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.
â€śI told the girls, that is probably the biggest win in my two years here,â€ť Wapak coach Keith Rambin said. â€śIt was probably our best performance of the year when we needed it most.â€ť
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.
â€śItâ€™s one of those years that we didnâ€™t consistently shoot a good team total,â€ť Wapak coach Ken Wayman said. â€śIt would have been nice to shoot more consistent and avoid the big number holes, but we simply didnâ€™t not finish strong in the WBL.â€ť
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.
â€śIâ€™m just glad to be playing football again,â€ť Horn said in a text message. â€śI feel like I learned a lot in Indianapolis and now I can actually put what I learned in to playing.â€ť
Take a moment to familiarize yourself with Nick Lopezâ€™s name.
Youâ€™re 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.
Riversideâ€™s 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-Gâ€™s 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.
DEFIANCE â€” The Wapakoneta Redskins scored twice in the first six minutes and cruised to a 3-1 win over the Defiance Bulldogs in a Western Buckeye League varsity boys soccer match Monday at Defiance.
Junior Travis Bertram put Wapak on the board at the 4:17 mark. And less than two minutes later, freshman Will Hinegardner made it 2-0.
The Redskins all but sealed the win in the 14th minute as senior Andy Faller scored on an assist from Pablo Arroyo to give Wapak the three-goal lead.
BOTKINS â€” With three people having to play out of position due to absences for various reasons, thrown in with a good game plan by Lima Temple Christian head coach BJ McPheron, things seemingly could not have been worse for Botkins in their 6-0 win over the Pioneers.
However, improvising is what great teams do best.
â€śThe first half we kind of played their style,â€ť Botkins coach Kevin Lynch said. â€śWe are usually more aggressive offensively. We calmed down in the second half and did much better.â€ť
The Wapakoneta Redskins used a second-quarter outburst to take a three-touchdown lead, then took advantage of Celina miscues to preserve a 41-20 win over the Bulldogs in a Western Buckeye League football game Friday night at Harmon Field.
Wapak remained undefeated at 4-0 on the season and 3-0 in the WBL.
â€śWe won. Thatâ€™s positive,â€ť Wapak coach Doug Frye said. â€śWe didnâ€™t turn the ball over. Thatâ€™s positive. The rest of it needs a heck of a lot of work if weâ€™re going to be any good.â€ť