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The game wasn’t pretty, but it was win — and Wapakoneta Redskins varsity girls basketball coach Rusty Allen says he will take the win any way it is wrapped.
The Wapakoneta Redskins played well in the first half, but held only a 29-20 lead over the Allen East Mustangs. Then their level of intensity failed to match the Mustangs, who increased theirs, in the second half, but the Redskins played just well enough to never lose the lead as they pulled out a 49-45 victory at home.
NEW BREMEN — The New Bremen girls basketball team swarmed Botkins with an array of defenses and ended the Trojan’s three-game winning streak with a 39-26 decision on Monday night.
Botkins shot 18 percent from the floor on 7-of-40 shooting and turned the ball over 21 times in the face of four different New Bremen defenses that included fullcourt and halfcourt presses and man-to-man defense.
ADA — The Wapakoneta Redskins boys basketball team won a key bounce-back game in convincing fashion Friday night, defeating the Ada Bulldogs, 74-26.
Former Wapakoneta Redskin baseball star Brian Garman is moving his way up through the minor league system, attributing his success to positive thinking and hard work.
Saturday and Sunday, Garman will try to instill those values to participants Brian Garman’s Pitching Camp in Wapakoneta.
While Garman found success with the Huntsville Stars at the AA level as a pitcher, he knows where he comes from and he owes a lot of his current and future success to Auglaize county.
WAPAKONETA — The Lima Senior Spartans travelled to Wapakoneta to take on the Redskin’s boys basketball team, and the athletic ability of the Spartans proved to be too much for the ‘Skins.
The Spartans, led by senior guard Devon Allen who had 20 points, were able to down the undefeated Redskins, 64-58.
FINDLAY — The Wapakoneta varsity wrestling team finished in second place out of 12 at the Findlay duals Saturday to start its season.
The team went 4-1 in its duals, beating Fostoria, Shawnee, Napoleon and Hicksville.
The lone loss was to eventual winner, Dayton Eaton.
Head coach Jason Rostorfer was pleased with the team’s first match of the year.
After surrendering a sizable first period lead shrink to three points midway through the third period, the Wapakoneta Redskins went on a 14-2 run to finish the period and end any hopes the Indian Lake Lakers had of upsetting the home team on Saturday.
After dispatching of the Piqua Indians in the season opener, Redskins varsity coach Matt Bradley gave his squad credit for being gritty in capturing a 59-37 victory against Indian Lake.
VAN WERT — The Wapakoneta boys swimming team proved to be the area’s best at the Van Wert Relays, as the Redskins took home first place.
The girls team, not that far off the boys mark, finished third behind Versailles and Bryan.
Combined the Redskins finished second, 14 points behind Versailles.
The meet featured 14 relays, Wapakoneta won one of them and finished second in five other events.
BELLEFONTAINE — The Botkins boys basketball team got the season off to a great start by winning the Ben Logan Tip-Off Classic 64-51 over Mechanicsburg.
The Trojans got down early 12-4, which included a 10-2 run by the Indians.
BOTKINS — The Botkins Lady Trojans got an easy victory Saturday, 48-17 over Riverside. The Trojans lead from the start, jumping out to an early 10-0 lead with 2:53 left in the opening quarter.
Botkins started the game with a 13-0 run, before the Pirates scored their first basket with 1:30 left in the first quarter. The Lady Trojans took an 18-2 lead at the end of first quarter, aided by 10, first quarter points from Claire McCullough.