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BASKETBALL: Patton passes 1,000 as Tigers pound Perry

December 9, 2011

WAYNESFIELD — Waynesfield-Goshen junior Kaylee Patton needed 16 points Thursday night to eclipse the 1,000 point mark in her varsity girls basketball career.

And she needed less than two quarters to do it.

Patton passed the mark with a reverse layup with 1:37 left in the half, then went on to score a team-high 24 points to lead the Tigers to a 56-40 win over the Perry Commodores in the Northwest Central Conference opener for both teams.

“It’s amazing,” Kaylee Patton said. “My teammates really help me out. They hit some outside shots and that let me get to the inside.”

BASKETBALL: Improved 'Skins to host Ada

December 8, 2011

At first glance, the opening weekend of the Wapakoneta Redskins varsity boys basketball season looks a lot like the opening weekend a year ago — a win over a not-so-good Piqua team on Friday followed by a loss to a very good Fort Recovery squad on Saturday.

At first glance.

To anyone who was actually paying attention, however, this is not the same Redskins team.

With as many as four sophomores starting at times and with Alex Greve sidelined by an injury, the 2010-2011 Wapak team went on to lose 11 of its next 12 games.

WRESTLING: 'Skins win WBL opener

December 7, 2011

The Wapakoneta Redskins bounced back from a disappointing start to the varsity wrestling season to post a 46-34 win over the Van Wert Cougars on Tuesday at Wapakoneta High School.

Wapak struggled in the Findlay Trojan Duals on Saturday. But the young Redskins squad showed resilience in the Western Buckeye League dual-meet opener.

“We improved a lot from Saturday,” Redskins varsity coach Jason Rostorfer said. “It was the first time a lot of these freshmen got to wrestle varsity, so they were a little nervous and apprehensive. ...

BASKETBALL: McComb tops Tigers

December 6, 2011

WAYNESFIELD — One after another, the shots didn’t fall.

In all, 36 of them missed the mark.

So it came as no surprise the Waynesfield-Goshen Tigers found themselves on the losing end when the final horn sounded.

The Tigers could not overcome their poor shooting as they fell to the McComb Panthers 57-51 in a varsity girls basketball game Monday night at Waynesfield-Goshen High School.

“Our girls are young and need to gain some more experience,” W-G coach Ted Patton said. “We just aren’t used to outside shooting.”

WRESTLING: Redskins struggle at Trojan Duals

December 6, 2011

FINDLAY — The Wapakoneta Redskins varsity wrestling opened its season with a tough showing at the Trojan Duals on Saturday at Findlay High School.

Wapak suffered losses to Bluffton and Eaton in pool competition before rebounding to notch wins over Napoleon and Shawnee in bracket competition.

Nate Valentine (138 pounds) posted a 4-0 record in the meet, including a pin in the win over Shawnee.

Junior John Martin had three wins, including a pair of pins, at 106 pounds.

ROUNDUP: Wapak boys second at VW Relays

December 6, 2011

VAN WERT — The Wapakoneta Redskins boys swimming team placed second and the girls team took third in the Cougar boys finished third in the Van Wert Cougars Sprint Relay Invitational on Saturday at the Van Wert YMCA.

The boys team scored 158 to finish behind first-place Versailles (172 points).
The girls tallied 174 points to finish behind Bryan (180 points) and Versailles (178 points).
Wapak has its first home meet Thursday at the Wapakoneta YMCA.

Trojans compete
TROTWOOD — The Botkins Trojans swim team kicked off its season by attending the Troy Pentathlon in Trotwood.

BASKETBALL: Shooting woes sink 'Skins

December 5, 2011

FORT RECOVERY — The Wapakoneta Redskins varsity boys basketball team suffered its first loss on the season, falling 61-38 to the Fort Recovery Indians on Saturday at Fort Site Gymnasium.

Partly thanks to a significant size disadvantage at the guard positions, Wapak struggled shooting the ball and were never really able to mount a challenge to the Indians.

The Redskins shot just 35.7 percent (15-of-42) from the floor, including an abysmal 3-of-19 (15.8 percent) in the second half.

BASKETBALL: Flat showing dooms Wapak girls

December 5, 2011

FORT RECOVERY — Wapakoneta Redskins varsity girls basketball coach Rusty Allen knew it was going to take the Redskins’ best effort to beat Fort Recovery on Saturday.

The Indians were off to a 2-0 start and returned a wealth of experience from a team that went 23-2 and advanced to the Division III state semifinals a year ago.

He didn’t get it.

Fort Recovery led tip-to-buzzer and rolled to a 58-44 win over the Redskins at Fort Site Gymnasium.

BASKETBALL: Tigers trump Triad

December 5, 2011

WAYNESFIELD — One Waynesfield-Goshen Tigers recorded a double-double and another narrowly missed the honor as the Tigers took control early in their second win of the season.

The Tigers started out fast and forced a slew of Triad Cardinal turnovers as they outdistanced the Champaign County team, 72-53, in varsity boys basketball action.

“I thought we played pretty strong,” Tiger varsity coach Ryan Taylor said. “Defense was good and our guys are pretty aggressive. We had good effort form Garret Hauenstein, Lee Turner and Dylan Little.”

BASKETBALL: Mustangs top W-G girls

December 5, 2011

WAYNESFIELD — Despite poor shooting from beyond the arc and from the field, the Waynesfield-Goshen Tigers still had a chance for a win against the neighboring Allen East Mustangs.

Missed shots doomed the Tigers Saturday as they lost for the second time during the 2011-12 campaign Saturday, getting beat by Allen East, 50-47, before a Waynesfield-Goshen home crowd. The Tigers fall to 1-2 on the season.

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