Archive - Aug 2013
The Wapakoneta Redskins trotted out to a 14-0 lead after their first two offensive series and held on to gain a 14-6 advantage over the Minster Wildcats in three quarters of varsity football action in a scrimmage Friday at Harmon Field.
Wapak varsity coach Doug Frye gave an evaluation of his team through Friday night.
“Right now, we are the Tarzan and Jane of football,” Frye said. “A week ago, our offense was a little ahead of our defense. Our defense played a little better than our offense tonight.
WAYNESFIELD — Waynesfield-Goshen got in its last tuneup for the 2013 high school football season with a scrimmage against Cory-Rawson on Friday, and varsity coach Doug Foley gave his team an overall favorable grade as the official season begins next Friday against Delphos Jefferson.
The scrimmage came a week after a less than favorable performance in a scrimmage against Indian Lake last weekend.
The Wapakoneta Redskins’ three-match win streak ended Friday in a 193-211 loss to the Minster Wildcats in varsity girls golf action at the Wapakoneta Country Club.
For the first time this season, none of Wapak’s players broke 50 for a nine-hole round.
Shelby Kohler (50) led the Redskins in Friday’s match.
Emily Klopfenstein followed with a 52, Sierra Sammons shot a 53 and Zoe Rayburn tallied a 56.
Two local school districts were among only 27 schools in the entire state to score an â€śAâ€ť on the performance index according to the new school district report cards released on Thursday.
The Minster Local School and Botkins Local School districts were among the 27 schools to receive the highest grade in the category.
For more information, see the Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013, edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.
Still digesting the recently released state grade card and what the new letter grades mean, Wapakoneta Superintendent Keith Horner says district administrators and teachers â€świll accept this as a challenge to get better and to improve.â€ť
â€śBasically, we are playing by a new set of rules for accountability and we have to figure out how to play by those new rules,â€ť Horner told the Wapakoneta Daily News. â€śThis is a first shot at looking and seeing what it will look like. There are some things here, quite honestly, that I donâ€™t understand how they computed it.
After a breakfast of chocolate chip Eggos, a touch of make-up and a quick style to her long wavy ebony hair, 17-year-old Heather Lynch was out the door, ready to begin her senior year.
Heather hasnâ€™t attended a â€śnormalâ€ť year of school without surgeries, long absences or hospitalizations since she was in the seventh grade. She was looking forward to the normalness of it all again as she walked through the doors to Wapakoneta High School on Friday.
William H. Hutt, 94, of Wapakoneta, died at 1:50 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23, 2013, at his residence.
Arrangements are incomplete at Schlosser Funeral Home & Cremation Services, in Wapakoneta.
Malvary Marie Cornett, 80, 224 Cherry St., St. Marys, died at 8:26 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013, at the St. Marys Living Center.
She was born July 8, 1933, in Hazard, Ky., the daughter of Sara (Johnson) and Pete Ratliff. She married Kenneth L. Cornett on April 8, 1949, in Hazard, Kentucky and he survives at the residence.
She is also survived by her three daughters, Deborah (Wesley) Grant, of Martin, Tenn., Theresa (Darrell) Bayman, of St. Marys, and Tammy (Daniel) Stinebaugh, of Wapakoneta; nine grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
Jean M. (Sibert) Walter, 89, of Wapakoneta, died at 9:54 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013, at Lima Memorial Health System, following a brief illness.
She was born on Jan. 11, 1924, in Wapakoneta, to Revella (Ott) and Charles Lyman â€śBroncâ€ť Sibert. An only child, Jean attended Parlette School and Blume High School.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Aldo B. â€śPeteâ€ť Walter, to whom she was married in 1940; a son, Robert J. Walter; an infant daughter, Rose Marie; and a grandson, Tommy Walter.
A young cheerleader in Wapakoneta was so moved by the anti-bullying message of another young cheerleader in Texas that she wanted to spread it throughout her hometown.
Dressed in her cheerleading uniform, Cheyenne (Chey) Phillips has taken that message to businesses and offices throughout the city, along with a poster board that people wherever she goes may sign to offer their support.