February 23rd, 2020

Good Morning Talawanda. Today is Tuesday, February 23rd, 2021.

The THS Media Center has double the number of overdue books due to the remote learning and school closings.  We did not have a chance to collect most of the books that were due from the 2019-2020 school year and most of the books that were checked out during the brief face to face weeks in late October and early November 2020.  If possible, especially those who are currently attending in person, please return or renew any book you currently have checked out that is overdue.  

Reminder to seniors applying for the OCE or THS Local Scholarships – Packets are due by 3pm this Thursday!  Mrs. Roy will be in the guidance office tomorrow and Thursday if you don’t drop them off today.

Quarter Two Honor Roll certificates have been distributed.  Congratulations to all of our recipients!  Remote learners earning honor roll, your certificates are available in the main office foyer.  Contactless pickup, weekdays between 7:30 am – 3:00 pm.

THS Mock Trial Team Rage Against has qualified for  STATE!!!! Talawanda Mock is now in the top 19 teams in Ohio.  Please congratulate team members Rita Barclay-Hart, Eliot Berberich, Kel Fisher, Nathan Hall, Madeline Moser, Jean Pateman, and Emma Schrimper.

Boys interested in playing tennis this spring please see Coach Silberstien in room 117 or Coach Thomas in room 310.  You can also email Coach thomas at thomasp@talawanda.org.

Now for this week’s student spotlight, followed by sports with Luke West Poley

James Anzano is up for Enquirer athlete of the week this week after his 2 goal performance versus Kilbourne last weekend, so make sure to vote for him on the Cinci Enquirer high school sports page.

Congrats to the mock trial team on qualifying for states, that was announced last night so good luck to all of them as they will compete March 11-13th to complete their season.

Slow sports day today, but that’s all for us on this Monday, enjoy this message from Talawanda Hope, good luck to the ACT people tomorrow, and you all better hide your girl, because it’s flex season.

February 22nd, 2021

Good Morning Talawanda. Today is Monday, February 22nd, 2021.

The track and field team will start practice today from 3:30-5:30.  We will meet each day at the track.  Please check your school email for details.  You must have a completed physical to practice.

Seniors, We have extended the deadline for applications for both the Oxford Community Foundation and Talawanda Scholarships until this Thursday, 2/25.  You will need to have them turned in to the Guidance Office no later than 3 pm on Thursday. Please allow enough time for anyone writing letters of recommendation for you.  You can either request a copy of your transcript through Parchment or if you are in the building you can stop by guidance and get a copy.  These do not need to be official so you can make as many copies as you need.   Please see  Mrs. Roy with any questions.

Boys interested in playing tennis this spring please see Coach Silberstien in room 117 or Coach Thomas in room 310.  You can also email Coach thomas at thomasp@talawanda.org.

Talawanda HOPE is sponsoring self care month at THS.  To end February self care month, this week is focused on managing stress.  One of the easiest ways to manage stress is through deep breathing.  Here is a short video to teach a deep breathing technique, followed by Goon Squad with sports.

Welcome back everyone, hope you all had a great weekend. Concussion Boy STILL can’t stand in front of bright lights and we must have done a good job last week so GOON SQUAD is back

Boys bababol fell to Walnut Hills on Friday 58-40. Craig James led the way for the Brave droppin 15 on the Owls. Johnny Richter shot 71% from the field, good for 12 points. The boys finish the season with a 7-16 record.

Congrats to a number of swimmers who competed last weekend with hopes of moving on to states, Maren Patterson was the lone qualifier for the girls in the 100 free and 100 back, the relay team of Alex Carlson, Blake Madden, Ben Crowder, and Maxx Gregg qualified in the 200 medley relay and the 200 freestyle relay and Sam Hool capped it all off for the Brave as he repeated as district diving champion. Congrats to all the swimmers on a great season and good luck to all of them next weekend.

