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How Jenna Hollar became ONU’s most notorious base thief

Mar 26, 2018 - Comments: 0

Under an overcast spring sky, on a diamond lined with palm trees which swayed lightly in the wind, there stood Jenna Hollar.

After leading off with a single, she positioned herself on first base, rocking back and forth in an athletic stance. Her left foot in front and her right foot on the bag, she swayed as McDaniel (Md.) pitcher Cassie Rickrode began her motion.

It was the final game of Ohio Northern’s spring break trip, where they played 12 games in six days amid the Kissimmee, Fla. heat. While mentally and physically drained, Hollar knew what was on the line.

Team 3: A Season with ONU’s Newest Contender - Ep. 1

Mar 16, 2018 - Comments: 0

This spring, Northern Review sports editor Grant Pepper will be following the Ohio Northern men's lacrosse team as they enter their third year of competition. After finishing seventh in the OAC in year one and fifth in year two, the Polar Bears are looking to contend for their first conference crown in 2018.

New-look Polar Bears clicking midway through Florida trip

Mar 08, 2018 - Comments: 0

After three straight days of doubleheaders at the Sunkissed Games in Kissimmee, Fla. -- six games crammed into a span of 72 hours -- the ONU softball team got Wednesday off to rest.

They deserved it, after all. They’re undefeated.

Northern is 6-0, the program’s best start since 2009, when they began the season 13-0 and would eventually advance to the NCAA Div. III Championships.

Braden Kuhn, calm and collected, gears up for national run

Mar 01, 2018 - Comments: 0

Braden Kuhn is barely hanging on.

At least that’s how it appears. The slender and toned, six-foot-four diver is bouncing up and down on the three-meter board, teetering high above the water with only his toes gripping the edge of the sea-green plank.

The arches of his feet do all the work as he bobs in meditation, his eyes closed and arms suspended horizontally.

For a moment, nothing moves.

Ohio Northern’s natatorium, filled with once-raucous spectators, falls silent. Both teams in attendance watch in anticipation from the deck.

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