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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.

Winter sports tournament sectionals being finalized

November 29, 2013

From staff reports

Sectional tournament sites for 2013-14 winter sports are beginning to be finalized for Ohio High School Athletic Association postseason competition, as the Northwest District Athletic Board has posted dates and sites for its tournaments.

The Wapakoneta boys basketball team will play in a Division II sectional Feb. 25 and 28 at Lima Senior High School, joined by Bath, Celina, Elida, Shawnee and St. Marys.

Wapak ranks 2nd in WBL standings after fall season

November 27, 2013

From staff reports

The Wapakoneta Redskins are ranked second in the Western Buckeye League all sports standings after the fall season, which were posted Tuesday on the Western Buckeye League website.

The Redskins have 54 points behind league leader Celina’s 64.5.

Wapakoneta’s lone fall WBL title came from the girls tennis team, which went 9-0 in WBL matches.

The football team was runner-up in the league with an 8-1 record, while Kenton was the WBL champion at 9-0.

Trojans beat Wapakoneta in season opener

November 27, 2013

From staff reports

The Wapakoneta Redskins were swept by the Findlay Trojans on Tuesday at the University of Findlay, in the season opener for high school swimming and diving.

Findlay won the girls meet, 102-78, and the boys meet, 132-52.

Recording a first-place finish in the 100-yard butterfly was Wapakoneta senior Taylor Law, who finished with a time of 1 minute, 8.17 seconds to score six points.

Taylor Hager won the 100 yard butterfly in a time of 1:08.17 and took second in the 50 yard free with a time of 29.25.

Harmon Field set to host 2 state semifinals

November 25, 2013

From staff reports

Harmon Field in Wapakoneta will host two more playoff games this weekend, making it six total for the fall of 2013.

The site will feature a Division VI state semifinal between Mechanicsburg (11-2) and Haviland Wayne Trace (12-1) at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Friday’s game will be Mechanicsburg second straight playoff game at Harmon Field.

Warner, Wapakoneta start fast in debut win

November 23, 2013

 

Sports Editor

Sara Warner and the rest of the Wapakoneta Redskins just kept shooting Friday, and those shots just kept going in.

The Redskins used a torrid start in the first period Friday to establish a comfortable lead the rest of the game, as Wapak recorded a 67-40 non-league win over the Bellefontaine Cheiftains in the first regular contest of the varsity girls basketball season for both teams.

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