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Lady Bulldogs fight but fall at Panthers

Kyie Acheson had 18 digs and 1 ace • Courtney Sumner 10 digs and 1 ace • Kirsten Poling 26 assists, 8 digs, 5 blocks

By Cort Reynolds
PAULDING - The visiting Ada volleyball team got off to a good start at tough Paulding but lost a four-set Northwest Conference battle Tuesday night.

Ada won the tight first set in overtime 26-24, but then saw the Panthers rally to take the next three games 25-23, 25-17, and 25-14. 

The defeat dropped the Lady Bulldog overall record to 7-10 overall and 1-6 in NWC play.  

Paulding improved to 13-3 and stayed third in the deep NWC at 5-1 with the win.         

Senior Megan Light led Ada with 15 kills, 12 digs and five blocks. Senior Miranda Wills compiled 23 digs, eight kills, two blocks and one ace. 

Bulldogs beat Spencerville in nailbiter 3-2

7 saves by Grant Preston; 3 stops by Ian Dellifield

By Cort Reynolds
SPENCERVILLE - The Ada boys soccer team went to Spencerville and rallied to post a 3-2 win over the Bearcats Monday evening in a battle for second place in the Northwest Conference.

The Bulldogs improved to 7-5 overall and 4-1 in the NWC with the win that earned them sole possession of second place behind Bluffton.

The Bearcats fell to 6-3-2 and 2-2 in NWC play with the close defeat.

"It was a nailbiter and the kids played awesome," said Ada head coach Jason Okuly. "We went down twice (1-0 and 2-1) and they fought back for the W.

Goals by Blankenship, Hefner, Mullins, Hall as Ada sweeps Bearcats 4-1

Goalkeeper Green has 10 saves in NWC win

By Cort Reynolds
ADA - The host Ada girls soccer team soundly defeated Spencerville 4-1 in a Northwest Conference bout Monday evening at the park.

Ada improved to 3-8 overall and 1-4 in NWC action with their first conference victory. The Lady Bearcats fell to 1-9 and 0-4 in the NWC with the loss.

"I am incredibly proud of how we played tonight," said first-year head coach A. J. Wahlie. "Four goals by four different scorers is the balance that we wanted.

Bulldogs run at Kalida Invite

Senior Jacob Morgan paced the Bulldog boys by finishing 56th out of 144 runners

By Cort Reynolds
KALIDA - The Ada cross country teams competed at the Kalida Wildcat Invitational Saturday morning.

Van Wert won the 24-team boys title with 81 points. Ottawa-Glandorf was second with 108 points, followed by Elyria Catholic (120) in third.

Ada finished 20th with 521 points, ahead of McComb, Ottoville, LCC and Miller City. It was the first meet this season the Bulldog boys were able to field a full five-man squad needed to post a team score.

Senior Jacob Morgan paced the Bulldog boys by finishing 56th out of 144 runners. He covered the 3.1-mile course in 18:27.9.

Mustangs win golf sectionals

By Cort Reynolds
Ada individual sectional scoring
1 - Jacob Morgan     62    50    112
2 - Dexter Woods     57    51    108
3 - Andrew Rush     56    60    116
4 - Geddes Klingler   57    61    118
5 - Jack Baumgartner  68    66    134

ARLINGTON - The Allen East golf team won the 12-team Div. III sectionals at Sycamore Springs Golf Course Thursday.

AE won with 340 strokes, with Pandora-Gilboa nine shots behind (349). Van Buren was third (360). Only the top three teams and top three individuals not on a qualifying team made it to districts October 8.

Lady Bulldog soccer match with VB rescheduled

By Cort Reynolds
VAN BUREN - The Ada girls soccer match at Van Buren Wednesday evening was postponed due to multiple illnesses on the team.

The game is slated to be made up Tuesday, October 6 in Van Buren at 5:30 p.m.

Ada is 2-8 overall and 1-2 in North Central Ohio Soccer Association action. VB is 4-6-2 and 1-2 in NCOSA play.

Ada (0-4 NWC) hosts Spencerville (1-7, 0-2 NWC) in a Northwest Conference match Monday, Ocober 5.