NAPOLEON â€” The Wapakoneta Redskins varsity girls swimming team finished eighth and the boys team 10th at the Napoleon Wildcat Invitational on Saturday.
In all, 16 teams competed in the meet.
The Wapak girls team scored 126 points to take eighth. Bath was seventh with 151 points. Napoleon won the event with 496 points.
Wapakâ€™s boys team scored 92 points, just five points behind ninth-place Napoleon 2. Napoleon 1 took first with 550 points.
The Wapakoneta Redskins varsity boys bowling team took over the top spot in the West Ohio High School Bowling Conference standings after winning on Saturday at its home alley at Astro Lanes.
Wapak pushed its record to 4-0 with a 3,021-2,318 win over the Lima Central Catholic Thunderbirds.
The Redskins are one of four unbeaten teams left in the WOHSBC, along with the Versailles Tigers, Coldwater Cavaliers and Ottawa-Glandorf Titans. But Wapak leads the way in total pins through the four matches.
New Bremen at Botkins, 6 p.m.
Wapak at Allen East, 6 p.m.
New Knoxville at Botkins, 6 p.m.
Elida at Wapak, 6 p.m.
W-G at Riverside, 6 p.m.
Bellefontaine at Botkins, 6 p.m.
Wapak at Van Wert vs. Bath/Celina, 6 p.m.
Wapak home meet, 5:30 p.m.
Wapak at Elida, 6 p.m.
W-G at Perry, 6 p.m.
Botkins at Russia, 6:30 p.m.
Wapak at St. Henry, 6 p.m.
Middletown-Madison at W-G, 6 p.m.
Wapak at Toledo St. Francis Inv., TBA
Typically, a 60-percent shooting night would be cause for celebration.
But when your opponent shoots 67 percent and knocks down 14 three-pointers, well, that makes the climbing a little tough.
The Wapakoneta Redskins found out just how tough in a 70-55 loss to the Ada Bulldogs in a varsity boys basketball game Friday night at Wapakoneta High School.
Ada was playing in its first game of the season. But the Bulldogs didnâ€™t look like it, shooting 24-of-36 (67 percent) overall from the floor and 14-of-21 (67 percent) from three-point range.
NEW KNOXVILLE â€” For most of the first half the New Knoxville Rangers basketball team controlled the action against the Waynesfield-Goshen Tigers Friday night as they doubled the score on the Tigers 28-13 at halftime.
In the second half the Tigers caught fire and pulled within 10 at the end of the third. They closed the gap to two points a couple times in the fourth quarter, but the Rangers hit a few free throws down the stretch to defeat the Tigers 50-44 at the Barn in New Knoxville.
Dressed in their black military outfits and wearing garrison caps, nine members of the Wapakoneta Veterans of Foreign Wars post stand waiting at attention along the sidewalk to the home one returning Iraqi veteran grew up.
His siblings and friends crowd the porch at 213 E. Benton St. as his mother stands on the bottom step fidgeting first with her hands cupping her face and then at her side â€” all watching as U.S. Army Private 1st Class Than Bowersock walks down the sidewalk. He spent the last year in Iraq.
Otis F. Slone, 72, of Wapakoneta, formerly of Michigan, died at 9:23 p.m. Friday at Kindred Hospital in Lima.
He was born Jan. 26, 1939, in Magoffin, Ky., the son of Irene (Fletchers) and Sam Saylor. He married Sylvia Collins, who preceded him in death.
Surviving are a son, Mark D. Slone, of Michigan; and two daughters, Vernice Williams, of Wapakoneta, and Joannie Slone, of Michigan.
Services are at 2 p.m. Monday at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home in Cridersville. Burial will follow at Shawnee Cemetery.
Contributions can be made to the family.
Condolences may be sent to BayliffAndSon.com.
Christeen C. Barry, 93, of Wapakoneta, died Saturday night, Dec. 10, 2011, at her sonâ€™s home.
She was born Sept. 24, 1918, in Rossiter, Pa., the daughter of Marge (Thomas) and Earl Chapman. On Feb. 4, 1940, she married William Paul Barry, who died Oct. 25, 1996.
Surviving is a son, William E. Barry, of Wapakoneta, and a daughter, Martha Jo Lee, of Beavercreek.
Services are at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home in Cridersville. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery in Lima.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home..
As the bitter cold December wind whipped through Greenlawn Cemetery, a group of people held a moment of silence for local soldiers killed in action.
â€śMay we continue to honor our veterans and their sacrifices for years to come,â€ť said Ralph Reynolds, a member of the local veterans organization Freedomâ€™s Colors, as he led the group gathered to lay the wreaths in remembrance of seven Wapakoneta soldiers killed in action.
â€śThis is one way of paying respect and saying thank you,â€ť he said as each wreath was laid.
Ryan Dean Berg, 7 months, of New Bremen, passed away peacefully at 3:32 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, 2011 at Cincinnati Childrenâ€™s Hospital surrounded by his family.
He was born on May 11, 2011, at the Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, the son of Stephanie Gillingham and Jamie Berg, who survive him in New Bremen.
Also surviving at home is his brother, Jay Michael Gillingham.
Services are at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the First Baptist Church in Sidney, the Rev. George Gnade officiating.
Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at the church.