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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 mkschiering@gmail.com.  Deadline for submission is November 10.

     

The Talawanda Brave have won the SWOC Girls Cross Country Championship for the fourth consecutive year.  The Brave, of Head Coach Paul Stiver, have now claimed six SWOC titles, with championships won in 2012, 2013, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020.  Talawanda finished with a perfect team score of 15 at the conference meet.  Team standings were:  1. Talawanda (15); 2. Ross (45); 3. Harrison (79); 4. Edgewood (117); and 5. Northwest (135).  Hannah Lippincott (Talawanda - Junior) won the race with a time of 19:01.0 and was named the 2020 Girls Cross Country Runner of the Year.  Paul Stiver (Talawanda) was selected as SWOC Girls Cross Country Coach of the Year.  For complete results, please click on the following link:  http://live.finishtiming.com/meets/202000486/events/1

For the second consecutive year, the Talawanda Brave are winners of the Southwest Ohio Conference Boys Cross Country Championship.  This is the third SWOC title for the Brave (2012, 2019, and 2020) and Head Coach Paul Stiver.   At the conference meet, Talawanda claimed the title by finishing 35 points ahead of runner-up Ross.  The team standings from the meet were:  1. Talawanda (18); 2. Ross (53); 3. Harrison (69); 4. Northwest (121); 5. Mt. Healthy (132); and 6. Edgewood (151).  The SWOC Boys Cross Country Runner of the Year, Kiefer Bell (Talawanda - Junior), won the race with a time of 15:57.3.  Talawanda's Paul Stiver was selected as SWOC Boys Cross Country Coach of the Year.  For complete results, please click on the following link:  http://live.finishtiming.com/meets/202000486/events/2

  

The Edgewood Cougars and the Harrison Wildcats are 2020 SWOC Volleyball Co-Champions.  Edgewood finished the season 15-5 overall (9-1 SWOC) and Harrison finished 18-4 overall (9-1 SWOC).  This makes the second SWOC title for the Wildcats (2018 and 2020) and the first SWOC title for the Cougars.  The two teams split their head to head conference matchups.  Harrison was victorious on September 17, by the scores of 25-19, 25-14, 26-24.  Edgewood took the rematch on October 15, by the scores of 25-22, 25-14, 25-22.  These two teams were so evenly matched that their point differential versus each other was 2 points.  Sitting atop SWOC statistical categories are Edgewood’s Bekah Klinedinst (Aces) and Harrison’s Emily Janszen (Assists), Jenna Bittner (Digs), and Faith Young (Kills).  Congratulations and good luck in the postseason to both teams and their coaches, Edgewood’s Jessica Hollinger and Harrison’s Phil Deak!  The Cougars begin tournament play on Tuesday, October 20 against Walnut Hills, while the Wildcats begin on Wednesday, October 21 versus Wilmington.

For the second straight year, the Ross Rams, 11-4-1 overall (8-2 SWOC), are the Southwest Ohio Conference Boys Soccer Champions.  The Rams shared last year’s title with Little Miami.  In SWOC competition, Ross outscored the opposition 46-8 this season.  Jackson Beske, Sully Spencer, and Quinton Rickett are three Rams listed in the top five of SWOC point scorers.  Goalkeeper Willy Davidson leads the SWOC with 5.5 shutouts.  Ross begins OHSAA tournament action on Monday, October 19 when they host Valley View.  Congratulations to the Rams and Head Coach Kayla Bush on another SWOC title and good luck in the tournament!!!

The 2020 Southwest Ohio Conference Girls Soccer Championship has been won by the Ross Rams, of Head Coach Jessica Buehner.  Ross has completed the regular season with an overall record of 7-6-3 (6-1-1 SWOC) and has outscored SWOC opponents 35-4.  This is the third SWOC Championship for the Rams, with the others being won in 2012 and 2013.  Offensively, Ross has three players in the top five of SWOC point scorers:  Chelsey Hair; Mia Jackson; and Abby Meyer.  Defensively, the Rams are led by goalie Adisyn Johnson and her 6.5 shutouts.  Ross opens tournament play on Tuesday, October 20 at McNicholas.  Congratulations and good luck Rams!!!

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