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last updated June 5, 2018



Date Opponent W/L Score Overall
Box Score Game Highlights

@ Moeller

Prasco Park



@ Prasco Park

3/26 @ Middletown won 15-2 1-0 1-0  
The Comets opened the 2018 season on the road in a GMC matchup at Middletown on Monday, March 26th.   The Mason offense plated three runs in the second and three more in the third before erupting for eight runs in the fifth en route to a 15-2 win over the Middies.

Rollie Sheriff (1-0) got the ball for Mason and was impressive in his four innings of work, allowing no runs and three hits while striking out seven.  Evan Kemp pitched the final inning for Mason and struck out the side after the Comets defense allowed a couple of unearned runs to score.

Mason's offense generated many quality at bats today, highlighted by:

Joe Powell:  2-4 QAB, triple, 5 RBI's
Cole Harting:  3-3 QAB, double, 2 RBI's
Nick Northcut:  2-4 QAB, home run, 2 RBI's
Harrison Johnson:  3-3 QAB, RBI
Ben Kraus:  2-4 QAB, RBI
J.P. Sponseller:  3-4 QAB, 2 stolen bases
Mason Holloway:  2-3 QAB
3/28 Middletown won 12-1 2-0 2-0   The Comets were fortunate to play last Wednesday March 28th on a dreary and rainy day in Mason. Our friends at Prasco rose to the occasion, enabling the game to be played on turf.  Mason took care of business in defeating Middletown 12-1 in 5 innings to sweep the 2-game GMC series.

Patrick Lantry (1-0) got the start and win for the Comets.  In his first varsity appearance, the senior righthander allowed just one earned run and one hit while striking out four over his four innings of work.  Junior lefty Nick Niehoff also made his varsity debut today, pitching a scoreless fifth inning.

Mason presented a potent and balanced attack at the plate today, highlighted by:

J. P. Sponseller: 3-3 QAB, 3B, 3 RBI’s
Nick Northcut: 2-3 QAB, 2 doubles
Joe Powell: 2-3 QAB
Mason Holloway: 2-3 QAB, 2 RBI’s
Harrison Johnson: 3-3 QAB, 3B, RBI
Cadin Neuhaus: 2-3 QAB, RBI
Cole Harting: 2B, 2 RBI’s
Evan Haas: 3B, RBI

@ McCracken County


won 2-0 3-0 2-0  
Mason kicked off their 2018 Spring Break trip in Murfreesboro, TN on Friday night, March 30th and things could not have gone much better for the Comets.  Behind a dominating performance on the mound from senior Will Pfennig, Mason defeated McCracken County, a 2017 Kentucky State Regional Champion, by a final score of 2-0.  Pfennig tossed a complete game 2-hitter, recording 13 strikeouts on the night.

The Comets scored both of their runs in the fifth inning.  Mason Holloway led off the inning with a base hit, was advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt by Harrison Johnson, and moved to third on an infield ground out. After a walk to Max Johnson, Joe Powell ripped a single to left field to score Holloway.  Nick Northcut followed with a another single to left field to score Johnson.

@ Riverdale


lost 3-1 3-1 2-0  
The Comets faced another tough opponent in the nightcap of their doubleheader on Friday night, March 30th, facing the tournament host Riverdale, TN on their home field.  With the game tied 1-1 in the fifth inning, Mason committed a couple of costly miscues on the infield in the fifth inning which ultimately led to their 3-1 defeat.

Nick Northcut started on the mound for Mason, pitching the first four innings. He allowed an earned run on just two hits while striking out four.  Despite pitching well, Rollie Sheriff (0-1) suffered the loss for the Comets.  He allowed an earned run on two hits while striking out four.

Like the host Riverdale Warriors, the Comets could only scratch out four base hits on the night in a well-pitched game by both clubs.  Following walks to Max Johnson (who stole second) and Nick Northcut in the third inning,  J.P. Sponseller delivered a one out sacrifice fly to drive in Mason's lone run in the game.

@ Munford


won 9-7 4-1 2-0  
Mason closed out their 3-day Tennessee Spring Trip with 9-7 win over Munford (TN) to finish 2-1 on the trip.  

Kevin Uth (1 and 2/3), Kenyon Abbott (2 and 1/3) and A.J. Kraus (3 inn.) combined to limit Munford to seven hits on the day.  It was Abbott's (1-0) varsity debut on the mound and he came away with the win. Kraus earned the save, his first as a Mason Comet.

The Comets jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first inning and were in control throughout, scoring three more times in the fourth, one in the fifth, and two in the sixth.  A balanced attack on offense by the entire Comets squad was highlighted by:

Max Johnson:  3-4 QAB's, 2 RBI's
Joe Powell:  3-4 QAB's
Colin Crowe:  3-4 QAB's, double, RBI
Ben Kraus:  3-4 QAB's, RBI
Nick Northcut:  4-4 QAB's, RBI

4/2 Princeton won 9-1 5-1 3-0  
Thanks to the generosity of the baseball staff at Miami University, the Comets were once again able to avoid a rainout on Monday and play their home game vs. Princeton on the Redhawks home turf field in Oxford, OH.  After scoring one run in the first inning, Mason exploded for six runs in the second and coasted to a 9-1 win.

Patrick Lantry (2-0) got the start and win for the Comets, pitching the first five innings.  Lantry allowed four hits and no earned runs while striking out six.  Nick Niehoff pitched the final two innings in relief, allowing one earned run on two hits while striking out three.

Leaders on offense for Mason included:

Evan Haas:  3-4 QAB's, triple, 2 RBI's
Cole Harting:  double, 2 RBI's
Joe Powell:  two singles, RBI
J.P. Sponseller:  3-3 QAB's, RBI
Max Johnson:  2-2 QAB's, RBI

Weather permitting, the Comets (5-1, 3-0) travel to Princeton TODAY (April 3) for game two of their two-game GMC series with the Vikings.
4/5 @ Princeton won 8-2 6-1 4-0  
The Mason offense struck quickly on a cool Thursday afternoon, plating four runs in the top of the first inning as the Comets coasted to an 8-2 win at Princeton to complete a two-game GMC series sweep.  

In the Mason first, Joe Powell led off the game with a single, one of his three hits on the day - including a double and two RBI's.  Nick Northcut followed with a walk (his first of three in the game).  J.P. Sponseller hit a single to load the bases with nobody out.  Evan Haas then delivered the big blow of the day - a laser shot over the left field wall to put the Comets up 4-0.  Haas finished with two hits and five RBI's on the day.

Rollie Sheriff improved to 2-1 on the season with the win, pitching the first five innings.  He allowed no earned runs on just two hits and struck out seven.  A.J. Kraus came on in relief to pitch the final two frames for Mason.  Kraus allowed an earned run on two hits and struck out one.

The Comets, currently 6-1 overall and 4-0 in the GMC,  return home Friday, April 6th at 5:00 PM to begin a two game series with Colerain.
4/6 Colerain won 8-0 7-1 5-0  
For the second game in a row last Friday at home, Mason jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the first inning.  The Comets rode another dominating performance on the mound from Will Pfennig to blank Colerain at home by a final score of 8-0.

Pfennig (2-0) delivered a carbon copy of his performance down in Tennessee a week ago, fanning 13 Colerain hitters as he pitched a three hit complete game shutout.  As Pfennig walked off the mound after striking out the side in the first, virtually everyone in the ballpark and both dugouts knew the Cardinals had their hands full today.

The Mason offense fed off of Pfennig's energy on the mound and went to work quickly.  Singles by Joe Powell and Nick Northcut, an RBI double by J.P. Sponseller, RBI singles from Evan Haas and Mason Holloway, and an RBI triple from Cole Harting highlighted the Mason first inning as the Comets sent eight hitters to the plate.  The Comets would go on to add single runs in the third, fourth, fifth, and sixth inning.

Mason remains at home for a key GMC matchup against Lakota East on Monday, April 9th at 5:00 PM.
4/9 Lakota East lost 5-4 7-2 5-1  
On a cold Monday afternoon in Mason, a bazaar first inning in which Lakota East scored four runs on just one base hit proved to be too much for the Comets to overcome as they dropped a GMC game at home to the Thunderhawks by a final score of 5-4.   

Nick Northcut (0-1) suffered the loss on the mound for Mason as he battled hard for five innings to keep his team in the game.  Northcut allowed two earned runs on just two hits while striking out eight and walking four.  Kenyon Abbott turned in another solid performance in relief, tossing two scoreless innings.  He allowed just one hit and one walk, and struck out two.

After the tough first inning, Mason battled back all day to make this a close game right to the end.  The Comets plated two runs in the fourth to cut the East lead to 4-2.  After East picked up a single run in their half of the fifth, Mason scored two in the bottom of the fifth to make it a 5-4 ballgame. The Comets had two runners on base in the bottom of the seventh, but could not muster a late rally.  Leaders on offense today for Mason:

J.P. Sponseller:  2 for 3, triple, two runs scored
Nick Northcut:  3 QAB's, double
Ben Kraus:  3 QAB's

The Comets travel to Colerain on Tuesday, April 10th to attempt a sweep in their two-game season series with the Cardinals.  Mason is currently tied with Hamilton for the GMC lead with a 5-1 record in conference play.
4/10 @ Colerain won 8-2 8-2 6-1  
The Mason offense continued it's trend of solid production early in games.  That, combined with excellent pitching earned the Comets a two-game series sweep over Colerain as the Comets won on the road Tuesday, on another cold spring day, by a final score of 8-2.

Rollie Sheriff moved to 3-1 on the season with the win, pitching 4 2/3 innings.  He allowed no earned runs and struck out seven.  Patrick Lantry pitched the final 2 1/3 innings, allowing just one earned run while striking out two.  Both Mason hurlers made great pitches in tough situations today to strand Colerain base runners, eliminating chances for big innings.

After jumping out to a 3-0 lead in the top of the first, the Comets continued to keep pressure on Colerain all afternoon as they gradually widened their lead.  Leaders on offense today included:

Joe Powell:  2 for 3, double, SAC Fly
J.P. Sponseller:  2 for 3
Cole Harting:  2 for 4
Harrison Johnson:  3 for 3
Max Johnson:  2 for 3
Evan Haas:  pinch hit double

The Comets travel to Lakota East on Wednesday, April 11th in search of a split in the season series with the Thunderhawks in what will be an important GMC showdown.
4/11 @ East won 12-1 9-2 7-1  
Following Monday's tough one-run loss at home to Lakota East, the Comets were definitely ready to complete last Wednesday as they rolled in to East with starting pitcher Will Pfennig for the back half of their two-game GMC series with the Thunderhawks.  Pfennig (3-0) and the Comets took care of business in pounding Lakota East in six innings by a final score of 12-1.  With the win, Mason took over sole possession of first place with a 7-1 record in conference play, 9-2 overall.

Pfennig pitched the first five innings today, allowing just a first inning earned run and one hit on the day.  He struck out ten.  A.J. Kraus pitched a scoreless sixth, recording one strikeout.  As a pitching staff, Mason's team ERA is an impressive 1.38 on the season thus far.

Trailing 1-0 through two innings of play, the Mason offense kicked in to high gear in the third.  Following walks to Harrison Johnson and Joe Powell, Nick Northcut delivered a big two-out single to left to tie the game at 1-1.  J.P. Sponseller immediately followed with a two-run double to deep right field to put the Comets up 3-1.

The Comets played long ball after that to pummel the Thunderhawks.  In the fourth, Nick Northcut hit a three run bomb that traveled half way to Middletown.  That same inning, Harrison Johnson lined a pitch over the 395 sign in straight away center, a two run homer.  After a single run scored in the Mason fifth inning,  J.P. Sponseller hit a towering three run homer to right field in the sixth to make it a 12-1 ballgame.

Mason next plays Hamilton (currently one game behind the Comets in the GMC) at 7:30 PM on Thursday April 12th as part of the Cincinnati Reds Futures Showcase Series.  The game will be played at Marge Schott Stadium on the campus of the University of Cincinnati.

4/12 @ Hamilton won 4-2 10-2 8-1  
Behind a solid pitching performance from Patrick Lanty and Kenyon Abbott, Mason held on to win a thriller over Hamilton Thursday night at University of Cincinnati's Marge Schott Stadium as part of the Cincinnati Reds Futures Showcase Series.  The final score was 4-2.  With the win, the Comets retained sole possession of first place in the GMC with a 8-1 record (10-2 overall) at the mid point of the GMC league schedule.

Patrick Lantry was the Comets starter tonight and got a no decision, as he left the game with one out in the fifth inning with the score tied 2-2.  Lantry's line on the night: four and 2/3 innings, two earned runs, four hits, and six strikeouts.  Kenyon Abbott (2-0) earned the win in relief for Mason, pitching the final two and 2/3 innings.  Abbott inherited a two on, two out situation in the Hamilton fifth.  After issuing a walk to load the bases,  Abbott got the next batter to ground out to second to keep the game tied at two apiece.  He would go on to pitch two more scoreless innings, allowing no hits while striking out three.

The Mason offense was stymied for much of the night due to a solid performance by Hamilton starter Eric Roberts, who came in to the game with a 2-0 record and a 1.17 ERA.  Trailing 1-0 in the third, Joe Powell reached on an error and Nick Northcut walked with one out.  An RBI single by J.P. Sponsellerand a SAC Fly from Evan Haas put the Comets up 2-1.  Hamilton tied the game at 2-2 in their half of the fourth.  And, that is where things remained until the seventh inning.

Cadin Neuhaus pinch hit for Max Johnson to lead off the Mason seventh and drew a walk.  After Johnson re-entered to run for Neuhaus, Joe Powell put down a perfect bunt single.  One out later, a wild pitch put runners at second and third for J.P. Sponseller, who was intentionally walked to load the bases.  Evan Haas then hit a ground ball to short with the shortstop throwing to the plate for the force out - the second out of the inning.  Cole Harting then hit a chopper to a charging shortstop.  Hustling down the line, Harting beat the throw to drive in the go ahead run.  In the process, Hamilton's shortstop threw wide at first, allowing a second run to score on the error.

For his efforts at the plate tonight (2 for 3, RBI, walk) as well as his defense in centerfield, Cole Harting was named the game MVP by the staff of the Cincinnati Reds Futures Showcase Series.
4/14 @ Cathedral (IN) won 2-1 11-2 8-1   Mason split a pair of road games on Saturday, defeating Cathedral (IN) 2-1 and losing to O'Fallon (IL). Details coming soon....
4/14 @ O'Fallon (IL) lost 17-7 11-3 8-1  


Mason and Hamilton have been postponed for Today, Monday, April 16th and rescheduled for same time and place at Mason on Tuesday, April 17th.

4/17 Hamilton won 5-0 12-3 9-1  

It was a special day for the Mason Baseball team on Tuesday, April 17th. The Comets opened up a two game lead in the GMC and their head coach reached a career milestone.

It was another outstanding performance by the Mason pitching staff on a cool spring day, coupled with yet another productive first inning from the offense added up to a 5-0 shutout of Hamilton at home to earn the Comets a sweep of the two-game series.

Will Pfennig (4-0) was masterful on the mound again for the Comets, pitching six innings and striking out twelve.  Kenyon Abbott continued his solid season in relief, pitching the final inning and striking out two.

In the Comets' first inning, Joe Powell and Nick Northcut led off the game with singles.  J.P. Sponsellerimmediately followed with a 3-run homer.  Mason would add another run in the first to lead 4-0.  And, Pfennig and Abbott took it from there.  Leaders on offense for Mason included:

J.P. Sponseller:  3 run home run
Nick Northcut:  2 for 2, 3 QAB's, double
Evan Haas:  3 QAB's
Mason Holloway:  3 QAB's, RBI
Ben Kraus:  double

Tuesday's win marked the 100th career win for Mason Head Coach Curt Bly in just his fifth season at the helm for the Comets.  Mason plays another home game on Wednesday, April 18th as they host Fairfield in GMC action.



4/18 Fairfield won 14-4 13-3 10-1  
In a rather bizarre game on Wednesday that was tied 2-2 as the Comets came to bat in the bottom of the fifth,  Mason scored three runs in the bottom of the fifth and nine more in the sixth to overwhelm the visiting Fairfield Indians by a final score of 14-4 in six innings.

Rollie Sheriff (4-1) continued his solid season on the mound, pitching a complete game three-hitter.  He allowed just one earned run while striking out ten to drive his season ERA down to an impressive 1.17.  The Mason infield committed five errors on the day, allowing Fairfield to get within a run at 5-4 before the floodgates opened in the Mason sixth.

With the score tied 2-2 and two outs in the fifth, Mason Holloway delivered an RBI single and Harrison Johnson followed with a two-run triple to put the Comets up 5-2.  In the sixth, Mason sent thirteen batters to the plate, capitalizing on six walks to go with five hits in the big nine run inning.  Leaders on offense for Mason included:

Nick Northcut:  2 for 3, double, RBI
Joe Powell:  single, 2 RBI's
Mason Holloway:  2 for 3, 3 RBI's
Harrison Johnson:  2 for 3, triple, 3 RBI's
J.P. Sponseller:  double

Mason (10-1 in the GMC, 13-3 overall) is back in action on Friday at Fairfield for the back end of their two-game series with the Indians.  Game time is 5:00 PM

Mason maiintains a 2 1/2 game lead in the GMC over Lakota East with two full weeks left in the regular season. The Comets are the #1 ranked Division 1 Baseball team in the city polls.

4/20 @ Fairfield won 10-1 14-3 11-1  
The Comets closed out a perfect 3-0 week on Friday with a 10-1 road win at Fairfield.  With the win, Mason (14-3 overall, 11-1 in the GMC) maintained a two 1/2 game lead in the GMC with six conference games remaining.

Nick Northcut (2-1), started and won it for Mason today, pitching the first five innings.  He allowed just one earned run on four hits while striking out five.  Patrick Lantry pitched two scoreless innings in relief, striking out one.

Mason jumped out to a 7-0 lead after two innings of play to take firm control of the game.  In the Comets' first, the first three batters of the game (Joe Powell, Nick Northcut, J.P. Sponseller) all singled to load the bases.  One out later, Cole Harting ripped a two-run double and Mason Holloway's RBI single put the Comets up 4-0.  Mason's second inning was capped off by a 2-run home run by J.P. Sponseller to make it a 7-0 ball game.  Leaders on offense for Mason today included:

Nick Niehoff:  3 for 4, double, RBI
Nick Northcut:  2 for 3, RBI
Joe Powell:  3 for 4, double
J.P. Sponseller:  2 for 4, 2-run home run
Cole Harting:  double, 2 RBI's

With today's two-hit performance, Nick Northcut became the all-time hits leader in the history of Mason High School.  Both he and Nick Niehoff were presented with game balls after the game by Comets' skipper Curt Bly.

Mason's game at West today has been PPD due to weather. Makeup date TBA.
4/23 @ West           PPD
4/25 West lost 4-3 14-4 11-2  
Leading 3-1 after six innings of play, the Comets surrendered three runs in the seventh and fell to Lakota West at Prasco Park on Wednesday night by a final score of 4-3.

Will Pfennig was outstanding once again on the mound for Mason, pitching six innings of one hit baseball and striking out fourteen.  He allowed just one unearned run in the Firebirds' second inning on a throwing error by J.P. Sponseller.  Kenyon Abbott came on in the seventh and pitched one third of an inning, allowing two earned runs on two hits while striking out one.  Evan Kemp (0-1) suffered the loss for the Comets, allowing a hit, a walk, and an earned run in his two thirds of an inning.

Mason's defense, base running, and hitting was spotty tonight in critical situations.  Leaders on offense included:

J.P. Sponseller:  2 for 3, walk
Evan Haas: 3 QAB's, RBI
Cole Harting:  2 for 4
Nick Niehoff:  2 QAB's
Max Johnson:  2 QAB's RBI


@ West

(makeup 4/23)

won 8-1 15-4 12-2  
Mason came out swinging yesterday, scoring three runs in the first inning and benefiting from another strong performance from the pitching staff en route to a 8-1 win at Lakota West to earn a split in the two game season series with the Firebirds.  

Rollie Sheriff moved to 5-1 on the season with the win, pitching 5 2/3 innings.  He allowed one earned run on three hits while striking out eight.  Nick Northcutcame on in relief with two outs in the sixth.  He recorded the last four outs of the game - all via strikeout as he held Lakota West scoreless the rest of the way.

