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October 23, 2019

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Ada spikers edged in 5-set epic at AE

Kyleigh Tabor: "It was a very competitive, hard-fought battle, especially the fifth set"

By Cort Reynolds
HARROD - The visiting Ada volleyball team lost a marathon five-set battle to backyard rival Allen East in a seesaw Northwest Conference thriller Tuesday evening.

The Lady Bulldogs took a two sets to one lead, but the Mustang girls rallied to win the fourth set and force a decisive fifth game. AE then took the final set in extra time to clinch the hard-fought victory.

The purple and gold dropped to 4-7 and 0-3 in the NWC with the tough-luck defeat. AE improved to 5-2 and 1-1 in league play with the 25-22, 25-27, 19-25, 25-18, 17-15 comeback victory.

Photo highlights from Ada vs. USV football

Sue Mattson shares the following photos with the Icon of the Ada versus Upper Scioto Valley football game played at USV on Saturday.

Bulldog golfers bury Gophers

Ada's third straight match with a team score under 200

By Cort Reynolds
BLUFFTON - The Ada golf team whipped Hardin County foe Ridgemont 199-254 Monday evening in a dual match to end their regular season on a high note at the Bluffton Golf Course.

It was Ada's third straight match with a team score under 200. The Bulldogs dominated by taking the top five spots in the match.

"The boys are looking to carry this momentum into the (upcoming) post-season tournaments," said Ada head coach Jason Campbell.

Bulldog junior Brevin Sizemore was first medalist with a score of 46. He finished strong with scores of five, five and three over the final three holes.

Bulldogs pound rival Rams

The Bulldogs ran out to the early cushion behind a big-play offense and cruised to the victory, quickly putting to rest any thoughts of a close contest

By Cort Reynolds
McGUFFEY - The Ada football team raced to a 33-point halftime lead and thumped traditional rival Upper Scioto Valley 45-14 Saturday night in a makeup game postponed by bad weather Friday.

The Bulldogs ran out to the early cushion behind a big-play offense and cruised to the victory, quickly putting to rest any thoughts of a close contest.

Ada earned its first win as they completed the non-league part of their schedule 1-2. The Rams fell to 2-1 after their first 2-0 start in years.

Pirates invade Ada for Friday league lidlifter

Ada vs. Bluffton is one of northwest Ohio's longest-standing rivarlies, going back to the early 1920s

By Cort Reynolds
ADA - Coming off of its fist win, the Ada football team kicks off Northwest Conference play Friday with a key game at home vs. local rival Bluffton.

The Pirates are 2-1 after defeating winless Defiance Ayersville 35-14 in week three.

Bluffton (1-0 on road, 1-1 home) beat visiting Cory-Rawson 42-26 in its opener, but then lost to Pandora-Gilboa 27-9 in their first meeting since 1965.

The Pirates of head coach Jeff Richards boast an old-school, ground-oriented offensive attack.

Ada runs at Galion Invite

The average Ada time for the 3.1-mile course was 22:49

By Cort Reynolds
GALION - The Ada cross country team competed in the Galion Cross Country Festival Invitational meet Saturday at the Amman's Park Course.

The Bulldog boys scored 664 points to finish 24th in the 24-team, Div. III race. Meanwhile, New London won the team title with 45 points. Fredericktown finished a distant second with 89 points, followed by Ashland Crestview in third (143).

Hardin Northern finished 19th with 484 points. Sophomore Aiden Gatchel of HN ended up 51st in 18:37.1 to become the top Polar Bear finisher. The average HN time was 20:27.