The Hocka team annailated Kilbourne yesterday with the game ending in an 11-1 mercy rule. Andrew Shrider paved the path with a hat trick and James Anzano nipped 2 genos in his first game back from a horrific shoulder boo boo. Other goal scorers were the Amarantos twins with two apiece, and we both scored as well.

Congratulations to Grace Steigerwald for qualifying for districts in bowling.

Shoutout to Michael Zachary Sens for being an absolute stud muffin

Spring sports start today so go hit some dingers and rip some bardownskis. Baseball tryouts for 9th and 10th grDE WILL BE FROM 6-730 in the gym. 11th and 12th grade will be from 730-9. Pleease enter through the cafeteria doors.

That’s all from GOON SQUAD today.  Go Brave.

February 8th, 2021

Good Morning Talawanda. Today is Monday, February 8th, 2021.

The track and field team will start practice on Monday. February 22 from 3:30-5:30.  We will meet each day at the track.  Please check your school email for details.  You must have a completed physical to practice.

Today kicks off Nationals FCCLA Week! What does FCCLA stand for? Family, Career and Community Leaders of America.  This is Ohio’s 75th year of having FCCLA.  Nationally there are 181,353 members, THS chapter has over 181 members.  

Each day we are highlighting our FCS/FCCLA Seniors, today we are honoring Jasmine Huntsberry and Linzie Gabbard.

Calling all performing artists–musicians, poets, comics–the Setting Stone’s Winter Coffee House livestream will take place on Friday, February 19th, and we need performers!  email settingstone@talawanda.org with your name and type of performance to be added to the lineup!

And now an Overview of Signing Day followed by Sports with Luke West Poley

Welcome back everyone, hope you all had a great weekend, and congrats to everyone who signed last week.

A resounding victory for Tom Brady and the Buccaneers came last night in the Super Bowl, 31-9 was the final.

Congratulations to the swim teams for an excellent weekend of swimming at the sectional swim meets.  In total the teams recorded 32 season best times this weekend.  That allowed both teams to finish in 3rd place at their respective meets.  For the boys 8 are moving on to the district meet now led by Ben Crowder who qualified in the 50 Free and 100 Free.  Also moving on to the district meet as a part of relays are Alex Carlson, Noah Femiani, Maxx Gregg, Zeke Groom, Blake Madden, Daniel Mullally, and Stephen Mullally.  The girls were led by the Patterson sisters as Maren qualified to the district meet in both the 100 Free and 100 Back, while Mercy qualified to the district meet in the 100 Fly.  Hannah Lippincott and Kenna Mondello also qualified to the district meet as a part of relays.  This Saturday will be the sectional diving meet, where Sam Hool is the heavy favorite to repeat as champion.

The wrestling team finished 5th at the SWOC championships this weekend, in front of Mount Healthy, Nick Engelhard was the SWOC champion at 145 for the Brave, as they will continue their season at the sectional meet in a couple weeks.

The boys basketball team fell to Northwest on Friday by a score of 50-44, Craig James and Jonathan Richter shared the points lead for the Brave with 14 each followed by Jay Reynolds with 9, the team falls to 6-13 on the year and 3-6 in the conference, their next game is tomorrow versus Badin, and their playoff matchup has been set as well, they will play Walnut Hills next Friday in the first round, it will be a 5 pm tip at Lakota West high school.

And the hockey team swept their final home weekend of the season with wins over Olentangy Berlin on Friday, Alter on Saturday, and Owensboro on Sunday, the team will seed for districts this week before heading to their final road trip of the year this weekend in northwest Ohio, their first game will be against Findlay.

And that’s our broadcast on this Monday, I’m Luke West Poley, thanks so much for watching, shoutout to Kiefer Bell for beating Mr. Mills high school mile pr this weekend in 4:13.7, by a full .3 seconds, and they say success is the best revenge, enjoy this from Talawanda Hope, and we’ll see you on tomorrow.

February 2nd, 2021

Good Morning Talawanda. Today is Tuesday, February 2nd, 2021.

Please make sure you are wearing your mask throughout the entire day.  The only exceptions are during lunch.  Stay safe Talawanda.

