January 31, 2018

Good morning Talawanda! Today is Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Club news for today: for Voila members, the February meeting will be next Wednesday after school in room 118. Valentines for ELL pen-pals will be made, and sign-ups will be available for the next tutorial date, which is Tuesday, February 13.

Last day for Butler Tech applications is today. If you already applied, check your email for your interview opportunity

If anyone is interested in starting a women’s lacrosse team, contact Asya Walsh, walshas@talawanda.org.

Anyone who would like to help out with the Spring Social who could not attend Mrs. Sammons’ meeting should stop by room 316 to sign up. She would love to have as many students involved as possible!

Are you interested in performing at the February 9th Setting Stone Coffee House? This is the last week you can sign up! Spots are limited, so if you are interested, sign up as soon as possible. Performers will need to attend a meeting on Monday, February 5 in room 320.

And now for a new edition of Erin Reviews

Birthdays for today: Michael Wise turns 16. Dakota Miller, Corey Burgess, and Christopher Staton turn 17. Nick Frymier turns 18. And Happy Birthday to Mr. Wes Cole.

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

Nothing to talk about in terms of results on the sportscast this morning, but a reminder to any 9th-12th grade girl interested in playing softball this year that an informational meeting is scheduled for tomorrow at 7 am in the gym. If you’re unable to make it, you must see Coach Davie in the guidance office as soon as possible. Tryouts will be held Monday, Feb, 19 at 3:00 pm. Remember to turn in any physical paperwork into the athletic office as soon as possible.

There are 9 more days until the Winter Olympics! That’s our broadcast for this Wednesday. I’m Patrick Geshan. Thanks for watching and have a wonderful early day!

January 30, 2018

Good morning Talawanda! Today is Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Club news for today: for Voila members, the February meeting will be on Wednesday the 7th after school in room 118. Valentines for ELL pen-pals will be made, and sign-ups will be available for the next tutorial date, which is Tuesday, February 13.

Attention all student government officers, and anyone interested in helping plan the THS Spring Buddy Dance! There will be an info meeting today in Mrs. Sammons’ room. This committee is great for anyone who would like to get involved, needs service credit, or want to participate in the dance. Student government officers need to plan to be there.

For any boys interested in playing tennis this spring, there will be a short informational meeting after school today in room 310.

Last day for Butler Tech applications is tomorrow. If you already applied, check your email for your interview opportunity

If anyone is interested in starting a women’s lacrosse team, contact Asya Walsh, walshas@talawanda.org.

Are you interested in performing at the February 9th Setting Stone Coffee House? This is the last week you can sign up! Spots are limited, so if you are interested, sign up as soon as possible. Performers will need to attend a meeting on Monday, February 5 in room 320.

And now for Straws: One hole or two?

Birthdays for today: Jebadiah Burton turns 15, Devin Kist turns 16, and Madelyn Moore turns 17.

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

The boys bowling team fell in a close match to Ross yesterday by a score of 2781 to 2757. High scores for the Braves were Gaege Fakes with a 426 series and Jake Michael with a 415 series.

The girls bowling team also fell in a tight match yesterday – their score was 2091 to 2029. Leading scorers for them were Taylor Fakes with a 365 series and Emma Steigerwald with a 322 series. Both teams will play on Thursday afternoon at Oxford Lanes in a rematch against Ross.

Home games for today: the Wrestling team has their senior night tonight at the gym against Edgewood and Madison. It gets underway at 4:30.

The LaCrosse team would like you to visit Rapid Fired Pizza in Oxford between 11:00 am and 11:00 pm. If you show them the appropriate flyer when you pay, the Lacrosse team will get 25% of your purchase.

And a reminder to any 9th-12th grade girl interested in playing softball this year that an informational meeting is scheduled for this Thursday at 7 am in the gym. If you’re unable to make it, you must see Coach Davie in the guidance office as soon as possible. Tryouts will be held Monday, Feb, 19 at 3:00 pm. Remember to turn in any physical paperwork into the athletic office as soon as possible.

That’s our broadcast for this Tuesday. I’m Patrick Geshan. Thanks for watching and have a great day!

January 29, 2018

Good morning Talawanda! Today is Monday, January 29, 2018

Club news for today: FCS, Fellowship of Christian Students will meet today after school in Mr. Newberry’s room. Everyone is welcome! Food and games will be there, so bring a friend, hope to see you there!

