January 29th, 2020

Good Morning Talawanda. Today is Wednesday, January 29th, 2020

Attention Voila: Please plan to attend our first meeting of the Semester today right after school in room 118.  It is important that you be there for updates on the Red Cross Service Project.

Any student that wants to apply to Butler Tech for next year should be doing so now.  Please visit the Butler Tech website for more information.  If you have any questions, see Mr. Phelps or your counselor.

Attention NHS members: There is a meeting in the cafeteria Monday, February 3rd.

Talawanda Football will hold it’s 2020 kick-off meeting for anyone interested in playing football next year at Talawanda High School this Thursday January 30th at 7:30 p.m. in the Theater. This meeting is for those students that will be in next year’s grades 9-12. This is an important meeting and we strongly encourage you to bring a parent with you.  If you have any questions see Coach Cox, Coach Zimmerman, Coach Wallace or Coach Johnson. Why sit in the stands when you can play on the field?

Are you a Killer Queen? Do you want to break free? Do you enjoy this Crazy Little Thing Called Love? Or do you just enjoy Queen music? Then come audition for the spring musical of We Will Rock You! Auditions will be this Wednesday and Thursday from 3-7:30. Wednesday will be in the band room, and Thursday in the PAC. Please attend both days if you are interested. If you don’t want to be in the cast but would like to be a part of the crew, or if you have any questions please contact Ms. Hudson. Can’t wait to see you all there.

Last semester Intro to Art students, block prints have been taken out of the display cases.   Please stop in the art room at lunch or directly after school to pick them up. Thank you!

And now for What’s the T and Luke WP

January 28th, 2020

Good Morning Talawanda. Today is Tuesday, January 28th, 2020

Attention Voila: Please plan to attend our first meeting of the Semester on Wednesday the 29th right after school in room 118.  It is important that you be there for updates on the Red Cross Service Project.

Any student that wants to apply to Butler Tech for next year should be doing so now.  Please visit the Butler Tech website for more information.  If you have any questions, see Mr. Phelps or your counselor.

Talawanda Football will hold it’s 2020 kick-off meeting for anyone interested in playing football next year at Talawanda High School this Thursday January 30th at 7:30 p.m. in the Theater. This meeting is for those students that will be in next year’s grades 9-12. This is an important meeting and we strongly encourage you to bring a parent with you.  If you have any questions see Coach Cox, Coach Zimmerman, Coach Wallace or Coach Johnson. Why sit in the stands when you can play on the field?

Are you a Killer Queen? Do you want to break free? Do you enjoy this Crazy Little Thing Called Love? Or do you just enjoy Queen music? Then come audition for the spring musical of We Will Rock You! Auditions will be this Wednesday and Thursday from 3-7:30. Wednesday will be in the band room, and Thursday in the PAC. Please attend both days if you are interested. If you don’t want to be in the cast but would like to be a part of the crew, or if you have any questions please contact Ms. Hudson. Can’t wait to see you all there.

And now for What’s the T and Luke WP

The girls basketball team fell to Eaton last night by a 52-44 score, they fall to 5-12 on the season and their next game will be  tomorrow at home against Edgewood.

Home games for today: the bowling team will host Northwest at 4, and the basketball team will host Valley View, Freshman at 4:30, JV at 6, and Varsity at 7:30 it will be a Kobe out so wear your Kobe jerseys or purple and gold.

That’s our broadcast on this day I’m Luke West Poley, thanks so much for watching, and have a great day.

January 27th, 2020

Good Morning Talawanda. Today is Monday, January 27th, 2020

Attention Voila: Please plan to attend our first meeting of the Semester on Wednesday the 29th right after school in room 118.  It is important that you be there for updates on the Red Cross Service Project.

Any student that wants to apply to Butler Tech for next year should be doing so now.  Please visit the Butler Tech website for more information.  If you have any questions, see Mr. Phelps or your counselor.

All prospective baseball players should meet in Coach Lykins’s room to provide hat and shirt sizes and receive the February practice calendar during tutorial on Tuesday, January 28th.

