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Kuhlman leads four in double figures in scoring with 17 points as men's basketball falls to Heidelberg 82-74

By Tim Glon

Senior Taylor Kuhlman had game-highs of 17 points and nine rebounds to lead Ohio Northern in an 82-74 Ohio Athletic Conference men's basketball loss to Heidelberg Wednesday night at the ONU Sports Center.

The Polar Bears fall to 7-7 overall and are 3-4 in OAc play, while the Student Princes improve to 8-6, 3-4.

Kuhlman led four ONU players in double figures with his 17 points. Junior Branden Rushton and sophomore Isaiah Roux added 12 points each and junior Jared Horstman chipped in 10 points for Northern.

Heidelberg had five in double figures, led by Dane Givner with 19 points and Nate Davis with 18 points and 11 rebounds.

Four score in double figures as No. 9 women's basketball defeats Heidelberg 76-65

By Andrew Korba

Junior Cenzie Yoder scored a team high 18 points as the No. 9 Ohio Northern women's basketball team topped Heidelberg 76-65 on Wednesday night at Seiberling Gymnasium.

ONU, who has now won 12 in a row, improves to 13-1 on the year and remains atop the OAC with a 7-0 mark. The Student Princes fall to 5-9, 1-6.

Yoder went 7-of-12 from the field and also grabbed nine rebounds.

Senior Joanna Snyder added 15 points on 7-of-9 shooting, senior Morgan Dumbaugh scored 14 and freshman Brooke Espenschied added 11.

Yoder sunk a jumper to cap off an 8-2 run and give ONU a 48-37 lead with 12:06 remaining in the game.

Tickets on sale Jan. 15 for OHSAA state wrestling tourney

Public all-session ticket sales for the 2013 Ohio High School Athletic Association State Individual Wrestling Tournament begin Tuesday, January 15, at 10:00 a.m., and plenty of tickets are expected to be available.

The state tournament is February 28 and March 1 and 2 at the Jerome Schottenstein Center on the campus of The Ohio State University in Columbus. The cost for an all-session ticket book (five sessions) is $75 each for the Entry and Club Levels and $55 each for the Terrace Level.

Tickets can be purchased in person at Ticketmaster locations (including most Kroger stores), by calling Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000 or by going on-line at

Wrestlers remain ranked No. 19 in fifth NWCA Division III Poll; Kwiat and Pawlitz still in individual rankings

By Tim Glon

The Ohio Northern wrestling team is ranked No. 19 in the fifth weekly Brute-National Wrestling Coaches Association Division III poll for the 2012-13 season.

The Polar Bears (6-1 overall), under 25th-year head coach Ron Beaschler, one of only two Ohio Athletic Conference teams in the poll, which ranks the top 30 teams in the country.

Northern was ranked No. 19 in the fourth poll, was No. 17 in the third poll, was No. 13 in the second poll and was No. 10 in the first poll.

Individually, two ONU wrestlers are ranked in the top 10 of their respective weight classes.

Women's basketball moves up to No. 9 in sixth weekly poll

By Tim Glon

The Ohio Northern women's basketball team moved up three more spots to a season-high ranking of No. 9 in the sixth weekly poll.

The Polar Bears received 412 votes in the poll, 76 more than the 336 they received in last week's poll.

DePauw (Ind.) stayed at the top of the poll with 623 points and 24 of the 25 first place votes, Calvin (Mich) is ranked second with 574 points and the remaining first place vote and Washington (Mo.) is third with 567 points.

ONU was ranked No. 12 in last week's poll, was No. 15 in the fourth poll, was No. 17 in the third poll, was No. 20 in the second poll and was No. 24 in the first poll.

Men's soccer named Silver Recipient for NSCAA Ethics/Sportsmanship Award

By Andrew Korba

The Ohio Northern men's soccer team received a Silver Award for team ethics and sportsmanship, given by the National Soccer Collegiate Coaches Association.

The Polar Bears were just one of two Division III teams to win a silver award.

To be eligible, a team must receive zero red cards during the season, which includes both the regular and postseason.

A silver award means that ONU received between one and five yellow cards during their matches this year.

Ohio Northern finished the season with a 25-3-0 record and won their second straight OAC Regular Season Championship and third consecutive OAC Tournament Championship.