MASON SOFTBALL ADVANCES! WINS DISTRICT!
Mason Softball defeated Little Miami 8-0 on Saturday to claim a District Championship and advance to the Regional Sweet Sixteen. This is sixth consecutive District Title for the Comets who were making their 14th straight appearance in a district final.
Elle Buffenbarger was the winning pitcher recording her 13th shut out of the season.
The Comets scored two runs in the first inning when Olivia Popovich and Tori O'Brien scored off Elana Harrison's hit. The Comets kept up the offense with hits from Brooke Rice, Elle Buffenbarger, Zoe Bishop and Ali Weekley. The defense continues to be strong.
Mason (25-3) will play Springboro on Wednesday at Centerville High School at 5:00pm in the Regional semi-finals. The Boros knocked off Harrison 11-3 to punch their ticket. Ironically, the last time the two schools met was in 2015 in the same game with Mason winning 8-1.
The winner will advance to the Regional Final on Saturday will meet either Lakota West of Lebanon for a trip to State.
Come out and support the Comets!!
BOYS TENNIS-GOLI WINS DISTRICT TITLE!
Mason Tennis had a District Champion, a runner-up and a third place finish at the District Championships at Carmargo on Saturday.
It was an all-Comet final on Saturday. Mason Freshman, Saiprakash Goli wins the districts with a 6-3, 6-1 win over teammate Niraj Komatineni (district runnerup). Goli won his semifinal match against St. Xavier’s Ronit Hiryur 6-3, 6-3 to advance to the final while teammate, Komatineni reached the finals with a 6-0, 6-1 victor over Regis Liou of Sycamore. Both players are headed to State!
The Mason doubles team of Shashank Singuri and Pranav Viswanathan lost their semifinal match Shultheis and DeCurtins of St. X 6-0, 6-3, but bounced back in the three/four match to beat Sycamore’s Karev and Kalaiarasan 7-6 (2), 7-6 (8). Singuri and Viswanathan will compete for a state title this weekend.
The 2017 Boys State Tennis Championships will take place on Friday and Saturday at the ATP Linder Tennis Center in Mason.
The GMC Champion Comets (19-1) have also advanced as a team in the OTCA Team Championship tourney and will play at rival Sycamore in the Southwest District Final on Tuesday, May 23. The winner will advance to the State Final Four in Reynoldsburg on May 28th.
BOYS TRACK WINS 9TH DISTRICT TITLE!
Once again the Mason Boys Track and Field team surprised everyone and won another District Championship on their home turf last Friday night. The meet started with an average performance on day one, but day two things really came together.
Carter Witmer Gautsch was a monster winning both hurdle races. Andrew Kemme and Tunde Nelson both made it out too. The 4x2 team qualified to Regionals and the 4x1 team shocked Sycamore and won. Brian Hudnell somehow made it to Regionals in the 200-meter dash and the distance boys had a great night too.
Mikey Loehr got 2nd in the 1600 and Abel Nijakowski won the 3200. Vince Jackson took second in the high jump and Davis Roby qualified in the shot put. Chris Simmons made it out in the long jump and Josh Huber won the pole vault.
The last event on the track Friday night was the 4x400 and it was all fitting that Matt Miller brought the baton home for his last victory as a Comet with his best time of the season.
Now its on to the Regional Championships at Dayton's Welcome Stadium this Wednesday and Friday. The Mason boys team last won back-to-back titles in the 2013 and 2014 season and were runner-ups the past two seasons.
The first four in each event will qualify for the State Championships at OSU's Jesse Owens Stadium on June 2nd and June 3rd.