March 29th, 2021

Good Morning Talawanda. Today is Monday, March 29th, 2021.

Oxford Community Parks is looking for volunteers to help with their annual Easter egg hunt on Saturday April 3rd.  Volunteers would need to arrive by 9 and would be done by noon.  If you are interested reach out to Ryan Himes (rhimes@cityofoxford.org) and Emily Sollenberger (esollenberger@cityofoxford.org).  

FCCLA will be hosting the spring Blood Drive to be held on Friday April 16th, 7:30-11:30.  You must be 16 years old to donate.  Each Donation Saves 3 Lives!  Sign ups will start after spring break, forms will be available then.

Now for sports with Luke West Poley

Welcome back everyone, hope you all had a great break, in the bracket challenge currently in second place is Brayden Shiflett, and Productions’ own Caleb Bogseth is in first, there’s still time to catch up though the elite eight will begin tonight.

The baseball team opened up their regular season with a 6-1 win over the Fenwick Falcons on Saturday, they’ve got a big week coming up with a four game set starting with a 5 pm start tomorrow at Monroe.

The softball team opened their regular season with a split against Mount Notre Dame this weekend, the first game was a 3-0 win for the Brave, the second a 6-3 loss, they also have a big week coming up, beginning with a trip to Hamilton to play the Big Blue at 5 o’clock tonight.

The track teams opened their season this weekend also at the Harrison Wildcat opener, there were numerous event wins on both sides for the Brave with the boys coming out with a second place finish and the girls with a 3rd, the track team will host the Talawanda Brave Invitational tomorrow night.

The lacrosse team swept their games over the break starting with a 21-1 road blowout over Xenia, then back at home a 22-2 victory over Taylor, and finally a 19-16 win over Monroe, Grady Holmes led the team with 20 goals over that stretch, Brendan Bohon had 13, and Ben Shrider is undefeated in net, the Brave will continue their season tonight as they will head to Dayton to battle Chaminade Julienne.

That’s our broadcast today, I’m Luke West Poley, thanks so much for watching, all the single ladies put your hands up, and we’ll see you tomorrow.

March 19th, 2021

Good Morning Talawanda. Today is Friyay, March 19th, 2021.

Students, look for a link from your English teacher to take the pledge to Spread the Word: Inclusion. Sign the Google Form to pledge to not use derogatory language toward individuals with disabilities in everyday language. Help Best Buddies spread inclusion at THS! 

Would you like to help a new student adapt to THS?  We are bringing back the ambassador program to match current students with new students.  Applications are available in the counseling office or online on the counseling website.

FCCLA will be hosting the spring Blood Drive to be held on Friday April 16th, 7:30-11:30.  You must be 16 years old to donate.  Each Donation Saves 3 Lives!  Sign ups will start after spring break, forms will be available then.

Now for Zachetology with Luke West Poley and Zach Sens

Brackets are now locked, so good luck to everyone this year, and everyone’s favorite, Zach Sens is back for day 3 with his first round preview.

Thanks so much Zach, there are lots of events going on over spring break so keep an eye out for those, this weekend the Lacrosse team will begin action for the Brave they will head to Xenia tonight at 7, the baseball team will play Roger Bacon tomorrow, and the Softball team will face the CJ Eagles on Monday, lots of other events going on as well over the break so good luck to everyone competing in those.

That’s our broadcast today, I’m Luke West Poley alongside Zach Sens, thanks so much for watching, unfurl the brown and white, have a great break.

March 18th, 2021

Good Morning Talawanda. Today is Thursday, March 18th, 2021.

Best Buddies and Hope Squad want to celebrate inclusion, self-care, and Spring Break with a tie-dye day on Friday! Wear your favorite tie-dye to support inclusion and to help us celebrate World Down Syndrome Day on March 21.

Students, also look for a link from your English teacher to take the pledge to Spread the Word: Inclusion. Sign the Google Form to pledge to not use derogatory language toward individuals with disabilities in everyday language. Help Best Buddies spread inclusion at THS! 

