Fairfield Athletic Trainer Diana Ivkovich Earns "Bill Walker Memorial Award"

Diana Ivkovich - Fairfield Head Athletic Trainer

(Photo and press release compliments of Fairfield Athletic Department)

FHS Athletic Trainer Earns Award for Excellence

Congratulations to Diana Ivkovich, FCSD Athletic Trainer! She is the 2020 Bill Walker Memorial Award Winner! The award is named for the late Bill Walker, who served as the University of Cincinnati's head athletic trainer and assistant athletic director/sports medicine. The award recognizes athletic training excellence. We are thankful for the dedication Diana shows our student-athletes and appreciate her compassion and expertise.


GMC Proud of Diana Ickovich's dedication to Fairfield's student-athletes!

Mason Girls Basketball Coach Becomes All-Time Leader in Victories

Rob Matula - Head Girls Basketball Coach - 280 Career Comet Victories

(Photo compliments of Mason SID Dan Hilen)

(Mike Dyer WCPO Article on Coach Matula

Press release from Mason Sports Information Department - Dan Hilen



Tuesday, January 12, 20121


Girls Head Basketball Coach Rob Matula took over as all-time win leader in Mason girls basketball history on Monday night when his Comets defeated Hamilton.  Matula edged past Mason's legendary coach Gerry Lackey by achieving his 280th win (75 losses) in his 16th season at the helm of the Mason program.  His overall total in 23 years of coaching now stands at 361-171.  

Lackey, who led the Comets to a Division 1 girls basketball title in 2000 finished his 14-season career at Mason with a record of 279 wins and 56 losses.  

After holding coaching positions at Talawanda and Sycamore, Matula returned to Mason in 2005 to coach the girl's varsity team.   Under his leadership, the Comets have won or shared three Greater Miami Conference titles, 7 District Championships, and two Regional titles.  In the 2015-16 season, his Comets were the OHSAA State Runner-up.  

Rob has won multiple coaching honors that include league coach of the year, Southwest Coach of the Year, and Greater Cincinnati Coach of the Year. During his notable career, he's had the privilege of coaching multiple all-league and state players that have advanced to play collegiately.

This season Matula is working his magic again as his Mason Comets are undefeated at 8-0 and a GMC record of 6-0.  



Cincinnati.Com Announces Fall All-Stars (Cincinnati Enquirer) announced its "fall all-stars" and the listing was loaded with outstanding Greater Miami Conference performers.

To highlight GMC "Player of the Year" and "Coach of the Year" recognitions:

Football Defensive POY - Dontay Corleone (Colerain)

Girls Tennis Co-POY - Shyla Aggarawal (Mason)

Boys Soccer Co-POY - Jacob Beauchot (Mason)

Girls Soccer Co-POY - Kailyn Dudukovich (Lakota West)

Girls Soccer COY - Andy Schur (Mason)

Boys Cross Country Co-POY - Zach Beneteau (Lakota West)

Boys Cross Country COY - Sean Hart (Lakota West)

Girls Cross Country COY - Chip Dobson (Mason)

Girls Golf COY - Chad Layton (Mason)

To see the complete listing of GMC achievers, check the link provided below:

(Cincinnati.Com Fall Sport All-Stars)

Congratulations to all on being recognized for a "job well done"!

Buddy LaRosa's 46th Prep Sports Hall of Fame Selects Two GMC Athletes and One Team

Entering its 46th installment of the Buddy LaRosa Interscholastic Hall of Fame, the institution has chosen to recognize two GMC individual football standout athletes and one OHSAA State Basketball Champion team.

Both Jordan Hicks, a 2010 graduate of Lakota West and Terrill Byrd, a 2005 graduate of Colerain distinguished themselves for their outstanding gridiron feats, but also receive notable national recognition as outstanding defensive players.  Hicks and Byrd went on to be impact players on the intercollegiate level.

The Mason Comets girls basketball team avenged a state runner-up loss to Pickerington in 1998-99 by decisively winning the OHSAA State title in1999-2000.   The Gerry Lackey coached Comet squad won the state title in convincing fashion by defeating Pickerington in the rematch by the score of 36-25.

To get the "rest of the story", the link provided below leads to a Mike Dyer (WCPO.COM) in-depth look at this 46th class of Buddy LaRosa's Hall of Fame:

Mike Dyer - WCPO.COM High School Sports Expert - Insights on LaRosa HOF

The Greater Miami Conference is deeply appreciative of the Buddy LaRosa organizational commitment to the student-athletes of Greater Cincinnati.

Dudukovich, Jones and Beauchot Selected as United Coaches All-Americans

The United Coaches All-American Team has tabbed three GMC standout performers to honored by this national recognition.  On the girls All-American squad, Kailyn Dudukovich from Lakota West, Sydney Jones also from Lakota West were both selected as being amongst the very best players in the United States.  Dudukovich was a two-time GMC "Player of the Year" as well as two time Ohio "Player of the Year". Kailyn broke all existing scoring and point total records for the Lakota School District with a two year total of 96 goals and 208 points.  Sydney Jones was a two time first team All-GMC performer as well as first team All-Ohio selection. She lead the GMC in assists with 27 to go with 16 goals scored this season. Both these outstanding soccer athletes are Ohio State University commits. 

Sydney Jones                 Kailyn Dudukovich

(Photo compliments of Darren Walters, Lakota West SID)

On the boys side of the field being selected to the United Coaches All-American squad, Jacob Beauchot from the Mason Comets was recognized as one the nation's best male soccer athletes. Beauchot was additionally honored as first team All-GMC, GMC "Player of the Year" as well as first team All-Ohio. For his GMC Champion Mason Comets, Jacob led the GMC in total points this season with 48 points, also led the conference in assists with 18 and followed up by being second in goals scored with 15 .

Jacob Beauchot

(Photo compliments of Dan Hilen, Mason SID)