Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Buddy Biigs is the new boys basketball coach at Mason County

Press Release

Mason County High School


Mason County High School has chosen a new boys basketball coach for the Mason County School System. The choice is Buddy Biggs. He is a 22 year veteran of education and coaching. Coach Biggs has been head basketball coach at Ashland for the last 9 years. Before that Coach Biggs was the Head Coach of Pendleton Co. High School for five years where he won the 10th Regional championship in 2005. Coach Biggs was on the staff of Mason County Royals Coach Kelly Wells during the 2000-2001 basketball season.  He also coached at Henderson County High School and Beechwood High School.

Coach Buddy Biggs is a  graduate of Northern Kentucky University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Secondary Education. He obtained a Masters Degree from Xavier University in Sports Management.

He graduated high school from Covington Catholic High School in Northern Kentucky.

 9  - 20 win seasons

2005 10th regional championship

9 district championships

5 regional finals appearances

2005 AP Kentucky Coach of the Year

2006 Louisville Courier Journal Kentucky Coach of the year

KABC region coach of the year 04,06, 2011

 Coach Biggs is married to former MCHS student Allison Walker and has two children – Jeston is a junior at Eastern Kentucky University and 18 month old Case is at home.   



Friday, April 17, 2015

Joanthan Thomas is the new football coach at Mason County

Former player and longtime assistant coach Jonathan Thomas was promoted to head coach at Mason County today. Thomas, a 2000 graduate of Mason County, has been an assistant coach for 12 years. He succeeds David Buchanan who resigned after 19 seasons as the Mason County coach to become head coach at Mercer County.
      "My biggest reason for coaching is to give back to our guys the experience and opportunities I got from playing high school football at Mason County," Thomas said.
      The number of football players at Mason County has dropped in recent years. Thomas says he wants to create some excitement in the football program.
     "I want people to see the style that we play. I want us to get the ball to our kids. Offensively, I want us to hopefully put up a lot of numbers, you know, spreading the ball around, letting our guys do their thing," Thomas said. "And I'm hoping that people will see what we do and be excited by that."

Monday, April 06, 2015

Chris O'Hearn steps down as Mason Co. coach to become principal at Mason Co.

After 11 seasons at the boys' varsity coach at Mason County, Chris O'Hearn has resigned to become the principal at Mason County. O'Hearn is the second winningest coach at Mason County with a 260-85 record. Here is the press release from Mason County High School:

The Mason County High School Site Based Decision Making Council has chosen a new
principal for the Mason County School System.  The choice is current assistant
principal and head basketball coach Chris O’Hearn. He is a 24 year veteran of
education spending 19 of those years here at Mason County.  Since 2004 Mr. O’Hearn
has been the high school assistant principal and boys head basketball coach. Before
that Mr. O’Hearn was the principal of Mason County Middle School for two years and
assistant principal at the high school for one year.

Chris O’Hearn graduated from Georgetown College in 1990 with a Bachelor of Science
degree – majoring in Physical Education and minoring in Political Science.

He subsequently obtained 2 Masters Degrees from Morehead State University – one in
Secondary Education and another in Instructional Leadership.

Mr. O’Hearn is also a 1985 graduate of Mason County High School.

Mr. O’Hearn will resign as boys head basketball coach.  He started a highly
successful stint as head coach in 2004. Under his guidance the Royals won regional
titles in 2006, 2008, 2009 and 2010. It was the 2008 season when he led the Royals
to the state basketball championship.  His 2010 team made it to the final four.
Mr. O’Hearn is married to current Mason County Jailer Lisa O’Hearn and has two
children – Cameron who is a sophomore and Olivia who is an eighth grader.

Thursday, April 02, 2015

David Buchanan Leaving Mason Co. for Mercer Co.

After 19 seasons as the football coach at Mason County, David Buchanan announced this morning he is stepping down to become the head coach at Mercer County. Buchanan graduated from Mercer County High School in 1983. Buchanan had a 150-72 record at Mason County. Buchanan told the players about his decision this morning. "It was one of the toughest things I've done; I have loved being the coach here," Buchanan said. He guided the Royals to six district titles, two region championships and three 12-win seasons. Buchanan was named District Coach of the Year seven times by the Kentucky Football Coaches Association.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Mason Co. boys Class AA State Champions in Indoor Track and Field for Second Straight Year; Mason County Girls State Runners-Up

The Mason County Royals won the Class AA State Indoor Track and Field Meet for the second straight year. The Mason County Lady Royals were the Class AA runners-up. The meets were held Saturday at the Mason County Schools Indoor Athletic Complex.

Lady Royals Fall to Allen County Scotsville 49-42

Allen County Scottsville outscored Mason County 13-3 in the third quarter and beat the Lady Royals 49-42 Saturday night in the semifinals of the Houchens Industries/KHSAA Girls Sweet 16 Basketball Tournament. Kara Moran made a lay up to give Mason County a 27-17 lead with 2:09 left in second quarter. But Allen County Scottsville scored the final four points of the first half and the first nine points of the third quarter. Mason County's only points in the third quarter came on a free throw by Maddie Boone at the 4:29 mark and lay up by Erin Kumler that tied the game at 30-30 with 2:32 left in the quarter. Allen County Scottsville scored six straight points to lead 36-30 with 7:10 to play. Jordan Frodge and Brianna Littleton hit back-to-back three-pointers to tie the game at 36-36. Morgan Rich hit two free throws for Allen County Scottsville. Maddie Boone hit a jumper to tie the score at 38-38 with 2:18 to go. The Lady Patriots outscored the Lady Royals 11-4 the rest of the way. Allen County Scottsville hit three free throws and Holly Robinson came up with a steal and made a lay up to give the Lady Patriots a 43-38 lead. outscored Mason County 11-4 the rest of the game. Frodge and Whitney O'Mara were named to the All-Tournament Team.

MC (23-12) McNutt 6, Boone 9, O'Mara 7, Littleton 6, Frodge 8, Kumler 2, Moran 4
ACS (30-4) Sutton 3, Robinson 6, Brooks 4, Rich 15, Gregory 15, King

ACS 10 11 13 15 - 49
MC     9 18  3 12 - 42

ACS FG 35%     3 PT FG 20% FT 71.4% REB 36 TO 16
MC   FG 30.2%  3 PT FG 41.2% FT 90% REB 23 TO 14

Lady Royals advance to semifinals with a 52-34 victory over Johnson Central

Jordan Frodge scored 17 points to lead the Mason County Lady Royals to a 52-34 victory over Johnson Central Friday night in the quarterfinal round of the Houchens Industries/KHSAA Girls Sweet 16 Basketball Tournament. Johnson Central jumped out to 6-0 lead, but Mason County rallied to lead 16-14 at the end of the first quarter. Johnson Central was held to single digit scoring in each of the final three quarters and shot just 27.9% percent from the field for the game. Briana McNutt added 10 points for Mason County. The Lady Royals advance to the semifinals for the third time.

(Mason Co. 23-11) McNutt 10, Boone 8, O'Mara 8, Littleton 5, Frodge 17, Kumler 2, Moran 2
(Johnson Central 22-11) Salyer 2, Daniel 7, Pierce 2, Delong 2, Spurlock 8, Preston 3, May 10

MC  16 13  8 15 - 52
JC    14   7  7   6 - 34

MC FG 40.5% 3 PT FG 27.3% FT 83.4% REB 29 TO 11
JC   FG 27.9% 3 PT FG 28.6% FT 57.1% REB 31 TO 16