Ohio University junior Addy Ferguson (Westfield Center, Ohio) prepares to start her 100-yard backstroke race at the Ohio University Women's Swimming and Diving meet against Miami University (Oxford, Ohio). Ferguson would go on to win the event, gaining the Bobcats valuable points at the meet on February 7, 2015 at the Ohio University Aquatic Center in Athens, Ohio.
Ohio Bobcats tight end Keith Heitzman runs the ball during the Bobcats' game against Southeastern Louisiana University on September 19, 2015, at Peden Stadium in Athens, Ohio. The Bobcats won the game with a score of 35-14.
Senior goalkeeper Lina Trucco of Lake Bluff, Ill., poses for a portrait during Ohio Women's Field Hockey photo day. (Sarah Stier | Ohio Athletics)
Shortstop KC Serna celebrates in the background as Dylan Cozens slides into home, winning the game for the Phils during the Fightin' Phils' baseball game against the Akron Rubberducks at FirstEnergy Stadium in Reading, PA, on June 23, 2016. (Sarah Stier | Reading Eagle)
Seniors Casey Sayles (44) and Kurt Laseak (99) hug one another after the Bobcats' 28-23 loss in the Dollar General Bowl in Mobile, Ala., on December 23, 2016. "It's tough going out like that, you set goals and stuff. It is what it is," said Sayles after the game.
Ohio Bobcats senior wrestler Cody Walters battles Clarion University wrestler Michael Pavasko to a 9-4 decision win. Walters landed several takedowns, bringing the Bobcats to a 29-0 lead at the meet against Clarion on January 16, 2016, in Athens, Ohio.
Ohio University sophomore Taylor Saxton high-fives her teammates as she is introduced before the Bobcats' game against Western Michigan on March 26, 2016, in Athens, Ohio. The Bobcats won the three-game series that weekend.
Ohio University football players Jalen Fox (21), Dorian Brown (28), Corey Quallen (26), and Seth Myers (11) take a moment to prepare themselves for their game against Toledo on October 27, 2016, in Toledo, Ohio. The Bobcats would defeat the Rockets 31-26 for the first time since 1988. (Sarah Stier | Ohio Athletics)
Ohio University fans celebrate as Elijah Ball scores a touchdown for the Bobcats during the second quarter of the game against Buffalo on November 3, 2016, at Peden Stadium in Athens, Ohio. The Bobcats would knock off the Bulls 34-10, putting Ohio up to a two-game lead in the Mid-American Conference East Division.
Schuylkill Valley's Joe Mundell during the shot-put event at the PIAA State Track and Field Championships in Shippensburg, PA, on May 28, 2016. Mundell delivered a throw of 60-3.5 to win gold in the event and help lead Schuykill Valley High School to its second team title. (Sarah Stier | Reading Eagle)
Ohio University field hockey players Kendall Ballard (#9), Clarissa Leickly (#13), and Kristen Buchanan (#7) celebrate after the Ohio Bobcats scored a goal against Ball State at Pruitt Field in Athens, Ohio, on October 16, 2015. The Bobcats ousted Ball State 4-1, contributing to their eight wins of the 2015 season.
Ohio Bobcats senior Kenny Kaminski (13) scores two for the 'Cats during the game against Central Michigan on February 7, 2017 in Athens, Ohio. The Bobcats followed closely behind the Chippewas, but ultimately lost the game 97-87.
Children play soccer in the favela that they live in in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on August 12, 2016. The favelas are considered the slums of Rio. (Sarah Stier | Ball State at the Games)
Faith Mendez, 12, of Reading poses for a portrait at Almighty Boxing Club in Reading, PA, on July 18, 2016. Mendez was a bronze medalist at the 2016 National Junior Olympics in Dallas, TX. (Sarah Stier | Reading Eagle)
Right-fielder Aaron Brown bats at the Fightin' Phils game against the Erie Seawolves at FirstEnergy Stadium in Reading, PA, on June 28, 2016. Brown hit a series of foul balls. (Sarah Stier | Reading Eagle)
Koran Jordan of Conrad Weiser High School attempts a diving catch at the Berks County Senior Football Game at Don Thomas Stadium in Exeter Township, PA, on June 5, 2016. The senior game is a competition amongst each Berks County high school's all-star football players. (Sarah Stier | Reading Eagle)
Ohio University softball player Madison Clayton tags out an Ohio State player sliding into home base during the Bobcats' game in Athens, Ohio, on April 19, 2016. Though the Bobcats dropped the game 1-0 against Ohio State, they did have a record crowd in attendance.
Junior offensive lineman Jake Pruehs celebrates an Ohio touchdown during the game against Toledo at Glass Bowl Stadium in Toledo, Ohio. The Ohio Bobcats' victory over Toledo was the first since 1988.
A player shoots the ball despite the guarding tactics of another player at the games held by the BlackTop Basketball League at Centre Park in Reading, PA, on July 18, 2016. The BlackTop Basketball League is an inner-city basketball league intended to keep kids off the streets during the summer months. (Sarah Stier | Reading Eagle)
Ohio University junior Hannah Shinn competes in the 200-yard breaststroke event at the Ohio University Swimming & Diving team's intrasquad meet on October 10, 2015, in Athens, Ohio.
Caitlin Van Sickle fights for the ball at the USA National Field Hockey Team's scrimmage against India at Spooky Nook in Manheim, PA, on July 20, 2016. (Sarah Stier | Reading Eagle)
An Ohio University runner competes in the 100-meter hurdle event at Ohio’s annual Cherry Blossom Invitational in Athens, Ohio, on April 2, 2016.
Fightin' Phils Outfielder Aaron Brown lobs the ball toward second base during the Reading Fightin' Phils' game against the Akron Rubberducks baseball game at FirstEnergy Stadium in Reading, Pa., on June 23, 2016. (Sarah Stier | Reading Eagle)