Archive - Sep 2013 - Sports Article
The Wapakoneta Redskins won three of the five brackets at the Western Buckeye League girls tennis tournament Saturday to clinch the WBL title for the 2013 season.
Wapak won the tournament which concluded Saturday and previously went 9-0 in league matches during the regular season. The combination gave the Redskins their first WBL championship since 2001.
From staff reports
The Wapakoneta Redskins occupied spots four through six as they won the Kalida Wildcat Invitational on Saturday in high school cross country action.
Dylan Plaugher (4th; 17 minutes, 21.1 seconds), Sam Harrod (17:25.20) and Will Zofkie (17:32.7) accounted for Wapak’s first three finishers in the top six, as the Redskins took first place with 51 points in a field of 15 teams and 144 runners.
Faced with a 4th-and-32, the Wapakoneta Redskins needed a miracle to keep their drive and Homecoming victory hopes alive, and they got one.
On the long fourth down conversion, Wapak senior running back Zach Schmerge made a 42-yard catch and run on a screen pass from quarterback Kodi Morgan, weaving his way through Celina defenders behind a wall of Wapak offensive linemen.
The conversion led to a go-ahead touchdown late in the fourth quarter Friday in their 29-26 win over the previously unbeaten Celina Bulldogs.
WAYNESFIELD — It was a homecoming game that many Waynesfield-Goshen fans just as soon forget, as the Fort Loramie Redskins dominated the W-G Tigers, 63-7, in a Northwest Central Conference varsity football contest Friday.
Perhaps the only mercy shown was the reduction in time to eight minutes for the final two quarters.
A less than ideal start put the Wapakoneta Redskins in what proved to be too big of a hole Thursday against the visiting Sidney Yellow Jackets.
The host Redskins trailed 3-0 with 17:27 before halftime and did not recover in their 3-1 loss Thursday in a non-league varsity boys soccer match at Ryan Field.
The loss came in Wapak’s final match before its big Western Buckeye League showdown Monday against the St. Marys Roughriders.
The Wapakoneta Redskins will look to put Celina where they are after Friday’s game — behind Kenton in the Western Buckeye League football standings, as Wapakoneta will host the Celina Bulldogs in a big WBL contest Friday at Harmon Field.
Kenton and Celina are each 2-0 in the WBL entering Friday. Wapak, meanwhile, is 1-1, with a loss to Kenton in the league opener.
From staff reports
The Wapakoneta Redskins debuted sixth in their region Tuesday, as the first weekly edition of the high school football computer ratings were released by the Ohio High School Athletic Association.
Wapak (3-1) owns 6.0 computer points in Division III, Region 10 as of Tuesday.
After 10 games, the top eight teams in each region from Divisions II through VII will qualify for the playoffs, while the top 16 teams from Division I will make the playoffs.
Though they are essentially out of contention for the league title, the Wapakoneta Redskins enjoyed handing the Ottawa-Glandorf Titans the same fate Monday, as Wapak edged O-G in a Western Buckeye League varsity girls soccer game, 3-2, at Ryan Field.
The Redskins held onto a 2-1 lead for 25 minutes, since just before halftime.
From staff reports
Statewide sectional tournament draws were held Sunday for the start of the Ohio High School Athletic Association girls tennis individual state championships.
The Wapakoneta Redskins will be participating in the Division I Northwest District sectional tournament Oct. 3 and 5 at Findlay.
Wapakoneta freshman Allie Zofkie is the first overall seed in the singles bracket.
Zofkie, who is undefeated as of Monday, will play Perrysburg freshman Nora Abdul-Aziz for her first match in the round of 16.
Amid the rainy conditions and mud-soaked field, Wapakoneta Redskins senior running back Zach Schmerge ran for all three of his team’s touchdowns in the first half Friday.
The Redskins recorded a 21-0 victory over the Bath Wildcats in Western Buckeye League varsity football action in Lima.
Schmerge accounted for 177 yards on 34 carries Friday, leading the Redskins’ rushing attack, which sits atop the WBL.