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In an abbreviated athletic year, Mason captures its 13th consecutive Greater Miami Conference All-Sport Championship. In a vote of GMC athletic directors, Mason was awarded the 2019-2020 GMC All-Sport title. Totaling 167.8 All-Sport points over runner-up Lakota East with 130.5 Mason ran away with the GMC crown.  Mason has won the Greater Miami Conference every year since joining the conference in 2007-08.

On the strength of two sports seasons, as Mason captured GMC fall titles in girls volleyball, boys soccer, boys cross country, and girls tennis, backed up by the strength of runner-up positions in girls soccer, girls cross country, boys golf and girls golf. In a show of program strength, all totaled in fall sports alone, Mason finished first or second in eight of the nine sports being contested.  In the winter sports arena, Mason garnered an additional 5 championships.  Securing titles chess, boys and girls swimming, wrestling and a co-championship in boys bowling sealed the deal for the Comets.

 

   

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COLE HARTING - LAROSA'S MVP FEATURED ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

NAME: Cole Harting
SCHOOL: Mason High School
SPORT(S): Baseball
GRADUATING YEAR: 2020
GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT: College scholarship
BIRTHDATE: 8/31/2001
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6'- 205 lbs.
RESIDENCE: Mason
PARENTS: Scott & Nikki
BIGGEST INFLUENCE: Coach Dave Collins
FUTURE GOAL: Get drafted & Play professional baseball

One of the GMC's top baseball players is Mason senior center fielder Cole Harting.

Cole's stellar play last season helped the Comets win the GMC championship for the second straight year, going an impressive 17-1 in conference play, 25-4 overall. He hit a robust .391 with a .486 on-base percentage. He had 19 extra base hits, including seven home runs, and 29 RBI. He earned first team all-GMC, first team all-city and first team all-state honors.

During his notable varsity career, Cole batted .389 with a .481 on-base percentage. He had 29 extra base hits, including 7 home runs, and 58 RBI. He plays for Midland during the summer.

Active in community service, Cole is a super student with a 4.08 GPA. His favorite athlete is Mike Trout, favorite entertainer is Ryan Reynolds, favorite book is Holes, favorite movie is Sandlot and most-like-to-meet is Ken Griffey Jr.

Cole has been recognized as one of the area's elite players by Prep Baseball Report. He will play baseball collegiately at the University of Cincinnati.

 

 

 

 

MADDIE ULLOM - LAROSA'S MVP FEATURED ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

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NAME: Maddie Ullom
SCHOOL: Mason High School
SPORT(S): Track-Cross Country
GRADUATING YEAR: 2020
GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT: Running sub 2:10 in the 800
BIRTHDATE: 1/16/2002
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 5'8"-125 lbs.
RESIDENCE: Mason
PARENTS: Michael & Kierstin
BIGGEST INFLUENCE: Jesus Christ
FUTURE GOAL: "Great time at Penn State and next chapter of life; dare to be great at all of my endeavors."

Mason High School senior Maddie Ullom is an all-star runner in cross country and track.

Last season as a junior, she finished fourth in the track 800 run (2:09.95, a school record) at the Ohio state Track Championships plus was third in the 4x400 relay and fourth in the 4x800 relay. She was GMC champion, district champion and regional champ in the 800, and finished 16th at the New Balance Outdoor Nationals in 2:11.3. In 2017, she was a member of the 4x800 relay team that won the Ohio state championship, setting a state record time. She has been selected first team all-GMC, 1st team all-city and all-state numerous times in numerous events.

Also an all-star cross country runner, Maddie is a two-time GMC cross country champion and GMC CC Runner of the Year. Twice she has been a finalist for Cincinnati Sports Awards' Cross Country Runner of the Year. Her personal best time of 17:57 is third all-time in school history.

Just recently in March, Maddie was on the Comets' 4x400 relay team that was the Ohio state runner-up at the Ohio State Indoor Track Championships. She was also indoor Ohio state runner-up in the 800-meter run.

Maddie also played two years of soccer for the Comets and is a member of the school's honors concert choir. A great student who is active in community service, she will run both intercollegiate track and cross country at Penn State University.

Maddie has athletic genes -- Her dad was an All-American swimmer at Purdue, and her mom was an All-American track runner at Purdue. Her grandpa coached track.

Her favorite athlete and most-like-to-meet is Colleen Quigley, favorite entertainer is Emma Watson, favorite book is the Harry Potter series and favorite move is Perks of Being a Wallflower.

