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October 3rd, 2012
“Come on! Who’s going to step it up?”
Those were the audible screams from Wapakoneta’s senior libero Amber Dickerson while her team was up against the wall in the fourth set against St. Marys Tuesday night.
Wapakoneta was trailing in sets 2-1 and in points in the fourth set, 15-11. Things were looking bleak for the Redskins.
The Redskins were served a straight-set loss by the Anna Rockets Monday, but things weren’t always so bleak.
Wapakoneta was up by double digit points in the first set, looking to put it away when something happened.
Something clicked for Anna, whether it be a strategy change of an attitude adjustment, Anna stormed back in that first set and never looked back.
The rain started to fall as the clock started to wind, and when the clock his zero, the Wapakoneta Redskins found themselves victors over Van Wert, 4-3.
“We pulled the win, it wasn’t pretty, we had some let downs in there, but offensively we did the things we wanted to do,” said varsity head coach Marc Dyrness.
Expectations are always high for a homecoming game, but the Wapakoneta Redskins were not able to keep up with the size and talent of the Ottawa-Glandorf Titans Friday night.
WAYNESFIELD — All week, Waynesfield-Goshen head coach Gary Spencer said that Friday's contest with Sidney Lehman would likely come down to how the Tigers strength, matched up against the Cavaliers strength, their defense.
"Something had to give," Spencer said.
It’s homecoming for the Redskins, and Wapakoneta varsity head coach Doug Frye says his boys will have a tougher than usual test Friday night.
“In my time in the Western Buckeye League, 15 years now, this is the best team I’ve seen at Ottawa-Glandorf,” Frye said.
Ottawa-Glandorf has averaged 49.2 points per game on offense and its defense has allowed only 16.6 points per game through the first half of the season.
ST. MARYS — The Wapakoneta Redskins suffered two losses in Tuesday’s game against the St. Marys Roughriders.
The ‘Skins lost the game, 4-0, and in a scary moment in the first half, lost their goalie, Matt Ewing to injury.
St. Marys forward Dylan Zink was charging a ball in the box, and Ewing ran toward the ball, attempting to make the save.
WAPAKONETA — The St. Marys Roughriders rode a second-half backwind in route to a 4-0 victory of the Wapakoneta Redskins.
Varsity girls soccer coach Paul Dingledine said that he knew the wind was going to play a factor in the contest, and whichever team had it behind them was playing with an advantage.
A Wapakoneta Redskins senior quarterback-receiver duo answered with a crushing blow of their own each time the Defiance Bulldogs delivered a shot Saturday at Harmon Field .
Wapakoneta senior quarterback Kyle Gibson connected with senior wideout Johnny Crawford on two long touchdowns — one of 60 yards and the second for 35 yards — with each score reclaiming the lead the Redskins surrendered to Defiance.
It goes without saying that the Redskins wanted to win the WBL tournament.
But senior golfer Caleb Acheson said if they left the WBL tournament the victors, it would be ‘party time.’
There was no party.
The Redskins tied for second in the regular season, and took third in the WBL tournament, leaving them with a third place finish in the league.
Regular season champions, Van Wert, also took home first prize Thursday morning.