October 5, 2017

Good morning Talawanda! Today is Thursday, October 5, 2017

Club News for today: Model UN will be meeting in Mrs. Mahaney’s room on Friday, all members be sure to bring their forms and fees.

The Fall Setting Stone Coffee House will be held next week, Friday the 13th. If you are a musician, rapper, poet, or performing artist of any kind, please come sign up this week outside Mr. Aerni’s room 320 for a chance to perform.

Quick reminder to anyone planning on bringing non-THS students as a guest to the Homecoming dance. Please stop by the front office to complete the guest form, and make sure your guest brings proper ID the day of the dance.

For those who are interested,  Wright State will be visiting here in the guidance office today. Feel free to stop by during the day or during tutorial.

For any hockey players, there will be an informational meeting tomorrow at 2:45 pm in room 124. Players will receive schedule information and other administrative items, so please attend!

Also for Talawanda wrestlers, preseason conditioning and agility will be starting on Tuesday, October 10, and continue to Thursday and Friday. Be sure to attend mandatory practice on November 10, and the first competition will be on December 2.

Miami University Regional Campuses would like to invite THS students and parents to attend the Southwest Ohio Regional College Fair. The fair will be held at Miami Hamilton Campus on October 24 from 6:30-8:00 pm. Over 100 colleges and universities will be attending, along with a Financing Your Education seminar from 6:00-6:30 pm before the fair. More information can be found on the Miami website’s admission page.

For any Best Buddies members, if you would like to ride along on your homecoming parade float, feel free to join and meet at Millett’s parking lot at 5:30 pm.

Freshman: keep up the good work on your candle selling. First student to turn in their packet to Mrs. Sammons will receive a $10 gift card.

Birthdays for today: James Beckett and Devon Hofer turn 15, Karly Broshear-Henley and Julia Caudill turn 16, and Autumn Wolf turns 17.

And now to weather, followed by sports.

The boys’ soccer team blanked Northwest last night 7 to nothing and secured at least a share of the league title! The 5-0 Braves are Back to Back SWOC Champions. Junior Sammy Robinson led the team in goals with 4 in the first half and leads the leaguer for the season with 19. Senior Dallas Josey, Jake Kelly, and Tristan Fontaine all added to the total. The Braves next home match is next Thursday vs. Ross – which will be live streamed. Come on out and cheer on the Braves as they try to take the title outright with a win or a tie.

Girls volleyball also won yesterday during their senior night in a straight-set victory over Edgewood. The Braves are now 4th in the conference with a 5-5 conference record. Talawanda finishes off the season with two road games, first against Northwest on Tuesday of next week and at Ross on Thursday.

At the golf sectional tournament yesterday, Vincent Whitehead shot a score of 79 to become one of four individuals from the southwest section of Ohio who will advance to the district tournament next week in Columbus. So congratulations to Vincent!

No home games for today, but the homecoming parade begins at 6 tonight starting from the parking lot at Millett. I will be live streaming the parade from the junior class float on Twitter. My handle is on the bar below me. We’ll start our broadcast at 6, so you can follow the parade with us wherever you are!

That’s our broadcast for this Thursday. I’m Patrick Geshan. Enjoy the parade tonight and we’ll see you right back here tomorrow!

October 4, 2017

Good morning Talawanda! Today is Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Club News for today: for Voila! members, there will be a meeting today after school in room 118 so be sure to be there. Model UN will be meeting in Mrs. Mahaney’s room on Friday, all members be sure to bring their forms and fees.

The Fall Setting Stone Coffee House will be held next week, Friday the 13th. If you are a musician, rapper, poet, or performing artist of any kind, please come sign up this week outside Mr. Aerni’s room 320 for a chance to perform.

Quick reminder to anyone planning on bringing non-THS students as a guest to the Homecoming dance. Please stop by the front office to complete the guest form, and make sure your guest brings proper ID the day of the dance.

For those who are interested,  Wright State will be visiting here in the guidance office on Thursday. Feel free to stop by during the day or during tutorial.

