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April 9th, 2014
The bats finally came alive for the Wapakoneta Redskins in the fourth inning as they grinded out a 2-1 victory over the Van Wert Cougars in a Western Buckeye League varsity softball matchup Tuesday at Wapakoneta High School.
Renee Lovett had a stellar outing on the mound for Redskins, who limited the Cougars’ offense to just four hits. Lovett pitched a complete game and one earned run.
Renee Lovett withstood gusty winds to put forth a strong pitching performance Tuesday, as the Wapakoneta Redskins senior tossed a one-hit shutout against the Sidney Yellow Jackets.
The Redskins came away with a 7-0 victory Tuesday in their home opener, a non-league varsity softball contest at Wapakoneta High School.
Lovett walked one and struck out seven. After walking the leadoff batter in the third inning, she retired 14 of the 15 hitters she faced. Lovett has now allowed just one earned run in 12 innings pitched this season.
The Wapakoneta Redskins created runs with the help of five doubles out of their eight hits in Monday’s game.
Although the offense produced fewer hits as the game wore on, they were solid enough in other areas to hold off the St. John’s Blue Jays in the season opener for both teams.
The Redskins emerged with a 6-3 non-league victory Monday over St. John’s in varsity baseball action at Wapakoneta High School.
From staff reports
The Wapakoneta City Schools Board of Education approved ticket prices for athletic events in the 2014-15 school year during its monthly meeting Tuesday.
The prices for three different types of tickets will change for the 2014-15 school year compared to what they are for the current 2013-14 school year.
Prices for adult tickets at volleyball, soccer, girls basketball and wrestling events will have increased by one dollar from $5 to $6. Prices for student tickets for those events will have decreased by one dollar from $4 to $3.
ELIDA — One task which had always come relatively easy to Sara Warner that she found to be challenging Monday was scoring points.
The Wapakoneta High School senior was a dependable points scorer on a team full of many of them.
Warner averaged 15 points per game during her senior season for the Redskins but went scoreless Monday.
Although she wanted to score at least once in Monday’s game, she realized why it was tough to do so.
Hardin Northern High School in Dola will become a member of the Northwest Central Conference, NWCC Commissioner David May announced Wednesday night in an email.
“The NWCC is excited to have Hardin Northern join the league and is looking forward to a long term relationship,” May said in the email.
Hardin Northern’s athletic teams, the Polar Bears, will begin competing in the NWCC in all sports minus football starting with the 2014-15 school year.
From staff reports
Two local high school basketball players will appear on the hardwood for another time next week in separate exhibition games.
Wapakoneta senior Sara Warner and Waynesfield-Goshen senior Lidia Turner will play in one of four all-star games hosted by the Ohio High School Basketball Coaches Association District 8 at Elida High School.
The all-star games are comprised of only seniors.
From staff reports
Several local high school student-athletes were honored by the Lima Area Swim Coaches Association for the 2013-14 swimming and diving season.
The associated named its area teams combining all tournament divisions unlike most other postseason awards lists.
For the Wapakoneta Redskins girls team, senior Taylor Law, junior Josie Miller and freshman Jordyn Law were named the top All-Lima Area swimmers for this season.
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.
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.