Roundup: Bad finish costs Galion golf team a victory

Staff report

Galion men's golf coach Bryce Lehman chats with Mitch Dyer on the 12th hole at Sycamore Creek Golf Club as the Tigers hosted River Valley and Jonathan Alder. Photo by Don Tudor.

Galion men's golf coach Bryce Lehman chats with Mitch Dyer on the 12th hole at Sycamore Creek Golf Club as the Tigers hosted River Valley and Jonathan Alder. Photo by Don Tudor.

GALION — The Galion Tigers boys golf team remains at .500 in the Mid-Ohio Athletic Conference after a three-way match Thursday with Jonathon Alder and River Valley at Sycamore Creek Golf Course.

Galion finished with a final score of 171, good enough to defeat the Vikings from River Valley, 171-181. Jonathon Alder was able to edge the Tigers though, scoring a 170 over the nine holes.

Sophomore Jack McElligott was atop the leaderboard for Lehman’s Tigers. McElligott finished with a 37, tying his lowest round as a high school golfer. Matt Kingseed shot well, finishing with a 44. Right behind Kingseed was Nick Kruger and Kaleb Harsh, both recording 45.

“We had the opportunity to knock off the league leader and came up two shots short,” coach Bryce Lehman said. “Again, we were our own worse enemy. We played the last two holes a combined 19 over par and lose by one.”

Galion tennis squad dumps Buckeye Valley

DELAWARE — Galion’s girls tennis was in Delaware on Thursday and defeated Buckeye Valley 4-1 in Mid-Ohio Athletic Conference Red Divsion action.

In singles, Kayley Gimbel won 6-0, 6-0. Katherine Talbott won 6-0, 6-0 and Jalyn Oswald won 6-0, 6-0. Kiersten Gifford and Marissa Breinich won in doubles, 6-4, 4-6, 10-8. Danielle Schneider and Katie Baughn, fell 7-5, 4-6, 10-5.

Tiger spikers beat Marion Harding

MARION — The Galion Tigers volleyball team was in Marion Thursday night to take on the Harding Prexies in MOAC Red Division play. Galion ousted their inner-conference opponents in straight sets; 25-14, 25-16, 25-18 to move to 4-3 overall and 3-2 in league play.

Callie Wildenthaler was perfect from the service line, going 20/20 while recording 15 points on one ace. Marissa Gwinner was 11/11 with seven points and three aces. Gwinner was 17/22 hitting with 12 kills. Gabby Abouhassan added 13/14 hitting and nine kills. On defense, the Tigers had 52 total digs. McCleese had 15 and Wildenthaler 13. Gwinner was the leading blocker, with four.

Boys soccer team goes down 8-0

MANSFIELD — The miles continue to add up for the Galion Tigers boys soccer team. This time it was just a short trip over to Mansfield Senior to hit the pitch with the Tygers. Galion lost, 8-0.

Four shots were attempted on goal by Galion on the night. The Tigers leading scorer, Matt Sparks attempted two shots but came up short. Ben Alstadt and Isaac Meister had one shot on goal apiece on the evening. Stephen Thompson had 10 saves and Luke Eisnaugle contributed four.

Northmor volleyball team gets back to winning ways

GALION — Looking to bounce back after their defeat against Centerburg, the Northmor Knights defeated East Knox on Thursday in an MOAC Blue Division showdown; 25-9, 25-15, 25-10.

Kelsie Fike was 16/16 serving while recording two aces. She had nine kills. Jordyn Zoll was 20/21 serving with two aces and 66/68 setting with 19 assists on offense. On the defensive side of the net, Zoll added 10 digs.

Caitlin Thebeault was 38/40 setting with 12 assists and Hope Miracle racked up 11 kills on offense. On defense, Anna Donner and Lindsey Wiseman recorded 10 digs each.

The Knights are 7-1 overall and 3-1 in the Blue Division of the MOAC.


Galion tennis team beats previously unbeaten Upper Sandusky

UPPER SANDUSKY — Upper Sandusky was undefeated headed into its match with the Galion Tigers tennis team on Wednesday. Galion changed that and handed Upper a loss, 3-2.

All three of the points for the Tigers came from the singles play of Jalyn Oswald, Katherine Talbott and Kayley Gimbel.

