Swimming: Eagles, Tigers make waves


By Brandon Klein - [email protected]



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The Galion High School swimming team split with the Upper Sandusky swimming team.

The Lady Rams won 52-40, while the Tigers won 63-31.

Sari Conner was a double winner for the Lady Tigers in the 200-yard IM and the 100 freestyle. Bri Wallis won the 500 freestyle. Allison DeNero won the 100 butterfly.

Eli Skaggs paced the men Tiger’s with wins in the 100 butterfly and backstroke. Sam Rigdon was a double winner with wins in the 200 IM and 100 free. Luke Eisnaugle was a double winner with wins in the 50 free and 100 breaststroke. Landon Rose won the 200 freestyle. Clay Karnes won the 500 free.

“I was happy with the swimmers performances against Upper since we had a hard workout that morning,” said Galion head swimming coach Ted Temple. “We had a lot of personal best swims against Upper Sandusky.”

Galion will compete in the Delaware Invitational at Ohio Wesleyan University on Jan. 2.

Colonel Crawford v. Bucyrus

The Colonel Crawford swimming team defeated Bucyrus Monday night.

The Lady Eagles won 80-9, while the Eagles won 78-4.

Blaise Bloomfield notched the top spot for the the Redmen placing second in the boys 50 free. The Lady Redmen placed second in the 200 medley (Claire Miller, Samantha Murtiff, Kayleigh Seiber and Emmelia Bloomfield).

Bucyrus will be back in action at the Lima Senior 8 team invitational on Jan. 2, while Colonel Crawford will travel to Margaretta.

Colonel Crawford Relays

The Colonel Crawford swimming came out on top when hosting its own relays on Saturday.

Galion placed second.

The Eagles grabbed 10 first-place finishes with a total of 158 points between the boys and girls. Galion had two first-place finishes for 90 points, followed by Ontario (82), Shelby (76) and Willard.

“It’s fun to participate in this meet and watch the swimmers compete in different relays,” said Colonel Crawford head swimming coach Mike Holtzapfel. “It was a great CC team effort to win both the girls and boys.”

The Lady Eagles won with 90 points, while the Lady Tigers finished fourth with 38 points.

Megan Sharp, Callie Ruffener, Madison Sharp and Chloe Grove set a new meet record in the 850-yard crescendo (9:14.14). The four also won the 200 backstroke.

Pierce Krassow, Chloe Carman, Jillianne Gregg and Kennedy Speck finished first in the 200 fly/breast (2:10.44), while Allison Denero, Sari Conner, Bri Wallis and Alexis Link finished second (2:20.16) for Galion.

Colonel Crawford girls also grabbed first in the 300 IM, the 200 medley and 200 underwater.

For the boys, the Eagles won with 68 points, while the Tigers notched second with 52 points.

Colonel Crawford won the boys’ 850 crescendo (Moises Ramos, Jake Johnson, Nic Motter and Grant Pfeifer); the 200 backstroke (Tim Fernandez, Andrew Johnson, Nick Barnes and Ken Fernandez); the 200 free and the 200 medley.

Galion placed first in the boys’ 200 fly/breast (Eli Skaggs, Luke Eisnaugle, Clay Karnes and Sam Rigdon); the 300 IM (Skaggs, Rigdon and Karnes) and the 200 underwater.

Crestline Bulldogs

The Crestline swimming team competed in the Mount Vernon 9th annual swimming invitational at Kenyon College Athletic Center.

There were 35 teams represented at the meet.

Abbi Stair, Michaela Jeffrey, Kinsey Kenison and Ellen Dailey placed 34th out of 39 teams in the 200 medley race.

Jeffrey placed 36th out of 57 in the 200 free and the 41st out of 56 swimmers in the 100 breaststroke.

Out of 151 swimmers in the 50 free, Kenison was 29th, Stair finished 94th, Dailey tallied 127th and Soren Murphy notched 145th.

Out of 105 swimmers in the 50 free, Aaron Blubaugh finished 82nd and Ricky Holland was 105th.

Out of 113 swimmers in the 100 free, Kenison was 30th, while Stair tallied 81st.

Out of 102 swimmers in the 100 free, Blubaugh was 83rd and Holland was 102nd.

Jeffrey, Murphy, Swanger and Kenison was 31st out of 45 teams in 200 free relay.

Crestline will be back in action at the Tyger Invitational at Mansfield Senior on Jan. 2.

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By Brandon Klein

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Reach Klein at 419-468-1117, ext. 2048 or on Twitter at @brandoneklein.

Reach Klein at 419-468-1117, ext. 2048 or on Twitter at @brandoneklein.

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