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NAME: Cassidy Hudson
SCHOOL: Lakota East High School
SPORT(S): Softball
GRADUATING YEAR: 2020
GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT: Scholarship to play in college
BIRTHDATE: 11-16-2001
HEIGHT: 5'8" - 160 lbs.
PARENTS: Todd & Holly
BIGGEST INFLUENCE: Grandparents
FUTURE GOAL: "Win a state title if we get an opportunity to play this season."

One of the area's best softball players is infielder Cassidy Hudson, a senior at Lakota East High School.

Cassidy accumulated some impressive numbers in her junior year. In 32 games, she hit for a .523 average while having a .560 on base percentage. She also scored 48 runs and had 58 hits, including 12 doubles, five triples and four homeruns. Plus, she had 34 RBI and 16 stolen bases.

She helped the Thunderhawks win the GMC championship, district championship and the regional title, the first in 19 years. They finished 30-2 and were Ohio state runners-up. In the big state semifinals' win vs. Westerville, Cassidy went 3-for-4 with a double.

Cassidy's play has earned numerous honors. Her sophomore year, she was selected 1st team all-GMC and 2nd team all-state. Last season, she was GMC Player of the Year, Journal-News Area Player of the Year, 1st team all-city (Enquirer) and 1st team all-state.

Her summer club is the Ohio Thunder. A good student, Cassidy will play next season at Fairmont State University in West Virginia.

Her favorite athlete and most-like-to-meet is Kris Bryant, favorite entertainer is Luke Combs, favorite book is Dreamland and favorite movie is Bridesmaids.

COACH'S QUOTE – "Cassidy is one of the players a coach knows can do anything. I have coached many great players and Cassidy is one them. She has a great work ethic and the softball skills to make it at the next level."
— Steve Castner, Softball Coach

In support of interscholastic sports in Greater Cincinnati, the Cincinnati Enquirer has complied a collection of winter sport athletes whose outstanding performances have placed them among the best in the city, if not the entire state.  As is our custom, the Greater Miami Conference is well represented on these All-City selections made by the Cincinnati Enquirer.  For complete listings of all recognitions across the Greater Cincinnati area, including Honorable Mention, go to: 

(Cincinnati Winter Sport All-Stars)

Many thanks to the Cincinnati Enquirer sports staff for their hard work in pulling this comprehensive list together. A very nice tribute to last high school sporting season of the 2019-2020 school year.  It is definitely a bright sport.

Boys Basketball

First Team:  Nate Johnson (Lakota East)

Second Team:  Trey Robinson (Hamilton), Julian Mackey (Lakota West) and DeAirius Randle-Barker (Princeton

Girls Basketball

First Team:  Chance Gray (Lakota West

Second Team:  Neveah Dean (Lakota West), Aliah McWhorter (Sycamore), Dy'Jhanik Armfield (Oak Hills)

Wrestling

First Team:  Pacey Najdusak (Mason), Antoine Allen (Princeton), Tim Smith (Colerain), Owen Amburgy (Mason), Aaron Sharp (Lakota East)

Second Team:  Brandon Mitchell (Oak Hills), Dominic DiTullio (Mason), Alex Epstein (Lakota East), Judah Thomas (Middletown), Brandon Smith (Fairfield), Vincent Munlin (Princeton)

Boys Swimming / Diving

Swimmer of the Year - Adam Chaney (Mason) winning two state titles 50 and 100 Free

First Team: Jacob McDonald (Lakota East), Adam Chaney (Mason), Owen Pelsor (Oak Hills), Braden Osborn (Mason), Ansel Forass (Sycamore), Carl Bloebaum (Mason)

Second Team:  Erik Menchhofer (Sycamore), Jacob Ortwein (Lakota West), Preston Landolt (Sycamore)

Girls Swimming / Diving

First Team:  Kiara Anchrum (Mason), Reese Lugbill (Mason), Hannah Cech (Lakota East), Page Striley (Lakota West), Lauren Clippard (Colerain), Tara Witkowski (Lakota East)

Second Team:  Tiana Anchrum (Mason), Ashley Lugbill (Mason), Emma Dalton (Mason)

Boys Bowling

First Team:  Jacob Popp (Fairfield), Austin Smith (Middletown), Cody Carlson (Princeton), Nathan Sexton (Oak Hills)

Second Team:  Jack Czerwonka (Sycamore), Michael Gehr (Lakota East), Ethan Rowe (MIddletown)

Girls Bowling

First Team:  Emily Cupp (Middletown), Lilly Arvin (Hamilton), Paige Mettey (Oak Hills)

Second Team:  Ruby Mcannich (Colerain), Madison Roybal (Fairfield)

Congratulations to all GMC athletes being recognized by the Cincinnati Enquirer as All-City performers.

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