January 19th, 2022

Good morning Talawanda, today is Wednesday, January 19th, 2022.

There will be an FCA meeting today, at 2:20, at Kofenya uptown. Anyone is welcome to attend, and we hope you consider joining our chapter to help grow our community and impact our school. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Jacob Farmer, Harrison Cradduck, or Dean Cradduck.

In honor of tonight’s academic challenge season opener, Parker decided to go out and ask some questions. Introducing Tyler vs Tesh, Volume 1.

The Drama Club is holding auditions after school today at 3:00 for the Laramie Project. Anyone interested does not need to prepare anything, just show up. The production will be a stage reading, as such memorization won’t be required and there will be little rehearsal commitment. 

Additionally, the Drama Club is looking for a junior or senior to be in charge of community outreach, if you are interested, send a message to the drama club Instagram, which can be found on fliers around the school.

Now for Whats the T followed by sports with Luke WP.

The boys basketball team fell to a hot shooting Taylor team on the road last night 89-50, the boys are now 4-8 overall and will travel to Harrison to resume conference action on Friday.

Over the weekend, the wrestling team split up and competed in two separate tournaments.  At the Ross Invitational, Clayton Bennett finished fifth overall in the 190 lbs. weight class.  At the Sycamore Invitational, Gavin Boner finished 3rd at 106, Tanner Bown Finished 3rd at 126, Sammy Dillon finished 2nd at 150, Shae Dillingham finished 4th at 157, and Aidan Richardson finished 6th at 165.  The team has this weekend off and will resume the competition next week.

Good luck to the Ac Chal team who will open their season this afternoon at Edgewood.

Home games: The girls basketball team will host Edgewood in a huge conference matchup JV at 6, Varsity at 7:30, it is a white out and students get in free so make sure to pack the gym tonight, also we’ll carry that game live here on BraveTV, I’ve got the college call-up tonight so this morning we signed 2 broadcasters from the practice squad, Caleb Bogseth and Parker Geshan will be on the call tonight, make sure to tune in.

And that’s our broadcast on this day, I’m Luke West Poley, thanks so much for watching, and have a great day.

January 18th, 2022

Good morning Talawanda, today is Tuesday, January 18th, 2022.

There will be an FCA meeting this Wednesday, January 19th, at 2:15, location to be determined. Anyone is welcome to attend, and we hope you consider joining our chapter to help grow our community and impact our school. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Jacob Farmer, Harrison Cradduck, or Dean Cradduck.

Now for Caleb and Dawson making their playoff predictions. Note: they made these before Super Wild Card Weekend and were 100% correct.

If you still need someone to take senior photos for you, please email yearbook@talawanda.org and we can set up FREE sittings for you!  Senior pictures are due March 23rd!

Now for Whats the T followed by sports with Luke WP.

Despite a bus breakdown, the hockey team made it to Columbus for the Pioneer Classic this weekend, the team started 0-2 before winning their final 2 games to finish third, conference games will resume on Friday as the hockey team will take on Mason.

This weekend the swim and dive teams took part in the Southwest Ohio High School Classic.  This is the largest swim meet in the country as there are over 125 teams that take part in the meet.  Out of those 125 plus teams the girls team finished in 31st and the boys finished in 37th.  Top finishers for the Brave were Maren Patterson as she finished 11th in the 100 Back, 14th in the 50 Free, and 16th in the 200 Back.  A special shout out to Mercy Patterson as well as she won the 50 Fly.  On the boys side the 200 Free Relay of Noah Femiani, Zeke Groom, Stephen Mullally, and Alex Carlson finished in 16th and Julio Fuentes finished 15th in the diving event.  The Brave will be in the water this Friday for senior night as they take on Edgewood and Bellbrook in a tri-meet at the rec center.  Senior night festivities will begin at 6 PM with the meet starting right after.

The boys basketball team split the weekend, starting with a 60-48 loss on Friday against Ross, but bouncing back on Saturday defeated Cincinnati Christian in comeback fashion, the final in that one was 67-60, the boys are now 4-7 on the season and 1-4 in the conference with action resuming tonight against Taylor.

The girls basketball team suffered their first conference loss of the season yesterday on the road at Harrison, the team is now 10-2 overall and 4-1 in conference, with their next matchup set for tomorrow against Edgewood.

The wrestling team headed to Cincinnati this weekend for the Sycamore invite, more on that tomorrow.

Home games: None.

