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September 23, 2019

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Football: ONU opens with a loss on the road

Mark Niles had 13 tackles and a fumble recovery, David Haseleu had 11 tackles to lead the ONU defense

By Tim Glon
GRANVILLE — The Ohio Northern football team opened its 2019 season with a 42-13 non-conference loss at Denison on a beautiful Saturday night at Piper Stadium.

The Polar Bears (0-1) opened the scoring on the second play of the second quarter when senior Anthony McFadden (Chillicothe/Paint Valley) hit sophomore Austin Eick (Rossford) on a 6-yard pass to go ahead 6-0.

The Big Red (1-0) answered with three touchdowns, including two in the final 3:04 of the half, to take a 21-6 lead into intermission.

Football: Red Devils stave off Ada

Costly penalties for well over 100 yards, and two untimely turnovers hurt the Bulldogs

By Cort Reynolds
ARLINGTON - Visiting Ada battled hard but came up short to Arlington 26-12 in a hard-fought contest at Castor Field Friday night.

The Bulldogs fell to 0-2 after the tough non-league loss, while Arlington improved to 2-0 with the victory.

Costly penalties for well over 100 yards, and two untimely turnovers hurt the Bulldogs. The Red Devil running game also rolled up 370 yards to help offset a career night by Ada junior quarterback Brandon Hull.

Wells paces Ada harriers at Spencerville

Seth Swaney with a 21:43 times comes in second for Ada

By Cort Reynolds
SPENCERVILLE - The Ada cross country team competed at the 43rd annual Spencerville Bearcat Invitational Saturday.

The Bulldog boys came in 13th out of 15 teams as Botkins won the title with 38 points. Ada scored 357 points to finish ahead of Ansonia (372) and Sidney-Lehman Catholic (388).

Ada finishes and times:
79th Hunter Wells 21:07
89th Seth Swaney 21:43
121st Connor Daugherty 23:44
127th Keegan Giddens 24:03
128th Xander Wells: 24:05
138th Robby Waters: 24:44

"Seth, Keegan and Xander all dropped time from last meet," said Ada head coach Josh Klein.

Women’s tennis opens with tri-match win

The Ohio Northern women's tennis team opened its 2019-20 season with victories over Defiance and Lourdes in a tri-match at Defiance's Dix Tennis Facility on Wednesday afternoon.

The Polar Bears (2-0 overall) opened the day with a 9-0 victory over host Defiance (0-2), then topped Lourdes (0-1) 8-1.

Lady Bulldog kickers stomp Panthers 10-0

Poling, Dodge and Robirds each netted two goals. Poling also doled out two assists. East, Badertscher and Mullins added one assist apiece.

By Cort Reynolds
ADA - The Ada girls soccer team whipped visiting Northwest Conference foe Paulding 10-0 Thursday evening.

The win improved the Lady Bulldog record to 2-4 overall and 1-2 in the NWC. Paulding fell to 0-5 overall and 0-2 in the NWC with the defeat.

"The majority of the game was played on our offensive end," said Ada head coach Doug Poling. "We dominated shots on goal."

After a scoreless opening 15 minutes, the Bulldogs broke on top when Katie Butterfield scored on a cross from Ella Poling. Poling made it 2-0 moments later when Ella Badertscher played a through ball to her.

Ada spikers fall to Vikings in four sets

Columbus Grove next on the schedule

By Cort Reynolds
ADA - The host Ada volleyball team lost in four sets to visiting Leipsic Thursday evening.

The Lady Bulldogs fell to 4-4 with the 25-13, 25-20, 20-25, 25-16 defeat.

"We had some momentum heading to the fourth set, but they had too many runs," said Bulldog second-year head coach Kyleigh Tabor. "We couldn't side out. But I am proud of the way we came back in the third set.

"Leipsic has a good team with solid middle and outside hitters," she added. "We were not able to overcome our slow starts."