School staff will be vaccinated this Thursday.  For some more info, here is Kim Clark.

As a reminder, this Thursday we will be having a asynchronous learning day.  You will not be logging into Zoom at a particular time, but will be assigned work depending on the teacher.  Please check your Google Classroom and talk to your classroom teacher if you are still confused over what you are expected to do.

Now for some sleep facts from hope squad. Humans are the only mammals that willingly delay sleep. Don’t skip out. sleep is natural and good for you. There are individual differences in the need to nap, you might need to nap because you don’t get enough sleep at night. The senation of falling when half asleep and jerking yourself awake is called “hypnic jerks”. 1.2% of people dream entirely in black and white, this is typically in older people because of black and white television.

Calling all performing artists–musicians, poets, comics–the Setting Stone’s Winter Coffee House livestream will take place on Friday, February 19th, and we need performers!  email settingstone@talawanda.org with your name and type of performance to be added to the lineup!

And now for Sports with Luke West Poley

Welcome back everyone, I hope you all had a great snow day yesterday.

The hockey team had a rough weekend going 1-2 over the three days defeating Beavercreek but falling to Upper Arlington and St John’s Jesuit, the team has another big weekend coming up though, with the final homestand of the year beginning with a 7:15 puckdrop vs Olentangy Berlin on Friday.

The boys basketball team split their weekend beginning with a loss 60-46 on Friday night vs Mount Healthy, but rebounding the next day in the exact same score, but flipped, a 60-46 win over Franklin County, 4 players were in double digits on Saturday in the winning effort for the Brave who are now 3-5 in the SWOC and 6-12 overall with their next game coming on Friday vs Northwest.

The girls basketball team defeated Hamilton last night, 50-39 was the final, Eva Motta led the team with 16 points. The girls are now 9-11 on the year, they will play at Ross tomorrow in the regular season finale, and their playoff matchup has been set, the girls will battle the Kings Knights a week from Thursday at Princeton High School in the first round.

This past weekend the swim and dive teams hosted the SWOC Championship meet at Miami University.  Congratulations to the boys team for winning their 15th consecutive league championship.  En route to winning the championship by nearly 100 points over Ross, the boys went 1-2 in 7 of the 12 events contested.  Ben Crowder was named Male Athlete of the Year for the 3rd consecutive year as he set a conference record in the 100 Freestyle.  The 200 Freestyle Relay team of Ben, Blake Madden, Noah Femiani, and Maxx Gregg also set a conference record as well at the meet.  For the girls, they lost a heartbreaker to Ross by just 9 points coming in 2nd place for just the first time in the last 15 years.  Maren Patterson led the way for the girls by setting a conference record in the 100 Freestyle and the 200 Medley Relay team of Mercy Patterson, Maren Patterson, Kenna Mondello, and Hannah Lippincott also set a conference record.  Both the boys and girls teams will take to the water again this weekend as the state tournament begins with the sectional swim meets.  Good luck to both the boys and girls!

And that’s our broadcast on this Tuesday, I’m Luke West Poley, thanks so much for watching, and Honeys wanna chat, but all we wanna know is where the party at?, and can you believe it, we’ll see you on Friday.

January 29th, 2021

Good Morning Talawanda. Today is Friday, January 29th, 2021.

Please make sure you are wearing your mask throughout the entire day.  The only exceptions are during lunch.  Stay safe Talawanda.

Did you start a new hobby during the pandemic?  The Talawanda Tribune is doing a story for their virtual magazine, Changing Perspectives, on students and staff members who have developed a new hobby since last spring.  Email talawandatribune@talawanda.org if you’re interested in being profiled for your new skill!

Key Club is hosting a meeting for new members this coming Monday, February 7th.  Everyone with an interest in service is welcome to join.  If interested, please contact Mr Ruther or one of the officers.  Hope to see you there! 