In the Mason first with one out, four successive base hits and an RBI ground out staked the Comets to a 3-0 lead.  A key play in the game was made defensively by Comets second baseman Mason Holloway who, with the bases loaded and two outs in the third inning, made a diving grab of a hard hit ground ball up the middle, flipping to Max Johnson at second base to end the Firebirds' threat.  Mason and Lakota West traded single runs in the fourth before the Comets blew the game open in the seventh, scoring four more runs.  Leaders on offense for Mason included:

Joe Powell:  4 QAB's, double, 2 RBI's
Nick Northcut:  2 for 5, RBI
Mason Holloway:  3 QAB's, RBI


The Comets host Oak Hills Friday, April 27th at 5:00 to open their two-game GMC series.  With just four GMC games left to play, Mason (15-4 overall, 12-2 GMC) clings to a game and a half lead in conference play over second place Lakota East and the surging third place Oak Hills Highlanders.

On Saturday the Comets host Kings back at Prasco Park with game time at 6:30 pm.

4/27 Oak Hills won 7-3 16-4 13-2  
Mason improved to 13-2 in the GMC (16-4 overall) with a 7-3 win at home on Friday over Oak Hills.  Patrick Lantry (3-0) gave the Comets yet another quality start, going five innings and allowing three earned runs while striking out six.  Nick Northcut picked up the save in relief, pitching two scoreless innings and striking out two.

The Comets applied pressure from the get go in this one, getting multiple base runners on in every inning, stealing four bases on the day, and getting key quality at bats when needed. The game was tied 3-3 after a three-run Oak Hills fifth inning.  Mason promptly responded with two runs in their half of the fifth and added two more runs in the sixth.

Mason Holloway finished off his solid week for the Comets by being awarded his second consecutive game ball from Head Coach Curt Bly.  Holloway was impressive at the plate, in the field, and on the base paths yet again today.  Leaders on offense in the game included:

Evan Haas:  2 for 3, 2 RBI's
Mason Holloway:  2 for 4, double, 2 RBI's
Ben Kraus:  1 for 2, 2 RBI's
4/28 Kings lost 12-11 16-5 13-2  
After jumping out to a 5-0 lead in the top of the first inning,  the Comets dropped a tough one at Prasco Park to Kings in non-conference action by a final score of 12-11.  Defensive miscues and control problems on the mound cost Mason dearly in this one as they committed four errors on the night, walked nine batters, and hit three batters.  Kings scored the winning run on a steal of home with the bases loaded in the bottom of the seventh.

Leaders on offense for Mason included:

Nick Northcut:  two-run home run
J.P. Sponseller:  2 for 5, double
Ben Kraus:  2 for 2, walk, SAC Fly, RBI
Cadin Neuhaus:  2 for 2, double, walk, RBI


Next up the Comets (16-5, 13-2) will visit Oak Hills on Monday, April 30th. Mason has a slim 1 1/2 game lead over Lakota East with the final week of the regular season ahead. See remaining schedule below:

4/30 at Oak Hills

5/2 Sycamore at home

5/3 St. Xavier at home

5/4 at Sycamore

4/30 @ Oak Hills won 13-4 17-5 14-2  
Mason got back to their winning ways on Monday in a critical GMC road contest, dispatching with Oak Hills by a final score of 13-4 to maintain their game and a half conference lead with just two games remaining.

Will Pfennig (5-0) started and won it for the Comets, pitching the first six innings.  He allowed an earned run and struck out seven.  A.J. Kraus pitched the seventh inning, allowing an earned run and striking out two.

The Comets offense continued its season-long pattern of striking quickly again today, scoring three runs in both the first and second inning to take a 6-0 lead after two innings of play.  Today's leaders on offense included:

J.P. Sponseller:  2 for 3, home run, walk, 4 RBI's
Evan Haas:  2 for 3, 2 RBI's
Harrison Johnson:  2 for 4, 2 RBI's
Max Johnson:  2 for 3, 2 RBI's

The state tournament draw was held on Sunday, April 29th and the Comets were voted as the unanimous #1 seed in Southwest Ohio.  Mason earned a first round bye and will host the winner of Lebanon vs. Franklin on Thursday, May 10th at 5:00 PM 
5/2 Sycamore won 5-2 18-5 15-2  

The Mason Comets are the 2018 GMC Baseball Champions!  The Comets secured their 4th overall league title on Wednesday, coupled with a loss by 2nd place Lakota East, and a  5-2 home win over Sycamore.   Mason now has a two-game lead over East with only one remaining league game at Sycamore on Friday.
This marks the 2nd time in three seasons Mason has won or shared the GMC league championship.  In 2016 Fairfield and Mason were GMC co-champs.  The Comet baseball program has now won 3 outright conference titles (2012, 2013 and 2018).  
In a spring season that at times was more like winter, Mason put together an outstanding campaign with strong pitching and timely hitting.  They lead the league with an overall batting average of 0.340 and a team pitching ERA of 2.54 (all games).  Their defense has been strong also with a fielding percentage of 0.948 (all games) (2nd to Oak Hills).
"Winning the GMC Championship is incredibly difficult given the quality of competition and the grind our league schedule creates," said Mason head coach Curt Bly.  "I couldn't be prouder of our players and coaches for their hard work and dedication put forth to achieve this goal."
First baseman, junior J.P. Sponseller is having a tremendous year from the plate with a 0.406 batting average (8th GMC), 4 homers (tied for 1st) and 2nd in RBI’s with 24.  Comet catcher, junior Joe Powell also has an outstanding season hitting at a .423 clip (5th overall).  Senior standout Nick Northcut is the backbone of the offense; 0.397 avg, 3 homers and 18 RBI.  Senior Evan Haas has produced 22 RBI for the offense as well. 
Senior pitching standout Will Pfennig has been Mason’s stopper all season.  Thru last nights contest, Pfennig has an ERA of 0.39 with 5 wins and 69 strikeouts.  Senior Rollie Sheriff leads the GMC with 6 wins adding a 1.05 ERA.  
Mason is 18-5 overall and 15-2 in the GMC.  They are one of the top teams in the city, #8 in the state and #9 in the USA Today’s Super 25 Regional BB rankings. Mason recently was voted the #1 seed in the upcoming Southwest District post-season tourney.  They’ll close out their regular season this weekend with a game at home versus St. Xavier today, at Sycamore Friday and home vs. Milford on Saturday.  The Comets open tournament play on Thursday, May 20th when they host the winner of the Lebanon/Franklin contest.  


Sycamore recap:

Solid pitching and timely two-out hitting were enough to overcome a lackluster defensive effort Wednesday as Mason defeated Sycamore at home  5-2 to move to 15-2 in the GMC.  Shortly after the game, the Comets learned of Lakota West's win over Lakota East which guaranteed Mason's GMC Championship for 2018.

Rollie Sheriff (6-1) gave Mason another six strong innings on the mound, earning the win.   He allowed two earned runs on just five hits with one walk and one hit batter.  Sheriff recorded eight strikeouts on the day.  Nick Northcut earned his third save of the season as he pitched a scoreless seventh, allowing just a base hit.

Mason jumped out to their usual early lead again, this time striking with two outs.  After a lead-off single by Joe Powell was followed by two consecutive outs, Evan Haas delivered an RBI double, Cole Hartingfollowed with an RBI triple, and Mason Holloway drove in Harting with a single.  Just like that, the Comets were off and running with a 3-0 lead after one inning of play.  Mason would later add single runs in the fourth and fifth.  Leaders on offense for Mason included:

Joe Powell:  2 for 4, double
Nick Northcut:  3 for 4, double, RBI
Evan Haas:  double, RBI
Cole Harting:  2 for 3, triple, RBI
Mason Holloway:  2 for 3, 2 RBI's


5/3 St. Xavier won 7-0 19-5 15-2  
The recent GMC Champion Mason Comets put together a solid game in all phases on Thursday, getting an outstanding start from senior Patrick Lantry to go with solid defense and potent offensive production.  The result was a Comets 7-0 shutout of St. Xavier at home in non-conference action.

Lantry kept his season record perfect at 4-0 on the season, pitching 6 1/3 innings.  He allowed six hits and struck out four.  Nick Northcutcame on with one out in the seventh to complete the shutout, striking out one.  

With two-outs in the Mason first, J.P. Sponseller singled, Evan Haas doubled, and Cole Harting singled to put the Comets up 2-0.  The following inning, Sponseller launched a grand slam home run to deep right center, his league-leading 5th home run of the year, to make it a 6-0 ballgame.  Leaders on offense for Mason included:

J.P. Sponseller:  3 for 4, grand slam HR, 5 RBI's
Joe Powell:  2 for 4
Evan Haas:  2 for 4, double, RBI
Cole Harting:  2 for 3, RBI

The Comets wind up GMC play for the 2018 season with a trip to Sycamore on Friday, May 4th before returning home on Saturday, May 5th for Senior Day vs. Milford.  Game times are scheduled for 5:00 PM on Friday and 12:30 PM on Saturday.
5/4 @ Sycamore won 7-1 20-5 16-2  
This past Friday, Mason completed GMC Conference play for 2018 with a 7-1 win at Sycamore. The win for the GMC Champion Comets capped off a 16-2 conference season and moving to 20-5 overall.

?Sophomore Collin Brown (1-0) got his first start and win in a varsity uniform today, pitching four innings of shutout baseball.  He allowed just two hits and struck out two.  Evan Kemp pitched the final three innings in relief, allowing no earned runs and one hit while striking out three.

The Mason offense was kept in check until the third inning, but scored two in the third and four more in the fourth to take a commanding ?6-0 lead.  A balanced eleven hit attack for the Comets was led by:

Mason Holloway:  3 for 4
J.P Sponseller:  2 for 4, double, RBI
Evan Haas:  single, 2 RBI's
Cole Harting:  double, 2 RBI's
Wyatt Weekley:  2 for 4, double, RBI
5/5 Milford won 8-1 21-5 16-2  
The Class of 2018 closed out the regular season in memorable fashion on Saturday as their group of eight seniors along with junior catcher Jack Buckley and junior DH Joe Powell defeated the 2018 ECC Co-Champion Milford Eagles by a final score of 8-1 before a packed Senior Day crowd at Mason.  This senior class will be remembered not only for their success on the field, but also for being a tight-knit group who put their teammates and team's success before self.  Those traits were evident to all in attendance today - families, coaches, and fans - as we were all treated to a special day at the ballpark.

Will Pfennig moved to a perfect 6-0 on the season with the win, pitching five and 2/3 innings of 1 hit shutout baseball.  Pfennig struck out 11 batters to move his season strikeout total to a remarkable 80 in 41 and 2/3 innings pitched so far this season.  His ERA now sits at 0.34.  Sophomore A.J. Kraus pitched the final inning and 1/3 for Mason, allowing one run to go with one strikeout.

Cadin Neuhaus led off the Mason first inning with a double and the Comets took advantage of two walks and two hit batters in the inning to jump out to a 3-0 lead.  Another big inning in the fourth plated four more runs.  In the sixth, Kevin Uth missed hitting a home run by mere inches as he pounded a long single off the fence in deep left field.  Leaders on offense today included:

Cadin Neuhaus:  2 for 4, double
Patrick Lantry: single, 3 RBI's
Evan Haas:  3 for 3, RBI
Jack Buckley:  single, 2 RBI's
Ben Kraus:  single, RBI
Rollie Sheriff:  RBI


vs. Lebanon


won 17-7 22-5    

Mason Advances

The Comets had to "come-from-behind" in their postseason opener on Thursday, eventually defeating visiting Lebanon 17-7 and advancing to the next round.

Next up Mason will play a familiar opponent, Oak Hills, for the Sectional Final on Thursday, May 17th at Kings, 5:00. The winner advances to the SW District Championship game on Saturday, May 19th vs. either Troy or Northmont at Princeton HS, 4:30 pm.

The Comets are the #2 ranked Div. 1 baseball team in this past weeks State Polls.



vs. Oak Hills

@ Kings 5:00

won 4-1 23-5 16-2  

Senior Will Pfennig was, once again, dominant on Thursday as Mason defeated Oak Hills for the third time this season - this time in a district semi-final game by a final score of 4-1 at Kings High School. 

Pfennig moved to 8-0 on the season as he pitched a complete game 1-hitter along with eleven strikeouts.  He struck out the side to end the game in the top of the seventh, recording his 100th strikeout of the season.  The Highlanders scored just one unearned run on the day following an infield error to lead off the inning.

In a game light on offense as the result of great pitching by both clubs, Mason jumped out to a 2-0 lead in their half of the first.  A one out single by Nick Northcut was followed by back-to-back walks to J.P. Sponseller and Evan Haas to load the bases.  Cole Harting ripped an RBI single through the left side of the infield and Mason Holloway followed with a ground ball to the left side of the infield (a fielder's choice) that plated the second Comet run.  A bases loaded walk to Holloway in the third and an RBI double from Northcut in the fourth accounted for Mason's other runs.


Mason will take their GMC title and 23-5 overall record in to a District Championship game on Saturday, May 19th at 4:30 PM at Princeton High School.  The Comets will face the winner of the Troy/Northmont game which was postponed due to rain today.


vs. Northmont

@ Princeton

won 13-3 24-5 16-2  


After a lightning delay of over an hour to begin the evening at Princeton High School, on a rare Sunday evening game, the Comets took the field in a District final game to face the Northmont Thunderbolts out of Greater Dayton's GWOC Conference.  In a contest that was reminiscent of Mason's opening tournament game against Lebanon, the Comets found themselves down 3-0 in the second inning before storming back to win the game by a final score of 13-3 in six innings.

It is the Comets 6th overall Division 1 District Title, last winning the championship in 2015. The Mason Baseball program also has won 5 more Div. 2 District titles.

Rollie Sheriff started and won it for Mason to move to 7-1 on the season.  The senior lefthander pitched the first four innings, allowing an earned run and three hits to go with five strikeouts.   Sheriff battled through the weather delay and a challenging second inning to hold Northmont at bay as he left with a 4-3 lead after the fourth inning.  Senior righthander Patrick Lantry came on in relief to deliver yet another solid performance, pitching two innings of shutout baseball.  He allowed two hits while striking out three.

Trailing 3-0 in the second, the Comets took advantage of two hit batters to open the inning, followed by a Northmontinfield error.  After Jack Buckley walked with the bases loaded, Cole Harting scorched a triple to right field to clear the bases and put Mason up 4-3.  

Mason scored twice more in the third as J.P. Sponseller, who had led off the inning with a walk, scored on a wild pitch and Ben Kraus (2 for 3 on the night), drove in Harrison Johnson with a base hit to left center.

After scoring a single run in the fourth off another triple by Cole Harting and a SAC fly from Nick Northcut (who had 3 RBI's on the night), Mason exploded for six more runs in the sixth inning to end the game as they sent nine men to the plate, capped off by a bases loaded single by Mason Holloway.

Mason (24-5 overall) now moves on to a Regional semi-final matchup with Centerville (#8 seed) who defeated Loveland 4-1 to advance. The Comets will play in the Sweet 16 at 5:00 PM on Thursday, May 24th at Marge Schott Stadium on the campus of the University of Cincinnati. 

Moeller and Elder will play on the other side of the Regional bracket at 2:00 pm on Thursday.




@ UC 5:00 pm

vs. Centerville

won 3-2 25-5 16-2  


Mason defeated Centerville 3-2 in a tight ball game at University of Cincinnati's Marge Schott Stadium on Thursday to win and advance to the Regional Final.  Senior Will Pfennig (9-0) tossed another gem - this time a complete game 3-hitter.  Pfennig allowed just three hits and two earned runs on the day to go with nine strikeouts. 

The Comets jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first.  Sharp singles by Joe Powell and J.P. Sponseller were followed by a two-out triple to right field from Cole Harting.  

The Elks responded with two runs of their own in the top of the second to tie the game at 2-2. But, the Mason defense was solid behind Pfennig to limit the damage.  Shortstop Max Johnson made a circus catch on the lead off hitter in short left field to record the first out of the inning.  Then, with the bases loaded, Cole Harting went in to the gap in left center to catch a ball that would have easily cleared the bases.  That play ended up being the biggest of the game.

In the Mason second, Harrison Johnson led off the inning with a double down the right field line and advanced to third on a wild pitch.  Ben Kraus then produced what would prove to be the game winning RBI.  After fouling off pitches with two strikes, Kraus launched a sacrifice fly to center that was plenty deep enough to easily score Johnson.

From the third inning on, the game was a battle between two outstanding pitchers. Centerville's Nick Hoffman and Mason's Will Pfennig each pitched complete games and no further runs would be scored in the game.  For Pfennig, seven of the game's final fifteen outs came via strikeout.  With one out in the Centerville seventh inning, Cole Hartingmade his second clutch defensive play of the game - a diving catch in the right center gap that prevented a triple.

Mason (25-5) advances to the Elite 8 and another matchup with Moeller for a trip to Columbus and a Final Four berth on the line.  The Crusaders got by Elder 3-2 in extra innings to punch their ticket to the regional final.

The Comets will be appearing in the Regional Final for the fifth time in program history (1987, 1991, 2010, 2014, 2015). The last three appearances were all loses against Moeller. The Comets only regional title was in 1987 when they were State Runner-up.

Game time is 5:00 PM on Friday, May 25th at University of Cincinnati's Marge Schott Stadium.




@ UC 5:00 pm

won 3-2 26-5 16-2  



The Comets finally achieved a goal that has alluded the program since Mason's move to Division 1, winning the Division 1 Southwest Regional Championship!  Mason defeated Moeller last Friday 3-2 at the University of Cincinnati's Marge Schott Stadium and punched their ticket to the STATE FINAL FOUR! The last time the Comets advanced to state was 1987 under legendary coach Ken Gray.

Mason and Moeller were the area's best coming into the game. Mason led the city poll. Coming into the tournament, the Comets were fifth in the state and Moeller seventh.

Rollie Sheriff moved to 8-1 on the season with the win.  Sheriff pitched the first five innings, allowing just two earned runs on four hits while striking out four.  Nick Northcut pitched the final two scoreless innings in relief to earn a well-deserved save, his fourth of the season.  Northcut held the Crusaders hitless and struck out four.

Mason led early in this one, taking a 1-0 lead in the first.  Joe Powell, who had two hits on the day, and Nick Northcutboth singled to lead off the game.  A one out RBI single from Evan Haas scored Powell.  

In the Comets' two-run second, Harrison Johnson led off the inning with a towering home run to deep right field to make a 2-0 ballgame.  Ben Kraus followed with a single and later scored on a sacrifice fly from Nick Northcut.

Moeller clawed back in to the game in the fourth, scoring two runs on three hits to cut Mason's lead to 3-2.  From there, the Crusaders put single runners on base in the fifth, sixth, and seventh.  But, the duo of Sheriff and Northcut along with a flawless Mason defense was enough to preserve the victory for the Comets.

This is Mason's first Regional Championship since 1987 when the Comets finished as the State Runner-Up in Division 2.  The Comets (26-5 overall) head to Huntington Park in downtown Columbus, OH for a state semi-final showdown with Whitehouse Anthony Wayne (25-4 overall) at 1:00 PM on Friday, June 1st.  




vs. Anthony Wayne HS.

1:00 pm at Huntington Park, Columbus, OH

lost 1-0 26-6 16-2  

The Regional Champion, Mason Comets, played in its first Division 1 State Final Four on Friday, June 1st at Huntington Ball Park in Columbus. The Comet baseball program was making its 2nd trip to state since last appearing in 1987 as a Division 2 participant. Mason's last state final four was when Ken Gray's Comets defeated Akron Hoban 9-5 in the AA semifinal (classifications were then A, AA, and AAA).  The championship didn't quite go as planned that year as Coldwater handed Mason a 22-5 defeat.

Unfortunately this day didn't go quite as hope for either. Mason's potent offense struggled to find its stride, falling to Anthony Wayne by a score of 1-0. The Generals would lose the next day to eventual State Champion Olentangy Liberty by a score of 8-1.

The Comets found themselves with several chances against the Wayne starter who struggled with control early on, but Mason was not able to capitalize. It was the first time this season that the team had been shutout.

