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July 23, 2019

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ONU athlete will play in lacrosse all-star game

ADA — Ohio Northern senior Mitch Groves (Fishers, Ind./Chatard) has been selected to play in the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association Senior All-Star Game on Friday, May 24 at the U.S. Lacrosse Headquarters in Sparks, Md.

Groves is the first Ohio Northern player and is believed to be only the second players from the Ohio Athletic Conference to play in the annual event.

The Division III game will be at 5 pm and the Division I/II game will follow at 7:30 pm at Tierney Field. Admission is free and Lax Sports Network will stream both contests.

Bulldog Morgan competes at day 1 of regionals

Ada senior Noah Mattson (shot put), junior Philip Gautier (high jump), junior Nora Dellifield (pole vault) and senior Miguel Jordan (800) will compete Friday in finals

By Cort Reynolds
TIFFIN - One of five Ada track and field regional qualifiers competed in day one of the Div. III meet at Tiffin's Hoernemann Stadium Wednesday evening.

Bulldog junior Alex Morgan finished 14th in the 300 hurdle preliminaries to miss out on regional finals qualification Friday. Bluffton's Xavier Dunifon finished first in the 300 hurdle prelims.

Ada senior Noah Mattson (shot put), junior Philip Gautier (high jump), junior Nora Dellifield (pole vault) and senior Miguel Jordan (800) will compete Friday in finals for a chance to advance to the state meet.

Ada trio earn All-NWC softball honors

By Cort Reynolds
DELPHOS - Three Ada girls received All-Northwest Conference softball notice in voting by the league coaches Monday night at Delphos.

Ada senior outfielder Alexis Ennis was named second team all-league, while senior infielder Raina England and sophomore pitcher Leona Dalton received honorable mention notice.

Ennis played a strong center field for Ada this spring. The speedster batted leadoff and hit .373. A good contact hitter, she put the ball in play during 80 of her 85 plate appearances.

Ennis knocked out 31 hits and had a 16-game hitting streak. She started every game and played well on defense.

5 athletes tabbed for USTFCCCA All-Great Lakes Region

In ONU's Men's Track & Field, the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) named Ian McVey, Andrew Buderer, Luke Shellhaas All-Great Lakes Region for 2019 season.

From the Women's Track & Field team, the USTFCCCA awarded Avery Ewing and Maggie Krause All-Great Lakes Region honors for 2019 season. 

To be recognized, a student-athlete must finish among the top-five individual or top-three relay performances in an event on their respective NCAA Division III regional performance list. Further details follow:

Zach Beaschler named Honorable Mention all-OAC

Sophomore Vinh Thai (Galloway/St. Charles) was dubbed the 2019 Ohio Athletic Conference Player of the Year while four individuals garnered All-OAC honors for the 2018-19 men's tennis season, the league office announced Wednesday morning.

Thai and freshman Noah Elliott (Hilliard/Davidson) both received top-billing from the league's head coaches, earning First-Team All-OAC honors this season. In addition, sophomore Hoang Do (Powell/Olentangy Liberty) registered Second-Team All-OAC honors, and freshman Zach Beaschler (Ada) was named to the Honorable Mention squad.

3 ‘Bears have NCAA DIII bids

Three Ohio Northern student-athletes have received qualifying bids to the 2019 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championships to be held at the SPIRE Institute in Geneva, Ohio from Thursday, May 23 to Saturday, May 25.