THS sports roundup

By Deron Newman - For The Register-Herald

Football looking to rebound in final games

OXFORD — After taking on two of the top teams in the Southwest Ohio Conference, the Talawanda football team will go on the road against two teams with similar SWOC records. The Braves are 1-3 in conference play, 1-7 overall.

On Friday, Oct. 21, Talawanda will travel to Northwest to take on the Indians who are 2-2 in SWOC play and 4-4 overall. Northwest faced off against conference-leading Mount Healthy last week. The Indians were defeated 48-14.

“We are looking forward to rebounding from the Edgewood game by taking on Northwest and finishing the season strong,” coach J.D. Vonderheide said. “Northwest is coming if a tough loss to Mount Healthy but they are a very talented team with an aggressive defense, talented quarterback and some dynamic athletes.”

On the following Friday, the Braves will travel to Ross. The Rams entered week 8 with a 1-7 record overal.

“Our focus is on our improvement moving forward. We are looking at the final 2 games as a 2 game season. We need to sure up the defense and be more consistent on offense. I’m proud of your player because their focus is great and they are motivated to finish the season in a positive way.”

Talawanda All SWOC selections

Boys’ golf

Athlete of the Year, Vincent Whitehead, Talawanda

Coach of the Year, Al Sepsi, Talawanda

Girls’ tennis

First Team: Molly Monson and Rory Lykins, 1st Doubles

Second Team: Carly Sherba, 2nd Singles; Mazvita Ngorosha, 2nd Singles

Honorable Mention: Katie Lockhart, 3rd Singles

Sportmanship Awards: Rory Lykins and Molly Monson, Doubles

Boys’ Cross Country

First Team: Connor Schlade

Second Team: David Kraushar and Taylor Tombragel

Girls’ Cross Country

First Team: Ashley Baxter and Lizzie Sawdai

Second Team: Jazz Bennett

(Some information provided by the Southwest Ohio Conference website)

By Deron Newman

For The Register-Herald