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April 19, 2019

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Several vacancies on NW District Athletic Board

The Ohio High School Athletic Association Board of Directors met Thursday morning at the OHSAA office in Columbus for its regularly scheduled September meeting. The following are highlights from the meeting. The complete set of meeting minutes will be posted later at OHSAA.org.

Here's this week's ONU athletic update

Here's this week's update on Ohio Northern University athletics. Open the attachment at the bottom of this story for all the latest Polar Bear sports.

Thorarensen scores twice as No. 18 Women's Soccer tops Wooster

By Andrew Korba

Sophomore Sandra Thorarensen scored two goals in an eight minute span to lead the No. 18 Ohio Northern women's soccer team to a 2-0 victory over Wooster Sunday morning.

The Polar Bears are now 2-0-2 on the season while the Fighting Scots fall to 3-1-1.

The teams played a scoreless first half, but ONU got on the board quickly in the second half thanks to Thorarensen.

She fired a shot off of a throw in to give ONU the 1-0 lead in the 46th minute.

Sophomore Kristina Klusek and junior Sandy Plunkett picked up the assists on the play.

Women's Golf opens 2012-13 season with ninth place finish at Denison Invitational


By Tim Glon

The Ohio Northern women's golf team opened its 2012-13 season with a ninth place finish at the Denison Fall Invitational Saturday and Sunday at the Granville Golf Course.

The Polar Bears (2-8) finished with 767 strokes on the Par 72, 6210-yard course.

Wittenberg won the team title with 652 strokes, Denison was second with 669 strokes and Otterbein was third with 672 strokes.

Sophomore Megan Conley led Ohio Northern with a 30th place finish out of 76 golfers with an 87-91—178.

Berton named OAC Men's Cross Country Runner of the Week

By Andrew Korby

Junior Mark Berton has been named OAC Men's Cross Country of the Week for the week of September 3-9.

Berton finished in eighth place out of 333 runners at the Calvin (Mich.) Knight Invitational on Saturday.

He navigated the 8,000-meter course in 25:19.

The Polar Bears finished in seventh place out of 22 teams.

Ohio Northern will return to action on September 22 when they compete in the Williams (Mass.) Classic.

Barnes named OAC Men's Soccer Player of the Week

By Andrew Korba

Junior Jeremy Barnes has been named OAC Men's Soccer Player of the week.

Barnes tallied four goals for the Polar Bears in three games this past week.

He notched his first goal of the season on Tuesday as Northern defeated Anderson (Ind.) by a 3-0 score.

On Friday aginst Defiance, Barnes scored his second goal in the 80th minute off of a free kick as ONU won 5-1.

Against No. 13 Carnegie Mellon (Pa.) on Saturday, Barnes scored both goals for ONU as the Polar Bears dropped a tough 3-2 decision.