Galion area sports roundup

Saturday’s results

Galion drops volleyball matches to New Riegel, Buckeye Central

NEW WASHINGTON — The Tigers volleyball team was in New Washington on Saturday to meet up with both the Buckeye Central Buckettes and the New Riegel Blue Jackets in a tri-match. New Riegel beat the Tigers, 25-15, 25-19. The Tigers also fell to Buckeye Central 25-16, 25-10/

Against New Riegel Marisa Gwinner was 14/16 hitting and had eight kills and Gabby Abouhassan went 9/12 hitting with four kills. Morgan Gregory went 46/48 handling with 13 assists. Gregory was also one of the top servers for Galion, alongside Callie Wildenthaler. Wildenthaler was a perfect 9/9 from the service line with five points and an ace. Gregory added 8/10 serving with five points and the other three aces that the Tigers recorded for the match.

Against the Buckettes, the Tigers were only serve t20 times. Galion was 16/20 as a team and notched just eight service points. Morgan Gregory had the only two aces for the Tigers, going 2/2 serving with two points. Chloe McCleese also did her part to help, going 5/7 serving with five points.

Galion’s defense had two blocks and 31 digs in the losing effort. They were also 31/37 in serve reception.


Galion volleyball team falls at Buckeye Valley

DELAWARE — Galion dropped a 25-16, 22-25, 22-25, 23-25 decision to Buckeye Valley in Mid-Ohio Athletic Conference play.

Top servers for Galion were Chloe McCleese, Callie Wildenthaler and Ashley Flowers. McCleese was a perfect 19/19 with 11 points, Wildenthaler went 16/17 with 12 points and an ace and Flowers recorded two aces and nine points on 11/13 serving. Morgan Gregory, who went 117/119 handling the ball with 41 assists. Marisa Gwinner was 34/42 hitting on the night with 16 kills and Gabby Abouhassan went 24/29 on the attack, recording 10 kills. Overall, the Tigers’ spikers notched 45 kills against Buckeye Valley.

Boys soccer team keeps it close in Marion

MARION — The Galion Tigers boys soccer program traveled to Marion on Thursday to take on Mid-Ohio Athletic Conference foe Marion Harding, but came up short, 3-1.

Lucas Conner scored the lone goal for Galion, on an assist from Max Papenhausen.

The score was just 1-0 in favor of Marion at the half of the rainy match. That first goal wasn’t even scored until about three minutes remained. The Presidents were just too much for the Tigers in the second half on their way to the victory.

“The defensive line of Max Papenhausen, Landon Rose and Ethan Zeger did a good job of keeping Marion’s attack at bay,” said coach John Stewart in an e-mail.

Stephen Thompson was once again the goalkeeper for Galion on the night and finished with nine total saves.

The Tigers will be in action again on Wednesday Oct.5 when they take on Highland in league play.

Northmor outlasts Centerburg in MOAC volleyball

GALION — The Northmor Knights welcomed the Centerburg Trojans to their home gym on Thursday to do battle atop the Mid-Ohio Athletic Conference Blue Division. A battle is exactly what the match was, going all five sets and eventually ended in a victory for Northmor; 25-23, 26-28, 25-20, 20-25, 15-12.

Kelsie Fike and Anna Donner lead the attack for the Knights. Fike went 48/54 hitting with 18 kills while Donner went 53/60 with 16 kills of her own. Jordyn MZoll, Chloe was 108/115 setting with 39 assists for the match.

Donner, Zoll and Fike were perfect from the line to hit on 70/70 serves.


Galion girls soccer team comes up short against Riverdale

MOUNT BLANCHARD — The Galion Tigers girls soccer team continued their introductory season on Wednesday night against the Riverdale Falcons. Galion was again unable to grab that first win in the program’s history, falling to Riverdale 10-0.

Allison DeNero had 11 saves on the evening for coach Eric Palmer’s Tigers.

The final game of the season for Galion is Oct. 5 at Highland.


Tiger volleyballers defeated by Spartans

MARION — Galion lost to Marion Harding 19-25, 22-25, 15-25.

Marisa Gwiner was 25/27 hitting on the night and recorded 13 kills. With those 13 kills, Gwinner cracked the 200 kill mark on the year and has 206 so far. Gabby Abouhassan contributed 13/15 hitting with five kills and Morgan Gregory was a perfect 5/5 on the attack with five kills.

Gregory was 82/85 ball handling, with 28 assists for the Tigers.

Northmor volleyball team suffers setback at Cardington

CARDINGTON — Cardington defeated the Knights21-25, 25-27, 25-14, 22-25.

Kelsie Fike and Anna Donner were busy all over the court and were Northmor’s serving leaders on the evening. Kelsie Fike was a perfect 17/17 from the line with three aces. Anna Donner was also 17/17 and recorded two aces. Jordyn Zoll was 16/16 with an ace and Caitlin Thebeault was also 17/17 serving.

Donner had 25 digs on the night while Zoll dug out 13 of Cardington’s attacks. Lindsey Wiseman had the most digs on the night with 26.

Girls golf season comes to an end

GALION — The Galion Tigers girls golf team has seen their season come to an end. On Tuesday, the Tigers took to the tees at Valley View Golf Course to compete in sectionals action. Galion, without Greer Gledhill or Alexis Chaplin, would play all 18 holes. From there, the team or individuals could score low enough to advance to the district tournament. The chilly and windy conditions were factors that bothered the Tigers and their scorecards.

Shae Ness shot the lowest score for the day, finishing with a 59 on the front nine and a 51 on the back nine for a total score of 110. Behind Ness was Abby Barre, finishing with a 67 and a 58, finishing with an 125. Brooklyn Potter completed the front and back nine with a 73 on each, totaling 146. Macy Eicher golfed an 83 and an 84 to end the season with a 167. Galion’s total score for the day, with no drops being available, was a 548.

“I’m proud of the year that we had,” said coach Mark Barrier. “We set personal records and set the team scoring record,” he continued.

The team was mostly seniors. Shae Ness, Abby Barre, Brooklyn Potter and Greer Gledhill will all graduate in the spring. Alexis Chaplin and Macy Eicher are both juniors.

Galion volleyball coach Jamie Valentine looks on as team caption Chloe McCleese keeps the action alive against Buckeye Central on Saturday in New Washington. (Walt Butler/Galion Inquirer) volleyball coach Jamie Valentine looks on as team caption Chloe McCleese keeps the action alive against Buckeye Central on Saturday in New Washington. (Walt Butler/Galion Inquirer)

Staff report