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last updated June 9, 2016



Date Opponent W/L Score Overall
Box Score Game Highlights
3/26 Brunswick HS won 12-2 1-0 0-0  

The Mason Comets opened their 2016 season at home on Saturday, March 26th with a convincing 12-2 win over Brunswick in 6 innings. Ben Speer (1-0) got the win on the mound for Mason, scattering just three hits and one run over his four innings of work while striking out six and walking two. Will Pfennig made his varsity debut, pitching the last two innings. He allowed an unearned run on one hit while striking out three.

With the score tied 1-1 and two outs in the 3rd, the Comets offense kick in to gear - scoring five runs. Michael Thamann smacked a bases-loaded 2 RBI single, which was followed by a 2 RBI double by Sam Taylor. Mason went on to score four more runs in the 4th to break the game open. Leaders on offense for Mason included:

Michael Thamann: 3 RBI's
Sam Taylor: double, 3 RBI's
Vince Vannelle: 2 for 3, RBI
Nick Northcut: 2 for 3, 2 doubles

3/29 @ Colerain won 9-4 2-0 1-0  

Mason opened up GMC play ton the road at Colerain on March 29th and came away with a 9-4 victory. Once again, the Comets were solid both on the mound and defensively - and generated some timely hits to move to 2-0 on the season.

Ronnie Engelman (1-0) was today's starter and winner for Mason. Engelman pitched the first four innings, allowing three earned runs on three hits and a walk to go with his three strike outs. Will Pfennig pitched the final three innings to notch his first career save for the Comets. He allowed a run on four hits and a walk while striking out five.

Mason jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the top of the first on the strength of a 2-out 2RBI single by Michael Thamann. Colerain answered in their half of the first with a three run homer to tie the game at 3-3. The game remained deadlocked at 3-3 until Mason erupted for six runs in the top of the 5th. Three walks and a couple of untimely Colerain errors helped extend the big inning for Mason. But, Sam Taylor (2 RBI single), Nick Northcut (RBI single), and Joe Williams (RBI squeeze bunt) all executed well at the plate to help break the game open. Leaders on offense today for Mason included:

Michael Thamann: single, walk, 2 RBI's
Nick Northcut: 4-4, double, RBI
Sam Taylor: single, 2 RBI's

3/30 Colerain won 11-6 3-0 2-0  

The Comets completed their opening GMC series of 2016 with 2-game sweep over Colerain at home by a final score of 11-6. Nick Northcut (1-0) pretty much put the team on his back in this one, pitching five innings of three hit baseball, allowing no earned runs while striking out seven. At the plate, Northcut was 3 for 3 with two home runs and 4 RBI's.

Mason got rolling in the bottom of the 1st, scoring three runs thanks, in part, to Northcut's first 2-run homer of the day. The Comets added four more runs in the second to take a 7-0 lead, and they never looked back. Other leaders on offense for Mason included:

Logan Williams: 3 QAB's
Vince Vannelle: single, 2 RBI's
Joe Williams: double, RBI
Gabe Shepherd: single, 2 QAB's
Jace Robinson: single, RBI



vs. Lebanon (TN)

lost 1-0 3-1 2-0  

The Comets took a spring trip to Nashville, TN over this past weekend to compete in the Warrior Classic.

Mason went 1-2 on the road trip suffering their first loss of the season to Lebanon (TN) by a score of 1-0 on Friday, April 1st. Later that day they defeated Hewitt-Trussville (AL) by a score of 4-2. They concluded their trip on Saturday with a 8-2 loss to Wilson Central (TN).

The Comets are 4-2 on the season and visit Lakota East today (Monday). On Tuesday they will host East in a 5:00 affair.


Warrior Classic

vs.Hewitt (AL)

won 4-2 4-1 2-0    

Warrior Classic

vs. Wilson Central

lost 8-2 4-2 2-0    
4/4 @ Lakota East lost 7-5 4-3 2-1  

On a cold and windy afternoon at Lakota East on Monday, the Comets' defense failed to support a capable pitching performance by Ronnie Engelman and Will Pfennig as Mason fell to Lakota East by a final score of 7-5.

Engelman (1-1) kept the Comets in the game today, allowing four hits and four walks while striking out two over his four innings of work. But, several missed opportunities on defense lead to Engelman being hung with five earned runs and the loss. Will Pfennig pitched the fifth and sixth for Mason, allowing an unearned run on two hits while striking out one and walking two.

Mason led 1-0 in the first inning before falling behind 6-2 after four innings of play. The Comets battled back to plate three runs in the fifth and get within a run before surrendering an unearned run in the Lakota East fifth. Mason's comeback attempt fell short in the 7th as the game ended with the bases loaded. Leaders on offense for Mason:

Sam Taylor: 2-4, RBI
Michael Thamann: 3 QAB's
Vince Vannelle: 2-3, walk

4/5 Lakota East won 12-2 5-3 3-1  

The Comets rebounded big time today after a disappointing road loss Monday at Lakota East. Mason pounded out 16 base hits in routing the Thunderhawks at home 12-2 in six innings. The story of today's game was a 9-run second inning for Mason. In the inning, the Comets sent 15 batters to the plate with nine of them recording base hits. Adam Ward delivered the big blow that seemed to ignite the Comets today: a bases loaded single that drove in the game's first two runs. Later in the inning, Ronnie Engelman belted a bases loaded double to the center field fence to drive in in three more. Nick Northcut added an RBI double, and Michael Hall smacked a two-run single to cap off the big inning for Mason.

Nick Northcut moved to 2-0 on the season, pitching 5 1/3 innings. He allowed just one earned run on five hits with two walks and a HBP. He struck out four. Vince Vannelle came on in the sixth to retire the last two Lakota East batters in order, striking out one.

The Mason lineup was disciplined and effective from top to bottom at the plate today today. And, the defense committed just one error. Highlights on offense:

Logan Williams: 2-4
Ronnie Engelman: double, 3 RBI's
Michael Hall: 2-4, 2 RBI's
Joe Williams: 3-4
Adam Ward: single, 2RBI's
D.J. Fluker: double, RBI
Nick Northcut: double, RBI
Jace Robinson: single, RBI

Next up Mason (5-3, 3-1) will visit Hamilton today (Wednesday).

4/6 @ Hamilton won 4-1 6-3 4-1  

The Comets took the field for the third straight day on Wednesday, winning at Hamilton by a score of 10-4 to move back in to a first place tie in the GMC with a league record of 4-1.

Ben Speer moved to 3-0 on the season with the win, pitching the first four innings today. Speer allowed an earned run on three hits and four walks while striking out three. For the second day in a row, Vince Vannelle moved from shortstop to the mound in relief to help nail down a Comets win. Vannelle pitched the final three innings today, allowing an earned run on three hits to go with one strikeout.

After a 16-hit slug fest yesterday against Lakota East, Mason got right back to work at the plate - pounding out another 15 hits on the day. The Comets jumped out to a 3-0 lead in first , thanks to an RBI double by Vince Vannelle and an RBI single by Michael Hall. After Hamilton scored three in their half of the fourth to cut Mason's lead to 4-3, the Comets responded right away - scoring five runs in the 5th to break the game open. After an RBI triple by Ronnie Engelman, Nick Northcut drove an absolute bomb to deep left center field - a two-run homer. Highlights on offense for Mason:

Ronnie Engelman: 3-3, triple, walk, RBI
Vince Vannelle: 3-4, double, 3RBI
Nick Northcut: 2-3, HR, SAC, 3RBI
Michael Hall: 2-4, RBI
Joe Williams: 2-3, RBI

Mason (6-3) will host Hamilton (weather permitting) on Friday, April 8th.


Today's home game versus Fairfield has been postponed until Thurday, April 14th.

The Mason-Hamilton home game scheduled for yesterday was postponed due to wet field conditions. It has been rescheduled for Thursday, April 21st.


4/12 Hamilton          


Next up Mason hopes to be back on the field this afternoon at Fairfield. They will host Fairfield on Thursday, April 14th.

4/13 @ Fairfield lost 2-1 6-4 4-2  

The Comets squandered a solid pitching performance on Wednesday as they lost a tough one at Fairfield by a final score of 2-1 to fall in to second place in the GMC.

Nick Northcut (2-1) suffered the loss on the mound, pitching five innings. Although Fairfield officially got four base hits and two earned runs on the day, Mason's defense failed to execute in a couple of key situations that led to both of the Indians' runs. Northcut struck out two while walking four. Will Pfennig pitched the sixth inning for Mason, and worked out of a no-out, bases-loaded jam. After Pfennig walked the first two batters to lead off the inning, Coach Bly ordered an intentional walk to load the bases with nobody out. Pfennig responded by striking out the next two Fairfield batters and inducting the next batter to pop out to third base to end the inning. Unfortunately, the Comets offense was unable to score in their half of the seventh.

The Mason offense only managed three base hits on the day. Nick Northcut was two for two with a couple of doubles.

4/14 Fairfield won 7-2 7-4 5-2  

Coach Bly asked his ball club to respond last night after a flat showing yesterday at Fairfield. Bly's Comets executed very well in all phases of the game today, defeating Fairfield 7-2 to move back to within a half game of first place in the GMC.

Ronnie Engelman (2-1) provided Mason with superb senior leadership and poise on mound today. After giving up two runs on three hits to Fairfield in the top of the first inning, Engelman was almost perfect through the remaining six innings of the game, allowing only a single base runner (1 walk) in the fourth inning. On the day, Engelman allowed just the three first inning hits to go with the one walk, one hit batter, and three strikeouts. Mason's defense played error-free baseball behind him, highlighted by third baseman Nick Northcut making two of the finest plays one will see at any level of baseball.

Down 2-0 after one inning of play, the Comets offense began to grind out quality at bats in the second. After the first two batters were retired, Mason pieced together four consecutive singles to plate two runs and tie the game. Engelman settled in from there, and Mason went on to tack on two in the 4th, two more in the 5th, and a run in the 6th. In the fifth inning, Michael Thamann got a SAC bunt down to put two runners in scoring position. That set the table for Adam Ward, who delivered his third hit of the day - a two-out two RBI single to put Mason up 6-2. Other highlights on offense included:

Ronnie Engelman: 1-2, two walks, 2 RBI's
Sam Taylor: 2 SAC's, RBI
Michael Hall: single, 2 walks, RBI
Logan Williams: 2-3, RBI

The Comets will play in the Red's HS Showcase tonight at Prasco Park vs. Lakota West (see poster above for details). Mason is 7-4 overall and 5-2 in the GMC.



vs. Lakota West

@ Prasco Park

won 7-5 8-4 6-2  

The Comets fought back from a 3-1 deficit in the sixth inning on Friday night, scoring six times in the sixth and then hanging on to defeat Lakota West 7-5 before a packed house at Prasco Park as part of the Cincinnati Reds High School Showcase Event.

Ben Speer got the start for Mason, pitching four 1/3 innings and allowing two earned runs on five hits and two walks with one strikeout. Will Pfennig came on with one on and one out in the fifth and was tonight's winning pitcher, his first as a Mason Comet. Pfennig retired the side in order in the fifth and sixth before allowing a couple of runs (one earned) in the seventh. Pfennig's line for the night: two 1/3 innings, one earned run, one hit, one walk, and one strikeout.

After scratching out only three hits through the first five innings of play, the Comets' offense sent ten batters to the plate in a sixth inning that those in attendance won't soon forget. Vince Vannelle led off the inning with a single. One out later, a Michael Hall single and D.J. Fluker walk loaded the bases for Michael Thamann. Thamann grounded to short in what appeared to be an inning-ending double play. But, he hustled down the first base line and was safe as the throw from second base was in the dirt, allowing Vannelle to score from third and pinch runner James Grace to alertly sprint home from second. Adam Ward then crushed a RBI double to the left field fence, putting Mason up 4-3 and sending the Black Hole in to a frenzy. Logan Williams followed with a single, and Ronnie Engelman laced a two-run double down the right field line to make it 6-3 Comets. He scored Mason's seventh run as Sam Taylor reached on an infield error.

In the top of the seventh with the tying runs at second and third, two outs, and Lakota West's cleanup hitter at the plate, Mason skipper Curt Bly called on his senior co-captain Vince Vannelle to move to the mound from shortstop. Vannelle retired the one batter he faced on a fly ball to center to earn the save and close out an exciting come-from-behind Mason win.

Offensive performers for Mason:

Ronnie Engelman: 3-4, double, 3 RBI's
Vince Vannelle: 2-4
Adam Ward: double, RBI
Michael Hall: single, HBP
Logan Williams: single, walk

Next up Mason (8-4, 6-2) will host Lakota West today (Monday).

4/18 Lakota West lost 4-3 8-5 6-3  

Mason failed to execute in a few key situations on Monday and it cost them a ballgame as Lakota West defeated the Comets 4-3 at Mason. With the loss, the Comets fell to a game out of first place in the GMC behind league leader Fairfield.

Nick Northcut (2-2) suffered the loss for Mason, pitching 6 innings and allowing just one earned run on three hits with five strikeouts. Northcut issued lead-off walks in three of the first four innings, and it eventually caught up with the Comets as the Mason defense surrendered two unearned runs in the third inning, and the lone Lakota West earned run in the fourth. Another error in the sixth led to the Firebirds' go-ahead run. Vince Vannelle pitched a scoreless seventh for Mason, allowing one base hit while striking out two.

The Mason offense generated seven hits on the day, highlighted by:

Vince Vannelle: single, 2 RBI's
Michael Hall: 2 for 3
Joe Williams: 2 for 3

Next up Mason will host Oak Hills on Wednesday, April 20th.

4/20 Oak Hills won 12-2 9-5 7-3  

Trailing 2-0 in the second inning, the Comets exploded for four runs in the second and eight more in the fifth to knock out Oak Hills in 5 innings on Wednesday by a final score of 12-2.

Will Pfennig (2-0) notched a win in his first varsity start today as his teammates picked him up after a rocky start. Pfennig pitched four innings, allowing an earned run on just two hits with three strikeouts. He walked four batters overall today, with three in the second inning leading to the Highlanders' two runs. After the Mason offense staked him to a 4-2 lead after two innings, Pfennig settled in to work a solid third and fourth inning. Vince Vannelle came on to pitch a scoreless fifth inning, allowing just one hit. It was all Comets after that.

Mason sent 11 batters to the plate in their half of the fifth, ignited by Nick Northcut's towering home run to deep left field to lead off the inning. The game ended after Oak Hills chose to intentionally walk Northcut for the second time today, and Michael Hall responded with a walk-off bases-loaded 3 RBI double. Leaders on offense for Mason included:

Michael Hall: 2-3, double, walk, 3 RBI
Sam Taylor: 2-4, double, 2RBI
Nick Northcut: 1-2, home run, 2 intentional walks
Joe Williams: 1-2, double, SAC bunt
Logan Williams: 2-3, 3RBI

4/21 Hamilton          

Thursday's game at home versus Hamilton was washed out in the 2nd inning with Big Blue holding a 1-0 advantage. The contest has been rescheduled for Tuesday, April 26th.

Next up Mason (9-5, 7-3) will visit Oak Hills today (Friday). The team will play again on Saturday at Kings at Prasco Park, 6:30 pm.

4/22 @ Oak Hills           Postponed

@ Kings

@ Prasco, 6:30

won 6-2 10-5 7-3  

For the second consecutive week at beautiful Prasco Park on Saturday night, the Comets got it done at clutch time in front of a capacity crowd as they scored four runs in the seventh to defeat Kings 6-2. And, for yet another year, the Trinity Diamond Classic trophy will remain on display at Mason High School.

In a well-played game by both teams, Kings and Mason were tied 2-2 heading in to the seventh inning. Ben Speer was tonight's starter for Mason, pitching five solid innings. He allowed two earned runs on five hits and two walks with seven strikeouts. Vince Vannelle (1-0) came on in relief in the sixth, and struck out the side while allowing one base hit.

Mason sent ten batters to the plate in the seventh, and they all executed well. Joe Williams led off with a single and advanced to second on a wild pitch. Adam Ward advanced Williams to third with a sacrifice bunt. Coach Bly then called on Michael Thamann in a critical pinch hit role, and Thamann came through big time - drilling a one-hopper past a drawn in Kings infield to drive in the go-ahead run. Thamann's knock got both the crowd and the Mason dugout amped up - and the Comets followed with three consecutive RBI hits (double by Ronnie Engelman, single by Sam Taylor, single by Vince Vannelle) to stake Mason to a 6-2 lead.

A fired-up Vince Vannelle returned to the mound in the bottom on the seventh to face the top of the Kings batting order. And, he literally blew all three batters away - quickly striking out the side to notch his first win of the season. Tonight's recap Mason's offense:

Michael Thamann: 1-1, RBI
Ronnie Engelman: double, two walks, RBI
Sam Taylor: 2-4, RBI
Vince Vannelle: 2-4, RBI
Michael Hall: 2-3, walk
Joe Williams: single, SAC Fly, RBI
Nick Northcut: double

Next up Mason (10-5, 7-3) will visit Middletown today (Monday). The Comets have a makeup game on Tuesday, at home with Hamilton.

4/25 @ Middletown won 15-4 11-5 8-3  

On the first day of a critical week in the race for the GMC crown, Mason came out firing on all cylinders as they dispatched with Middletown on the road Monday in five innings by a final score of 15-4. With the win, Mason remains a game and a half behind Fairfield and a half-game behind Lakota East with four more GMC games on the schedule for this week.

