January 30th, 2012
Wapakonetaâ€™s numerous chances to seal the game against Minster went awry, allowing the patient Wildcats to hang around and eventually surpass the Redskins 54-49 in overtime on Saturday night.
Minster scored the final seven points of the game to get back to .500 on the season.
â€śItâ€™s a little bit of perseverance,â€ť Minster head coach Mike Lee said. â€śThey didnâ€™t panic and they executed when they needed to execute...Itâ€™s a testament to gutting it out for as long as we did.â€ť
DOLA â€” As the basketball season enters the home stretch, Waynesfield-Goshen seems to be hitting its stride by garnering its third straight win after downing non-league opponent Hardin Northern, 64-46, Saturday night.
With the win, the Tigers improve to 5-8 on the season and keeps the Polar Bears winless on the year at 0-14.
Tiger head coach Ryan Taylor said the win is a big confidence booster for his squad who had struggled through an 8-game losing streak before stringing together this trio of wins.
A long-range shot, stellar defense and unwavering free throw shooting powered the Wapakoneta Redskins past the state-ranked Minster Wildcats.
With the game tied at 33 with 3:04 left in the fourth quarter, junior guard Annie Henderson drilled a 3-pointer forcing the Wildcats to foul the rest of the way, but Wapakoneta drained 9-of-12 from the free throw line to capture the 45-39 win.
JACKSON CENTER â€” The Botkins Trojans varsity girls basketball team crept back to within one game of an even record with a come-from-behind 47-43 win over the Jackson Center Tigers on Saturday at Jackson Center High School.
Trailing 16-12 at the half, the Trojans offense caught fire with 35 points in second half.
â€śWe finally decided to play in the second half,â€ť Botkins varsity coach Don Mack said. â€śWe were kind of lethargic in the first half and we stood around a lot.
James M. Luneke, 64, 5448 Wilson Drive, Celina, died at 1:45 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012 at his residence.
He was born July 31, 1947, in Dayton, the son of Gertrude R. (Raffel) and Carl L. Luneke. On March 11, 1967, in Richmond, Ind., he married Phyllis A. George, who survives.
Also surviving are two sons, James Luneke, of Dayton, and Tim Luneke, of Dayton; and a daughter Angela (Rodney) Simpson, of Celina.
Bessie Oellerman, 82, of Botkins, died Monday, Jan. 30, 1012, at her residence.
Arrangements are incomplete at Miller Funeral Homes in St. Marys.
Eileen (Klosterman) Herman, 92, 304 North Wayne Street, St. Marys, died at 1:20 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012, at her residence.
She was born February 12, 1919, in Montezuma, the daughter of Adelaide (Borgert) and Frank and Klosterman. On November 29, 1945, she married Eugene T. Herman of Celina, who preceded her in death 2002.
John Raesky, 85, of Lima, died at 2:30 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012 at his residence.
He was born, March 24, 1926, in Wapakoneta, the son of the late Florentina (Sciranka) and Jacob Raesky. On Jan. 31, 1953,
He married Martha Howell in St. Johnâ€™s Catholic Church in Lima.
Surviving are son, Mark (Robin) Raesky, of Lima; a daughter, Kristen Reynolds, of Lima; three grandchildren, Heather (Perry) Beko, of Fort Wayne, Ind., Nicholas Reynolds, of Lima, and Jacob Raesky, of Lima; and a brother, Anthony Raesky of Lima.
Barbara E. Huber Roof, 70, of Columbus, passed away Saturday night, Jan. 28, 2012, at Wapakoneta Manor.
She was born May 12, 1941, in Bellefontaine the daughter of the late Eva Mae Miller and John Frederick Huber.
K. Lenore Shappell, 99, of Cridersville, died at 9:57 a.m. Friday, Jan. 27, 2012, at St. Ritaâ€™s Medical Center in Lima.
She was born Sept. 22, 1912, near Lafayette to Vera Gladys Hefner and Charles Varian Guthrie, who preceded her in death. On Feb. 17, 1940, she married Adrian Eugene Shappell and he preceded her in death Sept. 8, 1971.