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September 6th

Labor Day traffic

September 6, 2013

Two injury crashes topped the list of incidents on Auglaize County roadways during the Labor Day weekend.
For the full story, see the Thursday, Sept. 5 edition of the Wapakoneta News.

September 5th

Wapakoneta defeats Shawnee in crucial WBL match

September 5, 2013

Sports Editor

If they didn’t have a bulls-eye on their back already, the Wapakoneta Redskins certainly have one now.

Wapak defeated the Shawnee Indians, 4-1, on Wednesday in a critical Western Buckeye League match in varsity girls tennis action.

The win kept Wapak undefeated on the season at 8-0 overall and gave the Redskins control of the WBL race with a 5-0 league record with four matches to play.

“We needed a team effort,” Wapak varsity coach Mike Klock said. “I just wanted to escape with a 3-2 victory.

Wapakoneta seeks winning formula against Kenton

September 5, 2013

Sports Editor

Speed equals distance divided by time, distance equals speed multiplied by time and time equals distance divided by speed.

Two of those elements cannot exceed nor fall short of the third. Balance must exist for them to equate properly.

The Wapakoneta Redskins will try to find that balance among speed, distance and time in order to calculate a winning formula against the Kenton Wildcats on Friday in both teams’ Western Buckeye League season opener.

Wapakoneta freshman Zofkie starting fast in 2 sports

September 5, 2013

Sports Editor

Wapakoneta High School freshman Allie Zofkie would find it hard to have a better start to her high school athletic career.

The tiny two-sport athlete is making a big impact early in the 2013-14 school year.

Zofkie has won two cross country races in three attempts and is undefeated in the second singles’ lineup on the Redskins’ tennis team.

September 4th

Redskins stop Bluffton, 6-5, to stay unbeaten

September 4, 2013

Managing Editor

The Wapakoneta Redskins found the “Will” to win on Tuesday.

At Ryan Field, the Wapakoneta Redskins varsity soccer team found the desire to continue on the attack against the Bluffton Pirates and then literally found Redskin junior Will Hinegardner with a pass in front of the Pirates’ net for the winning goal with 6:17 left for a 6-5 win.

Wapak blanks Celina to remain unbeaten in WBL

September 4, 2013

From staff reports

The Wapakoneta Redskins remained unbeaten in Western Buckeye League play Tuesday with a 5-0 win in Celina over the Celina Bulldogs, who entered the match with a 3-0 league record, in varsity girls tennis action.

With the win, Wapak moved to 7-0 overall and 4-0 in the WBL.

Tuesday’s shutout was Wapak’s fourth straight in match play.

Only the first singles match lasted more than two sets, as Kaitlin Snider beat Kalie Gardner, 6-1, 3-6, 6-0.

Wapakoneta edges Celina, 163-165, in WBL match

September 4, 2013

Sports Editor

Alex Gossard shot a career-low to help the Wapakoneta Redskins shoot a season-low 163 in their two-stroke win Tuesday over the Celina Bulldogs in Western Buckeye League varsity boys golf action at the Wapakoneta Country Club.

Jared Miller’s 44 came from Wapak’s final group and helped decide the match. The Redskins needed a 46 or better after the first two groups came in.

Gossard’s 40 from the second group aided veterans Drew Wayman (39) and Bobby Crow (40) from Wapak’s first group.

Elida gives Wapakoneta 1st loss of season, 3-1

September 4, 2013

From staff reports

The Wapakoneta Redskins lost their first game of the season Tuesday in a 3-1 defeat to the Elida Bulldogs in Western Buckeye League varsity girls soccer play.

The loss put Wapak's overall record at 5-1 overall and 1-1 in the WBL.

Sara Warner recorded Wapak's only goal of the contest.

Hope Carter scored twice for Elida, while Brett Pauff tallied the other goal.

The Bulldogs took nine shots on goal to Wapak's two.

Wapak goalkeeper Mikayla Halfhill had six saves.

Wapakoneta's 6-match win streak ends

September 4, 2013

From staff reports

The Wapakoneta Redskins ended a six-match winning streak Tuesday with a 3-0 loss to the Coldwater Cavaliers in a non-league varsity volleyball match.

Tuesday's scores were 25-12, 25-7 and 25-15.

"Coldwater is a very disciplined and well-coached team," Wapak varsity coach Amy Ruppert said. "We struggled with our serve-receive and that contributed to our loss because we couldn't get our offense going.

Botkins shoots season low against Anna

September 4, 2013

From staff reports

The Botkins Trojans smashed their nine-hole season low Tuesday in a 159-177 win over the Anna Rockets in varsity boys golf action.

Botkins' score bested the team's previous season low of 169.

Seth Hanna carded a 37 to lead Botkins. Nick Okuley shot a 39. Roger Miller posted a 40. Josh Miller had a 43.

Zach Zimpfer tallied a 41 for Anna's lowest round.

Botkins will face Fort Loramie on Thursday at Shelby Oaks Golf Course in Sidney.

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