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October 21st

Trojans win sectional after penalty kicks

October 21, 2013

From staff reports

The Botkins Trojans won a sectional championship Saturday in a shootout.

Botkins prevailed 4-3 over the Casstown Miami East Vikings in a Division III Southwest District boys soccer sectional final in Casstown.

The win advanced Botkins to the district level.

After a 1-1 tie after regulation and two scoreless, 15-minute overtime periods, the match turned to penalty kicks to determine the winner.

After six kickers, Botkins prevailed with four goals to three.

October 18th

Redskins handle St. Marys with sub at QB

October 19, 2013

Sport Editor

Sporting a replacement quarterback, the Wapakoneta Redskins landed three long touchdown passes to distance themselves on the scoreboard when Friday’s game was its closest.

Having seen the winless St. Marys Roughriders cut Wapak’s lead to 13-7 in the second quarter, the Redskins responded with three straight Aaron Huffman passes to Keaton Metz, one before halftime and two more to start the third quarter.

Riverside runs through Tigers defense

October 19, 2013

Sports Editor

The Waynesfield-Goshen Tigers were overwhelmed early in Friday’s game, as their opponent, the Riverside Pirates, used a potent rushing attack to record with a 27-0 halftime advantage.

Riverside had three scoring plays of 20 yards or longer in the first half, and the Pirates eventually posted 438 yards rushing in Friday’s contest, a 40-8 win over the Tigers in a Northwest Central Conference varsity football game.

The loss put the Tigers at 2-6 this season, after winning two games entering Friday following an 0-5 start.

Meningitis reported

October 18, 2013

Several recent cases of viral meningitis in the area have gotten the attention of local health officials.
“We are looking for commonalities but haven’t found any,” Auglaize County Nursing Supervisor Cindy Jones said of the several cases reported in Auglaize, Mercer and Van Wert counties. “It is unusual to have this many.”
She said many of the cases have been reported in young children and a majority have been in Mercer County.

Envoys of good

October 18, 2013

The new kid in school typically has trouble getting their locker open or sometimes finding the right classroom. They often sit by themselves during lunch and talk little to others during the school day.
Three years ago, Wapakoneta Middle School students took full ownership of a program to break down those barriers — the Ambassador’s Club — which helps new students become acclimated with the school and intermingle with other students.
“You get to show new students around the school,” fifth-grader Gwen VanVorhees said, explaining they sit with them during lunch for a week to help.

Tutoring to help students

October 18, 2013

Many students struggle to find help outside of the classroom for homework, tests and everyday studying. For Wapakoneta Middle School fifth-graders, they should look no further than their own school.
Seventh-grade tutor Brooke Mullen, 13, said she chose to help fifth-graders because she wants to use her gifts to help others.
She said school is easy for her, but she understands that many students do not learn as quickly. She said her favorite subject is math, which is the subject she enjoys tutoring the most.
“I get to help kids that don’t exactly understand the concepts,” Brooke said.

Width to stay

October 18, 2013

Citing a mid-year change in the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) policy, Wapakoneta City Council Streets, Alleys and Sidewalks members voted to maintain the street width for a section of West Auglaize Street scheduled for reconstruction in 2015.

Lima man dies in I-75 crash

October 18, 2013

A 39-year-old Lima man died from injuries sustained in a one-vehicle crash Thursday afternoon on Interstate 75 near the Bellefontaine Street overpass in Wapakoneta.
John R. Austin was driving a dump truck south on I-75, approaching the Bellefontaine Street overpass at 1 p.m. when witnesses said his dump bed started to rise. The dump bed struck the overpass causing the truck to overturn and trap Austin in the cab.

Shelter ahead of schedule

October 18, 2013

The construction of a county dog shelter is approximately a week ahead of schedule at this time, the Auglaize County dog warden says.
In a meeting with Auglaize County commissioners this week, Dog Warden Russ Bailey said the roof is being started and is expected to take more than a week to complete. A natural gas line also was recently ran to the building located off Dearbaugh Avenue along U.S. 33 behind the Auglaize County Sheriff’s Office and to the back of the camping area at the Auglaize County Fairgrounds.

St. Marys scores 4 straight to beat Wapakoneta

October 18, 2013

Sports Editor

CELINA — The St. Marys Roughriders overcame a 2-0 deficit about as quickly as a team can, as they finally broke through on the scoreboard midway through the second half and scored four times in fewer than 9 minutes.

The furious rally gave the Roughriders a 4-2 win Thursday over the Wapakoneta Redskins in a Division II Northwest District girls soccer sectional championship at Celina High School, in a contest between the two rival schools and Western Buckeye League foes.

BOTKINS — Ending a streak of 11 straight scoreless innings, the Botkins Trojans scored...
NEW BREMEN — Wapakoneta’s junior Adam Henderson ran in from the field between innings...
The Wapakoneta Redskins sent all nine batters in their lineup to the plate in the first inning...

 

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