The Wapakoneta Redskins clinched a share of the regular season Western Buckeye League title Thursday.
Wapak, with a 5-0 win Thursday over the St. Marys Roughriders, improved to 8-0 in the WBL through eight matches with one to play.
The Redskins will face Van Wert on Monday in its league finale.
A win by Wapak against Van Wert would clinch the league’s regular season title outright and would give Wapak 10 points for first place entering the WBL tournament.
After securing a first game win, Wapakoneta Redskin varsity volleyball coach Amy Ruppert felt her team had finally shaken off the “albatross around their neck,” but the Bath Wildkittens battled back Thursday in the second game and took the last two in convincing fashion.
The Wapakoneta Redskins went unbeaten in home league matches this season, as they concluded the home portion of their Western Buckeye League schedule Thursday with a 171-177 win over the St. Marys Roughriders at the Wapakoneta Country Club.
Wapak went 4-0 in league matches in 2013.
Bobby Crow led Wapak with a nine-hole score of 40 on Thursday.
Crow has shot a 40 in four straight matches.
Drew Wayman followed Crow with a 41. Ryan Hunlock (44) and Nick Bruns (46) rounded out Wapak’s scoring.
The Botkins Trojans finished the Shelby County Athletic League part of their schedule with their fifth consecutive win in league play and eighth overall after a 170-225 victory Thursday over the Houston Wildcats at Shelby Oaks Golf Course in Sidney.
Botkins ended SCAL matches with a 5-1 record, improving to 11-1 overall.
Nick Okuley and Roger Miller each shot a 41 to lead Botkins. Seth Hanna and Spencer Stutsman each followed with a 44.
Anrton Wehrman was the lowest scorer for Houston at 47.