January 19, 2018

Good morning Talawanda! Today is Friday, January 19, 2018

NHS members will be meeting after school on Monday, January 22 in the room above the media center.

The Talawanda Hockey team would like to invite Best Buddies and all THS students to Goggin for ice skating tomorrow at 7:10- 9:10 pm. Students get to skate for free and skate rentals are $3.25.

Diversity Club invites all students to join them in celebrating No Name-Calling Week! Your words have an extraordinary impact on the world and the people around you.

This week Diversity Club asks everyone to be mindful to the words you choose to use and to consider their effects on others. Everyone is welcome to attend newly rescheduled club meetings on Tuesday until 3:20 pm in Ms. Petro’s room.

Are you interested in options for after-school training that pays you instead of paying them? On March 1, Butler Tech is hosting representatives from many local unions who sponsor training through paid sponsorship. Please see your counselor if you are interested in attending.

For those who applied to Butler Tech, check your email for an invitation for an interview beginning today. It’s not too late to apply on butlertech.org, deadline is January 31.

Attention musicians, performing artists, poets, singers, songwriters, and comedians: the Setting Stone Winter Coffee House will be held on Friday, February 9. Sign-ups are outside Mr. Aerni’s.

Have you ever wished that you were a better problem solver? Do you like competition but hate breaking a sweat? If so, come to Mr. Yuva’s room today after school for the first meeting of Chess Club. Experts and newcomers are all welcome.

Birthdays for today: Haley Pittman and Takumi Allen turn 15, Ashley Earick and Dylan Betz turn 17, and Max Hannum turns 18.

And now to world news, followed by Patty G with sports

The boys’ varsity bowling team lost to Northwest yesterday by a score of 3092 to 2447. Leading bowlers for the Braves were Jarrett White who bowled a 424 series, and Jake Michael who had a 324 series. The girls bowling team also lost, by a score of 2553 to 1711. Their leading bowlers were Taylor Fix with a 307 series and Hannah Lightfield who bowled a 254 series.

Boys basketball is in action tonight at the gym. The boys take on Little Miami. Freshman tip is at 4:30, JV at 6, and Varsity at 7:30. Dalton Norris and I have the call at 7:30. Again, to watch visit thecube.com and search Talawanda.

Good luck to the hockey team who visits Beavercreek for a 10 pm game tonight. That’s our broadcast on this Friday. I’m Patrick Geshan – have a great weekend Talawanda!

January 18, 2018

Good morning Talawanda! Today is Thursday, January 18, 2018

NHS members will be meeting after school on Monday, January 22 in the room above the media center.

Mock Trial practice continues today after school from 4:30-6:00 pm.

The Talawanda Hockey team would like to invite Best Buddies and all THS students to Goggin for ice skating on Saturday, January 20 at 7:10- 9:10 pm. Students get to skate for free and skate rentals are $3.25.

Diversity Club invites all students to join them in celebrating No Name-Calling Week! Your words have an extraordinary impact on the world and the people around you.

This week Diversity Club asks everyone to be mindful to the words you choose to use, and to consider their effects on others. Everyone is welcome to attend newly rescheduled club meetings on Tuesday until 3:20 pm in Ms. Petro’s room.

For those who applied to Butler Tech, check your email for an invitation for an interview beginning tomorrow. It’s not too late to apply on butlertech.org, deadline is January 31.

Attention musicians, performing artists, poets, singers, songwriters, and comedians: the Setting Stone Winter Coffee House will be held on Friday, February 9. Sign-ups start today outside Mr. Aerni’s.

Have you ever wished that you were a better problem solver? Do you like competition but hate breaking a sweat? If so, come to Mr. Yuva’s room on Friday after school for the first meeting of Chess Club. Experts and newcomers are all welcome.

And now for news on the Emergency False Alarm in Hawaii.

Birthdays for today: Hayle Conklin and Autumn Redpath turn 16, and Sarah Lee turns 17

And now to world news, followed by Patty G with sports

The girls basketball team fell at home last night to Little Miami by a score of 49 to 41. Addie Brown went 6 for 13 from the field and 8 for 10 at the free throw line en route to a 23 point performance. Kyra Koontz had 8 points for the Braves. Their record falls to 2 and 5 in the SWOC and 5 and 8 overall. Their next game is Saturday afternoon at Harrison.

