31st Mason High School Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Class
A member of the 1980 Mason High School graduating class, Jamie Elswick earned a total seven varsity letters during his high school career, garnering three letters in both football and baseball and one in basketball during his junior year. However, it was on the baseball diamond where Jamie excelled as a three year member of the varsity baseball team. Jamie was named a Fort Ancient Valley Conference 1st Team All-Conference selection during both his junior and senior seasons, and capped off his senior season as the Fort Ancient Valley Conference Player of the Year in 1980. Following his senior season Jamie was selected to participate in the Miami Valley Baseball Senior All-Star Game. Upon graduating from Mason High School, Jamie continued his playing career during the 1981 season at Eastern Kentucky University.
Angie D. Thomes
A standout on both the softball diamond and the soccer field, Angie Thomes was truly an elite member of the William Mason High School class of 1985. On the softball diamond, Angie was a four year varsity letter winner, a four-time 1st Team All-FAVC selection and was named FAVC Softball Player of the Year as a senior. Additionally, Angie earned postseason honors from both the Pulse Journal and Western Star in each of her four seasons as a member of the softball team. On the soccer field, Angie was member of Mason High School’s inaugural girls’ soccer team during her junior year while earning varsity letters and 1st Team All-FAVC honors as a junior and senior. Angie was also a two time Warren County All Star in soccer. Following graduation, Angie continued her softball career at Sinclair Community College where she was a two-time Great Lakes Junior College Conference 1st Team All-Conference selection.
Tracey B. Dwire
A four year varsity letter winner on the tennis court and 1988 graduate, Tracey Dwire is one of the most acclaimed athletes in the history of Mason High School’s tennis program. Tracey earned All- Fort Ancient Valley Conference honors during his sophomore, junior, and senior seasons while also being named the FAVC Player of the Year in each of those three seasons. After graduation, Tracey continued his playing career at William Carey University in Hattiesburg, Mississippi where he was a two year letter winner before attending Bowling Green State University where he was a two year letter winner and a two-time captain for the Falcons.
A member of the 1993 graduating class, Billy Highfill was a standout on both the football field and baseball diamond for the Comets. A four-year varsity letter winner on the baseball diamond, Billy helped lead the Comets to Fort Ancient Valley Conference Championships in 1990 and 1992 and an OHSAA District Championship in 1990. Individually, Billy was named 1st Team All-City by the Cincinnati Post during his sophomore and junior seasons and was an Honorable Mention selection as a senior. Additionally, Billy was named 1st Team FAVC All-Conference as a junior and was named 1st Team All-Area by the Western Star as a senior. On the football field, Billy earned three varsity letters and was a 1st Team All-Area selection by the Western Star while being named the team’s Most Valuable Defensive Back during his senior season.
A three sport athlete and 1993 graduate, T.J. Lichtenberg excelled on the football field, basketball court, and baseball diamond. A four year participant, T.J. earned Fort Ancient Valley Conference All-Conference honors during his career in all three sports. As a junior, T.J. was named Honorable Mention All-Area by the Western Star in football and All-City Honorable Mention by the Cincinnati Post in baseball. As a senior, T.J. was a participant in the East vs. West football All Star
game and was named a 1st Team All-Area selection by the Western Star in basketball. Additionally, T.J. was named 1st Team All-Area selection by the Western Star in Baseball during both his junior and senior seasons.
Gina M. Salzarulo – Wickelhaus
Gina M. Salzarulo – Wickelhaus was a multiple sport athlete in the sports of volleyball and track & field as a member of the1994 graduating class. A two year letter winner on the volleyball court, Gina was named an FAVC All-Conference Honorable Mention selection during her senior season. However, it was on the running track that Gina separated herself as one of the premier athletes in the in history Mason High School’s Track & Field program where she earned four varsity letters. A 1st Team FAVC All-Conference recipient during her sophomore, junior, and senior seasons, Gina captured a total of 6 FAVC championships in the 100 Meter Hurdles (1992, 1993, & 1994) 300 Meter Hurdles (1992), 4x200 Meter Relay (1993), and 4x400 Meter Relay (1993). Additionally, Gina claimed a 1st place finish in the 4x400 Meter Relay and a 2nd place finish in the 100 Meter Hurdles at the 1993 OHSAA District Track & Field Meet. A three-time OHSAA State Meet Qualifier (1991, 1992, & 1994) Gina also helped lead the Comets to FAVC Championships in 1991 & 1992, OHSAA District Championships in 1993 & 1994 and a Regional Championship in 1994.
A 1997 graduate, Robert Goode amassed 10 varsity letters over his four year career, 4 in both Cross Country and Track & Field and 2 in basketball. Robert was a six-time 1st Team Fort Ancient Valley Conference All-Conference selection (3 in cross country and 3 in track & field) while helping lead the Comets to 3 FAVC team championships in cross country (1994, 1995, &1996) and 2 in track & field (1994 & 1995). As a senior, Robert was named FAVC Runner of the Year in both cross country and track & field, as well as being namedWestern Star Area Runner of the Year in cross country. Additionally during his senior campaign on the basketball court, Robert led all Comets in assists. A member of the 1997 graduating class, Robert graduated with school track & field records in the 6400 relay, 1600 medley, distance medley, and 3200 medley events. After graduation Robert continued his cross country and track & field career at the NCAA Division 1 level for the University of Memphis.