The Comets left men on base in each of the first three innings. Mason starter, Will Pfennig kept his team in the game until the bottom of the third. Opposing pitcher Nartker led off with a hit, followed by consecutive Wayne singles to plate the game's first and only run.

In Mason's last go-round in the top of the 7th, pinch-hitter Cadin Neuhaus was plunked with one out, then ran for by Nick Niehoff. Niehoff advanced to second on an errant pick-off attempt, then ran to third on Powell's fly ball to right. Down to the last out, Anthony Wayne pulled their starter for a reliever. Northcut was intentionally walked to pitch to junior J.P. Sponseller. Sponseller got behind in the count with two quick strikes but then barrelled up a shot to deep right-center. In some high school yards, it may have been gone, but at 365 feet to right-center in Huntington Park it was caught and Mason was sent home scoreless.

The Comets finished the season at 26-6 overall. The team achieved the program's fourth GMC Championshiop, Sectional and District titles (#6) and the teams first D1 Regional Championship.








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Date Opponent W/L Score Overall
Box Score Game Highlights
3/26 @ Oak Hills            
3/29 @ Princeton            
3/31 Whitmer HS won 11-1 1-0    

Mother Nature has really hammered area softball teams in the early spring season. The Comets had two cancellations to open the season, both away games vs. Oak Hills and Princeton.

Mason finally got the 2018 season going on Saturday, March 31st in NON-CONFERENCE game agaist Whitmer HS. The Comet offense rolled winning 11-1. No other details available.


4/2 Colerain won 15-0 2-0    

After an early morning snowfall of a couple of inches on Monday, the skies cleared enough for the Comets to host Colerain. Mason came away with a 15-0 whitewash of the Cardinals in a run rule affair. No other details available.

Mason and Oak Hills were suppose to play today (April 3rd) at home, but once again, early morning rains washed the contest out.

Next on the schedule is an away game at Hamilton on Wednesday, April 4th.

4/4 @ Hamilton           PPD
4/5 Middletown won 10-0 3-0 2-0  

Mason Softball defeated Middletown 10-0 on a cool Thursday afternoon contest at home. No other details available.

Next up Mason will visit Milfrod on Friday, Arpil 6th. Following that contest they will play Greenville as part of a double header. The Comets have a rare Sunday afternoon contest at the Reds Urban Youth Academy versus perennial powerhouse Lebanon. That game is slated for a 4:00 pm start.

4/6 @ Milford won 13-3 4-0 2-0  

Update on girls softball scores....see below:

Mason defeated Milford 13-3 last Friday.


4/6 @ Greenville won 16-4 5-0 2-0   The Comets won the 2nd of a twin bill on Friday defeating Greenville 16-4. No other details available.
4/8 Lebanon lost 5-4 5-1 2-0  

In a rare Sunday afternoon contest, Mason fell to Lebanon 5-4. No other details available.

Next Mason (5-1, 2-0) will host Sycamore on Monday, April 9th.

4/9 Sycamore won 12-0 6-1 3-0  

Mason softball goes to 6-1 and 3-0 in the GMC on a cold gray Monday game against Sycamore. The Comets came out firing and ended up with a 12-0 shutout over the Aves.

The Comets needed just one inning to do their damage offensively, scoring 12 runs in the bottom half of the first. Elana Harrison batted twice in the inning and hit a 2 RBI double to go along with a deep 3 run HR. Tori O’Brien and Grace Rieger each had 2 RBI singles to boot.

Katie DeBord worked 5 shutout innings and allowed just one baserunner to pick up her 3rd win of the year.

Next up Mason will host Oak Hills on Tuesday, April 10th.

4/10 Oak Hills won 6-5 7-1 4-0  
The Comets mount a furious comeback effort at home on Tuesday to beat the Oak Hills Highlander’s 6-5.

Oak Hills jumped on the Comets early scoring 5 runs in the second inning to take a 5-1 lead. The Comets got one back in the bottom half to cut the lead to 5-2. The 4th inning made the difference. The Comets scored 3 runs and tied the game on an RBI single from Zoe Bishop. Olivia Popovich put the Comets ahead for good on infield single in the bottom of the 6th.

Katie DeBord worked 5 shutout innings of relief to get her 4th win of the season.

Next up Mason (7-1, 4-0) will visit Fairfield TODAY, Wednesday, April 11th.

4/11 @ Fairfield won 3-2 8-1 5-0  

Mason softball continued their undefeated GMC streak on Wednesday, holding on to knock of a pesky Fairfield team, 3-2. More details to come...

Next up the Comets have a big league game TODAY at home vs. Lakota East (6-1 GMC).

4/13 Lakota East won 3-2 9-1 6-0   After weeks of winter-like weather, spring broke out Friday afternoon and the Comets and Thunderhawks delivered with an instant classic game.

For much of the day the Comets' Katie DeBord was locked in a pitcher's duel Lakota East's Sydney Larson. The Thunderhawks took a 2-0 lead in the 5th, with one of the runs coming on a bases loaded Hit by pitch. Mason's Ali Weekly came up with a huge diving catch and double play to prevent the Thunderhawks from getting any more runs up on the scoreboard.

The Comets went into their last at bat down 2-0, needing at least two runs to keep the game alive. Grace Rieger, Olivia Popovich, Tori O'Brien and Sydney Carter hit four singles in a row to cut the deficit to 2-1. Senior Zoe Bishop came to the plate with one out down by a run and delivered a lined shot right back up the middle to bring home Olivia Popovich and Tori O'Brien to win the game in walk-off fashion.

The Comets reamin unbeaten in the GMC at 6-0, tied with West for the top spot who is also undefeated.

Next up Mason will visit Oak Hills TODAY, pending weather issues. On Tuesday the Comets will have their first head-to-head showdown with West when the took hook off for a home game at 5:00 pm.

This past Saturday's double header at Hilliard Bradley and Mt. Vernon was cancelled due to weather.

4/16 @ Oak Hills           PPD
4/17 Lakota West lost 4-3 9-2 6-1  

A day after another spring snowfall, the Mason Comets and Lakota West Firebirds tangled to determine first place in the Greater Miami Conference. The Comets would suffer their first GMC loss to West, losing 4-3 in a thriller.

The Firebirds came out firing scoring two runs in the top half of the first. Allie Cummins brought home a run for the Firebirds who scored their second run of the inning on an error. 

The Comets answered in the bottom of of the inning with an RBI single from Ali Weekley to cut the deficit in half. Tori O’Brien would later tie the game in the 4th with an RBI single of her own.

With the game tied 2–2 heading to the home half of the 6th, freshman Sydney Carter stepped knocking a double into left field to plate Olivia Popovich at give the Comets a 3-2 lead.

The Firebirds didn’t go quietly, tying the game in the top of the 7th on a Casey Bramble sac fly and taking a 4-3 lead on an Alyssa Turner solo HR. In the bottom of the 7th the Comets had runners on second and third with two outs, but were turned away on a defensive gem by the Firebirds to close the game.

Mason (9-2, 6-1) will get a chance to even things up when the Comets and Firebirds play again on Wednesday April 17 at Lakota West at 5 PM.

*** reported by Eric Miller

4/18 @ Lakota West won 11-2 10-2 7-1  

After suffering their first GMC loss on Tuesday to the Lakota West Firebirds, the Comets came out on a mission against West on Wednesday night. The Comets took an early 5-0 lead in the first inning. Elana Harrison hit a double for 2 RBI’s and later in the inning Grace Rieger hit a double with bases loaded for 3 RBI’s.

Mason stayed on fire offensively with a mixture of hits and bunts to win 11-2. Sydney Carter pitched a complete game for the win.

After splitting the series, the Comets and Firebirds are tied for first in the GMC Conference.


4/19 @ Hamilton (makeup) won 16-2 11-2 8-1  

Mason Softball beats Hamilton 16-2 on Thursday, April 19. Katie DeBord pitched a complete game for the win. Hannah Lea and Grace Rieger both with homeruns. The entire team contributed offensively.

The Comets will be back in action on Friday with a doubleheader at Princeton. The Comets are 11-2 on the season (8-1 in conference play).

Mason and West remain tied for the lead in the GMC race with two weeks remaining in the GMC. The Comets are the #1 ranked girls softball team in the city polls.

For a great story on Mason Softball by WCPO reporter Mike Dyer...CLICK HERE

4/20 @ Princeton won 11-0 12-2 9-1  

Mason went on the road last Friday and won a double-header sweep at Princeton. Final scores in the run-rule contests were identical at 11-0. Other details not available yet.


4/20 @ Princeton won 11-0 13-2 10-1  

Mason (13-2, 10-1) stays tied with West at the top of the GMC standings heading in to the final two weeks of the regular season.

Next up the Comets will visit Colerain on Monday (pending weather) and visit Oak Hills on Tuesday for a makeup contest.

4/23 @ Colerain           PPD
4/24 @ Oak Hills (makeup)           PPD
4/25 Hamilton won 11-1 14-2 11-1   The Mason softball program celebrated seven exceptional seniors with an 11-1 win over the Hamilton Big Blue on Wednesday.

Freshman Sydney Carter got the start in the circle and fired nine strikeouts over five innings to move her record to 6-1. Carter also added an RBI single and a triple offensively. 

The Comets took a 4-0 lead in the first inning with a 2 RBI double from senior Elana Harrison and an RBI single from senior Hannah Lea. Ali Weekley added an RBI sacrifice to make it 5-0 in the 2nd inning. Grace Rieger caught a Hamilton runner stealing to end the inning.

The Big Blue got on the board with a sacrifice fly but the Comets answered with a 2 RBI double from Lea to make it 7-1. 

Seniors Taylor Heitfeld hammered an RBI double to right field, senior Zoe Bishop brought home two runs with a double and senior Elana Harrison ended the game with an RBI single. 

The Comets have one home game remaining on May 2 against Fairfield.

Next up Mason will visit Middletown TODAY! Saturday they have a twin bill. They'll visit Colerain for a makeup game at 10:00 am. Saturday at 7:30 they travel to play Scott Co. in Buckeye/Bluegrass Showdown.


*** Game report provided by Eric Miller

4/27 @ Middletown won 10-0 15-2 12-1  

Mason Softball beats Middletown 10-0 on Friday, April 27. Sydney Carter pitched a one hit, 10 strike outs, complete game for the win. Offensive leaders were Ali Weekley 2-4 with 2 RBI’s and Sydney Carter also going 2-4.


4/28 @ Colerain (makeup 4/23) 10:00 am won 13-0 16-2 13-1  

Mason Softball beats Colerain 13-0 on a chilly Saturday morning. Katie DeBorde pitched a complete game for the win in the circle. Grace Reiger hit a 3 run homerun and Sydney Carter cleared the bases for 3 RBI’s with a line drive to right center for a triple. Elana Harrison also hit back to back doubles to help the Comets secure the win in 5 innings against Colerain.

4/28 @ Scott Co. (7:30 pm) lost 4-3 16-3 13-1  

Mason Softball fell 4-3 to a very talented Scott County team Saturday evening in the annual Buckeye/Bluegrass Showdown April 28. Scott County is ranked the #1 team in Kentucky. The Comets only two hits came from Olivia Popovich with a single and Zoe Bishop with a 3 run homerun. Defensively the Comets had a strong game but could not offensively get enough hits for the win.

The Comets record is 16-3 on the season (13-1 in conference play).



4/29 @ Oak Hills (makeup 4/24) won 17-2 17-3 14-1  

Mason Softball was back in action on Sunday, April 29 to conclude a very long weekend of softball action. The Comets made the most of the opportunity beating Oak Hills 17-2 in 5 innings. The Comets bats were hot when they traveled to Oak Hills for a conference make-up game. Olivia Popovich and Abbey Mullions both went 4-4, Grace Reiger went 3-3, triple, 5 RBI’s, Zoe Bishop went 3-3, 2 RBI’s, Elana Harrison went 3-4, triple, and Sydney Carter went 3-4, double and 3 RBI’s. Katie DeBorde pitched a complete game for the win.

The final week of the regular season starts today with Mason Softball at Sycamore at 5pm. The Comets record improves to 17-3 on the season (14-1 in conference play). Mason has a slim 1 1/2 game edge in the GMC standings over Lakota West.

The remainder of the team's schedule is below:

Wednesday, home vs. Fairfield

Friday, away at Lakota East

Saturday, at Gahanna Lincoln (2)

4/30 @ Syacamore won 12-2 18-3 15-1  

Mason routed Sycamore on Monday 12-2 to maintain their one-game lead in the GMC. More details coming...

The Comets will play their final regular season home game TODAY vs. Fairfield. A win over the Indians and Mason secures at least a tie for the 2018 GMC title. The remainder of the team's schedule is below:

Wednesday, home vs. Fairfield

Friday, away at Lakota East

Saturday, at Gahanna Lincoln (2)

Mason was voted the #1 seed in the Southwest Ohio District. The Comets will play their first game at home on Wednesday, May 9th vs. the winner of the Talawanda/Mother of Mercy contest.

5/2 Fairfield won 3-2 19-3 16-1  

Mason Softball pulled off a come-from-behind win on Wednesday over visiting Fairfield to claim at least a share of the 2018 GMC title. Down 2-0 early, the Comets fought back and were able to tie 2-2 late in the game. The contest featured some outstanding defensive plays by both teams including a rare triple play that Mason executed when FF loaded the bases with no outs in the 4th innning.

The Comets were able to load the bases with one-out in the bottom of the 7th and push across the winning run on a fielders choice to win the contest.

The Mason and Lakota East game scheduled for Friday, May 4th was moved up today (Thursday, May 3rd) to avoid a potential rainout. A win by Mason would earn their programs 6th GMC title (4 outright), sharing or winning the league 4 consecutive seasons.

5/3 @ Lakota East won 9-2 20-3 17-1  

6x GMC Champs!

Mason Softball claimed their 6th overall GMC title on Thursday with a 9-2 win at Lakota East. Mason is the undisputed GMC Champion for the fourth time in the programs history (2018, 2017, 2015, 2010). They have shared the title twice (2016, 2014). This is the fifth consecutive season Mason has either won or shared the league title, tying Fairfield for the longest winning streak in GMC history (1988-1992).
In the deciding victory over East, Kate DeBorde pitched a complete game for the win. The offensive leaders were Grace Reiger 3-3, 2 doubles, 5 RBI’s, Hannah Lea 2-3, 2 doubles, Ali Weekley 2-3, RBI and Olivia Popovich 2-3. The entire team played great defense by holding a very good Thunderhawks team to only 2 runs.
Mason Softball (20-3, 17-1) will travel to Columbus on Saturday for a double header against North Union and Central Crossing.
The Comets have a bye for the first round of tournament play. Mason Softball will be back in action in post season tournament play on Wednesday, May 9 against the winner of Talawanda vs. Mother of Mercy at Mason.


@ North Union

@ Gahanna Lincoln 1:00

won 11-4 21-3 17-1  

Mason swept their way to a regular season finale over the weekend. The team traveled to Gahanna Lincoln on Saturday, May 5 to play a double header against two very talented teams, North Union and Central Crossing.

The Comets beat North Union 10-3. Sydney Carter pitched a complete game for the win. The offensive leaders were Ali Weekley 4-5, 4 RBI’s, Sydney Carter 4-5, Elana Harrison 2-4, 3 RBI’s, and Abbey Mullins 3-3. The Comets had great defense by entire team.



@ Central Crossing

@ Gahanna Lincoln 3:00

won 5-2 22-3 17-1  

The Comets also beat a very talented Central Crossing team 5-2. Kate DeBorde pitched a complete game for the win. The Comets got off to a slow start offensively but were able to piece some key hits together for the win. Zoe Bishop, Elana Harrison and Grace Reiger all had key RBI’s, Ali Weekley went 1-3 with 2 RBI’s and Sydney Carter went 1-2. Again the Comets defense was strong to hold Central Crossing to only 2 runs. Mason Softball will begin tournament play on Wednesday, May 9 playing at home against the winner of Talawanda and Mother of Mercy.

After this past weekend, Mason Softball now has four players that have hit their 100th career hit this season. Congratulations to seniors Zoe Bishop, Elana Harrison, Olivia Popovich and junior Ali Weekley on their accomplishments so far this season.

Heading to postseason play Mason has a 22-3 overall record.



vs. Talawanda

home 5:00 pm

won 16-1 23-3 17-1  

Mason opened Sectional play on Wednesday, swallowing Talawanda 16-1 and advancing. Details coming...

Next up Mason will play Edgewood on Monday, May 14th at Lebanon (SECTIONAL FINAL).



vs. Edgewood

@ Lebanon 5:00

won 10-0 24-3 17-1  

Mason Girls Softball took care of business on Monday winning the Sectional in a "run-rule" affair, 10-0 over Edgewood. More details to come....

The Comets (24-3) now set their sights on the District Championship versus Centerville (7-10} this Saturday at Northmont HS, 11:00 am. The winner will play either Lakota West or Springboro in the Regional Semifinal Sweet Sixteen on Wednesday, May 23rd at Centerville HS.



vs. Centerville


@ Northmont, 5:00

won 6-0 25-3 17-1  

Mason Softball won their 7th consecutive District Title by blanking Centerville 6-0 Monday night at Northmont. It was the Comet softball programs 15th straight appearance in a district championship. It was Mason's 4th district team title in the past 4 days.

Katie DeBorde pitched a one hit, complete game for the win. Elana Harrison had a line drive HR over right center fence to get the comets bats going. Hannah Lea had a double to help keep the momentum going for the Comets. It was another great team effort win.

Mason Softball (25-3) will play a very familar competitior in the Regional Semifinal on Wednesday. The Comets (#1 seed) and Firebirds (#2 seed) will meet for the thrid time this season for a chance to play for a Regional title on Saturday. The two GMC foes split their regular season games back in April with West winning 4-3 and Mason 11-2.

Game time is set for 5pm at Centerville High School on Wednesday, May 23rd.



vs. West

@ Centerville HS 5:00 pm

lost 9-3 25-4 17-1  

Mason Softball Season Ends at Regional Semi-final

The season comes to an end for Mason Softball with a tough 9-3 loss to Lakota West in the regional semifinal game on Wednesday at Centerville. The offensive leader for the Comets was senior Elana Harrison with a 2 run homerun and a double. Unfortunately, the Comets were unable to string enough hits together to add to Harrison’s homerun.

Mason Softball had a very successful season going 25-4 overall and 17-1 in conference play. The seven seniors will end their high school careers with a 70-2 record in the GMC. The seniors have all played pivotal roles in the Comets success over the last three years. We wish our seniors Zoe Bishop, Olivia Popovich, Elana Harrison, Abbey Mullins, Hannah Lea, Taylor Heitfeld and Jillian Aquilia the best of luck as they begin their new chapter in life.





@Centerville HS 12:00 pm




@ Akoron Firestone 3:00 pm


State Final


@ Akron Firestone 1:00 pm


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Boys Tennis

Date Opponent W/L Score Overall
Individual Results
4/2 @ Fairfield won 5-0 1-0 1-0

Boys Tennis season got underway on Monday, with a 5-0 shut out at Fairfield. See details below:

Reddy d Heyser 6-1,6-2
Srinath d. Robertson 6-1,6-0
Singuri d. Randall 6-1,6-1
Vattyam- Divekar d. Pennington- Hicks 6-1, 6-1
King- Steedly d. Shively- Grisham 6-0, 6-0.  

Next up Mason will visit Lakota West on Wednesday then host Lakota East on Thursday.

4/3 @ Lakota West         PPD
4/5 Lakota East won 5-0 2-0 2-0

Mason boys tennis blanked Lakota East on Thursday 5-0. See results below:

Zutshi d. Holden 6-7 (8), 6-3, 10-7

Boulos d. Sacha 6-3, 7-5

Divekar d. Ahlborn 6-1, 6-1

Cepeda – Viswanathan d. Alb Cho- Hall 6-3, 6-0

Steedly-King d. Cho-Marapane 610, 6-0

Next up the Comets are at New Albany/Massilon Jackson on Saturday, April 7th.


