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The new facility makes big opportunities for the tennis teams

Nov 18, 2019 - Comments: 0
Old tennis facility right next to the engineering building. (Northern Review photo / Mana Hashimoto)

The tennis courts have been relocated to the west side of campus. While it may seem to some an unnecessary move, there was apparently more to the story than meets the eye.

ONU Esports is on top while conference is down in the dumps

Nov 07, 2019 - Comments: 0

By Michael Berner, Contributing Writer

The world of Esports burst onto the scene a few years ago. 

Now it is here. 

ONU creating an athletic platform for those who love to game all while drawing attention to the university. Ohio Northern's program was created in the summer of 2019 and is developing fast as one of the best teams in the area.  The team currently boasts an undefeated record after defeating Muskingum, Mount Vernon Nazarene and Aquinas. However, none of this could have been accomplished without the help of head coach Troy Chiefari.  

The baseball team faces its fair share of rainy days

Apr 23, 2019 - Comments: 0
Northern Review/ONU Sports

ONU’s baseball team has had a lot to adjust to since coming back from Florida over spring break with rain delays and game postponements. Three games have been delayed this season due to weather, including Ohio Northern's home opener. By the time the team made it to Defiance's stadium, it had been nine days since they had seen live pitching. The practice has been forced indoors, a fact that is certainly affecting the team, according to Coach Gene Stechschulte.

Four years of big races, hard practices, and breaking records

Dec 14, 2018 - Comments: 0
Ian McVey (mid-right) readies to start a race next to teammate Spencer Schulze (mid-left) at the Great Lakes Regional 2018. (ONU Sports Information photo/file)

Ian McVey just finished his final season of cross country and he has the awards to prove it.

Junior Mckenna Hostetler makes a lasting impact on the volleyball team by being the team's libero and captain

Dec 11, 2018 - Comments: 0

“The volleyball program has a strong culture of teaching girls about life and not only volleyball. Everyone in the program is trying to mold the players to become not only the best athletes, but the best people we can be.” This is what sophomore Jordyn Heitbrink initially responded with when she thought about being a part of the Ohio Northern Women’s Volleyball team. The program has a reputation of being successful. Especially in their athletic conference.

ONU Men's Club Volleyball president determined to keep the team alive

Dec 09, 2018 - Comments: 0

Getting cut from a team can be a huge discouragement. It may make you think you never want to play the sport again, or that you aren’t any good at it. This was not the case for ONU sophomore Bradley Lauback. Getting cut from the volleyball team in high school still left a desire in him to continue the sport. Lauback joined the Men’s Club Volleyball team his freshman year and despite the team suffering some big losses, he strived to change the way the team was heading. After only one year of being on the team, Lauback was chosen as the ONU Men’s Club Volleyball team president.

Ryan Bruns uses his talents and hardwork to bring success to Ohio Northern

Dec 06, 2018 - Comments: 0

Playing basketball has been something he has done for many years. It expands all the way back to the fifth and sixth grade league and into to junior high. Not to mention the impactful four years of his high school basketball team.

Ryan Bruns is a hard-working, talented basketball player.  

Fencing Club gives sporting opportunities to students

Dec 03, 2018 - Comments: 0

Ohio Northern has a great variety of opportunities for students to participate in various sports. Ranging from basketball and soccer to Lacrosse, there are plenty of opportunities for students to get involved. One of the great sports opportunities here is the Fencing club.

Fencing is a sport based on sword fighting with various different types of swords. There are three disciplines in modern fencing which are the foil, the épée, and the sabre.

Women's Cross Country places top-10 at NCAA Division III regionals

Nov 30, 2018 - Comments: 0
Elizabeth "Rue" Whitmore receiving her medal after her top-35 finish. (Ohio Northern sports photo/file)

Ohio Northern University's 2018 Women’s Cross Country team pushed hard to pull a top-10 team finish at the NCAA Division III Great Lakes Regionals held at Blue River Memorial Park in Shelbyville, Indiana Nov. 3.

Coach Jason Maus was impressed with the top-10 finish for his team.

Black Rose Rugby; Northern’s hidden talent

Nov 14, 2018 - Comments: 0

For the last 40 years the Black Rose Rugby team has been a part of Ohio Northern athletics. This club sport is comprised of approximately fourteen men who compete nine months out of the year. These athletes practice four times a week and work in the off seasons to better their skills and the program as a whole.

The team prides itself on being an accepting and an equal opportunity club. President and Coach of the team, Dylan Myers, hopes to make that message known to students.

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