After a scoreless first inning, the Comets pounded out 14 hits in the remaining four frames - scoring three runs in the second and six in the third to take a 9-0 lead after three. The big knock of the game today was a two-out bases-loaded triple by Gabe Shepherd in the third inning. Coach Bly emptied his bench in the fourth, and his Comets kept on rolling - scoring two more in the fourth and four in the fifth.

Ronnie Engelman (3-1) got the start and win for Mason today, a day after being honored on the field at the Cincinnati Reds game as the MVP of Mason's win over Lakota West in the Reds Futures Showcase Game. Engelman pitched four innings today - allowing an earned run on two hits with two walks and three strikeouts. Will MacLean pitched a scoreless fifth inning, walking two and striking out two. Leaders on offense included:

Ronnie Engelman: 2 for 3, double, walk, 2 RBI's
Nick Northcut: 2 for 3
Michael Hall: 2 for 3
Gabe Shepherd: triple, 3 RBI's
Matt Deskins: single, 2 RBI's
Jake Young: single, SAC fly, RBI
Logan Williams: single, 2 RBI's

4/26 Hamilton (makeup) lost 4-3 11-6 8-4  

The Comets restarted a rain suspended game with Hamilton on Tuesdsay. Unfortunately, Mason ran out of time before the rains came again in the 7th inning and ended the contest with the score reverting back to the final inning of played (6th inning) Final score Hamilton 4 Mason 3.

With the tough loss the Comets drop to 11-6 overall and 8-4 in the very tight GMC race. Mason will host Middletown today at 5:00 pm. On Thursday they have another makeup game at Oak Hills.

4/27 Middletown won 7-1 12-6 9-4  

The Comets rebounded after a tough rain-shortened one-run loss to Hamilton yesterday, completing a season sweep of Middletown today by a final score of 7-1. Joey Bowlin pitched a complete game, evening his season record at 1-1. Bowlin allowed just one earned run on seven hits with one hit batter. He allowed no walks and struck out six.

The Mason offense totaled nine hits on the day, notching at least one base hit in all six innings they went to plate. A total of five Middletown errors contributed to two-run innings for the Comets in the second, fourth, and fifth inning. Leaders on offense for Mason included:

Michael Thamann: 2 for 3
Logan Williams: 2 for 2, walk

4/28 @ Oak Hills (makeup) won 6-4 13-6 10-4  

Things were looking a little bleak yesterday at Oak Hills as the Comets led 2-1 in the top of the 6th, only to surrender three runs in the bottom half of the inning to trail 4-2. Mason skipper Curt Bly looked his club squarely in the eye and challenged them, and his guys responded with a huge four run 7th inning to secure a 6-4 win over the Highlanders. With the win, Mason is just one game out of first place in the GMC with four league games left in the season.

Vince Vannelle (2-0) turned in a gutsy performance on the mound, pitching six solid innings. He allowed three earned runs on six hits with just one walk while striking out seven. After Mason took the lead in the top of the 7th, Will Pfennig (save) game on to lock down the win. He pitched a scoreless seventh, allowing just one walk.

In the dramatic seventh inning, Ronnie Engelman led off with a walk and advanced to second on a Vince Vannelle single. Nick Northcut advanced Engelman to third on a deep fly ball to right center. Michael Hall drove in the first run of the inning (Engelman) with a ground ball to second and reached base on an error, allowing Vince Vannelle to move to third. Vannelle then scored the tying run on a wild pitch. One out later, Sam Taylor launched a missile to the center field fence to drive in Hall and give the Comets a 5-4 lead. Adam Ward promptly followed with his third hit of the day, a single to drive in Taylor. Leaders on offense for Mason:

Ronnie Engelman: 2 for 2, 2 walks
Joe Williams: 2 for 3, HPB
Sam Taylor: double, SAC bunt, RBI
Adam Ward: 3 for 4, 2 RBI's
Gabe Shepherd: 2 for 3, SAC bunt

Mason (13-6, 10-4) visits Princeton this afternoon. Weather permitting they will visit Wapkoneta on Saturday.

4/29 @ Princeton won 15-1 14-6 11-4  

Trailing 1-0 after the first inning, Mason scored 15 unanswered runs en route to a 15-1 win at Princeton on Friday. Ben Speer moved to 4-0 on the season, pitching a complete game 3-hitter. After surrendering a run on two hits in the first inning, Speer allowed only one Viking base runner the rest of the way and recorded 12 strikeouts.

The Mason offense pounded out 13 hits on the day, highlighted by a seven run 7th inning. Leaders included:

Nick Northcut: 2 for 4, double, 2 RBI's
Michael Hall: triple, RBI
Matt Deskins: double, walk, 3 RBI's
Sam Taylor: 2 for 3, RBI
Adam Ward: 2 for 2, HPB
Jace Robinson: 2 for 3, double, walk, RBI
Richard Rossiter: double, RBI
Eric Young: 1 for 1, RBI

Mason's contest on Saturday at Wapkoneta were washed out. The Comets enter the final full week of the season at 14-6 and one game behind league leader Fairfield in the GMC.

Next up Mason will host Princeton today, weather permitting. The Comets are the #8 seed in the upcoming Sectional Tourney. They will host Withrow on Tuesday, May 10th at 5:00 pm.

4/30 @ Wapkoneta           Cancelled
5/3 Princeton won 4-1 15-6 12-4  

Outstanding pitching and some first inning offensive fireworks were the story today as Mason defeated Princeton 4-1 on Tuesday to remain just a game back in the GMC with two league games left to play. The Comets have now won four straight and stand at 12-4 in the GMC and 15-6 overall. Ronnie Engelman moved to 4-2 on the season, tossing a complete game 2-hitter. Engelman was in command all day, walking just one batter while striking out twelve. Over the last five innings of the game, Engelman faced just one batter over the minimum and retired the Vikings in order over the last four frames. The Comets played errorless defense behind him.

Vince Vannelle got things started early at the plate for Mason, lining a first inning two-run blast over the left field fence. It was the senior captain's first high school home run, and it put the Comets up 2-0. Vannelle was 2 for 3 at the plate today. Mason had a total of eight base hits in the game. Other leaders included:

Nick Northcut: 1-2, SAC Fly, 2 RBI's
Michael Hall: double

The Comets will host Sycamore today, weather permitting. The have a non-conference affair at home on Thursday against Elder.

5/4 Sycamore won 5-0 16-6 13-4  

The recent soggy weather finally stopped on Thursday night so Mason could host Sycamore. The Comets took care of business on Senior Day today, blanking the Aves at home by a final score of 5-0. With both the Comets and Fairfield winning today, Fairfield maintains their one-game lead over Mason in the GMC with just one league game remaining for both teams.

Vince Vannelle moved to 3-0 on the season with today's win. He pitched five innings, allowing six hits and a walk while striking out six. Will Pfennig came on in relief in the sixth with two on and nobody out. Pfennig retired the side in order in the sixth and again in the seventh, striking out three.

Mason got on the board early, taking a 2-0 lead in the first after a RBI single by Michael Hall and a backside RBI ground ball by Sam Taylor. In the third, Nick Northcut launched a long solo home run over the centerfield fence (his league-leading 5th of the year) to put the Comets up 3-0. Sam Taylor played add on in the Mason fifth with a two-out, two-run triple.

Mason (16-6, 13-4) will play their final GMC contest of the season today at Sycamore. They will host Lasalle tomorrow in a non-conference contest to complete the regular season. Mason needs Hamilton to defeat Fairfield today to grab a share of the league title.

5/6 @ Sycamore won 15-3 17-6 14-4  


Mason's win last Friday, in their season finale at Sycamore, coupled with a Fairfield loss to Hamilton, helped the Comets rise to the top of the GMC again in 2016 and share the championship with the Indians. Both Mason and Fairfield finished 14-4 in the league. It marks the 3rd time in the past 5 seasons that Mason has either shared or won the title. The Comets won outright championships in 2012 and 2013.

After hearing the good news at about 9:00 PM that evening, Coach Bly convened an impromptu celebration with his players and staff at the field. His players proceeded to send their coach home with a cold, but memorable ice water dousing in the middle of the infield as the music blared and players dog-piled in the dark at Mason Comet Field.

Mason showed up ready for battle last Friday at Sycamore and their efforts paid off. The Comets coasted to a 15-3 win over the Aviators in 5 innings.

Nick Northcut moved to 3-2 on the season with a complete game 5-hitter. He struck out four. Mason jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the first inning, and the game was never in doubt after that. The Comets pounded out 11 hits on the day and took advantage of 6 hit-by-pitch at bats. Key contributors on offense included:

Vince Vannelle: double, walk, HPB, 2 RBI's
Ben Speer: RBI
Nick Northcut: 2 for 4, HR, 2 RBI's
Sam Taylor: 2 for 2, HBP, RBI
Jace Robinson: 1 for 2, SAC Fly, RBI
Logan Williams: double, RBI
Matt Deskins: single, SAC Fly, HBP, 2 RBI's
Joe Williams: 2 HBP's, SAC Bunt

5/7 Lasalle won 5-4 18-6 14-4  

Following their celebration of the 2016 GMC Co-Championship on Friday, the Comets were right back in action Saturday afternoon- hosting the 2016 GCL Champion LaSalle Lancers. And, in one of the more thrilling games of the season, Mason battled back from a one run deficit in the seventh inning to knock off LaSalle 5-4. Senior Sam Taylor, a clutch performer all season for the Comets, struck again with a walk-off 2 RBI single with two outs in the 7th. And, the Mason dugout emptied to greet Taylor at first base!

Joey Bowlin got the start for Mason today, and pitched 5.2 strong innings - allowing just two earned runs on seven hits with seven walks and seven strike outs. Bowlin left with Mason trailing 3-2 in the sixth with two outs and the bases loaded. Will MacLean came on in relief to get a huge strike out to end the La Salle sixth. He stayed on to pitch the seventh, allowing an unearned run on one hit and a HBP. MacLean (1-0) picked up his first win as a Mason Comet.

The game was scoreless through four innings, and was back and forth the whole day with Mason leading 2-1 after five, LaSalle tying the game 3-3 after six, and LaSalle taking a 4-3 lead in the seventh before the Comets broke through in their last at-bat. Leaders on offense for Mason included:

Logan Williams: 2 for 4
Ronnie Engelman: double, SAC Bunt, 2 RBI's
Sam Taylor: single, 2 RBI's
Michael Thamann: 2 for 3
Jake Young: 2 for 2, HBP
Adam Manning: SAC Fly, RBI

Saturday's game marked the end of the regular season for the Comets, who enter state tournament play with an overall record of 18-6. Mason will host Withrow on Tuesday, May 10th at 5:00 PM in first-round tournament action.



vs. Withrow

won 17-0 19-6 14-4  

Mason opened sectional tournament play at home on Wednesday with a convincing 17-0 win over Withrow in five innings. Ben Speer moved to 5-0 on the season, pitching the first four innings. Speer allowed just one hit and one hit batter while striking out six. Ronnie Engelman pitched the fifth for Mason, retiring the Tigers in order while striking out two.

The Comets banged out eleven hits in their four innings at the plate and took advantage of three HBP's and twelve walks allowed by Withrow pitching. Mason led 5-0 after two before blowing the game open with an eight run third inning. Leaders on offense for Mason included:

D.J. Fluker: 2 for 2, 3 RBI's
Eric Young: single, RBI
Nick Northcut: single, 2 RBI's
Michael Hall: 2 for 3, walk, 3 RBI's
Jake Young: double, 2 RBI's
Jace Robinson: 1 for 2, walk, 2 RBI's
Sam Taylor: single, RBI

Mason will next face Anderson in the sectional semi-final game, re-scheduled for Friday, May 13th at 5:00 pm at Mason. The winner will advance to play Loveland in the Sectional Final on Thursday, May 19th, 5:00 pm at Lebanon HS.



vs. Anderson

@ Mason, 5:00

won 5-0 20-6 14-4  

Senior Vince Vannelle (4-0) pitched a complete game 2-hitter as Mason hosted Anderson in a sectional semi-final game and blanked the Redskins 5-0. Vannelle walked three and struck out six on the day.

There was no score through the first three innings, but back-to-back doubles by Nick Northcut and Michael Hall in the fourth put the Comets on the board and seemed to inject confidence in to the entire lineup. Mason went on to score two in the fourth, a run in the fifth, and two more in the sixth. Leaders on offense for Mason today included:

Nick Northcut: 2 for 3, 2 doubles, RBI
Michael Hall: 2 for 3, double, RBI
Adam Ward: single, RBI
Logan Williams: double, RBI


5/16 at Lasalle lost 4-3 20-7      
5/17 Kings won 3-2 21-7    

Mason split a pair of non-conference regular season games on Monday and Tuesday to tune up for their upcoming post season game vs. Loveland.


Mason traveled to LaSalle for a non-tournament game and dropped a close one to the Lancers by a final score of 4-3. Mason and LaSalle both used multiple pitchers in the game as both teams prepared for their respective sectional championship games on Thursday. Nick Northcut (2 innings), Ronnie Engelman (2 innings), Ben Speer (1 inning), and Will Pfenning (1 innings) all got work on the mound for the Comets. Collectively, they allowed three earned runs on nine hits with five strike outs and just one walk. Mason failed to execute both defensively and on offense in a few key situations which made the difference in this one-run ball game.

The Mason offense generated seven hits on the day, highlighted by:

Vince Vannelle: 2 for 4
Adam Ward: double


Mason hosted Kings today in another non-conference/sectional final tune-up game for both teams. The Comets came out on top 3-2. Joey Bowlin moved to 2-1 on the season with the win on the mound for Mason. Bowlin pitched six solid innings, allowing just one earned run on five hits with one walk and five strikeouts. Will MacLean came on to pitch the seventh and recorded his first career save, allowing a lead off walk before retiring the Knights in order to close out the win for Mason.

Offensively, Mason tallied seven hits on the afternoon and was led by:

Nick Northcut: double, SAC Fly, 2 RBI's
Vince Vannelle: 2 for 3
Ronnie Engelman: 2 for 3

Mason's record now stands at 21-7.

The Comets will play Loveland for the Sectional Championship on Thursday, May 19th at Lebanon High School at 5:00 pm. The winner will play either Beavercreek or Bellefontaine, Saturday, May 21st, 3:00 at Centerville for the District Championship.



vs. Loveland

@ Lebanon HS, 5:00 pm

lost 3-2 21-8 14-4  

Mason's 2016 state tournament run and season game to an end on Thursday as the Comets fell to Loveland in a sectional championship game by a final score of 3-2. Both teams benefited from solid pitching as Mason senior Vince Vannelle (4-1) went the distance, allowing three runs on just six hits while walking five and striking out six. With the game tied 2-2 in the bottom of the fourth, Loveland was able to generate a two-out single up the middle to score the go-ahead run. Vannelle and the Comet defense battled out of a one-out bases loaded jam in the fifth and stranded two more Loveland base runners in the sixth as Vannelle picked a runner off of first base and got a huge strike out to end the inning.

Mason out-hit Loveland on the day eight to six, but left nine runners on base with several coming in key situations. After scoring a run to tie the game at 1-1 with one out in the second, the Comets left the bases loaded after hitting in to an inning-ending double play. Mason got lead-off singles from Vince Vannelle in the fifth and Adam Ward in the sixth, but just could not get them around to score as they had done for so much of the 2016 season. Credit goes to Loveland's pitching and defense for executing well at crunch time. It was definitely a playoff atmosphere today, and both teams put on a great show for the near capacity crowd at Lebanon Junior High. Leaders on offense for Mason today included:

Vince Vannelle: 3 for 4, double
Sam Taylor: 3 for 3
Adam Ward: 2 for 2, double, walk

The Comets finished the 2016 season as GMC Co-Champs with a record of 21-8. This was Mason's fifth consecutive 20-win season. The baseball program would like to thank all Mason students, families, alumni, and friends for all of your support this season.




Individual Awards:

All Ohio 2nd team---Nick Northcut

GMC Player of the Year--Nick Northcut

1st Team All GMC:

Ronnie Engleman, Nick Northcut, Vince Vannelle, Joe Williams

2nd Team All GMC:

Michael Hall, Ben Speer

All City Awards released later this summer



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Date Opponent W/L Score Overall
Box Score Game Highlights
3/29 Lakota West won 7-1 1-0 1-0  

The Mason softball team opened their season over spring break with 4 consecutive wins.

On March 29th they defeated GMC foe Lakota West at home by a score of 7-1.On March 30th they got their first road win of the season at Princeton by a final of 11-0. Last Friday, April 1st, Mason defeated Colerain at home 8-1. On Saturday, April 2nd, the Comets knocked off Greenville 9-7 in extra innings.

Mason is 4-0 overall and 3-0 in the GMC. They will visit Hamilton today and McAuley on Tuesday.

3/30 @ Princeton won 11-0 2-0 2-0    
4/1 Colerain won 8-1 3-0 3-0    
4/2 @ Greenville won 9-7 4-0 3-0    
4/4 @ Hamilton won 12-1 5-0 4-0    
4/5 @ McAuley won 13-2 6-0 4-0  

(Waiting on game reports: West, Princeton, Colerain, Greenville, Hamilton, McAuley)

Mason Softball is 6-0 overall and 4-0 on the season.

