Allie Zofkie won her first Western Buckeye League championship Saturday representing Wapakoneta High School, as the Redskins’ freshman was the top finisher Saturday at the WBL girls cross country meet at the former St. Marys Memorial High School.
Zokfie won Saturday’s race with a time of 19 minutes, 38.85 minutes. She finished 23 seconds ahead of the runner-up, St. Marys senior Kristen Dammeyer.
The Redskins placed sixth out of 10 schools Saturday with a team point total of 171.
The Floras were each third in their respective races Saturday as the Botkins Trojans competed in the Shelby County Athletic League cross country championships at Anna Elementary School in Anna.
Cameron Flora and the Trojans’ boys teams took third in the meet.
Flora, a sophomore, ran Saturday’s course in a time of 16 minutes, 54.3 seconds, among 86 runners.
Also a sophomore, Chloe Flora and the Botkins’ girls team placed fourth out of five teams with 96 points.
OTTAWA — When the Wapakoneta Redskins were cruising on offense, Keaton Metz was involved Friday, as the junior not only returned the opening kickoff for a touchdown but also accounted for a passing, rushing and receiving touchdown.
Metz and the Redskins powered past a 45-13 win Friday over the Ottawa-Glandorf Titans in a Western Buckeye League varsity football contest at Titan Stadium in Ottawa.
WAYNESFIELD — Putting as many as eight and nine people in the box, daring the Ridgemont Golden Gophers to throw the ball, the Waynesfield-Goshen Tigers dominated on the defensive side of the ball.
The Waynesfield-Goshen offense needed the defensive dominance until nearly the end of the first half when they started clicking and then the defense even joined in the scoring as Tigers defeated Ridgemont 34-8 in front of home crowd on Senior Night in Northwest Central Conference action.
The Wapakoneta Redskins ended their historic season Thursday on the first day of districts.
Needing to reach the semifinals to participate Saturday, the Redskins managed one win Thursday in the Division I Northwest District girls tennis tournament at Bowling Green State University.
"This was all new to them, but they now know what it's going to take," Wapak varsity coach Mike Klock said. "Playing at districts is another notch up. They're playing very good competition and at sectionals, too.
LIMA — Having played defense for so long, after allowing a tying goal with 4:14 left in the second half, the Wapakoneta Redskins pulled out a surprise and managed to retake the lead just 35 seconds later.
On the pitch for just 2 minutes after leaving with an injury, Wapak freshman Alex Lause broke loose behind Shawnee’s defense, was one on one in front of the Indians’ goalkeeper, fired a shot toward the top of the net and scored with 3:39 left in the second half.