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All-WBL Football selections announced

The WBL Champion Wapak Redskins who will play this Friday night against Trotwood-Madison in the Division 3 Regional Finals landed 10 players on the 1st team offense and defense in the league teams announced today including WBL Offensive Player of the Year Cameron Lauck, Co-Offensive Lineman of the Year Corey Crawford (also won Defensive Lineman of the Year), and Kicking Specialist Tristan Meyer.

Joining Lauck and Crawford on the 1st team offense were teammates John Bourne (Center), Cody Klosterman (Guard), Kais Chiles (Tight End), and Colin Smith (Flex). Defensively the Redskins 1st teamers were Lauck (DB), Crawford (DE), Cort Merricle (Defensive Line), Jared Cockerell & Landon Hall (Linebackers).

Joining the Redskins on the 1st team were Bath Guard Tyler Shobe, Van Wert Tackle Nolan Smith, Elida QB Logan Alexander, St. Marys RB Eric Spicer, and Ottawa Glandorf WR Logan McDermott.

Defensively the 1st team was rounded out by Bath’s Kyle Lhamon, Kenton’s Aarin Tillman, and OG’s Connor Blossom on the Defensive line. The Bath Wildcat duo of Tyler Shobe and Bo Gross both made the team as a Defensive End and Linebacker respectively. In the secondary the WBL’s 1st was represented by Van Wert Senior Ryan Stoller and Bath’s Chase Clark. The Flex position was nabbed by another Bath defender in Dylan Burkholder.

With the exception of OG’s Bryce Utrup at WR the entire 2nd team offense was represented by a cat or dog mascot as 3 Bath Wildcats (Tackle Easton Rudasil, TE Dylan Burkholder and RB Bo Gross) joined 4 Elida Bulldogs (Center Tristan Edwards, Guard Tyler Kanitz, RB Cole Harmon and WR Brian Upshaw), 1 Defiance Bulldog (TE Abram Smith) and a pair of Celina Bulldogs (QB Caleb Hoyng/Guard Mitch Mabry).

The 2nd team defense consisted of Celina Freshman Seth Huston, Elida Sophomore Dan Tullis and Shawnee Junior Mitchell Shirk. Senior Defensive Ends Mitch Mabry (Celina), and Gavin Cross (Van Wert) joined Linebackers Zach Marks (Celina), Jack Cavanaugh (OG), and Evan Williams (Van Wert). Rounding out the 2nd team were Defensive Backs Jacob Stolly (Celina), Jay Garcia (OG), and Randy Slife of St. Marys who finished with a team high 5 interceptions.

Honorable Mention selections went out to 40 players, 4 from each school:

Bath: Tre Tenny, Kaden Sullivan, Jon Lieurance, Troy Korkate
Celina: CJ Kimmel, Ryan Harter, Austin Boeckman, Dussel Vondenhuevel
Defiance: Alex Gonzalez, Cole Allman, Jorden Scott, Kohle Clellan
Elida: Dylan Holcomb, Noah Mosley, Scott McDonnel, Noah Meeker
Kenton: Tyler Heintz, Austin Buroker, Trent Hites, Mason Crabtree
Ottawa-Glandorf: Zac Unterbrink, Connor Niese, Noah Recker, Jay Kaufman
Shawnee: Jalen Bagley, Austin Allison, Noah Hanjora, Spencer Jordan
St. Marys: Julius Fisher, Dustin Howell, Jonathan Peterson, Aaron Alexander
Van Wert: Justice Tussing, Gavin Gardner, Josh Braun, Jacoby Kelly
Wapakoneta: Cole Hogan, Aaron Huffman, Dylan Kuehl, Drew Voll


Bulldogs deal Riders 2nd straight loss

CELINA, OHIO – Not only did the Celina Bulldogs improve their WBL record to 5-1 on the season, they got to do so by beating their Grand Lake rivals the St. Marys Roughriders.

With just 1:21 remaining in the contest Bulldog Senior QB Caleb Hoyng capped off a 5:41 drive with a 2 yard touchdown run to put his squad on top 28-21.

One of the best ways to combat a ground attack like that of St. Marys is to flip the script and to sustain long time consuming drives of your own, something the Bulldogs excelled at from beginning to end of the game. After winning the coin toss and making the decision to take the football to open the game, Celina picked up a trio of first downs and used 10 plays in covering 85 yards for their first score. On the drives 10th play Hoyng connected on a 15 yard pass to the front of the endzone to Jacob Stolly to give the home squad a 7-0 lead.

St. Marys would see their first three drives come to an end after just three plays and a punt. After returning the football to the Riders 43 a pair of drives later the Bulldogs Zach Marks (19 carries, 142 yards) cashed in on the first of his two touchdown runs on the night, from a yard out to push the advantage to 14-0 with 11:56 to go in the opening half.

Celina’s fourth possession ended just as their third did, with a Marks touchdown run and upped their lead to 21-0 with 8:01 to go in the second stanza.

In order to keep the game from slipping away, the Roughriders needed a big play. As has been the case all season long, that play came from the WBL’s third leading rusher Eric Spicer whose 13 yard jaunt helped his team cross midfield for the first time in the game. Julius Fisher’s 4th touchdown run of the season would cap off a 12 play drive and get St. Marys on the board at 21-7 with 4:16 to go.

Despite being pinned back at their own 3 yardline after a long punt by Hoyng the Roughriders used just 2:05 on the Celina Stadium scoreboard clock to get within 7 points at the half when Dustin Howell connected with Spicer on a 33 yard scoring toss to make it 21-14 Celina.

