Archive - 2013
From staff reports
Wapakoneta Redskins junior Kaitlin Snider won two matches Saturday to claim the Findlay sectional singles title for the 2013 season.
Snider was one of four Wapak girls competing Saturday as district qualifiers for final placing at a Division I Northwest District girls tennis sectional tournament in Findlay.
Snider won three matches Thursday to reach the sectional semifinals, clinching a berth in the district tournament.
Wapak senior Rachel Roberts also qualified for districts Thursday after winning three matches.
From staff reports
Twin siblings Will Zofkie and Allie Zofkie, both freshmen representing the Wapakoneta Redskins, finished first in their respective freshmen-sophomore races Saturday as part of the Les Eisenhart Cross Country Invitational hosted by Thomas Worthington High School.
Will Zofkie beat a field of 328 runners with a time of 17 minutes, 39 seconds.
Allie Zofkie’s winning time of 20:26 was one minute and 51 seconds better than the runner-up in the field of 189 competitors.
Dianna J. Bell, 75, of Cridersville, died at 1:03 a.m. Monday, Oct. 7, 2013 at Lima Memorial Health System following a short illness.
She was born Dec. 31, 1937 in Lima, a daughter of Richard C. and Margaret Eva Shinaberry Davisson, who are deceased. Her step-mother Clara Davisson and her step-father Benton Carper are also deceased. On Sept. 4, 1955 she married Truman J. Bell, who survives in Cridersville.
A Wapakoneta Elementary School second grader doesnâ€™t hesitate a second when asked what her favorite part of school is â€” recess.
Typically 7-year-old Jaden Gerstner said she plays games of chase.
Lunch comes in a close second.
â€śMmmmm,â€ť Jaden says as she thinks about the school cafeteriaâ€™s pizza.
It doesnâ€™t matter what kind, because they are both good, she said.
Living just outside of Wapakoneta, the daughter of Dawn and Chris Gerstner has â€śgoats, cats, rabbits, kittens and a dog,â€ť she said, â€śand enough room to play.â€ť Jadenâ€™s favorite thing to do outside is race her dog, LJ, to the barn.
Draped around the necks of approximately 50 people walking in the 9th annual CROP Walk in Wapakoneta was the picture of a person and on the back was the story of their life.
â€śIt is the person who will benefit from my walking in the CROP Walk for the Church World Service,â€ť the Rev. Adrian Sunday said as he walks along the newly reconstructed East Auglaize Street.
For more information about the CROP Walk, see the Monday, Oct. 7 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.
A recent contract offer for natural gas to the city is acceptable, but Mayor Rodney Metz says he would like to see a better price as the city of Wapakoneta continues to negotiate 6-month deals instead of annual contracts for its natural gas aggregation program.
â€śWe have information regarding the rate, but it has changed a couple of times as we got closer to a deal for the next six months,â€ť Metz told the Wapakoneta Daily News Sunday.
For more information about the gas rates and deal, see the Monday, Oct. 7 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.
By the time the game experienced its first downpour, the Wapakoneta Redskins had already rained 28 points on the scoreboard.
The Redskins scored four touchdowns a little more than 15 minutes of game action and then added a special teams TD to stabilize the rout early in Friday’s varsity football contest against the Defiance Bulldogs.
The Redskins rolled to a 52-7 victory Friday in Defiance in the median game of the Western Buckeye League schedule.
LIMA — Waynesfield-Goshen Tiger quarterback Lake Turner issued a declaration prior to their game against the Perry Commodores that the Tigers would get their first win of the year.
Turner and the rest of the team followed through on that promise.
As bad as the first half of the season went for the Tigers, the team’s reaction showed the fans the past was forgotten. While they were not electrifying, they were just efficient enough offensively and lights out defensively in a 14-6 win over Lima Perry.
Wapakoneta Redskins senior Rachel Roberts and junior Kaitlin Snider each won three singles matches to qualify for districts, while juniors Kiersten Wellons and Chelsea Myers reached the district doubles tournament Thursday at sectionals.
The Redskins qualified for districts in three different positions Thursday after the first day of competition in a Division I Northwest District girls tennis sectional tournament in Findlay.
ANNA -— As the Botkins Trojans gradually built their lead Thursday against the Anna Rockets, they kept their composure for the most part, knowing they were on the verge of doing what they were about to do.
By the match’s end, Botkins’ celebrations ensued before the handshake line formed, and after the two teams shook hands, the Botkins players were absolutely ecstatic about what they just accomplished.