And that’s our broadcast on this day, I’m Luke West Poley, thanks so much for watching, and push some P on this Tuesday.

January 14th, 2021

Good morning Talawanda, today is Friday, January 14th, 2022.

Due to rising Covid infection rates at THS, masks will be required again at the school starting on Tuesday, keep others safe, wear your mask!

Now for guess the word challenge with Jette

If you still need someone to take senior photos for you, please email yearbook@talawanda.org and we can set up FREE sittings for you!  Senior pictures are due March 23rd!

Now for Whats the T followed by sports with Luke WP.

The girls basketball team cruised to a victory over Northwest last night, the final was 67-1, Kylee Fears led the team with 17 points, the girls will be back in action on Monday at 6:30 in a makeup game against Harrison.

The bowling teams both fell to Mount Healthy yesterday, the boys had to forfeit the match, and the girls fell by a score of 1589-1353, the bowling teams will be back in action next Thursday against Northwest.

Home games: The boys basketball team will kick off their weekend tonight against Ross, the varsity game will begin at 7:30 tonight in the gym.

And that’s our broadcast on this day, I’m Luke West Poley, thanks so much for watching, and enjoy your long weekend.

January 13th, 2022

Good morning Talawanda, today is Thursday, January 13th, 2022.

Prospective Baseball players: check your email for information regarding the online fundraiser meeting tonight at 7PM and the winter clinic on January 16th and 17th.

Due to rising Covid infection rates at THS, masks will be required again at the school starting on Tuesday, keep others safe, wear your mask!

And now Anna Newlin plays the headphone game

If you still need someone to take senior photos for you, please email yearbook@talawanda.org and we can set up FREE sittings for you!  Senior pictures are due March 23rd!

Now for Whats the T followed by sports with Luke WP.

The girls basketball team’s game originally scheduled for last night against Harrison will now be played this Monday, the girls will return to action tonight at home versus Northwest.

There were no other athletic events last night.

Home games: The girls basketball team will host Northwest, there will be no JV or Freshman game, and its an early start for varsity with the tip set for 6 this evening.

And that’s our broadcast on this day, I’m Luke West Poley, thanks so much for watching, we’ll see you tomorrow.

January 12th, 2022

Good morning Talawanda, today is Wednesday, January 12th, 2022.

There is a diversity club meeting after school today at 3:15 in room 221

And now we introduce our two AFS students at Talawanda this year, Jette and Mariory.

Senior superlative winners have been notified by yearbook and should start reaching out to Madison Croucher to plan their picture for the yearbook.  

In other yearbook news, Senior pictures need to be turned in online by using the QR code posted around the school.  See Mr. Zimmerman in room 301 or any yearbooker with any questions.  If you do not turn in a senior picture, your Lifetouch ID photo will be used.  

If you still need someone to take senior photos for you, please email yearbook@talawanda.org and we can set up FREE sittings for you!  Senior pictures are due March 23rd!

Now for Whats the T followed by sports with Luke WP.

The boys basketball team defeated Northwest last night by a score of 55-51, Bryce James led the way for the Brave with 12 points, he was followed by Logan Smith with 10, the boys are now 3-6 on the season and 1-6 in the SWOC, they will head to Ross for a road game on Friday.

The bowling team’s match with Edgewood last night was cancelled.

Home games: None

And that’s our broadcast on this day, I’m Luke West Poley, thanks so much for watching, have a great Wednesday.

January 11th, 2022

Good morning Talawanda, today is Monday, January 10th, 2022.

There will be an NHS meeting right after school

Project Green will meet after school today at 3pm in Mrs. Ruther’s room (224). All are welcome.

Senior superlative winners have been notified by yearbook and should start reaching out to Madison Croucher to plan their picture for the yearbook.  In other yearbook news, Senior pictures need to be turned in online by using the QR code posted around the school.  See Mr. Zimmerman in room 301 or any yearbooker with any questions.  If you do not turn in a senior picture, your Lifetouch ID photo will be used.  If you still need someone to take senior photos for you, please email yearbook@talawanda.org and we can set up FREE sittings for you!  Senior pictures are due March 23rd!There will be an informational meeting for the drama club after school today in the PAC at 3:00

Now for Whats the T followed by sports with Luke WP.

And that’s our broadcast on this day, I’m Luke West Poley, thanks so much for watching, we’ll see you tomorrow.

January 10th, 2022

Good morning Talawanda, today is Monday, January 10th, 2022.

