February 22nd, 2015
At-large qualifiers for the high school swimming Division II state championships were announced Sunday.
Wapakoneta has some athletes who qualified for state via an at-large berth.
In order to qualify for state, district competitors' times had to rank within the top 16 in the entire state, excluding the top two finishers in each district meet who automatically qualified.
Here is a breakdown of at-large qualifiers from Wapakoneta:
A 29-year-old male was transported to St. Ritaâ€™s Medical Center for non-life-threatening injury as a result of a gunshot wound he received early Sunday morning in the 600 block of South Blackhoof Street. Wapakoneta Police Chief Russel Hunlock said the case remains under investigation.
Wapakoneta native Heidi Schlegel scored 38 points Saturday, matching her career high for the second straight game.
The senior at Youngstown State University now has 76 points and 19 rebounds in her last two games, both YSU wins over Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Valparaiso.
Schlegel, a 2010 Wapakoneta High School graduate, shot 68.2 percent from the field with 30 made field goals in her two 38-point outings.
For a full recap of Schlegel's recent performance, see the Monday, Feb. 23 editon of the Wapakoneta Daily News.
VAN WERT — Aaron Huffman collected an offensive rebound and scored a putback to put Wapakoneta up by three points, 53-50.
The Redskins then survived a potential game-tying 3-pointer with 1 second left to escape a comeback effort by Van Wert, which trailed by eight, 51-43, with 1 minute, 15 seconds left in regulation.
Wapakoneta had a few automatic qualifiers to the state championships after competition in the Northwest District meet Friday at Bowling Green State University.
Charlie Sutton advanced in the boys 50-yard freestyle.
Josie Miller also qualified in the girls 50 free.
Wapakoneta's boys 200 medley team advanced, consisting of Michael Johnston, Hayden Metzger, Ryan Schneider and Sutton.
Three men, including a Wapakoneta resident, have been charged with aggravated murder in the death of a Uniopolis man in June.
During a news conference Friday morning, Auglaize County Sheriff Al Solomon and Auglaize County Prosecuting Attorney Ed Pierce announced the arrest of Aaron M. Dietrich Sr., 26, of Wapakoneta, Joseph Ray Furry, 30, of Van Wert, and James P. Dinsmore, 28, of the Allen County Jail, in connection with the death of 54-year-old Charles Hicks, of Uniopolis, on June 9.
Wapakoneta High School will be hosting an a capella festival on Saturday, April 11.
For the full story, see the Friday, Feb. 20 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.
In the final game of the Western Buckeye League schedule, the Wapakoneta Redskins turned a seven-point halftime lead, 24-17, into a 20-point win, 48-28, over the Van Wert Cougars.
Wapakoneta's Carly Buzzard had 17 points to lead all scorers on Senior Night, as the Redskins played their final home game of the regular season.
Riley Culver added eight points, 11 rebounds and five assists for the Redskins, who ended the WBL season in third place with a 7-2 record.
MILWAUKEE, Wisc. — Wapakoneta native Heidi Schlegel scored a career-high 38 points in Youngstown State University's 79-73 win Thursday against the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Schlegel, a 2010 Wapakoneta High School graduate, was 14 of 20 from the field, making all three of her 3-point attempts.
The 38 points are the eighth-highest single-game scoring total in Penguins history.
Several schools are delayed for Friday, Feb. 20.
Botkins Local School
Wapakoneta City Schools
Waynesfield-Goshen Local School