Oswald was in her usual spot at third singles and landed a victory in straight sets 6-0, 6-1. Talbott took the court at second doubles, winning 6-1, 6-0. At first singles, Gimbel won 6-1, 7-6.

Galion girls golf team sets scoring mark

BUCYRUS — Girls golf at Galion High School may only be in year No. 3, but that doesn’t mean that records are any less important. On Tuesday, the Tigers set a school record for lowest team score for a nine hole round of golf. Not only did the team shoot their best golf ever, they also walked away with a win against Bucyrus, 217-252.

Greer Gledhill was the medalist for the Tigers, finishing with a personal best round of 50. Abby Barre added a 52, Shae Ness shot 54 and Alexis Chaplin shot 61.

Tigers’ girls soccer team comes up short in Marion

MARION — The young Galion Tigers program continued its education Wednesday night at Marion Harding, dropping a 10-0 decision vs. the Prexies Galion got off four shots on goal, yet none of them found the back of the net. Allison DeNero had 23 saves for coach Eric Palmer’s team.

Galion volleyball team beats Buckeye Valley

GALION — Galion was a 25-15, 25-12, 30-28 over Buckeye Valley on Wednesday

The Tigers were 60/64 when it came to serving, with eight aces. Marissa Gwinner was a perfect 15/15 from the service line, scoring 12 points and three aces. Gwinner was 16/21 hitting. Gabby Abouhassan was 18/22 hitting with 15 kills. Morgan Gregory was the main ball handler, going 68/73 and providing 37 of the team’s 40 assists.

Centerburg volleyball team hands Northmor first loss

CENTERBURG — The Northmor Knights lost for the first time this season on Tuesday night, to Centerburg, 25-23, 25-14 and 25-22.

Caitlin Thebeault was 12/12 serving for Northmor with three aces and added six assists on offense. Kelsie Fike was 11/11 from the service line and recorded nine kills. Anna Donner had seven kills on offense and was strong defensively with three blocks and 15 total digs. Zoll was also perfect on the serve at 17/17 and gave the Knights 13 assists. On the defensive side of things, Zoll provided 12 digs. Cristianna Boggs also had 13 digs on the evening.


Galion boys golf team falls to Pleasant

MARION — Galion boys golf team lost 175-182 to Marion Pleasant. Medalist for Galion was Jack McElligott, with a 40. Mitch Dyer and Matt Kingseed shot 46 apiece and Kaleb Harsh had a 50.

Girls tennis team beats Pleasant

GALION — The Galion Tigers tennis team welcomed the Marion Pleasant Spartans to Heise Park and won, 4-1 in Mid-Ohio Athletic Conference action.

Kayley Gimbel won in first singles, 6-0, 6-0. At second singles, Katherine Talbott won 6-0, 6-0 and Jalyn Oswald was victorious at third singles as well with a 6-0, 6-0 victory. Galion’s second doubles team of Katie Baughn and Ellie Chandler won 6-3, 6-4.

Clear For wins in girls soccer

BELLVILLE — Clear Fork took control early against winless Galion in girls high school soccer action Tuesday en route to a 10-0 victory. It was 7-0 tonight before the intermission.

For Galion, the bright spot was Allison DeNero, who had 11 saves.


Galion cross country at Ashland Invitational

ASHLAND — Galion’s boys and girls cross country teams were in action last Saturday in Ashland for the annual Ashland Invitational. The boys finished in 9th place out of 12 teams with 201 points and the girls finished in 10th out of a field of 14 with 244 points.

Top finishers for the Tigers were freshman Braxton Tate for the boys and senior Theresa House for the girls. Tate crossed the finish line in 24th place with a time of 18:23.1. House came across in the 29th place with a time of 22:47.6.

Galion men’s golf coach Bryce Lehman chats with Mitch Dyer on the 12th hole at Sycamore Creek Golf Club as the Tigers hosted River Valley and Jonathan Alder. Photo by Don Tudor. men’s golf coach Bryce Lehman chats with Mitch Dyer on the 12th hole at Sycamore Creek Golf Club as the Tigers hosted River Valley and Jonathan Alder. Photo by Don Tudor.

Staff report