Boys Basketball: North Union 82, Galion 61
RICHWOOD — Mid-Ohio Athletic Conference Red Division play began for the Galion Tigers boys basketball team on Saturday when they traveled to Richwood to meet up with the North Union Wildcats.
Galion came up up short in the fourth quarter, leading to an 82-61 loss. Galion drops to 1-2 overall and 0-1 in the MOAC while North Union improves to 3-0 overall and 1-0 in league play.
The Tigers would once again see a strong first quarter but would trail the Wildcats at the end of the period by a score of 23-19. Galion would outscore North Union and cut the deficit to two at the half, trailing just 38-36. Galion would keep it close throughout the third quarter, scoring 15 points to the the Wildcats 17 and go into the final quarter down just 55-51. The fourth would be where North Union would pull away and make the win unreachable for the young Tigers squad.
‘(The) game was 55-51 to start the fourth and they outscored us 27-10,” said head coach Matt Valentine. “They switched to a 1-3-1 (zone defense) and we struggled with their length.”
“(We) tried to run a diamond press because we felt like we didn’t have an answer on the defensive glass after Colten Skaggs fouled out with four minutes left in the game. I left us in the press a little too long and they had too many easy buckets.”
As a team, Galion shot 24/51 from the field, including 9/25 from three point range. The Tigers got to the free throw line just eight times against the Wildcats, making just four of those shots. Galion had 16 turnovers, many in the critical fourth quarter.
After an off-game against the Upper Sandusky Rams, freshmen Isaiah Alsip picked things back up against North Union. Alsip was Galion’s leading scorer for the game with 22 points on 9/12 shooting, including 4/6 from beyond the arc. Gage Lackey score 11 for the Tigers on Saturday on 4/9 from the field which included 3/6 from downtown. Jack McElligott did not play against the Rams due to an illness, contributed 10 points.
Bowling: Boys: Cardington 2,297, Galion 2,076
GALION — The inaugural bowling season continued on Monday Dec.12 at Victory Lanes in Galion with the home Tigers taking on the visiting Cardington Pirates.
The boys team from Galion came up short against Cardington by a score of 2,297-2,076. The high game bowled for the match was from Austin Rinehart with an impressive 236. Rinehart also had the high series for the Tigers with a 449.
Bowling: Girls: Cardington 1,748, Galion 1,360
Much the same occurred on the girls side as the Tigers lost to the Pirates, 1,748-1,360. Stevi Ness bowled the high game for the girls with an 145 and Sara Misura grabbed the high series with a 273.
Bowling: Boys: Galion 2,011, River Valley 1,943
GALION — Both of the Galion High School bowling teams were at Victory Lanes in Galion last Thursday to compete in Mid-Ohio Athletic Conference bowling against the squads from River Valley.
The Tigers’ boys team won by a final score of 2011-1943 over the Vikings. Austin Rinehart owned the high game and series for Galion. Rinehart’s high game was 222 and high series was 435.
Bowling: Girls: Galion 1,471-River Valley 1,147
Galion’s girls team also came up with a win, defeating River Valley by a final tally of 1471-1147. Brooklyn Potter had the high series for the girls with a 294.
Wrestling: Galion at Big Walnut Classic
SUNBURY — Injuries and students taking the ACT would only allow head coach Brent Tyrrell to take five wrestlers to the Big Walnut Classic on Saturday Dec.11. Of those five wrestlers, two would place fifth or better.
Brenden Ganshorn, who wrestles in the 106 pound weight class would finish the day at 3-1 for a fifth place finish.
“He (Ganshorn) lost a very close first match. It was very winable, if he wins that match he is most likely in the finals for first,” said Tyrrell of the young man’s performance.
In the 195 pound weight class, Noah Grochowalski went 2-2 and took fourth place for the Tigers.
“He wrestled a couple of nice matches and was overmatched the other two,” states the coach.
At 132 pounds, Tyler Goodrich went 1-3 to place eighth overall.
Girls Baskeball: River Valley 59, Galion 14
GALION — After a season opening win at home against the struggling Crestline Lady Bulldogs, the Galion Lady Tigers dropped their fifth straight on Friday, losing 59-14 to River Valley.
Galion is t 1-5 on the year and 0-3 in the Mid-Ohio Athletic Conference Red Division. River Valley is 3-1 and 2-0.
Dani Schieber was responsible for five of the 14 Tigers’ points in the contest.
The Tigers couldn’t seem to get things going against River Valley. As a team, Galion shot just 4/16 from the interior and 0/11 from the perimeter. Six of the Galion points came from the free throw line where they shot 6/12. The Tigers had 23 turnovers for the game while recording seven steals on defense.