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October 19, 2017

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Hissong, East top Lady Bulldog all-league soccer honorees

By Cort Reynolds
DELPHOS - Several Ada girls soccer players were named All-Northwest
Conference and All-NCOSA for 2017 in voting conducted by the league
coaches recently.

Bulldog freshman defender Brenna Hissong and sophomore midfielder Bella
East each made first team All-NWC.

Sophomore forward Katie Butterfield and senior keeper Anney Archer were
voted second team All-NWC. Butterfield made honorable mention NWC in 2016.

Junior midfielder Hailey Callahan and sophomore forward Ella Poling were
voted honorable mention All-NWC.

Four Ada boys 1st team All-NWC in soccer

By Cort Reynolds
DELPHOS - Ada senior Logan Williams led four Bulldog soccer standouts
named first team All-Northwest Conference in voting conducted by league
coaches recently at Delphos.

Williams finished second in the league Player of the Year balloting to
Tristan Smucker of Bluffton.

Joining the goal-scoring Williams on the NWC first team from Ada were
high-scoring junior forward Chris Reyes, senior midfielder ball
distributor Noah Pinkney and steady junior defender Noah Garmon.

Bulldog seniors Nate Allen (F) and Brayan Casiano (MF) were voted second
team All-NWC.

Ada boys shut out Willard

Story by Cort Reynolds - photos by Vickie Garmon
ADA - The Ada boys soccer team won its Div. III sectional opening round
match over visiting Willard Tuesday evening, 4-0.

The victory lifted the Bulldog record to 12-5. The sixth-seeded purple and
gold advance to visit second seed Mansfield Christian Saturday in second
round play.

Chris Reyes netted three goals to lead Ada to the victory. Jon Allen added
the other score. Miguel Jordan and Noah Pinkney each passed out one

Ada girls edged at Mustangs

By Cort Reynolds

HARROD - The visiting Ada girls soccer team played well but lost a 3-2 battle at backyard rival Allen East in the Northwest Conference and season finale Monday evening.


The Bulldog record ended up 5-12 overall and 4-3 in the NWC after the defeat. AE improved to 8-7-1 and 6-0-1 in the league with the victory to tie Bluffton for the NWC crown.


Ella Poling scored first to give Ada a 1-0 lead, but the Mustangs rallied to take a 2-1 edge by halftime on scores by Helser and Lawrence.


Bulldog Woods three-peats as NWC Player of the Year

By Cort Reynolds

DELPHOS - Ada senior middle Melina Woods completed two three-peats this past week.


Woods led Ada to its third straight Northwest Conference title and then won NWC volleyball Player of the Year honors for the third year in a row in voting conducted by league coaches at Delphos Sunday.


Behind Woods, Ada clinched its second straight outright, undefeated NWC title this season and third consecutive championship overall, including a shared crown in 2015. The Bulldogs have gone 23-1 in the NWC over the past three seasons, and were 29-3 over her conference career.


Bulldogs sweep Pioneers in 1st round

By Cort Reynolds

ADA - The Ada volleyball team easily swept visiting Lima Temple Christian Monday night in Div. III first round sectional volleyball action.


The third-seeded Bulldogs whipped LTC 25-11, 25-9, 25-8 to improve to 15-7. LTC ended its season 4-19 after the defeat.


Ada senior Melina Woods led the victors to their seventh match win in a row with 25 kills, five blocks and two aces.


"We came out a little weird, not having a JV match beforehand," said Ada head coach Melissa Gossard. "We were a little off focus until the third set.


Soccer Player of the Week

Sarah Puntel, a junior from Stripongsville, has been named the Ohio Athletic Conference Women's Soccer Player of the Week.

The junior earns the honor for the first time in her career.

Puntel led Northern offensively as the No. 15-ranked Polar Bears posted a 2-0-0 record during the week, defeating Heidelberg and John Carroll.

In the contest against Heidelberg, Puntel scored an unassisted goal in the 27th minute that would prove to be the game-winner for ONU.

Volleyball Player of the Week

Ohio Northern sophomore Chelsea Huppert (Bremen, Ind.) has been named the Ohio Athletic Conference Volleyball Player of the Week for the week of Oct. 9-15.

Huppert led the Polar Bears (21-4 overall, 4-1 OAC) to a perfect 4-0 week, including OAC victories over Heidelberg and John Carroll.

The sophomore ranked second on the team during the week with 44 kills, while hitting a solid .333.

Huppert also had a phenomenal week defensively, recording 14 blocks, including a game-high six blocks in a 3-0 sweep over Rose-Hulman (Ind.) on Friday afternoon.

Ada football team in pink socks

The Ada football team takes the field on Friday...wearing pink socks. The Bulldogs beat Paulding. Maybe they should wear pink sock at every game. The Bulldogs got into the spirit to raise awareness and collect money for breast cancer. The cancer effort was sponsored by the cheerleaders who held a clinic that evening for 68 future cheerleaders from preschool to fifth grade.

Maus now winningest women's CC coach at ONU

ONU senior Emily Richards (Delaware/Hayes) finished 10th of 332 runners on Saturday afternoon to lead the Polar Bears at the Principia (Ill.) Cowbell Classic Pre-Nationals meet.

The Polar Bears (63-26 overall) finished 17th of 36 teams at the event.

Head coach Jason Maus improved his overall record at Ohio Northern to 749-342 and surpassed former head coach Brian Cole to become to winningest women's head cross country coach in school history.