4/6 Middletown won 7-0 7-0 5-0  

The Mason softball team improved to 7-0 with a 10-0 run rule win over Middletown on Wednesday. Freshmen pitcher Holland Tolliver was masterful in the circle, striking out 8 batters in five innings of work. Sophomore first baseman Elana Harrison led the way for the Comets at the plate. Harrison sent a 2 run home run over the right field fence for two of her team high six RBI's. Harrison was 3-4 at the plate with a HR, 2 singles and 6 RBI.

Senior infielder Olivia Hopkins was 3-3 at the dish with a two run double, a pair of singles and a run scored. Freshmen infielder Ali Weekly went 2-3 with a single, a double and two runs scored.

With the win, the Comets stayed atop the GMC standings and moved to 7-0 on the year and 5-0 in Greater Miami Conference play. The Comets will play at home again Friday against GMC opponent Sycamore (weather permitting).

By Eric Miller
The Chronicle Sports Writer

Saturday's home games (April 9th) vs. Granville and Centerville have been postponed. Makeup dates TBA.


The Mason softball game at Faifield is postponed and will be reschedule for Tuesday, April 19th. Friday's home game versus Sycamore was postponed until Tuesday, April 12th.

Next up Mason will host Sycamore tomorrow (Tuesday).

4/8 Sycamore           POSTPONED
4/9 Centerville           CANCELLED
4/9 @ Granville           CANCELLED
4/11 @ Fairfield           POSTPONED
4/12 Sycamore (makeup from 4/8)          


Mason's home contest with Sycamore on Tuesday was postponed due to wet field conditions. The game has been rescheduled for Friday, April 29th.

Next up the undefeated Comets (7-0, 5-0) will visit the undefeated Lakota East Thunderhawks (6-0, 6-0) today, Wednesday, April 13th. They will visit Oak Hills on Thursday.

4/13 Lakota East won 4-0 8-0 6-0  

Led by the lights out pitching of Elle Buffenbarger and the bat of Elana Harrison, the Mason Comets beat GMC rival Lakota East 4-0 in a battle of Cincinnati’s top two teams on Wednesday afternoon.

Buffenbarger picked up her sixth win of the year, with a complete game shutout. Buffenbarger went five a third innings without allowing a hit and struck out 10 Thunderhawk batters, including striking out the side in the top of the seventh. Buffenbarger also produced at the plate; producing the game's first hit and plating the first run. Sophomore Elana Harrison continued her hot streak; going 1-2 with a walk, two runs scored and her second home run of the year. Seniors Erin Rockstroh and Olivia Hopkins along with Junior Brooke Rice all had RBI singles. All four Comet runs were scored by sophomores. Harrison plated two, Jill Aquillia scored a run in the bottom of the fifth and Abbey Mullins scored while pinch-running for Rice.

The Comets improved to 8-0 (6-0 GMC) and are now the lone unbeaten team in the GMC after knocking the Thunderhawks from the ranks of the unbeaten.

4/14 @ Oak Hills won 4-1 9-0 7-0  

The Comets traveled to Oak Hills on Thursday for another GMC affair and another victory to stay undefeated at 9-0 (7-0 GMC). Final score Mason wins 4-1.

Next up Mason will visit Lakota West on Monday, April 18th.

4/18 @ Lakota West won 5-3 10-0 8-0  

The Mason Softball Team traveled to Lakota West on Monday to play against a team looking to get revenge for an opening day loss to the Comets earlier this season. Mason kept their record unblemished on the season with a 5-3 win.

West scored one run in the second, third and fourth innings and were up 3-0 headed to the top of the 6th inning. The Comets got two RBI from Elana Harrison with a double to right field and another RBI single from Brooke Rice to tie the score at 3-3.

Mason held the Firebirds scoreless in the bottom of the 6th inning. In the top of the 7th inning, Jill Aquilla and Erin Rockstroh led off with hits and were at second and third with no outs. After two strikeouts, Elana Harrison drew a walk to load the bases. With two outs and the bases loaded, Zoe Bishop hit a double down the left field line to score two runs and give the Comets a 5-3 lead.

Elle Buffenbarger pitched a scoreless 7th inning striking out the Firebirds second baseman, Selena Gammouh, to end the game and give Mason their 10th win of the season (8-0 in the GMC).


4/19 @ Fairfield (makeup from 4/11) won 1-0 11-0 9-0  

Mason traveled to Fairfield in a match up of the two hottest teams in the GMC. The Comets had won 10 games in a row and the Indians had won 7 games in a row. The top ranked Comets escaped with a tough 1-0 victory to stay undefeated on the season.

Mason started the game off with doubles by seniors Erin Rockstroh and Olivia Hopkins to take a 1-0 lead. The defense took over from there. Freshman Ali Weekley played a solid game at short stop making several key defensive plays including an unassisted double play to shut down a rally by Fairfield in the 3rd inning.

Elle Buffenbarger pitched a complete game shut out and the Comets won the defensive battle 1-0.

The Comets are 11-0 overall and 9-0 in the GMC. They will host Princeton today (Wednesday).

4/20 Princeton won 11-0 12-0 10-0  

The Mason Comets improved to 12-0 (10-0 GMC) with a 11-0 blanking of Princeton on Wednesday. Freshmen Pitcher Holland Tolliver got the start and pitched 5 one-hit innings. Sophomore Abbey Mullins went 3-3 from the dish with 2 RBI, 2 SB and a run scored. Sophomore Elana Harrison finished a Home Run short f the cycle, finishing 3-3 with an RBI and two runs scored. Freshmen Ali Weekly also went 2-2 with a pair of RBI's.

The Comets extended their GMC win streak to 28 games with their third win in as many days. Next up they will visit Colerain on Friday, April 22nd.

4/21 @ Sycamore won 11-0 13-0 11-0  

The Mason Comet Softball Team traveled to Sycamore last Thursday and came away with a 11-0 win over the Aviators. Zoe Bishop led the offense going 3-3 with a single, double and a triple. Erin Rockstroh added two hits and scored three times. Elle Buffenbarger pitched a 1-hit shutout and Olivia Hopkins played a solid defensive game at second base to blank Sycamore and give Mason its 13th win.

Next up Mason (12-0, 10-0) will visit Colerain today (Friday).

4/23 @ Colerain won 14-3 14-0 12-0  

On Saturday, the Comet Softball Team went on the road again to play Colerain. Freshman Ali Weekley had three hits and Sophomore Zoe Bishop had four hits and a home run to pace the Comet attack. Olivia Hopkins added a home run and joined Bishop, Weekley, Erin Rockstroh, Elana Harrison, Abby Mullins and Jill Aquilla with multi hit games. Elle Buffenbarger pitched a complete game and Brooke Rice played another great defensive game behind the plate to lead the defense.

The Comets improve to 14-0 overall and 12-0 in the GMC. They will host Hamilton today at 5:00 pm. Mason remains undefeated and the #1 team in the latest city polls.

4/25 Hamilton won 13-0 15-0 13-0  

On Mason Youth Softball Day, the Mason Comets defeated the Hamilton Big Blue 13-0. In the circle, Elle Buffenbarger tossed a no-hitter, her first of the season. Freshmen Ali Weekly clubbed a 3 RBI, inside-the-park home run and Elana Harrison went 2-3 with 5 RBI and a pair of doubles. The Comets extend their GMC win streak to 31 games and are now 15-0 on the year.

Next up Mason is at Middletown on Wednesday, April 27th.

4/27 @ Middletown won 13-2 16-0 14-0  

Middletown hosted the Mason Softball team in a GMC contest on Wednesday night. The Comets used a balance attack getting three hits each from senior Erin Rockstroh and sophomore Jill Aquilla, and two hits each from Brooke Rice, Zoe Bishop and Elle Buffenbarger to lead Mason to a 13-2 win over the Middies.

Freshman Holland Tolliver was the winning pitcher for the Comets, who improved their record to 16-0 overall and 14-0 in the conference. The Comets will host Sycmaore today (Friday) and then play two games on Saturday. In the morning they travel to Lebanon for a 10:00 am contest. That evening they will play Dixie HS in the Blue Grass/Buckeye tourney at 6:00 pm.

4/29 Sycamore won 12-0 17-0 15-0  

Led by Elle Buffenbarger's 2nd no-hitter in 3 games, the Mason Comets took down Sycamore 12-0 in 5 innings on Friday. Buffenbarger struck out 7 and also went 2-2 at the plate to complement the no-no. Ali Weekly went 2-3 and scored two runs. Erin Rockstroh went 1-2 with 2 BB's and 2 runs. And Abbey Mullins went 2-3 with 2 RBI. The Comets will play Lebanon and Highlands tomorrow in a day-night doubleheader

by Eric Miller

Chronicle Sports Writer


@ Lebanon

10:00 am

won 4-2 18-0 15-0  


The Mason Comets Softball Team played Lebanon in the Reds Futures Showcase on Saturday at the Reds Urban Youth Academy.

Even in rainy conditions, this was a typical, close, and hard fought game between Mason and Lebanon, a rematch of the last several Southwest Ohio Regional Final Games.

Mason struck for four runs in the 3rd innings sparked by Ali Weekley reaching base on an error from the Lebanon infield. Mason then proceeded to get hits from Erin Rockstroh, Olivia Popovich, and Elana Harrison to give Mason a 1-0 lead with the bases loaded. That led to the biggest hit of the game by Zoe Bishop, a bases clearing double to put the Comets up 4-0.

That was all the Comets needed behind the pitching of Elle Buffenbarger (15-0) and the always strong Comet defense. Mason won 4-2 and Zoe Bishop was selected the Most Valuable Player of the game.

Mason is the #1 seed in the upcoming Sectional Tourney. They will host the winner of Winton Woods/Walnut Hills on Wednesday, May 11th at 5:00 pm.

4/30 @ Blue Grass/Buckeye Tournament 6:00           Cancelled
5/2 Fairfiield won 9-4 19-0 16-0  

On Mason Challenger League day on Monday, the Mason Comets beat the Fairfield Indians 9-4. Elle Buffenbarger worked a complete game to improve to 15-0 on the year. Elana Harrison went 4-5 at the plate with 2 doubles and 4 RBI. Ali Weekly played a solid game at shortstop making numerous over the shoulder catches.

The undefeated Comets (19-0, 16-0) will play at Lakota East on Wednesday (today) with a chance to lock up their third straight GMC championship and fourth overall. Mason has won outright titles in 2010 and 2015 and shared the GMC with West and Fairfield in 2014.

On Thursday, Mason has a non-conference game scheduled at Milford.

Mason is the #1 seed in the upcoming Sectional Tourney. They will host the winner of Winton Woods/Walnut Hills on Wednesday, May 11th at 5:00 pm.

5/5 @ Lakota East lost 6-0 19-1 16-1  

The Comet Softball team found themselves on the losing end of a game for the first time this season on Thursday. Lakota East handed Mason a 6-0 defeat to grab at least a share of the 2016 GMC tiitle. The stinging loss gave both programs one loss in the league.

Mason’s lone hit came on Ali Weekly’s leadoff single in the third inning, and the Comets had runners on base two other times with no outs before leaving the runners stranded — once after Zoe Bishop reached on an error in the second inning and the other on Elana Harrison’s walk in the fourth.

Mason needs a win at home today (Friday) against a very good Oak Hills team (18-6, 13-4) to grab a share of the GMC title. The Comets have a non-conference affair at Walsh Jusuit on Saturday.


5/6 Oak Hills won 7-6 20-1 17-1  


In an absolutely thrilling finish on senior day at the Mason Softball field last Friday, the Comets beat the Oak Hills Highlanders 7-6 helping them to grab a share of the 2016 league championship. Mason and Lakota East, who split their regular season meetings, ended league play with identical 17-1 GMC records. For Mason, it marks the third consecutive year they have either shared or won the title and fourth overall. The Comets were outright champions in 2010 and 2015, while sharing the title in 2014 and now 2016.

On Friday both teams traded blows all day. The Highlanders were up 1-0, 3-1 and 6-3 and each time the Comets methodically battled back. Elle Buffenbarger (16-1) pitched a complete game and struck out 12. Elana Harrison went 3-4 with an RBI. Olivia Hopkins came through with 2 RBI, 2 Runs and a 2B.

With the game going to extra innings, the Comets gave up a 3 run HR in the top half of the 8th that tipped off the glove of left fielder Zoe Bishop. Things looked bleak in the bottom half of the 8th, but the Comets started a one-out rally with a double from Hopkins and single from Buffenbarger and Brooke Rice.

Jill Aquillia produced an RBI single and Erin Rockstroh had an RBI fielders choice to close the gap to 7-6. Then, with the bases loaded and 2 outs, Olivia Popovich slapped a shot down the left field line that scored Holland and Tolliver to send the players and coaches onto the field to celebrate the big come-from-behind win.

5/7 @ Walsh Jesuit 11:00 am won 5-4 21-1 17-1  

On Saturday, the softball team played a non-conference contest at Walsh Jesuit. The Comets got another win by a score of 5-4. Their overall record now stands at 21-1.

The team has one final regular season contest on Tuesday, at home against Centerville. Mason is the #1 seed in the upcoming Sectional Tourney. They will host the winner of Winton Woods/Walnut Hills on Wednesday, May 11th at 5:00 pm.

5/10 Centerville lost 3-1 21-2     PPD


vs. WW/Walnut

5:00 at Mason

won 11-0 22-2 17-1  

In their opening postseason game the Mason softball team defeated Walnut Hills 11-0 in 5 innings on Wednesday to advance to the sectional final. Elle Buffenbarger worked a 1-hitter. Zoe Bishop went 2-3, 4 RBI including a 3 run HR. Olivia Popovich went 2-2, 3 SB, 3 R. Elana Harrison and Brooke Rice each had 2 RBI 2B's.

The Comets will play Ursuline on Monday, May 16 at Lebanon Jr. High. The winner will advance to the District Final on Saturday, May 21st (12:00) at Lakota East versus McAuley or Fairfield.



vs. Ursuline

@ Lebanon Jr. HS

won 14-0 23-2    

Mason Softball won a Sectional Ttile on Monday, defeating Ursuline in a 14-0 blow out. No other details available at this time.

The Comets advance to play Fairfield for a District Championship, TODAY, MONDAY, MAY 23 at 3:00 at Lakota East HS. The winner will advance to the Regional Semi-Finals on Wednesday, May 25th at 5:00 at Northmont HS versus the winner of the Oak Hills/ Northmont game.



vs. Fairfield

@ East 3:00

won 3-0 24-2    

Behind the stellar pitching and hitting of Elle Buffenbarger, the Comets beat Fairfield 3-0 on Monday to capture the 2016 District Championship and advance to the regional semifinals. Mason softball has now won 5 consecutive District titles. It was the Indians’ third loss to the Comets this season and marked the third straight season the Comets have eliminated Fairfield from the tourney.

The Comets were making their 13th straight appearance in a District championship game on Monday at Lakota East HS. The Comets jumped out early. Erin Rockstroh led off with a walk and Olivia Popovich followed with a single. Both came home to score when Elana Harrison sent a one-hopper off the left-field fence to give Mason all the runs it would need. 

Fairfield settled in and held the Comets down until the sixth, when Buffenbarger took a first-pitch offering and deposited it well over the left-field fence for her second home run of the year.
Buffenbarger improved her record to 20-1, striking out five.

Mason (24-2) advances to a 5 p.m. Regional Semifinal contest against Northmont (27-3) on Wednesday, May 25th. The Thunderbolts defeated Oak Hills 3-1 on Monday. The game will be played at Centerville High School as Northmont cannot host their own regional game.  The winner will face either Lakota East or West for a Regional Title and state fianl four berth on Saturday, May 28th site TBA.



vs. Northmont

@ Centerville


won 3-2 25-2      


vs. Lakota East

@ Centerville 12:00

won 5-2 26-2    


The Comets are the 2016 Regional Softball Champions. Mason defeated Lakota East 5-2 last Saturday in the "rubber game" of a three game series this season. It marks the the 2nd time in the last four years that Mason has won a regional championship (5th overall), with the last one coming in 2013. The Comets earn a trip to Akron this Friday for the Division 1 State Final Four. Mason has appeared in the state semfinals 3 other times (2007, 2008, 2013) and now 2016.

Mason won it by getting off to a fast start and holding off the Thunderhawks with some excellent defensive plays. After East went down in the first, Mason jumped all over Thunderhawks pitcher Kianah Towe, knocking the senior around for four runs on five hits in the bottom of the inning.

Erin Rockstroh and Olivia Popovich led off with singles before Towe tallied a strikeout. Sophomore Zoe Bishop took a 2-2 pitch down the left-field line to plate two runs, with Popovich scoring just under the tag at the plate.

Olivia Hopkins then laid down a bunt that East mishandled, allowing Bishop to score before Elle Buffenbarger brought home Hopkins on a soft single to right field. Popovich, Rockstroh and Buffenbarger each had two hits for Mason.

Mason extended the lead to 5-0 on an Elana Harrison sacrifice fly in the second. The Hawks added their two runs in the 5th inning after a 1-hour rain delay.

Buffenbarger walked five batters in the circle, but only allowed three hits while striking out eight as the Comets improved to 26-2.