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

Congratulations to THS Mock Trail for their performance last Friday. Best Witness Awards went to Shr Hua Moore and Amily Zhou Wang. Best Attorney went to Kei Brown and Madeline Moser. Mock members should check their email for information about their end of season party.

Attention all student government officers, and anyone interested in helping plan the THS Spring Buddy Dance! There will be an info meeting tomorrow in Mrs. Sammons’ room. This committee is great for anyone who would like to get involved, needs service credit, or want to participate in the dance. Student government officers need to plan to be there.

For any boys interested in playing tennis this spring, there will be a short informational meeting after school on tomorrow in room 310.

Last day for Butler Tech applications is this Wednesday. If you already applied, check your email for your interview opportunity

If anyone is interested in starting a women’s lacrosse team, contact Asya Walsh, walshas@talawanda.org.

Are you interested in performing at the February 9th Setting Stone Coffee House? This is the last week you can sign up! Spots are limited, so if you are interested, you should sign up today or as soon as possible. Performers will need to attend a meeting on Monday, February 5 in room 320.

Birthday for today is Elizabeth Paulsen who turns 17.

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

Congrats to the Braves Swim and Dive team on picking up their 12th consecutive league championship last Saturday. They are the only team to ever win a SWOC championship in swimming. It was a record-setting night for the Braves as they broke 7 league records en route to the championship. Jess Crowder broke both the 50 and 100 Freestyle league records, Ben Crowder broke the 500 Freestyle league record, Sean Mondello broke the league record in the 1 meter diving event, and Camille Flaspohler broke the league record in the 100 Breaststroke. Additionally, both 200 Freestyle relay teams broke the league records. That’s the girls’ team of Camille Flaspohler, Rory Adryan, Maria Marecos, and Jess Crowder, and the boys’ team of Ben Crowder, John Anzano, Blake Madden, and Noah Curry. And special congratulations to Jess Crowder and Noah Curry for being named SWOC Athletes of the Year. The Braves are now on their way to the state tournament, the sectional round taking place February 9th and 10th.

The hockey team also clinched a league title this weekend after going 3-0 with wins over LaSalle, Perrysburg, and Sycamore. Friday night they routed LaSalle 19-1, beat Perrysburg 6-2 on Saturday, and yesterday here’s the game-winning goal against Sycamore. The Braves ended up winning 4-2.

The boys’ basketball team lost one game and won one game over the weekend. Friday night they fell to Harrison 58-40 but beat Franklin County on Saturday at the Hoosier Gym by a score of 43-40. Leading scorers in that game were Evan James with 14 points, Ty Hronsby with 11, and Josh DeWitt with 9.

Saturday, the Lady Braves Basketball team defeated Mt. Healthy by a score of 57-34. Three Braves were able to score in the double-digits. Addie Brown lead the way with 28 points with 2 3-pointers, Jazz Bennet scored 15 points with 4 3’s, followed by Kyra Koontz scoring 12 points with a 3-pointer and grabbed 15 rebounds for her third double-double of the season. The match will go down in history with Addie Brown being able to make 18 of 19 free throws, setting a new THS girl’s basketball record for free throws in a game with 18, previously held by Lee Hart in 1985 with 16, and a new record for most free throws in a season with 120 out of 17 games, also formally held by Lee Hart with 114.

Congratulations to Mazvita Ngorosha for being named honorable mention in the Cincinnati Enquires Division 1 tennis honors this past weekend, along with 2 members of THS golf and our own Val Green for volleyball.

The final meeting for any 9th-12th grade girl interested in playing softball this year will be Thursday Februrary 1st at 7 am in the gym. Those who are unable to make ti should see Coach Davie in the guidance office ASAP. Tryouts will be Monday, Feb. 19th  at 3  pm. Remember to turn in any physical paperwork to the athletic office as soon as possible.

That’s our broadcast for this Monday. I’m Patrick Geshan. Thanks for watching and have a great day!

January 26, 2018

Good morning Talawanda! Today is Friday, January 26, 2018

Attention all student government officers, and anyone interested in helping plan the THS Spring Buddy Dance! There will be an info meeting on Tuesday, January 30 in Mrs. Sammons’ room. This committee is great for anyone who would like to get involved, needs service credit, or want to participate in the dance. Student government officers need to plan to be there.

For any boys interested in playing tennis this spring, there will be a short informational meeting after school on Tuesday in room 310.

Setting Stone’s Winter Coffee House will be held on Friday, February 9. Tickets go on sale next week! They can be purchased for $3 in advance in room 320.

