In its third annual Sports Awards program, Greater Miami Conference athletes have been nominated in most GMC sports contested this past winter. In a program on April 23rd at the Cincinnati Music Hall, athletes in each winter sport category will be recognized. This prep athlete recognition program is presented by Tri-Health with the support of UDF and Skyline Chili. Program is hosted by Rocky Boiman with special guest AJ Green.

GMC Nominees include:

Girls Basketball - Sammie Puisis (Mason) and Abby Pohaska (Lakota West)

Boys Basketball - Darius Bazley (Princeton)

Boys Swimming - Carson Foster (Sycamore)

Girls Swimming - Allison Bloebaum (Mason)

Wrestling - Zach Shupp (Fairfield)

**Interesting, while not surprising, in a vote by GMC coaches, each of the above athletes were recognized as "Athletes of the Year" in their respective GMC sports.

Event details are available through the link provided below:

( Winter Prep Awards)

Without question, Greater Miami Conference Girls Basketball is well respected around the state of Ohio.  This was reinforced by the recent release of the 2017-18 All-Ohio Girls Basketball squad where the GMC placed three outstanding individuals in this prestigious group.

First Team All-Ohio    Sammie Puisis - Mason Comets

First Team All-Ohio    Abby Prohaska - Lakota West Firebirds

Honorable Mention All-Ohio    CiCi Riggins - Hamilton Big Blue

For a complete listing of the 2017-18 All-Ohio Girls Basketball squad, check out the link below:

(2017-18 All-Ohio Girls Basketball Squad)

Congratulations to these outstanding athletes on a job extremely well done.


As the 2017-18 OHSAA basketball campaign winds down, four GMC players received state-wide acclaim for their outstanding performances this past season by being selected All-Ohio.

First Team All-Ohio:  Darius Bazley - Princeton

Honorable Mention All-Ohio:  Jarrett Cox - Lakota East

Honorable Mention All-Ohio:  Nick Deifel - Oak Hills

Honorable Mention All Ohio:  Darweshi Hunter - Princeton

Complete listing of the All-Ohio selections can be viewed through the link below:

(All-Ohio Boys Basketball Selections)

GMC Proud of your accomplishments!

Michael Combs has recently been selected as the next head coach to lead the Mason Boys Soccer Program, pending school board approval.  He will succeed Paul Reedy who announced his coaching retirement at the end of last season.  The former Mariemont HS and Northern KY University soccer standout brings a high level of experience and coaching accolades to Mason Soccer. 

Combs coached at the high school level for seven years before becoming an assistant coach at Cincinnati State in 2000. He accepted a full-time position at Earlham College (NCAA Div. III) in Richmond, IN. as an assistant men’s soccer coach during the 2001 season.

In the fall of 2002, Combs returned to Cincinnati State as the head coach of the Cincinnati State men’s team. In his 14 seasons as head coach at Cincinnati State, his teams posted a record of 223 wins, 50 losses, and 13 ties. Combs led the Surge to 12 Ohio Community College Athletic Conference championships, three regional titles, two district titles and NJCAA National Tournament appearances in 2010, 2012 and 2013.

In those 14 seasons, the Cincinnati State program was ranked in the top fifteen nationally and produced 16 All-Americans. Combs was named OCCAC “Coach of the Year” in 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2015 and 2016. Combs also earned NJCAA Region XII "Coach of the Year" in 2010, 2012 & 2013. Since joining the (OCSA) Ohio Collegiate Soccer Association in 2012, Combs earned "OCSA Coach of the Year" in 2012, 2013, 2014 2015 and 2016. The NSCAA named Combs as the 2013 "NJCAA - East Coach of the Year." Combs holds a USSF “C” National Coaching License, and is a member of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. Combs also directs Playmakers Soccer Academy, which provides youth soccer camps in Cincinnati.  Combs is also the President of the (CHSS) Cincinnati Hills SAY Soccer league. 

Combs is the current Kings Hammer YDA Director and he coaches a U9 boys team and a U11 girls for Kings Hammer.  He currently teaches Physical Education at St. Gertrude School in Cincinnati Ohio.

Coach Michael Combs

**Press Release from Mason Sports Information Director, Dan Hilen

DICK'S Sporting Goods recognizes and appreciate the dedication and extra efforts put forth by all coaches. DSG specifically congratulates the GMC Boys Basketball Co-Coaches of the Year.

Steve Wright - Princeton Vikings - GMC Champions