March 9th, 2015
Wapakoneta Police Chief Russel Hunlock announced Monday that an early morning traffic stop on Saturday resulted in the arrest of a Waynesfield man for possession of a controlled substance.
Scanner traffic reports, along with confirmation from both the Wapakoneta Police and Fire Departments, that a child was struck this morning by a vehicle at the intersection of Lima and Water streets. There was someone who was transported by Wapkoneta EMS to St. Rita's Medical Center in Lima.
No further details were available by press time as of Monday.
PAULDING — The Wapakoneta Redskins managed to hold a one-point halftime lead, 18-17, before the Bath Wildkittens zoomed past the Redskins with a 21-8 advantage in the third period to effectively seal their fifth straight district title.
The Wildkittens tallied a 51-34 win Saturday in a high school girls basketball Division II district final at Paulding High School.
Madison Dackin had 20 points for Bath (23-1), which will face Rogers in a regional semifinal Tuesday.
Megan Watt led Wapakoneta (18-7) with 13 points.
Wapakoneta wrestlers Tyler Copeland, Heath Newman and Landon Hall each qualified for the state championships Saturday after placing in the top four at districts.
Wapakoneta High School's girls and boys bowling teams qualified for state today after placing first at their respective district tournaments.
The girls will make their state appearance at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Wayne Webb's Columbus Bowl in Columbus.
The boys will make theirs at the same time and place Saturday.\
To read about the bowlers' performance at districts Saturday, read the Monday, March 9 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.
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.
Top stories of the week in the print edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News:
Monday: County agencies prepared for the worst as Severe Weather Awareness Week kicked off in Ohio. Kindergarten registration began in Wapakoneta.
Tuesday: Residents of Wapakoneta spoke out Monday night on the proposed downtown revitalization plan, as council held first reading on an ordinance authorizing the state application.
Wednesday: Wapakoneta woman injured in crash on U.S. 33 east of St. Marys.
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.