Archive - Sep 2011 - Sports Article
One minute the Wapakoneta Redskins were in the match.
The next they werenât.
The Ottawa-Glandorf Titans rallied to overcome a sizable second-game deficit to win that game and roll to sweep the Redskins in three games in battle for Western Buckeye League volleyball supremacy Thursday at Wapakoneta High School.
After dropping the first game 25-18, the Redskins were just two points away from tying it at a game apiece with a 23-16 lead in the second.
LIMA â Wapakoneta Redskins senior Makenzie Klock advanced to the semifinal round of the Western Buckeye League varsity girls tennis tournament with a win Thursday at the University of Northwestern Ohio courts.
Playing first singles, Klock bumped off No. 5 seed Mariah Krugh of St. Marys in straight sets, 6-0, 6-2 in their quarterfinal match.
Klock advances to face Shawneeâs Lauren Rovner, the top seed in first singles, in the semifinals. Semi-final play starts Saturday at 9 a.m.
The Wapakoneta Redskins varsity girls golf team rolled to a 207-273 win over the Celina Bulldogs in its final Western Buckeye League match of the year Wednesday at a rainy Wapakoneta Country Club.
Despite the rainy conditions, the Redskins score was just two strokes off their team average.
Wapak is 9-10 overall and 2-5 in the WBL. Celina is 1-10 and 1-8.
Redskins senior Courtney Knippen fired a 44 to earn medalist honors in her final home match.
Rounding out the scoring for the Redskins were Shelby Kohler (50), Hannah Smith (55) and Bryly Beaman (58).
Sometimes a matchup just screams âepic.â
Friday nightâs Western Buckeye League matchup between Wapakoneta and Ottawa-Glandorf certainly appears to be one of those.
The Redskins are 5-0 overall, 4-0 in the WBL and ranked 12th in the latest AP Division II state poll.
O-G is 4-1 and 3-1, and is ranked 10th in Division IV.
Wapak, by all appearances, is walking into the proverbial hornetsâ nest.
The Titans are coming off a tough 36-20 loss to the No. 1 ranked Kenton Wildcats, a game they were still in until the final minutes.
Wapakoneta and St. Marys met six times in the previous three varsity boys soccer seasons â three times in the regular season and three times in the tournament.
The Roughriders won all three regular season matchups. And the Redskins exacted revenge on their biggest rival in the postseason, winning all three of those contests.
St. Marys continued its control of the regular season with a 3-0 shutout of the Redskins on Tuesday at Ryan Field.
If they meet again in postseason play, Roughriders first-year varsity coach Dave Ring doesnât plan on letting the trend continue.
The Ottawa-Glandorf Titans pulled out a 3-2 win over the Wapakoneta Redskins in a Western Buckeye League varsity girls tennis match Tuesday at the new Rotary Club courts at Wapakoneta High School.
Wapakâs Makenzie Klock swept O-Gâs Ashley Heckman in straight sets, 6-0, 6-1 in first singles.
Redskinsâ Annie Harrod provided the other Wapak win, topping the Titansâ Amy Schmeidebusch 6-1, 6-3 in third singles.
In second singles, O-Gâs Kim Kahle bested Wapakâs Shelby Gillespie 6-3, 6-2.
ST. MARYS â After almost 73 minutes of scoreless soccer, St. Marys and Wapakoneta each scored a goal in the gameâs final seven minutes as they played to a 1-1 tie in a Western Buckeye League varsity girls soccer match Monday at West Field in St. Marys.
After the Roughriders took a late 1-0 lead, Wapak scored the equalizer and threw the proverbial wrench into St. Marysâ WBL title defense.
The Wapakoneta Redskins varsity girls volleyball team improved its record to 9-6 with a four-game win over the Indian Lake Lakers on Monday at Wapakoneta High School.
Wapak won handily in the first two games â 25-18 and 25-13 â before the Lakers bounced back to take the third game 25-19.
But the Redskins were too much for Indian Lake in the fourth, pulling out a 25-18 win.
Senior hitters Morgan Quellhorst and Krissy Stienbaugh led Wapak with 12 kills each.
Quellhorst added four blocks. Junior libero Amber Dickerson had 30 digs.
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.
âWe knew it was a tough environment to come into,â Wapak coach Doug Frye said. âWe cleared a hurdle tonight. ... Weâre making some progress. Iâm just a hard guy to please.â
The win upped Wapakâs record to 5-0 on the season and got the Redskins within one win of their first back-to-back winning seasons since 1991.