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March 11th

Former Bengals to play hoops at Boosters fundraiser

March 11, 2014

An exhibition basketball game featuring former Cincinnati Bengals players and a team of Wapakoneta All-Stars will be the highlight of the Wapakoneta Athletic Boosters’ fundraiser Friday in the Wapakoneta High School gymnasium.

The preliminary Bengals roster made available for this story includes Eric Ball, Dequin Evans, Jojuan Armour, Rodney Heath, Keith Rucker and Jimmy Turner.

The Bengals team will be coached by Denny Gallagher of Buckeye Flooring.

March 7th

Wapakoneta rallies in finals to win state

March 8, 2014

The Wapakoneta Redskins rallied in the finals to win the Division I boys bowling state title Friday, becoming the first team in Wapakoneta High School history to capture a state championship.

In the finals, with a state title on the line, Wapakoneta and Olmsted Falls each had their lowest score of the entire state tournament Friday.

Wapakoneta's Warner earns all-district

March 7, 2014

From staff reports

Wapakoneta Redskins senior Sara Warner earned honors within the Northwest District, as the Associated Press revealed Thursday in its all-district rosters for the 2013-14 high school varsity basketball season.

Warner was chosen as a Division II third-team All-Northwest District selection for this season.

The Redskins’ lone senior starter was the team’s leading scorer at 15.8 points per game.

The 5-foot-9 guard helped lead Wapakoneta to a 14-11 overall record and a district runner-up finish in  2013-14.

March 5th

OHSAA competitive balance proposal up for vote

March 5, 2014

The Ohio High School Athletic Association Board of Directors unanimously approved a new Competitive Balance proposal which will be voted on by its member schools in May this year, the OHSAA announced Tuesday morning.

The plan, recommended to the Board from the 27-member OHSAA Competitive Balance Committee, is similar to the proposal that member schools voted upon last spring.

The proposal deals with how member schools are placed in tournament divisions for team sports the OHSAA sponsors.

March 4th

Redskins’ Warner 1st-team All-WBL

March 4, 2014

From staff reports

The Wapakoneta Redskins had four total players earn All-Western Buckeye League honors for the 2013-14 varsity girls basketball season, as the league released the teams Saturday.

The Redskins had one player on each of the four levels of the all-league rosters.

Wapakoneta’s lone senior starter, its leading scorer, guard Sara Warner was a first-team All-WBL selection this season.

Warner was a second-team choice last season as a junior.

Redskins junior post Carly Buzzard was a second-teamer this winter.

Wapakoneta’s Henderson receives honorable mention

March 4, 2014

From staff reports

The Wapakoneta Redskins had one representative on the All-Western Buckeye League teams for the 2013-14 varsity boys basketball season, as the WBL named its all-league rosters Saturday.

Redskins junior post Adam Henderson was chosen as an honorable mention performer for this season.

The Redskins were 5-18 overall and 2-7 in the WBL under first-year coach Doug Selvey. They finished eighth in the league this winter.

Elida’s Dakota Mathias won the WBL Player of the Year award.

March 3rd

Wapakoneta falls to Bath in district final

March 3, 2014

PAULDING — The Bath Wildkittens were prolific from 3-point range Saturday, especially Alyssa Manley, who hit all five of her first-half attempts.

The Wildkittens used the cushion they gained from their success with long-range shooting to keep the Wapakoneta Redskins away from the lead as they landed a 61-42 victory Saturday in a Division II girls basketball district final at Paulding High School.

Bath hit nine 3-pointers before halftime, while Manley scored 17 first-half points, all but two coming on 3-pointers.

Wapakoneta wins district tournament; Krites 1st

March 3, 2014

The Wapakoneta Redskins are rolling toward the state tournament, and one of the Redskins’ seniors, Austin Krites, was the top individual bowler by a wide margin in Saturday’s district tournament.

After claiming the team title at the only Northwest District sectional the previous week, the Redskins won the district’s team title Saturday in the Division I district tournament at Lex Lanes in Lexington, claiming the only state qualifying spot to take.

Wapakoneta’s Culver signs to play at N. Kentucky

March 3, 2014

Northern Kentucky University appears to be as comforting as home for Chace Culver.

The Wapakoneta High School senior has decided to continue his education and baseball career at NKU, which is located in Highland Heights, Ky., seven miles southeast of Cincinnati.

The right-handed pitcher signed Friday his National Letter of Intent, which formalized his commitment to the university.

Culver made a verbal commitment Feb. 19 to NKU.

Culver will major in sports business at NKU.

Ambos, Brown end run at state tournament

March 3, 2014

The end of the Wapakoneta Redskins’ season came Friday as their final two state qualifiers were eliminated from the tournament.

Redskins juniors Dallas Ambos and Colton Brown each won their second match Thursday in the first round of the consolation bracket.

They entered Friday’s competition needing one win to secure a spot as a state placer but each of them lost in their only match Friday, ending their state appearances.

In the 145-pound weight class, Ambos lost a 9-4 decision to Mantua Crestwood junior Nick Wrobel.

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