Archive - Jun 2011 - Sports Article
WAYNESFIELD â€” An Ohio Sprint Speedweek show is always a big draw.
For Waynesfield Raceway Park, tonightâ€™s race is going to be a little bit bigger.
NASCAR Sprint Cup star Kasey Kahne will take on the best of the All-Star Circuit of Champions during the Speedweek race â€” stop No. 3 in the eight-race week â€” tonight at Waynesfield.
Kahne is no stranger to Sprint car racing, having cut his teeth on the dirt tracks of his home state of Washington before competing in the national USAC and World of Outlaws series.
ST. MARYS â€” It was a painful night Friday for the Wapakoneta ACME baseball team.
The insult? A 10-0 five-inning run rule loss to rival St. Marys at K.C. Geiger Park in St. Marys.
The injuries? Those belong to second baseman Alex Koch and shortstop Josh Apple.
A fired-up St. Marys squad placed the first blemish on Wapakâ€™s formerly perfect 9-0 record with a dominating performance, pounding out 10 hits and taking advantage of every Wapak miscue for the win.
NEW KNOXVILLE â€” Wapakoneta ACME coach Willie Sammetinger shook his head and smiled.
â€śIâ€™ve never seen anybody have three,â€ť he said.
â€śThatâ€ť would be three triples in a game.
Wapak first baseman Brandon Miller did just that in a 14-6 win Thursday at New Knoxville, setting a new Wapak ACME record.
Wapak remained perfect on the season at 9-0.
How rare is three triples in a game? Consider this: in Major League history it has only happened 48 times. Compare that to hitting for the cycle, which has happened 291 times.
After two months of rainy and cold weather, the Wapakoneta Country Club is now going strong.
Carol Jackson had her first hole-in-one on No. 5 using an 8-iron.
Eagles carded included Scott Nawman on No. 7, Cory Market on No. 9 and Denny Tenwalde on No. 12.
Twenty-two golfers in two brackets competed in a two-man shamble.
The ladiesâ€™ Monday evening, senior menâ€™s Tuesday morning and menâ€™s Tuesday evening leagues are all underway.
Coming events are the Two-Man Patsome tourney on June 26 and the Chamber of Commerce outing on June 30.
Thatâ€™s more like it.
After scoring just 11 run in its previous three games combined, Wapakonetaâ€™s ACME baseball team snapped out of its offensive slump with an 11-run first inning and cruised to a 13-1 five-inning run rule win over Kenton on Wednesday at Wapakoneta High School.
The win lifted Wapak to 8-0 on the season.
Brandon Miller picked up the win on the mound.
Six different players collected hits for Wapak, with three players tallying multiple hits.
Chandler Kaeck led the way, going 3 for 3 with two RBIs and a run scored.
Waynesfield-Goshen is taking applications for the positions of head baseball coach and head softball coach.
Anyone interested should send an application to Brett Purcell, Athletic Director, at 500 N. Westminster St., Waynesfield, OH 45896.
KENTON â€” Wapakoneta posted a 4-3 win over Kenton in an ACME baseball game Tuesday night at Kenton despite a still-sluggish offense.
Brandon Schreiber was the only Wapak player with multiple hits. He went 2 for 4 with a double, a run scored, one RBI and two stolen bases.
Brandon Miller was 1-for-4 with an RBI. Chase Culver went 1 for 3 with a run scored and a stolen base.
Dylan Knoch drew three walks, stole four bases and scored two runs.
Wapakoneta Waves 743,
Kenton Stingrays 255
8 & Under Girls
25m Freestyle - 2. Paige Schneider - 29.89, 3. Sophia Braun - 29.90, 4. Rachyl Craft - 31.00, 5. Marci Zwiebel - 31.16, Heidi Schlenker - 29.82X, Kiarra Holtzapple - 35.89X, Caitlyn Rostorfer - 39.18X, Maria Pastore - 42.94X, Alaina Williams - 45.28X, Kaitlyn Rose - 55.08X, Ivy Patten - 55.33X, Sara Craft - 57.13X, Heather Felver - 1:13.30X
50m Freestyle - 1. Paige Schneider - 1:08.93, 2. Marci Zwiebel - 1:09.44, 3. Rachyl Craft - 1:11.91, 4. Heidi Schlenker - 1:11.94
ST. HENRY â€” Wapakonetaâ€™s Josh Apple threw just one pitch during the entire varsity baseball season.
That pitch resulted in a long fly ball during a 19-3 loss to the Minster Wildcats in mid-April.
Monday, Apple threw 79 pitches in an ACME game at St. Henry.
Those pitches resulted in a complete-game, two-hit, shutout win over St. Henry.
Apple allowed a pair of doubles, one in the second and one in the seventh, and didnâ€™t allow a runner past second base. He struck out four and walked just two.
ALLENTOWN â€” The first appearance of the Engine Pro NRA Sprint Invaders at Limaland Motorsports Park on Friday night provided a memorable finish as Randy Hannagan passed Tim Allison at the white flag and picked up the win.
Allison took the lead with three laps to go and held it for just two trips around before Hannagan took it back from the outside to post the win.
In the K&N UMP Modifieds feature, Tommy Beezley, in just his third Limaland appearance, took the lead from Clint Reagle on lap 5 of 20 and cruised to the win.