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January 20th, 2014
JACKSON CENTER — The Wapakoneta Redskins had to find patience on defense Saturday as the young Jackson Center Tigers aimed to be deliberate in their offense regardless of what the scoreboard showed.
Wapak comfortably led the entire game Saturday in its 56-33 non-league win over Jackson Center in varsity girls basketball action at Jackson Center High School.
CELINA — The Wapakoneta Redskins kept pace with the Celina Bulldogs for nearly all four quarters Friday.
The second of two 3-pointers by junior Keaton Metz gave the Redskins a 41-39 lead with 3:20 left in the third period. Celina, however, went on an 11-0 run to take a nine-point lead, 50-39, a minute into the fourth period.
From staff reports
For the second time within a week, Wapakoneta Redskins sophomore Charlie Sutton set a school record.
His second new record came Thursday in the 500-yard freestyle race, as Sutton’s time of 5 minutes, 3.35 seconds shattered the previous record of 5:08.49 set by Royce Kantner.
Sutton broke another Kantner record, the 200 free, on Saturday in Celina.
From staff reports
Mya Hager will have another three-plus seasons to break the school record she broke Thursday, as the Wapakoneta Redskins freshman set a new mark in the 100-yard breaststroke.
With a time of 1 minute, 12.79 seconds, Hager topped the previous mark of 1:13.40 set by Kimi Kentner in 2010.
Her new school record was set in Wapakoneta’s sweep of the St. Marys Roughriders and the Coldwater Cavaliers in a home tri-meet during girls high school swimming competition Thursday.
ST. MARYS — Doug Frye will try to rebuild the St. Marys football program that he carefully tended for 11 seasons, the one he watched fall into disrepair in the five seasons since he left.
Frye was officially named head coach of the Roughriders at a St. Marys Board of Education meeting Wednesday night.
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.