Archive - 2011 - Sports Article
The Wapakoneta Redskins bounced back from a disappointing start to the varsity wrestling season to post a 46-34 win over the Van Wert Cougars on Tuesday at Wapakoneta High School.
Wapak struggled in the Findlay Trojan Duals on Saturday. But the young Redskins squad showed resilience in the Western Buckeye League dual-meet opener.
âWe improved a lot from Saturday,â Redskins varsity coach Jason Rostorfer said. âIt was the first time a lot of these freshmen got to wrestle varsity, so they were a little nervous and apprehensive. ...
WAYNESFIELD â One after another, the shots didnât fall.
In all, 36 of them missed the mark.
So it came as no surprise the Waynesfield-Goshen Tigers found themselves on the losing end when the final horn sounded.
The Tigers could not overcome their poor shooting as they fell to the McComb Panthers 57-51 in a varsity girls basketball game Monday night at Waynesfield-Goshen High School.
âOur girls are young and need to gain some more experience,â W-G coach Ted Patton said. âWe just arenât used to outside shooting.â
FINDLAY â The Wapakoneta Redskins varsity wrestling opened its season with a tough showing at the Trojan Duals on Saturday at Findlay High School.
Wapak suffered losses to Bluffton and Eaton in pool competition before rebounding to notch wins over Napoleon and Shawnee in bracket competition.
Nate Valentine (138 pounds) posted a 4-0 record in the meet, including a pin in the win over Shawnee.
Junior John Martin had three wins, including a pair of pins, at 106 pounds.
VAN WERT â The Wapakoneta Redskins boys swimming team placed second and the girls team took third in the Cougar boys finished third in the Van Wert Cougars Sprint Relay Invitational on Saturday at the Van Wert YMCA.
The boys team scored 158 to finish behind first-place Versailles (172 points).
The girls tallied 174 points to finish behind Bryan (180 points) and Versailles (178 points).
Wapak has its first home meet Thursday at the Wapakoneta YMCA.
TROTWOOD â The Botkins Trojans swim team kicked off its season by attending the Troy Pentathlon in Trotwood.
FORT RECOVERY â The Wapakoneta Redskins varsity boys basketball team suffered its first loss on the season, falling 61-38 to the Fort Recovery Indians on Saturday at Fort Site Gymnasium.
Partly thanks to a significant size disadvantage at the guard positions, Wapak struggled shooting the ball and were never really able to mount a challenge to the Indians.
The Redskins shot just 35.7 percent (15-of-42) from the floor, including an abysmal 3-of-19 (15.8 percent) in the second half.
FORT RECOVERY â Wapakoneta Redskins varsity girls basketball coach Rusty Allen knew it was going to take the Redskinsâ best effort to beat Fort Recovery on Saturday.
The Indians were off to a 2-0 start and returned a wealth of experience from a team that went 23-2 and advanced to the Division III state semifinals a year ago.
He didnât get it.
Fort Recovery led tip-to-buzzer and rolled to a 58-44 win over the Redskins at Fort Site Gymnasium.
WAYNESFIELD â One Waynesfield-Goshen Tigers recorded a double-double and another narrowly missed the honor as the Tigers took control early in their second win of the season.
The Tigers started out fast and forced a slew of Triad Cardinal turnovers as they outdistanced the Champaign County team, 72-53, in varsity boys basketball action.
âI thought we played pretty strong,â Tiger varsity coach Ryan Taylor said. âDefense was good and our guys are pretty aggressive. We had good effort form Garret Hauenstein, Lee Turner and Dylan Little.â
WAYNESFIELD â Despite poor shooting from beyond the arc and from the field, the Waynesfield-Goshen Tigers still had a chance for a win against the neighboring Allen East Mustangs.
Missed shots doomed the Tigers Saturday as they lost for the second time during the 2011-12 campaign Saturday, getting beat by Allen East, 50-47, before a Waynesfield-Goshen home crowd. The Tigers fall to 1-2 on the season.
PIQUA â Wapakoneta Redskins varsity boys basketball coach Matt Bradley promised more defense in 2011-2012.
Friday night at Piqua, the Redskins delivered.
Wapakoneta held the Indians without a field goal for the first 7:28 of the game and rolled to a 63-45 win over Piqua in a season-opening game that wasnât as close as the final score indicated.
The Redskins jumped out to a 16-3 lead before Piqua converted its first field goal with 32 seconds left in the quarter.
WAYNESFIELD â The seconds ticked down toward zero on the clock with the Waynesfield-Goshen Tigers trailing 45-44 in the opening game of the 2011-12 varsity boys basketball season.
With the Tigers in possession of the ball, they rotated the ball down to a sophomore appearing in his first-every varsity game â an unlikely hero at this stage of the game and season.
Colton Miller drove the base line, put up and off-balance shot and watched the ball snap the strings as the buzzer sounded.