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December 3rd

Harmon Field hosted most playoff games this fall

December 3, 2013

Sports Editor

Harmon Field in Wapakoneta hosted more playoff football games than any other venue in the state of Ohio last month.

The stadium previously averaged two playoff games per year since 2000. This year Harmon Field hosted six of them.

December 2nd

Wapakoneta solid in 1st meet of season

December 2, 2013

Sports Editor

The Wapakoneta Redskins had a solid season opener Saturday in the Findlay Duals wrestling tournament, going 3-2 in five dual matches.

The Redskins edged the Elmwood Royals, 32-31, handled an All-Star Team, 50-15, fell to the Eaton Eagles, 45-24, nipped the Whitmer Panthers, 37-34, and lost to the Bellevue Redmen, 42-34.

In each match, the Redskins left three weight classes empty.

November 29th

Piqua rolls Wapakoneta in season opener

November 30, 2013

Sports Editor

PIQUA — The Wapakoneta Redskins had strong starts to each half Friday, showing flashes of potential, but neither time were they able to sustain their level of play in the first game of coach Doug Selvey’s tenure.

The Piqua Indians rolled to a 71-41 win Friday over Wapakoneta at Piqua High School’s Garbry Gymnasium in a non-league varsity boys basketball contest, on the first day of the 2013-14 regular season.

Winter sports tournament sectionals being finalized

November 29, 2013

From staff reports

Sectional tournament sites for 2013-14 winter sports are beginning to be finalized for Ohio High School Athletic Association postseason competition, as the Northwest District Athletic Board has posted dates and sites for its tournaments.

The Wapakoneta boys basketball team will play in a Division II sectional Feb. 25 and 28 at Lima Senior High School, joined by Bath, Celina, Elida, Shawnee and St. Marys.

November 27th

Wapak ranks 2nd in WBL standings after fall season

November 27, 2013

From staff reports

The Wapakoneta Redskins are ranked second in the Western Buckeye League all sports standings after the fall season, which were posted Tuesday on the Western Buckeye League website.

The Redskins have 54 points behind league leader Celina’s 64.5.

Wapakoneta’s lone fall WBL title came from the girls tennis team, which went 9-0 in WBL matches.

The football team was runner-up in the league with an 8-1 record, while Kenton was the WBL champion at 9-0.

Trojans beat Wapakoneta in season opener

November 27, 2013

From staff reports

The Wapakoneta Redskins were swept by the Findlay Trojans on Tuesday at the University of Findlay, in the season opener for high school swimming and diving.

Findlay won the girls meet, 102-78, and the boys meet, 132-52.

Recording a first-place finish in the 100-yard butterfly was Wapakoneta senior Taylor Law, who finished with a time of 1 minute, 8.17 seconds to score six points.

Taylor Hager won the 100 yard butterfly in a time of 1:08.17 and took second in the 50 yard free with a time of 29.25.

November 25th

Harmon Field set to host 2 state semifinals

November 25, 2013

From staff reports

Harmon Field in Wapakoneta will host two more playoff games this weekend, making it six total for the fall of 2013.

The site will feature a Division VI state semifinal between Mechanicsburg (11-2) and Haviland Wayne Trace (12-1) at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Friday’s game will be Mechanicsburg second straight playoff game at Harmon Field.

November 23rd

Warner, Wapakoneta start fast in debut win

November 23, 2013

 

Sports Editor

Sara Warner and the rest of the Wapakoneta Redskins just kept shooting Friday, and those shots just kept going in.

The Redskins used a torrid start in the first period Friday to establish a comfortable lead the rest of the game, as Wapak recorded a 67-40 non-league win over the Bellefontaine Cheiftains in the first regular contest of the varsity girls basketball season for both teams.

Botkins gets past Pirates in season opener

November 23, 2013

Sports Editor

The Botkins Trojans played Friday’s game on a roller coaster, starting at the top in the first half before falling briefly in the third period only to get back to the top.

The Trojans eventually regained their focus and sealed a 49-30 win over the Riverside Pirates in a non-league varsity girls basketball contest in DeGraff.

Botkins opened Friday’s game with a 12-1 first period lead and extended its margin to 19 with a 13-5 advantage in the second period, to lead 25-6 at halftime.

W-G runs past Shawnee in season opener

November 23, 2013

Sports Editor

The Waynesfield-Goshen Tigers, with two freshmen making huge impacts, ran past the Shawnee Indians on Friday to notch a win in their season opener.

W-G operated a solid transition offense throughout its 78-57 win Friday in the first day of varsity girls basketball action.

In their high school hoops debuts, point guard Emily Patton had 35 points while center Alicia Kessler recorded a double-double with 17 points and 13 rebounds.

Patton’s performance included two 3-pointers, five assists and three steals.

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