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ONU to host Veterans Appreciation Day on Sept. 15 at Dial-Roberson Stadium

By Tim Glon

Ohio Northern University will host Veterans Appreciation Day on Sept. 15 in conjunction with its home football game against Heidelberg at Dial-Roberson Stadium.

Pregame festivities, including a flyover by Ohio Air National Guard F-16 jets, begin at 1:45 pm with kickoff of the Polar Bears' home opener against the Student Princes at 2:15 pm.

All veterans of the United States Armed Forces and their families will be admitted into the game for free and will have the opportunity to be honored on the field prior to the game.

Tickets, priced at $5 for adults and $3 for students, will be available at the gate.

Kenton tops Ada boys' 2-1

Kenton defeated the Ada boys' soccer team in a close match Aug. 22 in Kenton. The Wildcats won 2-1. Here are some photos of the match taken by Vicki Garmon.


Players in the individual photos are: Cory Kellum  Atreyu Hunter and Justin Woodland.  In the team photo from left is Cesar Olvera, Seth Wright, Ian Crabtree (he is behind and hard to see) Tate Anspach (goalie) Jaden Castle, Atreyu Hunter and Caleb Garmon.

Ada boys' fall 2-0 against Miller City

Here's Caleb Garmon (1) in soccer action between Ada and Miller City on Aug. 20. The Wildcats won 2-0. Ada returns to action on Wednesday in the battle of Hardin County as they take travel to Kenton.

Sean Holtzberger is in the second photo. 

Atreyu Hunter, Sean Holtzberger and Tate Anspach are in the third photo.

All photos by Vicki Garmon

Northern picked 4th in OAC volleyball preseason coaches poll


By Tim Glon

| 2012 OAC Volleyball Poll (.pdf) |

Ohio Northern was picked to finish fourth in the Ohio Athletic Conference in volleyball this fall in voting conducted by the league's 10 head coaches.

The Polar Bears received 56 points in the coaches poll.

Mount Union was tabbed as the preseason favorite with 78 points and six first place votes, Heidelberg was second with 71 points and three first place votes and Otterbein was third with 67 points and the final first place vote.

The Polar Bears went 14-16 overall and finished fourth in the OAC with a 5-4 mark in 2011 under 22nd-year head coach Kate Witte.

Ashley Sujkowski helps Team USA win Silver medal at 2012 World Cup women's baseball tournament

By Tim Glon

| USA National Women's Baseball Team site |

Ohio Northern senior shortstop Ashley Sujkowski helped the 2012 USA Women's Baseball team win the Silver medal at the IBAF Women's World Baseball Cup in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, Aug. 10-19.

Team USA won the silver medal after defeating Canada 17-4 in the semifinals, assuring itself of a medal for the fifth time in the five World Cup tournaments.

USA fell 3-0 to three-time defending champion Japan in the finals. Japan has won the world title in 2012, '10 and '08 and the United States has won Gold in 2004 and 2006.