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Mason Comets 2016
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last updated November 14, 2016
Boys Cross Country
Team Placings
Winning Individual/Time
Mason finishes/Times/Highlights
        The Boys Cross Country begin their 2016 season at the Finishtiming.com Invitational at Wilmington on Saturday, Aug. 27th
8/27 Finishtiming.com Invitational at Wilmington 2nd place  

The Mason Comets Boys Cross Country team opened its season at the Finishtiming.com Invitational Presented by Buckeye Running Company in Wilmington, Ohio. The Comets finished second to Eastern High School of Louisville, KY. The rugged cross country course presented a formidable challenge to the Comets.

The team was lead by Junior Abel Nijakowski who finished in sixth place. His Junior classmate Michael Uematsu finished in ninth. Seniors Mikey Loehr (13th), Tony Rabe (23rd) and Grady Lipp (27th) rounded out the scoring for the Comets. Also in the top seven for the Comets were Sophomore Isaiah Kelly and Senior Logan McCormick.

Next weekend the Comets meet Thomas Worthington High School half way in Cedarville for a dual meet.

9/3 vs. Thomas Worthington @ Cedarville    

The Mason Comets participated in the Dual at the DeWine's farm in Cedarville, Ohio on Saturday. The meet featured a unique format that included a series of dual races on the farm of former US Senator and current Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine.

Mason took on Thomas Worthington High School - the host school. While running with a very solid pack the Comets failed to counter strong front running by Thomas Worthington, losing 26-29. The Comets ran much better than the previous week with numerous personal bests. Scorerswere Mikey Loehr, Michael Uematsu, Abel Nijakowski, Grady Lipp and Tony Rabe.

The Comets will host the Mason Invitational at Corwin Nixon Park on Saturday, Sept. 10th.

9/10 Mason Invite 5th  

The Mason Comets hosted the 42nd Annual Mason Cross Country Invitational at Corwin Nixon Park on Saturday. The boys team finished fifth in the highly competitive meet. Facing a challenging course that included several creek crossings, wooded trails and a hill or two, the boys ran well but not strong enough to overcome a talented field including winner Louisville Trinity.

Michael Uematsu ran a courageous race finishing in 8th place for the Comets. He was followed by Abel Nijakowski in 12th, Mikey Loehr, Paxton St. Clair and Tony Rabe rounded out the scoring.

The Comet varsity will travel to Louisville Trinity's meet this coming Saturday while the JV squad will journey to Cedarville University.

9/17 at Trinity HS For Boys 9th  

The Mason Boys Cross Country team journeyed out of state to Louisville, KY for the Trinity / Valkyrie Invitationa this past Saturdayl. This is the oldest and biggest meet in the Bluegrass State. Six different states were represented.

The Comets finished a solid 9th place in the prestigious competition. They were led by Senior Mikey Loehr who garnered first man honors for the Comets. He was followed closely by Juniors Abel Nijakowski and Michael Uematsu. Rounding out the scoring were Seniors Grady Lipp and Logan McCormick.

The Comets continue their road show with a journey to Culver, Indiana for the Culver Invitational next Saturday.

9/17 at Cedarville University    


9/24 at Culver Academy    

The Mason boys cross country teams journeyed to northern Indiana for the prestigious Culver Invitational, held on the grounds of the Culver Military Academy. With well over 100 teams and thousands of runners, the boys' 4th place finish in the Elite place is commendable. The Comets took on the best the state of Indiana (plus a few from Ohio, Illinois and Michigan) had to offer. Top finisher on the day was Mikey Loehr, followed just a few tenths later by Michael Uematsu who ran a courageous race. Also earning a medal in the top thirty was Abel Nijakowski. Rounding out the scoring for the Comets were Tony Rabe and Paxton St. Clair. The Comets' sixth and seventh runners were Grady Lipp and Logan McCormick. The overnight trip also offered great life lessons in teamwork and proper decorum while representing their school on the road, at restaurants and in a hotel.

The Comets will run a limited varsity this coming weekend at the Fairmont Firebird Invitational in Kettering, Ohio.

The GMC CHAMPIONSHIPS will be held at Voice of America on Saturday, October 15th. The defending league champion Comets will be seeking their 6th overall title in the past 7 years.

9/27 @ Kings HS      
10/1 at Kettering Fairmont Invite (12 teams)    

The Mason boys cross country team entered a limited varsity in the Neal Charske Fairmont Firebird Invitational this past Saturday. Running a crew of two juniors, five sophomores and 3 freshmen, the Comets finished a fine eighth out of 18 teams.

Mason was led by sophomore Isaiah Kelly. He was followed in the scoring by junior Ahmed Ashraf, sophomore Jack Troy, sophomore Braedon Killion and sophomore Brodan Doran.

The Comets will not compete next weekend, but will take advantage of the time to prepare for the GMC Championships and the rest of the championship season starting in two weeks.

The 2016 Greater Miami Conference Cross Country Championships are set for Saturday, October 15th at Voice of America Park in West Chester. The first race, girls varsity goes to the line at 10:00 AM with the boys varsity slated for a 10:30 AM start. Following these GMC sanctioned varsity competitions, there will be two open races, girls at 11:00 AM and boys at 11:35 AM intended to provide VOA course experience for supporting runners.

There will not be a vehicle parking fee charged by the Voice of America Park. Admission to this GMC Varsity Championship event will be: Adults $5.00 and Students/Seniors $3.00.

The Mason boys are the reigning GMC Champions. They will be seeking their 6th title in the last 7 years.

10/5 @ Tippecanoe HS (13 teams)      
10/15 GMC at VOA    

Mason boys cross country won their 6th GMC title in the past 7 years this past Saturday at VOA Park. Mason formed two solid packs with their seven runners and continued their dominance with a 41 to 70 win over second place Lakota East.

The boys were led by senior Mikey Loehr finishing a stellar 4th in a tough field. He was followed closely by juniors Michael Uematsu and Abel Nijakowski in 5th and 7th place. Rounding out the scoring were seniors Paxton St. Clair and Grady Lipp in 11th and 14th place. All five of Mason's scorers earned first team all-conference honors. Earning second team all-conference were Tony Rabe in 15th place and Logan McCormick in 26th place.

Head Coach Tom Rapp was named the GMC Coach of the Year for the 2nd time in his career.

The Comets will begin the road to the state meet next Saturday at the District Championships also held at VOA Park. The Comet boys have dominated this event for almost a decade, winning the title 8 consecutive seasons and finishing 2nd two other times.

The top eight (8) finishing teams qualify for Regional competition. The top two (2) finishing teams will be declared District Champions and the next two finishing teams will be District Runners-up. The top thirty-two (32) individuals will move on to Regional competition.

10/22 District at VOA    

The Mason Boys Cross Country team continued its dominance of the District Championships, winning their 9th in a row at VOA Park this past Saturday. The Comets put themselves in great position early in the race and then improved from there to score a 43-84 victory over second place LaSalle. The Green and White rode the front running of their top three who finished a stellar 1,2 and 4.

Mikey Loehr was crowned District Champion to join the ranks of Mason legends Zach Wills and Nick Grismer for that honor. Loehr's time ranks him number 7 all-time for Mason. Michael Uematsu finished in the runner-up position with a time that ranks him number 11 all-time for Mason. Abel Nijakowski continued the Comets' dominance up front with a spectacular 4th place finish.

Fourth man Paxton St. Clair continued to make huge strides each week placing tenth. Tony Rabe sealed the deal for the Comets finishing 26th. Logan McCormick and Grady Lipp ran as sixth and seventh men.

The Comets move on to the Regional Championships at Hobart Arena in Troy on Saturday, October 29th. The top 5 teams and top 20 individuals will qualify to the State Championships in Hebron on November, 5th.

The Mason boys are the defending Regional Champion and will be seeking their 4th overall Division 1 Regional Title. The Comets will be looking to make their 10th consecutive trip to state as a team. The Comets have won two state championships and finished as State Runnerup in 2015.


10/29 Regional at Hobart Arena    

Boys CC Return to State!

The Mason Boys Cross Country Team punched its ticket to the state championships for the tenth year in a row last Saturday at the Regional Championships at Troy. While it was not the Comets' best performance of the season, the Mason runners survived the wind, heat and competition to finish fourth at the regional meet. The top five teams qualified for state.

Leading the way for the Comets was junior Michael Uematsu who ran a strong second half of the race to finish 6th. Senior Mikey Loehr and Junior Abel Nijakowski finished 15th and 17th respectively. Paxton St. Clair and Tony Rabe were once again the final scorers for Mason. Grady Lipp and Logan McCormick also competed for Mason.

The Comets will toe the line with the state's best runners next Saturday at the National Trail Raceway in Hebron, Ohio at 12:30pm.

The Comets will toe the line with the state's best runners next Saturday at the National Trail Raceway in Hebron, Ohio at 12:30pm. The Mason boys CC team will be making their 10th consecutive trip to state as a team. The Comets have won two state championships and finished as State Runnerup in 2015.

CLICK HERE for more info, results and details about the OHSAA State Cross Country Meet.


11/5 State at National Trails Raceway 14th place  

The Mason Boys Cross Country Team made its 10th consecutive appearance at the state cross country championships on Saturday. The Comets traversed the National Trail Raceway course with the best in Ohio. While their 14th place showing was a bit off of their expectations. The Comets still displayed a competitive attitude in the face of tough competition.

The Comets say good-bye to their senior state competitors Mikey Loehr, Paxton St. Clair, Grady Lipp, Logan McCormick and Tony Rabe. Junior state competitors Michael Uematsu and Abel Nijakowski hope to return with other teammates to the state meet next year.


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Girls Cross Country
Team Placings
Winning Individual/Time
Mason finishes/Times/Highlights
8/20 OHSAA Preview (12 teams) at National Trails Raceway    

This past weekend the Mason Girls CC team opened up their first race at the National Trail Raceway. It was humid and sticky, but the girls battled well. We had a great performance out of Rue Whitmore who scored in her first Varsity race. Freshman Brooke Harvey was outstanding as well, and was our first runner on the day.

The Comets saw the emergence of Lindsay Learned who also scored for her first time in a varsity race. The girls placed 4th overall, and show potential. In the JV race, Natalie Nye did great, and would have been in our top 7 had she raced in the varsity race. We had many positives to build on this Saturday and we are coming together nicely as a team.

Next up the girls partcipate in the Finishtiming.com Invitational this Saturday, Aug. 27th at Wilmington.

8/27 Finishtiming.com Invite 1st place  

This weekend the girls XC team was at the Wilmington College invitational. It was a large race with over 400+ girls and dozens of teams. The girls came in first place with just over 40 points. (a very low score).

The team was led by Ellie Brush with a season best time, and followed closely by Brooke Harvey, the new Freshman sensation. Our third scorer, who had a great day was Ailee Henderson, and our 4th and 5th runners on the day were Rue Whitmore and Lily Hallum. The team looked solid and ran well together on this rugged 3.1 mile course.

The heat, the hills, and the crowd took its toll, but the team survived and got the win. Elizabeth Atkins also looked great and was our 6th scorer, placing ahead of many team's 1st and 2nd runners. Overall, it was a good day for the Comets and the team is getting better each time out.

Next up is the Lebanon Invitational on Saturday Sept. 3rd

9/3 Lebanon Invite (16 teams)     Did not particpate
9/10 Mason Invite    

Comet Girls CC finished 2nd overall at the Mason Invite on Saturday, Sept. 10th. Lincoln HS was first overall totalling 51 points to Mason's 69. Springboro was 3rd with 100 points.

Ellie Brush was Mason's top runner finishing 3rd with a time of 19:33.7. Brooke Harvey placed 8th with a time of 19:51.9.

Next up on the teams schedule is the Cedarville Invite on Saturday, Sept. 17th then the Culver Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 24th.

From Coach Dobson

The Mason invite was a great event. Over 3500 runners, and 120+ teams and the Comets came out 2nd overall. The team ahead of them was #2 Ohio Gahanna Lincoln and they had our number on this day. With a few key players missing due to ACT the ladies of Mason held their own and fared well.

The team was led (as usual) by Ellie Brush who placed 3rd overall, with Brooke Harvey not far behind. We had a great day out of Lily Hallum who was in the top 15 overall, with a great effort. Our final two scorers on the day were Rue Whitmore and Amy Satterthwaite. As the varsity team is always shifting, Ally Kouche made a big play toward the top 7 as she ran lights out in the JV race to make her mark on the day.

The team is coming together well, and we are hopeful for a good day this Saturday in Louisville at Trinity HS.

9/17 at Trinity HS For Girls    

Mason girls CC team competed in the prestigious Louisville, Trinity-Valkyrie Invitational last Saturday. The event is billed as the oldest cross country meet in the State of Kentucky. Almost 4500 runners from 134 schools in 8 different states competed this year for the boys and girls races.

The Comet girls finished a respectful 5th overall in the talented seeded field. Carmel of Indiana was the winner in front of Medina, Hilliard Davidson, Columbus North and then Mason. Ellie Brush finished 17th overall for Mason with a time of 18:56.12. Ailee Henderson came in 34th overall with a time of 19:31.75. Lily Hallum was 45th with her time of 19:45.12 and Lauren Rose close behind. The team scoring was rounded out by Rue Whitmore. The final five Comet racers were Amy Satterthwaite, Ally Kouche, Lindsey Learned, Anna Estes, and Elizabeth Atkins.

Next up for the Comet Girls CC team is the annual Culver Academy Invite on Saturday, Sept. 24th.

9/17 at Cedarville University      
9/24 at Culver Academy    

This weekend at the Culver Invitational in Northern Indiana the team went up against the best of Indiana. The team was led by Ellie Brush who turned in a strong performance, placing in the top 10 of this very prestigious race. She was followed by Ailee Henderson who ran well, bridging the gap between Ellie and our pack. Our third runner on the day was Amy Satterthwaite, who ran to a season best time and a great performance. Rue Whitmore came charging from behind to be the Comet's 4th scorer and Lily Hallum was our 5th and final scorer.

We also great great runs out of Ally Kouche, who continues to improve and Natalie Nye who is coming along nicely.

The Comets placed 4th overall, and looked strong in the process. Next up Mason competes in the Kettering Fairmont Invitational on Saturday, Oct. 1st.

The 2016 Greater Miami Conference Cross Country Championships are set for Saturday, October 15th at Voice of America Park in West Chester. The first race, girls varsity goes to the line at 10:00 AM with the boys varsity slated for a 10:30 AM start. Following these GMC sanctioned varsity competitions, there will be two open races, girls at 11:00 AM and boys at 11:35 AM intended to provide VOA course experience for supporting runners.

There will not be a vehicle parking fee charged by the Voice of America Park. Admission to this GMC Varsity Championship event will be: Adults $5.00 and Students/Seniors $3.00.

The defending champion Comets look to make it 7 straight conference titles.

9/27 @ Kings HS      
10/1 at Kettering Fairmont Invite (12 teams)      
10/5 @ Tippecanoe HS (13 teams)      
10/15 GMC at VOA    

This weekend the girls competed in the 2016 GMC championships in route to winning their seventh title in a row by a wide margin over 2nd place Lakota East (40 points behind).

The girls had a respectable showing on a beautiful fall day. The team was led by Ellie Brush who was named the GMC Runner of the Year with a new season-best time. The senior standout is a three-time state qualifier and top ranked runner in the conference. She crossed the finish line first and set a personal record with a time of 18:44.6. Brush was followed by teammate Ailee Henderson with a time of 19:34.0. After that was a tight pack of girls only separated by a few seconds including Amy Satterthwaite, Lauren Rose, Llly Hallum, Allyson Kouche and Rue Whitmore.

"It seemed the course ran a little slow this year so we are hopeful we can improve at the district meet on the same course next week," said Mason head coach Chip Dobson. "We have been battling the injury bug but are hoping to be back to full steam in the weeks ahead."

The Southwest District Championships are back at VOA next Saturday, October 22nd. The Comet girls program will be seeking their 8th consecutive District title.

The top eight (8) finishing teams qualify for Regional competition. The top two (2) finishing teams will be declared District Champions and the next two finishing teams will be District Runners-up. The top thirty-two (32) individuals will move on to Regional competition.

10/22 District at VOA    

The Southwest District Championships were held at Voice of America park on Saturday, Oct. 22nd. The Mason Girls proved once again they are the elite girls CC program in the district, winning a 8th consecutive District title by over 30 points from their nearest competitior.

The conditions were good and the girls ran well. Ellie Brush led the team with a solid time and a third place finish. Lily Hallum had a GREAT day and was 4th overall with nearly a minute drop from her GMC race on the same course. Ailee Henderson did her job and was solid, placing not far behind Lily in a season best time. Our two final scorers were Lauren Rose and Amy Satterthwaite, both of whom ran best times on the year and looked solid in the process.

The team also got a PR performance from Annie McBeath in the 6th spot who did a great job in her first big varsity race as well. The girls did a great job, and move on to the Regional meet in Troy where the competition is as tough as ever.

The Regional Championships are held at Hobart Arena in Troy on Saturday, October 29th. The top 5 teams and top 20 individuals will qualify to the State Championships in Hebron on November, 5th.

Mason girls will be seeking their 7th Regional title. Last year they finished as the Regional Runnerup. The Comets are looking to make it 13 straight appearances to the state championships held at National Trails Raceway on Saturday, November 5th.

10/29 Regional at Hobart Arena    

Girls CC State Bound!

The Mason Girls CC team took a deep breath and fought their way back to the state championships, this past Saturday at the Regional at Troy. It looked like for a few minutes Mason may have ended their streak of 13 straight state appearances, but thankfully, it was not. The team struggled a bit in this race, but were able to move on.

The team looked great at the mile, pretty good at the 2 mile and then not so pretty in the end. According to head coach Chip Dobson, their goal was to have 2 in the top 20, and the rest in the high 20s to 30s place wise. The plan was going accordingly in the first 1/2 of the race. But, then the wheels fell off in the 2nd half. The high temps and the wind made our faster start approach very challenging. The team began to suffer in the heat and looked pretty ragged in the closing meters of this 5000 meter test.

Overall, the team was led by Ellie Brush, who did place in the top 20, then by Aille Henderson and Lily Hallum, then some big surprises. Lindsey Learned, who was a late addition due to injury, was our 4th runner on the day! Then, Annie McBeath, who was our 11th runner 3 weeks ago, was our 5th and final scorer!!! They saved the day!!!

Amy Satterthwaite and Lauren Rose had tough days at the office, but survived. Mason attained a pretty high score at the meet and placed 4th overall, losing to Troy and Centerville (#1 and #2 in the state) and just out-placed by Ursuline at #3. The top five teams earned a state berth.

