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Talawanda's Rodbro Places at State Cross Country Meet
At the 2023 OHSAA Division I State Cross Country Championship Meet, in Obetz, Talawanda’s Lucia Rodbro represented the Southwest Ohio Conference on the podium by finishing 11th and becoming a State Placer. Lucia, a Junior, posted a time of 18:22.36 to earn her 11th place finish. Prior to this weekend, she finished 2nd at the Regional and District Meets, 1st at the Southwest Ohio Conference Meet, and was selected SWOC Runner of the Year. Congratulations on all these accomplishments during the Cross Country season!!!
Harrison in Sweet Sixteen of Football Playoffs
The Harrison Wildcats have advanced to the Division II Football Regional Semifinals by virtue of a 20-17 victory over Northmont. The win over Northmont is the Wildcats’ second playoff victory this season and improves their record to 9-3. With only 16 Division II schools remaining in the OHSAA playoffs, the Wildcats will face Anderson in the next round. The last time Harrison and Anderson met on the gridiron (2019); the Wildcats walked away with a 6-0 victory in overtime. This Sweet Sixteen contest will take place on Friday, November 10 at 7:00 PM. The site of the game is Lakota East High School. Congratulations and good luck to the Wildcats and Head Coach Derek Rehage!!!
Rodbro & Bixler Qualify for State Cross Country Championships
The Southwest Ohio Conference has qualified two runners for the Division I Cross Country State Meet on Saturday, November 4 at Fortress Obetz and Memorial Park in Obetz, Ohio. Talawanda's Lucia Rodbro (Junior) and Max Bixler (Junior) both qualified as individuals at the Troy Division I Cross Country Regional Meet. Lucia qualified with a time of 18:20.08, while finishing 2nd in the Regional Meet. Two weeks earlier, she finished first at the SWOC Cross Country Championship Meet and was named SWOC Girls Cross Country Runner of the Year for the second consecutive year. Max qualified with a time of 15:49.33, while finishing 16th in the Regional Meet. Two weeks earlier, he finished first at the SWOC Cross Country Championship Meet and was named SWOC Boys Cross Country Runner of the Year. Lucia and Max are coached by Amelia Oberschlake. The girls’ race is scheduled to begin at 2:00 PM and the boys’ race is scheduled to start at 2:45 PM. Congratulations and good luck at the State Meet!!!
Wildcats Advance in OHSAA Football Playoffs
The Harrison Wildcats have advanced to the 2nd Round of the OHSAA Division II Football Playoffs by virtue of a 51-6 victory over Sidney. The 1st Round win over Sidney demonstrated dominance on both sides of the ball, evidenced by the Wildcats 418-130 advantage in total yards gained. The Wildcats claimed their first playoff game victory since winning two games in 2019. With only 32 Division II schools remaining in the playoffs, Harrison will face Northmont in the next round. This 2nd Round contest will take place on Friday, November 3 at 7:00 PM. The site of the game is Northmont High School (Clayton). Congratulations and good luck to the Wildcats and Head Coach Derek Rehage!!!