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Wapakoneta drops out of poll after 2 appearances

October 29, 2013

From staff reports

The Wapakoneta Redskins dropped out of the Associated Press poll in Monday’s version of the weekly ranking of Ohio high school football teams, voted upon by media members.

Monday’s poll was the penultimate one of the 2013 season, as the final version will be released next Monday following the conclusion of the regular season by week’s end.

Teams receiving at least 12 points appear in the poll after the voting.

Flora twins advance to state for Botkins

October 28, 2013

From staff reports

Chloe Flora and Cameron Flora, sophomore twins at Botkins High School, each qualified for the cross country state championships with finishes inside the top 16 of their respective races Saturday.

Cameron Flora, with a time of 16 minutes, 57.67 seconds, was 14th in the Division III, Region 10 boys race Saturday at Troy High School, while Chloe Flora took seventh with a time of 19:48.14 in the Division III, Region 10 girls race.

Wapakoneta's Zofkie ends season at regionals

October 28, 2013

From staff reports

Allie Zofkie concluded her strong first high school cross country season Saturday with an appearance at regionals.

The Wapakoneta Redskins freshman placed 66th overall out of 128 runners Saturday in the Division I, Region 2 girls cross country race at Hedges Boyer Park in Tiffin.

Zofkie completed the course in a time of 20 minutes, 37.71 seconds Saturday.

The top 16 individuals not on qualifying teams advanced from Saturday’s regional race to the state championships.

Redskins post season high in win over Van Wert

October 26, 2013

Sports Editor

The Western Buckeye League’s leading rushing team had virtually no issues against the league’s worst run defense Friday, as the Wapakoneta Redskins gained 473 yards on the ground against the winless Van Wert Cougars in their 61-20 win in varsity football action at Eggerss Stadium in Van Wert, on a night when the temperature slowly descended toward freezing.

Friday’s win was Wapakoneta’s seventh consecutive, moving the Redskins to 8-1 overall and 7-1 in the WBL.

Flora family bonds, learns through running

October 25, 2013

Sports Editor

BOTKINS — Many families bond around an activity, hobby or event that they enjoy doing.

For some, it may be traveling, boating or hunting.

For members of the Flora family in Botkins, they bond and learn through running.

The mother, Tina, 41, and the father, Matt, 44, each run on their own, as Tina runs on her own to stay in shape, while Matt competes in events every so often.

Tina has run the longest event of anyone in the family, having run a 50K marathon before.

Flora twins finding early success for Botkins

October 25, 2013

Sports Editor

BOTKINS — Cameron Flora and Chloe Flora are having virtually identical success in 2013 during their sophomore years.

The twins’ respective cross country teams qualified for the regional meet last Saturday after districts.
Cameron and Chloe earned placed third overall in their respective Shelby County Athletic League meets Oct. 12.

They were each third individually at districts also.

Cameron described what he believes Chloe’s strengths are as a competitive runner.

Redskins aim to beat Van Wert in run game

October 24, 2013

Sports Editor

For the second straight game, the Wapakoneta Redskins will face a winless opponent.

Wapak, after playing the 0-7 St. Marys Roughriders last Friday, will travel to Van Wert this coming Friday to play the 0-8 Cougars in the second to last regular season game, a Western Buckeye League contest in varsity football action at Eggerss Stadium.

The Redskins, after seeing St. Marys’ wing-T offense last Friday, will face another spread offense from Van Wert this Friday.

Wapakoneta still rated 1st in region

October 23, 2013

From staff reports

The Wapakoneta Redskins remained first in their region for the third straight week, as the Ohio High School Athletic Association released the weekly Ohio prep football computer ratings with two weeks remaining in the regular season.

Wapakoneta (7-1) was the top team Tuesday in Division III, Region 10.

The top eight teams in each region for Divisions II through VII set to qualify for the playoffs. The top 16 teams in each of Division I’s two regions will make the playoffs.

Botkins blanked by Bulldogs in district match

October 23, 2013

From staff reports

The Botkins Trojans saw their season end Tuesday after a 6-0 loss to the Yellow Springs Bulldogs.

The loss came in a Division III Southwest District boys soccer district semifinal.

Trojans goalkeeper Christian Hoskins had 18 saves Tuesday, giving him a single-season school record of 161 saves.

Hoskins previously set a school record for saves in a match with 21 in Botkins’ sectional championship against Miami East.

Yellow Springs had one player score three goals and assist on two others Tuesday.

Wapakoneta appears in poll again

October 22, 2013

From staff reports

The Wapakoneta Redskins made their second straight appearance in the Associated Press poll, a weekly ranking of the top Ohio high school football teams as voted upon by media members.

The Redskins (7-1) were tied for 18th in Division III on Monday, receiving 17 points along with Tipp City Tippecanoe (8-0).

Teams receiving at least 12 points appear in the poll after the voting.

Wapak first appeared in the poll Oct. 14 when it was ranked 16th in Division III.

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