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Cross Country District Information

The high school boys and girls cross country teams will compete in the District Meet at Cedarville on Saturday October 21st. The girls will run at 10:00 AM and the boys will run at 10:45 AM. Admission is $6 per person. For more information including a course map, click here. 

Congratulations Cross Country Runners

Congratulations to the cross country runners that qualified for the Regional Meet. The boys team won the District Championship. For the girls team, Hollie Voisard earned a regional berth by finishing 21st.

The boys team with their District Championship trophy. From left to right: Blake Jacobs, Patrick Meiring, Tristin Freistuhler, Ethan Knouff, Parker Cox, Jacob Slater, Dakota Francis, and Joseph Earl

Hollie Voisard qualified for the Regional Meet by placing 21st overall

Congratulations Volleyball Players

Congratulations to Sarah Monnier on receiving 2nd Team All SCAL and Jess Monnier for receiving Honorable Mention All SCAL. Sarah also made 2nd Team for District 9 and was selected to play in the Division 4 All Star Game. The game is on Wednesday, November 15th at Springfield High School and will start following an awards ceremony at 6:30 PM.

Sarah Monnier earned 2nd Team All SCAL and Jess Monnier earned Honorable Mention All SCAL

Congratulations Bryan

Congratulations to Bryan Funk on receiving 2nd Team All SCAL Honors.

Bryan Funk earned 2nd Team All SCAL

Congratulations Cross Country Runners

Congratulations to the cross country runners that earned All SCAL Honors at the SCAL Meet on Saturday October 14th. For the boys team, Tristin Freistuhler and Ethan Knouff earned 1st team honors and Blake Jacobs earned 2nd team honors. For the girls team, Hollie Voisard earned 1st team honors and Morgan Ely received 2nd team honors.

Morgan Ely earned 2nd Team All SCAL and Hollie Voisard earned 1st Team All SCAL

Tristin Freistuhler and Ethan Knouff earned 1st Team All SCAL and Blake Jacobs earned 2nd Team All SCAL

Congratulations Sarah Monnier

Congratulations to Sarah Monnier for breaking the career digs record with 750 digs. The previous record of 563 was set by Jessica Girod during the 2002-05 seasons. 

Chicken Dinner Fundraiser

People who purchased chicken dinner tickets can pick up their dinners at Houston High School on October 13th from 4:30-6:30 PM using the back parking lot near the track. Delivery to your car is available by pulling up to the curb. The dinner includes ½ chicken, roll, applesauce and chips. Thank you in advance for supporting the Junior Class. 

High School Grant Challenge

Houston High School has advanced to Round 2 in the High School Grant Challenge sponsored by McDonald's and presented by Touchdown 7. Go to to vote for Houston in Bracket 2 D-IV. The two schools with the most votes will win a $10,000 McDonald's Activities Grant. 

Students tour Wright State University

On Thursday October 5th, sixty Houston High School seniors and juniors traveled to Wright State University to tour the campus. 

Students attend Honda Manufacturing Day

On Wednesday October 4th, Houston High School students traveled to the Honda Plant in Anna to take part in Honda Manufacturing Day. They received a plant tour and then visited with some colleges. 

Philip S. Abbott Junior Honor Society holds fall induction

The Philip S. Abbot Junior Honor Society held their fall induction ceremony on Friday, September 29th, 2017. The new inductees are Devin Barker, Elijah Beaver, Cole Crim, Doug Ellison, Ryan Ely, Shae Gordon, Bruce Jones, Kiannah Jones, Bradley Jenkins, Libby Knapke, Ava Knouff, Wyatt Kunk, Callie Lentz, Megan Maier, Andrea Mantor, Liam McKee, Katrina Meiring, Katie Miller, Hunter Mowery, Peyton New, Kierstyn Oberdorf, Brandon Pollock, Justin Pollock, Grace Rader, and Autumn Williams. 

Fall 2017 Inductees

Jostens - Class Ring and Graduation Orders

Class Rings: The Jostens Rep will be here on Tuesday, September 19th at 7:15 AM in the commons for class ring orders. Payments of cash or money order only at school – no checks accepted. If you want to order a class ring, bring a $50 deposit and see the representative for assistance. Extra packets are available in the office.

Graduation Orders: The Jostens Rep will be here on Tuesday, September 19th at 7:15 AM in the commons for graduation supply orders. Bring a $75 deposit and order form. Extra packets are available in the office.

Congratulations Varsity Boys Cross Country

Congratulations to the Varsity Boys Cross Country team on finishing first at the Cedarville Friendship Invitational on Saturday, September 16th.

The team with their championship plaque from the Cedarville Friendship Invitational.

Athletic Patrons

It is time to sign up to be a “Houston Wildcat Athletic Patron.” This year we will again be including a page that mentions you and your family in the winter sports program. By taking part, you will receive one line to list your family members’ names in the program. You will also be helping the athletic department and the athletic boosters cover the many costs involved in running our athletic programs. Other schools’ winter sports programs include similar pages. They have been very well received in those communities. It has also been very successful here for the past nine years.

The cost of being a “Houston Wildcat Athletic Patron” is $10. We will put a page in the program with the heading, “The Houston Athletic Department and The Houston Athletic Boosters would like to thank the following Houston Wildcat Athletic Patrons.” The list of names will appear under this heading. Click here for the form and more information. All entries must be received by November 17, 2017.

