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last updated October 5, 2011
The Mason Baseball team started their 20111 campaign on the right track on Monday, March 28th. Trailing 1-0 in the bottom of the seventh inning, the Comets rallied for a pair of runs to capture a 2-1 triumph over the defending GMC Champs the Lakota East Thunderhawks.
Marcus Otte, the No. 7 hitter in the lineup, led off the seventh with a single. Grable followed with a bunt single on an 0-2 count, and an error on the play allowed Otte to advance to third.
Evan Hills’ wild pitch brought in Otte to make it 1-1, then Kevin Niehoff followed with an infield single down the third-base line.
Evan Denny was intentionally walked to fill the bases, bringing up Quallen, who hit one sharply up the middle that Hills couldn’t field cleanly.
Mason sophomore right-hander TJ Zeuch, making his varsity debut, struck out five, gave up seven hits and an earned run in the fifth on Jesse Rait’s RBI double. Mason junior Zach Boden tossed the final two innings for the win.
|3/31||@ Lakota East||lost||3-1||1-1||1-1||link||
Mason fell to Lakota East on Thursday by a final score of 3-1.
Mason jumped out to a quick 1-0 lead in the 1st inning with an RBI double from Josh Galloway knocking in Shane Johnson from 2nd base. With a strong pitching effort from Galloway Mason held onto a 1-0 lead going into the bottom of the 5th. East put up 3 runs (only 1 earned) in the bottom of the 5th to take a 3-1 lead. Mason left 2 men on base in the 6th but could not score again in this loss. Offensive highlights for the Comets; Chris Grable 2-3; Galloway 2-4, DBL; Johnson 2-4, R.
Next up the visit Hamilton on Friday, April 1st.
|4/1||@ Hamilton||won||10-3||2-1||2-1||link||Comets' bats came alive in the third game of the season and they got the win over Hamilton 10-3. Mason took the early lead by scoring 3 runs in the top of the second. Hamilton came back to tie in the bottom of the 3rd. Mason went on to score 1 in the 4th to regain the lead. Then, extended the lead by scoring 3 in the 5th, 2 in the 6th, and one more in the 7th. Mason continues with strong pitching and solid defense. Nathan Hilbert got the win.|
|4/2||Springboro||won||6-3||3-1||2-1||link||All the scoring took place in the 3rd inning for both teams. Sr. Lawson Wishard started and pitched the first 3 1/3 innings for the Comets. Jr. Zach Boden came in to shut the door with bases loaded in the 4th inning and along with a good team defensive effort shut out Springboro the rest of the way. Boden is 2-0 on the season. The big offensive hit was Sophomore Cody Apking’s 3 run HR in the 3rd for the Comets. The other offensive highlights for the Comets: Shane Johnson 2-3; Marcus Otte 2-3, 2 RBI.|
|4/2||@ Amhearst Steele||won||10-3||4-1||2-1||link||
Mason jumped out to an early 7-0 lead after the first 2 innings. Sr. Eric Raffle pitched an outstanding complete 7 inn. game in this win for the Comets over Amhearst (near Cleveland). Raffle (1-0) had 10 K’s while giving up only 1 walk and 4 hits. Mason had 10 hits and 9 walks on offense. Offensive highlights for the Comets: Josh Galloway 2-3, 2RBI; Connor McVey 2-4, 2RBI;
Quality pitching and a strong offense gives the Comets a win over Hamilton 8 -2. Zeuch pitches 5 innings allowing 2 runs on 3 hits for the Mason win. Apking and Raffel each pitch a scoreless inning in relief. The Comets took the lead for good by scoring 7 runs in the third inning, batting through the lineup. The offense was led by Galloway with 4 RBI’s on a triple, double, and single.
No details are provided. Next up they host Sycamore on Wednesday, April 6th.
Mason fell to Sycamore on Wednesday, April 6th by a score of 14-3.
This was a battle of 2 of the top teams in the league with both teams coming into the game with 3-1 records in the GMC. The Comets were losing 5-3 after five innings and they were still in the game until the wheels came off in the 6th inning. The Comets gave up 9 runs in the 6th inning and ended up being run ruled after the 6th.
RBI doubles from Kevin Niehoff and Chris Oglesby provided the offensive highlights. The Comets will look to get back on track at Sycamore on Friday night.
Next up the Comets visit Sycmaore on Friday, April 8th.
The Comets split their 2 game series with the Aves with an 8-5 victory at Sycamore Friday night. The Comets had a strong pitching performance combined with timely hitting to raise their record to 4-2 in the GMC.
Andrew McDonald pitched 5 strong innings for the Comets with 7 strikeouts and gave up only 1 earned run. Zach Boden pitched the last two innings for the Comets garnering the win to raise his record to 3-0 on the season.
Of the 5 runs scored by Sycamore only 1 run was earned. Connor McVey jump started the Comet offense tonight with a lead off Home Run to start the game. The game was tied at 1-1 going into the 5th inning when McVey struck again pounding a second Home Run over the left field wall for a 3-1 Comet lead. The Comets struck for 2 more runs in the 6th inning and the game was tied at 5 all going into the 7th. The Comets had timely hitting in the 7th inning and put 3 runs on the board to go up 8-5 and seal the victory
|4/9||Moeller||Mother Nature took over this game in the 4th inning and the game ended up being canceled. Erik Raffle was the starting pitcher and was pitching a good game into the 4th inning. Moeller was leading 1-0 in the 4th having scored an unearned run in the 2nd inning. As this was a non-league game for the Comets it is doubtful this game will be made up. As it stands there will be no official record for this game since 5 innings were not completed.|
The Comets first game on the field this week, after 2 days of rain delays, had them continuing their winning ways in the GMC with a 10-4 victory over Princeton on Wednesday, April 13th.
Good pitching along with solid hitting continues to the story behind the Comets success. TJ Zeuch was the starting pitcher going 5 innings and picking up the Win. Zach Boden pitched 2 scoreless innings to pick up the Save.
The Comets really got going in this game after Zeuch struck out the side in the bottom of the 2nd inning and the Comets came up in the top of the 3rd inning to put 3 runs on the board. The Comets added 5 more runs in the 4th inning to take a 9-1 lead in this game. Princeton scored 3 runs in the bottom of the 5th and the Comets added 1 run in the top of the 7th to end the scoring with a 10-4 win.
Offensive leaders for the Comets:
Galloway 2-2; BB; HBP; 2 RBI
Niehoff 2-3; 2R; SB
Linne 2-4; DBL; BB; 1RBI; 2R
Johnson 2-4; 2RBI; 2R
Otte 2-4; 1RBI; 1R
McVey 2-5; 2RBI; 2R; SB
Mason defeated Colerain on Thursday, April 14th by a score of 9-1. The Comets jump to the early lead on the road by scoring three runs in the first inning, and never look back. The three run lead was all starting pitcher Andrew McDonald would need for the victory as he pitched a complete game, giving up a single run on 3 hits while striking out 7 Cardinals.
A third inning 2 out rally added 3 runs. Three insurance runs were added in the seventh to complete the Comet scoring. The Comet offense recorded 10 hits and 6 stolen bases. Offensive leaders were Johnson and McVey, each going 2 for 4 (single and double each); Otte with 3 RBI’s; and Quallen with 3 stolen bases and 3 runs scored.
Next up Mason will host Colerain on Friday, April 15th.
Mason lost to Colerain on Friday, April 15th to split their 2 game series. Mason committed too many defensive errors and never led in this game.
Colerain put up 3 unearned runs in the first inning to put the Comets in a quick hole. The Comets battled their way back scoring 1 run in each of the first 3 innings, yet were still behind 4-3 at the end of the 3rd inning. That was as close as the Comets would get in this contest as Colerain went on to score in each of the last 3 innings to win 9-3. Offensively sophomores Josh Linne (2-4; DBL; 1RBI) and Connor McVey (2-4) provided the highlights.
Mason's doubleheader on Saturday, April 16th against St. Xavier and Cernterville was rained out. Next up the Comets host Middletown on Monday, April 18th.
|4/16||@ St. Xavier||CANCELLED|
Mason fell to Middletown on Monday, April 18th by a score of 7-5. The Comets got behind early in this game with the Middies scoring twice in the 1st inning and adding 4 more in the 2nd inning. The Middies had a 6-1 lead after 2 innings. The Comets got 1 run in the 1st inning and 1 run in the 5th inning but were still behind 7-2 after 5 innings.
The Comets battled back in the 6th inning with Connor McVey hitting a 2 run double in the right center alley. The Comets scored 3 runs in the 6th inning yet they left the bases loaded and were still down 7-5 after 6 innings. The game ended 7-5 with the Comets losing the first of this 2 game series.
Relief pitchers Hilbert, Wishard, and Apking held the Middies scoreless for the last 3 innings (each pitched 1 complete inning) as the Comets tried to battle back. Shane Johnson continues to pound out the hits to lead the Comets offensively going 3-4 with 2 RBI's.
|4/19||Princeton (makeup from 4/11)||CANCELLED|
The Comets lost to the Indians tonight at Fairfield’s Joe Nuxhall Field on Thursday, April 21 by a score of 7-1.
Mason offered little fight as Fairfield built a 7 run lead over 6 innings before Mason finally scored a single run in the seventh inning. The offensive highlight came in the seventh inning off the bat of Weingand, a pinch hit triple.
|4/22||Princeton (makeup from 4/19)||won||8-5||9-5||7-5||link||
Mason notched a 8-5 victory against Princeton in a Friday, April 22nd matinee baseball game hosted at Comet Field.The makeup game was rescheduled from an earlier rainout.
The Viking offense jumped to an early four run lead in the top of the first inning. The Princeton lead didn’t last as the Comets matched that fast start by sending 10 batters to the plate and scoring 5 in the bottom of the first. Backed by good defense, starting pitcher Josh Galloway settled in and allowed only a single run the rest of the way. Defensive highlights included a spectacular diving catch in left center by Chris Grable and a run-saving hard tag at home by Josh Linne. Offensive leaders were Linne (2 for 3 with 3 RBI’s), Weingand (1 for 2,double, hit by pitch, 3 RBI’s), and Mcvey (2 for 4,1 RBI).
Mason' Saturday, April 23rd contest against Lasalle was rainout, No makeup date has been announced. Next up the Comets will host Fairfield on Monday, April 25th, weather permitting.
|4/27||@ Oak Hills||CANCELLED|
The makeup game between Mason and Middletown on Thursday, April 28th was suspended.
This game was stopped in the 4th inning due to inclement weather. Mason was leading 3-1 in the top of the 4th inning and was still batting when the game was called. Ryan McVey singled and was on base when Josh Galloway hit a 2 run Home Run in the first inning for the Comets. Andrew McDonald pitched the first 3 innings for the Comets only giving up 1 run in the 3rd inning during a driving rainstorm. The Comets were adding to their lead in the 4th inning with Kevin Niehoff driving in Cory Quallen from 3rd base with an RBI single.
The game is now scheduled to be continued Sunday May 8th at 4pm at Middletown. A new rule change this year only counts complete games that go the full 7 innings.
Mason will play a day-night double-header on Saturday. They will host St. Xavier at 1:00 pm then play Kings at Prasco Park beginning at approx. 6:30. The evening game will be Mason Youth Baseball night with many activities and events before and during the game. Admission is free to all. Please come out and support the Comets!
In an exciting game featuring multiple lead changes, the Comets fell to the Highlanders in extra innings 7-5. Mason struck early, scoring 2 in the first. Oak Hills came back to take the lead by scoring 3 in the top of the second. The lead didn’t last, Mason scored 2 more in the bottom of the third to regain the lead 4 to 3. Pitcher Eric Riffle held the Oak Hills offense in check until they scored 2 in the top of the 7th .
Not to be outdone, Mason tied the game by scoring 1 in the bottom of the 7th. In the 9th, the Comet offense faltered and couldn’t match the 2 runs posted by Oak Hills losing 7-5. The Comet offense was lead by McVey 4/5, 3 runs scored; Johnson 3/4; Niehoff 2/3; Grable 2/4, 1 run scored.
|4/30||St. Xavier (1:00)||won||5-4||10-6||7-6||stats||On a beautiful sunny Saturday in Mason the Comets knocked off St X the #1 rated team in Cincinnati 5 to 4 in extra innings (8). The Comets had a fine pitching performance with Nate Hilbert starting and pitching 4 innings while Cody Apking pitching the last 4 innings in relief while only giving up 1 run. The Comets scored 5 runs on 6 hits and had 11 walks, but they left 13 men on base. Offensively Connor McVey continues to hit the cover off the ball with 3 more hits. The Comets Chris Grable scored the winning run drawing a bases loaded walk in the 8th. The Comets played a solid game defensively with no errors.
Connor McVey 3-3; 1BB; 1R; HBP; 3SB
Marcus Otte 1-3; 2BB; 1R; 1RBI
Chris Grable 1-2; 1BB; 1R; HBP
Cody Apking 1-4; 1BB; 3RBI
(6:30) @ Prasco Park
The Comets won their Saturday double header with a 10-4 victory over Kings. The game was witnessed by a capacity crowd at beautiful Prasco Park on youth league night for both teams.
