Galion boys tennis score first victory
GALION — The Galion boys tennis defeated visiting Bucyrus at Heise Park Wednesday night 5-0 for its first win of the season.
Tanner Amos playing one single won 6-0 and 6-1 for the victory. Playing two singles was Lucas Conner, who won 6-1 and 6-2. Tristan Baldy at 3 singles won 6-0 and 6-0. Tyler Harris/Landon Rose at one doubles won 6-3 and 6-2. Second doubles of Nic Oehler/Matt Sparks won 6-0 and 6-0.
Galion traveled to Buckeye Valley Tuesday night and 5-0. Amos playing one singles lost 1-6 and 0-1. Baldy playing 2 singles lost 0-6 and 0-6. Lucas Conner playing at 3 singles lost 3-6 and 2-6. First doubles lost 2-6 and 1-6 (Landon Rose/Ty Harris). Second doubles team of Nic Oehler/Matt Sparks lost 1-6 and 6-7 (tie break 4-7).
Northmor baseball & softball
On Wednesday, Northmor baseball team took advantage of a six-run fourth inning to top East Knox 9-7 for their first league win of the season.
The Knights, 3-3 overall, took a 3-0 lead after the first inning, but gave up four in the third. They would rebound with six in the fourth and never looked back. East Knox tallied one run in the fifth, sixth and seventh frames, but couldn’t get over the hump.
Bryan Hammond picked up the win, pitching five innings. He walked two and gave up eight hits. Sam Eichorn got the save by striking out four over the final two innings, while walking one and giving up one hit.
The Knights got 14 hits in the game, with Jake Farley, Gunnar Lilly and Mostyn Evans all having three singles. Nate Hall had a pair of hits and Jordan Wiseman added a double.
Meanwhile, the Northmor softball team lost a close one at home to East Knox by a 13-12 margin.
The Bulldogs jumped out to a 6-1 lead going into the bottom of the fifth inning, but the Knights battled back with sixth runs in that inning to take a one-run lead. However, they gave up four in the sixth and three more in the seventh. While they scored five runs during those final two innings, it wasn’t quite enough.
Shelbey Lilly suffered the loss, she struck out six and walked one, but surrendered 23 hits. The Knights finished with 18 hits in the offensive-minded contest. Cristianna Boggs, Karlee Carroll and Lydia Farley all had three hits, with Carroll smacking a pair of doubles. Lily Tate had a home run and single, while Aly Blunk added a double and single and both Deanna Delaney and Kelsey Fike also had two hits.
AAU team state champs
COLUMBUS — The Mid Ohio Magic Basketball Association 14U AAU basketball team took home top honors on April 3 in Hilliard as they played a six-game weekend session at the Ohio Youth Basketball State Championship Tournament and crowned OYB 14U division 1 State Champions for 2016.
The Mid Ohio Magic 14U team consists of 8th graders from seven different school districts in and around the Mansfield area. Members on the team included Logan Houle of Colonel Crawford, Isaiah Alsip of Galion, Kadyan Berry and Dylan Spears, both of Lexington, Tyler Tackett of Madison, Blake Miller and Trevor Gekler, both of Northmor, Cameron Todd of Ontario, and Jonah Ramey of St. Peter’s.
The Mid Ohio Magic are coached by Jason Rice of Shelby. The 14U Magic currently stand at 19-5 after five weekends of tournament play, and have won their last eight out of nine games.
Tournament play continues for the Magic through the spring, with 11 more tournaments all across Ohio, as well as Indiana, Pennsylvania and Virginia. For more information about the team email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bucyrus grad joins volleyball club
ASHLAND — Kori Armour of Bucyrus, OH, is a member of the Women’s Club Volleyball team at Ashland University.
Armour, the daughter of Linda Armour of Bucyrus and 2012 graduate of Bucyrus High School, studies athletic training.
Competitive clubs contend with sport clubs from other towns or universities, traveling to different events throughout the year.
MVNU to host volleyball camp
MOUNT VERNON — The Mount Vernon Nazarene University Volleyball program will host camps for kids in grades K-12 at the Physical Education Center on campus from June 13-16. Each camper will engage in activities with personal and group instruction, contests, drills and mini-games.
The grades K-4 session will take place 5 to 6 p.m.; 9 to 11:45 a.m. for grades 5-8; and 1:45 to 4:30 p.m. for grades 9-12.
Registration is $90 prior to June 3 and $99 following that date ($25 for K-4). A check can be made out to Cougar Volleyball Camp. The deadline is June 13 — 9 a.m. for the morning session; 1:45 p.m. for the afternoon session; and 5 p.m. for the evening session.
Rob Hamilton contributed to this report.
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