And now for the week ahead followed by an advertisement by the Diversity Club

Are you a Killer Queen? Do you want to break free? Do you enjoy this Crazy Little Thing Called Love? Or do you just enjoy Queen music? Then come audition for the spring musical of We Will Rock You! Auditions will be this Wednesday and Thursday from 3-7:30. Wednesday will be in the band room, and Thursday in the PAC. Please attend both days if you are interested. If you don’t want to be in the cast but would like to be a part of the crew, or if you have any questions please contact Ms. Hudson. Can’t wait to see you all there.

Juniors who want to serve on the prom steering committee need to pick up an application outside Ms. Mann’s door, room 319.

And now for What’s the T and Luke WP

The girls basketball team fell to Little Miami by a 48-35 score, Kyra Koontz had 11 points in the game. The girls fall to 5-11 overall and 2-6 in the conference.

On Friday night the swim and dive teams hosted Little Miami and Hagerstown, Indiana in a tri-meet.  Both the girls and boys teams swept the meets in convincing fashion.  The scores for the girls Friday were as follows:  Hagerstown 86, Little Miami 97, Talawanda 126.  The scores for the boys were as follows:  Hagerstown 41, Little Miami 101, Talawanda 151.  Some highlights from the meet include Deidre Payne dropping 6 seconds in her 200 IM, Mary Kate Huddleston dropping 4 seconds in both her 200 IM and 500 Free, and Zeke Groom dropping 5 seconds in his 200 Free and 11 seconds in his 500 Free to get under 6 minutes.  Another highlight included Maren Patterson beating the 2 time SWOC 100 Breaststroke champion.  To wrap up the highlights there were also a number of firsts.  Julia Caudill completed the 100 Fly and 100 Back for the first time this year, which is significant because for the second year in a row she has now swum every event in the high school meet program at least once during the season, and then Hannah Lightfield completed her first 200 Free, which is quite the feat considering she had never swum before October.  The swim and dive teams will next be in action this Saturday when they host the SWOC League Championship meet.  Both the boys and girls will be looking to win their 14th consecutive league championship.

The Talawanda Wrestling team placed 10th overall this past weekend at the 50th annual Eaton Invitational.  4 Talawanda wrestlers made it to the podium for the Brave.  Davis WIlliams placed 6th overall in the 132 lbs weight class and recorded his 10th pin of the season; Nathon Detherage placed 3rd in the 285 lbs weight class following a pin at the 3 minute and 34 second mark of the match against Abner of Valley View;  Colton Baker placed 3rd in the 106 lbs weight class, recording his first Tech Fall of the season, against Ross High School’s Earls with a score of 16-0; and finally, Senior Terell Wills placed 2nd in the 220 lbs weight class and leads the team with wins after recording his 21st over the weekend.  The team travels to Covington, Kentucky this upcoming Wednesday, to take on the Holmes Bulldogs.

The hockey team went 2-0-1 on the weekend tying Springboro and defeating Centerville and Sycamore. The Brave have a perfect record in conference this year and the win over Centerville last night they clinch the SWOHSHL regular season title for the first time since 2014, they will host Alter at home on Thursday.

Home games for today: None

That’s our broadcast on this day I’m Luke West Poley, thanks so much for watching, and RIP KOBE.

January 24th, 2020

Good Morning Talawanda. Today is Friday, January 24th, 2020

Attention Voila: Please plan to attend our first meeting of the Semester on Wednesday the 29th right after school in room 118.  It is important that you be there for updates on the Red Cross Service Project.

Seniors – The Local Scholarship and the Oxford Community Foundation Scholarship  Booklets are now available.   There are hard copies in the Counselor’s office, you can also access them from the High School Counseling Website.  They will be sent out to your student emails.  Please see Mrs Roy with any questions.

Any student that wants to apply to Butler Tech for next year should be doing so now.  Please visit the Butler Tech website for more information.  If you have any questions, see Mr. Phelps or your counselor.

All prospective baseball players should meet in Coach Lykins’s room to provide hat and shirt sizes and receive the February practice calendar during tutorial on Tuesday, January 28th.

