Galion area sports roundup: Crawford boys earn key wins


BUCYRUS — Colonel Crawford picked up two boys basketball wins over the weekend. On Friday, the Eagles beat Seneca East 61-44. On Saturday, the Eagles defeated Bucyrus 61-30.

Crawford bumps up to 13-4 on the season and 11-2 in the N-10.

Crawford led 15-6 after one quarter. Bucyrus would tack on just six more points in the second and trailed 27-12 at the break. The Eagles would use a big, 20-point third quarter to distance themselves from the Redmen for the remainder of the game.

Heath Starkey earned top scoring honors Saturday with 12 points, 11 rebounds, three blocks and a steal. Harley Shaum finished with 10 points and Cam McCreary also had 1o points, to go with six assists and five steals. Brody Martin chipped in nine points and six assists for the Eagles and Hayden Bute dropped in eight.

Eagles beat Seneca East

NORTH ROBINSON — Brody Martin was the scoring leader for the Eagles on Friday night, scoring 19 points while dishing out three assists and recording two steals. Heath Starkey finished in double figures with 15 points to go with eight rebounds and six blocks. Gavin Feichtner was also hit double figures against the Tigers, scoring a dozen. Cam McCreary was the primary facilitator for Crawford. McCreary only scored nine points but dished out eight of the team’s 17 assists. Hayden Bute, Reis Walker and Harley Shaum wrapped up the scoring for Colonel Crawford with two points apiece.

Johnny Diehm, the second leading scorer in the N-10 at 18.5 points per game, was the top scorer for Seneca East with 14 points.

Northmor defeats Elgin

MARION — Northmor beat Elgin on Saturday in a Mid-Ohio Athletic Conference Blue Division game, 47-30.

The Knights improve to 13-5 overall and 8-3 in the MOAC Blue, while the Comets drop to 6-11 and 3-y.

Brock Pletcher led Northmor with 11 points, five rebounds, two assists, a steal and a block. Meechie Johnson was in double figures with 10 points to go with four assists and three steals. Kyle Kegley scored nine points, grabbed nine boards and swatted away six shots against the Comets. Tyler Kegley also scored nine on the night. Alijah Keen contributed seven points in the victory and Zach Parrott hit just one free throw to wrap the Golden Knights’ scoring.

Crestline falls to St. Peter’s

CRESTLINE — The Crestline Bulldogs dropped an 84-59 decision to Mansfield St. Peter’s Spartans on Saturday to fall to 4-13.

Crestline put up 16 opening quarter points but the Spartans dropped in 22 to take the lead into the second. St. Peter’s would never looked back.

Kaden Ronk led Crestline with 21 points. Zach Gregory chipped in 13 points and Davon Triplett scored 10. Ty Clark, Kevin Winkler and Caleb Hoskins all finished with four points apiece and Tyler Sipes had three points.

Mansfield St.Peter’s had four players in double digits. Mason Campbell scored 22 points, Jared Jakubick had 2s, Tyson Kent chipped in 20 points and Elijah Cobb contributed 11.

Temple Christian defeats Crestline

CRESTLINE — It has been a long, rough season for Crestline’s girls basketball team. On Monday, the Lady Bulldogs lost 37-30 to Temple Christian to fall to 1-19.

Neither team provided much offense throughout the game, but even more so in the first half. Crestline managed just four points in the first and five points in the second quarter. Temple Christian had just six points in the opening period and four points in the second to take a 10-9 lead into the locker room for halftime. The scoring picked up a bit in the second half as the Lady Crusaders came out in the third to score a dozen while Crestline managed just six points. Down 22-15 entering the final quarter, the Lady ‘Dogs put a 15 spot on the board but couldn’t slow down the Temple Christian offense as they went on to earn the “W”.

Sarah Toy scored nine points to lead Crestline. Lauryn Tadda chipped in eight points to go with six rebounds. Lydia Tadda and Brianna Briggs both contributed five points in the ‘Dogs’ efforts. Alandra Tesso finished up the Crestline scoring with three points. As a team, the Lady Bulldogs grabbed just 22 rebounds and turned the ball over 13 times on offense.

Jenna Wolford led Temple Christian with16 points and Carmen Giess added 10.

Crestline will play itsfinal regular season game on the road Feb. 11 at Mansfield Christian. The Lady Bulldogs’ only win of the season came at home against Mansfield Christian.

Lady Freddies beat Knights

GALION — Friday was a rough night for Northmor as the Lady Knights fell 51-45 to Fredericktown.

Northmor is now 10-9 on the season and 8-4 in Mid-Ohio Athletic Conference Blue Divsion play. Fredericktown improves to 8-11 and 6-6.

Maddie Swihart was the only Northmor player in double figures, scoring 16. Four players — Karalee Patterson, Lydia Farley, Christianna Boggs and Lindsey Wiseman — scored six points. Brooke Bennett rounded out the scoring for Northmor with five points.

Sandra Spearman and Bailey Riley each finished with 17 points for the Lady Freddies.

Crawford swimmers get in a final tune-up

PORT CLINTON — Colonel Crawford’s swim teams participated in the Gipe Relays on Saturday.

The girls squad from Crawford finished fifth out of 11 teams while the boys were sixth out of 11 teams.

Colonel Crawford had three girls’ relay teams place in the finals for the day.

In the butterfly/breaststroke relay, the team of Pierce Krassow, Drew Krassow, Jillianne Gregg and Kennedy Speck finished in second place with a time of 2:09.37. Both of the Krassow girls and Gregg were joined by Hailey Ratliff to earn second place in the medley relay event. This squad earned their second place finish with a time of 1:59.96. In the underwater relay, Crawford would take third place with a time of 2:10.87. That particular relay squad consisted of Chloe Carman, Raye Hershey, Speck and Ratliff.

On the boys side of the meet, the Eagles would place in four different events.

Nic Motter, Austin Stevens, Jake Johnson and Keton Pfeifer would earn fourth overall in the butterfly/breaststroke relay, finishing in 2:01.42. Motter, Stevens and Johnson would participate in the 300-yard individual medley relay as well. The trio took fourth place in this event, finishing up with a time of 2:15.92. The medley relay team of Nick Barnes, Zach Leonhart, Andrew Johnson and Zach Moritz took home fifth place with a time of 2:09.19. Pfeifer, Leonhart, Ken Fernandez and Alex Hershey took fourth place in the underwater relay with a finishing time of 2:01.49.