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OTTAWA — The Wapakoneta Junior High Boys’ and Girls’ Cross Country teams both posted strong showings at the 2012 Western Buckeye League Championship meet on Saturday, including first place finishes in both the girls and boys race.
The meet, held at Ottawa-Glandorf Memorial Park, featured all teams from the WBL, and Wapakoneta took home fourth place in both divisions.
Despite Van Wert finding itself in the red zone four times Friday night, the Wapakoneta Redskins came away with a shutout win on Senior Night.
Sophomore Kodi Morgan, in his second career start, had three touchdowns on the day, two through the air and one on the ground.
The Cougars, not able to put any points on the board, fell victim to the Redskins at Harmon field, 35-0.
WAYNESFIELD — The Waynesfield-Goshen Tigers entered Friday night's NWCC showdown with a perfect scenario, a chance to nail down a league title and a likely playoff berth, in front of a large homecoming crowd.
Instead, the Tiger laid an egg of epic proportions, suffering a relentless 42-14 pounding at the hands of the Panthers.
“It was senior night, so I’m sure the girls were a little amped,” said varsity head coach Keith Rambin. “If I’m being honest, we played one of our most flawless games of the year.”
And flawless is was.
Wapakoneta volleyball hosted Kenton in the regular season finale, and swept the Wildcats 3-0; 25-13, 25-16, 25-11.
It was the last regular season game for the Wapakoneta girls soccer team, and after an up and down season on the pitch, the girls finished with a statement.
Wapakoneta hosted the Kenton Wildcats Tuesday evening, and sent them home backing, bearing a 4-1 loss to the Redskins.
Varsity head coach Ross Kantner said he was proud of the way the girls finished the season, and hopes to take this momentum into sectional play.
ST. MARYS — It may have been pouring down rain and hovering just around 45 degrees Friday night, but it didn’t seem to bother the Redskins.
In unison, the Wapakoneta High School team ran and slid through the water and mud on the surface of Skip Baughman field following a 14-0 win over the St. Marys Roughriders.
Wapakoneta varsity football coach Doug Frye said the conditions were tough, but he was proud of how his team handled the adversity.
RIDGEWAY — The Waynesfield-Goshen Tigers weren’t for sure what to expect out of their key NWCC matchup with Ridgemont going into Friday’s game.
However, it appeared the Golden Gophers were totally oblivious. The Tigers ran roughshod over their opponent to secure a 53-0 win and take over sole possession of the NWCC lead.
BOWLING GREEN — The season ended for all but one Redskin golfer Tuesday morning, as senior Caleb Acheson qualified for districts as an individual.
The Wapakoneta Redskins traveled to Bowling Green and played Stone Ridge golf course in the 2012 Division I Sectional Golf Tournament Tuesday.
“Come on! Who’s going to step it up?”
Those were the audible screams from Wapakoneta’s senior libero Amber Dickerson while her team was up against the wall in the fourth set against St. Marys Tuesday night.
Wapakoneta was trailing in sets 2-1 and in points in the fourth set, 15-11. Things were looking bleak for the Redskins.
The Redskins were served a straight-set loss by the Anna Rockets Monday, but things weren’t always so bleak.
Wapakoneta was up by double digit points in the first set, looking to put it away when something happened.
Something clicked for Anna, whether it be a strategy change of an attitude adjustment, Anna stormed back in that first set and never looked back.