And now for Dalton Norris asking seniors what they’re going to do when they leave high school

Now for today’s birthdays, Brady Moore-Woedl and Ella Goins turn 15, and Mckayla King turns 16.

Juniors who want to serve on the prom steering committee need to pick up an application outside Ms. Mann’s door, room 319.

And now for What’s the T and Luke WP

The girls bowling team fell to Ross last night, the score in that one 1940-1275, they fall to 0-9 in the SWOC and 0-14 overall. The boys fell to Ross 2593-2423, they fall to 7-8 overall and 3-6 in the conference. Both bowling teams will head to Colerain to compete in the Cardinal Classic on Sunday.

The girls basketball team defeated Cincinnati Christian last night 63-42 they improve to 5-10 overall and they will play tomorrow at Little Miami.

Home games for this weekend: Swimming and diving will host their senior night tonight at 6, and the hockey team will host 2 game this weekend tomorrow vs Springboro will be staff appreciation night all school district staff will get entry for free, that game will start at 6:40 tomorrow, and on Sunday the team will host Centerville, puck drop will be at 7 o’clock on Sunday night.

That’s our broadcast on this day I’m Luke West Poley, thanks so much for watching, and have a great weekend.

January 23rd, 2020

Good Morning Talawanda. Today is Thursday, January 23rd, 2020

Attention Voila: Please plan to attend our first meeting of the Semester on Wednesday the 29th right after school in room 118.  It is important that you be there for updates on the Red Cross Service Project.

Seniors – The Local Scholarship and the Oxford Community Foundation Scholarship  Booklets are now available.   There are hard copies in the Counselor’s office, you can also access them from the High School Counseling Website.  They will be sent out to your student emails.  Please see Mrs Roy with any questions.

There will be a drama club informational meeting today from 3-4pm in the PAC. Anyone who is interested in being apart of the spring musical of “We Will Rock You” should attend. We will talk about auditions, crew, and the upcoming musical plans. If you have any question contact Ms. Hudson.

Attention NHS members:  We will meet at 2:30 today in the upper media center.  See you then!

All prospective baseball players should meet in Coach Lykins’s room to provide hat and shirt sizes and receive the February practice calendar during tutorial on Tuesday, February 28th.

Now for some Mock Trial

Attention: any 9th-12th grade girl interested in playing softball this year, there is a mandatory meeting and uniform fitting today immediately after school. We will meet in the cafeteria before heading into the locker room for fittings. Any player planning to play that cannot make the meeting should let Coach Davie know before Thursday. 

Now for today’s birthdays, Ellie Huffman turns 15, Mercedes Patterson, Kyle House, and Blake Orona turn 16, and Alexandra Flick turns 18.

Juniors who want to serve on the prom steering committee need to pick up an application outside Ms. Mann’s door, room 319.

Class officers need to meet in Ms Mann’s room today at 1:40 for a short meeting.

And now for What’s the T and Luke WP

Next Thursday, January 30th at 7:30 in the PAC there will be a 2020 football kickoff meeting for any athletes interested in grades 9-12, parents and players should attend.

Academic Challenge Team swept Ross last night by scores of 92-44 and 90-52 to improve their record to 10-0.  Jens Bartel, Daryl Zazycki and Michelle Miao all had good matches.  The JV team led by Ellie Radlinski, Kai Brown and Tesh Bali defeated Ross’s varsity by a score of 67-64.  Come next Wednesday to the Media Center at 4:00pm for senior night when we take on Edgewood.

Last night, the Wrestling team hosted their senior night as a tri match against the Madison Mohawks and the National Trail Blazers.  The Brave defeated the Blazers with a score of 51 to 24.  Winning matches for the Brave were Colton Baker, Davis Williams, Nick Englehard, Logan Crauder, Arius Collier, James Beckett, Julian Askren, Terell Wills, and Nathon Detherage.  Additionally, Blake Detherage won his Exhibition match against the Blazers.  The Brave also defeated the Mohawks with a score of 60 to 18.  Winning matches for the The Brave were Charlie Cooper, Colton Baker, Davis Williams, Nick Englehard, Shae Dillingham, Logan Crauder, Arius Collier, Julian Askren, Terell Wills, and Nathon Detherage.  In the exhibition matches against the Mohawks, Nathon Detherage and Caleb Staton proved to be victorious.  The team improves their Team record to 4-1 on the season.  This weekend they will compete in the Eaton Invitational on Friday and Saturday. 

