Scoring 3,236 points over the course of the two-day championship meet, the Wapakoneta Waves swim team brought home the Western Ohio Aquatic League title, and smashed some records along the way.
WOAL is an eight-team league that also includes teams from Ada, Bluffton, Van Wert, Kenton, the Sherwood and Westside swim clubs and the Shawnee Country Club. This year’s final meet was held at Kenton.
Ryan Schneider, 14, set a new meet record in the boys 13-14 50-meter butterfly with a finals time of 28.52. The previous record was 28.83, set in 1993.
BLUFFTON — For the second time in three days, walking Chandler Kaeck to face Chace Culver proved to be unwise for Wapakoneta’s opponent in the district tournament.
Culver delivered his second straight eventual game-winning hit with the bases-loaded, as he notched an RBI single for the Redskins’ third run of the seventh inning Saturday, giving his team a 5-4 lead after trailing by two entering their final at-bat.
BLUFFTON — Wapakoneta senior Chace Culver didn’t take too kindly to Celina intentionally walking the hitter in front of him to load the bases in the bottom of the fifth inning of Thursday’s Division II district semifinal.
“I was kind of insulted, to be honest with you, that they were going to walk to get to me,” Culver said. “I really wanted to get the hit after that.”
The Wapakoneta Redskins scored in every inning of their tournament game Saturday, and they needed every bit of those runs in their comeback win.
The Redskins overcame two separate four-run deficits against the visiting Napoleon Wildcats during a 10-8 victory Saturday in a Division II high school softball sectional final at Wapakoneta High School.
Redskins coach Bill Sammons explained what he felt was the reason his team rallied for a win Saturday, as Wapak trailed after Napoleon’s at-bat in each of the first four innings.