Since the SWOC began in 2012, Harrison has had a stranglehold on the conference All-Sports Trophy. Based on the breakdown and results of each individual sport, points are awarded to each school. The school with the most points at the end of the spring athletic season takes the trophy.
This year, Talawanda finished second, and Edgewood third.
Harrison and Mount Healthy came away with SWOC track and field titles. Mount Healthy on the boys' side and Harrison on the girls.
Mount Healthy beat Northwest, Ross, Harrison, Talawanda, Little Miami and Edgewood (in that order). Harrison defeated Ross, then Talawanda, Northwest, Edgewood, Mount Healthy and Little Miami.
Northwest senior DeVohn Jackson won individual titles in the 100, 200 and 400 meter dashes. Teammate Malik Beverly won both the hurdle events. Mount Healthy won two relays, and so did Northwest.
Harrison's Kaylan Gruber also won the 100, 200 and 400 meter dashes. Ross sophomore Emily Casaceli won the 800, 1,600 and 3,200 meter runs.
For complete results, please follow the spring sports tab to track and field, then conference meet.
On the same night, Monday, Harrison's baseball and softball teams both clinched outright SWOC league titles with wins over Edgewood. Harrison's baseball team (16-4 overall) is 10-1 in the league with one league game remaining. Edgewood baseball is 7-3 in the league and currently in second place. The Cougars would need to beat Harrison in their final SWOC game to clinch second place outright. If Harrison beats Edgewood, Little Miami would tie Edgewood for the second spot.
It's consecutive SWOC titles for Harrison's softball team. The Wildcats (19-2 overall) are 11-0 in the league with one game remaining at Edgewood, who will take second place outright with a 9-2 conference record.
On April 30, Harrison had 12 athletes sign letters of intent to continue their academic and athletic careers in college. According to athletic director Mark Meibers, 12 athletes is a record for Harrison, and three more will decide on colleges in the coming weeks.
Here's a list of the signees:
Maddie Erb, softball, Defiance College
Michael Knollman, baseball, University of Northwestern Ohio
Rebecca Schmidt, soccer, Berea College
Connor Brown, football, Quincy University
Maggie Tidwell, soccer, Mount St. Joseph
Jake Weber, football, DePauw University
Alonzo Garcia-Alverez, soccer, Mount St. Joseph
Kierstan Hemberger, cheerleading, Miami University
Nick Glines, football, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Briana Looney, volleyball, Mount St. Joseph
Gage Bley, baseball, Wilmington College
Kaylan Gruber, soccer, Mount St. Joseph
Talawanda and Edgewood finished as Co-Champions of the SWOC tennis tournament on April 29. The Braves and Cougars both finished with 27 teams points.
But, Talawanda ended up taking the SWOC overall season title based on its performance in the regular season coupled with the conference tournament.
Ross was third at the conference tournament, followed by Northwest, Harrison and Mount Healthy in that order.
Player of the Year: Justin Bolin (Ross)
Coach of the Year: Pete Thomas (Talawanda)