DICK'S Sporting Goods takes great pleasure in recognizing and reinforcing outstanding achievement in the Greater Miami Conference. In this instance, DICK'S Sporting Goods is giving a much deserved a "tip of the hat" to the GMC boys golf "Athlete of the Year", Kyle Schmidt of Lakota East. Kyle, not only was the GMC Tournament medalist with a two-day total of 139, but also lead the Thunderhawk squad to the GMC title. The Lakota East squad also set a new GMC Tournament record shooting 599 over the two day competition.
Recognizing the outstanding leadership and guidance provided by Greater Miami Conference coaches, DICK'S Sporting Goods congratulates the Boys Golf "Coach of the Year" Jeff Combs, head coach of the GMC champion Lakota East Thunderhawks.
Congratulations to both gentlemen on a job extremely well done! GMC proud!
The Greater Miami Conference boys golf championship featured a showdown between two of Cincinnati's top programs. Anchored by Lakota East medalist Kyle Schmidt's torrid two round total of 139, the Thunderhawks held off a surging Mason Comet squad by a narrow four stroke margin to secure their third consecutive GMC title. Lakota East rode a strong first day total of 291 compared to Mason's 300. The second day was a tale of two teams as the Mason Comets reversed the scoring tables by posting a team total of 303 compared to the Lakota East total of 308. Based on the strength of their first day scoring, the Thunderhawks were able to withstand a determined Comet squad that put together an outstanding second day of play. The Lakota East Thunderhawk two day total of 599 strokes broke the existing team total scoring record of 602 strokes previously set by the Sycamore Aviators.
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The 2009 GMC Offensive and Defensive Players of the Year both find themselves on active rosters in the National Football League. Linebacker Jordan Hicks of Lakota West HS - GMC Defensive POY, who played his collegiate football at the University of Texas, is now starting middle linebacker for the Philadelphia Eagles. Quarterback Spencer Ware of Princeton HS - GMC Offensive POY, who played his collegiate career at LSU, is currently a running back with the Kansas City Chiefs.
GMC proud of these two young men and all their "prime time"accomplishments!
The Greater Miami Conference will continue to showcase some of Greater Cincinnati's finest athletes as the girls tennis programs face off the in conference championships next week. The GMC Tennis Championships will be held on Thursday, September 29th and Saturday, October 1st at the Mason High School tennis courts. Action each day will begin at 8:00 AM. First day activities will continue until dusk with second day action continuing until tournament conclusion. The girls programs will be vying to unseat the defending GMC champion Mason Comets. Mason High School will serve as the tournament site with the Princeton Athletic Administration acting as meet management.
With the GMC Girls Golf Championships in the rear view mirror, DICK'S Sporting Goods again steps up to recognize the Greater Miami Conference best of 2016 girls golf!
The Athlete of the Year is conference meet medalist, Lakota West sophomore, Natalia Sompolvorachai and GMC Girls Golf Coach of the Year, Sycamore's Andrew Ovington.
Sompolvorachai blistered the Walden Pond Golf Course with a two-day total of 148 to win the GMC medalist title by two strokes over Orchid Wang of Sycamore who finished with a stellar two round total of 150.
Sycamore coach Andrew Ovington lead his "Lady Aviators" to a GMC title, the unseating the four-time conference champion Mason Comets.
Congratulations to all GMC golfers and coaches for a job well done! Best of luck in the sectional tournaments ahead!