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January 22, 2021

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Brenna Hissong first team All-North Central Ohio Soccer Association

HM to girls: Ella Marshall, Lauren Mullins • HM to boys: Jacob Poling, Tyler Jameson, Isaac Williams, Brendan Jamesson

By Cort Reynolds
FINDLAY - Ada senior Brenna Hissong was named first team All-North Central Ohio Soccer Association in voting conducted by the league coaches this week.

The strong-legged center-back is a repeat selection on the first team.

Freshman center-midfielder Ella Marshall and junior wide midfielder Lauren Mullins earned honorable mention NCOSA honors.

Senior Alexis Rickenbacker of 5-0 league champion Liberty-Benton was voted NCOSA female Player of the Year.

The Ada girls finished 1-4 in league play, last in the six-team NCOSA standings.

Ada Youth Wrestling Club sign-ups begin soon

Oct. 20 - Oct. 22 - Oct. 25 • K to 6th grade • Girls and boys

The Ada Youth Wrestling Club will hold wrestling sign-ups on the following evenings:
Tuesday, Oct. 20 - 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 22 - 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 25 - 6:30 -8 p.m

Sign-up in is the Ada wrestling Bbuilding, located in brown building in front of school bus garage.

John McClain, head coach, provided addition details that follow:

This is for children in Kindergarten through 6th grade. All experience levels, from beginner to advanced, are welcome to participate The club accepts boys and girls from Ada and all surrounding communities.

Ella Marshall scores of an assist from Kylie Shafer

Ada beats Delphos Jefferson in girls' soccer 1-0

Bulldog girls blank Jefferson
By Cort Reynolds
DELPHOS - The visiting Ada girls soccer team defeated Delphos Jefferson 1-0 in a defensive Northwest Conference battle Monday evening.

The Lady Bulldogs improved to 4-11 overall and 2-4 in the NWC with the regular-season ending win. The Lady Wildcats dropped to 4-9-1 (2-3-1 NWC) with the defeat.

Bulldog Ella Marshall scored the game's lone goal off a long throw-in during the first half. After the in-bounds pass came into play, the ball bounced around and Marshall tapped it into the goal off an assist from Kylie Shafer.

OAC baseball, softball, lacrosse schedules set

 The Ohio Athletic Conference has announced its league schedules for baseball, softball and men's and women's lacrosse for the 2021 seasons.

League play for softball and women's lacrosse will begin competition on Saturday, March 20, 2021, with men's lacrosse and baseball opening on March 27.

Championships games for all of the sports will run over three weeks at the end of April and the first two weeks of May.

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

Tournament time for Bulldog soccer, volleyball teams

Boys' face Otsego Oct. 21 • girls' play Mansfield Christian Oct. 24 • volleyball gets first-round bye

By Cort Reynolds
Division III soccer pairing were set on Sunday. Here's where Ada boys and girls teams are placed. 

The Ada boys soccer team was seeded fourth at the 12-team Div. III sectional drawing. Ada (8-7) will host 12th seed Otsego Wednesday, October 21 in the tournament.         

The winner will face Mansfield Christian Saturday, Oct. 24. The victor in that game will likely face unbeaten top seed Bluffton (12-0-2) Wednesday, Oct. 28 in the district semifinals.    

Kenton soccer teams stop Ada's teams under the lights

Girls' travel to Delphos tonight • Boys face Tiffin Calvert Thursday

By Cort Reynolds
KENTON - Kenton defeated visiting Hardin County rival Ada 5-2 in a non-league boys soccer match Saturday evening at Robinson Field.

The defeat dropped the Bulldog record to 8-7. The Wildcats improved to 9-3-2 with the non-league victory.

Senior Jacob Poling tallied his 24th goal for Ada. Bulldog Carter Conley netted the other purple and gold score.

Wildcat Kyle Kirk put the game out of reach 5-2 on an unassisted goal with 47 seconds left to play.

Bulldog senior Ian Dellifield made eight saves in goal. Ada freshman keeper Colton Long also was credited with eight stops.