Athletes to be exempt from physical education

Megan McCormack | Staff Writer Mason City Schools’ Board of Education approved a new policy during the January 25 meeting that exempts certain students from earning physical education credit beginning in the 2011-2012 school year. Students who participate in interscholastic, school-sponsored, athletics, marching band or cheerleading will be allowed to graduate without taking physical education.

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Comets’ hot start has team in GMC title race

Joseph Spencer | Staff Writer The boys’ varsity basketball team is in shape to win the GMC, with an 8-1 record going into the bulk of their GMC schedule, according to senior Parker Raffel. They also lead the league in points scored against and this stingy defense is the reason for much of the team’s success, according to Raffel.

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PREVIEW: Boys’ swimming

Joseph Spencer | Staff Writer Last year, Mason boys’ swimming finished 2nd in the GMC after winning the GMC the two years before.  This year, the team looks to return back to the top of pool after a disappointing finish from last year, according to coach Mark Sullivan.

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