Many times sports relationships develop those special bonds that go beyond strikeouts and defensive strategies.  Such is the case between Mason Comet softball battery-mates Ellie Buffenbarger and Brooke Rice.  Many thanks to WCPO's Mike Dyer going outside the box scores to highlight this human interest article.  See the link provided below to get "the rest of the story"...

(Mason Battery Forms Special Bond)

(Photo and content compliments of WCPO and Mike Dyer)

On Saturday evening, at the Eastern Relays in Louisville, Dustin Horter overcame very poor racing conditions to shatter his own school 3200 meter record of 9:02.79.  Dustin ran back-to-back 4:28 miles in pouring rain to finish the extremely competitive 3200 meter race in a State-leading time of 8:56.62, besting the 2nd place finisher by over 10 seconds, and knocking 6 seconds off his own previous Lakota East (and Lakota District) record.  This was also the 3rd fastest 3200 meter ever run on Kentucky soil. 

Photo and article content compliments of Lakota East Sports Information Director, Dan Hilen.

Hamilton High Head Coach Joey Lewis attained a career milestone with his 100th career win at the helm of the  "Big Blue" baseball program. In an extremely competitive baseball conference, to attain 100 career wins against some of the state's best baseball programs is quite an accomplishment. This feat is especially noteworthy in that Coach Lewis has attained this number of victories in less than seven seasons. For further details of this accomplishment, please see the link provided below by the Hamilton Athletic Department: 

(Coach Lewis Hits Victory Century Mark)

GMC proud of Coach Lewis' accomplishment!

For the purposes of advanced planning, please note:

GMC Track and Field Championships are set for:

Wednesday, May 10th with Field events @ 4:00 PM and Running events @ 5:30 PM.

Friday, May 12th with Field events @4:00 PM and Running events @ 6:00 PM

Championship site is Mason High School and admission is $4 for students and $6 for adults each day.

The Mason Comets will be looking to defend their GMC titles in both the girls and boys competitions. 

GMC Boys Tennis Championships are set for:

Saturday, May 6th @ 8:00 AM and Monday, May 8th @ 4:30 PM

Championship site will be Mason High School, administrated by the Princeton Athletic Department.

The Sycamore Aviators will be looking to defend their conference title in this championship event.

Best of luck to all Greater Miami Conference squads in these prestigious competitions.

Sid McElroy, a four year softball starter for the Oak Hills Highlanders is great example of inner strength as well as focus as she daily overcomes a medical condition to be one of the GMC's best players.  WCPO's Mike Dyer shares Sid McElroy's story of triumph over her challenges and provides insights to one very competitive young lady. To see "the rest of this inspirational story"...check the link provided below:

(Sid McElroy Meets the Challenge)