In other basketball news, the boys varsity basketball game against Franklin County, Indiana that was scheduled for Saturday, January 27th here at THS has been rescheduled to a new time AND a new location. The game will now tip off at noon at the Hoosier Gym in Knightstown, Indiana. If you’re a fan of basketball movies, you might recognize that name. The 1986 film Hoosiers was taped in that gym, so its a pretty historic place. Now tickets for the game are available – the gym seats about 700, and the tickets are split in half between the two teams, so Talawanda gets about 340. 10 dollars per person is the admission to the game for everyone – Talawanda will get a portion of the sales. There are no passes for the game or student discounts. The athletic department will be selling tickets at this Friday’s men’s game against Little Miami and all next week, so get them now – should be a fun game. 

Good luck to the bowling team who visits Northwest tonight – that’s our broadcast on this Thursday. I’m Patrick Geshan. Thanks for watching. We’ll see you tomorrow!

January 17, 2018

Good morning Talawanda! Today is Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Club news for today: for Voila members- the January meeting will be today immediately after school in room 118, so be sure to be there.

NHS members will be meeting after school on Monday, January 22 in the room above the media center.

Mock Trial practice continues Thursday this week from 4:30-6:00 pm.

The Talawanda Hockey team would like to invite Best Buddies and all THS students to Goggin for ice skating on Saturday, January 20 at 7:10- 9:10 pm. Students get to skate for free and skate rentals are $3.25.

Diversity Club invites all students to join them in celebrating No Name-Calling Week! Your words have an extraordinary impact on the world and the people around you.

This week Diversity Club asks everyone to be mindful to the words you choose to use, and to consider their effects on others. Everyone is welcome to attend newly rescheduled club meetings on Tuesday until 3:20 pm in Ms. Petro’s room.

For any Freshman or Sophomores who are interested in attending Butler Tech must apply online at butlertech.org

Attention musicians, performing artists, poets, singers, songwriters, and comedians: the Setting Stone Winter Coffee House will be held on Friday, February 9. Sign-ups start today outside Mr. Aerni’s.

Have you ever wished that you were a better problem solver? Do you like competition but hate breaking a sweat? If so, come to Mr. Yuva’s room on Friday after school for the first meeting of Chess Club. Experts and newcomers are all welcome.

And now for upcoming news this semester

Birthdays for today: David Moreland turns 15, Isabelle Merkt turns 16, Faithann Dyer turns 17, and Alexis Moore turns 18.

And now to world news, followed by Patty G with sports

We’ll start off with some OTHER world news today. It was announced this morning that North and South Korea will both march together under a unified flag at next month’s Winter Olympics opening ceremony. They’ll also field a joint Women’s Hockey Team that will compete in the tournament. It’s the first time in history the two Koreas have come together to form a joint team.

This past weekend the Braves Swim & Dive team took part in the Southwest Ohio High School Classic. This is a meet that 120 teams took part in- an all-star meet for the Southwest district. The Braves’ own Jess Crowder finished in 15th for the 50 Free and Sean Mondello finished in 8th in the 1-meter Diving. Additionally for the Braves, the Free Relay team of Ben Crowder, john Anzano, Blake Madden, and Noah Curry finished in 13th, then placed 16th in the 400 Free Relay. Come out and support the team when they compete this Friday at 6:30 at Miami’s Rec Center for Senior Night as they take on Fairfield and Butler. Thanks to Mr. Pasquale for forwarding those results.

The men’s and women’s bowling teams were both in action yesterday against Edgewood. The Varsity boys team beat the Cougars 2388 to 1951. High scores were recorded by Jarrett White, who bowled a 369 series, and Colson Bryan who had a 362 series. The Girls team also won yesterday by 43 pins. Taylor Fix bowled a 295 series, and Emma Steigerwald had a 250 series.

And be sure to tune in tonight as the girls basketball team takes on Little Miami at the gym. Dalton Norris and I have the call beginning at 7:30pm. Visit thecube.com and search Talawanda to watch.

And that’s our broadcast on this Wednesday. I’m Patrick Geshan. Thanks for watching. We’ll see you tomorrow!

January 16, 2018

Good morning Talawanda! Today is Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Club news for today: for Voila members- the January meeting will be moved from Wednesday the 10th to the 17th. The meeting will be right after school in room 118 so be sure to be there.

Setting Stone will have a meeting today after school to discuss the upcoming Coffee House, along with new submissions and to discuss the CSPA New York Trip.

NHS members will be meeting after school on Monday, January 22 in the room above the media center.

Mock Trial practice continues today and Thursday this week from 4:30-6:00 pm.

Best Buddies members: the first chapter meeting will be after school today in room 316 to discuss upcoming activities.

The Talawanda Hockey team would also like to invite Best Buddies and all THS students to Goggin for ice skating on Saturday, January 20 at 7:00 pm. Students get to skate for free and skate rentals are $3.25.