4/7 @ New Albany/Massilon Jackson         CANCELLED
4/7 Jackson HS @ Camargo Racket Club 1:00 won 5-0 3-0 2-0

Mason got around the terrible spring weather on Saturday to play an indoor match at Camargo Country Club vs. Massilon Jackson HS. The Comets came away with a 5-0 win. See results below:

Komatineni d. D Thomas 6-0, 6-2

Reddy d. Yu 6-0, 6-0

Viswanathan d. B Thomas 6-1, 6-2

King-Zutshi d. Tucker Drewes 6-2, 6-2

Steedly-Divekar d. Shanmugam-Stefan 6-3, 6-4

Today (Monday) Mason (3-0) will complete their match at West then hurry home for a 5:00 pm OCTCA match versus Beavercreek. On Tuesday the Comets resume GMC action with a match at Hamilton.

4/9 @ West (makeup) won 5-0 4-0 3-0

Mason defeated West on Monday 5-0. See scores below

Reddy d. Lindsey 6-1, 6-2

Zutshi d. Athans 6-3, 6-1

Boulos d. Reedy 6-3, 6-1

Viswanathan-King d. Isele-Kovacs 6-0, 6-0

Cepeda-Vattyam d. Aude-Bahns 6-0, 6-0

4/9 OCTCA vs. Beavercreek @ Mason, 5:00 pm won 5-0 5-0 3-0

The Comets made it a "double-header" sweep on Monday with their first win in the OCTCA tourney, 5-0 over visiting Beavercreek. See scores below:

Komatineni d. Staiger 6-1, 6-4

Vattyam d. Riess 6-2, 7-5

Divekar d. Heidi Orloff 6-3, 6-1

Reddy-Steedly d. Guthrie-Enukonda 6-0, 6-1

Srinath-Singuri d. Bai-Mogilevski 6-2, 6-3

Next up Mason will visit Hamilton on Tuesday, April 10th.

4/10 @ Hamilton won 5-0 6-0 4-0

Mason downed Hamilton 5-0 on Tuesday. See scores below:

Choi d. Roden 6-0, 6-1

Ren d. Sharpe 6-1, 6-1

Chati d. Deboer6-1, 6-2

Nayak-Doshi d. Boling-Henderson 6-3, 6-2

Zhang-Duddella d. Hoelle-Thomas 6-1, 6-0

Next up the Comets play at Indian Hill TODAY, Wednesday, April 11.

4/11 @ Indian Hill won 4-1 7-0 4-0

Mason Tennis won a non-conference match at Indian Hill on Wednesday, 5-0Komatineni (M) d. Pregel 4-6, 6-0, 6-4

Pisati (IH) d. Srinath 7-6, 2-6, 7-5

Boulos (M) d. Guan 6-3, 7-6

Reddy-Zutshi (M) d. Ellis-Guatham 6-3, 6-1

Divekar-Cepeda (M) d. Bennet-Warstler 6-4, 6-2

4/12 Sycamore won 5-0 8-0 5-0

It was another day, another shutout win on Thursday as the Comet Tennis teams blanked Sycamore 5-0. See below:

Komatineni d. Zhang 6-1, 6-2

Reddy d. Marcus 6-1, 7-5

Srinath d. Karev 6-1, 5-7, 6-3

Zuthshi-Cepeda d. Sekar-Wittenbaum 7-5, 6-1

Viswanathan-King d. Dasgupta-Bolger 6-2, 6-4

Next up Mason will host Oak Hills TODAY.


4/13 Oak Hills won 5-0 9-0 6-0

The Big Green Tennis Machine kept on rolling last Friday with a 5-0 blanking of Oak Hills. See scores below:

King d. Arndt 6-2, 6-1

Divekar d. Green 6-0, 6-1

Steedly d. Pena 6-0, 6-1

Srinath-Singuri d. Cole-Rauch 6-2, 6-3

Vattyam-Boulos d. Armbruster-Graff 6-1, 6-1

The Comets (9-0, 6-0) remain undefeated on the spring. Next up Mason will host Princeton on Tuesday, April 17th.

4/17 Princeton won 5-0 10-0 7-0

Mason shutout Princeton 5-0 on Tuesday. The Comets are having an amazing spring so far. They are undefeated at 10-0 and have a record of 49-1 in games played. In this weeks State Poll they are ranked #1 in Division 1 Ohio Boys Tennis.

See Princeton results below:

Divekar d. Cole 6-0, 6-1

Singuri d. Medina 6-0, 6-1

Kraus by default

Nayak-Doshi d. Sha-Corcega 6-1, 6-1

Duddella-Zhang d. Hoover-Kessler 6-3, 6-2

Next up Mason will host Turpin TODAY then visit Colerain on Thursday.

4/18 Turpin won 4-1 11-0 7-0

Mason continued to roll on Wednesday with a 4-1 defeat of Turpin. See results below:

Komatineni (M) d. Wendel 7-6 (2), 6-1

Caruso (T) d. Srinath 3-6, 6-3, 10-5

Boulos (M) d. Reynolds 6-0, 6-1

Cepeda-Steedly (M) d. Wantz-Kissel 6-4, 6-0

Singuri-Vattyam (M) d. Egan-Speelman 6-0, 6-1

4/19 @ Colerain won 5-0 12-0 8-0

Mason shutout Colerain on Thursday 5-0. See results below:

Reddy d. Snyder 6-2, 6-0

Steedly d. K Rioux 6-0, 6-1

Singuri d. Zielinski 6-0, 6-1

Cepeda-King d. Eulenburg 6-1, 6-1

Divekar-Vattyam d. Bernhardt-A Rioux 6-0, 6-1

The Comets will host Upper Arlington today on the home courts. On Saturday the team will host Wellington in the morning.

Mason Tennis is the #1 boys team in the city and the state polls.

4/20 Upper Arlington won 4-1 13-0 8-0

Mason Tennis defeated #5 ranked Upper Arlington last Friday 4-1. See scores below:

Cole (UA) d. Komatineni 7-6 (6), 3-6, 10-4

Boulos (M) d. Jones 6-3, 7-5

Tang (M) d. Gruss 4-6, 7-6 (5), 10-8

Cepeda-King (M) d. Paige Kompa-Reynolds 6-3, 7-6 (2)

Vattyam-Steedly (M) d. Dean-Yu 6-1, 7-5

4/21 Wellington (am) won 5-0 14-0 8-0

On Saturday, Mason Tennis played another non-conference match vs. Wellington and came away with a 5-0 victory. The Comets stay undefeated on the season at 14-0.

Next up Mason will host Middletown on Tuesday, April 24th.

4/24 Middletown        


Mason tennis (14-0, 8-0) is competing and hosting the GCTCA Coaches Classic this weekend.

Next up is an away match at CCD on Monday, April 30th.


GCTCA Coaches Classic

@ Mason


Mason hosted the GCTCA Coaches Classic this past Saturday. The Comets, ranked #1 in the city and state polls, proved they belong at the top of the rankings with an impressive 1st place finish in Division 1 Flight A. See results below:

Flight A Team Results:

1) Mason (330)
2) St. Xavier (290)
3) Sycamore (185)
4) Indian Hill (95)
5) Mason B (80)
6) Turpin (50)
T-7) Seven Hills, Anderson (10)

1st Singles
Komatineni (M) def Pregel (IH)  7-5, 6-3
3rd Place: Hiryur (X)

2nd Singles
Decurtins (X) def Reddy (M) 7-6, 1-6, 7-5
3rd Place: Marcus (S)

3rd Singles
Temming (X) def Karev (S) 6-3, 6-4
3rd Place: Srinath (M)

1st Doubles
Cepeda/Zutshi (M) def Wittenbaum/Sekar (S) 6-7, 6-1, 6-2
3rd Place: Aronoff/Beischel (X)

2nd Doubles
Viswanathan/King (M) def Powers/Pham (X) 6-2, 6-4
3rd Place: Bolger/Dasgupta (S)

Next up Mason will visit Cincinnati Country Day TODAY.

4/26 Fairfield         no report
4/30 @ CCD        

no report

Mason will host Indian Hill on Wednesday, May 2nd

The Greater Miami Conference Boys Tennis Championships will be held Saturday, May 5th and Monday, May 7th at Mason High School.  The competition opens on Saturday, May 5th at 8:00 AM and will continue until dark. The tournament will re-convene on Monday, May 7th at 4:30 PM.  Mason High School serves as the site.

With the Mason Comets and Sycamore both being state ranked, this GMC battle of tennis titans should be another great matchup. Currently, Mason is the defending champion, with the Sycamore Aviators winning the previous three titles.

5/2 Indian Hill won 4-1 15-0 8-0

Mason defeated Indian Hill on Tuesday, 4-1 to remain undefeated in team matches this spring (15-0). See scores below:

Pregel (IH) d. Reddy 6-2, 6-4

Boulos (M) d. Gautham 6-0, 6-1

Vattyam (M) d. Bennett 6-1, 6-0

King-Komatineni (M) d. Pisati-Ellis 6-1, 6-1

Steedly-Cepeda (M) d. Warstler-Guan 6-0, 6-0

5/2 Middletown (makeup) won 4-0 16-0 9-0

Mason defeated Middletown 4-0 on Wednesday in a makeup match. See scores below:

Singuri d. Ramsey 6-3, 6-0

Tang d. Misirlionly 6-1, 6-2

Stocker d. Bunch 6-0, 6-1

Srinath-Noonan d. Hackney-Braun 6-0, 6-3

Next up the Comet will host Seven Hills on Friday (pending weather).

The Greater Miami Conference Boys Tennis Championships will be held Saturday, May 5th and Monday, May 7th at Mason High School.  The competition opens on Saturday, May 5th at 8:00 AM and will continue until dark. The tournament will re-convene on Monday, May 7th at 4:30 PM.  Mason High School serves as the site.

5/4 Seven Hills         CANCELLED
5/5-5/7 GMC        


The Mason Comet 2018 Boys Tennis Team are GMC Champions! On Monday they dominated their league rival winning four of the five flights. See details below:

Flight winners:

#1 Singles - Komatineni d. Zhang (syc) 6-4, 6-2

#2 Singles - Reddy d. Marcus (syc) 6-2, 6-1

#1 Doubles - Cepeda-Zutshi d. Singh-Sekar (syc) 6-0, 6-1

#2 Doubles – Viswanathan-King d. Dasgupta-Bolger (syc) 6-2, 6-2

This is the 2nd time Mason has won the title two consecutive years, also accomplishing the feat in 2012 and 2013. The team "ran the table" once again in the GMC this season going 9-0 in conference play for the 2nd straight year. Overall they are undefeated at 16-0 and with a #1 ranking all season in the city and state polls.

Junior Niraj Komatineni was named the GMC Tennis Player of the Year. Head Coach Mike Reid is the Boys Tennis Coach of the Year. This is the 2nd consecutive season both have earned this recognition. Coach Reid

Comets travel to Troy on Tuesday for a SW District OTCA quarterfinal match.

Sectionals start Wednesday at the Mason courts at 9:00 AM. Qualifiers from each sectional to district will be four singles and four doubles in Division I.



OTCA (state team tourney)

vs. Troy

won 4-1 17-0  

On Tuesday, Mason defeated Troy 4-1 to advance in the OTCA State team tourney. See results below:

Komatineni (M) d. Sadler 6-0, 6-1

Reddy (M) d. Patel 6-0, 6-0

Zutshi (M) d. Wehrkamp 6-0, 6-1

Cedpeda-Viswanathan (M)  d. Essick-Magoteaux 6-2, 6-2

Kleptz-Goodall (T) win by default

Next OTCA match will be Tuesday, May 15th at home against GMC foe Sycamore. The winner will advance to the State Final (slated for Thursday, May 17th).

Sectionals start TODAY at the Mason courts at 9:00 AM. Qualifiers from each sectional to district will be four singles and four doubles in Division I.


5/10-5/12 Sectional        

Mason Boys Tennis advanced the players below at the Sectional this past Friday:

1st singles-Komatineni, King

Doubles-Reddy/Zutshi and Viswanathan/Cepeda

The District Tourney is Thursday and Saturday, May 17 and 19 at the Linder Family Tennis Center in Mason. Qualifiers from district to state will be four singles and four doubles.

Next OTCA match will be Tuesday, May 15th at home against GMC foe Sycamore. The winner will advance to the State Final (slated for Thursday, May 17th).


5/14 Centerville won 5-0 18-0  

Mason defeated Centerville on Monday in a regular season match. See scores below:

Reddy d. Smith 6-0, 6-1

Srinath d. Peters 6-1, 6-0

Boulos d. Gollamudi 6-0, 6-0

Zuthshi-Cepeda d. Murphy-Venkatesh 6-3, 6-3

Vattyam-Singuri d. Owen-Appalaneni 6-4, 7-5



vs. Sycamore @ Mason

won 3-1 19-0  

Mason Advances to State!

The Mason boys tennis team defeated Sycamore 3-1 on Tuesday to set up a match between St. Xavier and the Comets (SW District Championship) for a trip to the State Team Championships. See scores below:

Komatineni (M) d. Marcus 6-2, 6-1

Srinath (M) d. Sekar 7-5, 6-1

Zhang-Bolger (S) d. Zutshi-Reddy 6-0, 6-0

Cepeda-Viswanathan (M) d. Karev-Sung 6-4, 6-4

Sectional Final Recap:

Mason qualified all seven of its players to District. See below:

Komatineni finished 1st.  He defeated  Wendell of Turpin 6-1, 6-4 in the sectional final

Vishnu Srinath finished 3rd beating teammate Sam King 7-5, 1-6, 6-1 in the 3/4 match.

Freshman, King finished fourth.

The doubles team of Shashank Reddy and Aneesh Zutshi placed first beating Sycamore’s Zhang and Marcus 6-3, 6-3 in the final.

Pranav Viswanathan and Diego Cepeda placed third winning the 3/4 match by default over Sycamore’s Wittenbaum and Karev.

Districts will begin Thursday at 9:00 AM at the Lindner Family Tennis Center (ATP) in Mason. Qualifiers from district to state will be four singles and four doubles.  State Tournament to be held on Friday, May 25, 2018, and Saturday, May 26, 2018.

5/17-5/19 Districts @ Linder ATP        

The Comets qualified one singles player and a doubles team to the state tournament on Thursday.


The doubles team of Shashank Reddy and Anish Zuthshi earned a trip to the state tournament by winning two matches in the districts.  They defeated the team of Post and Nazarov of Springboro by the score of 6-1, 6-0.  They then defeated the Anderson team of Sultan and Hugenberg 6-4, 6-1.  Zutshi and Reddy will play in the district semifinals against the St. X team of DeCurtins and Temming to determine seeds for next week’s state tournament.


Junior, Niraj Komatineni,  earned his third consecutive trip to the state tournament by defeating Kopp of Bellbrook 6-0, 6-1 and Lee of Kings 6-2, 6-2.  Komatineni will face Lakota East’s Holden in Saturday’s semifinal.  Holden defeated Comet, Vishnu Srinath in the quarterfinals, 6-1, 7-6 (4).


Freshman, Sam King came up one match short in his bid to reach the state tournament.  King defeated Foland of Tecumseh in the first round before falling to Staiger of Beavercreed 6-3, 6-3.


The doubles team of Pranav Viswanathan and Diego Cepeda also came up one match short of qualifying.  They defeated Owen and Appalaneni of Centerville 6-3, 3-6, 7-5, but couldn’t get past DeCurtins and Temming of St. X, losing 6-2, 6-3 in the quarters.


The districts resume on Saturday at 9:00 AM at the Lindner Family Tennis Center in Mason.


The Comets return to team play on Tuesday at St. X at 4:00.  The match will determine the SW Ohio District Champion and the winner will earn a trip to the Final Four in Columbus on May 27.


Junior, Niraj Komatineni, defeated Chris Holden in the District semi-finals 6-3, 6-0 on Saturday and then won the 1st singles Disrict title with a 6-3, 6-4 victory over Grant Wendall of Turpin.

The doubles team of Shashank Reddy and Anish Zuthshi fell to the St. X team 6-4, 6-7, 6-4 in the Disrict Semi-finals.

Komatineni, Reddy and Zuthshi have all punched their ticket to the State Championships earlier in the District Tourney.



vs. St. X

@ St. X, 4:00



The Mason Boys Tennis team defeated St. Xavier 3-1 on Tuesday, and for the first time in program history has advanced to the OHIO TENNIS COACHES ASSOCIATION State Final Four.

Mason had been "knocking on the door" for the past 5 years, with consecutive losses to Sycamore in the SW District Final dating back to the 2013 season. Mason has been competing in the annual tourney since 2010. The Comets keep their "perfect season" (20-0) and #1 ranking in the state in tact as the 2018 season comes to a climatic conclusion this weekend at the OHSAA and OTCA State Championships.

See scores from yesterday's match below:

#1 Komatineni (M) d. Hiryur 6-2, 7-6 (2)

#3 Temming (X) d. Srinath 6-1, 6-1

#1 Zutshi-Cepeda (M) d Pham-Aronoff 6-1, 6-3

#2 Viswanathan-King (M) d. Beischel-Powers 6-4, 6-3


It will be a busy weekend for Mason Boys Tennis. On Friday and Saturday, junior Niraj Komatineni (singles) and Shashank Reddy and Anish Zuthshi (doubles) will be playing for individual OHSAA State Titles at the Mason Linder ATP.

Zutshi and Reddy square off against the Toledo St. John’s team of Katragadda and Williams in their first match of the state tournament on Friday. Komatineni will begin his quest for a state title on Friday, facing Luke Qin of Solon in the first round of the state tournament.

Then on Sunday, May 27th, the OTCA State Team Championship will be held at Reynoldsburg HS. Head coach Mike Reid will be vying to lead the boys to their first title and duplicate his Mason Girls State Championship from this past fall.




Mason Linder ATP


Komatineni State Runner-Up!

Junior Niraj Komatineni finished as OHSAA state-runnerup at the Individual State Championships at the Linder Center on Saturday. Fans expected a Robert Cash Niraj Komatineni showdown in the finals as soon as the draws were released, and that turned out to be the case. New Albany's Cash won 6-3, 6-1.

Shashank Reddy and Anish Zuthshi (doubles) fell to the New Albany double team of Devin Boyer and Nathan Jose in the State Semi-finals by scores of 6-4, 6-3.

Congratulations to each of these outstanding Mason tennis players on remarkable seasons in 2018!




@ Reynoldsburg, Ohio


(updated Wednesday 5/30/18 with new details)



Under extremely hot conditions last SUNDAY at Reynoldsburg HS in the OTCA State Final Four, the Mason boys tennis team won their programs first-ever State Team Title (Ohio Tennis Coaches Association). 

The Comets started their pursuit of a state title with a semifinal match against 9th ranked, Toledo Saint John’s Jesuit. 

“Going into the match with St. John’s, I thought we were stronger than them, but I was concerned about how much it would take out of us because of the heat,” said Coach Mike Reid. 

The Comets didn’t allow fatigue to be much of a factor getting a relatively quick 3-0 decision.  The doubles team of freshman, Sam King and junior, Pranav Viswanathan got the Comets on the board with a fast 6-0, 6-0 win at #2 doubles.  Junior, Niraj Komatineni won 6-1, 6-3 at #1 singles and, senior Vishnu Srinath, played his best tennis of the season and dispatched his opponent 6-2, 6-0 to secure the win. 

As the Comets were beating St. John’s on the south bank of courts, New Albany was blanking Canfield on the north courts.  Because of a mold issue on the courts, which made one court too slippery to play on, New Albany did not have to play their number one singles player.  The team reached their 3-0 decision over Canfield without their number one player, state champion, Robert Cash, having to exert himself at all.  

“We were certainly hoping that Cash, who had won the OHSAA state title the day before over Komatineni, would have to play a long match in the heat," said Reid.  "But New Albany got a break and Cash saved some energy going into his rematch with Komatineni."

The final was set.  New Albany versus Mason.  Mason ranked #1 in the state and New Albany #2.   

“I voted New Albany #1 all year,” said Reid.  “Their singles line-up was just amazing, and their doubles were pretty good too.” 

New Albany’s team featured the #1 singles player in the state in Cash, the number #3 ranked singles player in the state in Joel Jose, playing in the #2 singles spot, and a very talented freshman, Devin Boyer playing in the #3 singles position.