Mason advances to the state semifinals at Firestone Stadium in Akron, where the Comets will play Cuyahoga Falls Walsh Jesuit (22-5) at 3 p.m. on Friday. The winner will play either Amherst Steele or Ashville Teays Valley on Saturday for State Championship.

Mason has never played in a state final. Below are the teams results in past final four appearances:

2013 lost 5-0 to Elyria

2008 lost 11-2 to Elyria

2007 lost to 2-1 to Elyria




vs. Guyahoga Falls Walsh Jesuit

@ Akron Firestone Stadium

lost 5-2 26-3 17-1  

The Mason Softball team ended a tremendous, "season to remember" last Friday in the State Final Four. The Comets’ 2016 campaign closed with a 5-2 loss to Cuyahoga Falls Walsh Jesuit in a Division I state semifinal at Firestone Stadium.

Mason, the Greater Miami Conference co-champion with Lakota East, finished 26-3 after losing to a Walsh Jesuit squad the Comets defeated during the regular season. On Sunday the Warriors went on to defeat the defending state champion, Teays Valley, 7-2, to win the 2016 state title.

Mason was appearing in the state semifinal game for the 2nd time in the past four seasons. Elle Buffenbarger pitched a seven-hitter for the Comets, striking out five and walking six while allowing three earned runs. She also had the team’s lone RBI.

The Comets couldn’t come up with a clutch hit in the decisive sixth inning, when they left the bases loaded.

Mason entered the bottom of the sixth trailing 3-1. It was quickly 3-2 after Rockstroh walked and came home when Olivia Popovich’s grounder to third base resulted in a throwing error. Popovich ended up on third with nobody out.

Warriors pitcher Madi McCrady struck out Elana Harrison, then issued back-to-back walks to Zoe Bishop and Hopkins. But Brooke Rice struck out looking and Buffenbarger grounded out to halt the threat.

“It was deflating to have bases loaded and not be able to punch another run in,” said Mason head coach Liann Muff. “Every batter that was up there battled at the plate. No one went down easy. Quality at-bats don’t always translate into hits. They don’t always translate into RBIs.”

Mason Softball completed another fantastic season. The team finished the year with their best overall record, along with GMC, Sectional, District and Regionals Titles and another trip to the State Final Four. With a core group of players returning in 2017, the future is bright for Mason Softball.

Congratulations to all the players and coaches!


Individual Awards:

All Ohio 2nd Team: Elle Buffenbarger

GMC Player of the Year: Elle Buffenbarger

1st Team All GMC:

Zoe Bishop, Elle Buffenbarger, Elana Harrison, Brooke Rice, Erin Rockstroth

2nd Team All GMC:

Jill Aquillia, Olivia Hopkins, Olivia Popovich

All City Awards released later this summer.



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Boys Tennis

Date Opponent W/L Score Overall
Individual Results
4/5 East won 5-0 1-0 1-0

The Mason boys tennis team shutout Lakota East 5-0 on Tuesday. See results below:

MacKenzie d. Holden 6-3, 6-1
Srinath d. Sacha 6-1, 6-4
Krayterman d. Home 6-1, 6-1
Viswanathan/Yu d.
Smoransky/Spaulding 6-2, 6-1
Singuri/Cepeda d. Han/Sutter 6-2, 6-4.


4/7 Hamilton (forfeit) won 5-0 2-0 2-0 Mason earned a forfeit vs. Hamilton on Thursday, April 7th.
4/7 @ Walnut Hills         postponed
4/12 Sycamore lost 3-2 2-1 2-1

Mason tennins fell to Sycamore 3-2 on Tuesday. See scores below:

Taylor (S) d. Komatineni 6-2, 6-2
Stern (S) d. MacKenzie 6-3, 6-3
Srinath (M) d. Zhang 7-5, 6-2
Reid-Singuri (M) d. Liou-Karev 4-6, 7-5, 7-6 (5)
D’Sousa-Qi (S) d. Yu-Viswanathan 6-4, 6-2

Next up Mason will visit Lakota West today (Wednesday). They will host Princeton on Thursday.

4/13 @ Lakota West won 5-0 3-1 3-1

The Mason tennis team shutout Lakota West on Wednesday, 5-0. See scores below:

Komatineni d. Isele 6-2, 6-0
Yu d. Lindsey 6-1, 6-1
Singuri d. Huster 6-1, 6-1
Krayterman-Srinath d. Griffiths-Zahaneis 6-3, 7-5
Cepeda-Viswanathan d. Kaufman-K Isele

4/14 Princeton won 5-0 4-1 4-1

The Comets produced another 5-0 shutout at home against Princeton on Thursday. See scores below:

Srinath d. Cunningham 6-0, 6-0
Cepeda d. Corcega 6-0, 6-0
Krayterman d. Foster 6-0, 6-0
Stocker-Noonan d. Medina-Schwarber 6-0, 6-0
Yaznogoradsky-Thompson d. Shah-Dhakal 6-0, 6-0

Mason (4-1, 4-1) plays a 1st round State Team Tournament contest @ Beavercreek on Monday, April 18th.



@ Beavercreek

won 5-0 5-1 4-1

The Mason tennis team defeated Beavercreek on Monday in the first round of the State Team Tournament by a score of 5-0. See scores below:

Krayterman d. A Chong 6-1, 6-4
Viswanathan d. Zuo 6-0, 6-2
Singuri d. Rodriguez 6-3, 6-1
Yu-MacKenzie d. B Chong-Ha 2-6, 6-0, 7-5
Srinath-Cepeda d. Roderick-Enderson 6-3, 6-2

They will play Springboro in the next round of the tourney on a date and time to be determined.

4/19 @ Colerain won 5-0 6-1 5-1

Mason shutout Colerain on Tuesday 5-0 to take their record to 6-1 overall and 5-1 in the GMC. See scores below:

Reid d. Laskey 6-1, 6-3
MacKenzie d. Cinque 6-2, 6-2
Srinath d. Koenig 6-1, 6-0
Yu-Komatineni d. Nickel-Rioux 6-1, 6-0
Viswanathan-Krayterman d. Nickel-Snyder 6-0, 6-0

Next up the Comets will host Indian Hill today (Wednesday) and Middletown on Thursday.


4/20 Indian Hill won 3-2 7-1 5-1

Mason defeated visiting Indian Hill 3-2 on Wednesday. See scores below:

Warstler (IH) d. Komatineni 6-1, 6-4
Pregel (IH) d. MacKenzie 6-2, 7-6 (5)
Srinath (M) d. Colohan 7-6 (1), 6-2
Reid-Singuri (M) d. Bhandari 7-5, 2-6, 6-3
Yu-Viswantathan (M) d. Guzman-Pisati 6-2, 6-2

4/21 Middletown        

Mason's tennis match with Middletown on Thursday was cancelled due to rain. The match has been reschedule for Wednesday, April 27th at home.

Next up Mason (7-1, 5-1) will host Seven Hills and then play @ New Albany and Dublin on Saturday.

4/22 Seven Hills         Rained out...no makeup.
4/23 @ New Albany lost 3-2 7-2 5-1

Mason sufferred only its 2nd loss of the season on Saturday to New Albany, 3-2. See scores below:

Cash (NA) d. Komatineni 6-1, 7-6 (3)
Jose (NA) d. MacKenzie 6-0, 6-1
Green (NA) d. Srinath 6-2,6-1
Reid-Singuri (M) d. Lippy-Fox 6-1, 6-2
Yu-Viswanathan (M) d. Lampson-Yan 6-3, 6-1

4/23 Dublin Jerome won 5-0 8-2 5-1

Later on Saturday, Mason got back to its winning ways with a 5-0 shutout of Dublin Jerome. See scores below:

Komatineni d. Worthen 7-6 (5), 6-2
Reid d. Schneider 7-5, 6-1
Krayterman d. Katta 6-2, 6-4
MacKenzie-Yu d. Lin-Liu 6-0, 7-5
Cepeda-Viswanathan d. Murali-Zhu 6-1, 4-6, 6-0

The Comets (8-2, 5-1) are ranked #3 in this weeks city polls and will host Fairfield on Tuesday.

4/26 Fairfield won 5-0 9-2 6-1

Mason defeated Fairfield on Monday, 5-0. See scores below:

Srinath d. Heyser 7-5, 6-3
Yu d. Randall 6-1, 6-0
Krayterman d. Robertson 6-0, 6-0
D. MacKenzie- C MacKenzie d. Pennington-Reist 6-1, 6-3
A. Stocker- R Stocker d. Radcliff-Vick 6-2, 6-3

4/27 Middletown (makeup)         PPD
4/27 @ Oak Hills        


Comet tennis was rained out on Wednesday versus Middletown and Oak Hills. Makeup dates TBA. Mason is competing in the annual Coaches Classic today and Saturday. In a rare Sunday match, the team will play Springboro at 10:00 am in the 2nd round of the State Team tourney.


Coaches Classic

        Waiting on report


vs. Springboro, 10:00 am

won 5-0 10-2 6-1

Mason tennis whalloped Springboro in the 2nd round of the State Team Tourney on Sunday by a score of 5-0. See results below:

Komatineni d. Diehl 6-0, 6-1
Reid d. Rhoden 6-0, 6-0
Cepeda d. Satter 6-1, 6-1
Yu-MacKenzie d. Puckett-Rola 6-1, 6-3
Singuri-Viswantathan d. Krishnan-Post 6-3, 6-3

The team moves to the semifinals of the Southwest District vs. Turpin at Mason on Wednesday, May 4. Mason will visit St. Xavier today, weather permitting. They host CCD on Tuesday.

The first round of the 2016 GMC Tennis Championship will be held on Thursday, May 5th beginning at 8:00 AM and continuing until dusk.  The final rounds of play will be held on Saturday, May 7th beginning at 8:00 AM until completion. The site of this championship event will be Mason High School supervised by the Princeton athletic administration.

5/2 @ St. Xavier won 3-2 11-2 6-1

Mason defeated St. Xavier on Monday by a 3-2 score. See results below:

Komatineni (M) d. Niehaus 6-2, 7-5
Reid (M) d. Wagas 6-4, 6-1
Schultheis (St.X) d. Srinath 6-1, 5-7, 6-1
DeCurtins-Bostick (St. X) d. MacKenzie-Yu 6-3, 6-4
Viswanathan-Singuri (M) d. Geoppinger-Beischel 6-2, 6-3

5/3 CCD won 3-2 12-2 6-1

The Comets got another win on Tuesday versus CCD by a score of 3-2. See results below:

Komatineni (M) d. Yu 6-3, 6-4
Nalagatla (CCD) d. MacKenzie 6-4, 6-3
Reddy (CCD) d. Srinath 6-3, 0-6, 6-3
Reid-Singuri (M) d. Baker-Albrinck 6-4, 6-3
Yu-Krayterman (M) d. Midha-Herschel 6-0, 6-1

The team moves to the semifinals of the Southwest District vs. Turpin at Mason on Wednesday, May 4.

The first round of the 2016 GMC Tennis Championship will be held on Thursday, May 5th beginning at 8:00 AM and continuing until dusk.  The final rounds of play will be held on Saturday, May 7th beginning at 8:00 AM until completion. The site of this championship event will be Mason High School supervised by the Princeton athletic administration.



vs. Turpin @ Mason

5/5-5/7 GMC        

For the third consective season, it was Sycamore and Mason at the top of the GMC tennis standings. The Comets again finished runnerup to the Aves at Saturday's GMC finals. Both schools had advanced their players in each event to the finals, with Sycamore winning each match. See results below:

Taylor d. Komatineni 6-1, 6-4
Stern d. MacKenzie 6-1, 6-0
Liou d. Srinath 6-2, 6-3
Karev-Zhang d. Reid-Singuri 6-3, 6-2
Qi-D'Souza d. Yu-Viswantathan 7-6, 7-5

Mason will host Turpin on Wednesday in the next round of the State Team Tourney. The Southwest Sectional is scheduled for Tuesday-Saturday at the Mason tennis complex. Qualifiers from each sectional to district will be four singles and four doubles in Division I.

The Southwest District Championships will be held beginning Thursday, May 19th at Centerville HS with finals slated for Saturday, May 21st. There will be Four(4) singles and Four(4) doubles teams to qualify for the State Tournament at the Lindner Family Tennis Center in Mason on Friday and Saturday, May 27 and 28.


State Team Tourney

vs. Turpin @ Mason

won 5-0    

Mason defeated Turpin in the Semi-Finals of the District State Team Tourney on Wednesday, 5-0. See results below:

Komatineni d. Wendel 2-6, 7-5, 7-5
MacKenzie d. Caruso 6-2, 6-3
Krayterman d. Grossman 6-3, 6-1
Reid-Singuri d. Novakovic-Muscatello 6-4, 6-4
Cepeda-Yu d. Lambert-Alvaro 6-2, 6-2.

The Southwest District State Final will pit two GMC rivals, Sycamore and Mason. The contest will be played on Tuesday, May 17th at Sycamore. The winner will advance to the State Team Tourney Final Four.



@ Mason


On Tuesday, Mason advanced all seven Comets to the semifinals of the sectionals ensuring that all will play in next week's district tournament at Centerville.

Freshman, Prinav Viswanathan started the day with a 6-4, 6-2 victory over #3 seeded, Hunter Nosek of Kings. He then took out Max Berky of Moeller in a hard-hitting match, 6-1, 6-2. Viswanathan's final victory of the day came against Ajay Qi of Sycamore, 6-3, 6-4.

Unseeded junior, Phillip Krayterman defeated Adam Rubikas of Loveland 6-0, 6-0. In his next round he dispatched Sycamore's Rohan D'Souza 6-2, 6-4, before taking out Garrett Lindsey of Lakota West 6-2, 6-0.

Second seeded, Vishnu Srinath beat Matthias Worthoff of Moeller 6-3, 6-0; he then downed Holden Owens of Milford 6-1, 6-1. Srinath ended his day with a 6-0, 6-0 trouncing of Connor Wentzel of Talawanda, 6-0, 6-0.

In doubles action, the fourth seeded team of Charlie (The flying Dutchman) MacKenzie and senior, Charlie Yu started the day with a double bagel, defeating Loveland's team of Connor Hogan and Matt Huether, 6-0, 6-0. To reach the semifinals they beat the Moeller team of Alec Hoelker and Kelley Peter 6-3, 6-1.

Two-time state qualifier, Sean Reid teamed with Freshman, Niraj Komatineni and earned the #2 seed. They defeated Logan Chrislip and Zach Jaquillard of Milford 6-1, 6-2 and then they reached the semis by besting Alex MacNeil and Anders Wikum of Kings, 6-1, 6-4.

Sectionals resume on Saturday morning at 9:00 AM at the Mason courts. Qualifiers from district to state will be four singles and four doubles.  The State meet will be held on Friday, May 27, 2016, and Saturday, May 28, 2016 at the Linder Tennis Center in Mason.

All seven of Mason's varsity tennis players have qualified for this weeks District Championships at Centerville to played Thursday, May 19-21st. There will be Four(4) singles and Four(4) doubles teams to qualify for the State Tournament at the Lindner Family Tennis Center in Mason on Friday and Saturday, May 27 and 28.

The Southwest District Team Finals were rescheduled till TODAY (Wednesday) May 18th. Mason will play at Sycamore for a chance to advance to the State Team Final Four.



SW District Final

vs, Sycamore @ Sycamore


Mason fell to Sycamore in the SW District State Team Tourney on Wednesday, by a score of 3-1. See details below:

Taylor (S) d. Srinath 6-1, 6-0
Stern (S) d. Viswanathan 6-3, 6-0
Liou (S) d. Krayterman 6-2, 3-6, 6-0
Reid-Komatineni (M) d. Karev-Zhang 6-2, 6-4
MacKenzie-Yu (M) 6-2, 4-6, 3-2 DNF



@ Centerville



Singles players, Pranav Viswanathan and Vishnu Srinath qualified for the State Tournament by reaching the semifinals of Districts on Thursday. They were joined by the doubles team of Sean Reid and Niraj Komatineni.


Tanveer and Schulteis (St. X) d. Charlie MacKenzie and Charlie Yu 7-5, 3-6, 6-2 ending the season for the Comet duo.

Sean Reid and Niraj Komatineni defeated Laskey of Cinque of Colerain 6-3, 6-1 in the first round and they dispensed Puckett and Rola in the quarters 6-1, 6-1 to reach the qualifying round. They will play the St. X team of Tanveer and Schulteis for a spot in the district finals.

Vishnu Srinath won his first match against Caruso of Turpin 6-4, 6-2 and then he defeated Essick of Troy 6-2, 6-3 to reach the district semifinals. The sophomore, Srinath, qualifies for the state for the first time.

Freshman Pranav Viswanathan also qualified for the state tournament by defeating Pavlatos of Springfield 6-1, 6-2 and then dispatching DeCurtins of St. X, 6-2, 6-2.

District play resumes Saturday at 9:00 AM at Centerville High School. Srinath will play Niehaus of St. X in the semis and Viswanathan will square off with Wendel from Turpin for a chance to meet in the District finals.


The conclusion of the District Championships was held at Centerville on Saturday. Mason's Sean Reid and Niraj Komatineni finish in 2nd place at districts in double competition. Pranav Viswanathan gets third in singles, while Vishnu Srinath took fourth. Congratulations and good luck to each of these Comets who will advance to this weeks State Championships.

The OHSAA State Championships will be held May 27-28th at the Linder Tennis Center in Mason, Ohio.



