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This past Friday was another great night for the Mason Boys track team
who captured their 8th district title in the last 10 years. The Comets proved
again they are a running force, outdistancing themselves by over 30 points from
runnerup Sycamore (148-112). The team will send a large group of their athletes
on to Regionals with the opportunity to qualify for the State Championships.

The Mason girls track and field team won its 15th straight District
Championship at home this past Wednesday & Friday at Atrium Stadium. It was
a total team effort over the two-day meet that allowed the girls to once again
claim the Southwest District title.

Contributed by Dan Hilen, Mason Sports Information Director

The Sycamore Aviators and Mason Comets will carry the banner of the Greater Miami Conference into the OHSAA Boys State Tennis Championships at the Linder Tennis Center in Mason on May 27th and May 28th.  After competing neck and neck for the GMC Tennis title two weeks ago, familiar foes now find themselves in familiar circumstances as they compete for state titles in singles and doubles competition.

For details on the boys tennis championships, check out the OHSAA link below,

http://ohsaa.org/sports/te/boys/2016/2016BTEcoverage.htm

We are most certainly GMC proud of our tennis state title competitors!

Wire to wire, the Mason Comets displayed program balance and depth in winning a ninth consecutive Greater Miami Conference All-Sports title.  Winning thirteen Greater Miami Conference sport titles or co-titles and amassing a total of 230.5 GMC All-Sports points, the Comets outdistanced Lakota East (171 points) by a comfortable margin. Mason has won the GMC All-Sports Championship every year since entering the conference in 2007.

Congratulations to all the Comet athletes and coaches on a job well done!

The Cincinnati Enquirer recognized the following Greater Miami Conference athletes and coaches as performers of the year in their selected winter sports:

Girls Basketball

Player of the Year - Lauren Van Kleunen, Mason

Player of the Year - Nia Staples, Lakota West

Coach of the Year - Rob Matula, Mason

http://www.cincinnati.com/story/sports/high-school/ohio-high-school/2016/05/15/winter-all-stars-2016---ohio-girls-hoops/84420840/

Wrestling

Player of the Year - Gary Traub, Sycamore

Coach of the Year - Craig Murnan, Mason

http://www.cincinnati.com/story/sports/high-school/ohio-high-school/2016/05/15/winter-all-stars-2016---ohio-wrestling/84424594/

Girls Swimming

Player of the Year -Ashley Volpenhein, Mason

Coach of the Year - Mark Sullivan, Mason

http://www.cincinnati.com/story/sports/high-school/ohio-high-school/2016/05/15/winter-all-stars-2016---ohio-girls-swimming/84428472/

Quality and depth carried the day for the Mason Comet Track and Field programs as they bested all conference members in a two day meet held at Mason's Atrium Stadium. These conference championships for Mason marked the ninth consecutive GMC titles for the boys and girls programs.

This year's conference championship featured five double event winners:

Girls double winners:

Kaylyn Heath from Lakota East in both the 100 meters and 200 meter dash

Ellie Brush from Mason in both the 800 meter and 1600 meter run

Amaya King from Mason in both the shot put and discus

Boys double winners:

Tyrell Preston from Middletown in both the 100 meter and 200 meter dash

Dustin Horter from Lakota East in both the 800 meter and 1600 meter run

Special conference recognitions included:

Girls Field Event Athlete of the Year - Amaya King, Mason

Boys Field Event Athlete of the Year - Zach Richardson, Sycamore

Girls Runner of the Year - Kaylyn Heath, Lakota East

Boys Runner of the Year - Tyrell Preston, Middletown

Girls Coach of the Year - Rodney Heath, Lakota East

Boys Coach of the Year - Hank Ray, Sycamore

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