GHS/GMS Sports Roundup
By JON KLEINKNECHT
Inquirer Sports Editor
The Lady Tigers went 3–0 in quadrangular competition on Saturday against Mansfield Christian, Seneca East and Western Reserve, upping their record to a perfect 5–0 on the season in the process.
The Orange-and-Blue didn’t lose a game on Saturday, defeating all three opponents 2–0.
They outscored Mansfield Christian 25–14, 25–7; dumped Seneca East 25–21, 25–9; and bested Western Reserve 25–18, 25–17.
Statistical leaders for the undefeated locals were: Caroline Delgreco, 20 points, 34 assists and 5 aces; Reanne Neal, 22 kills and 4 blocked shots; plus Jennifer Harsh 26 digs and 21 receptions.
Also having a solid day were: Bailey Ruhe, 14 kills; Kristen Benedict, 20 receptions, 11 kills and 8 digs; and Addison Zeisler with 20 assists.
ASHLAND — The high school and middle school cross country squads competed in the Ashland Invitational here last Saturday. The varsity boys placed fourth out of 11 teams, and the varsity girls were sixth out of 10.
Team scores in the boys’ meet were: West Holmes, 79; Lexington, 87; Mapleton, 102; Galion, 103; St. Thomas Aquinas, 110; Crestview, 122; North-western, 161; Ontario, 204; Grand Ohio Academy 237; Mansfield St. Peter, 252; and Loudonville, 252.
Placing for the Tigers were: Chris McElligott, seventh, 17:25; Dominic Erlsten, ninth, 17:48; Zane Ekin, 23rd, 18:41; Adam Rinehart, 31st, 19:21; and Connor Kempf, 33rd, 19:27. A total of 14 Tigers ran.
Scores in the girls’ meet were: Lexington, 39; West Holmes, 69; St. Thomas Aquinas, 87; Tiffin Columbian, 104; Orrville, 133; Galion, 157; Ontario, 200; Madison, 211; Northwestern, 237; and Loudonville, 261.
Placing for the Lady Tigers were: Justine Yunker, 15th, 22:48; Sammy Gates, 19th, 23:14; Macy Johnson, 34th, 24:17; Michaela Slone, 24:38; and Sadie Willacker, 53rd, 26:38. Ten Lady Tigers competed.
“It was a hot, muggy day, but we competed well,” stated Galion head coach George Guins.
In the middle school boys’ meet, Galion was eighth out of 11 schools. Wadsworth won the championship with 51 points — 13 better than runner-up Ashland. Galion tallied 205.
A total of 162 runners competed. Lucas Conner, 35th, 13:26.6; Colin McCullough, 37th, 13:29.3; and Nic Oehler, 46th, 13:41; all placed in the top 50 for the Tigers. Andrew Stump of St. Edward placed first in the two-mile race with an 11:45.9.
The Galion girls were ninth out of 14 teams. Edgewood won the race with 71 points, and Wadsworth was second at 82. Galion finished with 208 tallies.
Top 50 runners for the Lady Orange-and-Blue were: Megan Zier, 15th, 14:24.7; Abby Barre, 17th, 14:32.8; and Lauren Huggins, 48th, 15:51.3.