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February 17th, 2015
BOTKINS — Mitch Stone and the Botkins Trojans nailed the visiting Waynesfield-Goshen Tigers early and often Monday during a 64-35 win in a non-league varsity boys basketball game.
Botkins took a 37-16 lead into the locker rooms at halftime, with Stone tallying 13 of his game-high 17 points in the first half.
Mitch Goubeaux added 12 points, and while Reid Manger and Cameron Flora had nine points for the Trojans.
Collin Lowe scored 11 of the Tigers’ 19 points after halftime, totaling a team-high 15 for the game.
Sectional draws for the OHSAA boys basketball state tournament were held statewide Sunday.
The Wapakoneta Redskins were the fourth seed out of 11 teams within the Division II district at Liberty-Benton High School.
Wapakoneta will face Upper Sandusky at 8 p.m. March 6 in a sectional final at Riverdale High School in Mount Blanchard.
The Waynesfield-Goshen Tigers were seeded 12th out of 13 teams within the Division IV district at Wapakoneta High School.
BOYS SWIMMING & DIVING
LIMA — The Wapakoneta Redskins won their second straight sectional title Saturday.
Wapakoneta's Charlie Sutton set a sectional record in the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 48.96 seconds.
1. Wapakoneta 521; 2. Lima Senior 381 (Division I school); 3. Shawnee 327; 4. Upper Sandusky 190; 5. Ada 166; 6. Minster 158; 7. Lima Central Catholic 151; 8. Kenton 133; 9. New Bremen 130; 10. Bath 103; 10. Marion Local 103; 12. Elida 88; 13. St Marys 57.
Wapakoneta 65, St. Marys 53, final
Adam Henderson scored 21 points for Wapakoneta, as the Redskins gave the visiting Roughriders their third straight Western Buckeye League loss.
Aaron Huffman had 15 points, five rebounds and four blocks for the Redskins (10-9, 3-4 WBL), who ended a streak of three straight losses in the WBL.
Nathan Wilker paced St. Marys (12-7, 4-3 WBL) with 14 points.
Ridgemont 71, Waynesfield-Goshen 65, final
Two Wapakoneta High School seniors announced Friday morning their intentions to continue their education and play football in college.
Defensive end Thomas Schoenlein will attend the University of Findlay.
Offensive lineman Blake Pfenning will be a preferred walk-on at The Ohio State University.
For a story of each of these two student-athletes, see the Saturday, Feb. 14 edition of The Wapakoneta Daily News.
Wapakoneta 65, St. Marys 35, final
ST. MARYS — Wapakoneta shot 22 of 42 from the field, while St. Marys was just 10 of 56 (18 percent) from the field in a Western Buckeye League matchup.
Carly Buzzard had 12 points to lead Wapakoneta (15-5, 6-2 WBL). Maddi Stiles added 11 points in her first game back after sitting out Tuesday in a loss to Coldwater.
Coldwater 49, Wapakoneta 42, final
WAPAKONETA — Trailing by six, 25-19, at halftime, the Redskins managed to tie the game at 32-32 entering the fourth quarter, but Coldwater scored 17 in the fourth quarter to land the seven-point win.
Sarah Kanney had 14 points to lead Coldwater (11-8). Riley Culver scored 11 to pace Wapakoneta (14-5).
Waynesfield-Goshen 61, Cory-Rawson 54, final
Western Buckeye League Tournament
1. Defiance 225; 2. Wapakoneta 189.5
OTTAWA — The Redskins attempt to take down Defiance for the league title came up short.
Wapakoneta had eight wrestlers reach the finals, with three of them — Tyler Copeland, Dallas Ambos and Landon Hall — winning their weight class. Ten of the 12 wrestlers the Redskins came to the tournament with placed in the top four.
Ottawa-Glandorf 63, Wapakoneta 52, final
OTTAWA — The Titans sustained a nine-point lead they had at halftime and held off the Redskins when they cut their deficit to five points, 50-45, inside 4 minutes left in the Western Buckeye League game.
Noah Bramlage paced Ottawa-Glandorf (11-5, 4-2 WBL) with 17 points. Adam Henderson led Wapakoneta (9-9, 2-4 WBL) with 15.
Botkins 52, Fairlawn 43, final
Ottawa-Glandorf 52, Wapakoneta 37, final
In a meeting between two teams with one league loss, the visiting Ottawa-Glandorf Titans surged in the second half with a 12-0 run after a 20-19 contest late in the first half.
The Titans (17-2, 6-1 WBL) led by 22 points in the second half against the host Redskins (14-4, 5-2 WBL), which snapped a five-game winning streak Thursday.
Waynesfield-Goshen 39, Ridgemont 17, final