All things considered, it wasn't pretty but the Comets moved on. This is the 13th year in a row the Mason Girls CC team has make it to the state meet. The team is excited, relieved and will be ready to compete this coming weekend.

Mason will compete against the best in the State of Ohio next Saturday, Nov. 5th at National Trail Raceway in Hebron.

Mason will compete against the best in the State of Ohio next Saturday, Nov. 5th at National Trail Raceway in Hebron. This is the 13th year in a row the Mason Girls CC team has made it to the state meet. The team is excited and will be ready to compete!

CLICK HERE for more info, results and details about the OHSAA State Cross Country Meet.


11/5 State at National Trails Raceway    

This past Saturday at the State Cross Championships, the Mason girls competed well. They were picked to barely make the top 10 overall, but fared much better. We chose to adopt a “get out hard” and hang on strategy, as that had worked pretty well in the past. Well…it almost worked this Saturday as well.

At the mile marker, the scoring company provides a score, and at that point the Comets were in the lead. Knowing that was just a snapshot as everyone is quite bunched up at that point, but we were hopeful. As the 2nd mile raged on, the teams came together and about 6 or 7 teams were all very close and the Comets were hanging on to third, albeit narrowly.

In the closing meters of the last mile a few girls passed us and the Comets slipped to a very respectful 5th at the finish line. The team ran well, they gave it their all, but the field was very strong this year.

Masons average team time was our best of the year and matched our 2nd place time of two years ago. The girls had 4 out of 7 personal best times and a few near best times, so overall it has to be counted as a success.

The team was led by Ellie Brush, who ran great and placed 11th overall, 3rd best time in Mason history. She was followed by Lily Hallum who ran her heart out and then Ailee Henderson, our fearless leader. Our 4th scorer, who ran near her best time was Amy Sattertwaite and then Annie McBeath, Lauren Rose and Lindsey Learned came in nearly together, with Lauren Rose being our 5th and final scorer.

These young ladies did a great job this year, and battled through much adversity. Coach Dobson...."We are very proud of them and how they finished the 2016 season."


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Mason Highlights
8/26 Springboro won 28-14 1-0 0-0

Storms caused the postponement of Friday nights season opening home game against Springboro to be delayed till Saturday morning. The 10 AM start time was good to the Comets as they came away with an impresssive 28-14 win. Springboro got on the board with the first drive of the day, taking the ball the length of the field for a 7-0 lead at the 8:36 mark in the first quarter of play. Matt Sora escaped a Boro tackler to romp 13 yards and even the score 7-7 at 6:34 in the first.

Michael Kopygorodsky put Mason ahead in the 2nd quarter on 12 yard rush, and it was 14-7 Mason at 10:58 left in the half. After a tipped Comet FG attempt, Boro marched down the field with less than 3 minutes remaing to tie it 14-14 heading into the locker room.

The Comets wasted no time taking the lead for good after the half. Cameron Buford raced 80 yards on the first play from scrimmage for a TD and a Mason 21-14 lead. Three minutes later Kopay rushed 42 yards for another Comet TD and the final score of 28-14.

The Mason defense stymied Boro's offense much of the 2nd half allowing few yards and real scoring threats. On the day the Comets held the Panthars to just 70 yards rushing and 97 yards passing. Dylan Schauer was Masons tackling leader with 7 total on the day.

The Mason running game proved to strong for Springboro. Junior Matt Sora carried the ball 25 times for 169 yards while Cameron Buford picked up 111 on just 6 carries. Michael Kopaygorodsky (two TDS) was 17 for 103 yards.

The Comets go on the road next Friday when they face a talented Withrow team for their 2nd game of the young season.

9/2 at Withrow won 48-6 2-0 0-0

Mason's defense holds Withrow to just 127 total yards while amassing 412 of their own as the Comets down the Tigers last Friday night 48-6. Mason piled up 21, 2nd quarter points and led at halftime 28-6. Withrow managed just a lone 95 yard kickoff return for their only score in the 2nd quarter.

QB Preston Hutchinson had a big night with two long TD tosses. It was Hutchinson to Christian Hutchinson for a 63 yarder and in the same quarter, a 67 TD pass to Austin Croy. Hutchinson finished the evening 7/14 and 171 yards. Matt Sora continued to grind out big yardage with 122 on the ground on 12 carries. Michael Kopaygorodsky rushed into the end zone three times for TD's on 8 carries. Jalen Johnson had two interceptions on the evening.

The Comets (2-0) will host GCL powerhouse Moeller this Friday night. Along with it being a high profile contest for both teams, it is also Mason Tailgate night. The MHS Athletic Department will team with booster/student groups to sponsor a variety of food and game booths in the Mason Middle School parking lot before the game.

A huge crowd is expected with limited parking. Fans are urged to arrive early. The Crusaders who lost 35-17 to a talented Dayton Wayne last Friday are 1-1 on the season. Future playoff implications are on the line for both schools in this non-conference affair.

9/9 Moeller lost 17-14 2-1 0-0

The Mason football team was defeated 17-14 by Moeller on Sunday, 9/11, September 11. The matchup was a rare meeting between the two schools with the last one coming in the 2007-08 season. The Crusaders and Comets were postponed two days after a bomb threat forced a cancellation on Friday night. A huge crowd was on hand on America's Patriot Day on a beautiful day at Atrium Stadium.

The Comets played very well but turnovers and penalties allowed the Crusaders to dictate the score for the first three quarters. Moeller got TD's in the first and second quarter to lead 14-0 at the half. They added a 25-yard field goal with 2:56 left in the third before Mason started a strong come back surge.

The Comets rallied for a pair of second-half touchdowns on passing hook-ups from Preston Hutchinson to receiver Cameron Buford, pulling to within 17-14 with 3:37 to play. Buford's 13-yard third-quarter TD catch put the Comets on the board with 1:12 to go in the quarter. Buford's three-yard TD grab and the ensuing kick pulled Mason to within three with 3:37 left.

Mason had it first-and-10 at its own 36 following a Moeller punt with 3:01 to play. On first-and-10 from the 47, Hutchinson's pass was tipped and intercepted by a Crusaders linebacker, who returned it to the Moeller 39 with less than 2 minutes to go. The game ended with Moeller holding possession.

Mason's top offensive producer was Hutchinson with 135 yards through the air and two TD passes. Buford had three catches for 42 yards. Matt Sora rushed for 43 yards on 13 carries. Mason gained 234 yards offensively on the day while Moeller posted 321.

The Comets (2-1) will quickly turn their attention to the start of league play when they host Lakota West (0-3) this Friday, Sept. 16 on Little Comets Night. Youth players and cheerleaders in uniform will receive free admission with a paying adult. Kick off is slated for 7:00pm.

High School: Presale tickets for Friday football games will be on sale Friday ONLY during all three High School lunches in the Comet Zone. Tickets can also be purchased in the Athletic Department 8:00am-2:00pm Friday ONLY. 

Presale Price: Adults - $7.00     Students (grade 7-12) - $4.00
Gate Price: Adults - $7.00     Students (grade 7-12) - $7.00
Middle School: Presale tickets for Friday football games will be on sale Friday ONLY during all Middle School lunches in the cafeteria. 
Presale Price: Adults - $7.00     Students (grade 7-12) - $4.00
Gate Price: Adults - $7.00     Students (grade 7-12) - $7.00
9/16 Lakota West won 38-7 3-1 1-0

The Mason football team earned their first GMC win of 2016 on another stormy Friday night. Final score Mason 38 and Lakota West 7. The game was delayed approx. 1 1/2 hours as weather played a factor for the 2nd time this season. Once the skies cleared it was all Comets as the defense held the Firebirds to a lone 99-yard kickoff return TD and a mere 119 yards of total offense.

The Mason offense was able to do whatever they wanted against the West defense, rolling up 393 yards of offense and leading at the half 21-7. Running backs Matt Sora and James Grace found the end zone 3 and 2 times, respectively. Sora finished with 144 yards on 17 carries. QB Preston Hutchinson was 9/13 for 107 yardss passing. Andrew Hauer added a 24-yard FG to round out the scoring.

Mason goes on the road this Friday when they visit an improved Hamilton squad. Big Blue is 3-1 on the season and fell last Friday 41-20 to Sycamore.

9/23 at Hamilton won 34-14 4-1 2-0

The Mason Comets defeated Hamilton last Friday 34-14 to send their overall record to 4-1 and 2-0 in the GMC. HHS turned the ball over on its first two possessions and visiting Mason scored on its first three drives. Matt Sora ran for 126 yards and two touchdowns in the contest. Mason outgained HHS 436-327 in yardage, with 267 coming on the ground.

Mason built a 17-0 halftime lead, scoring first when Preston Hutchinson hit Cameron Buford from 16 yards out on the Comets’ opening drive. Sora scored on a 10-yard run on the second drive before Andrew Hauer capped the half with a booming 47-yard field goal.

Hamilton came out of the break fired up, scoring on Johnny Jones’ 23-yard run, but Mason countered with a 24-yard Hauer field goal before Sora scored again on a 27-yard run midway through the final quarter.

The Comets will visit #1 ranked Colerain (5-0) this coming Friday night for a meeting between GMC unbeatens. The Cardinals trashed Sycamore last Thursday, 52-7.

9/30 at Colerain lost 30-16 4-2 2-1

Mason sufferred a 30-16 loss at the hands of Colerain last Friday at Cardinal Stadium. The Comets certainly held their own against the states #1 team and didn't make it easy for their opponent. The upset-minded Comets led most of the first half while taking a 9-0 lead but were outscored 23-0 until scoring again and pulling to within 23-16 with 5:44 to play. Colerain added a late TD put the game out of reach and winning their 55th straight league contest. The Cardinals have not lost a GMC game since 2008.

Mason took advantage of early Colerain turnovers and put together the first two scoring drives in the opening quarter. Mason defensive back Cole Pearce was in on both turnovers, causing the first one with a hit that forced a fumble then corralling the recovery.

One play later, Mason quarterback Preston Hutchinson found running back James Grace with a 74-yard catch-and-run for a touchdown at the 6:19 mark. The attempted 2-point conversion pass failed for a 6-0 Comets lead.

Pearce came up with another recovery following Colerain's second fumble on second-and-four from the Mason 45. Hutchinson completed a 14-yard pass to Cameron Buford on first down. Tailback Matt Sora ran for 19 yards.

The Colerain defense stiffened over the next five plays, forcing a field goal attempt by the Comets. Andrew Hauer converted a 34-yard kick for a 9-0 Mason lead with 20 seconds left in the quarter. Colerain didn't get on the scoreboard until 7:15 remaining in the second quarter. Colerain outgained Mason in total yards, 451-180 after holding the Comets to 63 second-half yards.

Mason falls to 4-2 overall and 2-1 in the GMC. The Comets are ranked 5th locally and 5th in the D-1 Region 4 computer rankings. They will face a tough Fairfield team (5-1, 3-0) next Friday on Homecoming night at Atrium Stadium. The Indians got a win over Sycamore last Friday by a score of 35-27.

10/7 Fairfield won 21-17 5-1 3-1

The Mason Football team rolled to a 21-17 victory on Homecoming night last Friday. The Comets limited the Indians to 78 yards of total offense in the second half and 240 in the game and senior defensive back Jacob Gapinski came up with a key late interception to nail down Mason's third GMC win.

Both teams used pass plays of 40-plus yards to set up touchdowns on their opening possessions. Harris connected with junior wide receiver Christian Hutchinson for a 43-yard pass on the second play of the game and followed up three plays later with a five-yard touchdown pass to senior wide receiver Cameron Buford for a 7-0 Mason lead.

The Comets tied the game with 2:38 left in the first half on Harris’s 60-yard bomb to junior wide receiver Austin Croy on the Comets’ first play following a Fairfield punt.Mason, which went into the game ranked sixth in the GMC with an average of 121.0 passing yards per game, had 110 by halftime.

Playing in place of injured Mason starter Preston Hutchinson, Junior quarterback Jake Harris threw two touchdown passes and junior running back Matt Sora snapped a 14-14 tie with a one-yard plunge with 4:59 left in the third quarter. The defense took over from there.

The Comets (5-1, 3-1) go on the road to Lakota East this coming Friday night. The Hawks were shutout at Sycamore this weekend, 28-0.



10/14 at Lakota East lost 21-17 5-2 3-2

Mason Football was setback last Friday by an upset minded Lakota East team by a score of 21-17. Their record now stand at 5-3 overall and 3-2 in the GMC. The game proves just how hard it is to win in the GMC and that you can't overlook any team. East, who was shutout by Sycamore last week 28-0, looked nothing like that team against Mason.

The Comets took a first quarter lead on a Christian Hutchinson 21 yard pass from Jake Harris. East came back with a TD early in the 2nd quarter and it was 7-6 Comets. Matt Sora made it 14-6 Comets on a 4-yard dash heading into halftime.

The tables turned in the 2nd half. East got on the board at 7:20 in the third quarter and all of a sudden it was a tie game at 14-14. Mason added a 40 yard FG from Andrew Hauer later in the third to go up 17-14. With a minute left in the third quarter, East scored after being backed up deep in their own territory. A long pass on a gadget play setup the East TD and helped them take a lead they would not relinquish in the final quarter of play. Final 21-17.

Michael Kopaygorodsky led all rushers with 86 yards on 14 carries. Matt Sora was 11 carries for 58 yards and a TD. Harris finished with 10/17 for 137 yards and a TD.

Mason will try to right the ship this Friday when they host Princeton for the final regular season home game of the 2016 season. It will also be senior night at Atrium Stadium. The Vikings (5-3, 2-3) got beat up by Sycamore last week 49-14.


10/21 Princeton won 28-7 6-3 4-2

Mason kept their playoff hopes alive with a big 28-7 win over Princeton at home last Friday on Senior Night. The victory sends the Comets record to 6-3 overall and 4-2 in the GMC. The lastest unofficial OHSAA Region 4 rankings list the Comets as the #3 team (see week 9 ranking below).

After a scoreless first quarter, Mason got on the board with a Cameron Buford 6 yard dash for a TD. Michael Kopaygorodsky's 58 yard sprint at 2:01 in the 2nd quarter made it 14-0 going into halftime.

Kopay put Mason up 21-0 with another TD run on a 1-yard carry at 3:25 in the 3rd. Andrew MacLean gave the Comets a commanding 28-0 lead on another 1-yard rush in the fourth quarter. Princeton got their only score on a last second "cleanup TD" to deny Mason the shutout.

Mason stat highlights; Kopay rushed for 131 yards on 14 carries, Matt Sora 78 on 17 carries.

Mason will play at backyard rival Sycamore this Friday with playoff seeding and Battle of the Sky boastings on the line. The Aves (5-4, 4-2 GMC) are ranked #6 in the latest postseason computer rankings and have alot to play for in this game. A loss could potentially end their season. They soundly defeated a good Oak Hills team last week 42-22. Last season the Comets got by the Aves 22-18 and punched their ticket to a second playoff qualification. The top 8 teams in our region will earn a spot in the OHSAA playoffs.

10/28 at Sycamore lost 17-10 6-4 4-3

The Comet football team suffered a 17-10 loss to Sycamore in the Battle of the Sky last Friday night (leads series 7-3). Sycamore rushed out to a 10-0 first quarter lead, but the Comets battled back. Andrew Hauer's 45-yard FG put Mason on the board with 5 remaining in the first quarter. A 2nd quarter 8 yard TD run by Matt Sora tied things up a 10-10 going into the half.

Both teams defenses stiffened in a 3rd quarter that remained scoreless. Sycamore got a long TD pass at 11:43 in the fourth take a final 17-10 lead. The Comets had possesions in the final minutes but couldn't find the end zone.

Mason finishes the regular season at 6-4 overall and 4-3 in the GMC (tied for 4th). The Comets didn't lose any ground in their playoff bid, staying at the #3 seed going into the post season.

Mason (#3 seed) will host a 1st round playoff game against Elder (#6 seed) this Friday, Nov. 4th at Atrium Stadium. Game time will be 7:30 PM. The Panthers (6-4) enter postseason play having lost three of their final five games. Elder fell to LaSalle last Friday 24-10. The only common opponents this season for both teams was Moeller. Elder won their game 30-28 while Mason lost 17-14.

Both Mason and Elder have had to battle critical injuries to their offensive units this season. Both teams have also come up with big-time victories and head-scratching losses. But all of that is now in the past. Both teams boast good defenses that are perfectly capable of keeping their teams in tight games. Expect another classic Greater Miami Conference-Greater Catholic League-South showdown.

The winner will get either Lebanon (7-3) or Sycamore (6-4) in a second round game on Friday, Nov. 11th at a location TBA. The Comets are making their 2nd consecutive appearance in the OHSAA playoffs. Last season they lost in the first round to Springboro 42-21.

Mason Football Playoffs - Ticket Information
Pre-sale Tickets will go on sale Wednesday @ 8:00am and run until Friday @ 2:00pm... They will be sold in the Athletic Department at the High School, and at all lunches in the Comet Zone. ALL tickets are $8.00 pre-sale, $9.00 at the gates.
*No passes will be accepted, including the Mason Athletic Pass, GMC Pass, School Badge ID, and All A's Student Sticker.



vs. Elder

@ Mason

won 21-20 7-4 4-3


It took awhile, but the Comets finally broke thru a long playoff win drought to punch their ticket to the 2nd round of the OHSAA postseason. Mason defeated GCL Elder 21-20 before a packed house at Dwire Field last Friday to send them to a rematch with their GMC rival Sycamore. The Comets were making their 2nd consecutive playoff appearance and 8th overall. The last time Mason achieved any kind of football postseason glory was way back in 1996 when they played in the FAVC and were a Div. 2 program. Friday's win was even sweeter coming against a traditional powerhouse like Elder.

Some may think it all came down to a missed PAT by the Panthers. But, Junior running back Matt Sora was in reality the difference maker in this battle. Sora rushed for three touchdowns and 250 yards on 39 carries and helped propel the Comets to the second round of the Division I Region 4 playoffs. His game-winner came from 30 yards out with 9:33 to go in the fourth quarter, after Elder took a 6-point lead, missing a crucial PAT kick.

Sora ran the ball 11 straight times during Mason's final possession to basically run out the clock in the fourth quarter. His huge statistical numbers were out of necessity as senior running back Michael Kopaygorodsky left the game and returned to the sideline on crutches. Kopaygorodsky ran for 54 yards before he left the game.

