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Roughriders survive Redskins rally

March 11, 2015

Upon taking a commanding 40-20 lead, the St. Marys Roughriders saw their lead reduced to three, 42-39, by the Wapakoneta Redskins midway through the fourth quarter.

The Roughriders were able to hang on after making all 10 free throw attempts the rest of the way to hold off Wapakoneta for a 52-45 win Wednesday in a high school boys basketball Division II district semifinal at Liberty-Benton High School.

St. Marys' Josh Young had 11 points in the first quarter and 18 for the game. Wapakoneta was led by Corey Crawford's 14 points, while Ethan Good added 13.

8 Redskins to compete in all-star exhibition

March 11, 2015

 

From staff reports

Eight members of the Wapakoneta High School wrestling team will compete in an exhibition one week from today, as the Lima Area Wrestling Coaches Association is hosting its first ever Dream Team/All-Star Dual.

Tyler Copeland, Dallas Ambos, Dylan Plaugher, Heath Newman, Landon Hall, Brad Beemer, Jayden Hefner and Drew Robenalt will all compete on behalf of the Redskins.

The exhibition will be held at 6 p.m. March 18 at Lima Central Catholic High School, 720 S. Cable Rd., Lima.

Schlegel earns 2nd career 1st-team all-league honor

March 10, 2015

 

From staff reports

Youngstown State senior Heidi Schlegel was named a First-Team All-Horizon League selection for the second straight season, as the all-league rosters were announced Monday.

The 2010 Wapakoneta High School graduate is the fifth player in Penguins women’s basketball history to be first-team all-conference twice in a career.

Schlegel, a Wapakoneta native, finished the regular season ranked third in the Horizon League in scoring and rebounding with per-game averages of 17.9 and 9.6.

Bath tops Wapak to win district title

March 8, 2015

 

PAULDING — The Wapakoneta Redskins managed to hold a one-point halftime lead, 18-17, before the Bath Wildkittens zoomed past the Redskins with a 21-8 advantage in the third period to effectively seal their fifth straight district title.

The Wildkittens tallied a 51-34 win Saturday in a high school girls basketball Division II district final at Paulding High School.

Madison Dackin had 20 points for Bath (23-1), which will face Rogers in a regional semifinal Tuesday.

Megan Watt led Wapakoneta (18-7) with 13 points.

3 Wapak wrestlers advance to state

March 7, 2015

 

Wapakoneta wrestlers Tyler Copeland, Heath Newman and Landon Hall each qualified for the state championships Saturday after placing in the top four at districts.

Redskin bowlers qualify for state championships

March 7, 2015

 

Wapakoneta High School's girls and boys bowling teams qualified for state today after placing first at their respective district tournaments.

The girls will make their state appearance at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Wayne Webb's Columbus Bowl in Columbus.

The boys will make theirs at the same time and place Saturday.\

To read about the bowlers' performance at districts Saturday, read the Monday, March 9 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.

4 Redskins reach district semifinals

March 7, 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.

Wapakoneta boys basketball advances to districts

March 6, 2015

 

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.

Wapakoneta’s Henderson on league’s 1st team

March 6, 2015

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.

4 Redskins collect all-league honors

March 6, 2015

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.

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