March 7th, 2015
All seven of Wapakoneta’s district qualifiers are still alive for bids to the state tournament. Four of them are in the championship semifinals after the first day of district action Friday in a Division II tournament at Mansfield Senior High School.
Tyler Copeland, Heath Newman, Landon Hall and Jayden Hefner can qualify for state with at least one win in each of their first two matches today.
Dallas Ambos, Brad Beemer and Dylan Plaugher will begin today’s action in the consolation brackets.
MOUNT BLANCHARD — Keaton Metz exploded for 22 points, as the Wapakoneta Redskins handled the Upper Sandusky Rams in a 60-44 victory Friday in a high school boys basketball sectional final at Riverdale High School.
The Redskins (12-11) will face Western Buckeye League rival St. Marys (15-8) in a district semifinal at 8 p.m. Wednesday at Liberty-Benton High School in Findlay.
Metz had four 3-pointers in the win. Corey Crawford (11) and Ethan Good (10) also reached double figures in scoring Friday for Wapakoneta.
Top stories of the week in the print edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News:
Monday: County agencies prepared for the worst as Severe Weather Awareness Week kicked off in Ohio. Kindergarten registration began in Wapakoneta.
Tuesday: Residents of Wapakoneta spoke out Monday night on the proposed downtown revitalization plan, as council held first reading on an ordinance authorizing the state application.
Wednesday: Wapakoneta woman injured in crash on U.S. 33 east of St. Marys.
From staff reports
Wapakoneta Redskins senior Adam Henderson was one of seven players to appear on the Western Buckeye League’s first team, as the WBL announced its all-league selections Thursday.
Henderson is the leading scorer for the Redskins this winter, which has included a season-high 37 points in a double overtime win against Sidney.
Last season Henderson was an honorable mention selection in coach Doug Selvey’s inaugural season with Wapakoneta.
From staff reports
Four members of the Wapakoneta Redskins varsity girls basketball team made the Western Buckeye League’s end-of-season selections, as the WBL announced Thursday its all-league teams for the 2014-15 season.
Redskins senior forward Carly Buzzard was a first-team All-WBL choice for this season.
Wapakoneta junior point guard Maddi Stiles made the league’s second team list.
Redskins senior wing Megan Watt was a third-team choice in the WBL.
Riverside Art Center's Annual Photo Show will kick off this Saturday at 6 p.m. with a public reception.
For more information on the exhibit, see the Friday edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.
PAULDING — The Wauseon Indians rallied to take their first lead of the game midway through the fourth quarter but the Wapakoneta Redskins collected themselves and fought off the Indians' comeback effort.
Wapakoneta won 48-45 in a high school girls basketball Division II district semifinal Thursday at Paulding High School.
With the win, the Redskins advanced to the district championship game, where they will face fellow Western Buckeye League foe and four-time defending district champion, Bath. The two teams met last season in the same game.
The arrest of a Wapakoneta man has affected his current court case and eliminates him from being able to file for intervention in lieu of conviction.
Silas Josiah Roy, 18 of 608 North St., Wapakoneta, was arrested Feb. 24 and charged with illegal manufacturing of drugs, a second-degree felony.
Ashley Knippen (Wapakoneta 2012) went 5 for 8 at the plate Wednesday in a doubleheader for the Bluffton University Beavers softball team.
Knippen had two singles and scored twice Wednesday in the Beavers’ 13-10 win over Mount St. Marys in Cape Coral, Fla.
In the second game, Bluffton run-ruled Northland College, 17-4, in five innings.
Knippen batted twice in the Beavers’ nine-run first inning against Northland, tallying a bunt single and a two-run home run.
A follow-up on the August chemical leak at AIP Logistics Inc. was among several topics discussed during Wednesday morning's LEPC meeting.
For the full story, see the Thursday edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.