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Mike Dyer of WCPO.COM fame shared yet another meaningful human interest story of a dedicated young Mason girls basketball athlete overcoming medical obstacles to continuing playing a sport she loves. Just proves that not all the wins happen on the court!

To see teh "rest of the story" follow the link provided below:

(WCPO's Mike Dyer Shares Human Interest Story)

 

Article content compliments of LaRosa's MVP program. 

LaRosa's support of interscholastic sports in Greater Cincinnati is greatly appreciated by all.

ADAM CHANEY - LAROSA'S MVP FEATURED ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

(Photo compliments of Mason Athletic Department)

NAME: Adam Chaney
SCHOOL: Mason High School
SPORT(S): Swimming
GRADUATING YEAR: 2020
GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT: 2 Jr. Relay World Records
BIRTHDATE: 3/27/02
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6'4"-180 lbs.
RESIDENCE: Mason
PARENTS: Chris & Cheryl
BIGGEST INFLUENCE: Older Sister Blaise
FUTURE GOAL: "Be the best I can be."

Mason High School senior Adam Chaney is one of the nation's top prep swimmers. He is a four-time Ohio state swimming champion, a NISCA swimming All-American and a member of the USA Junior National Team.

Adam is the reigning Ohio state champion in two individual events, which he earned his junior year. He won the state title in the 50 freestyle in 19.79, with his prelim time of 19.69 setting an Ohio state record. His 50 freestyle time of 19.64 leading off the 200 freestyle relay also set an Ohio state record. Additionally, he won the state championship in the 100 freestyle in 43.67 with his prelim time of 43.27 setting a new Ohio state record, breaking the 27-year-old record previously held by LaRosa's Hall of Famer and Olympic gold medalist swimmer Joey Hudepohl. Adam also won the state championship in both the 50 and 100 freestyle events his sophomore year while attending Fenwick High School.

Adam's high school accomplishments have earned him numerous awards, including last year being named 1st team all-GMC, 1st team all-city and he was a finalist for Cincinnati.com's Sports Awards' Swimmer of the Year. He also won Mason High's ESPY Award for Athlete of the Year and Performance of the Year.

A month after the state competition, Adam last February competed in the Southern Premier meet in Knoxville, Tennessee and swam the 100 freestyle in 43.00, the third fastest time ever for a 16 year old.

Adam also swims for the Mason Manta Rays and is a member of the USA Junior National team. He has competed in numerous international events such as the Junior World Championships in Budapest, where he was a member of two junior world record-setting relay teams, and in the Pan Pacific Games in Fiji, where he earned four medals, including a gold medal in the 400 freestyle relay. A big-time college recruit, Adam will swim next year at the University of Florida.

A fly-fishing enthusiast in his spare time, Adam's favorite athlete is Steve Smith Sr., favorite entertainer is Matthew MaConaughey, favorite book is The Hobbit, favorite movie is Batman-The Dark Knight Rises and most-like-to-meet is Bill Russell.

Princeton's Paris Johnson Jr. widely recognized as the best offensive lineman in Ohio, garnered more honors this past week at the All-American Bowl in San Antonio, Texas. Johnson, a prized Ohio State signee, was also recognized as the Offensive Lineman of the Year in Ohio.

Paris was also recognized as the Anthony Munoz "Lineman of the Year" as well as the "Man of the Year" for his efforts off the gridiron.

For more details of Paris Jonson Jr's accomplishments, check out the Princeton Viking link provided:

https://vikenation.org/news/2020/1/4/football-paris-johnson-jr-receives-multiple-awards-at-all-american-awards-show.aspx

Article and photo below compliments of Princeton Athletic Department: 

Johnson, who has put in more than 1,000 hours of community service and wants to work with under-served students, initiated the start of the Paris Johnson Jr. Foundation, a non-profit organization that "exists for the purpose of letting individuals know that their past does not define them."

"I love giving back to kids because I feel like my whole life, people have invested in me as far as helping me with my training, my education, always making sure I had other resources to always compete in the classroom and always compete on the field. I would like to do the same for other people," Johnson said. 

His winning of the Man of the Year award came less than 30 minutes after he was named the Anthony Muñoz Lineman of the Year.

Lakota West girls basketball star, a 2008 grad and McDonald's All_American, was selected to the prestigious 2019 LaRosa's Hall of Fame.  To check out the "rest of the story" check out the link to Cincinnati.com:

https://www.cincinnati.com/story/sports/high-school/2019/12/24/larosas-announces-2019-high-school-hall-fame-class/2741727001/

GMC congratulations to the Firebirds Amber Gray on earning this honor.

In keeping with the excellent football played in the conference, the GMC was extremely well  represented in the latest Ohio Sportswriters All-Ohio selections. Between first team, second team, third team and special mention, the conference landed a total 15 players, led by Colerain's Deshawn Pace as the Co-Defensive "Player of the Year"  and  Fairfield’s JuTahn McClain as the Co-Offensive “Player of the Year”.

First Team All-Ohio selections were: JuTahn McClain - RB (Fairfield), Paris Johnson Jr. - OL (Princeton), Darrion Henry - DL (Princeton), Luke Mattia - DL (Hamilton), Deshawn Pace - DB (Colerain).

Second Team All-Ohio selections were:  Cameron Junior - LB (Middletown), Dontay Corleone - DL (Colerain).

Third Team All-Ohio selections were:  LJ France - DL (Fairfield), Daved Jones - LB (Lakota West)

Special Mention All-Ohio selections were:  David Afari - RB (Lakota West), Ace Ehrenschwender - OL (Colerain), Adam Hundemer - DL (Lakota East), Jaheim Thomas - DL (Princeton), Phil Thomas - DB (Fairfield)

For a complete listing of the All-Ohio Division I selections follow the link below:

https://ohsaa.org/Sports/News/ohio-mr-football-and-division-i-all-ohio-team-announced-2

Congratulations to all these outstanding young men on their efforts and dedication.

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