Boys Cross Country Takes Center Stage For DICK'S Sporting Goods

GMC boys cross country is amongst the very best in all of Ohio.  DICK'S Sporting Goods very much appreciates the performances that took place in the GMC Championships this weekend. With an outstanding performance, winning the varsity race with a stellar time of 15:45.2, Mason Comet Aiden Amshoff was honored as the GMC Boys Cross Country "Athlete of the Year". Impressively, Aiden Amshoff led his fellow Comet runners, who placed 5 out of the first 5 runners to cross the finish line for team total of 15 points!  What a performance! Aiden Amshoff is a three-time first team all-conference performer.

Aiden Amshoff (Mason) - GMC "Athlete of the Year

(photo compliments of Mason SID, Dan Hilen)

With a truly incredible team performance in the GMC Championships, where his Mason Comets took the first five places in the varsity race and totaled a maximum 15 points, Head Coach Tom Rapp was selected by his conference coaching peers as the GMC "Coach of the Year".  This is the Comets 6th conference title in the past 7 years. No question about program consistency! Coach Rapp's dedication to young people is genuinely appreciated.

Tom Rapp (Mason) - GMC "Coach of the Year"

(photo compliments of Mason SID, Dan Hilen)


DICK'S Sporting Goods Recognizes GMC Girls Cross Country Standouts

DICK'S Sporting Goods appreciates the outstanding achievements taking place in GMC Girls Cross Country and salutes "the best of the best".  Evelyn Prodoehl from Lakota West was honored by being crowned as the GMC Girls Cross Country "Athlete of the Year". Evelyn won the GMC varsity championship race in a time of 18:19.6, besting Jocelyn Willis of Lakota East who posted a time time of 19:19.6 for second place.  With Evelyn Prodoehl being only a freshman, there is no question the entire Greater Miami Conference will follow her running career with great interest.

Evelyn Prodoehl (Lakota West) - GMC Girls Cross Country "Athlete of the Year"

(photo compliments of Lakota West SID, Darren Walters)

One of the greatest honors a coach can attain is to be genuinely recognized by their peers for their hard work in developing a program and elevating performances.  This is exactly the circumstance with Oak Hills Head Coach Shellie Hageman. Coach Hageman, who led her Highlanders to a second consecutive second place GMC team finish, was selected by her fellow head coaches as the 2021 GMC "Coach of the Year". Her efforts and work with young women are truly appreciated.

Head Coach Shellie Hageman (Oak Hills) - GMC Girls Cross Country "Coach of the Year"

(photo compliments of Oak Hills Athletic Department)


GMC Golf Teams and Individuals Qualify For OHSAA State Championships

With boys and girls golf in the Greater Miami Conference being amongst the very best in Ohio, it is understandable that the GMC would be well represented in the OHSAA State Championships.

On the boys side of the course, both the Mason Comets (District runner-up) and the Lakota East Thunderhawks (District 3rd place) punched their state championship tickets at Beavercreek Golf Course this past week.  Both Mason and Lakota East totaled 312 strokes with the Comets edging the Hawks in the tiebreaker.

(all photos compliments of East SID & Mason SID, Dan Hilen)

Mason Comet - Boys Golf District Runner-Up


Lakota East Thunderhawk - Boys Golf

Boys District Champions Team Results 2021 - Baumspage

Mason and East will compete in the OHSAA State Boys Golf Championships on October 22nd and October 23rd on OSU's Scarlet Course.

Tournaments details: OHSAA Boys Golf Tournament Details

On the girls side of the course, at the Glenview G.C., the Mason Comets outdistanced the Centerville Elks by a team score of 305 to 312 to stake claim to the Division I Girls District title. Caroline Thompson from the Sycamore Aviators also qualified as an individual by shooting a torrid 75 at the Glenview site.

Mason Comet - Girls Golf District Champions


Girls District Champions Team Results 2021 - Baumspage

Girls District Individual Scoring Results - Baumspage

Mason girls and Sycamore's Caroline Thompson will compete in the OHSAA State Girls Championships on October 22rd and October 23rd on OSU's Gray Course.

Tournament details: OHSAA Girls OHSAA Championship Details


Mason Boys Soccer Closes Out Regular Season With GMC Title

With an overall conference record of 7-1-1 (10-2-3 overall), the Mason Comet Boys Soccer team outdistanced Lakota East and Lakota West, who both were in the "title hunt" the entire season with identical final records of 6-1-2.  This conference "crown" was the Comets 4th consecutive title. Using the conference formula of 3 points for a win and 1 point for a tie, Mason totaled 22 points to the Lakota's 20 points.  Since joining 2007, this Mason's 10th GMC Crown. With outstanding defense, the Comet defenders recorded 7 conference shutouts this conference season to go along with their 4 non-conference shutouts. 

Mason Comets - Boys Soccer GMC Champions 2021

(photo compliments of Mason SID, Dan Hilen)

Lakota East and Mason Share Conference Girls Soccer Title

With identical 7-0-2 records, the Lakota East Thunderhawks and the Mason Comets both claimed a share of the coveted Greater Miami Conference Girls Soccer title.  Within the conference, each GMC win counts as 3 points and each conference tie counts as 1 point.  Using that formula, both the Thunderhawks and the Comets amassed a 23 total points.  This is East's first GMC girls soccer title (shared or outright) since 2005 and the fourth in Thunderhawk history. Since joining the conference in 2007, this Mason's 9th time in the GMC girls soccer "champions circle".

Lakota East Thunderhawks - GMC Co-Champions 2021

(photo compliments of East SID, Dan Hilen)

Mason Comets - GMC Co-Champions 2021

(photo compliments of Mason SID, Dan Hilen)