Kings jumped on the scoreboard first with 2 runs in the top of the first inning. Not to be outdone the Comets came back with 3 runs in the bottom of the first sparked by an RBI double by Cody Apking. The Comets scored 3 more runs in the 2nd inning with Marcus Otte hitting an RBI single with bases loaded and Apking adding another RBI single as well. In the 4th inning the Comets put another 3 runs on the board. Chris Lamm did some fine pinch running stealing 2nd base while distracting Kings long enough to allow the runner to score from 3rd base. Josh Galloway also pulled off this base running feat later in the game.
The Comets led the entire way after their first at bat and took advantage of some sloppy Kings defense scoring 10 runs on 8 base hits. Connor McVey pitched a strong 4 1/3 innings in relief for the Comets and Zach Boden pitched a scoreless 7th inning.
Next up Mason will host Lakota West on Monday, May 2nd, weather permitting.
NOTE: the Mason -Middletown game that was suspended on 4/28 due to rain, will be restarted on Sunday, May 8th at 4:00 pm.
|5/4||@ Laktota West||won||12-3||12-6||8-6||STATS||
Mason’s offense carried the team to a 12-3 victory on the road over the Lakota West Firebirds Wednesday, May 4th.
The Comets took the early lead in the second, Weingand scoring after a lead-off double to deep left center. Mason then broke the game open in the third, sending 13 batters to the plate, the first nine scoring before the first out was recorded. With a 10 -0 lead, the Comets played solid baseball behind starting pitcher Andrew McDonald, who pitched 5 strong innings, giving up 1 run on 7 hits while striking out 5.
Offensive leaders were McVey 2/5 (triple, single),3 RBI; Otte 3/3, BB, and 1 RBI; Sponseller 1/3, BB, 2 RBI; Galloway 2/3 (single, double), BB, 2 RBI; Niehoff 1/3 (double), 2 RBI.
The Fairfield Indians completed the season sweep of the Comets with a 4-0 win on Thursday, May 5th. The Comet offense could muster only 4 hits with no runs against Fairfield’s strong pitching and defense. Cody Apking for Mason was 2/3.
Next up Mason will visit Oak Hills on Friday, May 6th.
@ Oak Hills
The Comets came up short in extra innings ton Friday, May 6th, losing in the 8th inning on a Oak Hills’ walk off home run.
The Comets started the scoring in the second inning, after scoring a single run by playing small ball, Josh Galloway came to the plate with bases loaded and played long ball, hitting a grand slam to put the Comets up 5-0. Oak Hills put 5 runs on the board in the 4th to tie the game. Each team scored once in the 5th and 6th inning, to arrive at a 7 -7 tie in regulation. The game ended in the bottom of the 8th with Oak Hills taking the final game in the series 8-7. Offensive leaders: McVey 2/3 (single, double), 2 BB; Galloway 2/4 (single, home run), 4 RBI; Niehoff 3/4,(single. double, home run), 2 runs.
|lost||7-4||12-9||8-9||STATS||Middletown sweeps the 2 game series with the Comets in 2011. This game was a continuation from the 4/28 game at Middletown postponed due to weather with Mason leading 3-1 and batting in the 4th inning. Unfortunately the continuation of this game was all Middletown who went on to win 7-4 after 7 innings. Middletown scored 4 runs in the bottom of the 5th inning to take this game over and never looked back.|
Mason sweeps the 2 game series with Lakota West in 2011. This game was won by the Comets 7-1 with some timely hitting and good pitching. Brendan Begley had an RBI double in the 3rd inning to put the Comets up 2-1. Lee Sponseller had a single knocking in 2 runs in the 4th inning to put the Comets up 4-1. Nick Vannelle (1-2; DBL; 1RBI) and Josh Galloway both “took one for the team” as each got HBP (hit by pitch) with bases loaded scoring 2 more runs for the Comets. Andrew McDonald picked up his 3rd win of the season pitching a scoreless 2nd and 3rd innings. Erik Raffle, Zach Boden, and Nate Hilbert also pitched well in holding the Middies to just one run for the game. Kevin Niehoff continues to hit the ball well for the Comets going 2-3, 1RBI, 2R, and a stolen base.
The Comets last regular season game is Monday night at home vs. LaSalle before the sectional playoffs start on Thursday.
The Comets ended the regular season with an 11-10 victory over the Lancers on Monday, May 9th. The Comets pounded out 12 hits and played error free defense in this offensive duel.
Cody Apking had a 2 RBI single in the first inning for a 2-0 Comet lead. The Lancers had a 7 run 2nd inning to take a 7-2 lead. The Lancers scored 2 more in the top of the 3rd expanding their lead to 9-2. Apking had another RBI single in the 3rd inning as the Comets put 2 more runs on the board to cut the lead to 9-4. The score was 10-5 when the Comets came to bat in the bottom of the 5th inning. The Comets went on to score 6 runs in the 5th inning capped by a 2 run home run by Josh Galloway who went 4-4 at the plate tonight. Galloway also pitched very well going the last 4 1/3 innings only giving up 1 run to seal the victory for the Comets.
In a classic pitchers duel Mason outlasts Princeton in dramatic fashion with a walk off home run in the bottom of the 9th from Josh Galloway to win 1-0 in sectional tournament play on Thursday, Aug. 12th.
Both starting pitchers went the distance in this extra inning game. Andrew McDonald pitched an outstanding game for the Comets going all 9 innings with 10 strikeouts. McDonald carried a no hitter into the 8th inning before Princeton hit a single and tried to put together a late inning rally leaving runners on 2nd and 3rd base as McDonald struck out the last batter to end the inning. The Comets played solid defense to keep this a scoreless game until the bottom of the 9th inning. Galloway, the leadoff batter in the bottom of the 9th inning, left no doubt as he got every bit of the ball he hit deep over the left field fence to give the Comets a 1-0 victory.
Galloway 1-4; HR; 1RBI
Niehoff 2-3; SB
Vannelle 1-3; DBL
Mason advances to play Lakota West at Oak Hills on Thursday May 19th.
vs. Lakota West
@ Oak Hills
The Mason baseball team ended their season with a loss to Lakota West in the sectional final by a score of 6-4 on Friday, May 20th. The game was played at Oak Hills and it was the 3rd meeting between these 2 teams in 2011. The Comets had won both regular season games against West but they could not make it 3 in a row.
The Comets had a strong pitching performance with Andrew McDonald going 6 2/3 innings but they could not muster enough offense to win this game. The Comets had 4 runs on 6 hits along with 3 errors. Cody Apking led the offense with 2 doubles and one run scored while Connor McVey added a double along with 2 intentional walks and one run scored. James Weingand went 1-2 with a walk and scored a run.
|Box Score||Game Highlights|
The Comets opened their 2011 season on the road against the Colerain Cardinals on Monday, March 28th. The game time temperature of 43 degrees made it a cold Opening Day for softball, but Coach Muff had the Varsity team ready to play.
The Comets got on the board early as Sami Hayner scored from third base on a wild pitch in the top of the first inning. The Cards came right back with 2 runs of their own in the bottom of the first to take a 2-1 lead. The score remained at 2-1 until the 5th inning.
Sami Parave opened the 5th with a walk. A bunt single by Hayner put runners at first and second with no outs. After a sacrifice bunt moved the runners over, Jillian Richardson hit a deep fly ball that enabled Parave to score from third and tie the game at 2-2.
The score remained tied until the top of the 7th inning. Parave and Hayner opened the inning with a walk and a bunt single. Claire Wehby then bunted up the first base line and Parave slid in safely at home to put Mason ahead 3-2. Jillian Richardson then capped off the scoring with a 3 run Home Run over the right field fence. Her opposite field homer put the game away. Richardson had 4 RBI’s on the day.
Senior Pitcher, Caitlyn Rausch, did a nice job of settling in after the first inning, and shut down the Cards the rest of the way. Rausch finished the day with 6 strikeouts and 1 walk.
The Varsity team starts the season 1-0 and gives Coach Muff her first victory as Head Coach of the Mason Comets.
Leaders: Pitching Rausch: 7 innings, 6 strikeouts, 1 walk, 6 hits, 2 earned runs Hitting: Richardson: 1 for 3, Home Run, 4 RBI Hayner: 3 for 4, 2 runs scored Browning: 2 for 3, Double
The Mason Comets beat the Kings Knights on Tuesday, by a score of 5-1. Played once again in very cold temperatures, this game was a tight contest until the 6th inning.
With the score tied 1-1 going into the top of the 6th, Mason took advantage of some walks, some wild pitches, and a single by sophomore second baseman Alex Johnson to push across 4 runs and take the lead for good. Junior catcher, Margo Hutchinson had an RBI single in the first inning that helped Mason take an early 1-0 lead.
Junior pitcher, Sarah Browning, had a very good outing, holding Kings to only 3 hits on the day. The Comet’s defense performed well behind her, allowing only two King’s base runners to reach second base on the day.
Mason is now 2-0 to start the season and will face the Hamilton Big Blue in a GMC Conference clash on Wednesday at Mason’s varsity field.
Leaders: Pitching Browning: 7 innings, 3 strikeouts, 2 walks, 3 hits, 1 earned run Hitting Johnson: 1-3, 2 RBI, run scored Hutchison: 1-2, 1 RBI, run scored Richardson: 1-3, double
The 2011 Comets are proving to be a team that takes a few innings to get warmed up. Perhaps the cold weather has been a factor, but all three of the Comet wins this season have come with the bulk of their runs being scored in the 6th and 7th innings. On Thursday the Mason defense played well again, allowing junior pitcher, Sarah Browning, to take a no-hit bid into the 7th inning against Hamilton.
Browning ran into some control issues in the 3rd inning, but a key unassisted double play turned in by freshman first baseman, Liz Hillen, ended the inning. This was another tight game that was scoreless going into the bottom of the 6th inning. Sophomore left fielder, Samantha Hayner, opened the bottom of the 6th inning with a slap hit out in front of the plate that she beat out for a hit. When junior third baseman, Claire Wehby, attempted to sacrifice Samantha to second base the throw sailed over the first baseman’s head and Mason had runners at the corners. Junior Shortstop, Jillian Richardson, bunted safely and Hayner scored from third base with Mason’s first run of the game. Liz Hillen then reached first base safely to load the bases. Sarah Browning then lined a single into centerfield scoring both Wehby and Richardson. Junior Catcher, Margo Hutchison, added an RBI later in the inning with a groundout to shortstop that knocked in Hillen with Mason’s 4th run of the inning.
Hamilton scored their lone run in the top of the 7th inning. Mason begins the season 3-0 and is now 2-0 in GMC Conference play.
The Mason Comets edged the Middletown Midddies on Friday by a score of 3-1. The Comets have now reeled off four straight wins to start the season under new Head Coach, Liann Muff.
In weather that was more suited for football, the Comets battled their opponent, and the elements, and came away with another GMC victory. Senior pitcher, Caitlin Rausch, gave a gritty performance. She struck out 12 Middletown batters while holding the Middies to 4 hits on the day. Junior third baseman, Claire Wehby, had a nice game - going 3 for 4 and making some nice plays at third.
In the 4th inning Junior Catcher, Margo Hutchison, hit a towering solo home run over the right center field fence and into a biting wind. Freshman, Liz Hillen, added a 2 for 4 day for the Comets. In the 5th inning, senior right fielder, Lynsey Carr, helped cap the scoring for Mason when she hit a sharp single through the middle driving in Hillen from second base with the Comets' third run of the day.
The Mason Comets put 5 runs on the board in the bottom of the first inning and that was all they needed – as Mason beat Pickerington Central 5-0 in the first game of a doubleheader on Saturday afternoon. Mason’s big first inning was highlighted by Alex Johnson’s 3 run triple over the left fielder’s head. Caitlin Rausch got the win and pitched a shut-out for the Comets, as they improved to 5-0 on the season.
The Mason Comets lost their first game of the season as Pickerington Central shut them out 1-0 on Saturday. This was a very exciting ball game right down to the final out.
With the Comets down 1-0, Mason sophomore right fielder, Megan Warren, opened the 7th inning with a single. The Comets challenged, but were unable to bring the tying run home from third base as the game ended. Junior pitcher, Sarah Browning, pitched well and held Pickerington Central hitless going into the 7th inning. The Mason team defense was solid again with several nice plays turned by senior shortstop, Caitlin Rausch.
Next up Mason will visit Sycamore on Monday, April 4th.
|4/5||@ East Central||won||5-1||6-1||3-0||stats||
The Comets improved their record to 6-1 on the season by beating the East Central Trojans by a score of 5-1 on Tuesday. Senior, Caitlin Rausch, gave the Comets another solid pitching performance and got the win for her effort.
The Comet offense scored all five of their runs in the third inning and held on for the victory. Junior catcher, Margo Hutchison, capped the scoring in the third when she drove a blast over the center field wall driving home two base runners. This was Margo’s second fence clearing home run of the season.
The Lady Comets will host Fairfield on Wednesday, April 6th.
The Fairfield Indians traveled to Mason Wednesday for a game between the GMC’s only undefeated teams. Fairfield, with a 4-0 Conference record, and Mason at 3-0, led the GMC standings when play began on Wednesday. Channel 9 News was there and filmed footage of the game that was recapped on the 11:00 pm sports segment. Unfortunately the Comets fell by a score of 5-2.
