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September 22, 2019

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Steinbrunner, Weaver lead Women's Cross Country to school record third consecutive OAC Championships title


By Tim Glon

 Seniors All-American Alison Steinbrunner and Lydia Weaver finished 1-2 to lead No. 34-ranked Ohio Northern to the 2012 Ohio Athletic Conference Women's Cross Country Championships title Saturday afternoon at the Wilmington Cross Country Course.

The Polar Bears (80-22 overall) won the team title with 52 points, edging Mount Union (62 points) and John Carroll (72 points) for the crown.

Steinbrunner had a record-setting afternoon as well, winning her OAC-record fourth consecutive individual title.

She won the event by a full 42 seconds in 22:12 for the 6,000-meter course.

Ross scores four times as No. 7 Men's Soccer finishes OAC Regular Season a perfect 9-0

By Andrew Korba

Freshman Keegan Ross became the fourth player in Ohio Northern men's soccer history to score four goals as the No. 7 Ohio Northern men's soccer team topped Muskingum 5-0 Saturday night.

The Polar Bears finish the regular season with a 18-2 mark and a perfect 9-0 in the OAC, while the Muskies fall to 5-11-3, 2-7.

ONU has now won 18 straight OAC matches and is unbeaten in their last 23.

Ross capped off a phenomonial week in which he scored seven goals.

In addition to his four goals, Ross had a hat trick on Wednesday in Northern's 3-1 win over Wilmington.

Late touchdown lifts ONU to 20-19 victory over Muskingum

By Tim Glon
Senior Anthony Fletcher caught a 5-yard touchdown pass from senior Tate Humphrey with 33 seconds left to lift Ohio Northern to a 20-19 football victory over Muskingum Saturday afternoon at Dial-Roberson Stadium.

The Polar Bears improve to 3-5 overall and are 3-4 in Ohio Athletic Conference play, while the Muskies fall to 1-7, 1-6.

Facing a 4th and goal from the 5-yard line, Humphrey rolled to his right and couldn't find an open receiver. He then looked back to his left and found Fletcher wide open in the corner of the end zone for the score.

Ada's Friday night playoff foe Waynesfield

Ada High School retained its number one spot in Region 24 (Division VI) and will entertain Waynesfield (4-6) at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 2, in the opening grounds of the 2012 Ohio High School football playoffs.

For complete details on Ohio's football playoffs, click here.

Here are all Division VI playoff contests:

Region 24
8 Waynesfield-Goshen (4-6) at 1 Ada (9-1)
7 Tri-County North (7-3) at 2 Minster (8-2)
6 Bradford (8-2) at 3 Marion Local (8-2)
5 Fort Loramie (8-2) at 4 St. Henry (7-3)

Ross records hat trick as No. 7 Men's Soccer wins second consecutive OAC Regular Season Championship

By Jake Schwerer

Freshman Keegan Ross notched his first career hat trick to lift the No. 7 Ohio Northern men's soccer team to its second straight OAC Regular Season Championship as they defeated Wilmington by a 3-1 score.

With the win the Polar Bears improve to 17-2 overall and remain perfect with an 8-0 mark in the OAC.

The Quakers fall to 10-6-1 overall and 5-2-1 in the OAC.

A couple records were broken by Ohio Northern in game.

Senior goalkeeper Mac Church became the all-time leader in minutes played in the OAC, and Ohio Northern now holds the record for most consecutive OAC wins with 19.

Taylor Willeke plays in District 8 all-star match

Ada High School volleyball player Taylor Willeke was picked to play in the District 8 Senior All-Star volleyball match.

The match is at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 14, at Wapakoneta High School. Willeke is on the Division IV East squad.