Five members of the Wapakoneta High School wrestling team advanced to the championship semifinals after the first day of the sectional tournament Friday.
Tyler Copeland, Dallas Ambos, Dylan Plaugher, Heath Newman and Landon Hall each need to win at least one of the first two matches today on the second day of the tournament in order to qualify for districts.
Wapakoneta ended Friday in fifth place within the team standings after the first day of a Division II sectional tournament at Oak Harbor High School.
Charlie Sutton placed eighth in the 50-yard freestyle during the state finals Friday, ending his junior campaign with a podium finish, as he and others represented Wapakoneta High School on the final day of the high school swimming Division II state championships at C.T. Branin Natatorium in Canton.
In the girls 50 free, Wapakoneta senior Josie Miller took fourth place Friday in the consolation finals, completing her fourth straight state appearance in the event with a 12th-place effort among all 24 state qualifiers.