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This past Sunday, the 2016 GMC Champion Sycamore Aviator tennis program added yet another prestigious honor to their list of impressive accomplishments with an impressive day on the courts culminating in a third straight OTCA Team State Championship. In the state team semi-finals, the Aves knocked off New Albany on their way to a state final showdown with a strong Massillon Jackson squad. In defeating Jackson 3-1, the Aviators became a three time OTCA State Champion.  Congratulations to Coach Teets and his amazing Aviators not for the state team title, but also for a simply outstanding year from beginning to end!  

The Sycamore tennis program doubles team of Alex Taylor and Noah Stern pushed their Copley opponents right down to the wire before bowing out 3-6 in the final set. Both Taylor and Stern will be back in action on Sunday, May 29th as the Sycamore Aviator Tennis Program takes on New Albany in the state semi-final round of the state team tennis tournament. The New Albany showdown is set for 9:30 AM at Reynoldsburg High School.  

Making an early lead standup, the Mason Comets made the most of their opportunities to post a 5-2 regional final victory over conference foe and fellow GMC Co-champ Lakota East Thunderhawks.  The Mason Comet softball team will advance to the state semi-finals on June 3rd at 3:00 PM vs. Walsh Jesuit at the Akron Firestone Stadium.  Walsh Jesuit earned their state semi-final berth by defeating Canton Hoover by a 9-4 margin.

The OHSAA Regional Track and Field meet saw numerous GMC athletes finish to the top four places and thus qualify for the OHSAA State Championships in Columbus next week. The State Meet will be held in Ohio State's Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium on June 3rd and June 4th (details provided in the link below).  The Mason Comets boys track team lead the way with a second place finish, closely followed by the Sycamore Aviators. While on the girls side of the team ledger, Mason finished a strong third place followed by Lakota West with a seventh place team finish.

Complete Regional Track Results Via Baumspage:

http://www.baumspage.com/rtrack/2012/4/2016/Complete%20Results.pdf

State Track and Field Championship Information Link:

http://ohsaa.org/sports/tf/2016/2016TFcoverage.htm

In a classic Lakota softball showdown, the Lakota East Thunderhawks hung on to defeat district rival, the Lakota West Firebirds 6-5 and earn a berth in the OHSAA State Regional Final.  This marks the third time these schools have met on the diamond this year with Lakota East winning all three contests; the last two games being hard fought one run victories. 

Interestingly enough, the OHSAA Regional Final will feature an All-GMC confrontation as the Lakota East Thunderhawks meet a very familiar conference foe in the Mason Comets.  These two squads met twice during the regular season, splitting those contests, finishing the GMC slate with identical 17-1 records and sharing the coveted conference title. With the "Hawks" and the "Comets" being virtual mirror images, something has to give!  Regardless, the GMC will be guaranteed to have an outstanding team in the "Final Four"

The OHSAA Regional Final contest will be held on Saturday, May 28th @ 12:00 PM at Centerville High School will settle GMC bragging rights for the 2016 season. While the loser will go home with an outstanding season to their credit, the winner will advance to the OHSAA Final Four. 

State semi-finals will be held on Friday, June 3rd - 3:00 PM at the Akron Firestone Stadium.  The state championship game will be played on Saturday, June 4th - 7:00 PM also at the Akron Firestone Stadium.

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