For any hockey players, there will be an informational meeting next Thursday, October 5 at 2:45 pm in room 124. Players will receive schedule information and other administrative items, so please attend!

Any girls interested in playing softball this spring need to attend a mandatory meeting tomorrow at 7:00 am in the gym.

Also for Talawanda wrestlers, preseason conditioning and agility will be starting on Tuesday, October 10, and continue to Thursday and Friday. Be sure to attend mandatory practice on November 10, and the first competition will be on December 2.

Miami University Regional Campuses would like to invite THS students and parents to attend the Southwest Ohio Regional College Fair. The fair will be held at Miami Hamilton Campus on October 24 from 6:30-8:00 pm. Over 100 colleges and universities will be attending, along with a Financing Your Education seminar from 6:00-6:30 pm before the fair. More information can be found on the Miami website’s admission page.

It is Voila’s annual SOCK-tober event! For the month of October, Voila will be collecting new pairs of socks of any kind as donations. Help out by stopping by room 118 and donating to the blue bin.

For any Best Buddies members, if you would like to ride along on your homecoming parade float, feel free to join and meet at Millett’s parking lot at 5:30 pm.

Freshman: keep up the good work on your candle selling. First student to turn in their packet to Mrs. Sammons will receive a $10 gift card.

And now for a Setting Stone Interview

Birthdays for today: Austin Schomaker and Jacob Mason turn 16

And now to weather, followed by sports

Girls Volleyball won their 7th match of the season yesterday and their 4th in the conference with a straight-set victory at Mt. Healthy. The Volleyball team’s senior night is tonight during their final home match against Edgewood. The match starts at 7:00 pm with the senior introductions happening before the game.

Girls soccer beat Northwest at home yesterday by a 5 to 1 margin. The Braves are now above .500 in the conference for the first time this year with a 3-2 record in the SWOC. Their next match is Tuesday against Ross.

And after falling the previous night to Colerain 5-0, the girls’ tennis team beat the Cardinals on their home court yesterday afternoon 3-2 during their senior night. The girls end the scheduled season with an 8-11 overall record and a 5-1 record in the conference.

Home games for today: Boys’ JV and Varsity soccer host Northwest, JV at 5:00 pm and Varsity at 7:00 pm, and Girls JV and Varsity Volleyball face off against Edgewood on their senior night, JV at 5:45 pm and Varsity at 7:00 pm

That’s sports and that’s our broadcast for today. I’m Patrick Geshan, enjoy your day Talawanda!

October 3, 2017

Good morning Talawanda! Today is Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Club News for today: for Voila! members, there will be a meeting tomorrow after school in room 118 so be sure to be there. Model UN will be meeting in Mrs. Mahaney’s room on Friday, all members be sure to bring their forms and fees.

Talwanda Butler Tech FFA Chapter participated in the District Land Evaluation competition yesterday in Middletown. The Urban evaluation team finish 2nd in the contest of 16 teams, Dakota Kiefer finishing 4th, Austin Lake finishing 6th, and Joseph Copeland finishing 7th out of 78 other students.

Rural evaluation finished 4th place out of 21 teams, commendations go out to Sarah Allen, Ben Eichler, and Spencer Crauder. Good luck to the teams as they head to State Finals this Saturday

Sophomores, Josten’s will be here today during lunch and in the evening from 5:00-7:00 pm to take class ring orders. If you still need a packet with information, stop by the main office for an extra copy.

For those who are interested, Miami Hamilton will be at school in guidance today, along with Wright State on Thursday. Feel free to stop by during the day or during tutorial.

For any hockey players, there will be an informational meeting next Thursday, October 5 at 2:45 pm in room 124. Players will receive schedule information and other administrative items, so please attend!

Also for Talawanda wrestlers, preseason conditioning and agility will be starting on Tuesday, October 10, and continue to Thursday and Friday. Be sure to attend mandatory practice on November 10, and the first competition will be on December 2.

