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September 30th

VOLLEYBALL: Titans sweep Redskins

September 30, 2011

One minute the Wapakoneta Redskins were in the match.
The next they weren’t.
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.

TENNIS: Klock advances to WBL semis

September 30, 2011

LIMA — 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 Shawnee’s Lauren Rovner, the top seed in first singles, in the semifinals. Semi-final play starts Saturday at 9 a.m.

GIRLS GOLF: Wapak routs Celina in WBL finale

September 30, 2011

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).

September 29th

FOOTBALL: Wapak heads into hornets' nest

September 29, 2011

Sometimes a matchup just screams “epic.”
Friday night’s 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 hornets’ 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.

September 28th

BOYS SOCCER: St. Marys blanks Redskins

September 28, 2011

Wapakoneta and St. Marys met six times in the previous three varsity boys soccer seasons — 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 doesn’t plan on letting the trend continue.

GIRLS TENNIS: O-G edges Wapak

September 28, 2011

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.
Wapak’s Makenzie Klock swept O-G’s Ashley Heckman in straight sets, 6-0, 6-1 in first singles.
Redskins’ Annie Harrod provided the other Wapak win, topping the Titans’ Amy Schmeidebusch 6-1, 6-3 in third singles.
In second singles, O-G’s Kim Kahle bested Wapak’s Shelby Gillespie 6-3, 6-2.

September 27th

GIRLS SOCCER: Wapak ties St. Marys

September 27, 2011

ST. MARYS — After almost 73 minutes of scoreless soccer, St. Marys and Wapakoneta each scored a goal in the game’s 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. Marys’ WBL title defense.

PREP ROUNDUP: Redskins top Indian Lake

September 27, 2011

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 — 25-18 and 25-13 — 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.

September 26th

PREP: This week's schedule

September 26, 2011

Monday
Boys Soccer
Botkins vs. Frank. Monroe, 5
Girls Soccer
Wapak at St. Marys, 5
Boys Golf
Wapak at Crestview, 4:30
Girls Golf
Wapak vs. Celina, 4:30
Girls Tennis
Wapak at Lehman, 4:30
Volleyball
Wapak vs Indian Lake, 6
W-G vs. Lima Senior, 6

Tuesday
Boys Soccer
Wapak vs. St. Marys, 5
Girls Soccer
Botkins at Van Wert, 5
Girls Tennis
Wapak vs. O-G, 4:30
Volleyball
W-G vs. USV, 5:30
Botkins at Houston, 5:30

Wednesday
No Events

Thursday
Boys Soccer
Botkins vs. LCC, 5
Girls Soccer
Wapak vs. Van Wert, 7
Botkins at Ada, 5
Girls Golf

September 23rd

FOOTBALL: Wapak ends Defiance drought

September 24, 2011

DEFIANCE — 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.
“We knew it was a tough environment to come into,” Wapak coach Doug Frye said. “We cleared a hurdle tonight. ... We’re making some progress. I’m just a hard guy to please.”
The win upped Wapak’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.

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