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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!!!

SWOC Spotlight: Mt. Healthy Owls

Mt. Healthy Day of Giving

Mt. Healthy Schools participated in “A Day of Giving”, in conjunction with WLWT Channel 5.   The Owls helped collect money, food and supplies for families in need during the pandemic.  Some of Mt. Healthy's student-athletes helped in collecting donations to supplement the food pantry and the Sharing Tree.  For 11 years, the Owls football team was a major contributor by going to Kroger to collect non perishable items for the district’s Sharing Tree.  Like many events in 2020, they were not able to do that this year.  Instead, the district took up a collection of gift cards. 

      

Alumni Mask Drive

Our new world has required us to wear facial coverings in most settings.  With the anticipation of  school returning in the fall, a group of alumni decided to ‘mask’ every student.  In conjunction with the Athletic Department, Mt. Healthy alumni set a goal to provide almost 1,500 masks for those students who planned on returning to in-person learning.  To date, the alumni raised enough money to purchase a small portion of those masks.   Unfortunately, return to in-person has been delayed so the drive is on pause.  A shout out to the community and alumni who have contributed to the drive. 

Farmers to Families

Mt. Healthy Schools partnered with the Farmers to Families Food Box Program to provide fresh food to families within the school community.  The United States Department of Agriculture offers this program for families who might be in need of additional food or have been negatively impacted by COVID 19.  The program was available in Mt. Healthy as a community partner organization with the district and provided over 1,000 boxes of fresh fruits, vegetables, dairy and meat products for underserved families each week throughout October.  Several Owl student-athletes helped distributed these boxes. 

      

Kiefer Bell & Hannah Lippincott Qualify for State Cross Country Meet

         

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!!!

Ross Claims Spot in Regional Football Final

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!!!

SWOC Seeking Academic Quiz Team Coordinator

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.