Winter Sports Tipping Off in the SWOC


Academic Quiz Team:  Little Miami has won the last two SWOC Championships and has either won outright or shared five of the six championships since the inception of the Southwest Ohio Conference.  Coach Ron Maupin’s Panthers will be looking to claim their third consecutive title this year which is decided by virtue of a double round of competition.  Ross (2 titles) and Talawanda (1 title) are the other conference schools to have captured Academic Quiz Team championships and/or co-championships.

Bowling:  Northwest has captured every Girls Bowling championship in SWOC history (6 titles).  The Knights, of Coach Jack Wheelwright, will be looking to attain their seventh consecutive crown this winter.  Northwest has also won five straight Boys Bowling championships, after sharing last year’s title with Ross. Coach Terrance Johnson and the Knights will be after six in a row this season.  Edgewood and Harrison shared the inaugural SWOC title in 2012-13. A double round of contests will decide this year’s conference champions for both, the girls and the boys.

Swimming/Diving:  Talawanda Coach Stephen Pasquale has an extremely good thing going in Oxford.  The Brave have won every single SWOC Swimming/Diving championship awarded by the conference.  This goes for both the Girls and Boys programs, 12 titles won in 12 opportunities.  This year, the Southwest Ohio Conference Championship Meet will be held on Saturday, February 2, 2019 at Miami University.  Meet time is 6:00 PM.

Wrestling:  This year, Coach Chad Dennis and his Wildcats will be seeking their sixth consecutive SWOC title.  Last year’s championship made it five consecutive Southwest Ohio Conference titles for Harrison.  Ross is the only other SWOC member to claim a title, the inaugural championship in 2012-13.  Northwest will host the 2019 Southwest Ohio Conference Wrestling Tournament on Saturday, February 16.  Wrestling is scheduled to start at 10:00 AM.

Girls Basketball:  Last year, the season ended with three teams sharing the SWOC championship:  Edgewood; Little Miami; and Northwest.  This was the second straight and third overall title for Edgewood, the second title for Little Miami and the first title for Northwest.  Other past SWOC champions are:  Talawanda (4 titles); and Ross (1 title).  Edgewood’s Coach Greg Brown, Little Miami’s Coach Matt Tolliver and Northwest’s Coach Anthony Johnson strive to win another championship through a double round of games.

Boys Basketball:  The Northwest Knights, of Coach Nick Argentati, will be looking for their fifth consecutive SWOC championship this season.  Northwest has won four straight titles after sharing the 2014-15 crown with Mt. Healthy.  Former Southwest Ohio Conference member, Wilmington, won the first two SWOC championships in 2012-13 and 2013-14.  There is sure to be tremendous competition throughout the double round of games scheduled for the upcoming season.  Be sure to catch some of our action this winter!