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Wapakoneta loses to Lakers, beat Tigers

December 11, 2013

From staff reports

The Wapakoneta Redskins split a pair of non-league matches Tuesday in varsity wrestling action at Indian Lake High School.

The Redskins lost to the host Lakers, 40-23, and defeated the Versailles Tigers, 40-31.

Tyler Copeland (126 pounds) and Jarred Carpenter (285) each recorded pins for Wapak in the match against Indian Lake.

Landon Hall (182) and David Duncan (220) each earned wins by decision against the Lakers.

Micah Fyffe (195) had the Redskins’ other win against Indian Lake in a forfeit.

New Bremen runs past banged up Botkins

December 10, 2013

Sports Correspondent

BOTKINS — With an 11-4 start, the New Bremen Cardinals team were able to run the floor and eventually defeat the Botkins Trojans, 60-33, Monday evening in a non-league varsity girls basketball game played at Botkins High School.

“Getting out to a fast start was one of the things we talked about,” Cardinals varsity coach Chris Burden said. “The last two road games we didn’t get off to very good starts, but especially on the road it is critical to get off to a good start and we did that tonight.”

Redskins win 31-team Columbus tournament

December 9, 2013

From staff reports

The Wapakoneta Redskins recorded a major accomplishment Saturday, winning the boys portion of the 10th Annual Ohio High School Invitational Kick-Off Classic Tournament in Columbus.

Wapak bested a field of 31 teams Saturday, including some fellow members of the West Ohio High School Bowling Conference.

With a score of 3,088, the Redskins finished tied for 11th in the standings after the qualifying round, which consisted of three games and two Baker games.

Wapak then joined a 16-team bracket, seeded 11th overall.

Redskins survive Shawnee rally to win WBL opener

December 6, 2013

Sports Editor

SHAWNEE — The Wapakoneta Redskins twice had to survive after surrendering two large leads, once in each half, but they led virtually the entire game and prevailed in the end.

The Redskins managed a 65-60 win Thursday over the Shawnee Indians in varsity girls basketball action, in the Western Buckeye League opener for both teams.

Wapak’s final points of the third period at 1:19 gave the team a game-high 19-point lead, 51-32.

Wapakoneta trio earns All-Ohio honors

December 4, 2013

From staff reports

Three members of the Wapakoneta Redskins varsity football team were named All-Ohio for the 2013 season, as the Division III and Division IV teams were announced Tuesday.

Wapakoneta senior Kyle Gonterman was a second-team all-state choice on the offensive line.

Gonterman was named the Western Buckeye League’s Offensive Lineman of the Year last month. He helped guide the Redskins’ offense to a school-record 39.4 points per game in the 2013 season.

Lima Senior keeps Wapakoneta from 1st win

December 4, 2013

Sports Editor

LIMA — On top of dealing with the tenacious defensive pressure they faced Tuesday, the Wapakoneta Redskins also witnessed the Lima Senior Spartans hit outside shots consistently to keep distance on the scoreboard.

The Redskins went with a zone defense as long as they could Tuesday against a quick, athletic Spartans team, which had as much ease getting to the basket as it did finding open perimeter looks.

Lima Senior defeated Wapakoneta, 57-41, in a non-league varsity boys basketball contest in the Lima Senior High School gymnasium.

Public-private tournaments split on hold

December 4, 2013

From staff reports

Despite a strong movement the past two years to do so, an expected vote to separate tournaments between public and non-public high schools in Ohio will not take place next May, as most previously thought.

No petitions to place referendum items up for vote were received by the Ohio High School Athletic Association in advance of its Monday deadline, according to several media reports Tuesday.

The OHSAA confirmed in a Twitter post late Tuesday night it had not received any petitions.

Harmon Field hosted most playoff games this fall

December 3, 2013

Sports Editor

Harmon Field in Wapakoneta hosted more playoff football games than any other venue in the state of Ohio last month.

The stadium previously averaged two playoff games per year since 2000. This year Harmon Field hosted six of them.

Wapakoneta solid in 1st meet of season

December 2, 2013

Sports Editor

The Wapakoneta Redskins had a solid season opener Saturday in the Findlay Duals wrestling tournament, going 3-2 in five dual matches.

The Redskins edged the Elmwood Royals, 32-31, handled an All-Star Team, 50-15, fell to the Eaton Eagles, 45-24, nipped the Whitmer Panthers, 37-34, and lost to the Bellevue Redmen, 42-34.

In each match, the Redskins left three weight classes empty.

Piqua rolls Wapakoneta in season opener

November 30, 2013

Sports Editor

PIQUA — The Wapakoneta Redskins had strong starts to each half Friday, showing flashes of potential, but neither time were they able to sustain their level of play in the first game of coach Doug Selvey’s tenure.

The Piqua Indians rolled to a 71-41 win Friday over Wapakoneta at Piqua High School’s Garbry Gymnasium in a non-league varsity boys basketball contest, on the first day of the 2013-14 regular season.

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