Turnovers woes doom Galion vs. Cardington
GALION — The Cardington Pirates came to Galion on Wednesday and put the clamps on the Tigers with aggressive defense, rolling up a 64-32 victory. Galion falls to 1-3 on the year. It was their third loss in a row. Cardington is 2-2.
Galion started well. The Tigers moved the ball, got decent shots and played solid defense, and led 10-9 after the first quarter.
But Cardington came out in the second though with a revamped pressure defense that created havoc for Galion. The Pirates also hit some of their open-look three pointers. At the end of the half Cardington led 33-21.
Cardington doubled up Galion in the third, 20-10 to leag 53-31 entering the final quarter.
Devin Pearl and Garrett Wagner paced Cardington, with 21 and 14 points respectively. Skyler Bowling had 10 points.
The Tigers did not shoot well, convertin 15/52 shots and six of 12 foul shots.
Turnovers were again the issue for the Galion offense, as Cardington held a 22-8 edge in that statistic.
“I have a feeling that we are going to see the press a lot,” said Galion head coach Matt Valentine. “We need to get better at handling that pressure and making smarter choices with the ball,” he finished.
Leading the Tigers in scoring was Isaiah Alsip with 13 points. Alsip also grabbed seven boards in the Galion loss. Tristan Baldy added eight points and six rebounds and Colton Powell chipped in six points, two assists and two steals.
On Tuesday, the Tigers will be at Northmor to meet up with a lengthy and tough Golden Knights squad.
Wrestling: Tigers at Northmor quad
GALION — The Tigerscontinues to be thin due to illness and injuries and it showed during a four-way meet at Northmor Wednesdsay that included River Valley and Bucyrus.
Galion would drop the dual to fellow Mid-Ohio Athletic Conference Red Division member River Valley, 52-19. The Redmen and the Tigers tied 42-42, but Bucyrus would get the nod on the third tie breaking criteria, most first points scored during the dual.
Head coach Brent Tyrrell had four wrestlers go 2-0 on the evening in their respective matches. Those wrestlers were: Brenden Ganshorn at 106 pounds, Cody Brady at 126 pounds, Garrett Kuns in the 182 pound class and Noah Grochowalski at 195 pounds.
“These four guys have been very consistent so far this season and have been improving each week,” Tyrrell said.
Freshman Matt Oehrli earned his first varsity win vs. a Bucyrus opponent.
“Overall we are getting better each week, but we still have a lot of work to do before we get to the meat of our schedule in January and February. We plan on being at full strength within the next couple of week or so, then we will really see where we are (as a team),” Tyrrell said.
Swimming Boys: Galion 106, Lexington 73
Swimming Girls: Lexington 139, Galion 36
MANSFIELD — The Tigers visited the Friendly House pool in Mansfield to compete with Lexington Thursday. Galion’s boys team won 106-73. The girls lost, 139-36.
The Tigers’ boys won every event except the 100-yard backstroke and the 400-yard freestyle relay. Galion was victorious in the 200-yard freestyle in 1:48.15, with Caleb Strack, Sam Rigdon, Clay Karnes and Eli Skaggs. Rigdon won the 50-yard freestyle (24.10) and 100-yard freestyle (52.98). Karnes won the 200-yard freestyle in a time of 1:59.64 and the 500-yard freestyle in 5:19.18. Skaggs won the 200 IM in2:05.24 and the 100-butterfly in 56.38. Braxton Tate picked up the other individual win for Galion, taking the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 1:15.37. The team of Rigdon, Luke Eisnaugle, Landon Rose and Skaggs won the 200-yard freestyle relay in 1:36.72.
For the girls team, Sari Conner won the 50-yard freestyle in 27.44. Although many girls would swim their best times on the season, many of them grabbing second-place finishes, the Lady Lex swim team was strong all the way around.
Bowling Boys: Galion 1,882, Mount Gilead 661
Bowling Girls: Galion 1,260, Mount Gilead 957
CARDINGTON — The boys and girls bowling teams from Galion High School made a trip to Morrow Lanes in Cardington on Wednesday afternoon to meet up with the Indians from Mount Gilead High School. Both Galion teams came away with victories
The boys team defeated Mount Gilead by a final score of 1,882-1,661. Leading the way for Galion with the high game for the match was Austin Rinehart, bowling a 207. Rinehart would also pick up the high series for the Tigers with a 397.
Galion’s girls squad would be victorious over the Indians by a final tally of 1,260-957. High series of the night was claimed by Brooklyn Potter with a 238.
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