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Ada linksters beat Gophers in first win

Senior Jacob Morgan earned co-match medalist honors

By Cort Reynolds
KENTON - The Ada golf team defeated county foe Ridgemont in a dual match at the Kenton Memorial Park Golf Course Thursday evening to record their first victory of 2020.

The Bulldogs easily out-shot the Gophers by a 218-246 score.

The non-conference win improved the Ada season record to 1-12.

Bulldog senior Jacob Morgan earned co-match medalist honors along with Ridgemont's Collin Wallace. Each carded a nine-hole score of 49.  

Junior Kamron Wilkerson shot a 52 to support Morgan. Classmate Andrew Rush registered a score of 55. Jack Baumgartner carded a round of 62 to round out the Bulldog scorers.

Governor gives green light for contact sports, urges caution

Soccer and football can proceed with games against other schools

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced hat he will sign a new Ohio Department of Health order that permits contact sports, including the fall sports of field hockey, soccer and football, to move forward with games against other schools. The Governor confirmed support for Ohio’s coaches to inspire their student-athletes to continue following safety precautions so that all sports can be played.

Dexter Woods led Ada with a round of 49 • Kamron Wilkerson shot a season-best 52 • Andrew Rush carded a 54

Ada golfers host NWC quad

By Cort Reynolds
BLUFFTON - The Ada golf team played in a four-team Northwest Conference match Monday at the Bluffton Golf Course.

Allen East edged co-host Bluffton by one stroke to win, 166-167. Paulding (173) was third, followed by Ada (210). It was the lowest team score of the season by one stroke for the Bulldog linksters.

Junior Dexter Woods led Ada with a round of 49. Junior Kamron Wilkerson shot a season-best 52, while classmate Andrew Rush carded a 54. 

Senior Jacob Morgan posted a score of 55 to round out the Ada scorers.

Geddes Klingler shot 57 and Jack Baumgartner also contributed a round of 63 for the Bulldogs.

Get ready for football, volleyball and soccer...in March 2021

Ohio Athletic Conference releases sport schedules; football games on Friday nights in March and April

The Ohio Athletic Conference has announced the schedules for football, volleyball and men's and women's soccer for the 2021 spring seasons.

All sports will begin competition on the weekend of March 12, 2021, and will conclude on the weekend of April 16 with championships games in all sports.

The four schedules feature conference-only competition and remain under the NCAA's 50 percent waiver rule so that all student-athletes will not use a season of competition.

Football
Football will be split into East and West divisions and will play a 4-game round-robin schedule against divisional foes on Friday nights, beginning on March 12.

Ada linksters compete in NWC quad

By Cort Reynolds
BLUFFTON - The Ada golf team played in a four-team Northwest Conference match Thursday at the Bluffton Golf Course.

The co-host Pirates won with 175 strokes, followed by Columbus Grove (184), Crestview (203) and Ada (211). It was the lowest team score of the season for the Bulldog boys.

Junior Dexter Woods paced Ada with a season-low score of 49. Senior Jacob Morgan was close behind with a round of 50. Andrew Rush contributed a 53, while Geddes Klingler rounded out the Ada scorers with a 59.

Kamron Wilkerson added a 60 and Jack Baumgartner recorded a 65 for the other purple and gold scores.

Not your ordinary Bulldog football season

The all-NWC season schedule is attached as is a tournament playoff bracket.

By Cort Reynolds
 The Northwest Conference athletic directors met Wednesday and came up with a unique new season schedule and tournament in response to the pandemic.

The previous schedule with non-league games to start out with has been totally scrapped. For 2020, the NWC has been split into two divisons, East and West, with a short three-game pool play schedule preceding a league tournament that will guarantee each school three more games.

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