December 17, 2018

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Good Morning, Talawanda! Today is Monday December 17th, 2018

Lost & Found is overflowing again!  Please come to the main office and look for a lost coat, lunch box, cup, or eye glasses.  It will be going to the Oxford Resource Center on Tuesday.

And now for What’s The T and Patty G.

The boys basketball team fell to Mt. Healthy by a score of 54-43 on Saturday night. The Brave falls to 0-6 on the year, and will play next tomorrow at home against Little Miami — a game that will be live-streamed on the Brave TV YouTube tomorrow night. 

The Girls Basketball team fell to Little Miami on Saturday afternoon at home by a 54-34 score. Kyra Koontz and Jazz Bennett tied the team lead in points with 10. The girls also begin the season 0-6, and their next game is tonight at Valley View. They will also play at home against Harrison on Wednesday, a game that will be broadcast live on ICRCtv.com.

The hockey team went 2-2 over the weekend with a 3rd place finish in their tournament at Kent State. Talawanda started the weekend off with a 7-2 win over Olentangy Berlin Friday night, but lost two games Saturday with a 4-3 Overtime loss to Kentston and a 6-3 loss to Hudson. The Braves responded with a 5-0 win though yesterday over Watterson. 

Friday night the Brave swim and dive teams hosted Butler and Wilmington in a tri-meet at Miami’s Rec Center. The girls defeated Butler by a score of 141-11 and the boys defeated Butler by a score of 132-114. Both teams also defeated Wilmington with the girls posting a 141-49 victory and the boys posting a 132-54 victory. The girls were led by Mercy Patterson, who came away with wins in both the 50 Free and 100 Free, and Kenna Mondello, who came away with wins in both the 100 Fly and 100 Back. On the boys side, Ben Crowder won both the 200 free and 100 free. Also a special congratulations to Hannah  Lippincott, Morgan Stahr, Casey Johnston, and Max Baker for completing their first 500 Frees. The Brave will next take to the pool on Saturday when they compete in Butler Invite, which will be held on the campus of Wright State University.

The Wrestling team picked up some wins in their meet at Harrison this weekend, with a special congratulations to Sean Mondello, who picked up his 100th varsity win this weekend. He ended with 101 career wins, so congratulations Sean!

And the cheerleading team earned first place in their competition at Columbus this weekend, so congratulations to them!

And finally a special thanks to everyone who wore ugly sweaters today! I can’t even explain mine.

So that does it for us here on Season 11 of Channel 85. On behalf of everyone behind me and behind the scenes, we thank you all for watching this semester, and will see you after the break. Until then, have a happy and safe Holiday Season — and we’ll see you in a few weeks. We’ll leave you today with our highly coveted First Semester bloopers video, and a heads up that sometimes High Schoolers don’t always think before they speak, but, we’re still working on it. Have a great Holiday season Talawanda, best of luck on your exams, and enjoy!

December 14, 2018

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Good Morning, Talawanda! Today is Friday December 14th, 2018

Chess club will be in Mr. Yuva’s room after school today.

Lost & Found is overflowing again!  Please come to the main office and look for a lost coat, lunch box, cup, or eye glasses.  It will be going to the Oxford Resource Center on Tuesday.

Happy birthday to Mrs. Mira and Mr. Birkemeier.

And now for What’s The T and Patty G.

Well, the boys bowling team fell to Northwest by a score of 2840 to 2710 last night.  Jarrett White was the high scorer for the Braves with a 488 series, Gaege Fakes had a 411, and Aiden Lingsch had a 383. The girls team also lost — they’re score 2353 to 1364. Grace Steigerwald bowled a 313 series, and Emma Steigerwald had a 298.

So that’s all the results from last night, but plenty of teams are in action this weekend.  The boys basketball team plays at Mt. Healthy Saturday night in search of their first conference win, The Girls Basketball team hosts Little Miami Saturday afternoon at 2:30, the Wrestling team has a match tonight and Saturday at Harrison, the Hockey team visits Kent State for a weekend tournament with their first game tonight at 9. They’ll have two games Saturday as well, and The swim and dive teams have a home tri-meet tonight at the Rec Center with Butler and Wilmington beginning at 6.    

