Bly binds team together with community philosphy

Charlie Mackenzie | Staff Writer To Mason baseball, 45040 is more than just a zip code. The program’s mantra can be seen everywhere – hung proudly in front of the baseball field, on the team’s shirts, and hashtagged on Twitter. Started originally as a hashtag, 45040 was intended to cultivate a homegrown mentality across the program. Over the past ten […]

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Tennis team wins opening match 5-0 against Lakota West

Freddie Wilhelm | Staff Writer Mason Men’s Tennis opened their season with a 5-0 sweep over Lakota West on April 4. The Comets opened their season with a win against their Greater Miami Conference rival Firebirds. The game started optimistically, with Mason Tennis winning all of their opening sets. Later on, Mason’s second doubles team, juniors Diego Cepeda and Shashank […]

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College auditions put pressure on musicians

Charlie MacKenzie | Staff Writer The fate of some students’ college dreams lies within a fifteen minute time interval. Every year seniors are tasked with perfecting their college applications, spending countless hours working on essays, resumes, or the Common Application. On top of all of this, students looking to go to performing arts schools must prepare for one moment to […]

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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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Comets defeat Fairfield 56-45 after battle in first half

Charlie Mackenzie | Staff Writer After fighting an uphill battle until seconds before the half, the Comets were able to outlast the Fairfield Indians on Friday night with a final score of 56-45. In Mason’s previous match-up against the Indians, the Comets lead at the end of each quarter. History did not seem to repeat itself, as the Indians came […]

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Kirssin steps up in district championship game

Sophomore goalkeeper takes over for fallen teammate Charlie MacKenzie | Staff Writer Days prior to what could have been his last high school soccer game, senior Danny Mackzum could not move the right side of his body. Mackzum, the starting goalkeeper, was diagnosed with hemiplegic migraines, a severe type of migraine headache that has symptoms common to a stroke: muscle […]

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Arts and creativity lost in shift to STEM

Ria Parikh | Staff Writer Calculators instead of clarinets, Einstein instead of Shakespeare, systems instead of sonnets. Do you see a trend here?  It seems that in the push to expose students to more science and technology related education, the result could be a decreased emphasis on art and creativity. STEM – science, technology, engineering, and mathematics – is a […]

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Comets’ season ends in 20-7 playoff loss against Sycamore

Charlie MacKenzie | Staff Writer The Mason Comets’ historic postseason run was cut short with another loss to the Sycamore Aviators, this time 20-7. After keeping Sycamore from scoring on their opening drive, the Comets faced an early fourth-and-1 on their own 40-yard line and decided to go for it. Junior quarterback Jake Harris handed the ball off to junior […]

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Boys soccer falls to Beavercreek in penalty kicks

Charlie MacKenzie | Staff Writer The boys soccer season was cut short in the regional semifinals after falling to the Beavercreek Beavers. Beavercreek was the one seed from the Southwest 1 district and the fifth ranked team in the state, two spots behind the Comets. Head coach Paul Reedy said that Beavercreek has one of the top offenses in the […]

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Comets fall to Aviators 17-10 in Battle of the Skies

Charlie MacKenzie | Staff Writer The Comets were unable to defend their Battle of the Skies title, falling to the Sycamore Aviators 17-10. Although Mason has already clinched a playoff spot, head coach Brian Castner said the game was important not only because of the rivalry, but because the Comets could have finished second in the GMC with a win. […]

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Boys and girls continue winning streak, place first in GMC

Charlie MacKenzie | Staff Writer The Greater Miami Conference winning streak continued for the Mason Cross Country team, with both the boys and girls hoisting the championship trophy. The meet took place at Voice of America Park on Saturday, October 15. The view from the top of the podium wasn’t anything new for either team, especially for the girls, who […]

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Reedy gets 300th win with 3-0 victory over Colerain

Charlie MacKenzie | Staff Writer Head coach Paul Reedy earns his 300th win after defeating Colerain 3-0. Videos by Staff Writer Alexandra Lisa. On September 29, the boys soccer team shut out the Colerain Cardinals 3-0, giving head coach Paul Reedy his 300th win at Mason. The Comets dictated play throughout the entire game, generating plenty of scoring opportunities early […]

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Comets bury Bombers 1-0; Reedy one win away from 300

Charlie MacKenzie | Staff Writer The boys soccer team paid tribute to their seniors with a 1-0 victory over the Saint Xavier Bombers on September 24. The Bombers are the second ranked team in the city behind Mason. Head coach Paul Reedy said that they expected a close result going into the game. “They returned a lot of players, so […]

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Bizzarri competes in Olympics Trials

Charlie MacKenzie | Staff Writer Since her years at Mason High School, 2006 graduate Angela Bizzarri has been running down her Olympic dream. Bizzarri made the hike up to Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon to compete in the 5000 meter run at the Olympic Trials on Thursday, July 7. The trials aren’t just open to anyone; Bizzarri is ranked in […]

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