Both squads would trade the football and field position to open the games penultimate quarter, and St. Marys would be the first to capitalize on it as they marched 73 yards to tie the contest at 21-21 with a 32 yard Eric Spicer touchdown run. Spicer’s touchdown run was his 9th of the season, he would finish his night with 19 carries for 145 yards and a pair of scores.

After the Hoyng touchdown gave Celina the lead at 28-21 the Roughriders began their final drive of the game at their own 24 with a pair of timeouts and quickly found themselves deep inside their opponents territory looking to tie the game and sent it to OT, but fell short as Howell was pressured into throwing an incomplete pass on 4th down.

Celina improves their record to 5-2 overall, and 5-1 in the Western Buckeye League. The Bulldogs will take on Van Wert (3-4) and look to keep pace in their run towards the playoffs.

St. Marys drops to 5-2 overall, and 4-2 in the WBL. The Roughriders will next play host to Defiance (1-6) on Friday night in their regular season home finale in a game that will be broadcast live on K94.3 FM beginning at 6:30.


St. Henry, Marion Local post wins

The Palace in Coldwater last night played host to the 2014 edition of the Asset Allocation Associates Inc. Holiday Classic where Marion Local downed host Coldwater 66-57 in the Consolation game and St. Henry won the Championship with a 48-41 win over Celina.

A late Christmas party came for Marion Local one night earlier in their loss to St. Henry when their 6’10 star in Luke Knapke came off the bench to play for the first time since breaking his wrist and sitting for over two months. Knapke would pay dividends just 24 hours later as he finished 11/12 from the line for the Flyers and led them in scoring with 21.

Marion Local would find themselves leading 13-12 after one behind balanced scoring from 4 players. Aaron Harlamert for Coldwater kept things close for his squad as he hit a late 3 in the stanza and finished with half of his teams points after one.

Five players would score a total of 18 points for Coldwater in the second quarter, led by 6 on a pair of three pointers by Ted Fisher as the Cavs found themselves leading 30-26 at the break despite shooting just 10/25 from the field.

Coming out of the lockerroom the Flyers shot the lights out as they connected on 20 quarter points to just 9 for Coldwater and led heading into the 4th 46-39.

Luke Knapke would find himself at the free throw line quite often in the fourth quarter as he also made up for an earlier failed slam dunk attempt by flushing one home for two points. Knapke and the Flyers finished out the game by going 11/14 from the charity stripe in the 4th stanza en route to the 66-57 win.

With the win the Flyers get to 3-1 on the season following their 2nd defeat of the Cavaliers in the past 11 days. Coldwater drops to 0-5 on the season with the loss and will next play against Kenton on Saturday in a game rescheduled from Dec 6th due to both schools deep runs in the football playoffs. Marion Local will return home to take on Wapak on Friday night.


Marion Local (66):

Luke Knapke 21
Dustin Rethman 12
Ryan Bruns 11
Cole Griesdorn 7
Kyle Homan 4
Dustin Seitz 4
Collin Mescher 3
Tyler Mescher 2
Derek Albers 2

Coldwater (57):

Aaron Harlamert 18
Derek Thobe 14
Dylan Thobe 8
Andy Brunet 6
Ted Fisher 6
Jack Hemmelgarn 2
Neal Muhlenkamp 2
Malave Bettinger 1

In what will be one of two matchups this season (the other coming Feb 7th at Celina) between the St. Henry Redskins and Celina Bulldogs, the Redskins got the better of the Bulldogs early as they jumped out to a quick 12-5 lead after one quarter behind 9 points from UD bound Ryan Mikesell.

Celina responded in the second quarter as they matched the Redskins in points with 8 for the stanza to send cut the lead to 7 at 20-13 heading into the half time break. Both teams started slow in the first half as zone defenses utilized by both coaches proved dividends in keeping their offensive counterparts at bay.

At the half just 3 players from each team (Lefeld/AJ Niekamp/Mikesell for St Henry, Laffin/Caleb Hoyng/Ryan Hoyng for Celina) were able to put markers in the scorebook.

The second half would see both teams hit the floor with a much more balanced offensive attack as they looked to get more players involved by attacking the rim more frequently. One of the biggest contributions all night for Celina came from 6’4 senior Ryan Hoyng as he scored 15 of his team high 19 points in the second half to keep Celina within a handful of points of the St. Henry lead.

Even Lefeld’s triple in the 3rd quarter would help keep St. Henry on top 34-33 at the buzzer, but a big quarter from Hoyng (10 points) would help close the gap heading to the final stanza.

12 seconds into the fourth quarter the Bulldogs would get their first lead in quite some time as they picked up a bucket to make it 35-34 Celina. St. Henry would respond in the next couple of minutes as they outscored Celina 14-8 in the final period to win the championship.

St. Henry (6-1) will play next on January 9th at New Knoxville while the Bulldogs will play again on Saturday at home against Toledo Central Catholic (5pm JV start) in a game that can be heard on www.wkki.net, on 94.3 fm or via the K94 ap with Jim Hyatt and Phil Schumann on the call.


St. Henry (48):

Ryan Mikesell 15
Evan Lefeld 11
Jesse Niekamp 6
Evan Prenger 6
AJ Niekamp 5
Caleb Bender 3
Mitchel Stammen 2

Celina (41):

Ryan Hoyng 19
Grant Laffin 7
Caleb Hoyng 7
Logan Delong 5
Eric Moeder 3

All Tournament Team:

Aaron Harlamert – Coldwater
Luke Knapke – Marion Local
Grant Laffin – Celina
Ryan Hoyng – Celina
Caleb Bender – St. Henry

MVP – Ryan Mikesell (43 total points in 2 games)