Area roundup: Lady Eagles lose, 53-40

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Galion junior guard Julie Clouse runs into a defensive wall set up by a Crestline defender in last Friday night;s at GHS. Photo by Don Tudor.

Galion junior guard Julie Clouse runs into a defensive wall set up by a Crestline defender in last Friday night;s at GHS. Photo by Don Tudor.

NORTH ROBINSON — Colonel Crawford’s girls basketball team was in action again Thursday night. This time, they were playing host to reigning Mid-Ohio Athletic Conference Red Division co-champion Marion Pleasant. Pleasant had quite the run last season, finishing at 27-3 and making it all the way to the state championship final before falling to Africentric for the title.

On Thursday, the Eagles struggled against the Spartans picked up their first loss of the season, 53-40. Colonel Crawford is now 2-1 on the year and Pleasant improves to 2-1.

Ashley Gwirtz lead the way for coach Kyle Fenner and the Eagles. Gwirtz poured in 22 points in the losing effort. She was followed by Alexus Burkhart with 12 points. Claire Ehmann scored four and Taylor Webster chipped in a bucket to round out Colonel Crawford’s scoring on the night.

Lady Eagles knocks off New Riegel

NORTH ROBINSON — The Lady Eagles of Colonel Crawford played host to the New Riegel Blue Jackets on Tuesday night. Colonel Crawford controlled the game from the opening tip and improved to 2-0 on the early season with a 45-31 victory.

Leading away for the Eagles was Ashley Gwirtz. Gwirtz had 19 points on the night, to go along with nine rebounds and five steals. She was 7/15 from the field and a 5/6 from the free throw line.

Also fueling the victory for Crawford was Alexus Burkhart. Burkhart was relatively quiet in the first half but finished the game with 12 points for the Eagles. Taylor Webster chipped in nine points, Danielle Horsley scored three and Lydia Strouse added a two-point bucket late in the game.

Lady Tigers fall to 1-2 in girls basketball

The Galion Tigers’ girls basketball team dropped their second straight game on Thursday night to Mid-Ohio Athletic Conference Red Division foe, the North Union Wildcats, 80-27. With the loss, Galion falls to 1-2 on the year and 0-1 in conference play. North Union is now a perfect 4-0 and 1-0 in the MOAC Red.

Northmor thumps Cardington in MOAC girls action

Northmor’s girls basketball team was on the road on Thursday night to meet up with Mid-Ohio Athletic Conference Blue Divsion rival, the Cardington Pirates. Cardington handed Northmor their second lost of the season, and their first in conference play, winning easily, 68-32.

Galion High School Bowling

GALION — The newly-formed varsity bowling teams for Galion High School have been busy so far this year.

Both the boys and girls teams began their seasons Nov.19 in Galion at the Victory Lanes Warm-up Tourney.

On Tuesday, the teams competed in their third match.

The boys teams is 2-1 after defeating the Pleasant Spartans in a Mid-Ohio Athletic Conference matchup. Galion’s boys outrolled the Spartans 1,948-1,501. The high game bowled for the competition was from Austin Rinehart, who rolled a 222.

Previously, the boys began their regular season on Monday Nov.21 against MOAC members River Valley. That match was won by the Vikings, 1,759-1,741. Austin Rinehart was the high roller for this match as well, with a 256. On Monday Nov.28, Galion defeated Cardington 1,886-1,840. Once again it was Rinehart with the top score, with a 194.

The girls squad for Galion recently added a few athletes to the team. Seniors Abby Barre and Alexis Hadamuscin now take to the lanes for coach Bobby Lear. The Lady Tigers bowlers have yet to win and sit at 0-3.

Pleasant defeated Galion on Tuesday by a score of 1,451-1,372. The top series for this match came from Brooklyn Potter who rolled a 272.

Against River Valley, Galion bowled its closest match of the season, but fell to the Vikings, 1,171-1,092. Sara Misura had the top series for the Tigers with a 278. Cardington ran away with a victory over Galion on Monday, winning 1,686-1,327. Misura once again claimed the highest two-game series, rolling a 292.

Galion High School Swimming

ONTARIO — The high school swimming season began for the Galion Tigers on Tuesday when they traveled to Ontario High School to meet up with the Warriors in a dual meet. Both the boys team and the girls teams came back to Galion with victories over the Warriors.

