Archive - 2013 - Sports Article
DELPHOS — The Wapakoneta Redskins varsity baseball team fell back on the solid pitching and hitting of their No. 1 starting pitcher to pick up a win in the first game of the 2013 season.
Johnny Crawford went 6 innings and drove in two runs Monday to give the Redskins a 6-3 win over the Delphos St. John’s Blue Jays.
WAYNESFIELD — Waynesfield-Goshen High School has been hosting the W-G Relay event since they opened the new track in 2005. For all those years, the invitational did not have a name, other than the W-G Tiger Relays.
After a long time coming, the W-G Relays was officially named the Joe Rider Horn Tiger Relays.
This meet named after a staple in the Waynesfield community, Joe Rider Horn.
Wapakoneta football coaches are preparing for Frye’s Football Fundamentals Camp this summer, with hopes of growing the Wapakoneta football program from the ground up.
Bo Frye, the son of varsity football coach Doug Frye and an assistant on the Wapakoneta squad, will be the camp director this year, and is excited about the camp this year, to build tradition at Wapakoneta.
The Spring Sports season for the girls softball team begins a little sooner than normal this year.
The girls open against Sidney on April 2 as their first game in the area, but this team will be traveling to Florida for some practice and some games against some of the nation’s best teams.
The girls are headed to Cocoa Beach, Florida, where they will play school from Pennsylvania, Florida and Kentucky.
After a successful finish to the 2012 shooting season, local Glenn Zimmerman is preparing for the Junior Olympics in Pistol Shooing in April.
The Junior Olympics competition are held at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo.
Zimmerman finished off his shooting season at Ohio State, at the OSU Junior Olympic qualifying match on December 22.
Zimmerman placed first in the .22 caliber sport pistol competition.
The West Ohio High School Bowling Conference held it awards banquet March 10 at Romer’s Catering St. Henry, Ohio.
The event featured four PBA players, Brian Kretzer, Chris Loschetter, Ronnie Russell and Kyle Bigelow.
The Wapakoneta Redskins brought home many awards.
WAYNESFIELD — In the Northwest Central Conference girls basketball league, one family should stick out to everyone involved.
The Patton family.
Senior point guard Kaylee Patton is every teams’ worst nightmare, and her father Ted Patton, the head coach of the Waynesfield-Goshen Tigers, draws up offensive and defensive schemes to cause headaches on the other side of the scorer’s table.
With basketball season over, Wapakoneta High School athletes shift toward the spring sport season. While the weather is not complying with the sports schedule, the teams are getting a jump start on the season.
Hidden in the gyms after school every day is the girls softball team. A consistent thump of a softball hitting a glove and the ping of a line drive in the batting cages reverberates through the halls of Wapakoneta High School.
COLUMBUS — Three Redskin wrestlers ended their high school career on Saturday, all placing in the Top 6 in the State Wrestling Tournament in Columbus, Ohio.
Wapakoneta sent four seniors to the State tournament, and three of them made it to the final day of wrestling. Those three were John “JT” Martin, Holden Hengstler and Nate Valentine. Alec “AJ” Brown also traveled to the tournament, but he was eliminated on Friday.
COLUMBUS — With two days of wrestling completed, three of the four Wapakoneta Redskin wrestlers making the trip to Columbus are preparing for a Saturday morning session at the state tournament.
Wapakoneta sent four wrestlers to the 2013 OHSAA State Wrestling Tournament in Columbus, and three of them are still alive in the consolation bracket.