Miami University Regional Campuses would like to invite THS students and parents to attend the Southwest Ohio Regional College Fair. The fair will be held at Miami Hamilton Campus on October 24 from 6:30-8:00 pm.

It is Voila’s annual SOCK-tober event! For the month of October, Voila will be collecting new pairs of socks of any kind as donations. Help out by stopping by room 118 and donating to the blue bin.

For any Best Buddies members, if you would like to ride along on your homecoming parade float, feel free to join and meet at Millett’s parking lot at 5:30 pm.

Freshman: keep up the good work on your candle selling. First student to turn in their packet to Mrs. Sammons will receive a $10 gift card.

And now for a segment for Project Civility

Birthdays for today: Davis Byrd and Andrew Miller turn 15. Spencer Crauder, Benjamin Fowler, Krista Snell turn 16.

And now to weather, followed by sports

Boys’ Varsity Soccer is making a historic run, earning their 10th win of the season by defeating Eaton last night 4-1. The Braves were led by juniors Nick June and Quinn Flaspohler who both had a goal with two assists. Jake Kelly and senior co-captain Andrew Belec netted two more goals to give the Eagles their worst loss of the season. The Braves finish at home with 3 games left against Northwest, Ross, and Winston Woods. Come out Wednesday at 7:00 pm to support the team.

The volleyball team fell to Badin on the road yesterday in 3 sets. Their record drops to 6-12 on the season, the Braves continue their road stretch tonight when they visit Mount healthy at 7:00.

The tennis team also fell in their match yesterday – a 5-0 loss in the first part of a home and home with Colerain. The home and home is completed tonight at 4:00 pm on the tennis courts for the tennis team’s senior night. It begins at 4:00 pm.

Home games for today: Girls Tennis takes on Colerain at 4:00, and Girls JV and Varsity Soccer play Northwest. JV at 5:00 and Varsity at 7:00.

That’s sports and that’s our broadcast for this Tuesday, I’m Patrick Geshan, Enjoy your day Talawanda!

October 2, 2017

Good morning Talawanda! Today is Monday, October 2, 2017.

Club News for today: for Voila! members, there will be a meeting on Wednesday, October 4, after school in room 118 so be sure to be there.

Sophomores, Josten’s will be here tomorrow during lunch and in the evening from 5:00-7:00 pm to take class ring orders. If you still need a packet with information, stop by the main office for an extra copy.

For any hockey players, there will be an informational meeting next Thursday, October 5 at 2:45 pm in room 124. Players will receive schedule information and other administrative items, so please attend!

Also for Talawanda wrestlers, preseason conditioning and agility will be starting on Tuesday, October 10, and continue to Thursday and Friday. Be sure to attend mandatory practice on November 10, and the first competition will be on December 2.

It is Voila’s annual SOCK-tober event! For the month of October, Voila will be collecting new pairs of socks of any kind as donations. Help out by stopping by room 118 and donating to the blue bin.

Congratulations to the Talawanda Marching Band who competed at La Salle on Saturday. The Band got 3rd out of 12 Bands. The percussion once again won 1st place. 

And now for an interview with your THS Disc Golf team.

Birthday for today: Christian Bernius turns 17.

And now to weather, followed by sports.

Girls’ soccer fell on Saturday at home to Hamilton by a 3-0 margin. They drop to 6 and 8 overall, the girls next match is against Northwest at home tomorrow.

In Other weekend results: football fell to Harrison on the road 42-12 on Friday.

Home games for today: Girls JV tennis at  4, and Girls JV and Varsity Field Hockey at 5:00 and 6:30.

That’s sports and that’s our broadcast for this Monday, I’m Patrick Geshan, Enjoy your day Talawanda!

September 29, 2017

Good morning Talawanda! Today is Friday, September 29, 2017

There’s an opportunity for a 3-day trip to Columbus for those who have interests in current world affairs, by participating in a simulation of the United Nations, through joining Model UN. There will be an informational meeting this Friday in Mrs. Mahaney’s room 120. Sign-ups for each country are posted outside the door, 5-10 people per team.

