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November 25th, 2011
Area high school basketball starts up tonight when the Wapakoneta Redskins varsity girls team travels to Waynesfield to take on the Waynesfield-Goshen Tigers.
Wapak is coming off a disappointing 2010-2011 season marred by numerous injuries. Seniors Tasha Helmstetter, Mallory McDevitt and Morgan Quellhorst all missed time due to injuries last year but are back for the 2011-2012 campaign.
Unfortunately for the Redskins, senior Ashley Knippen is out for the season after suffering a knee injury in the powder-puff football game a few weeks ago.
Urban Meyer, 47, works as a college football analyst for ESPN and is a former college football coach. He is rumored to be the replacement for interim Ohio State Buckeyes head coach Luke Fickell.
Meyer, who was born in Toledo and raised in Ashtabula, played football at the University of Cincinnati. He served as the head football coach of the Falcons at Bowling Green State University and for the Utah Utes. He then was named head coach of the Florida Gators, where he won two national championships. He retired at the end of the 2010 season.
The Wapakoneta Redskins boys and girls varsity bowling teams opened the season with wins Saturday at Plaza Lanes in Celina.
The boys team defeated Fort Recovery 3,010-1,986. Only Versailles (3,092) rolled a higher score in the meet.
Anthony Kennard recorded the highest individual score with a 278.
The girls team posted a score of 2,354. The Redskins won in a forfeit by Celina, but the team score was the third highest of the meet behind Coldwater and St. Marys.
Due to the success of the Marion Local football team, the Boys JV/V Basketball game to be held at Wapakoneta on Dec. 10, 2011 vs. Marion Local has been moved to Dec. 30, 2011 with a 6pm JV start time. Please make this change on your schedules.
Home Team Listed First
Division I - State Semifinal Pairings, Saturday, November 26, 7 p.m.
Toledo Whitmer (13-0) vs. Cleveland St. Ignatius (11-2) at Mansfield Arlin Field
Pickerington Central (10-2) vs. Cincinnati St. Xavier (10-3) at Dayton Welcome Stadium
State Championship Game: Saturday, Dec. 3 at Canton Fawcett Stadium, 7 p.m.
Division II - State Semifinal Pairings, Friday, November 25, 7:30 p.m.
Aurora (12-1) vs. Avon (12-1) at Parma Byers Field
Columbus Marion-Franklin (13-0) vs. Trotwood-Madison (13-0) at Clayton Northmont Good Samaritan Stadium
Mrs. Stoffer â€” the unsung hero of the Wapakoneta Redskins 2011 football team.
Years ago she told a young, impressionable Doug Frye, â€śGood, better, best. Never let it rest until your good is better and your better is best.â€ť
Frye never forgot the words of his sixth-grade English teacher and passed them on to his young charges.
â€śI think our kids have to understand that what we did this year was a step in the right direction,â€ť the Redskins varsity coach said. â€śBut it wasnâ€™t the ultimate accomplishment.â€ť
A step in the right direction indeed.
Two years ago, the Redskins went 1-9.
The party has started in Elida.
It started early in Friday nightâ€™s game.
The Bulldogs are headed to the Division III football state semifinals after dominating the Columbus Eastmoor Academy Warriors 37-10.
It was all about the defense as Elida held Eastmoorâ€™s power rushing attack to just 44 yards and sacked quarterback David valdez nine times.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) â€” The 2011 Associated Press Northwest All-District football teams based on the recommendations of a media panel:
The awards continue to pile in for the Wapakoneta Redskins varsity football team.
Four Redskins seniors were named to the Division II First Team when the All-Northwest District awards were announced Thursday evening.
â€śI am very proud of our young men who received All-District recognition,â€ť Wapak varsity coach Doug Frye said. â€śThey had an outstanding season for us. They were a major factor in our teamâ€™s 10-win season.â€ť
On the offensive side of the ball, senior right guard Chris Schwartz was named the district co-offensive lineman of the year.