Mason struck first on an eight-yard run from Sora with 4:05 to go in the first quarter. The Panthers responded with just 33 seconds to go in the opening quarter on a 25-yard run. The Comets threatened to score with 10 minutes to go in the first half but Elder picked a Mason pass off near the goal line and raced it all the way down to Mason’s 35. Four plays later they got a 23-yard touchdown pass. Mason responded immediately, putting together a 14-play drive – all runs – that ended on a 12-yard Sora rushing touchdown. Sora touched the ball eight times during the drive, collecting 60 yards on the ground.

Turnovers were huge in the first half, both teams swapped fumbles on their opening drives and the Panthers came away with the interception all in the first 14 minutes of the contest. Two of those three turnovers led directly to points.

A wild series of events provided the lone third-quarter score. On third-down and 10 for Elder on their own 45, Mason was called for pass interference and then flagged for some extra-curricular activities. On the very next play, the Elder RB appeared to go down after a good gain, only to land on top of a Comet, regain his balance and finish his run in the end zone. The ensuing extra point was blocked. Leaving the door open for the Comets and Sora's late-game heroics.

The PAT block wasn't Mason's only special teams highlight. The Comets also downed a punt at the Elder one-yard line with 26 seconds to go in the game. The 99 yards with less than 30 seconds was too much for the Panthers to overcome.

Mason will be seeking to take their program where they've never been this coming week...to a second round playoff win.

The win sets up an all-Greater Miami Conference regional semifinal between the Comets and rival Sycamore. The Aviators defeated Lebanon 42-20, Friday. Sycamore defeated Mason 17-10 in Week 10 to claim the Battle of the Skies trophy. Middletown will host the 2nd round contest this Friday, kickoff 7:30 pm.

Tickets will go on sale this Wednesday in the Athletic Office and during lunch in the Comet Zone.

Pre sale tickets: $8.00
At the door: $9.00




vs. Sycamore

@ Middletown

lost 20-7 7-5 4-3

The Comet Football team ended a stellar season last Friday night with a 20-7 loss to Sycamore in the OHSAA Regional Semi-Final game at Middletown. The Ave defense was able to take advantage the Mason offenses missing components to grind out a upcoming berth in the Regional final against St. Xavier. Sycamore's defense was able to hold Mason runner Matt Sora in the first half to just 17 yards while the Aves sacked Mason quarterback Jake Harris twice. The Comets spent most of the half on the wrong side of the 50-yard line.

The Comet played some "D" of their own in the first half, holding the highly touted Ave running attack to just 6 points at the half). Mason got the ball to start the second half and was on the scoreboard in less than two minutes. Harris hit senior Cam Buford on a screen to the Aves 8-yard line, then Matt Sora did the rest.  The Andrew Hauer extra point gave Mason the 7-6 lead.

After the Aves responded with a TD to take the lead at 14-7, Mason threatened in the final quarter when Jake Harris threw deep to Austin Croy to the Sycamore 18. But, on 4th and 3, Sora was stopped at the 8-yard line.

The Aviators then bled the clock by numerous Bonner runs, but the Illinois commit fumbled at the Mason 26 with :27 left.  The Comets eventually tried a pass with multiple laterals, but Hollis picked up an errant flip and ran with joy to the end zone for the final points as time expired.

Junior Mason QB, Jake Harris, was 5/10 fro 91 yards in the air. Junior Matt Sora carried the ball 16 times for 42 yards and a TD.

Mason finishes the season at 7-5 overall and 4-3 in the GMC (tied for 4th place). The team qualifed for the playoffs for the 2nd consecutive season and won their first Divison postseason contest. The Comets will return in 2017 with a talented group of underclassman and seniors ready to battle for the GMC and a return to the postseason. Congratulations to all the players and coaches!


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Boys Golf
Team Placings
Other Comet Scores
Match Record
Event Notes
8/7 Mt. Vernon Invite 4th place      

Mason boys golf opened their 2016 season on August 7th at the Mt. Vernon Invitational in Mt. Vernon, Ohio. The team shot a 300 and finished 4th overall. Garrett Wood tied for medalist but lost in a playoff. See scores below:

Garrett Wood 69
Jessie Brumley 76
Cameron Madden 74
Charlie Woolson 81
Em-J Galang 81

8/8 Centerville Invite 7th place      

Mason boys golf particpated at the Centerville Invitational at Yankee Trace GC on August 8th. The team finished with a 313 total good enough for 7th place. Individual scores below:

Garrett Wood 76
Jessie Brumley 76
Cameron Madden 81
EM-J Galang 80
Justin Kim 81

8/9 Anderson Invite @ Legendary Run 2nd place      

Mason boys golf placed 2nd at the Anderson Invitational on August 9th. The team shot a 314 on the day. See scores below:

Garrett Wood 76
Jessie Brumley 76
Cameron Madden 78
Justin Kim 84
Jackson Rossiter 84

8/10 Lakota East Invite @ Four Bridges         CANCELLED
8/13 Xavier Invite @ Maketewah 7th place 324      

As a team they shot a 324 good enough for 7th in a top field of of other schools. See individual results below:

Garrett Wood 76
Jessie Brumley 79
Charlie Woolsum 82
EM-J Galang 87
Cameron Madden 93

Next up Mason will participate in the Arrowhead Invitational at Windy Knoll on Saturday, Aug. 20th.

8/22 LaSalle Invite @ Clovernook 3rd place      

The Mason boys golf team competed at the LaSalle Invitational at Clovernook on Monday. They finished 3rd overall with a team score of 312. See scores below:

Garrett Wood 76
Jessie Brumley 74
Charlie Woolson 88
Cameron Maddox 79
EM-J Galang 83

Next up Mason hosts a quad meet at Shaker GC with Lakota West/Hamilton/Fairfield today (Wednesday).

8/24 [email protected] Shaker with West/Hamilton/Fairfield Mason 156
Lakota West 159
Fairfield 166
Hamiltom 178

The boys golf team came out on top in a quad match on Wednesday at Shaker Run GC. See scores below:

Mason 156
Lakota West 159
Fairfield 166
Hamiltom 178

Garrett Wood was the overall medalist shooting a 2-under 34 on the day. See all scores below:

Garrett Wood 34(-2) medalist
Jessie Brumley 43
Charlie Woolson 40
Cameron Madden 39
EM-J Galang 44
RJ Volger 42

Next up Mason competes in the Middletown Invitational at Weatherwax on Saturday.

8/27 Middletown Invite        


Next up the boys golf team participate in the Top 12 Invitational at Heritage on Wednesday, August 31st.

8/31 Top 12 Invite @ Heritage CC        

Lakota East defeated Mason boys golf 314-319 at Wednesday's Top 12 event at Heritage CC. See scores below:

Charlie Woolson 37(tied for medalist)
Jessie Brumley 39
Garrett Wood 39
Cameron Madden 41
Justin Kim 41
EM-J Galang 48
Jack Soper 40
Jackson Rossiter 50
Logan Thomas 45
Bryce Allen 54
Jake Amenn 41
RJ Volger 41

Next up Mason has a tri-match with Elder and Anderson on Wednesday, Sept. 7th.

9/7 Lakota West at Shaker          
9/8 Tri-Match at Fairfield Greens with West/FF        

Mason particpated in a tri-match with Lakota West and Fairfield at the Greens on Thursday. The Comets came away with the win shooting 151 as a team. West 161 and FF 172 rounded out the scoring. See individual scores below:

Garrett Wood 34 (medalist)
Jessie Brumley 36
EM-J Galang 39
Cameron Madden 42
Charlie Woolson 43
Justin Kim 45

Next up Mason plays in the Hadley Invite on Saturday at Weatherwax.

9/10 Hadley Invite @ Weatherwax        

The annual Hadley Invitational was cancelled on Saturday due to weather concerns. Next up Mason boys golf will play today in the Alter Invite at Miami Valley GC. On Tuesday they will host a tri-match with Elder and Anderson.

9/12 Alter Invite @ Miami Valley GC        

Mason finished 2nd overall at Monday's Alter Invitational at Miami Valley GC. As a team the Comets shot a 306. See scores below:

Garrett Wood 71
Jessi Brumley 77
Charlie Woolson 76
Cameron Madden 86
EM-J Galang 82

9/13 Tri-Match TBA with Elder/Anderson        

On Tuesday the Comets participated in a Tri-Match between Mason, Anderson, and Elder. Mason came out on top with a team score of 158 to Elders 164 and Anderson's 183. See individual scores below:

Garrett Wood 39
Jessie Brumley 36 (medalist)
Charlie Woolson 42
Justin Kim 43
Cameron Madden 45
EM-J Galang 41

Next up is a Quad match at Shaker TODAY with Oak Hills, Xavier and Milford.

9/14 Quad @ Shaker with OH/Xavier/Milford        

Mason took a tri-match on Wednesday against Milford and Oak Hills. The Comets finished with a team score of 151. See scores below:

Garrett Wood 37
Jessie Brumley 38
Charlie Woolson 40
Justin Kim 37
Cameron Madden 39

Next up Mason participates in the Springboro Invitational at Heatherwood on Saturday, Sept. 17.

The GMC Boys Golf Championships loom next week Sept. 21 and 22 at Glenview.

9/17 Springboro Invite @ Heatherwood        

The Mason boys golf team participated in the Springboro Invitational this past Saturday, finishing 3rd overall with a team score of 316. See scores below:

Garrett Wood 78
Jessie Brumley 75
Justin Kim 80
Cameron Madden 83
EM-J Galang 87

The boys will play at Glenview this Wednesday and Thursday in the GMC Championships.

9/21-9/22 GMC @ Glenview        

After staging a torrid second day come back, the Mason boys golf team fall just short in their bid for a GMC title on Thursday at Glenview. The Comets made a 9-shot deficit to find themselves even heading to the final hole. Thunderhawks were able to escape with an eagle and win the tiltle by four strokes and setting a GMC low score team record (599). Mason finished the tourney with a two day total of 603 (300-303). See individual scores below:

1. Garrett Wood 12 74 76 150
2. Jessi Brumley 12 71 76 147
3. Charlie Woolson 12 76 76 152
4. Justin Kim 12 81 75 156
5. Cameron Madden 10 80 80 160
6. Emj Galang 11 79 79 158

Next up for Mason is the Bishop Watterson Invite on Saturday, Sept. 24th.


9/24 Bishop Watterson Invite @ Clover Valley        

Mason boys golf finished 6th overall at this past Saturdays Watterson Invitational at Clover Valley. The team shot a 322 at the tourney. See scores below:

Garrett Wood 77
Jessie Brumley 83
Charlie Woolson 80
EM-J Galang 85
Cameron Madden 82

The Sectional tourney is set for Tuesday, Oct. 4th back at Glenview. Division I Sectionals will qualify four (4) teams and the four (4) individual low scorers not on a qualifying team to the District Tournament at Beavercreek Golf Club, Thursday, October 13, 2016.

10/4 SECTIONAL @ Glenview        

Mason was 2nd at yesterday's sectional championships at Glenview. The Comets scored a team total of 311 behind winner Lakota East's 306. Mason is one of four teams that has qualified for Districts. See individual scores below:

1. Garrett Wood 12 37 39 76
2. Jessie Brumley 12 38 37 75
3. Charlie Woolson 11 41 39 80
4. Emj Galang 11 40 40 80
5. Cameron Madden 10 44 39 83

The District Championships will be held on Thursday, Oct. 13th at Beavercreek GC. District will qualify three (3) teams and the three (3) individual low scorers not on a qualifying team to the State Tournament, October 21 - 22, 2016 at OSU Scarlet GC.


10/13 DISTRICT @ Beavercreek        

Mason boys golf season came to an end yesterday at the Southwest District Championships. The Comets finished 9th shooting a team score of 337. Centerviille (303), St. Xavier (305) and Lakota East (309) advanced to the state tournament. The top three teams and top 3 individuals not on a qualifying team advanced. Below is a breakdown of Mason golfers scores:

1. Garrett Wood 12 42 37 79
2. Jessie Brumley 12 45 39 84
3. Charlie Woolson 11 43 45 88
4. Emj Galang 11 DQ 0 DQ
5. Cameron Madden 10 44 42 86

Congratulations to Coach Lambert and his players on a great season.

10/21-10/22 State @ OSU Scarlet          

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Girls Golf
Team Placings
Other Comet Scores
Match Record
Event Notes
8/5 Pickerington Invite 13th      

Mason Girls Golf opened their season Aug. 5th at the Pickerington Invitational at Turnberry GC. The team shot a 357 placing 13th overall. See individual scores below:

Vivienne Su - 85
Julanna Zhang - 85
Natalie Anderson - 101
Madison Vinson - 97
Darby Clark - 90
Caroline Waller - 107

8/8 Fairfield Classic @ FF South Trace          

Sycamore invite (12) at Walden Ponds




Mason girls placed 7th with a score of 355 at the Sycamore Invite at Walden Ponds on Tuesday, Aug. 9th. See individual scores below:

Vivienne Su - 84
Julanna Zhang - 83
Mullika Pandit - 88
Natalie Anderson - 100
Emily Mason - 107

8/13 Centerville @ TBA        

Mason played Centerville in a 9-hole match on Saturday, Aug. 13th at Glenview. Final scores: Elks 162 and Mason 170. See individual scores below:

Vivienne Su - 39
Julanna Zhang - 38
Darby Clark - 40
Natalie Anderson - 49
Madison Vinson - 44
Rachel Bush - 53

Next up Mason will play Fairfield at the Grizzly at Kings Island on Thursday, Aug. 18th.

8/18 Fairfield HS KI Grizzly

Mason 175

FF 221


On Thursday, Aug. 18, the girls golf team defeated Fairfield 175-221 at Kings Islands Grizzly course in a dual match. See scores below:

Vivienne Su -38
Julanna Zhang - 42
Darby Clark - 47
Natalie Anderson -48
Madison Vinson -49
Mullika Pandit -48

Next up Mason will Notre Dame Academy at Twin Oaks on Saturday, Aug. 20.

8/20 Notre Dame Academy @ Twin Oaks         The girls golf match vs. Notre Dame on Saturday was rained out after 6 holes of play. Next up the Mason girls play at Springboro on Tuesday, August 23rd.
8/23 @ Springboro        

Mason girls golf played a dual match at Heatherwoode GC against Springboro on Tuesday. The Comets came away with a 165-172 victory. See scores below:

Vivienne Su 39
Julanna Zhang 36
Natalie Anderson 46
Rachel Bush 51
Madison Vinson 44
Mullika Pandit 46

Next Mason plays Oak Hills at Walden Ponds on Wednesday, Aug. 31st. Mason's match with Kings on Thursday has been postponed.

8/25 @ Kings HS @ The Grizzly         CANCELLED ...RESCHEDULED
8/31 Oak Hills @ Walden Ponds        

Mason Girls Golf defeated Oak Hills on Wednesday in a dual match 169-187. See scores below:

Vivienne Su- 38 (Medalist)
Julanna Zhang- 43
Darby Clark - 45
Natalie Anderson- 43
Madison Vinson - 48
Mullika Pandit - 48

The Comets are back in action at the Dublin Jerome HS Invite at Muirfield Village on Saturday, Sept .3rd.

9/3 @ Dublin Jerome HS Invite @ Muirfield Village         Next up Mason will play at East (4 Bridges) today, Sept. 6th.
9/6 @ Lakota East (4 Bridges)        

The Comet girls golf team defeated East on Monday; final score Mason 179, Lakota East 181. See scores below:

Vivienne Su - 39 (Medalist)
Julanna Zhang - 42
Natalie Anderson - 47
Emily Mason - 56
Madison Vinson - 51
Mullika Pandit - 54

Next up Mason will play Sycamore at Walden Ponds on Thursday, Sept. 8th.

9/8 Sycamore @ Walden Ponds        

Mason Girls Golf fell to Sycamore on Thursday, 158-165. See scores below:

Vivienne Su 40
Julanna Zhang 39
Darby Clark 44
Natalie Anderson 42
Madison Vinson 45
Mullika Pandit 53

Next up the Comets participate in a match at Glenview on Saturday with Sycamore/St. Ursula and Ursulilne.

The Girls Golf GMC Championships will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 14 and Friday, Sept. 16 at Walden Ponds.

9/10 Tri-Match @ Glenview with Sycamore/St. Ursula/Ursuline         cancelled?
9/14-9/16 GMC @ Walden Ponds        

After four consecutive Comet girls GMC golf titles, Sycamore finally turned the tables on Mason (2nd place) 650-660 at the league championships held last week at Walden Ponds. West was third with 672, East 4th with 682 and Colerain 5th with a 711 to round out the top 5 in the conference. Vivienne Su for the Comets was third overall in the tourney (3 strokes off the leader), with Julanna Zhang finishing 7th. Both earned 1st team All-GMC honors for their performances. See Mason scores below:

1. Vivienne Su 12 76 75 151
2. Julanna Zhang 10 84 80 164
3. Darby Clark 11 91 84 175
4. Natalie Anderson 12 89 85 174
5. Rachel Bush 11 94 91 185
6. Madison Vinson 10 87 93 180

The Sectionals get under way in a couple of weeks. Next up Mason will host Lakota West at the Elks on Thursday, Sept. 22nd.

9/22 Lakota West @Hamilton Elks        

Mason defeated Lakota West on Thursday at the Elks 166-176. See scores below:

Vivienne Su 38
Julanna Zhang 43
Darby Clark 42
Natalie Anderson 43
Madison Vinson 43
Rachel Bush 44

Next up is a tri- match at Maketewah on Saturday with St. Ursula and Ursuline.


9/24 Tri-Match @ Maketewah with Ursula/Ursuline/St. Ursula        

Mason girls golf competed in the Merici Golf Invitational at Maketewah Country Club on Saturday. The Comets finished 5th out of 11 teams with a score of 344. See scores below:

Vivienne Su 79
Julanna Zhang 80
Madison Vinson 94
Mullika Pandit 91
Caroline Waller 105

Next up Mason hosts St. Ursula at the Grizzly on Tuesday, Sept. 27th. They'll face Ursuline at Glenview on Tuesday, Sept. 27th.


9/27 St. Ursula @ KI Grizzly        

Mason defeated St. Ursula at the Grizzly on Tuesday, 177-189. See scores below:

Vivienne Su - 42
Julanna Zhang - 41
Darby Clark - 54
Natalie Anderson - 51
Madison Vinson - 43
Mullika Pandit - 51

Next up Mason will play Ursuline at Glenview on Wednesday, Sept. 28th.

Mason Girls will play in the SW Sectional at Walden Ponds on Wednesday, Oct. 5th. Each sectional will qualify four (4) teams and the four (4) individual low scorers not on a qualifying team to the District Tournament at Glenview Golf Club, Tuesday, October 11, 2016 (Rain date Wednesday, October 12, 2016).

