Schachleiter shows that no finish is impossible despite injury

Matthew Smith | Sports Editor For most, finishing a race requires two healthy legs. However, October 31 during the 2020 regional cross country championships, sophomore Issac Schachleiter suffered a devastating leg injury in the home stretch of the race. Coming into the meet, Schachleiter was second on the team with a personal best time of 15:48.50, and was expected to […]

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Best Songs of 2020

As 2020 finally nears its end, the Chronicle Staff is taking a look back at all of the truly fantastic music that was released over the past year. Without further ado, here are a few staff picks for the best songs of the year. “Key West (Philosopher’s Pirate)” by Bob Dylan By Raghav Raj The penultimate track from Bob Dylan’s […]

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Staff

MHS Chronicle Staff Members 2020-2021 Editor-in-ChiefRiley Johansen News EditorAnn Vettikkal Feature EditorKaelyn Rodrigues Sports EditorMatthew Smith Business Manager/Circulation ManagerAnna Kinasewitz Alexa Crociata, Intern Online EditorMeghan Dincler Visual Design EditorAadrija Biswas Staff Design Team Lexi Brown Rachel Cai Staff Writers Cody Allgor Divy Bose Evelina Gaivoronskaia Ally Guo Della Johnson Rilee Malloy Shravani Page Evan Ponstingle Raghav Raj Scott Reckers Abby Waechter Alisha […]

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Wilhelm Sets new GMC records, wins Golfer of the Year

Matthew Smith | Sports Editor It’s time to dust off the record books thanks to the Mason boys golf team.  Heading into the Greater Miami Conference (GMC) tournament, the team felt good about their chances on the course. With Lakota East returning as the defending conference champions though, it would be a tall task to take them down. Fast forward […]

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Comets improve to 3-0 with win over Oak Hills

Matthew Smith | Chronicle Sports Editor The Mason Comets continued a hot start to their 2020 season, defeating Oak Hills 27-12 in blowout fashion, improving to 3-0 on the year. Although they got the win, the Comets came out sluggish, throwing an interception that quickly led to an Oak Hills touchdown. A blocked extra point kept the score at 6-0, […]

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Urbana University COVID-19 permanent closure impacts former Mason Comet football players

Rahul Parikh | Sports Editor Matthew Smith | Staff Writer On April 21st, Urbana University in Urbana, Ohio permanently closed due to the financial implications caused by the Coronavirus. This abrupt announcement completely caught two former Mason football players off guard. Mason senior Jackson Norman, an offensive lineman who had committed to Urbana and current Urbana freshman Brogan Reed now […]

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Baseball team prepares for season despite postponing

Matthew Smith | Staff Writer A curveball that no one saw coming.  Coming into 2020, the Mason baseball team, led by head coach Curt Bly, had high expectations for the season, and all eyes were focused on reaching State final four goals. However, this spring has been anything but expected. With their season on hold per OHSAA rules, a lot […]

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German exchange student makes impact on the field

Matthew Smith | Staff Writer Albert Wiesigstrauch has found a home away from home.  Wiesigstrauch is a junior at Mason High School, but unlike most other students here, he is still getting used to life in America. Just months ago, Wiesigstrauch moved to Mason from Germany, leaving everything he was used to, including most of his family, behind.  As a […]

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Varsity Soccer team hosts Youth Soccer Camp

Matthew Smith | Staff Writer Click to enlarge and view in slideshow mode. It’s never too early to look for the future. Both the boys and girls varsity soccer teams have put in a lot of work this offseason as they prepare for their upcoming season this fall. Although they have busy schedules, the two teams found time to come […]

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ESPYs 2019: Predictions

Matthew Smith | Staff Writer On Monday, May 13 the Mason High School athletic department host the popular ESPY’s event that pays tribute to the incredible performances from Mason student athletes during the 2018-19 school year.  This program, modeled after the popular ESPN show, has become an eventful night celebrating the year’s top athletic moments.  Today, Chronicle sportswriter Matt Smith […]

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Family responsibilities often limit pool of female coaches

Matthew Smith | Staff Writer With coaches being an integral piece to any team’s success, there are plenty of sports with positive influencers running the programs at Mason High School. But take another look. Where are the women?  With an even distribution of male and female sports at most high schools, men still dominate the coaching ranks. Mason High School […]

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Comets focused on claiming first GMC title

Matthew Smith | Staff Writer This time, it’s official. This season, Boys Lacrosse will officially be a Greater Miami Conference (GMC) sport. The team will be lead by senior attack Xander Wells, Mason’s all-time goals scored leader, as well as defender Luke Volpenhein and attack Carson Croy, both potential college lacrosse players. The team will need contributions from everyone, though, […]

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Seniors to play key role in Comet Lax success

Matthew Smith | Staff Writer It’s go time for the Mason Girls Lacrosse team. A one point loss in last year’s state tournament is in the rearview mirror and now the team has set their sights on a new challenge, including coming out on top of their inaugural season in the Greater Miami Conference. Lacrosse is an official GMC sanctioned […]

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Leadership will be key for another Comet state run

Matthew Smith | Staff Writer Unifnished business. That’s how senior slugger J.P. Sponseller feels after coming up short a season ago in the state final four. With the team ready to kick off the 2019 season, the Comets have some big shoes to fill from a season ago but a roster of talented players are ready to step into that […]

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