Archive - Aug 27, 2011
Pretty much the only thing Wapakoneta Redskins football coach Doug Frye was smiling about Friday night was the final score.
Fryeâs Redskins trounced the Bellefontaine Chieftains 48-0 in the season opener for both teams at Harmon Field.
Wapak scored 21 points in the final four minutes of the first half to turn a 14-0 game into a rout.
In spite of what the scoreboard read, Frye saw room for improvement.
âIâm happy with the start,â Frye said. âBut not pleased.â
The Redskins used two big plays from senior Kevin Kraft and a big game rushing by senior Connor Pickens to pull away to the win.
Jim Elshire remembers that day in the summer of 1986, the one when senior Kyle Stroh pulled into his driveway and told him the Redskins were going to win the next season.
And win they did.
A lot â becoming only the second Wapakoneta football team to go 10-0 in the regular season and the first to make the playoffs.
Elshire, the coach of that â86 team, was among the honorees in attendance at a reception and ceremony honoring the team Friday night before the Redskinsâ season opener against Bellefontaine at Harmon Field.
Stroh remembers that day too.
WAYNESFIELD â The Triad Cardinals spoiled the Waynesfield-Goshen Tigersâ season opener with a 39-22 win Friday night at Waynesfield-Goshen Tiger stadium.
Big third- and fourth-down plays by the Cardinals hurt the Tigersâ chances for victory.
âThe biggest thing is coming up with big plays,â W-G coach Gary Spencer said. âWe may have missed tackles but we need to learn from our mistakes and I think weâll be fine.â
The sheriff at the Auglaize County Jail said goodbye to a long-time employee this week, and he filled his shoes with another familiar face.
Mark Fuerstenau, administrative captain of the 72-bed facility, took over Monday as executive director of the Western Ohio Regional Treatment and Habilitation (WORTH) Center in Lima. On Thursday, Lisa Wright was hired to fill his former position.
A student from Germany traveled all the way to the United States to dig deeper and learn more about law with a local judge.
Twenty-five-year-old Sven Renker, of Frohburg, Germany, just completed a three-week internship at the Auglaize County Common Pleas Court with Judge Fred Pepple.
Renker, who earned his bachelorâs degree in law from the University of Dresden in Germany, interned here before continuing his studies in the field at the University of Munster â where he will soon start back up with fall classes.
A 1999 graduate of Wapakoneta High School and former homecoming king has made it a long way from home.
Todd Brown, who has been living in Hollywood, Calif., since 2001, is returning home in September with his band, Sons of Jack, to share what he has been up to with family and friends.