Galion Area Sports Briefs

Galion’s Reanne Neal on Ashland University volleyball team

ASHLAND — Reanne Neal, a 2015 Galion High School graduate, is a member of the women’s volleyball team at Ashland University. She is a sophomore, and a middle blocker for the Eagles.

Her team competes in the NCAA Division II in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference and are coached by Cass Dixon. The Eagles finished the 2015-16 season with a 19-11 record and were chosen to finish second in the GLIAC’s South Division. according to the 2016 GLIAC Volleyball Preseason Coaches Poll. The Eagles play their home games in Kates

Neal is majoring in early childhood education.

Bucyrus youth cheerleaders, football teams to be honored Sat Sept. 23 game

BUCYRUS — Players and cheerleaders for the Red Machine football teams, along with the Mini-Football teams and cheerleaders in grades kindergarten through five, will be introduced and recognized during the varsity football game against Mohawk on Sept. 23.

All players and cheerleaders will be introduced prior to kickoff during pregame. The cheerleaders will be performing several cheers learned during practices the past month during the first and second quarter of the game. Students involved in these activities will receive free entry into the game on Sept. 23.

For information contact Rick Rawson at 419-562-2739 or email [email protected]

Crawford County Sports Hall of Fame

GALION — The Crawford County Sports Hall of Fame is taking applications for nominees to the hall.

Nominees must have distinguished themselves in one or more sports at a Crawford County school or one of the original schools in the county. Teams are also eligible for induction. An athlete must have graduated at least ten years prior to enshrinement and a team must also have a ten-year span from the time of competition. Administrators and coaches must have served in their field for at least ten years. All nominees must have demonstrated good citizenship.

Any individual who has made special contributions toward Crawford County athletic success can be enshrined for those accomplishments. Nomination forms are available at the hall of fame website: or by emailing [email protected] or calling 419-571-6284.

Nominations are due by Dec. 1. The selection committee will make its decision on who will be inducted in early December.

Sports Car Club of America 5K at Mid-Ohio

LEXINGTON — The race will be on the track at Mid-Ohio. This is the first The Sports Car Club of America Runoffs 5K and Checkered Flag Dash to benefit Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital, as well as the Maxton’s Fight Foundation. The event is Sept. 24 a6 6:30 p.m. after the day’s competition at SCCA National Championship Runoffs.

Taking the green flag at 6:30pm, the 5K course includes running/walking a complete lap around the Mid-Ohio race track, and runners/walkers will take the checkered flag at the finish line. The one-mile Checkered Flag Dash fun run/walk will precede the 5K at 6:00 p.m. and also wrap up at the track’s finish line, giving the whole family an opportunity to run/walk on the track.

For information, email Race Director Jason Stine at [email protected] for details.

5K Breast Cancer Awareness event

MANSFIELD — The AA+ for Awareness 5K run/1 Mile Walk is Saturday, Oct. 8 at 9 a.m. Registration and the start/finish line is at the Health Sciences Building on the main campus of North Central State College. This is the annual benefit for the Pat Kracker Breast Cancer Fund sponsored by the Student Nurses Association from North Central State College. Registration is 7:30-8:45 a.m.

A 1-mile fun walk also begins at 9 a.m.

Register online at or at the event For information, visit

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