Galion youth No. 1 in wrestling nationals
BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — Galion’s Aydan Reyes, 11, placed first for wrestling in the Division IV 11-12 age group of the Nuway Nationals at Battle Creek, Mich., recently. The tournament included youth from 24 different states including Michigan, Indiana and California.
Reyes won the state championship at Marion earlier this month and is now considered an All-American in Youth Wrestling. He wrestled in tournaments since early October, practicing three to five days a week including some private sessions.
“He loves this sport and has a lot of support throughout the state from his wrestling family,” said Dan Reyes, Aydan’s father.
Valley View Women’s Golf League meeting set
CRESTLINE — The Valley View Women’s Golf League will have its spring meeting at the Valley View Golf Course 4 p.m. April 20. New members are welcomed and can play the first two Wednesdays in May without paying dues as a tryout. If interested or unable to attend the meeting call Josie Anatra at 419-683-3778 or Jean Cook at 419-468-6038.
Bowling match a success
BUCYRUS — The Clearwater Athletic League sponsored its third annual bowling match Tuesday at Seneca Lanes in Fostoria.
The counties involved included: Crawford County Board of Developmental Disabilities, Huron County Board of Developmental Disabilities, Marion County Board of Developmental Disabilities, Morrow County Board of Developmental Disabilities, Seneca County Board of Developmental Disabilities and Wyandot County Board of Developmental Disabilities.
“The Clearwater Athletic League would like to congratulate all the teams on their outstanding efforts during the match. As well, the Clearwater Athletic League would like to thank Seneca Lanes for hosting the bowling match,” the league said in a statement. “As well, congratulations go out to these Special Olympians for their efforts in representing their various counties. It was a great evening of friendship and competition between these athletes.”
Local football players head to All-Star game
DAYTON — Four Crawford County football athletes will compete in the 2016 Ohio High School Football Coaches Association North-South Classic game at Welcome Stadium in Dayton on April 30.
Will Kirkpatrick and Owen Adams, both of Colonel Crawford, Jacob Steiger of Galion and James Ort of Wynford will play on the South Division IV-VIII All-Star team. Their game will start at 11 a.m.
Heidelberg’s Martin steps down, Grime to take over
TIFFIN — Heidelberg University Athletic Director Matt Palm announced on Monday that Ron Martin is stepping down as head cross country coach and assistant track & field coach, effective at the end of the outdoor season. Brian Grime, a former assistant at Heidelberg, has been named Martin’s successor.
“Ron helped steady our cross country and track program in a time of transition,” said Palm. “I want to thank him for his service to Heidelberg.”
A 1975 Heidelberg graduate, Martin is in his third season at his alma mater. He coached Grime at Tiffin University, then brought him to the Berg as an assistant coach in 2013. Martin’s storied coaching career also included highly successful stints at Caldwell, Tiffin Columbian and Seneca East high schools.
During the 2013-14 season, Martin and Grime mentored Sophie Goobic as she earned All-American status three times — in cross country, the indoor 5,000m run and the outdoor steeplechase.
After receiving his master’s degree from Tiffin University in 2015, Grime was hired as head cross country coach at Tabor College in Hillsboro, Kan. He guided the men’s team to a seventh-place finish at the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference meet, well ahead of their 10th-place ranking in preseason polls.
“I am excited to return to Heidelberg where Ron helped me get a start on my coaching career. Heidelberg is a great university and I am blessed to have such a great opportunity,” said Grime, a native of Archbold, Ohio. “I am ready to pick up where Ron left off and continue building what we started before I left.”
The Heidelberg men’s team was fourth and the women’s team was fifth at the 2015 Ohio Athletic Conference cross country championships.
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