SHELBY — Galion and Shelby hooked up this week in swimming action at the Shelby YMCA. When it was over, Galion’s boys team had improved to 7-1 this season with a 95-63 win. The Whippets knocked off Galion in the girls meet, 86-85, dropping the Tigers to 4-4.
Top performers for the boys team were Caleb Strack, Alec Dicus, Nathan Barre and Ben Alstadt, who won the 200 meter relay. Dicus won the 200 relay and Sam Albert and Jaxon Oehler with fifth and sixth; Alstadt won the 100 freestyle, followed in second place by Isaac Niedermier in second and Grayson Willacker fifth; Dicus also won the 400 freestyle, with teammmate Oehler fourth; In the 200 breaststroke, Barre won with Hayden Kaple fourth; and Galion won the 400 freestyle relay with teammates Dicus, Strack, Niedermier and Alstadt.
Barre picked up a win in the 200 IM; Alstadt and Strack finished 1-2 in the 50 freestyle with Niedermier fourth. In the 100 butterfly, Galion’s Justin Lester was second. Galion finished second in the 200 freestyle relay with Barre, Willacker, Lester and Niedermier participating. Placing fourth was a Galion team of Albert, Walker Frankouse, Keinath Tanner and Kolton Tyrrell. Strack won the 100 backstroke with Kyler Radcliff third; and Kolton and Tanner were first and second in the 100 freestyle.
In girls action, Galion’s Julie Conner, Kasey Speck, Caitlyn Karnes and Troie Grubbs were second in the 200 Medley Relay, with Ava Niedermier, Ally Staats, Brooklyn O’Brien and Kate Schieber fourth. Speck won the 200 freestyle, with Karnes third third and Kate Wildenthaler fourth; Grubbs won the 100 freestyle with Adriana Zeter third and Ellexia Ratcliff fourth; In the 400 freestyle, Staats was second and O’Brien third; and Speck won the 100 breaststroke, with Conner fourth and Willacker sixth.
Galion also won the 400 freestyle relay with the team of Grubbs, Zeger, Karnes and Speck and they were second thanks to Schieber, Ellexia Ratcliff, O’Brien and Amara Ratcliff. Conner was second in the 200 IM with Staats Third; Grubbs and Zeger were 1-2 in the 50 freestyle with Schieber fourth; Karnes was second in the 100 butterfly with Zeger, Schieber, Conner and Staats second in the 200 freestyle relay followed by Niedermier, Wildenthaler and Ellexia and Amara Ratcliff, who were third and Willacker, Jackie Barler, Kiera VanMeter and Regin Kuehlman who were fourth. The Tigers’ O’Brien was third and Niedermier fourth in the 100 backstroke. In the 400 freestyle, Amara Ratcliff was first, followed by Galion swimmers Ellexia Ratcliff, Niederier, Barler, Willacker and Kuehlman and in the 100 freestyle, Amara Ratcliff won, followed by Wildenthaler, Baler and Kuehlman.
Galion wresters beat Ontario, River Valley
GALION — Also this week, Galion was a 51-27 winner over Ontario and beat River Valley 39-37.
Against Ontario Conner Ganshorn (106), Brodyn Butcher (113), John Evans (120), Carter Dominy (220) and Caden Roberts (285) won by forfeit. At 126 pounds, Ontario’s Joziah Stover beat Kiddren Clark 11-1; Devin McCarthy (132) beat Ontario’s Bryce Wentz with a pinfall at 1:20; Ian Lehman (138) pinned the Warriors Bailey Graff in 36 seconds; Ryder McCabe beat Ontario’s Drew Barnes 9-6; Ontario’s Ethan Turnbaugh (152) pinned Galion’s Kooper McCabe in 1:35; Ontario’s Carter Kroll (16) pinned the Tigers’ Corban Justice in 35 seconds; at 170 pounds, Galion’s Max Fisher pinned Ethan Owens in 3:44; and at 182 pounds, Ontario’s Andrew Underwood beat Mitchell Young 19-4.
In a junior varsity match, Galion’s Tyler Wall pinned Nathan Slater at 1:10, in a 152-p0und match.
Against River Valley, in the 106-pound match, Gabe Thacker, of River Valley, pinned Conner Ganshorn in 1:55 at 106 pounds; Galion’s Brodyn Butcher pinned Shayla Pappert in 16 seconds at 113 pounds; Galion’s John Evans (120) pinned Austin Rollison in nine seconds; River Valley’s Ky Emmerson defeated Kiddren Clark 13-3; Galion’s Devin McCarthy won by forfeit at 132; and at 138 pounds, Galion’s Ian Lehman pinned Lila Mercer in 18 seconds.
Also, River Valley’s Logan Miracle pinned Ryder McDabe in 3:15 at 145 pounds and at 152 pounds, the Tigers’ Kooper McCabe beat Ben Luchene 13-10. River Valley’s Zach Pappert (160) beat Corban Justice 2-0 and Galion’s Max Fisher pinned Spencer Florida in 1:40; The Vikings won the next three matches as Handen Daniels (182) pinned Mitchell Young in 35 seconds; Cooper Graham (195) pinned Michael Marks in 3:15 and Dalton Slavens (220) pinned Carter Dominy in 20 seconds. In the last match of the day, the Tigers’ Caden Roberts won by forfeit.
Clear Fork’s Luke Labaki weaves his way through a bunch of Galion defenders Thursday during MOAC boys basketball action in Bellville. The Colts held the Tigers to just 18 points in the last three quarters into a 69-32 victory.