The usual suspects end up on the list at numbers 51-60
These are names you already know.
And these are also names you will hear for a long time.
This week’s Richland 200 athletes, numbers 51 through 60, have already made a name for themselves in their young careers and most will frequently compete in Richland County’s annual top athlete tally.
Let’s see who they are as the Richland 200 roster hits the 150 athlete mark.
60: Ethan Remy, Lexington
Remy was the only male tennis player from Richland County to qualify for the state tournament as an individual. He made it to a sectional championship and finished second in the district behind Bryan’s Jay Fortner. Remy lost his first state tournament match to Xenia Legacy Christian’s Tucker Culpepper, who ultimately finished in third place overall, ending his sophomore season. With two more years in a Lexington uniform, Remy has plenty of time to pick up a state tournament victory and could pair up with another Lex player as a doubles team next year when of the tournament.
59: Karl Etzel, Lexington
Etzel joined Tommy Secrist as a dominant doubles tennis team in 2022 as the duo won second section honors from teammates Ryan Mecurio and Ross Drlik before Etzel and Secrist got their revenge at the District Tournament by winning the entire doubles draw beating Mecurio and Drlik 6-4, 6-4 in the championship match. At the state, Etzel and Secrist lost their first game to John Corbett and Ethan Blatt of Cincinnati Seven Hills, the eventual third-place team. Etzel will be looking for a new doubles partner next year as Secrist graduates with Mecurio and Drlik. Maybe Remy?
58: Taylor Mullins, Ontario
Mullins earned second-team All-District and second-team All-Mid-Ohio Athletic Conference honors in football last season after recording 49 saves as a goaltender for the MOAC champion Warriors. She had extremely high expectations heading into the softball season, but an ACL injury sidelined her through 2022. She was one of Richland County’s top players during of his freshman year, earning first-team All-MOAC honors. She had all spring and summer to recover from ACL surgery, so expectations remain high for Mullins in 2022-23.
57: Annika Labaki, clear fork
Labaki scored seven goals and provided 14 assists for the Colts during the 2021 football season. She earned First-Team All-District and First-Team All-Mid-Ohio Athletic Conference honors while she was there. During the basketball season, Labaki started for the Colts as they had one of the best seasons in 40 years. She scored 7.2 points and added 3.4 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 1.6 steals per game as her restlessness and competitiveness led the way. It is this attitude and this determination that will lead her to a successful 2022-23 sports season.
56: Olivia Schulz, Madison
Schulz hit .387 with 29 hits, 24 RBIs and 21 runs scored with three home runs that earned him All-Northwest District Honorable Mention and All-Ohio Cardinal Conference First-Team honors in the softball season. 2022. She caught 128 ⅓ innings and caught three base runners while allowing only five passed balls. A hard worker, Schulz returns for her senior season determined to put on her best season yet.
55: Kylie Galownia, Lexington
As a junior, Galownia earned an All-Northwest District Honorable Mention and first-team Cardinal All-Ohio Conference honors by helping Lady Lex win the Division II District Softball Championship and qualify for the regional final. She hit .340 with 32 hits, 14 RBI and 22 runs scored and was the No. 2 pitcher on the team with an 8-0 record with a microscopic 1.29 ERA and 62 strikeouts for 59. ⅔ sleeves. Lady Lex is losing a lot of seniors from their regional team, but with the return of Galownia, they have a dominant pitcher and excellent bat in the lineup to get things going.
54: Elias Owens, Mansfield Senior
Owens completed his sophomore football season earning second-team All-Northwest District and second-team All-Ohio Cardinal Conference honors for the Tygers. He played all over the court recording 12 tackles including four for a loss and two sacks. He also had three assists when he returned to cover. Owens will see his role grow in his junior year as he will likely be more active in the passing game as a tight end/receiver and line up in several different positions on the defensive side of the ball. This kid is about to take off.
53: Sophie Durbin, Crestview
Durbin was one of Richland County’s top softball players in 2022 and was just a sophomore. She hit .559 with 38 hits, 28 runs, 16 RBIs and four homers, earning her second-team All-Northwest District and first-team All-Firelands Conference honors along the way. She led the Cougars all season with 28 stolen bases and played an excellent shortstop with a .899 fielding percentage. She’s also been an honorable mention all-district volleyball player, so she’s far from a one-sport athlete. With two more years of high school sports, Durbin will be a fixture in the Richland 200 for a long time to come.
52: Joslyn Frazier, Ontario
Frazier has taken on many responsibilities for the Warriors, the 2022 Mid-Ohio Athletic Conference softball champions. She hit .453 with 29 hits, 27 RBI, 21 runs scored and seven homers, earning her second All-Northwest District team and first-team All-MOAC honors. She was Ontario’s leading pitcher, pitching 47 innings with a 5-2 record and a 2.83 ERA. She struck out 34 batters. The Warriors return everyone in 2023 and with Frazier in the lead, a repeat MOAC title is an expectation.
51: Audi Albert, Shelby
As a sophomore, Albert burst onto the basketball scene by giving Shelby a Big 4 instead of a Big 3. She earned an All-Northwest District Honorable Mention, second-team All-District 6, and the second-team All-Mid-Ohio Athletic Conference honors after scoring 11.5 points per game and adding 3.9 rebounds and two steals per game for the regional finalists. Albert is also a solid soccer player who scored two goals and added an assist last season. Her primary role is defense where she earned an All-District Honorable Mention and an All-MOAC Honorable Mention. Another athlete who will be part of the Richland 200 for years to come.