Fall Sports Awards Program

Houston High School held the Fall Sports Awards Program on Tuesday, November 1st. Golf award winners were Tristin Stangel and Cameron Via with the Low Stroke Average, Cole Pitchford received the Most Improved Award and Bryan Funk was the Wildcat Award Winner. Volleyball award winners were Sarah Monnier with the Best Offensive Player Award, Olivia Bowser with the Best Defensive Player Award and the Wildcat Award. Cross country award winners for the boys team were Tristin Freistuhler as the Top Runner, Wesley Jester as Most Improved, and Devyn Ostrander with the Wildcat Award. Cross country award winners for the girls team were Morgan Ely as the Top Runner, Hollie Voisard as the Most Improved, and Allie Voisard with the Wildcat Award. Several cross country runners were also recognized for earning All League honors; they are Tristin Freistuhler and Hollie Voisard were 1st Team SCAL and Ethan Knouff, Parker Cox, Morgan Ely, and Allie Voisard were 2nd Team SCAL. 

Boys Cross Country Award Winners: Wesley Jester (Most Improved), Tristin Freistuhler (Top Runner), and Devyn Ostrander (Wildcat Award)

Girls Cross Country Award Winners: Allie Voisard (Wildcat Award), Morgan Ely (Top Runner), Hollie Voisard (Most Improved)

Golf Award Winners: Cameron Via (Low Stroke Average), Tristin Stangel (Low Stroke Average), Bryan Funk (Wildcat Award Winner), and Cole Pitchford (Most Improved Award)

Volleyball Award Winners: Sarah Monnier (Best Offensive Player Award) and Olivia Bowser (Best Defensive Player Award and Wildcat Award)

Junior High Dance

The Student Council will be holding a Junior High Dance on Friday September 22nd from 7:00-10:00 PM. This event is for Houston students only. No dates outside the school will be allowed. Students need to wear casual dressy clothes that are school appropriate, and no jeans. The tickets will be $3 at the door. A DJ will be running the music and there will be concessions available for purchase. If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Merickel.

Ag Warrior Dash

The Houston FFA Chapter along with the Covington FFA Chapter are hosting an Ag Warrior Dash on September 30, 2017 for anyone in 7th grade or older. This 5K will include 10 obstacles that represent agricultural tasks. The cost is $25 and includes an Ag Warrior Dash medal and t-shirt. The event will take place at the Indian Hills 4H Camp. You can register by dropping off your registration paper, liability forms and registration fees at either the Covington or Houston Agricultural Education Departments, or online at Click the links below for more information and the forms.


Registration Form

Liability Form

2017 Houston Golf Team Benefit Scramble

The third annual Houston Golf Team Benefit Scramble will take place on Sunday, October 1st at 1:00 PM.  Teams and hole sponsors can sign up using the downloadable form on our website homepage (  Copies of the form are also available in the office, and you can always email Coach Fridley for a copy (  Forms need to be turned in by Friday, September 22nd.

All profits from this scramble go directly to help the Houston High School Golf Team purchase team memberships, equipment, and team uniforms for 2018.  These memberships provide over 20 students the opportunity to learn and play the game of golf.  Thank you for your support of these kids and for your support of Houston High School!

Congratulations Varsity Boys Cross Country

Congratulations to the Varsity Boys Cross Country team on finishing first at the Spencerville Bearcat Invitational on Saturday, September 9th.

The team with their championship trophy from the Spencerville Bearcat Invitational.

Congratulations Varsity Boys Cross Country

Congratulations to the Varsity Boys Cross Country team on finishing second at the Greenville Treaty City Invitational on Saturday, September 2nd.

The team with their second place trophy from the Greenville Treaty City Invitational.

Early Dismissal

Hardin-Houston Local School will be having a building safety training on Friday, September 1st.  The training will require the students to be released from school at approximately 2:00 PM.

Congratulations Varsity Boys Cross Country

Congratulations to the Varsity Boys Cross Country team on winning the Bob Schul Invitational on Saturday, August 26th.

The team with Bob Schul and their championship trophy.

The team with their championship trophy from the Bob Schul Invitational.

Senior Slideshow

Seniors, it's time to start bringing in senior pictures, baby pictures, and other pictures for the senior slideshow. Pictures can be dropped off in Mr. Brown’s computer lab whether they are hard copy or digital copies. Any pictures that can be sent in digitally (on a CD, flash drive, camera, or email) will be greatly appreciated since scanning the pictures takes up the most time. If you bring in hard copies of the pictures, please write your name on the back so they can be returned to you. Please turn in your pictures on time as no late pictures will be accepted unless you have spoken to Mr. Brown first. There are multiple deadlines for pictures and they are listed below. For more information about the senior slideshow, contact Mr. Brown at the school either by email ( or by phone (937) 295-3010 ext 2013.

  • Baby Pictures and non-senior year candid pictures by November 30th
  • Fall Sports pictures by November 30th
  • Senior Pictures by February 12th. See Mr. Brown if you have a problem.
  • Winter Sports within two weeks of season’s end.
  • Homecoming Pictures by February 12th
  • Prom pictures by April 12th
  • Last day for senior year candid pictures is May 1st
  • Spring Sports pictures by May 1st


The Hardin-Houston School District is accepting sealed bids for the following items:

  • Existing metal doors (4) from the high school gym.
  • Interior wood doors (4) from the high school gym.
  • Bench press from weight room.
  • Leg machine from weight room.
  • 8ft. wide by 6ft. long wood building used for Diamond #3.
  • Concession trailer (former Pepsi trailer)

If you are interested in viewing any of the above items, contact Ryan Maier, Houston High School principal at 937-295-3010, ext. 2001 OR

All sealed bids must be received by the Hardin-Houston School District treasurer, Amy Ayers by Friday, September 1st, 2017 at 3:00PM

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