Unfortunately, for the Comets, it was not their day. The Indians picked up a run in the 3rd inning and then added 4 more in the 4th inning. Down 5-0, the Comets’ added their first run of the game in the 5th inning when freshman, Liz Hillen, doubled to left field and drove home Margo Hutchison who had walked earlier in the inning. In the 6th inning, Junior, Sarah Browning, drove in Mason’s second run when she doubled to the left field wall driving in junior, Jillian Richardson, who had singled and scored from first on Browning's hit. Fairfield moves to 5-0 in conference play and sits alone at the top of the GMC standings. Mason will regroup and gear up for another GMC match with Sycamore on Thursday.
Next Mason visits Lakota East on Friday, April 8th.
|4/7||@ Sycamore (makeup)||won||5-2||7-2||4-1||stats||
Late Rally Lifts Mason Past Sycamore for 5-2 Win!
With two outs and the score tied 2-2 in the top of the 7th inning – it looked like Mason’s best hope for victory was going to be in extra innings. The Sycamore Aviators were playing a very good game marked by several defensive gems that robbed Mason of numerous hits and potential runs. Several times when it looked like Mason might bust the game open – Sycamore made a nice play to end a rally. These momentum swings would have taken the fight out of many teams, but the Comets kept battling. Nearly everyone in the Comet’s lineup had at least one hit today – with a season high team total of 13 on the day.
Junior shortstop, Jillian Richardson, started the 2 out rally in the 7th with her third hit of the day. Junior pitcher, Sarah Browning, then broke the 2-2 tie by launching a towering blast over the left field wall for her first home run of the season. Back to Back doubles by Junior, Margo Hutchison, and freshman, Liz Hillen then capped the scoring for Mason. The Comets shut the door on the Aviators in the bottom of the 7th and went home with the 5-2 win.
Next up Mason visits Lakota East on Friday, April 8th.
|4/8||@ Lakota East||lost||3-2||7-3||4-2||stats||
Mason fell to Lakota East on Friday, April 8th by a score of 3-2. Last season the Lakota East Thunderhawks advanced to the State Semifinals. With several of their key players returning, including senior pitcher Sara Pearson, East is considered by many to be a favorite to win the D1 State Finals this season. On Friday, the Comets gave them all they could handle – and then some.
Entering the game with a 9-1 record, Lakota East has been dominating their opponents by an average score of 9-1. When the Comets took a 2-1 lead into the bottom of the 5th inning, you got the sense that the Comets were giving them a bit more than they expected from Coach Muff’s young team. Junior Pitcher, Sarah Browning, backed by a typically strong Mason defense, showed grit and determination in nearly taking down their GMC Conference rival. The Mason defense was highlighted by several nice plays. Junior shortstop, Jillian Richardson made a nice running catch behind third base in the third inning. Sophomore second baseman, Alex Johnson, made a couple of stellar plays that included a diving catch to her right in the fourth inning, and an unassisted double play in the sixth inning. In the fourth inning, junior catcher, Margo Hutchison, used her rocket arm to help turn a nice double play from pitcher to catcher to first base to help end a scoring threat.
The Comet’s offense picked up 5 hits on the day. Freshman, Liz Hillen, hit a key double into right field in the fourth inning that scored Mason’s 2 runs in the game. Junior third baseman, Claire Wehby, was hit in the helmet with a pitch that started that key fourth inning rally, and was forced to leave the game. Mason showed a lot of heart in the loss, and will use this game to continue to grow and build confidence as the season progresses.
Next up Mason will host Oak Hills on Monday, April 11th, weather permitting.
|4/11||Oak Hills||CANCELLED-rescheduled for May 6th.|
|4/13||@ Lakota West||lost||3-1||7-4||4-3||stats||
The Mason Comets played at Lakota West on Wednesday,falling to the Firebirds 3-1 in a big GMC matchup. The Comets got off to a good start in the first inning when junior third baseman, Claire Wehby, singled and then scored on a double over the left fielder’s head by junior shortstop, Jillian Richardson.
The Comets carried their 1-0 lead into the fifth inning, but Lakota West scored 3 runs in the bottom of the inning to take the lead. The Comet’s offense was silenced after the first inning, and was never able to get any type of rally going the rest of the game. The Comets are now 4-3 in the GMC Conference.
Next up Mason will host Colerain on Friday, April 15th.
The Colerain Cardinals scored 2 runs in the top of the 7th inning on Friday, April 15th and held on for a 4-2 win over the Mason Comets.
The Cards jumped out in front of Mason in the first inning 1-0. Mason threatened in the 3rd inning when they had bases loaded and one out, but failed to score. The Comets did tie the game at 1-1 in the 4th inning when Senior, Ellen Boreing, singled into center field – driving in Mason’s first run of the game. Colerain took the lead again in the fifth inning on a solo home run and added two more runs in the top of the 7th inning. Down 4-1 in the bottom of the 7th inning, Mason scored one run when Sophomore Alex Johnson hit a 2 out triple into right center field and scored on a wild pitch. The Comets were unable to threaten any further and came up short to the Cards by a final score of 4-2.
Next up Mason will visit Hamilton on Monday, April 18th.
The Mason Comets were able to put a “W” on the board Monday when they took down Hamilton’s Big Blue by a score of 8-5 on Monday, April 18th. The bats for both teams were silent early as neither team rallied until the fourth inning. Hamilton put 4 runs on the board in the 4th inning to take a 4-0 lead. Mason came right back and plated two of their own in the top of the 5th inning. Senior left fielder, Ellen Boreing and junior third baseman, Claire Wehby were on base via singles and scored on a throwing error from Hamilton’s third baseman to make the score 4-2.
Mason rallied again in the 6th inning, scoring six times and did all of their damage with 2 outs. Freshman, Liz Hillen, opened the 6th inning with a walk. Then, after two outs were made, the Comets went to work. Boreing singled for the third time on the day. Senior, Caroline Hillen, had a clutch two out hit when she sent a solid line drive into center field driving in Mason’s third run. Wehby kept the inning alive when her grounder to third went off the fielder’s glove and the tying run scored. Junior shortstop, Jillian Richardson added Mason’s fifth run with a sacrifice fly. Junior Pitcher, Sarah Browning, then cleared the bases with her second home run on the season – scoring three more runs for the Comets.
Mason held on for the 8-5 victory with their 8 runs scored marking a “high” for the season so far. Perhaps the team offense is starting to heat up for the Comets. They face the Princeton Vikings on Tuesday at Mason.
Kentucky 5 Star Classic
Mason Competes in Kentucky 5 Star Classic
The Mason Comets traveled to London, KY on Friday, April 22nd to compete in the two-day Kentucky 5 Star Classic, held at North Laurel and South Laurel High Schools. The Comets squared off against some of the top ranked teams from both Kentucky and Tennessee. The Comets played two pool games on Friday and another on Saturday before advancing to the single elimination tournament.
In the first pool game on Friday they faced Mercy Academy – a team that finished as the runner up in the 2010 Kentucky State finals. Mason played well, but came up short – losing 3-0. In the night game Friday, Mason lost 6-1 to one of the top ranked schools from the state of Tennessee – Unicoi County.
The Comets defeated Western Hills (KY) by a score of 11-2 in their final pool game at noon on Saturday. Mason then beat North Laurel 4-2 in the first round of the tournament and advanced the semifinal round. Mason’s last game on Saturday was an 11-5 loss to the same Mercy Academy team that they had faced on Friday.
At a time when many other schools have been unable to play due to the weather conditions, Mason was able to play 5 games. The tournament enabled Coach Muff to utilize a lot of different players and lineup combinations against some very good competition.
The Mason Comets pushed their GMC Conference record to 6-4, as they defeated the Sycamore Aviators on Tuesday by a score of 7-3. The Comet offense picked up 10 hits on the day – with 5 of those hits coming in the first inning. The Comets were able to plate 4 runs in the first and held the lead for the rest of the game. Mason is scheduled to face GMC rival, Lakota East, on Wednesday at home.
Next up they hoset Lakota East on Wednesday, April 27th, weather permitting.
The Mason Comets managed only one run on five hits against Middletown on Thursday, but one run was all they needed. Freshman pitcher, Tori Stewart, shut out the Middies with no runs on four hits. The Comets scored their lone run in the bottom of the 5th with three consecutive singles. Stewart, and freshman outfielder, Hannah Mizener started the rally off in the 5th inning with back to back singles to left field. Senior shortstop, Caitlin Rausch, then lined a clutch single into right field to bring home the Comets only run. Mason moves to 7-4 in the GMC and 12-7 overall.
Next up Mason will visit Oak Hills on Friday, April 29th. On Saturday, Mason will play a makeup at Princeton beginning at 9:00 am. The Comets are 12-7 overall and 7-4 in the GMC.
|4/29||@ Oak Hills||won||18-3||13-7||8-4||link||The Mason Comets traveled to the west side on Friday to take on the Oak Hills Highlanders in another GMC matchup. After scoring only one run the previous day, the Comet offense came ready to play Friday - generating a season high, 18 runs, against Oak Hills. Mason scored in every inning, except the first. A ten run rally by the Comets in the fifth inning caused the game to be called after only 5 innings. This game was a nice all around team effort where the offense, the defense, and the pitching all came together. Mason improves to 8-4 in the GMC Conference and a 13-7 overall record.
M. Hutchison: 1 for 1, Triple, 2 RBI, 3 runs scored
T. Stewart: 3 for 4, 2 RBI, 3 runs scored
S. Browning: 2 for 4, Triple, 1 RBI, 2 runs scored
J. Richardson: 2 for 2, 1 RBI, 1 run scored
H. Mizener: 1 for 2, 2 RBI, 1 run scored
C. Rausch: 1 for 3, 1 RBI, 1 run scored
A. Johnson: 1 for 3, Triple, 3 RBI, 1 run scored
S. Parave: 1 for 3, Double, 1 RBI, 1 run scored
E. Boreing: 1 for 1, 1 run scored
L. Carr: 1 for 1, Triple, 2 RBI
C. Hillen: 1 for 1, 1 run scored
S. Browning: 5 innings, 3 strikeouts, 4 hits
(makeup 9:00 am)
|won||10-2||14-7||9-4||link||The Mason Comets traveled to Princeton on Saturday morning to take on the Vikings. The two GMC teams got out of the gate early – with both teams scoring in the first inning. Mason grabbed an early 1-0 lead on an RBI double by Sarah Browning that scored Jillian Richardson, but the Vikings answered with two quick runs of their own in the bottom of the first. That was all the scoring that they would do. Mason pitcher, Tori Stewart, and the Mason defense, held Princeton scoreless the rest of the game. The Mason bats continued to stay hot with several extra base hits including two doubles each for Jillian Richardson and Sarah Browning. Richardson and Browning also had 3 RBI’s each on the day. Other offensive stars included Caitlin Rausch, Claire Wehby, Tori Stewart, and Alex Johnson – who all had two hits each. The Comets move to 9-4 in the GMC Conference.
S. Browning 3 for 4, 2 Doubles, 3 RBI, run scored
J. Richardson: 2 for 4, 2 Doubles, 3 RBI, 3 runs scored
Caitlin Rausch: 2 for 4, 2 runs scored
Claire Wehby: 2 for 4, 1 RBI, 2 runs scored
Tori Stewart: 2 for 3, 1 RBI, 1 run scored
Alex Johnson: 2 for 4, 1 run scored
Stewart: 7 innings, 5 strikeouts, 5 hits
|5/2||@ Lakota West||CANCELLED|
Lakota East's Sara Pearson pitches a perfect game as the Hawks defeat the Comets by a score of 3-0 on Thursday, May 5th. Next up Mason will host Oak Hills on Friday, May 6th. Mason will visit Fairfield on Saturday, May 7th for a makeup game.
The Mason Comets came into the game with hopes of beating their GMC rival Lakota East, and making things a little tighter in the GMC league standings. After losing a tight contest with the Thunderhawks earlier this season by a score of 3-2, the Comets were ready to make a big statement before heading into Sectional play beginning next week. Unfortunately, things did not play out that way for the Comets. The Comets went toe to toe with Lakota East through 5 innings – and the score remained locked at 0-0. East began knocking on the door in the 6th inning, but when they added 3 runs in the 7th inning, they had all the scoring that they needed. Lakota East senior pitcher, Sara Pearson, kept the Comet bats silenced all day. Mason was held hitless, and Pearson walked away with a perfect game. Mason’s GMC record is now 9-5. Mason has 4 league games remaining before the start of postseason play.
|won||3-2||16-8||11-5||link||The Mason Comets traveled to Fairfield on Saturday to face off against GMC Conference leader, the Fairfield Indians. The Indians defensive miscues led to all 3 of Mason’s runs, while senior pitcher, Caitlin Rausch, and the Mason defense held Fairfield in check. Fairfield scored both of their runs in the first inning, but Mason fought back – scoring 2 runs in the third inning and the eventual game winning run in the fifth inning.
C. Wehby: 2 for 4, Double
S. Browning: Double
M. Hutchison: Double
C. Rausch: I arrived late and do not have Catie’s complete pitching line. She pitched a great game.
|lost||1-0||16-9||11-6||link||Mason pitcher Sarah Browning, and Lakota West pitcher Alex Caudill have known each other since they were about 6 years old. They played on the same team for four years during their early days of organized fastpitch. On Monday, neither wanted to give in to the other as they squared off in a classic confrontation. Both teams played great with neither defense giving in. There were great plays all over the field – and both pitchers going at it. Mason had several scoring threats, but just could not manage to bring the winning run across. The batting averages may have taken a beating yesterday, but this was a great game to watch. This tight contest may be a prelude to what we see in the next few days and hopefully weeks to come. The Mason Comets are ready for tournament action.
