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July 30th, 2013
GREENSBORO, N.C. â Drew Lament took fifth place in a national decathlon championship meet recently, competing in the Intermediate boys division (ages 15-16) in the USA Track & Field Junior Olympic Outdoor Championships on July 22-23 in Greensboro, North Carolina.
Lament, who was competing unattached at the national meet, will be a sophomore at Waynesfield-Goshen High School for the 2013-14 school year.
His final points total was 5,481, just four points behind the fourth-place finisher and fewer than 200 points behind the champion in the Intermediate standings.
A local diving club is taking shape at the Wapakoneta WaterPark in an effort to increase interest in the event among youth.
The twice-per-week diving instruction sessions are being led by Dylon Webb, who works at the waterpark. Webb, 20, from Wapakoneta, is a graduate of Wapakoneta High School. He will be a junior at the University of Findlay starting next school year.
Webb dove all four years of high school and dove competitively for a brief time during his freshman year at UF. He also coached in Celina the past two years.
Earle Bruceâs 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.
PHOENIX â Brian Garman arrived Wednesday in Arizona to begin rehab at the Milwaukee Brewersâ 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.
ORLANDO, Fla. â 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.
From staff reports
BLUFFTON â 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 Wapakâs 8-and-under boys, 13-14 girls and 13-14 boys each won their respective age groups.
Wapakâs 8-and-under boys were dominant with 394 points, as runner-up Westside finished at 174. Finishing with 386 points, Wapakâs 13-14 girls cruised to a win, with runner-up Sherwood tallying 235 points. Wapakâs 13-14 boys scored 354 points in their win, with Westside scoring 265 for second place.
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. â 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 MLBâs Milwaukee Brewers.
âMy doctors said the slight labrum tear is not consistent with a pitcherâs injury and that itâs probably an injury from football,â Garman said. âThe doctors said they donât even think (the tear) is the cause of my pain.â
BLUFFTON â 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.
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. â 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 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.
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.