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March 3rd, 2014
PAULDING — The Bath Wildkittens were prolific from 3-point range Saturday, especially Alyssa Manley, who hit all five of her first-half attempts.
The Wildkittens used the cushion they gained from their success with long-range shooting to keep the Wapakoneta Redskins away from the lead as they landed a 61-42 victory Saturday in a Division II girls basketball district final at Paulding High School.
Bath hit nine 3-pointers before halftime, while Manley scored 17 first-half points, all but two coming on 3-pointers.
The Wapakoneta Redskins are rolling toward the state tournament, and one of the Redskins’ seniors, Austin Krites, was the top individual bowler by a wide margin in Saturday’s district tournament.
After claiming the team title at the only Northwest District sectional the previous week, the Redskins won the district’s team title Saturday in the Division I district tournament at Lex Lanes in Lexington, claiming the only state qualifying spot to take.
Northern Kentucky University appears to be as comforting as home for Chace Culver.
The Wapakoneta High School senior has decided to continue his education and baseball career at NKU, which is located in Highland Heights, Ky., seven miles southeast of Cincinnati.
The right-handed pitcher signed Friday his National Letter of Intent, which formalized his commitment to the university.
Culver made a verbal commitment Feb. 19 to NKU.
Culver will major in sports business at NKU.
The end of the Wapakoneta Redskins’ season came Friday as their final two state qualifiers were eliminated from the tournament.
Redskins juniors Dallas Ambos and Colton Brown each won their second match Thursday in the first round of the consolation bracket.
They entered Friday’s competition needing one win to secure a spot as a state placer but each of them lost in their only match Friday, ending their state appearances.
In the 145-pound weight class, Ambos lost a 9-4 decision to Mantua Crestwood junior Nick Wrobel.
From staff reports
Wapakoneta Redskins juniors Dallas Ambos and Colton Brown reached the second day of the state wrestling tournament with a win in the first round of the consolation bracket Thursday.
Redskins freshman Landon Hall was eliminated from the state tournament Thursday on the first day of competition, as he lost his first round matches in both the championship and consolation brackets.
PAULDING — The pace of Thursday’s game between the Wapakoneta Redskins and the Napoleon Wildcats was about as slow as a modern basketball game can be played. The two teams crawled to the finish line in their tournament game, but Wapakoneta was patient enough defensively and executed enough in timely situations to lead the entire game.
The Redskins emerged with a 31-19 win Thursday in a Division II girls basketball district semifinal at Paulding High School.
CRIDERSVILLE — Sporting red Wapakoneta jerseys adorned with their last name in white on the back, the Moyer children understand their father is coaching football again.
Travis Moyer was hired Tuesday as head varsity football coach at Wapakoneta High School, returning to coaching after two seasons.
Moyer was hired Tuesday by the Wapakoneta City Schools board of education at Cridersville Elementary School in its regular monthly meeting.
Moyer will now return to coaching after being away from football for two seasons.
LIMA — The Celina Bulldogs were good for long enough Tuesday in their sectional win over the Wapakoneta Redskins.
They took control of the game early, and despite some sloppy play late, handled themselves after a heartbreaking loss to end the Western Buckeye League season.
Celina earned a 54-41 victory Tuesday over Wapakoneta in a Division II boys basketball sectional semifinal at Lima Senior High School.
Tuesday’s game was the opposite of the two schools’ WBL meeting in January.
With two teammates having already clinched state tournament berths, Wapakoneta Redskins junior Colton Brown nabbed a 2-1 win on an ultimate tiebreaker to join Dallas Ambos and Landon Hall at the state meet in Columbus this week.
Three of Wapak’s four district qualifiers advanced to state for the first time, while junior Heath Newman finished fifth and is an alternate for the state meet.
The Redskins concluded the two-day Division II district wrestling tournament Saturday at the Stroh Center on the campus of Bowling Green State University.
SPENCERVILLE — The Wapakoneta Redskins held the Elida Bulldogs scoreless in the second period Saturday, the impact from which could be felt the rest of the game.
The Redskins went from a 10-6 first-period lead to a 23-6 advantage at halftime.
Not only did the shutout in that period allow the Redskins to build their lead before halftime but it gave them the benefit of the game’s time being on their side, too.
Wapak’s lead hovered between 15 and 20 points for much of the second half, never having it threatened by Elida.