@ Mason


Mason had two singles players and a doubles team compete at the Division 1 State Championships at the Linder Tennis Center last weekend. See results below:

Freshman Pranav Viswanathan lost to Massillon Jackson’s Jake Zalenski 6-2, 6-2 in the first round.

Sophomore Vishnu Srinath lost to State Champion, Joey Thomas of Massillon Jackson in the first round 6-0, 6-1

Senior Sean Reid and Freshman Niraj Komatineni beat Anthony Kanam and Danny Thomas of Jackson in the first round 6-4, 6-1. They defeated the Upper Arlington team of Jack Hughes and Eric Hunter 5-7, 6-4, 6-2 in the quarterfinals. They lost in the semifinals to eventual champs, Gavin Aten and Gustavo Garcia of Copley 4-6, 6-1, 6-2. Reid and Komatineni lost the third/fourth place match to Robert Cash and Joel Jose of New Albany 6-1, 6-4.

Mason posted another strong season in 2016.  The Comets were GMC Runnerup posting an overall head-to-head record of 12-2  and league record of 8-1.  As a team they advanced all the way to the Southwest District Final.  Four players advanced all the way to the state championships this season.

Congratulations to all of these players and their coaches on another outstanding season!





Individual Awards:

2nd Team All GMC:

Niraj Komatineni, Duncan Mackenzie, Vishnu Srinath, Sean Reid, Shashank Singuri, Charlie Yu, Prinav Viswanathan

All City Awards released later this summer.


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Boys Volleyball

Date Opponent W/L Score Overall Record GMC Record

Game Highlights / Notes

4/5 Fairfield won

25-15, 25-23 25-20

1-0 1-0

Mason defeated Fairfield in their season opener 25-15,25-23 ,25-20 on Tuesday night. Team was led by Noah Wissel with 6 aces, Nate knight 5 aces and max doerr with 15 kills.

Next up Mason will visit Lakota West on Thursday, April 7th.

4/7 @ Lakota West won 25-21, 25-15, 25-18    2-0 2-0

Mason swept Lakota West on Thursday night by scores of 25-21, 25-15, 25-18. Seniors Ben fago,Austin brown, max doerr,and Jacob grove had 27 kills and Noah Wissel was unstoppable at the service line ,27 for 28 with 8 aces beating Lakota west in 3.

With the win the Comets record improves to 2-0 in the GMC. Up next they visit Thomas Worthington on Saturday, April 9th.

4/9 @ Thomas Worthington won  25-12, 25-15       3-0 2-0  
4/9 @ Dublin Scioto lost 25-10, 25-15     3-1 2-0

Mason volleyball split a pair of games this weekend at Thomas Worthington. The Comets lost to Dublin Scioto (25-10, 25-15) and defeated Thomas Worthington (25-12, 25-15).

Next up Mason (3-1, 2-0) will host Princeton on Tuesday, April 12th.

4/12 Princeton won 25-16, 25-17, 25-17      4-1 3-0 Mason will host Loveland tonight (Wednesday). On Thursday they will visit unbeaten Lakota East (7-0).
4/13 Loveland won 25-15, 25-13, 26-24 5-1 3-0 The boys volleyball team defeated Loveland 25-15, 25-13, 26-24 on Wednesday. With the team down 24-21 In third match junior Max Brasse severed 5 straight points for the victory.
4/14 @ Lakota East lost 25-22, 21-25, 25-22, 24-26, 15-8   5-2 3-1

The Comets sufferred their first GMC loss of the season last night with a loss to undefeated Lakota East 25-22, 21-25, 25-22, 24-26, 15-8.

Mason (5-2, 3-1) gets back in action again on Saturday with a home tri-match on Saturday, April 16th against Milford and Fenwick.

4/16 Milford won 25-18, 25-21     6-2 3-1  
4/16 TBA          
4/16 Fenwick lost 25-17, 26-24       6-3 3-1

Mason split a pair of games on Saturday. The Comets defeated Milford 25-18, 25-21 and lost to Fenwick 25-17, 26-24 .

Next up Mason (6-3, 3-1) will host Oak Hills on Wednesday, April 19th.

4/19 Oak Hills lost 28-26, 12-25, 25-16, 25-20  6-4 3-2

The boys volleyballers fell in four games to Oak Hills on Tuesday night. Scores: 28-26, 12-25, 25-16, 25-20. Noah Wissel had 41 assists in the match.

Next up Mason (6-4, 3-2) will host Colerain on Wednesday and Middletown on Thursday.

4/20 Colerain won 25-5, 25-13, 25-11  7-4 4-2 Mason Volleyball swept Colerain in three on Wednesday by scores of 25-5, 25-13, 25-11.
4/21 Middletown won 25-4, 25-11, 25-18  8-4 5-2

The Comets swept the Middies last night in a home volleyball matchup. Scores were 25-4, 25-11, 25-18. Mason goes to 8-4 overall and 4-2 in the GMC.

Next up the team will play at Kettering Fairmont on Monday, April 25th.

4/25 @ Fairmont won 25-17 25-17 18-25 25-14 9-4 5-2 Mason defeated Kettering Fairmont 25-17 25-17 18-25 25-14 on Monday. The team was led
by Ben Fago with 17 kills, Jacob grove with 14 kills, Noah Wissel added to his league leading assists with 45.
4/26 @ St. Xavier lost 25-17, 25-18, 25-14  9-5 5-2 The boys volleyball fell at St. Xavier on Tuesday night in a non-conference contest by scores of 25-17, 25-18, 25-14.
4/27 @ Sycamore won 25-7,25-21,25-14 10-5 6-2 Boys volleyball beat Sycamore 25-7,25-21,25-14 on Wednesday. Ben Fago had 10 kills, Noah Wissel had 25 service points with 5 aces, Jacob Grove served 15 points with 4 aces.
4/28 @ Hamilton won 25-7,25-9,25-19 11-5 7-2

Last night Mason defeated Hamilton 25-7,25-9,25-19. The team was led by senior Avery Abraham with 13 service points and Max Brasse with 19 service pts.

Mason will host Edgewood and Middletown on Saturday, April 30th. After that the team has 5 non-conference matches remaining until the post season begins.

4/30 Edgewood won 25-16, 25-13    

Boys volleyball defeated Edgewood 25-16, 25-13 and Middletown 25-14, 25-20, in a tri-match on Saturday .

Next up Mason (13-5) will visit Roger Bacon tonight (Monday).

4/30 Middletown won 25-14,25-20 13-5 6-2  
5/2 @ Roger Bacon won 25-14,25-20,25-10 14-5 6-2

Mason volleyball defeated Roger Bacon 25-14,25-20,25-10 on Monday. The team exploded for 41 kills led by Ben Fago with 14 and Austin Brown with 9. Noah Wissel added to his league leading service aces with 4 making his total so far for the year 65.

Mason (14-5, 6-2) will visit LaSalle today (Wednesday).

5/4 @ LaSalle won 23-25, 25-19, 25-21, 15-25, 15-12 15-5 6-2

Mason won a thrilling 5 game battle against Lasalle on Wednesday. Final scores: 23-25, 25-19, 25-21, 15-25, 15-12. The Comets extend their season record to 15-5 overall.

Next up Mason will visit Northmont on Wednesday night. They will host McNick for their final regular season contest on Thursday, May 12th.

Comet Boys Volleyball will begin Regional Tournament play on Thursday, May 19th versus the Lasalle/Oak Hills winner, at Moeller, 6:30 PM.

5/10 Chaminade Julienne won 25-23,25-15,18-25,29-27. 16-5   Mason volleyball defeated Dayton Chaminade-Julienne on Tuesday by scores of 25-23,25-15,18-25,29-27. The Comets were down 11-18 in the fourth game to pull off the come-back effort. The combination of attacks from seniors Ben Fago and Jacob Grove and clutch setting from Noah Wissel helped Mason rally to pull out the victory.
5/11 @ Northmont won 25-16,25-17,17-25,25-17 17-5    
5/12 McNicholas won 25-18,25-13,25-18. 18-5  

On senior night, Thursday, May 12th, Msaon beat visiting McNicholas 25-18,25-13,25-18. Coach Melnick wants to the thank a great group of seniors and their parents for making the evening a great success. Congratulations also to the following post season recognitions:

South Region All-Stars

1st team-Noah Wissel

2nd team--Ben Fago

Honorable Mention---Jacob Grove

SOUTH REGION Co-Coach of the Year--Paul Melnick

Next up Mason (18-5) begins post season play in the first round of the Regional tournament on Thursday, May 19th. The Comets will play the winner of the Lasalle/Oak Hills contest at 6:30 pm at Moeller.


Regional Tourney

vs. Oak Hills winner

@ Moeller, 6:30 PM

won 25-19, 25-18, 25-17 19-5  

Mason Volleyball defeated Oak Hills in 3 sets on Thursday by scores of 25-19, 25-18, 25-17 in the Regional Semi-finals. It was a total great team effort.

The boys will play Saturday , May 21st at Princeton HS at 5:30 against Moeller in the Regional Final game with the winner going to STATE!



vs. Moeller

@ Princeton, 5:30 pm

lost 25-15, 25-20, 25-11 19-6  

The Mason boys volleyball team's bid to reach the state tournament fell short on Saturday in the Regional Finals at Princeton. The Comets suffered a 25-15, 25-20, 25-11 loss to powerful Moeller, endingt a strong 2016 campaign at 19-6 overall.

The finishes with a strong season at 19-6 overall and advancement to the Regional final in post season play. Coach Melnick wants to thank the players, parents, Athletic Department and the fans for making this season so successful..




South Region All-Stars

1st team-Noah Wissel

2nd team--Ben Fago

Honorable Mention---Jacob Grove

SOUTH REGION Co-Coach of the Year--Paul Melnick

1st Team All GMC:

Ben Fargo, Noah Wissel

2nd Team All GMC:

Jacob Grove, Nate Knight

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Boys Track
Date Event Team Placings Game Highlights
3/26 Kings  

no report


4/8 Clash of the Titans @ Sycamore   CANCELLED
4/12 TBA  

The Clash of the Titan's event last Friday was cancelled. Next up Mason will viist Centerville for a meet on Friday, April 15th.

Mason track and field teams will compete at Centerville on Friday, April 15th.

4/15 @ Centerville  

The boys track and field team traveled to Centerville recently on Friday, April 15th. The event was a big meet and the Comets ended up in 2nd place. The team did well in the sprint events where we won all 4 and set one school record in the process. The boys won the 4x1, 4x2, 4x4 and Sprint medley relays. We also got good production out of the distance unit and saw some promising things in the hurdles.

Overall, it was a good night with the outstanding runner of the meet trophy going to Andrew Boeres who ran in 3 of the 4 winning relays and was in the relay that set the new school record. The team also got great production out of:
Nick Pearson (3 wins)
Mikey Loehr
Alan Gordillo
Bryan Hudnell
Matt Miller and Freshman sensation Jaymon Penn.

Next up the team is at Springboro and Elder for a meets on Friday, April 22nd.

4/19 @ Lebanon    
4/22 @ Springboro   The boys traveled to Springboro on April 22nd and did well. They took home the team trophy, and did so in commanding fashion. The team was led by sprinters, who racked up great points in many areas. Andrew Boeres did great in the hurdles, taking home wins in both races. Pearson looked strong in the 200, taking 2nd. Matt Miller was solid in the 400, setting a new personal best and the relays did well, taking 1st in the 4x400 and 4x200. We also had a great night from Luke Sack in the discus and Josh Huber in the Pole Vault. Vince Jackson had a good night in the High jump. The highlight of the night had to be the performance of Andrew Boeres, he was awarded the team trophy, and looked great!
4/22 @ Elder    
4/26 TBA    
4/28 @ Wayne    
4/29 @ Wayne  

The epic 2-day Wayne Invite the past Thursday and Friday did not disappoint. The boys distance had a good show, with personal bests for Alan Gordillo in the 1600, and Jake Bauer did well in the 800. Vince Jackson scored in the high jump, as did Desmin Banyard. The sprint relays did well with the team of Penn, Pearson, Kemme and Boeres placing first in the 4x100 and the team of Penn, Miller, Cobb, Hudnell placing 2nd in the 4x200 relay. We also put up a good fight in the DMR and the 4x400 relays, running solid times and with a great effort.

The meet also saw the return of Billy Rook who placed 3rd in the pole vault. Andrew Boeres once again was a rock star, winning the 110 hurdles and placing 2nd in the 300 hurdles. Nick Pearson placed 2nd in the 400 dash, and ran a season best time in the process. Overall the team took 2nd, but looks to be coming together nicely as a unit.


4/29 @ Ross  

The boys at Ross did well too, with Chris Simmons and Ray Berling producing great performances and carrying the team to a 2nd place finish.

Next up Mason will host the prestigious Mason (Rod Russell) Invitational this Friday at Atrium Stadium. The field is chalked full of outstanding teams and athletes.

5/3 @ Kings  


5/6 Mason Invite 2nd

Friday night under the lights at the annual Mason (Rod Russell) Invitational the team had a good night. The track boys had been in a bit of a funk and they broke out of it on many levels as the team finished 2nd overall to powerful Ghanna Lincoln.

In the 100 dash, Jaymon Penn set a new personal best and placed well for the Comets. In the 4x200, the team of Miller, Pearson, Boeres and Cobb did well, and took the 1st place medal home, with a top 5 time in the state. The 4x100 did well, and Delu made his return. We saw great output from Hayden Cobb and Ahmed Ashraf in the 400, both scoring and running well.

The field events did great with Rook placing 2nd in pole vault, Robey placing in shot put and Luke Sack placing in discus. Both of our high jumpers scored (Jackson and Banyard) as did our long jumper, Chris Simmons.

The best part of the night was likely the 200 dash, with Nick Pearson winning, the 300 Hurdles, Andrew boeres ran a top 3 time in the state to 2nd place and the 4x400 relay that set a new season best time and took the win. Overall, the team is coming together with the boys starting to click. They will face their toughest GMC test yet this week, so come out and cheer them on to victory.

5/9 @ Sycamore    
5/11- 5/13


@ Mason


The GMC championship is always a fun battle and this year it was very close making it even more "fun." The league championships were actually hard fought in almost every event with Mason winning a decisive TEAM victory and their 9th consecutive GMC title in 9 years in the conference.

This year the Comets scored more in the field than any year prior to 2016. We took 1st in the Discus (Luke Sack) We took 2nd and 3rd in the Pole Vault. (Rook, Huber) We took first in the high jump (Vince Jackson) and just missed in the Shot Put by a bit (2nd - Bryan Robey) We also had other 6ths and 5ths in the field, making it our best field event year ever.

The men did great on the track as well. Nick Pearson took home 3rd in the 100, 1st in the 400, and 2nd in the 200. Ahmed Ashraf had a great night, helping the 4x800 and 4x400 relays, along with the 800, and at the last minute the 4x200 relay. Alan Gordillo had a good night in the 3200, setting a new PR and getting 2nd place. Andrew Boeres took 2nd and 1st in the 110 and 300 hurdles respectively.

The Comets were also helped by Bryan Hudnell who was a key part of 2 relays and scored big in the 200 dash. Loehr and Bauer held their own in the 1600 and Michael Uematsu had a good in the 3200 as well. Lastly the 4x400 relay was a blast!! We chose to pull our big gun, Nick Pearson, out of the race to rest him, and so the 3 sophomores and 1 junior had to get the job done....and they did! After a rocky handoff and a 10-15 meter deficit, Hayden Cobb pulled the team back and won it down the home stretch! The crowd went wild and chaos ensued.

It was a fun night and the team really pulled together for a big win. Great job, and go Comets!!

The District Championships will be back at Mason this Wednesday and Friday. First four in each event qualify to region #4 at Dayton's Welcome Stadium on May 25-27th. The Comets will by vying to repeat as District Champions and win their 7th overall title.



@ Mason


This past Friday was another great night for the Mason Boys track team who captured their 8th district title in the last 10 years. The Comets proved again they are a running force, outdistancing themselves by over 30 points from runnerup Sycamore (148-112). The team will send a large group of their athletes on to Regionals with the opportunity to qualify for the State Championships: See meet highlights below:


Andrew Boeres won the 110 hurdles, Akintudne Nelson won the 300 hurdles and Chris Simmons won the long jump. A great race was during the 400 meter dash. Nick Pearson was in lane 8, with the 7 fastest time going into finals and he won it going away with a near district record time in the pouring rain.

The Mason boys also qualified all 4 relays and several other individuals as well. The team got surprise performances out of Billy Rook in the 4x100 relay and subbing services from Arthur Sultankazy-Yulu as well in the 4x400. Vince Jackson just missed winning the high jump behind one of the leaders in the state in that event. Luke Sack qualified to regionals in the discus for the first time in his career.

CLICK HERE for complete results from the District Championships at Mason's Atrium Stadium on Friday, May 20th.

The men pulled together for a nice team effort and look solid going into the regional meet this Wednesday and Saturday at Dayton's Welcome Stadium. The first four in each event qualify to state. The State Championships will be held June 3 and 4th at OSU's Jesse Owens Stadium in Columbus, Ohio.

The regional meet is this Wednesday and Saturday at Dayton's Welcome Stadium. The Mason boys team last won back-to-back titles in the 2013 and 2014 season and placed 2nd last year. The first four in each event qualify to state. The State Championships will be held June 3 and 4th at OSU's Jesse Owens Stadium in Columbus, Ohio.




