Archive - Sep 30, 2011
LIMA â€” Wapakoneta Redskins senior Makenzie Klock advanced to the semifinal round of the Western Buckeye League varsity girls tennis tournament with a win Thursday at the University of Northwestern Ohio courts.
Playing first singles, Klock bumped off No. 5 seed Mariah Krugh of St. Marys in straight sets, 6-0, 6-2 in their quarterfinal match.
Klock advances to face Shawneeâ€™s Lauren Rovner, the top seed in first singles, in the semifinals. Semi-final play starts Saturday at 9 a.m.
The Wapakoneta Redskins varsity girls golf team rolled to a 207-273 win over the Celina Bulldogs in its final Western Buckeye League match of the year Wednesday at a rainy Wapakoneta Country Club.
Despite the rainy conditions, the Redskins score was just two strokes off their team average.
Wapak is 9-10 overall and 2-5 in the WBL. Celina is 1-10 and 1-8.
Redskins senior Courtney Knippen fired a 44 to earn medalist honors in her final home match.
Rounding out the scoring for the Redskins were Shelby Kohler (50), Hannah Smith (55) and Bryly Beaman (58).
A heavy rain fell on the orange helmets of a youth football team as they take to their field for practice Thursday night. The drops drip of the facemasks as volunteer coaches give instruction. The youthâ€™s uniforms are soaked as they battle to get better on the saturated grass and mud.
They know the storied past and the pride in being a member of the Uniopolis Browns.
A group of parents in Uniopolis got together in 1958 and formed the Uniopolis Browns youth football team. Now, 53 years later, a group of parents are again getting together to help re-establish the program.
With the national YMCA logo changing, a local family donated a new awning to the local facility.
James Berg, of Wapakoneta, and his family donated a new awning that is currently installed in the front of the Wapakoneta YMCA facility.
â€śThe YMCA appreciates all of the support from the Berg Family for the awning that all members will enjoy,â€ť Wapakoneta Family YMCA CEO Josh Little said. â€śThe national YMCA required us to change the awning due to the new logo, and the family graciously donated the awning after donating the original one a few years ago.â€ť
A mother, who said she was speaking on behalf of many other parents, brought concerns about an annual trip to Washington, D.C. before Wapakoneta City Schools Board of Education members this week.
â€śI donâ€™t feel honesty and fairness is too much to ask from the district,â€ť said Lara Sutton, a mother of three children who attend Wapakoneta City Schools.
Her concerns dealt with the inability of parents to chaperone the trip and the practice of using only staff membersâ€™ children to participate in demonstrations while they were there.