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Junior Sarah Fowler is a member of the women's cross country team. Photo courtesy of

There’s more to cross country than running

It’s well known that sports put a strain on the body, but few people think of cross country as being significantly tough. Yet cross country goes beyond running. It not only calls upon the physical strength of the individual, but on their [...]

September 22, 2015 Sports

Freshmen athletes take on the challenge

By: Katie Kuckelheim, Transcript reporter   A freshman year schedule can be tough to balance; it’s even tougher when you have to factor in a sports team. But Liz Knowlton and AJ Outcalt, freshmen golf players, both agree that their sport fits well [...]

September 17, 2015 Sports
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The new face of OWU field hockey

A good offense is the best defense. There’s a reason we hear it so much. Field hockey head coach Brenda Semit has preached defense since her first day at Ohio Wesleyan in August. “I always tell them ‘the first line of [...]

September 15, 2015 Sports
An OWU football player dodges his opponent on the field. Photo courtesy of

Battling Bishops lose season opener

By: Gopika Nair, Assistant Copy Editor The Ohio Wesleyan football team lost their season opener before a home audience to the University of Mary Hardin­Baylor (UMHB) 42­3. The Crusaders’ victory on Sept. 5 at Selby Stadium marks the visiting team’s 55th [...]

September 7, 2015 Sports
Photo by Sara Blake.

2015 fall season preview: here come the Bishops

The 32 NFL franchises are not the only teams going through preseason right now. Don’t let the lack of television coverage fool you. The Battling Bishop’s 2015 fall seasons have begun like any season should: two-a-days, sprints, sweat, optimism and [...]

August 31, 2015 Sports
Sam Schurer (in white) tries to dodge a member of the opposing team. Photo courtesy of Facebook.

Sophomore goes pro

Whether he is leading the Ohio Wesleyan Ultimate Frisbee club to victory or playing with his professional team, there is not much time to relax. Sophomore Sam Schurer has signed a contract with the Pittsburgh Thunderbirds to play professional Ultimate [...]

May 1, 2015 Sports
The OWU rugby logo for both the men's and women's teams. Photo courtesy of Facebook.

Rugby teams hosted tournaments and took home trophies

You don’t have to wait for the Rugby World Cup this fall to get your fix of the majestically violent sport. The Ohio Wesleyan Rugby program is hosting tournaments, winning them and taking no mercy. The inaugural Middleton Hopps Bishop [...]

April 28, 2015 Sports
Rock Jones and members of the Missler family take a moment to remember Ryan Missler's legacy. Photo courtesy of Spenser Hickey.

Ryan Missler’s last ball game

When Ryan Missler hit a home run, it went farther than people were ready for. At home in a practice game, he knocked a ball into the middle of Route 23, a record, then broke it by hitting the ball [...]

April 23, 2015 Sports
Senior Kaneat Nimcharoenwan. Photo courtesy of

Men’s golf gets third in tournament, looks ahead

By: Matthew Moore, Transcript correspondent   The Ohio Wesleyan men’s varsity golf team hosted the two-day Strimer tournament on their home turf April 4, but were unable to pull out the win. This year’s Strimer tournament at Oakhaven Golf Club [...]

April 20, 2015 Sports
The 2015 OWU men's lacrosse team. Photo courtesy of

A dramatic Denison Day win

Whenever the Ohio Wesleyan men’s lacrosse team faces Denison University, there’s bound to be some excitement. On April 12 that was exactly the case as senior attacker John Umbach scored the winning goal with only 19 seconds left in regulation. [...]

April 17, 2015 Sports