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August 23, 2019

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Zach Beaschler named Honorable Mention all-OAC

Sophomore Vinh Thai (Galloway/St. Charles) was dubbed the 2019 Ohio Athletic Conference Player of the Year while four individuals garnered All-OAC honors for the 2018-19 men's tennis season, the league office announced Wednesday morning.

Thai and freshman Noah Elliott (Hilliard/Davidson) both received top-billing from the league's head coaches, earning First-Team All-OAC honors this season. In addition, sophomore Hoang Do (Powell/Olentangy Liberty) registered Second-Team All-OAC honors, and freshman Zach Beaschler (Ada) was named to the Honorable Mention squad.

3 ‘Bears have NCAA DIII bids

Three Ohio Northern student-athletes have received qualifying bids to the 2019 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championships to be held at the SPIRE Institute in Geneva, Ohio from Thursday, May 23 to Saturday, May 25.

Ada boys fall to Grove in finale

By Cort Reynolds
Host Ada lost 4-1 to Columbus Grove in a Northwest Conference baseball makeup contest on a warm Saturday to conclude the 2019 season.

The purple and gold finished 8-13 overall and 1-7 in the NWC after the defeat. Meanwhile, CG improved to 15-7 and ended up 6-2 in league play after the win, good for sole possession of third place.

The game was scoreless over the first three innings as hurlers Phillip Coulson and Nick Woods hooked up in a pitcher's duel.

CG scored single runs in each of the next three innings to build a 3-0 lead. Ada senior Connor Frazier relieved Coulson in the sixth and hurled the last two frames.

Ada netters fall to Ottawa Hills in OTCA 3rd round

Successful season sees several team and individual records set

Story and photos by Cort Reynolds

The Ada tennis team lost a tough match to state power Ottawa Hills 4-1 in the regional semifinals of the Ohio Tennis Coaches Association tournament Friday at the Ohio Northern University courts.

The Bulldogs end their season 14-5 with the defeat, as they advanced one round further in the OTCA tourney than last year. They set a boys program record for single-season wins.

The Green Bears (11-1) move on to face state-ranked Lexington in the Div. II OTCA northwest region finals.

ONU softball: Loughman, Stewart earn NFCA All-Central Region

The National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) has named senior infielder Hailee Loughman(Brookville) and junior catcher Gabby Stewart (Union, Ky./St. Henry) to the 2019 NFCA All-Central Region squads for their on-field performance this season, the national office announced Wednesday.

Loughman was named First-Team All-Central Region at third base, while Stewart garnered Second-Team All-Central Region honors as a catcher. The duo was listed among 364 total players recognized in the NCAA's eight regions across the country this year.

Loughman and Stewart both received their first career All-Central Region nod with the announcement.

Shook and Reed are ONU’s Lamb Award winners

Seniors Sam Shook (New Philadelphia) and Maddy Reed (Piketon) were named Ohio Northern's Clyde Lamb Award winners for the 2018-19 academic year at the 2019 Ohio Athletic Conference Awards Banquet at the Crowne Plaza in Columbus on Monday evening.

The prestigious award is the highest honor given to OAC student-athletes each year, including one male and one female representative from the league's 10 institutions.