9/28 Ursuline @ Glenview         Cancelled due to weather.
10/5 Sectional @ Walden Ponds        

Mason girls golf played in the Sectional tourney at Walden on Wednesday. The team finished 5th overall (354) with only the top four qualifying for district. Sycamore, Springboro, Lakota East and McAuley all made the cut and will advance. Mason's Vivenne Su (79) and Julanna Zhang (83) indvidually qualifed for District. See scores below:

Vivenne Su - 79 (Qualified for District as an individual)
Julanna Zhang - 83 (Qualified for District as an individual)
Darby Clark - 91
Natalie Anderson - 101
Madison Vinson - 101

Su and Zhang will compete in the Districts next Monday at Weatherwax. District will qualify three (3) teams and the three (3) individual low scorers not on a qualifying team to the State Tournament, October 21 - 22, 2016.

10/10 Districts @ Glenview        

Mason Girls golf standout Vivienne Su is a State Qualifier! Su had a great round on Tuesday at the district championships on a golf course that was set up and played very difficult. Vivienne scored an overall score of 80 for the day, good enough to send her to the state tourney as one of the three individual low score qualifiers in the Southwest District. Su stayed consistent throughout the round shooting 40 on each side, with an overall 5th place finish at the event.

Congratulations to senior Vivienne as she finishes out her career at Mason with a trip to Columbus. The Girls Division 1 State Tournament will be played at The Ohio State University Gray Course on Friday, October 21 and Saturday, October 22.

Congratulations also to Julanna Zhang. She shot an 82 at Districts and missed out on qualifying by 2 strokes and finishing tied for 8th place. Zhang had a very solid round, and a strong performance as a Sophomore.

10/21-10/22 State Tournament @ Ohio State Gray Course        

Comet girls state golf qualifier Vivienne Su closed out her career with Mason Girls Golf at the State Tournament this past Saturday. Su played a practice round on a very rainy Thursday where she got a feel for the course and how it would play. Waking up to heavy rain again on Friday, she made her way to the course and began to prepare for Friday's round. Just as she was about to step up to the #1 tee to start play, they suspended play and eventually decide to cancel all on course activities. Saturday's round of 18 holes would decide the Tournament Champions.

Vivienne shot a round of 85 on Saturday, though sunny, strong winds developed throughout the day, and the changes of the golf course during the day proved challenging. Vivienne played very steady during the course of her round and was able to capitalize on opportunities when they arose.

We are very proud of Vivienne, not only for her achievement of making it to State, but her contributions to the Mason Girls Golf Program over the last four years!


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Boys Soccer





Game Summary
8/20 Springboro won 4-0 1-0 0-0

The Comets boys soccer team opened their season last Saturday on a stormy night with a 4-0 win over Springboro. See results/highlights below:

Goals: Carter Womack, Max Mitchell, Joseph Grimes, Ben Wendel
Assists: Max Mitchell 2, Anthony Vergara
Shutout: Danny Mackzum 4 saves, Ty Kirssin 2 saves

Next up Mason goes on the road when they visit Lebanon on Thursday, Aug. 25th.

Reedy 292

8/25 @ Lebanon won 3-0 2-0 0-0

The Comet boys soccer team notched their second win of the season on Thursday night in a 3-0 shutout at Lebanon. Mason got on the board with a goal in the first half and added two more in the 2nd. See details below:

Goals: Anthony Vergara, Nick Krueger, Philip Springsteen

Assists: Max Mitchell 2, Joseph Grimes

Shutout: Danny Mackzum 4 saves, Ty Kirssin 1 save

Next up the Comets visit Loveland on Saturday.


8/27 @ Loveland won 2-0 3-0 0-0

The Comet boys win again and go 3-0 on the early season. Mason defeated Loveland 2-0 on Saturday. See details below:

Goals: Joseph Grimes, Nick Krueger
Assists: Joseph Grimes, Jack Hancock

Shutout: Danny Mackzum 3 saves

Next up the Comets host Centerville on Saturday, Sept. 3rd.

REEDY #294

9/3 Centerville won 2-0 4-0 0-0

Mason got a 2-0 win against always tough Centerville this past Saturday. See details below:

goals: Joseph Grimes 2
assist: Max Mitchell

shutout: Danny Mackzum 7 saves

Mason is 4-0 and will begin GMC play this Thursday, Sept. 8th when they host Lakota West.

REEDY #295

9/8 Lakota West won 2-1 5-0 1-0

The Comet boys soccer team earned their first GMC win of the season on Thursday night with a 2-1 win over Lakota West. See results below:

goals: Wil Shepherd, Joseph Grimes
assist: Zach Greenfield

Mason remains unbeaten at 5-0 and will host Liberty HS on Saturday at 3:00 pm.

REEDY #296

9/10 Liberty        

The boys soccer game against visiting Liberty Olentangy on Saturday was cut short due to weather issues. Mason was leading 1-0 late in the first half when play was stopped. The two teams hope to resume play at a date to be determined later this season.

Mason (5-0, 1-0 GMC) has a big GMC contest at Lakota East (3-0-2, 0-0-1 GMC) this Tuesday night.

9/13 @ Lakota East won 3-0 6-0 2-0

The Mason boys soccer team stayed unbeaten last night with a 3-0 win over an undefeated Lakota East squad on the Hawks home turf. See results below:

Goals: Joseph Grimes, Nick Krueger, Danny Loehr
Assists: Jack Hancock, Anthony Vergara, Max Mitchell
Shutout: Danny Mackzum 6 saves

Next up Mason (6-0, 2-0) will host Hamilton on Thursday, Sept. 15th. Last Saturday's rain out at home with Olentangy Liberty will be resumed on Saturday, Sept. 17th at 4:00 pm. The Comets were leading 1-0 late in the first half of that contest.

REEDY #297

9/15 Hamilton tied 1-1 6-0-1 2-0-1

The Mason boys soccer team tied 1-1 with visiting Hamilton on Thursday night. Mason got an early goal by Max Mitchell and had several other offensive opportunities during the physically played contest.

The Comets go to 6-0-1 overall and 2-0-1 in the GMC. Tomorrow, Sept. 17, they will restart last Saturday's game with Olentangy Liberty with Mason holding a 1-0 lead and approx. 8 minutes remaining in the first half. Game time is 4:00 pm.

REEDY #297

The Mason boys soccer team was scheduled to re-play their contest with Olentangy Liberty this past Saturday, but the threat of inclement weather forced another cancellation. No makeup date has been set.

Next up the Comets (6-0-1, 2-0-1) get back into GMC play when they visit rival Sycamore (4-4, 2-1) on Tuesday, Sept. 20th.

9/20 @ Sycamore tied 1-1 6-0-2 2-0-2

The Comets tied at Sycamore on Tuesday night taking their records to 6-0-2 and 2-0-2 in the GMC. Next up Mason will visit Princeton on Thursday night.

REEDY #297

9/22 @ Princeton won 1-0 7-0-2 3-0-2

The Comet boys soccer team continued their undefeated season on Thursday with a 1-0 shutout at Princeton. See results below:

Goal: Max Mitchell
Assist: Joseph Grimes
Shutout: Danny Mackzum 5 saves

Next up Mason (7-0-2, 3-0-2) will host St. Xavier at 3:00 pm on Saturday for senior day.

REEDY #298

9/24 St. Xavier won 1-0 8-0-2 3-0-2

The Mason boys soccer team celebrated their senior day recognition with a big 1-0 win over visiting St. Xavier this past Saturday. The game was 0-0 at the half with the Comets dominating the offensive side of the ball. Mason got a 2nd half goal and held off the bombers for a shutout. Overall it was a great team victory. See results below:

goal: Ben Wendel
assist: Max Mitchell
shutout: Danny Mackzum 6 saves

Next up, undefeated Mason (8-0-2, 3-0-2) will host Colerain on Thursday, Sept. 29th. The evening could be special as head coach Paul Reedy strives for his 300th career win. Good luck Paul!

REEDY #299


9/29 Colerain won 3-0 9-0-2 4-0-2

It was a special night for the Comet boys soccer program on Thursday night. The Comets weathered a 30 minute storm delay and went on to a 3-0 victory over Colerain to stay undefeated on the season. Head Coach Paul Reedy earned career win number 300 with the victory (see previous release on this milestone).

Mason came out of a lightening delay with 9 minutes remaining before the half and shocked the Cardinals with two quick goals within a minute and a half by Max Mitchell and Joseph Grimes. Mitchell would add another goal in the second half. Danny Mackzum got the shutout with 4 saves and Colin Hawkins had another save.

Along with his Comets, Reedy and his players will seek win #301 on Saturday at Anderson (10-1-1). It will be a tough battle of the two top ranked schools in the city. Mason is 9-0-2 and on top of the GMC with a 4-0-2 record.

10/1 @ Anderson won 2-0 10-0-2 4-0-2

It was a meeting of the top two ranked teams in the city on Saturday with the Mason boys soccer team continuing their undefeated season with a 2-0 shutout win over #2 ranked Anderson. The Comets extend their record to 10-0-2 with the win. See highlights below:

goals: Wil Shepherd, Joseph Grimes
assists: Ben Wendel, Anthony Vergara
shutout: Danny Mackzum 6 saves

Mason will return to GMC play with match at Middletown on Tuesday. The team will have two remaining regular season games after the Middies; @ Fairfield on Thursday, Oct. 6th and then home against Oak Hills on Thu. Oct. 13th.

10/4 @ Middletown won 3-1 11-0-2 5-0-2

The Comets boys completed a 3-1 win at Middletown last night for another GMC victory. Mason inches closer to another GMC Title with two big GMC contests remaining on their schedule. Middletown jumped out to an early 1-0 lead but Mason quickly tied the game and held a 2-1 halftime edge. About 10 minutes into the second half the third goal was scored by Wil Shepherd off a corner kick by Anthony Vergara. See highlights below:

goals: Max Mitchell 2, Wil Shepherd
assists: Anthony Vergara, Joseph Grimes

The Comets sit atop the GMC with a 5-0-2 record, undefeated at 11-0-2. They are the 2nd ranked team in the state (behind St, Ignatius) and 1st in the city polls. Next up Mason plays at Fairfield on Thursday, Oct. 6th. They conclude their regular season at home on Thursday, Oct. 13th.

10/6 @ Fairfield tied 0-0 11-0-3 5-0-3

Mason and Fairfield boys soccer played to a scoreless tie last night at Fairfield. The Comets league record goes to 5-0-3 (2nd place) and 11-0-3 overall. Mason has one game remaining on their regular season schedule.

The Comets will host Oak Hills on Thursday, Oct. 13th. Mason needs a win and an Oak Hill (6-1-1 GMC, 8-6-1 overall) tie or loss at Lakota East to win their 5th consecutive GMC title.

Mason earned the #1 seed in the upcoming Boys Sectional Tournament. The Comets will host the winner of the Little Miami/Amelia contest. The game is scheduled to be played at Mason, 7:00 pm on Thursday, Oct. 20th.

10/13 Oak Hills won 5-0 12-0-3 6-0-3

Mason boys soccer finished an undefeated regular season last night with a 5-0 win over Oak Hills. For only the 2nd time in the history of Mason boys soccer, the team has finished the regular season without a loss. The last time it occurred was 2013 when the team ran the table to a state title (22-0-1). The Comets (GMC 6-0-3) finished 1 point shy of winning another GMC championship. Sycamore (GMC 7-1-1) edged out Mason by a mere one point in the final league standings. See game details below:

goals: Nick Krueger 2, Joseph Grimes, Max Mitchell, Danny Loehr
assists: Max Mitchell 2, Ian Markely, Joseph Grimes, Carter Womack
shutout: Danny Mackzum 3 saves Collin Hawkins 1 save

Mason is the #1 ranked team in the city and #3 in the state. The team has earned the #1 seed in the upcoming Boys Sectional Tournament. The Comets will host the #26 seed Little Miami who defeated Amelia (5-9-2) 4-0 on Monday night. The game is scheduled to be played at Mason, 7:00 pm on Thursday, Oct. 20th.



vs Little Miami

7:00 at Mason

won 7-0 13-0-3  

Mason Boys Soccer routed visiting Little Miami 7-0 to advance in the postseason. It was the Comets 13th win of the season and kept their 2016 record without a loss at 13-0-3. See details below:

goals: Nick Krueger 2, Joseph Grimes, Jack Hancock, Matthew Kienzler, Tyler Heckler, Noor Basher

shutout: Danny Mackzum, Ty Kirssin, Collin Hawkins

Next up Mason will get a rematch with GMC foe Hamilton (9-5-4) in the Sectional final on Monday, Oct. 24th at Lakota East at 7:00 pm. Big Blue defeated Milford 3-2 to advance. Mason and Hamilton fought to a 1-1 tie back on Sept. 15th in a very close contest. The winner moves on to the District Championship match on Thursday, Oct. 27th.



Sectional Final

vs. Hamilton

@ East

won 3-0 14-0-3  

Sectional Champs!

Comet Boys Soccer Advances!!

Mason boys soccer got a little "GMC revenge" on Monday night in the sectional final at Lakota East. Earlier in the season, a very good Hamilton squad fought the Comets to a 1-1 tie and more importantly derailed a bid for another GMC title. The Comets may have had that in mind as they shutout Big Blue with a 3-0 win and a Sectional title on Monday night. The victory keeps Mason undefeated on the season and advances them to the District Championship.

For most of the game, the contest between the two league rivals was closer than the score. The first half neither team made serious offensive threats and the score was 0-0 after 40 minutes. Mason (14-0-3) survived a pair of point blank shots to open the second half. In both situations, GK Danny Mackzum was able to make saves to keep the game scoreless.

About 15 minutes into the half the Comets finally scored off a corner kick when senior Wil Shepherd was able to pounce on a loose ball and bury it in the back of the net. Less than two minutes later the Comets scored in transition with Junior Ben Wendell feeding a perfect through ball to the left side runner, sophomore Nick Krueger who placed an outstanding shot low and hard to the far post.

The Comets were able to successfully defend Hamilton's frantic attacks late in the game and found the third and final goal in transition as senior Jack Hancock played a through ball to senior Max Mitchell who outran two Hamilton defenders and slotted a ball far post to go up 3-0 with just over two minutes left, putting the game out of reach.

The Comets (ranked #1 in city, #3 in state polls) advance to Thursday's District Final against Centerville (10-5-4) at Bellbrook HS. Mason defeated the Elks earlier in the season 2-0. The Comets will be striving for their 5th straight Distrit title and 7th overall. The winner advances to the State Sweet Sixteen and a Regional berth.



vs. Centerville

7:00 at Bellbrook

won 1-0 OT 15-0-3  


Advance to Sweet 16!

The Mason Boys Soccer Team won a fifth straight Southwest District Championship Thursday night at Bellbrook Stadium. The Comets and Centerville met for the 2nd time this season and played to a scoreless tie after 80 minutes of play. Both teams had a few scoring opportunities in regulation, but were turned away by outstanding defenses and keeper play. At 1:40 left in the first 15-minute overtime, an assit from Max Mitchell helped Mason senior Joe Grimes flick a header over the outreached arms of the Elk goalie and into the back of the goal for the only score of the game.

The sudden victory goal and 1-0 win sent the Comets into a celebration that keeps them undefeated in 2016 (15-0-3). Sophomore Ty Krissin got the shutout on the night. Krissin, starting his first game of the year, was filling in for senior starter Danny Mackzum, unavailable due to a sickness. It was the teams 14th shutout of the season. Thirteen of Mason's 15 wins this season have come via the shutout. The Comet defense has surrendered only 4 goals to their opponents.

"Very proud of the determination displayed by all of our players and certainly
pleased to be moving on," said head coach Paul Reedy. "Beavercreek will be the best team we have faced all year."

The 2016 District title was the Mason boys soccer program 7th overall.

Mason will meet Beavercreek in the Regional Semi-Final on Wednesday, Nov. 2nd at Monroe HS at 7:00 pm. The Beavers (ranked #5) defeated St. Xavier on Tuesday night 2-0 to advance against the Comets. The last time the two teams played was in 2014 when the Beaver's knocked Mason out 1-0 in the Regional Semi's. The winner will play for a state title berth on Saturday, Nov. 5th, against either Springboro or Anderson.

Go Comets!



vs. Beavercreek

Monroe, 7:00

lost 4-1 PK's 15-1-3  


The Mason Boys Soccer season came to a tough, tough end in the Regional Semi-Final on Wednesday night at Monroe.  After a scoreless 110 minutes of regulation and overtime soccer, the Comets fell short on penalty kick opportunities and lost 4-1 to Beavercreek.  


But before that both teams had trouble scoring. It’s to be expected with two defensive-strong teams. Mason allowed four goals all season, while Beavercreek surrendered 10. Beavercreek had a 9-7 shot advantage in regulation and each team added a pair in the two 15-minute sudden victory OT sessions. The Beavers seemed to have the edge in quality scoring opportunities against their opponents stout backline.

Senior goal keeper, Danny Mackzum was huge in the net for Mason. Mackzum made at least three brilliant saves to keep the Beavers scoreless during the game. A lot of pressure was put on him in the PK period after the Comets failed to convert their first two opportunities.

Mason ends their season at 15-1-3 with only positive memories of another outstanding season. The Comets secured their 7th overall District title in 2016 and 5th in a row. They'll be back in 2017 ready to compete for more wins and titles and add to the proud history of the Mason Boys Soccer program.

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Girls Soccer






Game Summary
8/20 @ St. Ursula won 2-1 1-0 0-0

The season opener for our girls soccer team proved very entertaining on the tight quarters of St. Ursula's home pitch last Saturday night. The Bulldogs and Comets both came into the match highly ranked in the preseason polls and with high expectations for their first game. Mason's rugged preseason schedule proved valuable as the Comets came away with a 2-1 win.

Mason dominated the first ten minutes of play holding at least 70% of the possession with nice crisp passing and playing most of the first ten on the Bulldogs half. The Comets had 2 corners and a dangerous free kick in the first ten minutes but were unable to come away with a good look at the goal. Then came the 45 minute break for lightning which gave the Bulldogs a chance to regroup. The Bulldogs came out of the break pressuring the comets hard for 2 minutes resulting in one good shot on goal that Kateland Sipe adeptly saved. The remaining twenty-eight of the first half were played pretty evenly, Aliyah El-Nagggar provided a thrill at the twenty-four minute mark when she carried the ball the length of the field beating several defenders and ripping a shot that was just off frame. The first half ended 0-0 with the Bulldogs having 4 shots, 2 on-goal (both saved by Sipe), 1 corner kick and 1 foul while the Comets had 4 shots, 1 on goal, 3 corner kicks and 3 fouls.

