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January 23, 2019

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Men’s track picked to finish 3rd in OAC

The Ohio Northern men's indoor track and field program has been selected for a third-place finish among the Ohio Athletic Conference under 10th-year head coach Jason Maus in the annual OAC Coaches Preseason Poll.


The Polar Bears received 62 points from the conference's ten head coaches in the poll, which trailed the runner-up spot by just eight points.

Bulldogs surge late past Jefferson behind Coulson, earn 1st win

By Cort Reynolds

ADA - Paced by junior Phillip Coulson's hot hand, host Ada rallied from a 12-point third period deficit to defeat Delphos Jefferson 47-45 in a nailbiting Northwest Conference boys basketball encounter Friday night.  

The purple and gold improved to 1-7 and 1-1 in the NWC with their first victory, while the Wildcats fell to 0-7 and 0-1 in league play with the tough defeat.

Coulson led the late surge by scoring all 16 of his points in a row during the final nine minutes, including 13 straight in the decisive fourth period.

Ada softball district champs photos

Photos by Cort Reynolds

The 2018 Ada softball district champion team was recognized at  
halftime of the Bulldog boys basketball game vs. Delphos Jefferson  
Friday, December 21.

The Bulldog senior group pictured from left, next to head coach  
Troy Erickson - Teara Coulson, Kaiti Newland (along with twin sister  
Sydney Newland), Olivia Alexander, Nicki Lehsten and Maddie Gossard -  
won a program-record 57 games in their four seasons, as well as the  
first district title in program annals.

Delphos downs Ada girls

By Cort Reynolds

DELPHOS- Visiting Ada fell behind early and lost 62-25 at Northwest Conference foe Delphos Jefferson in girls basketball action Thursday evening.

The Lady Bulldogs dropped to 1-7 overall and 0-3 in league play with their fourth consecutive loss. Meanwhile, the Lady Wildcats improved to 4-6 and 1-1 in the league following the win.

DJ ran out to a 23-6 first quarter lead and stretched it to 37-8 by halftime. The Wildcats won a much closer second half, 25-17.

Ada freshman guard Kirsten Poling led the Bulldogs with 13 points. Sophomore post Megan Light added six.

Women’s basketball now 1-4 in OAC

TIFFIN — The Ohio Northern women's basketball program lost 82-77 in overtime to Ohio Athletic Conference rival Heidelberg Wednesday in Tiffin.


With the loss, the Polar Bears move to 6-4 overall and to 1-4 in OAC action. The Student Princes are now 5-5 overall and 2-3 in the OAC.


Northern received 20 points from senior guard Jenna Dirksen and 18 points from junior center Emily Meschler.

ONU men 66- Heidelberg 73

Ohio Northern men’s basketball lost to Heidelberg 73-66 to Heidelberg Wednesday at the ONU Sports Center. Junior Austin Allemeier and Ryan Bruns each scored 20 points for ONU. The Polar Bears are now 3-7 overall and 0-5 in the OAC, while the Student Princes improve to 2-5 and 2-2 in the conference.