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January 23, 2019

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Lady Rams knock off Ada in Border tourney semis

By Cort Reynolds

ADA - After a slow start, visiting Upper Scioto Valley outscored tournament host Ada by 16 points over the final three periods to post a 44-35 win over their backyard rival in semifinal Border Battle girls basketball tournament action Thursday night.

The Lady Bulldogs fell to 1-8 with the defeat. Meanwhile, the Lady Rams improved to 1-7 with their first win and advanced to the second annual tourney finals Saturday against Allen East.

Ada raced to an 11-2 lead as sophomore post Megan Light netted three inside baskets. But USV switched to a 2-3 zone defense and the Bulldogs were unable to solve it.

Men’s basketball loses to Oregon team

LAS VEGAS, Nev. — The Ohio Northern men's basketball team went ice cold in the second half and fell to Linfield (Ore.) 75-57 on the first day of the 9th annual D3hoops.com Classic on Thursday evening at the South Point Arena.


The Polar Bears (3-8 overall) were led by senior All-American Ryan Bruns with 22 points and 9 rebounds. Bruns scored 13 points and grabbed seven rebounds in a solid first half as Ohio Northern led 33-31 at intermission.

Women’s basketball wins in Las Vegas tourney

LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Ohio Northern used a late 13-0 run to post a 65-57 women's basketball victory over Carthage (Wis.) on the first day of the 9th annual D3hoops.com Classic on Thursday afternoon at the South Point Arena.


The Polar Bears (7-4 overall) were led by junior Abby Weeks (West Chester/Mount Notre Dame) with 15 points, sophomore Emily Brock (Akron/Revere) with 14 points and senior Alyssa Manley (Lima/Bath) with 10 points.

The Lady Reds (5-5 overall) got 22 points from Maggie Berigan.

Basketball Border Battle information

The. Border Battle between Ada and three other schools in boys and girls basketball will begin Thursday , Dec.27. Here is the schedule:


Bulldog Katayama sets two records at Fremont swim meet

By Cort Reynolds

FREMONT - Led by junior Klava Katayama, the Ada swim team competed well in the 16-team St. Joseph Invitational meet Saturday, December 15 at the Fremont Ross High School natatorium.

The purple and gold girls finished eighth out of 16 squads, while the Bulldog boys came in 11th out of 15 squads.

Upper Sandusky won both the boys and girls team titles.

"We had a lot of time improvements; the biggest one of the day was (that) Klava broke two of her previous records for the Fremont Invite in the 50 free and 100 fly," said Ada head coach Stephanie McMahon.

Bulldog Arnett 2nd at Parkway Invite

By Cort Reynolds

PARKWAY - The Ada varsity wrestling squad competed at the 15-team Parkway Holiday Invitational meet Saturday.

Ada finished 11th at the annual event with 56 points. Celina won the team title with 215 points, followed in second by host Parkway (200).

The Bulldogs were only able to have three wrestlers compete due to injuries. Ada senior Noah Arnett went 4-1 in the heavyweight division to finish a strong second.

"We were winning in six of the seven matches we lost when our wrestlers got pinned," explained Ada first-year head coach Eric Perkins. "Overall, we had 19 takedowns compared to our opponent's four."