It wasn’t easy, but the Mason boys swimming team found a way to claim its third consecutive Greater Miami Conference title.
Sycamore had more champs (7-2), but the Comets had more placers in taking the title by less than 100 points (542-448).
Mason finished second in six events to three for the Aves.
While the boys were in a battle for the title, the girls team had no problems winning its 11th straight.
Mason won every swimming event, missing a complete sweep of the meet in diving.
The Comets finished with 683 points while Lakota West was a distant second with 387.
Allison Bloebaum was named swimmer of the year and Mark Sullivan coach of the year in both boys and girls.
The Mason wrestling team had to battle for its ninth straight GMC title, holding on for a 223-175 edge on Fairfield at Oak Hills High School.
Mason had five champs and three runners-up to help seal the win while Fairfield won three titles.
The girls basketball team improved to 17-3 with blowout wins over Oak Hills (79-43) and Hamilton (70-23) to remain one game behind Lakota West in the GMC at 13-1.
Mason’s boys team bounced back from a loss to Middletown with wins over Sycamore (82-50) and Lakota West (63-39) to improve to 13-3 overall and 9-3 in the GMC.
Lebanon: The Warriors girls basketball team continues to roll toward the postseason.
Lebanon ran its winning streak to five with a 52-48 win over Lebanon and a 57-37 win against Miamisburg.
Lebanon’s boys sit a half game behind Miamisburg at 4-5 in the National West. They improved to 13-5 overall with a 61-46 win over Northmont.
Little Miami: The Panthers boys basketball team is starting to put it together.
Little Miami went 2-0, starting with a 50-38 win over Ross, the second-place team in the Southwest Ohio Conference, before closing the week with a 57-41 win over Harrison to improve to 8-11 overall and 4-6 in the conference.
“We had a great defensive effort holding their (Ross) leading scorer (Landen Angel) to 10 points,” coach Michael Craig said.
David Tosh, Ryan Kerman, and Jake Shirey all took part in guarding Angel and limiting his opportunities to score.
Antonio Holman led all scorers with 15 points.
Cole Spencer had 17 points in the win over Harrison with Josh Tramuta adding 13 points and 8 rebounds.
The girls team fell into a three-way tie for the conference lead at 9-2 after dropping a 33-31 decision at Edgewood on Feb. 3.
Little Miami had opened the week with a 54-46 win at Loveland.
Kings: The Knights just missed on an epic comeback attempt.
Kings trailed West Clermont 31-19 at the half and 41-35 heading into the fourth quarter but missed a shot at the buzzer that would have tied the score in a 52-49 defeat.
Jack Hussey led the Knights with 19 points, seven rebounds and three steals while Jake Peters added 12 points.
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