Galion Area High School Sports Roundup


Girls Basketball: Colonel Crawford 42, Mohawk 34

SYCAMORE — The Mohawk Lady Warriors played host to the Colonel Crawford Eagles on Friday night for Northern-10 Athletic Conference action. Crawford picked up its first conference victory, defeating Mohawk 42-34.

Colonel Crawford improves to 3-2 overall on the year and 1-1 in the N-10 and Mohawk drops to 0-3 overall and 0-2 in league play.

The Eagles were ready from the start of the game and took a 16-8 lead into the second quarter. It was much the same result in the second period as Crawford outscored Mohawk 13-8 to take a 29-16 lead into the half. The Warriors won the third and fourth quarters, but a second half score of 18-13 was not enough to gain a victory.

Leading the scoring for Colonel Crawford was Ashley Gwirtz with 17 points. Alexus Burkhart scored 11 points.

Girls Basketball: Northmor 47, East Knox 26

HOWARD — Northmor’s girls basketball team was on the road last Friday night to meet with the East Knox Lady Bulldogs in Mid-Ohio Athletic Conference Blue Division play. The Golden Knights won 47-26.

With the win, Northmor improves to 2-2 overall and 2-1 in league play.

The Golden Knights came out of the gate strong to dominate the first quarter, 17-5. They showed no signs of letting up as they went into the locker room at halftime with a 29-13 lead. East Knox couldn’t seem to get things going, scoring just a single point after the intermission while Northmor mustered just five. Heading into the fourth quarter, the Lady Knights lead East Knox, 34-14. The Bulldogs started to get it going in the fourth but it was too late.

Leading the Northmor scoring attack was senior lead Maddie Swihart with 18 points. Cristianna Boggs contributed 14 points and five steals. Brooke Bennett crashed the boards for seven rebounds.

Girls Basketball: Bucyrus 38, Crestline 28

CRESTLINE — Last Friday night, the Crestline Lady Bulldogs took to their home court against the Bucyrus Lady Redmen in non-conference action. Crestline came up short, losing 38-28.

The Lady Bulldogs are now 0-5 on the season overall and remain at 0-2 in the Mid-Buckeye Conference.

Lauryn Tadda was a bright spot for head coach Aaron Bluey’s team on Friday, scoring 14 points on six field goals and 2/3 from the free throw line and grabbed three rebounds. Dennesa Baker was the second leading scorer with three field goals for six points and two boards.

Crestline started out sluggish, recording just two points in the first period. At halftime, they had just 10. The team’s 18 points in the second half were not enough to overcome their deficit.l

Boys Basketball: Northmor 57, Cardington 33

CARDINGTON — Cardington could not solve Northmor’s defense Saturday night and dropped a 57-33 decision.

The Pirates were held to single-digit scoring in three of the four quarters as they fell to 1-2, 0-1 on the season. Northmor won its first league game and is 3-1 overall.

“We’ve put 12 straight quarters of good basketball together,” said Knight coach Zach Ruth, also citing his team’s wins against Bucyrus and Pleasant. “I’m so proud. It’s so hard to come into Cardington and win and I sensed their kids backed off in the fourth or towards the end of the third.”

The game was competitively played for much of the first half. The game was tied at four three minutes into the first, with Tyler Kegley scoring all of Northmor’s points and Derek Goodman tallying Cardington’s four.

Northmor led 12-6 after the first and 23-12 at the half and blew open the game in the third period, opening with 11 straight points, five by Demetrius Johnson and led 45-24 after three periods.

“I thought our height did intimidate them,” he said. “Our 6’6” guys played like they’re 6’6”. I will admit we are very hard to prepare for and they’re believing that now. We just have to stay with our goals for the team and stay healthy.”

Cardington was led by Goodman’s 12 points. For Northmor, four players scored 55 of their 57 points. Both Kyle and Tyler Kegley had 15, Johnson had 14 and Pletcher finished with 11.

Boys Basketball: Kidron Central Christian 51, Crstline 38

CRESTLINE — The Crestline Bulldogs boys basketball team finds themselves starting the 2016-2017 with an 0-3 record after being defeated by Mid-Buckeye Conference rival, the Kidron Central Christian Comets. The Comets were in Crestline on Saturday and handed the Bulldogs a 51-38 defeat.

The Bulldogs found themselves with a slim lead after the end of a quarter, 10-7 but were unable to keep the momentum into the second period. Central Christian put up 19 points in the second to Crestline’s three points, taking a 26-13 lead into halftime. The second half saw the teams both scoring 25 points but it was not enough for the Bulldogs to gain their first win on the early season.

Ty Clark did his best to try and propel Crestline to a win, scoring 21 points, grabbing 11 rebounds and adding five steals.

Boys Basketball:: Carey 50, Colonel Crawford 43

CAREY — The boys basketball team from Colonel Crawford dropped its second straight contest Saturday against a Northern-10 Athletic Conference opponent, losing to Carey 50-43.

Colonel Crawford drops to 1-2 on the season and 0-1 in the N-10.

Ashland University commit Heath Starkey was the leading scorer for the Eagles with 14 points. He had 11 rebounds and two blocks. Freshman Cameron McCreary chipped in 12 points, five rebounds and two steals.

Swimming: Colonel Crawford vs. Lexington

NORTH ROBINSON — The Lexington Minutemen traveled to meet up with the Colonel Crawford Eagles in the pool Dec.8. Colonel Crawford would lose on both the boys side and the girls side of the dual.

The Eagles’ girls team loss by a final score of 61-33.

Jillianne Gregg and Pierce Krassow were the only two race winners on the night for Colonel Crawford. Gregg took first place in the 50 yard freestyle race, finishing in a time of 25.49. Krassow grabbed first in the 100 yard freestyle event with a time of 58.99.

The boys squad found themselves in a bit of a closer competition with Lexington but fell to the Minutemen, 48-46.

Ken Fernandez and Jake Johnson were the individual winners for the Eagles, taking two victories apiece. Fernandez won the 200 yard freestyle in 2:07.05 and the 100 yard freestyle in a time of 57.53. Johnson was the winner in the 50 yard freestyle in a time of 22.96 and the 100 yard breaststroke with a time of 1:03.92. Both Fernandez and Johnson were joined by Nic Motter and Alex Hershey to win the 200 yard freestyle relay event. They finished the race in 1:39.38.

Staff report