For any seniors who need to send in their pictures for yearbook to Mr. Z must do so by February 23. All senior videos must be sent to Caroline at reaghslagerca@talawanda.org. Superlatives are being e-mailed out, all seniors must complete theirs as soon as possible.

And now for an announcement from Best Buddies

Lunch for today is chicken parmesan and baked fries

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

Freshman Basketball were able to take the win against Franklin County last night, 45-23. High scorer was Jonathan Richter with 10 points, followed by Dylan Viox with a good performance of 8 points.

Boys’ Bowling were unfortunately unable to take the match against Middletown Christian, by a score of 2554-2675. The Girls’ squad however were able to win their match with a score of 1997-1795. Good performances were put on by Gage Feix with a total score of 397 and Jake Michael with 388 from the boys’ side, and from the girl’s team, high scoring came from Taylore Feix with 341 and Hannah Lightfield with 308.

Tomorrow the THS Swim and Dive teams will be hosting the SWOC League Championship meet at Miami University. The teams will be aiming for their 12th straight league championship. The meet begins at 6:00 pm, be sure to come out and support the teams championship dynasty.

Home games for today: Hockey takes on LaSalle at 7:45, and Boys Basketball takes on Harrison, Freshman at 4:30, JV at 6, and Varsity at 7:30. You can watch the Varsity game live tonight at 7:30 on ICRCtv.com.

We leave you today with a special announcement from the hockey team. I’m Patrick Geshan. Thanks for watching and have a great weekend!

January 25, 2018

Good morning Talawanda! Today is Thursday, January 25, 2018

Attention all student government officers, and anyone interested in helping plan the THS Spring Buddy Dance! There will be an info meeting on Tuesday, January 30 in Mrs. Sammons’ room. This committee is great for anyone who would like to get involved, needs service credit, or want to participate in the dance. Student government officers need to plan to be there.

For any boys interested in playing tennis this spring, there will be a short informational meeting after school on Tuesday in room 310.

For any seniors who need to send in their pictures for yearbook to Mr. Z must do so by February 23. All senior videos must be sent to Caroline at reaghslagerca@talawanda.org. Superlatives are being e-mailed out, all seniors must complete theirs as soon as possible.

And now for the first entry in the THS Daily News Lifelong learning series: Hoverboards

Last Thursday’s lunch was Rotini with meat sauce, but lunch for today is Cincinnati Chilli, I guess.

Birthday for today is Debra Hutson who turns 16

And now to sports, rated PG for Patrick Geshan

No results to talk about today, but want to remind you that the hockey team will have three home games this weekend. Friday night they play at 7:45 on the Goggin A-Pad against LaSalle, Saturday night they will take on Perrysburg at 6:45 on the BPad for Senior Night, and on Sunday the final home game of the year will take place on the A Pad against Sycamore at 2:30 in the afternoon. So, if you’re bored this weekend head to the Goggin and watch some hockey, you can get into the game on Saturday night for free.

Home games for today: Boys Freshman and JV Basketball take on Franklin County at 4:30 and 6. The Varsity team will play Franklin County on Saturday.

That’s our broadcast on this Thursday. I’m Patrick Geshan. Thanks for watching and have a great day!

January 24, 2018

Good morning Talawanda! Today is Wednesday, January 24, 2018

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.

Attention all student government officers, and anyone interested in helping plan the THS Spring Buddy Dance! There will be an info meeting on Tuesday, January 30 in Mrs. Sammons’ room. This committee is great for anyone who would like to get involved, needs service credit, or want to participate in the dance. Student government officers need to plan to be there.

The Setting Stone Winter Coffee House is coming soon this February. If you would like to perform, sign-ups are outside Mr. Aerni’s room.

And now for interviews with the THS Swim and Dive team.

Birthday for today is Camaury Gaines who turns 17.

And now to World News, followed by Patty G with sports

The boys’ basketball team lost at Badin by a score of 67-50 yesterday. The Braves leading scorer was Evan James who had 17 points. David Kraushar notched 8 on the night, and Josh DeWitt had 7. The Boys record falls to 3-12 overall, 1-5 in the SWOC.

That’s all the sports we have for today. Thanks for watching Brave TV on this Wednesday. I’m Patrick Geshan. Enjoy your early day.

January 23, 2018

Good morning Talawanda! Today is Tuesday, January 23, 2018

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.

It’s not too late to send applications to Butler Tech. The deadline is January 31, so send yours in to butlertech.org.