C. Rausch: 2 for 5
S. Browning: Double
C. Rausch: 2 innings, 3 hits
S. Browning: 14 innings, 7 hits, 7 strikeouts, 3 walks
Mason defeated McAuley in the first round of the Sectional Tournament on Wednesday by a score of 15-7. They advance to play Sycamore, Monday, May 16th at Harrison.
Mason, coming into the tournament as a number 4 seed, and McAuley a number 5 seed, set up a very interesting early round matchup. The Mohawks brought a .300 team batting average into the game – but it was the Comets’ offense that shined. Mason posted 17 hits on the day, including 4 home runs. Junior catcher, Margo Hutchison, had a huge day, with 2 home runs and 5 RBI’s. Sophomore first baseman, Alex Johnson, and freshman outfielder, Tori Stewart, also homered for the Comets. Senior shortstop, Caitlin Rausch, junior pitcher, Sarah Browning, and freshman outfielder Sami Parave all had multiple hits for the Comets.
The Comets have an overall record of 18-9.
Comets Advance to District Final
The Mason Comets kept their streak of consecutive District Final appearances alive. Liann Muff, in her first season as Head Coach, and the Softball Comets, will advance to their eighth consecutive District Final game this Friday. The Comets defeated the Sycamore Aviators by a score of 9-3 on Monday in the Sectional Final game that was held at Harrison High School.
The game was actually a lot closer than the final score would seem to indicate. Mason fell behind early after the Aviators scored a run in the top of the second inning. Mason answered with a run in the bottom half of the second inning, and then added two more in the third inning. Sycamore pulled to within a run at 3-2 in the fifth inning. Mason then took control in the sixth inning, as they sent 12 batters to the plate. A combination of three Sycamore errors, three walks, and three Comet hits, led to six runs scored for Mason in the inning. Junior, Sarah Browning, hit a bases clearing triple into right center field that scored three runs. Junior, Margo Hutchison, followed with an RBI double, and the Comets were able to breathe a little easier.
Mason will now advance to their eighth straight district final, where they’ll face fifth-ranked Glen Este (23-4) at 5 p.m. Friday at Lakota East High School.
vs. Glenn Este
3:00 pm @ East
The girl's softball team fell to Glenn Este in the District Finals on Saturday, May 21st by a score of 1-0. The Comets managed only 3 hits and one walk in the shut out affair. Trojan Freshman second baseman Kayla Gregory scored the game's only run in the bottom of the first inning. Gregory walked, stole second and scored on a throwing error on the steal attempt. Mason's Sarah Browning took a no-hitter into the sixth before allowing two singles.
The Comet Softball season comes to an end for Coach Muff’s talented squad. The team played well all season long. The Comets should be proud of their accomplishments and excited about their future. Best wishes and congratulations to Mason’s four graduating seniors!
The Lady Comets end their season with an overall record of 19-10.
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The Mason boy's tennis team opened their season wiith 5-0 win against Princeton. SEE SUMMARY BELOW:
1S - Cepeda vs Nagel 6 - 2; 1 - 6; 6 - 4
2S - Tsai vs Ferchen 6 - 0; 6 - 0
3S - Schneider vs Hazen 6 - 0; 6 - 1
1D - Hs/Lebedev vs Roy/Bent 7 - 6 TB 10 - 8; 6 - 2
2D - Mostowy/Heim vs Ficke/Biedenboch 6 - 2; 6 - 2
The Comets host Hamilton on Wednesday, April 6th.
|4/6||Hamilton||won||5-0||2-0||2-0||The Tennis team defeated Hamilton on Wednesday, April 6th 5-0. MHS Varsity Green tennis wins a golden match against Hamilton on their first home match. It is a very rare thing for all five courts to win 6 - 0; 6 - 0. SEE SUMMARY BELOW:
1S - Cepeda vs Scruggs 6 -0; 6 - 0
2S - Tsai vs Campbell 6 - 0; 6 - 0
3S - Schneider vs Davnie 6 - 0; 6 - 0
1D - Mostowy/Lebedev vs Groh/Tillery 6 - 0; 6 - 0
2D - Speier/Heim vs Rueckel/Ports 6 - 0; 6 - 0
Mason tennis won it's third consecutive 5-0 match against Colerain on Thursday, April 7th. Freshman Luke Tsai wins a golden set! He did not lose any points the first set and only lost TWO points the entire match doing it in 28 minutes! He's only the second player in Mason tennis history to have a golden set. SEE SUMMARY BELOW:
1D - Mostowy/Waters beat Sheline/White 6 - 0; 6 - 0
Next up Mason travels to league rival Sycamore on Friday, April 8th.
Mason tennis fell 3-2 in a close match to the powerful Aves. Luke Tsai broke strings in two racquets during the warmup, but win on to win after borrowing a raquet from Mrs. Schneider. SEE SUMMARY BELOW:
1S - Miguel Cepeda lost to Adam Reinhart 2 -6 1 - 6
2S - Luke Tsai beats Mustafa Ahmad 4 - 6 7 - 6 TB 7 - 2; 6 - 2
3S - Jeremy Schneider beats Yuri Karev 6 - 3; 1 - 6; 6 - 4
1D - Vincent Hsu/Alex Lebedev lost to Dylan Stern/Frank Pan 4 - 6; 1 - 6
2D - Erik Waters/John Mostowy lost to Nikhil Grandhi/Jeffrey Kaplan 3 - 6; 4 - 6
|4/9||State Team Tourney-Elder||won||4-1||4-1||
Mason defeated Elder in the first rouind of the State Team Tournament on Saturday by a score of 4-1. They will advance to play Springboro in the 2nd round on a date to be determined. SEE SUMMARY BELOW:
1S - Miguel Cepeda lost to Drew Schroeder 6 - 4; 4 - 6; 3 - 6
2S - Luke Tsai beats Danny James 6 - 4; 6 - 0
3S - Jeremy Schneider beats Ryan Patty 6 - 2; 6 - 3
1D - Vincent Hsu/Alex Lebedev beat Nathan Walroth and Andrew Cole 7 - 6 TB 7 - 3; 7 - 5
2D - Erik Waters/John Mostowy beat Justin Cova/Keven Butler 7 - 6 TB 7 - 0; 6 - 4
Next up Mason will host Fairmont, weather permitting.
1S - Miguel Cepeda wins against Jake Flecther - 6 - 1; 6 - 0
2S - Luke Tsai wins against Jimmy Parks 6 - 1; 6 - 0
3S - Jeremy Schneider wins against Futi Tomponlibis 6 - 0; 6 - 0
1D - John Mostowy/Colin Heim win against Nick Johnson 6 - 1; 6 - 0
2D - David Speier/Erik Waters win against Brian Baker/Paul Stephen 6 - 2; 6 - 0
State Team Tourney (round 2)
Mason vs. Springboro
1S - Miguel Cepeda wins against Zach Berry 6 - 3; 4 - 6; 6 - 3
2S - Luke Tsai wins Ryan O' Gara 6 - 4; 7-6 TB 8 - 6
3S - Jeremy Schneider wins against Phillip Gruber 6 - 0; 5 - 7; 7 - 6 TB 10 - 8
1D - Vincent Hsu/Alex Lebedev wins against Phillip Locklear;Cruz Zwissher 6 - 2; 4 -6; 7 - 6 TB 13 - 11
1D - John Mostowy/Colin Heim win Anthony Ramigona/ Ryan Beatty 7 - 6 TB 7- 4 6-2
Mason defeated Oak Hills 5-0 on Wednesday, April 13th. SEE SUMMARY BELOW:
1S - Miguel Cepeda wins against Jay Morgan - 6 -0; 6 - 0
2S - Luke Tsai wins against Christian Vandewalle 6 - 0; 6 - 0
3S - Colin Heim wins against Ed Smith 6 - 0; 6 - 1
2D - John Mostowy/Alex Lebedev win against Adam Center/Michael/Rabe 6 - 0; 6 - 0
The Comet tennis team made it three straight 5-0 wins with the defeat over Fairfield on Thursday, April 14th. SEE SUMMARY BELOW:
1S - Miguel Cepeda wins against Ty Ko - 6 -1; 6 - 0
2S - Luke Tsai wins against Spencer Keith 6 - 0; 6 - 0
3S - Alex Lebedev wins against Adam Zinader 6 - 2; 6 - 1
2D -Erik Waters/Colin Heim win against Eric Lee/Drew Branderburg 7 - 5; 6 - 0
Record: 8 - 1 GMC: 6 - 1
Mason will host Lakota West on Friday, April 15th.
1S - Miguel Cepeda wins against Drew Schroeder 6 – 3; 7 – 6 TB 7 - 5
2S - Luke Tsai loses against Danny James 3 – 6; 5 - 7
3S – Jeremy Schneider loses against Nathan Walroth 3 – 6; 2 - 6
1D - Vince Hsu/Alex Lebedev win against Ryan Patty/Andrew Cole 4 – 6; 6 – 3; 7 - 5
2D - John Mostowy/Colin Heim win against Kevin Butler/Justin Cova 6 – 3; 6 - 3
Record 9 - 1; GMC 6 - 1
State Team Tourney
The Mason tennis green machine kept on winning defeating Butler 5-0 on Wednesday, April 20th in the 3rd round of the State Team Tournament. SEE SUMMARY BELOW:
1S - Miguel Cepeda wins against Lauren Jackson 6 – 1; 6 - 0
2S - Luke Tsai wins against Kyle Teague 6 - 3; 6 - 1
3S – Jeremy Schneider wins against Mike Berry 6 - 0; 6 - 1
1D - John Mostow/Alex Lebedev win against Gary Hoss; Alex Anderson 6 - 2; 6 - 0
2D - Erik Waters/Colin Heim win against JW Bowling/Chris Smith 6 - 0; 6 - 0
Record 10 - 1; GMC 6 - 1
Next Mason will visit Laktoa East on Tuesday, April 26th.
Mason Tennis beat Lakota East 3 - 2 after over an hour of rain delay on Tuesday, April 26th. SEE SUMMARY BELOW:
1S - Miguel Cepeda loses to Zach Mueck 1 - 6; 0 - 6
2S - Luke Tsai beats Colin Sasthav 6 - 0; 6 - 1
3S - Jeremy Schneider beats Billy Barren 6 - 0; 6 - 0
1D - Vince Hsu/Alex Lebedev lose to Freddy Abunku/Drew Souders 3 - 6; 4 - 6
2D - John Mostowy/Colin Heim beat Akash Umakamtha/Mitch Naufer 7 - 5; 6 - 3
The tennis Comets run their record to 11-1 overall and 8-1 in the GMC. Mason is ranked # 4 in the Cincinnati Coaches' Poll and #8 in the State Coaches' Poll!!! Next up they will host Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy on Wednesday, April 27th (weather permitting).
Mason tennis continued their winning ways on Wednesday, April 27th beating CHCA by a score of 3-2 Mason's overall record expands to 12-1 on the season. SEE SUMMARY BELOW:
1S - Miguel Cepeda beats Logan Henjze 6 - 4; 6 - 1
2S - Luke Tsai beats Roger Phelps 6 - 2; 6 - 1
3S - Jeremy Schneider beats Ben Wittlagel 7 - 6 TB 7- 4; 6 - 0
1D - John Mostowy/Colin Heiml ose to B. Tedrick/A. Tedrick 2 - 6; 3 - 6
2D - Erik Waters; Dave Speier lost to Colin Keanny; Cody DiFabio 3 - 6; 6 - 7 TB 3 - 7
Mason will be in Flight A of the OTCA Coaches' Classic Tournament which is at Mason starting Thursday, April 28th through Saturday, April 30th. Also in this Flight is Lakota East, Lakota West, Loveland, Princeton, St. X, Seven Hills, and Sycamore.
For the first time in Mason's history and in the Coaches' Classic history, three varsity teams from the same school were entered into this tournament. Even more amazing, all 27 players on those three Mason teams won 3rd place or higher, thus earning a medal or trophy. Plus, Varsity A in Flight A earned as many points as Sycamore to tie for first place.
This is our best showing ever. Sycamore took first place via a tie breaker. They won the championship for 3rd singles and Mason won the championship for second doubles. Our rules state singles beat doubles in a tiebreak situation.
Meanwhile, Varsity White first team won Flight C and won both doubles championships. Varsity White second team won Flight D and won all the championships.
GCTCA Coaches Classic
At Anderson and Turpin
Next up Mason will host Lakota West on Monday, May 2nd, weather permiiting.
Mason Green tennis beat Lakota West 5 - 0 on Monday, May 2nd. SEE SUMMARY BELOW:
1S - Miguel Cepeda beat Martin Burbank 6 - 3; 6 - 3
2S - Luke Tsai beat Aaron Madaris 6 - 1; 6 - 0
3S - Jeremy Schneider beat Nick Lang 6 - 2; 6 - 4
1D - Vince Hsu/Alex Lebedev beat Clark Gibson/Chris Waflart 6 - 1; 6 - 0
2D - John Mostowy/Colin Heim beat Hunter Cross/Brian Griffith 6 - 0; 6 - 0
Tuesday's match versus Loveland was postponed and will be made up on May 12th. Next up the Comets will visit CCDS on Wednesday, May 4th. Mason will host the GMC Tennis Championships beginning on Thursday, May 5th and concluding on Saturday, May 7th.
