January 26th, 2012
A week ago, the Wapakoneta Redskins varsity boys basketball team came up just short of stunning the unbeaten and state-ranked Defiance Bulldogs.
That game came on the heels of a nail-biter, five-point loss to the previously state-ranked Elida Bulldogs and a one-point win over the defending Western Buckeye League champion Celina Bulldogs.
If Wapak caught the trio of Bulldogs off-guard, it wonâ€™t get that opportunity against the Ottawa-Glandorf Titans on Friday.
The proverbial cover is blown.
Wapak is no longer a bye week for opposing teams.
How a state panel of sports writers and broadcasters rates Ohio high school boys basketball teams in the third of seven weekly Associated Press polls, by OHSAA divisions, with won-lost record and total points (first-place votes in parentheses):
1, Cols. Northland (23) 11-1 288
2, Pickerington Cent. (1) 12-0 219
3, Cin. La Salle (1) 13-1 217
4, Olentangy Liberty (3) 14-0 201
5, Mentor (2) 11-1 161
6, Cin. Moeller 11-2 133
7, Cols. Walnut Ridge 12-0 127
8, Tol. Whitmer 12-1 108
9, Cle. Hts. 10-1 36
10, Tol. Cent. Cath. 10-2 31
How a state panel of sports writers and broadcasters rates Ohio high school girls basketball teams in the third of seven weekly Associated Press polls, by OHSAA divisions, with won-lost record and total points (first-place votes in parentheses):
1, Reynoldsburg (20) 15-0 257
2, Uniontown Lake (4) 14-0 219
3, Pickerington N. 14-1 195
4, Mâ€™burg Hts. Midpark 12-1 126
5, Twinsburg (2) 11-3 124
6, Cin. Princeton 12-2 116
7, Olentangy Orange 14-1 111
8, Springboro 12-1 93
9, Can. McKinley (1) 10-3 75
10, Kettering Fairmont 12-3 42
Wapakoneta City Schools and Waynesfield-Goshen Local Schools are delayed two hours.
A new contract became official between Wapakoneta Education Association teachers and the Wapakoneta City Schools Board of Education when board members approved the deal during Tuesday’s meeting.
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Auglaize County maintenance workers have spent many of their spare hours cleaning the heavy duty metal door knobs and brass plates for 36 doors inside and outside the Auglaize County Courthouse.
“We started about four weeks ago,” county maintenance man Dave Masonbrink said. “We are spending time whenever we have it cleaning them.”
For three quarters, St. Henry and Wapakoneta battled toe-to-toe.
Then, suddenly, St. Henry stomped on the toes of its namesake and left them black-and-blue as it pulled away to a 53-47 win in a non-league varsity girls basketball game at Wapakoneta.
Trailing 37-33 late in the third quarter, St. Henry went on a 15-1 run â€” including 10 unanswered points to start the fourth quarter â€” to take a 48-38 lead with 3:15 left in the game.
Wapak was held without a field goal for a span of 8:31 during the run.
WAYNESFIELDÂ â€” In what Waynesfield-Goshen head coach Ted Patton called one of his teamâ€™s best overall outings of the season, the Tigers downed non-league foe Hardin Northern, 61-42, Tuesday night.
The Tigers improve to 6-7 on the season and Hardin Northern falls to 2-14 for the year.
â€śThis is probably the best team effort we have had,â€ť Patton said. â€śWe have had injuries all year and we have been playing with different groups all year,â€ť Patton said. â€śThis is the fourth game with this group and I think this was our best team effort and probably are best scoring balance we have had.â€ť
BOTKINS â€” The Botkins Trojans varsity boys basketball team hammered down a 68-36 victory over the Fairlawn Jets on Tuesday night at Botkins High School.
The win boosted Botkinsâ€™ record to 7-6 overall and 4-4 in Shelby County League play.
Botkins didnâ€™t waste any time establishing a mood of high intensity.
After winning the tip, the Trojansâ€™ grabbed two buckets right away and finished the quarter with a seven-point run to take a 13-10 lead.