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Welcome to the Southwest Ohio Conference Website

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.

Best of luck to our athletes and teams during the upcoming 2020-2021 school year!  We are the SWOC!!!

2nd Straight Academic Quiz Team Championship for Talawanda

The Talawanda Brave have captured the 2021 SWOC Academic Quiz Team Championship.  Talawanda has now won two consecutive SWOC Championships and three total titles, with the other being won in 2013.  Brave Coach Scott Schmid’s squad posted a record of 10-0 while finishing first in conference play.  These 10 victories have increased Talawanda’s regular season win streak to 24 straight matches.  The last setback for the Brave occurred at the end of the 2019 season.  Talawanda is represented on the SWOC All-Conference teams by the following individuals:  Jens Bartel, SWOC Player of the Year and 1st Team All-Conference; Paul Bolenbaugh, 2nd Team All-Conference; Michelle Miao, Honorable Mention; Daryl Zazycki, Sportsmanship; and Scott Schmid, Co-Coach of the Year.  Congratulations Brave on another undefeated championship season!!!

4 From SWOC Qualify for State Wrestling Tournament

     

Four Southwest Ohio Conference wrestlers have qualified for the 2021 OHSAA State Wrestling Individual Tournament.  The Wrestling State Tournament will be held March 13th and 14th at the following sites:  Division I at Hilliard Darby High School and Division II at Highland (Marengo) High School.  In Division I action, the Northwest Knights will be represented by Junior, Makarrie Harden (195 lbs.).  Makarrie is currently 34-1 on the season.  Also, in Division I, the Edgewood Cougars will be represented by Junior, Radical Rothermel (285 lbs.).  Radical has gone 36-7 so far on the mat this season.  The Ross Rams qualified two wrestlers for the Division II State Tournament.  Senior, Griffin Peacock (285 lbs.) and Junior, Jude Hess (182 lbs.) will represent Ross.  Griffin has posted a 39-1 record this year while Jude boasts a record of 24-7 this winter.  Congratulations and good luck to all our wrestlers!!!

Caleb Smith Qualifies for State Bowling Championship

Ross Junior Caleb Smith has qualified for the Division I State Bowling Championship on Saturday, March 6 at Wayne Webb's Columbus Bowl.  Competition is scheduled to begin at 10:30 AM.  Caleb is a first time individual OHSAA State Qualifier and last season was a SWOC Honorable Mention All-Conference selection. He qualified for the State Championship by bowling a score of 690 (257-210-223) in the District Tournament, which was good for 7th Place and All-District honors.  Caleb is coached by Ed Roberts.  Congratulations and good luck at the State Championships!!!

Chloe Dearwester Wins State Wrestling Title; Harrison Finishes Fifth as a Team

For the first time in Greater Cincinnati Girls Wrestling history, a state championship has been brought home, to Harrison specifically, from the Ohio High School Wrestling Coaches Association State Tournament.  Freshman Chloe Dearwester captured the 2021 106 lb. State Girls Wrestling Championship by pinning the defending champion in the finals.  Chloe had pinned her three previous opponents as well.  Harrison’s first year program finished 5th in the state as a team after qualifying 8 individuals for the State Tournament.  Freshman Jessica Edwards was the other State Placer for the Wildcats, placing 6th in the 235 lb. weight class.  Congratulations on all these accomplishments at the OHSWCA Girls Wrestling State Championships!!!