The Mason green varsity tennis team defeated Cincinnati Country Day on Wednesday, April 4th 5-0. SEE SUMMARY BELOW:
1S - Miguel Cepeda won 6 - 3; 6 - 3
1D - Eric Waters/Alex Lebedev won 6-2; 6 - 1
Next up is the GMC Championships at Mason on Thursday and Saturday, May 7th. Of note...all Mason players are seeded. See below:
1S - Miguel Cepeda #3 seed
1D - Vince Hsu/Alex Lebedev - #2 seed
Mason competed in the GMC Championshiips last week finishing 4th overall to 1st place Sycamore. This was a two place improvement from last year. SEE SUMMARY BELOW:
1st singles - Miguel Cepeda took 4th place
1st doubles - Vincent Hsu/Alex Lebedev took 3rd place
We ended up taking second place in the conference. Sycamore took first place and won the trophy.
Mason lost to St. Xavier of Kentucky on Sunday, May 8th by a score of 4-1. SEE SUMMARY BELOW:
1S - Miguel Cepeda lost to Alex Garnet 1 - 6; 4 - 6
1D - Vince Hsu/Alex Lebedev lost to Joe Siami/Sean Donohue 3-6; 3 - 6
The Comets are 14-2 and will play Fairmont at Mason Monday, May 9th at 4:30 p.m.
Jeremy Schneider and John Mostowy will play singles matches in the quarterfinals at Mason on Thursday, 5/12 at 4 pm. (Varsity Green Loveland match has been canceled).
Meanwhile, Miguel Cepeda and Luke Tsai are a doubles team and have qualified for Districts. They will play two seed matches on Saturday, 5/14 beginning at 8 am.
Districts are in Centerville on Thursday, 5/19.
Just in, we moved up to #3 in the City Coaches' Poll. Plus, we moved up to #7 in the State Poll.
Team Tennis Tourney
Varsity Green Lost to St. Xavier by a score of 4-1 in Round 4 of the State Team Tournament on Wednesday, May 11th. SEE SUMMARY BELOW:
1S - Miguel Cepeda lost to Devin Bostick 6-7; TB 5-7; 4-6
1D- Vince Hsu/Alex Lebedev lost to Edward Broun/Casey Leary 3-6; 5-7
Next up are Districts at Centerville on Thursday, May 19th.
Jeremy Schneider and John Mostowy lost their matches on Thursday to higher seeds.
The Varsity Boys Tennis doubles team of sophomore Miguel Cepeda and freshman Luke Tsai won the Division I doubles title 6-0, 7-5, over Loveland's Austin Stahl and Ian Streicker. They have qualified for the OHSAA District Tournament on Thursday, May 19 at Centerville High School.
The Varsity Boys Tennis doubles team of sophomore Miguel Cepeda and freshman Luke Tsai qualified for the OHSAA State Tournament on Thursday, May 19 at Centerville High School. While they have already qualified for the state tournament, they will play again this Saturday, May 21 at 9:15am against the doubles team from St. Xavier H.S. for state tournament seeding purposes as well as for the opportunity to play for the District Championship. SEE SUMMARY BELOW:
4th Seed from Dayton - Joseph Londergan and Ryan Dull from Carroll 6 - 0; 6 - 0
Then they beat:
3rd Seed from Cincinnati - Ryan Patty and Nathan Walroth from Elder 6 - 0; 6 - 1
On Saturday, 5/21 they will return to Centerville to vie for seeding for State. Their first match is against:
2nd Seed from Dayton - Ryan O'Gara and Zach Berry from Springboro.
The OHSAA State Tennis Tournament will be held on Friday and Saturday, May 27 & 28 at Hilliard Davidson High School.
OHSAA State Tennis Tournament
@ Hilliard Darby
Cepeda and Tsai State Runner-ups
The Mason doubles team finished as state runner-up this past weekend. After earning a hard-fought three-set victory in the state semifinals, Cepeda and Tsai lost a 6-3, 6-1 decision to Upper Arlington’s Billy Weldon and Stu Little in the Division I finals on Saturday at Hilliard Davidson High School. It was the second straight state doubles title for Weldon and Little.
The doubles duo run to the state final caps off a postseason in which Cepeda and Tsai finished 12-1 as a team. That record includes sectional and district championships, and three wins in the state tournament. They entered the sectional tournament seeded No. 3 in the doubles draw.
Following two wins on Friday, Cepeda and Tsai beat Springboro’s Ryan O’Gara and Zach Berry 5-7, 6-4, 6-3 in the semifinals, a match in which they squandered a 5-1 first-set lead and fell behind 3-0 in the second set before coming back.
The Mason pair will have several more state opportunities as Miguel Cepeda is a sophomore and Luke Tsai only a freshman.
Congratulations on a tremendous season to both!
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The boys volleyball team got their season underway Tuesday with a lost to Lakota East by scores of 25-12, 25-10, 25-10 .
Mason will host Oak Hills on Thursday, April 7th.
|4/7||@ Oak Hills||lost||0-2||0-2||
The volleyball team fell to Oak Hills on Thursday night by scores of 25-23, 29-27, 25-18. The Comets played well but could not finish to secure the victory. The team was led in hitting by Ben Woycke with 8 kills and great defense from Brad Merritt and Brady Goodman.Next up the host Wayne and Roger Bacon on Saturday, April 9th.
The Comets defeated Dayton Wayne 25-14, 25-15.
Boys volleyball lost to Roger Bacon 25-19, 25-22 on Saturday, April 9th,.
Mason will visit Northmont on Monday, April 11th.
|4/11||@ Northmont||lost||3-0||1-4||0-2||scores: 25-20, 25-19, 25-20|
Mens Volleyball won their first GMC game on Tuesday, April 12th defeating Middletown 19-25,25=18,25-21,20-25,15-3.
Setter Tyler Downey led the team in this marathon game. Great all around play from Ben Woycke. Jon Gruseck strong at the net with 17 kills and 10 blocks.
Mason will visit Purcell Marian on Wednesday, April 13th.
|4/13||@ Purcell Marian||lost||3-0||2-5||1-2||Boys volleyball lost to Purcell Marion 23-25,21-25,21-25 on Wednesday, April 13th. Next up the will participate in the Monroe Tournament on Saturday, April 16th.|
|4/16||@ Monroe Tourney||Boys volleyball came in third place at the Monroe volleyball tournament on Saturday, April 16th. . In Pool play the Comets lost to Loveland 21-25,25-23,18-25. Mason then beat Edgewood 25-12, 25-18 and defeated Fenwick in the consolation game 25-18, 25-22.|
|4/18||Milford||lost||3-0||2-6||1-2||Mason mens volleyball lost to Milford 16-25, 19-25, 21-25 on Monday, April 18th.|
|4/19||Hamilton||won||3-0||5-7||2-2||The Comets knocked off Hamilton on Tuesday, April 19th by scores of 25-10, 25-10, 25-12 . Next up they host Sycamore on Thursday, April 21st.|
|4/21||Sycamore||lost||3-2||5-8||2-3||The Mason volleyball team fell to Sycamore on Thursday, April 21st by scores of 14-25, 25-23, 18-25, 25-20, 15-11. Next up they visit Fairfiled on Tuesday, April 26th.|
|4/26||@ Fairfield||lost||3-1||5-9||2-4||The boy's volleyball team fell to Fairfield on Tuesday, April 26th by scores of 25-20, 25-19, 17-25, 25-12. Next up the host Lakota West on Thursday, April 28th.|
|4/28||Lakota West||lost||3-0||5-10||2-5||The Comets lost to Lakota West on Thursday, April 28th by scores of 25-15, 25-9, 25-18. Next up they visit Thomas Worthington on Saturday, April 30th.|
|4/30||@ Thomas W.||7-11||2-5||
Mason Volleyball won 2 out of 3 games up at the Thomas Worthington Quad Match. The team Defeated host Worthington 25-20,25-18, and Westerville South 25-18,25-17. Mason lost to Fairmont 14-25,15-25.
It was a great team effort on the day by all the players. Next up Mason will host Fairborn on Monday, May 2nd.
|5/2||Fairborn||won||3-0||8-11||2-5||Mason defeated Fairborn on Monday, May 2nd by scores of 25-11, 25-17, 25-19 . Next up they will conclude their GMC schedule with a match at Princeton on Wednesday, May 4th.|
|5/4||@ Princeton||won||3-0||9-11||3-5||25-17, 25-15, 25-18|
|5/5||Loveland||lost||3-0||9-12||3-5||26-24, 25-21, 25-15|
|5/10||@ Fairmont||lost||3-0||9-13||3-5||Mason fell to Fairmont on Tuesday, May 10th by scores of 12-25,22-25,18-25. The Comets will visit Elder on Wednesday, May 11th.|
|5/11||@ Elder||lost||3-0||9-14||3-5||In the final game of the regular season Boys Volleyball lost to Elder 23-25, 16-25, 14-25 on Wednesday, May 11th. The Comets play St. Xavier in the first round of the state tournament on Thursday May19th at St. Xavier at 7:00.|
vs St. X
@ St. X 7:00
|lost||3-0||9-15||3-5||The boy's volleyball season came to a close on Thursday with a 3-0, 25-13, 25-11, 25-13 loss to St. Xavier in the state tournament.|
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|3/26||Lasalle Early Birrd Invite||No report|
|4/6-4/8||Coaches Classic||4th place||
Mason boys track placed 4th at the annual Coaches Classic April 6-8th. The Comets did well, and scored in several events. The team was led by Matt Kincaid who personally scored 16 points. He was runner up in both the mile and the 2 mile. The team also got good production out of Josh Dooley who scored well in the 100, 200, 4x200 and the Long Jump. Many others contributed to the 4th place finish and the team looks to be off to a great start.
Next up they will partiicipate in the Warrior Relays on April 15th.
|4/15||Warrior Relays||2nd place||
The Mason Boys were in action this past weekend at the rainy Lebanon Relays. The team brought a split squad of A and B team members and were able to pull of a 2nd place spot.
The Comets were led by the distance guys who rocked the 4x1600 relay with Brett Sanders in the anchor spot. They also got great production out of Leslie Pil in the pole vault and Adam Court in some off events of the 300 hurdles and 800 meter run. The team did well overall considering the conditions and a few missing key athletes. Complete results can be found at the link below:
Next up Mason will travel to the annual Volunteer Classic on April 22nd and 23rd.
|4/22-4/23||Volunteer Classic||11th (70 teams)||Volunteer Classic:
This weekend the boy's track team competed at the Volunteer Track Classic. The meet was huge with some of the top runners in the country and over 23 states represented. The boys had some great efforts in the midst of the fierce competition. Standouts on the weekend were Josh Dooley, who set the new school record in the long jump, leaping over 22 feet and 2 inches. Tate Honaker also ran a mean leg of the DMR along with Matt Kincaid, both of whom had great times in route to a 2nd place finish in that event. The team also got great production out of our hurdle crew who scored in the shuttle hurdle relay. Overall, the team looked good with several promising times and marks. The team finished 11th out of nearly 70 teams who competed.
|4/26||Gold Baton Relays @ Sycamore||4th (8 teams)||Golden Baton Relays
The Mason boy's track team ran a Varsity B team at the Golden Baton Relays. They boys had great efforts from many athletes including Leslie Pil, the top pole vaulter at the meet, and Brian Kolish, the top 400 meter runner for the Comets at the meet. The team also got good production out of the young distance boys, including Buchko, Van Blaircom and Valentine. The young sprinters looked great as well, with Jason Pil and Matt Klaproth showing great promise. Overall the team finished 4th out of 8 teams at the meet.
|4/28-4/29||Wayne Warriors Invite||
The Mason men’s track team had a good showing up north at Wayne. The meet was epic, with 2 days and a lot of racing. Day one started off with a near school record shuttle hurdle team coming in 4th with Perez, White, Bratcher, and Maiden all making it happen. Then the squad of Pfander, Kolish, Kincaid and Notton ran a solid 3rd place DMR, and both Ted Liu and Josh Dooley made the finals of the 100 dash.
Day two saw our 4x100 and 4x200 both placing in the top 5, along with a great 1600 PR by Tate Honaker (4:25.) The team also got great production out of Dooley in the Long Jump and Connor Noe in the triple jump as well as Adam Court in the 300 hurdles. All three of these men placed, and kept the team in a solid 4th place standing. The night was capped off with the #1 time in the state being run by Matt Kincaid in the 3200 meter run! A 9:16 2 mile took 1st place over the state runner up from cross country this fall. It was an awesome race, and Matt took the bull by the horns to win this one, with a 61 second last lap. The team also had a great showing from the 4x400 boys who ran their season best time and placed a respectable 3rd in this very strong field.
Overall, the team made good progress forward and showed ourselves to be getting ready for the league meet in two weeks. Next up Mason will participate in the Kings Invitational on Tuesday, May 3rd.
|5/3||Kings Invite||No report|
Rod Russell Invite
The Men’s track team did quite well at home on Senior night at the Rod Russell Invitational on Friday, May 6th. The Comets secured a 2nd place finish against some of the top running teams in the state.
The boys started off with some personal bests in the High Jump and Pole vault to start the night. Asad Maiden and Cheo White, along with Brody Ruby and Josh Dooley all made finals and did quite well in their respective events of the 110 hurdles and 100 dash.
