Ian Howard | Staff Writer Trevor Maxim | Staff Writer Varsity Boys’ Tennis – Head Coach: Linda Kirtley – Last Year’s GMC Finish: Third place – Coach’s Comment: “This year we don’t have any established doubles teams. So, we’re going to have to see which two players will pair up both skill-wise and mentally to come up with really good doubles […]

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Diving in

Trevor Maxim | Staff Writer The sport of diving, although it is not well known at Mason, has been a part of the Ohio High School Athletic Association’s Swimming and Diving Championships since 1927, according to OHSAA.org.

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Video games transfer sports skills to the field

Trevor Maxim | Staff Writer With the increasing popularity of sports-related video games, those who were once merely spectators can now become coaches or players in the virtual world. Xbox Live, the most popular online gaming service, allows players to compete against each other over the internet in real-time. The service had 17 million active users as of January 2009, […]

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Athletic scholarships sparse for high school athletes

Ian Howard | Staff Writer While teenage athletes may look at their high school sports as potential tickets into collegiate athletics, less than 5.7 percent of high school athletes advance to the National Collegiate Athletic Association level on paid scholarships, according to NCAA.org.Men’s Cross Country Coach Tom Rapp received 90 percent of his athletic scholarship to Pennsylvania State University in […]

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The physics of pole vaulting

Katelyn Cain | Staff Writer With most sports, the spheres of school and athletics are kept separate, but pole vaulting, an event in track and field, incorporates physics to maximize jump height. Understanding the physics of pole vaulting is essential to achieving the perfect pole vault, according to head pole vault coach Mark Sutton.

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Hanging up the shoes – Web Exclusive

Joe Spencer | Staff Writer For seniors working to be the best player on the team their entire high school careers, there comes a time to hang up the shoes. This is what most of the senior athletes at Mason High School are going through currently at the end of third trimester. While graduation means the end of high school […]

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