Archive - Sports Article
August 17th, 2011
The Wapakoneta Redskins varsity girls tennis team kicked off its season with a win, sweeping the Bellefontaine Chieftains 5-0 on Tuesday at the Harmon Park courts.
Senior Makenzie Klock rolled to a 6-1, 6-0 win over Cheryl Corbett in first singles.
In second singles, senior Shelby Gillespie held off Hannah Vance 7-6 in the second set after posting a 6-1 win in the first.
Junior Annie Harrod bested Hannah Weimer in third singles by a score of 6-0, 6-3.
In first doubles, junior Katie Martin and freshman Kirsten Wellons topped Madeline Heuser and Michelle Frantz 6-4, 6-2.
MINSTER â€” The Wapakoneta Redskins varsity boys golf team place sixth in the 14-team Cardinal Invitational on Tuesday morning at Arrowhead Golf Course in Minster.
Wapak turned in a team score of 336. Versailles won the event with a 320 followed by Fremont St. Josephâ€™s 321.
The Redskins were just six strokes behind third-place Minsterâ€™s 330.
The Botkins Trojans fired a 342 to finish eighth.
â€śWe played much better today both physically and mentally,â€ť Wapak coach Ken Wayman said. â€śIt seemed we played much smarter golf throughout the round.â€ť
LIMA â€” The Waynesfield-Goshen Tigers varsity boys golf team picked up its first win of the season by defeating Northwest Central Conference foe Temple Christian on Tuesday at Hidden Creek golf course in Lima.
W-G compiled a team score of 217 to best the Pioneers, who turned in a 230.
Justus Ball and Garrett Hauenstein were co-medalists to lead the Tigers, each carding a 48.
Eric Shaner was just one stroke back at 49 strokes.
Ryan Agnew rounded out the W-G scoring with a 72.
Israel Whitman led Temple with a 49.
The Tigers are now 1-2 on the season.
The Wapakoneta Redskins varsity girls golf team defeated the Indian Lake Lakers 213-222 in its first dual match of the season Monday at Wapakoneta Country Club.
Shelby Kohler led the Redskins with a round of 45. Indian Lakeâ€™s Morgan Barnett turned in a 42 to edge Kohler for medalist honors.
â€śShelby hit the ball well, she just had a little trouble with her shots around the green,â€ť Wapak coach Dawn West said. â€śShe is making some changes with her pitching and chipping so it wonâ€™t be long before she is more comfortable around the greens. I was very pleased with her round.â€ť
LIMA â€” The Wapakoneta Redskins varsity boys golf team finished a disappointing fifth in the Rob Contini Memorial tournament Monday at Hawthorne Hills golf course in Lima.
Lima Central Catholic won the event with a team score of 306. Wapak turned in a 361.
â€śWe didnâ€™t play very well. We had a few mental errors that cost us a few strokes,â€ť Wapak coach Ken Wayman said.
Bobby Crow led the Redskins with a team-best 86. Josh Apple shot an 89. Aaron Johnson recorded a 92. Drew Wayman turned in a 94. And Marshall Gerlach carded a 99.
After missing much of the week of practice due to an injury, Waynesfield-Goshen product Joe Horn sat out the Indianapolis Colts preseason-opening 33-10 loss to the St. Louis Rams on Saturday night.
According to the Indianapolis Star, Horn was sidelined by a nagging back injury.
The Colts signed Horn as an undrafted free agent on July 26 after the NFL lockout ended.
Late Sunday night, Horn posted on his Twitter feed (www.twitter.com/SundaysWith16): â€śBack on the field tomorrow #ColtsCamp canâ€™t waitâ€ť
The Wapak Football Parents will be holding a chicken dinner on Friday, Aug. 19 prior to the scrimmage with Minster and Triad.
The dinners are prepared by the American Legion and include a half chicken, applesauce, chips, and roll and butter. The presale ticket price is $7.
Pick up time is 4:30-6:30 at the west entrance to Harmon Field, with drive-up service on Hamilton St.
Come out and enjoy a chicken dinner and cheer on the Redskins! To order tickets call Dorinda Schmerge at 419-236-1531.
Saturday, Aug. 13 is the last day to order tickets.
DEFIANCE â€” The Wapakoneta Redskins girls golf team placed 12th in the 17-team Defiance Invitational on Thursday at the Auglaize Golf Club.
Shawnee was the overall winner, posting a team score of 332. Lima Central Catholic was second at 346.
Wapak carded a 407.
â€śI thought the ladies played pretty good today,â€ť Wapak coach Dawn West said. â€śWe scored better than Tuesday overall but finished higher with a 12th place finish. There were more good caliber teams there today but I felt we held our own and did a nice job out there coming down seven shots from Tuesday.
CELINA â€” The Botkins Trojans varsity boys golf team finished a close second in a quad match Thursday at the Mercer County Elks Golf Club in Celina.
Botkins turned in a team score of 178, just one stroke behind winner Mississinawa Valleyâ€™s 177.
Fort Recovery was third at 187 and Houston fourth with a 218.
Adam Bornhorst led Botkins with a 38. Connor Bornhorst carded a 44. Seth Hanna turned in a 47. And Cory Kies rounded out the Trojansâ€™ scoring with a 49.
The Trojans return to action Tuesday morning at 8:30 at New Bremen.
Six teams â€” five golfers each â€” and 18 holes.
And one stroke.
Thatâ€™s the margin that separated the top three teams in the Auglaize County varsity boys golf tournament Wednesday at a soggy Wapakoneta Country Club.
The Minster Wildcats took the title after tying the Wapakoneta Redskins with matching team scores of 345. Under the tie-breaker rules, the match is then decided by the scores of the No. 5 golfers on each team.
Minsterâ€™s Xavier Francis turned in an 89 while Wapakâ€™s Josh Apple carded a 96, handing the win to Minster.