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NW Ohio Bullfrogs 10U and 11U baseball tryouts Aug. 18

The Northwest Ohio Bullfrogs will host a 10U and 11U baseball tryouts for its 2014 travel teams on Sunday Aug. 18, at 3 at the village park in Bluffton. Contact Ryan Koenig  at 419-420-5450 with any questions.

NW Ohio Elite Diamond Sports softball team tryouts Aug. 24

Northwest Ohio Elite Diamond Sports will hold softball try outs for a 14U travel team on Saturday, Aug. 24, at 10 a.m. 

Try outs will be held at the Village Park in Bluffton. If you have questions, or in case of inclement weather, please contact Coach Brad Prater at 419-234-1206. 

Also, if you can't make the try out for some reason, call to see about scheduling a private try out.

Men's soccer ranked No. 5 in NSCAA/Continental Tire preseason poll

By Andrew Korba

The Ohio Northern men's soccer team is ranked No. 5 in the 2013 NSCAA/Continental Tire Men's Division III preseason poll in voting conducted by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.

The Polar Bears finished last season ranked No. 2 in the poll.

Defending national champion Messiah (Pa.) claimed the top spot, with Loras (Iowa) and Williams (Mass.) rounding out the top three.

Northern has now been nationally ranked in five of the past six seasons.

ONU will open its season on Aug. 30, when it faces Franklin (Ind.) at the Daniel Schuetz Community Classic at 8 pm.

Buckeye Machine team wins Hardin Alliance Golf Scramble

The Alliance Golf Scramble was held Aug 9  at Veterans Memorial Park Golf Course in Kenton. This year, 27 teams and 108 golfers participated. They split cash prizes and with individual contests many prizes were up for grabs. Save the date. Next year’s outing will be Aug. 8, 2014.

The competition was great, but the Buckeye Machine team of Neal Boyd, Kyle Boyd, Kris Thacker, and Dan Todd posted a 57 to take the first place low gross prize. Figuring in handicap compensations, the Peacock Water team of Cliff Collins, Kevin Rickenbacher, Jeff Dauterman, and Joe Miller claimed the first place low net prize with a 51.8.  Each team won $400.

Volleyball named recipient of AVCA Team Academic Award


By Andrew Korba

|The Ohio Northern volleyball team has been named as a recipient of the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Team Academic Award.
To be eligible, a team must have a team cumulative grade point average of 3.30.

The Polar Bears were one of 93 Division III teams to receive this honor.

This this consecutive season and ninth time that the Polar Bears have gotten this award under head coach Kate Witte.

Ohio Northern posted a 24-7 record in 2012 and went 7-2 in the OAC. Northern also qualified for the NCAA III Tournament for the 28th time in its 32 year history.

Ben Neville wins soccer shoot-out

Ada High School boys had their soccer annual alumni game and shoot-out recently  The three winners for the boys team for the shoot-out, which is their fundraiser, were, Ben Neville, (center) first  place, Devin Waugh, (left) second place, and Luis Olvera, (right) third place. This year the high school team won the alumni game 5-3. (Vicki Garmon photo)