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August 7, 2020

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Number 1 in our hearts - Alex Sweigart memorial ball game

Photos and story by Cort Reynolds
Ada head baseball coach Jason Campbell and head softball coach Rebecca Dicke organized a special memorial game for recently deceased 2020 Bulldog senior pitcher Alex Sweigart at the park Sunday afternoon.

A good crowd turned out on a sunny, warm day for the contest between the Ada high school baseball and softball squads. 

Sweigart gamely battled back from back surgery that caused him to miss his junior season, and was ready to resume pitching this spring before the season was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Alex Sweigart Memorial game Sunday at noon

This note from OhioAlerts – The Alex Sweigart Memorial baseball game has been rescheduled for Sunday,  July 12, at noon on the baseball field at the back of the park.

3-time all-American named assistant wrestling coach at ONU

Ivan McClay has been named an assistant wrestling coach at Ohio Northern.

McClay will coach the lower weight classes (125-157), will manage the ONU wrestling team's social media outlets and will assist with recruiting.

He comes from Notre Dame (Ohio) where he was a 2017 NCAA Division II National Champion, a three-time All-American and a four-time Academic All-American.

McClay graduated with a bachelor's degree in integrated social studies from Notre Dame in 2017.

He was a graduate assistant coach at NDC in 2019-20.

Heidelberg grad named assistant men's soccer coach at ONU

Seth Owings has been named an assistant men's soccer coach at Ohio Northern.

Owings graduated from Heidelberg in 2017 with a bachelor's degree in History and Political Science and graduated with a master's degree in sports administration with an emphasis in coaching and leadership in 2020. 

As a sophomore in 2014, Owings was a part of the first-ever Heidelberg men's soccer team to win the Ohio Athletic Conference Tournament and earn a berth in the NCAA DIII Championships.

After a career-ending injury prior to his junior season, Owings began coaching as a student assistant with the Student Princes through his graduation.

OAC will play conference competition only this fall

• In football, soccer and volleyball • Cross country, golf, tennis will play outside competition

The Ohio Athletic Conference, the nation's third oldest collegiate athletic league, has announced plans for fall sports in 2020. Ohio Northern University is a member of the OAC.

The conference provides a bounty of athletic opportunities for student-athletes at its 10 member campuses.

The OAC has adopted the NCAA three-phase Resocialization Plan on campus, 14 days in each Phase One and Two with varying days per sport in Phase Three.

Fall competition in all sports will begin Sept. 19 and the league will play conference-only competition in football, soccer and volleyball, while permitting cross country, golf and tennis to play outside competition.

Otterbein grad named ONU men's assistant basketball coach

 Nick Nossaman has been named an assistant men's basketball coach at Ohio Northern.

Nick comes to Ohio Northern after spending the past two seasons at Valdosta State (Ga.) as a graduate assistant, helping the Blazers to a 50-11 record, two Gulf South Conference regular season championships and two NCAA Division II Tournament appearances.

He started his collegiate playing career at Wooster, where he played for two seasons, before transferring to  Otterbein for his final two years of his career.