Archive - 2012 - Sports Article
Most of you don’t know me.
I’m the new sports guy at the paper. I’m a graduate of The Ohio State University. I’m an avid sports fan who loves organized sports and Hawaiian Pizza. Most of you still don’t know me.
I hope that changes.
Life is full of journeys, and this story is about two journeys: my journey to the great city of Wapakoneta and my journey to running a triathlon.
Let’s start with my journey to Wapakoneta.
WAYNESFIELD — There were long runs, big passes, kickoff returns for touchdowns, fumbles returned for touchdowns, penalties, interceptions, the list goes on and on. And there was still the second half to play yet.
Seriously, in a game that featured plenty of peaks and valleys, and some downright hard-hitting football, it was the Waynesfield-Goshen Tigers who had the bigger bag of tricks in a 42-24 win over Lima Perry Friday.
CELINA — The situation was familiar. One chance, needing a score and coming up just short.
The Wapakoneta Redskins now have two losses on the season, both coming in dramatic and entertaining fashion.
The Redskins traveled to Celina Friday night, but the Bulldogs went home the victor, 24-21.
After last Friday’s football loss to the Elida Bulldogs, Wapakoneta Redskins varsity head coach Doug Frye used “unacceptable” profanity while addressing his team in the locker room, sources say, resulting in the team’s offensive coordinator resigning and at least six players leaving the team.
For his conduct, Wapakoneta City Schools administrators on Wednesday reprimanded Frye.
The Redskins hit the links Wednesday afternoon, and took a one-stroke win back into the clubhouse.
Led by senior Caleb Acheson, who carded a 36 on the afternoon, Wapakoneta was able to defeat Greenville, 163-164.
Varsity head coach Kenny Wayman said he was happy to get the win, but he needs to see improvement, especially heading into the heart of league play.
FORT RECOVERY — Mason Evers, Fort Recovery’s senior quarterback, was a dismal one-for-nine passing in Friday’s clash with visiting Waynesfield-Goshen Friday.
The funny thing is, nobody seemed to notice.
Evers sprinted, twisted, and turned his way for 351 yards on 40 attempts and scored all four touchdowns as the Indians won in a squeaker, 30-27. The performance was an improvement on his school-record 327 yards rushing last week against Edgerton.
ELIDA — In a hard-fought battle where offense was in the spotlight in the first half, and defense in the second, the Wapakoneta Redskins had one shot to overcome a 14-point deficit against the Elida Bulldogs.
Senior quarterback Kyle Gibson looked at the clock. It read 36 seconds. The score was 21-14. No time outs and the Redskins had the ball at the Elida 28-yard line.
The Wapakoneta Redskins may not have played very well Thursday, but they played well enough to escape with home sweep against the Elida Bulldogs.
The Bulldogs committed 30 unforced errors in the 3-0 sweep which saw the Redskins win 25-21, 25-23 and 25-17 in varsity volleyball action.
ELIDA — The Wapakoneta High School varsity boys soccer team travelled to Elida Thursday for a physical match that ended in a 0-0 draw.
Eighty minutes of tough soccer left fans from both teams cheering back and forth down to the last seconds of the match.
This was the Redskin’s first match in the Western Buckeye League, and with this tie moves to 1-0-2 on the season.
WAYNESFIELD – The Waynesfield-Goshen High School volleyball team battled hard before coming up on the short end of a marathon 25-23, 18-25, 26-24, 11-25, 11-15 loss to Delphos Jefferson Monday.
The two teams battled for two hours and 40 minutes before action was finally over.
Despite the loss, Waynesfield head coach Kelly Dunson said the team showed drastic improvement over its first game played Saturday at Botkins.