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.