PREP ROUNDUP: Wapak boys edge Riders
A miscue on a scorecard hurt the Wapakoneta Redskins but not enough to cost them the win.
Wapak pulled out a 183-185 win over the rival St. Marys Roughriders in a Western Buckeye League varsity boys golf dual match on Monday at Wapakoneta Country Club.
“It wasn’t the greatest score but a win is a win,” Wapak coach Ken Wayman said.
Freshman Drew Wayman was disqualified after signing a scorecard that contained an incorrect score on one of the holes.
“I was not happy at all with the mental mistake that caused the DQ,” Ken Wayman said. “That’s two disqualifications we have had this year. We have to be better mentally for these avoidable mistakes.”
Caleb Acheson carded a 39, which was good enough for medalist honors.
Bobby Crow turned in a 43. Aaron Johnson shot a 49. Josh Apple fired a 52. And Marshall Gerleach posted a 53.
Wapak moves to 4-3 in the WBL.
Wapak falls in Tri
CELINA — Celina and Coldwater bested Wapak in a tri-match Monday at Fox’s Den.
The Cavaliers came out on top with a 204, followed by the Bulldogs (214) and Redskins (224).
Wapak had to play without its No. 2 golfer, Shelby Kohler, who was sick.
“That makes it a little tougher night when your No. 2 player is missing,” Wapak coach Dawn West said. “I don’t know if that threw the girls off a little bit, but we struggled tonight right from the start and never really got it all back together.
“Even without Shelby, we are very capable of still shooting better scores at Fox’s Den than we did tonight and unfortunately instead of picking up two wins, we dropped two. However, Courtney Knippen did a nice job of turning her round around and finished strong in her last few holes, that is always encouraging to see.”
Knippen led Wapak with a 46. Hannah Smith (56), Bryly Beaman (58) and Zoe Rayburn (64) rounded out the Redskins’ scoring.
Medalist was Coldwater’s Kelsey Koesters with a 44.
Botkins second at Bearcat Invitational
SPENCERVILLE — The state-ranked Botkins Trojans girls cross country team finished second out of 12 teams in the Red Division of the Bearcat Invitational on Saturday.
Botkins’ top seven finishers were Brittany Bailey (3rd-20:51), Shelbie Bailey (8th-21:11), Liz Knoop (13th-21:17), Elleah Cooper (31st-22:30), Renee Buehler (35th-22:46), Bethany Christman (42nd-23:23) and Corinne Woddruff (44th-23:30).
The boys team was sixth out of 17 teams.
The top seven included Roger Miller (17th-17:59), Austin Jones (18th-17:59), Seth Hoying (55th-19:26), Tyler Egbert (62nd-19:36), Lucas Buehler (63rd-19:40), Josh Schwartz (69th-20:03), and Cody Buehler (108th-21:17).
Jones’ time was the ninth-fastest time posted by a freshman in Botkins cross country history.
Redskins 13th at Tiffin
TIFFIN — The Wapakoneta Redskins boys and girls teams both finished 13th at the Tiffin Cross Country Carnival on Saturday.
The boys result was out of 33 teams. The girls results was out of 28 teams.
For the boys, the top seven finishers were Caleb Hennon (52nd-18:13), Alec Benny (71st-18:27), Sam Herrod (85th-18:36), John Martin (106th-18:56), Ryan O’Neil (136th-19:32), Hayden Bradenhoff (137th-19:32) and Billy Butler (142nd-19:38).
The girls top seven was Elizabeth Martin (45th-21:39), Summer Griner (59th-22:02), Courtney Musgrove (84th-22:34), Saira Brown (90th-22:41), Jenna Sawmiller (96th-22:55), Megan Watt (98th-23:01) and Kati O’Neil (115th-23:35).
Wapak 5, Lima Senior 0
LIMA — The Redskins dominated the Lima Senior Spartans on Saturday.
Wapak outshot Lima Senior 25-0.
Scoring goals for Wapak were Sara Warner, Katie Sawmiller, Mackenzie Custer, Mallory McDevitt and Emilee Brown.
Botkins 7, Mechanicsburg 0
BOTKINS — The Trojans rolled over Mechanicsburg on Saturday.
Botkins had 90 steals in the game and fired 11 shots on goal in a one-sided contest. Mechanicsburg did not get off a single shot.
Claire McCullough led the Trojans with two goals and two assists. Hannah Koch chipped in with two goals and one assist.
Shelby Boyd, Chris Johnson and Michaela Kramer each added a goal piece.
The Trojans are now 4-4. They will be back in action tonight at 5:30 with a home match against Newton.
LCC 2, Wapak 0
LIMA — LCC scored two first-half goal and held on for the win on Saturday.
Nolan Burkholder scored the first goal 18:09 into the match. And Kian Duffy added the second at 31:42.
The Redskins took 10 shots in the match but only three on-goal.
Wapak Zack Holtzapple record five saves.
New Knoxville 3, Botkins 0
NEW KNOXVILLE — The Rangers won in three games — 25-11, 25-18, 25-14 — on Saturday.