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Eagles send four to Nationals

By Kate Lentz

March 7, 2013

The 2013 NCAA Division II Wrestling Super Region 2 tournament was held at Ashland University’s Kates Gymnasium Feb. 23 and 24. In the toughest super region in the country, the Eagles had their work cut out for them. After the dust settled, four Ashland wrestlers qualified for the NCAA Division II W...

Krispinsky hired to coach women’s soccer

By Chris Bils

March 7, 2013

Ashland University has a new women’s soccer coach, and his name is Danny Krispinsky. If that name does not sound familiar to you it should. Krispinsky played for the Eagles on the men’s side and graduated from AU in 2006. After that, he spent two seasons (2009 and 2010) as an assistant coach for t...

From the pool to the podium

By Richard Quick

March 7, 2013

Cynthia Watt is a quirky hybrid of a freshman and a sophomore at Ashland University, and she is on her way to earning her first All-American when the track and field team competes at indoor nationals next week in Birmingham, Ala. She is currently ranked eighth in the nation with a mark of 61 feet, 8.5...

Track eyeing glory in Birmingham

By Zack Lemon

March 7, 2013

After a second-place finish in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference tournament, falling short of criminally oversized Grand Valley State, both the men’s and women’s track and field teams look forward to indoor Nationals. AU will send one of the largest groups down—the largest gr...

Ashland suffocates NMU, will host GLIAC semis and final

By Chris Bils

March 6, 2013

Daiva Gerbec and Taylor Woods looked like they were making up for lost time, and in a way they were. The pair of Ashland starters who missed last year’s magical run to the national championship game left nothing to chance in the Eagles’ first postseason game of 2013, a 68-35 win over Northern Michig...

Eagles struggle in Daugherty’s return, hold off Ohio Dominican

By Chris Bils

February 22, 2013

A crowd of 1,762 packed Kates Gymnasium to celebrate Senior Night and the return of senior forward Kari Daugherty from injury, but Ohio Dominican nearly spoiled the party. Ashland withstood a second-half surge by the Panthers (8-15, 5-15 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) that brought them wi...

Men’s basketball making a final surge

By Kevin Stoicovy

February 21, 2013

Wins vs Walsh and at Hillsdale highlight strong two weeks for Eagles Two weeks ago, it looked as if the Ashland men’s basketball team was going to have an extremely slim chance at making the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference tournament. Since then, the Eagles have won three of four to ...

Kates Gymnasium getting a facelift

By Chris Bils

February 21, 2013

The roof leaks, the floor creaks, there’s a terrible draft. While there may not be a man-eating clam in Kates Gymnasium, it does not take Spongebob Squarepants on opposite day to point out that some renovations are needed. For a building that has barely been updated since it was first used in 1967, ...

Men place fourth, women sixth at GLIAC Swimming Championships

By Chris Bils

February 21, 2013

It was wet, and it was loud. For the first time since 2007, Ashland hosted the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Swimming and Diving Championships. The meet was held Feb. 6-9 at C.T. Branin Natatorium in Canton. The Ashland men finished fourth out of eight teams with a score of 552.5 p...

Wrestlers set to host Super Regional

By Kate Lentz

February 21, 2013

Last Tuesday, the Ashland wrestling team ended its regular season with a 21-19 win over West Liberty. The interesting thing about this match was that only one varsity starter wrestled. The rest were back-ups. “It was great. We only wrestled one of our varsity starters out of ten weight classes,” h...

Don’t overthink it

By Chris Bils

February 21, 2013

Valentine’s Day is always full of surprises, but there were few people on Ashland’s campus that saw this one coming. As word started to spread that the undefeated and top-ranked women’s basketball team had fallen 66-51 to Findlay last Thursday, many reacted with some form of denial. It went somethin...

Women’s basketball falls to Findlay

By Chris Bils

February 21, 2013

Perfection is excruciatingly difficult to accomplish. For 25 games this season, Ashland women’s basketball was perfect. The Eagles began the season ranked No. 1 and stayed there for 12 weeks. They had won 49 regular season games in a row and 38 straight against Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic C...