And we wish the cheerleading team good luck, as they are off to Columbus tomorrow for a competition at 8:30 am.

FinaIly today , I would like a student body presidential decree — that on Monday students, teachers, and administrators all wear ugly sweaters to celebrate the holidays, as we count down to break. So, get those sweaters out and we’ll have a school-wide ugly sweater party on Monday. 

Until then, that’s our broadcast on this Friday .  I’m Patrick Geshan.  Thank you so much for watching — and have a great weekend!

December 13, 2018

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Good Morning, Talawanda! Today is Thursday December 13th, 2018

Lost & Found is overflowing again!  Please come to the main office and look for a lost coat, lunch box, cup, or eye glasses.  It will be going to the Oxford Resource Center on Tuesday.

And now for more great wisdom of the Old Ball Coach.

Birthdays for today:  Braelynn Wagers turns 18, and Rachel Dsuban turns 15, Thomas Stone turns 18.

And now for What’s The T and Patty G.

Well, there are no scores to talk about today, but we wish the best of luck to the bowling teams who will play at Northwest this afternoon at 4. Northwest is the team to beat in SWOC bowling, with the boys winning 5 straight conference titles and the girls winning 6 straight. So we hope to report some good results to ya tomorrow.

Until then, that’s our broadcast on this Thursday .  I’m Patrick Geshan.  Thank you so much for watching — and have a great day.

December 12, 2018

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Good Morning, Talawanda! Today is Wednesday December 12th, 2018

All YITs are invited to our annual cookie decorating party on Wednesday after school.  Please bring cookies for us to decorate together! 

Lost & Found is overflowing again!  Please come to the main office and look for a lost coat, lunch box, cup, or eye glasses.  It will be going to the Oxford Resource Center on Tuesday.

And now for the one and only Old Ball Coach

Birthdays for today:  Ian Heiman turns 17, Ashlee Hooker turns 16, Melissa Farthling turns 15, and Zachary Flannery turns 16.

And now for What’s The T and Patty G.

The boys basketball team fell to Goshen last night by a score of 65-44. Tommy Winkler led the Braves in points with 13 and Jon Richter had 9. The Braves begin the year 0-5, they will play next on Saturday night against Mt. Healthy to begin conference play.   

The swim & dive teams opened their seasons last night by hosting a tri-meet with Middletown, St. Xavier, and Ursuline.  The girls fell to Ursuline by a score of 201 – 92 but beat Middletown 92 – 19.  The boys meanwhile, held their own with St. X, winners of the last 10 state titles in swimming & diving, but ultimately fell 187 – 113.  The boys did beat Middletown, though, by a score of 113 – 10.  Individual event wins were picked up by Mercy Patterson in the 100 Back, Ben Crowder in the 100 Fly, Rhyan Meyers in the 50 Free, and Sam Hool in the 1 Meter Diving.  The boys 200 Medley Relay team of John Anzano, Blake Madden, Ben Crowder, and Rhyan Meyers also started the meet strong by knocking off the St. X Medley Relay.  And also a special congratulations to Mercy Patterson who in her very first individual swim for the high school team broke the school record in the 100 Fly.  The swim & dive teams are back in the water on Friday when they host Butler & Wilmington in another tri-meet.  Action begins at 6 PM at Miami’s Rec Center.

The boys bowling team collected their second straight win in a 2764 to 2593 decision to Cincinnati Christian last night. Jarrett White led the way for Talawanda with a 439 series and Aiden Lingsch had a 418.  The GIRLS bowling team fell to Cincy Christian by a score of 1692 to 1589. Emma Steigerwald had a 284 series and Baylee Essert had a 276.   The bowling teams will both play at Northwest in their next match on Thursday.     

And that’s our broadcast on this Wednesday .  I’m Patrick Geshan.  Thank you so much for watching — and have a great early day.

December 11, 2018

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Good Morning, Talawanda! Today is Tuesday December 11th, 2018

All YITs are invited to our annual cookie decorating party on Wednesday after school.  Please bring cookies for us to decorate together! 

Best Buddies Members: Our chapter holiday party is today after school in Mrs. Sammons’ room. We will have hot chocolate, cookie decorating, and crafts/ Will will also collet canned goods around the building.