The girls basketball team fell to Ross by a score of 41-40 they fall to 4-10 on the year and 2-5 in the conference and their next game will be tonight at Cincinnati Christian.

Home games for today: bowling will host Ross at 4.

That’s our broadcast on this day I’m Luke West Poley, thanks so much for watching, and have a great day.

January 22nd, 2020

Good Morning Talawanda. Today is Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020

Attentin Voila: Please plan to attend our first meeting of the Semester on Wednesday the 29th right after school in room 118.  It is important that you be there for updates on the Red Cross Service Project.

There will be a drama club informational meeting on Thursday January 23 from 3pm-4pm in the PAC. Anyone who is interested in being apart of the spring musical of “We Will Rock You” should attend. We will talk about auditions, crew, and the upcoming musical plans. If you have any question contact Ms. Hudson.

Attention NHS members:  We will meet at 2:30 on Thursday, January 23 in the upper media center.  See you then!

Senior pictures need to be emailed to Mr. Zimmerman as soon as possible for the yearbook.

Now for some Academic Challenge

Attention: any 9th-12th grade girl interested in playing softball this year, there is a mandatory meeting and uniform fitting on Thursday, January 23rd immediately after school. We will meet in the cafeteria before heading into the locker room for fittings. Any player planning to play that cannot make the meeting should let Coach Davie know before Thursday. 

Now for today’s birthdays, Kyleen Carver turns 15 and Ciara Hacker turns 17.

Lists are now posted outside the guidance office of those students who have qualified for the 2nd quarter honor roll recognition.  It will be Thursday, January 23.

Class officers need to meet in Ms Mann’s room today at 1:40 for a short meeting. Also, class officers please check your Talawanda email.

And now for What’s the T and Luke WP

The girls bowling team fell to Edgewood last night by a score of 1820-1156 they fall to 0-13 on the season.

The boys bowling team defeated the Mount Healthy Owls 2487-1809 they improve to 7-7 overall and 3-5 in the conference.

Both bowling teams will host Ross on Thursday.

The boys basketball team fell to Little Miami 41-40 was the final last night Jonathan Richter had 20 points for the Brave. They fall to 1-6 in the conference and 3-11 overall. They have a week off and will host Valley View next Tuesday.

Home games for today: the wrestling team will have their senior night action will begin at 5 o’clock in the gym tonight.

That’s our broadcast on this day I’m Luke West Poley, thanks so much for watching, and have a great day.

January 21st, 2020

Good Morning Talawanda. Today is Tuesday, January 21st, 2020

There will be a drama club informational meeting on Thursday January 23 from 3pm-4pm in the PAC. Anyone who is interested in being apart of the spring musical of “We Will Rock You” should attend. We will talk about auditions, crew, and the upcoming musical plans. If you have any question contact Ms. Hudson.

Attention NHS members:  We will meet at 2:30 on Thursday, January 23 in the upper media center.  See you then!

Senior pictures need to be emailed to Mr. Zimmerman as soon as possible for the yearbook.

Attention: any 9th-12th grade girl interested in playing softball this year, there is a mandatory meeting and uniform fitting on Thursday, January 23rd immediately after school. We will meet in the cafeteria before heading into the locker room for fittings. Any player planning to play that cannot make the meeting should let Coach Davie know before Thursday. 

Now for the week ahead

Lists are now posted outside the guidance office of those students who have qualified for the 2nd quarter honor roll recognition.  It will be Thursday, January 23.

Class officers need to meet in Ms Mann’s room on Wednesday, January 22, at 1:40 for a short meeting. Also, class officers please check your Talawanda email.

