Archive - 2014
Charlie Sutton set another school record Saturday as part of a sectional championship win for the Wapakoneta Redskins.
Sutton swam the 100-yard freestyle race in 49.12 seconds Saturday, breaking the previous mark of 49.26 set by Ryan Kremer.
The record was the third different school record Sutton has broken this season, previously setting a new mark in the 200 and 500 freestyle races. He also broke the Western Buckeye League meet record in the 100 free on Jan. 29.
The Wapakoneta Redskins knew they had a good shot at being sectional champion as a team Saturday, and they did more than enough to see that through.
Wapakoneta finished first among 12 Division II schools at a girls Northwest District sectional meet Saturday at the Lima YMCA. Lima Senior, a Division I school, also competed there.
“With Celina and Ottawa-Glandorf at the Ayersville sectional, we felt we had a good chance at winning if we performed they way we should,” Wapak coach Mark Law said.
Two strong first games by brothers Chandler Kaeck and Nate Kaeck helped all but seal a conference championship for the Wapakoneta Redskins.
The duo each rolled a 258 to help Wapakoneta in their first game against the Russia Raiders on Saturday and provided a cushion for their team in their pursuit of the West Ohio High School Bowling Conference title.
“That was really big,” Wapakoneta varsity coach Jim Kaeck said of the pair of 258s. “That pretty much took care of it.”
WAYNESFIELD — The Botkins Trojans let their lead slip away briefly but regained it for good late in the first half Saturday in their non-league game against the Waynesfield-Goshen Tigers.
The Trojans led 9-0 to start the game but trailed by as many as five, 17-12, in the second period.
Botkins ultimately swung the scoreboard by 27 points to sustain a 22-point victory, 53-31, in a varsity boys basketball contest on Senior Night at Waynesfield-Goshen High School.
ST. MARYS — With head coach Dan Hegemier absent from Friday’s game, the St. Marys Roughriders pulled out a win over the Wapakoneta Redskins in a tight Western Buckeye League varsity boys basketball contest.
The Roughriders led by either one or two possessions the entire second half minus two instances midway through the fourth period when they pushed their lead to eight.
Wapakoneta rallied to cut its deficit twice to two points late in the contest but could not come all the way back as St. Marys managed a 48-41 win.
On Friday night, Wapakoneta Elementary School hosted its first annual Dance-A-Thon to raise money for the Ronald McDonald House, as part of a year-long service learning project.
However, this was not your typical Dance-A-Thon. Instead of dancing continuously for hours, the students were able to engage in different activities that were set up in three separate locations throughout the school.
Valentine's Day is approaching quickly, and local florists have started preparing for the rush this coming Friday will bring.
Whether customers call ahead of time to place their order or walk in on Feb. 14, many things need to be done to sell arrangements, bouquets or glassware that people are interested in purchasing.
According to a couple of shop owners, the day of the week Valentine's Day falls on is one of the biggest factors to consider when prepping for the holiday.
A pink painted house with a pink gate and a yard adorned with roses, hearts and cupids stands among the bustling businesses and sidewalks in downtown Wapakoneta.
Those who know the couple that lives there understand the care put into the home, and they have likely stopped to ask exactly what makes the house a "Painted Lady."
Doris (Orphal) and Kenny Weber have lived in this house for 19 years, and it has been in the Orphal family for 69 years.
The United Way of Auglaize County exceeded its 2013 monetary goal and looks to continue the success in 2014.
Executive Director of the United Way of Auglaize County, Randy Fisher said they raised $330,000 for 2013, and their goal was set at $325,000.
Fisher said that in the past, making goals has been a real problem for this county.
The 2014 Winter Olympics begins today in Sochi, Russia, but for some local children, the celebration began yesterday evening at the Auglaize County Public Library.
The library held its first ever “Kids Olympics Party” to get children interested and excited for the Olympic Games.