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March 18, 2019

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Big upset number 2!

ONU women defeat #3-seed Marietta

By Tim Glon
MARIETTA — Ohio Northern got a career-high five 3-pointers from sophomore Emily Brock (Akron/Revere) and some key plays in the final minutes from senior Jenna Dirksen (Beavercreek/Carroll) to post a thrilling 59-55 victory at Marietta in the semifinals of the Ohio Athletic Conference Women's Basketball Tournament on Thursday night at Ban Johnson Fieldhouse. 

The seventh-seeded Polar Bears (15-12 overall) advance Saturday's finals at 3 pm at top-seeded John Carroll and will be making their third consecutive appearance in the championship game of the tournament.

The third-seeded Pioneers end their season with an 18-9 mark.

Accolades for ONU cross country teams

All-Academic honors to men’s and women’s teams

ONU men’s and women’s cross country teams received all-academic honors this season. The story follows:

Women’s team

The Ohio Northern women's cross country program has secured its 14th consecutive United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association All-Academic accolade for their classroom performance during the 2018 season, the national office announced Thursday.

To be considered for the award, teams must post a 3.10 cumulative grade point average or higher on a 4.0 grading scale and register a team score at an NCAA Division III regional competition.

Big-time upset!

ONU women blast number 2-seed Baldwin Wallace 70-53

The seventh-seeded Ohio Northern women's basketball program advanced to its 10th straight Ohio Athletic Conference Tournament Semifinal Tuesday evening, toppling second-seeded Baldwin Wallace 70-53 at Ursprung Gymnasium in the OAC Tournament Quarterfinals.

With the victory, the Polar Bears improve to 14-12 overall on the season and ensure the program's 10th consecutive winning season.

"It was a great team win for us over a really strong Baldwin Wallace squad," head coach Michele Durand stated. "I am really proud of my team and their effort this evening. We could not have played harder or asked for more out of our athletes tonight."

ONU men and women compete at Flag City open

No scores were kept at Saturday’s Flag City Open, however ONU men’s and women’s track team had outstanding performances. Those results follow:

Men’s results

ONU men 2nd; women 3rd at OACC swim meet

ONU men’s swim team captured second and women third in the OACC swim championships Saturday in Akron. Results follow.

Women’s results

Ada HS swimmer advance to state...again

Klava Katayama three-peats to state swim meet

By Cort Reynolds
BOWLING GREEN - Ada junior Klava Katayama finished second in two events at the Div. II swim districts hosted by Bowling Green State University Friday evening to qualify for a third consecutive visit to the state meet at Canton.

Katayama took second in the 50-yard freestyle and second in the 100 butterfly race to qualify for the state meet at Canton in both events.

Katayama will compete Feb. 21-22 at the 43rd annual girls Ohio state meet. The boys state meet is being held for the 92nd time.