For the boys, at the Division I sectional tournament on Feb. 26 at Colerain Lanes the SWOC had six boys advance to the district tournament individually. They are: Edgewood's Corey Short and Dakota Craft; Little Miami's Kyle Raab and Gavin Vires; Ross' Andrew Campbell; Mount Healthy's Darryl McWhorter.
For the girls, Northwest qualified as a team for the district tournament. The Knights took fourth place at the Division I sectional at Colerain Feb. 25, led by Ashley Carroll's 635 three-game series. From that same sectional, Little Miami's Kay Rothermund qualified as an individual, as did Mount Healthy's Jasmin Shimkowiak. Harrison also advanced to districts as a team; the Wildcats took fifth place at the Crossgate Lanes Division I sectional Feb. 25. Harrison's Emma Kukelhan led the Wildcats with a 521 three-game total.
The district tournament is Wednesday, for the boys, and Thursday for the girls at Beaver-Vu Lanes.
Edgewood senior Zach Apple had the conference's best finish at the state swim meet Feb. 27-28 at the C. T. Branin Natatorium. Apple placed second in the 100 freestyle with a time of 45.01 in the boys 100 freestyle race. He finished second to St. Xavier's Grant House who's won that race in consecutive seasons.
At the Division I state swim meet, Little Miami senior Jack German took third place in the 50 freestyle with a time of 20.75. Apple took fourth in that same race with a 20.81.
Talawanda senior Ethan Coffin took 15th place in the Division II state diving competition.
When Mount Healthy beat Northwest 71-65 on Monday, Feb. 22, the Owls didn't just hand Northwest its first conference loss of the season. They stole a share of the conference title with Northwest meaning the pair would split the honor. Both teams ended up 11-1 in conference play; Northwest is 18-4 overall, Mount Healthy's 17-5.
Northwest's Jarrell Marsh had a game-high 20 points, seven rebounds and four assists in the loss to Mount Healthy. The Owls were led by Kylan Miller and Kenny English who each scored 15 points. Mount Healthy also outscored Northwest 49-34 in the second half.
Harrison won the conference wrestling title as a team on Sunday with 216 points, edging out Edgewood in second with 134 and Ross in third with 126.5. Talawanda finished fourth, Northwest fifth, Mount Healthy sixth and Little Miami came in seventh.
For individual results by weight class check the wrestling tab under winter sports later today.
The SWOC wrestling meet has been postponed 24 hours to Sunday (Feb. 22) due to road conditions. Wrestling will begin at 11:30 and teams check-in at 10 a.m.