Now for a Yearbook announcement, followed by Sports with Luke West Poley

The bowling teams both fell to Ross last night, I mixed up my teams yesterday, the boys by a score of 2695-1857, David Harrison led the team with a 339 series, on the girls they dropped the match with a final score of 2178-1747, Jessica Meyers led the Lady Brave with a 309 series. The teams will head into the home stretch of the season next week as they will host the Harrison Wildcats at Oxford Lanes.

Home games this weekend: the boys basketball team will battle the Mount Healthy Owls at 6:30 tonight, the swim teams will go for their 15th straight conference titles at the SWOC championships at the Miami Rec Center tomorrow, and the hockey team will stop off at home to take on the Beavercreek Beavers at 5:15 at the Goggin for the nightcap tomorrow.

And that’s our broadcast on this lovely Friday, I’m Luke East Poley, thanks so much for watching, and 2DopeBoyz don’t want beef, they’re just overweight vegetarians… enjoy this swim and dive update before their conference meet this weekend, have a great and safe weekend Talawanda, and we’ll see you on Monday.

January 28th, 2021

Good Morning Talawanda. Today is Thursday, January 28th, 2021.

Please make sure you are wearing your mask throughout the entire day.  The only exceptions are during lunch.  Stay safe Talawanda.

Did you start a new hobby during the pandemic?  The Talawanda Tribune is doing a story for their virtual magazine, Changing Perspectives, on students and staff members who have developed a new hobby since last spring.  Email talawandatribune@talawanda.org if you’re interested in being profiled for your new skill!

Now for a video about Key Club

Key Club is hosting a meeting for new members this coming Monday, February 7th.  Everyone with an interest in service is welcome to join.  If interested, please contact Mr Ruther or one of the officers in this video.  Hope to see you there! 

Now for the student spotlight, followed by Sports with Luke West Poley

Last weekend the Brave Swim & Dive teams hosted a tri-meet at Miami on Friday night.  Both the boys and girls teams came away with sweeps against Badin and Waynesville.  Then on Saturday the swim teams headed to Mason for a tri-meet.  The boys were victorious against both Mason and LaSalle, while a short-handed girls team fell to both Mason and Mercy McAuley.  At the Saturday meet the boys won 10 of the 11 events, which went a long way in helping them secure the win.  Individual events wins were turned in by Daniel Mullally, Ben Crowder, Blake Madden, Alex Carlson, and Maxx Gregg.  For the girls, although they did not win any individual events, Lucy Engle and Morgan Sly both had excellent performances in the 500 Free as they dropped multiple seconds off their previous season best times.  This weekend the Brave will be hosting the SWOC Championship meet at Miami.  Both the boys and the girls will be going for their 15th consecutive conference title.

The boys basketball team picked up a huge win over Edgewood on Tuesday night with the final being 49-46, the combo of Richter and Schlichter led the Brave in points with 12 each and Craig James grabbed 7 boards for the Brave on their way to an improvement to 5-11 on the year and 3-4 in the conference with their next game being Friday versus Mount Healthy, there has been a time change, so the opening tip will now be at 6:30 against the Owls.

The academic team swept Northwest last night in dominant fashion, 104-24 and 98-30 were the finals of the two matches, the Brave keep up their unbeaten record which now improves to 6-0 next Wednesday vs Mount Healthy.

The girls basketball squeaked out a 2 point victory last night over the Cincinnati Trailblazers, the final in that one was 34-32, Kylee Fears led the team with 22 points, followed by Myah Keene with 10. The girls improve to 8-11 on the year with their next matchup set for Monday versus the Hamilton Big Blue.

Good luck to the bowling teams who will travel to take on Northwest today, And that’s our broadcast on this Thursday, I’m Luke West Poley, thanks so much for watching, and if you set your mind free, maybe you’ll understand, we’ll see you tomorrow.

January 26th, 2021

Good Morning Talawanda. Today is Tuesday, January 26th, 2021.

Please make sure you are wearing your mask throughout the entire day.  The only exceptions are during lunch.  Stay safe Talawanda.

