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May 25, 2019

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Bulldog thinclads 3rd at Hardin Co. Invite

By Cort Reynolds
The hosting Ada track and field teams each finished a solid third at the six-team Hardin County Invitational meet Tuesday in chilly, wet War Memorial Stadium.

Two Lady Bulldogs and two Ada boys each captured individual firsts: Nora Dellifield (pole vault), Jasmine Leimgruber (discus), Alex Morgan (300 hurdles) and Phillip Gautier (long jump).

The Bulldog boys quartet of Morgan, Miguel Jordan, Gautier and Michael Crouse won the 4x400 relay race.

Kenton captured both the boys and girls county team titles. The Riverdale girls finished second, while the Hardin Northern boys came in second.

Ada tennis schedule revised

By Cort Reynolds
The Ada tennis match Monday vs. Defiance Ayersville was rained out. No makeup date is set and it likely will not be made up.

Ada's second round Ohio Tennis Coaches Association tournament match vs. Clyde has been set for Wednesday, May 8 at 4:30 p.m. at Ohio Northern.

The winner will move on to the Div. II northwest regional semifinals, likely at state power Ottawa Hills.

The Bulldog net match scheduled vs. county rival Kenton May 1 has also been cancelled.

ONU men and women's tennis sweeps the courts

Ohio Northern's men and women's tennis team cruised to victories this past week. Here's the recap: 

Men's tennis
The third-seeded Ohio Northern men's tennis team cruised to a 5-0 victory over sixth-seeded Marietta in the OAC Tournament Quarterfinals Tuesday afternoon inside the Westwood Tennis Center in Lima.

With the victory, the Polar Bears improve to 13-8 overall this season. Meanwhile, the Pioneers conclude their season with a 7-12 overall mark.

Ohio Northern will move on to the OAC Tournament Semifinals for the second consecutive season.

ONU softball team concludes 2019 season

The Ohio Northern softball program wrapped up its 2019 regular season slate Tuesday with 6-3 and 11-3 losses to nonconference foe Case Western Reserve at Mather Park in Cleveland.

The Polar Bears fall to 21-17 overall on the season with the losses. Meanwhile, the Spartans improve to 25-13 overall.

Senior infielder Hailee Loughman (Brookville) led the ONU offense with a four-for-five performance at the plate. In addition, she added an RBI and a walk over the two-game stretch.

Men's Lacrosse holds off Capital 10-9

Ohio Northern held off a late Capital charge to post a 10-9 victory in the semifinals of the 2019 Ohio Athletic Conference Men's Lacrosse Tournament on Tuesday night at Bernlohr Stadium.

The fourth-seeded Polar Bears (13-4 overall) will advance to the OAC Tournament finals for the first time in school history and will play the winner of Wednesday's other semifinal contest between second-seeded Baldwin Wallace and third-seeded John Carroll on Saturday.

The top-seeded Crusaders end their season with a 15-2 record.

Ada tennis tourney updates

By Cort Reynolds
Last week's first round Ohio Tennis Coaches Association tennis tournament match between Celina and Ada at Ohio Northern was postponed by rain and a rematch set for Tuesday was cancelled.  

Host Ada beat Marysville 4-1 in tennis on a windy Friday evening.

The Bulldog netters improved to 11-4 with the victory, while Marysville fell to 5-10 with the defeat.

Bulldog senior Cade Mullins, junior Isaac Spar and sophomore Miranda Wills swept all three singles matches in straight sets.

The Ada tandem of Morgan Swick and Dexter Woods rallied for a three-set win at first doubles in a third-set tiebreaker (10-5).