February 18th, 2020

Good Morning Talawanda. Today is Tuesday, February 18th, 2020.

Attention NHS members:  We will meet in the cafeteria on Thursday, February 20th after school.  Also, pick up NHS shirt order forms in Ms. Alfonsi’s classroom.

Students who want to travel with Ms Mann and Mr Tincher in 2021 should attend an information meeting on February 20 at 7:00 pm right after parent/teacher conferences in room 319.

Juniors who want to be on prom steering committee should pick up an application outside Ms. Mann’s room 319.

Talawanda Baseball will have a Parent Meeting from 5-6pm on Tuesday, February 18th. All students interested in playing baseball this spring need to attend.

CONGRATULATIONS to the FFA Agricultural Communications team of Dalton Norris, Grace Suit, Austin Weekley & Keira McKinney as they placed 5th in Ohio FFA this past weekend. This is the first FFA banner won so far this year! The last time the FFA won a banner in this contest was in 2008.

Now for the week ahead

If you signed up to perform at Friday’s Coffee House, you must attend a meeting today, right after school, in Mr. Aerni’s room. Anyone who does not attend this meeting (or check in with Aerni before the meeting if you can’t attend) will be removed from the performance list.

The Setting Stone Coffee House is this Friday! Tickets are on sale right now! Pick yours up for only $3 in room 320–tickets go up to $5 at the door.

Now for today’s birthdays, Audrianna Henson and Presley Pierson turn 16, and Klayton Smith. Happy Birthday.

And now for What’s the T and Luke WP.

The boys basketball team fell to Ross by a score fo 65-62 in triple overtime, Dale Yauger had 26 points for the Brave.  Their regular season is over, they finish with a record of 6-16 and they will play against Princeton in the first round of the playoffs at Hamilton high school, this Friday at 7:30.

The girls basketball team fell in their postseason matchup to Loveland 62-24, Kylee Fears had 10 points in the game, they finish with a season record of 9-14, and congrats to them on a great season.

This past Saturday the swim teams took part in the district swim meets where they were looking to qualify to this week’s state championships.  Though nearly every race resulted in a season best swim the team fell just short of qualifying anyone to the state meet.  The boys 200 Free Relay of Ben Crowder, Blake Madden, Rhyan Meyers, and John Anzano finished in 7th place at the district meet, which ranked them 26th in the state but unfortunately only 24 relay teams make the state championship.  Ben Crowder also nearly qualified in the 100 Free as he swam a time that was the second fastest in school history, but it left him just .27 seconds off qualifying for the state meet.  On the girls side Mercy Patterson had a nice meet as she posted two season best times in the 100 Fly and 100 Back, which allowed her to finish 11th and 17th in the district, respectively.  Overall, of the 44 boys teams in the district the boys team finished in 12th place and of the 50 girls teams in the district the girls team finished in 22nd place.  So at this point just Sam Hool remains in action for the swim and dive teams.  He will be competing at the state diving championships this upcoming Saturday in Canton, OH.  Congratulations to all swim and dive team members on another excellent season and good luck to Sam this weekend!

The hockey team got back to their winning ways this weekend at the SWOHSHL tournament this weekend with 3 wins, first over Elder by a 7-0 score, next over Sycamore by an 8-0 score and finally in the championship 8-1 over Beavercreek, they capture their first conference title since 2009 and finish 12-0 in the conference. They will head to Columbus on Friday to face Springboro in the first round of the state tournament.

Home Games for this weekend: none.

That’s our broadcast on this day I’m bad at hockey, thanks so much for watching, and have a great day.