Anyone seeking a fun way to serve the community, Bogan Elementary Carnival is seeking volunteers this Saturday, September 30, from 5:00-8:00 pm. Please see Ms. Alfonsi in room 315 if you are interested.

For any hockey players, there will be an informational meeting next Thursday, October 5 at 2:45 pm in room 124. Players will receive schedule information and other administrative items, so please attend!

Also for Talawanda wrestlers, preseason conditioning and agility will be starting on Tuesday, October 10, and continue on Thursday and Friday. Be sure to attend mandatory practice on November 10, and the first competition will be on December 2.

And now for an announcement on the dress up days for Homecoming Week.

Birthdays for today: Nikolas and Themio Amarantos turn 15, and David Waltner turns 17

And now to weather, followed by sports

Next week is Spirit Week at Talawanda, and that means all the classes will be competing against each other for one whole week with the winner announced at the PEP Rally on Friday.  Seniors have never lost this competition, and Vegas oddsmakers are reporting that this is the year the JUNIORS pull off the upset.  In addition to a Penny War benefitting the Oxford Family Resource Center, each class will go head to head in the dress up days for the week.  Monday is Tie Dye Day, Tuesday Twin Day, Wednesday is Costume Day, Thursday is Jersey Day, and Friday is class color day.  Freshman will wear RED, Sophomores will wear BLUE, Juniors will wear WHITE, and Seniors will wear BLACK.

The Talawanda varsity boys golf team concluded its regular season matches on Thursday, defeating Middletown Christian by a score of 177 to 199, and finishing the season with a 14 and 4 record. IN his final home match, senior Vincent Whitehead was medalist with a score of 37. The golf team will take part in the Best of the West tournament at Miami Whitewater Saturday to tune up for sectionals that will be held there next week.

Girls golf fell in their final match yesterday to Little Miami 205 to 249. It ends the girls first season with a 1-7 conference record and a 3-9 overall record. Despite the record sheet, it was still a victorious first year for the girls.

The volleyball team beat 2nd place Harrison last night in straight sets to win the annual Volley for the Cure game. They are now 3-5 in the conference. Next up for the lady braves is a home matchup on Saturday at noon.

And the girls’ soccer team also won last night with an 8-1 rout at Winton Woods. The girls are now one game below .500 around 6 and 7. Next up for the Braves is a home matchup vs. Hamilton at 5. The game will be live streamed by Brave TV on the Cube. The link will be tweeted tomorrow on our Twitter account @brave_Streaming.

And in Friday night football action tonight, Talawanda will travel to Harrison for their second conference game of the year.  The Wildcats are coming off a 28-17 loss at Edgewood last year. It’s an American out tonight with kickoff at 7.

That’s sports and that’s our broadcast for this Friday, I’m Patrick Geshan, Have a marvelous weekend Talawanda!

September 28, 2017

Good morning Talawanda! Today is Thursday, September 28, 2017

There’s an opportunity for a 3-day trip to Columbus for those who have interests in current world affairs, by participating in a simulation of the United Nations, through joining Model UN. There will be an informational meeting this Friday in Mrs. Mahaney’s room 120. Sign-ups for each country are posted outside the door, 5-10 people per team.

For anyone seeking a fun way to serve the community, Bogan Elementary Carnival is seeking volunteers this Saturday, September 30, from 5:00-8:00 pm. Please see Ms. Alfonsi in room 315 if you are interested.

THS Students: do you want to make a difference in your local community? Learn to be a great leader while making a real impact through Chick-fil-a Leader Academy. Come join the thousands of students nationwide in a leadership program focused on impact through action. Stop by room 611 to apply now!

The Braves for the Cure Volleyball event is today. Shirts will be on sale during lunch and the night of the event. Expect raffle items, silent auctions, and bake sales during the game at 7:00 pm. Come and support the Cure!

For any hockey players, there will be an informational meeting next Thursday, October 5 at 2:45 pm in room 124. Players will receive schedule information and other administrative items, so please attend!

And now for a segment on Tribune’s new advice column.

