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The lightswitch turned back on for the Wapakoneta Redskins’ offense in the third quarter after a lull in the second quarter against the visiting Kenton Wildcats.
The Redskins rolled to 47 points in the second half, stretching their lead to 30 points, 72-32, midway through the fourth quarter, while junior point guard Ethan Good scored a career-high 23 points.
BATH TOWNSHIP — The Wapakoneta Redskins avenged one of their league losses from last season on Tuesday night, defeating the Bath Wildcats 44-25 in a Western Buckeye League dual match.
The Redskins also crushed the Celina Bulldogs, 63-6, in their other dual match Tuesday at Bath High School.
Last season Bath, along with Defiance, accounted for Wapakoneta’s two losses in WBL competition, which ultimately ended the Redskins’ streak of four straight league championships.
BOTKINS — After playing to a 19-19 tie at halftime, the winner of Monday’s game would be decided by whichever team won the second half.
The Botkins Trojans used a strong third quarter to cushion themselves against the Waynesfield-Goshen Tigers, and despite a nice comeback by W-G, the Trojans prevailed for a 37-33 win in a non-league varsity girls basketball game at Botkins High School.
The win ended a five-game losing streak for the Trojans (2-5), while W-G was coming off of its first win of the season.
From staff reports
Charlie Sutton took down one more school record Thursday, as the Wapakoneta Redskins junior notched his fifth all time mark out of eight individual events.
Sutton broke the Wapakoneta swimming record in the 100-yard butterfly Thursday in a tri-meet at Wapakoneta Family YMCA in varsity boys action.
Sutton, who set four school records last season, posted a time of 55.01 seconds to best the previous mark of 55.18 set by Ryan Kremer in 2012.
Keaton Metz scored a go-ahead layup in the final seconds to give the Wapakoneta Redskins a one-point win, 50-49, over the shorthanded Lima Senior Spartans in varsity boys basketball action Tuesday at Wapakoneta High School.
The Tuesday night contest was the season opener for both teams.
From staff reports
Leo Blevins — a local boy who was struck by a car almost two months ago and has been in a Columbus hospital ever since — was afforded an outstanding opportunity Thursday night.
Blevins, an eighth-grader at Wapakoneta who has been recovering from life-threatening injuries at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, was introduced in front of more than 10,000 fans Thursday night during the Ohio high school state football championship game, played at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, home of the Buckeyes.
From staff reports
Four members of the Wapakoneta Redskins football team received All-Ohio selections within Division III for the 2014 season, the Associated Press unveiled Tuesday night.
Senior defensive end Thomas Schoenlein repeated as an all-state choice, grabbing first-team honors for this season. He was a special mention All-Ohioan last year.
Schoenlein finished the season with 44.5 tackles, 16.5 for loss, six sacks and four fumble recoveries.
The Wapakoneta Redskins’ defense was imposing enough all game long Tuesday to hold down the St. Henry Redskins, forcing 20 turnovers from the visitors Tuesday in Wapakoneta’s season opener.
And although Wapakoneta’s offense was not near midseason form, the team was pretty strong in certain moments, as it managed a 42-31 win over St. Henry in a non-league girls basketball contest.
Facing a Wapakoneta press which appeared throughout the game, St. Henry had nine turnovers in the first quarter, as Wapakoneta established a 9-2 lead.
With a dominating defense, a versatile offense and sound special teams play, the 2014 Wapakoneta Redskins varsity football team was the most accomplished in school history.
The standard this year’s team set is a lofty one for most high school football programs, but it’s a standard future Redskin teams will be expected to exceed moving forward under Travis Moyer, who just completed his first season at the school.
MINSTER — Life can throw you all sorts of audibles.
One minute you have your mind set on what you want to do with your life and then comes a 6-foot-3 safety blitzing right up the middle, bearing down as you drop back to launch a deep pass to the end zone.
This is the life of Wapakoneta native and Minster varsity football assistant coach Dustin Dobie, minus the pain of being whacked by that incoming safety.
Still, the metaphor holds its similarities to Dobie’s life.