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October 4th, 2011

BOYS SOCCER: Late Cougar goal ties Redskins

October 4, 2011

VAN WERT — The Wapakoneta Redskins came up just short in their bid to pick up their first win in two weeks.
The Van Wert Cougars scored an equalizing goal in the final minute of play to force a tie with Wapak in a Western Buckeye League varsity boys soccer match Monday in Van Wert.
The goal dropped Wapak to 2-4-1 in the WBL and 5-6-1 overall. Van Wert is 2-3-2 in the league and 5-5-2 overall.
After 59 scoreless minutes, the action suddenly got fast and furious.
The Cougars took a 1-0 lead on a goal with 20:37 left in the match.

TENNIS: Klock third in WBL

October 4, 2011

LIMA — Wapakoneta Redskins senior Makenzie Klock placed third in the Western Buckeye League varsity girls tennis first singles tournament Saturday at the University of Northwestern Ohio courts.
Klock, the No. 4 seed in the tournament, posted a 6-0, 6-2 win over St. Marys Roughriders senior Mariah Krugh in the quarterfinal round on Thursday.
In her semifinal match on Saturday, Klock suffered a 6-2, 6-1 loss at the hands of Shawnee Indians senior, and the tournament’s No. 1 seed, Lauren Rovner.

CROSS COUNTRY: Botkins hosts Best in the West meet

October 4, 2011

BOTKINS — A host of state-ranked cross country team descended upon Botkins Community Park on Saturday for the Best in the West Cross Country Invitational.
In the varsity girls meet, the Botkins Trojans finished fifth behind Versailles, Fort Loramie, Minster and Spencerville — all ranked ahead of Botkins in the latest state poll.
Botkins’ top seven included Shelbie Bailey (15-21:23), Brittany Bailey (19-21:43), Liz Knoop (23-21:50), Elleah Cooper (41-22:37), Jackie Smith (46-22:55), Bethany Christman (47-23:01) and Renee Buehler (54-23:24)

Vanessa Lopez, infant

October 4, 2011

Vanessa Kayana Lopez, three-weeks old, 120 Villa Nova Blvd. St. Marys, died Friday, Sept. 30, 2011 at Toledo Children’s Hospital.
She was born Sept. 7, 2011 in Toledo, to Hector and Gerri (Bonifas) Lopez.
Survivors are her parents; a sister, Leticia Lopez, of St. Marys; and a brother, Diego Lopez, of St. Marys.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Hector Lopez, Jr. and Balentine Lopez and a sister, Natalie Lopez.
Services are at 7 p.m. Thursday at Miller Funeral Home in St. Marys, with the Rev. Judy Ball officiating.
Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

October 3rd

William Doering, 66

October 3, 2011

William H. “Billy Bob” Doering, 66, of rural Wapakoneta, died at 1:15 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.
He was born April 18, 1945, in Lima, the son of Norma (Cook) and Harold Doering, who preceded him in death. On June 24, 1988, he married Sheila Nichols, and she survives.

CROP Walk raises awareness for hunger

October 3, 2011

A group of people and dogs came out and enjoyed sunny skies as they helped to raise awareness and funds for one purpose — worldwide and local hunger issues.
“Hunger is one of the biggest problems that the world faces today,” the Rev. Becky Sunday, of St. Paul United Church of Christ, said prior to the he seventh annual CROP Hunger Walk held in Wapakoneta on Sunday afternoon.
Community members from several local churches came together for the two-mile walk through historical downtown.

Grower introduces farmers to edamame

October 3, 2011

A Seneca County farmer views a new soybean as an opportunity for farmers to grow a new crop and a chance for consumers to add a nutritional and tasty vegetable to the dinner table.
Charles Fry says he hates the fact that the United States imports more than 100,000 tons of the soybean, called edamame (pronounced ed-ah-mommy), with 85 to 90 percent coming from China.
Fry says he is encouraged by the fact that they intend to see farmers plant the edible soybean on 1,200 acres in 2012 and as many as 4,000 acres in 2013 — all to be grown for the American consumer market.

Botkins four know ‘where’s the beef’

October 3, 2011

BOTKINS — Officials from any school district would be proud to have four students among the top 10 in just about any conceivable competition.
Now imagine doing that at either a state or a national competition.
Four Botkins High School students pulled of that feat Sept. 17. Competing at The Big E, a national fair held in West Springfield, Mass., seniors Seth Aufderhaar, Jordan Marx and Jordan Fledderjohann along with junior Logan Russell, all placed in the top 10 in the national livestock judging competition.

PREP: This week's schedule

October 3, 2011

Monday
Boys Soccer
Wapak at Van Wert, 5

Tuesday
Boys Soccer
Botkins at Newton, 5
Girls Soccer
Wapak vs. Shawnee, 5
Volleyball
Wapak at St. Marys, 6
W-G vs. Hardin Northern, 6

Wednesday
No Events

Thursday
Boys Soccer
Wapak at Shawnee, 5
Girls Soccer
Botkins at Anna, 5
Girls Tennis
Wapak at UNOH Sectional, 9 a.m.
Volleyball
Wapak vs. Van Wert, 6
W-G at Marion Catholic, 6
Botkins at Jackson Center, 5:30

Friday
Football
Wapak vs. St. Marys, 7:30
W-G at Fort Loramie, 7

Saturday
Boys Soccer
Wapak vs. Lima Senior, 1
Botkins at New Knoxville, noon

September 30th

FOOTBALL: Wapak wins big over O-G

October 1, 2011

OTTAWA — Offense, defense and special teams.
You name it, Wapak owned it.
The Wapakoneta Redskins made big plays on all three as they pulled away to an emphatic 35-14 win over the state-ranked Ottawa-Glandorf Titans on Friday at Titan Stadium.
With the exception of a five-minute span in the second quarter, this one was all Redskins.
“I was just so proud of our kids tonight,” Wapak coach Doug Frye said. “I’m proud to be their coach and I was proud of their effort.”
Wapak remained unbeaten on the season at 6-0 overall and 5-0 in the Western Buckeye League.

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