Setting Stone will meet after school today. We will talk about the scheduled upcoming Coffee House, work on the magazine, and a few other things. Hope to see you then!

And now Emma gives you a quick overview on how to start the scholorship process for seniors at Talawanda

Senior superlative winners have been notified by yearbook and should start reaching out to Madison Croucher to plan their picture for the yearbook.  In other yearbook news, Senior pictures need to be turned in online by using the QR code posted around the school.  See Mr. Zimmerman in room 301 or any yearbooker with any questions.  If you do not turn in a senior picture, your Lifetouch ID photo will be used.  If you still need someone to take senior photos for you, please email yearbook@talawanda.org and we can set up FREE sittings for you!  Senior pictures are due March 23rd!

There will be an informational meeting for the drama club after school today in the PAC at 3:00

Now for Whats the T followed by sports with Luke WP.

This weekend at the Valley View Invitational, 4 Talawanda wrestlers placed and made it to the podium:  Gaven Boner placed 2nd, Sammy Dillon Placed 4th, Logan Crauder placed 3rd and Clayton Bennett placed 6th. This weekend the team will split, with half of the wrestlers traveling to Sycamore and the other half traveling to Ross.

The hockey team lost and tied on the road this weekend, first dropping a conference game with Beavercreek, then tieing with Gahanna Lincoln, the team will travel to Columbus this weekend to compete in the Olentangy Orange Pioneer Classic.

The boys basketball team dropped 2 SWOC games this weekend at home, first to Mount Healthy and then to Harrison, Jay Reynolds was the points leader across the weekend for the Brave with 29 total points, the team is now 2-6 overall and 0-3 in the conference and will continue their homestand tomorrow against Northwest.

On Friday the swim and dive teams traveled to Hamilton for a tri-meet against Hamilton and league-rival Ross.  Both the boys and girls came away with sweeps when all was said and done.  For the girls, Talawanda scored 45 points, Ross 37, and Hamilton 14 and on the boys side, Talawanda scored 53 points, Ross 41, and Hamilton 2.  A number of great performances were had Friday night despite the water at the pool being incredibly hot.  Among others Mercy Patterson and Hannah Lippincott had strong performances for the girls and for the boys Stephen Mullally and Jonah Femiani combined to go 1-2 in both the 200 Individual Medley and 100 Breaststroke. The swim team will continue action on Saturday at home.

Home games today: the bowling teams will host Cincinnati Christian at Oxford Lanes beginning at 4, and the girls basketball team will return from their Covid pause tonight against Taylor, JV at 6, Varsity at 7:30, we’ll also have that game live here on Channel 85 I’ll have the call tonight.

And that’s our broadcast on this day, I’m Luke West Poley, thanks so much for watching, we’ll see you tomorrow.

January 7th, 2022

Good morning Talawanda, today is Friday, January 7th, 2022.

Setting Stone will meet after school on Monday, January 10th! If you haven’t been to a meeting in a while, we’d love to see you! We will talk about the scheduled upcoming Coffee House, work on the magazine, and a few other things. Hope to see you then!

Any 10th grade student interested in applying to one of the Butler Tech programs or any 9th grade student interested in applying to the 10th grade academy should do so as soon as possible. Please visit the Butler Tech website at apply.butlertech.org to submit your application.  If you have any questions, please see your counselor or Mr. Phelps.

There will be an informational meeting for the drama club after school on Monday the 10th in the PAC at 3:00

Now for Whats the T followed by sports with Luke WP.

Congratulations to the girls swim and dive team on picking up victories over both Harrison and Butler last night.  The Brave defeated Butler by a score of 167 – 104 and they defeated Harrison by a score of 167 – 34.  The girls were led by Mercy and Maren Patterson, Lucy Engle, and Eliza Sullivan, all of whom picked up individual event wins.

Congratulations to the boys swim and dive team on picking up a victory over Harrison last night by a score of 154 – 125. The boys were led by Stephen Mullally, Alex Carlson, Julio Fuentes, Noah Femiani, and Adam Hunt, all of whom picked up individual event wins. The Brave swim teams are back in action tonight as they travel to Hamilton for a tri-meet with Hamilton & Ross.  Good luck to the teams!

Both bowling teams picked up big conference wins at home yesterday against Edgewood, the boys knocked off the Cougars by 190 pins, and the girls won by 420. The teams will continue their homestand on Monday against Cincinnati Christian.

