By winning the Lima City Invitational, the Wapakoneta Redskins received good news as far as the Western Buckeye League race goes, since virtually all of the WBL tennis schools competed there Saturday with Wapakoneta at the Collett Street Courts in Lima.
The Redskins won the tournament with 96 points, ahead of WBL foe Shawnee’s 81.
Wapak varsity coach Mike Klock described how Saturday’s tournament positions his team in the WBL race.
WAYNESFIELD — The better they played at the start of games, the easier time the Botkins Trojans had trying to finish them Saturday in their 3-0 win against the Waynesfield-Goshen Tigers in a non-league varsity volleyball match.
Botkins had a 5-0 lead to start Game 1 and a 7-0 lead to start Game 2, landing eventual wins by double digits, 25-14 and 25-11. In Game 2, the teams were tied at 5-5 in a match that W-G led at times, though Botkins eventually rallied for a 25-11 win.
Wapakoneta made a long trek to Sandusky on Saturday to compete in the Panther Fun to Run, a 3200-yard event as opposed to a typical five-kilometer race, hosted by St. Mary Central Catholic at Mills Creek Golf Course.
The Redskins placed fourth of four teams in the Division I race.
Out of 89 runners, Sidney Sutton paced the Redskins with a 14th-place finish overall with a time of 13 minutes, 31.73 seconds.
Nolan Greve accounted for half of his team’s goals Saturday, as the Botkins Trojans notched their first win of the season with an 8-1 victory over the Fairlawn Jets in a Shelby County Athletic League varsity boys soccer game.
Greve scored four times in Saturday’s game.
Jacob Barnett scored three goals for the Botkins, while Kaleb Hanby added the other one.
Eric Egbert and Barnett each tallied an assist for Botkins.
The Wapakoneta Redskins trotted out to a 14-0 lead after their first two offensive series and held on to gain a 14-6 advantage over the Minster Wildcats in three quarters of varsity football action in a scrimmage Friday at Harmon Field.
Wapak varsity coach Doug Frye gave an evaluation of his team through Friday night.
“Right now, we are the Tarzan and Jane of football,” Frye said. “A week ago, our offense was a little ahead of our defense. Our defense played a little better than our offense tonight.
WAYNESFIELD — Waynesfield-Goshen got in its last tuneup for the 2013 high school football season with a scrimmage against Cory-Rawson on Friday, and varsity coach Doug Foley gave his team an overall favorable grade as the official season begins next Friday against Delphos Jefferson.
The scrimmage came a week after a less than favorable performance in a scrimmage against Indian Lake last weekend.