Butler County Hall of Fame Selects Numerous GMC Athletes
In its 39th edition of the Butler County Sports Hall of Fame, numerous former GMC athletes have been selected for induction. Since the inception of the Butler County Sports Hall of Fame in 1982, some of the most heralded sports figures in Butler County’s history have been honored by their selection to this institution. Over the years, thirty-eight to be exact, 398 athletes, coaches, and other supporting sports figures from every corner of the county have been recognized for their contributions. The dream of journalist legends, Bill Moeller (Hamilton Journal) and Gerry Nardiello (Middletown Journal) was to create a legacy that accentuated the rich athletic heritage of one of Ohio’s most prominent counties.
2021 Inductees include:
Billy Allen - Hamilton "Big Blue" (GMC)
Bryan Barlow - Hamilton Taft Tigers (GMC)
Charles Byrd - Talawanda (MML)
Zach Edwards - Middletown Middies (GMC)
Sarah Eaton Fitzstephens - Fairfield Indians (GMC)
Jerry "BooBoo" Gates - Middletown Middies (GMC)
Jemma Hagglund Wagner - Lakota West Firebirds (GMC)
Kyle Hodges - Hamilton High "Big Blue" (GMC)
Jenna Nance Fasbender - Madison Mohawks (SBL)
Micah Nori - Middletown Middies (GMC)
Tim Reed - Hamilton High "Big Blue" (GMC)
David Young - Hamilton Taft Tiger (GMC)
The induction ceremony and banquet is set for Sunday, November 21st at the Courtyard by Marriott in Hamilton. Doors open to the public at 5:00 PM. Tickets ($30) are available at Clark's Sporting Goods on "B" Street in Hamilton.
Girls / Boys Soccer and Volleyball Southwest District Brackets
See the links below to for updated Southwest District DI Girls / Boys Soccer and Girls Volleyball Tournament Brackets:
GMC Girls Tennis Represents in OHSAA State Championships
The Greater Miami Conference, long respected as one of the best tennis conferences in Ohio, will be again well represented in the state championships this week. In the singles bracket, Shyla Aggarawal (Mason) represents the GMC and the Comets as the two-time conference "Player of the Year" and the 2020 OHSAA State Runner-up in singles.
On the doubles side of the court, the GMC is well represented by three doubles teams: Molly Grace and Leah Schleibaum (Lakota West), Anna Tonkal and Risha Chada (Mason), and Danielle Reid and Danielle Lebedev (Mason).
Championship play is set for October 22nd and October 23rd at the Lindner Family Tennis Center in Mason, Ohio. Action starts at 9:00 AM each day.
- Tickets: $12 student, $15 adult at www.ohsaa.org/tickets
Best of luck to our GMC athletes, "bring home the gold"!
Mason Girls Cross Country Brings Home GMC Title
Mason SID, Dan Hilen, press release:
On Saturday at the GMC meet the Mason girls ran well and were able to notch their 10th overall GMC Title. The conditions were true Cross Country, blustery, crisp, and somewhat raw. The girls started off well, with 7 girls running nearly together, shoulder to shoulder, just like the coach likes.
Advika Sumit stepped up, and was our number one runner for the first time this season! Kennedy Rader was our 2nd runner and had a season-best time, and Addie Stephens continued to impress with a solid effort placing third overall for the Comets.
After these three, we had some changes from past weeks; Ashley Robey took her game up a notch and was our 4th runner, and Carlie Condit took the 5th and final scoring position. The girls were able to notch the win with 30 points and log our 10th win in the last 15 years of GMC competition.
Six of our top seven girls were named 1st team all GMC and several of the runners were in the top 10 overall. All in all, it was a great day, and our JV ranks had great performances as well, including Grace McKay who would have placed 5th for us overall in the varsity race with her time.
Mason Girls Cross Country - GMC Champions
(photo compliments of Mason SID, Dan Hilen)
Mason Boys Cross Country Team Dominates To Capture GMC Title
Mason SID, Dan Hilen, press release:
The Mason Boys Cross Country team recaptured the GMC title on Saturday at VOA Park. The title is their program's 10th overall since entering the GMC in 2007.
Running on a cool, blustery day, the Comets not only claimed the title but did so in unprecedented fashion by sweeping the top five places for a perfect score of 15 points.
Senior Aiden Amshoff took individual honors with a personal record of 15:45 to be proclaimed GMC Runner of the Year. For the 6th time in his career, Head Coach Tom Rapp earned the GMC Coach of the Year.
The Comets raced as a tight pack and finished that way as well. Isaac Schachleiter garnered the runner-up position just five seconds behind Amshoff. He was closely followed by Jerry Xu and Keith Neuburger who both had breakthrough races.
Alex DeRoussel completed the sweep for the Comets nailing down the last scoring spot for the Comets with a blazing kick over the last 300 meters. Braeden Fedders and Brady Messer also ran fine races for the Comets as 6th and 7th runners respectively.
Mason Boys Cross Country - GMC Champs
(photo compliments of Mason SID Dan Hilen)