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Girls' soccer: Ada loses to BHS

Olivia Green compiled a season-high 22 saves

By Cort Reynolds
ADA - The visiting Bluffton girls soccer team shut out Ada 5-0 on a wet Monday evening at the park as the Pirate girls clinched at least a tie for the Northwest Conference crown.

Bluffton improved to 8-2-1 overall and 6-0 in NWC play with their seventh consecutive win. Ada fell to 2-8 overall and 0-4 in NWC action with the defeat. 

Laykin Garmatter and Reagan Mittendorf each netted a pair of goals to pace the Pirate girls to victory.

Garmatter scored the first two goals in the 12th and 24th minutes to give Bluffton a 2-0 lead at intermission.

Boys' soccer: Bluffton stops Bulldogs

Ada travels to Van Buren on Thursday in NCOSA battle

By Cort Reynolds
BLUFFTON - The visiting Ada boys soccer team lost to undefeated Bluffton 7-0 Monday night at Steinmetz Field in a battle for first place in the Northwest Conference.

Five-time defending league champion Bluffton improved to 10-0-1 and 3-0 in the NWC (nine points) with the decisive win.

Ada fell to 6-4 overall and 3-1 in the Northwest Conference standings with nine points after the defeat. 

The Pirates have now won 28 straight league matches. They are ranked first in the coaches' Div. III northwest region poll.

Poling scored 4 goals in win at Cory-Rawson

The Bulldogs have won 6 of their last 7 matches

By Cort Reynolds
RAWSON - The Ada boys soccer team defeated Cory-Rawson 4-2 Thursday evening in a North Central Ohio Soccer Association match.

The victory lifted the Bulldog boys record to 6-3 and 2-2 in NCOSA play. C-R fell to 5-5-1 and 1-3 in NCOSA action with the defeat.

For the second match in a row, Ada senior forward Jacob Poling scored all four Bulldog goals to spearhead a win. Classmate Ian Dellifield assisted on one of his scores.

Hornet Leo Miracle netted one goal and assisted on Zac Stoodt's goal.

Clayton Skulina made five saves in goal for C-R, while Ada keeper Grant Preston saved seven of the nine shots Cory put on goal.

Ada senior Jacob Morgan named honorable mention all-conference

He paced the Bulldogs with a round of 53-56=109 at Colonial in NWC meet

By Cort Reynolds
ADA - The eight-team Northwest Conference golf championship tournament was held Thursday at Colonial Hills.

Tourney host and league regular season champion Allen East won the event with 323 strokes, with Paulding a distant second at 349.

Lincolnview was third (351), followed by Bluffton (361), Columbus Grove (373) and Delphos Jefferson (383).     

Ada tied for seventh with Crestview at 448 strokes, but won the fifth man playoff tiebreaker to finish one spot ahead of the Knights.

Jacob Poling's 20 goals leads all NW Ohio soccers

Tied for 7th in Ohio - all divisions

By Cort Reynolds
ADA - High-scoring Ada senior forward Jacob Poling is tied for seventh in the state of Ohio in all divisions with 20 goals in just nine matches so far this season.

His 20 goals also leads all of northwest Ohio as well. 

Poling authored consecutive four-goal games for Ada in two wins last week.

Poling scored every Bulldog goal in victories over Lincolnview (4-0) on Tuesday, and at Cory-Rawson (4-2) Thursday.

Ada is 6-3 and has won six of its last seven matches. The Bulldogs lead the NWC at 3-0 and face undefeated defending champion Bluffton September 28 in a showdown for first place. 

Ada harriers run at VW meet

Bulldog runners continue to cut times

By Cort Reynolds
VAN WERT - The Ada cross country teams competed at the 16-team Van Wert Health Hospital Invitational Saturday.

"It was a great morning for a cool fall run," said Bulldog head coach Josh Klein. 

Junior Riley Ferguson was the top Ada runner on the day. He finished 82nd out of 113 runners in a time of 21:03.9.

Sophomore Robby Waters ran second for the Bulldogs. He crossed the finish line 97th in 22:49.4. Classmate Connor Daugherty was 102nd with a time of 24:29.7.

Senior Cole Anspaugh came in 108th with a time of 25:28.2.

Junior Hayden Schmidt of Anna won the individual race with a time of 16:17.7.