The Cross Country teams had another strong showing last night at Eaton.  The boys were first overall out of nine teams while the girls were third overall.  Outstanding performers for the Lady Braves were Hannah Farnsworth, Annmarie Katto and Lilly Iden.  Eva Motta and Hannah Lippincott were the top scorers for the team.  Hannah was 2nd overall, losing a close race for the top spot.

For the guys team, Jack Moul, Parker Geshan, Devin Smith and Levi Tanner ran super races.  Dalton Howard completed his first race with an impressive time and Logan Murray smashed into the scoring 5 for the boys with a PR of over a minute.  The usual suspects of West-Poley, Bell, Groom,  Zazycki  and Hall littered the top 10 of the races.  The last regular season outing for the Braves is the SWOC League meet next weekend.

Congratulations to the Talawanda Middle School boys Cross Country team last night for their runner-up finish at the Hamilton Invitational.  This moves the season record for the boys team to 60 wins against 5 losses.  The Braves had 5 runners in the top 10 and were led by Luke West Poley, who won the race in convincing fashion.  He was followed by Zeke Groom in 4th, Jonathan Hall in 6th, Daniel Mullally in 9th and Logan Murray in 10th.  The girls were 3rd in the meet with Hannah Lippincott making it a sweep of the individual titles with her 1st place finish.  The Lady Braves now have a record of 29 wins and 22 losses for the season.  Lilly Iden had a great sprint finish to finish in 5th place.  The Braves now have some time off as they prepare to defend their SWOC titles later in the season.

On Saturday, August 26 at the Talawanda Cross Country Invitational 8th grader Kiefer Bell set a new course record of 11:22 in the 2 mile race, beating the previous record of 11:39 by 17 seconds, and capturing 1st place.  The Talawanda boys also had 5 of the top 10 runners in Bell (1), Zeke Groom (4), Luke West-Poley (5), Jonathan Hall (7), and Daryl Zazycki (8).  Rounding out the scorers for the Braves were Daniel Mullaly and Parker Geshan.  The boys team closed out the meet with a first place team finish.
The Talawanda girls team also had some impressive finishes on Saturday with Hannah Lippincott finishing 3rd overall, followed closely behind by Eva Motta in 4th.  Lilly Iden also added in a top 20 finish, finishing in 17th place.
On Tuesday at the Edgewood Invitational, The girls had a strong showing with 3 Talawanda runners in the top 10.  Eva Motta cranked out a 1st place run, with Hannah Lippincott 2nd overall.  Lilly Iden finished in 6th.
The boys had another impressive team finish as well, with all 7 scoring runners finishing in the top 15.  Kiefer Bell grabbed another 1st place overall win, followed by Luke West Poley (3),  Zeke Groom (4), Daryl Zazycki (7), Jonathan Hall (8), Daniel Mullaly (9), and Parker Geshan (11).  The boys brought home their 2nd team champion trophy.

Mount Healthy's 7th-grade boys basketball team went a perfect 17-0 and won the SWOC tournament and regular season titles. 

Mount Healthy hosted the SWOC middle school wrestling tournament over the weekend. 

Here's how the team competition played out: 

1.  Edgewood 184
​2.  Ross  159
3.  Pleasant Run  145.5
4.  Harrison 128
5.  Little Miami  112.5
6.  Talawanda 60
7.  Mt. Healthy  48

View Older News Articles in the News Archive