With about an hour to go before the line-ups were to be exchanged (before the final) Reid had some decisions to make..."How could the Comets come up with a line-up to get a victory over the Eagles?"  

“We thought the match might come down to #3 singles so our initial plan was to pull Aneesh Zutshi out of #1 doubles and have him battle it out with Boyer," said Reid.  “After I saw Shnu play against St. John’s, I changed my mind about the switch.  I saw the look in his eye and I knew that he was ready to battle and Zutshi looked a little fatigued from his run in the OHSAA tournament the day before (fourth place in the state doubles tournament).  We all decided that we're going to let Shnu do his thing and to keep our doubles as strong as possible with Zutshi and Cepeda staying at #1 doubles.”

All of that strategizing was for naught, however, once the line-ups were exchanged.  Instead of having Jose and Boyer playing singles, the Eagles decided to have Cash play singles, but have Jose and Boyer play doubles forming two very strong doubles teams.  With Cash being favored at #1 singles over Komatineni, New Albany was hoping that their doubles would each get a win to secure the three points needed for the championship.  Reid was a little stunned when he first saw the line-up. 

“I was expecting the match to come down to #3 singles, and then I see that they put together these really strong doubles teams.  They had Jose at #1 doubles and he had just won the state the day before, and they had his state champion doubles partner playing number two dubs.” 

The Comet doubles teams had their work cut out for them.  “Our doubles have been strong all year.  I knew our kids could play with anybody, they just had to believe in themselves,” said Reid.

The match got started at about 2:00 PM at the hottest part of the day, and Sam King and Pranav jumped out to a big lead at #2 doubles, taking the first set and the crowd was starting to sense that the Comets were not going to back down in doubles.  As Komatineni was battling with Cash at #1 singles and dropping the first set, the doubles team of Cepeda and Zutshi pulled off a stunner and won the first set at #1 doubles over the state champ, Jose, and his partner Yan.  Meanwhile, on court 3, Shnu was rolling, eventually winning 6-0, 6-0, getting the Comets the first point of the match and putting the pressure on New Albany.  At number two singles, senior Shashank Reddy won his first set. 

The Comets needed only to win another set on two of the courts for a state title and the pressure was increasing.  Cepeda and Zutshi were playing well, defusing Jose’s big groundstrokes with crisp volleys and they jumped out to a 5-3 lead.  Senior, Diego Cepeda needed only to hold his serve and the Comets would be up 2-0.  After five match points, the duo finally forced a Jose error and took the match 6-4, 6-3.   Komatineni was at 2-2 in the second set with Cash and King and Viswanathan had dropped the second set 7-5.

With the Comets up 2-0, everyone’s attention turned to senior, Shashank Reddy at #2 singles.  Reddy has won the first set 6-3 and was leading 5-1 at that point, and he broke serve to clinch the match and the state championship with a 6-3, 6-1 victory.  The Comets became state champs for the first time in school history.

Mason proved their tennis prowess by winning the Girls and Boys State Team Championship this year, both under head coach Mike Reid. With a host of players returning next season, the Comets can look forward to continued successes.

Congratulations to all the players and coaches!



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Boys Volleyball

Date Opponent W/L Score Overall Record GMC Record

Game Highlights / Notes

4/4 @ Badin  



No report

Next up Mason Boys VB will host a tri-match on Saturday with Milford and Sycamore.

4/7 Tri-Match vs. Milford/Sycamore





1-1 1-0
In a tri match on Saturday, Mason men's volleyball lost to Milford in 3 games 26-24,13-25,17-25. In the second match

Mason defeated sycamore  in 2 games 25-22,25-20.

Next up St. Xavier will visit Mason on Monday, April 9th.

4/9 St. Xavier lost 25-5,25-7,25-12 1-2 1-0

The boys volleyball team lost to St. Xavier on Monday night, 25-5,25-7,25-12. Their record falls to 1-2 in early season going.

Next up the Comets visit Sycamore on Tuesday, April 10th.

4/10 @ Sycamore lost 25-21,25-13,25-17. 1-3 1-1

The Comets fell to Sycamore on Tuesday, 25-21,25-13,25-17.


4/11 @ Roger Bacon won 23-25,25-19,25-15,25-27,15-5 2-3 1-1
On Wednesday night the team defeated Roger bacon 23-25,25-19,25-15,25-27,15-5.
Great team effort led by senior jac LaSala with 12 kills and 25 out of 27 serves with 4 aces. Junior Evan beyke added with 12 kills and 5 aces.
4/12 Fairfield won 25-20,19-25,25-23,25-22.  3-3 2-1

Mason volleyball evened their record at 3-3 on Thursday night defeating Fairfield with the help of key digs from junior Noah Heinen and consistent serving with 2 aces from junior Alex Melvin. Final scores were 25-20,19-25,25-23,25-22. 

Next up Mason will visit Hamilton on Monday, April 16.

4/16 @ Hamilton won 25-20, 28-26, 25-21       4-3 3-1
Mason men's volleyball defeated Hamilton 25-17 28-26 25-21 on Monday night.
Evan Beyke had 15 kills and Mitch Butler added 4 serving aces.
4/17 @ Lakota West won 25-16,27-25,25-23 5-3 4-1
Mason men's volleyball defeated Lakota west 25-16,27-25,25-23 on Tuesday.

Evan Beyke had an outstanding all around game with 7 service aces and 12 kills. Senior Brayden DeWitt also contributed 13 out of 14 serves with 4 aces and 2 kills.

The Comets afd 5-3 overall and 4-1 in the GMC (2nd place). Next up they will host Dayton Carroll on Wednesday and Princeton on Thursday.

COMET NATION....PLEASE vote for senior Jac LaSala for Enquier's volleyball player of the week...CLICK HERE to vote!

4/18 Carroll lost 25-21, 25-22, 25-18     5-4 4-1 Boys volleyball lost in non conference game to Dayton Carroll 21-25,22-25,18-25 on Tuesday night.
4/19 Princeton won 25-19, 25-17,25-13. 6-4 5-1

On Thursday night, Mason men's volleyball defeated Princeton 25-19, 25-17,25-13. Evan Beyke continued strong play this week with 7 kills and 4 aces.sophomore Damian Sauer had 4 defensive digs.

Next up Mason (6-4, 5-1) will host a tri-match with West Clermont and Chaminade on Saturday, April 21.

4/21 Tri-Match vs. West Clermont/Chaminade



W 25-9, 25-20 


7-5 5-1

Mason Volleyball split their tri-match on Saturday. The Comets got by West Clermont 25-9, 25-20, but fell to Chaminade in the 2nd match (no score reported).

Next up Mason (7-5, 5-1) will visit league leader Lakota East on Tuesday, April 24.

4/24 @ Lakota East lost 25-12, 25-19, 25-12 7-6 5-2

Mason men's volleyball fell to league leading Lakota East on Tuesday by scores of 25-12, 25-19, 25-12.

Next up the Comets (7-6, 5-2) will host Oak Hills on Thursday.

4/26 Oak Hills won 25-21, 14-25,25-16,20-25,15-12 8-6 6-2

Mason defeated Oak Hills Thursday night in an exciting GMC 5 game match. Final scores 25-21, 14-25,25-16,20-25,15-12.

The Comets were led by junior Evan Beyke with 14 kills and 5 service aces in a row. Junior middles Alex Mulvin and Nickola Bommarito had a strong blocking game totaling 7 blocks .

Next up Mason VB (8-6, 6-2) will compete in a Quad Match at Loveland on Saturday.

4/28 Quad @ Loveland     9-9 5-2

Mason competed in a quad meet at Loveland on Saturday. Below are the results:

Lost to Loveland 25-12, 25-19    

Defeated Edgewood 25-19, 25-14   

Lost to Sycamore 25-23, 25-20  

The Comets will host Middletown on Tuesday, May 1st.

5/1 Middletown lost 25-21, 18-25, 21-25, 25-23, 16-14        9-10 5-3

Mason volleyball took a tough loss to Middletown last night by scores of 25-21, 18-25, 21-25, 25-23, 16-14.

Next up the Comets will host Lasalle on Wednesday, May 2nd and Monroe on Thursday, May 3rd.       

5/2 Lasalle         No Report
5/3 Monroe won 25-6, 22-25, 25-23, 25-16      10-10 5-3

Mason boy volleyball defeated Monroe on Wednesday, 25-6, 22-25, 25-23, 25-16. The Comets evened their season record to 10-10 with the win.

Next up Mason will travel to Fairmont for a match on Monday, May 7th.  

5/7 @ Kettering Fairmont lost 15-25,26-24,23-25,25-17,15-10. 10-11  
Boys volleyball lost to Kettering in 5 last Monday night  by scores of
15-25,26-24,23-25,25-17,15-10. It was great team effort though.

Mason's home contest with Xenior (senior night) was cancelled on Tuesday. The Comets will host Lasalle on Tuesday, May 15th to honor 3 great seniors Jake LaSala , Brayden DeWitt and Alex Amaya.

5/15 Lasalle (senior night)        

Boys Volleyball played their season finale last night versus Lasalle. Waiting on report for information.

The Regional Tourney for Mason boys begins next week. Mason will play West Clermont in the first round on Monday, May 21st at 6:30 pm at Mason. The winner will play St. Xavier on Thursday, May 24th at St. Xavier, 7:00 pm.


Regional Tourney

vs. West Clermont

@ Mason 6:30 pm

won 25-8, 25-9, 25-21 11-11  

Mason boys volleyball opened their tourney play on Monday with a 25-8, 25-9, 25-21 defeat of West Clermont.

The Comets advance to the Regional Semi-Finals and will play #2 seed St. Xavier on Thursday, May 24th at 7:00 pm.



vs. St. Xavier

@ 6:30

lost 10-25,11-25,17-25 11-12 5-3

The Mason Boys volleyball team ended their season on Thursday night with a 3-0 loss to St. Xavier HS in the Regional Semi-final. Final scores were: 10-25,11-25,17-25.

Coach Melnick wants to thank his three seniors Jacob LaSala , Brayden Dewitt and Alex Amaya 
for being great captains and awesome young men.
The Comets (11-12, 5-3) end another exciting season of boys action in 2018.

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Boys Track
Date Event Team Placings Game Highlights
3/24 Kings Relays   Cancellled
4/3 JV Meet @ East    
4/6 GMCvs.GWOC Invite @ Sycamore   NO REPORT
4/10 JV Meet @ Mason    
4/6 Harrison Invite  

The Comet boys track team did quite well at the Sycamore GCL vs. GMC meet on Friday, April 6 coming in first at the event. See details below:

-The team won the 4x800 relay with a great effort from Ashraf, Goetz, Nijakowski and Troy. 

- The 4x200 relay was 2nd as was the 4x100 relay.  

- Akari Porter ran well in the 400, placing 2nd in tough conditions and Abel -Nijakowski ran to a victory in the 3200 meter run. 

In the field, the boys got great production from Chris Simmons in the long jump and Davis Robey got a win in the shot put.  

The Mason coaches were pleased with the sprint production out of Jaymon Penn and Josh Wright, who placed 2nd and 4th respectively. 

All in all...it was a great start to the season for Boys Track and Field!

4/13 Centerville Relays  

Mason boys track competed at the Centerville Relays last Friday night. The Comets honestly had a tough night.  The relay style format is usually good for Mason, but not on this night.

The team finished 4th overall, and pretty far back from 1st.  Mason did not score in a few key field events and took many 4th and 5th places.  The highlight of the night were the 4x400 of Porter, Nusser, Ashraf and Rojek.  They were able to notch a win, but the Comets were all saddened at the injury to key sprinter, Bryan Hudnell.  This hurt the team that night and will continue to be a tough barrier to overcome.  The boys did rally after his injury and we got great production from others filling in, but it was a tough blow to the whole team.  

Next up Boys Track and Field will compete at the Elder and Westerville South Invites on Friday, April 20th.

4/17 JV Meet @ Lebanon    
4/20 Elder Invite    
4/20 Westerville South Invite   This weekend the Mason boys track/field team competed at the Westerville South Wildcat Invitational.  
The boys had a strong showing in many different areas and were able to win the team title. 
The throwers had many season-bests with two discus throwers over 130 ft - Davis Robey and Adam Kemme. 
The distance boys did great with Abel Nijakowski winning the 1600.  

That boys 4 x 2 was able to win with a new crew of Penn, Perkins, Porter and Wright. Keagan Mullins won the triple jump.  We also had a great showing in the 4x8 with freshman Brendan Pitcher leading the way.  Michael Uematsu also had a season-best in the 3200 placing second.   Overall it was a good night with lots of good performances getting ready to move on to the Wayne Invitational next weekend

Mason will compete at the Wayne Invitational on Friday, April 27th. .

4/24 JV Meet    
4/26 Little Miami Invite    
4/27 Wayne Warrior Invite   The Comets fared pretty well this weekend at the Wayne Invitational as they try to put the pieces back together after a few crucial injuries.  
Highlights were:
The distance medley relay placed third with Troy, Nijakowski, Goetz and Nusser, and the 4x100, 4x200 and 4x400 placed well also.  (Porter, Penn, Nusser, Rojek, Roux Wright and Josiah) Michael Uematsu and Abel Nijakowski made the podium in the 3200 as did Akari Porter in the 400. Chris Zhang nearly broke the school record in the triple jump as he placed well in that event.  We had several personal bests in the 800 and the 1600.  

Overall the team did pretty well with some moderate success and a move in the right direction. We placed 4th overall out of 60 teams but were just two points out of second place. 

Next up the Comets will be hosting the annual Mason Invite (Rod Russell) on Friday, May 4th.

5/1 Kings Invite    
5/4 Mason Invite (senior night)  

On a rainey Friday evening this past weekend the Comets hosted the annual Rod Russell Mason Invitational.  The Mason boys team fared pretty well finishing 2nd overall behind powerhouse Gahanna Lincoln. See highlights below:


The 100 Dash saw Josh Wright place well, and the 4x200 took third behind a strong field with their season best time.  The 4x100 relay also took third, with their best time.  The Mile, was a true race for the ages with everyone in Dustin Horter's wake running fairly well, but not season bests.  The top miler for the Comets was Freshman, Austin Cooper.  The 400 saw a mixed bag of successes with Rojek taking the top spot for the Comets.  In the 4x400, we chose to split our squads, but saw good performances out of Cobb and Ashraf in these relays.  

The hurdle events continue to improve with Nick French placing well in the 110 and 300 hurdles and a great race by Ryan Griffith as well. 

The field events were solid with Robey taking 2nd in the shot put,  Tatman having a PR in the pole vault and Keagan Mullins placing 2nd in the high jump.  Adam Kemme had a banner night as well, placing very well in the discus with a big personal best on senior night.  

Overall, it was a solid night with many positives to look forward to going into this weeks GMC Championships.

The GMC Track and Field Championships will be held Wednesday, May 9th and Friday, May 11t at Mason HS in Atrium Stadium. Wednesday's time frame: Field events 4:00 PM and running prelims 5:30 PM.  Friday's event schedule: Field events 4:00 PM and running finals 6:00 PM.

The boys team will be seeking to earn their 11th consecutive league title, winning the event every year since entering the GMC in 2007-08.

5/7 JV Big Ten @ Sycamore    
5/9-5/11 GMC   This past Friday night the Mason Comets Boys Track/Field team found a way to win their 11th Greater Miami Conference title in a row!   The team has been through a lot of adversity this year, with key injuries and things just not breaking right, but those that were healthy and able, rallied together for a great evening! 

The team won by a very slim margin of less than 10 points, but did so with a full team effort. 

In the field events Davis Robey won the shot put and two sophomores scored some points in the high jump to help out the cause.

Our third best long jumper, Ben Josiah scored a few as well as did our #2 pole vaulter.   


The Mason running events were as good as they could be.  The Comets won the 4 x 8 and the 4 x4 in dramatic fashion.  The hundred meter dash had Jaymon Penn and Josh Wright with season-best times scoring big points, and again in the 200 dash. The 400m dash featured Akari Porter running to an amazing 48.4 seconds, and winning in the final meters.  Carter Witmer Gautsch came up second in the 300 hurdles but only to be bested by the city leading hurdler and hundredths of a second.  Nick French was awesome in the 110 hurdles, nearly winning. 

Lastly the distance boys did their thing again delivering 46 big points! Abel Nijakowski and Michael Uematsu came up big as did the freshman Austin Cooper.

Overall, it was a tremendous team effort! Coach Dobson shared that he could not be more proud of the coaching staff and the athletes themselves.  It was a great night, a great crowd, and lots of fun!

Mason boys have now won the GMC title every year since entering the league in 2007-08.

Boys Track and Field: Mason 139.5, Sycamore 131, Lakota West 103, Middletown 61.5, Princeton 52, Fairfield 48, Oak Hills 44, Lakota East 43, Colerain 22 and Hamilton 19.

CLICK HERE for all the GMC Track and Field results

Next up for the Mason Track and Field Teams is the District Championships to be held this Wednesday and Friday back at Mason's Atrium Stadium. The first four in each event in each district qualify to region #4 at Wayne High School

Mason boys track and field will be seeking their 10th overall District Tttle!



@ Wayne HS



The District meet at Atrium Stadium went quite well for the Comets of Mason on Friday as the team won its 10th over all title in the past 11 years.  Usually District meets are decided by 20 and 30 points but this one was down to a few points with two events to go. Mason was able to hold on and win District by a 114-108 edge over Moeller. St. X was third with 105 points.

Abel Nijakowski and Michael Uematsu came up big in the 3200 to secure the victory before the boys of the 4x4 could close the deal.  Abel was one of two individual winners last night, and in dramatic fashion he dropped the field with a lap to go.  Carter Witmer Gautsch was our other winner in the 300 hurdles, beating back a strong field of contenders.  

Senior Davis Robey is moving on in the shot put, as are all of the relays, with the 4x2, 4x4 and 4x8 winning outright. 

Freshman Austin Cooper took third in the 1600 to advance and we snuck in 3 runners in the final fourth place spot.  Jack Troy, Michael Uematsu and Nick French. We had two runners up in Akari Porter (400) and Keagan Mullins (high jump) .  


Overall it was a great team effort with many different athletes scoring and placing better-than-expected. We were thrilled to take home the team trophy, and hope to continue the roll next week at Regionals.

The Regional Championships will be held Wednesday and Friday at Dayton Wayne HS. The top 4 in the Region in each event advance to the OHSAA State Championships at Jesse Owen Stadium in Columbus, Ohio on June 1 and 2nd.

5/23-5/25 Regional @ Wayne HS  

The men of the Mason track team had a solid showing at the OHSAA Regional meet last Friday.   The Comet boys placed several on the podium and got a handful qualified to State.  It was a tough night on some fronts, but there were positives as well.  Mason finished 6th overall as a team.

The positives were, that the 4x400 had a great night and ran one of our best times in years!  The 4x100 rallied from a low point a few weeks ago and placed 6th, looking strong.  The 400 dash saw Akari Porter making it out with a season best time, as did Carter Witmer Gautsch in the 300 hurdles.  

Mason did have some tough breaks with a few 5th places and a few unfortunate events.  The 4x800 relay did not make it out as we had a tough day at the office. The 4x200 had a disqualification and Davis Robey missed qualifying by just 3 inches in the shot put.  

Aside from the tough breaks head coach Chip Dobson commented that he could not be more proud of the men this year. They worked very hard, had a great spirit and were able to secure both GMC and District Championships in the process.  

CLICK HERE for all the regional results.

The OHSAA State Track and Field Championship will be in Columbus, June 1st and 2nd.  The meet takes place at Jesse Owens Stadium on the Ohio State campus.
6/1-6/2 State @ Jesse Owens Stadium   This past weekend at the state track meet the men of Mason did their best.  The 4 x 4 ran well, but did not qualify after an unfortunate event with the baton.  The men tried hard to bring the relay back but it was just not in the cards.  

Both Akari Porter and Carter Witmer Gautsch were able to make it to finals in their respective events.  Akari ended up placing 5th overall in the 400 meter dash and Carter placed 8th overall in the 300 hurdles. 

The Comet athletes all competed very well and we could not be more proud of their efforts this season.  


