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Bizzarro leads Mason past Oak Hills

It was only fitting that Mason High School junior Toni Bizzarro was the last player to walk to the line during penalty kicks Tuesday night at Kings High School.Bizzarro, who had turned in a Tim Howard-ish performance in the goal, got the chance to turn the tables on the Oak ...

Own goal the difference as Badin advances

Malia Berkely looked up field, saw teammates heading toward the goal and sent the ball high in their direction.“I normally look to find a player running in and we had a bunch that time,” Badin’s junior midfielder said. “So it didn’t matter where I played it at, somebody was going ...

Monroe’s Charly Jackson (bottom) collides with Tippecanoe’s Lauren Lester. Tippecanoe defeated Monroe 1-0 in a girls high school soccer Division II regional semifinal at Wright State University on Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014. MARC PENDLETON / STAFF

Time runs out on Monroe

Bri Mays received the best birthday gift she had never dreamed possible on Tuesday.“I always thought that my soccer season wouldn’t go into my birthday and it did,” said Mays, one of just four seniors who played key roles in Monroe’s magical girls soccer season.But there would be no celebration ...

OHSAA releases weekly computer rankings

Staff ReportSeveral area teams are in line to make the Ohio High School Athletic Association state football playoffs based on this week’s computer rankings released Tuesday afternoon.The top 16 teams from both regions in Division I will qualify for the playoffs; the top eight teams in each of the other ...

WATCH: Autistic high school football player scores team's final touchdown of season

It was a touching moment on a high school football field near Pittsburgh when a player with autism helped end the season on a high note. Valley High School junior Zach Clarke scored his first-ever touchdown, thanks in part to players from both sides of the field. “I just ran ...

Mason, Lebanon volelyball to face off in districts

Three years ago, Mason High School volleyball coach Tiann Myer knew things were going to be tough.Myer had a young squad, but opted not to drop the Girls Greater Catholic League schools or Lebanon from the schedule.“We knew we were going to take some lickings for two years,” Myer said. ...

Mason senior 11th at state golf

Mason senior Scott Purvis his high school golf career in style.Purvis was second in the Greater Miami Conference by one stroke, earned medalist honors at sectional and finished second overall at the district tournament to advance to his second state meet.After battling the cold, wind and rain, Purvis turned in ...

Firebirds rally to reach districts

The old adage is, “To be the best, you have to play the best.”Lakota West High School volleyball coach Tracey Kornau not only played the best, she stockpiled the end of the season with the best.The end result, the Firebirds were just 3-6 in their last nine games heading into ...

Coach: Comets won’t overlook Big Blue

Brian Castner knows teams are capable of looking past the opponent immediately in front of them to a seemingly more imposing foe down the road, but he doesn’t believe the problem is as prevalent as thought by others.He certainly doesn’t think his Mason football team will fall victim Friday at ...

Fenwick’s Jena 9th at state golf

For most of the high school golf season, Fenwick’s Miles Jena wasn’t scoring like a golfer who would follow up his all-state freshman season with an all-state sophomore season.Jena was shooting in the low 80s and high 70s and wondering why his swing was out of whack.“I don’t really know ...

The start of Saturday’s GMC girls cross country race at Voice of America Park in West Chester Twp. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO BY Laurel Pfahler

Lakota East boys seize cross-country title from Mason

The Greater Miami Conference finally has a new boys cross country team champion.Lakota East unseated four-time defending champion Mason from its GMC throne, placing three runners in the top five Saturday at Voice of America Park to win the Thunderhawks’ first title since 1998.East, led by runner-up Dustin Horter, finished ...

East, West well represented at district tennis

Lakota East High School girls tennis coach Karen Barnes started tweaking her schedule a couple of years ago.With the Thunderhawks heading north to the Centerville Division I sectional, Barnes opted to start playing some of the teams from Dayton during the regular season.The move worked.A trio of Thunderhawks advanced from ...

Mason doubles team wins sectional

The Mason High School girls tennis team had some business to take care of before heading to the Division I district tournament.The Comets were one of eight teams in the state left in the state team tournament and the regional finals happened to fall just prior to the district tournament.“I ...

Mason defense stuffs Middies

Middletown High School’s football team found out just why Mason’s defense is the best in the Greater Miami Conference.Mason shut out the Middies offense, despite three trips to or just outside the red zone, and the Comets (5-2, 3-1 GMC) picked up their third straight win 22-6 on their homecoming ...

WEEK 7: HS Football Scores and Boxes

WEEK 7: HS Football Schedules

Middies look to bounce back vs. Comets

Last week’s 12-point loss to Sycamore was the Middletown High School football team’s biggest losing margin of the season.The Middies (2-4, 1-2 Greater Miami Conference) have competed in every game with even closer losses to quality competition like Thurgood Marshall, Lakota West and Pickerington Central.Now, Middletown coach Chris Wells is ...

Week 7 High School Football Schedule

FRIDAY’S GAMESBadin vs. Alter at Van Buren Middle School, 7 p.m.Purcell Marian at Fenwick, 7 p.m.Carlisle at Madison, 7 p.m.Edgewood at Northwest, 7 p.m.Talawanda at Little Miami, 7 p.m.Monroe at Valley View, 7 p.m.Cincinnati Christian vs. Dayton Christian at West Carrollton Middle School, 7 p.m.Franklin at Bellbrook, 7 p.m.Dixie at ...

West finally breaks through against Mason

For the past two seasons, the Lakota West High School boys have been so close to knocking off Greater Miami Conference soccer rival Mason they could taste it.The teams had been separated by a goal the last four times they played, including a pair of 2-1 Mason wins in the ...

Comets sweep Indians in GMC showdown

Michael Berkemeier knew his Fairfield High School volleyball squad had a tall order in front of it Tuesday night.Mason, the 15th ranked team in the state and the top team in the Greater Miami Conference, brought an experienced squad to Fairfield Arena.“They’re seasoned,” Berkemeier said after his 18th-ranked Indians dropped ...

DeAndre Barnett, Kings

Kings senior piling up yards, TDs

Kings High School running back DeAndre Barnett had a plan entering his final campaign in the Knights backfield.Rush for 2,000 yards.Or, in other words, average 200 yards a game over the course of the 10-game schedule.Halfway through and Barnett is just about halfway there.Through five games, the 5-foot-8, 165-pound senior ...

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