Boys Basketball: Buckeye Valley 68, Galion 48
DELAWARE — Galion’s boys basketball team opened the season with a road victory in Bucyrus. Since then, the Tigers have found themselves on a losing skid. That skid has now reached four games after dropping a Mid-Ohio Athletic Conference Red Division matchup to the Buckeye Valley Barons on Friday, 68-48.
Galion is now 1-4 on the season and winless in two conference games. With the victory, Buckeye Valley picks up its first win of the season (1-3 overall) and is 1-1 in the MOAC Red.
The Tigers found themselves trailing after the first quarter by a score of 20-12, and they never could catch up. Buckeye Valley added an 18-point second quarter to Galion’s nine and took a halftime lead of 38-21. Galion would come out to outscore the Barons in the third, 17-10, but would allow 20 points in the final period to put the game into unreachable territory.
Buckeye Valley would have three players score 12 points or more against the Tigers on Friday night.
Isaiah Alsip was atop the scoring list for the Tigers. Alsip scored 19 points against the Barons on six-two pointers and two-threes. He would also grab six of Galion’s 27 total rebounds. Bobby Gilbert nearly recorded a double-double, scoring 10 points and pulling down nine rebounds.
Swimming: Galion at Ned Reed invitational
COLUMBUS — While some of the Galion Tigers’ swim team members were busy competing in the Colonel Crawford Relays last Saturday, the others were at McCorkle Natatorium on the campus of the Ohio State University for the Ned Reeb Memorial High School Invitational.
The dominant boys relay team of Caleb Strack, Sam Rigdon, Clay Karnes and Eli Skaggs won the 200-yard medley relay in a season-best time of 1:46.89. The second relay squad — Landon Rose, Luke Eisnaugle, Alec Dicus and Lucas Conner — finished 16th in 1:57.05. Strack, Karnes, Rigdon and Skaggs would swim to another season best in the 200-yard freestyle relay at 1:35.43, good for second place The second Galion relay team was sixth in 1:40.97.
Individually for the boys, Skaggs won the 50-yard freestyle in 22.22 and the 100-yard freestyle in 49.69. Karnes would swim to two personal best times for the season. He was third in the 200-yard freestyle in 1:57.15 and second in the 500-yard freestyle in 5:15.27. Rigdon was firth the 50-yard freestyle in 23.37 and fifth in the 100-yard freestyle in 52.86. Dicus was third in the 500-yard freestyle in a PR of 5:19.27. Strack was thrd in the 100-yard backstroke event, in 1:00.57.
In thegirls 200-yard medley relay, the squad of Bri Wallis, Sari Conner, Allison DeNero and Elise Barnhart swam to their best time of the season, 2:07.20, and grabbed 10th in the event. The same group of girls also were in the water for the 200-yard freestyle relay. Again, they put up a season best time and finished 9th in 1:53.25.
Individually, DeNero won the 50-yard freestyle in 26.63. Conner finished in 11th in 27.69 and Wallis in 14th also with a time of 27.69. DeNero was Galion’s highest finisher in the 100-yard freestyle, in 10th place in 59.79. Wallis was 14th in 1:00.47 and Conner 21st in 1:01.46.
Swimming: Galion at Colonel Crawford Relays
NORTH ROBINSON — The Colonel Eagles won the girls meet with 84 points, followed by Pleasant with 49 points and Galion with 26.
The Eagles’ team of Raye Hershey, Drew Krassow, Chloe Carman and Kennedy Speck won the 200-yard butterfly and breaststroke relay events. The 200-yard backstroke relay team of Reegyn Goyer, Karlie Kurtzman, Hailey Ratliff and Jillianne Gregg won in 2:13.54, Galion finished in fourth. In the 200-yard freestyle relay, Crawford’s Speck, Ratliff, Carman and Gregg set a meet record, winning 1:52.24, Galion finished in third. Goyer, Taylor Price, Hershey and Ratliff won the 200-yard medley relay in 2:17.71, Galion was third place. In the final event, the 200-yard underwater relay, Carman, Krassow, Speck and Gregg picked won in 2:10.91.
The Spartans would take first in the 850-yard crescendo relay, with Crawford taking second and Galion finishing in fourth. Pleasant won the 300-yard individual medley relay over Crawford and the 400-yard freestyle relay ahead of Crawford and Galion.
The boys team for Colonel Crawford won with 70 points. Pleasant and Willard both finished with 44 points and Galion had 42 points.
The Galion team of Issac Niedermier, Braxton Tate, Ben Alstadt and Weston Rose won the 850-yard crescendo relay, in a time of 9:38.71, Crawford was second. Nic Motter, Keton Pfeifer, Jake Johnson and Austin Stevens from Crawford won the 200-yard butterfly and breaststroke relay, 2:00.21, Galion was third. The Eagle’ Nick Barnes, Andrew Johnson, Zach Moritz and Alex Hershey won the 200-yard backstroke relay in 2:16.23. Teammates Moritz, Marcus Fagan, Keenan Wilson and Stevens won the 200-yard freestyle relay in 1:54.92, Galion finished in third. The Eagles’ final victory was the 400-yard freestyle relay, Ken Fernandez, Fagan, Wilson and Jake Johnson in 3:46.26 while Galion took third place. Galion’s Rose, Tate, Alstadt and Niedermier beatCrawford n the 200-yard medley relay in 2:04.97.
The only two events not won by a Galion or Colonel Crawford team were the 300-yard individual medley relay and the 200-yard underwater relay. Willard was victorious in both of those events.
Girls Basketball: Pleasant 75, Galion 33
MARION — The Galion Lady Tigers dropped Saturday’s Mid-Ohio Athletic Conference Red Division game against Pleasant, 75-33, to fall to 1-6.
The Tigers found themselves down big after just one quarter of play, 24-2 and never caught up.
Lauren Huggins and Julie Clouse both scored nine for the Tigers and Clouse added three of the 19 Galion rebounds for the game. Dani Schieber added six points and five rebounds. Gabby Kaple chipped in five points. Natalie Rodriguez and Shae Ness finished up the scoring. Rodriguez scored three points and had six rebounds and Ness tallied a single foul shot.