The second half delivered a whirlwind of activity as both teams moved the ball up and down the field. The Comets broke the ice 5 minutes into the second half when Tori Bonno slipped a nice thru ball to Brooke Radcliffe who delivered a dangerous cross to the mouth of the Bulldogs goal which Annie Metzger finished with a nice header. The Bulldogs responded with a stepped-up intensity and three minutes later Maddie Young muscled her way thru a strong tackle attempt by Aliyah El-Naggar to burry a shot from inside the six. The Comets responded with a stepped-up intensity of their own and 3 minutes later Annie Metzger worked her way through several defenders to find Kenzie Miller who made a nice cross that Katie Sutter muscled into the goal thru multiple defenders.

With twenty-eight minutes left to play the Comets led 2-1. The Bulldogs then took the pace to an even high level including a few hard fouls which the Comets returned in kind. A few of the Comets fouls did lead to few dangerous free kicks for the Bulldogs which the Comets were able to defend. The Comets weathered the storm and won 2-1. In the second half the Bulldogs had 7 shots, 3 on goal (2 saved by Sipe), no corners and five fouls while the Comets had 8 shots, 5 on goal (2 goals), 1 corner and 8 fouls.

The Comets are off to a strong start and will face Northern Kentucky's #1 ranked Notre Dame Academy Monday Night at home at 7:00 PM. The Panda's are already 3-0 with 10-0 wins over Holy Cross and Scott and a 2-0 win over Dixie Heights last night.

8/22 Notre Dame lost 1-0 1-1 0-0

Coming off a nice victory at St. Ursula the Comets dropped a tough one, 0-1, to Notre Dame Academy from N. Ky on Monday night at the multi-purpose field. The first fifteen minutes provided some interesting play for the Comets and a good perspective on the outcome of the game. A huge crowd showed up to cheer on the Comets for their home opener and the $1 Tacos from El Cap was a big hit with the fans.

The most notable difference from the Comets season opener was the number of unforced errors. Credit the Panthers quick defense for some of the Comets errors. While Mason struggled to play their possession game, the first 14 minutes were still very evenly matched. The Pandas leveraged their speed up top after weathering three plus consecutive minutes in their defensive third to counter the Comets pressure with a breakaway goal at the 25:40 mark. About 30 minutes into the half the Comets figured out that thru were not working and started to go over the top which did create some threats on the Panda's goal. Katie Sutter let a shot rip from 25 just before the half, the Panda's keeper made an impressive punch over the top to save a goal. The half ended with the Comets down 0-1; the Pandas had managed only 2 shots and only 1 on goal but it was one that counted. The Comets managed only 3 shots with 2 on goal and both were saved. The Panda's were called for 2 fouls and took 4 corners while the Comets were called for 4 fouls and took 2 corners.

The Comets started the second half with a flurry of activity, showing much better intensity while dominating the run of play for the full 40 minutes. While the Comets kept the ball on the Panda's half for much of the final 40 minutes the Panda's speedy and stingy defense only allowed 4 shots and none on goal. The Comets did take 7 Corners and several dangerous free kicks, none of which resulted in a shot on goal. Taking advantage of the dangerous set plays is a real opportunity for the young Comets. Mason was called for just 2 fouls in the second half while the Pandas were called for 3. The Pandas speed up top did manage 2 shots in the second half, one on goal that Emma Schewe easily saved.

Next up for the Comets is the Lebanon Warriors Saturday afternoon at 4:00 PM at Jim VanDeGrift Stadium at Lebanon Jr. High School. The Warriors always play Mason tough, a remnant form a local rivalry that stretches back several decades.

8/27 @ Lebanon won 1-0 2-1 0-0

When the skies finally cleared last Saturday, the Comets got a 1-0 win against a pesky Lebanon team. A nasty storm rolled through in the afternoon cancelling the Girl’s JV Game and delaying the Varsity game by a full hour.

When the Comets finally took the field the Warriors took the upper hand for much of the first half. Both team’s struggled to string together multiple passes and Lebanon took advantage with their effort and athleticism. The Comets passing was not matching their runs and negative passes designed to maintain possession put the Comets in trouble several times. Lebanon’s aggressiveness led to 4 fouls while Mason was called for just 1 foul in the first half. The first half was mostly played between the 18’s as neither Team took a corner. Long throw-ins from Lebanon’s Roselen Rotello did require Mason to defend the equivalent of several corners. Lebanon did manage 5 shots, 2 shots on goal that were both saved by Kateland Sipe, while Mason took 1 lone shot in the first half.

Mason, developing a pattern, brought a stepped-up intensity to start the second half. Less than three minutes in, Ellie Allison played a nice ball forward to Brooke Radcliffe and Brook did the rest; beating a defender who was hanging on her hip to let loose a 30 yard bomb that caught Lebanon’s keeper off her line and found the upper 90. The Comets found much better possession in the second half which led to 4 shots and 2 corners to Lebanon’s 2 shots, 1 saved by Sipe, and no corners. Lebanon did create a flurry in the last 10 minutes that resulted in a dangerous free kick with just over 3 minutes left in the game. It appeared that Lebanon had beaten the Comets for a goal when McKenna Egan appeared at the goal line to clear the ball and save the game for the Comets.

The Comets improve to 2-1-0 having played three quality opponents; preseason ranked #6 Ursula, # 9 Lebanon and Notre Dame Academy, #1 in No. Ky. Next up for Mason is Milford away on Saturday Sep 3rd at Noon, then comes a run of 8 games in just over 2 weeks starting Sep 8th.

9/3 @ Milford lost 1-0 2-2 0-0

On an almost perfect late summer day the Comets were never able to find their rhythm on the natural grass pitch at Charity J. Lucas Stadium and fell to Milford 1-0. The Comets played much of the first 40 minutes in the Eagles half but lacked creativity and teamwork in the finishing third. The Eagles were content to sit back and counter with a very direct style of play. A few of the Eagles long balls resulted in dangerous scoring opportunities. At the 26:00 mark Kateland Sipe made a nice save on a free kick from 40, a result of a Comet’s handball. The Eagles had 3 shots in the first half, all on goal and all saved by Sipe. The Comets had just 1 shot which was on goal. The Eagles had 6 fouls to the Comets 4 and the Comets managed 1 Corner while the Eagles had no corners.

As in the three previous games, the Comets turned up the intensity for the start of the second half and were making better strides into the attacking third. With the defense pushed higher as the Comets attacked deep into the Eagles side, Milford’s #6 got in behind the defense on a long ball counter. In a good break for the Comets #6 pushed her shot wide right at the 35:00 minute mark. At 31:32 another long ball counter resulted in a collision between the last two Comet’s defenders and Keeper Schewe was caught well off her line allowing Bryn Rolfsen a free look at the Comets goal, which she easily finished. The Eagles weathered the 5 minute return flurry from the Comets, the Comets then changed shape which created several minutes of confusion for Milford and a few shots on goal. The Comets spirit appeared to be waning until a final push in the last 5 minutes. The score ended 1-0 in favor of the Eagles. In the second half the Comets had 8 shots, 4 on goal and 2 corners to the Eagles 5 shots, 1 on goal and no corners. Each side was charged with 5 fouls in the second half.

The Comets (2-2-0) start GMC play on Thursday Sep 8th at Lakota West at 7:00 PM.

9/8 @ Lakota West         Postponed due to storms
9/10 Loveland lost 1-0 2-3 0-0

Comets fall 0-1 to #1 Loveland Tigers on Saturday. Rain and lightning delayed the start of the game about 30 minutes. The Tigers came out of the shoot hot and pressed the Comets hard for the first 5 minutes of the game. The game turned fairly even for the next 8 minutes as both teams moved the ball quickly up and down the field. At the 26:30 mark caught keeper Kateland Sipe off her line and launched a goal from 30 yards out. The remainder of the half was pretty evenly played. The half ended 1-0 with the Tigers having 6 Shots, 4 on goal, 3 saved by Sipe to the Comets 2 shots with none on goal. Loveland took 3 corners to the Comets 1 and were called for 1 foul to the Comets 3.

The Comets played the second half more aggressively but were unable to crack the goal. With 4:00 minutes left in the game Aliyah El-Naggar, who played the final 28 minutes at striker, had a dangerous breakaway run into the Tigers box that was stopped with a questionable slide tackle from the side. The second half was played more evenly around the attacking thirds, the Comets took 5 shots, 2 on Goal to the Tigers 6 shots 2 on goal and both teams took 1 corner. The Tigers were called for 5 fouls to the Comets 6.

The Comets, now 2-3, have played a very tough opening 5 games. Next up is a big league game against Lakota East Tuesday night at Home at 7:00.

9/13 Lakota East won 1-0 3-3 1-0

The Comets came to play on Tuesday night against a key GMC rival, Lakota East coming away with a 1-0 victory. Mason took it to East right from the opening whistle and significantly outplayed East in the first half holding close to 70% of the possession and peppering East’s goal with 8 threats in the box 4 shots with 3 on goal. The Comets did everything in the first half but score. East did win a corner at the 3:30 mark which the Comets defended well. East finished with 1 shot that was not on goal and were called for 3 fouls to the Comets 2.

The second half was much like the first with the Comets pressing East for much of the first 10 minutes. East came out in the second half running an offside trap in an attempt to offset the Comets pressure. At the 30 minute mark a nice serve in from Annie Metzger caught the trap moving up just as Aliyah El-Naggar stepped in and kneed the serve up to Olivia Polnow for the finish. The Comets kept the pressure on for much of the half, East did respond with a final flurry in the last 5 minutes that produced 2 shots neither on goal. The Comets finished the second half with 9 threats in the box, 7 shots 3 on goal and 1 corner. Mason was called for 4 fouls to East’s 2 in the second half.

A strong team effort even’s the Comets record at 3-3. Next up is the Hamilton Big Blue (0-3-2) at Hamilton Thursday night at 7PM.

9/15 @ Hamilton tied 0-0 3-3-1 1-0-1

The Mason Comets traveled to Virgil M. Schwarm Stadium to take on the Big Blue of Hamilton on Thursday night. The Lady Comets began strong; attacking the goal early and connecting passes on through balls down the width of the field. Annie Metzger, Brooke Radcliffe and Aliyah El-Nagger were able to piece together dangerous threats, but could not find the back of the net. Mason dominated the first 25 minutes with majority of possession. Hamilton was able to create a few opportunities, but Mason’s strong defense held them at bay. Towards the end of the first half the midfield opened up and Mason utilized the space by attacking on the dribble but could not manage to find the backside of the Hamilton defense. The first half ended with roughly 70% possession by the Mason Comets still tied 0-0.

In the second half, both teams struggled to settle into a rhythm and mostly relied on counter attacks for goal-scoring opportunities. The most notable attack came from a ball played over the top by Metzger for El-Nagger to run onto. After beating the keeper, it looked like Mason would pull ahead, but a Hamilton defender made a great play to divert the ball into the right goal post. Throughout the rest of the half, both teams played aggressively and riled up the fans, most notably when Hamilton’s Kristen Sams received a yellow card with 10 minutes remaining. Despite many long-ball attempts, Mason struggled to connect the defense and offense, leaving little work for the middle of the field. Mason defense played well together as a unit and recovered to prevent Hamilton from scoring. Unfortunately, the Comets could not find the back of the net and after 80 minutes of play the result was a 0-0 tie.

For the match the Big Blue managed 7 shots 3 on goal, all saved by Mason’s Sipe. The Big Blue took just 1 corner and were called for 12 fouls. Mason took 13 shots, 4 on goal and took 2 corners. Mason was called for 5 fouls.

Next up for the Comets (3-3-1) is MND at MND Monday night at 7. The Comets play 4 matches next week, 2 are GMC.

9/19 @ MND lost 4-0 3-4-1 1-0-1

The Comets (3-3-1) ran into a Mount Notre Dame (5-1-1) Buzz Saw at Sister Dorothy Stang Memorial Field Monday Night. The Comets started a bit sloppy and before they knew what hit them they were down 0-2. Just under 3 minutes into the game, the Comets gave up an unnecessary corner to the Cougars that resulted in an Abby Brauning goal assisted by Khyla Porter. The Comets thought they had averted the early goal when McKenna Eagan pulled the ball off the goal line but the linesman confirmed that the whole ball had crossed the whole line. Less than 3 minutes later the Comet defense provided a touch too much space to Jenna Prathapa 25 yards out and Jenna launched a bending rocket that found the back of the net. The Comets battled MND fairly evenly for the remainder of the half which ended 0-2. MND did most of their damage in the first 10 minutes of the half ending with 6 shots, 4 on goal (2 saved by Sipe), 1 corner and were called for 3 fouls. The Comets managed 2 shots and were called for 1 foul.

The Comets came out in a 4-3-3 for the second half looking to press the attack and they were finding some success moving forward into the attacking third when 7 minutes in MND countered and Olivia DiCarlo found Kyla Porter who adeptly worked her way thru Mason’s defense for a point blank shot and a 3-0 lead. The Comets continued to battle but did concede a fourth goal 23 minutes into the half when Emma Schuppe headed in a long arching cross from the right side. The second half ended with the Cougars taking 4 shots, 3 on Goal (1 saved by Schewe) and 1 corner to the Comets 3 shots, 2 on goal and 1 Corner. MND was called for 2 fouls to the Comets 1.

9/20 Sycamore won 5-2 4-4-1 2-0-1

When the nets finally started shaking for the Comets they didn’t stop on Tuesday night. The Comets improved to 4-4-1 (GMC 2-0-1) with a 5-2 win over the Sycamore Aviators who dropped to 2-5-4 (GMC 1-2-1). Three minutes into the contest Tori Bonno served in back to back left footed crosses and on the second serve Aliyah El-Naggar did a nice job to trap the ball and shake the net for her first Goal. The Comets controlled much of the early run of play but had an unfortunate handball in the box at the 33:26 mark and the Aves #12 buried the PK to tie it 1-1. The Comets continued to press the Aves for much of the rest of the half and earned Free kicks from 25 yards out and 35 yards out at the 28:51 and 8:13 marks. Aliyah El-Naggar buried the first in the upper 99.9 as it skimmed in off the cross bar and she skipped the second in off one bounce for her HAT TRICK. The nets continued to shake when Allison Winterhalter feed a pretty pass to Aliyah for her fourth goal of the match and the Comets led 4-1 at the Half. In the First Half the Comets took 9 shots, 6 on goal, scoring 4 and earned 2 corners. The Aves took 3 shots, 2 on goal, scored 1 (1 saved by Kateland Sipe) and 1 corner. The Comets were called for 1 foul to the Aves 2.

The Second half opened with the Comets pressing the Aves again when Tori Bonno slipped in behind the defense and had her feet swiped out from behind just outside the 18. Aliyah again took the free kick this time looking for a combination play to Brooke Radcliffe that resulted in a shot but not a goal. Brooke and Aliyah combined well all night at the striker position keeping the Aves under heavy pressure. The Aves Maddie Thiss did provide some nice counters and at the 37:28 mark dribbled thru the Comet defense to bury one in the back of the net and give the Comets pause with the score now 4-2. The Aves did gain some momentum off the Thiss goal and pressed the Comets for a few minutes until Katie Sutter slipped a pretty pass to Brooke Radcliffe to shake the net for the 5th time of the night and break the Aves comeback thoughts. The Comets took 6 shots, 2 on goal, scoring 1 and earned 2 corners in the 2nd half. The Aves had 1 shot that resulted in a goal with no corners. The Comets were called for 5 fouls to the Aves 3.

The Comets sit in 2nd place in the GMC at 2-0-1 behind Oak Hills (3-0-0) and can control their own GMC destiny. If the Comets can continue to shake the nets to go along with their very solid defense led by Kateland Sipe and Olivia Popovich, who have allowed just 1.1 goals per game, the future will be BRIGHT.

Hopefully the friendly confines of home will provide the Mason fans with more excitement Thursday night when the Comets take on the Princeton Vikings 2-5-1 (GMC 0-2-0) and Saturday Night against Ursuline 1-3-4.

9/22 Princeton won 3-0 5-4-1 3-0-1

Mason defeated Princeton on Thursday 3-0. The Comets (now 5-4-1 GMC 3-0-1) tallied their 4th Shutout of the season as Kateland Sipe and Emma Schewe combined to keep their net clean. The Comet defense continues to impress as Olivia Popovich, Ellee Allison, McKenna Eagan, Kenzie Miller, Catherine Berry and Cagnie France combined in front of the keepers to hold Princeton to just 3 shots, 1 on goal in the first half and 0 shots in the second half. The defense allowed 0 corners in the first half and just 2 corners in the second half. Kenzie Miller added some nice long field switching serves into the box for the offense to run on to. Kenzie also buried a 40 yard bomb into the back of the net to open Mason’s scoring less than four minutes into the game. Miller was assisted on the goal by a nice drop pass from Aliyah El-Naggar.

The Midfield controlled 80% of the run of play as Jordan Reddington, Olivia Polnow, Katie Sutter, Allison Winterhalter, Tori Bonno, Sheradyn Slagle, Nicki Baehre, Nikki Huber and Sophie Nabb manned the middle. Jordan Reddington also ran into a corner from Brooke Radcliffe and muscled it into the goal with 8 minutes left in the first half for a 2-0 lead at half time.

Strikers Brooke Radcliffe, Aliyah El-Naggar, Crystal Gluchowski and Sam Luna gave the Vikings defense fits all night. Aliyah El-Naggar added the third and final goal when Tori Bonno loosed her with a cheeky pass just over 10 minutes into the second half.

Mason finished with 27 shots, 10 on goal, 3 goals, 12 corners and 7 fouls while the Vikings (now 2-6-1 GMC 0-3-0) finished with 3 shots, 1 on goal (saved by Sipe), 2 corners and 4 fouls. A strong showing by the entire Mason Team.

Next up for the Comets is Ursuline Academy (2-4-1) coming off a big 4-1 win over Saint Ursula Wednesday Night. This Game is Saturday Night at Mason at 7:00 and is Senior Night honoring 4 Comet Seniors, Hannah Kallach, Brooke Radcliffe, Kateland Sipe and Katie Sutter.

9/24 Ursuline won 1-0 6-4-1 3-0-1

Last Saturday was Senior Night the Comets and they shined and beating Ursuline 1-0. The score, however, does not reflect how dominant the Comets really were on this evening.