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Girls Track
Date Event Team Placings Game Highlights
3/24 Kings Relays   Cancelled
4/3 JV Meet @ East    
4/6 GMCvs.GWOC Invite @ Sycamore 1st place

The girls track team survived a night of wild weather to win the Sycamore Clash of the Titans battle between the GMC and GWOC on Friday night.  Mason scored 150 points to win the meet and lead the GMC to a victory over their collective GWOC opponents. Despite less than ideal conditions, there were several strong performances.  As the evening wore on, the temperature plummeted, but the Lady Comets powered through rain and then snow to finally complete in their first outing of the season. With high hopes for some spring-like weather, the Comets will head north next Friday to team up in the Centerville Relays.

1st place finishers:

Discus - Amaya King

Shot put - Amaya King

4x800 - Lily Hallum, Mackenzie Berryman, Nicki Baehre, Faith Min

400 - Maddie Ullom

200 - Maddie Ullom

4x400 - Sophie Bause, Milan McNulty, Kaylie Connors, Maddie Ullom

2nd place finishers:

High jump - Lakin Pitts

1600 - Faith Min

300 Hurdles - Jordan Dawson

800 - Lily Hallum

3rd place finishers:

1600 - Rue Whitmore

4x100 - Grace Tang, Regan Morton, Azhya Washington, Alexia Thomas


Waynesville Invitational

The Varsity B girls competed through the wind, rain and snow at their debut this past Friday night at the Waynesville Invitational. Their 2nd place finish out of 14 teams is a testament to their mental toughness and incredible talent.

1st Place finishes:

  • 1600 Meter Run: Kiera Doran with a time of 5:42

  • 4 x 400 Meter Relay: Jenna Burns, Faith Tang, Alice Marron and Mackenzie Snyder with a total time of 4:27

2nd Place finishes:

  • High Jump: Bella Dunn with a jump of 4’10”

  • 4 x 800 Meter Relay: Catherine Berry, Erica Fennimore, Ava Borow, and Alyssa Horvath with a total time of 10:43

  • 4 x 200 Meter Relay: Emma Baah-Binney, Natalie Cocca, Faith Tang and Nimi Oyelese with a total time of 1:55.4

  • 400 Meter Dash: Jenna Burns with a time of 1:03.8

  • 800 Meter Run: Megan Miller with a time of 2:37

  • 3200 Meter Run: Elizabeth Atkins with a time of 12:21

3rd Place Finishes:

  • 100 Meter Hurdles: Taylorae Dunn with a time of 17.8

  • 800 Meter Run: Manuela Capiello with a time of 2:41

  • 3200 Meter Run: Lindsay Learned with a time of 12:33

Next up the Girls Track and Field team will compete at Harrison and Centerville this Friday.

4/10 JV Meet @ Mason    
4/13 Harrison Invite  

Harrison Invitational

The Varsity B girls competed hard against 22 teams on Friday night and finished 9th overall, beating out four GMC teams. The Lady Comets had a few standout performances: Faith Tang in the open 800, running a time of 2:30.47 and Ava Stover in the 2 mile, running a time of 12:00.47. Overall, the team did a great job across the board. Go Comets!    

4/13 Centerville Relays  

The girls track team won the Centerville Elks Relays Friday night, scoring 94.98 team points.   The Lady Comets teamed up in every event to pull ahead of second place Hilliard Darby with many top places and performances.  The team will head to Westerville to compete next Friday.

1st place finishers:

Shot put Relay - Amaya King, Secret Hughes, Hannah Chenault

High Jump Relay - Lakin Pitts, Bella Dunn, Madison Schauer

4x400 - Sophie Bause, Milan McNulty, Kaylie Connors, Maddie Ullom

Shuttle Hurdle Relay - Jordan Dawson, Alexia Thomas, Elena Popovich, Taylorae Dunn

2nd place finishers:

High jump - Lakin Pitts

4 x 1600 Relay - Ally Kouche, Brooke Harvey, Rue Whitmore, Kiera Doran

4x 300 Hurdles - Jordan Dawson, Alexia Thomas, Erin Breuer, Katelyn Mizer

Sprint Medley Relay - Sade Tucker, Azhya Washington, Nimi Oyelese, Maddie Ullom

3rd place finishers:

Long Jump Relay - Grace Tang, Madison Schauer, Lincy Zhu

Triple Jump Relay - Grace Tang, Lakin Pitts, Lincy Zhu

Next up...Girls Track competes at the Elder and Westerville South Invites on Friday, April 20th.

4/17 JV Meet @ Lebanon    
4/20 Elder Invite  

Elder “Rally’s” Invitational

The Varsity B track and field girls won the Elder “Rally’s” Invitational with 152 points. The girls demonstrated excellent teamwork throughout the night: pushing each other to run personal bests, competing in 4 events or even events they had yet to try. Here are some of the most notable performances of the night:

1st Place finishes:

  • 4 x 800 Meter Relay: Megan Miller, Kiera Doran, Lauren Shaffer, and Alyssa Horvath with a total time of 10:18.

  • 100 Meter Hurdles: Taylorae Dunn, 17.20

  • 300 Meter Hurdles: Erin Breuer, 50.81

2nd Place finishes:

  • 100 Meter Hurdles: Elana Popovich, 17.66

  • 4x100 Meter Relay: Lingxi Zhu, Aliyah El-Naggar, Emma Baah-Binney and Rachelle Simmons with a total time of 52.30.

  • 400 Meter Dash: Jenna Burns, 1:03.43

  • 300 Meter Hurdles: Kaitlyn Mizer, 52.74

  • 800 Meter Run: Kiera Doran, 2:33.85

  • 3200 Meter Run: Lindsay Learned, 11:55.90

  • Long Jump: Lingxi Zhu jumping 14’11.5”

  • High Jump: Bella Dunn jumping 4’9”

3rd Place Finishes:

  • 4x200 Meter Relay: Emma Baah-Binney, Natalie Cocca, Brittany Keys and Aliyah El-Naggar with a total time of 1:52.01.

  • 200 Meter Dash: Emma Baah-Binney, 27.74

4/20 Westerville South Invite  

The girls track team won the Westerville Wildcat Invitational on Friday night, outscoring the second place team by 93 points.  There were many outstanding performances and season bests in a chilly night of track and field. Additionally, Maddie Ullom was honored by being voted Best Athlete of the Meet.    

1st place finishers:

Shot Put - Amaya King

Discus - Amaya King

High Jump - Madison Schauer

Long Jump - Grace Tang

4x800 - Nicki Baehre, Lily Hallum, Faith Tang, Maddie Ullom

4x400 - Sophie Bause, Milan McNulty, Faith Min, Lily Hallum

400 - Maddie Ullom

1600 - Faith Min

3200 - Ally Kouche

2nd place finishers:

200 - Maddie Ullom

800 - Brooke Harvey

3200 - Rue Whitmore

4x200 - Jordan Dawson, Nimi Oyelese, Grace Tang, Kaylie Connors

3rd place finishers:

High jump - Lakin Pitts

Triple Jump  - Lakin Pitts

Pole Vault - Haleigh Eckert

100 Hurdles - Alexia Thomas

1600 - Brooke Harvey

Next up for the girls is the Wayne Warrior Invite on Friday, April 27th.

4/24 JV Meet    
4/26 Little Miami Invite  

Little Miami Invite

The Varsity B girls dominated at the Little Miami Invitational on Friday night. The team started the meet off with a first place finish in the 4x1600 relay and ended the meet with a first place finish the the 4x400 relay. The Lady Comets placed in every other event in between. The night ended in victory: the team earned 186 points overall beating 2nd place Bellbrook by 44 points. Here are some of the other great performances of the night:

1st place finishes:

  • Discus: Nadia Steinbicker; throwing 98’4”

  • 4x1600 relay: Kiera Doran, Lindsay Learned, Ava Stover, Natalie Schickendantz; 23:19

  • 4x800 relay: Faith Tang, Mackenzie Berryman, Catherine Berry, Lauren Schaffer; 10:29

  • 100m hurdles: Ti Fulton, 16.66

  • 4x200 relay: Emma Baah-Binney, Natalie Cocca, Mackenzie Snyder, Aliyah El-Naggar; 1:50.5

  • 4x100 relay: Britney Keys, Rachelle Simmons, Aliyah El-Naggar, Lingxi Zhu; 52.4

  • 4x400 relay: Alice Marron, Mackenzie Snyder, Faith Tang, Jenna Burns; 4:17.8

2nd place finishes:

  • Long jump: Lingxi Zhu; jumping 15’5”

  • Pole vault: Lauren Masters; jumping 8’6”

  • 100m dash: Lingxi Zhu; 13.48

  • 400m dash: Jenna Burns; 1:03.2

  • 300m hurdles: Erin Breuer; 49.14

  • 800m run: Kiera Doran; 2:34

3rd place finishes:

  • High jump: Bella Dunn; jumping 4’8”

  • Long jump: Ti Fulton; jumping 14’2”

  • Shot put: Venessa Agyeman; throwing 28’8”

  • 200m dash: Emma Baah-Binney; 27.66

  • 3200m run: first timer Megan Miller; 12:28

Great job Comets!

4/27 Wayne Warrior Invite  

The girls track team “nickled and dimed” their way to a 2nd place finish at the Wayne Warriors Invitational last Thursday and Friday night.  The team finished 2.5 points behind winner and powerhouse, Gahanna Lincoln in a field of 65 teams from around the state. There were several season bests, and a school record was set.  The Shuttle Hurdles team of Jordan Dawson, Taylorae Dunn, Elena Popovich and Alexia Thomas won the event and toppled the previous school record in a time of 1:03.40.

1st place finishers:

Shuttle Hurdles - Jordan Dawson, Taylorae Dunn, Elena Popovich, Alexia Thomas

2nd place finishers:

4x800 - Nicki Baehre, Brooke Harvey, Faith Tang, Maddie Ullom

Shot put - Amaya King

3rd place finishers:

800 - Maddie Ullom

A very special honor was presented to former Mason running legend Angela Bizzarri (Pflugrath) (2002-2006) on Sunday, April 29th. The Comet standout was inducted info the 7th Annual Greater Cincinnati Running Hall of Fame.

Click Here to read about Angela and her amazing running career.

Congratulations Angela!

5/1 Kings Invite  

Kings Invitational

The Varsity B girls competed at the Kings Invitational last Tuesday night and earned 2nd place with 121.5 points. Here are a few of the many notable performances of the night:

  • Lauren Schaffer and Natalie Schickendantz both placed in the steeplechase: an event that’s tough to run but always fun to watch.

  • Ti Fulton placed second in the 100 meter hurdles with a time of 16.28.

  • Nimi Oyelese, Britany Keys, Lingxi Zhu and Azhya Washington comprised the 4x100 relay team. They placed 2nd, running a combined time of 50.85.

  • Erin Breuer ran a personal best in the 300 meter hurdles running a time of 48.60 and placing 3rd.

  • Lakin Pitts and Madison Schauer placed 2nd and 3rd, respectively, in the high jump, scoring a combined 14 points for the team.

All athletes did a great job running through the heat amid great competition. Excellent job ladies! Go Comets!

5/4 Mason Invite (senior night)  

The Mason girls track & field team, their families and community came together Friday night at the Mason Rod Russell Invitational for an evening of great competition and a celebration of the senior track and field athletes.  The girls team racked up 110 team points to beat Gahanna Lincoln. There were several outstanding performances throughout the night. See highlights below:

1st place finishers:

100 Hurdles - Jordan Dawson

2nd place finishers:

100 Hurdles - Alexia Thomas

400 - Maddie Ullom

4x400 - Sophie Bause, Milan McNulty, Faith Min, Maddie Ullom

Discus - Amaya King

Shot Put - Amaya King

Pole Vault - Haleigh Eckert

3rd place finishers:

100 Hurdles - Ti Fulton

4x200 - Kaylie Connors, Grace Tang, Emma Baa-Binney, Lauren Austin

800 - Faith Min

High jump - Lakin Pitts

The GMC Track and Field Championships will be held Wednesday, May 9th and Friday, May 11t at Mason HS in Atrium Stadium. Wednesday's time frame: Field events 4:00 PM and running prelims 5:30 PM.  Friday's event schedule: Field events 4:00 PM and running finals 6:00 PM.

Mason girls will be seeking their 11th consecutive GMC title. The Comets have won the league championship every season since entering the GMC in 2008.

5/7 JV Big Ten @ Sycamore    
5/9-5/11 GMC  

The Mason Girls track & Field team finished runner-up in the GMC Championship last Friday night to a resurgent Princeton squad.  The team was just one half point behind the Vikings in the final team results. After some tough breaks in the prelims on Wednesday, the girls made a valiant effort to try to win Friday, but it wasn’t quite enough. Highlights from the event are below:

1st place finishers:

Discus - Amaya King

Shot Put - Amaya King

4x800 - Nicki Baehre, Brooke Harvey, Lily Hallum, Faith Min

800 - Faith Min

400 - Maddie Ullom

4x400 - Sophie Bause, Milan McNulty, Faith Min, Maddie Ullom

2nd place finishers:

Pole Vault - Haleigh Eckert

800 - Lily Hallum

3rd place finishers:

4x200 - Kaylie Connors, Grace Tang, Nimi Oyelse, Aliyah El-Naggar

3200 - Brooke Harvey

Long Jump - Grace Tang

Discus - Nadia Steinbicker


Amaya earned "Field Athlete of the Year" as a double GMC Champion in both the shot and discus. Interestingly, Amaya King represents a unique "field" athlete that the GMC will be hard pressed to duplicate for years.  Amaya King has won both the shot put and the discus for four consecutive years.  Her "field presence" set a standard of GMC excellence that will be extremely difficult to duplicate for some time. Congratulations on an outstanding career as the most dominant female field athlete the GMC as ever seen.

Girls Track and Field: Princeton 152, Mason 151.5, Lakota East, Fairfield 96, Lakota West, Sycamore 32, Colerain 29, Middletown 26, Oak Hills 19.5 and Hamilton 16.6.

CLICK HERE for all the GMC Track and Field results

Next up for the Mason Track and Field Teams is the District Championships to be held this Wednesday and Friday back at Mason's Atrium Stadium. The first four in each event in each district qualify to region #4 at Wayne High School

Mason Girls Track finished last season as the District Runnerup and will be seeking their 16th overall District Title.


5/16-5/18 District  


The girls track & field team had an outstanding week, coming together this past Friday to capture the Southwest District Title with 120 team points to 2nd place Princeton with 99. It was the girls track/field program 16th overall District Championship!

There were several outstanding performances both Wednesday and Friday.  The top four finishers in each event have qualified to compete at the Regional Championship this Wednesday and Friday at Huber Heights Wayne High School.  The top four finishers in each event at the Regional will advance to the State Championship in Columbus, June 1st and 2nd.

1st place finishers:

Discus - Amaya King

Shot Put - Amaya King

Pole Vault - Haleigh Eckert

400 - Maddie Ullom

2nd place finishers:

Long Jump - Grace Tang
4x800 - Lily Hallum, Faith Min, Brooke Harvey, Maddie Ullom

4x100 - Lauren Austin, Grace Tang, Jordan Dawson, Nimi Oyelese

3rd place finishers:

800 - Faith Min

4x400 - Sophie Bause, Milan McNulty, Faith Min, Maddie Ullom

4th place finishers:

Shot Put - Secret Hughes

4x200 - Kaylie Connors, Grace Tang, Nimi Oyelese, Aliyah El-Naggar

3200 - Brooke Harvey

The Regional Championships will be held Wednesday and Friday at Dayton Wayne HS. The top 4 in the Region in each event advance to the OHSAA State Championships at Jesse Owen Stadium in Columbus, Ohio on June 1 and 2nd.

5/23-5/25 Regional @ Dayton Wayne  


The MASON girls track & field team won their 10th Regional title last Friday night at Dayton Wayne. The Comet girls won the title with a 1-point victory over GMC rivial Princeton, that came down to the final event. It was a great team effort on both Wednesday and Friday that propels many of the girls to qualify for this weeks State meet.

The top four finishers in each event qualified to compete at the State Championship in Columbus, June 1st and 2nd.  The meet takes place at Jesse Owens Stadium on the Ohio State campus.


1st place finishers:

Shot Put - Amaya King

400 - Maddie Ullom

2nd place finishers:

4x400 - Milan McNulty, Lily Hallum, Faith Min, Maddie Ullom
Discus - Amaya King

3rd place finishers:

4x800 - Lily Hallum, Faith Min, Brooke Harvey, Maddie Ullom

800 - Faith Min

4th place finishers:

4x200 - Kaylie Connors, Grace Tang, Nimi Oyelese, Aliyah El-Naggar

CLICK HERE for all the regional results.



6/1-6/2 State @ Jesse Owens Stadium  

The Mason Girls Track and Field team capped off a great season at the State Championship last Friday and Saturday at Jesse Owens Stadium.

Amaya King finished her outstanding career as a Comet by placing 3rd in the Shot Put and 7th in the discus.  

The field was incredibly fast for both the 4x400 and 4x800 meter relays, but both teams ran their best times of the year to reach the podium.  The 4x800 team of Lily Hallum, Faith Min, Brooke Harvey, Maddie Ullom ran the 2nd fastest time in school history and finished 8th overall. Following suit, the 4x400 team of Milan McNulty, Lily Hallum, Faith Min, Maddie Ullom ran the 2nd fastest time in school history to place 6th in the finals.  

Maddie Ullom finished 12th overall in the 400 meter dash and Faith Min finished 12th in the 800 meter run.

The 4x200 relay team of Kaylie Connors, Grace Tang, Nimi Oyelese, Aliyah El-Naggar finished 17th.

Overall, it was another great season for the Comets.  Great job, girls!


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Boys Lacrosse

Season Stats

Date Opponent W/L Score Overall Record STAT REPORT

Game Highlights / Notes

3/17 Ohio LAX Showcase @ Hudson lost 11-6 0-1  

The Boys Lacrosse season got underway on Saturday, March 24th against Hudson at the Ohio Showcase at Ohio's Machine Stadium.  Team fell to Hudson by a final score of 11-6.

Last nights contest versus Sycamore was "snowed out" and will be rescheduled. Up next, the Comets will visit Olentangy HS on Saturday, March 24th.

3/21 Sycamore (Youth night)         POSTPONED
3/24 @ Olentangy lost 7-6 0-2  

Mason fell to Olentangy 7-6 on Saturday, March 24th. See stat highlights below:

Xander Wells 2 goals, 3 assists, Kevin Peischl 2 goals, 1 assist

3/28 Springboro lost 10-2 0-3  

The Comets fell to Springboro on Tuesday, March 28th 10-2. Stat highlights below:

Carson Croy 1 goal, 1 assist, Carson Block 1 goal

Next up Mason will visit Kings on Wednesday, April 4th.

4/4 @ Kings won 8-6 1-3  

The Mason Boys Lacrosse team travelled to Kings on Wednesday April 4th and came back with their first win of the season in a hard fought 8-6 game.  Sophomore Carson Croy led all scorers with 3 goals and 2 assists and 5 other Comets factored into the scoring with a goal each. Senior’s Gaige Fugate and Zak Holliday, Juniors Xander Wells and Ben Cimini, and Sophomore Carson Block all had a goal each, and Junior Chase Flora added 2 assists in those goals.  

Sophomore goalie Sam Lopicollo notched his first win and was stellar in goal with 9 saves for a 60% save percentage. Senior Zak Holliday led in ground balls with 4.

The Comets return home on Monday, April 9th to face Sycamore.

4/9 Sycamore won 10-3 2-3 1-0

The Mason Boys Lacrosse team made it 2 in a row defeating the Sycamore Ave's 10-3 at home on Monday night, April 9th.  This was the first GMC game for Mason this season so it was an important win in the pursuit of maintaining the GMC title they have held for years. 

Junior Xander Wells led all scorers with 4 goals and 1 assist followed by Sophomore Carson Croy who had 2 goals and 2 assists, and Senior Kevin Peischl who had 2 goals.  The rest of the scoring was rounded out by Senior David Sun and Junior Ben Cimini who had 1 goal each.  Senior Defender Zak Holliday led the team in ground ball possession with 6 ground balls and Sam Lopicollo earned his 2nd win in goal with a 50% save percentage. 

The Comets return to play at home on Wednesday night, April 11th against St Xavier.

