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October 28, 2020

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Ada cross country runners at Althauser Invitational

Story and photos by Cort Reynolds
KENTON - The Ada cross country teams competed in the eighth annual Kyle Althauser Invitational Thursday evening at the Kenton middle school.

The Bulldogs finished seventh in the eight-team meet with 157 points, ahead of Riverdale by 12 points. St. Marys won the meet with 54 points, followed by Hardin Northern (75) and Kenton (83).

Riverdale stops Bulldogs

Ada faces county rival Kenton on Saturday

By Cort Reynolds
MT. BLANCHARD - North Central Ohio Soccer Association leader Riverdale defeated visiting Ada 9-0 in a boys soccer match Thursday night.

The defeat dropped the Bulldog record to 7-6 overall and 2-3 in NCOSA play. The Falcons improved to 12-2-1 overall and 5-0-1 in NCOSA action with the victory.

Ada plays at tough county rival Kenton (8-3-2) on Saturday, October 10 at 5 p.m. in a non-league bout.

It's Ada over Spencerville in three

Light has 14 kills, 9 digs, 3 blocks • Wills 12 digs, 7 kills, 3 aces • Poling 23 assists, 9 digs • Acheson 11 digs, 4 kills

By Cort Reynolds
SPENCERVILLE - The visiting Ada volleyball team swept Spencerville to win a Northwest Conference spike tilt Thursday night.

Ada won 25-16, 25-18, 25-20 to up the Lady Bulldog overall record to 8-10 overall and 2-5 in NWC play.  

Spencerville fell to 2-15 and 0-7 in the NWC with the defeat.         
Senior middle Megan Light led Ada with 14 kills, nine digs and three blocks. Versatile senior Miranda Wills amassed 12 digs,  hit for seven kills and served three aces. 

Junior setter Kirsten Poling passed out 23 assists and also came up with nine digs.

Ada boys hoop coach Dre White resigns

Ada varsity assistant Rick Sherrick, a long-time coach in the area, also resigns. 

By Cort Reynolds
ADA - With basketball season just around the corner, Ada boys head coach Dre White surprisingly announced he was stepping down from his post after four seasons as Bulldog mentor this week.

"First and foremost I would like to thank Ken Jochims, the AD at the time I was hired, for taking a chance on a young coach back then," said White. 

"Coaching here the last four seasons is an experience I will value and cherish," he continued. "It was not how I envisioned my time at Ada to conclude."

Brenna Hissong scores on a free kick

Riverdale downs Ada girls' soccer team

By Cort Reynolds
MT. BLANCHARD - The visiting Ada girls soccer team lost 7-1 at Riverdale in a North Central Ohio Soccer Association match Wednesday evening.

The Lady Bulldogs fell to 3-10 overall and 1-4 in NCOSA action with the loss. The Lady Falcons improved to 7-6-1 and 4-1 in the NCOSA standings after the victory.

A strong start gave Riverdale a 5-0 lead at the half, but the Bulldog girls battled them to a 2-1 second half.

Strong-legged senior standout Brenna Hissong scored the lone Ada goal off a free kick after intermission.

Ada girl kickers shut out at VB

Olivia Green credited with 19 saves in goal

By Cort Reynolds
VAN BUREN - The visiting Ada girls soccer team lost 7-0 to Van Buren in a North Central Ohio Soccer Association makeup bout Tuesday evening.

The Lady Bulldogs fell to 3-9 overall and 1-3 in NCOSA action with the defeat. The Lady Black Knights improved to 5-6-2 and 2-2 in NCOSA play with the victory.

Ada junior keeper Olivia Green was credited with 19 saves in goal.     

The Bulldogs visit Riverdale (6-6-1, 3-1 NCOSA) Wednesday, October 7 as he play their third match in three consecutive nights.