Renee Lovett withstood gusty winds to put forth a strong pitching performance Tuesday, as the Wapakoneta Redskins senior tossed a one-hit shutout against the Sidney Yellow Jackets.
The Redskins came away with a 7-0 victory Tuesday in their home opener, a non-league varsity softball contest at Wapakoneta High School.
Lovett walked one and struck out seven. After walking the leadoff batter in the third inning, she retired 14 of the 15 hitters she faced. Lovett has now allowed just one earned run in 12 innings pitched this season.
The Wapakoneta City Schools Board of Education approved ticket prices for athletic events in the 2014-15 school year during its monthly meeting Tuesday.
The prices for three different types of tickets will change for the 2014-15 school year compared to what they are for the current 2013-14 school year.
Prices for adult tickets at volleyball, soccer, girls basketball and wrestling events will have increased by one dollar from $5 to $6. Prices for student tickets for those events will have decreased by one dollar from $4 to $3.
Two local high school basketball players will appear on the hardwood for another time next week in separate exhibition games.
Wapakoneta senior Sara Warner and Waynesfield-Goshen senior Lidia Turner will play in one of four all-star games hosted by the Ohio High School Basketball Coaches Association District 8 at Elida High School.
An exhibition basketball game featuring former Cincinnati Bengals players and a team of Wapakoneta All-Stars will be the highlight of the Wapakoneta Athletic Boosters’ fundraiser Friday in the Wapakoneta High School gymnasium.
The preliminary Bengals roster made available for this story includes Eric Ball, Dequin Evans, Jojuan Armour, Rodney Heath, Keith Rucker and Jimmy Turner.
The Bengals team will be coached by Denny Gallagher of Buckeye Flooring.
Wapakoneta Redskins senior Sara Warner earned honors within the Northwest District, as the Associated Press revealed Thursday in its all-district rosters for the 2013-14 high school varsity basketball season.
Warner was chosen as a Division II third-team All-Northwest District selection for this season.
The Redskins’ lone senior starter was the team’s leading scorer at 15.8 points per game.
The 5-foot-9 guard helped lead Wapakoneta to a 14-11 overall record and a district runner-up finish in 2013-14.