Diversity Club invites all students to join them in celebrating No Name Calling Week! Your words have an extraordinary impact on the world and the people around you.

This week Diversity Club asks everyone to be mindful to the words you choose to use, and to consider their effects on others. Everyone is welcome to attend newly rescheduled club meetings on Tuesday until 3:20 pm in Ms. Petro’s room.

For any Freshman or Sophomores who are interested in attending Butler Tech must apply online at butlertech.org

Attention musicians, performing artists, poets, singers, songwriters, and comedians: the setting stone winter coffee house will be held on Friday, February 9. Sign-ups start today outside Mr. Aerni’s.

Have you ever wished that you were a better problem solver? Do you like competition but hate breaking a sweat? If so, come to Mr. Yuva’s room on Friday after school for the first meeting of Chess Club. Experts and newcomers are all welcome.

And now to weather, followed by Patty G with sports

That highlight courtesy of FOX Sports. They’re calling it the Minneapolis Miracle. The Vikings beat the NO Saints by a score of 29-24 on Sunday to advance to the NFC championship by scoring a game-ending touchdown. It puts Minnesota in the NFC championship game next weekend against Philadelphia, who also won their playoff game over Atlanta. In the AFC, the Jacksonville Jaguars upset the Pittsburgh Steelers by a tally of 45 to 42, and of course no surprise that the Patriots beat the Titans in the other AFC game. Championship weekend is set: It’s Jaguars-Patriots and Eagles-Vikings on Sunday.

I know plenty of events happened this weekend, swimming and hockey both competed, but nobody has given me those results, so we’ll have them tomorrow.

And that’s our broadcast on this Tuesday. Hope everybody enjoyed their extra days off. I’m Patrick Geshan. We’ll see you tomorrow!

January 11, 2018

Good morning Talawanda! Today is Thursday, January 11, 2018

Club news for today: for Voila members- the January meeting will be moved from Wednesday the 10th to the 17th. The meeting will be right after school in room 118 so be sure to be there.

Best Buddies members: the first chapter meeting will be after school this Tuesday, January 16 in room 316.

Mock Trial practice will be held Thursday after school, from 4:30-6:30 pm

For anyone who took the PSAT, test results and booklets can now be picked up from your counselor.

For any Freshman or Sophomores who are interested, open house for all Butler Tech Campuses is today from 5:00-8:30 pm. Students, friends, and family are all welcome to attend.

Birthdays for today: Josiah Price turns 16, Nathaniel Szwec and Jeffrey Collins turn 17, David Hamilton and Chance Ledford turn 18.

And now to weather, followed by Patty G with sports

The girls basketball team lost a heartbreaker to Ross yesterday by a score of 48-44 in overtime at home. Jazz Bennett was the leading scorer for Talawanda with 17 points on the night. Addie Brown fouled out of the game with 13 points and 9 rebounds, and Mikayela Bretz had 6 points. The girls record falls to 5 and 7, 2 and 4 in the SWOC – they’re next game is Saturday at Union County.   

And that’s our broadcast on this Thursday. I’m Patrick Geshan. Thanks for watching today. We’ll see you tomorrow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

January 10, 2018

Good morning Talawanda! Today is Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Club news for today: for Voila members- the January meeting will be moved from Wednesday the 10th to the 17th. The meeting will be right after school in room 118 so be sure to be there.

Mock Trial practice will be held Thursday after school, from 4:30-6:30 pm

For anyone who took the PSAT, test results and booklets can now be picked up from your counselor.

For any Freshman or Sophomores who are interested, open house for all Butler Tech Campuses is tomorrow from 5:00-8:30 pm. Students, friends, and family are all welcome to attend.

Birthdays for today: Olivia Woodruff turns 15, Charlotte Benzing turns 17, Aaron Hool turns 18, and Happy Birthday to Mrs. Parrett

And now to weather, followed by Patty G with sports

The boys basketball team lost to Mt. Healthy yesterday by a score of 79 to 54. Their record drops to 3-9 overall, 1-4 in the conference. Evan James led the Braves in scoring with 19 points. Ty Hornsby notched 17 in the loss. The Braves next game is Friday night at home against Ross.

And the hockey team wanted me to tell you that they went 2-1 over the weekend. The Braves lost to Moeller, but beat Mason by a score of 9-1 and LaSalle by a score of 15-1. Congratulations to First year players Eli Walter and Grant Monson who scored their first high school goals last weekend!

Any girl interested in playing soccer for the lady Braves next fall should plan on attending a player/parent meeting on Thursday at 6pm in the cafeteria. New players are welcome if you can’t make the meeting email Coach Friede at missyfriede21@gmail.com.