Birthdays for today: Zoe Moore turns 16, Jaime Newcomb and Samuel Morrish turn 17, and Alyssa Combs turns 18

And now to weather, followed by sports.

The Boys’ Soccer team downed Edgewood last night 3 nil, with 2 goals by Sammy Robinson and a third by Tristan Fontaine. The team was led by senior defensive captains of Alex Pohlable, Owen Ramsey, and Andrew Belec.  The win keeps the Braves a perfect 4 wins to 0 losses in league play and extends a 7-0-1 without a loss for the month!

Home games for today: Girls’ Varsity Tennis takes on McAuley at 4:00 pm. Boys Varsity Golf has their senior night at 4 vs. Middletown Christian at Hueston Woods, And girls JV and Varsity volleyball square off against Harrison, JV at 5;45, Varsity at 7. We’ll be live streaming tonights Braves for the Cure Volleyball game – the link is available on our twitter account @brave_streaming. 

That’s sports and that’s our broadcast for this Thursday, I’m Patrick Geshan, Have a good day Talawanda!

September 27, 2017

Good morning Talawanda! Today is Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Club News for today: YIT will be holding a meeting after school today in the staff cafeteria. Also, FCA will be holding a meeting today in room 219 after school.

There’s an opportunity for a 3-day trip to Columbus for those who have interests in current world affairs, by participating in a simulation of the United Nations, through joining Model UN. There will be an informational meeting this Friday in Mrs. Mahaney’s room 120. Sign-ups for each country are posted outside the door, 5-10 people per team.

It’s Ally Week here at Talawanda! Diversity Club is inviting all allies of our LGBT community to this week’s meeting after school today, in room 413. Be there to talk about what it means to be an ally and learn how to help with the community.

THS Students: do you want to make a difference in your local community? Learn to be a great leader while making a real impact through Chick-fil-a Leader Academy. Come join the thousands of students nationwide in a leadership program focused on impact through action. Stop by room 611 to apply now!

The Braves for the Cure Volleyball event is tomorrow. Shirts will be on sale during lunch and the night of the event. Expect raffle items, silent auctions, and bake sales during the game at 7:00 pm. Come and support the Cure!

And now: Student Government Explained

Birthdays for today: Abigail Johnson and Mason Hansford turn 16

And now to weather, followed by sports

The JV Golf team closed the 2017 season at Hueston Woods yesterday afternoon by distancing the Bishop Fenwick Falcons by a score of 186-231. With a 13-4 record now, medalists for the Braves were Owen Sweitzer with a 44, followed by Josh Verst with 46, Taylor Cepluch and myself shot a  48, and Dylan Slager had a 49. Shoutout to the JV coach Doug Taylor who is now .500 in his coaching career after 5 years. Congrats Coach Doug!

Has the beginning of the school year got you feeling not quite up to par? Well, put your worries behind you and come out to the Golf Team’s Senior Night tomorrow! The match is at Hueston Woods Golf Course and begins at 4:15 pm. Spectators can rent a golf cart, so let’s come out and have a good time to support our players in their final match.

The girls’ tennis team is currently playing in the SWOC tournament over on the courts at Miami. We’ll be sure to pass along the results tomorrow.

And the girls’ soccer team beat Edgewood yesterday by a score of 3-2. Their conference record is now 2-2.

That’s sports and that’s our broadcast for this Wednesday, I’m Patrick Geshan, Have a good early day Talawanda!

September 26, 2017

Good morning Talawanda, today is Tuesday, September 26th, 2017!

Homecoming tickets go on sale next week. Be sure to stop by the main office or the cafeteria to get yours.

And a reminder to all those who plan on bringing non-THS students to Homecoming, you must fill out a guest form in the main office with your ticket purchase.

The Bogan Elementary Carnival is seeking volunteers to work this Saturday, from 5:00-8:00 pm. Please see  Ms. Alfonsi in room 315 if you are interested in a fun way to serve the community.

