Archive - Nov 2011 - Sports Article
The Wapakoneta Redskins varsity boys and girls bowling teams are off to matching 2-0 starts after posting wins Saturday at Community Lanes in Minster.
The boys team rolled to a 2,723-2,193 over Marion Local.
Zach Miller bowled a high round of 213 for the Redskins, the fifth-best round of the day in the 16-team event.
Chandler Kaeck turned in a 204. And Luke Manger notched a 186.
The Versailles Tigers are in first place in the West Ohio High School Bowling Conference standings with a 2-0 record and a 971 team average. Wapak is second with a 956 team average.
COLUMBUS (AP) ‚ÄĒ The 2011 Associated Press Division III All-Ohio high school football team, based on the recommendations of a state media panel:
COLUMBUS (AP) ‚ÄĒ The 2011 Associated Press Division IV All-Ohio high school football team, based on the recommendations of a state media panel:
Connor Pickens spent his senior season knocking people over and picking up yards in record-breaking bunches.
Monday, he picked up a major award.
Pickens was named to the Division II All-Ohio First Team offense, which was released by The Associated Press.
Pickens was one of four Wapakoneta Redskins football players honored. He was joined by fellow seniors Chris Schwartz (Second Team offense), Kevin Kraft (Second Team defense) and Brendan Wilson (Third Team defense).
COLUMBUS (AP) ‚ÄĒ The 2011 Associated Press Division II All-Ohio high school football team, based on the recommendations of a state media panel:
WAYNESFIELD ‚ÄĒ The first win of the season for the Waynesfield-Goshen Tigers also was the 100th victory for Ted Patton as the varsity coach of the girls basketball team.
The Tigers grabbed an early lead and continued to build on the score as they defeated the Vanlue Wildcats, 66-38.
The night proved to be made more special as Patton reached the milestone with the Tigers in front of a home crowd as Patton celebrated his victory with his team and friends after the game. Patton has more career wins since he also coached the varsity girls basketball team at Perry High School.
COLUMBUS (AP) ‚ÄĒ Urban Meyer is coming back to coaching and joining beleaguered Ohio State, ESPN reported Monday.
The sports network did not cite a source for its report, but Meyer worked for ESPN the past year.
Meyer won two national championships in six years as the coach at Florida. He left the Gators a year ago, citing health concerns and a desire to spend more time with his family. Now, the 47-year-old Ohioan will be returning to his roots by becoming coach of a Buckeyes team facing NCAA problems.
WAYNESFIELD ‚ÄĒ Pretty? No.
The Wapakoneta Redskins bounced back from a six-point fourth-quarter deficit and pulled away to a 57-52 win over the Waynesfield-Goshen Tigers in the varsity girls basketball season opener for both teams.
Redskins senior Courtney Knippen scored 15 of her team-high 19 points in the second half, including the go-ahead free throws with 3:24 to play.
‚ÄúWe got the ball inside down the stretch a couple times and forced them to foul us,‚ÄĚ Wapak varsity coach Rusty Allen said. ‚ÄúWe just kept doing the things we needed to do to get a ‚ÄėW‚Äô tonight.‚ÄĚ
Area high school basketball starts up tonight when the Wapakoneta Redskins varsity girls team travels to Waynesfield to take on the Waynesfield-Goshen Tigers.
Wapak is coming off a disappointing 2010-2011 season marred by numerous injuries. Seniors Tasha Helmstetter, Mallory McDevitt and Morgan Quellhorst all missed time due to injuries last year but are back for the 2011-2012 campaign.
Unfortunately for the Redskins, senior Ashley Knippen is out for the season after suffering a knee injury in the powder-puff football game a few weeks ago.
Urban Meyer, 47, works as a college football analyst for ESPN and is a former college football coach. He is rumored to be the replacement for interim Ohio State Buckeyes head coach Luke Fickell.
Meyer, who was born in Toledo and raised in Ashtabula, played football at the University of Cincinnati. He served as the head football coach of the Falcons at Bowling Green State University and for the Utah Utes. He then was named head coach of the Florida Gators, where he won two national championships. He retired at the end of the 2010 season.