Archive - Feb 23, 2012
SPENCERVILLE — Wapakoneta Redskins varsity girls basketball coach Rusty Allen figured all his team needed at halftime was a little pep talk.
So he gave them one.
“There were a few choice words, I guess, in the lockerroom,” Allen said. “I think they understood what needed to be done.”
It seemed to work.
“Friendly confines” are not exactly words one might use to describe playing at Kenton High School.
And don’t let their winless 0-8 Western Buckeye League record fool you.
The Wildcats (4-13 overall) aren’t going to be a pushover when the Wapakoneta Redskins visit Friday night for the varsity boys basketball season finale for both teams.
“Kenton is a really dangerous team, despite their record,” Wapak coach Matt Bradley said.
CANTON — Botkins senior Logan Bauer returned home a state champion Wednesday as he won the state diving championship in finals at Canton.
But it wasn’t easy.
Bauer and Canton Central Catholic diver Alex Gonzalez were neck-and-neck throughout the entire competition. Gonzalez had a slight lead after the first dive, but Bauer recaptured the lead after the second dive and lead through the fourth dive.
Gonzalez again captured the lead after the fifth dive and was a fraction of a point ahead going into the final two dives.
With the first five-year road construction plan nearly completed, a second five-year plan enters the infancy stages.
Wapakoneta City Council Streets, Alleys and Sidewalks Committee members decided Wednesday to start developing a road reconstruction schedule for the next five years after learning the previous road construction plan is nearly complete.
The Wapakoneta Area Chamber of Commerce (WACC) honored seven local businesses Wednesday as it held it’s eighth annual Progress Award Breakfast.
“In today’s economic climate it is important to do this,” Chamber President Dan Lee said. “It is important show that Wapakoneta is still moving forward. We still have a lot of investment in Wapakoneta.”
Brian Dicken, Northwest Regional representative from Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor’s office, was the guest speaker at the event.
For a 2009 graduate of Wapakoneta High School, the decision to return to her hometown will be based primarily on opportunity and less on allegiance.
Heather Wells, who was a member of the school’s top five students, is studying biology at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn. and intends to study veterinary medicine after college graduation.