4/11 St. Xavier lost 9-5 2-4 1-0

The Mason Boys Lacrosse team hosted the St Xavier Bombers on Wednesday night and lost a hard fought game 9-5.  Junior Attacker Xander Wells once again led the way in scoring with 2 goals and 1 assist and Junior Attacker Chase Flora was second with 1 goal and 1 assist. 

Seniors Kevin Peischl and Connor Garry also each had a goal.  Senior Defender Zak Holliday led the team in ground ball recovery with 4 and Sophomore Sam Lopicollo had a solid night in goal to keep it close throughout. 

The Comets travel to Lakota West on Friday, April 13th for their second GMC contest of the season.

4/13 @ West won 14-9 3-4 2-0

The Mason Boys Lacrosse team travelled to Lakota West on April 13 and this time Friday the 13th was bad news for West as the Comets defeated the Firebirds 14-9 for their second GMC win of the year.  Junior Attacker Xander Wells was a scoring machine with 5 goals and 1 assist. Many of his goals were off of assists by the games second leading point scorer, Sophomore Attacker Carson Croy, who put in 1 goal and added 4 assists.  7 other Comets factored into the scoring with a goal or more. Senior midfielder Kevin Peischl and Sophomore Midfielder Carson Block each had 2 goals. Senior midfielders David Sun and Gaige Fugate each added a goal as did Juniors Brendan Ross and Chase Flora.  The team had a 51% shooting night and 8 of the 14 goals were assisted. Senior midfielder Brady Smith dominated the face off X winning 20 out of 27 face offs for an astounding 74% win percentage which allowed the Comets plenty of opportunities to score. Brady also led the team in ground balls with 8 followed by fellow senior defender Zak Holliday who had 5.  Sam Lopicollo had 6 saves in goal to earn the win.

The Comets return to play on Wednesday, April 18th against the currently undefeated and reigning DII state champion Warriors of Mariemont. Please come out and support the boys.

4/18 Mariemont lost 5-4 3-5 2-0

The Mason Boys Lacrosse team lost to Mariemont 5-4 on Wednesday night in a hard fought game that was tied up until the last seconds when Mariemont fed a last ditch effort pass inside and dunked in their 5th goal with less than 2 seconds left.  Despite the loss there were a few bright spots on the Mason side that were noteworthy. 

First, Sophomore Goaltender, Sam Lopicollo, was outstanding in goal with 9 saves for a 64% save percentage.  He was also instrumental in several successful clears out of the defensive zone. 

The defense for Mason was strong throughout in holding the Warriors of Mariemont to only 5 goals total.  That defense was manned primarily by Seniors Zak Holliday, Cole Gallagher, Brady Smith, Connor Garry, Juniors Charley Sipe, Ben Harpen, Chris Barnes and Alex Draginoff, and Sophomores Luke Volpenhein and Ryan Peischl.  Lastly, Brady Smith continues to dominate the face off X with win after win and had a 75% win percentage giving Mason multiple extra opportunities to possess the ball and score. 

The boys face Loveland at home on Friday night for their next game. They'll entertain North Allegheny on Saturday at 2:00 pm.

4/20 Loveland won 7-6 4-5 2-0

The Mason Boys Lacrosse team hosted the Loveland Tigers on Friday night and came away with a thrilling 7-6 overtime win on Junior Ben Cimini's 3rd goal of the night.  The Comets and Tigers played a close game throughout but the Comets defense once again kept the game tight backed by Sophomore goalie, Sam Lopicollo who had 9 saves for a 60% save percentage. 

Ben Cimini led all scorers with 3 goals, followed by fellow Junior Attack, Chase Flora who had 1 goal and 1 assist.  Scoring was rounded out by seniors Kevin Peischl and Brady Smith with 1 goal each as well as Branden Ross with 1 goal.  Brady Smith also dominated at the face off X keeping possession leaning in favor of Mason all night long.

4/21 North Allegheny won 9-4 5-5 2-0

The Mason Boys Lacrosse team celebrated prom early on Saturday with a 9-4 victory over the Tigers of North Allegheny from Pittsburgh.  The leading scorer for this game followed a trend with the boys by having a new leading scorer in Junior Attacker, Chase Flora.  Chase had 3 goals followed by Sophomores Carson Block and Carson Croy who had 2 goals each, and Junior Attack Xander Wells and Sophomore Attack, Ethan Millheim who had 1 goal each. 

The defense led by Seniors Zak Holliday, Cole Gallagher, Brady Smith, Connor Garry, Juniors Charley Sipe, Alex Draginoff, Matt Minick, and Chris Barnes, and Sophomores, Ryan Peischl, and Luke Volpenhein, continued to dominate holding the Tigers to only 4 goals.  Sophomore goalie, Sam Lopicollo notched his 5th win with an outstanding 73% save percentage. 

The Comets next game is at home on Wednesday, April 25th against the defending state champion Moeller Crusaders.  Please come out and cheer the boys on to another win.

4/25 Moeller lost 8-5 5-6 2-0

The Mason Boys Lacrosse team hosted the Moeller Crusaders Wednesday night and lost a close one 8-5.  The Comets led the game early with a 4-3 halftime lead but Moeller battled back in the second half and took control of the 4th quarter to earn the win.  The Comets are playing well and improving game to game but a schedule that has included both of last years Division I & II champions among others has kept that improvement from showing in the win-loss column. 

As with most games this one had another leading scorer in Sophomore midfielder, Carson Block who had 2 goals.  Right behind Carson with 1 goal each were Senior midfielder, David Sun, Junior attack, Xander Wells, and Sophomore Attack, Carson Croy.  Senior Brady Smith once again dominated the face off X with a 70% win percentage enabling the Comets to possess the ball and have multiple opportunities to score.  The defense was solid as usual as was the goaltending.

The Comets now must go on the road and will travel to Dublin Jerome in Columbus on Friday and Carmel Indiana on Saturday.


4/27 @ Dublin Jerome won 5-4 6-6 2-0

The Mason Boys Lacrosse team traveled to Columbus to take on the Dublin Jerome Celtic's on Friday, April 27th and came home with an exciting 5-4 win.  The game was hotly contested throughout and came down to a last second Carson Croy score to secure the win for the Comets. 

Senior midfielder Kevin Peischl led the scoring with 2 goals, and 3 other players contributed a goal each, Senior midfielder David Sun, Junior attack, Xander Wells, and Sophomore attack, Carson Croy.  With Dublin Jerome only scoring 4 goals that means the defense was stout and that involved seniors Zak Holliday, Cole Gallagher, Brady Smith, Connor Garry, Juniors Charley Sipe, Alex Draginoff, Ben Harpen Matt Minick, Chris Barnes, and Sophomores Luke Volpenhein and Michael McCalmont all had a hand in keeping the Celtics goals down.  Sophomore Goalie Sam Lopicollo had an outstanding night with 7 saves and a 63% save percentage while Senior Brady Smith continued to dominate the face off X with an 83% win percentage.  

4/28 @ Carmel lost 11-9 6-7 2-0

On Saturday, April 28th, the Comets traveled to Carmel High School near Indianapolis to face the Greyhounds and came back with an 11-9 loss.  The first half of the game was all Carmel as the Comets had difficulty getting started after a late night the night prior and a long bus ride to Carmel.

However, the Comets came alive in the second half and nearly stole the win.  Junior Attack, Xander Wells, returned to the scoring lead with 3 goals and 1 assist, and Sophomore midfielder, Carson Block was second in goal scoring with 2 goals.  3 other players had a goal each and they were Seniors Kevin Peischl, Connor Garry, and David Sun.  The defense had a rough start but rebounded in the second half to help keep it close. 

The Comets travel to Lakota East on Tuesday, May 1st and then return home for Senior night on Friday 4th against Elder.

5/1 @ Lakota East won 6-2 7-7 3-0

The Mason Boys Lacrosse team traveled to Lakota East on Tuesday May 1st and started the month out right by defeating East in a 6-2 defensive battle.  The Comets have been stingy on defense all season long allowing only 6.88 goals per game and last night was another strong performance. 

Seniors Cole Gallagher, Brady Smith, Connor Garry, and Juniors Charley Sipe, Ben Harpen, Alex Draginoff, Chris Barnes, Matt Minick, as well as Sophomores Luke Volpenhein, and Dawson Allen all contributed to the defense and kept Mason ahead while the offense fought to figure out the East defense.  In the 4th quarter the Comet offense did figure out how to widen the gap and put up half of the games production in that quarter alone.  Goal scoring was spread evenly 1 goal a piece among 6 players; Seniors Kevin Peischl, David Sun, Gaige Fugate, Junior Xander Wells, and Sophomores Carson Croy and Ethan Millheim.  David Sun led in overall scoring by adding 3 assists to his total points.  Sophomore Sam Lopicollo was solid in goal with 6 saves to earn his 6th win on the season. 

The Comets return home on Friday, May 4th to face Elder on Senior Night.  Please come out and help us celebrate our seniors.


5/4 Elder (senior night) won 20-4 8-7 3-0 On Friday night the Mason Boys Lacrosse team said farewell to their seniors and did so with a resounding 20-4 win over Elder. Every offensive player scored in this win with Sophomore Carson Croy leading the way with a season high 8 points on 3 goals and 5 assists.  Right behind Croy was Junior Xander Wells with 5 goals, followed closely by Sophomore Carson Block with 3 goals including 1 behind the back highlight reel goal.  Others in the scoring column were Seniors Kevin Peischl (2 goals), David Sun (1 goal, 1 assist), Senior Gaige Fugate (2 goals, 1 assist), Connor Garry (1 goal), Juniors Alex Draginoff (1 goal), and Ben Cimini (1 goal, 1 assist), and Sophomore Ethan Millheim (1 goal, 2 assists).  Senior Brady Smith once again dominated the face off X with a winning percentage of 79%.  Senior Zak Holliday led the team in ground ball recovery with 6 followed by Junior Ben Harpen who had 5.  This was the Comets' final home game of the season.
5/5 @ Worthington Kilbourne won 7-6 OT 9-7 3-0

On Saturday, May 5th, the Mason Boys Lacrosse team traveled back to Columbus to face one of the top ranked teams in the state, the Worthington Kilbourne Wolves, and returned with a thrilling 7-6 overtime win.  The Comets were down 6-3 at one point but battled back to tie up the game with 14 seconds left on Senior Kevin Peischl's 2nd goal of the game, and then sealed the victory in overtime with Peischl's 3rd goal.  Peischl co-led all scorers with 3 points on 3 goals while Sophomore Carson Croy had 3 points on 2 goals and 1 assist.  Junior Xander Wells and Sophomore Carson Block each added a goal, and Junior Chase Flora had an assist to round out the Comet scoring.  The Comet defense was once again tough to beat as they have been all season long holding the Wolves to only 6 goals. Zak Holliday led in ground ball recovery with 4 followed by Cole Gallagher with 3.  Brady Smith buckled down to grind out 64% of the face offs and was tough to beat especially during the comeback when the team needed him most. 

The Comets close out the regular season next weekend in Columbus at the Midwest Coaches League Tournament.

In the upcoming Regional Postseason tourney, Mason will play Kings in the first round on TUESDAY, May 15th.

5/11-5/12 @ Midwest Tournament     10-8  
Midwest Scholastic Lacrosse Coaches Association League Tournament:

Game 1: Mason 7, Olentangy 16
Game 2: Mason 10, Cathedral (Indiana) 3

The Mason Boys Lacrosse team traveled to Obetz Ohio on Friday for their first Midwest Scholastic Lacrosse Coaches Association (MSLCA) League Tournament on Friday, May 11th and returned Saturday night with one loss on Friday to Olentangy High School 16-7 and 1 win with a win on Saturday over Cathedral (Indiana) 10-3 ultimately ranking 6th in the league of 16 teams from the Midwest Region that includes the top teams from Indiana, Ohio and Western Pennsylvania.


The Comets had a difficult start against Olentangy High School who narrowly defeated Mason earlier in the season 7-6, but had a strong performance on Friday night and widened the gap significantly with a 16-7 win. The Comets points leader for the game was Sophomore Carson Croy who had 4 points on 2 goals and 2 assists.  Senior Kevin Peischl also had 2 goals while Seniors David Sun and Connor Garry added a goal each along with Junior Brandon Ross.  The Comets had difficulty getting the ground balls out of the thick grass however, Senior Zak Holliday was able to secure a game high 5 ground balls to keep the ball out of the defensive end of the field for part of the game.  The loss put the Comets into the B bracket consolation game on Saturday against Cathedral from Indiana.


On Saturday the Comets were a different team doubling their ground ball recovery from Friday nights game from 14 to 28 and keeping the pressure on the Irish of Cathedral all game long.  The Comets ultimately prevailed with a 10-3 drubbing of the Irish.  Junior Charley Sipe led the ground ball charge with 5 followed by Senior Cole Gallagher with 4.  Sophomore Carson Croy continued to lead in points with 5 points on 4 goals and 1 assist and he was followed closely by Junior Xander Wells with 4 points on 3 goals and 1 assist, and then Junior Ben Cimini with 2 goals, and Charley Sipe added a rare defensive goal to cap off the scoring.  As a result of the win the Comets were able to finish 7th overall in the prestigious MSLCA league in their first year in the league.

REGIONAL-1st round

vs. Kings

won 12-4 10-7  

The Mason Boys Lacrosse team opened up state tournament play on Tuesday night at home against Kings High School and defeated the Knights 12-4 earning the right to move to round 2 against returning State Champion Moeller High School on Friday. 

The Comets defense was as solid as usual led by Seniors Zak Holliday, Cole Gallagher, Brady Smith, Connor Garry,  Juniors Charley Sipe, Chris Barnes, Ben Harpen, and Sophomores Ryan Peischl, Dawson Allen and Michael McCalmont.  Sam Lopicollo had an outstanding game in goal with 8 saves to earn a win with a 66% save percentage.  Ground ball recovery was led by Junior Charley Sipe, and sophomore Carson Croy with 4 each. 

The scoring came from multiple sources as usual but the points leaders where Juniors Ben Cimini (3G, 1A) and Xander Wells (2G, 2A).  Senior Gaige Fugate (2G) and Sophomore Carson Croy (1G,1A) each had 2 points, and Kevin Peischl, David Sun, Alex Draginoff and Brendan Ross each had a goal to round out the scoring.  The Comets led early in the game and never gave up the lead throughout, it was a solid victory for a team that has been playing very well all season long.

Mason (10-7) will play Moeller this Friday night, May 18th at Moeller.


REGIONAL-2nd round

vs. Moeller

@ Moeller, 7:00 pm.

lost 13-4 10-8   The Mason Boys Lacrosse team ended its season on Saturday with a 13-4 loss to the Crusaders of Moeller.  Possession was the key to the game and Moeller controlled it by securing a majority of the available ground balls from face offs as well as all over the field.  The normally stingy Mason defense that had been averaging 6.85 goals per game against all season, gave up 13 goals to a Moeller offense that has averaged 12 goals per game this season.  Senior Kevin Peischl (2G) and Sophomore Carson Croy (1G, 1A) led the Comets in scoring with 2 points each and Senior Connor Garry added a goal in the 4th to finish off the scoring. The Comets had a successful season finishing 11-9 overall with key wins over Columbus powerhouse teams Dublin Jerome and Worthington Kilbourne as well as Indiana's 3rd ranked team, Cathedral High School.  7 of Mason's 9 losses were to teams ranked in the top 10 in Ohio and only 3 of those by a significant margin of point.  Mason faced touch competition week in and week out and the team can be proud of the efforts and accomplishments they had this season.

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Girls Lacrosse

Season Stats

Date Opponent W/L Score Overall Record

Game Highlights / Notes

3/20 Ursuline Academy won 14-4 1-0
Mason HS Girls Lacrosse opened the 2018 season Tuesday night against the Lions of Ursuline Academy. Mason was the one to come out roaring with a solid defensive stand resulting in a turnover leading to a quick transition culminating in a razor thin shot for a goal by attacker, Ellie Lefton. Your Comets continued to pour it on grabbing the next few possessions and building a quick 4-0 lead. It was Mason's tight defense, outstanding goal tending by Bee Kuehn and quick precision like transitions that kept the Comets solidly in front. By halftime Mason had the game well in hand 8-3. 

Not resting on it's haunches, Mason grabbed the first draw of the 2nd half and methodically worked it's offense for a goal by Julia Block and assisted by Ellie Lefton. Mason continued to dominate the ground balls and apply punishing pressure in their rides, capitalizing on many UA mistakes. Mason heaped on the goals to seal the victory 14-4. 

A great way to start the season. Bee Kuehn, confident in between the pipes, turned back 10 shots. Mason's defensive core of Megan Elko, Sophie Neuhaus, Madisen Bangs, Riley Brannock and Alana Vaughn smothered any attempt UA tried to muster. The Comets midfield six of Noorah Basher, Amanda Wells, Sophie Hoffman, Lilly Burke, Bianca Soper and Kate Cooper, owned the transition and draw circle with laser passing and relentless ground ball pressure. Finishing out the barrage were the five attackers of Julia Block, Cate Millard, Ellie Lefton, Ally Petrina and Mary Ann Colangelo who combined, scored 10 of Masons goals and led the redefend with ferocious pressure. Two big shouts go to Ellie with five assists and Ally with four huge ground balls.   

Mason has two home games coming up Thursday and Friday vs MND and St Francis Desales respectively. Both starts at 7:30 PM. Come out and support Mason HS Girls Lacrosse!

3/22 MND lost 12-5 1-1

Thursday night the Mason Girls Lacrosse team took on the Mount Notre Dame Cougars and came out on the short side, losing 12-5. On a beautiful weather night your Comets came out aggressive, but couldn't sustain a coordinated effort. Mason found themselves behind by a couple of goals before they netted their first of the game.

The Comet Ladies pressed into Cougars with quality re-defends and transition but could't capitalize. At halftime Mason found themselves down by a handful. In the second half, your Comets quickly closed the gap and after the first successful offensive wave,  found themselves again struggling to muster a consistent attack, MND's lead widen but Mason didn't quit and worked to get something going. In the end Mason found themselves on the down side against MND tough defense and goal tending. 

Mason Girls Lacrosse has another home contest this evening, Friday 3/23 against St. Francis DeSales, JV goes @ 6p  and Varsity starts at 7:30. Come out and cheer us on!

3/23 Sst. Francis De Sales lost 12-6 1-2


Mason fell to St. Francis De Sales on March 23rd, 12-6. No other details available.

4/3 @ Beavercreek       PPD
4/5 @ Turpin won 13-4 2-2

Girls Lacrosse traveled to Turpin HS on Thursday night and saw our Comet girls LAX come out fast with solid controlled offense, a tenacious defense, fast transitions and tough redefending. Mason controlled the game pace from the first draw with Noorah Basher seizing most of the possessions from the circle and came away with a 13-4 win.

From the opening whistle Mason didn't leave any room for the Spartans to breathe. Mason took a 7-0 lead into halftime. It was much of the same in the second half with your Comets dominating every aspect of the game. Turpin did rally a bit to net some goals but each was quickly matched by Mason quick goal.

Mason sealed the win 13-4 on goals scored by Cate Millard, Ally Petrina, Ellie Lefton, Julia Bock, Lilly Burke, Sophie Hoffman, Mary Ann Colangelo and Kate Cooper. Bee Kuehn 6 shots from the cage and we saw a dominant defense stand from Sophie Neuhaus, Alana Vaughn, Madisen Bangs, Megan Elko and Riley Brannock.

Mason Girls Lacrosse (2-2) takes on New Albany on Saturday 4/7 at 11 AM.

4/7 New Albany lost 10-7 2-3

Saturday, playing among a wintry mix, your Mason Girls Lacrosse team took on a tough New Albany Eagles team. The Comets matched up well, played solid defense while a couple of goals were traded back and forth, but it was a few untimely turnovers for Mason that gave the Eagles a four goal lead at halftime.

Never deterred your Comets challenged right at the start and finished with a flurry, but simply ran out of time. In the end Mason fell to New Albany 7-10. Bee Kuehn was again solid in the cage turning back 11 shots. Sophie Neuhaus picked up five ground balls and forced two turnovers. Goals for the Comets came from Julia Block, Ellie Lefton and Cate Millard.