Club news for today: Best Buddies will be holding a meeting today in room 316 to work on posters for the homecoming float. YIT will also be holding a meeting after school tomorrow in the staff cafeteria.

There’s an opportunity for a 3-day trip to Columbus for those who have interests in current world affairs, by participating in a simulation of the United Nations, through joining Model UN. There will be an informational meeting this Friday in Mrs. Mahaney’s room 120. Sign-ups for each country are posted outside the door, 5-10 people per team.

It’s Ally Week here at Talawanda! Diversity Club is inviting all allies of our LGBT community to this week’s meeting after school tomorrow, in room 413. Be there to talk about what it means to be an ally and learn how to help with the community.

Starting this Saturday, September 23, Miami University will begin their weekly sessions of Girls Who Code from 12:30-3:00 pm.  Location will be in Benton Hall, room 001. For more information or to sign up, go to Miami’s website and search Girls Who Code.

THS Students: do you want to make a difference in your local community? Learn to be a great leader while making a real impact through Chick-fil-a Leader Academy. Come join the thousands of students nationwide in a leadership program focused on impact through action. Stop by room 611 to apply now!

The Braves for the Cure Volleyball event is this Thursday. Shirts will be on sale during lunch and the night of the event. Expect raffle items, silent auctions, and bake sales during the game at 7:00 pm. Come and support the Cure!

Birthdays for today: Elijah Ward turns 14, Katie Rose turns 15, and Noah Staton turns 16

And now to weather, followed by sports

Boys’ Varsity Golf defeated Badin for a second time this season on Monday, winning by a margin of 170-187, and bringing their overall record to 12-4. The Braves will host Middletown Christian at Hueston Woods on Thursday and will be closing out the regular season in the Best of the West Tournament on Saturday. Post-season selections will be held on Wednesday, October 4 at Miami Whitewater, where spectators are welcome!

The JV squad ran its record to 12-4 with a 190-200 win over the Wyoming Cowboys at Wyoming Golf Club. Medalist honors were shared by Dylan Slager and Josh “The Destroyer” Verst with a pair of 45’s. The last JV match is at Hueston Woods tonight against Fenwick at 4.

The girls’ tennis team beat Northwest 4-1 yesterday for their 5th conference win. The braves are now in a 3-way tie for first place in the conference with Ross and Harrison. The next tennis match is tonight at Hamilton.

Home games for today: Boys’ JV Golf takes on Fenwick at 4:00 pm, Girls’ JV Tennis plays Seven Hills at 4:00.

Girls JV and Varsity Field Hockey host Fairmont – varsity at 5, JV at 6:30, and Girls JV and Varsity Volleyball face off against Little Miami, JV starts at 5:45, Varsity at 7:00.

This just in: Baseball open field has been canceled for today and has been moved to tomorrow.

That’s sports and that’s our broadcast for this Tuesday, I’m Patrick Geshan, Laugh today Talawanda!

September 25, 2017

 

Good morning Talawanda, today is Monday, September 25th, 2017!

Homecoming tickets go on sale next week. Be sure to stop by the main office or the cafeteria to get yours.

And a reminder to all those who plan on bringing non-THS students to Homecoming, you must fill out a guest form in the main office with your ticket purchase.

Club news for today: Setting Stone have another meeting after school in room in room 320. Best Buddies will be holding a meeting tomorrow in room 316 to work on posters for the homecoming float.

For the month of September, Voila will be collecting pasta and sauce as donations to a local Hamilton food pantry. Boxed and canned goods for these are accepted, so please feel free to donate and help those in need.

The THS Livestock Judging Team had a successful trip this past weekend to the World Beef Expo. Congratulations to Colleen and Wally Minges, Jacob Schlichter, and Austin Garner for placing 1st in the Livestock Judging Contest.

It’s Ally Week here at Talawanda! Diversity Club is inviting all allies of our LGBT community to this week’s meeting after school on Wednesday, in room 413. Be there to talk about what it means to be an ally and learn how to help with the community.

Congratulations to our 2017 Homecoming Court Representatives! The parade is uptown on October 5th.

