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September 23, 2019

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Fourth straight win

Ada boys blank Lancers; outscored opponents 19-4 during win streak

By Cort Reynolds
MIDDLE POINT - The visiting Ada boys soccer team won its fourth consecutive match with a 2-0 shutout of Lincolnview in Northwest Conference action Tuesday evening.

The Bulldog record improved to 4-2-1 overall and 3-0 in the NWC with the victory. Ada has outscored its opponents 19-4 during its four-match win streak.

The Lancers fell to 1-3 and 0-1 in the NWC after the defeat.

Ada senior Skylar Williams netted one goal on a penalty kick, and classmate Isaac Spar tallied the other goal.

Bulldog freshman Grant Preston was credited with the shutout and made 15 saves in goal.

Cardinals run past Bulldogs in opener

Ada travels to Arlington on Friday

By Cort Reynolds
ADA - Visiting New Bremen scored touchdowns on six of its eight first half possessions, and rolled to a 51-21 win at Ada in the non-conference season opener Friday night at War Memorial Stadium.

The Bulldogs fell to 0-1 play with the loss, while NB improved to 1-0 after winning the first meeting between the two schools.

"They dominated us up front, it is no secret that was the story of the game," said Bulldog second-year head coach Shawn Christopher. "With the two turnovers and a (near) pick six, it got away from us quickly.

"Without those plays it is still a game at halftime instead of 41-7," he added.

Bulldog runners compete at Grove Invite

By Cort Reynolds
COLUMBUS GROVE - The Ada cross country squad competed at the Columbus Grove Invitational Saturday morning.

The Bulldogs finished 20th in the 24-team small school division meet. Host CG won the boys event with 76 points. Botkins nosed out Minster for second place, 97-98.

Ada scored 571 points to finish ahead of Leipsic, Spencerville, North Central and Miller City, who did not have enough runners finish (five) to field a team score.

Noah Fisher of Defiance Ayersville won the race in 15:38.4. A total of 148 runners competed in the boys small school division race.

Lady Bulldog spikers sweep tri-meet

Setter Kirsten Poling passed out 14 assists

By Cort Reynolds
DOLA - The Ada volleyball team swept a triangular match at Hardin Northern Saturday morning.

The Lady Bulldogs swept both HN and Arlington to improve to 4-3.    
Ada beat Northern 25-23, 25-23 and took down the Red Devils 25-23, 25-19.

"We have not beaten Arlington in a couple of years so that was a good win," said Bulldog second-year head coach Kyleigh Tabor. "Also (it was good), since Arlington is who we lost to in districts kast year."

Against Arlington, junior middle Megan Light led the Bulldogs with 11 kills, 13 digs and three blocks.

Bulldog golfers 2nd in 5-team county meet

Bulldog senior Ethan Hull was second medalist

By Cort Reynolds
KENTON - The Ada golf team finished a strong second at the five-team Hardin County Invitational Saturday morning at the Kenton Memorial Golf Course.

Kenton won the tourney with a score of 193, with the Bulldogs nine shots behind in second at 202 strokes. Riverdale (207) came in third, followed by USV (212) and Ridgemont (254).

"I am very happy with how the boys played today," said Ada head coach Jason Campbell. "They have been working hard all season, and this is a great way to see the results of that work."

Second place is the highest Ada has finished at the county meet in Campbell's seven seasons at the helm.

Girls' soccer: Ada downed by Bluffton

Bulldog keeper Sidney Gossard made 14 saves

By Cort Reynolds
BLUFFTON - Visiting Ada lost 7-2 at local rival Bluffton in Northwest Conference girls soccer play Thursday night.

The Lady Bulldogs fell to 1-4 overall and 0-2 in the NWC after the defeat, while Bluffton improved to 1-2-1 and 1-0 in league play with their first win.

"We played much better as a team, but were beaten by a better opponent," said Ada head coach Doug Poling. "They scored two before we were able to get anything going."

Pirate Laykin Garmatter tallied a first half hat trick to pace the victors.

Ada trailed 2-0 early before Bulldog Bella East's corner kick deflected off a Pirate defender into the net.