@ Daytons Welcome Stadium



The Men of the Mason track team had a good showing at the Regional Championship finals last Friday at Welcome Stadium. Mason placed several in the top 8 and had several qualified to the STATE! The top four in each event earned state berths.

The Comets 4x800 relay of Bauer, Berling, Lohr and Ashraf qualified, as did Billy Rook in the pole vault on day one. Billy tied the school record in the process. On finals night, many things broke Masons way. Andrew Boeres made it to state in the 110 meter hurdles, and also in the 300 meter hurdles. Nick Pearson qualified, placing 2nd in the 400 dash while dealing with some major pollen issues in his eyes.

Our Comet high and long jumpers struggled a bit, and did not place (but had great seasons), as did our discus thrower. Allen Gordillo had a PR and scored in the 3200, placing eighth overall, and Mikey Lohr was 6th overall in a strong 1600 field.

Finally, the 4x400 relay was a scary event, seeing our team go from 3rd, to 5th to 6th to 2nd in the course of just over 3 minutes. With the top 4 qualifying to state, the team came from behind (thanks to Nick Pearson) and were able to place 2nd overall after a DQ. The team of Ashraf, Yulu, Miller and Pearson ran a season best time and made it to state in that event for the 5th year in a row.

Mason edged out Sycamore for a 2nd place overall Regional trophy. This is our 2nd runner up trophy at regionals, and it was a thrilling night. Now...on to State on Friday and Saturday.

The State Championships will be held June 3 and 4th at OSU's Jesse Owens Stadium in Columbus, Ohio.




@ Jesse Owens Stadium, OSU



Mason senior track standout Nick Pearson accomplished a tremendous achievement at the State track meet his past Saturday at Jesse Owens Stadium. Pearson won an individual 2016 State Championship in the 400 meter dash event. Nick sprinted to a new Mason record time of 47.82 to beat out a talented field of competitiors.

“This is my third time coming,” said Pearson. “Last year I didn’t make the finals so that kind of fired me up for this year. I can’t even explain it, the last 50 meters I was struggling to get in. It’s the greatest feeling ever.”

The title was the second for Pearson. Nick was part of Mason's 4 X 200 relay team last season, that won a state championship in Columbus. Pearson, who was also a standout football talent for the Comets, is headed to Lafayette College this fall.

As a team, the boys finished 19th overall scoring 12 points total. Other highlights included Billy Rook finishing 7th overall in the pole vault. The Comet relay teams and Andrew Boeres perfomed well at the event, but didn't make it to the finals.

Overall, the performance of many of the young Mason athletes, that included sophomores Ahmed Ashraf, Bryan Hudnell and Arthur Sultankazy Yulu, bodes well for the future of Mason boys track in the coming years.

Congratulations to all the athletes and coaches for another tremendous track season!

Complete results of the state track meet can be found at finishtiming.com


The Mason Boys Track and Field team continued to be considered one of the premier programs in the state in 2016. They were 2nd as a team at the Centerville Invite, 1st at Springboro, 2nd at Wayne, 2nd at Kings and won their 9th consecutive GMC Championship. The team won their 8th District Title in the past 10 years and were the 2016 Regional Runnerup sending a large contingent of athletes on to the State Championships. Nick Pearson shined at State winning an individual title in the 400 meter race. Billy Rook made the podium with a 7th place finish in the pole vault.


Individual Awards

1st Team All GMC:

Nick Pearson (400), Andrew Boeres (300 IM, 1600 relay), Luke Sack (Discus), Vince Jackson (high jump)

2nd Team All GMC:

Nick Pearson (200), Alan Gordillo (3200), Andrew Boeres (100 high hurdles), 400 relay team, 800 relay team, 3200 relay team, Bryan Robey (shot), Billy Rook (pole vault)

3rd Team All GMC:

Nick Pearson (100), Akintunde Nelson (300 IM), Marvin Cole (discus), Josh Huber (pole vault)

Honorable Mention All GMC:

Ryan Hudnell (200), Michael Uematsu (3200)

All City award to be released later this summer.



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Girls Track
Date Event Team Placings Game Highlights
3/26 Kings  

The varsity girls track and field team had an impressive start to the outdoor season taking both 1st (varsity A) and 4th (varsity B) in the Kings Relays on Saturday, March 26, 2016.

It turned out to be a beautiful spring day for our first track meet and a great team effort across the board. The Varsity A & B girls combined to take first and second place in many of the day's events.

First place finishes included the shot put relay, high jump relay, pole vault relay, long jump relay, 4x1600, 4x100, 4 x 400, sprint medley, distance medley, shuttle hurdles, 4x800, 4x200 and 4 x 400 steeplechase. The Varsity B Girls placed 2nd in the following events: Shot Put relay, 4 x 1600, 4 x 400, 4 x 100, distance medley, and the 4 x 800 relay.

The girls now look forward to competing in the Clash of the Titans (North vs. South) on Friday, April 8, at Sycamore High School against Dayton's best high school track teams.

      The Clash of the Titan's event last Friday was cancelled. Next up Mason will viist Centerville for a meet on Friday, April 15th.
4/8 Clash of the Titans @ Sycamore   CANCELLED
4/12 TBA   Mason track and field teams will compete at Centerville on Friday, April 15th.
4/15 @ Centerville  

Nicole Bagby Sets Pole Vault Record

The Varsity Girls competed hard at the Centerville Elk Relays this past Friday night. Mason took 3rd place overall and narrowly lost to the defending State Champions Gahanna Lincoln. The team scored 98.01 total points at the event.

Overall, this was an entire team effort with outstanding performances across the board. One new Mason School Record, City Record, and Centerville Record was set on Friday night in the Pole Vault. Nicole Bagby jumped 12' 4" which is currently 2nd best in the state of Ohio and now overall best in the entire Cincinnati area. Congrats to Nicole and her record-setting performance. Congrats to ALL the Mason Girls.

1st Place finishes:

Pole Vault Relay: Consisting of Nicole Bagby, Chloe Shepherd, Olivia Seiller

2nd Place finishes:

Shot Put Relay consisting of Amaya King, Eve Pennington, & Jordyn Mitchell

4X400 Relay consisting of kacie Dellecave, Reagen Snyder, Kaylie Connors, & Sydney Jensen

4 x1600 Relay consisting of Ellie Brush, Maegan Murphy, Ailee Henderson, & Lily Hallum

High Jump Relay consisting of Jai Mason, Lakin Pitts, & Lakin Steedly

Long Jump Relay consisting of Grace Tang, Mariah Green, & Lauren Shropshire

Next Mason girls will compete at Lebanon on Tuesday, April 19th.

4/15 @ Lebanon  

The Mason girls Varsity B team represented Mason at the Lebanon Relays on Friday night placing 2nd out of 8 teams overall with 86 total points.

Highlights from the meet:

1st Place Finishers: Pole Vault Relay of Paige Riegert and Bailey Nix, both jumping a personal best of 9'0". The Shot Put Relay consisting of Emma Statt (33'3") and Casey Bayer (29'10.75"). The 4x1600m Relay consisting of Morgan Watkins, Rue Whitmore, Annie McBeath, and Allie Kouche running a total time of 23:02.

2nd Place Finishers: The Discus Relay of Kateland Sipe (86'3") and Casey Bayer (90'11"). The 4x800 meter relay consisting of Kendall Watkins, Julianne Berry, Mackenzie Berryman, and Katie Griffiths running a total time of 10:29.

3rd Place Finishers: The Mile Medley team of Natalie Brown, Maddie Matthews, Jessica Maguire, and Abbi Stemple with a time of 4:42.

Congratulations to all these hardworking athletes and their coaches!

Next up the team is at Springboro and Elder for a meets on Friday, April 22nd.

4/19 @ Lebanon    
4/22 @ Springboro  

After a lightning delay prolonged the start of their meet, the Mason girls track & field team rolled to a dominant win at the Springboro Invitational on Friday. The team accumulated 185 points on the night, outscoring second place Walnut Hills (84.2 points). See results below:

1st place finishers included: Amaya King - shot put and discus Nicole Bagby -pole vault 4 x 100 m relay- Grace Tang, Nadia Myrie, Moriah Green, Jordan Dawson, 4 x 800 m relay -Ellie Brush, Kayleigh Connors, Nia Myrie, Amy Satterthwaite.

2nd place finishers included: Chloe Shepherd -pole vault, Mariah Green -100, Lakin Pitts -high jump, Maegan Murphy -3200, Leah Ford -1600, 4 x 200 relay -Jordan Dawson, Regan Snyder, Moriah Green, Brooke Radcliffe.

The girls and boys will compete this Thursday and Friday at the Wayne Warriors Invitational in Huber Heights.

4/22 @ Elder  

Elder Skyline Invite

The Varsity B Girls competed hard at the Elder Skyline Invite this past Friday night. The team took 2nd place overall and beating out strong teams from Fairfield and Seton. The team scored 108 points. Overall, this was an entire team effort with outstanding performances across the board.

1st Place finishes:

Pole Vault: Olivia Seiler with a vault of 9'6"

800 Meter Run: Nikki Baehre with a time of 2:30


2nd Place finishes:

Long Jump: Lauren Shropshire with a jump of 15'6"

Shot Put: Jordyn Mitchell with a throw of 31'3"


3rd Place finishes:

Pole Vault: Paige Reigert with a vault of 8'0"

1600 Meter Run: Allie Kouche with a time of 5:36

4 x 100 Meter Relay: consisting of Azhya Washington, Natalie Brown, Cat Carey, Brianna Porter with a time of 52.94

3200 Meter Run: Rue Whitmore with a time of 11:51

***correction to CC for Monday, April 25th. Mariah Green not Moriah Green.

4/26 @ Wayne  

The Mason Girls Track team finished Runner-Up at the two-day Wayne Warrior Extravaganza last Thursday and Friday. The event included 57 different teams across the state of Ohio and surrounding areas. It was a great two days with a lot of great performances and outstanding teamwork. Nicole Bagby has continued her success this season in the Pole Vault by breaking her own school record and city record again with a new mark of 12' 6"

The Mason girls were lead by 1st Place Finishes (see below):

Shuttle Hurdles- Lakin Steedly, Fiona Walden, Mimi Anim, Taylor Rae Dunn
Pole Vault- Nicole Bagby
4 x 400m Relay- Kacie Dellecave, Reagan Snyder, Brooke Radcliff, & Kaylie Connors

2nd Place Finishers included:
Shot Put- Amaya King
4 x 100 Relay- Nadia Myrie, Mariah Green, Grace Tang, & Lexi Lucius

Next Up, the Mason Girls come back home for the "Rod Russell" Mason Invitational on Friday May 6th, 2016. This is also Senior night for all of the Mason Track & Field Seniors.

4/29 @ Wayne    
5/3 @ Kings    
5/6 Mason Invite  

The Girls Track & Field Team celebrated their seniors 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 had some outstanding performances. The girls finished 2nd as a team to Gahanna Lincoln, but still beating some of the best competition in the state.

This year’s “Angela Bizzarri Mile Run” was a thrill 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, including Mason’s own Ellie Brush who ran an astonishing 5:00.49 (4:58 for 1600m), clocking a personal best and finishing 5th in a blazing fast race.

1st place finishers:
Pole Vault - Nicole Bagby
Shot Put- Amaya King

3rd place finishers:
4 X 200 Relay- Jordan Dawson, Kacie Dellacave, Mariah Green, Nadia Myrie
4 X 100 Relay - Mariah Green, Lexi Lucious, Nadia Myrie, Jordan Dawson
Maegan Murphy - 3200
Jocelyn Hinners - High Jump

Come out and see the teams in action again this week as they host and try to win another GMC championship.

The 2016 Greater Miami Conference Track and Field Championships will be held Wednesday and Friday at Mason High School's Atrium Stadium. The Wednesday, May 11th competition features field events at 4:00 PM with running prelims at 5:30 PM.  Friday, May 13th will present field events at 4:00 PM with running finals at 6:00 PM.  The predetermined "rain date" is Saturday, May 14th.  Admission for each session is $6.00 for adults and $4.00 for students.

5/9 @ Sycamore    
5/11- 5/13


@ Mason


Friday night was another "all-Mason" night at the GMC Championships. The ladies had a great TEAM effort, pulling together in every event and winning their 9th consecutive GMC title (as with boys, every year since entering the league). Below are the highlights:

-Amaya King was named Field Event Athlete of the Year in the GMC which is the 2nd year in a row she has been recognized with this honor. Congrats Amaya!

--Ellie Brush set a new GMC Meet Record in the 800m Run by running 2:15.51. Congrats Ellie on your new Conference Record.

---Nicole Bagby set a new GMC Meet Record in the Pole Vault by clearing 11' 6". Congrats Nicole on your new Conference Record.

We had several winners:
Shot Put- Amaya King
Discus- Amaya King
Pole Vault- Nicole Bagby
4x800 - Lily Hallum, Leah Ford, Nikki Baehre & Ellie Brush
1600m Run- Ellie Brush
800m Run- Ellie Brush
3200m- Maegan Murphy

GMC Runner-Up's
Pole Vault- Chloe Shepherd
400m Dash- Kacie Dellecave
4 x 200- Marah Green, Jordan Dawson, Nadia Myrie, & Aliyah El-Naggar (R. Snyder & Maddie Matthews)
4 x 100- Jordan Dawson, Lexie Lucius, Nadia Myrie, & Mariah Green (Grace Tang)

The District Championships will be back at Mason this Wednesday and Friday. First four in each event qualify to region #4 at Dayton's Welcome Stadium on May 25-27th. The Comets will be seeking an unprecedented 15th consecutive District title.



@ Mason


The Mason girls track and field team won its 15th straight District Championship at home this past Wednesday & Friday at Atrium Stadium. It was a total team effort over the two-day meet that allowed the girls to once again claim the Southwest District title. Many great performances thrilled the soggy crowd and coaches. See below:

1st place finishers qualifying for the regional meet:
800 m run- Ellie Brush
4x800 relay- Ellie Brush, Mackenzie Barryman, Leah Ford & Lily Hallum
Shot put - Amaya King
400 - Kacie Dellacave

2nd place finishers qualifying for the regional meet:
1600 m- Ellie Brush
4x100 relay- Lexie Lucius, Nadia Myrie, Mariah Green, Jordan Dawson
4x200 relay - Jordan Dawson, Nadia Myrie Green, Kaylie Connors
Pole vault- Nicole Bagby
100 m- Mariah Green
3200 m- Maegan Murphy
800 m - Lily Hallum

3rd place finishers qualifying for the regional meet:
4x400 relay - Kacie Dellecave, Ellie Brush, Regan Snyder, Kaylie Connors
200 m- Mariah Green
Discus- Amaya King
Long jump- Grace Tang

4th place finishers qualifying for the regional meet:
200 m - Nadia Myrie
Pole vault- Chloe Shepherd

5th place finishers:
High jump-Josie Hinners
400 m - Kaylie Connors
200 m - Nadia Myrie

7th place finishers:
1600 m - Leah Ford
Shot put - Evynn Pennington

CLICK HERE for complete results from the District Championships at Mason's Atrium Stadium on Friday, May 20th.

The regional meet is this Wednesday and Saturday at Dayton's Welcome Stadium. The first four in each event qualify to state. The State Championships will be held June 3 and 4th at OSU's Jesse Owens Stadium in Columbus, Ohio

The girls track and field team will be competing for state qualification and their 9th Regional title this Wednesday and Saturday at Dayton's Welcome Stadium. The first four in each event qualify to state. The State Championships will be held June 3 and 4th at OSU's Jesse Owens Stadium in Columbus, Ohio.




@ Daytons Welcome Stadium



The Mason Girls Track and Field team had a real strong showing last Friday at Regionals in Dayton. The Comets finished 3rd overall out of 64 teams and qualified in 7 different events to the State Championship in Columbus. Ellie Brush was the lone Mason Regional Champ winning the 800 meter race! We had several qualifiers and placers as well. See results below:

The 4x800 meter relay team of Ellie Brush, Leah Ford, Mackenzie Berryman, and Lilly Hallum took 2nd. Nicole Bagby vaulted to a 2nd place finish and Amaya King took 3rd in the Shot Put,

Ellie Brush took 2nd in the 1600 meter run, and Maegan Murphy was 3rd in the 3200 meter run. The 4x400 meter relay team of Reagan Snyder, Kacie Dellecave, Kaylie Connors and Ellie Brush took 2nd overall.

The 4x200 meter relay team consisting of Jordan Dawson, Mariah Green, Nadia Myrie, and Kacie Dellecave placed 7th, while the 4x100 meter relay team made up of Nadia Myrie, Alexis Lucius, Mariah Green, and Jordan Dawson took 5th.Nadia Myrie placed 8th in the 200 meter dash and Amaya King placed 7th in the discus.

Great job to all of our Comet competitors and those who will be continuing their season at the State Meet in Columbus below:

Nicole Bagby- Pole Vault
Mackenzie Berryman 4 x 800m Relay
Ellie Brush- 4 x 800m Relay
1600m Run
800m Run
4 x 400m Relay
Leah Ford- 4 x 800m Relay
Lily Hallum- 4 x 800m Relay
Kaylie Connors- 4 x 400m Relay
Kacie Dellecave- 4 x 400m Relay
Reagan Snyder 4 x 400m Relay
Amaya King Shot Put
Maegan Murphy 3200m Run

The State Championships will be held June 3 and 4th at OSU's Jesse Owens Stadium in Columbus, Ohio.




