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July 11th, 2013
BLUFFTON â The Wapakoneta Waves will be headed to Bluffton Community Pool on Friday and Saturday to compete in the two-day Elks Invitational and Western Ohio Aquatic League (WOAL) Championships.
Approximately 600 youth, from kindergarten through graduation high school seniors, will be participating, from area pools including Sherwood Park Community Club, Westside, Shawnee Country Club, Wapakoneta, Bluffton, Ada, Lost Creek and Kenton.
With upward of 100 swimmers, Wapakâs depth has translated into success historically.
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. â The installation of pole vault planting box padding permitted under Rule 7â5â24 will be a requirement in high school track and field beginning with the 2014â15 season.
This was one of 13 rules changes approved by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Track and Field Rules Committee at its June 10â12 meeting in Indianapolis. All rules changes were subsequently approved by the NFHS Board of Directors.
The Ohio High School Athletic Association abides by NFHS rules.
Matt Bradley couldnât have done any worse with the Wapakoneta varsity boys basketball program when he took over as head coach. After all, the program had endured an 0-21 record the season before and was dealing with a losing streak of more than 30 games.
With a 13-10 record last season, Bradley and the Redskins achieved the programâs first winning season overall and in the Western Buckeye League since 2007.
MINSTER â It took four meetings for St. Marys to finally beat Wapakoneta this summer, but the wait was worthwhile.
St. Marys came back to record a 12-4 win Thursday over Wapakoneta in the losers bracket final, in the double-elimination Auglaize County ACME sectional baseball tournament, held at Hanover Street Park in Minster. With the win, St. Marys clinched a berth in the ACME district tournament which starts July 10.
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. â Brian Garman is still on the disabled list and currently weighing his options for the near future.
Garman, a Wapakoneta native, is a relief pitcher for the Huntsville (Ala.) Stars, a Double-A minor league baseball affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers.
Garman was placed on the 7-day disabled list June 24.
To find out if he could be cleared to return to action, Garman said he attempted to throw for the first time since his injury Monday, the first day he was eligible to be activated. But the throwing session did not go well, he said.
MINSTER â A defensive meltdown by Wapakoneta allowed Minster to take the lead in what proved to be its final at-bat Tuesday, as Minster recorded a 5-3 win over Wapakoneta on Tuesday in district qualifier in the Auglaize County ACME sectional tournament at Hanover Street Park.
Minsterâs fortuitous sixth inning began with Max Huber reaching first base on Wapak catcher Nate Kaeckâs second catcherâs obstruction infraction of the game and advancing to second on a single.
MINSTER â Under the lights on a chilly, sometimes breezy night, Wapakoneta ACME performed when needed most Monday in order to advance.
Wapakoneta rallied from a 4-0 deficit to beat St. Marys, 5-4, on Monday in the quarterfinals of the double-elimination Auglaize County ACME sectional tournament at Hanover Street Park.
With the win, Wapakoneta advanced to face Minster, a 2-1 winner over New Bremen earlier Monday. The loss dropped St. Marys into the loserâs bracket with New Bremen.
Trailing 4-1, Wapak broke through in the sixth inning to take the lead for good Monday.
Wapakoneta ACME starting pitcher Kodi Morgan threw a four-hit shutout against Celina ACME in his teamâs 2-0 victory Friday at Wapakoneta High School in the regular season finale for the summer baseball league.
Fridayâs game was delayed in the bottom of the sixth inning due to lightning.
The first hit Morgan allowed came in the third inning but that runner was stranded. He gave up two hits in the fourth inning after one out, but retired two straight hitters to escape. His final hit allowed came in the fifth inning with two outs.
Wapakoneta ACME, despite only three hits Thursday, managed an 8-2 win over Sidney ACME in summer baseball action at Wapakoneta High School.
Not until a Jordan Kaeck single in that fourth inning did Wapak record a hit Thursday. Before then, the team had 10 baserunners, all reaching either by error, walks or hits-by-pitch.
Wapak starting pitcher Keaton Metz allowed two runs and five hits after three innings but settled in to throw four scoreless innings with only two baserunners the rest of the game.
Wapakoneta ACME starting pitcher Quinn Lotridge made quick work of the Lima Central Catholic ACME offense Wednesday, mixing hitting the corners with his fastball and throwing his curve late in counts.
The game lasted less than 90 minutes and was finished despite threats of rain in the forecast around the 6:30 p.m. start time.
In five innings pitched, Lotridge gave up one hit and allowed just three baserunners total Wednesday, making 71 pitches in the outing. Lotridge struck out seven hitters in his teamâs 6-0 win in summer baseball action at Wapakoneta High School.