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August 25, 2019

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Katie Mengos breaks ONU's all-time career steals mark as No. 8 women's basketball wins at BW 66-55

By Tim Glon

Senior Katie Mengos set the school's all-time career steals record and No. 8-ranked Ohio Northern rallied for a 66-55 Ohio Athletic Conference women's basketball victory at Baldwin Wallace on Wednesday night at Ursprung Gymnasium.

The Polar Bears run their win streak to 15 games and improve to 16-1 overall and remain undefeated in OAC action with an 11-0 mark. The Yellow Jackets fall to 10-7, 5-5.

Mengos had a game-high four steals on the night, giving her 183 for her career and breaking the previous record of 181 set from 2006-09 by Emily Culbertson.

She also had six points and dished out three assists.

Men's basketball uses hot start, stingy defense to defeat Baldwin Wallace 63-47

By Tim Glon

Ohio Northern used a 20-4 first half run to take control, then played solid defense in the second half to post a 63-47 men's basketball victory over Baldwin Wallace Wednesday night at the ONU Sports Center.

The Polar Bears improve to 8-10 on the season and are 4-7 in Ohio Athletic Conference action, while the Yellow Jackets see their 10-game winning streak come to an end and are now 13-5, 8-3.

Women's basketball remains at no. 8 in D3hoops.com poll; moves up to no. 9 in USA Today sports poll

By Andrew Korba

The Ohio Northern women's basketball team remained ranked No. 8 in the eighth weekly D3hoops.com poll and moved up one spot to No. 9 in the USA Today Sports Division III Coaches poll.

The Polar Bears received 441 votes in the D3hoops.com poll, which was two more than they received in last weeks poll.

DePauw (Ind.) stayed at the top of the poll with 623 points and 23 of the 25 first place votes, Calvin (Mich) is ranked second with 598 points and the two remaining first place votes and Hope (Mich.) is third with 538 points.

No. 18 wrestling stays atop OAC with 42-4 victory at John Carroll

By Tim Glon

No. 18-ranked Ohio Northern got first period pins from senior Kyle Raber and junior Michael Pawlitz and posted a 42-4 Ohio Athletic Conference wrestling victory at John Carroll Tuesday night at the Don Shula Sports Center.

The Polar Bears improve to 13-2 overall and stay atop the OAC with a 2-0 record, while the Blue Streaks fall to 3-5, 0-2.

ONU won nine of the 10 weight classes and are now 18-2 in OAC dual meet action this year.

Raber won by fall in 1:08 at 184 pounds and Pawlitz followed with a pin in 52 seconds at 197 pounds.

Raber improves to 6-5 on the season and Pawlitz is now 21-4 with a team-best 11 pins.

Ada's Zac Dysert playing in the Senior Bowl on Jan. 26

Miami University's record-setting quarterback and Ada native Zac Dysert has been invited to play in the 2013 Senior Bowl, scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 26 (4 p.m. ET), at Mobile's Ladd-Peebles Stadium.

The game will be nationally televised by the NFL Network.

Dysert is the 15th Miami player and the first since 2005 to earn an invitation to the nation's most unique football game and football's premier senior showcase event. The Senior Bowl annually features the country's best senior collegiate football players and top NFL draft prospects on teams representing the North and South that will be coached by the coaching staffs of the Detroit Lions and the Oakland Raiders.

Drew Keriazes named OAC men's swimmer of the week for second time this season

By Andrew Korba

Senior Drew Keriazes has been named OAC Men's Swimmer of the Week for the second time this season.

He also won the award for the week of Nevember 19.

On Friday at No. 3 Kenyon, Keriazes was part of the team that won the 200 medley relay in 1:35.90.

He also won the 100 backstroke in 59.29 and finished second in the 200 IM with a time of 2:02.15.

On Saturday, he won three events as No. 19 Ohio Northern topped Baldwin Wallace 231-44 for their seventh straight OAC Regular Season Championship.

Keriazes won the 200 breaststroke in 2:13.83.