Home games for today: The Girls Basketball team takes on Ross tonight at the gym. JV tips at 6 and Varsity at 7:30. We’ll have the game live for you on The Cube tonight. I’ve got the call starting at 7:30. To watch the game visit thecube.com and search Talawanda.

And that’s our broadcast on this Wednesday. I’m Patrick Geshan. Thanks for watching today. We’ll see you tomorrow.

January 9, 2018

Good morning Talawanda! Today is Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Club news for today: for Voila members- the January meeting will be moved from Wednesday the 10th to the 17th. The meeting will be right after school in room 118 so be sure to be there.

Setting Stone will have a meeting today after school to discuss the upcoming Coffee House.

Mock Trial practice will be held today and Thursday after school, from 4:30-6:30 pm

Students who took the PSAT can now pick up their results and booklets from their counselor

Birthdays for today: Elizabeth Phillips and Victoria Morrison turn 15, Cody Brock-Wilson turns 16, Noah Russell and Seth Barrett turn 18.

And now to weather, followed by Patty G with sports

Welcome back! The girls’ basketball team lost to Middletown on their home court yesterday by a score of 51 to 39. Addie Brown led the Braves in scoring with 15 points, and Kyra Koontz had 11. Their overall record falls to 5-6. The next girls game is Wednesday at home against Ross.

And if you stayed up for this game last night, you were treated to a wild ending. Alabama, the 4 seed in the College Football Playoff beat 3 seeded Georgia last night for the national championship in overtime, with this game ending touchdown reception by Devontay Smith. The Crimson Tide have won 5 of the last 8 national championships. The final score: Alabama 26, Georgia 23 last night.

And today from 11 am-11 pm, Scotty’s Brewhouse will donate 15% of their sales from customers to support the Talawanda softball team. Any carryouts and gift cards are included, so stop by Scotty’s and show your support!

Home games for today: the boys’ basketball team is in action at the gym tonight against Mount Healthy. Freshman tip at 4:30, JV at 6, and Varsity at 7:30.

December 15, 2017

Good morning Talawanda! Today is Friday, December 15, 2017

Talawanda’s FFA chapter compete this Saturday in the State Parliamentary Procedure finals. This is the first time they have qualified for this competition in over 15 years.

Team members are Sarah Allen, Hannah Lightfield, Kyndal Haven, Grace Suit, Tony Dsuban, Justin Beckner, and Jaelin Keesler. Good Luck to FFA

Jostens are here today for Seniors to take graduation orders. This is your last chance to purchase them with the representative before prices go up. If you have not ordered your cap and gown, do so today!

The Holiday Visit for the VOILA Kramer Pen Pals is Tuesday, December 19. We will meet in the Kramer Gym at 2:30. Please plan to attend!

Last chance to claim Lost and found items in the main office – all the items that are left in the lost and found will be taken to the Oxford Family Resource Center over the break.

Birthdays for today – Rita Zhou Wang turns 14, Thomas Stone turns 17, and Taylor Bowie turns 18

And now to weather, followed by Patty G with sports.

The boys bowling team lost to Northwest last night by a score of 2547 to 2356. Leading scorers for the boys were Gage Fakes with a 390 and Jarrett White with a 337. Their record falls to 5-1.

The girls bowling team lost as well by a score of 2179 to 1710. Taylor Fakes bowled a 319 and Hannah Lightfield had a 249.

For anyone who is interested in playing Football during the 2018 season, there will be a short meeting Tuesday at 11:15 in the field house. This will cover the off-season schedule and expectations. It is important that everyone can be there so the team can hit the ground running in January.

Our very own junior wrestler Sean Mondello is up for Cincinnati Athlete of the Week. Let’s come out and show our support for Sean by going to cincinnati.com and going to their high school sports section, where you will find the article for athlete of the week.  You can vote for Sean on that page.

And that’s our broadcast on this Friday. That wraps season 9 of Brave TV. I’m Patrick Geshan. Thanks so much for watching this semester. We leave you today with some footage never before released by Brave TV. I’ll see you after break. Enjoy the holidays Talawanda!

Thursday, December 14th

Good morning Talawanda! Today is Wednesday, December 13, 2017 – the third day of Hannukah and 9 days till Christmas.

The holiday Choir Concert is tonight at 7pm in the Performing Arts Center.  It is always a great show, so if you are looking for something to do, please come and support the choir program.

On Friday, December 15, Jostens will be here before school to distribute class rings to those who purchased them this fall. They will be set up in the cafeteria at 6:45 am.

Jostens will also be here FRIDAY for Seniors to take graduation orders. This is your last chance to purchase them with the representative before prices go up. If you have not ordered your cap and gown, do so by Friday!

