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CROSS COUNTRY: Botkins hosts Best in the West meet

October 4, 2011

BOTKINS — A host of state-ranked cross country team descended upon Botkins Community Park on Saturday for the Best in the West Cross Country Invitational.
In the varsity girls meet, the Botkins Trojans finished fifth behind Versailles, Fort Loramie, Minster and Spencerville — all ranked ahead of Botkins in the latest state poll.
Botkins’ top seven included Shelbie Bailey (15-21:23), Brittany Bailey (19-21:43), Liz Knoop (23-21:50), Elleah Cooper (41-22:37), Jackie Smith (46-22:55), Bethany Christman (47-23:01) and Renee Buehler (54-23:24)

PREP: This week's schedule

October 3, 2011

Monday
Boys Soccer
Wapak at Van Wert, 5

Tuesday
Boys Soccer
Botkins at Newton, 5
Girls Soccer
Wapak vs. Shawnee, 5
Volleyball
Wapak at St. Marys, 6
W-G vs. Hardin Northern, 6

Wednesday
No Events

Thursday
Boys Soccer
Wapak at Shawnee, 5
Girls Soccer
Botkins at Anna, 5
Girls Tennis
Wapak at UNOH Sectional, 9 a.m.
Volleyball
Wapak vs. Van Wert, 6
W-G at Marion Catholic, 6
Botkins at Jackson Center, 5:30

Friday
Football
Wapak vs. St. Marys, 7:30
W-G at Fort Loramie, 7

Saturday
Boys Soccer
Wapak vs. Lima Senior, 1
Botkins at New Knoxville, noon

FOOTBALL: Wapak wins big over O-G

October 1, 2011

OTTAWA — Offense, defense and special teams.
You name it, Wapak owned it.
The Wapakoneta Redskins made big plays on all three as they pulled away to an emphatic 35-14 win over the state-ranked Ottawa-Glandorf Titans on Friday at Titan Stadium.
With the exception of a five-minute span in the second quarter, this one was all Redskins.
“I was just so proud of our kids tonight,” Wapak coach Doug Frye said. “I’m proud to be their coach and I was proud of their effort.”
Wapak remained unbeaten on the season at 6-0 overall and 5-0 in the Western Buckeye League.

FOOTBALL: Tigers paste Pirates

October 1, 2011

WAYNESFIELD — The highly educated know that in the wild, the Tiger is the best swimmer among the feline class.
Waynesfield-Goshen proved that fact well with a 50-6 Homecoming win over the Riverside Pirates on Friday night in near monsoon conditions.
“With the wet field conditions, we knew that we had to put points up right away,” W-G coach Gary Spencer said.
Tigers running back Gabe Hennon put points up not even a minute into the game with a 48-yard run. He added two more in the first quarter and another 48-yard run with 11:53 in the second quarter.

VOLLEYBALL: Titans sweep Redskins

September 30, 2011

One minute the Wapakoneta Redskins were in the match.
The next they weren’t.
The Ottawa-Glandorf Titans rallied to overcome a sizable second-game deficit to win that game and roll to sweep the Redskins in three games in battle for Western Buckeye League volleyball supremacy Thursday at Wapakoneta High School.
After dropping the first game 25-18, the Redskins were just two points away from tying it at a game apiece with a 23-16 lead in the second.

TENNIS: Klock advances to WBL semis

September 30, 2011

LIMA — Wapakoneta Redskins senior Makenzie Klock advanced to the semifinal round of the Western Buckeye League varsity girls tennis tournament with a win Thursday at the University of Northwestern Ohio courts.
Playing first singles, Klock bumped off No. 5 seed Mariah Krugh of St. Marys in straight sets, 6-0, 6-2 in their quarterfinal match.
Klock advances to face Shawnee’s Lauren Rovner, the top seed in first singles, in the semifinals. Semi-final play starts Saturday at 9 a.m.

GIRLS GOLF: Wapak routs Celina in WBL finale

September 30, 2011

The Wapakoneta Redskins varsity girls golf team rolled to a 207-273 win over the Celina Bulldogs in its final Western Buckeye League match of the year Wednesday at a rainy Wapakoneta Country Club.
Despite the rainy conditions, the Redskins score was just two strokes off their team average.
Wapak is 9-10 overall and 2-5 in the WBL. Celina is 1-10 and 1-8.
Redskins senior Courtney Knippen fired a 44 to earn medalist honors in her final home match.
Rounding out the scoring for the Redskins were Shelby Kohler (50), Hannah Smith (55) and Bryly Beaman (58).

FOOTBALL: Wapak heads into hornets' nest

September 29, 2011

Sometimes a matchup just screams “epic.”
Friday night’s Western Buckeye League matchup between Wapakoneta and Ottawa-Glandorf certainly appears to be one of those.
The Redskins are 5-0 overall, 4-0 in the WBL and ranked 12th in the latest AP Division II state poll.
O-G is 4-1 and 3-1, and is ranked 10th in Division IV.
Wapak, by all appearances, is walking into the proverbial hornets’ nest.
The Titans are coming off a tough 36-20 loss to the No. 1 ranked Kenton Wildcats, a game they were still in until the final minutes.

BOYS SOCCER: St. Marys blanks Redskins

September 28, 2011

Wapakoneta and St. Marys met six times in the previous three varsity boys soccer seasons — three times in the regular season and three times in the tournament.
The Roughriders won all three regular season matchups. And the Redskins exacted revenge on their biggest rival in the postseason, winning all three of those contests.
St. Marys continued its control of the regular season with a 3-0 shutout of the Redskins on Tuesday at Ryan Field.
If they meet again in postseason play, Roughriders first-year varsity coach Dave Ring doesn’t plan on letting the trend continue.

GIRLS TENNIS: O-G edges Wapak

September 28, 2011

The Ottawa-Glandorf Titans pulled out a 3-2 win over the Wapakoneta Redskins in a Western Buckeye League varsity girls tennis match Tuesday at the new Rotary Club courts at Wapakoneta High School.
Wapak’s Makenzie Klock swept O-G’s Ashley Heckman in straight sets, 6-0, 6-1 in first singles.
Redskins’ Annie Harrod provided the other Wapak win, topping the Titans’ Amy Schmeidebusch 6-1, 6-3 in third singles.
In second singles, O-G’s Kim Kahle bested Wapak’s Shelby Gillespie 6-3, 6-2.

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