After the senior night festivities the 4x800 was off! The boys set a season best, and one of the top times in the state (team of Honaker, Notton, Mumma and Wills).. The 4x200 relay (Dooley, Liu, Chanantry, Court) did quite well, placing 2nd and setting a season best time as well.
Adam Court won the men’s 400 dash with a sub 50 second performance and Matt Kincaid lit up the track again with a huge PR and winning time in the mile of 4:19.20!! The boys 4x100 and 4x400 did well also, as did Ted Liu and Asad Maiden who both placed in the 200 dash and 300 Hurdles respectively.
At the end of the night the boys almost pulled off the win, after an impressive victory for Josh Dooley in the Long Jump, and a strong showing in the final events. The boys came within just 5 points of beating Wayne, who has been quite dominate this season around the state. The Comets look to have re-established themselves as the one of the top team in the city on the backs of Josh Dooley, Matt Kincaid, Tate Honaker, Adam Court, Asad Maiden and a great supporting cast behind them.
Next up Mason will host the GMC Championships Wednesday through Friday at Atrium Stadium.
|1st place||Comet Boys Track Wins Fourth GMC Title
The annual GMC Track and Field Championships have been all GREEN since Mason began competing in the 2007-08 season. Nothing was different after Friday's event at Atrium Stadium. The "Men From Mason" won another league title, continuing a streak that is beginning to rival those of the great Middletown and Princeton teams of past years. The Middie boys dominated the GMC from 2000-2007, winning 9 straight conference events. From 1982-1997 the Princeton boy's team won an amazing 14 out of 15 championships. The Mason boy's streak of 4 straight titles, has a ways to go to equal the Middie and Viking teams, but with the depth of Comet talent the future looks very bright.
The boys scored a total of 151 points, besting second place Middletown who tallied 110 total points. The team scored in nearly every event and had 5 individuals or relays win their respective events; Leslie Pil in the pole vault, Zach Wills in the 3200, the 4x100 and 4x200 relays along with Ted Liu in the 200 dash! The 4x800 was comprised of Zach Wills, Tate Honaker, Matt Kincaid and Michael Mumma and the 4x100 relay was a team of Connor Noe, Josh Dooley, Brody Ruby and Billy Chanatry.
The team also had some great seconds and thirds, along with a number of other valiant efforts. Mason was led by a key core of sprinters and distance runners who amassed most of the team points. The hurdle crew had a good showing as did some young throwers and jumpers. The key to the Mason title was consistency and a full team effort. Of note, Mason's 40-point margin of victory was accomplished without doubling any of the distance runners in their key events.
For the fourth consecutive year, head coach Chip Dobson was named the GMC Coach of the Year. It was a great night capped off by a ceremony to honor those on the record board, past and present. Now it is on to districts, May 18th and 20th (Atrium Stadium), where the Comets will face a much tougher set of opponents in St. Xavier and Withrow. For a full recap of the this years boy's meet click here.
Mason Boys Finish 2nd at District Track Meet
This weekend was a solid weekend for the Boys' Track Team, but just shy great. The Comets took 2nd in the District meet by just 4 points. The meet was tight with each event holding very high significance.
The team had event winners in the Pole Vault and the 3200. Leslie Pil was the winner in the pole vault, and Matt Kincaid in the 3200.
We had several qualifiers to the Regional meet, including the members of the 4x200, the 4x400 and 4x800 relays. Also, Alex Notton, Tate Honaker, Zach Wills, Micahel Mumma and Brian Kolish in their individual events.
It was a good night, and many athletes ran quite well, including several personal bests. The Regional Track meet will be held May 25th and May 27th at Dayton's Welcome Stadium.
@ Dayton Welcome Stadium
The Mason boy's track team competed well at at the Regional Championships in Dayton last Friday. As a team we placed in the top 10 overall, and the future looks very bright for this young and talented group.
The 4x800 meter relay placed 3rd overall, and was able to qualify to the state meet. Kincaid, Honaker, Mumma and Notton got the job done in a very tough field. Matt Kincaid anchored the team to success, and was able to hold off a charging field to qualify the team to state.
The 4x200 meter relay team of Billy Chanantry, Adam Court, Ted Liu and Brody Ruby also qualified to state. This young crew of sophomores and juniors were able to place 3rd as well in our very tough region.
Matt Kincaid was the big winner of the night, winning his 3200 race in commanding fashion, pulling away from the pack with one lap to go, and running one of the fastest times in the state.
The 800 and 1600 were a very tough, with Honaker, Notton and Mumma missing qualifying, but still running very fast times in loaded races.
The top four finishers in each event qualify for next weekend's state meet at Ohio State University’s Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.
|6/3-6/4||State Championships||16th place||
Relay teams are a point of pride for the Mason High School track teams and with good reason. The Comets put four relay teams on the podium at the Ohio Division I Track and Field Championships this weekend, and one of them stood at the top, draped in gold medals.
Mason’s boys 800 relay came in fourth as Billy Chanatry, Brody Ruby, Adam Court an Ted Liu finished in 1:28.30.
“We didn’t even expect to get out of the regionals, so getting fourth in the state is great,” Liu said. “We’ll all be back next year, so hopefully we can do even better things.”
Matt Kincaid won the silver medal for Mason in the boys 3,200 meter run, showing a powerful kick over the last 300 meters to finish in 9:22.33.
“I knew if I could stay with the pack for the first six laps I would be able to out-kick most of them at the end,” Kincaid said. “That’s the kind of race I run and I was able to do that today. I’m pretty happy."
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The Girls Varsity Track and Field team won the Centerville Relays on Saturday, easily outdistancing the other 19 teams for a landslide victory. The team placed 1st in all but one running event and was in the top 5 in all events.
|3/26||Lasalle Early Birrd Invite||The Varsity B team also had great day on Saturday, March 26th placing 2nd out of 6 teams to bring home the runner-up trophy at the LaSalle Early Bird Invitational.|
|4/6-4/8||Coaches Classic||2nd place||
The Girls Tack and Field Team finished 2nd in the Coaches Classic this weekend. First place finishers inluded Khara Walker in the 200 and Olivia Bergesen in the pole vault. Sarah Hunter had a great meet as she won the 100m dash, anchored the 2nd place 4X100m and broke the meet record and school record in the long jump with a winning leap of 19'4".
Next up the girls participate in the Warrior Relays on April 15th.
|4/15||Warrior Relays||2nd place||
The Girls Team competed in the Lebanon Relays this past weekend. The Lady Comets bought a mixed team that competed hard and finished 2nd overall out of 13 teams.
Strong performances included Sprinters Junior Alexis Enis, Seniors Maddie Cox and Sarah Kolish; Distance runners- Sophomore Maddie Baehre and Lauren Wood.
Next up the Lady Comets head to the Volunteer Classic, in Knoxville TN, on April 22nd and 23rd.
|4/22-4/23||Volunteer Classic||3rd place||
The girls team did a great job down in Tennessee. We finished 3rd as a team with 23 states represented and over 60 schools participated in the Volunteer Classic. The weather was awesome and it was a great opportunity to run against some great competition from all over the country.
The Girls relay teams all placed in the top 8 overall in every event which was an outstanding effort by everyone. The highest placed Relay team of the two day meet was the girls 4 x 100m relay which finished 2nd overall. The highest individual placers for the girls team Sarah Hunter in the Long Jump finishing 3rd, Olivia Bergesen finishing 5th in the Pole Vault, Sid Sloan finishing 7th in the Pole Vault, and Maddie Cox finishing 6th in the Long Jump.
|4/26||Gold Baton Relays @ Sycamore||3rd place||
The Girls track team did a great job at Tuesday nights Golden Baton Relays at Sycamore. The team ran many of their younger girls and they competed extremely well and hung in there all night long. The girls finished 3rd as a team overall in a field of 8.
Mason had one Golden Baton Champion Team which was the pole vault team of Lauren Brune and Rachel Stein. We had 4- 3rd place finishes which included the 1600m Medley, Sprint Medley, 4 x 200m Relay, and 4 x 400m Relay.
Next up is the Wayne Warrior Invitational on April 28th and 29th.
|4/28-4/29||Wayne Warriors Invite||1st place||
The girls track teams brought home a double victory this weekend, winning both the Wayne Invitational and the Ross Invitational.
The Lady Comets won the Wayne Invitational with an outstanding team effort, scoring 146 points to finish first in the 23 team field. The girls won the Distance Medley (Ashley Calvani, Brenna Hallum, Ivy Beddow, Olivia Gaus) , 4X100 and 4X200 relays (Naz Brandon, Kera Lamotte, Khara Walker, Sarah Hunter) as well as the 100m dash (Sarah Hunter), the 100m Hurdles (Taylor Reid), 200m dash (Khara Walker), Triple Jump (Madalyn Cox) and the High Jump (Chelsea Shepherd). Great performances were turned in by all the team members in a well-rounded win.
|4/29||Ross Invite||1st place||The Varsity B took on the competition in the Ross Invitational to bring home another win. The girls won the 4X800 (Emily Schlimm, Meredith Haller, Merdith Touby, Emma Harvey) and 4x200 relays (Alexis Enis, Alex Niehoff, Chloe Knue, Sarah Kolish) as well as an individual win by Meredith Haller in the 800 meter run.|
|5/3||Kings Invite||2nd place||
The Varsity B girls ran under the lights at King High School Tuesday night May 3rd. The Girls team finished 2nd to Kings in a hard fought battle with 98 points.
The Girls team was lead by the 1st place 4 x 800m Relay (Meredith Haller, Emily Schlimm, Emma Harvey, and Lauren Wood). The comets were also helped by senior Chelsea Shepherd's 1st place victory in the High Jump with a leap of 5' 2" and 3rd place finishes by the following girls: Emily Schlimm- 800, Lauren Brune- Pole Vault, Chloe Knue- 400, and the Distance Medley Team of Marti Sumerall, Katie Rojas, Alex Perez, and Alyssa Ross.
Rod Russell Invite
The girls track & field team had a great showing at the Mason Rod Russell Invitational on Friday night, dominating the competition. Mason finished first with 140 points outdistancing 2nd place Reynoldsburg (94).
First place finishes were turned in by the 4X800 (Bridget McElhenny, Monica Lake, Olivia Gaus and Chelsea Van Hook), the 4X200 (Sarah Hunter, Khara Walker, Naz Brandon and Kera Lamotte), Chelsea Shepherd in the high jump, Sarah Hunter in the long jump, and Olivia Bergesen in the pole vault.
It was a great meet across the team with many athletes performing at their best marks so far this season. Next up are the GMC Championships at Mason Wedneday-Friday, May 11th-May 13th.
|1st place|| Lady Comets Earn Fourth GMC Title
The Mason Girls Track team continued their domination over conference opponents this past Friday. Mason outdistanced 2nd place Sycamore by 78 points (177-99) to capture the programs fourth GMC title in as many years. Like the boy's team, the girl's have won the league title each year since Mason entered the GMC in 2007-08. Previous to Mason's four titles, Colerain ran a streak of eight straight wins (2000-2007).
A few highlights for Mason included two new conference records: Olivia Bergesen set a new pole vault record height of 11 feet, and the 4X200 relay team of Kera Lamotte, Sarah Kolish, Nazharie Brandon and Khara Walker ran a 1:42.83 to set a new record. Head coach Tony Affatato won his fourth GMC Coach of the Year honor. See below for other Mason GMC Meet top performers:
Taylor Reid – 100 Meter Hurdles (3rd place), 300 Meter Hurdles (3rd place)
Kayleigh Warfield – 100 Meter Hurdles (5th place)
Sarah Hunter – 100 Meter Dash (1st place), Long Jump (1st place), 4x100 Meter Relay (1st place)
Kera Lamotte - 100 Meter Dash (6th place), 4x200 Meter Relay (1st place), 4x100 Meter Relay (1st)
Sarah Kolish - 4x200 Meter Relay (1st place)
Nazharie Brandon – 4x200 Meter Relay (1st place), 4x100 Meter Relay (1st place)
Monica Lake – 1600 Meter Run (1st place)
Bridget McElhenny – 1600 Meter Run (4th place)
Brittiany Betts - 4x100 Meter Relay (1st place)
Ivy Beddow – 400 Meter Dash (3rd place), 4x400 Meter Relay (2nd place), 4x800 Meter Relay (1st place)
Chelsea Vanhook – 400 Meter Dash (4th place), 4x400 Meter Relay (2nd place)
Jordan Horning – 300 Meter Hurdles (6th place), High Jump (2nd place)
Olivia Gaus – 800 Meter Run (2nd place), 4x800 Meter Relay (1st place)
Brenna Hallum – 800 Meter Run (3rd place), 4x800 Meter Relay (1st place)
Khara Walker – 200 Meter Dash (1st place), 4x200 Meter Relay (1st place), 4x400 Meter Relay (2nd)
Chloe Knue - 4x400 Meter Relay (2nd place)
Maddie Baehre – 3200 Meter Run (6th place)
Mackenzie Jensen – 3200 Meter Run (7th place)
Natalie Romaniw – Discus Throw (6th place)
Chelsea Shepherd – High Jump (3rd place - tie)
Madeline Cox – Long Jump (4th place)
Lauren Harris – Shot Put (8th place)
Olivia Bergesen – Pole Vault (1st place)
Ashley Calvani - 4x800 Meter Relay (1st place)
Sidney Sloan – Pole Vault (2nd place)
For complete GMC meet results click here. The girl's team will be back in action at next week's OHSAA Southwest District Championship Meet being held on Wednesday, May 18 and Friday, May 20 at Mason's Atrium Stadium.