And now for Girls Basketball Hype

Birthdays for today:  Trevor Vicars turns 17

And now for What’s The T and Patty G.

The girls basketball team fell to Indian Hill last night on the road by a score of 83-23. They fall to 0-5 on the season, and will play next Saturday at home against Little Miami.

Home games for today: The swimming and diving teams have their first meet of the season with Middletown, St. X, and Ursuline at the Miami Rec Center at 6, and boys basketball hosts Goshen. Freshman at 4:30. JV at 6, and Varsity at 7:30. We’ll livestream the varsity game on Channel 85 tonight — Luke West Poley and I have the call at 7:30. It will be a Hawaiin out.

And that’s our broadcast on this Tuesday .  I’m Patrick Geshan.  Thank you so much for watching — and have a great day.

December 10th, 2018

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Good Morning, Talawanda! Today is Monday December 10th, 2018

Final exams are coming up next week!  We will have a normal day on Monday and have our 7th period exam at the end of school on Tuesday.  1st and 2nd period exams are Wednesday, 3rd and 4th period exams are Thursday, and 5th and 6th period exams are Friday.  Be sure to do your best because they’re going to greatly impact your semester grades.  Good luck Talawanda!

And now for Snow Day Superstitions

And now for What’s The T and Patty G.

The boys basketball team fell to Fenwick on Saturday by a score of 72-43. Craig James led the Braves in points with 19 and John Beckett had 7. The Braves shot 35% from the field and start the season 0-4. Their next game will be at home against Goshen tomorrow.

The girls basketball team also lost Saturday — i was a 43-32 decision with Union County. Jazz Bennett led the Braves with 10 points and Kyra Koontz had 9. The girls start the season 0-4, and will play next at Indian Hill this evening.

The hockey team went 2-2 over the weekend at the Miami tournament. The Braves opened play with a 7-1 loss over Indian Hill Friday night. They responded with a pair of wins Saturday beating Freemont 7-2 and North Royalton 6-3. Yesterday, though, the Braves fell to Westerville in the consolation game by a score of 6-2 to end off a busy weekend.   

The Talawanda wrestling team wrestled at the Edgewood Invitational over the weekend with 26 other teams in the tournament. Freshman Colton Baker took 2nd overall at 106 pounds, and Terrell Wills took 5th at 220. Clayton Detherage took 4th at 182 and Sean Mondello won 1st place in the 160 weight class. Eli Moore, Davis Baker, and Kyle Schlabach went 1-2 and Nick Engelhard and Nathon Detherage went 2-2.  

No home games for today, but we wish good luck to the girls basketball team who visits Indian Hill tonight for a 7:30 Varsity Tip.

And that’s our broadcast on this Monday .  I’m Patrick Geshan.  Thank you so much for watching — and have a great day.

December 7th, 2018

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Good Morning, Talawanda! Today is Friday December 7th, 2018

Best Buddies members:  Our chapter holiday party is Tuesday, December 11 after school in Mrs. Sammons’ room.  We will have hot chocolate, cookie decorating, and crafts.  We will also collect canned goods around the building.  See you there!

Students, please bring in canned goods to your first period class through Monday.  The first period who collects the most cans will win a donut party from Oxford Doughnut Shoppe.  Our goal is to donate 500 pounds!  Bring in those cans!

This is the last week to sign up for the winter blood drive.  Please turn in your forms to the office, room 611 or during your lunch time.  The blood drive will be on Monday, December 10th.

Birthdays for today:  Dylan Slager turns 16, Dylan Viox turns 16, Elizabeth Parrish turns 17, Sylvia Thompson turns 19, Samuel Morris turns 16, and Antonio Compres turns 17.

And now for What’s The T and Patty G.

December 6th, 2018

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Good Morning, Talawanda! Today is Thursday December 6th, 2018

Best Buddies members:  Our chapter holiday party is Tuesday, December 11 after school in Mrs. Sammons’ room.  We will have hot chocolate, cookie decorating, and crafts.  We will also collect canned goods around the building.  See you there!

