Tennis team poised to knock off bitter rival Aviators

Freddie Wilhelm | Staff Writer After losing out at last year’s state tournament and conceding the last three Greater Miami Conference (GMC) and state titles to the Aviators, Mason Men’s tennis is looking to knock Sycamore off its perch. Coach Mike Reid said that Sycamore would be a big obstacle in the upcoming season. “(Sycamore has) a terrific program and […]

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Girls swimming repeats as State runner-up

Duncan MacKenzie | Staff Writer The girls’ swim team finished their season as state runner-up for the second consecutive year, continuing their tradition since 2013 as a top three state finalist. The team earned 230 points at the meet in Canton, Ohio, 16 shy of champion Upper Arlington. Junior Allison Bloebaum and senior Ashley Volpenhein paved the way for the […]

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David Neal becomes first State bowling qualifier

Bryan Hudnell | Staff Writer Senior David Neal competed in the State Bowling Championships in Columbus on Saturday, March 11 and placed 56th with a pin total of 543. Neal is the first Mason bowler to qualify for State since bowling became an official varsity sport almost two decades ago. Despite of this honor, Neal said the transition to the […]

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Comets defeat Bombers, look to improve defensively

Charlie Mackenzie | Staff Writer The Mason basketball team silenced the St. Xavier Bombers 59-49 in their first game of the sectional tournament on March 1. Nothing seemed to be going the Comet’s way during the first quarter. Right off the tip, senior Bobby Jefferson quickly put up two points for the Bombers. Halfway through the first quarter, the Comets […]

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Girls swimming places second in state for consecutive year

Eric Michael | Staff Writer The girls swimming team had a successful day at the state meet on February 24-25 in Canton, Ohio. Totaling 230 points, the girls finished second in the state just behind Upper Arlington, making this the second consecutive year of these two teams headlining the tournament with the same 1-2 punch. Junior standout Allison Bloebaum said […]

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COMETS, FIREBIRDS DOMINATE GMC

Joey Deaton | Staff Writer In the past three seasons, the Mason Comets and Lakota West Firebirds girls basketball teams have reigned unchallenged by the rest of the Greater Miami Conference (GMC). As of February 11, the Comets and Firebirds had combined for 90 straight wins against the other eight GMC schools. The last school to beat Mason or Lakota […]

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Rival schools rally together to honor former teammate

Watch a recap of the night’s events. Video by Alexandra Lisa.Juliana Discher | Staff Writer On February 11, the Sycamore Aviators and Mason Comets put their rivalry aside to honor their beloved teammate. Liz Lothrop, a 2013 Mason High School graduate, was diagnosed with leukemia in 2008 at the age of 14. After going into remission in 2011, her doctors found […]

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Comets defeat Thunderhawks in 59-44 thriller

Eric Michael | Staff Writer The Mason Comets defeated the Lakota East Thunderhawks 59-44 on Tuesday night in a showdown between two Greater Miami Conference basketball powerhouses. After the Comets won the tip off, senior Ben Schutte quickly put the first two points up on the board for Mason. Seconds later, Schutte intercepted a Lakota East pass and dished it […]

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Boys and girls finish first in GMC

Alekya Raghavan | Staff Writer The Mason Swimming and Diving teams swam their way to victory at the Greater Miami Conference this past weeking, claiming league titles for both the boys and girls teams. This marked the 10th consecutive league title for the girls team, who beat runner-up Lakota West High School by 280 points with a score of 628. […]

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