Komatineni rallies Comets in search of state championship

Freddie Wilhelm | Staff Writer  Since 2012, Mason Men’s Tennis has not had a state champion, but Junior Niraj Komatineni, currently ranked as the second best player in Ohio, – and two time GMC player of the year –  is hoping to change that. Since his freshman year, Komatineni was destined to be a great player in the Mason Tennis […]

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Crossroads to play host to ESPYS award show

By Jacob Brase | Staff Writer The stage is set. On May 14th, the 2018 ESPYS award show will be hosted at Crossroads Mason this year, upgrading from an auditorium that seats 800 to one that will fit over 2,000. The new space is just the tip of the iceberg though, as the ESPYS commitee will utilize state of the […]

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Opinion: NCAA in desperate need of change in regulations defining amateur status

Bryan Hudnell | Staff Writer The Federal Bureau of Investigation is currently investigating more than 20 College Basketball programs for potential National Collegiate Athletic Association rule violations. Schools that are under investigation include: Arizona, Duke, Kansas, Kentucky, North Carolina, Texas, Michigan State, and University of Southern California. To dive deeper into the report, a wiretap was also discovered of Arizona […]

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Mason Swimmers Capture State Championship

‘18 State Champs: The leadership factor Bloebaum, Thomas lead Comets to elusive title Senior swimmers Allison Bloebaum and Lauren Thomas. Joey Deaton | Staff Writer Seniors Lauren Thomas and Allison Bloebaum had stood on the state podium with their team twice before. However, they were displaying a different color: silver. After finishing runners-up in 2016 and 2017, Thomas and Bloebaum […]

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Mason athletes decline scholarship offers, opt to walk on to major Division I colleges to compete for a spot

Bryan Hudnell | Staff Writer Walk-ons are the dreamers of college athletics. A walk-on is a roster player who’s not on scholarship. According to the NCAA, 46 percent of Division I athletes are walk-ons. Some famous walk-ons find success like Heisman Trophy winner Baker Mayfield and Antonio Brown of the Pittsburgh Steelers, but the harsh reality is that most walk-ons […]

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Coaches emphasize passion for the game over competition in inclusive basketball league

Nathalie Schickendantz | Staff Writer A new love for the game. The Mason Youth Inclusive Basketball program began three years ago and has been growing rapidly ever since. With 48 participants, the basketball league, designed for individuals ranging from seven to 19 years old with special needs, inspires players with varied abilities to appreciate basketball. Rob Auriana’s passion to create […]

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Comets roll to 9th straight GMC title

Bryan Hudnell | Staff Writer For the ninth straight year, Mason has taken its place atop the podium at the GMC Championships. This year, the Comets did so under the leadership of the first year head coach Matt McIntire, who gave credit to the wrestlers for being the ones who continued the streak. “It’s a tribute to the great kids […]

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Comets start postseason after another succesful season

Eric Miller | Sports Editor After finishing up a 19-3 regular season on a 14 game winning streak, the Mason girls basketball team now has their sights set on the postseason. Playing one of the most demanding schedules in the state of Ohio, Coach Rob Matula’s Comets earned a share of the Greater Miami Conference (GMC) championship for the second […]

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Staff faces Cincinnati Royals in wheelchair basketball game

MASON!! With the city’s match, you helped us raise OVER $20,000 TONIGHT!! Thank you to our emcees @MikeDardisWLWT @bradjohansen, as well as our performers and teams! @MasonSchools @imaginemason @mhssibs pic.twitter.com/OaRJ4DwbEG — Comets for Common Ground (@comets4cg) January 28, 2018 Riley Johansen | Staff Writer On January 27, students, staff and family members of all abilities came together for the first […]

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