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September 23, 2019

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ONU joins Great Lakes Esports Conference

Competition Saturdays Sept. 21 through Nov. 16

Ohio Northern University has joined the Great Lakes Esports Conference which will be starting its inaugural season this fall.

Ohio Northern joins nine other local schools in the conference: Aquinas (Mich.), Lourdes, Mount Union, Mount Vernon Nazarene, Muskingum, Northwood (Mich.), Tiffin, Trine (Ind.) and Marietta.

The Polar Bears will be playing League of Legends and Overwatch in the conference.

ONU's head esports Coach Troy Chiefari is excited to compete and to have a local conference to be a part of for Ohio Northern's first esports season.

Ada runners compete at Riverdale Invite

Hunter Wells finished just three seconds behind his personal-best mark set at Riverdale last year

By Cort Reynolds
MT. BLANCHARD - The Ada cross country team finished 12th at the 13-team Riverdale Invitational Saturday.

The Bulldog boys scored 294 points while Hopewell-Loudon won with just 25 points. Van Buren was a distant second with 78 points, followed by USV in third (141).

Ada finishes and times:
31st Hunter Wells 19:54.78
69th Seth Swaney 22:23.03
73rd Riley Ferguson 22:39.98
88th Keegan Giddens 24:24.03
93rd Connor Daugherty 24:33.04
97th Xander Wells 25:13.8

Volleyball: Bluffton outlasts Ada spikers

Light led Ada with a career-high 25 kills; She also added seven digs and two aces

By Cort Reynolds
ADA - Despite playing its fourth match in four nights, the visiting Bluffton volleyball team won a tough four-set match in a very steamy gym at feisty Northwest Conference rival Ada Thursday night.

The Lady Pirates prevailed 25-20, 25-21, 23-25, 25-23 to improve to 7-3 overall and 2-0 NWC after their third victory in a row. The spunky Lady Bulldogs fell to 4-6 and 0-3 in the NWC with their third consecutive loss to a tough opponent.

"I thought we had momentum heading into the fourth set, but we have to be able to finish," said Ada head coach Kyleigh Tabor. "We have to be able to side out."

Meet the Bulldogs

The Ada varsity football team, from left, front row: Bryce Paul, Dylan East, Kyle Zimmerly, Logan Conrad, Phillip Coulson, Landon Blankenship, Holden Purdy, Tyson Moore, Ty Miller.

Row 2: Danny Thompson, Cam Bober, Devon Cole, Zac Swaney, Luke Westover, Brandon Hull, Colton Beiderman, Daniel Mattson.

Row 3: Zach Neiswander, Colby Curtis, Garrett Rettig, Jeremy Cameron, Kadin Phipps, Cayden Murphy, Keagan Hull, Carter Nelson, Brandon Paul.

Row 4: Alex Dearth, Casen Jones, Spencer Wall, Alex Rockhill, Nick Zickefoose, Will McBride, Kyle Mattson, Ethan Murphy.

Bulldog golfers beat Lima Senior

It was Ada's second straight match with a team score under 200

By Cort Reynolds
BLUFFTON - The Ada golf team finished a solid second in a three-team non-conference match Wednesday evening at the Bluffton Golf Course.

Leipsic won with 182 strokes, followed by the Bulldogs (195) and Lima Senior (225).

It was Ada's second straight match with a team score under 200.

Junior Brevin Sizemore and senior Ethan Hull tied for team honors with identical scores of 48. Senior Alex Morgan was right behind them with a score of 49.

Sophomore Dexter Woods shot 50 for the second round in a row to tie his personal-best for nine holes.

Bulldogs travel to 2-0 USV for rivalry battle

USV quarterback (sophomore Kadyn Hurley) throws the ball well, he runs their offense well. Connor Sanders is a big target.

By Cort Reynolds
ADA - Facing a must-win situation, winless Ada visits surprisingly undefeated traditional rival Upper Scioto Valley Friday night in a week three showdown.

The Rams are off to their first 2-0 start under head coach Dustin Price.

The Rams whipped Springfield Catholic Central 38-6 in their opener. USV then went to Cory-Rawson and stung the Hornets 26-20 in a week two thriller by rallying to score two fourth period touchdowns.