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January 22, 2021

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Ada harriers run at NWC title meet

Josh Klein: "We had several personal records among the group with Melia, Jacob, Robby and Cole and a season personal record from Connor."

By Cort Reynolds
COLUMBUS GROVE - The Ada cross country teams competed in the annual Northwest Conference championship meet Saturday at Columbus Grove.

Host CG won the boys team title with 29 points to easily out-distance second-place Lincolnview (58). Crestview nosed out Bluffton for third-place, 91-93.

The Ada boys finished seventh in the seven-team league meet with 183 points, 31 behind Allen East in sixth with 152.

"We had a great meet," said Ada veteran head coach Josh Klein. "We had several personal records among the group with Melia, Jacob, Robby and Cole and a season personal record from Connor.

Adult league registration under for November events

Bluffton Family Recreation is taking registrations for several adult league play that starts in November.

• Coed volleyball  – The next set of league play is from Nov. 22 to Dec. 13. The deadline for team registrations is Nov. 15. The fee is $120 per team.

• Indoor soccer – Session 1 begins Nov. 22

• Indoor flag football – Session 1 begins Nov. 28

Contact BFR, 215 Snider Road, Bluffton, 419-358-4150 or register online. 

Jacob Poling sets single-game record with 8 goals

Ian Dellifield ties Bulldog 1-game record with 5 assists • Ada boys' soccer team thumps Tiffin Calvert 9-2

By Cort Reynolds
ADA - The Ada boys soccer team whipped visiting Tiffin Calvert 9-2 in the regular season finale Thursday night at the park. 

The Bulldogs improved to 8-8 with the lopsided victory.

Senior Jacob Poling set a school single-game record with a whopping eight goals to give him 32 on the season.

Senior Ian Dellifield also tied the Bulldog one-game program record with five assists in the blowout win.

Fourth seed Ada hosts Otsego Wednesday, October 21 at 5 p.m. in sectional first round play. The winner then takes on ninth seed Mansfield Christian Saturday, Oct. 24 at 3 p.m.

Volleyball: Ada crushes Rams

Megan Light 11 kills, 6 digs, 6 aces • Miranda Wills 11 kills, 7 digs, 3 blocks, 3 aces • Kirsten Poling 22 assists, 10 digs, 3 kills, 3 blocks

By Cort Reynolds
McGUFFEY - The visiting Ada volleyball team swept local arch-rival Upper Scioto Valley in a non-conference volleyball match to end the regular season Thursday night on an up note.

Ada won 25-13, 25-16, 25-16 to end the regular season 9-11.  

USV fell to 1-14 with the defeat.
Senior middle Megan Light led Ada with 11 kills, six digs and  six aces. Versatile senior Miranda Wills compiled 11 kills, seven digs, three blocks and served three aces. 

Junior setter Kirsten Poling doled out 22 assists and also came up with 10 digs, three kills and three blocks.

OAC announces spring tennis league schedules

The Ohio Athletic Conference has announced its league schedules for men's and women's tennis for the 2021 seasons.

League play will begin against Marietta on March 27, with the regular season ending on May 1.

The OAC Tournament semifinals and finals are slated for May 7-8 at the Lindner Tennis Center in Mason.

As of now, all teams are expected to add non-conference games to their schedules. Those will be posted as they become available.

Times and dates for all competitions are subject to further change due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Check back to ONUSports.com for more details as they become available.

Volleyball: Ada season finale Thursday at USV

NWC leader Lincolnview stops 'Dogs in 3

By Cort Reynolds
ADA - The Ada volleyball team played an inspired match but still lost to visiting Northwest Conference power Lincolnview Tuesday on Volley for the Cure night in the Bulldog home season finale.

Ada battled hard but lost 25-14, 25-22, 25-13 to drop the Lady Bulldog overall record to 8-11 overall. They finished 2-6 in NWC play.  

First-place Lincolnview improved to 17-2 and 7-0 in the NWC with the three-set victory.         

Erin Robinson, mother of Ada freshman spiker Daicy Robinson, was recognized as she endures her ongoing battle with breast cancer. A total of $3,822.26 was raised for the cause.