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October 24th, 2013

Redskins aim to beat Van Wert in run game

October 24, 2013

Sports Editor

For the second straight game, the Wapakoneta Redskins will face a winless opponent.

Wapak, after playing the 0-7 St. Marys Roughriders last Friday, will travel to Van Wert this coming Friday to play the 0-8 Cougars in the second to last regular season game, a Western Buckeye League contest in varsity football action at Eggerss Stadium.

The Redskins, after seeing St. Marys’ wing-T offense last Friday, will face another spread offense from Van Wert this Friday.

October 23rd

Wapakoneta still rated 1st in region

October 23, 2013

From staff reports

The Wapakoneta Redskins remained first in their region for the third straight week, as the Ohio High School Athletic Association released the weekly Ohio prep football computer ratings with two weeks remaining in the regular season.

Wapakoneta (7-1) was the top team Tuesday in Division III, Region 10.

The top eight teams in each region for Divisions II through VII set to qualify for the playoffs. The top 16 teams in each of Division I’s two regions will make the playoffs.

Botkins blanked by Bulldogs in district match

October 23, 2013

From staff reports

The Botkins Trojans saw their season end Tuesday after a 6-0 loss to the Yellow Springs Bulldogs.

The loss came in a Division III Southwest District boys soccer district semifinal.

Trojans goalkeeper Christian Hoskins had 18 saves Tuesday, giving him a single-season school record of 161 saves.

Hoskins previously set a school record for saves in a match with 21 in Botkins’ sectional championship against Miami East.

Yellow Springs had one player score three goals and assist on two others Tuesday.

October 22nd

Wapakoneta appears in poll again

October 22, 2013

From staff reports

The Wapakoneta Redskins made their second straight appearance in the Associated Press poll, a weekly ranking of the top Ohio high school football teams as voted upon by media members.

The Redskins (7-1) were tied for 18th in Division III on Monday, receiving 17 points along with Tipp City Tippecanoe (8-0).

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

Wapak first appeared in the poll Oct. 14 when it was ranked 16th in Division III.

October 21st

Botkins boys, girls advance to regionals

October 21, 2013

From staff reports

The Botkins Trojans will make a bus trip Troy this coming Saturday after qualifying to regionals this past Saturday at the district level.

The Trojans were third out of nine schools Saturday in a Division III Southwest District boys cross country race at Miami Valley Career Technology Center in Clayton.

Botkins was one of the top four teams qualifying to regionals Saturday.

Wapakoneta freshman Zokfie qualifies to regionals

October 21, 2013

From staff reports

Allie Zofkie will be the lone representative of Wapakoneta High School at the regional cross country level, as the freshman qualified from districts Saturday.

The Wapakoneta Redskins finished ninth overall out of 11 teams in a Division I Northwest District girls cross country meet at Pearson Metro Park in Oregon.

The top four teams advanced from districts Saturdays, and the top 16 individuals not on qualifying teams also advanced.

Trojans win sectional after penalty kicks

October 21, 2013

From staff reports

The Botkins Trojans won a sectional championship Saturday in a shootout.

Botkins prevailed 4-3 over the Casstown Miami East Vikings in a Division III Southwest District boys soccer sectional final in Casstown.

The win advanced Botkins to the district level.

After a 1-1 tie after regulation and two scoreless, 15-minute overtime periods, the match turned to penalty kicks to determine the winner.

After six kickers, Botkins prevailed with four goals to three.

October 18th

Redskins handle St. Marys with sub at QB

October 19, 2013

Sport Editor

Sporting a replacement quarterback, the Wapakoneta Redskins landed three long touchdown passes to distance themselves on the scoreboard when Friday’s game was its closest.

Having seen the winless St. Marys Roughriders cut Wapak’s lead to 13-7 in the second quarter, the Redskins responded with three straight Aaron Huffman passes to Keaton Metz, one before halftime and two more to start the third quarter.

Riverside runs through Tigers defense

October 19, 2013

Sports Editor

The Waynesfield-Goshen Tigers were overwhelmed early in Friday’s game, as their opponent, the Riverside Pirates, used a potent rushing attack to record with a 27-0 halftime advantage.

Riverside had three scoring plays of 20 yards or longer in the first half, and the Pirates eventually posted 438 yards rushing in Friday’s contest, a 40-8 win over the Tigers in a Northwest Central Conference varsity football game.

The loss put the Tigers at 2-6 this season, after winning two games entering Friday following an 0-5 start.

St. Marys scores 4 straight to beat Wapakoneta

October 18, 2013

Sports Editor

CELINA — The St. Marys Roughriders overcame a 2-0 deficit about as quickly as a team can, as they finally broke through on the scoreboard midway through the second half and scored four times in fewer than 9 minutes.

The furious rally gave the Roughriders a 4-2 win Thursday over the Wapakoneta Redskins in a Division II Northwest District girls soccer sectional championship at Celina High School, in a contest between the two rival schools and Western Buckeye League foes.

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