The Mason girl's track team continued their streak at Friday's District Championships winning an unprecendented 10th consecutive title and sending a large contingent of Comets on to the Regional meet.
Winning Mason District titles in individual events and relays were: 4X800 relay (Monica Lake, Hallum Brenna Hallum, Olivia Gaus, Bridget McElhenny), 100 meter dash (Sarah Hunter), long jump (Sarah Hunter), pole vault (Olivia Bergesen).
The Comets, the No. 2 team in the Enquirer's Division I coaches poll, edged top-ranked Withrow 143-134. The top 4 in each event qualified for Wedneday and Friday's regional competition at Dayton's Welcome Stadium.
For complete results of the district meet visit www.baumspage.com.
Girls Track Captures Regional Title
Mason High School’s girls track and field team is back on top. The Comets captured the Division I regional championship at Welcome Stadium, Friday night, their first regional title since 2008. Mason edged Withrow, 86-83.5 and they did it with a total team effort.
The Comets dominated the four relays, scoring 35 of a possible 40 points and winning three of them — the 400, 800 and 3,200 meter relays while placing fourth in the 1,600.
Mason won six regional titles overall. In addition to the three relay wins, Khara Walker won the 200 in 25.00 seconds. In the field events, Olivia Bergesen won the pole vault at 11 feet, six inches while Sarah Hunter won the long jump at 18-5. Hunter also ran the anchor leg in the 400 relay (with Brittany Betts, Naz Brandon and Kera Lamotte) that won in 48.06.
Hunter, Lamotte, Brandon and Walker won the 800 relay in 1:39.69, while Bridget McElhenny, Olivia Gaus, Monica Lake and Brenna Hallum won the 3,200 relay in 9:17.55.
Hallum also qualified for next weekend’s D-I state championships in the 1,600, placing third in 4:58.91. Also qualifying for the Mason girls were Taylor Reid in the 100 hurdles (fourth, 14.99) and the 1,600 relay team of Walker, Gaus, Ivy Beddow and Chelsea Vanhook.
The top four finishers in each event qualify for next weekend's state meet at Ohio State University’s Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.
|6/3-6/4||State Championships||6th place||
Relay teams are a point of pride for the Mason High School track teams and with good reason. The Comets put four relay teams on the podium at the Ohio Division I Track and Field Championships this weekend, and one of them stood at the top, draped in gold medals. Mason High School wasted no time in claiming a state title on Friday at Ohio State University’s Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. The girls 3,200-meter relay team of Brenna Hallum, Olivia Gaus, Bridget McElhenny and Monica Lake narrowly edged McAuley with a time of 9 minutes, 13.09 seconds to earn the top spot on the podium. McAuley was runner-up in 9:13.12, followed by Lebanon (9:15.24) in third.
On Saturday, the Comets put three teams on the podium, the girls 400 and 800 teams and the boys 800 relay. Mason’s girls 800 relay of Naz Brandon, Kera Lamotte, Sarah Hunter and Khara Walker won the silver medal, placing second in 1:39.42. Brandon, Lamotte, Hunter and Brittany Betts took fourth in the 400 relay in 48.06.
“We were hoping to break our record in the 400 but we tied it, so I’m satisfied,” Hunter, who also placed fifth in the long jump (17 feet, 10 and 1/2 inches) said. “We gave it all we had and you can’t ask for a better way to go out.” Mason’s boys 800 relay also came in fourth as Billy Chanatry, Brody Ruby, Adam Court an Ted Liu finished in 1:28.30.
“We didn’t even expect to get out of the regionals, so getting fourth in the state is great,” Liu said. “We’ll all be back next year, so hopefully we can do even better things.”
Matt Kincaid won the silver medal for Mason in the boys 3,200 meter run, showing a powerful kick over the last 300 meters to finish in 9:22.33.
“I knew if I could stay with the pack for the first six laps I would be able to out-kick most of them at the end,” Kincaid said. “That’s the kind of race I run and I was able to do that today. I’m pretty happy, You can’t complain about second best.”
Olivia Bergesen, the defending state champion in the pole vault, failed to clear the bar at 11 feet and wound up in 10th place. Also just missing the podium for Mason was Khara Walker in the 200 (ninth, 25.40), Monica Lake in the 1,600 (10th, 5:03.42) and the boys 3,200 relay and girls 1,600 relay which both placed 11th.
SEE COMPLETE GIRLS RESULTS BELOW:
100m Hurdles- *GMC Runner-Up 2011 Taylor Reid *4th Place @ Districts 2011 *4th Place @ Regionals 2011 Pole Vault- 9th Best in the State of Ohio Olivia Bergesen *GMC Champion 2011 *District Champion 2011 *Regional Champion 2011 200m Dash- 9th Best in the State of Ohio Khara Walker *GMC Champion 2011 *District Champion 2011 *Regional Champion 2011 1600m Run- 9th Best in the State of Ohio Monica Lake *GMC Champion 2011 *District Champion 2011 *3rd Place @ Regionals 2011 4 X 400m Relay- 11th Best Team in the State of Ohio Ivy Beddow *GMC Runner-Up 2011 Olivia Gaus *3rd Place @ Districts 2011 Chelsea Vanhook *4th Place @ Regionals 2011 Khara Walker Long Jump- 5th Best in the State of Ohio- (17’ 10.50) Sarah Hunter *GMC Champion 2011 *District Champion 2011 *Regional Champion 2011 4 X 100m Relay- 4th Best Team in the State of Ohio- 48.06 Nazz Brandon *GMC Champions 2011 Brittiany Betts *3rd Place @ Districts 2011 Kera Lamotte *Regional Champions 2011 Sarah Hunter *Tied MHS School Record 2011 4 x 200m Relay State Runner-Up Division I in Ohio- 1:39.42 Nazz Brandon *GMC Champions 2011 Kera Lamotte *District Runner-Up 2011 Sarah Hunter *Regional Champions 2011 Khara Walker *MHS School Record 2011 4 X 800m Relay- STATE CHAMPIONS- 9:13.09 Brenna Hallum *GMC Champions 2011 Olivia Gaus *District Champions 2011 Bridget McElhenny *Regional Champions 2011 Monica Lake
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The boy's lacrosse team started their season on a winning note on Friday, March 25th defeating Hilliard Davidson by a final score of 10-6.
See below for a recap of the Mason highlights:
Derek Henson - 2 Matt Bertrams - 2 Mitch Beebe - 1 Doug Courts - 1 Ian Hammeran - 1 goal, 1 Assist Alex Engen - 1 Tommy Hirsch - 1 Nick Lewis - 1 assist, 7 ground balls, 4 face off wins
The defense led by Gabe Shreve, Eric Hust, Jacob Lucky, Hayden Novicki, and Brad Carley played extremely well. Next up Mason will host Lake Forest on Friday, April 1st.
|4/1||Lake Forest||No report|
Mason defeated Median, the #2 team in the state rankings, on Saturday by a score of 15-7. The defense led the way holding one of the top scoring offenses to just 7 goals.
Gabe Shreve shut down Medina Attackman Alex Schell (Maryland commit) to 2 goals and 1 assists. Schell has been averaging nearly 7 points a game. Joe Janus had a great game in the goal with 10 saves. The scoring was led by Ian Hammeran with 5 goals, Nick Lewis with 4 goals, Matt Bertams 2 goals, Derek Henson 1 goal and 1 assist, Ron Swonger 1 goal and 1 assist, Hayden Novicki, Mitch Beebe each with 1 goal.
Next up Mason will host Mariemont on Wednesday, April 13th.
|4/13||Mariemont||won||15-7||3-0||The Comet Lacrosse team defeated Mariemont 15-7 on Wednesday, April 13th. No other details available. Next up the will host Centerville on Saturday, April 16th.|
The Mason boy's lacrosse team defeated Centerville by a score of 15-5 on Saturday, April 16th. Nick Lewis had 4 goals while Ian Hammeran had 2 goals and 6 assists. The Comets remain undefeated on the spring with a record of 4-0.
Next up Mason will host Moeller on Wednesday, April 20th.
The Mason boy's lacrosse team fell to Moeller on Wednesday, April 20th by a score of 11-7. Goals were scored by Derek Henson, Matt Bertrams, Ian Hammeran (2), Gabe Shreve, Adam Osika and Mich Beeb. Ian Hammerain had one assist.
Next up Mason will visit Sycamore on Tuesday, April 26th.
The boy's lacrosse team ran their record to 5-1 on Monday, April 26th with a 12-3 win over Sycamore. SEE SUMMARY BELOW:
Alex Engen was also 9 for 11 on face-offs.
Next Mason will host Indian Hill on Friday, April 29th.
|4/29||Indian Hill||won||15-4||6-1||Mason defeated Indian Hill by a score of 15-4 on Friday, May 29th. Ian Hammeran led the Comets with 5 goals, Matt Bertrams and Alex Engen also added 2 goals apiece.|
The Comets overwhelmed Lakota West on Saturday, May 30th by a score of 14-2. Derek Henson notched 4 goals while Ian Hammeran, Matt Bertrams and Nick Lewis each added 2.
Next up the Comets visit Loveland on Wednesday, May 4th.
|5/4||@ Loveland||won||17-6||8-1||Mason defeated Loveland 17-6 on May 4th. Matt Bertrams recorded 3 goals.|
|5/6||Dublin Coffman||won||17-7||9-1||Mason defeated Dublin Coffman on Friday, May 6th by a score of 17-7. Nick Lewis led the Comets with 4 goals. Matt Bertrams and Derek Henson had 4 points apiece.|
|5/10||@ St. Xavier||No report|
|5/11||Elder||won||16-9||10-1||Derek Henson and Matt Bertrams both notched 5 point efforts as Mason defeated Elder by a score of 16-9 on Wednesday, May 11th. The Comets are 10-1 overall and will visit Upper Arlington on Friday, May 13th.|
|5/13||@ Upper Arlington||lost||7-6||10-2||
The boy's Lacrosse team fell to Upper Arlington on Friday by a score of 7-6. Derek Henson had 3 goals in the loss.. Gabe Shreve and Alex Engen lead the team with 5 ground balls each.
Mason retained the #1 seed and will get home field advantage through-out the upcoming tournament.
vs. Lakota West/Hilliard Darby winner
@ Mason (time TBA)
The boy's lacrosse team advanced to the next round of the post season tournament with a 9-4 win over Lakota West on Saturday, May 21st. The Comets were led by Ian Hammeran's 5 goals.Next up Mason will host Moeller in the second round of the tourney on Wednesay, May 25th at 7:30 p.m.
|lost||13-7||11-3||Ian Hammeran and Matt Bertrams each scored two goals, but it wasn't enough as Moeller ended Mason's season by a score of 13-7 on Wednesday, May 25th. Hats off the coaches and players on a fine season. The Comets finish the year with an overall record of 11-3.|
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@ Loyola Academy (IL)
vs. Harpeth Hall (TN)
vs. Loyola Academy (IL)
In game two of the Chicago trip, Mason took on host team Loyola Academy, last seasons Illinois State Champion and a co-favorite to repeat. The Comets came in knowing they would have to play at their best to compete with Loyola.
Playing on only an hours rest from game one of the day, they couldn't find the energy to compete with the Ramblers from Loyola losing by a score of 12-4. Four Mason players scored 1 goal each; Senior Co-Captain Kristi Dezenzo, Senior Midfielder Falon Manns and a pair of Freshmen Midfielders Tori Blakeman and Allie Specht. Sophomore Attacker Kylie Yancey added an assist and Tristyn Kuehn had 8 saves in goal.
|3/27||vs. New Trier (IL)||tie||10-4||
In the final game of the day Mason saved its best for last, but came up short losing to New Trier (IL) by a score of 10-4. In a game where the score doesn't tell the whole story, Mason was close most of the way but had to take some chances in the closing minutes to try and close the gap. Those chances resulted in a final few easy goals for New Trier who is the other co-favorite along with Loyola to win the Illinois State Championship this year.
Four Mason players had 1 goal each, Senior Attacker Sam Dunn, Senior Midfielder Falon Manns, Junior Midfielder Courtney Curtis, and Sophomore Attacker Kylie Yancey. Tristyn Kuehn stood tall on defense with 11 saves backing senior Defenders Jen Curry and Amari Agee. The defense as a whole played well to hold the Trevians down while giving the midfield and offense a chance to steal the game away from New Trier.
Although the Comets did not earn a win this past weekend, the trip was a success because the team improved from game to game and has already played what US Lacrosse magazine predicts are top two teams in the whole Midwest Region. If the performance in game three is any indication of future success, this team is right on track with their plan to be the best team in the Southwestern Ohio Region by the end of the season.
Next up the Comets will visit Summit Country Day on Saturday, April 2nd.
|4/2||@ Summit Country Day||won||15-7||1-1-2||
On Saturday, April 2nd, the Mason Girls Lacrosse team traveled to Summit Country Day and soundly defeated them 15-7 at Williams Field in downtown Cincinnati. The Lady Comets started out the game on fire and never let up with 10 players figuring in the final scoring statistics.
