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March 7th, 2015
All seven of Wapakoneta’s district qualifiers are still alive for bids to the state tournament. Four of them are in the championship semifinals after the first day of district action Friday in a Division II tournament at Mansfield Senior High School.
Tyler Copeland, Heath Newman, Landon Hall and Jayden Hefner can qualify for state with at least one win in each of their first two matches today.
Dallas Ambos, Brad Beemer and Dylan Plaugher will begin today’s action in the consolation brackets.
MOUNT BLANCHARD — Keaton Metz exploded for 22 points, as the Wapakoneta Redskins handled the Upper Sandusky Rams in a 60-44 victory Friday in a high school boys basketball sectional final at Riverdale High School.
The Redskins (12-11) will face Western Buckeye League rival St. Marys (15-8) in a district semifinal at 8 p.m. Wednesday at Liberty-Benton High School in Findlay.
Metz had four 3-pointers in the win. Corey Crawford (11) and Ethan Good (10) also reached double figures in scoring Friday for Wapakoneta.
From staff reports
Wapakoneta Redskins senior Adam Henderson was one of seven players to appear on the Western Buckeye League’s first team, as the WBL announced its all-league selections Thursday.
Henderson is the leading scorer for the Redskins this winter, which has included a season-high 37 points in a double overtime win against Sidney.
Last season Henderson was an honorable mention selection in coach Doug Selvey’s inaugural season with Wapakoneta.
From staff reports
Four members of the Wapakoneta Redskins varsity girls basketball team made the Western Buckeye League’s end-of-season selections, as the WBL announced Thursday its all-league teams for the 2014-15 season.
Redskins senior forward Carly Buzzard was a first-team All-WBL choice for this season.
Wapakoneta junior point guard Maddi Stiles made the league’s second team list.
Redskins senior wing Megan Watt was a third-team choice in the WBL.
PAULDING — The Wauseon Indians rallied to take their first lead of the game midway through the fourth quarter but the Wapakoneta Redskins collected themselves and fought off the Indians' comeback effort.
Wapakoneta won 48-45 in a high school girls basketball Division II district semifinal Thursday at Paulding High School.
With the win, the Redskins advanced to the district championship game, where they will face fellow Western Buckeye League foe and four-time defending district champion, Bath. The two teams met last season in the same game.
Ashley Knippen (Wapakoneta 2012) went 5 for 8 at the plate Wednesday in a doubleheader for the Bluffton University Beavers softball team.
Knippen had two singles and scored twice Wednesday in the Beavers’ 13-10 win over Mount St. Marys in Cape Coral, Fla.
In the second game, Bluffton run-ruled Northland College, 17-4, in five innings.
Knippen batted twice in the Beavers’ nine-run first inning against Northland, tallying a bunt single and a two-run home run.
Wapakoneta High School will be selling tournament tickets in advance for its girls and boys games.
Tickets for the girls district semifinal game Thursday against Wauseon will be on sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday at WHS. Tickets for the boys game Friday against Upper Sandusky will be on sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday and Friday at WHS.
Tickets for both games cost $6 for adults and $4 for students. Tickets at the door for both games will cost $6.
WHS receives a portion of each ticket sold in advance.
COLDWATER — The Ridgemont Golden Gophers survived a valiant effort by the Waynesfield-Goshen to win a 56-55 nailbiter Tuesday in a high school boys basketball Division IV sectional semifinal at Coldwater High School.
Ridgemont's Trevor Stover led all scorers with 21 points. Collin Lowe had 14 for W-G. Cheyne Tate collected 14 rebounds for the Tigers.
Read about the tight ball game in the Wednesday, March 4 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.
Waynesfield-Goshen High School has offered to pay for students' meals prior to its boys basketball tournament game Tuesday in Coldwater.
The WGHS athletic department will pay for students' meals at McDonald's in Celina between 5:30-6:15 p.m. Tuesday.
This offer is for students only and students must be wearing Waynesfield-Goshen "spirit wear."
McDonald's in Celina is located at 101 Grand Lake Rd., Celina, Ohio.
Wapakoneta High School has fielded a lot of phone calls about the site of its game Friday, specifically about where it is and how to get there.
The Redskins will play at 8 p.m. Friday at Riverdale High School, which has a Mount Blanchard address but is not in or around the town of Mount Blanchard but rather south of it along Ohio 37.
Riverdale High School is located at 20613 Ohio 37, Mount Blanchard, Ohio.
Those from the Wapakoneta area who are planning to travel to the game are advised to use the following directions: