Archive - Jan 9, 2012 - Sports Article
Like a boxer, the Wapakoneta Redskins hit with a flurry early to draw first blood and then landed stunning blows in the second half to dispatch of the Kalida Wildcats.
Wapakoneta hit with three quick jabs in the opening stanza en route to a 16-1 first quarter lead as they exchanged landing shots the rest of the way in a 50-39 victory in varsity girls action.
NEW KNOXVILLE â€” Behind the 26 points from Haley Horstman the New Knoxville Rangers girlâ€™s basketball team was able to pull away from the Waynesfield-Goshen Tigers for a 61-53 victory Saturday afternoon at New Knoxville.
â€śNew Knoxville has a very good team,â€ť Tigers varsity coach Ted Patton said. â€śOur kids played hard and didnâ€™t quit and I am very happy with that.â€ť
BOTKINS â€” The Botkins girls came to within one game of evening out their record with a convincing 47-20 win over Fairlawn on Saturday.
The Trojans survived a slow start and held only a 4 point lead after the first eight minutes of play. They dominated from that point and outrebounded the Jets 47-12 to ease their way to the win.
â€śWe were a little slow getting started and you could tell we hadnâ€™t played in a while,â€ť varsity coach Don Mack said. â€śWe had some time off. An ugly win is still a win.â€ť
NEW KNOXVILLE â€” Six of 11 free throws in the final two minutes allowed the New Knoxville Rangers to escape with a 63-59 victory Saturday evening against the Botkins Trojans in a non-league game at New Knoxville.
"I think we hit just enough free throws to win the game,â€ť Rangers varsity coach Kort Fledderjohann said. â€śWe had the front end of two one and the bonus opportunities and only hit one each time.â€ť