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July 19th, 2013

Former Ohio St. coach makes 3 stops in Wapak area

July 19, 2013

Sports Editor

Earle Bruce’s passion for football has not waned at the age of 82.

His passion for the game originated at the high school level in the state of Ohio, and that is where he directed it Thursday in one of three visits to the Wapakoneta area, as the former Ohio State Buckeyes head football coach spoke Thursday afternoon to two area high school football teams. He also stopped by The Gardens at Wapakoneta on Walnut Street and at the Cridersville Healthcare Center.

July 18th

Garman headed to Arizona to rehab injury

July 18, 2013

Sports Editor

PHOENIX — Brian Garman arrived Wednesday in Arizona to begin rehab at the Milwaukee Brewers’ spring training facility in Phoenix, as the Wapakoneta native continues to be on the shelf with an injury.

Garman, a pitcher for the Huntsville Stars, a Double-A minor league baseball team of the Southern League based in Huntsville, Ala., is attempting to nurse himself back to health after suffering a torn labrum earlier this summer. He has been on the disabled list since June 24.

July 16th

Area youth softball team headed to Florida

July 16, 2013

ORLANDO, Fla. — An area youth softball team has qualified for the World Series in Orlando, Fla., which will start Saturday, July 20.

The team, Ohio Xtreme, based in Bluffton, is a 12-and-under traveling softball team in the United States Specialty Sports Association.

Local youth on the team include Carlee Hosterman, from Wapakoneta; Madison Howell, from St. Marys; Katie Goodman, from Elida; and Madison Pugh, Kara May and Kendra Johnston, from Spencerville.

July 15th

Wapak Waves take 2nd at league meet

July 15, 2013

From staff reports

BLUFFTON — The Wapakoneta Waves earned three age group titles Saturday upon the conclusion of the two-day Western Ohio Aquatic League championships at Bluffton Community Pool, as Wapak’s 8-and-under boys, 13-14 girls and 13-14 boys each won their respective age groups.

Wapak’s 8-and-under boys were dominant with 394 points, as runner-up Westside finished at 174. Finishing with 386 points, Wapak’s 13-14 girls cruised to a win, with runner-up Sherwood tallying 235 points. Wapak’s 13-14 boys scored 354 points in their win, with Westside scoring 265 for second place.

July 12th

MRI reveals tear; Garman still rehabbing

July 12, 2013

Sports Editor

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — MRI results will keep Brian Garman shelved indefinitely, as the testing revealed a slight tear in his labrum.

The Wapakoneta native has been on the disabled list since June 24. He is a relief pitcher for the Double-A Huntsville (Ala.) Stars in minor league baseball, an affiliate of MLB’s Milwaukee Brewers.

“My doctors said the slight labrum tear is not consistent with a pitcher’s injury and that it’s probably an injury from football,” Garman said. “The doctors said they don’t even think (the tear) is the cause of my pain.”

Wapak Waves complete first day at league meet

July 12, 2013

WDN Publisher

BLUFFTON — Caitlyn Rostorfer and Annika Miller, competing as 8-and-under girls in the 25-meter freestyle, were the first two Wapakoneta Waves to take their place on the medal stand Friday, and at the end of the first day of competition, in combined team scores, the Waves were in second place, trailing the Westside by 125.5 points.

The Western Ohio Aquatic League Championship meet will continue today at Bluffton with the remaining four events to be swum before the trophies are handed out.

On Friday, the Waves made strong showings in a number of age groups.

July 11th

Five changes made to prep softball rules

July 11, 2013

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Two new rules regarding the use of electronic devices in high school softball were among the five changes approved by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Softball Rules Committee at its June 10‐12 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.

Wapak swimmers seek league title

July 11, 2013

Sports Editor

BLUFFTON — 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, Wapak’s depth has translated into success historically.

July 9th

Rule changes made to prep track and field

July 9, 2013

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — The installation of pole vault planting box padding permitted under Rule 7‐5‐24 will be a requirement in high school track and field beginning with the 2014‐15 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 10‐12 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.

July 8th

Bradley reflects on Wapak boys hoops tenure

July 8, 2013

Sports Editor

Matt Bradley couldn’t 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 program’s first winning season overall and in the Western Buckeye League since 2007.

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