GALION — The first dual match of the season has come and gone for the Galion boys golf team. The Tigers played host to the North Union Wildcats on Tuesday at Sycamore Creek Golf Course.
The team’s overall good play continued as the varsity won, 171-197. Leading the way for the Tigers and continuing his dominance on the fairways was Jack McElligott, shooting 40. The scores remained consistent throughout the lineup as Kaleb Harsh finished with a 43, Mitch Dyer and Nick Kruger both shot 44, Matt Kingseed added a 46 and Brevin Owens shot 47.
The junior varsity team was also out on the course. It was the first time this season that the Tigers were in competition and they showed the same hospitality to the visitors, winning 243-288. The scoring was headed up by a tandem of Aarons. Aaron Barnhart and Aaron Stewart both shot 56 for nine holes. Other Tigers competing on Tuesday were Jacob Lear (59), David Harper (72), Justin Schneider (72) and Adam Zeger (76).
The Tigers look to stay sharp on Thursday as they welcome the Spartans from Marion Pleasant to Galion. The two teams will tee off at 4 p.m. in Mid-Ohio Athletic Conference action.
Galion girls tennis team beats Shelby
SHELBY — The Galion girls tennis team made the trip to Shelby on Tuesday to compete in a dual against the Whippets in non-league play. In their first match of the season, the young Galion team was able to load the bus for home after walking away from the courts with a 3-2 victory.
In first singles action for the Tigers, freshman Katherine Talbott pulled out a victory in three sets after a slow start (2-6, 6-2, 6-3). This was an important set win for the Tigers as it broke the 2-2 tie to give the team the match win. The second and third singles matches saw Kiersten Gifford being defeated in straight sets (3-6, 3-6), as well as Marissa Brenich suffering the loss, also in straight sets (3-6, 0-6).
The doubles teams had success however, both resulting in wins for the team. The first doubles team of Kayle Gimble and Jayln Oswald handed their opponents a 6-4, 6-1 defeat. Danielle Schieder and Ellie Chandler were paired up in second doubles play and were able to pull out a hard fought victory in two sets, winning 7-5, 6-3.
The Tigers are at home, at Heise Park, on Saturday against Clear Fork.