Did you start a new hobby during the pandemic?  The Talawanda Tribune is doing a story for their virtual magazine, Changing Perspectives, on students and staff members who have developed a new hobby since last spring.  Email talawandatribune@talawanda.org if you’re interested in being profiled for your new skill!

Now for a video about Key Club

Key Club is hosting a meeting for new members this coming Monday, February 7th.  Everyone with an interest in service is welcome to join.  If interested, please contact Mr Ruther or one of the officers in this video.  Hope to see you there! 

Now for the student spotlight, followed by Sports with Luke West Poley

The Talawanda Mock Trial teams competed in the first ever virtual Mock Trial district competition this past weekend.  Both Teams Rage Against and The Machine had outstanding performances.  Congratulations to THS Mock Trial Rage Against for winning their bid to regionals this year. 

The girls basketball team picked up a big win over Eaton last night, a 6 point 57-51 victory was had for the Brave, Kylee Fears led the team with a whopping 34 points as the girls improved to 7-11 on the year with their next game versus the Cincinnati Trailblazers tomorrow night at home at 7:30.

And that’s our broadcast on this Tuesday, I’m Luke West Poley, thanks so much for watching, and hit me up, because I just got my finesse license.

January 25th, 2021

Good Morning Talawanda. Today is Monday, January 25th, 2021.

If you are a senior and care about voting for your Senior superlatives in the yearbook, today is the last day to turn in your votes.  Look in your email for the link to the google form.  No votes will be counted after today so make sure you get yours done!

Please make sure you are wearing your mask throughout the entire day.  The only exceptions are during lunch.  Stay safe Talawanda.

Just a reminder that PSAT will take place tommorrow.  Students who are taking the PSAT will report to 1st period and will be called down to the PAC around 8:05.  Students who are face-to-face will be dismissed to lunch after the test and report to their next class.

Did you start a new hobby during the pandemic?  The Talawanda Tribune is doing a story for their virtual magazine, Changing Perspectives, on students and staff members who have developed a new hobby since last spring.  Email talawandatribune@talawanda.org if you’re interested in being profiled for your new skill!

Students who are online for this semester, you will have an opportunity to get your portrait taken at the school on Wednesday.  Here is a short explanation about the procedure, followed by Sports with Luke West-Poley.

The boys basketball team picked up a big conference win over foe Harrison at home on Friday night by a 54-49 score. The James brothers had a big night for the white, red and blue, Craig had 15 points and sophomore Bryce led the team with 16, shooting a perfect 6-6 from the field and 4-4 from 3 to aid the team to an improvement to 2-4 in the conference and 4-11 on the year with their next game coming tomorrow at Edgewood.

The girls basketball team fell to Mount Healthy by a score of 45-30, Kylee Fears led the Brave with 15 points and freshman Myah Keene had 9, the Brave fall to 6-11 on the year and 3-4 in the conference their next game is tonight at home versus Eaton in the second night of a 4 game homestand for the Brave, they will also host the Cincinnati Trailblazers this Wednesday and play the Big Blue of Hamilton a week from today.

The hockey team split the weekend with a 9-6 win vs Miami on Friday but a 1-0 loss to Moeller on Saturday, the Brave are now 18-5-2 on the year with another big weekend coming up, 2 road games against powerhouses St. John’s Jesuit in Sylvania on Friday afternoon and Upper Arlington in Springfield on Sunday, the Brave will make a stop back home in between to host the Beavercreek Beavers on Saturday night at 5:15.

The hockey team is still selling shirts for $10 so keep an eye out for those and that’s all we have for you today, I’m Luke West Poley, thanks so much for watching, and we’ll see you tomorrow.

January 22nd, 2021

Good Morning Talawanda. Today is Friday, January 22nd, 2021.

Did you start a new hobby during the pandemic?  The Talawanda Tribune is doing a story for their virtual magazine, Changing Perspectives, on students and staff members who have developed a new hobby since last spring.  Email talawandatribune@talawanda.org if you’re interested in being profiled for your new skill!

