Archive - Mar 2012 - Sports Article
Rain forced the postponement of the Wapakoneta Redskins’ Western Buckeye League varsity boys tennis opener Friday against the Van Wert Cougars.
It was also the first match for the boys team at the new Rotary Club courts at the high school.
Play was suspended in the middle of the first sets and will be resumed Monday.
The Redskins were coming off a 4-1 loss in their season opener Thursday at Sidney Lehman.
WAYNESFIELD — Costly errors came back to haunt the Waynesfield-Goshen Tigers as they suffered an 8-2 loss to the Fort Recovery Indians in a six-inning non-league varsity baseball game Friday at Waynesfield-Goshen High School.
Of the Indians’ eight runs, five of them were batters who reached base either on an error or a walk.
The Tigers actually outhit Fort Recovery 9-7. But W-G couldn’t convert and left 11 runners on base.
The loss dropped W-G to 0-4 on the season.
Wapakoneta hurler Andrew Hines made his first career varsity start a memorable one.
The Redskin righty scattered three hits over six innings of work to shut down the Lima Senior hitters and propel Wapakoneta past the Spartans 9-1 in a nonleague affair Thursday night.
The Redskins remain unbeaten on the early season at 5-0. Lima Senior remains winless and falls to 0-3.
NEW KNOXVILLE — Waynesfield-Goshen opened the door and New Knoxville barged right in.
The Rangers scored five runs on one hit, five walks and an error in the bottom of the seventh inning to erase a four-run deficit and pull out a 10-9 win over the Tigers in a non-league varsity baseball game at New Knoxville.
The Rangers had already come from behind once in the game. They scored four runs in the home half of the sixth inning to erase a 5-1 Waynesfield-Goshen lead and tie the game heading into the seventh.
The Wapakoneta Redskins boys and girls track teams both won in a tri-meet against Waynesfield-Goshen and St. Henry on Tuesday at Harmon Field.
St. Henry finished second in the boys meet and Waynesfield-Goshen was second for the girls.
For the boys, Wapak’s Ryan Kremer won the 110 hurdles with a time of 17.4 seconds.
Kevin Kraft placed first in the 100 dash at 12.1.
W-G’s team of Cody Baker, Eli O’Leary, Matt Spillman and James Elliot won the 800 relay in 1:40.5.
Wapakoneta Redskins varsity softball coach Bill Sammons searched for the words for a moment.
“I was actually — I don’t know how you say it — ‘cautiously surprised’ at our team,” Sammons said. “We’re young at some spots. But I was surprised because I really think we can compete for a league title.
“Torn ACL,” — words every athlete fears.
When Ashley Knippen heard them in October, her senior year appeared to be over, at least in sporting terms.
So when Knippen trotted out to her spot in center field for the first inning of the Redskins’ season opener on Tuesday, most everyone agreed it was the best play of the game.
The Wapakoneta Redskins got some timely hitting and took advantage of Delphos St. John’s miscues to pull out a 6-3 win in a varsity baseball game Monday at Wapakoneta High School.
Wapak erased an early 2-0 deficit with one run in the second and four in the third.
Junior Brandon Miller was 2-for-4 with a pair of singles and scored twice. Junior Johnny Crawford’s double was the Redskins’ only extra-base hit.
Six different players drove in runs for Wapak.
SIDNEY — The Botkins Trojans opened their baseball campaign with a 9-5 win over the Fairlawn Jets on Monday at Fairlawn.
Botkins scored once in the fourth inning to break a scoreless tie. The Trojans added three more in the fifth and five in the sixth to take a 9-0 lead.
The Jets finally got on the board with three runs in the sixth. They scored twice in the bottom of the seventh before Botkins got out of the inning to secure the win.
WAYNESFIELD — The Wapakoneta Redskins varsity track teams swept the Early Bird Relays on Saturday at Waynesfield-Goshen High School.
The boys team scored 124 points to edge the host Tigers, who scored 93 points.
For the girls, Wapak scored 105 points, followed by Bluffton in second with 96.
W-G finished fourth with 88 points. Indian Lake was third at 90.
Ridgemont and Perry also competed.
Wapak’s Kevin Kraft long jumped 19-7.25 to lead the Redskins to a win in the long jump relay.