Botkins native Jamie King O’Shea was inducted into the Eastern Kentucky University Athletics Hall of Fame recently.
King O’Shea, after an amazing career running for the Trojans of Botkins High School, had remarkable performances competing in cross country and track and field for the Eastern Kentucky University Colonels.
She was Jamie King as a prep standout. Now married and a stay-at-home mother with four children, King O’Shea was a four-year letterwinner in both cross country and track and field for the Colonels.
The Wapakoneta Redskins clinched a share of the Western Buckeye League title after they posted 42 points in just under 17 minutes Friday in a 42-0 shutout win against the Van Wert Cougars in a WBL varsity football game at Harmon Field.
Wapakoneta (9-0, 8-0 WBL) will look to clinch the league title outright next Friday in the final week of the regular season, needing a win in its league contest against the Shawnee Indians (2-7, 2-6), as the Redskins lead Kenton by one game in the league standings.
WAYNESFIELD — The Waynesfield-Goshen Tigers varsity football team celebrated “Cheer for a Cure” during its Friday night Northwest Central Conference matchup against the NWCC’s defending champion, the Lehman Catholic Cavaliers.
The Tigers, however, did not have much to cheer about on the field, as the Cavaliers rolled to a 56-10 blowout win to clinch a share of the NWCC title for this season.
ELIDA — The Celina Bulldogs had Wapakoneta’s number in 2014, as the Bulldogs prevented the Wapakoneta Redskins from winning the Western Buckeye League title outright and they ended Wapakoneta’s time in the postseason Monday.
During a game with a slight rain present to start, causing muddy field conditions, Celina was one step ahead of the Redskins all game long in a 5-2 victory in a high school boys soccer Division II district semifinal at Elida Middle School.
WAYNESFIELD — All season, Waynesfield-Goshen's varsity coach Tyler Turner has said his team is capable of playing better, that they are just as good as opponents such as Mechanicsburg and Upper Scioto Valley. That their best football is ahead of them after losing to a winless Perry team. He was also confident in Friday's game against a talented Riverside team.
Worried he may have held the ball too long, Alex Lause was glad he did.
Lause tracked down possession of the ball in the corner, escaped the two initial defenders, worked around a third and afforded himself a workable angle to boot a left-footed shot into the net, giving the Wapakoneta Redskins a 3-2 sudden victory overtime win Thursday over the Elida Bulldogs at Ryan Field in Wapakoneta.
Needing a win to clinch the Western Buckeye League title outright, the Wapakoneta Redskins varsity boys soccer team fell short Monday, as a 2-1 loss to the Celina Bulldogs gave the league championship to the St. Marys Roughriders in back-to-back seasons.
This year Wapakoneta went 7-1-1 in WBL play, finishing as runner-up in the league for the second straight season. St. Marys, meanwhile, was 7-0-2 again in 2014 and gave the Redskins their only league loss this season — on a Monday.
The Wapakoneta Redskins’ defense was put in some tough situations late in the game Friday but came through when needed most, as the Redskins prevailed 21-14 over the Ottawa-Glandorf Titans in varsity football action on Homecoming Night at Harmon Field in Wapakoneta.
In the Western Buckeye League showdown featuring two state-ranked teams, Wapakoneta (7-0) took a two-score lead with six minutes left in the game, but a lost fumble and a muffed punt by the Redskins’ offense gave the Titans (5-2) excellent field position trailing by seven points.