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August 28th, 2012
The Wapakoneta Redskins opened their volleyball season with a 3-0 win against Sidney Monday night.
Winning the first three sets 25-14, 25-15, 25-18, Varsity head coach Keith Rambin said he was pleased with the way his team played.
“First game of the seaon, you never know what’s in store for the first game of the season,” Rambin said. “I was a little worried about Sidney because I know they had been improving, and they got a new volleyball player this year. I was a little worried.”
BOTKINS - In a game where both teams brought comparable firepower to the front line, it was the little things that made the difference as Botkins opened the season with a 25-9, 25-27, 25-12, 25-16 win over Waynesfield-Goshen Saturday.
Botkins served at a 98 percent clip with 20 aces and passed the ball more efficiently to set up top hitters Logan Pitts and Rachelle Maurer as they found themselves in control most of the time.
The Wapakoneta varsity boys golf team travelled to Springbrook for an 18-hole invitational, and senior Caleb Acheson walked away with an individual first place finish.
Out of 126 golfers, Acheson stood alone at No. 1 shooting a 70 Saturday morning. The team finished in fifth place, shooting a 330. Winning the tournament was Kalida with a score of 314.
Other Redskin scores:
Bobby Crow, 81
Aaron Johnson, 84
Ryan Hunlock, 95
WAYNESFIELD— Waynesfield-Goshen varsity football coach Gary Spencer did not keep it secret that the Tigers needed to play mistake-free football to win the season opener against Delphos Jefferson Friday.
They managed to do it for a half, but three costly turnovers in the second half led to their undoing in a 38-17 loss.
BELLEFONTAINE — Despite a better offensive showing from the Bellefontaine Chieftains compared to their 2011 campaign, the Wapakoneta Redskins were able to cruise to a 49-13 victory Friday night.
After the game, Wapakoneta Varsity head coach Doug Frye said he was happy with how his team played, but said there was still room for improvement after the Redskins 36-point victory.
Led by senior Caleb Acheson’s 2-under 34, the Wapakoneta boys golf team beat the Bath Wildcats Thursday afternoon.
A home match for the Redskins at the Wapakoneta Country Club, Acheson and the rest of the Wapak golfers came up with a 5-stroke victory, 157-162, over a strong Bath squad.
“It was a decent day, I didn’t hit the ball as well as I probably could have, putting is definitely what saved me,” Acheson said after his round.
Behind the speed and foot of junior Sara Warner, the Wapakoneta girls soccer team found its first win of the season Thursday night.
Warner had two goals on the day, and accounted for the only scoring in the match.
“I think that we played really well, we really played as a team and I think we really dominated the second half as far as possession and getting goal opportunities,” Warner said after the game.
The Wapakoneta Redskins ACME team fell to the Napoleon Wildcats Tuesday night, 5–4, ending their run at an ACME state championship.
Behind head coach Willie Sammetinger, Wapak finished 1–2 in the state tournament, and a record of 23–4 on the season.
Local fans probably have seen this Wapakoneta man on the basketball court a hundred times. But most have probably never noticed him. He’s the proverbial unsung hero of high school sports.
His tools? A whistle and a striped shirt.
He is the referee.
Meet Steve Trout. Today he is the newest member of the Ohio Basketball Hall of Fame and resident of Wapakoneta. Steve has been officiating basketball for more than 35 years.
COLDWATER — For 15 years as head coach of the Wapakoneta ACME team, Willie Sammetinger had never seen his team make the state tournament.
Willie Sammetinger is a patient man.
The long wait came to an end Monday, as the Redskins blasted by Coldwater in their own back yard with an 8-0 win in the district final.
“We were close last year,” Sammetinger said after the game. “We came within one run. This year they kicked the door down and ran right through it.”