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August 23rd, 2011

PREP: Dogs nip Wapak; Perry edges W-G

August 23, 2011

The Wapakoneta Redskins varsity boys golf team was unable to take advantage of its home course advantage as it suffered a two-stroke loss to the Elida Bulldogs in a Western Buckeye League dual match Monday at Wapakoneta Country Club.
Elida defeated the Redskins 175-177.
“When you play at home, you have to win at home to have a chance at the WBL title,” Wapak coach Ken Wayman said. “I tell the kids every stroke counts in a golf match. We can never assume we are out of a match. We have to always grind it out and play smart golf.

August 22nd

Emily McCune, 79

August 22, 2011

Emily Jean McCune, 79, of rural Mendon, died at 3:20 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, 2011, at the Golden Valley Living Center in St. Marys.
She was born Sept. 22, 1931, in Auglaize County, the daughter of Catherine S. (Brodbeck) and Merle Shimp. On June 21, 1951, she married Harold W. McCune who survives.
Also surviving are a son, Neal A. McCune, of Mendon; and two daughters, Nancy L. Hartung, of Madison, Ind., and Cathy S. Williams, of Rockford.

Betty LaWarre, 90

August 22, 2011

Betty E. LaWarre, 90, of Titusville, Fla., formerly of Cridersville, died at 5:15 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 18, 2011, at the Tranquility Haven Care Center in Titusville.
She was born July 26, 1921, in Lima, the daughter of Minerva M. (Eulrich) and William A. Biddinger.
On May 23, 1942, she married Robert W. LaWarre Sr., who died April 24, 1997.
Surviving are two sons, Robert W. LaWarre II, of Memphis, Tenn., and Ned LaWarre, of Titusville, Fla.
Preceding her in death was a son, Timothy D. LaWarre; and a daughter, Pennie L. Tone.

More donations to be accepted for tennis new courts

August 22, 2011

More than $25,000 in donations for new tennis courts adjacent to Wapakoneta High School are expected to be accepted by Wapakoneta City Schools Board of Education members during Tuesday’s board meeting.
The donations to be accepted at the meeting, which begins at 7 p.m. at the school board office, include $16,000 from Wapakoneta Rotary Club, $7,500 from the Wapakoneta City Recreation Department, and $2,000 from Miller’s Textile.
Wapakoneta City Schools Superintendent Keith Horner said to date 85 percent of the project has been funded by donations.

BBQ dinners to benefit area family

August 22, 2011

Barbeque chicken dinners are being sold to benefit an area family, who had lost their home due to a fire earlier this summer.
A benefit barbeque chicken dinner will be held for area couple Rachel and Tom Huelskamp. The couple, along with their four children, lost their home and all of it’s contests in a house fire on July 18.
The American Legion, in Wapakoneta, will be cooking up the meals on Sept. 9, and pick-up is available at the American Legion site, along with the Trupointe branches in Botkins, St. Marys, New Bremen, Uniopolis or Wapakoneta.

Lifeguard uses job to enhance skills

August 22, 2011

At times the job of lifeguard can become mundane.
But Wapakoneta’s Kayla Prater finds the job anything but mundane as she has taken the position as a chance to enhance her communications skills since she has chosen that area as her future profession.
Prater, who began working at the park her sophomore year of high school, has now worked at the Wapakoneta WaterPark for four years and has become a familiar, friendly face to its many patrons over the summer months. She is now beginning her second year at Ohio University working on earning a degree in communications studies.

NFL: Horn plays, records reception

August 22, 2011

Waynesfield-Goshen product Joe Horn saw his first game action for the Indianapolis Colts in a 16-3 exhibition loss to the Washington Redskins on Friday at Indianapolis.
With 3:11 left in the game, Horn caught a 12-yard pass to the left from Dan Orlovsky. He picked up a first down on the play. But the Colts were unable to move the chains again in what would be their final possession of the game.
Horn missed the Colts’ first exhibition game with an injury.

August 19th

Wapak to honor '86 team

August 20, 2011

The Wapakoneta athletic department will be recognizing the 1986 WBL Championship football team, coaches and cheerleaders before the Wapakoneta vs. Bellefontaine football game on Friday. Honorees and their families are invited to attend a social gathering at the Middle School cafeteria at 5:30 p.m., a tour of the building at 6, and the recognition at 7.
Players, coaches and cheerleaders who have not already done so should contact the athletic office at 419-739-5206 or rexbr@wapak.org to confirm attendance or for more information.

GOLF: Perrysburg, Bellefontaine top Wapak girls

August 20, 2011

The Redskins varsity girls golf team finished third in a tri-match against Bellefontaine and Perrysburg at the Wapakoneta Country Club.
Perrysburg won the event with a scored of 175. Bellefontaine posted a 197. And Wapak turned in a 209.
Bellefontaine’s Jascey Vermillion carded a 41 to take medalist honors.
“We played pretty good tonight,” Wapak coach Dawn West said. “The golf course has changed in the last week to being very fast and hard, so our girls did a nice job of adapting to the condition change that they are not accustomed to.”

TENNIS: Wapak sweeps Spartans

August 20, 2011

LIMA - Wapak’s varsity girls tennis team swept the Lima Senior Spartans 5-0 at Lima Senior.
Annie Harrod blanked Lima Senior’s Alexis Smith 6-0, 6-0 in first singles.
The Spartans were forced to forfeit in second and third singles.
In first doubles, the Redskins’ Katie Martin and Kirsten Wellons shut out Erica Schlesselman and Brooklyn Mason 6-0, 6-0.
Wapak’s Chloe Veit and Carly Buzzard routed Ryan Crockett and Amelia Upthegrove 6-0, 6-2 in second doubles.
The win lifts Wapak to 3-0 on the young season.
The Redskins next match is Monday afternoon at 4:30 at WBL foe Elida.

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