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VAN WERT â€” The Wapakoneta Redskins boys swimming team placed second and the girls team took third in the Cougar boys finished third in the Van Wert Cougars Sprint Relay Invitational on Saturday at the Van Wert YMCA.
The boys team scored 158 to finish behind first-place Versailles (172 points).
The girls tallied 174 points to finish behind Bryan (180 points) and Versailles (178 points).
Wapak has its first home meet Thursday at the Wapakoneta YMCA.
TROTWOOD â€” The Botkins Trojans swim team kicked off its season by attending the Troy Pentathlon in Trotwood.
FORT RECOVERY â€” The Wapakoneta Redskins varsity boys basketball team suffered its first loss on the season, falling 61-38 to the Fort Recovery Indians on Saturday at Fort Site Gymnasium.
Partly thanks to a significant size disadvantage at the guard positions, Wapak struggled shooting the ball and were never really able to mount a challenge to the Indians.
The Redskins shot just 35.7 percent (15-of-42) from the floor, including an abysmal 3-of-19 (15.8 percent) in the second half.
FORT RECOVERY â€” Wapakoneta Redskins varsity girls basketball coach Rusty Allen knew it was going to take the Redskinsâ€™ best effort to beat Fort Recovery on Saturday.
The Indians were off to a 2-0 start and returned a wealth of experience from a team that went 23-2 and advanced to the Division III state semifinals a year ago.
He didnâ€™t get it.
Fort Recovery led tip-to-buzzer and rolled to a 58-44 win over the Redskins at Fort Site Gymnasium.
WAYNESFIELD â€” One Waynesfield-Goshen Tigers recorded a double-double and another narrowly missed the honor as the Tigers took control early in their second win of the season.
The Tigers started out fast and forced a slew of Triad Cardinal turnovers as they outdistanced the Champaign County team, 72-53, in varsity boys basketball action.
â€śI thought we played pretty strong,â€ť Tiger varsity coach Ryan Taylor said. â€śDefense was good and our guys are pretty aggressive. We had good effort form Garret Hauenstein, Lee Turner and Dylan Little.â€ť
WAYNESFIELD â€” Despite poor shooting from beyond the arc and from the field, the Waynesfield-Goshen Tigers still had a chance for a win against the neighboring Allen East Mustangs.
Missed shots doomed the Tigers Saturday as they lost for the second time during the 2011-12 campaign Saturday, getting beat by Allen East, 50-47, before a Waynesfield-Goshen home crowd. The Tigers fall to 1-2 on the season.
PIQUA â€” Wapakoneta Redskins varsity boys basketball coach Matt Bradley promised more defense in 2011-2012.
Friday night at Piqua, the Redskins delivered.
Wapakoneta held the Indians without a field goal for the first 7:28 of the game and rolled to a 63-45 win over Piqua in a season-opening game that wasnâ€™t as close as the final score indicated.
The Redskins jumped out to a 16-3 lead before Piqua converted its first field goal with 32 seconds left in the quarter.
WAYNESFIELD â€” The seconds ticked down toward zero on the clock with the Waynesfield-Goshen Tigers trailing 45-44 in the opening game of the 2011-12 varsity boys basketball season.
With the Tigers in possession of the ball, they rotated the ball down to a sophomore appearing in his first-every varsity game â€” an unlikely hero at this stage of the game and season.
Colton Miller drove the base line, put up and off-balance shot and watched the ball snap the strings as the buzzer sounded.
BELLEFONTAINE â€” The Botkins Trojans opened their varsity boys basketball season with a 67-57 win over the Mechanicsburg Indians on Friday night in the opening round of the Benjamin Logan Tip-Off Tournament.
Botkins jumped out to a 14-7 lead in the first quarter and led 28-21 at the half.
Senior Ethan Zimpfer hit a pair of 3-pointers in the third quarter as the Trojans maintained their advantage.
Botkins won the game at the free-throw line, hitting on 14-of-21 attempts in the fourth quarter.
The Trojansâ€™ Heath Geyer led all scorers in scoring with 20 points.
LEWISTOWN â€” It will be pretty hard for first-year varsity coach Don Mack and the Botkins Trojans girls basketball team not to improve on last yearâ€™s season.
Playing with a new found spark, the Trojans got off to their first 2-0 start in many years with a 47-34 road win over Indian Lake on Tuesday.
FINDLAY â€” The Wapakoneta Redskins varsity boys and girls swim teams opened their seasons with losses in the season-opening meet Tuesday night at Findlay.
Taylor Law posted three wins for the Redskins girls team in a 108-75 loss to the Trojans.
The Wapak boys suffered a 127-52 defeat.
Law won in the 200 IM, 500 freestyle and the 400 free relay.
Joining Law in the 400 free relay were Josie Miller, Stephanie Kessen and Haley Buchanan. The foursome also finished second in the 200 medley relay.
Miller won the 100 freestyle and took second in the 200 IM.