After an extensive talent search, the Sycamore Aviators opted to select a boys head basketball from within the Sycamore "coaching community" by naming Andrew Ovington as the Aviator program head coach.  After serving the past two years as a varsity basketball assistant, Coach Ovington's familiarity with the program as well as the community proved to be undeniable assets for a smooth transition.  The responsibilities of being a head coach are not new to Andrew Ovington as he led the Sycamore Aviator girls golf program to a GMC title and state championship berth this past fall.  His leadership within this program earned him the appreciation of his GMC peers who selected him girls golf "Coach of the Year" for the 2016 season.

Mike Dyer, a true supporter of interscholastic sports in Greater Cincinnati, shared his insights and details on this high profile GMC hire. See his Facebook link below for "the rest of the story" -

(Andrew Ovington Takes the Reins at Sycamore)

Best of luck to Andrew Ovington as he assumes this leadership role at Sycamore High School!


DICK'S Sporting Goods appreciates the outstanding efforts of all Greater Miami Conference student-athletes and especially applauds the 2016-17 "Athletes of the Year" in all conference sports.

Spring Sports

Baseball - Jake Kates 12 (West)

Softball - Rachel Lewis 12 (East) and Elle Buffenbarger 12 (Mason)

Boys Track - Dustin Horter 11 (East)   Boys Field -  Zach Richardson 12 (Sycamore)

Girls Track - Serena Clark 9  (East) & Ellie Brush 12 (Mason)  Girls Field - Amaya King 11 (Mason)

Boys Tennis - Niraj Komutineni 10 (Mason)

Boys Volleyball - Max Chenoweth 12 (Fairfield) 

Winter Sports

Boys Basketball - Eddie Puisis 12 (Mason)    Defensive POY - Matt King 12 (Mason)

Girls Basketball - Sammie Puisis 10 (Mason)   Defensive POY - Samari Mowbray 12 (Mason)

Wrestling - Zachary Donathan 12 (Mason)

Boys Swimming - Ethan Devyak (Mason)

Girls Swimming - Allison Bloebaum 11 (Mason) and Ashley Volpenhein 12 (Mason)

Boys Bowling - Evan Haas 11 (Mason)

Girls Bowling - Paige Weitz 10 (Sycamore)

Chess - Anagh Kulkarni (Mason)

Academic Quiz Team - Michael Mendoza (Princeton)

Fall Sports

Football - Defensive - Kyle Bolden 12 (Colerain)    Offensive - RaVonn Bonner 12 (Sycamore)

Girls Volleyball - Maya Krause 12 (West)

Boys Soccer - Ramon Bajeca 12 (Middletown)

Girls Soccer - Paige Knorr 12 (Oak Hills)

Boys Cross Country - Dustin Horter 11 (East)

Girls Cross Country - Ellie Brush 12 (Mason)

Boys Golf - Kyle Schmidt 10 (East)

Girls Golf - Natalia Sompolvorachai 10 (West)

Girls Tennis - Emily Thomas - 11 (Princeton)

Congratulations to all these outstanding athletes on a job extremely well done! GMC proud of your efforts.

Lexi Dannemiller and Liz McMahon, both members of the Lakota West class of 2011, have been selected to join the 21 member United States Volleyball team.

This team will begin play in the 2017 International Federation of Volleyball (FIVB) World Grand Prix Event.  This premier annual Women’s Volleyball tournament will be held in China and Brazil in July. After hosting some games in Anaheim, California in August the U.S team will depart to play in the FIVB World Cup which takes place in Tokyo and Nagoya, Japan from Sept. 5-10.

Dannemiller and McMahon teamed up to contribute to Lakota West’s back-to-back GMC championship seasons of  2009 and 2010.

Lexi Dannemiller was twice named GMC player of the year and was selected to three all GMC 1st teams and to the GMC second team as a freshman.  Liz McMahon was named to all GMC 1st teams her freshman through junior years.  She missed most of her senior year due to an injury sustained before the year started while participating as a member of Team USA in the Youth Olympic games.  

Since leaving high school Dannemiller has since gone on to star for the University of Michigan and to play professional volleyball in Germany.

Similarly, McMahon went on to star for the University of Illinois and to play professionally for several teams in Europe. 

Liz McMahon (left) and Lexi Dannemiller (right)

(Article content and photo compliments of Lakota West Sports Information Department)

In recognition of their outstanding careers and accomplishments,  LaRosa's High School MVP program has selected two of the Mason Comet best athletes,  Elle Buffenbarger (GMC softball POY) and Ashley Volpenhein (GMC Swimming AOY) to be part of the group of six finalists for the coveted MVP of the year award.

To explore some of the highlights of their careers see the link listed below:

(LaRosa's MVP Finalists)

Elle Buffenbarger

Ashley Volpenhein

GMC proud of your efforts and accomplishments!

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