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Redskins top Van Wert for 2nd league win

February 15, 2014

With the Wapakoneta Redskins trailing the Van Wert Cougars 22-16 with 3:32 left in the first half, junior guard Kodi Morgan drove to the hole and drew the foul. He sank the free throw.

After converting the traditional 3-point play, he sank two long-range jumpers and catapulted the Redskins to a 27-22 lead, one they would not relinquish the rest of the game as they won their fourth game in their last five by a 53-46 margin.

Morgan ended the game with 17 points to lead all scorers, hitting 6-of-8 from the floor. He also grabbed four rebounds on the night.

Wapak’s comeback effort falls short in loss to VW

February 14, 2014

VAN WERT — The Wapakoneta Redskins faced a deficit even more dire Thursday against the Van Wert Cougars than the one they faced in their 10-point comeback Tuesday against Minster.

Right about the time the Redskins assumed the lead for good in Tuesday’s game, they had chances to do the same Thursday but ultimately could not pull off another comeback.

Van Wert prevailed for a 48-40 win Thursday over Wapakoneta on the final night of the regular season for both teams in a Western Buckeye League varsity girls basketball game at Van Wert High School.

Wapak lands comeback win over state-ranked Minster

February 12, 2014

The Wapakoneta Redskins managed a comeback win Tuesday over the state-ranked Minster Wildcats in their final home game of the regular season on Senior Night at Wapakoneta High School.

Wapak trailed by 10 points, 34-24, in the third period but outscored Minster 26-12 the rest of the way to notch a 50-46 win Tuesday in a non-league varsity girls basketball game, giving Minster its first loss in 2014.

The Wildcats’ last loss was Dec. 27 against the against Wadsworth in the Bath Holiday Tournament.

Redskins win sectional; Sutton breaks another record

February 10, 2014

Charlie Sutton set another school record Saturday as part of a sectional championship win for the Wapakoneta Redskins.

Sutton swam the 100-yard freestyle race in 49.12 seconds Saturday, breaking the previous mark of 49.26 set by Ryan Kremer.

The record was the third different school record Sutton has broken this season, previously setting a new mark in the 200 and 500 freestyle races. He also broke the Western Buckeye League meet record in the 100 free on Jan. 29.

Wapakoneta girls cruise to sectional title

February 10, 2014

The Wapakoneta Redskins knew they had a good shot at being sectional champion as a team Saturday, and they did more than enough to see that through.

Wapakoneta finished first among 12 Division II schools at a girls Northwest District sectional meet Saturday at the Lima YMCA. Lima Senior, a Division I school, also competed there.

“With Celina and Ottawa-Glandorf at the Ayersville sectional, we felt we had a good chance at winning if we performed they way we should,” Wapak coach Mark Law said.

Wapakoneta wins share of conference title

February 10, 2014

Two strong first games by brothers Chandler Kaeck and Nate Kaeck helped all but seal a conference championship for the Wapakoneta Redskins.

The duo each rolled a 258 to help Wapakoneta in their first game against the Russia Raiders on Saturday and provided a cushion for their team in their pursuit of the West Ohio High School Bowling Conference title.

“That was really big,” Wapakoneta varsity coach Jim Kaeck said of the pair of 258s. “That pretty much took care of it.”

Botkins pulls away from Waynesfield-Goshen

February 10, 2014

WAYNESFIELD — The Botkins Trojans let their lead slip away briefly but regained it for good late in the first half Saturday in their non-league game against the Waynesfield-Goshen Tigers.

The Trojans led 9-0 to start the game but trailed by as many as five, 17-12, in the second period.

Botkins ultimately swung the scoreboard by 27 points to sustain a 22-point victory, 53-31, in a varsity boys basketball contest on Senior Night at Waynesfield-Goshen High School.

St. Marys pulls out win over Wapakoneta

February 8, 2014

ST. MARYS — With head coach Dan Hegemier absent from Friday’s game, the St. Marys Roughriders pulled out a win over the Wapakoneta Redskins in a tight Western Buckeye League varsity boys basketball contest.

The Roughriders led by either one or two possessions the entire second half minus two instances midway through the fourth period when they pushed their lead to eight.

Wapakoneta rallied to cut its deficit twice to two points late in the contest but could not come all the way back as St. Marys managed a 48-41 win.

Wapakoneta handles St. Marys for league win

February 7, 2014

The level of success the Wapakoneta Redskins had on offense Thursday dictated the ease with which they held a lead on the scoreboard.

Other than a stretch of six-and-a-half minutes in the first half during which they were held without a field goal, the Redskins were consistently strong inside the arc Thursday.

The St. Marys Roughriders, meanwhile, were not effective enough defensively and were not consistent enough offensively Thursday to keep pace with Wapakoneta.

Gymnasium named after Botkins native

February 6, 2014

A gymnasium was recently named in honor of Botkins native Gene Zorn for his many years teaching math and coaching basketball at Newton Falls High School in Newton Falls, a small town in northeast Ohio.

The gymnasium was named in Zorn’s honor on Jan. 17.

Zorn said he was not aware of the plans to dedicate the gymnasium in his honor.

“I knew something was going on, but they wouldn’t tell me,” Zorn said. “Two days before, someone let it slip, so I found out then.”

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