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Passion, Pride, Honor, Family: Why athletes don’t quit their sports

Kyle Tomko runs the ball in a game from last season. 

Martina Baca

September 19, 2014

“You better lose yourself in the music, the moment/You own it, you better never let it go.” This is the sound of Eminem playing in Kyle Tomko’s iPhone while he bench presses 275 pounds. He is focused. He is ready to go on the football field and leave nothing behind. Joe Brandt enters a big room ...

Wrestlers knock off No. 7 Findlay

By Kate Lentz

February 7, 2013

This past week has brought many emotions to the table for the Ashland wrestling team. After winning the Wendy’s Mid-Atlantic Duals, the men kept up their hard work and went 2-1, taking a loss from Gannon, 21-18, but proving strong against Tiffin, 35-3, and No. 7 Findlay, 18-16. The Eagles started th...

Eagles win Wendy’s Duals

By Kate Lentz

January 24, 2013

At the 2012 Wendy’s Mid-Atlantic Duals, Ashland didn’t do as well as planned. One year later, the Ashland Eagles took the cake on a Sunday afternoon going a perfect 3-0, defeating East Stroudsburg 33-6, Seton Hall 38-14, and Belmont Abbey 42-9. “We had a different line-up than normal, and everyo...

Loughney toss good for title, NCAA Field Athlete of the Year

By Ryan Sampson

March 23, 2012

The track and field teams traveled to Minnesota State-Mankato for the NCAA Indoor National Championships Mar. 9-10. The team had a very successful weekend bringing home plenty of hardware home. The AU team brought home a stellar 19 All-American citations, and one top 10 finish, with another outside t...

Wrestlers win in front of a record crowd

By Ryan Sampson

February 2, 2012

Friday night at Kate's Gymnasium, in front of one of its biggest crowds ever, the AU wrestling team defeated Pitt-Johnstown in a dual match, 29-6. It was alumni night for the wrestling program and the men celebrated 50 years of competition. Coming into the match, the Eagles were ranked No. 12 in the...

Grapplers grab gold

Grapplers grab gold

By Dan Shade

January 19, 2012

If you just walked into the Wendy's Mid-Atlantic Duals at Kates Gymnasium Sunday, it would have seemed as if Ashland's wrestling team was the clear-cut favorite. Wrestling at home in a dual meet that featured seven teams from around the region, the Eagles recorded a match record of 34-4 on the way to th...

Ashland in seventh place in Learfield Cup standings

By AU Sports Info

March 24, 2011

Ashland University is ranked seventh in the latest 2010-11 Learfield Sports Directors' Cup standings. The Eagles scored 346.5 points, the most of any NCAA Division II institution in the country during the winter sports season. The all-sports standings include 173 NCAA Division II institutions. The AU...

Southwick, Kelly earn All-America awards

By AU Sports Info

March 17, 2011

Two Ashland University wrestlers - junior Jacob Southwick and senior Brandon Kelly - earned All-America laurels March 12 at the NCAA Division II Championships at Kearney, Neb. The Eagles placed 20th in the final team standings. Southwick finished fourth at 285 pounds. This is the first All-America ci...

Determined AU matmen send six to nationals

By AU Sports Info

March 3, 2011

Supposedly, the wrestling off-season runs from mid-March until the middle of September. At Ashland University last season, the wrestling team observed a different calendar. The months didn't change, but there was no off-season. No matter what the calendar reads, this will forever be known as a leap ye...

Eagles close regular season with a win

By Bryan Kidd

February 24, 2011

The Eagles ended their season Feb. 15 at West Liberty with a 22-15 victory over the Hilltoppers. The Eagles final record is 15-2-1, which is the best winning percentage for the program since 1984. Fifteen wins is the most for the program since the 1999-2000 season when the Eagle grapplers went 15-5. T...

Heidelberg shouts uncle

By Nick Zavarella

February 10, 2011

The Ashland University wrestling team won their final home match against Heidelberg this season in impressive fashion. Ashland is 12-2-1 on the season including 5-0-1 in the last six. The Ashland men got pins at 174, 184, 197 and 285 on their way to the 41-3 triumph. Freshman Jake Piatt pinned Heidel...

AU wrestling features long distance connection

By AU Sports Info

December 2, 2010

Master Sergeant Tim Deady has been on active duty with the Ohio Air National guard, a component of the Air Force, for 26 years. Deady knows a little something about first class. So, when he describes the latest innovation introduced by the Ashland University with that term, it's not idle chatter. This ...