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May 25, 2020

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Lady Bulldogs rebound past rival Rams

Miranda Wills dominated the boards early; hit 5 of 6 free throws as she tallied 9 first period points

By Cort Reynolds - photos by Stephanie Frazier
McGUFFEY - Visiting Ada dominated the offensive glass to soundly defeat local arch-rival Upper Scioto Valley 49-36 in non-conference girls basketball action Tuesday night.

Ada out-rebounded USV 57-39 as the purple and gold made up for errant shooting by grabbing an impressive 35 offensive boards.

The Bulldog girls improved to 6-12 overall with the decisive win. Meanwhile, the Lady Rams fell to 0-15 with the loss.

Jenna Fuller, Haley Moses honored by United Soccer Coaches

The United Soccer Coaches Association held its end-of-season luncheon in Baltimore, Maryland. Junior Jenna Fuller (Countryside, Ill./Lyons Township) and senior Haley Moses (Mason) were both honored. 

Fuller was a first-team All-American selection after her spectacular 2019 campaign. She netted a team-high 20 goals, which was the most goals in a single season by a Polar Bear since 1997. 

Fuller's 20 scores are tied for the most by any junior at ONU. She has 48 goals in her career, which ranks fourth all-time in school history, while she has also accumulated 113 points, which ranks sixth in program history. 

All those Bulldogs

Playing on the hardcourt - photo series by Stephanie Frazier

Basketballs bounce and the Icon bounces around from several Ada school basketball teams in this photos series by Stephanie Frazier.

Photos range from Ada girls' 5th grade games, 7th grade boys', 7th grade cheerleaders. boys' junior varsity, boys' varsity and even a photo of a recent Bulldog alum on the sidelines.

Coming basketball attractions for the rest of the week include:
• Junior high boys' at NWC tournament - Saturday
• Junior high girls' at Spencerville, next Tuesday
• Freshmen boys' at Paulding, Friday
• JV and varsity girls' hosting Paulding, Thursday
• JV and varsity boys'  at Paulding, Friday

Kyle Stuart competes on ONU women's 200 free relay

The Ohio Northern women's swimming and diving team fell to Division II Hillsdale (Mich.) 215-40 and Case Western Reserve 220-35 on Saturday at the Veale Natatorium.

Freshman Shelby Starkey (Bellefontaine) led the Polar Bears (4-5 overall) placed fourth in the 200 back in 2:16.90

Starkey was also part of the 200 free relay, which placed sixth in 1:45.71. Joining her were senior Kyley Stuart (Ada), sophomore Lauren Shaw (Port Clinton), and sophomore Megan Lubinski (Milford/Brighton).

Freshman Abby Schauer teamed up with Starkey, Stuart, and Lubinski for a seventh-place finish in the 400 medley relay in 4:18.50.

Ada girls 3rd at North Central Ohio Swim League meet

Katayama, Oldfield takes firsts

By Cort Reynolds

CRESTLINE - The Ada swim teams competed at the North Central Ohio Swim League championship meet hosted by Colonel Crawford Saturday in Crestline. 

The Lady Bulldog swimmers finished a solid third at the eight-team title meet. Meanwhile, the short-handed Bulldog boys came in fifth.

Upper Sandusky won the boys team crown by a wide margin over host Colonel Crawford, 398-218. CC captured the girls team title over the second-place Rams, 341-245. 

The Bulldog girls scored 160 points, while the boys tallied 105.

Ada senior ace Klava Katayama won both of her events, the 100 butterfly and 50 freestyle.

ONU men score 140; women 145 at Larry Cole Invite

After more than a month away from competition, the Ohio Northern men's indoor track and field team returned to action in emphatic fashion Friday night inside the ONU Sports Center. The Polar Bears won the Larry Cole Friday Night Invite, scoring 140 points. 

Sophomore Nate Dean (Euclid/Villa Angela Saint Joseph) led Northern. He paced the field in the 60-meter dash, boasting a time of 7.08, while adding a fifth-place finish in the 200-meter dash, clocking in at 23.48.