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Lovejoy's pin leads No. 18 Wrestling to 21-17 victory over No. 30 Mount Union in battle of OAC unbeatens

By Tim Glon

Sophomore Cody Lovejoy posted a second-period pin in the final bout of the night to help No. 18-ranked Ohio Northern to a 21-17 victory over No. 30-ranked Mount Union in a battle of Ohio Athletic Conference wrestling unbeatens Tuesday evening at the ONU Sports Center.

The Polar Bears improve to 14-2 and remain undefeated and in first place in the OAC at 3-0, while the Purple Raiders fall to 6-3, 2-1.

Lovejoy got his team-best 16th pin of the season in 4:51 in the heavyweight class as ONU rallied from a 17-12 deficit to win its 13th consecutive OAC regular season dual match.

ONU indoor track and field teams host canned food drive as part of Joe Banks Invitational

By Andrew Korba

The Ohio Northern men's and women's indoor track & field teams will host a canned food drive during the Joe Banks Invitiational on Saturday at the ONU Sports Center.

Collection boxes will be set up inside and outside of the fieldhouse. Suggested items include canned fruit, soups, pasta, rice, cereal and baking items.

Ohio Northern is one of 11 teams that will be participating in the meet this weekend.

Field events begin at 11 am and running events will begin at noon.

For more information on the Joe Banks Invitational, click here. 

Women's basketball moves up to no. 6 in D3hoops.com com poll; No. 7 in USA Today sports coaches poll


By Andrew Korba

The Ohio Northern women's basketball team moved up to a season high ranking of No. 6 in the ninth weekly D3hoops.com poll and a season best No. 7 in the USA Today Sports Division III Top 25 Coaches poll.

The Polar Bears received 475 votes in the D3hoops.com poll, which was 34 more than they received in last weeks poll.

DePauw (Ind.) stayed at the top of the poll with 623 points and 23 of the 25 first place votes, Calvin (Mich) is ranked second with 593 points and the two remaining first place votes and Hope (Mich.) is third with 548 points.

Steinbrunner named OAC women's indoor track & field runner of the week

By Andrew Korba

Senior Alison Steinbrunner has been named OAC Women's Indoor Track & Field Runner of the Week.

At the OAC Indoor Split Meet on Friday, she won the 1,000 run in 3:02.83.

Steinbrunner also was part of the DMR team that took first place with a time of 12:22.27.

The Polar Bears finished second of five teams in the meet with 138 points.

Ohio Northern will return to action on Saturday when it hosts the Joe Bank Invitational. Field events begin at 11 a.m. with track competition starting at noon.

Kyle Kwiat named OAC wrestler of the week

By Andrew Korba

Senior All-American Kyle Kwiat has been named OAC Wrestler of the Week for the second time this season.

He also earned the honor for the week of January 14.

On Saturday, at the Alma (Mich.) Open, Kwiat won the 174 pound weight class.

He recorded a pin and two tech falls on his way to the title.

On Tuesday, Kwiat recorded a 17-0 (3:00) tech fall as the Polar Bears topped John Carroll 42-4.

Kwiat is ranked No. 1 at 174 pounds and has a team best record of 27-3 on the season.

No. 18 Ohio Northern will be in action again on Tuesday when it hosts No. 30 Mount Union in a key OAC dual at 7:30 pm.

Keriazes wins three times but men's swimming & diving falls to no. 13 Case Western

By Jake Schwerer

Senior Drew Keriazes won three events on the afternoon, but it was not enough as the Ohio Northern men's swimming & diving team dropped a 185.8-110.5 contest at No. 13 Case Western Reserve on Saturday afternoon at Veale Natatorium.

The loss drops the Polar Bears to 10-2 overall, while the Spartans improve to 13-2-1 overall.

Keriazes won the 100 breaststroke in 59.12 seconds and the 200 breaststroke in 2:11.16.

He also touched first in the 200 IM with a time of 1:59.21.