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The 2015 high school football season starts on Friday, Aug. 28 with all seven SWOC teams in non-conference contests. 

Edgewood and Little Miami are the only teams to opener the season at home. The Cougars host Monroe, and the Panthers welcome Wilmington. 

Northwest travels to Western Hills. 

Harrison takes on Indiana rival, East Central. 

Mount Healthy is at Sycamore, Ross at Goshen and Talawanda at Middletown Madison. 

Follow @swocsports on Twitter for live in-game updates. 

Only a few weeks into the fall season and already several teams/individuals have established themselves. 

GIRLS TENNIS 

Little Miami (3-2) and Edgewood (2-2) are the only teams with more than one win so far. In the only conference matchup of the season, Harrison (1-5) beat Edgewood, 5-0. 

At first singles, Harrison's Hanna Williams has started the season 6-0 in her matches. Little Miami's Shannon Brown has also started hot with a 5-0 record. Talawanda's Katie Curry is 4-2 for the Braves. 

BOYS GOLF

Talawanda has started the season 3-0, while Edgewood, Harrison and Little Miami have gone 1-1 to start. 

Talawanda's Charlie Winkler has posted the lowest nine-hole average (38.80) with 45 holes played. Little Miami's Dante Losurdo has averaged 40.66 after 54 holes. 

GIRLS GOLF

Harrison (4-0) and Edgewood (3-0) have jumped out of the gate with strong starts. Little Miami is 1-1. 

Harrison's Taylor Keppler currently has the best nine-hole average (45.33) through 27 holes, followed by her teammate, Rachelle Grubbs, who's averaged 48.00 after 27 holes. 

BOYS SOCCER

Edgewood and Harrison both won their season openers over the weekend. The Cougars beat Eaton, 3-2, and the Wildcats stopped Taylor, 4-0. 

Harrison's Milus Sutton and Edgewood's Gordon Thornsberry each scored a pair of goals in the first game for their respective teams. 

Harrison's Erik Gruber and Cory Baird each posted a goal and assists in the opener. 

GIRLS SOCCER

Edgewood and Northwest both started their seasons with wins. The Knights topped Middletown Madison, 4-3, and Edgewood beat Eaton, 4-0. 

Courtney Moore scored two goals for Northwest, and teammate Kaylee Courter recorded a goal and assist. 


Talawanda walked away with a win at the SWOC Shootout on August 10 with a combined score of 340. Little Miami came in second with 370, Edgewood was third with 378, Harrison fourth with 383, Ross fifth with 409 and Northwest sixth with 420. 

The medalist was Talawanda's Charlie Winkler, who shot 78. Harrison's Daniel Bischel had the second-lowest round with an 81. 

The summer heat is upon us as the calendar does its annual creep toward August and the official beginning of practice for the fall season. The SWOC is ready for another great year of high school sports, and we hope you stick with us for extensive coverage. 

By navigating the fall sports tab, you can see schedules for all sports as well as statistics when competition gets underway. 

If something is missing, or there's a mistake, news/accomplishments regarding a team/individual we would love to hear about it. The conference e-mail address is swocsports@gmail.com and you can also follow the conference on Twitter (@swocsports) for everything SWOC related. 

It's important we showcase all the outstanding student athletes within our conference. 

To keep up with all the hard work of these young men and women, here are the main Twitter accounts of the SWOC. 

Edgewood: @GoEHSCougars

Harrison: @wildcatsofhhs

Little Miami: @Panther_Tales or @LM_Schools

Mount Healthy: @mthealthyowls or @MTHOWLSNATION

Northwest: @NorthwestAD

Ross: @RossRams1

Talawanda: @TalawandaHS

At the OHSAA Division I state track and field championships June 5-6 at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium on Ohio State's campus, the Northwest Knights' boys team finished third overall in the state. 

Northwest's 4x100 relay team of Myles Pringle, DeVohn Jackson, Jordan Booker and Malik Beverly won a state championship. Pringle also placed second in the 400 meters and third in the high jump. 

Edgewood junior Hannah Bush also placed with fifth in the high jump. 

Mount Healthy freshman Kayela Houston competed in the long jump and finished 13th. 

Harrison's Kaylan Gruber ran in the 100 and 200 at state, but a hamstring injury ended her run in the 200 early. 

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