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February 12th, 2013
The Wapakoneta Redskin boys basketball team drew the No. 3 seed in their Sectional Tournament Sunday afternoon, and they now await a match-up against the No. 4 seed Celina Bulldogs in the first round.
The top-seed Bath Wildcats chose the top half of the bracket, and the next four seeds chose the bottom half of the bracket until it was full to avoid playing the Wildcats for as long as possible.
BOTKINS — The Botkins boys basketball team was shooting on all cylinders Saturday night, picking up a convincing victory over the Waynesfield-Goshen Tigers.
Four different Trojans hit 3-pointers in the victory, for a team total of nine 3-pointers.
W-G could not keep up with that offensive productivity, and was crushed by Botkins, 65-46.
The Wapakoneta Redskins came out of the gate sluggish against the hosting Van Wert Cougars, but used a solid second half to pick up another Western Buckeye League victory.
The Wapakoneta girls basketball team seemed to have everything under control in the beginning of Thursday night’s game.
The Redskins were up 17-6 at the end of the first quarter before the Cougars made a charge and made a ballgame out of the matchup.
A last-second 3-pointer from Van Wert’s Cheyenne Handy hit front iron and bounced harmlessly to the court as the buzzer sounded. Wapakoneta held on for the narrow victory, 51-50.
Austin Krites has been bowling since as long as he can remember.
His first leagues started when he was just four years old at Astro Lanes in Wapakoneta.
Now, at age 16, Krites leads the West Ohio High School Bowling Conference in pin average, and his Wapakoneta Redskins squad has a firm grasp on second place in the league.
The Wapakoneta girls basketball team came out of the gate sluggish against the Coldwater Cavaliers Tuesday night.
The Cavaliers had a handle on offense and defense, and found ways to score inside seemingly at will, as the Redskins fell to the Cavaliers, 57-47
ELIDA — For four guys that have been wrestling together since they can remember, the end of this month could materialize a goal they have been striving toward for years.
A run to the state wrestling tournament.
ELIDA — The Wapakoneta wrestling team did what they do best Saturday afternoon.
Prepping for the game against the St. Marys Roughriders, Wapakoneta Redskins varsity coach Matt Bradley preached about needing to win the battle in the paint.
Trailing 24-22 at the half-time break, he delivered the same message.
ST. MARYS — Wapakoneta’s Nicole Brown darted all over the floor, looking for a crevice of space to get off yet another 3-point attempt and break two school records she’s been stalking for a few years now.
Everyone in the gym knew another launch from the 5-foot-6 senior was coming and yet St. Marys couldn’t stop her.