Friday, Jan. 30
Defiance 56, Wapakoneta 48
The state-ranked Defiance Bulldogs broke through in the fourth quarter, ending the Wapakoneta Redskins' upset bid in a Western Buckeye League matchup.
Wes Detter hit six 3-pointers and scored 21 points as Defiance (14-1, 4-1) — the No. 9 team in Division II — used a 12-0 run to start the fourth quarter to help defeat Wapakoneta (8-7, 2-3).
Jarrett Koch and Ethan Good scored 12 points each to lead the Redskins.
It will be Super Bowl Sunday in the Saturday Jan. 31 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.
Be sure to check out an edition which includes fans of the two Super Bowl teams and a story about the town's pizza places.
Wapakoneta native and 2010 Wapakoneta High School graduate Heidi Schlegel was named Friday a Horizon League Scholar-Athlete of the Month for December.
Schlegel is a women's basketball player completing graduate school at Youngstown State University.
Wapakoneta 43, Defiance 42
After trailing most of the game, Defiance briefly took the lead twice in the fourth quarter Thursday, only to see Wapakoneta reclaim it both times.
The Redskins (13-3, 5-1 WBL) held off the visiting Bulldogs in the final minute-and-a-half.
For a complete game story, see the Friday, Jan. 30 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.
WAYNESFIELD - The lawsuit against the Village of Waynesfield continues as a former employee and council member attended a mediation yesterday in Dayton with the village's insurance company.
Howard Traucht met with a mediator to hash out a settlement with Block Agency, a local agent of Scottsdale Insurance Company. If a settlement is not mediated by the conclusion of the meeting, a village-wide investigation may follow, according to a phone conversation with Traucht Wednesday afternoon.
Harvest Baptist Church will be having its annual Harvest Sportsmen Banquet on Saturday, Jan. 31. The event will be open to the public.
See the Friday, Jan. 30 issue of the Wapakoneta Daily News for more details about the event.
The city council's finance committee meets Thursday to try to put finishing touches on the 2015 budget.
From staff reports
The Ohio High School Athletic Association has approved a list of referendum items to be voted upon by its member school principals this May.
Nothing on this year's May ballot is as significant as past years, when arguably the most controversial topic in the state's high school sports landscape — competitive balance — was voted upon (and finally approved last spring).
A full summary of the items up for vote will appear in the Friday, Jan. 30 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.
With rising temperatures, the previous advisory has been canceled, according to the Sheriff's office.