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January 15th, 2014
Minus one starter for most of the game Tuesday, the Wapakoneta Redskins turned a constant double-digit deficit in the first half into a competitive game early in the fourth period.
After holding a commanding lead throughout Tuesday’s game, the visiting New Knoxville Rangers saw Wapak reduce its deficit to two possessions but they found their way in the fourth period, scoring 30 points in the final stanza, to record a 77-65 win in a non-league varsity boys basketball contest.
The difference on the scoreboard at the end of Monday’s game matched the amount of points scored by the Wapakoneta Redskins’ bench.
With 16 points from their bench, the Redskins, now 7-5, defeated the Indian Lake Lakers, 63-47, in a varsity girls basketball game Monday at Wapakoneta High School.
Senior guard Erin Schnell led the way with 12 points and six rebounds, while freshman guard Megan Fisher and senior post Hilary Bourne each added a bucket. Junior guard Morgan Miller also contributed with two rebounds.
Wapakoneta Redskins sophomore Charlie Sutton set a school record in the 200-yard freestyle race Saturday. With a time of 1 minute, 52.91 seconds, Sutton broke the previous record of 1:53.77 set by Royce Kantner.
The new mark came during the Redskins’ third-place finish Saturday at the Celina Wapak Invitational in varsity boys swimming competition.
Wapak totaled 547.5 points, behind meet champion Ottawa-Glandorf (618) and runner-up Celina (582).
Representatives of the Western Buckeye League claimed the top five spots and eight of the top 10.
The man responsible for the best stretch of football in Wapakoneta Redskins history is stepping away from the program, and his next step might be to where he came to Wapakoneta from.
After four seasons, Doug Frye is resigning as head varsity football coach at Wapakoneta High School, which could lead to a possible return to the St. Marys Roughriders.
Superintendent Shawn Brown on Friday morning confirmed that Frye has been recommended to the St. Marys board of education to fill St. Marys Memorial High School’s open head varsity football coaching position.
The Wapakoneta Redskins regrouped quickly after halftime after letting a first-half lead slip and cruised in the second-half to a 57-45 win over the Kalida Wildcats.
Wapak led 16-11 after the first period Saturday but Kalida made a run at the lead to trail by one, 27-26, at halftime.
Redskins varsity coach Rusty Allen explained his team’s adjustments for the second half which resulted in the double-digit win.
The Wapakoneta Redskins had a brief halt in their momentum Friday but they quickly rebounded in a 49-25 win over the St. Marys Roughriders in a Western Buckeye League varsity wrestling match at Wapakoneta High School.
The Redskins opened with a 6-0 lead after a pin by Jordan Kaeck against Eddie Reier at 132 pounds.
Trailing 1-0, Wapak’s Dylan Plaugher landed a reversal with 16.8 seconds left in the third period to give him a 2-1 win over Boston Hensley, giving Wapak a 9-0 lead.
December 30th, 2013
The TSC Holiday Tournament double-overtime championship game between the host Wapakoneta Redskins and the Marion Local Flyers featured a see-saw affair that saw the largest lead being seven points and only for a couple of minutes before it disappeared.
In the end, the Flyers managed to tie the game at 43 in the last minute of regulation and watch a shot by Redskin senior guard Sara Warner tumble off the rim with 3 seconds left.
The Waynesfield-Goshen Tigers got a taste of some big-time competition Thursday on the opening night of the Vicki Mauk Holiday Invitational, hosted by Elida High School.
The young Tigers learned they are not quite ready to feel comfortable in a tournament atmosphere against bigger schools, as the Elida Bulldogs ran past the Tigers in the second half en route to a 70-57 victory Thursday in varsity girls basketball action.
The game was tied 23-23 at halftime, and then Elida owned the third period, outscoring W-G by a whopping 17 points.
A local student-athlete will trade the cold, brutal Ohio winter weather for a bit of warm temperatures in the Sunshine State this weekend.
Christian Hoskins, 16, of Wapakoneta, will be playing in a world baseball championship this weekend in Florida on a team of 15 players from throughout the United States, as he will be competing for Team Avenue Baseball in the Winter Wood Bat World Championships from Dec. 28-31. Each team is guaranteed to play a minimum of five games.
Hoskins is a junior at Botkins High School.
From staff reports
Chandler Kaeck was the conference’s top bowler Saturday, as the Wapakoneta Redskins dominated in their win over the Temple Christian Pioneers.
Wapak won 3,079-1,915 in a West Ohio High School Bowling Conference varsity boys match Saturday at Northland Lanes in Lima.
Kaeck’s top score of 257 was the highest among conference bowlers Saturday, and his 241 average was the top one among WOHSBC bowlers who rolled two games.