SPORTS COLUMN: 10/28

Cubs fans hope that former Red Sox General Manager Theo Epstein won’t be another Chicago failure… James Nosek | Staff Writer The Chicago Cubs have shrined themselves around the word “scapegoat,” for about 103 years. Or in plain terms, a Cubbies fan’s nightmare, the year of 1908. If you watched the fantastic ESPN Films “Catching Hell,” or if you have […]

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Boys’ soccer continues in postseason play

James Nosek | Staff Writer The boys’ varsity soccer team advances to third round of OHSAA playoffs after their 2-0 win against Kings High School on Saturday night. Senior co-captain Matt Loehr said he was happy to get the win but not pleased for the most part with the Comets’ play. “[The game] wasn’t very good even though we won,” […]

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Castner’s Comments: 10/21

Brian Castner, Mason varsity football Head Coach, comments on the Comet loss against Middletown on October 21. “We didn’t execute and we needed to execute, too many missed opportunities for us and against a high caliber team like this. You can’t let those go by, [or] you are not going to win those games against those elite teams. [It] wasn’t the […]

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Missed opportunities gives Middletown 21-14 win

James Nosek | Staff Writer Twice during the Mason varsity football team’s back and forth matchup against Middletown, Mason cut a 14-point lead to seven, but seven points was as close as the Comets would get as they lost 21-14 at home. Mason head coach Brian Castner said that he based the game on one concept: “missed opportunities.” Mason had […]

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Soccer team advances in playoffs; Clark breaks record

James Nosek | Staff Writer Behind sophomore Jack Clark’s hat trick, the boys’ varsity soccer team defeated Western Brown High School October 20, shutting out the Broncos 5-0 to advance to the second round of the OHSAA playoffs. Clark’s three goals broke the Mason single season record for goals scored with 20. The record was previously held by 2009 graduate […]

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Castner’s Comments: 10/14

Brian Castner, Mason varsity football Head Coach, comments on the Comet win against Oak Hills on October 14. “We are not playing clean games which is going to catch up with us if we don’t and next week we are going to have a phenomenal purple and white team (Middletown) coming in. Those second half wins is on our offseason, we […]

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Comets win fourth straight

James Nosek | Staff Writer It has been the change that head coach Brian Castner said he has been waiting for. He said after their 28-14 win over Oak Hills, the Mason varsity football team has “grown up,” and “matured,” as they ride a four game winning streak. Just five weeks ago, the Comets were 2-2, giving up 33 points […]

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Comets ranked second in GMC

James Nosek | Staff Writer With the 4-0 win for the Mason boys’ varsity soccer against Lakota East Tuesday, the Comets maintain their second place stance in the GMC behind Lakota West. The win versus East comes five days after Mason’s 1-0 loss to Lakota West which senior co-captain Lahiru Wimalasena said was a tough loss to handle. About 10 […]

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Comets beat seventh-ranked Princeton

James Nosek | Staff Writer Since the Mason varsity football team’s 36 point loss to Colerain in mid-September, it has been a season changing turnaround for the defense as the Comets have been on a three game winning streak, including the 14-7 win over Princeton Friday night. Mason’s defense has managed to only give up an average of nine points […]

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Castner’s Comments: 10/7

Brian Castner, Mason varsity football Head Coach, comments on the Comet win against Princeton on October 7. “I am happy. Heck, seven points against a Princeton team, that’s a pretty good job. We need to get better at areas but I think we grew as a team a lot tonight. We played a 5-1 team, they have beat some good teams, […]

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Castner’s Comments: 9/30

Brian Castner, Mason varsity football Head Coach, comments on the Comet win against Lakota East on September 30. “We weren’t doing our job [during the game], our safeties and our corners, it was somebody different each time. …They were not open and that’s why I almost lost a gasket over here on them after the second time, we are going to […]

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Mason defense strong in defeating Thunderhawks

James Nosek | Staff Writer It was a tale of two halves for the Mason varsity football team’s defense in their 28-14 win over Lakota East on September 30. The first half, Mason struggled to stop the Thunderhawk offensive attack, giving up 204 total yards from scrimmage and two touchdowns. But the second half on the other hand, was “lights […]

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The snap, the hold, the kick, they’re good

Strong friendship helps point after trio perform under pressure… James Nosek | Staff Writer With 11 minutes remaining in the varsity football teams’ season opener against Springboro, kicker Marcus Otte faced a field goal to extent the Comets’ seven point lead to ten. The kick would go wide left and miss the mark. To most fans he missed a fairly routine field goal, […]

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