PREP ROUNDUP: Redskins remain unbeaten
The Wapakoneta Redskins varsity girls tennis team pushed its record to a perfect 5-0 with a 4-1 win over the Bath Wildcats in a Western Buckeye League match Thursday at the Harmon Park Courts.
For Wapak, Shelby Gillespie posted a 6-1, 6-0 win over Ashlynn Vierra in second singles.
The Redskins’ Annie Harrod swept Madison Pauff 6-0, 6-0 in third singles.
In first doubles, Katie Martin and Kirsten Wellons grabbed a 6-4, 6-3 win over Michelle Hines and Kaitlin Singhaus.
Chloe Veit and Rachel Robert also won for Wapak, topping Darla Wieging and Jardan Hollar 6-3, 6-0 in second doubles.
Wapak’s only loss in the match came in first singles. Bath’s Emily Ruhe needed three sets to defeat Makenzie Klock 6-4, 1-6, 7-6.
Wapak 7, Allen East 0
The Redskins rolled to a resounding win over the Mustangs at Ryan Field.
Mackenzie Custer and Lauren Davis each scored two goals for Wapak.
Sara Warner, Katie Carter and Jessica Fisher scored the other three goals.
The Redskins held a 14-5 edge in shots on goal.
Wapak goalkeeper Ashley Knippen only needed to make one save.
Wapak 174, Bath 190
The Redskins picked up their first WBL win, knocking off Bath at Hawthorne Hills golf course in Lima.
“The team score for us was better but we would like it to be a little lower,” Wapak coach Ken Wayman said. “However, a win is a win especially winning on the road.”
Wapak’s Caleb Acheson fired a 40 to grab medalist honors. Acheson has been the medalist in both of Wapak’s two WBL dual matches.
Bobby Crow carded a 42 followed by Drew Wayman’s 43.
Josh Apple (49), Aaron Johnson (50) and Marshall Gerlach (52) rounded out the Redskins’ scoring.
“It’s good to see the top four scores in the 40’s,” Ken Wayman said. “It will be real nice once we see a couple in the 30’s and a couple in the lower 40’s. If we can do that, good things will happen. Hopefully, it will start next Monday at Shawnee.”
Shawnee 166, Wapak 193
Wapakoneta played some of its best golf of the season could not overcome the Shawnee juggernaut at The Oaks golf course.
“Our goal tonight was to have a team personal best as well as individual personal bests and we were able to accomplish that,” Wapak coach Dawn West said.
Medalist for the match was Shawnee’s Rebecca Rader with a 40.
Low for the Redskins was Courtney Knippen with 42.
Rounding out the scoring for Wapak was Hannah Smith (49), Shelby Kohler (50) and Bryly Beaman (52).
“It was great to see Courtney bounce back from a tough round earlier in the week,” West said. “She has great potential to shoot low numbers each time she is out and hopefully we can get her on a good streak and continue to go low.
“I am very proud of Shelby tonight. We had some confusion on hole 2 about a particular shot which cost Shelby a two stroke penalty and made for a rough second hole for her. The way she handled herself from there on out was exactly what all good players figure out sooner or later, you can have a bad hole and still play pretty good.”
Botkins girls 3rd, boys 6th
The Trojans cross country teams competed in the Shelby County Preview on Tuesday at Anna.
The varsity boys finished sixth. Top finishers were: Austin Jones (19:18-17th), Tyler Egbert (19:56-26th), Roger Miller (19:56-27th), Seth Hoying (20:53-45th), Lucas Buehler (20:54-46th), Ross Kohler (21:03-48th), Josh Schwartz (21:05-49th).
The varsity girls finished in a close third. Top finishers were: Brittany Bailey (21:214th), Liz Knoop (22:42-11th), Shelbie Bailey (23:23-15th), Elleah Cooper (23:26-16th), Renee Buehler (23:38-17th), Jackie Smith (23:40-18th), Corinne Woodruff (24:54-28th).
The Trojans’ next meet is Saturday at the Bob Schul Invitational in West Milton.