Next up for Girls Lacrosse is an away game at Lakota East on Tuesday 4/10. JV goes at 6 pm and Varsity draws at 7:30 pm. 

4/10 @ East won 9-5 3-3

Mason Girls Lacrosse went up against a feisty Lakota East team last night. Right from the start Mason took it to the Thunderhawks jumping on an early lead. It was a physical battle throughout the game and your Comets had a 6-4 lead into halftime. In the second half it was Mason who brought the thunder with locked down defense, solid goal tending, excellent draw control and patient offense.

Mason defense crushed it holding the hawks to just one measly goal in the second half while offensively we netted another three to finish with a 9-5 victory.

This was an outstanding team win capitalizing on the opponents weaknesses and making adjustments throughout the game to bring it home! Individual standouts include another consistent game from goal keeper, Bee Kuehn who turned back 6 shots. Goals were scored by Cate Millard, Noorah Basher, Julia Block and Sophie Hoffman. Mason won the possession game taking with Noorah Basher and Amanda Wells getting 80% of the draw controls. Team wide we picked up 17 ground balls, forced 6 turnovers and had two interceptions.

Next up for Girls Lacrosse is an away game at Lakota West on Thursday, JV starts at 6 pm and Varsity draws at 7:30. 

4/12 @ West won 19-3 4-3
Mason HS Girls Lacrosse made another go around in West Chester to take on the Lakota West Firebirds last night. Mason came out with a barrage of offense and a buttoned down defense that smothered the birds taking a 9-2 lead into halftime. Combine winning 75% of the draws, picked up twice as many ground balls, caused four turnovers, took two interceptions and saved five shots at the goal. Put it all together for a stellar team performance and solid win, 19-3. 

By the numbers Cate Millard had 7 goals, Mary Ann Colangelo netted 5, Julia Block had 3, Kate Cooper had 2, Noorah Basher with a goal and Sophie Hoffman putting one in with a pretty sweet BTB shot! Ally Petrina went on a feeding frenzy assisting in four of those goals. Noorah was clutch with 6 draw controls and four ground balls and Bee Kuehn once again took command turning back 5 of Lakota's shots. Lilly Burke took three draw controls, Bianca Soper got herself a draw control and nice interception while Amanda Wells was fierce on transition and added draw circle support like no other.

The Comets defensive core of Bee Kuehn, Sophie Neuhaus, Megan Elko, Alana Vaughn, Riley Brannock and Madisen Bangs have been playing lights out. Holding our opponents to their lowest goals per game output. 

Next up for your 4-3 Mason Girls Lacrosse team is a road trip to Olentangy HS on Saturday 4/14. Varsity starts at 11 am and JV draws at 12:30 PM!
4/14 @ Olentangy won 17-16 5-3
On Saturday, Mason Girls Lacrosse traveled North to Olentangy HS. Your Comets going in as the underdog, matched up well against the Lady Braves. Right from the opening draw, your green team brought the pressure and the Braves quickly found out that they had met their toughest challenge of the season. In spite of Mason's relentless pressure Olentangy found the back of the net for the games first goal but one minute later Mary Ann Colangelo knotted the game with her first. Olentangy fired right back with two quick ones taking the score 1-3. Mason, never dismayed, came back with their own barrage putting in six unanswered goals by Julia Block, Cate Millard, two more for Mary Ann and two from midfielder Lilly Burke.  Comets were up 7-3 but Mason spotted Olentangy 3 of their own before Julia found the back of the net again for a 8-6 Comet lead. Credit the Braves who fought back with three more taking a one goal lead with 30 seconds remaining in the half. Mason Girls would have none of that stuff, grabbed the next draw possession, marched it down and with 5 ticks before the buzzer, it was Mary Ann who found Noorah Basher in the middle to even it up 9-9. And we still had another half to play!

OHS came out with faster tempo and shot two goals before Cate netted her second, but the Braves countered with three more scores taking a lead 10-14. Now it was Mason's turn to light it up with Cate getting two more while Lilly added her third of the day. Olentangy fired back with one more before Ally Petrina snagged a critical ground ball of a tough redefend and charged the net for her first goal. The Comets now down 14-15 couldn't hold the Braves who scored to go up 14-16 with 12 minutes remaining in the see-saw game. 

Enough is enough and Mason defense held the Braves scoreless for the remainder of the game. It was your Comets tenacious rides, precision transition and timely saves by Bee Kuehn that allowed our offense to press in on Olentangy and tie it up at 8:25 by goals from Cate and Julia. Sound play at both ends of the field gave Julai another shot to take the lead with 3:16 remaining and it was Noorah who on the draw circle who grabbed that critical possession which allowed us to run out the clock, sort of. Befitting the excitement of the last 49 minutes OHS was able to steal the ball and gain a free position shot. It was Bee who came up with the key save allowing us to hold the ball as time expired. Mason taking the win 17-16 from #6 ranked Olentangy, an outstanding team victory! 

Next up for Mason Girls Lacrosse is Tuesday night at home vs. Kings HS. JV starts 6 and Varsity draws at 7:30 PM

We have two special occasions this evening: Mason Lacrosse Club Girls Youth Night and Maya Collins Tribute. Come out and support Childhood Cancer Awareness ,local girls lacrosse and your MHS Girls Lacrosse Team!
4/17 Kings (youth night) won 16-4 6-3
Mason Girls lacrosse continued to roll Tuesday night 16-4 over the Kings HS Lady Laxers. Although Kings did notch the first goal of the game, your Comets quickly matched it and that would be the last lead the Knights would have. Mason playing smothering defense, backed up by yet another outstanding game by keeper, Bee Kuehn, shut Kings down holding them to just four goals. The Comet's brought a tenacious ride that re-gained possession roughly 40% of the time keeping the ball in our end allowing us to control the game with our calculated offense. When things weren't settled it was our fast breaks with pinpoint passing finishing with laser shooting that put points on the board.

It was a special night on two fronts for MHS Girls Lax. First, we celebrated the girls lacrosse youth programs operated by the Mason Lacrosse Club. Local youth girls were involved in many aspects of the game including introductions, warm ups, a halftime game and facility tours. It was great to have the youth players participation. 

Second, was to remember Maya Collins with #MayaStrong Evening. In a sea of blue T-shits many folks remembered the fierce battle Maya waged to beat childhood cancer. Her legacy lives on in others through GRIT and DETERMINATION to eradicate this awful disease. Senior, Noorah Basher coordinated the event to help raise awareness and funds. Thanks to all who helped, donated and attended. Check out some pics of the evening at https://www.cincinnati.com/picture-gallery/sports/high-school/ohio-high-school/2018/04/18/photos-mason-kings-girls-lacrosse-teams-play-in-honor-of-mayastrong/33942409/

Next up Mason (6-3) will host Sycamore on Thursday, April 19th.

4/19 Sycamore won 13-9 7-3

Going into the 2018 season, Mason GLAX members set a number of team level goals. Last night they notched a biggie by knocking off GMC rival Sycamore, 13-9 bumping our record to 7-3 overall. This was an excellent team victory across the board, highlighting our resiliency and determination.

In spite of being down two quick goals, your Comets never flinched. Another one of our crushing re-defends led to an Aves turnover culminating in a goal by Cate Millard. The defense locked down, transition stepped up and the offense got fluid adding four more goals by a combination of Sophie Hoffman, Ellie Lefton, Kate Cooper and again Cate Millard resulting in a 5-5 halftime score. 

At the 2nd half whistle Mason girls ratcheted up their play taking the lead 6-5 on a goal by Noorah Basher and we never looked back. Tenacious defense led by Sophie Nuehaus, Megan Elko, Madisen Bangs, Riley Brannock, Alana Vaughn and Bee Kuehn in the cage held the Aves to just 4 2nd half goals. Cate, Ellie and Mary Ann Colangelo splattered the back of the net 7 more times to bring home the victory. A fitting end brought by Mary Ann on a last second "buzzer beater" shot from 25 yards out sealed the deal.

This was a great win for our team and MHS GLAX program! 


Mason Girls Lacrosse plays Indian Hill at home on Tuesday 4/24. JV @ 6 and Varsity draws at 7:30.
4/24 Indian Hill lost 14-11 7-4 Girls Lacrosse drops a tough one!

Mason Girls Lacrosse welcomed the Indian Hill Braves to town last night. Billed as an even match up the evening played out on cue. Goals were traded back and forth with fast transition, good solid physical play and exciting action. Your Comets took a two goal 8-6 lead into halftime.

In the second half more goals were traded with Mason increasing it's lead by three goals. The Braves fired back with a barrage of unanswered goals and Mason lady laxers couldn't sustain a consistent drive ultimately falling to IH 11-14 in a grueling match. 

Girls Lacrosse celebrates our Seniors on Thursday 4/26 against Wyoming. JV starts at 6 and Varsity draws at 7:30 PM. Come out and support our awesome Seniors! 
4/26 Wyoming (senior night) won 14-8 8-4 Senior Night Celebration and a Team Victory over Wyoming

Finally, mother nature delivered a beautiful evening for your Girls Lacrosse team to celebrate the contributions of four young women and to play some lacrosse. In grand fashion, Seniors; Alana Vaughn, Noorah Basher, Ally Petrina and Bee Kuehn were announced and honored. In a nice gesture of comradeship, the Mason GLax boosters acknowledged the Seniors of the visiting Wyoming Cowboys with a single white rose. A very nice and well coordinated event. Congrats and Good Luck to all Mason Seniors!


Seemed like the pre-game festivities got the best of your Comets at the start of the game. Starting out a little sluggish and bleary eyed, Mason found itself in a battle. We conceded the first goal to Wyoming at one minute in.  After some back and forth transition Julia Block found the back of the net to tie it up at 1. But still riding the euphoric wave, your Lady Laxers let the Cowboys build a two goal lead, 1-3. Befit the celebratory evening, who else but a Senior to redirect the ship. Ally Petrina rose to the occasion to get things going, making a sweet inside feed to Cate Millard then followed it up with a hat-trick of her own on assists from Mary Ann Colangelo, Julia Block and Ellie Lefton giving your Comets 5-3 lead into halftime. Shaking off the fuzzy feelings Mason was able to rally and start playing the game they can play. It was wicked redefends keeping constant  transition pressure on them causing numerous turnovers, a tightened defense led by Senior goal keeper, Bee Kuehn, backed by low defender and Senior,  Alana Vaughn.Powerful clears by Sophie Nuehaus and Megan Elko brought the ball down with authority and consistent ball control the reminder of the first half proved that we were back ready to play, at least that's what we thought. 

Credit the Wyoming team with a gritty surprise start to the second half, scoring twice to knot it up at 5. The wake up call came in to your Comets and this time Lilly Burke put one home followed by Cate Millard shortly thereafter. The game settled for a bit with solid defensive play from both sides, but it was Mason who held the possession to tighten the screws. Our fourth Senior, Noorah Basher, led the midfield group garnering five draw controls, two ground balls, an interception and a caused turnover. Ellie Lefton started the scoring onslaught driving it home for an 8-6 lead. Minute by minute Mason got goals by Cate assisted by Ally, Julia unassisted and three more from Mary Ann Colangelo with assists from Lilly and Julia taking the score to 13-6. With time dwindling Wyoming scraped back putting two away. But it was once again Mason's high pressure ride that sealed the deal! We have had a tenacious redefend all season, gaining possession nearly 20% of the time. Culminating with Kate Cooper jumping one of Wyoming's clearing passes with 15 seconds left, taking it to goal to close out the 14-8 Senior Night victory. A super team win and a special night!


Next up for your Mason Girls Lacrosse team (8-4) is a home game Saturday April 28 against Summit. JV starts at 11 AM and Varsity draws at 12:30 PM.
4/28 Summit Country Day lost 13-12 8-5

Girls Lacrosse went up against a stubborn Summit Country Day team on Saturday in an early afternoon contest. Your Comets seemingly appeared to have just rolled out of bed struggled to get momentum found themselves down by a quick few. The alarm went off and Mason ratcheted it up a bit and closed to gap by halftime, 5-8.

In the second half Mason scraped back to within one goal before Summit put another quick three on the board. Mason reaching down deep with 3:30 left rallied putting in three unanswered goals but simply ran out of time to knot it up. Your Comets fell 12-13 to the Knights. 

Next up for Girls lacrosse is an away game today, 4/30 at Beavercreek. JV goes at 6 and Varsity draws at 7:30. 

4/30 @ Beavercreek won 16-1 9-5 On Monday, Girls Lacrosse headed north to Beavercreek HS for a make up game. The rare Monday night episode didn't phase your Comets one bit. Mason came out white hot netting goals that seemed to occur every minute for the first six or seven minutes. The times we weren't tally scores we were smothering the Beavers with a tenacious re-defends and all consuming defensive stands getting a running clock early and taking a 12-0 lead at halftime. 

Mason Lady Laxers started the 2nd half with the same energy which allowed our reserve players to take over for the rest of the game. Credit Creek, whose program is steadily improving, for never giving up and playing to the end. The final buzzer sounded with your Comets taking a 16-1 victory pushing our 2018 record to 9-5. 

Next up for Girls Lacrosse is an away game (Wade Field) against Springboro HS on Thursday 5/3. JV starts at 6 and Varsity draws at 7:30 PM. Come on up the highway and support us!
5/3 @ Springboro lost 19-12 9-6
Girls Lacrosse took on Springboro last night. In a tough fought battle despite winning the ground ball war and taking the draws 2-1, Mason came up short 12-19. 

Next up for Girls Lacrosse is a home game versus Thomas Worthington on Saturday. Varsity draws it up at 11:00 AM followed by JV at 12:30 PM. Come on out and support us.
5/5 Thomas Worthington lost 12-7 9-7
On Saturday Mason Girls Lacrosse welcomed Thomas-Worthington to town for a late morning tangle. Mason grabbed the initial draw, zipped it down into the offensive zone and put one away, so we thought. A sketchy crease circle violation initiated by an unseen push from behind put the goose egg back on the board. The Cardinals took advantage of the Comets reeling and netted five unanswered goals. Finally settling down Mason methodically worked the ball and chipped away at the lead. With GRIT and wavering determination your Lady Comets got back to within one, 7-6 at the halftime buzzer. 

In the 2nd half Mason with a few untimely turnovers once again found themselves down by three scores. TWHS dragged the game out working an effective  stall that dwindled much of the Comets energy. Still not deterred Mason fought back winning a majority of ground balls and draws but experiencing an inopportune turnovers that took us out of the game. In the end Mason fell to the Cardinals 7-12. 

Next up is for your Comet Laxers is an away game against St. Ursula on Tuesday 5/8. JV goes at 5 pm and Varsity draws at 6:30 PM.  

In the first round of the upcoming Regional Tourney, Mason will play Fairfield on Tuesday, May 15th.

5/9 @ St. Ursula won 15-8 10-8
Girls Varsity Lacrosse closes season with a split

Incurring a one day delay as a result of the fire at the HS, your Comet Girls Laxers headed to St Ursula Academy on Wednesday.  Ten minutes into warm ups mother nature levied a "no-no", by dropping some lightning and thunder our way. Forty-five minutes later the suspension was lifted and we had "game on". Mason knew the Bulldogs, as the name implies, would be tough with plenty feisty play. With tough defense, wicked re-defends and a barrage of offense, Mason garnered a 13-2 halftime lead. Resting many starters in preparation for the post season tourney, your Comets finished strong taking the win 15-8. 

Turning right around the following day, we found ourselves in Warrior country down at Mariemont High. Comets playing well went up 3-1 early but allowed a well disciplined Mariemont squad back into the contest. The proverbial "wheels came off" for your Comets. It was a tough go the rest of the way. As much as we tried, all our efforts went in vain. Mariemont capitalized on every one of our miscues and in the end it was a rough day at the office. Mason closing our their season with a 5-18 downer. 

Your Comets finished the 2018 season with a respectable 10-8 record, 21st overall in the state while running the 8th toughest strength of schedule in the state. A good solid season for your Mason Lady Laxers. Now we train our sights on the OHSAA Tournament, kicking off at home against Fairfield Tuesday May 15 at 6:00 PM. Come on out and support us!

Girls Junior Varsity Lacrosse goes undefeated in 2018!

A big shout out goes to the Mason Girls JV team who finished 18-0 this season!!!!! Junior Varsity many times goes unnoticed but an accomplishment of this magnitude must be shouted from the roof tops. They scored an impressive 238 goals while holding there opponents to 47.Super season and congratulations to  the JV squad. The JV team: Anna Huang, Anna Wilson, Claire Davis, Erika Eller, Izzy Reisbord, Jacie Bowen, Jenna Harris, Julia LaSala, Katie Bangs, Lauren Sheedy, Lauren Statzer, Mackenzie McWhorter, Megan Carroll, Sammy Connors, Sara Grove, Tess Krugh and Zoe Krugh!


REGIONAL -1st round

vs. Fairfield

@ Mason, 7:00

won 22-4 11-8

Girls Lacrosse took on GMC rival Fairfield HS last night in the first round of the OHSAA tournament. Your Comets right out of the gate built a five goal lead and never looked back.Mason continued it's strong play at every end of the field achieving a running clock by halftime. In the second half Mason while resting starters, continued it's smothering defensive pressure while tallying yet more goals to finish it up 22-4. All 24 of Mason's roster played in the contest with 9 girls finding the back of the net resulting in a solid team victory. 

Next up round 2 of the OHSAA Tournament will be a home game against Lakota West Friday 5/18 at 5:00 PM


REGIONAL-2nd round

vs. Lakota West

@ Mason 5:00

won 19-3 12-8

Girls Lacrosse continued it's run in the OHSAA State Tournament last Friday by taking on another GMC rival Lakota West last Friday. The Firebirds grabbed the opening draw and quickly put one in the net.  Your Comets down by a goal came right back to match it and then never looked back. Mason controlled the contest with strong play at every end of the field taking a 10-2 lead into halftime. Much of the same in the second half with Mason resting starters, continued it's dominance to finish it up, 19-3. 

Mason shooting an outstanding 73%, had 9 players finding the back of the net. Defensively we only allowed West a total of 9 shots, six of which were turned back by another great effort by goal keeper , Bee Kuehn. 

Next up for your Comet Girls is round 3 OHSAA Regional Semi-Final at Mount Notre Dame (#1 seed) TODAY, Monday 5/21 at 4:45 PM. The winner will play either Loveland or Sycamore on Thursday, May 24th for a Regional title and trip to state.


vs. MND

lost 11-10 12-9

On Monday, Girls Lacrosse traveled to MND Cougar Country for an OHSAA State Tournament Semi-Final match up. Mason, the underdog going in, struck first with a pair from Julia Block. The cougars pounced back for one then Cate Millaird lit it with a goal of her own then a nice feed to Ally Petrina getting a 4-1. MND clawed back with a couple before Cate found the net again followed by a strong shot from Lilly Burke. Your Comets hoping to play the spoiler role held tight on defense and was very  successful on rides, garnering a number of takeaways but failed to turn it into points. MND capitalized on their possessions taking a 6-7 lead into halftime. 


The start of the second half had MND putting two quick goals in before Cate found Lilly to bring it to 7-9. But credit MND for coming right back for their own score. A couple of nice saves from Senior goal minder Bee Kuehn keeps us in the game, followed by a quick clear and a sweet short handed goal by Ellie Lefton, gets it to 8-10. Momentum slips away from the Comets for a nanosecond and MND finds the back of the net. Never deterred Mason gains possession on a nice draw control from Noorah Basher and Mary Ann Colangelo finishes it with a score, 9-11. On the ensuing draw Mason does it again at the draw circle and this time Ellie rocks the shot home, bringing it to a one goal deficit. Third time at the draw circle was not the Comets charm, as MND gains possession and drops into a well executed stall. Mason grinding it out, trying to regain possession just gets beat by the heat and long skip passes. Your Comets despite leaving everything on the field fall to the Cougars 10-11 in a hard fought beginning to end effort! 


Mason Girls Lacrosse finishes it's 2018 season 12-9, 22nd in the state, 3rd in the region and a "Sweet Sixteen" birth in the tournament.Our tough strength of schedule this season was consistently ranked within the top 10 in the state. Mason Girls showed character and grit all season long and once again established themselves as a dominant contending in the State of Ohio. 


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