The Holiday Visit for the VOILA Kramer Pen Pals is Tuesday, December 19. We will meet in the Kramer Gym at 2:30. Please plan to attend!

Last chance to Lost and found items in the main office – all the items that are left in the lost and found will be taken to the Oxford Family Resource Center over the break.

And for a segment about Holiday Memories

Birthdays for today – Caroline Reagh Slager turns 18, and Mrs. Mira and Mr. Birkmeier also have birthdays today.  Happy birthday everybody.

And now to Ben with the weather, followed by sports by someone who is not Patty G

The academic challenge team took on Northwest High School last night at Northwest.  The JV team  slaughtered the Knights in a game of wits and raw brain power, leaving the other team begging for mercy from their awe inspiring knowledge of every subject conceivable. Varsity continued their win streak with two match wins, both by double digit margins.  They remain at the top of SWOC, with a perfect 4 and 0 record.  The Braves have their first home match against Little Miami at 4pm on January 10th, so come out and support them.

Our very own junior wrestler Sean Mondello is up for Cincinnati Athlete of the Week. Let’s come out and show our support for Sean by going to cincinnati.com and going to their high school sports section, where you will find the article for athlete of the week.  You can vote for Sean on that page.

And that’s our broadcast on this Thursday. I’M not Patrick Geshan.  Have a good day Talawanda.

December 13, 2017

Good morning Talawanda! Today is Wednesday, December 13, 2017 – the second day of Hannukah. Happy Hannukah!!!!!!

Best Buddies would like to thank everyone who donated canned goods for their food drive. The Oxford Community Pantry will receive a car full of food to stock their shelves.

A special congratulation to Ms. Klovekorn and Mrs. McCartney’s classes. Their first periods will receive free donuts on Thursday! Ms. Klovekorn’s class collated 150 cans and Mrs. McCartney’s class collected 122 cans.

On Friday, December 15, Jostens will be here before school to distribute class rings to those who purchased them this fall. They will be set up in the cafeteria at 6:45 am.

Jostens will also be here for Seniors to take graduation orders. This is your last chance to purchase them with the representative before prices go up. If you have not ordered your cap and gown, do so by Friday!

The Holiday Visit for our Kramer Pen Pals is Tuesday, December 19. We will meet in the Kramer Gym at 2:30. Please plan to attend!

Lost and found is overflowing again. A bag of clothes from the band room and a second basket of clothes are there. Several water bottles are not claimed, one is a Tervis with a “C” on it. All of these will go to the Oxford Resource Center next Friday is not claimed.

And for a segment about Holiday Memories

Birthdays for today – Braelynn Wagers turns 17, Dallas Hall and Sabrina Hicks turn 18.

And now to weather, followed by Patty G with sports

The boys’ basketball team fell 63-49 at Goshen yesterday. Evan James had 15 points and Ty Hornsby scored 12. The next Boys game is Friday night at Little Miami  – where they start SWOC conference play. Their record is now 0-4.

The Talawanda Swim and Dive teams opened their season yesterday with a tri-meet against Madeira and Hagerstown, Indiana. Both the boys’ and the girls’ teams came away with sweeps at the meet. The girls beat Madeira 135-92 and Hagerstown 135-80, and the boys coming out with a win, against Madeira 158-81, and Hagerstown 158-52. Leading the way for the Braves were Ethan DiMenna, Maria Marecos, Noah Curry, Jess Crowder, Ethan Zhou, Ben Crowder, Camille Flaspohler, and Jonah Jones- all of whom picked up individual event wins. The teams will take on Wilmington and Miamisburg in their next meet Friday night at 6:30 pm at Miami’s Rec Center. Make sure to come out and support your 11-time league champions!

The boys bowling team beat Mount Healthy by a score of 2,306 to 2,043 last night. Jarrett White was the top scorer for the Braves with a 386. Gaege Feix closely followed with a two-game score of 383. The boys’ record improves to 5-0. Their next match is tomorrow at home against Northwest.

The girls bowling team lost however by a score of 1,589 to 1,508. The girls’ top bowlers were Taylor Feix with a 302 and Emma Stiegerwald with a 262. The girls fall to 1-4. They take on Northwest on Thursday as well.

Our very own junior wrestler Sean Mondello is up for Cincinnati Athlete of the Week. Let’s come out and show our support for Sean by going to cincinnati.com and going to their high school sports section, where you will find the article for athlete of the week.  You can vote for Sean on that page.

And that’s our broadcast on this Wednesday. I’M Patrick Geshan. Have a nice early day Talawanda!