@ Jesse Owens Stadium, OSU



The Comet Girls Track and Field team finished the 2016 season at the State Track and Field Championships at Jesse Owens Stadium in Columbus, Ohio on Saturday. The team finished 11th overall. Three Mason Comets reached the podium as state placers.

Nicole Bagby finished 3rd in the Pole Vault with a vault of 12' 8". Nicole broke her own school record (formerly 12' 6) with a vault of 12' 8". Amaya King finished 5th in the shot put with a toss of 41' 11". Ellie Brush finished 3rd in the 1600m Run with a time of 4:58.37.

Congratulations to each athlete on their outstanding performances and 2016 season. We wish our seniors the best of luck and look forward to the 2017 season.


The 2016 Girls Track and Field team continued their heritage as one of the GMC, District, Region and States elite teams. The were 1st at the season opening Kings Invite, 3rd at Centerville, 1st at Springboro, 2nd at Wayne, and 2nd at the Mason Invite. The team won their 9th consecutive GMC title, 15th straight Distirct Championship and finished 3rd overall at Regionals sending a huge group on to the State Championships.

At State, Nicole Bagby finished 3rd in the Pole Vault with a vault of 12' 8". Nicole broke her own school record (formerly 12' 6) with a vault of 12' 8". Amaya King finished 5th in the shot put with a toss of 41' 11". Ellie Brush finished 3rd in the 1600m Run with a time of 4:58.37.


Individual Awards:

GMC Athlete of the Year, Amaya King

1st Team All GMC:

Ellie Brush (800, 1600), Maegan Murphy (3200), 3200 meter relay team, Amaya King (shot/discus), Nicole Bagby (pole vault)

2nd Team All GMC:

Kacie Dellecave (400), 400 meter relay team, 800 meter relay team, Chloe Shepherd (pole vault)

3rd Team All GMC:

Ailee Henderson (3200), 1600 meter relay team, Grace Tang (long jump), Jocelyn Hinners (high jump)

Honorable Mention All GMC:

Mariah Green (200), Leah Ford (1600)

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Boys Lacrosse

Season Stats

Date Opponent W/L Score Overall Record STAT REPORT

Game Highlights / Notes

3/19 Hudson lost 9-8 0-1  

The Mason Boys Lacrosse team opened up their 2016 season at home against the Explorers from Hudson High School this past Saturday, March 19th. Hudson came away with a hard fought 9-8 victory against the Comets.

Scoring for Mason were sophomore Justin Miller with 3 goals, senior Jack Specht with 2 goals, and junior Ethan Fedders, sophomore Kevin Peischl and freshman Xander Wells all added goal each to round out the goal scoring. Junior Eric Thomas had 2 assists and Fedders and Peischl had 1 each.

Sophomore Brady Smith had an outstanding day at the face off X with a 55% win percentage and led the team in ground balls with 5, followed by senior Josh Damge with 4. Jeremiah (J.J.) Shaw had 12 saves in goal for a 57% save percentage.

The boys have a week to prepare for a trip to Dublin Coffman on March 26.

3/26 @ Dublin Coffman lost 11-0 0-2  

On Saturday, March 26th, the Mason Boys Lacrosse team travelled to Dublin Coffman High School to take on the Shamrocks and came away with another close loss losing 11-10.  Senior Brett Townsend and Junior Noah Harrison led in goal scoring with 3 goals each, followed by Senior Jack Specht, Junior Ethan Fedders, Sophomore Justin Miller, and freshman Xander Wells with 1 goal each.  

Sophomore Zak Holliday led the team in ground ball pickups, and sophomore Brady Smith once again helped the Comets tremendously by dominating the face off X.  Junior JJ Shaw and Sophomore Skylar Wahlund shared the goaltending duties and each had good games with greater than 50% save percentages as well as over 10 saves each.  

4/2 @ Olentangy lost 9-5 0-3  

The Mason Boys Lacrosse team ended a rough spring break week with a 9-5 loss to the Olentangy Braves on Saturday April 2nd at Olentangy HS.  Sophomore Skylar Wahlund got the start in goal and had 12 saves for the Comets.  Scoring was led by Sophomore Justin Miller with 2 goals and 1 assist, and others scoring goals were Junior Eric Thomas, Junior Noah Harrison, and Senior Brett Townsend.  Sophomore Kevin Peischl and Townsend also added an assist each.  Brady Smith once again won the face off battle by securing 9 of 16 face off’s.  

The Comets return home to face the Panthers of Springboro on April 6th.

4/6 Springboro won 13-1 1-3  

The Mason Boys Lacrosse team notched their first victory of the season on Wednesday night with a 13-1 win over the Panthers of Springboro.  Sophomore goalie, Skylar Wahlund earned his first win in goal with 7 saves. Sophomore Brady Smith once again dominated the face off X with a 67% win percentage.  

Possession was dominated by Mason as Sophomore Zak Holliday led the ground ball charge with 5 ground balls followed by 4 other players with 4 each.  The attack line of Senior Brett Townsend (4 goals, 1 assists), Junior Noah Harrison (3 goals, 2 assists), and Freshman Xander Wells (4 goals, 2 assists) led the scoring and finished what was set up by great midfield play that transitioned the ball quickly upfield led by Senior Jack Specht (1 goal, 1 assist) and Sophomore Justin Miller (2 assists).  

The defense of Senior Josh Damge, Juniors Nick Bosticco, Parker Hopson, and Peyton Krell, and Sophomore Zak Holliday played lights out defense all night holding the Panthers to a single goal.  

The Comets travel back to Central Ohio to face the Patriots of Olentangy Liberty on Saturday April 9th.

4/9 @ Olentangy Liberty lost 12-3 1-4  

On Saturday, April 9th, the Mason Boys Lacrosse team once again travelled North to play, this time against the Olentangy-Liberty Patriots, however, once again they came away with a 12-3 loss.  Scoring for Mason were Junior’s Ethan Fedders and Eric Thomas with one goal each, and Sophomore Justin Miller with 1 goal.  

The Comets are back home in action against the Crusaders of Moeller on April 13th.

4/13 Moeller lost 9-7 1-5   Mason boys lacrosse lost 9-6 to Moeller in an epic battle at home last Wednesday night. The team gets back in action tonight at Lakota West. They will host Trinity HS on Saturday, varsity game time is set for 2:00 pm.
4/15 @ Lakota West won 13-5 2-5  

The Mason Boys Lacrosse team travelled to Lakota West on Friday, April 15 and came away with a solid 13-5 win over the Firebirds.  Mason unloaded 43 shots on goal and pressured the Lakota defense all night long.  Junior Noah Harrison led all scorers with 5 goals and 1 assist, followed closely by freshman Xander Wells with 3 goals and 2 assists.  

Others on the scoreboard were senior Brett Townsend with 2 goals, senior Jack Specht with a goal and an assist, juniors Ethan Fedders and Eric Thomas with a goal each, and senior Josh Damge and sophomore Justin Miller each had an assist.  The Comets had 37 ground balls on the night and sophomore Zak Holliday continued to dominate that category securing 8 followed by senior Shawn Mather with 5. Senior Logan Beach got the win in goal with 10 saves on the night.

4/16 Trinity HS won 15-6 3-5  

The Mason Boys Lacrosse team returned home on Saturday, April 16th and followed up their big win on Friday with another one on Saturday besting the Shamrocks of Louisville Trinity 15-6.  The offensive explosion was led by freshman Xander Wells with 4 goals, followed closely by junior Ethan Fedders and senior Jack Specht with 3 goals each.  

Four others contributed to the scoring with junior Noah Harrison adding 2 goals and 2 assists, senior Brett Townsend scoring 2 goals and 1 assist, sophomore Justin Miller adding 1 goal and 1 assist and sophomore Connor Garry adding an assist.  Once again the Comets secured a high number of ground balls with 42 total led by freshman Xander Wells with 6 and senior Shawn Mather and freshman Brenden Malloy with 5 each.  Logan Beach was once again solid in goal with 12 saves to earn his second win of the season.  

The Comets improve to 3-5 on the season and will visit Lakota East on Wednesday, April 20th.

4/20 @ Lakota East won 14-6 4-5  

The Mason Boys Lacrosse Team travelled to Lakota East on Wednesday, April 20th and extended their winning streak to 3 games with a 14-6 victory.  The Comets got off to a slow start in the game facing a hot goaltender for Lakota East, but they cooled him off in the 3rd quarter with 10 goals.

Leading in scoring was sophomore Justin Miller who had 2 goals and 3 assists for a total of 5 points.  8 other Comets were in the scoring column with junior Noah Harrision adding 4 goals, sophomore Skylar Wahlund adding 2, and seniors Brett Townsend & Jack Specht, junior Eric Thomas, sophomore Austin Croy, and freshmen Xander Wells and Brenden Malloy all adding a goal each.  Sophomore Zak Holliday once again led all players with ground balls with 9, and freshman Brendan Malloy dominated the face off X with 17 face offs won.  

The Comets (4-5) return home Friday April 22nd to face the Warriors of Mariemont in the Mason Football stadium.

4/22 Mariemont won 15-9 5-5  

The Mason Boys Lacrosse team continued their winning ways with a decisive 15-9 victory over the Warriors of Mariemont on Friday April 22nd.  Junior Noah Harrison led all scorers with 5 points on 4 goals and 1 assist.  Sophomore Justin Miller was second with 4 points on 2 goals and 2 assists and Senior Brett Townsend also had 4 points on 1 goal and 3 assists.  

Eight other players were also in on the scoring including Senior Jack Specht (2 goals, 1 assist), Junior Eric Thomas (1 goal, 1 assist), Freshman Xander Wells (1 goal, 1 assist), Senior Shawn Mather (1 assist), Sophomores Austin Croy and Skylar Wahlund (1 goal each), and Freshman Brenden Malloy took a faceoff all the way in for a score along with dominating the faceoff X with 12 faceoff wins.

Numerous players were key to keeping possession for the Comets with ground ball recoveries including Senior Shawn Mather (5 GB’s), Junior Noah Harrison (6 GB’s), Sophomore Zak Holliday (5 GB’s), Freshman Brenden Malloy (7 GB’s), and Junior Nick Bosticco (5GB’s).  Logan Beach got the win in goal and recorded a 55% save percentage.  

The Comets have a bit of a break and then face Loveland at home on Saturday, April 30th at 3PM.

4/30 Loveland won 7-6 6-5  

The Mason Boys Lacrosse team made it 5 wins in a row by beating the Loveland Tigers at home on Saturday, April 30 in a closely contested 7-6 win.  Senior Brett Townsend came up big with 5 points on 4 goals and 1 assist, Junior Noah Harrison, Sophomore Justin Miller and Freshman Xander Wells each had 2 points on a combination of goals and assists.  

The real story was at the face off X where Sophomore Brady Smith came up big winning an astounding 12 of 15 faceoffs to enable Mason to control the ball, and when Brady couldn’t secure it himself, Sophomore Zak Holliday was there to clean it up with 6 ground balls on the day.  Logan Beach recorded the win in goal with 10 saves, and the Mason defense came up big time and time again to ensure the Tigers didn’t get the looks they wanted.  

Mason travels to Indian Hill on Wednesday, May 4th.

5/4 @ Indian Hill won 12-6 7-5  

On Wednesday, May 4th, the Mason Boys Lacrosse team traveled to Indian Hill and earned their 6th win in a row defeating the Braves 12-6.  Freshman Xander Wells and   junior Noah Harrison led all scorers with 4 points each while sophomore Justin Miller was second in scoring with 3 points.  Additionally, seniors Brett Townsend and Jack Specht, along with junior Eric Thomas and sophomore Skylar Wahlund all added 2 points each.  

Junior Nick Bosticco led the team in ground balls with 7 followed closely by sophomore Zak Holliday with 6, and senior Logan Beach earned the win in goal with 10 saves.  

Next up for the Comets is the top rated team in the city, the Bombers of St Xavier (#2 in the state of Ohio) at St Xavier next Wednesday, May 11th at 7PM.

5/11 @ St. Xavier lost 11-5 7-6  

It was a tale of two halves as The Mason boys lacrosse team fell to the Bombers of St Xavier High  11-5 School on Wednesday, May 11th at St Xavier. The first half was all St X as they took advantage of fast breaks and defensive miscues by Mason, however, in the second half the Comets got their act together and outpaced the Bombers 5-4 in the half.  

Senior Brett Townsend led all scorers with 4 points on 1 goal and 3 assists, Junior Noah Harrison was second with 2 goals, Senior Jack Specht and freshman Xander Wells each had 1 goal to round out the scoring for Mason.  Junior Nick Bosticco led the team in ground balls with 6 followed closely by sophomore Zak Holliday with 5.  Brady Smith dominated the face off X with a 63% win percentage.  

The Comets return home on Friday, May 13th for their final home game and senior night against Sycamore.

5/13 Sycamore won 8-6 8-6  

The unofficial battle for the boys lacrosse GMC title was waged on senior night at Mason last Friday between the Aviators of Sycamore and Mason. The Comets came out victorious with an exciting 8-6 win that was close all the way to the end.  

Scoring for Mason was balanced throughout the team with 2 points each from Seniors Jack Specht (2 goals), Brett Townsend (1 goal, 1 assist), junior Noah Harrison (2 assists), and freshman Xander Wells (1 goal, 1 assist).  3 others had a goal each, junior Eric Thomas, sophomore Skylar Wahlund, and the game winner from Connor Garry at 3:07 left in the 4th quarter.

 Senior Shawn Mather led in the all important ground ball category with 8, followed closely by sophomores Zak Holiday and Brady Smith with 5 each. Senior goaltender Logan Beach earned the win with an outstanding 68% save percentage with 13 saves on the night.  

Unofficial, "all league" voting below:

Midfield--Michael Sorger, Sycamore
Attack--Andrew Cardenas, Sycamore
Defense--Zach Holliday, Mason
LSM--Tommy Barnhorst, Sycamore
Goalie--Logan Beach, Mason
Faceoff--Blake Petzelt, Sycamore

Congratulations to Coach Limpert who received the Coach of the Year recognition in this voting poll.

The Comets move on to tournament play and have received the #4 seed. Mason will play Fairfield at home in their first round game on Wednesday, May 18th at 7:00 pm. They could play the winner of Springboro and Elder at home on Friday, May 20th.



vs. Fairfield

@ Mason, 7:00

won 26-2 9-6  

The Mason Boys Lacrosse team opened tournament play at home on Wednesday, May 18th, with a 26-2 sectional win over the Fairfield High School Indians.  It was all Mason all night as the Comets high powered offense churned out goal after goal at will.  

Junior Noah Harrison led all scorers with a game high 8 points on 5 goals and 3 assists followed closely by freshmen Xander Wells and Ben Cimini with 5 points each on a variety of goals and assists.  Senior Brett Townsend and sophomore Skylar Wahlund each had 4 points and 9 other Comets rounded out the scoring.  Sophomore Brady Smith dominated the face off X with a remarkable 86% win percentage and also led in ground ball recovery with 11 followed closely by sophomore Zak Holliday with 10.  Senior Logan Beach and Junior JJ Shaw shared the win in goal with each goaltender getting a half a game play.  

The Comets return to play on Friday, May 20th at home at 7PM against Elder High School.


Regional Tourney

vs. Elder

@ Mason 7:00

won 11-5 10-6  

The Mason Boys Lacrosse team hosted the Elder Panthers on Friday, May 20th in a second round district playoff game and came away with an 11-5 win.  The Panthers led 1-0 early in the first quarter, but it was all Mason from there who widened the gap to 8-1 with a second quarter 8-0 run.  

Freshman Xander Wells led all scorers with 4 points on 2 goals and 2 assists followed by senior Brett Townsend, Junior Noah Harrison, and sophomore Zak Holliday with 2 points each on a combination of goals and assists.  Zak Holliday also led the team in ground balls with 10 followed closely by senior Shawn Mather with 8.  Sophomore’s Gaige Fugate and David Sun covered the face off X as sophomore Brady Smith incurred a hip injury early in the game and both did well to secure 13 out of 23 face offs.  Logan Beach got the win in goal for the Comets with 9 saves.  

The Comets (10-6) advance to the Regional Semi-Finals and travel to St Xavier High School on Tuesday, May 24th to face the State’s number 1 rated team the Bombers of St X.  The game begins at 7PM, all Mason fans are invited to attend and watch the upset!



vs. St. Xavier 7:00

lost 16-6 10-7  

The Mason Boys Lacrosse season ended on Tuesday with a tough 16-6 loss to the States #1 team, St. Xavier HS, in the Semi-Finals of the Regional tournament.  More details to come.

            Mason Boys LAX finished with a 10-7 overall record in 2016. The team had big wins over Mariemont, Loveland and Indian Hills during the season and advanced to the Regional Semifinal.

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Girls Lacrosse

Season Stats

Date Opponent W/L Score Overall Record

Game Highlights / Notes

3/24 Walnut Hills won 10-8 1-0

The Mason High School Girls Lacrosse opened their 2016 season with a 10-8 victory at home against Walnut Hills High School. The Thursday evening contest had both teams battling not only each other, but the torrential Spring rain. Mason took an early lead with goals from Katy Glandorf, Molly Biggers and Rhys Green. Mason maintained possessed the ball very well throughout the 1st half and garnered 90% of the draw control.