In the first half the comets maintained 80% of the possession for 33 of the 40 Minutes, for the other 7 minutes the Lions had the Comets scrambling and the Comet Defense had to work hard to keep the Lions off their doorstep. The half ended 0-0 with the Comets taking 7 shots, 4 on goal, and 2 corners while the Lions had 5 shots, 2 on goal (both saved by Kateland Sipe) and 0 Corners. While it was a fast paced and fairly physical half neither team was called for a foul.

The Comets dominated the second half. The Midfield owned 80% of the possession throughout the half, the Defense did not allow a shot on goal and the Offense continuously threatened and regularly peppered the Lions goal. It was looking like the Comets were headed for an undeserving tie when Olivia Polnow pressed yet another pass into the 18 that Katie Sutter was able to wrestle away from a Lion defender and slip to Aliyah El-Naggar who buried it into the back of the Lions net. The Comets took 16 shots, 4 on goal, and had 4 Corners while the Lions took 0 shots and 0 corners. The Comets were charged with 3 fouls to the Lions 1.

It was a fitting night for all three of Mason’s healthy seniors, Kateland Sipe recorded her second shutout of the season saving both shots on goal, Katie Sutter turned up the intensity and recorded a key assist and Brooke Radcliffe’s motor never stopped running as she recorded 4 shots.

Next up, the Comets (6-4-1 GMC 3-0-1) will finish (or restart) their lightning delayed game with Lakota West (2-4-3 GMC 2-1-1), at West, Tuesday night at 7. The Comets will travel to the unfriendly confines of Cardinal Stadium to take on Colerain (3-5-1 GMC 0-4-1) Thursday Night at 7.

9/27 @ West (makeup game) tie 0-0 6-4-2 3-0-2

Mason visited Lakota West on Tuesday night to finish a contest that was suspended September 8th and was delayed by lightning 23.5 minutes tied at 0-0 The Comets and Firebirds played to a scoreless 0-0 tie to conclude the game.

In the first 23.5 minutes the Comets were more aggressive and were called for 2 fouls to 0 for West. The Comets also controlled much of the run of play and spent most of the time on West’s side of the field. The Comet’s Brooke Radcliffe had 1 very dangerous shot which was on goal and had 1 corner while West had just 1 shot. The finish to the first half ended much like it started with the Comets pressing West. In 16.5 minutes the Comets took 5 shots, 1 on Goal, to West’s 2 shots, neither team took a corner and West was called for 1 foul.

The second half started much like the first with the Comets pressing West but as the match continued West gained confidence and there was a stretch of several minutes in the Middle of the half where West penetrated the Comets defensive third and had several dangerous runs into the Comets box. The Comets retook the momentum for the final 10 minutes of the game and managed several dangerous runs and shots but were unable to put many of those shots on frame. Sipe and her defense held steady proving again that it is very difficult to score on the Comets and recorded their 5th shutout. The Second half ended with the Comets taking 10 shots, 1 on goal and 4 Corners to Wests 2 shots, 1 on goal and no corners. The Comets were called for 4 fouls to West’s 1.

The Comets now at 3-0-2 in the GMC and can no longer control their own GMC destiny as they will need some help as they look up the table at East 4-1-0, Fairfield 4-1-0 and Oak Hills 5-0-0.

Next up for the Comets is Colerain (3-5-1 GMC 0-4-1) on Thursday Night at Colerain at 7 pm. The Cardinals do have a 1-1 Tie with West and their defense has played well against the 3 teams at the top of the table. The Comets are home next week for 2 matches; Middletown (0-6-0) next Tuesday and a critical match against Fairfield (4-1-0) next Thursday. The Comets finish at Oak Hills (5-0-0) on Thursday October 13th.

9/29 @ Colerain won 4-0 7-4-2 4-0-2

The Comets traveled to Colerain on Thursday and came away with a 4-0 win. Mason (7-4-2 GMC 4-0-2) dominated from the opening whistle keeping Colerain (3-6-1 GMC 0-5-1) pinned in their own half for most of the game. The Cardinals fought hard and their keeper, Anne Marie Schutte, played a strong game saving 6 SOG and more significantly changing the field regularly with very long punts and goal kicks.

The Comets worked well as a team finding open players and possessing the ball. Just under 3 minutes into the game Tori Bonno cut a Cardinal defender to penetrate to the 6 and slipped a nice ball to Brooke Radcliffe for the finish. The feisty Cardinals were able to hold Mason to 1-0 at the half. The Comets took 4 Corners, 14 shots, 3 on goal and scored 1 goal. The Cardinals did not record a shot or a corner. The Comets were called for 4 fouls to the Cardinals 3.

The Cardinals were not able to hold the Comets in the Second half. Within 15 minutes the Comets had added 2 goals; Katie Sutter slipped a nice pass to Aliyah El-Naggar for a deft finish and Brooke Radcliffe fired a 20 yard bomb into the upper 90. A few minutes later Aliyah danced thru the Cardinal defense to seal the deal 4-0. It was a nice team effort all the way around by the Comets. Sipe and Schewe combined behind the Popovich lead defense for the fourth consecutive shutout and 7th on the year. The Comets finished the Second half with 2 corners, 9 shots, 7 SOG and 3 goals to Colerain’s 3 shots, 2 on goal with 1 saved by Sipe and 1 by Schewe.

In play around the GMC, Oak Hills (6-0-0) beat West 1-0 and Fairfield (5-0-1) beat East 2-1 setting up a big week next week as the Comets host Midddletown Tuesday, Oct. 4 and Fairfield Thursday, Oct. 6. while Oak Hills travels to East and Hamilton.

10/4 Middletown won 3-0 8-4-2 5-0-2

The Comets shutout the Middies 3-0 Tuesday Night for their 5th Consecutive and 8th shutout of the season.

Mason girls soccer dominated the run of play and out shot the Middies 18 to 2 in the first half for a 3-0 halftime lead. The Comets did struggle to put their shots on frame, they had seven good looks in the first 5 minutes but 0 were on frame. The Comets finally shook the net at the 21:30 mark when Olivia Polnow threaded a nice thru ball to Aliyah El-Naggar who beat 2 Middie defenders and found Lexi Lucius wide open on the back post for a fine finish. At the 8:40 mark Katie Sutter made several nice moves to free herself for a beautiful cross to Sam Luna at the 6 for another fine finish. Less than 2 minutes later, Brooke Radcliffe fought her way thru the Middie defense to find Crystal Gluchowski at point blank range which she adeptly put into the back of the net. The Comets did find much better looks at the goal when they started making the extra pass. For the half the Comets took 1 Corner, 18 shots, 6 on goal and scored 3 to the Middies 2 shots, none on goal. The Comets were called for 3 fouls to the Middies 1.

The Comets continued to dominate the run of play in the second half but the Middie defense bowed their backs and fought hard to keep the Comets out of their net. The Middies did have a few counter attacks in the second half including 1 clear break away that Emma Schewe bravely charged and pushed away from her net to preserve the shutout and the game ended 3-0. In the Second half the Comets took 11 shots, 3 on goal with no corners to the Middies 3 shots, 2 on goal that were both saved by Emma Schewe, and 1 corner. Both Teams were called for 1 foul.

The Comets (8-4-2 GMC 5-0-2) did not get the help on Tuesday night, as they were hoping from East (GMC 4-3-0) against Oak Hills (GMC 6-0-0) and now need help from Hamilton Thursday night to put a blemish on the Oak Hills’ record and keep the Comet’s GMC Championship hopes alive. Hamilton (GMC 3-1-3) did tie Fairfield (GMC 5-1-1) 1-1 Tuesday night to move the Comets into second place in the GMC.

The Comets host Fairfield Thursday Night at 7 in what could be a titanic struggle, a win for the Comets would lock up at least 2nd place in the GMC. The Comets finish their regular Season October 13th at Oak Hills. Tournament pairings should be out on Monday and a final good impression against Fairfield would help the young Comets.

10/6 Fairfield lost 1-0 8-5-2 5-1-2

Mason suffered their first GMC loss of the season last night at Fairfield, by a score of 1-0. The Fairfield game was a microcosm of the season for the Comets. Played hard, controlled much of the run of play, made a couple of mistakes on defense with 1 costing a goal, created a ton of good chances that they could not finish.

The Comets controlled much of the run of play in the first half, the Indians’ strikers were fast and their counters were dangerous. At the 19:30 mark the Indians had a break away that the Comet central defense chased down only to see the ball squirt out and find its way to the far post. The Comets had several good looks at the goal but just missed on their shots. The Comets took 5 shots, 3 on goal and no corners, the Indians took 4 shots 3 on goal, 2 saved by Kateland Sipe and 1 corner. It was a very fast paced half up and down the field, Mason was called for 2 fouls to Fairfield’s 1.

The second half was very evenly played and again very fast paced. Neither team was able to shake the net in the second half. The Comets took 4 shots 3 on goal and 3 corners to the Indians 6 shots, 2 on goal, both saved by Sipe, and 2 corners. The Indians were called for 4 fouls which did lead to some dangerous free kicks by the Comets.

Barring a major upset at Fairfield (6-1-1) next Thursday by Princeton (0-8-0) and a Comet win at Oak Hills (8-0-0) the Comets (5-1-2, 8-5-2) will finish 3rd in the GMC for the second consecutive year. The Comets possess plenty of talent to turn the season around make a long run into the state tournament.

The Comets record goes to 8-5-2 overall and 5-1-2 in the GMC. By virture of the loss to Fairfield, Oak Hills wins the 2016 GMC title. Mason will conclude their regular season at Oak Hills on Thursday, Oct. 13th.

The Mason girls soccer team is the #5 seed in the upcoming Sectional tournament. They will play either Anderson or Seton on Saturday, Oct. 22 at 7:00 pm at Mason.

10/13 @ Oak Hills lost 1-0 8-6-2 5-2-2

The Comets traveled to Rapid Run Middle School on Thursday night to play the GMC leading Oak Hills Highlanders on their for the final game of the regular season. Bouncy, Fast, Clean but Physical best describes the first half. It was tough for both sides to control the ball amongst the grass and dirt patches which created a more physical game as both sides worked hard to collect the ball. Much of the half was played between the 18’s as the Highlanders took the only corner of the half. The Comets took 3 shots while the Highlanders took 4 but neither put a shot on frame. The Comets had 2 fouls to the Highlanders 4.

The Highlanders were more determined to get to goal in the second half and did open the half with several shots on goal; Kateland Sipe responded with several nice saves. Nine minutes into the half Sipe was able to push away another shot but unable to secure it and in the scramble around the goal a Highlander was able to poke the ball into the net. The Comets bowed their backs and pressed several minutes in the Highlanders’ half creating several good opportunities but were unable to find the net. The Comets took 3 shots, 1 on goal, 2 corners, 2 dangerous free kicks and were called for 4 fouls in the second half. The Highlanders took 8 shots, 7 on goal, 6 saved by Sipe, no corners and were called for 5 fouls. Both teams played very hard and the Highlanders earned their victory.

The Highlanders (14-1-0 GMC 9-0-0) earned their first victory ever against the Comets, won the GMC for the second consecutive year and are only the second team to run a perfect 9-0-0 in a GMC season, matching Andy Schur’s 2014 Comets.

The Comets, (#5 seed) begin their tourney journey on Saturday, Oct. 22 at home vs #20 seed Seton (6-7-1) who defeated Anderson 2-1 on Tuesday night. Game time is 7:00 on the multipurpurpose field. The Comets finished their season 8-6-2, GMC 5-2-2 (3rd place), and will be looking to improve on their record with a solid tournament run.



vs. Seton

7:00 at Mason

lost 3-2 PKs 8-7-2 5-2-2

Seton finishes Comets Season in PKs 3-2.

The 6-8-2 Seton Saints’ confidence was high coming into the 8-6-2 Comets Stadium, fresh off a first round sectional victory 2-1 over Anderson. The pace of the game was very fast from the opening whistle, both teams moved the ball quickly thru the midfield and into the attacking third. The Comets created multiple scoring opportunities early in the game while the Saints were creating some opportunities of their own. At the 22:16 mark the Saints found #8 Alex Kuchenbuch open on the backside of the goal with a nice cross and Kuchenbuch ripped it past Kateland Sipe into the net. The Comets responded with several attacking runs but were unable to shake the net. The half ended with the Saints leading 1-0. The Comets took 16 shots, 4 on goal and 1 corner to the Saints 7 Shots, 2 on goal, 1 saved by Sipe, and 2 corners. The Saints were called for 3 fouls to the Comets 1.

The second half was much like the first. The Saints were not packing it in trying to protect their 1 goal lead and the pace up and down the field remained very fast. At the 25:20 mark, McKenna Eagan, who had been playing forward for much of the game, created a trip inside the Saints box and Aliyah El-Naggar buried the PK to knot the game at 1-1. The Saints responded pressing into their attacking third for several minutes and created a foul of their own just outside the eighteen. Carly Perrmann drilled the free kick into the upper 90 and the Saints regained the lead 2-1 at the 22:59 mark. Less than 2 minutes later as the Comets returned to the attack, Annie Metzger carried the ball thru several Saints and slipped a beautiful ball to Aliyah El-Naggar inside the six which Aliyah fired into the side net and the game was tied 2-2 with 21:17 to play. The last 20 minutes were played at a hectic pace with both teams working as hard as their tiring legs would allow.

Regulation time ended 2-2. In the second half the Comets took 11 shots, 8 on Goal, scoring 2 goals, and took 6 corners. The Saints took 6 shots, 3 on goal, 2 saved by Sipe, scored 1 goal and took 2 corners. The Saints were called for 6 fouls to the Comets 4 as the physical intensity really picked-up in the second half. The Comets were also charged with 1 yellow card.

The 2-15 minute overtimes were a titanic struggle as both teams were leaving it all on the field. The Comets took 9 shots, 3 on goal had 1 corner and were called for 2 fouls while the Saints took 5 Shots, 2 on goal, both save be Sipe, also had 1 corner and were called for 3 fouls. For the contest the Comets created 15 corners and dangerous free kicks managing 1 goal on the PK by El-Naggar.

The intensity remained at a fever pitch for the shootout, the Comets won the coin toss and the Saints shot first. See PK highlights below:

· #6 Millie Poehner shot middle, Sipe guessed left was almost able to recover, the shot found it’s way into the goal - Saints 1-0

· Olivia Popovich responded with a rip into the side net right 1-1

· #8 Alex Kuchenbuch’s shot was adeptly saved by Sipe 1-1

· McKenna Eagan’s shot was adeptly save by Seton’s Keeper 1-1

· # 4 Kelly Byrne buried her shot to put the Saints up 2-1

· Brooke Radcliffe hit the cross bar Saints remained up 2-1

· # 7 Molly Scherer’s shot was saved on a beautiful full out diving save by Sipe 2-1

· Aliyah El-Naggar capped off an amazing night burying her shot into the side net right again tied at 2-2

· #18 Carly Perrmann came up big again burying her shot to put the Saints up 3-2

· Annie Metzger’s shot sailed high over the cross bar

Final score in PK's was 3-2 Seton. The Comets end their 2016 season with an overall record of 8-7-2 and 5-2-2 in the GMC.


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Girls Tennis
Mason Individual Results & Match Notes
8/14 Hathaway Brown @ Courtyard Sportsplex, WC lost 5-0 0-1 0-0

In a preseason dual between two of the top ranked teams in the State, Hathaway Brown defeated Mason 5-0 on a rare Sunday match on Aug. 14th. See individual results below:

L Gillinov d. Aggarwal 6-2, 6-3
N Gillinov d. Huser 6-2, 7-5
Lynch d. Reddy 6-4, 7-5
Persky-Areklett d. Cepeda-Kong 7-5, 6-1
Wolf-Davario d. Reid-Kandi 6-0, 6-4

The number one OTZ pre-season team is Mason. Mason returns a veteran squad of Amanda HuserLizzy KongNicole ReidSneha Kandi, and Isabel Cepeda. Mason also picks up three strong freshmen players: Ananya Aqqarwal, Emma Kruse, and Sanjana Reddy.

8/15 Toledo Notre Dame won 5-0 1-1  

The Comet tennis team earned their first victory of the season on Monday, Aug 15 with a 5-0 shutout over Toledo Notre Dame. See results below:

Huser d. Yazji 6-0, 6-0
Reddy d. Patton 6-1, 6-0
Li d. Kelly 6-2, 6-1
Aggarwal-Cepeda d. Humbles-Clark 6-1, 6-0
Yang-Kruse d. Bennet-Loeb 6-0, 6-3

The Comets will host St. Ursula on Monday, Aug. 22nd.

8/22 St. Ursula won 5-0 2-1  

Mason blanked St. Ursula on Monday by a score of 5-0. See scores below:

Huser d. Waddell 6-3, 6-3
Reddy d. Kuncl 6-3, 6-0
Li d. Aberg 6-0, 6-0
Cepeda/Kandi d. Gockerman/Hannan 6-0, 6-0
Reid/Kruse d. Santen/Raines6-1, 6-1

8/23 Lakota West won 5-0 3-1  

Mason shut out West on Tuesday, 5-0. See scores below:

Aggarwal d. Sturgeon 6-1, 6-1
Kruse d. Ellison 6-0, 6-0
Li d. Sanchez 6-2, 6-0
Reid-Kandi d. Popp-Hudson 6-1, 6-1
Kong-Yang d. Khan-A. Sturgeon 6-1, 6-0

Next up the Comets play at Indian Hill today and then Lakota East on Thursday.

8/24 @ Indian Hill won 3-2 4-1  

The Mason girls varsity green tennis team defeated an always tough Indian Hill, 3-2 on Wednesday. See scores below:

Aggarwal (M) d. G. Hirsch 6-4, 0-6, 7-5
Coburn (IH) d. Huser 6-1, 5-7, 6-1
H. Hirsch (IH) d. Reddy 7-5, 6-2
Kong-Cepeda (M) d. Gobonya-Yingling 2-6, 6-3, 6-4
Kandi-Reid (M) d. Guzman-Price 7-5, 6-0

8/25 @ Lakota East won 5-0 5-1  

The girls tennis team ran their season record to 5-1 on Thursday with a 5-0 shutout at Lakota East. See scores below:

Aggarwal d. Holtmeier 6-0, 6-2
Huser d. Silverberg 6-1, 6-0
Reddy d. Floyd 6-1, 6-0
Cepeda-Kandi d. Souders-Hoke 6-0, 6-2
Reid-Kruse d. Schrad-Conly 6-0, 6-1

Next up Mason will visit New Albany on Saturday.

