Archive - Sep 26, 2011 - News Article
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.