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November 4th, 2013

Wapakoneta to play Shawnee in playoffs

November 4, 2013

From staff reports

The Wapakoneta Redskins officially clinched a playoff berth Sunday as the Ohio High School Athletic Association released the final computer ratings of the season, which determine playoff qualifiers and regional pairings.

Wapakoneta (9-1) will play the Springfield Shawnee Braves (9-1) at 7:30 p.m. Friday in a Division III, Region 10 quarterfinal at Harmon Field in Wapakoneta.

Botkins' Flora twins compete at state

November 4, 2013

From staff reports

The Flora twins, sophomores representing Botkins High School, competed in their first state cross country championships Saturday at National Trail Raceway in Hebron.

Chloe Flora, with a time of 20 minutes, 13.84 seconds, was the 51st finisher Saturday in a field of 142 runners in the Division III girls race.

She was 28th after the first mile and 30th after the second mile Saturday.

Flora concluded her season with a third-place finish at both the Shelby County Athletic League meet and at the district race in Clayton.

November 2nd

Wapakoneta to sell playoff tickets in advance

November 2, 2013

Playoff tickets for the Wapakoneta Redskins football game Friday, Nov. 8 at Harmon Field will be sold in advance of the game at Wapakoneta High School.

Reserved seats will be honored for the playoff game.

Reserved seat holders can purchase the same number of tickets they hold from 5:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5.

All reserved seat holders must purchase a ticket for this game and use their reserved seat card in order to get into the reserved seat section at game time.

Redskins cruise past Shawnee, clinch home field

November 2, 2013

Sports Editor

SHAWNEE — A furious start allowed the Wapakoneta Redskins to finish their regular season on a high note Friday, and now they will move onto the playoffs for the second time in the last three seasons.

The Redskins cruised to a 49-0 halftime lead against the Shawnee Indians, with seven touchdowns in the first 19 minutes of Friday’s game, in a 49-13 win in Western Buckeye League varsity football action.

Troy Christian blanks W-G in season finale

November 2, 2013

Sports Editor

The Waynesfield-Goshen Tigers were shut out, 35-0, by the Troy Christian Eagles in a non-league varsity football game Friday in Troy, in the regular season finale for both teams.

W-G ended its season with a 2-8 record.

After an 0-5 start, the Tigers won two games before losing three to finish the season.

Troy Christian finished 4-4 for the year.

TC sophomore running back Luke Dillahunt rushed for 246 yards on 11 carries and four touchdowns Friday.

November 1st

OHSAA opposed to separate postseason tournaments

November 1, 2013

From staff reports

The state’s governing body of high school athletics is now publicly opposed to separating postseason tournaments between public and non-public schools, Ohio High School Athletic Association Commissioner Dan Ross wrote in a one-page memo dated Tuesday that was recently sent to member schools.

October 31st

Wapakoneta, Shawnee heading in opposite directions

October 31, 2013

Sports Editor

The two teams in Friday’s matchup are heading in opposite directions.

The Wapakoneta Redskins (8-1) have won seven consecutive games, have unofficially clinched a playoff berth and are virtually scoring at will.

The Shawnee Indians (2-7) have lost six straight games, have two wins against opponents with zero wins and are struggling to score points.

The two teams will meet Friday in Lima in the 2013 regular season finale for the varsity football year, in the ninth and final Western Buckeye League game.

October 30th

Wapakoneta moves from 1st to 3rd in region

October 30, 2013

From staff reports

After three straight weeks as the top team in their region, the Wapakoneta Redskins moved to third in the penultimate weekly computer ratings for prep football, released Tuesday by the Ohio High School Athletic Association.

Wapakoneta (8-1) was ranked first in Division III, Region 10 from Oct. 8 until Tuesday.

October 29th

Wapakoneta drops out of poll after 2 appearances

October 29, 2013

From staff reports

The Wapakoneta Redskins dropped out of the Associated Press poll in Monday’s version of the weekly ranking of Ohio high school football teams, voted upon by media members.

Monday’s poll was the penultimate one of the 2013 season, as the final version will be released next Monday following the conclusion of the regular season by week’s end.

Teams receiving at least 12 points appear in the poll after the voting.

October 28th

Flora twins advance to state for Botkins

October 28, 2013

From staff reports

Chloe Flora and Cameron Flora, sophomore twins at Botkins High School, each qualified for the cross country state championships with finishes inside the top 16 of their respective races Saturday.

Cameron Flora, with a time of 16 minutes, 57.67 seconds, was 14th in the Division III, Region 10 boys race Saturday at Troy High School, while Chloe Flora took seventh with a time of 19:48.14 in the Division III, Region 10 girls race.

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