Home games this weekend: The boys basketball team will host 2 conference matchups, starting with Mount Healthy tonight, followed by Harrison tomorrow, JV will start at 6, with Varsity tip at 7:30 on both days.

And that’s our broadcast on this day, I’m Luke West Poley, thanks so much for watching, and have a great weekend.

January 6th, 2022

Good morning Talawanda, today is Thursday, January 6th, 2022.

Setting Stone will meet after school on Monday, January 10th! If you haven’t been to a meeting in a while, we’d love to see you! We will talk about the scheduled upcoming Coffee House, work on the magazine, and a few other things. Hope to see you then!

Any 10th grade student interested in applying to one of the Butler Tech programs or any 9th grade student interested in applying to the 10th grade academy should do so as soon as possible. Please visit the Butler Tech website at apply.butlertech.org to submit your application.  If you have any questions, please see your counselor or Mr. Phelps.

There will be an informational meeting for the drama club after school on Monday the 10th in the PAC at 3:00

Now for Whats the T followed by sports with Luke WP.

The hockey team picked up a league win on the road last night over Elder 13-0, highlighted by the first 2 careers goals from Henry Harper, the team will continue their league slate this Friday on the road at Beavercreek.

The girls basketball game yesterday was postponed, in addition the girls game on Saturday at Ross was postponed as well, rescheduling dates will come soon.

Home games today: the bowling teams will host Edgewood at 4, also the swim team will host a meet at the Rec Center tonight with action beginning at 6.

And that’s our broadcast on this day, I’m Luke West Poley, thanks so much for watching, and have a great day.

January 5th, 2022

Good morning Talawanda, today is Wednesday, January 5th, 2022.

Setting Stone will meet after school on Monday, January 10th! If you haven’t been to a meeting in a while, we’d love to see you! We will talk about the scheduled upcoming Coffee House, work on the magazine, and a few other things. Hope to see you then!

Any 10th grade student interested in applying to one of the Butler Tech programs or any 9th grade student interested in applying to the 10th grade academy should do so as soon as possible. Please visit the Butler Tech website at apply.butlertech.org to submit your application.  If you have any questions, please see your counselor or Mr. Phelps.

Now for Whats the T followed by sports with Luke WP.

Welcome back everyone, hope you all had a great winter break, let’s see how each team fared over the past few weeks.

Starting with the boys basketball team who went 0-3 over the break, the team lost to Edgewood and Loveland to close out their 2021 before falling to Indian Hill Yesterday, the team is now 2-4 on the season and will start a 4 game conference homestand on Friday against Mount Healthy.

The girls basketball team went 1-1 over the break, with an overtime win back on December 20th against Madison and a loss against St. Ursula on Monday, the team is now 9-1 on the season and will host Northwest tonight.

The boys bowling team fell to Middletown Christian on Monday, the girls team defeated the eagles to kick off their 2022 half of the season, both bowling teams will host Edgewood at Oxford Lanes tomorrow.

The hockey team went 2-2 at the Kent Tournament over the break finishing 3rd and opened up their year with a conference win on Sunday over Mason, the team will head to Northlands tonight for a conference matchup with Elder.

Last night the Wrestling team defeated Roger Bacon and fell to Northwest.  The team’s dual record is now 1 and 1 on the year.  This weekend the team will travel to Preble County to compete in the Valley View Invitational.

Over break the Brave Swim and Dive teams hosted the Brave Invitational.  14 teams attended the meet and both the girls and the boys did quite well.  The girls finished in third falling to just Mason and Springboro and the boys finished in 4th falling to Mason, Fenwick, and Badin.  The meet was highlighted for the girls by Mercy Patterson winning the 50 Free and her sister Maren Patterson winning the 100 Free.  On the boys side the highlight was the 200 Free Relay team of Alex Carlson, Zeke Groom, Daniel Mullally, and Noah Femiani finishing in first place.  The Brave resume their meet schedule tomorrow night with a home meet at the Miami Rec Center.  The girls will be swimming Harrison & Butler, while the boys will just be taking on Harrison.  Action begins at 6 PM.  Come out and support your Brave swimmers and divers!

Also a huge congrats goes out to Kiefer Bell who signed over the break to run cross country and track at Purdue University.

Home games today: the girls basketball team will host Northwest, JV at 6, Varsity at 7:30.

And that’s our broadcast on this day, I’m Luke West Poley, thanks so much for watching, and we’ll see you tomorrow.