Freshmen are Molly Curry and Braden Wright, Sophomores are Jessica Killy and Luke Eiche, Juniors are Rory Adryan and Max Farell.

Your Senior representatives are Halle Newton, Nina Stahr, Tiffany Thomas, Dillon Heineman, Josh Huddleston, and Tim Roberts.

Birthday for today is Samuel Gibson who turns 17.

And now here’s Sports with Patty G

Both boys and girls varsity soccer recorded wins over the weekend on the road against Union County. The girls’ team played first, notching a 3-1 victory and improving their record to 4 and 7 overall. The boys’ team finished off the day with a 5-0 shutout of the Patriots, improving their record to 8-2-1 overall, and extending their win streak to 4 games.  The girls’ next match is Tuesday at Edgewood, the boys play at Edgewood on Wednesday.

And in other results over the weekend, the football team fell to Little Miami 35-7.

Home games for today: Boys’ Varsity Golf takes on Badin at 4:00 pm and Girls’ Varsity Tennis plays Northwest at 4.

That’s sports and that’s our broadcast for this Monday, I’m Patrick Geshan – Happy National Lobstah Day!

September 22, 2017

Good morning Talawanda, today is Friday, September 22nd, 2017!

Homecoming tickets go on sale the first week of October. Be sure to stop by the main office or the cafeteria to get yours.

Get ready for the nationwide Outdoor Challenge! Y.I.T. is encouraging the entire Talawanda community to join this challenge to get outside and get healthy. To sign up, download the “Outdoor Nation” app, sign up as a community member with Miami University and start posting your outdoor activities to earn points and get a chance to win prizes.

For the month of September, Voila will be collecting pasta and sauce as donations to a local Hamilton food pantry. Boxed and canned goods for these are accepted, so please feel free to donate and help those in need.

And now for your Student and Teacher of the week

Birthdays for today: Elizabeth Farmer turns 14, Braden Wright and Kyle Schlabach turn 15,  and Victoria Zell turns 16

And now to weather followed by sports

On Wednesday in the GIRLS GOLF SWOC tournament, Talawanda finished fifth in front of Ross with an 18 hole team score of 476. Morgan Brockelbank earned 1st team all SWOC honors and finished 5th in the tournament with a 98. Jada Tegge was next up for Talawanda with a 118, followed by Grace Clausen who shot a 124. Gabby Clausen and Alyse Aylor shot 136 and 137 to round out Talawanda’s top 5. Harrison took 1st in the conference. The girls still have one match left, its next Thursday against Little Miami.

In an interesting turn of events yesterday, both Boys’ Golf matches ended in ties. This required the use of the fifth man’s score to break the ties, unfortunately leading to Varsity losing their match against Fenwick by five strokes. Their record is now 11-4, their next match will be at Hueston Woods against Badin on Monday. The JV squad, however, won their 11th match in fifteen starts against Fairfield, winning by a single stroke. Medalist for the squad was Dylan Slager with a 44 followed by me with a 45. JV will be heading to Wyoming Golf Club on Monday to face the Wyoming Cowboys.

Girls tennis fell to Preble Shawnee last night 5-0. It drops their overall record to 5-10, next up for the tennis team is a home matchup with Northwest on Monday.

The boys’ soccer team stayed undefeated in the conference with their 8-2 victory over Harrison last night.  7-2-1 is the boys’ new record, they’re 3-0 in the conference. Their stretch of road games continues on Saturday when they visit Union County at noon.

And girls soccer dropped a close match yesterday on the road to Princeton 1-0. The girls will visit Union County as well on Saturday, their match beginning at 10 am.

And finally, girls volleyball beat Winton Woods on the road yesterday in 5 sets to improve their overall record to 4-9.

In Friday night football action tonight – our Braves travel to Little Miami for their first conference matchup. The Panthers are coming off a 20-14 L to Mt. Healthy last week. Kickoff is at 7 tonight.

And that’s Brave TV for this Friday. I’m Patrick Geshan, have a great weekend Talawanda!