Lunch for today is chili fries and soft pretzels, salad, and chilled fruits.

Birthdays for today: Alexandra Flick turns 16 and Brent Dunn turns 17

And now to World News, followed by Patty G with sports

The boys bowling team won an epic match over Cincinnati Christian last night in a tiebreaker. The final score was 2,177 to 2,176 in favor of the Braves. The game ended with a tie, so a bowl off was needed. Jarrett White won the coin toss, so he got to bowl second. The tiebreaker starts in the 9th frame and also includes the 10th frame.  In the ninth frame, Jarrett beat the Cincinnati Christian bowler with a strike. In the tenth frame, Jarrett struck out and won the tiebreaker over his competitor, who didn’t bowl any strikes. The Braves won the tiebreaker, so they got the extra point, which gave them the win.  Colson Bryan went to celebrate at B Dubs with his teammates and spilled his soda on the floor and some old man almost wiped out. Colson says he is very distraught about it.

The girls bowling team lost by a score of 2084 to 1716. Leading Bowlers were Taylor Feix with a 276 and Emma Steigerwald with a 262 here at home.

The girls basketball team lost at Wilmington by a score of 51-42 yesterday. Their record falls to 6-9 overall, 3-5 in the SWOC.

On Saturday, the Braves Swim and Dive teams took part in the JV Invitational at St. Xavier High School. Strong performances were turned in by the Braves before their championship league meet. Individual event wins for the Braves were Ben Crowder in the 100 Freestyle, Noah Curry in the 500 Freesytle, Jess Crowder in the 100 Backstroke, Blake Madden in the 100 Breaststroke, and Camile Flaspohler in the 100 Breaststroke. The girls 200 Freestyle Relay team of Camille Flaspohler, Deidre Payne, Hannah Carlson and Jess Crowder also came away with a first-place finish. Next for the Braves is the SWOC championship meet this coming Saturday at 6:00 pm at Miami’s Rec Center. The Braves will be looking to pick up their 12th straight league championship.

Good luck to the Boys basketball team who visits Badin tonight. That’s our broadcast on this Tuesday. I’m Patrick Geshan. Thanks for watching, and have a great day!

January 22, 2018

Good morning Talawanda! Today is Monday, January 22, 2018

NHS members will be meeting after school today in the room above the media center.

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.

It’s not too late to send applications to Butler Tech. The deadline is January 31, so send yours in to 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 are outside Mr. Aerni’s.

And now for news on FFA Basketball

Birthday for today is Emily Zhou-Wang who turns 18

And now to Patty G with sports

Last Friday the Braves Swim and Dive teams took on Fairfield and Butler in a tri-meet at Miami University’s Rec Center. The girls’ team defeated Fairfield 145-53 and Butler 145-98, while the boys’ team defeated Fairfield 11-48 but lost to Butler 134-111. The meet was highlighted by Sean Mondello, breaking the team record in the 1-meter diving event. His score of 314.35 was almost 10 points higher than the old record set by Travis Meyers in 1991. Ben Crowder also had a strong meet for the boys as he won both the 200 and 500 Freestyle events. On the girls’ side, Jess Crowder was a double event winner as she won both the 50 and 100 Freestyle events and Alessandra Manukian also picked up a sun for the Braves in the 500 freestyle.

On Saturday, the girls’ basketball team beat Harrison by a score of 60-54. Addie Brown scored 27 points, Kyra Koontz had 10, Jazz Bennett scored 9, and Mikaela Bretz notched 8. The team plays again tonight at Wilmington. Their record is now 6-8 overall, and 3-5 in the conference.

And the boys’ basketball team lost at home on Friday night to Little Miami in a close 64-60 game. Evan James scored 25 points, Ty Hornsby had 14, and Craig James came off the bench with 9. The boys’ record falls to 3-11, 1-5 in the SWOC.

And congratulations to the hockey team who picked up two wins in two games over the weekend. They beat Beavercreek on Friday night and Mason last night by a score of 10-0. The Buddy Skate on Saturday night was also a success.

Well, the Patriots came from behind again yesterday to beat the Jaguars in the AFC Championship game by a score of 24-20, and the Eagles routed the Vikings to win the NFC Championship. You probably knew that if you saw Mr. Rhoton while walking through the rotunda this morning.  The Super Bowl matchup is now set. Its Eagles-Patriots in Minneapolis in a little less than two weeks.

That’s our broadcast on this Monday. I’m Patrick Geshan. Thanks for watching, and have a great day!

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!