On Wednesday, Jan. 28, Ross beat Talawanda and then Monroe in the state duals regional quarterfinals meaning the Rams are onto the regional semifinals slated for Feb. 4 at a location to still be determined.
On Saturday (Jan. 31), the SWOC swimming and diving championships will be held at Miami University. The diving portion of the competition starts at 10 a.m. and the swimming begins at 6 p.m.
Northwest will induct six members into its Hall of Fame class at the annual Knight of Honor on Thursday, April 16 at Receptions in Fairfield at 6:30 p.m. Former Cincinnati basketball player Terry Nelson will the event's featured speaker. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased through the Northwest athletic department by calling (513) 742-6372.
The inductees are Preston Brown, Kenton Cargile, Liz (Burris) Gosky, Samantha (Meister) Obermeyer, Timothy Townsend and Kristy (Krabacher) Weber.
With a pair of wins on Monday over Harrison, Northwest claimed the boys and girls conference bowling titles. It's the second consecutive SWOC title for the boys' team and the girls' team has won the title all three years they've been in the conference.
The girls basketball race for the conference title remains tight with around three weeks left in the regular season. Talawanda and Edgewood both have a shot at the title. The Braves are 9-7 overall and 8-1 in the conference - they have three conference games still on the schedule. Edgewood is 15-2 overall and 6-1 in league action. The Cougars have five games left on the schedule, all of which are conference games. On Saturday, Jan. 31 Talawanda hosts Edgewood.
Talawanda senior center Darby Glaab is averaging 10.9 points and 9.6 rebounds per game, while her senior teammate, Chloe Wright, is scoring 13.9 points per game. Edgewood has a balanced attack offensively, led by senior guard Brittany Marts who's fourth in the SWOC in points per game (12.4). Haley Rutherford scores 11.8 points per game and she leads the conference in 3-pointers made (32). Beyond the arc, Rutherford hits 42.7 percent of her shots for the Cougars.
Ross and Harrison (both 4-4 in the conference) both have an outside shot, though they would both need some help. Mount Healthy, Little Miami and Northwest are no longer mathematically in contention.
Mount Healthy senior guard Netra Owensby continues to fill up the stat sheet with points. Owensby leads the conference in scoring per game (20.7) and field goal percentage (52.0). Little Miami's Lainee Studer is another senior in the midst of a memorable campaign, averaging the second-most points in the conference (15.3 ppg) and the most assists per game (5.0).