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Marietta, OH - For the second straight night the Purple Raiders walked off the court disappointed following a 93-89 loss to Marietta. For the Purple Raiders it is the first time they lost back-to-back games since a pair of early season losses to Adrian and Trine during the ’19-’20 season.  

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Tiffin, OH - After a disappointing loss the previous night, the Purple Raiders rallied to knock off Heidelberg by a score of 67-61 and regained control of their destiny in the Ohio Athletic Conference regular season title race.  

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Alliance, OH - It was business as usual for the Purple Raiders on Saturday night when they hosted Otterbein in the friendly confines of the McPherson Academic and Athletic Complex.  

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The Mount Union Raiders will have their first Track and Field meet in almost a year this Saturday. The past two indoor track meets have been cancelled for the Raiders due to Covid-19. With anticipation for the first meet the Raiders received news Wednesday night that the National Championshi…

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Although many in the Division III community from coaches and players to fans and administrators had been holding out hope that somehow, there would be an NCAA tournament to look forward to. Unfortunately, the Division III Management Council arrived at the decision to cancel all winter champi…

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Alliance, OH: Sixteen years ago today, the Mount Union men’s basketball team traveled to University Heights to take on conference foe John Carroll. John Carroll was ranked #15 nationally and sat atop the OAC standings with a 15-2 record and was 10-2 in conference play. Mount Union was lookin…

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Alliance, OH - The Raiders’ woke up Friday without any games for the weekend but, by the time they went to bed that was no longer the case. On Friday, Mount Union picked up a game against Ohio Northern University after the Polar Bears’ games with Otterbein were cancelled. Despite the short n…

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Alliance, OH - The adrenaline of opening night had the Raiders flying high but, on Saturday they came back down to earth as fatigue from the previous night set in. Despite being exhausted from their performance not even a full day previously, the Raiders managed to hold on for an 89-80 victo…

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The 2021 Women’s Basketball team is entering the season with a lot of young depth on its roster. They only return three seniors, Elena Rauhe, Bri Gassman, and Sarah Turley. Much of this year’s offense will come from both Rauhe and Gassman and a strong contingent of freshmen.  

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After a 311 day hiatus that felt like an eon, the Purple Raiders finally got to play meaningful basketball again for the first time since defeating York 90-77 in the second round the NCAA tournament when they traveled to Baldwin Wallace to open their season against the Yellow Jackets on Janu…

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On the morning of December 22, 2020, the University of Mount Union released a statement providing an update on the current state of athletics for the Purple Raiders.

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The Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association has finally unveiled the 2020 All-Northeast Inland District teams. The Northeast Inland District is comprised of schools from Summit, Portage, Medina, Wayne, Stark, Trumbull, Columbiana, Ashland, and Mahoning counties.  

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Just like how in the late summer we started to see football programs and conferences call off for the season, the same pattern is beginning to emerge in regards to Division III basketball and winter sports in general.  

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This winter whenever the Mount Union Purple Raiders take the court to begin the 2020-2021 season, they will have six new faces among them. The newest Raiders are mostly incoming freshmen with the exception of Ethan Stanislawski who is a transfer from Ohio Wesleyan University. 

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Over in Division II, Region 7 there are a pair of Canton area teams that are still alive heading into the Region 7 final. Massillon Perry won a tight game with Lewis Center Olentangy by a score of 14-10 on Friday to advance to the regional final. Perry was led by a huge defensive effort espe…

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ALLIANCE, OH: Alliance hosted Lake Friday night for a non-conference exhibition match to end the 2020 season. Lake came into the game with big wins over Jackson and Glen Oak earlier in the season. Meanwhile, Alliance came in with a two-game win streak after beating Minerva and Louisville. La…

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In Division IV, Region 13 quarterfinal action, West Branch welcomed Youngstown Ursuline to Beloit for their quarterfinal game. The Warriors fought, but ultimately lost to the Irish by a score of 38-31. Senior quarterback Brock Hillyer threw for three touchdowns and had a 1-yard touchdown run…

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ALLIANCE, OH: Alliance and Louisville met on the football field for the first time since 2017, where Alliance won 49-34 at home. Louisville was granted home field advantage in this exhibition game in hopes for revenge. However, the Aviators had other thoughts and now have a two-game win stre…

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After a disappointing announcement by the NCAA Division III that they cancelled fall football, fans and players are holding out hope for spring ball. University officials stalled all sporting activities before the start of Fall semester due to concerns amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. While a p…

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ALLIANCE, OH: Alliance and Minerva met Friday night in an Eastern Buckeye Conference (EBC) contest with both teams in search of win number one. Alliance played well on both sides of the ball and would use that to win the game. 

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ALLIANCE, OH: After 25 years in Salem, Virginia at Salem Stadium the NCAA announced that the Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl switched venues. In both 2018 and 2019 the game was played in Shenandoah, Texas at Woodforest Bank Stadium. This year and next year were supposed to be played in Canton, Ohio a…

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The Tigers’ winning offense gave the Bulldogs fits early, but not for long as Stow locked down on Cleveland Heights after a game tying 14 point run for the Tigers early in the game. After that last score by Cleveland Heights, the Bulldogs ripped off 31 straight points to put away the Tigers …

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With the sixth week of the regular season having come and gone, it’s almost playoff time once again in the Buckeye state. Each region’s respective coaches had a two day (Sept. 29-30) period to submit their ballot for the seeding for their region. Without further ado, let’s get underway with …

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ALLIANCE, OH: Alliance, still in search for win number one, found themselves on the wrong side of the scoreboard once again on the road this past Friday. 

