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March 5th, 2014

OHSAA competitive balance proposal up for vote

March 5, 2014

The Ohio High School Athletic Association Board of Directors unanimously approved a new Competitive Balance proposal which will be voted on by its member schools in May this year, the OHSAA announced Tuesday morning.

The plan, recommended to the Board from the 27-member OHSAA Competitive Balance Committee, is similar to the proposal that member schools voted upon last spring.

The proposal deals with how member schools are placed in tournament divisions for team sports the OHSAA sponsors.

March 4th

Redskins’ Warner 1st-team All-WBL

March 4, 2014

From staff reports

The Wapakoneta Redskins had four total players earn All-Western Buckeye League honors for the 2013-14 varsity girls basketball season, as the league released the teams Saturday.

The Redskins had one player on each of the four levels of the all-league rosters.

Wapakoneta’s lone senior starter, its leading scorer, guard Sara Warner was a first-team All-WBL selection this season.

Warner was a second-team choice last season as a junior.

Redskins junior post Carly Buzzard was a second-teamer this winter.

Wapakoneta’s Henderson receives honorable mention

March 4, 2014

From staff reports

The Wapakoneta Redskins had one representative on the All-Western Buckeye League teams for the 2013-14 varsity boys basketball season, as the WBL named its all-league rosters Saturday.

Redskins junior post Adam Henderson was chosen as an honorable mention performer for this season.

The Redskins were 5-18 overall and 2-7 in the WBL under first-year coach Doug Selvey. They finished eighth in the league this winter.

Elida’s Dakota Mathias won the WBL Player of the Year award.

March 3rd

Wapakoneta falls to Bath in district final

March 3, 2014

PAULDING — The Bath Wildkittens were prolific from 3-point range Saturday, especially Alyssa Manley, who hit all five of her first-half attempts.

The Wildkittens used the cushion they gained from their success with long-range shooting to keep the Wapakoneta Redskins away from the lead as they landed a 61-42 victory Saturday in a Division II girls basketball district final at Paulding High School.

Bath hit nine 3-pointers before halftime, while Manley scored 17 first-half points, all but two coming on 3-pointers.

Wapakoneta wins district tournament; Krites 1st

March 3, 2014

The Wapakoneta Redskins are rolling toward the state tournament, and one of the Redskins’ seniors, Austin Krites, was the top individual bowler by a wide margin in Saturday’s district tournament.

After claiming the team title at the only Northwest District sectional the previous week, the Redskins won the district’s team title Saturday in the Division I district tournament at Lex Lanes in Lexington, claiming the only state qualifying spot to take.

Wapakoneta’s Culver signs to play at N. Kentucky

March 3, 2014

Northern Kentucky University appears to be as comforting as home for Chace Culver.

The Wapakoneta High School senior has decided to continue his education and baseball career at NKU, which is located in Highland Heights, Ky., seven miles southeast of Cincinnati.

The right-handed pitcher signed Friday his National Letter of Intent, which formalized his commitment to the university.

Culver made a verbal commitment Feb. 19 to NKU.

Culver will major in sports business at NKU.

Ambos, Brown end run at state tournament

March 3, 2014

The end of the Wapakoneta Redskins’ season came Friday as their final two state qualifiers were eliminated from the tournament.

Redskins juniors Dallas Ambos and Colton Brown each won their second match Thursday in the first round of the consolation bracket.

They entered Friday’s competition needing one win to secure a spot as a state placer but each of them lost in their only match Friday, ending their state appearances.

In the 145-pound weight class, Ambos lost a 9-4 decision to Mantua Crestwood junior Nick Wrobel.

February 28th

Wapakoneta's Ambos, Brown alive at state; Hall out

February 28, 2014

From staff reports

Wapakoneta Redskins juniors Dallas Ambos and Colton Brown reached the second day of the state wrestling tournament with a win in the first round of the consolation bracket Thursday.

Redskins freshman Landon Hall was eliminated from the state tournament Thursday on the first day of competition, as he lost his first round matches in both the championship and consolation brackets.

Redskins crawl to win over Napoleon

February 28, 2014

PAULDING — The pace of Thursday’s game between the Wapakoneta Redskins and the Napoleon Wildcats was about as slow as a modern basketball game can be played. The two teams crawled to the finish line in their tournament game, but Wapakoneta was patient enough defensively and executed enough in timely situations to lead the entire game.

The Redskins emerged with a 31-19 win Thursday in a Division II girls basketball district semifinal at Paulding High School.

February 26th

New coach familiar with high expectations

February 26, 2014

CRIDERSVILLE — Sporting red Wapakoneta jerseys adorned with their last name in white on the back, the Moyer children understand their father is coaching football again.

Travis Moyer was hired Tuesday as head varsity football coach at Wapakoneta High School, returning to coaching after two seasons.

Moyer was hired Tuesday by the Wapakoneta City Schools board of education at Cridersville Elementary School in its regular monthly meeting.

Moyer will now return to coaching after being away from football for two seasons.

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