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December 20th

Wapakoneta drops 2nd league match in row

December 20, 2013

The Wapakoneta Redskins are looking to regain health in a hurry because they are falling behind in the Western Buckeye League wrestling standings, possibly to the point already where they cannot win the regular season title.

The team took its second loss in league play Thursday in a 46-27 defeat to the Bath Wildcats and also landed a sound 55-12 win over the Elida Bulldogs in a WBL tri-match at Elida High School.

Wapak off to 3-0 start in league after beating Elida

December 20, 2013

After watching the Elida Bulldogs dominate the style of play and scoreboard, Wapakoneta Redskin varsity coach Rusty Allen preached to his team to slow down, regain their composure and take over the tempo in the Western Buckeye League matchup.

Allen acknowledged there had to be nervous fans as the Bulldogs came out hot and scored on their first four possessions and hit 9-of-15 from the floor, but he was not one of them.

December 18th

Wapakoneta falls away late in loss to Bluffton

December 18, 2013

Sports Editor

BLUFFTON — A banked-in 3-pointer as time expired in the third period Tuesday all but deflated the Wapakoneta Redskins.

The triple put the Bluffton Pirates ahead by seven points, 36-29, entering the fourth period and proved to be enough of a cushion in the low-scoring affair.

Bluffton used the momentum from the buzzer-beater to more than double its margin by game’s end in a 57-41 win Tuesday over Wapakoneta in a non-league varsity boys basketball game in Pirate Gymnasium at Bluffton High School.

December 17th

Waynesfield-Goshen handles banged up Botkins

December 17, 2013

Sports Editor

WAYNESFIELD — The Waynesfield-Goshen Tigers did what they should have Monday in handling a banged up Botkins Trojans team.

On paper, W-G was the favorite entering Monday’s contest, and the result on the scoreboard matched what showed on paper by the game’s end, as the Tigers managed a 65-37 victory in a non-league varsity girls basketball contest.

The Tigers are now 5-1 overall after Monday’s win.  

The Trojans had only eight healthy players in the entire high school entering Monday’s game.

December 16th

Garman faces surgery, year recovery

December 16, 2013

Sports Editor

“I’m just excited for this baseball season, and I’m not even going to throw a ball.”

Brian Garman, recently released by the Milwaukee Brewers, will soon undergo surgery to repair his labrum.

The operation will shelve him for one year.

In the mean time, the Wapakoneta native is going to be in town for during his rehab process.

Garman hosts annual pitching camp

December 16, 2013

Sports Editor

While snow and ice blanketed the region, a sport played exclusively outside on local fields was being practiced by kids inside this weekend, as the 4th Annual Brian Garman Pitching Camp was held Saturday and Sunday at Wapakoneta Elementary School.

The two-day camp for youth in grade 3-12 was hosted by Wapakoneta native Brian Garman, a professional pitcher in MLB’s minor leagues.

Garman, a 2006 graduate of Wapakoneta High School, explained some takeaways he hopes the youngsters retrieve after all of the camp’s instruction.

'Skins, Selvey lands 1st win in victory over Minster

December 16, 2013

Sports Editor

After giving up the lead briefly to start the second half, the Wapakoneta Redskins quickly rebounded and closed out the Minster Wildcats in a tight ball game Saturday, giving first-year coach Doug Selvey his first win with the Redskins.

After leading virtually the entire first half, Wapak quickly regained the lead and held onto it the rest of the game in a 53-48 victory Saturday over Minster in the Wapakoneta High School gymnasium.

December 13th

Wapakoneta notches league win over Kenton

December 13, 2013

Sports Editor

A strong start in the fourth period by the Wapakoneta Redskins allowed them to pull away Thursday for a victory over the Kenton Wildcats.

Leading by nine, 42-33, entering the final period, the Redskins quickly pushed their lead to 15 in less than 2 minutes and to 20 points another 2 minutes later.

The result was a 62-43 win in a Western Buckeye League varsity girls basketball contest in the Wapakoneta High School gymnasium.

OHSAA board approves 8 ballot items

December 13, 2013

From staff reports

Missing an expected petition to separate tournaments between public and non-public schools, the Ohio High School Athletic Association Board of Directors approved eight referendum items to be placed on next May’s ballot.

The deadline to submit any petition to place a proposal was Monday, Dec. 2, and so for at least until the spring of 2015, no such competitive balance proposal will be up for vote among OHSAA member schools.

December 11th

Wapakoneta rally falls short against Allen East

December 11, 2013

HARROD — The Allen East Mustangs seemed to have figured out the Wapakoneta Redskins defense and relied upon it to sustain a lead nearly the entire second half Tuesday.

After falling behind by eight, 26-18, midway through the second quarter, a 17-3 run before halftime gave the Mustangs a six-point lead, 35-29, at halftime.

They surrendered a 10-point second half lead inside the three minutes left in the game but managed to came away with the win, 62-60, in a non-league varsity girls basketball game Tuesday at Allen East High School.

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