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Men's Cross Country begins season with victory in ONU Invitational


By Andrew Korbe
Junior Mark Berton won the 6k men's event top lead the Ohio Northern men's cross country team to a victory at the ONU Invitiational Saturday.

Northern scored 19 points to win the event. The ONU alumni team came in second with 55 points, while Heidelberg came in third with 68 points and Bluffton finished fourth with 107 points.

Berton finished the course in 19:10 to lead the Poalr Bears.

ONU also had runners finish in sports three through six.

Senior Michael Simmons took third place with a time of 19:26.30.

Junior Jeff Denny registered a fourth place finish with a time of 19:49.80.

Zumberger Tournament MVP as Northern wins 34th annual ONU Invite


By Andrew Korba

Senior Kelsie Zumberger was named Tournament MVP as the Ohio Northern volleyball team clinched the ONU Invitational with a 25-19, 22-25, 25-15, 25-14 victory over Trine (Ind.) Saturday afternoon at the ONU Sports Center.

Northern is now 4-0 on the season while the Thunder stand at 2-1.

Zumberger had a phenominal weeked posting 159 assists and 37 digs. She has missed the past two seasons due to injury.

Juniors Jeni Kmic and Kristen Davidson joined Zumberger on the All Tournament Team as well.

In Set 1 against Trine, Northern found themselves tied at 17-17 and used a 4-0 run to expand the lead to 21-17.

VB sweeps by Thiel at ONU Invitational

By Andrew Korba

The Ohio Northern volleyball team won three tight sets over Thiel (Pa.) to begin Day 2 of the ONU Invitational Saturday morning at the ONU Sports Center.

Northern won by scores of 25-22, 27-25, 25-23 to up their record on the season to 3-0.

The Tomcats fall to 0-3.

Junior Kristen Davidson led the way for the Polar Bears with 14 kills while senior Ellen Grenert had 13.

Junior Julia Fuerst had 11 kills and a .350 hitting percentage to pace ONU.

Kelly Barzak had 12 kills to lead Thiel.

With the score all knotted at 14-14 in Set 1, Fuerst registered a kill to put Northern in front for good.

Polar Bears lose opener on FG in overtime

By Tim Glon
B.G. Howell kicked a 40-yard field goal in overtime to lift North Carolina Wesleyan to a 16-13 football victory over Ohio Northern on a hot Saturday afternoon at Northern Nash Athletic Complex in the season opener for both teams.

Junior Tyler Rue led the Polar Bears (0-1 overall) through the air and on the ground, completing 26 of 37 passes for 215 yards and a TD and running 15 times for 60 yards and a score.

Verda Helser service on Tuesday

Verda J. Helser

Monday, September 3, 2012
4:00 PM until 8:00 PM
Hanson-Neely Funeral Home
311 East Lima Avenue

Tuesday, September 4, 2012
11:00 AM
St Paul United Church of Christ
4443 Township Road 25


Bluffton slips past Ada boys' 3-1

Ada traveled to Bluffton last week and lost a close match to the Pirates in boys' soccer 3-1. Photos are of Bulldogs Ian Crabtree, Seth Wright, Ryan Hissong and Jaden Castle. Photos by Vicki Garmon.