GHS Varsity Roundup
By JON KLEINKNECHT
Inquirer Sports Editor
Averaging a turnover a minute does not a victory make.
Visiting Ontario kept the Lady Tigers winless in the North Central Conference as the hosts turned the ball over 33 times in a 57–43 defeat last Saturday at the high school.
In falling, the Orange-and-Blue closed out the 2012 portion of this season with a 4–6 overall record and 0–5 NCC mark.
“Turnovers just killed us,” noted Jen Meyer, head coach of the Lady Tigers. “We were in slow motion most of the game and just couldn’t overcome the hole we dug.”
Bailey Ruhe led the locals in scoring with 17 points. Peyton Beachy added a dozen. Also, Calli Bauer, Ramonda Dorsey and Jordan Kuns netted 4 apiece, while Kelly Mann garnered 2. Mann grabbed a game-high 13 rebounds, and Beachy and Dorsey each dealt out 4 assists.
Not only did the Orange-and-Blue struggle handling the ball, they also had a bad time shooting it, netting just 16-of-50 field goal attempts (32 percent). Too, they were 8-for-15 at the foul line (53 percent), and snatched 35 rebounds.
The Lady Warriors converted 24-of-51 action shots (47 percent), only 6-of-17 free throws (35 percent), snagged 23 rebounds and turned the ball over 27 times.
“I feel like a broken record, but we will just keep working hard on ways to overcome our shortcomings,” Meyer stated. “I believe in my team and know we will bounce back and get back on track.”
Galion hosts Buckeye Central this afternoon.
Tupps named top wrestler in tournament
GENOA — Zac Tupps, a 120-pound junior on the GHS varsity wrestling team, had a stellar tournament in the Northcoast Holiday Duals here last weekend.
The standout — who competed in the state meet last season — posted a perfect 9–0 record en route to being named the Most Valuable Wrestler of the 10-team tournament.
Host Genoa went 9–0 in duals competition. Margaretta was second at 8–1, Toledo Whitmer, third, 7–2; Galion, fourth, 6–3; Oak Hills, fifth, 5–4; Gibsonburg, sixth, 4–5; Mogadore, seventh, 3–6; Cleveland Heights, eighth, 2–7; Lakota, ninth, 1–8; and Seneca East, 10th, 0–9.
First Team All-Tournament members are:
Damian Demilio, Genoa, 106 pounds;
Tyler Rogers, Margaretta, 113;
Zac Tupps, Galion, 120;
James Wingate, Whitmer, 126;
Max Reeder, Genoa, 132;
Nate Moore, Genoa, 138;
Drew Keenan, Genoa, 145;
Jacob Fejes, Genoa, 152;
Ryan, Szymanski, Genoa, 160;
Mike Snider, Genoa, 170;
Jacob Auld, Gibsonburg, 182;
Bobby Upshaw, Cleveland Heights, 195;
Jay Nino, Genoa, 220;
Marquise Moore, Whitmer, 285.
The above listed all sported perfect records.
Upshaw led the tournament with 8 pins.
The Tigers defeated Mogadore, 66–18; Lakota, 66–15; Gibsonburg, 67–11; Cleveland Heights, 69–9; Seneca East, 74–6; and Oak Hills, 40–26.
The Orange-and-Blue lost to Margaretta, 38–36; Genoa, 52–13; and Whitmer, 40–33.