Senior attacker, Sam Dunn, and Junior midfielder, Courtney Curtis led all scorers. Sam had 1 goal and 4 assists, while Courtney had 3 goals and 2 assists. The leading goal scorer was Kylie Yancey who had 4 goals. Others who factored into the scoring were Seniors Falon Manns (2 goals), and Kristy Dezenzo (1 goal, 1 assist) and Juniors Lauren DeLuca (1 goal), Molly O'Connor (1 goal), Jamie Sobotka (1 goal), and freshman Brianna Manns added an assist to round out the scoring.
Although scoring was plentiful and well distributed, the story of the game was at the draw circle as Seniors Amari Agee and Falon Manns and sophomore Kylie Yancey led the way securing draw after draw to keep the ball out of the hands of the talented Summit offense and in the hands of the equally talented Mason offense. The defense was stellar led by seniors Amari Agee, Jen Curry, and Tori Muilenburg and backed by Junior goalie Trista Kuehn who had another solid day in goal.
Next up for Mason is Anderson High School who will be at Mason for the Lady Comets first home game of the season on April 8th.
The Mason girls lacrosse team had their first home game on Thursday, April 7th against the Lady Orange of Anderson and posted win number 2 on the season with a 12-2 win.
Sophomore Kylie Yancey, led all scorers with 5 points (4 goals, 1 assist), followed closely by Senior Attacker Samantha Dunn who had 4 points (2 goals, 2 assists). Three other players had two points each, Senior Co-Captain Kristi Dezenzo, Junior midfielder, Courtney Curtis, and Junior Attacker, Taylor Klos Senior. Co-Captain Jen Curry and Freshman midfielder, Casey Lawson led the team in ground ball recovery with 4 each. Junior Goalie, Trista Kuehn, had 6 saves in goal.
|4/9||@ New Albany||lost||9-7||2-2-2||
The Mason girls lacrosse team came up short on their first trip to Columbus, losing 9-7 to last years State Semi-Finalist, the Lady Eagles of New Albany. The game was close throughout due to the outstanding goaltending of Trista Kuehn who had 9 saves on the day along with a team high 6 ground ball recoveries.
Junior midfielder, Courtney Curtis, and Sophomore Attacker, Kylie Yancey, led all scorers with 2 points each. Next up Mason will host Loveland on Thursday, April 14th.
The Mason womens lacrosse team defeated Loveland 21-5 Thursday night for their third win of the season.
Three players led in scoring with three points each, Senior attacker Samantha Dunn (3 goals), Sophomore attacker, Kylie Yancey (2 goals, 1 assist), and Freshman Tori Blakeman (3 goals). 10 other players figured into the scoring as well with 4 of those players getting 2 points, Senior midfielder, Kristy Dezenzo, Junior midfielder, Molly O'Connor, Junior attacker, Taylor Klos, and Freshman midfielder, Casey Lawson. Trista Kuehn recorded her 3rd win in goal.
The Mason women face one of Kentucky's top teams tonight in Kentucky Country Day at home at 6:30, and Saturday they travel to Columbus to play the current #1 & #2 teams in Ohio in Upper Arlington and Cleveland Heights.
|4/15||Kentucky Country Day||tie||11-11||
After a full weekend of competition against the best girls lacrosse teams in Kentucky and Ohio one thing is for sure, the Mason girls lacrosse team is the best 3-5-2 team in the state of Ohio.
Friday's game with Kentucky Country Day (KCD) from Louisville was back and forth all game with numerous lead changes throughout but the best the Lady Comets could come up with was an 11-11 tie.
Sophomore Attacker, Kylie Yancey, led all scorers with 4 points (3 goals, 1 assist), Junior Midfielder, Courtney Curtis, was second with 3 points (3 goals), and Attackers Sam Dunn and Brianna Manns were third with 2 points each. Senior Midfielder, Payton Laws, and Freshman Midfielder, Casey Lawson led the team in ground balls with 3 each, and Seniors Amari Agee, and Falon Manns led in draw controls with 3 each. Trista Kuehn had 9 saves in goal.
@ Hannigan Tournament
On Saturday the Lady Comets traveled to Columbus to play in the annual Hannigan-Galipault tournament at Thomas Worthington high school and started off the day with a 5-6 loss to the #1 ranked Golden Bears of Upper Arlington.
The game was tight throughout and all tied up going into the final minutes by a free position goal from Freshman Midfielder, Allie Specht. , The Lady Comets could not hold on and yielded a 6th goal to the Golden Bears in the final 2 minutes. Freshman, Allie Specht, and Junior, Courtney Curtis led all scorers with 2 points each, and Attackers Sam Dunn and Kylie Yancey added a goal each to round out the scoring. . Trista Kuehn had 6 saves in goal.
In the last game of the weekend, Mason fell to the #2 team in the state, Cleveland Heights, 8-4. The game was much closer than the score would indicate. Leading at the half, Mason could not hold on and find the back of the net in the second half. Cleveland Heights controlled the ball and the clock to secure the win. Senior Midfielder, Kristy Dezenzo, led all scorers with 2 points (2 goals), and Juniors, Lauren Deluca and Taylor Klos rounded out the scoring with a goal each. Amari Agee led ground ball recovery with 3, and Trista Kuehn had 3 saves in goal.
(Due to an ineligible player participating for Cleveland Heights during a contest on April 16, 2011, the OSLA has ruled the result of this contest is a forfeit in favor of Mason High School with a final score of Mason 1, Cleveland Heights 0.)
Moral victories don't count for much on the record, but playing the top teams in the state, this close, means that the Mason women are very close to attaining the level of play that will make them successful in the tournament. As everyone knows, anything can happen come tournament time!
Indian Hill will visit the Comets next Thursday April 21st.
The Mason Girls Lacrosse program began play in the spring of 2003 and since that time have maintained just under a 70% win percentage. Thursday night, April 21st the program notched its 100th win as a program, defeating Indian Hill 14-4.
Junior midfielder, Courtney Curtis, led all scorers with 5 points (4 goals, 1 assist). Sophomore attacker, Senior co-captain, Kristy Dezenzo and Sophomore attacker, Kylie Yancey were second with 3 points each.
The big statistic of the game was at the draw circle. Of the 20 draws taken on the night, Mason owned 16 of them with Senior defender, Amari Agee leading the way with 5. Also of note, senior defenders Amari Agee and Jen Curry achieved something never before witnessed in a Mason girls lacrosse game; two defenders scoring goals in the same game. Trista Kuehn also had a big night in goal with 8 saves and a 67% save percentage.
The Lady Comets travel to Lakota West next Tuesday, April 26th to meet the 7-1 Firebirds.
|4/26||@ Lakota West||lost||12-11||4-6-2||
Mason traveled to Lakota West High School on Tuesday April 26th and although up late in the game, could not hold on for the win falling to Lakota West 12-11. Junior midfielder, Courtney Curtis led all scorers with 4 points on 4 goals, and sophomore attack, Kylie Yancey, and freshman midfielder, Allie Specht were tied for second with 3 points each.
The Lady Comets play at home against Sycamore on Thursday, April 28th.
Alumni from as far back as 2004 and as recent as 2010 came to watch Mason defeat Sycamore on Thursday, April 28th. Masont fans were not disappointed as the Lady Comets beat Sycamore 12-11 on an overtime goal by Junior midfielder, Courtney Curtis, to record Mason's first win over Sycamore in the history of both programs. In fact, it is the first time another Cincinnati area team has beaten Sycamore in the history of their program.
The Lady Comets battled from an early 5-2 deficit and would not be denied battling back to a 6-5 halftime lead; however, by the middle of the second half Sycamore was up again 10-8 and looking to ice the game but Mason would have none of it as they battled back again to tie it 11-11 and take the game to over time. Freshman, Allie Specht, would eventually lead all scorers with 4 points on 4 goals, Junior, Courtney Curtis, was heavily guarded all night, but still ended up scoring 3 points on 3 goals, and Senior co-captain, Kristy Dezenzo was 3rd with 2 points on a goal and an assist. Once again, draw control was a strength for the Lady Comets as Senior, Amari Agee, and Sophomore, Kylie Yancey, netted 3 each and Seniors, Falon Manns and Kristy Dezenzo, along with Allie Specht secured 2 each.
All in all a major achievement and milestone for the program was achieved and all looks well headed into the last quarter of the season and into tournament in May. Next Mason will host Ursuline on Tuesday, May 3rd.
The Mason girls lacrosse team continued its winning ways with a decisive win over a solid Ursuline Academy team on Tuesday, May 3rd by a score of 13-7.
Three players led in scoring with 3 points each, Senior attacker, Samantha Dunn (3 goals), Junior midfielder, Courtney Curtis (2 goals, 1 assist), and Freshman midfielder, Allie Specht (3 goals). Draw control was a strength in the game and one of the keys to victory and was led by Senior midfielder, Kristy Dezenzo with 4 and followed closely by Allie Specht and sophomore attacker, Kylie Yancey with 3 each. Trista Kuehn had a solid game in goal with 7 saves.
The Lady Comets next face St Ursula Academy at home next Tuesday night, May 10th. Please come out and support the seniors on senior night.
(Due to an ineligible player participating for Cleveland Heights during a contest on April 16, 2011, the OSLA has ruled the result of this contest is a forfeit in favor of Mason High School with a final score of Mason 1, Cleveland Heights 0.)
It was senior night at Mason on Tuesday, May 10th and the seniors went out in style with a 19-3 romp of the visiting St Ursula Bulldogs.
Junior midfielder, Courtney Curtis lit up the net with 5 goals to lead all scorers. Second in scoring was Senior attacker, Sam Dunn, who had 4 points (1 goal, 3 assists). Next in line were Senior midfielder, Falon Manns, and Freshman midfielder, Allie Specht with 3 points each, and 4 other players had 2 points each, Senior midfielder, Kristy Dezenzo, and 3 freshmen, Tori Blakeman, Brianna Manns, and Lindsey Zeltwanger.
The defense continued to be a strength with Seniors Amari Agee, Jen Curry, and Tori Muilenburg, backed up by Sophomore Kaitlyn McGowan. Trista Kuehn was solid in goal with 9 saves.
The Lady Comets next take on Mt Notre Dame Thursday, May 12th for the final game of the season before coming back home for their first tournament game on May 18th at home against the winner of Hilliard Darby/Pickerington North. Time to be announced. We have home field advantage throughout the playoffs up until state. The state semi-finals are in Cleveland at the Hawken School as are the finals.
The girl's lacrosse team kept their winning ways going with a defeat of Mount Notre Dame on Thursday, May 12th. The team played avenged a 2010 loss to the Cougars with an 11-3 victory.
Junior midfielder, Courtney Curtis led all scorers with 5 points (4 goals, 1 assist), and was followed by Senior midfielder, Kristy Dezenzo, who had 4 points (2 goals, 2 assists), and Freshman midfielder, Allie Specht, with 3 points on 3 goals. Senior defender, Jen Curry, was all over the field recovering ground balls and had a season high 6 recoveries in the thick grass of Reading Veterans Stadium. Trista Kuehn was solid in goal with 7 saves on the night.
The Lady Comets await the winner of the Hilliard Darby vs Pickerington North game to see who they play at home in the first round of the tournament on May 18th.
Mason vs. Hilliard Darby
Tuesday night, May 17th, the Lady Comets Lacrosse team began play in the 2011 sectionals with a 19-4 win over Hilliard Darby. Junior midfielder, Courtney Curtis, was on track early in the game and led all scorers with 5 points on 3 goals and 2 assists. Second in scoring with 4 points each were senior attacker, Sam Dunn, and freshman attacker, Brianna Manns. Third in scoring were a pair of freshmen, Allie Specht and Tori Blakeman with 3 points each.
Senior defender Jen Curry continued to keep the carpet clean and scooped up 5 ground balls, while sophomore attacker, Kylie Yancey dominated the draw circle with 4 controls to ensure Mason kept the ball on offense most of the night. Junior goalie, Trista Kuehn had 5 saves in goal.
The girl's lacrosse team advances to the second round of the post season tournament and will host Lakota West Monday night, May 23rd. Game time is 7:30 p.m.
|5/23 & 5/25||
vs. Lakota West
@ home 7:30
It took two days to get the game in due to weather delays, but the result of the second half was almost a mirror image of the first half as the Lady Comets rolled to a 13-7 victory over the Firebirds of Lakota West, and secured their status as the best Division I team in Cincinnati for the first time since the start of the program in 2003.
Junior standout midfielder, Courtney Curtis, led the way in scoring with a season high 8 points on 5 goals and 3 assists. Courtney was also given a special defensive assignment to fulfill that was key to the victory as well. Second in scoring was Sophomore attacker, Kylie Yancey, with 3 points (2 goals, 1 assist), and a pair of seniors, Sam Dunn and Falon Manns, were third with 2 points each.
A 5 defender approach (instead of 4) was used to provide a solid defense staffed primarily by seniors Jen Curry, Amari Agee, Payton Laws, Tori Muilenburg, and Sophomore, Kaitlyn McGowan. The defense turned back and out the Lakota West attacks continuously throughout the game and especially in the second half to keep the ball in the Comet offensive end of the field. Trista Kuehn was solid in goal and gets the win.
The Lady Comets now set their sites on becoming the top team in the Region and head to a neutral field at Indian Hill High School to face New Albany in the Regional Final at 7PM on Thursday May 26th.
vs. New Albany
@ Indian Hill 7:00
|lost||9-3||11-6-2||Girls season ends with a 9-3 loss in the Regional tournament.|
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