Art students from last semester, please stop by the art rooms to pick up your projects and supplies. Thanks!

All seniors need to check their emails and complete their senior superlatives by Monday to have their votes counted.

Now for the teacher spotlight with Ms. Webb

And now for our daily sports report with Luke West-Poley

No sports announcements from yesterday but a big weekend coming up for the Brave.

Home games include boys basketball hosting Harrison tonight @7:30, the girls team doing battle with Mount Healthy tomorrow at 2:30 in the gym, the swim and dive teams will have a tri with Badin and Waynesville tonight at the Rec, and the hockey team has 2 big home rivalries this weekend vs Miami tonight at 7 and Archbishop Moeller tomorrow at 5:15, the latter of those games will be on Channel 85.

The hockey team is still selling shirts for $10 in Mr. Tincher’s room, they also may be selling them at lunch next week, so keep an eye out if you want to become a certified beauty.

Now for some twine tickling rope ripping tendy terminating bardownskis from some absolute beauticians.

January 21, 2021

Good Morning Talawanda. Today is Thursday, January 21st, 2021.

Picture day is Friday for all in-person learners.

Did you start a new hobby during the pandemic?  The Talawanda Tribune is doing a story for their virtual magazine, Changing Perspectives, on students and staff members who have developed a new hobby since last spring.  Email talawandatribune@talawanda.org if you’re interested in being profiled for your new skill!

Art students from last semester, please stop by the art rooms to pick up your projects and supplies. Thanks!

And now for an announcement for Key Club

And now for our daily sports report with Luke West-Poley

I forgot to talk on Tuesday but the hockey team had a big week last week going 4-1 and taking second at the  Pioneer Classic. They fell to Olentangy Orange on Sunday, but the highlights of the week for the Brave included going 3-0 in the group stage and earlier in the week defeating #6 ranked Olentangy Liberty. The Brave move up 1 spot in the state rankings this week up to #6 and have a big weekend coming up with 2 rivalry matchups versus Miami tomorrow and Archbishop Moeller on Saturday, which will be streamed live on Channel 85.

The boys basketball team fell to Taylor on tuesday night by a score of 54-49, the points leader for the Brave was Jonathan Richter with 21, and Luke Schlichter came off the bench to add 13 tallies for the Brave. They fall to 3-11 on the year and will take on Harrison at home tomorrow.

The girls basketball team fell to Edgewood by a 67-43 score, they fall to 6-10 on the year and 3-3 in the conference. Their next game is Saturday at 2:30 versus Mount Healthy.

I glossed over Ac Chal and Swimming on Tuesday but we’ll take a more in depth look at their events today, starting with the academic team.

Congratulations to the academic challenge team for setting a record in points scored in a match, in defeating Ross 100-43 and 100-38, to improve to 4-0 on the season.  The team was led by strong performances by Michelle Miao and Jens Bartel.  The JV lost a close match to Ross despite a good match by Ben Zazycki.  The team is back in action next Wednesday in a match against Northwest.

This past weekend the Brave Swim & Dive teams faced off against league-rival Harrison.  The boys soundly defeated Harrison 173-111, while the girls, who were missing 5 key swimmers, eked out a 139-137 victory.  The boys were led by Alex Carlson, Ben Crowder, and Maxx Gregg, all of whom won both of their individual events.  For the girls Maren Patterson and Hannah Lippincott were both double event winners as well.  The Brave Swim & Dive teams will host Badin and Waynesville Friday night and on Saturday they will travel to Mason for a meet with Mason, LaSalle, and Mercy McAuley.

The wrestling team defeated Middletown last night and fell to Edgewood, highlights for the Brave included Davis Williams recording a pin versus the Middies and Nick Engelhard won his match versus the Cougars. The next match for the team will be February 6th at the SWOC dual tournament.

The hockey team is selling shirts for $10 in Mr. Tincher’s room (Show shirt)

And that’s our broadcast for today, have a great day Talawanda, stay safe and we’ll see you all back here tomorrow.