Random thoughts and observations plus some links:

  • I'm hearing that Wapak's next football coach might again be a big name from a fellow WBL school as it was last time when Doug Frye left St. Marys. This one would be a bigger shocker, at least to me.
  • Also hearing that Ben Mauk isn't interested...he's going with his dad to Missouri.
  • The Bath girls basketball team has now won 31 straight WBL games and is one win away from its fourth straight league title. Their last league loss came on January 6, 2011 (St. Marys 50-48). They're also now 54-0 all-time versus Shawnee.
  • Indiya Benjamin is closing in on Lima Senior's all-time scoring mark held by Tammy Williams! She needs 30 points to break the record.
  • I have been surprised by Reds' fans pessimism. I know they didn't make any big splash but they will have Billy Hamilton for the entire season and they have a new manager. Fans aren't buying it though. As for me, I think they'll be at least as good as 2013. Mark down that prediction.
  • Dennis Lee, Jerry Cooper and Mike Mauk...when is the last time we had three coaches that accomplished leave the area/retire/fired?
  • Remember Heidi Schlegel from Wapakoneta's state runner up team? She's put together quite a career and now senior season at Youngstown State. Read all about it here.
  • Brian Billick picks the Super Bowl winner. Listen here.
  • Here's the rest of our local hoops broadcast schedule for the regular season:
FRI 1/31 BATH AT SHAWNEE
SAT 2/1 LIMA SR AT VAN WERT
WED 2/5 OTTERBEIN AT ONU
FRI 2/7 U.S.V. AT PERRY
SAT 2/8 L.C.C. AT ELIDA (JIP AT 8)
TUE 2/11 LIMA SR AT L.C.C.
WED 2/12 HEIDELBERG AT ONU
THUR 2/13 ELIDA AT BATH GIRLS
FRI 2/14 BATH AT ELIDA
TUE 2/18 MANSFIELD SR AT LIMA SR
FRI 2/21 CELINA AT ELIDA