And now for What’s the T and Luke WP

This past weekend the swim & dive teams took part in the Southwest Ohio Officials Classic.  This is the largest meet in the entire country as over 110 teams take part in it.  Out of those 110 teams the girls team finished in 38th place and the boys team finished in 17th.  The meet was highlighted by two outstanding individual performances.  Maren Patterson finished in 10th place in the 100 Backstroke and Sam Hool won the 1 Meter Diving event.  Congratulations to both.  On the boys side 3 relay teams also placed in the top 16.  The 200 Free Relay composed of Ben Crowder, Luke Liang, Rhyan Meyers, and John Anzano placed 13th.  The 400 Free Relay composed of the same four boys placed 14th.  And then the 200 Medley Relay team of John, Blake Madden, Ben, and Luke placed 13th.  The swim and dive teams are next in the water this Friday in a tri-meet against Little Miami and Hagerstown, Indiana.  The meet will be at the Miami Rec Center and it will be senior night for the Brave.  Be sure to come out and support your 13 time league champion Brave swim and dive teams Friday at 6 PM.

This past weekend the wrestling team competed in the Sycamore Invitational and placed 9th overall out of 22 teams.  Making it to the podium for the team was Colton Baker, finishing 2nd in the 106 lbs. weight class; Logan Crauder, finishing 5th in the 152 lbs. weight class; and Terrel Wills who finished 2nd in the 220 division.  

 This Wednesday Talawanda hosts its only home match of the season against the Madison Mohawks.  Terrel Wills will be the Brave’s only senior, let’s try to pack the house to send him off the right way.  It’s a Brave out so wear your Talawanda gear or something that is red, white, or blue.  The middle school starts competition at 4:30 and The high school team will kick off the action at 6:00 pm in the gym.  Let’s bring the noise and beat the Mohawks.

The boys bowling team fell to Hamilton by a 2602-2382 score Gaege Feix led the Brave with a 450 series. They fall 6-7 on the year.

The girls bowling team fell to Hamilton 2259-1361 they fall to 0-12 on the year and both bowling teams will take to the lanes tonight at home versus Mount Healthy.

The boys basketball team fell to Badin by a 69-48 score Jonathan Richter led the Brave with 18 points on the night, the basketball team falls to 3-10 on the year and plays tonight at Little Miami.

The girls basketball team defeated Dayton Stivers by a 56-20 score they improve to 4-9 on the year and they play this Wednesday at Ross.

The hockey team went 1-3 on the weekend at the Pioneer Classic defeated Canton-Akron and falling to Olentangy Orange, Olentangy Berlin and Hudson. The Brave’s next game is this Friday at Sycamore.

Home games for today: none.

That’s our broadcast on this day I’m Luke West Poley, thanks so much for watching, and have a great day.

January 17th, 2020

Good Morning Talawanda. Today is Thursday, January 16th, 2020

Talawanda’s unofficial film club is looking for new members.  Do you want to be an actor, filmmaker, or screenwriter?  If you do, then join and they’ll produce your films.  The first meeting for new members is this Saturday.  To join, contact Peter Averbach at his email or speak to him in person.

Those interested in playing boys tennis this spring there will be a short informational meeting in room 310 after school on Tuesday the 21st.  If you can not make the meeting see Mr. Thomas in room 310.  No prior tennis experience required.

Attention NHS members:  We will meet at 2:30 on Thursday, January 23 in the upper media center.  See you then!

Now for Film Club Friday’s Feature: Peter’s Hot Takes for the Oscars

Lists are now posted outside the guidance office of those students who have qualified for the 2nd quarter honor roll recognition.  It will be Thursday, January 23.

Now for today’s birthdays, David Moreland turns 17 and Kimberly Barret turns 15.

And now for What’s the T and Luke WP

The girls bowling team fell to Harrison by a 2111-1407 score they fall to 0-11 on the year. The boys team fell to the Wildcats by a 2544-2327 score. They fall to 6-6 on the year both bowling teams will host home matches against Hamilton on Monday.

Home games for this weekend: the swim and dive teams will be hosting the Southwest Ohio classic this weekend, also good luck to the wrestling team who will head to Sycamore this weekend, and the hockey team will head to Dublin to play in the pioneer classic.

That’s our broadcast on this day I’m Luke West Poley, thanks so much for watching, and have a great weekend.

