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Katey Stuart, a Gator, turned Bulldog, now a Polar Bear swimmer

Two-year captain and senior on ONU women's swim team

By Bud Denega 
Katey Stuart didn't want to compete athletically past her high school years. Even after obliging to swim at Ohio Northern as a freshman, Stuart still had a strong urge to step away from the sport.

Stuart never did. She never quit the sport she'd done since she was four. She never ended her athletic career.

Now, she's a two-year captain and a senior dead set on finishing that swimming career in the best way possible. 

Started swimming with the Ada Gators
Stuart has many constants in her life. She is born and raised in  Ada and started her swimming endeavors with the Ada Gators. 

Phillips has 2nd double-double in 3 games, but ONU loses

It's Baldwin Wallace over 'Bears

Junior Thomas Phillips (Kenton) had his second double-double in the past three games, but a 15-1 second half run lifted Baldwin Wallace to an 80-67 men's basketball victory over Ohio Northern on Wednesday evening at Urspring Gymnasium.

The Polar Bears (6-14 overall, 2-11 Ohio Athletic Conference) had four players in double figures, led by freshman C.J. Napier (Miamisburg/Bishop Fewnwick) with 19 points.

Phillips finished with 15 points and 12 rebounds and senior Caleb Bryan (Pittsburgh, Pa./Montour) and Brandon Waugh (Columbus/Northland) had 10 points each.

The Yellow Jackets (12-8, 8-5) were led by Drew Sova with 17 points and 11 rebounds.

Ada vs. Spencerville girls' game re-scheduled for Monday

The Spencerville at Ada girls basketball game was cancelled Thursday and has been re-scheduled for Monday, February 10. No JV game, with varsity tip-off at 6 p.m.

Ada swimmers in Division II sectional on Saturday

The Lima YMCA will be the host site for the Ohio High School Athletic Association’s D-II Section 5 Sectional meet from 11 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 8.

There will be 14 teams with a total of 237 swimmers from the following schools:

Ada, Celina, Elida, Fostoria, Kenton, Lima Bath, Lima Central Catholic, Lima Shawnee, Marion Local, Minster, New Bremen, Ridgemont, St. Henry and St. Marys Memorial. 

ONU wrestlers finish 7th of 34-teams at Wheaton Invite

Eighth-seeded sophomore Jordan Hardrick (Huber Heights/Wayne) and sixth-seeded freshman Chase Sumner (Ada) each placed fourth to lead the Ohio Northern wrestling team to a seventh place finish at the 34-team Pete Willson-Wheaton (Ill.) Invitational Friday and Saturday at King Arena.

Hardrick placed fourth at 165 pounds with a 5-2 record and Sumner placed fourth at 149 pounds with a 4-1 record.

Fourth-seeded senior Jeff Andrews (New Baltimore, Mich./Anchor Bay) placed fifth at 141 pounds with a 4-2 record and junior Cash Thompson (Lake Odessa, Mich./Lakewood) was 2-2 at 197 pounds to place sixth.

Women’s win streak at five

Men fall to Mt. Union

The Ohio Northern women's basketball team ran its winning streak to five games with a 70-63 victory at Mount Union on Saturday afternoon at the McPherson Athletic Center.

The Polar Bears (15-4 overall, 9-3 Ohio Athletic Conference) were led by seniors Emily Mescher (Maria Stein/Marion Local) and Abby Weeks (West Chester/Mount Notre Dame) with 14 points each and sophomore Jaidyn Hale (Lima/Bath) with 12 points.

The Purple Raiders (10-9, 4-8) had four players in double figures in scoring, led by Elena Rauhe with 13 points.

Ohio Northern ended the first period on a 14-3 run to lead 18-10 after 10 minutes of play.