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ONU athletes' dreams on hold amid coronavirus pandemic

Apr 13, 2020 - Comments: 0
Women's Lacrosse Team

This is a trying time for athletes of all ages right now. Due to the worldwide spread of the devastating COVID-19 pandemic, sports have ceased for the time being including all HSAA, NCAA and even the Olympic games.

Student Spotlight: Nolan Yahrmarkt

Feb 28, 2020 - Comments: 0

When senior marketing major Nolan Yahrmarkt) first came to ONU, he had never thought about playing rugby. In fact, he didn’t even know it existed.

Yahrmarkt was looking for a campus activity when some of his fraternity brothers invited him to play. 

“I needed something else besides just fraternity and studying,” he said, “so I went to a couple of practices.” 

Yahrmarkt said it was difficult to comprehend all of the rules at first, but by the time of the first match, he knew that he was staying.

A Novice Guide to Rugby

Feb 28, 2020 - Comments: 0

Rugby football is a complicated game that hails from the market town Rugby of Warwickshire, England. This sport is the precursor to American football, but the rules are very different.


Student Spotlight: Maddy Reed and the Passion that Never Fades

Feb 10, 2020 - Comments: 0
Maddy Reed (Illustration/Harleigh Bellmann)

It’s been two years since Maddy Reed broke the school record for pole vaulting, and it’s been two years since she was forced to give up something she loved. But she’s never truly forgotten it.

Reed began pole vaulting her freshmen year and strove to dominate the competition, but nothing could have prepared her for the catastrophic news she received sophomore year. A week before outdoor nationals, she learned that she had herniated two disks in her spinal cord, and the doctor informed her that if it got worse, she would have to stop.

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.


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