Students, please bring in canned goods to your first period class through Monday.  The first period who collects the most cans will win a donut party from Oxford Doughnut Shoppe.  Our goal is to donate 500 pounds!  Bring in those cans!

This is the last week to sign up for the winter blood drive.  Please turn in your forms to the office, room 611 or during your lunch time.

And now for lunch drawings.

Birthdays for today:  Madilyn Whitehead turns 16, Rianna Thawley turns 16, Farai Ngorosha turns 16, Skyler Lawson turns 15, Douglas Moriarty turns 17, and Chase Colyer turns 15.  Also happy birthday to Ms. Lefevers.

And now for What’s The T and Patty G.

December 5th, 2018

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Good Morning, Talawanda! Today is Wednesday December 5th, 2018

This is the last week to sign up for the winter blood drive.  Please turn in your forms to the office, room 611 or during your lunch time.  Talawanda High is a red cord school.  If you donate blood 3 times during high school you will receive red cords for graduation.  For every person who donates blood you save 3 lives, what a great gift to give during this holiday season.

FFA members, please remember to bring a coat to class Monday through Wednesday this week.  Remember the shop is open to pick up your fundraising product from 2:30 – 7 on Monday and Tuesday, and from 1:30 – 5 on Wednesday.  Go Aggies!

And now for canned food drive interviews.

And now for What’s The T and Patty G.

The boys basketball team lost in their home opener last night by a score of 39-36. The Braves had a great 2nd half comeback to make it close.  Craig James led the Braves in points with 13, Josh Verst had 11 after shooting 5-9 from the field, and John Richter had 5 points. The Braves begin the season 0-3, they will play next at Fenwick on Saturday night. 

And a special shout out to my family in Washington, who last night went to pay their respects to former President Bush as his body lies in state in the Capitol Building. They waited 3 hours in the cold to get inside the rotunda, but say it was totally worth it — so thanks to Len, Susan, Megan, and Connor for sending those pictures in.

Home games for today: Varsity Wrestling has their first competition of the year as they host a tri-meet with Mount Healthy and Hamilton. All the action begins tonight at 6 in the gym.  Now I won’t be here Thursday and Friday — I’m visiting a college in Minnesota, so I will join you from Minnesota both Tomorrow and Friday  on the news with all the scores and results — so I will see you next from there, as we take The Final with Patty G on the road. 

And that’s our broadcast on this Wednesday .  I’m Patrick Geshan.  Thank you so much for watching — and have a great early day.

December 4th, 2018

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Good Morning, Talawanda! Today is Tuesday December 4th, 2018

This is the last week to sign up for the winter blood drive.  Please turn in your forms to the office, room 611 or during your lunch time.  Talawanda High is a red cord school.  If you donate blood 3 times during high school you will receive red cords for graduation.  For every person who donates blood you save 3 lives, what a great gift to give during this holiday season.

FFA members, please remember to bring a coat to class Monday through Wednesday this week.  Remember the shop is open to pick up your fundraising product from 2:30 – 7 on Monday and Tuesday, and from 1:30 – 5 on Wednesday.  Go Aggies!

Jostens will be in the cafeteria December 5th from 7-7:45 am for order turn in.  This will be the last opportunity to turn in orders before break!

And now for What’s The T and Patty G.

The girls basketball team lost to Fairfield by a score of 75-17 last night on the road. They fall to 0-3 on the season, and will play next at home Saturday night against Union County.

The boys bowling team was handed their first loss of the season last night by just over 40 pins — the final score Harrison 2795 to 2737. Jarrett White bowled a 432 series and Aiden Lingsch had a 398. The girls team also lost to Harrison — their final score was 2060 to 1683. Emma Steigerwald had a 323 series and Grace Steigerwald bowled a 301. The bowling teams have a week off now, and will play next Monday against Edgewood at home.

Home games for today: the boys basketball team has their home opener against Taylor. Freshman tip at 4:30, JV at 6, and Varsity at 7:30. The Varsity game will be livestreamed on Brave TV — Luke West Poley and I will have the call on the channel 85 YouTube tonight at 7:30.

And that’s our broadcast on this Tuesday.  I’m Patrick Geshan.  Thank you so much for watching — and have a great day.