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Powerhouse Galion edges Willard in OTCA match

By Norwalk Reflector staff • Sep 19, 2018 at 10:39 PM

WILLARD — Visiting Galion ran its win streak to 43 in a row, which included a second, narrow 3-2 win over host Willard on Wednesday in an Ohio Tennis Coaches Association second-round match.

The Tigers won all three singles positions to clinch the match, as a comeback by Willard’s Carlee Gibson at second singles came up a little short.

Galion’s Kayley Gimbel, a returning state qualifier, beat Emma Moll at first singles (6-2, 6-0), while Katherine Talbott topped Gibson in two close sets, 6-4, 6-4. Third singles saw Jolyn Oswald beat Addy Paxton (6-2, 6-2).

Willard (14-2) won both doubles matches.

The No. 1 team of Addie Slone and Jo Brubaker defeated Danielle Schneider and Kiersten Gifford (6-1, 7-6, 9-7). At second singles, Kennedy Daub and Whitney Robinson defeated Katie Baugh and Elli Chandler (6-4, 7-6, 7-5).

Willard hosts the individual SBC Bay division tournament today, then hosts the rescheduled Willard doubles tournament to be held at Norwalk on Saturday. The Flashes look for back-to-back SBC Bay titles next week with matches against Oak Harbor (Tuesday) and Edison (Thursday).


Norwalk 7, Columbian 0

TIFFIN — The Truckers got back to .500 in the SBC Lake division with Wednesday’s blowout win over host Columbian.

Will Gehlhausen scored twice for Norwalk (3-6-1, 3-3-1), while Austin Obermeyer, Jose Escebedo, Garrison Smith, Gavin Shutt and Mark Kelley each scored once. Jose Escebedo had two assists, with Gehlhausen, Smith and Kelley each adding one.

Tyler Clark turned away three shots on goal in net for Norwalk.


New London 191, St. Paul 239

NEW LONDON — The undefeated Wildcats hosted both St. Paul and Loudonville at the Millstone Hills course Wednesday night.

The Wildcats (16-0, 8-0) will play in the Firelands Conference tournament today at Brookside golf course in Ashland.

In Wednesday’s win, Ben Crawshaw was medalist (43) for New London. He was followed by Jaylin Moffit (47), Sean Armold (47), Dax Amburgy (54), Sean Andolsek (55) and Caileigh Kropka (60).

For St. Paul, Jackson Cook fired a 48, followed by David Swope (61), Logan Amato (63) and Luke Meyer (67).


Norwalk 183, Bellevue 190

NORWALK — Host Norwalk got a pair of personal bests from Chloe Thomas and Noelle Jackson to top visiting Bellevue — one day after the Lady Red won the SBC Lake tournament title.

Anna Little led Norwalk (7-3) with a 43 on the Eagle Creek course, while Jackson had a 45, Hannah Dumbeck added a 47 and Thomas shot a 48.

Also scoring for Norwalk were Carmen Krichbaum (65) and Emily Berry (71).

For Bellevue, Lara Spurlock shot a 42, followed by Riley Hager (49), Casey Biedrycki (49) and Keyara Snyder (50).

Margaretta 189, Edison 194

HURON — The Chargers fell by five strokes in Wednesday’s SBC Bay match at Thunderbird South golf course. 

For Edison, Jordan Pruitt shot a 39, followed by Lauren Neher (42), Hunter Barlyski (49) and Jacklyn Fry (64).


Norwalk SBC Lake streak continues

NORWALK — The Norwalk girls soccer team still has not lost in 14 SBC Lake division matches since the divisional format was established a year ago following Wednesday’s 3-0 win over Tiffin Columbian.

Nyah Daniels scored twice for Norwalk (8-2-1, 6-0), while Michaela Rush scored the third goal. Coley Branum and Quinn Jaworski each added an assist.

On Monday, Norwalk also beat Sandusky by a 3-0 score as well. Branum, Daniels and Gwen Olcott each scored goals, while Makaila White had five saves to earn the shutout.

Norwalk is at Clyde on Monday.

Edison 3, Vermilion 2

MILAN — The Chargers topped visiting Vermilion behind a pair of goals from Hanna Ceja.

Sophie Clark also scored for Edison, which got assists from Aliyah Caporini and Piper Nickoli.

Edison hosts Keystone on Monday in a non-league match.

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