Would you like to help a new student adapt to THS?  We are bringing back the ambassador program to match current students with new students.  Applications are available in the counseling office or online on the counseling website.

FCCLA will be hosting the spring Blood Drive to be held on Friday April 16th, 7:30-11:30.  You must be 16 years old to donate.  Each Donation Saves 3 Lives!  Sign ups will start after spring break, forms will be available then.

Now for Zachetology with Luke West Poley and Zach Sens

The baseball team fell in a scrimmage last night to Taylor by a 4-3 score, Parker Geshan had fence level power in that one, the team has two more scrimmages before starting the regular season up next week, the first of which will be a road trip to Roger Bacon Saturday and the latter the preseason finale at home versus Sycamore on Wednesday.

Congrats to senior swimmers Maxx Gregg, Ben Crowder, and Blake Madden on being named to the academic all america team.

Also the softball team had a great showing on both sides of the ball in their scrimmage against Preble Shawnee yesterday, they will continue their season at Chaminade Julienne on Monday.

Make sure to buy a Talawanda Hope bracket at lunch today, it is the last lunch where they will be available, you can also purchase one in Z’s room tomorrow during 4th period, so make sure to pick up yours today they only cost $1 and there are a couple great prizes at stake, so make sure to fill out a bracket today.

And Zachetology is back for day 2, it is the first game day of March Madness, so here is Zach Sens’ first four preview.

That’s our broadcast today, I’m Luke West Poley alongside Zach Sens, thanks so much for watching,  you got me dancing on the smooth edge, we’ll see you tomorrow.

March 16th, 2021

Good Morning Talawanda. Today is Tuesday, March 16th, 2021.

Talawanda Hope wants to hear about your spark. Send a picture or short video showcasing your spark to Hope@talawanda.org

Would you like to help a new student adapt to THS?  We are bringing back the ambassador program to match current students with new students.  Applications are available in the counseling office or online on the counseling website.

Now for Zachetology with Luke West Poley and Zach Sens

The baseball team fell in their opening scrimmage to Fairfield, 6-2 was the final on Saturday, they will continue preseason action tomorrow in a scrimmage at Taylor.

The lax bros dropped their first scrimmage of the year to Fairfield on Saturday, the final in that one was 22-13, leading scorers for the Brave were Grady Holmes with 5 and Ben Shrider and Brendan Bohon with 3 each, they will open up their regular season this Friday as they will head to Xenia.

Talawanda Hope and THS Daily News’s Bracket Challenge begins today, purchase your bracket for $1 at lunch today and Thursday, the deadline to buy one will be noon on Friday to fill out your bracket, so good luck, and if you need some help filling yours out, you’ve come to the right place as our College Basketball Insider Zach Sens has you covered, Zach will be with us covering the whole tournament, for today, his bracket preview.

That’s our broadcast today, I’m Luke West Poley alongside Zach Sens, thanks so much for watching, March on, March on, March on, and we’ll see you on Thursday.

March 12, 2021

Good Morning Talawanda. Today is Friday, March 12th, 2021.

Talawanda Hope wants to hear about your spark. Send a picture or short video showcasing your spark to Hope@talawanda.org

Tuesday will be hat day – wear a crazy hat, a hat that supports your favorite team or one that showcases something about you.

Now for the Student Spotlight, followed by sports with Luke West Poley

Once again next week on Tuesday and Thursday brackets will be on sale at lunch, there has been a change unfortunately do to some logistical issues there will be a 1 bracket limit, it is still $1 to sign up and your last chance to purchase a bracket will be a week from today, Friday during fourth period in Mr. Zimmerman’s room, Chipotle and Buffalo Wild Wings are on the line so make sure you purchase your entry next week.

Good luck to the lax bros this weekend as they will face Fairfield at home tomorrow at 2, that game will be live on Channel 85, I will have the call from the Wilhelm Athletic Complex tomorrow afternoon.

