Archive - Sep 2011
For one Wapakoneta native, she says it is good to be back playing on the dirt infields at Veterans Memorial Park, driving down Bellefontaine Street and being in her hometown to see family and friends.
For the past two falls, Erica Bryan, who graduated from Wapakoneta High School in 2010, has been a member of the Ohio Wesleyan Battling Bishops, the only team to play all 14 years in a college softball tournament organized by former Wapakoneta Redskin softball coach Bob Elsass at the end of September.
The former Wapakoneta High School varsity softball coach knew it would be difficult to take members of his team to a couple of college softball games each year, so in 1997 he did the next best thing â€” he brought them to Wapakoneta.
On Saturday, Bob Elsass, who organized the 14th Red And White College Softball tournament, watched the nine teams visiting Wapakoneta play their games throughout the day at Veterans Memorial Park.
The staff, who is working hard at the stand for Woodyâ€™s Restaurant, reveals a secret about the competition, but not much about a new secret sauce.
â€śWe created one sauce just for Wing Fest,â€ť said Cody Counts, an employee of Woodyâ€™s Restaurant and in charge of the stand at the 10th annual Wapakoneta Wing Fest. â€śWe sell five at the restaurant and we developed a sixth flavor for the competition.â€ť
Counts would not reveal the special secret ingredients, just that restaurant owner Dan Stinebaugh and his brother, Bruce Stinebaugh, developed the new flavor.
Botkins vs. Frank. Monroe, 5
Wapak at St. Marys, 5
Wapak at Crestview, 4:30
Wapak vs. Celina, 4:30
Wapak at Lehman, 4:30
Wapak vs Indian Lake, 6
W-G vs. Lima Senior, 6
Wapak vs. St. Marys, 5
Botkins at Van Wert, 5
Wapak vs. O-G, 4:30
W-G vs. USV, 5:30
Botkins at Houston, 5:30
Botkins vs. LCC, 5
Wapak vs. Van Wert, 7
Botkins at Ada, 5
DEFIANCE â€” Connor Pickens had another big night and the Wapakoneta defense rebounded from a sluggish start as the Redskins defeated the Defiance Bulldogs 21-7 at Fred J. Brown Stadium for the first time since 1989.
â€śWe knew it was a tough environment to come into,â€ť Wapak coach Doug Frye said. â€śWe cleared a hurdle tonight. ... Weâ€™re making some progress. Iâ€™m just a hard guy to please.â€ť
The win upped Wapakâ€™s record to 5-0 on the season and got the Redskins within one win of their first back-to-back winning seasons since 1991.
PERRY TOWNSHIP â€” The Waynesfield-Goshen Tigers spoiled the Perry Commodoresâ€™ homecoming game with a 20-7 victory Friday night.
It was the third straight win for W-G, which is now 3-2 overall and 2-0 in the Northwest Central Conference.
â€śThe defense really stepped up tonight,â€ť W-G coach Gary Spencer said. â€śWe kept the Commodores to under 100 yards on offense.â€ť
Both teams had trouble with traction thanks to wet conditions on the field. Perry struggled on its option ground attack while W-G struggled to run the ball and had to rely more on its passing game for the win.
The Wapakoneta Redskins varsity girls golf team placed third at the Western Buckeye League tournament Friday at Wapakoneta Country Club.
The tournament was delayed for an hour because of rain. Once it resumed, there were few surprises as the Shawnee Indians rolled to the win.
Shawnee carded a team score of 351. Defiance was second at 383. Wapak shot a 400. And Celina took fourth with a 435.
Anna H. Milstead, 91, formerly of 29 East Lake Drive, Wapakoneta, died at 6:40 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 23, 2011, at the Auglaize Acres, Wapa-koneta.
She was born on March 8, 1920 near Botkins, the daughter of Henrietta (Roettger) and Frederick Egbert. On Nov. 23, 1944, she married Mathias â€śCyâ€ť Milstead who died on July 16, 2000.
Survivors include her brother and sister-in-law Frederick and Louise Egbert and many nieces and nephews.
With cooler temperatures, leaves falling and Halloween approaching, the festive gourd is in its full glory and are plentiful in the area.
Pumpkins, which are a fall favorite, can be purchased at many area vendors and grocery stores to decorate, carve, paint and bake.
One local pumpkin seller, The Pumpkin Patch, on County Road 25A in Wapakoneta, has been in business since 2001, and have sold more than just pumpkins at their stand on the Steinke Farm.
They sell painted bales, corn shocks, gourds, squash, mums, wheat bundles, painted pumpkins and regular pumpkins of all shapes and sizes.
Auglaize Countyâ€™s DARE deputy recently received an award for his outstanding efforts in educating the community and its children.
Deputy Samuel Blank was honored by the Wapakoneta Noon Optimists with their 2011 Outstanding Achievement in Education award.
â€śWe give this out every year to someone who does something in education for the youth in the community,â€ť Optimist President Jo Derryberry said. â€śDeputy Blank has done so much through DARE.â€ť