February 15th, 2015
Sectional draws for the OHSAA boys basketball state tournament were held statewide Sunday.
The Wapakoneta Redskins were the fourth seed out of 11 teams within the Division II district at Liberty-Benton High School.
Wapakoneta will face Upper Sandusky at 8 p.m. March 6 in a sectional final at Riverdale High School in Mount Blanchard.
The Waynesfield-Goshen Tigers were seeded 12th out of 13 teams within the Division IV district at Wapakoneta High School.
BOYS SWIMMING & DIVING
LIMA — The Wapakoneta Redskins won their second straight sectional title Saturday.
Wapakoneta's Charlie Sutton set a sectional record in the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 48.96 seconds.
1. Wapakoneta 521; 2. Lima Senior 381 (Division I school); 3. Shawnee 327; 4. Upper Sandusky 190; 5. Ada 166; 6. Minster 158; 7. Lima Central Catholic 151; 8. Kenton 133; 9. New Bremen 130; 10. Bath 103; 10. Marion Local 103; 12. Elida 88; 13. St Marys 57.
Wapakoneta 65, St. Marys 53, final
Adam Henderson scored 21 points for Wapakoneta, as the Redskins gave the visiting Roughriders their third straight Western Buckeye League loss.
Aaron Huffman had 15 points, five rebounds and four blocks for the Redskins (10-9, 3-4 WBL), who ended a streak of three straight losses in the WBL.
Nathan Wilker paced St. Marys (12-7, 4-3 WBL) with 14 points.
Ridgemont 71, Waynesfield-Goshen 65, final
BUCKLAND — The Monsanto Fund made a $2,500 donation to the Buckland Volunteer Fire Department on Wednesday.
Local producer Tony Lochard was selected as a winner in America’s Farmers Grow Communities, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund. The program enrolls farmers for a chance to win $2,500, which is then donated to the farmer’s nonprofit of choice. Lochard Farms selected Buckland Volunteer Fire Department to receive the donation.
BUCKLAND — Presiding over her first regular meeting of the Village Council, Acting Mayor Janet Bible reached out to the community to thank them for their support as she fills out the term of Dan Lambert, who resigned Monday.
First on council’s plate is the need for two council members to replace Bible and Lonnie John, who also resigned Monday.
Candidates must be voting residents of Buckland and must have resided in the village for at least a year.
Two Wapakoneta High School seniors announced Friday morning their intentions to continue their education and play football in college.
Defensive end Thomas Schoenlein will attend the University of Findlay.
Offensive lineman Blake Pfenning will be a preferred walk-on at The Ohio State University.
For a story of each of these two student-athletes, see the Saturday, Feb. 14 edition of The Wapakoneta Daily News.
Wapakoneta 65, St. Marys 35, final
ST. MARYS — Wapakoneta shot 22 of 42 from the field, while St. Marys was just 10 of 56 (18 percent) from the field in a Western Buckeye League matchup.
Carly Buzzard had 12 points to lead Wapakoneta (15-5, 6-2 WBL). Maddi Stiles added 11 points in her first game back after sitting out Tuesday in a loss to Coldwater.
During Monday's Village Council meeting, council took the necessary steps forward to get the Legacy Park project off the ground and running. Funds were the main talk regarding the project Monday. To see more on the story on Legacy Park, be sure to grab your Friday edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.
The Botkins village administrator spoke of plans to make the town more aesthetically pleasing during Tuesday night's village council meeting. For more details about the meeting, see the Wednesday edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.
The Downtown Wapakoneta Partnership (DWP) presented six awards to local businesses and a city department Tuesday night during its Annual Meeting and Dinner held at the the Eagles.
Merit Award winners included The Concrete Protector, James F. Hearn Law Office and Interior Motifs.
Gift to the Community Award winners were the Auglaize Roots and Shoots Garden Club, Village Green and the Wapakoneta Electric Department.
For more on the DWP meeting, see tomorrow's edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.