That’s our broadcast today, I’m Luke West Poley, thanks so much for watching, shoutout to Brayden Wright for passing his math test, and make sure you’re chilling out maxing, relaxing all cool during this long weekend, we’ll see you on Tuesday.

March 11th, 2021

Good Morning Talawanda. Today is Thursday, March 11th, 2021.

Boys Tennis Tryouts will be after school at 3:00 on the Tennis courts for anyone interested in trying out this year.  See Coach Thomas in room 310 with any questions.

Ahead of March Madness, Talawanda Hope is sponsoring a pet tournament.  Your teachers should have posted a link to a bracket so vote for your favorite pet.

Talawanda Hope wants to hear about your spark. Send a picture or short video showcasing your spark to Hope@talawanda.org

Tuesday will be hat day – wear a crazy hat, a hat that supports your favorite team or one that showcases something about you.

Now for sports with Luke West Poley

This year the THS Daily News and Talawanda Hope will be putting on a March Madness backet challenge, the cost will be $1 per bracket, with no limit on how many brackets you can fill out, the proceeds will benefit the Butler County Suicide Prevention Coalition. Second prize will be a $10 Chipotle gift card and the bracket challenge champion will get lunch from Buffalo Wild Wings provided for them and 2 friends to be delivered to their lunch period courtesy of the THS Daily news. The selection show is Sunday night, and brackets will go on sale during lunch next week, Monday through Thursday, the last chance to buy a bracket will be Friday during 4th period.

That’s our broadcast today, I’m Luke West Poley, those who think it’s dirty have a choice, thanks so much for watching, and we’ll see you tomorrow.

March 9th, 2021

Good Morning Talawanda. Today is Tuesday, March 9th, 2021.

Boys Tennis Tryouts will be everyday througout this week at 3:00 on the Tennis courts for anyone interested in trying out this year.  See Coach Thomas in room 310 with any questions.

Ahead of March Madness, Talawanda Hope is sponsoring a pet tournament.  Upload a picture and blurb about your pet on the form shared in google classroom.

Best Buddies will host our March meeting on Wednesday, March 10 at 2pm. All students are welcome to join us. We love meeting new people! Please email Mrs. Sammons for the link. Also, stay tuned for activities later in the month to celebrate inclusion here at THS!

Now for sports with Luke West Poley

This year the THS Daily News and Talawanda Hope will be putting on a March Madness backet challenge this year, the cost will be $1 per bracket, with no limit on how many brackets you can fill out, the proceeds will benefit the Butler County Suicide Prevention Coalition. Second prize will be a $10 Chipotle gift card and the bracket challenge champion will get lunch from Buffalo Wild Wings provided for them and 2 friends to be delivered to their lunch period courtesy of the THS Daily news. The selection show is Sunday night, and brackets will go on sale during lunch next week, Monday through Thursday, the last chance to buy a bracket will be Friday during 4th period.

That’s our broadcast today, I’m Luke West Poley, remember every rose has its thorn, thanks so much for watching, and we’ll see you on Thursday.

March 8th, 2021

Good Morning Talawanda. Today is Monday, March 8th, 2021.

Boys Tennis Tryouts will be today thru Friday at 3:00 on the Tennis courts for anyone interested in trying out this year.  See Coach Thomas in room 310 with any questions.

Ahead of March Madness, Talawanda Hope is sponsoring a pet tournament.  Upload a picture and blurb about your pet on the form shared in google classroom.

Best Buddies will host our March meeting on Wednesday, March 10 at 2pm. All students are welcome to join us. We love meeting new people! Please email Mrs. Sammons for the link. Also, stay tuned for activities later in the month to celebrate inclusion here at THS!

Now for some information about sharefest, followed by sports with Luke West Poley

This Saturday on Channel 85, Jon Richter and Grady Holmes will lead the Brave Lacrosse team onto the field for their first matchup of the season versus the Fairfield Indians, I’ll have the call right here on our channel at 2.

