The quality of Greater Miami Conference soccer was evident when the Ohio Scholastic Soccer Coaches Association selected the All-Ohio boys and girls soccer teams.

Girls Soccer Honorees:

Alexis Goins - Fairfield - First Team

Mackenzie Kandil - Sycamore - Second Team

Annie Metzger - Mason - Second Team

Olivia Popovich - Mason - Second Team

Morgan White - Fairfield - Second Team

Boys Soccer Honorees:

Linden Eberle - Lakota West - First Team

Ian Keil - Fairfield - Second Team

Zach Powell - Fairfiled - Second Team

Michael Samways - Sycamore - Second Team

Ben Wendell - Mason - Second Team

2017 OSSA Special Awards

Kim Mahoney Award - Patrick O'Leary Girls Head Soccer Coach - Fairfield


The top cross country runners from Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, and Missouri converged at the Nike Cross Midwest Regional at Lavern Gibson Championship Cross Country Course in Terre Haute, Indiana this past Sunday for a chance to qualify to the Nike Cross National meet on December 2nd.  Only the top 2 teams and the top 5 individuals advance. 

Last year, Horter placed 4th overall to move on to the National Championships.  This year, Dustin defeated the defending Midwest champion, Danny Kilrea, to win the overall crown. Dustin was the lone athlete to break 15 minutes on the 5k (3.1 mile) challenging course.  He ran 14:57, Kilrea came in 2ndin 15:00. 

Dustin unleashed an amazing kick to win by 3 seconds in just the last 50 meters of the race.  Dustin was the King of Ohio when he won the Division 1 State Championship on November 4th, and he is now the King of the Nike Midwest Region after this most recent victory. 

Next, on December 2nd, Dustin will race in Portland, Oregon in an attempt to become Nike Cross National Champion.

(article and photo compliments of Dan Hilen, Lakota East Sports Information Director)

The Butler County Hall of Fame has reached back into history to honor the efforts and accomplishments made by eleven distinguished contributors. The actual induction ceremony is set for Sunday, November 19th at the Courtyard by Marriott in scenic downtown Hamilton. The evening begins with a social hour at 5:00 PM, followed by dinner at 6:00 PM with the program to follow approximately 7:00 PM. This is an advance ticket event only, with the $25 tickets being available at Clark's Sporting Goods in Hamilton until Wednesday, November 15th.

2017 Butler County Hall of Fame Inductees

Robert Cobb - Hamilton Garfield

David Collins - New Miami

Lynn Darbyshire - Miami-Middletown

Larry Holestein - Hamilton Catholic

Andy Kolesar - Hamilton Taft

Lathy Long Maritato - Middletown Fenwick

Tyler Minges - Ross

Kim Nuxhall - Fairfield

Michael Reese - Hamilton High

Don "Woody" Withrow - Middletown

Bradford Woodall, MD - Fairfield

Congratulations to all these Butler County contributors.

Thanks for the memories!

Paul Reedy has announced that the 2017 season will be his last as the Mason High School boys head soccer coach. Reedy leaves his position as one of the most successful coaches in the GMC, City and State.  He has had the opportunity to influence hundreds of young men and women that went on to produce many outstanding achievements.  During his 24-year coaching span, Reedy’s teams have won 316 games, making him the GMC’s all-time win leader for boys soccer.  Since taking the Mason boys helm in 2007, Ready has amassed a league record of 171-27-21.  Last season Coach Reedy became one of 19 other coaches in the State of Ohio to attain the 300 win plateau.  

“As I end my long coaching career, I realize there are so many people to thank but too numerous to mention,” said Reedy. “However, I would not have been nearly as successful without the support of coaches past and present who made me a better coach, but more importantly a better person.”

Reedy coached boys and girls soccer at three different high schools during his coaching tenure. The Loveland High School product started his head coaching career with the Sycamore girls team in 1994. He took over the Colerain boys team in 1998.  In seven seasons there he led the Cardinals to their only two Greater Miami Conference soccer championships. 

Paul coached the Mason girls when the Comets were still apart of the Fort Ancient Valley Conference in 2005 and 2006 before moving over to the Comet boys team in 2007 when Mason entered the GMC. In 11 seasons as the Mason boys head coach, his teams have won 6 GMC titles, 7 district championships, 3 regional titles and the school’s only Division I State Soccer Championship in 2013, going undefeated (22-0-1) and ranked #1 in the country.  

Reedy was named the Enquirer Coach of the Year in 2015 and has earned the Greater Miami Conference Coach of the Year honor 7 times.  In 2009 he was the recipient of the Division 1 Ohio Co-Coach of the Year by the Ohio Scholastic Soccer Coaches Association.  During his career, a great number of his former players have earned college scholarships and gone on to successful collegiate careers.  Reedy’s influence has propelled several former players on to coaching careers of their own. 

“I have been extremely blessed to coach hundreds of players who possessed not only great talent, but even greater character,” said Reedy.  “My wife Stefany has been my greatest supporter and we cherish the memories we have shared in my coaching journey.”

Paul continues to be a member of the Mason faculty where he teaches AP Psychology.  

Thank you Coach Reedy from everyone in the Mason community, for your time and effort, making the Mason Soccer program one of the best in the state.