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LCC blanks Botkins, 6-0

August 23, 2013

From staff reports

The Botkins Trojans lost their first game of the season, 6-0, to the Lima Central Catholic Thunderbirds in varsity girls soccer action Thursday in Lima.

LCC outshot Botkins, 24-9, in Thursday’s game.

Keirstyn Rogers had 14 saves and two steals for Botkins. Shelby Boyd added six steals. Natalie Ambos took four shots.

Botkin’s loss Thursday put its season record at 0-1-1.

The Trojans will visit Franklin Monroe for their next game, which will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday.

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Wapak to take on Minster in final preseason test

August 22, 2013

Sports Editor

The Wapakoneta Redskins are now preparing for their final test from an opponent before the regular season begins on Aug. 30. Wapak will face the Minster Wildcats of the Midwest Athletic Conference in a scrimmage at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Harmon Field.

The Redskins concluded the two-a-days portion of their two-a-days schedule Tuesday.

Wapak varsity coach Doug Frye summarized his evaluated of the team’s two-a-days.

Garman throws another scoreless inning in start

August 22, 2013

From staff reports

Brian Garman started another game Wednesday for the Milwaukee Brewers’ rookie league team in Arizona, throwing the first inning in a 4-2 win for the AZL Brewers over the AZL Reds.

The Wapakoneta native made his first rehab assignment start Sunday after not pitching for nearly two months. Wednesday marked his second appearance in four days.

Garman, the Brewers’ 17th-round draft pick in 2010, allowed a leadoff double and then retired the next three batters, two on infield popouts, the other on a flyout to left field.

Wapak edges Shawnee by 5 strokes, 191-196

August 22, 2013

Sports Editor

Able to avoid an afternoon storm in the area, the Wapakoneta Redskins focused on their match against the Shawnee Indians and came away with a 191-196 win Wednesday in varsity girls golf action at Oak’s Golf Club in Lima.

Wapak senior Shelby Kohler was Wednesday’s match medalist with a nine-hole score of 43.

“Shelby continues to be our steady leader,” Wapak varsity coach Dawn West said. “She is playing very consistently and being a great leader for us.”

Wapak earns first ever victory against Kalida

August 21, 2013

Managing Editor

Tuesday’s match proved to be a night of firsts for Wapakoneta.

For the first time in school history, the Wapakoneta Redskins varsity boys soccer team saddled the Kalida Wildcats with a loss.

In his debut as the Redskins varsity boys soccer coach, Keith Rambin left Ryan Field on Tuesday with a win.

Zofkie wins county meet; Plaugher, boys place 2nd

August 21, 2013

From staff reports

Wapakoneta Redskins freshman Allie Zofkie won the girls race in the Auglaize County Invitational on Tuesday, as she had the winning time of 20 minutes, 23.48 seconds on the course at the new St. Marys High School. The Redskins’ Dylan Plaugher finished second with an time of 18:06.29.

The Wapakoneta boys team was second with 43 points Tuesday. Wapak’s girls team finished third with 53 points.

Chieftains sweep Redskins, 3-0, in season opener

August 21, 2013

Managing Editor

After a see-saw first game, the Wapakoneta Redskins could not topple the Bellefontaine Chieftains on Tuesday in varsity volleyball action in the season opener at home.

The two teams battled throughout the first game until the Chieftains put it away 25-21. The second game followed the first until Bellefontaine took control and pulled away with a 25-17 win. They then dominated the third game, 25-14, to sweep the match 3-0 in Redskins varsity volleyball coach Amy Ruppert’s first game directing the program.

Botkins boys 2nd, girls 3rd in county preview

August 21, 2013

Sports Editor

The Botkins Trojans finished as the runner-up out of nine schools Tuesday in the Shelby County Preview in varsity boys cross country action at Anna Elementary School.

Botkins girls team was third overall out of six full teams Tuesday.

Botkins junior Austin Jones took third in the meet and was the top runner among Shelby County Athletic League teams.

“He ran a great race,” Botkins varsity coach Ryan Gutman said. “He worked hard all summer long. It was neat to see him run the way he did.”

Wapak squeezes out win over Greenville, 172-174

August 21, 2013

From staff reports

On their home course for the second straight day, the Wapakoneta Redskins boys golf team squeezed out a tight win, 172-174, over the Greenville Big Green in varsity action at the Wapakoneta Country Club.

Drew Wayman and Bobby Crow each shot 41 to lead the Redskins. Nick Bruns and Jared Miller carded 45 each to finish Wapak’s scoring. Ryan Hunlock shot a 46 and Alex Gossard had a 48.

Botkins ties Benjamin Logan, 1-1, in season opener

August 21, 2013

Staff Writer

The Botkins girls soccer team opened its season Tuesday with a 1-1 tie in a home game against Benjamin Logan.

“At this time last year we were 0-1 so we are off to a better start,” said Botkins varsity head coach Joe Welker.

Both teams scored their lone goals in the first half. Whitney Bornhorst garnered an assist with a pass to Natalie Ambos for the Trojans’ only goal.

Botkins battled for a scoreless second half. The Trojans made several threats in the second half but were unable to convert.

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