TROY — High school sports in Troy is serious business. As a member of one of 20 schools in the Greater Western Ohio Conference (GWOC), Troy is in the American League, North Division. The school supports 25 sports in the Fall, Winter and Spring school sessions for both girls and boys. Troy High School Athletic Director Dave Palmer shared an overview of the athletic program with Troy Rotarians during their weekly meeting on Aug. 16.
Troy is one of six (6) schools in the North Division, along with Butler, Greenville, Piqua, Sidney and Trotwood-Madison. Since 2006, Troy has won the GWOC All Sports trophy six times, including five consecutive awards from 2011-15. Bowling has been a strong sport for the school as the teams earned two Ohio High School Athletic Association State Championship wins and an individual state champion title. In 2015-16, the girls bowling team won the state honors after the boys won it in 2010-11. Alicia Benson was named the 2008-09 Individual State Champion in bowling. In total, Troy has won 112 conference championships.
The 2016-17 year promises to be highly competitive. The GWOC will realign and add Tippecanoe High School in the American League, North Division. Trotwood-Madison will move to the South Division. To learn more about the GWOC and team standings, visit www.gwocsports.com/. For more information on the Troy sports schedules, visit www.troy.k12.oh.us/Athletics.
Troy Rotarians and the Troy Rotary Foundation support several community projects annually. During the 2015-16 Rotary year, over $23,000 in scholarships and community aid was distributed from the fund, including support for Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library program, Rotary’s annual Shoe Project, academic and community service scholarships, and sponsorships to summer camps at Brukner Nature Center and WACO Air Museum. The Troy Rotary Club is a member-involved, goal-oriented service club focused on socio/economic issues that have an impact both locally and internationally. Follow their activities on Facebook at Troy Rotary Club. To learn more about Rotary and membership, visit www.troyohiorotary.org.