Galion’s girls team won by a narrow margin of 49-44. The team of Brianna Wallis, Sari Conner, Allison DeNero and Elise Barnhart won both the 200-yard medley relay and the 200-yard freestyle relays over Ontario. The winning time for these ladies in the medley relay was 2:08.03 and 1:56.08 in the freestyle. Wallis also won the 50 yard freestyle event in a time of 28.12 and the 100-yard freestyle in 1:02.54. Conner was victorious individually in the 200-yard freestyle, finishing in 2:17.73. DeNero took home first in the 200-yard individual medley in 2:34.28 and in the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 1:09.66.

The Tigers’ boys team dominated against the Warriors, winning by a final score of 71-23. The meet started out in winning fashion for the boys as the team of Caleb Stack, Sam Rigdon, Clay Karnes and Eli Skaggs won the 200-yard medley relay in a time of 1:48.24. Stack also contributed an individual victory in the 100-yard backstroke event, finishing in 1:01.09. Rigdon was a two-time individual winner, finishing the 50 yard freestyle in 23.54 and the 100-yard freestyle in 52.92. Karnes also grabbed two victories. He won the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 2:01.34 and the 500-yard freestyle in 5:25.68. Skaggs won the 200-yard individual medley in 2:08.48 and the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 56.46.

Rigdon and Skaggs were joined by Landon Rose and Luke Eisnaugle to take first place in the 200-yard freestyle relay, finishing the race with a time of 1:36.27. Eisnaugle earned the Tigers another individual victory by winning the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:13.97. Stack, Karnes and Rose teamed up with Alec Dicus to take first place in the 400-yard freestyle relay, finishing in a time of 3:48.44.

“The meet proved to be an outstanding first meet of the season,” stated head coach Ted Temple in an email. “Most of the times posted were near last season’s best times or their personal best.” he continued.

Next up for the Tigers will be a small road trip to Colonel Crawford High School to meet up with the Eagles on Tuesday Dec. 6.

Colonel Crawford High School Swimming

NORTH ROBINSON — The Colonel Crawford Eagles swim teams took to the pool for their first regular season meet on Monday. The Eagles played host to the Upper Sandusky Rams and the Wynford Royals and started their season on the right track, with both teams coming away with victories.

The girls team finished with 131 points, ahead of Upper with 77 and Wynford with just two points. The meet started with the 200-yard medley relay which was won by the team of Madison Sharp, Kennedy Speck, Jillianne Gregg and Pierce Krassow in a time of 1:59.57. Sharp also competed in and won the 200-yard freestyle event in a time of 2:19.99 and the 100-yard backstroke event in a time of 1:07.13. Krassow placed first in the 200-yard individual medley, winning in 2:33.55 and in the 100-yard freestyle in 1:00.36. Gregg was victorious in a time of 25.69 in the girls 50 yard freestyle event and the 100-yard butterfly in a time of 1:07.67. Speck took first in the 100-yard breaststroke, finishing in 1:17.65.

Crawford’s girls squad also took first in the 200-yard and 400-yard freestyle relays. The 200-yard freestyle relay team of Hailey Ratliff, Krassow, Chloe Carman and Gregg finished with a time of 1:49.51 for the victory. Sharp, Ratliff, Carman and Speck made up the 400-yard relay team that won in a time of 4:22.37.

As for the Colonel Crawford boys team, they scored 117 points to outlast the Rams with 89 points and the Royals with 12 points. Nic Motter, Keton Pfeifer, Jake Johnson and Alex Hershey started the meet with a victory in the 200-yard medley relay, winning with a time of 1:55.77. Motter also had success individually. He placed first in the 200-yard individual medley in a time of 2:22.30 and the 500-yard freestyle in a time of 5:53.60. Johnson won the 100-yard butterfly event in 58:39 and the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:05.05.

In the 200-yard freestyle relay, the team of Ken Fernandez, Hershey, Motter and Johnson finished with a time of 1:40.30 for the victory. Fernandez was also victorious in the 200-yard freestyle (2:11.35) and in the 100-yard freestyle (58.05).

The Eagles will meet up with the swimming Galion Tigers at home on Tuesday Dec.6.

Crestline Girls Basketball

CRESTLINE — Mid-Buckeye Conference rivals Crestline Bulldogs and Danville met in Crestline Tuesday evening. Crestline found titself in a 34-1 hole at halftime and could not recover from there, falling to the Blue Devils 69-12. The loss puts Crestline at 0-2 overall this season and 0-1 in conference play.

Galion junior guard Julie Clouse runs into a defensive wall set up by a Crestline defender in last Friday night;s at GHS. Photo by Don Tudor. junior guard Julie Clouse runs into a defensive wall set up by a Crestline defender in last Friday night;s at GHS. Photo by Don Tudor.

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