8/27 @ New Albany won 5-0 6-1  

The top ranked Mason girls kept rolling this weekend with a pair of wins. Mason defeated New Albany and Olentangy Liberty 5-0. See scores below:

Mason 5, New Albany 0

Aggarwal d. Hancock 6-0, 6-3
Huser d. Waite 6-0, 6-0
Kruse d. A Vitellas 6-1, 6-1
Cepeda-Kong d. C Vitellas-Selby 6-2, 5-7, 6-3
Yang-Li d. VonZastrow-DiLorenza 6-4, 7-6 (5)

Mason 5, Olentangy Liberty 0

Aggarwal d. Steer 6-2, 6-1
Huser d. Reineke 6-2, 6-1
Kruse d. Brengartner 6-1, 6-2
Cepeda-Kong d. Ko-Ko 6-1, 6-1
Reid-Kandi d. MacDowell-Schaefer 2-6, 7-5, 10-5

Next up Mason will host Hamilton on Tuesday, Aug. 30th.

8/30 Hamilton won 5-0 7-1  

Mason tennis defeated Middletown last night 5-0. See scores below:

Kandi d. Avery 6-1, 6-1
Yang d. Cox 6-1, 6-1
Li d. Almarez 6-1, 6-0
Reid-Cepeda d. Dollenmeyer-LEWIS 6-1, 6-1
Kruse-Reddy d. Thomas-McPeek 6-0, 6-1

Next up the Comets (7-1) visit GMC rival Sycamore on Thursday.

9/1 @ Sycamore won 5-0 8-1  

Mason Girls Tennis (8-1) shutout GMC foe Sycamore 5-0 on Thursday. See scores below:

Aggarwal d. Wittenbaum 6-2, 6-3
Reddy d. Kalaiarasan 6-2, 6-4
Kruse d. Jiang 6-3, 6-4
Kong-Cepeda d. Sotropa-Liu 7-5, 6-1
Reid-Kandi d. Wilson-Miller 6-3, 6-1

Next up the Comets will host Oak Hills on Wednesday, Sept. 7th.

9/7 Oak Hills won 5-0 10--1 5-0

Mason girls tennis blanked Oak Hills on Wednesday, 5-0. See scores below:

Aggarwal d. Jones 6-0, 6-1
Reddy d. Kallmeyer 6-0, 6-1
E. Perez d. K Nymberg 6-0, 6-1
K. Reid- Kruse d. Donges-Gallaway 6-1, 6-0
L Perez- Tenhagen d. Georges-Hassett 6-2, 6-2


9/8 @ Princeton won 5-0 11-1 6-0

Mason earned their 5th consecutive shutout on Thursday with a 5-0 defeat of Princeton. See scores below:

Aggarwal d. A. Thomas 6-4, 6-2
Reddy d. Kufeldt 6-1, 6-2
Bandaru d. Powell 6-1, 6-3
Yang-Li d. Gandert-Huber 6-0, 6-1
Davis-Gundavarpu d. Bartolon-Floyd 6-0, 6-1

The Comets are 11-1 overall and 6-0 in the GMC. Next up they will play at Sycamore on Friday, Sept. 9th in the first round of the State Team Tourney.


State Team Tourney

at Sycamore

won 4-0 12-1 6-0

The State Team Tournament between Sycamore and Mason was held on Friday, Sept. 9th. The Comets will advance with a 4-0 win. See details below:

Aggarwal (M) d. Wittenbaum 6-2, 6-2
Kalaiarasan (S) leading Huser 7-5, 1-2 suspended
Reddy (M) d. Jiang 6-2, 6-0
Cepeda-Kong (M) d. Sotropa- Liu 6=0, 6-3
Reid-Kandi (M) d. Miller-Wilson 6-0, 6-1

Mason advances to the SW District Semifinals of the OTCA Team Tournament to face Oak Hills/MND winner next. The Comets are back in action, Tuesday at home vs. Colerain.

9/13 Colerain won 5-0 13-1 7-0

Top ranked Mason tennis produced the teams 8th consecutive shutout with a 5-0 rout of Colerain on Tuesday. See scores below:

Kruse d. Thomas 6-1, 6-1
Pickens d. Mayes 6-2, 6-1
Khurana d. Bermas 6-2, 6-0
Reddy-Ponkshe d. Ott-Graff 6-2, 6-0
Nath-Li d. Minner-Oliverio 6-2, 6-0

Next up Mason (13-1, 7-0) will visit Middletown on Thursday, Sept. 15th. Mason will host Mount Notre Dame in the 2nd round of the State Team Tourney on Monday, Sept. 19th.

9/15 @ Middletown won 5-0 14-1 8-0

Mason tennis earns their 9th straight shut out on Thursday with a 5-0 at Middletown. See scores below:

Kong d. Morgan 6-0, 6-0
Pickens d. Prater 6-0, 6-0
Kamaraju d. Kovach 6-0, 6-1
Aggarwall-Reddy d. S Combs-Layne 6-0, 6-0
Li-Sivakumar d. P Combs-Green 6-1, 6-0

Next up the Comets (14-1, 8-0) host Seven Hills on Friday, Sept. 16th.

9/16 Seven Hills won 5-0 15-1 8-0

Another day, another shutout for the top ranked Mason Tennis team. Last Friday the Comets completed their 10th straight shutout of another opponent by defeating Seven Hills 5-0. See score below:

Aggarwal d. L Saggar 6-0, 6-3
Reddy d. A Saggar 4-6, 6-1, 10-4
Li d. Tehrani 6-2, 0-6, 10-3
Kong-Kandi d. Choo-Blatt 6-1, 6-2
Kruse-Yang d. Alper-Duncan 6-0, 6-1

Mason (15-1) will play in the 2nd round of the State Team Tourney today (Monday, Sept. 19th) at home versus Mount Notre Dame. They will visit Fairfield on Tuesday in a regular season GMC matchup.



vs. MND at Mason

won 5-1 16-1 8-0

Mason advances to the SW District Team tourney final on Monday with a 4-1 romp over MND. See scores below:

Niehaus (MND) d. Aggarwall 6-0, 7-6 (1)
Huser (M) d. Worthoff 6-0, 6-3
Reddy (M) d. Gott 6-1, 6-0
Cepeda-Kandi d. Bowling-Bowling 6-0, 6-2
Reid-Kruse d. Weeks-Harold 6-0, 6-1

Mason advances to play Ursuline in the district finals on a date to-be-determined.

9/20 @ Fairfield won 5-0 17-1 9-0

The Comet tennis teams was back in GMC action on Tuesday, defeating Fairfield 5-0. See scores below:

Aggarwal d. Robertson 6-1, 6-0
Cepeda d. Turner 6-1, 6-0
Li d. Bowles 6-1, 6-0
Reddy-Kandi d. Wilburn-Reese 6-1, 6-1
K Reid-Pickens d. Dade-Shulte 6-1, 6-1

Next up Mason (17-1) visits Turpin for a non-conference affair on Wednesday, Sept. 21st. They begin play in the annual GCTCA Coaches Classic at Mason on Thursday and Friday this week.

9/21 @ Turpin won 3-2 18-1 9-0

The Mason girls tennis team defeated Turpin on Wednesday, 3-2. See scores below:

Fisher (T) d. Aggarwal 6-3, 6-1.

Allen (T) d. Huser 6-4, 7-5

Reddy (M) d. Helbling 6-0, 6-1

Reid-Kandi (M) d. Bennell-Wilke 6-3, 6-0

Yang-Kruse (M) d. Frieson-Messerly 6-1, 6-0

Next for the #1 ranked Comets (18-1) is the Coaches Classic with finals on Saturday at Mason.


9/22-9/24 GCTCA Coaches Classic at Mason        

Mason Girls Tennis was the Filight A Champion of the Coaches Classic tournament this past Saturday. The Comets bested the talented field by a score of 340-240 over 2nd place Indian Hill. See scores and information below:

1. Mason - 340
2. Indian Hill 240
3. MND 140
4. Sycamore 95
5. Mason B 70
6. Ursuline 70
7. St. Ursula 50
8. Lakota East 45

Mason won three flights, taking #3 singles and both doubles. Mason girls were finalists in the other two flights.

#1 Singles – Niehaus (MND) d. Aggarwal (M) 6-4, 6-2
#2 Singles - Coburn (IH) d. Huser (M) 6-2 6-4
#3 Singles – Reddy (M) d. H Hirsch (IH) 6-4, 6-2
#1 Doubles – Cepeda-Kruse (M) d. Gott-Warthoff (MND) 7-5, 6-1
#2 Doubles – Reid-Kandi (M) d. Guzman-Price (IH) 6-4, 1-6, 6-3

Tournament notes:
Reddy avenges early season loss to H Hirsch.
Emma Kruse fills in for an ailing Lizzy Kong and wins flight A with #1 doubles stalwart, Isabel Cepeda.
Mason continues to dominate doubles play.
Mason B team, entered in Flight A, places fifth among best teams in the city.
Mason wins the tournament for the second year in a row.
Shirley Yang, representing Mason B, won the back draw defeating Ursuline’s #2 singles player.
Megan Li, representing Mason B, won the back draw defeating Sycamore’s #3 singles player.

The states #1 ranked girls tennis team will play at Indian Hill on Wednesday, Sept. 28th.

The GMC Tennis Championships will be held on Thursday, September 29th and Saturday, October 1st at the Mason High School tennis courts.  Action each day will begin at 8:00 AM.  First day activities will continue until dusk with second day action continuing until tournament conclusion. Mason is the defending GMC champions. Mason High School will serve as the tournament site with the Princeton Athletic Administration acting as meet management.

9/28 @ Indian Hill         Cancelled
9/29-10/1 GMC Championships        


The 2016 Mason Girls Tennis Team has repeated as GMC Champions this past weekend at the league tourney. The Comets overwhelmed their conference counterparts winning 4 of the 5 flights just as they did last season. Sycamore was a distant 2nd to the Comets. The GMC tennis title is decided by a compilation of the placing points earned in the first round of conference play and the final standing points from the conference tournament.

In a display of balance and team strength, the Comets won both the conference regular season round of play (9-0) as well as the GMC conference tournament. It was the 4th overall GMC title for the Mason girls program. See results below:

Thomas (Princeton) d. Aggarwal (Mason) 6-1, 6-1
Huser (Mason) d. Silverberg (Lakota East) 6-3, 6-1
Reddy (Mason) d. Jiang (Sycamore) 6-4, 6-3
Cepeda-Kruse d. Liu-Sotropa 4-6, 6-2, 6-2
Reid-Kandi d. Miller-Wilson 6-1, 6-1

Amanda Huser (11), Sanjana Reddy (9), Emma Kruse (9), Isabel Cepeda (12), Sneha Kandi (12), and Nicole Reid (11) all earned 1st team All-GMC honors. Freshman Ananya Aggarwal was a 2nd team All GMC recipient.

The Comets get back on the courts on Tuesday and will play Ursuline at the Blue Ash Rec Center in the next round of the State Team Tourney.

Sectional Championships get underway for girls tennis on Thursday and Saturday, Oct. 6 and 8th at Mason. Qualifiers from each Sectional to District will be four singles and four doubles in Division I.



vs. Ursuline

@ Blue Ash Rec Center

won 4-1 19-1 9-0

Mason girls tennis advances to OTCA Final Four on October 23rd with a 4-1 win against Ursuline on Monday in the State Team Tourney. See scores below:

Aggarwal (M) d. Ahrens 6-0, 6-1
Huser (M) d. Rege 6-1, 6-0
Reddy (M) leading Haney 6-2, 5-1 suspended
O'Connor-Foster (U) leading Kong-Cepeda (M) 6-4, 2-3 suspended
Reid-Kandi (M) d. Estes-Desai 6-2, 6-3

Sectionals begin Thursday at the Mason courts at 9:00 AM.
Ananya Aggarwal is the number three seed in singles.
Amanda Huser and Isabel Cepeda are the top seeded team in doubles, Nicole Reid and Sneha Kandi received the #3 seed. Qualifiers from each Sectional to District will be four singles and four doubles in Division I.

Division 1 State Polls below:

1. Mason (9) 89
2. Magnificat (1) 82
3. Dublin Jerome 71
4. Pickerington North 62
5. North Canton Hoover 43
6. Dublin Coffman 31
7. Upper Arrlington 29
8. Ursuline Academy 24
9. Olentangy Liberty 22
10. Sycamore 13

10/6-10/8 Sectional at Mason        

After the first day of Sectional play, Mason advanced two doubles teams and a singles player to the sectional semifinals on Saturday, earning each a spot in next week's district tournament.

The top seeded team of seniors Isabel Cepeda and Amanda Huser defeated Desjardins and Fender of Anderson 6-0, 6-1 and then they beat Musgrove and Reynolds of Turpin 6-0, 6-0 to move into the sectional semifinals on Saturday morning at 9:00. They will play the fourth seeded team of Foster and O'Connor of Ursuline for a spot in the finals.

Third seeds, Nicole Reid and Sneha Kandi lost the first set 6-4 to Estes and Haney of Ursuline. They rebounded to win the next two sets 6-1, 6-1. Reid and Kandi then beat the Walnut Hills duo of Cappanai and Rajagopala 6-0, 6-0 to secure a spot in Saturday's semifinals. They will play Sycamore's Kalaiarasan and Liu in the semifinals.

Freshman, Ananya Aggarwal punched her ticket to the semifinals with three wins giving up only one game. The third seed, Aggarwal defeated Bose of Amelia 6-0, 6-0, Miller of Sycamore 6-1, 6-0 and Geers of Loveland 6-0, 6-0. Aggarwal will play the winner of a match-up of Sycamore's Wilson and Reinhart of Milford.

Freshman, Emma Kruse lost in the first round to number two seeded, Caitlyn Fisher of Turpin 6-2, 6-2. Fellow freshman, Sanjana Reddy lost in the qualifying round to fourth seeded Lilly O'Toole 6-3, 4-6, 7-5.

The completion of the Sectional tourney finishes at Mason on Saturday. The District Champioships are slated for Thursday, Oct. 13 and Saturday, Oct. 15th at the Linder Family Tennis Center in Mason.

Qualifiers from District to the State Meet will be four (4) singles and four (4) doubles. District play starts Thursday at 9:00 AM at the Lindner Family Tennis Center in Mason (ATP).


Sectional Wrap up from Saturday, Oct. 8th at Mason:

Ananya Aggarwal lost in the semifinals to top-seeded Amanda Reinhart of Milford 6-2, 5-7, 6-2. She then beat Lilly O'Toole of Walnut Hills 6-0, 6-3 to finish in third place.

Amanda Huser and Isabel Cepeda lost in the semifinals to O'Connor and Foster of Ursuline 6-4, 0-6, 6-3. Huser and Cepeda won the third/fourth match against Liu-Kalaiarasan 6-4, 6-2 to finish third in the section.

Nicole Reid and Sneha Kandi finished second. They won their first match of the day against Sycamore's Liu-Kalaiarasan 6-3, 6-0 and they lost in the final to O'Connor and Foster 6-0, 6-7 (5), 7-5.

Mason representatives to Districts: singles Ananya Aggarwal, doubles, Amanda Huser/Iasabel Cepeda and Nicole Reid/Sneha Kandi.

District play starts Thursday at 9:00 AM at the Lindner Family Tennis Center in Mason (ATP). Qualifiers from District to the State Meet will be four (4) singles and four (4) doubles. The State Tournament will be held at the ATP in Mason on Oct. 21-22.

10/13-10/15 District        

Mason Doubles Teams State Bound!

The Comet Tennis team advanced two doubles teams to the semifinals of the districts on Thursday, thereby qualifying each for the state tournament.

Junior, Nicole Reid and senior, Sneha Kandi defeated the Troy team of Sherrick and Taylor 6-2, 6-0 and then they defeated Warthoff and Gott from MND 6-3, 6-2. They will play the team of Liu and Kalaiarasan of Sycamore in the semifinals.

Amanda Huser and fellow senior, Isabel Cepeda won their first match 6-1, 6-2 over St. Ursula's Gockerman and Kuncl 6-1, 6-2. In the quarterfinals they won a hard hitting match against a #1 seed, Bellbrook's Szep and Foster 7-6 (4), 6-4 to reach the semifinals. They will play Ursuline's Foster and O'Connor Saturday at 9:00 AM at the Lindner Tennis Center (ATP).

In singles, freshman, Ananya Aggarwal lost a tough, three-setter to 2015 state-semifinalist, Kelli Niehaus of MND 4-6, 6-0, 6-2.

Isabel Cepeda becomes the first four-time state qualifier in Mason Girls' Tennis history, playing with three different partners. She teamed with Huser as freshman, Kong as a sophomore, Kandi as a junior, and again with Huser as a senior. Cepeda joins her brother, Miguel (2013) as the only Comets to qualify for the state tournament for four consecutive years.

Huser qualifies for state for the third time in her career. Kandi qualifies for the second year in a row and Nicole Reid will be making her first appearance at the state tournament.

Districts resume Saturday at 9:00 AM for the seeding rounds. The state tournament will be played on October 21st and 22nd, also at the Lindner Family Tennis Center.

The entire Comet team will be competing in the OTCA state team tournament on October 23rd at Reynoldsburg High School in Columbus.

District Finals wrapup

A Mason team has won the Southwest District title for the third consecutive year at the finals of the Southwest District Championships at the ATP. Seniors Amanda Huser and Isabel Cepeda defeated Ursuline's O'Connor and Foster in the semis 6-3, 7-5. In the final they overpowered Sycamore's Liu and Kalaiarasan 6-1, 6-0. The Comets played dominating tennis in the final. Huser controlled the points with powerful forehands and Cepeda finished with crisp volleying. Cepeda even recorded a rare, wind-aided ace. Huser and Cepeda will be one the number one seeds in the state tournament which starts Friday at the Lindner Family Tennis Center in Mason.

The team of senior, Sneha Kandi and junior, Nicole Reid started fast with a 6-1 win in the first set against Sycamore's Kalaiarasan and Liu, but it was all downhill after that set. The Comets lost 1-6, 6-0, 6-2 to Sycamore in the semis before falling to Ursuline's O'Connor and Foster in the third/fourth match 6-0, 6-0. They will be a number four seed in Friday's state tournament.

Huser is a two-time district champ, winning last year's district championship with Lizzy Kong. Cepeda also has a pair of district titles, winning with Kong in 2014.

The Comets will again be sending four players to the state tournament, the most in the Southwest District. Mason is ranked #1 in the Ohio polls.

The entire Comet team will be competing in the Final Four of the OTCA state team tournament on October 23rd at Reynoldsburg High School in Columbus.


