Family responsibilities often limit pool of female coaches

Matthew Smith | Staff Writer With coaches being an integral piece to any team’s success, there are plenty of sports with positive influencers running the programs at Mason High School. But take another look. Where are the women?  With an even distribution of male and female sports at most high schools, men still dominate the coaching ranks. Mason High School […]

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Comets focused on claiming first GMC title

Matthew Smith | Staff Writer This time, it’s official. This season, Boys Lacrosse will officially be a Greater Miami Conference (GMC) sport. The team will be lead by senior attack Xander Wells, Mason’s all-time goals scored leader, as well as defender Luke Volpenhein and attack Carson Croy, both potential college lacrosse players. The team will need contributions from everyone, though, […]

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Seniors to play key role in Comet Lax success

Matthew Smith | Staff Writer It’s go time for the Mason Girls Lacrosse team. A one point loss in last year’s state tournament is in the rearview mirror and now the team has set their sights on a new challenge, including coming out on top of their inaugural season in the Greater Miami Conference. Lacrosse is an official GMC sanctioned […]

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Leadership will be key for another Comet state run

Matthew Smith | Staff Writer Unifnished business. That’s how senior slugger J.P. Sponseller feels after coming up short a season ago in the state final four. With the team ready to kick off the 2019 season, the Comets have some big shoes to fill from a season ago but a roster of talented players are ready to step into that […]

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Despite GMC loss, Comets wrestlers eye postseason success

Matthew Smith | Staff Writer It’s not what they wanted, but it’s not bothering them. The Mason Boys Wrestling team has traveled across the nation this year, competing with the best competition in the country. With this year’s major traveling behind them, the team feels they have prepared themselves for a successful finish; but it has not gone exactly as […]

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MHS support educator believes strong body fuels the mind

Matthew Smith  | Staff Writer  Ria Parikh | Staff Writer The body fuels the mind. That’s the approach Su Kamiki takes when she spends time building her body in the gym.  Kamiki, a support education aide at Mason High School is a bodybuilder. She started lifting four years ago, after realizing that typical aerobics classes were not challenging enough for […]

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Team success built on culture of hard work

Matthew Smith | Staff Writer  Domination. There’s nothing left to say. The Mason boys cross country team won their fourth straight GMC championship and their eighth in the last nine years.  After edging out St. Xavier to capture a regional title, Mason qualified for their twelfth consecutive appearance at the state meet, where they raced to a top three finish.  […]

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Comets win GMC, turn attention to State tournament

Matthew Smith | Staff Writer  They’re back, and with talented underclassmen, they don’t plan on going anywhere.  The Mason girls golf team recently won their first Greater Miami Conference (GMC) title since the 2015-2016 season. They are on their way to state, and have four of their top five golfers returning next season.    From left: Mason golfers Ally Madden, Catherine […]

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In an age of specialization, many athletes face a difficult decision in their high school sports career, they must make a decision to specialize or diversify

Matthew Smith | Staff Writer Mason athletes are split over the idea that less is more. Some have decided that playing multiple sports is what they want to do as an athlete, even if their future and potential college career rests in the hands of one certain sport. Others have decided that they need to put all their attention into […]

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Comets come out on top 30-27 in battle of the skies

Matthew Smith | Staff Writer The battle of the skies was packed at Dwire Field as Mason survived a 30-27 overtime win against the Sycamore Aviators. The Comets offense came out strong, as Collin Brown ran in a touchdown to Mason ahead 7-0 early in the first quarter. However, the Aviators responded with a touchdown of their own to cut […]

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Mason defeats Springboro 10-6

Matthew Smith | Staff Writer They say that defense wins championships, and on a packed home-opener at Dwire Field, that was exactly the case in the Comets’ 10-6 win over Springboro. Coming out of the gate, the game seemed like it would be an offensive shootout, with Logan Dalton scoring a 75 yard touchdown run on his first carry of […]

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Kings Island Baseball Invitational 2018

Matthew Smith | Staff Writer July baseball kicked off with the annual Kings Island Invitational from June 28th-July 1st in Mason, Ohio. The tournament was held at multiple venues throughout the city including Mason Sports Park, Fleckenstein Park, and Corwin Nixon Park. The Ohio Nationals baseball organization dominated the tournament across all platforms, as their 9u, 10u, and 12u teams […]

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Greg Richards basketball camp held at MHS

Kylie McCalmont | Staff Writer Photo contributed. As the school year came to an end, the Mason boys high school basketball team took to the gym to train Mason’s young athletes into basketball superstars and possibly future NBA players. Boys going into third through sixth grade gathered at the Greg Richards Boys Basketball Camp from June 9 through June 13 where the […]

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Greg Richards’ boys’ basketball camp awards grades 3-5

Greg Richards’ boys’ basketball camp ran from June 10-14. Below is a list of awards for grades three through five. Third Grade Awards 3-on-3: Dean Monroe Neil Sebastian Sean Krueckeberg 1-on-1: Sean Krueckeberg 5-on-5: Drew Cox Christian Conner Cayden Dyer Colson Bunch Caleb Hershberger Gavin DeWitt Nolan Hartsock 3-on-3 Cut-Throat: David Metzger Nicholas Harris Caleb Hershberger Top Defender: Ben Bayer […]

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