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Even though the state wrestling tournament is still in the distant future, Wapakoneta wrestlers will get a glimpse of what might await them in March when the Redskins compete in the 51st annual Brecksville Holiday Invitational Tournament on Thursday and Friday.
This yearâ€™s edition of the long-standing tournament boasts 37 of some of the best teams in the state of Ohio and one squad from Georgia. Individually 98 of the grapplers entered have state tournament experience with a little more than half of those placing at state in 2011.
BOTKINS â€” The Botkins Trojans came ready to play in their 57-43 Shelby County League varsity boys basketball loss to Jackson Center on Friday night at Botkins High School.
The effort was there. The Trojans had a great game plan.
Simply put, the Tigers are just that good.
Botkins stayed close on the boards, losing them by only a 28-27 tote, and only turned the ball over nine times, but it wasnâ€™t enough.
The Tigers answered by converting 14 of their 19 field goals with an assist and only turned the ball over eight times in the win.
Wapakoneta Redskins senior Makenzie Klock is going to be a Racer netter.
Klock on Tuesday signed a national letter of intent to play tennis for the University of Northwestern Ohio Racers next year.
â€śIt was a good fit for me because it was close to home,â€ť Klock said. â€śI got a good opportunity.â€ť
As her father and as Wapak varsity girls tennis coach, Mike Klock felt a double dose of pride.
â€śSheâ€™s put a lot of hours on the tennis court. Iâ€™m just tickled that sheâ€™s taking it to the college level,â€ť he said.
BLUFFTON â€” Travis Bertram carved up the Bluffton Pirates defense like a Christmas ham Tuesday night, scoring 26 points to lead the Wapakoneta Redskins to a 52-35 win in a varsity boys basketball contest at Bluffton High School.
The junior forward scored 21 of the Redskinsâ€™ first 38 points â€” including 11 of their 14 first-quarter points â€” as Wapak pulled away and was never seriously challenged by the 0-5 Pirates.
Bertram was coming off a 28-point performance in Saturdayâ€™s 59-57 loss to the St. Henry Redskins.
The Wapakoneta varsity wrestling team recorded five pins in the final six matches to overcome a 15-point deficit and record a tough 42-33 victory over Indian Lake in a nonleague affair Tuesday night.
â€śIndian Lake is a good team and they have some good wrestlers so we are tickled to get a win out of it but we are not going to be satisfied because there is still a lot of work to be done,â€ť said Redskin varsity coach Jason Rostorfer. â€śThose guys are going to be in our district in our realignment so we better be ready to see them again.â€ť
COLUMBUS (AP) â€” The NCAA has hit Ohio State with a one-year bowl ban and other penalties for a scandal that involved players taking cash and tattoos in exchange for jerseys, rings and other Buckeyes memorabilia.
The university had previously offered to vacate the 2010 season, return bowl money, go on two years of NCAA probation and use five fewer football scholarships over the next three years.
WAYNESFIELD â€” With two starters out with injuries, the Waynesfield-Goshen Tigers needed a big game from Kaylee Patton.
So when the Botkins Trojans shut Patton out in the third quarter and took a five-point lead, the Tigers needed help.
Cue Lidia Turner.
The sophomore guardâ€™s 3-pointer ignited a 10-0 run to end the quarter and set the stage for a 48-44 Tigers win in a varsity girls basketball contest Monday at Waynesfield-Goshen High School.
COLDWATER â€” The Wapakoneta Redskins varsity boys bowling team remained unbeaten thanks to a convincing win over the Ansonia Tigers on Saturday at Pla-Mor Lanes in Coldwater.
Wapak turned in a meet-high score of 3,087 to Ansoniaâ€™s 2,199.
Anthony Kennard rolled a best game of 248, the second-best game of the day behind Marion Localâ€™s Scott Schoenlein (255). Kennard also had a 209.
Also for the Redskins, Austin Krites bowled games of 223 and 204.
Zach Miller recorded a 201 and a 194. Chandler Kaeck turned in a 198. And Luke Manger posted a 195.
Wapakoneta Redskins Taylor Law and Josie Miller posted the best individual results of the day for the Redskins at the 10th Annual St. Francis Knight Invitational varsity swim meet last weekend in Bowling Green and Toledo.
For Wapak, Law and Miller each recorded a sixth-place finish on Saturday. Law took the spot in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 1:06.10. Miller was sixth in the 50 freestyle at 25.61.
Law also posted a 10th-place finish in the 100 butterfly (1:04.11). Miller was 20th in the 100 backstroke (1:08.25).
ST. HENRY â€” Someone asked Matt Bradley how he was doing Saturday night.
â€śIâ€™m not sure how to answer that,â€ť said the Wapakoneta Redskins varsity boys basketball coach.
Bradley had just watched his squad come up just short in a close game against a strong opponent for the second night in a row.
On Friday, Wapakâ€™s late rally came just a little too late as the Redskins fell to the undefeated, Western Buckeye League-favorite Elida Bulldogs, 46-41.