The Comets will again be sending four players to the state tournament, the most in the Southwest District. MASON DOUBLES TEAMS OF AMANDA HUSER & ISABEL CEPEDA (seniors) AND SNEHA KANDI & NICOLE REID (senior and junior) WILL COMPETE FOR STATE TITLES, this Friday and Saturday at the Mason ATP Tennis Center.  Huser and Cepeda will be the number one seeds in the state tournament.  Kandi and Reid will be number 4 seeds at tourney.  

Mason as a team is ranked #1 in the Ohio polls. The entire Comet team will be competing in the Final Four of the OTCA state team tournament on October 23rd at Reynoldsburg High School in Columbus.


10/21-10/22 State Tournament at ATP        

Mason had both their doubles teams participating in the OHSAA Division 1 Girls Tennis Championships at the Linder ATP this past Friday. It was a great honor abd accomplishment for these Comet athletes who qualified in a field of top state talent. See details below:

Both Mason doubles teams reached the quarterfinal rounds, but failed to advance in the tourney to Saturday's semi and state finals.

Seniors Isabel Cepeda and Amanda Huser defeated Carmichael and Harwood of Walsh Jesuit 2-6, 7-6, 6-1 and then lost their quarterfinal match to Bauer and Lopez of Magnifical 6-2, 6-3.

Junior Nicole Reid and her partner, senior Sneha Kandi also won their first match and lost their second. The duo defeated AbdulAziz and Balibrea of Perrysburg 6-0, 4-6, 6-3 before falling 6-3, 6-1 to the Zivick twins of Green High School 6-3, 6-1.

Congratulations to each of these players and Coach Reid on their outstanding efforts at State!




OTCA State Team Tourney

Final Four

@ Reynoldsburg HS


The Mason Comet Netters finished their 2016 season on Sunday, where most HS tennis teams dream...in the OTCA state team finals at Reynoldsburg on Sunday. Mason placed second overall. See details below:

The Comets knocked out Dublin Jerome in their first match 3-0. Senior, Amanda Huser overpowered her opponent, Erin Zhao 6-1, 6-1 to get the Comets their first point. The Comets got their second point with a 6-4, 6-0 win at number two doubles by Nicole Reid and Sneha Kandi over Berman and Gomez. Freshman, Emma Kruse and senior, Isabel Cepeda clinched the semifinal win for Mason with a 6-4, 6-3 victory at number one doubles over Jerome's Dudipala and Resor. They fought hard in the final, but Magnificat's strength in singles was too much for the Comets on a windy day in Reynoldsburg.

Nicole Reid and Sneha Kandi got the Comets the first point of the match with a 6-1, 6-0 victory at number two doubles over Zuber and Pallaki. The Mags stormed back with singles victories on all three courts. Ananya Aggarwal lost 6-2, 6-2 to state runner-up Anna Roggenburk, Amanda Huser lost 6-2, 6-0 to Alexandra Vesikallio. Magnificat sealed the victory at #3 singles in a hard fought match, with Mason's Sanjana Reddy losing 6-2, 6-4 to Olivia Rondini.

Mason finishes the season 20-2. The runner-up finish in the OTCA is the best in school history.

Congratulations to all our Mason Comet Tennis Players and Coach Reid on a"Season to Remember"!

Final Division 1 poll

1. Magnificat (11) 110
2. Mason 99
3. Dublin Jerome 88
4. Pickerington North 68
5. North Canton Hoover 52
6. Olentangy Liberty 46
7. Dublin Coffman 38
8. Ursuline Academy 27
9. Perrysburg 25
10. Walsh Jesuit 20

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Girls Volleyball





Game Highlights
8/22 @ St. Ursula won 20-25, 25-22, 25-21, 23-25, 15-9     1-0 0-0

The #4 Mason Comets opened up their season by defeating #3 St. Ursula in a thriller of a game on Monday night! The Comets dropped sets 1 and 4, before pulling out set 5, 15-9! Led by two solid performances from the outside hitters, Junior Anna Brinkmann and Sophomore Maggie King, took control at the net with 31 and 20 kills, respectively. Junior setter, Abbie Hughes dished out 57 assists and 10 digs. The front row duo, Brinkmann and King, also did their job in the backrow with 28 combined digs.

The Comets host a tough #6 Turpin today at Mason starting at 6:45pm.

8/24 Turpin won 25-27, 25-16, 25-15, 24-26, 15-7   2-0 0-0

The Mason Comets pulled out another WIN on Wednesday against a very competitive Turpin Spartans! The Comets went down the first set 25-27 before rallying back sets 2 and 3, 25-16, 25-15. After dropping set 4, 24-26, the Comets took control of set 5 with an impressive win, 15-7.

Sophomore Maggie King lit up the front row with 30 kills! Junior Anna Brinkmann and sophomore Sammie Puisis also held their own with 22 kills and 17 kills, respectively. The Comets defense was scrappy and wouldn't let anything hit the ground. Junior Abbie Hughes had 19 digs, Anna Brinkmann 15 digs and freshman Sophie Hoffman 12 digs. Great job, Ladies!

The Comets travel to Lebanon on Saturday where they will face Loveland and Lebanon starting at 11am.

8/27 Tri match @ Lebanon with Loveland won

25-17, 25-16

25-22, 25-20

4-0 0-0

The Varsity Volleyball team took both games on Saturday against Lebanon 25-17, 25-16 and Loveland 25-22, 25-20. Sophomore Sammie Puisis had a combined total of 20 kills, Junior Anna Brinkmann had 17 kills, Freshman Sophie Hoffman had 6 service aces and Junior setter Abbie Hughes had 48 assists.
The Comets are 4-0 to start the season.

Tonight the Comets travel to McNicholas HS - 6:30pm start.

8/29 @ McNicholas won 25-11, 25-14, 25-18 5-0 0-0

The Varsity Volleyball team swept McNick in 3 sets: 25-11, 25-14, 25-18 on Monday. Mason came out with aggressive serving led by sophomore Maggie King with 3 service aces and freshman Bailey Flowerdew with 2 service aces. Sophomore Kyra Simmons had a great night pounding down 7 kills and 2 blocks.

The Comets go 5-0 and will face #2 Ursuline this coming Thursday at Ursulline starting at 6:30pm.

9/1 @ Ursuline lost 16-25, 25-20, 19-25, 18-25 5-1 0-0

The Varsity Volleyball team lost their first game of the season to Ursuline on Thursday night, 16-25, 25-20, 19-25, 18-25. Junior Emma Haglage had an outstanding night pounding down 8 kills and 2 blocks. She was an essential piece in keeping the Comets alive throughout the game. Junior Anna Brinkmann and Sophomore Sammie Puisis each had 13 and 10 kills respectively.

Mason (5-1) will play Roger Bacon at home on Tuesday, Sept. 6th at 6:45pm.

9/6 Roger Bacon won 25-22, 25-16, 25-5. 6-1 0-0

Last night it took the Varsity Volleyball team a set to get warmed up against Roger Bacon and then they powered through for the win! Scores-25-22, 25-16, 25-5. Junior Riley Kizer had 3 kills and 2 assist blocks, sophomore Kyra Summons had 3 kills and 3 assist blocks.

The Comets (6-1) open up conference play hosting Lakota West tomorrow at 6:45pm.

9/8 Lakota West WON 25-19, 25-14, 25-20 7-1 1-0 The Varsity Volleyball made a clean sweep of their first conference game from Lakota West on Thursday night, 25-19, 25-14, 25-20. The outside duo of junior Anna Brinkmann and and sophomore Maggie King led the game with 15 and 14 kills respectiviely. Sophomore Sammie Puisis added 11 powerful kills to push the Comets to 7-1. The Comets had a total of 48 digs and 4 service aces.
Mason travels to rival Lakota East on Tuesday, September 13?with game time at 6:45.
9/13 @ Lakota East won 25-23, 25-23, 25-11        8-1 2-0

The Varsity Volleyball team swept Lakota East 25-23, 25-23, 25-11 on Tuesday night. The Comets had a rocky start, but with tough serving from Freshman Bailey Flowerdew and Sophomore Sammie Puisis, the Comets finished a close set 1. Set 2 was back and forth where again, tough serving is what pulled the Comets to close it out. Set 3 was all Mason! A strong blocking duo of Junior Abbie Hughes and Sophomore Kyra Simmons shut down East hitters. A great GMC showing from the Lady Comets!

Leading stats were Freshmen Bailey Flowerdew and Sophie Hoffman with 4 and 2 service aces respectively. Sophomore Kyra Simmons with 10 block assists. Junior Anna Brinkmann had 14 kills and Junior Abbie Hughes had 25 assists.

The Comets go to 8-1 and will host Hamilton on Thursday at 6:45.

9/15 Hamilton won 25-9, 25-3, 25-5 9-1 3-0

The Varsity Volleyball improved their overall record to 9-1 by sweeping Hamilton 25-9, 25-3, 25-5 on Thursday night. Junior Taylor Heitfeld was a force with 5 service aces while sophomore Maggie King served 21 points and junior Anna Brinkmann served 18 points. Sophomore Carly Gallagher had 8 kills and freshmen Hannah Simmons had 5 setting assists. It was a solid TEAM performance tonight!

The Comets host Anderson on Monday at 6:45pm.

9/19 Anderson won 25-11, 25-13, 25-14. 10-1 3-0

The #3 in the State Comets defeated Anderson 25-11, 25-13, 25-14 on Monday. The Comets came out on fire in set one with big blocking and tough serving! Freshmen duo Bailey Flowerdew and Sophie Hoffman serving 2 and 1 aces respectively. Set two was another blocking frenzy with Junior Abbie Hughes putting down 1.5 blocks. Set three was all Mason! Junior Anna Brinkmann leading with 5 kills and Sophomore Maggie King with 4 kills.
Team stats include: Junior Abbie Hughes with 27 setting assists, 13 digs and 2.5 blocks; Junior Anna Brinkmann with 10 kills and 11 digs; Sophomore Maggie King with 9 kills; Sophomore Sammie Puisis 6 kills and 3 blocks; Junior Riley Kizer with 3 kills and 1. 5 blocks.

The Comets are 10-1 and will play in the VOLLEY FOR THE CURE today at Sycamore at 6:30pm.

9/21 @ Sycamore won 25-14, 25-12, 25-12. 11-1 4-0

The Varsity Volleyball team swept Sycamore 25-14, 25-12, 25-12 on Wednesday. Junior Abbie Hughes served 5 aces and dished out 27 setting assists. Sophomore Maggie King had 9 kills and 12 digs and freshman Bailey Flowerdew was on fire serving 7 aces.

The Comets travel to Seton on Saturday for a trimatch with Beavercreek at 11am and Seton at 12pm. Mason is 4-0 in the GMC and 11-1 overall.

9/24 Beavercreek won 25-15, 25-20    12-1 4-0  
9/24 @ Seton won 25-22, 25-17  13-1 4-0

The Varsity Volleyball went 2-0 this weekend with a win over Beavercreek and Seton. The Comets took down Beavercreek 25-15, 25-20. Sophomore Sammie Puisis had 8 kills and 3 service aces. Junior Abbie Hughes had a great defensive game with 7 digs and 23 setting assists.

For the second game, the Comets came out and took down Seton 25-22, 25-17. Sophomore Maggie King and Junior Anna Brinkmann each had 9 kills.

The Comets are 13-1 and will host Kettering Fairmont tonight at 6:45.

9/26 Fairmont WON 25-5, 25-9, 25-8 14-1  

The #2 in the City Varsity Volleyball team extended their winning streak to 25 sets in a row as the Comets put away Kettering Fairmont 25-5, 25-9, 25-8 on Monday night. The front row was dominant hitting a .543 as a team. Junior Anna Brinkmann had 15 kills; Sophomore Maggie King had 8 kills, Sophomore Sammie Puisis had 6 kills and Sophomore Kyra Simmons had 5 kills. Junior Abbie Hughes dished 33 assists to her hitters. Great team win, Ladies!

9/27 @ Princeton won 25-6, 25-6, 25-6 15-1 5-0

Mason powered through Princeton 25-6, 25-6, 25-6 on Tuesday night. Once the game started, the Varsity Volleyball team didn't stop with kill after kill! Sophomore Maggie King led the Comets with 9 kills; Sophomore Carly Gallagher and Junior Anna Brinkmann contributed 8 kills each. The duo freshmen of Bailey Flowerdew and Sophie Hoffman served 6 and 3 aces respectively. Junior Abbie Hughes dished out 27 assists. The top performance was a solid night of serve receive where the Comets passed a 2.22 on a 3 scale.

The Comets, 15-1, will host Colerain Thursday night at 6:30pm.

9/29 Colerain won 25-6, 25-13, 25-7. 16-1 6-0

The Varsity Volleyball team extended their streak to 31 consecutive set wins as the Comets swept Colerain 25-6, 25-13, 25-7 on Thursday night. Junior Abbie Hughes delivered 27 assists to her hitters along with 12 digs and 4 kills. Sophomores Sammie Puisis and Maggie King each pounded down 11 kills; Freshman Sophie Hoffman had 3 service aces and 6 digs.

The Comets are 6-0 in the GMC and 16-1 overall ranked #2 in the city and #5 in the state. Next up Mason will play at Middletown on Tuesday at 6:30pm.

10/4 @ Middletown won 25-2, 25-3, 25-4 17-1 7-0

The Comets defeated Middletown 25-2, 25-3, 25-4 to extend their record to 17-1 and up'd their streak of 34 set victories in a row.
The victory was a solid team effort-most impressive stat being 44 service aces as a whole. Freshman Bailey Flowerdew 11, Sophomore Carly Gallagher 10, Sophomore Kyra Simmons with 9; Back row specialist, Junior Taylor Heitfeld, saw a little front row action and delivered with 2 kills!

The Comets travel to Fairfield this Thursday for a 6pm start.

10/6 @ Fairfield won 25-12, 25-12, 25-7 18-1 8-0

The Varsity Volleyball powered through Fairfield 25-12, 25-12, 25-7 on Thursday night. Mason claimed at least a share of the 2016 GMC title with the win.

Junior Abbie Hughes had 30 setting assists and led the defense with 7 digs; Junior Anna Brinkmann pounded down 14 kills; Sophomore Maggie King had 8 kills and 3 blocks; Sophomore Kyra Simmons had 5 kills and 5 blocks; Sophomore Sammie Pusis had 5 kills and 6 digs; Freshman Sophie Hoffman had 3 service aces.

The Comets are 18-1 and will travel to McAuley on Monday for a 6:30 game. They are the #2 ranked team in the city polls and #3 in the state polls.


10/10 @ McAuley won 25-17, 25-17, 25-23 19-1 9-0

The Varsity Volleyball team extended their record to 19-1 by defeating McAuley 25-17, 25-17, 25-23 on Monday night. The Comets had an overall solid performance for the evening! Junior Abbie Hughes dished out to her hitters 29 assists; Sophomores Maggie King, Sammie Puisis and Kyra Simmons dominated the net with a total of 18 combined kills. Sophomore Kyra Simmons had 6 blocking assists and Freshman Sophie Hoffman had 3 service aces.

The Comets will celebrate Senior Julia Allen and go for the GMC Championship on Thursday against Oak Hills. Game time is 6:45pm.

10/13 Oak Hills won 25-13, 25-13, 25-11 20-1 9-0


The Varsity Volleyball captured the GMC Championship Thursday night by sweeping through Oak Hills 25-13, 25-13, 25-11. The Comets wrapped up conference play with a perfect 9-0 record and final regular season record of 20-1. Since 2004 no league team has gone undefeated in league and not lost a set while winning the GMC, until this seasons Comets.

Their overall record is a historical program best for girls volleyball. The GMC title is the Comets third in the past four seasons (2016, 2014, 2013 tie).

After honoring the teams only senior, Julia Allen, the Comets took the court and didn't look back until that final point. Junior Anna Brinkmann pounded down 15 kills with 0 errors for a .600 efficiency; Sophomore Sammie Puisis was close behind with 11 kills and a .417 efficiency and 5 blocks; Junior Abbie Hughes dished out 36 assists to her hitters and had 7 digs.


10/15 Alter won 25-16, 25-18, 25-14  21-1 9-0

Mason closed out their regular season on Saturday with a 25-16, 25-18, 25-14 sweep of Alter. The Comets finish with a program best 21-1 overall record.

The Comets are the #2 ranked team in the city and #3 in the state and now prepare for a postseason run to hopefully the state championships. Mason earned the #2 seed in the upcoming Sectional Tournament. The Comets will play #21 seed Princeton, who defeated Colerain in three sets on Monday, for their first postseason match on Wed., Oct. 19th at 6:00 pm at Laktoa East.


Mason Girls Volleyball head coach, Tiann Myer, recently received a very special recognition.  The Ohio Valley Volleyball Officials Association has voted Myer the "Most Representative Coach of Outstanding" of Cincinnati area head volleyball coaches.  The highly regarded honor is voted on by 150 officials in the organization.  Mason is blessed to staff coaches like Coach Myer who was also named the GMC Coach of the Year for this season.  

Myer's Mason coaching record stands at  a lofty 199 wins and just 63 losses.  Her next win will be her 200th while at the Comet helm.  She currently has an overall career record of 287 wins and 101 losses.  

Under her leadership, the girls volleyball team has produced a program best 21-1 record in 2016, and earned their 3rd GMC title in the past four years.  They are ranked #2 in the city (behind top ranked Ursuline) and a #3 ranking in the state polls.




@ Lakota East

vs. Princeton 6:00

won 25-10, 25-7, 25-12 22-1  

The Comets took down the Princeton Vikings in the second round of Sectional 25-10, 25-7, 25-12 on Wednesday night. Freshman Sophie Hoffman led the backrow with 4 service aces and 10 digs. Junior Abbie Hughes dished out 27 assists and Junior Anna Brinkmann had 13 kills.

The Comets will face MND for the Sectional Championship on Saturday at 3pm at Lakota East. The winner will advance to the District Championship on Saturday, Oct. 29th at Lakota East at 3:00 pm.



vs. MND

@ East, 3:00

lost 21-25, 26-24, 21-25, 25-27 22-2 9-0

The Mason Volleyball team disappointingly ended their outstanding season with a loss to 3-time defending state champions, Mount Notre Dame, on Saturday at the Lakota East sectional final. It was a magical season for the team as they finished with an overall record of 22-2 (best ever) and GMC title (undefeated 9-0).

The Comets gave the Cougars a tough fight, but lost in the end 21-25, 26-24, 21-25, 25-27. Junior Anna Brinkmann led the Comets with 16 and 2 service aces; Sophomore Maggie King and Sammie Puisis contributed 13 and 14 kills, respectively. Junior Abbie Hughes dished out 47 assists and had 10 digs.

Congratulations to Coach Myer (2016 GMC Coach of the Year) and all her players on a very special 2016 season!


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