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August 18, 2017

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Men's tennis to open at the Oberlin Invitational

The Ohio Northern men's tennis team will open its 2017-18 schedule on Sept 16-17 at the Oberlin Invitational under second-year head coach Mike Bonnell.

The Polar Bears will also play at the ITA Regionals at Kalamazoo on Sept. 29-Oct. 1 to wrap up their fall schedule.

Northern will begin its spring schedule Feb. 10 with a tri-match at Albion (Mich.) with Olivet (Mich.)

ONU will open the home portion of its schedule on Feb. 25 against Adrian (Mich.) and will open Ohio Athletic Conference play at Capital on March 30.

Panthers win NWC golf meet

By Cort Reynolds

DELPHOS - Ada competed in a four-team Northwest Conference match Wednesday at the Delphos Country Club.

 

Paulding took first with 180 strokes, followed in second by Crestview (192). Delphos Jefferson shot 202 and Ada finished fourth with 247 strokes.

 

Alex Morgan paced the Bulldogs with a score of 58. Teammate Brevin Sizemore shot 60 while Rob Allison carded a 62. Jake Colwell added a total of 67. Austin Amburgey  contributed a 69 and Wyatt Badertscher posted a 72.

 

Cade McGarvey of Paulding was the medalist with a match-low score of 41.  Crestview's Caden Hurles finished second with a 44.

 

Pirates win NWC golf quad

By Cort Reynolds

BLUFFTON - Ada co-hosted a four-team Northwest Conference match Tuesday at the Bluffton Golf Course, which was won by Bluffton.

 

The Pirates won with 178 strokes, followed closely in second by Lincolnview (182). Allen East shot 207 and Ada finished fourth with 252 strokes.

 

"We played well," said Ada head coach Jason Campbell. "We are getting scores consistently in the high 50s and mid-60s. That's a big jump from last season. I am proud of the progress the team is making."

 

Arlington downs Bulldog golfers

By Cort Reynolds

ARLINGTON - Host Arlington defeated Ada in a boys dual golf match
Monday evening, 192-228.

The defeat dropped the Bulldog linkster record to 1-3 this season.

Red Devils Brayden Bishong and William Bishong 44 shared match medalist
honors with a nine-hole score of 44.

Alex Morgan paced Ada with a score of 52.

The Bulldogs are scheduled to host Bluffton, Lincolnview and Allen East
Tuesday at 4:15 p.m. in an NWC four-team match at the Bluffton Golf
Course.

Men's soccer picked to place 2nd in OAC

The Ohio Northern men's soccer team was picked to finish second in the conference in the Ohio Athletic Conference coaches preseason poll, voted on by the leagues 10 coaches.

Northern finished second in both the OAC regular season and tournament standings, after posting a 17-2-4 record overall and finishing 6-1-2 in the OAC.

The Polar Bears finished second in the voting with 43 points, behind 2016 OAC Regular Season and Tournament champions John Carroll, who gathered 54 points and nine first place votes, while Capital was picked to finish third with 41 points and the final first place vote.

Only the top six vote-getters were mentioned in the poll.

Women's soccer picked to win OAC

The Ohio Northern women's soccer team has been picked to finish first in the Ohio Athletic Conference regular season standings, voted on by the leagues 10 coaches.

Only the top six vote-getters were mentioned in the poll.

Northern finished first in the poll with 54 points and nine first place votes, while Capital finished second in the poll with 37 points and Otterbein rounded out the top-3 with 33 points.

Northern claimed the OAC Regular Season title in 2016 before falling in the OAC Tournament Championship game.

The Polar Bears finished 15-4-0 overall in 2016 and 8-1-0 in the OAC standings.

Ada boys golf defeats county rival

Ada golfers earn first win

By Cort Reynolds

 

KENTON - The Ada boys golf team defeated county foe Ridgemont at the Kenton Golf Course Wednesday to earn their first victory of the young season.

The Bulldogs beat the Gophers 247-259 in a tight dual match.

"It's very nice to get a win early in the season," said Ada head coach Jason Campbell. "It will help make practice better and more fun; you have to enjoy the wins when you get them."

Ada was led by junior Jake Colwell, who shot a career-best 57 over nine holes to take third individually in the dual match.

Women's golf opens season hosting the ONU Classic

The Ohio Northern University women's golf team will open its 2017 fall schedule by hosting the ONU Classic Sept. 2-3 at Colonial Golfers Club under fifth-year head coach Chad Bucci.

The Polar Bears will also play in tournaments at Ohio Wesleyan, Heidelberg and Wittenberg in the fall season for a total of eight rounds of competition.

The spring schedule is expected to be released in February. Check back to ONUSports.com for more details as they become available.

Ada linksters open season

By Cort Reynolds

COLUMBUS GROVE - Crestview won a three-team golf match of Northwest Conference foes to tee off the 2017 season Monday.

The Knights finished first wth 188 strokes, followed by Columbus Grove (206) and Ada (262).

Ada was led by freshman Brevin Sizemore, who shot a nine-hole score of 62. Juniors Austin Amburgey and Rob Allison each carded a total of 66. Junior Jake Colwell contributed a score of 68.

Women's soccer prepares for 2017 campaign with Europe trip

The Ohio Northern women's soccer program recently returned from a preseason trip to Europe in preparation for the upcoming 2017 season.

The 11-day trip featured sightseeing in four different countries, providing both an educational and competitive experience for the team.

After arriving in Europe on the second day of the trip, Northern visited Mozart's birthplace before touring Saltzburg, Austria and competing in its first contest of the trip.

ONU would wrap up the day with a contest against FC Bergheim, a top-division Austrian Club Team, where the Polar Bears dropped a hard-fought decision 2-0.

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