The Wapakoneta Redskins cross country teams will head to the site of the Ohio High School Athletic Association state championships Saturday to compete in the OHSAA Early Season Invitational at National Trail Raceway in Hebron.
The invitational is Wapakâ€™s first regular season event of the 2013 season.
Wapakâ€™s boys team will compete at 1:50 p.m. Saturday in Section F, one of four scored boys races, while the Redskins girls squad will race at 4:20 p.m. Saturday in Section H, one of four scored girls races.
On the same course for the second straight day, the Wapakoneta Redskins were the runner-up Wednesday with a team score of 335 in the Auglaize County Invitational, a six-team tournament played at Arrowhead Golf Course in Minster.
Wapak played at Arrowhead on Tuesday in the Cardinal Invitational and scored 340 as a team, while Redskins junior Drew Wayman was Tuesday’s tournament medalist.
Wayman tied for third overall Wednesday with an 18-hole round of 77.
The Wapakoneta Redskins blanked the Bellefontaine Chieftains, 5-0, in their first match of the season Tuesday in varsity girls tennis play. Bellefontaine brought only five players to the match at the Wapakoneta Rotary Club courts at Wapakoneta High School.
The Redskins lost only one game Tuesday.
“It was a good start,” Wapak varsity coach Mike Klock said. “They’re a weak team. I expect our competition to be much stiffer as the season goes on.”
Waynesfield-Goshen junior Kennedy Rumer aced the ninth hole Tuesday at Tree Links Golf Course in Bellefontaine during the Benjamin Logan Lady Raider Invitational. Rumer used her 6-iron on the par-3 for the hole-in-one.
The W-G Tigers placed eighth and last overall in the tournament with a score of 509.
Chelsea Spencer led W-G with an 18-hole score of 105. Rumer followed at 125. Danielle Heintz posted a 139, and Elva Anne Shephard tallied 140.