The Mason Baseball Team defeated Fairfield 6-0 on Monday evening, concluding their regular season with an undefeated 23-0 record. This amazing accomplishment establishes the first time a Comet baseball team has gone undefeated in the regular season. It also marks the first time any GMC team has finished conference play with an unblemished 18-0 record.
Mason has dominated their opponents since play began in late March with a solid balance of great pitching, defense and hitting. Offensively the Comets have outscored their opponents by a 211-36 margin. Outstanding pitching and tight defense has held the opposition to a .164 batting average while the Comets hit .371 as a team. Mason hurlers have tossed 6 shutouts and produced an incredible 1.38 ERA as a staff.
The Comets are a senior laden team with 15 graduates on their 25-man roster. Mason is currently ranked #17 in National polls and No. 1 in both the state and city polls. The two-time GMC Champion Comets will begin their postseason journey on Thursday, May 16th when they host the winner of the Northwest/Walnut Hills contest. Mason is the #1 seed in the upcoming Sectional Tourney.
For the sixth consecutive year Mason’s boys’ and girls’ track teams captured GMC championships. The boys tallied 190 points to second place Sycamore’s 93. The Mason girls’ team had 183 points to second place Sycamore’s 149. Results are posted on the track web pages.
For the second year in a row, Mason boys' tennis team has captured the GMC Championship. All conference teams are now posted. Complete results are on the tennis web site.
Oak Hills wins this year’s boys’ volleyball championships with an impressive 8-0 conference record; they are currently 16-3 overall. The all conference teams will be posted after the conclusion on the tournament. All sports points will be added once Lakota East and Middletown complete the regular season.
The Cincinnati Enquirer has announced the following GMC athletes have achieved Winter Prep All-Star status:
VINCENT EDWARDS, MIDDLETOWN; STEDMAN LOWRY, LAKOTA EAST; JAKE RICHMOND, OAK HILLS; ALI BARNES, LAKOTA WEST; DORIAN JORDAN, PRINCETON; MILTON DAVIS, COLERAIN
Fairfield – Tim Fleming, Herman Brunis; Lakota East – Alex White, Rob Harpring; Lakota West – Tyler Williams; Mason – Connor McVey; Middletown – Jalin Marshall; Sycamore – Joey Gruden.
DIVISION I PLAYER OF THE YEAR - KELSEY MITCHELL, PRINCETON
KAYLA MCDOWELL, MASON; JENNA GUNN, MASON; JILLIAN SPURLOCK, HAMILTON; VADA EDWARDS, MIDDLETOWN; LAUREN CANNATELLI, LAKOTA WEST
Colerain – Kaylee Allen; Lakota West – Nia Staples; Oak Hills – Lindsey Eckstein; Princeton – Carlie Pogue, Chelsea Mitchell, Emily Roper; Sycamore – Imani Outlaw, Hannah Locke
SEAN SARGENT, MASON; CHARLIE FRY, SYCAMORE
200 medley relay – Sycamore (Xavier Jimenez, Jonathan Seger, Mark Hancher, Venkaat Naresh)
200 freestyle – Charlie Fry, Sycamore; Bryan McNamara, Lakota West
200 IM –Matthew McDonald, Lakota East; Mark Andrew, Middletown
100 butterfly – Mark Hancher, Sycamore
100 freestyle – Eric Chen, Mason
500 freestyle – Bryan McNamara, Lakota West; Mark Andrew, Middletown; Matthew McDonald, Lakota East
200 freestyle relay – Sycamore (Charlie Fry, Mark Hancher, Jonathan Seger, Venkaat Naresh); Mason (Eric Chen, Drew Siekmann, Peter He, Justin Hove)
400 freestyle relay – Sycamore (Mark Hancher, Venkaat Naresh, Isaac Goldstein, Charlie Fry)
DIVISION I Co-SWIMMER OF THE YEAR - ZOE THATCHER, MASON
MADELINE SEWELL, MASON
Diving – Abby McConnell, Lakota East; Andrianna DiMasso, Sycamore; Sydney Carr, Mason
200 medley relay – Mason (Maureen Sullivan, Jordan Decker, Abbey Esler, Julia Volpenhein)
200 freestyle – Cara Norris, Sycamore
200 IM – Casey Frazier, Lakota West
100 butterfly – Cara Norris, Sycamore
100 freestyle – Gabby Marinelli, Mason; Elizabeth Troy, Mason
200 freestyle relay – Mason (Zoe Thatcher, Maureen Sullivan, Gabby Marinelli, Julia Volpenhein); Sycamore (Samantha Wolkoff, Lisa Kobayashi, Annie Moreno, Cara Norris)
100 breaststroke – Casey Frazier, Lakota West
400 freestyle relay – Mason (Elizabeth Troy, Gabby Marinelli, Jordan Decker, Zoe Thatcher); Sycamore (Samantha Wolkoff, Sarah May, Mary Fry, Cara Norris)
106 POUNDS - ANTHONY JAGEL, MIDDLETOWN; 120 POUNDS - AUSTIN DALY, LAKOTA EAST; 126 POUNDS - BRANDON SELMON, PRINCETON; 138 POUNDS - ADAM SAMS, FAIRFIELD; 145 POUNDS - A.J. KOWAL, PRINCETON; 152 POUNDS - LATRELL DAVIS, MIDDLETOWN; 182 POUNDS - THOMAS DANIS, MASON; 195 POUNDS - TEGRAY SCALES, COLERAIN
106 – Dylan Roth, Lakota East; Patrick Kearney, Mason
120 – Grey Barden, Fairfield
132 – Austin Bryant, Fairfield; Justin Brown, Lakota East
138 – Andy Cress, Lakota West
145 – Kevin Leonhardt, Lakota West; Brad Huber, Sycamore; Dillon Leneave, Fairfield
152 – Dylan Lauffer, Fairfield; Brian McCrea, Mason
160 – Detuan Smith, Colerain; Jacob Globke, Middletown
170 – Douglas Davenport, Lakota East
195 – Tinashe Bere, Sycamore; Stephen Ludwig, Fairfield
220 – Eli McBurrows, Lakota West; Kelvin Jordan, Colerain
285 – Jacob Burton, Lakota East; Adam Quick, Mason
BOWLER OF THE YEAR - KYLE HELMES, OAK HILLS
COACH OF THE YEAR - KURT FRANCISCO, OAK HILLS
DAVID SORRELL, MIDDLETOWN; NICK DEATON, MIDDLETOWN
Fairfield – Austin Williams; Lakota West – Drew Gay; Middletown – Michael Rinehart, Brandon Wood; Oak Hills – Brandon Combs, Dillon Meece, Cole Weisbrod
COACH OF THE YEAR - CONNIE SMITH,MASON
EMILY HARRISON, MASON; TAYLOR HARRIS, MIDDLETOWN
Colerain – Jenna Coldiron; Hamilton – Darian Arminio; Mason – Emily Turjanica; Middletown – Olivia Harbin, Jacey McIntosh