Boys' golf conference tournament: Tuesday, Sept. 23 at Weatherwax (9 a.m.) 

Girls' tennis conference tournament: Wednesday, Sept. 24 at Edgewood (9 a.m.) 

Girls' golf conference tournament: Wednesday, Sept. 24 at Fairfield (9 a.m.) 

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Football scores from week three

Talawanda 27, Eaton 10

Western Brown 28, Ross 17

Tecumseh 14, Northwest 9 

Badin 42, Edgewood 7

Mount Healthy 34, Glen Este 7

Harrison 45, Anderson 13

Harrison and Mount Healthy stand alone at the top of the conference standings, both remain undefeated at 3-0. Harrison pulled away and won big for the first time this season. Quarterback Jake Weber threw for 172 yards and two touchdowns. Weber also ran 81 yards and two touchdowns. Harrison running back Alex Anderson had 21 carries for 156 yards and two touchdowns. Mitchell Hogue continued to make his presence felt with two more touchdown grabs for the Wildcats. 

Mount Healthy is no stranger to 3-0 starts. The Owls outscored host Glen Este 28-0 in the second half. Quarterback David Montgomery rushed for 2 TDs and 77 yards; Hjavier Pitts added 60 yards rushing. 

Talawanda senior running back Maurice Thomas (Miami University commit) rushed 29 times for 304 yards and 3 TDs in Friday's 27-10 win over Eaton. Thomas will be tested this Friday going against Mount Healthy, a defense that's been stingy against the run this season. 

Ross fell to top-ranked Western Brown Friday night. The Rams led at halftime, but were outscored 21-7 in the second half and didn't score at all in the fourth quarter. Ross senior John Kinkaid had 28 carries for 157 yards and a touchdown. 

Northwest and Tecumseh went back and forth in a defensive struggle. The Knights couldn't take a lead late and dropped their first game of the season. 

Edgewood struggled to get anything going. The Cougars are at Western Hills on Friday. 

Four undefeated teams remain (Harrison, Mount Healthy, Northwest, Ross) after the second week of the football season. Edgewood worked its way into the win column, and Little Miami is still in search. 

Final scores from week two:

Harrison 14, Oak Hills 7

Ross 57, Dixie 19

Northwest 23, Troy 0 

Mount Healthy 23, Fenwick 7

Western Brown 59, Little Miami 29 

Edgewood 17, Franklin 14

Kings 63, Talawanda 35

Edgewood and Harrison both managed to squeak out wins in the final quarter. Edgewood outscored Franklin 11-0 in the fourth quarter; the Cougars’ Curtis Suldovsky kicked a 20-yard field goal with two seconds left to win the game. Edgewood rushed for 260 yards as a team. Harrison now has a pair of tight wins. The Wildcats kept the Highlanders off the scoreboard in the second half, and a 22-yard pass from senior quarterback Jake Weber to junior wide receiver Mitchell Hogue put the Wildcats up for good. 

Ross has steamrolled its first two opponents by a combined score of 98-19. The Rams dominated Dixie in all aspects. Ross quarterback Dustin Foley was 4-of-6 for 125 yards and two touchdowns. Junior Cole Hannon had a rushing touchdown, an 85-yard kickoff return touchdown and an interception return touchdown. Senior John Kinkaid rushed six times for 99 yards and two touchdowns to go with a 71-yard touchdown catch. 

Mount Healthy and Northwest again find themselves at 2-0. Mount Healthy avenged its lone 2013 regular season loss by beating Fenwick. The Owls were led by David Montgomery and Hjavier Pitts. Montgomery finished with 126 rushing yards on 25 attempts with a TD, Pitts added 113 on the ground and a TD. Mt. Healthy linebacker Danny Johnson put the game out of reach with a 93-yard fumble recovery for a TD with 3:40 left in the game. A pair of fourth-quarter defensive touchdowns made it look easy for Northwest. Payton Brown returned an interception 55 yards with 3:23 left in the game, only to be outdone by Cortez McGinnis who returned a fumble 61 yards for a score with 0:54 left. McGinnis finished with 92 yards rushing on 16 carries. 

