MASON, Ohio — Mason High School captured its ninth consecutive Greater Miami Conference All-Sports Trophy in overwhelming fashion, the school announced in a release this morning.
The trophy is annually awarded to the top athletic program in the conference. The Comets have won the prestigious honor every year since joining the GMC in the 2007-08 school year.
The gap between Mason and runner-up Lakota East was a record 59.50 points, according to sports information director Dan Hilen.
The Comets finished with 230.50 points compared to the Thunderhawks’ 171 points. Oak Hills was third (159), followed by Sycamore (154) and Lakota West (150) in the 10-school conference.
The GMC members compete in 24 sports – 11 points are awarded for a conference title, nine for runner-up and eight for third place. The points are tallied at the end of the spring season and the school with the highest total wins the traveling trophy.
The conference recognition has been annually awarded since the 1966-67 school year.
Mason had won or shared 13 of the 24 GMC sports titles while finishing second in seven others. Mason captured conference titles in boys and girls cross country, girls golf, boys soccer, girls tennis, academic team, boys basketball, girls swimming, wrestling, baseball (tied), softball (tied) and boys and girls track.
The second-place finishes included football (tied), boys golf, girls volleyball, chess, girls basketball, boys swimming and boys tennis.
Mason had 1,350 boys and 1,296 girls enrolled in the high school this school year, according to the OHSAA.