for the whole game. When the ball did hit the turf, Katie Carr and Brianna Manns were there to scoop it up leading in the ground ball category with 3 each. Lindsey Zeltwanger led scoring with 6 points on 3 goals and 3 assists and she was followed closely by Tori Blakeman and Katy Colton with 4 points each on 3 goals and 1 assist a piece. Alexa Janus and Maggie Lortz split duties in goal to share the win.

The ladies now head to Columbus for the rest of tournament play and a chance to advance to the State Final Four with a win on Thursday night. The Comets defeated Upper Arlington earlier this season by a score of 12-7.



Regional Final

vs. Upper Arlington

@ Upper Arlington

won 10-9 OT 14-5

Lady Comets LAX Win Regional Title!

Comet Comeback Propels Mason to State!

The Mason Girls Lacrosse team travelled to Upper Arlington Thursday night for the Regional Final against the Golden Bears and came away with an exciting and tightly contested 10-9 overtime win. The fourth time was the charm for the new Regional Champion Comets after falling in the title game the past three seasons.  

 Down 6-0 in the first 15 minutes of play the Lady Comets slowly battled back and tied the score with :29 seconds left in regulation, Brianna Manns found the back of the net to tie the game and send it to over time.  In overtime Tori Blakeman netted the game winner with :35 seconds left to seal the win.  

There were many players who stood out on this night. Casey Lawson and Monica Vermillion came up with ground ball recoveries again and again to swing momentum back Mason’s way. Allie Specht came up with a pair of key goals midway through the second half to propel Mason back into the game. Lindsey Zeltwanger quietly secured 4 draw controls to give Mason the scoring opportunities they needed to come charging back.  

Tori Blakeman was the overall leading scorer with 4 points on 3 goals and 1 assist. She was followed closely by Allie Specht (3 goals), Casey Lawson (1 goal, 2 assists), and Brianna Manns (2 goals, 1 assist).  Alexa Janus was outstanding in goal with 8 saves in relief as she entered the game midway in the first half and only gave up 3 goals from that point on.  

Mason (14-5) now advances to the State Final Four on Friday, May 30th. Their State Semi-Final match will be against the Battling Bees of Medina H.S. at Thomas Worthington HS. Time TBA.

Way to go Lady Comets...Good Luck at State!




State Semi-Finals

vs. Medina

@ Thomas Worthington HS

lost 7-5 14-6

The Girls Lacrosse team ended their season at the State Semi-Finals last Friday night losing a close 7-5 battle to Medina. Medina led 4-0 with 15:09 left in first half and 5-2 by halftime. Mason tied the score at 5-5 in the second half before the Bee's pushed across the winning goal with 14:35 left and then held off the Comets the rest of the way. Sycamore finished as State Champs, defeating Medina 14-6 in the finals.

The Lady Comets end a tremendous season at 14-6 as Regional Champs and a member of the State Final Four!



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