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November 19, 2019
 

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Boys' soccer: Bluffton beats Ada in NWC showdown

Ada freshman keeper Grant Preston made nine saves in goal

By Cort Reynolds
ADA - Visiting Bluffton blanked Ada 3-0 in a battle between Northwest Conference boys soccer co-leaders Tuesday evening at the park pitch.

The loss snapped Ada's seven-match win streak and dropped their record to 7-3-1 overall and 3-1 in the NWC. Bluffton improved to 10-1-1 and 4-0 in the NWC with their 24th consecutive league win.

The game was scoreless through a defensive first half.

Kaden Basil finally broke the ice on a goal five minutes into the second half to give Bluffton a 1-0 lead.

Volleyball: Lady Bulldogs fall to Thunderbirds

Kendal Guagenti came up with 18 digs

By Cort Reynolds
LIMA - The visiting Ada volleyball team lost in straight sets at former league foe Lima Central Catholic Tuesday evening.

The Lady Bulldogs dropped to 8-9 with the 25-19, 25-22, 25-14 defeat.

Junior Megan Light led the Bulldogs with 10 kills, 11 digs and six blocks. Junior Miranda Wills drilled four kills, made seven digs and served two aces.

Senior libero Kendal Guagenti came up with 18 digs. Sophomore setter Kirsten Poling passed for a dozen assists and added seven digs.

The Lady Bulldog reserves also lost in straight sets, 2-0.

Bulldogs in action

Here are three photos from the Ada vs. Bluffton football game from last Friday. All photos by Sue Mattson.

 

ONU's Cranmer OAC women's golfer of the week

Ohio Northern junior Lydia Cranmer (Farmington Hills, Mich./Ladywood) was named the Ohio Athletic Conference Women's Golfer of the Week for the week of Sept. 17-23.

Cranmer led the ONU women's golf team to the team at the Bluffton HCAC Fall Invitational last weekend.

She was seventh out of 76 golfers with a 20-over par 80-84—164 on the par-72, 5817-yard course.

This marks the sixth time in her career and the second time this season that Cranmer has been named OAC Women's Golfer of the Week.

The Polar Bears will return to action Saturday-Sunday at the OAC Fall Championships at River Greens Golf Course in West Lafayette.

 

Wells, Swaney, Ferguson top finishers for Ada

Bulldogs run at VW Invite

By Cort Reynolds
VAN WERT - The Ada cross country team competed in the Van Wert Invitational meet Saturday.

The Bulldog boys finished 12th in the 12-team meet. Ottawa-Glandorf (61 points) nosed out Shawnee (65) for the team title.

Lincolnview finished third with 79 points, followed by Parkway (119), Van Wert (123), Crestview (147), Elida (178), Ottoville (213), Bluffton (217), Paulding (251), Allen East (274) and Ada (350).

Bulldog senior Hunter Wells ended up 77th in a field of 150 runners to register the top Ada finish. Sophomore Seth Swaney came in 87th to finish second for the Bulldogs.

Lady Bulldog spikers whip Kenton

Junior Megan Light led the Bulldogs with 20 kills, 18 digs, two aces and two blocks

By Cort Reynolds
KENTON - The visiting Ada volleyball team swept Hardin County foe Kenton in a non-league match Monday evening to post their fourth win in the last five matches.

The Lady Bulldogs evened their record at 8-8 with the 26-24, 25-18, 25-20 victory. Kenton fell to 1-8 with the defeat.

"Kirsten Poling went down with a knee injury in the second set so Courtney Sumner went in and helped the team work hard for the win," said Ada head coach Kyleigh Tabor.

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