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#5 ONU vs. #20 SUNY Geneseo: Five things to know

Mar 10, 2017 - Comments: 0

Last weekend, the fifth-ranked Ohio Northern women’s basketball team advanced to the Sweet 16 for the first time since 1988, defeating Lakeland (Wis.) in round one by 32 points, and 15th-ranked Trine in round two by seven.

Site preview: Who’s coming to King Horn for this weekend’s Sweet 16

Mar 09, 2017 - Comments: 0

This weekend, King Horn will once again play host to NCAA Division III women’s basketball tournament action. After hosting the first two rounds last weekend, ONU will host the Sweet 16 and Elite Eight rounds this Friday and Saturday, respectively, as well.

The fifth-ranked, undefeated Polar Bears will face 20th-ranked SUNY Geneseo (N.Y.) in the Sweet 16 on Friday night at 7:30 p.m., in the nightcap, while 10th-ranked Christopher Newport (Va.) and 18th-ranked Hope (Mich.) will battle in the first game of the night at 5:30 p.m.

Seven Top-10 schools still alive in Sweet 16

Mar 09, 2017 - Comments: 0

After the second round, only 16 teams remain in the NCAA Division III women’s basketball tournament. While seven Top-10 teams are still alive, including fifth-ranked Ohio Northern, 18th-ranked Hope headlined the second round by beating third-ranked, undefeated Thomas More, who had not lost since March 15, 2014.

Broken records, pro dreams, and Emily Richards’ quest for track immortality

Mar 09, 2017 - Comments: 0

When it happened, Erin Hester (formerly Erin Hipp) was at her West Chester, Ohio home with her two daughters, ages five and two, and her two stepsons, ages 11 and nine.

“It was something that I was following so I was very excited, knowing that she was going into the meet first in the nation,” Hester (below) said. “It was definitely something that I was following and watching. My kids were all excited about it too.”

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