GALION — This winter sports season, the Galion Tigers will be sending out two new varsity squads to compete in the Mid-Ohio Athletic Conference.
Both boys and girls from Galion High School can now compete on the school’s bowling teams. The rollers were able to get some experience last year when they competed in the MOAC meet, as well as the Crawford County tournament. Both the boys and girls teams won the county tourney.
The Tigers’ boys team will be led by coach Ryan Scribner. Coach Scribner has eight student athletes on his team in their inaugural season. Junior Aaron Stewart is the lone upperclassmen on the team and is joined by four sophomores and three freshmen. Sophomores on the team are Dylan Ruth, Timothy Crawford, David Riddle and Jacob Lear. Alan Evans, Austin Rinehart and Colten Yost are the ninth graders on Scribner’s lineup.
Coach Scribner had the following to say about his team. “(We’re) looking at a pretty young team but a young team with talent. (We’re) really looking forward to this upcoming season.” “It’s a great opportunity to get kids that may not compete in a winter sport out and have something to do. Galion has had a bowling club for many years. With this year being the first year as a varsity sport, my main goal this year is to still have fun as well as going out and being able to compete. This group of kids are ready to compete,” he continued.
The girls side of the bowling team is coached by Bobby Lear. Coach Lear has a smaller roster at just five girls; three juniors and two seniors. Macy Eicher, Stevie Ness and Lynn Ousley are the team’s juniors. Brooklyn Potter and Sara Misera will provide the senior leadership for the first year program.
“This is our first year as a letter sport. We as a team are going to have fun and try to be competitive,” was how coach Lear simply stated the goal for this season.
Both of Galion’s squads had their first action on Saturday Nov.19 at the Warm Up Tourney at Victory Lanes here in Galion. Regular season actions starts Monday Nov.21 at Buckeye Lanes against River Valley in MOAC competition. The hope opener for the Tigers will be Tuesday Nov.29 at Victory Lanes against another MOAC foe, the Pleasant Spartans.
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