January 16th, 2020

Good Morning Talawanda. Today is Thursday, January 16th, 2020

Best Buddies members: our January club meeting will be today after school in room 316. We will have wintery snacks and talk about the semester. New members are always welcome!

Talawanda’s unofficial film club is looking for new members.  Do you want to be an actor, filmmaker, or screenwriter?  If you do, then join and they’ll produce your films.  The first meeting for new members is this Saturday.  To join, contact Peter Averbach at his email or speak to him in person.

Those interested in playing boys tennis this spring there will be a short informational meeting in room 310 after school on Tuesday the 21st.  If you can not make the meeting see Mr. Thomas in room 310.  No prior tennis experience required.

Now for some Deep thoughts

Lists are now posted outside the guidance office of those students who have qualified for the 2nd quarter honor roll recognition.  It will be Thursday, January 23.

Now for today’s birthdays, Davis Williams and Briana Reeves turn 17, and Adtie Byrd and Cora Friede turn 18. Happy Birthday.

And now for What’s the T and Luke WP

The academic challenge team snapped Little Miami’s 46 match SWOC winning streak by sweeping the Panthers 75-70 and 91-74. This improves their record to 8-0 Daryl Zazycki, Jens Bartel and Paul Bolenbaugh had great matches.  Shr-Hua Moore performance in yesterday’s match makes him the favorite for SWOC player of the year.

The Talawanda Varsity Wrestling team lost to Mason last night with a score of 56-24 bringing their team dual record to 2-1 on the season. While the Brave lost as a team, several wrestlers proved to be victorious against the Comets. Logan Crauder, Julian Askren, Terell Wills, and Nathon Detherage all recorded wins in their matches. There was also some JV action last night against both Colerain and Mason. Joseph Claire, Charlie Cooper, and Kyle Schlabach all won their matches. This weekend the team will be competing in two separate tournaments. The JV will travel to Ross High School and the Varsity will travel to Sycamore high school.

The girls basketball team defeated Franklin County last night by a score of 37-32 Sophie Pohlabel had 13 points and Kyra Koontz had 12. The girls team improves to 3-9 on the year and will play this Saturday against Stivers.

Home games for today: None

That’s our broadcast on this day I’m Luke West Poley, thanks so much for watching, and have a great day.

January 15th, 2020

Good Morning Talawanda. Today is Wednesday, January 15th, 2020

Best Buddies members: our January club meeting will be this Thursday after school in room 316. We will have wintery snacks and talk about the semester. New members are always welcome!

Talawanda’s unofficial film club is looking for new members.  Do you want to be an actor, filmmaker, or screenwriter?  If you do, then join and they’ll produce your films.  The first meeting for new members is this Saturday.  To join, contact Peter Averbach at his email or speak to him in person.

The news has a new feature. We will be doing an athletics podcast called the B and B podcast, searchable on Spotify, Here’s some more information.

Lists are now posted outside the guidance office of those students who have qualified for the 2nd quarter honor roll recognition.  It will be Thursday, January 23.  Eleventh and twelfth grades will be 2nd period and ninth and tenth will be 3rd.

Now for today’s birthdays, Kali Satkowsi turns 16 and Evan Keebler turns 18. Happy Birthday.

And now for What’s the T and Luke WP

Sophomore swimmer Hannah Lippincott is up for Cinci athlete of the week you can vote for her on the Cinci high school sports page.

The girls bowling team fell to Edgewood last night by a score of 1574-1385 they fall to 0-10 on the year. The boys won by a 2533-1676 score they improve to 6-5 on the year, and both bowling teams will head to Harrison to face the Wildcats on Thursday.

The boys basketball team dominated Union County last night eventually winning by a score of 69-32, Craig James had 30 points and Jonathan Richter had 15. The boys improve to 3-9 on the season and will travel to Badin on Saturday.

Home games for today: Ac Chal hosts Little Miami at 4, and girls basketball will host Franklin County JV at 4:30 Varsity at 7. Finally we would like to wish luck to the wrestling team who will head to a Tri meet at Mason tonight.

That’s our broadcast on this day I’m Luke West Poley, thanks so much for watching, and have a great day.