Established prior to the 2012-13 school year, the Southwest Ohio Conference consists of charter members Edgewood, Harrison, Mount Healthy, Northwest, Ross and Talawanda High Schools.  Our outstanding athletic and academic conference is built upon the following principles:  Integrity; Sportsmanship; and Leadership.  To stay up-to-date on SWOC news, results, and statistics, visit the site often.  In addition, check out the IN THE NEWS tab, as well as our Twitter feed, @swocsports, for more school-specific stories and links to stories from local media outlets.

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The Southwest Ohio Conference has qualified two runners for the Division I Cross Country State Meet on Saturday, November 7 at Fortress Obetz in Obetz, Ohio.  The boys’ race is scheduled to begin at 3:00 PM and the girls’ race is scheduled to start at 4:00 PM.  Talawanda's Kiefer Bell (Junior) and Hannah Lippincott (Junior) both qualified as individuals at the Troy Division I Cross Country Regional Meet.  Kiefer qualified with a time of 16:04.2, while finishing 9th in the Regional Meet.  Two weeks earlier, he finished first at the SWOC Cross Country Championship Meet and was named SWOC Boys Cross Country Runner of the Year for the second consecutive year.  This is also Kiefer’s second straight year of qualifying for the State Meet.  Hannah qualified with a time of 19:09.1, while finishing 14th in the Regional Meet.  Two weeks earlier, she finished first at the SWOC Cross Country Championship Meet and was named SWOC Girls Cross Country Runner of the Year for the second consecutive year.  Kiefer and Hannah are coached by Paul Stiver.  Congratulations and good luck at the State Meet!!!

With a convincing 41-19 victory over Bellbrook, the Ross Rams have earned a berth in the Division III Football Regional Final.  Ross becomes the third Southwest Ohio Conference school to advance to a Football Regional Final, joining Harrison in 2019 and Mt. Healthy in 2014 as SWOC representatives.  In Ross’ three playoff wins, the Rams have outscored their opponents 141-45 for an average score of 47-15.  Ross has also rushed for 1,358 yards during the playoffs, for a per game average of 452.7 yards.  The SWOC champion Rams improved their overall record to 8-1 on the season while earning their eighth consecutive win.  Ross will face Alter (7-2) in the Elite Eight on Friday, November 6 at 7:00 PM.  The site of this Regional Championship game is Ross High School’s Robinson Field.  Congratulations and good luck to the Rams and Head Coach Kenyon Commins!!!

The Southwest Ohio Conference is accepting resumes for the position of conference Academic Quiz Team (AQT) coordinator.  Interested applicants should submit a resume to SWOC Executive Secretary Mike Schiering at  Deadline for submission is November 10.



The Talawanda Brave will be well represented at the 2020 OHSAA Southwest Regional Cross Country Meet.  There will be 9 Brave student-athletes competing in the meet, following their qualifying runs at the District Meet.  Fresh off their SWOC Championship, the Talawanda Girls Team qualified as an entire team for the Regional Cross Country Meet, for the fourth straight year, and claimed a District Runner-up in the process.  Team members are:  SWOC Runner of the Year Hannah Lippincott (Jr.); Maddy Iden (Sr.); Libby Farmer (Sr.); Lilly Iden (Soph.); Kylee Carver (Soph.); Bella Walter (Jr.); and Brooke Hubbard (Sr.).  Also fresh off their SWOC Championship, Talawanda's Boys Team had two individual qualifiers:  SWOC Runner of the Year Kiefer Bell (Jr.) and Logan Murray (Jr.).  The Regional Cross Country Meet will be held Saturday, October 31 in Troy.  The Boys race is scheduled for 3:00 PM and the Girls race is set for 4:00 PM.  This team and runners will be vying to qualify for berths at the State Cross Country Meet in Columbus.  Congratulations and best of luck to the Brave and Head Coach Paul Stiver!!!

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