OHSAA Southwest District Posts Softball Seeding and Tournament Brackets

After a seed positioning vote of all the head softball coaches in Southwest Ohio, the OHSAA Southwest District has released the tournament brackets that will ultimately lead to the state championship in June.  To see the complete bracket breakdown, check out the link provided below to the SW District:

(Southwest District Softball Brackets 2021)

Based on outstanding play and strength of schedule, Greater Miami Conference teams have positioned themselves well to make extended runs into the post-season.  GMC softball seeds were as follows:

Lakota West #1, Mason #3, Oak Hills #5, Middletown #8, Fairfield #11, Hamilton #13, Lakota East #14, Colerain #22, Princeton #25 and Sycamore #26. Announces Winter Sport All-Stars

At the end of each season, (Cincinnati Enquirer) announces its selections for the the Greater Cincinnati / Northern Kentucky High School All-Stars. the Greater Miami Conference prominently places a large number of athletes on either first team, second team or honorable mention.  The winter sports of 2021 are no exception.

( Winter Sport All-Stars)

Headlining GMC honorees were two outstanding swimmers hailing from Mason Comet country.  Braden Osborn, 50 yard freestyle state champion and Emma Dalton, 100 yard backstroke state champion.

Braden Osborn - Boys Swimmer of the Year - Mason

(photo by Tony Tribble for the Enquirer)

Emma Dalton - Girls Swimmer of the Year - Mason

(photo by Tony Tribble for the Enquirer)

Dr. Pamela Ellis Offers College Application Essay Writing For High School Juniors

Stressed about college application essays? Here’s the answer. . . 

Have you heard? A lot of colleges will be “test optional” for students in the Class of 2022. Good news, right? It is really good news if your teen struggles with test anxiety or just isn’t a good test taker. So then how will colleges decide which students to admit?

It is going to come down to their application essays

Listen up, families with a college-bound junior in the Class of 2022…

You do not want to miss this upcoming masterclass which is all about writing a college essay that will help your teen get into their top choice schools. COLLEGE ESSAYS MADE EASY is just the help you’ve been looking for.  

By coming to this 90-minute virtual event, you’ll leave with clarity, confidence and peace of mind because you’ll know what to expect and be ready for senior year. i Learn how to prepare, how to start writing, how to write a compelling essay and more.

Here are some of the colleges where our students who attended last year’s masterclass were admitted:

Boston University


Claremont McKenna

Cornell College

College of Wooster






Santa Clara University



UC, Berkeley

University of Chicago

University of Michigan

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill


I know what you’re probably thinking... Do I really need to be thinking about this now? I mean they have until the middle of next school year to apply, right? Let me ask you this: 

How good will it feel for your teen to be able to take some time to RELAX before the hectic pace of senior year sets in? 

Time is of the essence. This masterclass will put your junior ahead of the curve and help you free up some time to do other important things, like capturing the right senior photo. 

To learn more about COLLEGE ESSAYS MADE EASY, including when it will be offered (seating is limited!), please go to:

Can’t wait to see you in class!

Sycamore Aviator Boys Volleyball Claims GMC Title

In undefeated fashion, the Sycamore Aviator boys volleyball brought home their first GMC title since 2005.  Running the conference table with 8-0 record, the Aves left no doubt about which team was the "cream of the crop" in 2021.  In the 18 year history of GMC Boys Volleyball competition, Sycamore has won a total of four conference championships.

Sycamore Aviator "GMC Champions" 2021

(photo compliments of Sycamore Athletic Department)

GMC Boys Tennis Championships on the Horizon - May 6th and May 8th

The GMC Boys Tennis Championships are set for Thursday, May 6th with playing beginning at 8:00 AM on the Mason High School tennis courts.  Day 2 play will resume on the Mason courts on Saturday, May 8th at 9:00 AM. A "rain date" of Sunday, May 9th has been scheduled also set for the Mason courts. The Mason Comets are three time defending GMC champions with the Sycamore Aviators historically nipping at their heels.

While the Mason Comets are serving the host site for these championships, the event is being administrated by the Princeton athletic administration.

Best of luck to all Greater Miami Conference tennis squads.