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November 24th, 2012
This basketball season for the Wapakoneta girls varsity squad began a little differently this year, hosting a Tip-Off Tournament.
But the result Friday night was less than desired for a host school at their own event.
We all love our Redskins. And every so often, a hometown favorite or a high school standout makes his way to the next level athletically. While he may not being wearing the Red and White of Wapakoneta, one collegiate football player has made his way onto the starting squad of a playoff team.
And he credits a lot of his success to his hometown in Auglaize county.
Some of you may remember him, but if not, meet Cale Tabler, now a sophomore at the University of St. Francis in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
The varsity boys bowling team kicked off its season with a convincing win over Russia Saturday, 2519-1834.
This season’s boys squad features many returning varsity players from last year, and varsity coach Jim Kaeck said the team should be able to build on last year’s state qualifying squad.
Saturday’s match was a dissappointment in one regard for Kaeck, in that the lane conditions were poor, and the balls were hooking way too much.
The Maroon boys CYO team took to the court Sunday evening and defeated NorthStar 59-47 in their first basketball game of the season.
Leading scorer for the Maroon squad was Austin Scott, who netted 15 points on the evening.
The match was fairly even in the first quarter, with both teams knotted at 15 a piece, but the second quarter belonged to the Maroon team.
Allowing just 6 points in the second quarter to the NorthStar squad, the defense was stifling.
I think people are forgetting what is still to come.
The schedule for OSU football up to this point has been cake.
Easy, weak, laughable.
You can pick your own word.
The best win was a road win at a struggling Penn State. A Penn State team that, like Ohio State is shining while the Big Ten is the worst it has been in a long time.
Can Ohio State boast an overtime home-win against Purdue?
Ohio State and Marquette were set to square off on the U.S.S. Yorktown in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina.
Until tipoff. When the floor started to accumulate condensation. After an hour delay, the game was called due to excessive condensation, and the safety of the players was in serious jeopardy.
I guess that’s the risk of playing a game on a boat. Parked in the ocean. In the middle of November.
Voting for all Western Buckeye League honors is complete, and nine Redskin players are touting league honors after their 7-3 season.
This season has been an explosive one for three-way player Johnny Crawford. While he was a main target at the wideout position all season, Crawford earned honors on the defensive side of the ball.
Crawford was named first-team defensive back.
No. 1 Coldwater (11-0) vs. West Liberty Salem (11-0)
The state’s top-ranked Coldwater Cavaliers play unbeaten West Liberty Salem at Alexander Field on Saturday night at 7 p.m.
The two teams are meeting for the first time.
It’s that awkward time.
That time in between fall sports and winter sports. There aren’t a lot of sporting events. There isn’t a lot to report on.
But that doesn’t mean Wapakoneta High School athletes aren’t putting in the time and the effort to succeed.