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W-G finishes 14th out of 18 in season opener

August 6, 2013

Sports Editor

LIMA — The Waynesfield-Goshen Tigers varsity boys golf team opened its 2013 regular season Tuesday, finishing 14th out of 18 schools at the Hawthorne Hills Invitational, hosted by the Allen East Mustangs, at Hawthorne Hills Country Club.

The Tigers shot a team score of 414 and were led by Trey Crumrine’s 92 on the par-72 course.

Rounding out the scoring four totals for W-G were Lake Turner (97), Gabe Wilcox (107) and Brandon Turner (118).

Frye returns to coaching after mandated break

August 2, 2013

Sports Editor

Doug Frye awoke quite early Thursday morning, as the varsity football coach at Wapakoneta High School was anxious about being able to return to coaching after a mandated break from school activities following his retirement from teaching. Frye had been away since June 1. He was later rehired by the school district in late June.

Frye said he set his alarm to awake at 4:50 a.m. Thursday in advance of his team’s morning weightlifting and conditioning session, but his anticipation about returning was overwhelming.

Garman dealing with injury in Arizona

July 30, 2013

Sports Editor

PHOENIX — Wapakoneta native Brian Garman is essentially sitting idle in Arizona.

Garman was sent to the Milwaukee Brewers’ spring training facility in Phoenix on July 17 to receive further treatment on his injured shoulder, diagnosed as a torn labrum.

Garman is a relief pitcher for the Huntsville Stars, a Double-A team in the Southern League based in Huntsville, Ala. He has been on the disabled list since June 24.

Drew Lament places 5th at national decathlon meet

July 30, 2013

Sports Editor

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Drew Lament took fifth place in a national decathlon championship meet recently, competing in the Intermediate boys division (ages 15-16) in the USA Track & Field Junior Olympic Outdoor Championships on July 22-23 in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Lament, who was competing unattached at the national meet, will be a sophomore at Waynesfield-Goshen High School for the 2013-14 school year.

His final points total was 5,481, just four points behind the fourth-place finisher and fewer than 200 points behind the champion in the Intermediate standings.

Local diving club taking form

July 22, 2013

Sports Editor

A local diving club is taking shape at the Wapakoneta WaterPark in an effort to increase interest in the event among youth.

The twice-per-week diving instruction sessions are being led by Dylon Webb, who works at the waterpark. Webb, 20, from Wapakoneta, is a graduate of Wapakoneta High School. He will be a junior at the University of Findlay starting next school year.

Webb dove all four years of high school and dove competitively for a brief time during his freshman year at UF. He also coached in Celina the past two years.

Former Ohio St. coach makes 3 stops in Wapak area

July 19, 2013

Sports Editor

Earle Bruce’s passion for football has not waned at the age of 82.

His passion for the game originated at the high school level in the state of Ohio, and that is where he directed it Thursday in one of three visits to the Wapakoneta area, as the former Ohio State Buckeyes head football coach spoke Thursday afternoon to two area high school football teams. He also stopped by The Gardens at Wapakoneta on Walnut Street and at the Cridersville Healthcare Center.

Garman headed to Arizona to rehab injury

July 18, 2013

Sports Editor

PHOENIX — Brian Garman arrived Wednesday in Arizona to begin rehab at the Milwaukee Brewers’ spring training facility in Phoenix, as the Wapakoneta native continues to be on the shelf with an injury.

Garman, a pitcher for the Huntsville Stars, a Double-A minor league baseball team of the Southern League based in Huntsville, Ala., is attempting to nurse himself back to health after suffering a torn labrum earlier this summer. He has been on the disabled list since June 24.

Area youth softball team headed to Florida

July 16, 2013

ORLANDO, Fla. — An area youth softball team has qualified for the World Series in Orlando, Fla., which will start Saturday, July 20.

The team, Ohio Xtreme, based in Bluffton, is a 12-and-under traveling softball team in the United States Specialty Sports Association.

Local youth on the team include Carlee Hosterman, from Wapakoneta; Madison Howell, from St. Marys; Katie Goodman, from Elida; and Madison Pugh, Kara May and Kendra Johnston, from Spencerville.

Wapak Waves take 2nd at league meet

July 15, 2013

From staff reports

BLUFFTON — The Wapakoneta Waves earned three age group titles Saturday upon the conclusion of the two-day Western Ohio Aquatic League championships at Bluffton Community Pool, as Wapak’s 8-and-under boys, 13-14 girls and 13-14 boys each won their respective age groups.

Wapak’s 8-and-under boys were dominant with 394 points, as runner-up Westside finished at 174. Finishing with 386 points, Wapak’s 13-14 girls cruised to a win, with runner-up Sherwood tallying 235 points. Wapak’s 13-14 boys scored 354 points in their win, with Westside scoring 265 for second place.

MRI reveals tear; Garman still rehabbing

July 12, 2013

Sports Editor

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — MRI results will keep Brian Garman shelved indefinitely, as the testing revealed a slight tear in his labrum.

The Wapakoneta native has been on the disabled list since June 24. He is a relief pitcher for the Double-A Huntsville (Ala.) Stars in minor league baseball, an affiliate of MLB’s Milwaukee Brewers.

“My doctors said the slight labrum tear is not consistent with a pitcher’s injury and that it’s probably an injury from football,” Garman said. “The doctors said they don’t even think (the tear) is the cause of my pain.”

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