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Stow - In a game that featured two talented offenses, it was the defenses that ultimately made the difference Friday night in Stow. The Bees managed to get a key stop in the redzone late to hold on for a 15-13 win over Stow on Friday at Bulldog Stadium.  

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The Aviators entered Friday’s game looking to pick up their first win of the season and looked like they were well on the way to it after the first half. However, Canton South came firing out of the gates in the second half with 29 unanswered points to hold on and stay undefeated.  

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ALLIANCE, OH: Another beautiful night for high school football, and the offenses poured it on. In another Eastern Buckeye Conference (EBC) contest, Marlington took down Salem, 45-35. 

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Stow – The Bulldogs got off to a slow start on Friday when they welcomed the Medina Highland Hornets to Bulldog Stadium for a Suburban League crossover matchup. Stow entered the game with a 1-0 record after beating Barberton 16-8 in week 1 (Stow’s week 2 game vs Wadsworth was cancelled due a…

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ALLIANCE, OH: On a beautiful night from West Branch High School, the Warriors were able to stay hot and defeat the Aviators of Alliance, 42-28. This was the first time in five years that West Branch has defeated Alliance and they now take back the Gary Andreani Loyalty Trophy. 

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ALLIANCE, OH: Last year Minerva snapped their 44-game losing streak with a 30-20 victory over West Branch and you could tell it left a sour taste in the mouths of the Warriors on this past Friday night. After a slow start, the Warriors offense could not be stopped the rest of the game on the…

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When I left class the day before spring break started, I could not imagine the new reality that would befall not just Mount Union, but also the entire world. As far as I could tell, it was going to be another textbook week in my world. I was set to volunteer at the MAC tournament in Clevelan…

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ALLIANCE, OH: In a rivalry that has yet to disappoint, year 16 saw much of the same when it came to Alliance versus Marlington. In a game that took two days to complete (due to weather), these two schools battled it out and kept it close for the entirety of the game. Marlington came into the…

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ALLIANCE, OH: The Ohio Athletic Conference (OAC) has announced their plans to move the three team sports that had been postponed to the spring semester. Football, soccer (men and women) and women’s volleyball will play a conference only schedule in the spring semester that will not exceed th…

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ALLIANCE, OH: The year 2020 has been full of hardship and uncertainty when it comes to the world of sports. For the Ohio Athletic Conference (OAC), it was announced that the conference is planning to have fall sports this upcoming semester.

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After a shocking loss in the second round of the Division III NCAA Playoffs at the hand of North Central; players, coaches, and fans did not know what to think in the moment. Soon after, breaking news comes out that head coach Vince Kehres would be leaving Mount Union for a job with the Univ…

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Mount Union men’s basketball must live with sport’s worst looming question, what if? The team received news mid-afternoon Thursday that NCAA would be canceling all championship tournaments. More news broke that the OAC would be canceling all spring sports. At 27-3 and headed for a sweet sixt…

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How We Got Here: Mount Union is coming off two home wins to start the tournament. The Raiders defeated Cairn University in round one, 107-76. In round two Mount Union saw better competition in York College, but won again 90-77. The Raiders saw record breaking performances in both games. Agai…

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AUBURNDALE, Fla- Mount Union returned to Lake Myrtle Sports Complex in Auburndale Monday, for a double header with Ursinus College (Pa). The total innings played on the day, 23 innings. Mount Union (4-4) split the set with Ursinus (5-3).

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CLERMONT, FL: Mount Union softball started the Spring Games by splitting the first two days. Day three was a much better day as Mount Union (4-2) defeated Suffolk (0-3) and Ursinus (PA) (2-2). Both games saw great hitting from the Raiders accompanied by two great pitching performances. 

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It was business as usual on February 25 when the Lady Raiders welcomed the Kenyon Ladies to Mount Union Stadium for their season opener. Kenyon came into the game with a 2-0 record with wins over Westminster (PA) and John Carroll University.  

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It’s been a phenomenal year so far for the Mount Union men’s volleyball team, and the Raiders continued their roll when they welcomed the Olivet Comets to the MAAC on February 21. The Raiders entered the match 9-1 overall, and the Comets came in at 1-7. Mount Union dominated from the first s…

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February 27th will go down as a very successful day for Mount Union basketball. OAC honors were announced, players reached new heights, and Mount Union moved on. The Raiders will play for the OAC tournament title after a 97-66 win over Heidelberg.

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ALLIANCE, Ohio: Mount Union opened the OAC tournament with an awkward start. Missed shots, injuries, and timeouts that are not usually taken dimmed the first half for a packed crowd. A tough first half meant a chance at an improved second half of basketball. Eventually the Raiders (23-3) fou…