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June 26, 2017

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Women's golf ends season 26-27

The Ohio Northern women's golf team continued its successful ways, posting its fourth consecutive upper-division Ohio Athletic Conference finish during the 2016-17 season under 4th-year head coach Chad Bucci.

The Polar Bears also recorded their fourth consecutive season with 25 or more victories after posting a 26-27 record during the 2016-17 campaign.

Northern saw two athletes earn All-OAC honors for their efforts at the OAC Championships this season.

Senior Ariana Tomasula (Rocky River/Lutheran West) and sophomore Suzanne Short (Findlay) earned All-Conference honors after the duo each finished within the top-14 at the conference championships.

Richards places 8th in nation against professionals and all NCAA track stars

Ajee' Wilson of Adidas won the race in 1:57.78, which makes her the third-fastest woman in the world this season.

Ohio Northern junior All-American Emily Richards (Delaware/Hayes) finished eighth in the USA in the women's 800-meter run at the 2017 United States Track & Field Outdoor Championships at Hornet Stadium on Sunday afternoon on the campus of California State-Sacramento.

She finished eighth in the finals in 2:01.74, which is the second-fastest time of her career.

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Richards advances in national finals against college and pro runners

Ohio Northern junior All-American Emily Richards (Delaware/Hayes) advanced into the finals of the women's 800-meter run at the 2017 United States Track & Field Outdoor Championships at Hornet Stadium on Friday evening on the campus of California State-Sacramento.

Richards ran at the front of the pack the entire race and finished third in her heat in 2:01.95. She will be seeded sixth in the finals on Sunday at 2:06 pm (5:06 EDT).

The top four finishers in each of the two 8-woman heats advanced to the finals. Richards was a full 1.42 seconds ahead of the fifth place finisher in her heat.

Swim and dive teams rate high nationally in academics

 For the second time in the last three years, both the Ohio Northern men's and women's swimming and diving teams have been named College Swimming & Diving Coaches Association of America teams.

The Polar Bears highlighted the list of more than 700 teams across the country to receive the honor.

Both the men and women's team last earned the honor during the 2014-15 swimming and diving season.

In total, 720 teams, representing 443 institutions achieved a grade point average of 3.0 or higher during the Spring 2017 Semester.

ONU runner advances in national meet

Emily Richards in women's 800-meter run

 Ohio Northern junior All-American Emily Richards (Delaware Hayes) advanced through the first round and into the semifinals of the women's 800-meter run at the 2017 United States Track & Field Outdoor Championships at a blistering hot Hornet Stadium on Thursday afternoon on the campus of California State-Sacramento.

Junior All-American Emily Richards advances through First Round of 800-meter run at USA Track & Field Outdoor Championships

Richards finished third in her heat in 2:03.61 and was 14th overall.

Richards wins more accolades, this one in academics

Ohio Northern track and field and cross country standout and junior Emily Richards (Delaware/Hayes) has been named a First Team CoSIDA Academic All-American.

The junior is a Biochemistry major, and earned the honor for the first time in her career.

Richards, a 5-time track and field National Champion and cross country All-American has excelled both in the classroom and in competition.

The junior currently owns the Div. III record in the 800-meter run after posting a time of 2:00.62 at the Music City Distance Carnival in Nashville, Tenn.

Ohio Northern track standout set to compete

Ohio Northern track standout and junior Emily Richards (Delaware/Hayes) is set to compete in the 2017 United States Outdoor National Track & Field Championships in Sacramento, Cal. on Thursday, June 22.

After claiming National Championship titles in the 800 and 1,500-meter runs at the 2017 NCAA Div. III Outdoor Track & Field Championships, Richards competed in the Music City Distance Carnival in Nashville, Tenn.

During that meet, Richards broke her own Div. III record in the 800-meter run and automatically qualified for the USA National Meet, finishing the race in a school-record time of 2:00.62.

Cort Reynolds see striking similarities between Trump and Steinbrenner

Here's his recent columns posted on national websites

Cort Reynolds, Ada sports writer, has had several of his articles posted this spring on national sports websites.

These includes:

• Why many of the best passers in today’s NBA are centers
Unselfishness is a dying art in hoops amid the me-first, three-point satulrated, dribble-driven generation of “points” guards
Posted on The Sport Haven

Ada Gators are 1-1

Wapakoneta Waves overcame Ada Gators 570-276 in a swim meet Thursday at the Ada pool. Ada is now 1-1 on the season. The Gators will take on Sherwood on Monday, June 19, in Sherwood.
Photos by Ken Collins

We can't wait for this team to play varsity ball

Ada Purple - 2017 Tri-County coach pitch softball champs

Meet the Ada Purple team.

They are the 2017 Tri-County coach pitch softball champions.

The team won its first tournament game 12-7 vs. USV and won the title game against undefeated Buckland 11-10. The team's final record was 14-2 (10-2 regular season). Buckeye Hybird is the team sponsor.

Front row: Tess Griffith, Natilyn McClain, Belah Price, Jenna Bassitt, Ashley Hevlin, Alainee Buxton, Dailah Preston, Marley Bulerin, Karley Wagner, Aidra Preston, Claire Stuber, Head Coach Ann Bassit.

Back row: Coach Jeff Bassitt, Coach Assistant John McClain, Coach Assistant Arric Buxton.

Missing: Lilah Carter and Coach Joey Burlerin.

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