Harrison won the SWOC Middle School volleyball championships at the 7th and 8th grade levels over the weekend. Congrats to the Wildcats!

A gold medal is a wonderful thing.  But if you’re not enough without it, you’ll never be enough with it.  This was the quote of the week for Talawanda Cross Country last week.  Talawanda cross country runners have been enough all season with their great character and attitude.  On Saturday they added the gold medal and it is a wonderful thing.

The boys and girls middle school cross country teams swept the SWOC Championships in dominating fashion at Talawanda High School on Saturday, October 15.  The girls took the first four places with Maddy Iden being crowned the individual champion.  She was followed closely by Libby Farmer, Eva Motta and Hannah Lippincott, all in personal record times.  Izzy Lykins ran her best race of the year to finish as the fifth scorer for the Braves to seal the victory.  Brooke Hubbard, Alyssa Chaney, Chase Pierson and Savannah Smith also ran personal records in the race.  Also contributing to the championship season were Alysse Aylor, Lilly Cieslak, Rachel Dsuban, Katie Keeler, Sophie Mack, Gabby Sawyers, Morgan Stahr and Jada Teege.

The boys also won the SWOC Championship as they had 6 of the first 10 finishers.  Kiefer Bell, Daniel Sawdai and Jacob Friedline finished in new personal records in 2nd, 3rd and 4th places.  Zeke Groom, Ben Shrider and Luke West-Poley also ran very well to finish in 8th, 9th and 10th places.  Others setting personal records were Hunter Caudill and Levi Tanner.  Also completing the season and contributing to the championship season were James Beckett, Morgan Gillespie, Ben Nachowitz, Tyler Wheelright and Daryl Zazycki.

PR -- Those two letters in Cross Country stand for personal  record.  It means your ran your fastest time ever.  You gave it your all.  It was a PR kind of day for the cross country team on Saturday at Eaton.

Setting personal records for the girls were:  Alysse Aylor, Alyssa Chaney, Rachel Dsuban, Libby Farmer, Maddy Iden, Hannah Lippincott, Sophie Mack, Chase Pierson and Gabby Sawyers.  The girls finished in 5th place out of 12 teams.  The girls record this year stands at 41 wins and 21 losses.

Setting personal records for the boys were:  Hunter Caudill, Jacob Freidline, Morgan Gillespie, Zeke Groom, Ben Nachowitz, Daniel  Sawdai, Ben Shrider, Levi Tanner, Luke West Poley, Tyler Wheelright and Daryl Zazycki.  The boys finished in 4th place out of 13 teams and their season record now stands at 51 wins and 17 losses.  Both teams will look to win SWOC titles this Saturday at our home course at THS.  The TMS races start at 11:15am.  Please come out and support the boys and girls as they finish off a great season.

Congratulations to Mazzy Ozzias on placing first in the cross country meet at Harrison Tuesday night.  Mazzy is the first Ross runner to win a race this year.  She did it by running a new PR by over 2 minutes faster than her previous time.  The Ross girls had three other runners finish in the top 10: Autumn Schweitzer (5th) Carissa Gipson (6th) and Emilie Toney (7th).  The boys team had three finish in the top 10: Alex Schuler (2nd) Ty Anderson (6th) and Myles Staud (8th).  The following runners achieved new PR's  Emilie Tony, Makenzi Johnson, Kaylah Adams, Sydney Helmes, Riley Bronnert, Sarah Contreras, Jeffery McDonald,  Ryan Springer, Dalton Johnson, Aiden Swarthwood, and Samuel Rousch.

Congratulations to the RMS Cross Country Girls on their 2nd place finish at the Hamilton Invitational yesterday.  The team's top five finishers were Autumn Schweitzer, Nevaeh Greco, Madison Geers, McKenzie Smith, and Emilie Toney.  The RMS Boys finished in 3rd place, led by Alex Schuler, Ty Anderson, Myles Staud, Ryan Springer, and Conner Moore.  Alex Schuler finished in 3rd place with a new Personal Record (PR) of 12:31. Also running new PR's were Ryan Springer and William Lee.