Galion sports roundup: Three Tiger wrestlers win titles at invitational


Three Galion wrestlers win invite championships

Staff report



TIFFIN — The Galion Tigers participated in the Calvert Gene Kimmet Invite on Saturday.

The Tigers crowned three individual champs.

In the 126-pound class, Cody Brady went a perfect 3-0 en route to being crowned the champion. Garrett Kuns continued his strong season, finished 3-0 and being named champion in the 182-pound weight class. At 285-pound pounds, Mason Weldon. Weldon was a perfect 4-0 on the day.

Brenden Ganshorn would finish the day with a 3-1 record in the 106-pound weight class, which was good for a second place finish. Gavin Pennington finished fourth in the 170-pound class with a record of 3-2. Finishing at 3-1 and earning third place at 195-pounds was Noah Grochowalski.

Galion finished third of nine teams.

Van Buren won with 163 points, followed by Mohawk-152, GALION-144, Seneca East-126, Tiffin Columbian-120, Tiffin Calvert-111, Oak Harbor-89, Fostoria-65 and Buckeye Central-21.

Galion will be at their home gym on Wednesday Feb. 8 to wrestle in a dual-meet against the Bucyrus Redmen.

Mohawk girls beat Galion 51-25

GALION — On Monday, Mohawk beat Galion 51-25 in girls high school basketball action. The loss drops Galion to 4-17 on the year. Mohawk is 10-10.

Galion took a quick 4-0 lead vs. Mohawk, but the Warriors soon found their shooting touch and grabbed a 12-9 lead at the end of the first quarter. The Mohawk lead was 23-14 at the half and 40-22 at the end of three quarters.

Gabby Kaple was Galion’s top scorer with 15 points on 6/18 shooting. Kaple was 3/3 from the free-throw line and grabbed seven boards. Dani Schieber contributed five points and Julie Clouse and Jaime Ehrman both scored two points. Natalie Rodriguez scored a point, but grabbed 10 rebounds.

The Lady Tigers had a rough night shooting making just 1/15 three-point attempts and converting 8/33 from the interior. Galion did well from the free-throw stripe however, finishing 6/9 as a team. In total, Galion grabbed 29 rebounds, recorded three steals, had four assists, but committed 18 total turnovers.

Chelsey Trusty continued to show why she is one of the top scorers in the N-10 Conference. Trusty finished the night with 20 points for Mohawk and was the only Lady Warriors player in double figures.

Galion will play their final game of the regular season on Saturday Feb. 11. The Lady Tigers will play host to the Harding Prexies in a MOAC Red matchup.

Galion boys fall to Alder, 61-38

PLAIN CITY — Galion dropped a road game Saturday to Jonathan Alder 61-38. Galion is 3-15 overall, 1-9 in the Mid-Ohio Athletic Conference Red Division. Jonathan Alder improves to 13-6 and 6-4.

The Pioneers jumped out to a 17-5 first-period lead and led 33-17 at halftime. The game got no closer

The Tigers were just 12 of 44 shooting. Galion grabbed 26 total rebounds, including 12 on the offensive end. Rounding out the stats for Galion were five team assists, five steals, two blocks and just nine turnovers.

“Our stats were good as far as turnovers and giving up offensive rebounds. However, the defensive effort was not there and our shot selection was poor,” said Galion coach Matt Valentine. “The kids need to learn to not take breaks on defense and play together as a team,” Valentine concludes.

Leading the way against the Pioneers was Chase Cooke with 12 points and seven rebounds. Gage Lackey, Isaiah Alsip and Tristan Baldy all chipped in five points apiece in the contest. Colton Powell and Zhamir Anderson both scored three points and Colten Skaggs contributed three points and eight rebounds in the losing effort. Jack McElligott finished up the Galion scoring, adding two points on the night.

Pleasant beats Galion in girls MOAC action

GALION — The Galion Lady Tigers basketball team hosted the Pleasant Lady Spartans on Friday night in Mid-Ohio Athletic Conference Red Division play. Galion is still searching for its first conference win after falling 58-35.

The Lady Tigers fall to 4-16 overall and 0-11 in conference play and the Lady Spartans improve their record to 15-3 on the season and are 9-1 in the MOAC Red.

Pleasant was in control of the contest from the opening tip. Galion managed just four points in the first quarter while the Spartans put up a lofty 19 points. The Lady Tigers outscored Pleasant in the second, 13-11 but still found themselves trailing at the half, 30-17. Following the break, Galion put up just 18 points in the second half of play as the Lady Spartans put up 28 en route to their 23-point victory.

As a team, the Lady Tigers grabbed 17 rebounds for the game, dished out four assists and recorded two blocks and steals. They had 17 turnovers.

Gabby Kaple would be the top scorer on the evening for head coach Nick Vukovich. Kaple dropped in 15 points while grabbing three rebounds and notching a steal. Lauren Huggins added six points for Galion and Jaime Ehrman five. Julie Clouse finished the game with four points and Kat Talbott chipped in three points. Natalie Rodriguez wrapped the Tigers’ scoring with two points.

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Three Galion wrestlers win invite championships

Staff report