Four local basketball players earned Special Mention honors within the Northwest District, as the Associated Press released Friday the end-of-season all-district teams for the 2014-15 high school basketball season.
Adam Henderson, Carly Buzzard, Maddi Stiles of Wapakoneta and Abbie Van Horn of Waynesfield-Goshen were named Special Mention performers for their efforts on the hardwood this winter.
Tyler Copeland finished fifth and Landon Hall placed sixth as they concluded their appearances in the state championships Saturday.
The two Wapakoneta Redskins sophomores each entered the final day of the Division II state meet in the consolation semifinals Saturday and lost their first match to move into the fifth-place consolation match.
COLUMBUS — Landon Hall and Tyler Copeland survived the second day of the state tournament, while Heath Newman was eliminated with consecutive losses.
The three representatives of the Wapakoneta Redskins competed throughout the day Friday in the high school Division II wrestling state championships at the Jerome Schottenstein Center at The Ohio State University.
Hall and Copeland will each wrestle their consolation semifinal matches Saturday. They have both secured a state placement between third and sixth place.
Upon taking a commanding 40-20 lead, the St. Marys Roughriders saw their lead reduced to three, 42-39, by the Wapakoneta Redskins midway through the fourth quarter.
The Roughriders were able to hang on after making all 10 free throw attempts the rest of the way to hold off Wapakoneta for a 52-45 win Wednesday in a high school boys basketball Division II district semifinal at Liberty-Benton High School.
St. Marys' Josh Young had 11 points in the first quarter and 18 for the game. Wapakoneta was led by Corey Crawford's 14 points, while Ethan Good added 13.
Eight members of the Wapakoneta High School wrestling team will compete in an exhibition one week from today, as the Lima Area Wrestling Coaches Association is hosting its first ever Dream Team/All-Star Dual.
Tyler Copeland, Dallas Ambos, Dylan Plaugher, Heath Newman, Landon Hall, Brad Beemer, Jayden Hefner and Drew Robenalt will all compete on behalf of the Redskins.
The exhibition will be held at 6 p.m. March 18 at Lima Central Catholic High School, 720 S. Cable Rd., Lima.