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April 21, 2019

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Bulldog boys win home opener over Bears

By Cort Reynolds|
ADA - The host Ada baseball team beat county rival Hardin Northern 8-3 Monday evening to win its home opener handily.

Ada improved to 2-1 with the win, while HN fell to 0-1 with the loss.

Bulldog senior right-hander Connor Frazier hurled a complete game to secure the win, striking out eight and allowing just four hits in the process.

Senior first baseman Jaylin Burkhart led the Ada offense with three hits, two runs batted in and one run. Senior Ethan Hall contributed two hits and a pair of runs. Sophomore Brandon Hull added a hit and three RBI.

Baseball: Perry downs Ada boys in opener

By Cort Reynolds
CRIDERSVILLE - Host Perry tallied seven first inning runs and went on to post a 13-1 victory over Ada in the baseball season opener Saturday afternoon.

Perry took advantage of seven walks and four Bulldog errors to win despite knocking out just three hits.

Ada (0-1) plated its lone run in the top of the third inning when Phillip Coulson singled home Jaylin Burkart, who had walked.

Perry pushed across five more runs in the home half of the third frame to extend the lead to 12-1. The Commodores added a run in the fourth to finsih the run-rule shortened 13-1 win.

Trent Ennis added the other Ada hit.

Bulldog netters nipped in season opener

By Cort Reynolds
CENTERVILLE - Visiting Ada opened its tennis season with a close 3-2 loss at traditional Div. I power Centerville by a 3-2 count Saturday.

The Bulldogs dropped to 0-1 while the Centerville B squad improved to 2-0 with the win.

Ada senior Cade Mullins won a tough two-set battle at first singles to post one Bulldog win. The first set came in a 7-5 tiebreak win, followed by a close 6-4 win in set two.

Junior Isaac Spar registered the other Bulldog victory in straight sets at second singles.

Mattson, Gautier pace Bulldog thinclads at W-G Relays

By Cort Reynolds
WAYNESFIELD - Colonel Crawford won the boys and girls track team titles at the season-opening Joe Horn Tiger Relays at Waynesfield Saturday.
The Ada boys and girls teams each came in fifth out of eight teams at the annual event.
Bulldog senior Noah Mattson finished first in the individual shot put, and led Ada to second place in the discus relay.
Junior Phillip Gautier paced the Bulldog boys to first in the long jump relay, finishing first individually in the event.

Max Weese scores 100th goal

First ONU men’s lacrosse play to achieve this

Senior Max Weese (Hilliard/Darby) became the first Ohio Northern men's lacrosse player to score 100 career goals, leading ONU to a 15-8 victory over Wittenberg on Tuesday night at Dial-Roberson Stadium.

The Polar Bears end their non-conference schedule with a solid 6-1 record, while the Tigers fall to 1-5.

Weese scored twice in the first 11:11 of the game to reach the 100-goal plateau in 50 career games.

Senior Anthony Pavone (Bainbridge/Kenston) picked up his seventh career hat trick with a team-high three goals for ONU.

Here's the forecast for Ada track and field teams

Several letter winners, a state qualifier and two league champions return

By Cort Reynolds
ADA - The Ada track and field team features several letter winners, a state qualifier and two league champions back on its 43-athlete roster under head coach Tyler Craig.


Paced by solid returning talent, the Bulldog boys squad looks to be very competitive in the league and big meets this spring.

The purple and gold boys came in a strong fourth at the 2018 Northwest Conference championships behind league individual champions Noah Mattson (shot put) and Miguel Jordan (800 meters).