Winton Woods High School played host to a second and equally competitive Southwest District Track meet which saw Colerain, Fairfield, Hamilton, Lakota East, Lakota West and Oak Hills all competing for OHSAA Regional berths.

The Winton Woods SW District Track and Field competition provided an opportunity for the GMC to exhibit the strength of its programs against the rest of Greater Cincinnati.  The GMC girls programs in this meet finished 1 -2 with the Lakota East Thunderhawks emerging as District Champions closely followed by the SW District runner-up Fairfield Indians. On the boys side of the track, Lakota West came through with a strong third place performance with the Fairfield Indians close on their heels in a fourth place.

For complete results of this Winton Woods SW District track meet see the link to Baumspage provided below for the details:

(Winton Woods SW District Track Results 2018)

Huber Heights Wayne hosted the northern Division I Track program in a third Southwest District Championship event. The lone GMC school participating in this venue were the Middletown Middies.  The overall results from the Wayne SW District meet can be viewed in the Baumspage link provided below:

(Wayne SW District Track Meet Results 2018)

*Top four individuals and top four relay teams qualify to the OHSAA Regional Meet*

While serving as the host site for a large number of Cincinnati's Division I Track programs, Mason proved not only to be an outstanding host but also a tough competitor by winning both the girls and boys Southwest District titles contested at this site.  Riding a strong resurgence of their girls track program, the Princeton Vikings finished a strong second.  Three GMC schools competed in this SW District meet - Mason, Princeton and Sycamore.

Meet results are available through the Finish Timing link below:

(District Track Results 2018)

Congratulations to the Mason Comets on their "twin titles"!

*Top four individuals and top four relay teams qualify to the OHSAA Regional Meet*

The Greater Miami Conference regular season has concluded and the numbers are in!  Mason High School has once again achieved the leagues highest honor and recognition as the 2017-18 GMC All-Sports Champions.  This marks the 11th consecutive year that Mason has won the league trophy, winning the award every year since entering the GMC in 2007-08.  This school year Mason tied Princetons mark of winning 11 straight titles set 20+ years ago (19 total AST titles) when the league was a 5-6 team conference.  

It was another banner year for Comet athletic teams who amassed the 2nd highest point total  (232.5) in league history (235.8 all-time total set by Mason in 2014-15).  This year Mason outdistanced runner-up, Lakota East, by a margin of 65.50 points, a new GMC mark.  Since the 2011-12 season, Mason has averaged a 56+ point advantage over their nearest competitor.  

At the end of league competition this spring, Mason had won or shared 14 of the 24 GMC sports titles (13 outright), while finishing 2nd in 7 others (5 outright).    

Mason won GMC titles in the following sports in 2017-18: 

FALL: Boys Cross Country, Girls Cross Country, Girls Volleyball, Girls Tennis (State Team Champions)

WINTER:  Academic Team, Chess, Girls Basketball (tie), Boys Swimming, Girls Swimming (State Champions), Wrestling

SPRING:  Baseball, Softball, Boys Track, Boys Tennis

Mason teams were GMC Runner-up in the following sports in 2017-18: 

FALL:  Football (3 tied), Boys Golf, Girls Golf, Boys Soccer, Girls Soccer

WINTER:  Boys Bowling (tie)

SPRING:  Girls Track

The ten-member schools of the Greater Miami Conference (GMC) compete in twenty-four sports. In each sport 11 points are awarded for a conference championship, 9 for runner-up, 8 for third, etc. The points are tallied at the end of the spring season and the school with the highest total gains possession of the traveling trophy. The league recognition has been annually awarded since the conference was founded beginning with the 1966-67 school year.

In the 2018-19 school year, Boys and Girls Lacrosse will be added to the stable of GMC sports.  The Greater Miami Conference is year-in-year-out considered one of the best high school conferences in the state and country.

(Article content compliments of Dan Hilen. Mason Sports Information Director)

DICK'S Sporting Goods appreciates the efforts of all Greater Miami Conference athletes and coaches. In keeping with that corporate philosophy, DSG takes time to salute GMC Track and Field standouts both from the track and the coaching sidelines.

In the area of girls track and field, Amaya King of the Mason Comets again earned "Field Athlete of the Year" as a double GMC Champion in both the shot and discus. Interestingly, Amaya King represents a unique "field" athlete that the GMC will be hard pressed to duplicate for years.  Amaya King has won both the shot put and the discus for four consecutive years.  Her "field presence" set a standard of GMC excellence that will be extremely difficult to duplicate for some time. Congratulations on an outstanding career as the most dominant female field athlete the GMC as ever seen.

On the track, Serena Clark captured "Track Athlete of the Year" honors with a double win in both 100 meter and 200 meter dash as well as relay contributions. With speed to burn, this is the second consecutive year that Serena Clark has doubled up and won both the 100 meter and 200 meter dash.

In a vote of his coaching peers, Princeton's Darren Braddix GMC was selected as girls "Coach of the Year".  Coach Braddix girls squad broke a ten year Mason Comet championship run by the slimmest of margins ...1/2 of one point! The turnaround by the Princeton girls program has been nothing short miraculous. After finishing ninth as a team in 2017, the Vikings catapulted all the way to the title in 2018. 

In boys track and field, Steven Fauxcheaux of Lakota West was recognized as the male "Field Athlete of the Year" after winning the discus title and securing third place in the shot. Jordan McConnell of Sycamore sped to the "Track Athlete of the Year" by capturing both the 110 hurdles as well as 300 hurdles, as well as contributions on relay events.

Field "Athlete of the Year" Steve Faucheaux

For the third consecutive year, Hank Ray of Sycamore was selected by fellow coaches as the GMC "Coach of the Year'. Each year Coach Ray's boys squads have carried the fight to the Mason Comets, giving them a true "run for their money"  This year's GMC boys championship actually came down to the points scored in the final event as Mason held off the challenging Aviators.

GMC Boys Track Coach of the Year - Hank Ray of the Sycamore Aviators