In the 2nd half Walnut Hills came out fast and tied the game. Mason rallied through excellent redefending, draw control, solid defense and settled offense to notch the victory in the end. For the Comets; Katy Glandorf and Molly Biggers recorded four goals each with Rhys Green and Sarah Thompson tallying one each. Rachel Albers in goal, turned back three as she chalked up her first victory of the season.

4/2 Pickerington Central lost 11-9 1-1

Mason HS Girls Lacrosse team battled Pickerington Central Saturday April 2 at high noon and sufferred their first loss of the season by a score of 11-9. Finding themselves behind with a 2 goal deficit, Mason GLax settled in and started playing their kind of lacrosse. Sturdy defense, backed up with the solid goalkeeping of Bee Kuehn who recorded 6 saves kept Mason in the game.

The offense kicked in gear with 2 goals each by Meghan Cole and Sarah Thompson and additional scores from Noorah Basher and Katy Glandorf bringing the game to within one goal nearing half time. Shortly after the start of the 2nd half, in exciting back and forth play, the Comets tied the game at 7 with two goals from Molly Biggers. Mason, pressing hard, took and extended the lead to 9-7 on goals by Meghan and Molly.

Up and down field transition with aggressive play continued for both teams. Mason played strong and tried to hold off the relentless attack from the Lady Tigers but in the end PC took the very competitive match 9-11.

Next up for MHS GLax is an ICRC televised home game against Mount Notre Dame on Tuesday 4/5 at 7:30 PM. Go Comets!

4/5 Mt. Notre Dame won 12-10 2-1

Mason HS Girls Lacrosse took on rivals Mount Notre Dame Tuesday night and came away with a 12-10 victory. The Comets came out fast netting two goals by Katy Glandorf and Molly Biggers. The Cougars, fielding a solid team again this year, settled down and scored their first goal of the evening. Mason GLax pressed in and dominated the draw control and transition game, but MND held tough. Rhys Green tallied three goals, culminating with an impressive crease roll and diving shot. Mason took the game into halftime 7-6 with Meghan Cole and another one for Katy Glandorf.

Mason GLAX came out strong in the 2nd half playing a tough style of defensive lacrosse. Sarah Thompson fired home a nice shot to take a two goal lead. Then on an amazing fast break and crisp passing the Comets sped down the field with Molly Biggers scoring off an sweet top side feed from Norah Basher.. With solid defense and tenacious re-defends, the Comets held MND in check. Additional goals by Sarah and Molly followed by an excellent crease roll and offhand shot by Emily Slusser sealed the deal 12-10 for Mason.

(Waiting on game report for Summit Country Day for April 7)

Next up Mason will visit Mariemont on Tuesday, April 12th.


4/7 Summit Country Day lost 17-3 2-2

Mason Comets Girls Lacrosse took on a tough Summit Country Day team Thursday night under a chilly and wet night and lost 17-3. Summit CDS came out fast with a surprise attack and the Comets found themselves down 5-0. Mason tried getting back on track in the 1st half but couldn't muster up a consistent response and went into the locker room down by two handfuls.

Mason Comets GLAX came to life at the start of the second half, won the draw and fast breaks down the field, with a culminating goal by Katy Glandorf. Unfortunately Summit matched the goal rather quickly and the Comet once again found it tough to make any headway. Pressing in when opportunity presented itself Mason GLAX was able to net another goal by Katy Glandorf on a free position shot. Although., not many highlights from this game, one bright spot with 2:48 remaining came when Emily Slusser drove in from GLE left with a sweet off-hand shot get the Comets their third goal. It was a humbling yet character building evening for our Mason Girls Lacrosse Team, taking it on the chin 3-17. Hats off to Summit for a game well played!

Next up is an away game vs. Mariemont on Tuesday April 12.

4/12 @ Mariemont won 9-6 3-2

The Mason Girls Lacrosse team took on Mariemont Tuesday night, winning 9-6 under a beautiful clear evening on the Warriors home turf. Mason GLAX gave away one quick goal before turning up the heat. Playing solid patient defense the Comets were able to contain the attacks from Mariemont and took a 6-4 lead into half time.

Coming out right away Mason jumped on an early score and never looked back. Outstanding goal keeping by Rachel Albers chalking up 12 saves preserved the win for the Comets. Mason's offense was spreading it around this evening with Molly Biggers walking away with the hatrick and Katy Glandorf spinning and weaving for two of her own. Finishing out the quartet of scoring was Megan Cole, Sarah Thompson, Emily Slusser and Rhys Green all netting one a piece. It was a solid win for the Comets!

Next up this Thursday is an away game at Sycamore. Come on out and cheer on your Mason HS GLAX Team!

4/14 @ Sycamore lost 18-2 3-3

Mason Girls Lacrosse took on a tough Sycamore team last Thursday night falling 18-2. The Comets won the first draw control and moved the ball into their offensive zone. The swarming and tenacious Aves defense caused a Mason turnover resulting in a giveaway goal.

Unfortunately, the evening didn't get any easier for the Comets. Mason tried to make the necessary adjustments, but all in futility. The two brights spots came when Noorah Basher and Katy Glandorf netted Mason only two goals. I

Next up Mason girls will visit Indian Hill on Tuesday, April 19th.

4/15 @ Carmel won 14-6 4-3

Mason Comets Girls Lacrosse traveled to the Hoosier State last Friday to take Carmel HS. Mason GLAX came out fast and furious with solid defense, wicked redefends and a powerful attack. Quickly, Mason Girls found themselves with a sizable lead and took the victory home with a 14-6 win. Bee Kuehn recorded the win turning back 8 of Greyhounds shots. Netting goals for the Comets were Rhys Green and Molly Biggers with four each, Katy Glandorf put in three, Sarah Thompson grabbing two and Charlotte Doran finishing it out with a nice shot!

4/16 @ Cathedral lost 13-12 4-4 Prom morning, the MHS GLAX traveled to Cathedral HS to take on the defending state champs. In the early going, goals were traded in a back and forth duel. Mason was able to break the monotony by an awesome effort from Molly Biggers who scored six goals on the day. At halftime Mason found itself up a two goal margin. At the start of the second half the Comets added another with one of Katy Glandorf's four goal effort, stretching Mason's lead but the Fighting Irish kept on coming with an aggressive barrage and in the end Mason relinquished the lead 12-13 for the final.
4/19 @ Indian Hill lost 15-12 4-5

On Tuesday, Mason GLAX took on Indian Hill at Tomahawk Stadium. Mason Comets once again stormed out, won possession with impressive draw wins and controlled the early part of the game with two goals each by Molly BIggers and Sarah Thompson and one from Emily Slusser. Indian Hill speed and transition took a bite out of Mason's lead heading into halftime. The Comet's played with the heart of a champion, challenging the Braves at every turn. Mason chipped away at the lead with goals from Noorah Basher, Emily Slusser, a pair from Katy Glandorf and two more from Sarah Thompson but in the end the Braves held Mason off 12-15.

Next up for the Comets is Jackson HS this Friday night at 8:30 PM. Come on out and support your Mason Girls Lacrosse Team. JV contest starts at 7:00 pm. Both contests will be played in the Mason football stadium.

4/22 Jackson HS lost 19-5 4-6

Mason Girls Lacrosse team hosted the second ranked Jackson Polar Bears Friday night. The Comets, giving it their all, found themselves upside down midway thru the 1st half. Netting Comet goals in the first half were Sarah Thompson , Katy Glandorf and Molly Biggers. But the Polar Bear attack had done it's damage taking a 10 goal lead into halftime.The tenacity and never give up spirit that has been synonymous of the Comets season, once again rose to the occasion. Albeit down a bunch, Mason GLax pressed in, slowed the ball and played solid defense the remaining way. Molly Biggers put home tow more goals and Mason Comets walked off the field knowing they gave all the could give in a 5-19 loss to a very talented Jackson team.


4/23 @ Springboro won 13-7 5-6

On Saturday Mason Girls Lacrosse headed up the road for an away game with conference foes, Springboro. The Comets and Panthers traded goals most of the way through the first half. Katy Glandorf found the back of the net four time while Meghan Cole tallied her first on the night. Mason controlling most the game had numerous opportunities but couldn't capitalize and took a 5-4 lead into halftime. Roaring out against the Panthers, Mason shelled their goalie in a barrage of shots landing six goals in a row. Katy notched her fifth with Meghan getting her second. Rhys Green danced and dove for her goal and Liv Wade stepped up strong, putting two away. The final nails came with Molly Biggers driving home two blasts, then Katy grabbed another for her double hat-trick, Offense in hand, Bee Kuehn recorded 7 saves to that sealed the deal for the Comets with a nice 13- 7 victory.

Next up for Mason GLax (5-6) is a home game vs Ursuline Academy on Tuesday at 7:30 PM. Come out and cheer us on!

4/26 Ursuline       The Girls lacrosse game versus Ursuline was stormed out after the JV game was played. No makeup date has been announced.
4/29 Upper Arlington lost 15-4 5-7

Mason Girls Lacrosse fell to the reigning State Champs, Upper Arlington, Friday night 4-15. Mason GLax tried to play a settled game but the Golden Bears explosive offense and quick transition made it a long night for the Comets. Bright spots came in the form Katy Glandorf netting two goals and Meghan Cole and Emily Slusser getting one apiece. Rachel Albers turned back ten shots from the cage.

5/3 @ St. Ursula lost 15-14 5-8

Comets GLax headed to Saint Ursula Academy on Tuesday night to take on the always feisty Bulldogs. Mason built a sizable 12-6 lead heading into halftime. At the start of the 2nd half Mason was looking to come out fast and keep the pressure on. A momentum shift occurred shortly thereafter with our GLax team trying to hold it together. In the end Mason fell to a tenacious Bulldogs team 14-15.

Next up for GLax is a home game vs. Anderson on Thursday May 5. Additionally, we are celebrating Mason Lacrosse Club Youth Night. Come out and support your Mason Girls Lacrosse team!

5/5 Anderson won 15-2 6-8

Mason Girls Lacrosse went up against the Anderson Redskins Thursday night. The Comets stormed out fast with a goal from Rhys Green and two from Molly Biggers. Mason utilizing a high pressure re-defends, coupled with solid defense did not relent. Maintaining possession Mason continued the offensive attack with goals from Katy Glandorf, Liv Wade, Sarah Thompson, Molly netting two more and Rhys adding her second. Mason took it into the halftime break up by 7.

In the second half the Comets spread their offense and worked it wide seizing scoring opportunities. Molly and Sarah each added two more, Liv knocked in her second of the night and Ally Petrina picked a thin spot on the goalies right side to get her first. Mason went on to victory 15-2 backed up by Rachel Albers with 6 saves.

Next up for the Comets is an away game vs. Thomas-Worthington on Saturday.

5/7 @ Thomas Worthington lost 15-12 6-9

Mason Girls Lacrosse traveled to Thomas-Worthington to take on the 7th ranked Cardinals on Saturday. Mason girls in another "100%-100% Of The Time" effort ended up on the down side, 12-15.

Playing on a tight grass field, the Comets held possession and won the ground ball war. Mason GLax settled the ball on offense and ran their patient and methodical flow, capitalizing when opportunities presented themselves. At halftime Mason found itself with a two goal deficit but realized that the Cardinals were vulnerable in certain areas. The start of the second half Mason Girls came out fast and continued to play hard. Holding most of the possession in the second half, Mason was always in striking distance but just couldn't close the gap on the Cardinals.

Katy Glandorf exhibiting tremendous hustle and leadership put in four goals and motivated our girls to press on. Sarah Thompson netted three goals with Emily Slusser getting a pair and Norah Basher, Liv Wade and Megan Cole chalking up one apiece. Rachel Albers turned away 7 shots from the cage. On defense a huge shout out to team captain Sernia Cline and her defensive counterpart, Lauren Grace. Together these players lead our young defense line up, comprised of Erin Wall, Brighton Ecoffey, Megan Elko and Rachel Schaffer.

Next up for the Mason GLax team is a home game Tuesday night against Kings HS. Come on out and support your Mason Girls Lacrosse Team.

Mason will host Beavercreek on Monday, May 16th in the first round of their postseason tournament. Game time 6:00 PM on the multipurpose field.

5/10 Kings won 17-10 7-9

Mason Comets Girls Lacrosse finished their regular season in spectacular fashion, winning two straight. On Wednesday night the Comets took on the Knights of Kings HS under arguably the best home game weather of the season and came away with a 17-10 victory. Mason Girls seemed to be enjoying the sun a little too much were sluggish at the start. Allowing Kings to possess the ball and not really playing the type of game the Comets are known to play. Following a Comet timeout Mason turned the tide scoring six unanswered goals in five minutes to head into halftime with a 11-2 lead. The Comets added another six goals in the second half and ran perfect redefends capturing multiple possession from the Lady Knights.

The final horn blew with Mason taking the 17-10 win. Rachel Albers stopped six shots in the cage. Another solid defense effort Serina Cline, Erin Wall, Lauren Grace and Emmaline Russel, who also had an exciting end to end resulting in a goal. Molly Biggers put five away, with Katy Glandorf and Emily Slusser netting a hat trick each, Liv Wade popping in two and Ally Petrina, Rhys Green and Meghan Cole tallying one each. Two shout outs for winning the possession game go to Katy for her 10 draw controls and Emmaline who vacuumed up 5 ground balls in the victory.


5/12 Loveland won 10-9 8-9

Thursday night the Comets celebrated 'Senior Night' by dueling with the Loveland Tigers by final score of 10-9. The first half was played very even by both teams. Mason with solid defense denied the Tigers at many turns and the Comets offense controlled the ball but just couldn't break it open. Halftime rolled in with Mason down 3-2. After ten minutes into the second half Mason down 8-5 decided right there that enough was enough. The Comets roared back taking possession off the draw and wicked redefends. Mason never relenting kept the pressure on and Katy Glandorf weaving in the middle scored to knot it at 8.

The nail biter began at 2:41 when Mason gave up another to get down 9-8. Off the draw Rhys Green grabbed the all important ground ball and brought it down into our settled offensive zone. The Comets patiently and methodically worked the ball, then Rhys found the opportunity, drove in and scored to tie it up. The heart of the Comets came alive and they felt it was going to be there night. Sarah Thompson ripped the draw to Katy and the Comets had one more shot for the win. Mason worked it around to Senior standout KG, who bounced and weaved then drew the shooting space foul. Culminating in a fitting Senior Night finish, leave it to Katy Glandorf to seal the deal with a sweet up to down fake that smacked the back of the net to take the 10-9 lead with 23 seconds remaining.

Again Mason controlled the draw and time clicked away for the victory on a super Senior Night with the team giving "100%-100% of the time" effort. In goal Rachel Albers turned back 8 shots for the win. For Senior Night Katy walked off with another hat trick, Rhys and Sarah had two each and Meghan Cole and Norah Basher had one each. The game can be seen replayed on the ICRC-TV network.

Next up for the Mason Comet GLax is Monday 5/16 at 7:30 PM for the first round of State Tournament at home against Beavercreek. Come on out and cheer us on. Go Comets!



vs. Beavercreek

@ Mason 6:00

won 20-3 9-9

Mason Comets Girls Lacrosse went up against Beavercreek in the first round of the Ohio School Girls Lacrosse Association (OSLA) State Tournament on Monday. The Comets handily took the victory 20-3. Mason controlled the game beginning to end; methodically working the ball all over the field, capturing many of the 50/50 ground balls and adding a high pressure redefend. Rachel Albers stopped four shots while goals a plenty were being recorded in this contest. Three each by Molly Biggers, Katy Glandorf and Sarah Thompson. Rhys Green put two away and Meghan Cole, Emily Slusser, Charlotte Doran and Liv Wade dialed up one apiece. First time goal scorers at the Varsity level came from Maddy Recker and Julia Block each netting a pair.

The Senior athletes, playing in most likely their final home contest, came back on the field for the last five minutes of play. In fitting tribute, this tight knit group controlled the ball and unselfishly worked it around to our defensive leader, Serina Cline, who somehow made her way up on attack. Serina, a 2016 Honorable Mention All-District player, charged the goal, in tenacious fashion putting away her first ever goal of her high school career. Congratulations to Comet GLax team and specifically all the Seniors for a job well done.

With the victory the Comets GLax team advances to the second round of state tournament play with a game on Thursday 5/19, either against Lebanon or Loveland.



vs. Loveland

lost 12-7 9-10

Mason Girls Lacrosse lost to Loveland Thursday night 7-12 in the Ohio School Girls Lacrosse Tournament. The Comets gave it their all, in 100% fashion and walked of the field disappointed, but with heads held high for the quality effort. A fitting way to end the 2016 season finishing 9-10 on the year.

Good luck to all the Seniors as a new chapter in your lives is about to unfold. Thanks to all the friends, family, parents, Mason athletic department, Mason school staff and transportation services who supported us throughout the 2016 season.

          Under new leadership in 2016 by Coach Jim Davis, the Girls LAX began to rebuild the program to a top tier lacrosse team in the Cincy area. They finished with a 9-10 record but posted big wins over Walnut Hills, Carmel and Mount Notre Dame and posted a three game winning streak late in the season.

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