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September 23rd, 2011
DEFIANCE â Connor Pickens had another big night and the Wapakoneta defense rebounded from a sluggish start as the Redskins defeated the Defiance Bulldogs 21-7 at Fred J. Brown Stadium for the first time since 1989.
âWe knew it was a tough environment to come into,â Wapak coach Doug Frye said. âWe cleared a hurdle tonight. ... Weâre making some progress. Iâm just a hard guy to please.â
The win upped Wapakâs record to 5-0 on the season and got the Redskins within one win of their first back-to-back winning seasons since 1991.
PERRY TOWNSHIP â The Waynesfield-Goshen Tigers spoiled the Perry Commodoresâ homecoming game with a 20-7 victory Friday night.
It was the third straight win for W-G, which is now 3-2 overall and 2-0 in the Northwest Central Conference.
âThe defense really stepped up tonight,â W-G coach Gary Spencer said. âWe kept the Commodores to under 100 yards on offense.â
Both teams had trouble with traction thanks to wet conditions on the field. Perry struggled on its option ground attack while W-G struggled to run the ball and had to rely more on its passing game for the win.
The Wapakoneta Redskins varsity girls golf team placed third at the Western Buckeye League tournament Friday at Wapakoneta Country Club.
The tournament was delayed for an hour because of rain. Once it resumed, there were few surprises as the Shawnee Indians rolled to the win.
Shawnee carded a team score of 351. Defiance was second at 383. Wapak shot a 400. And Celina took fourth with a 435.
Megan Hayzlett sure picked a good time to have a career night.
The junior middle hitter had her best game as a varsity player to help lead the Wapakoneta Redskins to a 3-2 win over the Defiance Bulldogs in a pivotal Western Buckeye League volleyball match Thursday at Wapakoneta High School.
âI told the girls, that is probably the biggest win in my two years here,â Wapak coach Keith Rambin said. âIt was probably our best performance of the year when we needed it most.â
OTTAWA â The Wapakoneta Redskins came up short in the Western Buckeye League varsity boys golf tournament Thursday at Pike Run Golf Club in Ottawa, finishing seventh.
Wapak shot a team score of 350, just seven strokes out of a top-four finish.
âItâs one of those years that we didnât consistently shoot a good team total,â Wapak coach Ken Wayman said. âIt would have been nice to shoot more consistent and avoid the big number holes, but we simply didnât not finish strong in the WBL.â
Waynesfield-Goshen graduate Joe Horn is playing professional football again.
Horn has reached a one-year deal with a one-year option with the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League.
The deal comes three weeks after he was released by the Indianapolis Colts. The Colts signed Horn as an undrafted free agent when the NFL lockout ended on July 26.
âIâm just glad to be playing football again,â Horn said in a text message. âI feel like I learned a lot in Indianapolis and now I can actually put what I learned in to playing.â
Take a moment to familiarize yourself with Nick Lopezâs name.
Youâre going to hear a lot of it Friday night when the Wapakoneta Redskins travel to Defiance to take on the Bulldogs in a Western Buckeye League varsity football matchup.
He runs the ball, he catches the ball, he defends, he plays special teams.
MARION â The Waynesfield-Goshen Tigers finished fifth in the Northwest Central Conference varsity boys golf tournament Wednesday at Whetstone Golf Club in Marion.
W-G turned in a team score of 417. Riverside won the tournament with a 342.
For the Tigers, Eric Shaner carded a 93, Justus Ball a 97, Garrett Hauenstein a 109 and Ryan Agnew 118.
Riversideâs Kyle Hurley was medalist with an 83.
Fairbanks (375) and Perry (394) rounded out the top three. USV was fourth with a 402.
Most of the tournament was held in rainy conditions that varied from a drizzle to a downpour.
The Wapakoneta Redskins made a match of it but could not overcome the Ottawa-Glandorf Titans, falling 2-0 in a varsity girls soccer match Tuesday at Harmon Field.
Wapak withstood a relentless first-half assault then began to challenge in the second half. It took a Titansâ goal with 2:12 remaining in the match to seal the win for O-G.
The Titans tried to exploit their speed advantage by pushing the ball into the corners, outracing the defense to the ball and crossing it back to the middle. But the Redskins managed to keep the ball in the corners and limit O-Gâs crossing opportunities.
GREENVILLE â The Wapakoneta Redskins varsity tennis team ran into a deep Greenville Green Wave squad Tuesday in non-league match. The Redskins fell 4-1 to Greenville.
Redskin senior Makenzie Klock dispatched of Greenville freshman Sophia Navas-Davis in straight sets. She blanked the freshman 6-0 in the first set and then continued her domination in the second set 6-2 in a match-up of first singles opponents.