Talawanda went toe-to-toe with Kings through three quarters. But, Kings outscored the Braves 21-0 in the fourth quarter. Talawanda running back Maurice Thomas continued his offensive onslaught with 37 rushes for 212 yards and a TD. Thomas also caught two touchdown passes for 82 yards. 

Little Miami was able to put up some points in defeat Friday. The Panthers rushed for 257 yards, led by senior Brayden Thornbury’s 146 on 27 carries and a TD. 

The girls’ volleyball race remains close. Harrison is the only remaining unbeaten team (in conference play) left. The Wildcats are 7-1 overall, followed by Talawanda at 8-2 overall and 4-1 in the conference. Northwest is very much in the race. The Knigths are 7-1 overall and 3-1 in conference. Ross and Little Miami are just off the pace. Ross is 6-4 overall (2-2) and Little Miami is 6-6 overall (2-3). Mount Healthy (1-6) and Edgewood (1-9) are trying to get rolling. 

The boys’ soccer standings are also close. Ross is 4-0-2 overall, but the Rams are 2-0-0 in the conference. Little Miami is 3-0-0 (1-0 in SWOC), Harrison is 3-2-0 (1-0), Talawanda is 2-3-3 (1-1-0).  Northwest is an even 4-4-0, but 0-1 in conference. Connor Horne (Northwest) and JT Brown (Talawanda) are currently tied for the conference lead in points with 15. Little Miami’s Connor Wichman is right there also with 12. 

Harrison and Ross are at the top of the girls’ soccer standings. Harrison is undefeated at 6-0-0 overall and 2-0 in conference. Ross is 3-3-0 and 2-0 in conference. Edgewood is 5-3-0 overall and 1-1 in conference. Edgewood’s Brittany Marts is leading the conference in total points with 27. Harrison’s Kayla Childs is second with 25. 

The SWOC went 5-2 in the opening weekend of high school football, and 4-0 in the 17th Skyline Chili Crosstown Showdown. 

On Friday, Harrison, Talawanda and Ross all won their respective games. Little Miami and Edgewood both fell. 

Harrison beat East Central (Ind.), 21-17, thanks to a fourth quarter comeback capped by a touchdown pass from senior quarterback Jake Weber to junior WR Alex Anderson. Talawanda dominated Middletown Madison, 34-9, behind running back Maurice Thomas’ 174 yards rushing on 17 carries and three TDs. Ross started its season in dominant fashion, 41-0 over Goshen. The Rams allowed Goshen 82 total yards while racking up 363 of their own. Ross rushed for 317 yards behind that big offensive line; John Kinkaid, a senior, led the Rams with a game-high 113 yards on nine carries and two touchdowns. 

Saturday saw Northwest and Mount Healthy both win games that came down to the final minute in the Crosstown Showdown at the Sheakley Athletic Center on UC’s campus. 

Northwest beat Anderson, 19-17, thanks to some timely defense and big plays on offense. Shane Baldwin gave the Knights a big boost with an 85-yard kickoff return for a touchdown just before the half. In the second half, DeVohn Jackson returned a fumble 65 yards for a score. 

Mount Healthy and Beechwood (Ky.) played one of the more exciting games of the opening weekend. The Owls came away victorious, 40-34, in a game that didn’t start until after 9 p.m. Saturday night. Mt. Healthy junior QB David Montgomery threw for 144 yards, rushed for 124 yards and had four touchdowns (three rush, one pass). Hjavier Pitts contributed to the Owls’ attack on offense totaling 107 yards on 15 carries with two TDs. 

Edgewood lost to Monroe 42-20, and Little Miami fell to Wilmington 49-19.  

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