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November 29, 2020

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Bulldog runners take significant time off previous season-best

AHS harriers run at Grove Invitational

By Cort Reynolds
COLUMBUS GROVE - The Ada cross country teams competed at the annual 45-team Columbus Grove Invitational last Saturday at Clymer Stadium. 

All six Bulldog runners took significant time off their previous season-best times.

Ada junior Riley Ferguson finished 55th out of 86 runners to pace the Bulldog boys in the red division race. He covered 3.1 miles in a season-best 20:59.15.

Bulldog sophomore Robby Waters ended up 70th in a time of 22:35.73. Classmate Connor Daugherty came in 77th in 23:57.01.

Jacob Poling scores 4 times; Carter Conley scores 2 times in win

Ada soccer boys crush Paulding 6-1

By Cort Reynolds
ADA - The Ada boys soccer team whipped visiting Paulding 6-1 in a conference mismatch on a warm Tuesday evening at the park field.

The lopsided victory upped the Bulldog boys record to 3-2 overall and 2-0 in the Northwest Conference. Paulding fell to 0-4 and 0-1 in the NWC with the defeat.

Ada senior forward Jacob Poling scored four goals to pace the Bulldog attack. Sophomore Carter Conley netted a pair of goals. 

The Bulldogs led 6-1 at intermission following the high-scoring first half of play.

Poling and freshmen Carson Gossard, Drew Long and Colton Long each dished out one assist.

Grove wins this battle of the Bulldogs

Ada hosts neighbor Bluffton on Friday

By Cort Reynolds
COLUMBUS GROVE - Host Columbus Grove    rode a potent quick-strike offense to a 52-18 win over Ada in their annual Northwest Conference Bulldog battle Friday night at Clymer Stadium.

CG (2-0, 2-0 NWC East) cruised to a 49-6 halftime lead to pave the way for the one-sided victory. Meanwhile, Ada fell to 0-2 overall and 0-2 in the NWC East with the loss. 

"Grove dominated up front on both sides of the ball," said Ada third-year head coach Shawn Christopher. "They are a very good football team, and I see them as one of the best in the area.

Andrew Rush pace Bulldogs with a 9-hole score of 52 in county invitational

By Cort Reynolds
KENTON - The Ada golf team finished third in the four-team Hardin County Invitational at the Kenton Memorial Golf Course Saturday.

Host Kenton won the tournament with a total of 187 strokes. Ridgemont finished second with a 196 score, followed by Ada (237) and Riverdale (249).

The Bulldog linksters improved to 2-22 after the event.

Junior Andrew Rush paced the Bulldogs with a nine-hole score of 52. Senior Jacob Morgan was second with a 60, followed closely by junior Dexter Woods at 61. Sophomore Geddes Klingler was the fourth scorer with a round of 64.

Junior Kamron Wilkerson added a score of 65.

Can't see the game in person? WOSN live-streaming some Ada games

Listing of games is on the school athletics page

Ada school has partnered with WOSN to livestream as many of its home athletic events as possible this season, according to Eric Perkins, Ada athletic director.

He added that the school hopes to include junior high and high school volleyball, football and soccer to this program.

A listing of games to be livestreamed will be available on the school athletics page. The school is working to find a way to broadcast games played on the road. 

In order to access these games viewers will need to create an account on WOSN’s streaming website. All you need to do that is a valid email address. 

Ada spikers cage Polar Bears

Light led Ada with 11 kills and two blocks. Wills contributed eight kills, 10 digs, three aces and two blocks.

By Cort Reynolds
ADA - The Ada volleyball team had to rally late in the third set but prevailed to sweep visiting county rival Hardin Northern Saturday afternoon.

The 25-15, 25-10, 26-24 non-league victory upped the Lady Bulldog record to 5-2. It was their third straight sweep in three home matches over five days. Ada is now 4-0 on home soil this season.

The struggling Lady Polar Bears fell to 0-5 with the defeat.