Sand migration to Mason


Madison Krell | Staff Writer Players leap for the ball at the AVP volleyball tournament last weekend. Sand invaded Mason in tidal waves -- in the form of beach volleyball. Mason embraced the coastal sport Labor Day weekend by hosting the AVP volleyball tournament at the Lindner Family Tennis Center for the fourth time. This year’s tournament featured Olympians Phil [...]

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Comets fall to Panthers in season opener


Erin Brush | Sports Editor Jimmy Halpin | Staff Writer The Comets fell to the Springboro Panthers Friday night. Head coach Brian Castner explains the team's setbacks in last night's opener. Few things are sweeter than revenge. Unfortunately the Comets were unable to get theirs when they lost the season opener 34-21 to the Springboro Panthers, the same team that [...]

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Mason tennis knocks off another conference opponent


Rashika Jaipuriar | Staff Writer The Mason girls’ tennis team is in search of perfection and so far this season they are serving up aces with a undefeated 8-0 record after disposing of league foe Princeton today by a final score of 5-0. According to head coach Mike Reid, the Comets came in confident after a hard week of practice. [...]

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‘Restaurant: Impossible’ highlights Aponte’s Pizzeria


Katie Hibner | Staff Writer Aponte's Pizzeria was featured on the season finale of "Restaurant: Impossible".  Tony Aponte, owner of Aponte’s Pizzeria, told celebrity chef Robert Irvine “his taste buds were off.” Irvine declared Aponte the “most stubborn owner” he’s ever met. On the August 25 episode of “Restaurant: Impossible”, Irvine renovated and reformed the local restaurant, and Aponte said [...]

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St. Ursula Bulldogs dominate Comets in three straight sets


Gina Deaton | Staff Writer The girls volleyball team played St. Ursula Tuesday night. The girls' volleyball team was defeated by the visiting St. Ursula Bulldogs Tuesday night, losing 25-21, 25-14 and 25-18. The game gave the Comets a reality check by highlighting where they need to improve, according to senior Molly Tucker. “This game showed us what we need [...]

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Local businesses benefit from ATP tennis tournament


Will Leathers | Staff Writer ATP player prepares to serve the ball. As the last matches conclude and the winners are crowned, fans will return to their homes, boxes will be packed, and doors will be shut at the Western and Southern Open, but the economic impact of the tournament will remain. A 2011 study by the University of Cincinnati [...]

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Cyclists take city by storm through Great Mason Chase


Sonia Rayka | Staff Writer On your mark, get set, chase! Cyclists gathered on August 11 for the Great Mason Chase, an event directed by the Mason Community Center. In less than four hours, participants biked around the city searching for local businesses according to a list of clues. Organized by Kelley Burchett, the Great Mason Chase was introduced last [...]

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Kings Island reveals upcoming attraction: Banshee


Rashika Jaipuriar | Staff Writer Kings Island finally let the cat out of the bag, or rather the "bat out of the cage," according to Vice President and General Manager of Kings Island Greg Scheid. The largest amusement park in the Midwest announced a world record-breaking attraction, but kept it under wraps until last night. On August 8th, Kings Island [...]

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New administrator carries on lasting legacy


Katie Hibner | Staff Writer The Big Five will always belong to Tim Keeton. Although Assistant Principal Tim Keeton began retirement on July 28, his successor Dan Distel said the administration would recite the disciplinary guidelines in Keeton’s honor. “The Big Five will be the same [this school year], and it will be the legacy of Mr. Keeton,” Distel said. [...]

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Mason students, staff step up to plate for Challenger Little League

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Twenty-seven Mason students volunteered for the first Mason Challenger Little League - a program that gave players with special needs a chance to experience the game of baseball. MYO’s introduction of the Challenger Division had an incredible first season with the help of many volunteers and donations.  When the League found themselves short of Baseball Buddies shortly before the season [...]

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Racin’ in Mason 5K


Madison Krell | Staff Writer Runners and walkers of all ages lined up despite the rain to participate in this year’s Racin’ in Mason 5K event on Saturday July 27th. This is the fourth time the Mason track and cross country boosters have done this event. According to registration volunteer Merle Coyle, the event increases in size each year, this [...]

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Camp prepares kids for football community


Jimmy Halpin | Staff Writer Mason football is holding camp this week, and they added two new players. Cedrick Peerman and Andrew Hawkins, who are current Bengals, visited the team to help create a good environment for the younger players. Head football coach Brian Castner said he is hoping the younger players can feel the atmosphere and get excited for [...]

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Head baseball coach Ken Gray announces retirement


Chloe Knue | Editor-In-Chief Ken Gray is a living legend. That's how many of his former players feel. After 39 years as Mason's head baseball coach, Gray announced his retirement last week, stepping away from a program where he compiled 768 wins, won 16 conference titles, and impacted the lives of countless players who played for the longtime coach that [...]

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