Here in broadcast journalism there is nothing we love more than some competition, many of you may remember the pumpkin finding competition competition from last year, unfortunately due to the current situation we cannot have people running around the school punching out roof tiles and looking for pumpkins, however there is a major event coming up in the NCAA basketball world, so this year the THS Daily News will be sponsoring a March Madness Bracket Challenge pool, more on that throughout the rest of this week.

That’s our broadcast today, I’m Luke West Poley, I want it, I got it, thanks so much for watching, and have a great Monday.

March 5, 2021

Good Morning Talawanda. Today is Friday, March 5th, 2021.

Boys Tennis Tryouts will be Monday March 8th thru Friday March 12 at 3:00 on the Tennis courts for anyone interested in trying out this year.  See Coach Thomas in room 310 with any questions.

Any senior who would like to have a senior quote in the yearbook needs to email Sarah Goll at sarah.goll@talawanda.org. Make sure your senior quote is appropriate.

Talawanda Hope wants to see what your spark is.  Submit a video or picture of what you are passionate about.   Send to hope@talawanda.org

Don’t forget Monday is crazy sock day!

Ahead of March Madness, Talawanda Hope is sponsoring a pet tournament.  Upload a picture and blurb about your pet on the form shared in google classroom.

Best Buddies will host our March meeting on Wednesday, March 10 at 2pm. All students are welcome to join us. We love meeting new people! Please email Mrs. Sammons for the link. Also, stay tuned for activities later in the month to celebrate inclusion here at THS!

Now for Teacher Features, followed by sports with Luke West Poley

15 days until the first spring sports event of the year, so nothing until then.

That’s our broadcast today, I’m Luke West Poley, skrr panda panda panda panda panda, thanks so much for watching, and have a great weekend.

March 4th, 2021

Good Morning Talawanda. Today is Thursday, March 4th, 2021.

Boys Tennis Tryouts will be Monday March 8th thru Friday March 12 at 3:00 on the Tennis courts for anyone interested in trying out this year.  See Coach Thomas in room 310 with any questions.

Any senior who would like to have a senior quote in the yearbook needs to email Sarah Goll at sarah.goll@talawanda.org. Make sure your senior quote is appropriate.

For March, Talawanda Hope wants to CELEBRATE YOU.  Throughout the month,  we will offer fun opportunities and chances for you to share your passions and interests.  The first event is crazy sock day on Monday March 8th.  Wear your favorite goofy socks, mix and match with your friends, or wear something that’s fun.

Ahead of March Madness, Talawanda Hope is sponsoring a pet tournament.  Upload a picture and blurb about your pet on the form shared in google classroom.

Congratulations to sophomores Lilly Byers, Annmery Katto, and Brooklyn Moore for their presentations to the Oxford Rotary Club on Wednesday, March 3. Each of them shared a personal essay with the club during a remote meeting and were able to connect with local community leaders. The three shared personal stories and impressed the club with their poise and talent. Congratulations again Lilly, Annmery, and Brooklyn!

Best Buddies will host our March meeting on Wednesday, March 10 at 2pm. All students are welcome to join us. We love meeting new people! Please email Mrs. Sammons for the link. Also, stay tuned for activities later in the month to celebrate inclusion here at THS!

Now for the sports report, followed by sports with Luke West Poley

The academic team lost 2 close exhibitions against Little Miami yesterday the first coming in overtime, now that the SWOC season has come to a close, some accolades were awarded to the team, Jens Bartel was SWOC player of the year and a member of the all conference first team, Paul Bolenbaugh was second team and Michelle Miao was an honorable mention, Daryl Zazycki won the sportsmanship award for the Brave and Coach Schmid was name co-coach of the year.

That’s our broadcast today, I’m Luke West Poley, and cheeseburger in paradise, heaven on earth with an onion slice, thanks so much for watching, and we’ll see you tomorrow.