Roundup: Ohio Northern track & field trio recognized

By Staff Reports -

ADA — Ohio Northern senior Maggie Krause and sophomores Andrew Buderer and Nate Dean have been named All-America in Indoor Track & Field for 2020 by the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.

Normally, the top eight finishers in each event earn All-America honors by the NCAA.

Since this year’s NCAA III Indoor Track & Field Championships were canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic, the USTFCCCA is giving its own All-America honors to all athletes that had initially qualified for the championships as announced by the NCAA on March 8.

Krause is a two-time NCAA All-American in the pole vault and was about to make her fourth NCAA Championships appearance.

She ends her career as a five-time All-Region and All-Conference honoree.

Buderer was set to make his first NCAA Championships appearance in the pole vault.

Dean is a two-time NCAA Championships qualifier and was entered to compete in the 200-meter dash. Last season, he finished 17th in the 400-meter dash at the championships.

Men’s soccer

Bluffton hire new coach

BLUFFTON — Bluffton University has named Robert Richardson as its head coach. Richardson had been the men’s soccer coach at Emory & Henry College in Emory, Va., for the last seven years.

“I look forward to growing the program with a strong and stable team in the present while preparing for success in the future.” Richardson said in a news release.

Richardson leaves Emory & Henry with the most wins in program history. During his tenure, the program broke school season records for goals, points and goals against average among others. The 2019 senior class graduated with the best four-year winning record in 20 years and the second best in program history. Richardson also coached student-athletes ranked nationally in Division III, increased the team’s participation in community service and led the team as their average GPA increased.

Prior to serving as a head coach, he was an assistant coach at Brevard College in 2012, Earlham College in 2011 and Tusculum College in 2010.

Richardson also coached at the club level in the United States and England. He was an area director of the United Soccer Academy in New Jersey from 2000-04, where he coached multiple travel and intramural teams. Richardson holds coaching licenses from United Soccer Coaches, United States Soccer Federation, and the English and Scottish Football Associations. A native of Seaham, England, Richardson earned a bachelor’s degree in sport management at the United States Sports Academy.

High schools

Lima Senior signings Wednesday

LIMA — Athletes from Lima Senior will be signing national letters of intent to continue their education and playing career at 10 a.m. Wednesday.

The athletes will sign via Zoom at with a meeting ID of 723 4024 3611 and password of 6SF7AF. For information contact communications coordinator Beth Jokinen at

Those expected to sign include boys basketball players Jadakis Mack (Alderson Broaddus University), Jamir Simpson (University of Pikeville), Dante Wheeler (Iowa Western Community College) and Dasan Clair (TBA), girls basketball player Ajohlon Bullock (Edison State Community College), baseball player Ethan Jordan (Lourdes University), football player Shannon Allen (TBA) and lacrosse player Devan Scott (Ohio Northern University)

Boys basketball

New Knoxville hires varsity coach

NEW KNOXVILLE — The board of education voted Monday night to hire Cole Fischbach as the new varsity coach.

The former player and Delphos St. John’s graduate served as a freshman and junior varsity coach at DSJ.

By Staff Reports

Reach The Lima News sports department at 567-242-0451.

Reach The Lima News sports department at 567-242-0451.

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