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March 6, 2021

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Ada girls 3rd at league swim meet, boys 4th

Bulldogs Cole, Oldfield take 1sts

By Cort Reynolds
NORTH ROBINSON - The Ada swim teams competed at the eight-team North Central Ohio Swim League championship meet Saturday at the William Ferrell Natatorium. 

Meet host North Robinson-Colonel Crawford swept to the boys, girls and combined team league championships. CC beat second-place Upper Sandusky in the boys standings (316.5-284) and girls standings (365-209.5), as well as in the combined scores (681.5-493.5).

The Lady Bulldog swimmers finished a strong third with 136 points. Meanwhile, the fourth-place Bulldog boys tallied 61.5 points.

Ada finished a solid fourth in the combined points standings with 197.5.

Indoor winter soccer registration underway at BFR

For youth, high school, coed and adult

Bluffton Family Recreation indoor soccer sign-up is underway now, according to Amy Byers, BFR sports coordinator.

• Indoor soccer for:
High school boys
High school girls
U 10
U 12
U 15 boys
U 15 girls
High school coed
U 8 coed

Also, sign-up is underway for arena flag football for third and fourth grades.

Check the graphic below for start dates for these programs, then click here to go to registration.

BFR youth basketball tourney sign-ups underway

For 4th, 5th and 6th grades

Bluffton Family Recreation will host fourth, fifth and sixth grade boys' and girls' youth basketball tournaments this winter, according to Amy Byers, BFR sports coordinator.

Click here to register on line.

Unlike past years, BFR is unable to rent the school for additional courts, so the tournaments are reformatted with all games at BFR. 

The tournament will have a two-game guarantee. There will be two 10-minute halves with the clock stopping in the last minute of each half. Shooting fouls will be a point and a shot. 

There are six spots available in each division and the team fee is $75.

ONU-Otterbein games scratched

Polar Bears will instead play Mt. Union

The Ohio Northern men's basketball games with Otterbein on Friday and Saturday have been cancelled due to COVID-19 protocol issues at Otterbein.

The Polar Bears (2-0 overall, 2-0 Ohio Athletic Conference) will instead play at Mount Union on Saturday at 2 pm in a battle of the league's only 2-0 teams.

ONU swept Wilmington last weekend, winning 95-86 and 62-61 and will play a home-and-home with Heidelberg next weekend.


Panthers down Ada girls

Senior southpaw Alexis Waugh added 5 of her 7 markers in the fourth period. Junior Kirsten Poling added 6

By Cort Reynolds
PAULDING - Visiting Ada played Paulding virtually even over the last three periods but lost 57-45 in a Northwest Conference girls basketball game Thursday evening.

Paulding raced to a 21-10 lead after the first quarter and maintained a similar margin throughout the rest of the contest. Ada was only outscored 36-35 over the final 24 minutes.

The Lady Bulldogs won the second stanza 10-9 to pull within 30-20 at intermission.

Paulding extended the margin to 42-29 after the third period. Ada won the final stanza 16-15, but could not get the deficit under double digits.

2021 OAC schedules set for 7 sports

By Tim Glon
The Ohio Athletic Conference has announced its league schedules for baseball, softball, outdoor track and field, men's and women's golf and men's and women's tennis for the 2021 seasons.

Competition across all 10 sports will be limited to conference-only opponents and will begin with women's lacrosse home against John Carroll on Feb. 20.

Baseball and softball will play 36 games within the OAC, facing each team four times with home-and-home double headers over nine consecutive weekends starting March 13. Softball will also add four games with Heidelberg March 6-7 that will not count toward the OAC standings.