After six weeks of action, the conference football race is starting to get interesting.
While Ross, Little Miami and Talawanda have gone winless in the SWOC, the remaining four teams -- Northwest, Edgewood, Harrison, Mount Healthy -- are unbeaten in conference games.
Mount Healthy (4-2, 3-0) is coming off a 38-17 win over Ross. This Friday (Oct. 9), the Owls host Harrison (4-2, 2-0), who's hot off a 63-14 drubbing of Western Brown.
The other game of the week is Edgewood playing host to Northwest. Both the Knights and Cougars are 5-1 overall and 2-0 in conference. Edgewood has won three straight. Most recently, the Cougars beat Little Miami, 35-14. Northwest just beat Talawanda, 27-20, and the Knights' only loss of the season came against unbeaten La Salle, the state's top-ranked Division II team.
On Saturday, Oct. 17 at Harrison High School, we'll find out who has the fastest teams in the conference.
The girls will go first, starting at 10 a.m., followed by the boys at 10:40 a.m.
All the girls run in one race, as do the boys. Each championship boys and girls team will receive the championship trophy.
The top-7 runners earn medals and comprise first-team All-SWOC. The following seven runners make up second-team All-SWOC and take home ribbons.
Good luck to all the runners and teams.
For those interested in attending, the admission price is $5 per car.
Harrison won the SWOC girls golf tournament on Wednesday, Sept. 30 at Fairfield Greens. The Wildcats finished with a score of 398. Edgewood was second with 406. Little Miami was third and Northwest fourth.
Edgewood's Annie Patrick was the tournament medalist with a 89. Harrison's Taylor Keppler was second with 91.
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Harrison senior Kayla Childs is about to do something remarkable. Childs currently has 21 goals this season, which leads the SWOC.
The next closest to her is teammate Kayla Nowlin with nine goals.
If Childs finishes the season with the most goals, she will have led the SWOC in goals all four years of her high school career dating back to 2012.
As a freshman, Childs scored 22 goals. She tallied 29 as a sophomore, and 25 as a junior.
As of Sept. 30, Childs sits at 97 career goals.
On a rainy Tuesday morning at Weatherwax Golf Course, Talawanda won the conference tournament with a team score of 171. The tournament was shortened from 18 to 9 holes due to weather conditions. Little Miami finished second with a 175, Ross was third with 180, Harrison fourth with 182 and Edgewood shot 183 to finish fifth. Northwest was sixth with a 226.
Little Miami's Dante Losurdo was the tournament medalist with a 39. Talawanda's Charlie Winkler shot 40 and Vincent Whitehead shot 41. Winkler and Whitehead were named Co-Player of the Year in the SWOC.