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Covid-19 quarantine ends Ada boys' soccer season

Bulldogs were slated to play Bluffton in a Division III district semi-final tournament game

The covid-19 quarantine bug put a disappointing end to Ada High School’s boys’ soccer season this week.

Ada was scheduled to play Bluffton tonight (Oct. 28) in Tiffin at the Division III district semi-finals. Eric Perkins, Ada HS athletic director, told the Icon that the game was cancelled. Ada had to quarantine a few players and forfeited the game.

A message to the Ada community posted on the school website on Tuesday stated: "We were notified today that a second student in the high school tested positive for covid-19. Contact tracing has been completed and all families of students who need to quarantine have been notified."

Megan Light will play in District 8 game

By Cort Reynolds
Ada senior middle Megan Light was chosen to play in the District 8 Div. IV All-Star volleyball game for seniors. 

She was named to the Honorary Senior team as a member of the East squad.

The 5-11 Light led the 10-12 Lady Bulldogs in kills this season. She was a two-time All-Northwest Conference first team selection, and made second team all-league once.

Senior Paige Fortkamp of Ft. Recovery was named District 8 Div. IV West Player of the Year. Junior Abi Lammers of Miller City was voted East Div. IV District 8 Player of the Year.

Improving Bulldogs run at district CC meet

Jacob Morgan finished 22nd, Riley Ferguson 39th, Robby Waters 48th, Connor Daugherty 50th, Cole Anspaugh 55th

By Cort Reynolds
COLUMBUS GROVE - Almost all eight members of the Ada cross country teams who competed in the season-ending Div. III district 2 race at Columbus Grove Saturday morning posted season-best times.

"We had an awesome meet," said Ada veteran head coach Josh Klein. "No one advanced (to regionals), but we ran our best times of the season. Personal records were set across the board.

Poling hat trick leads Ada boys past Mansfield Christian

Freshman Drew Long passed out two assists and Brendan Jameson doled out the other for sectional trophy

By Cort Reynolds
ADA - Senior forward Jacob Poling netted all three goals as the Ada boys soccer team defeated visiting Mansfield Christian 3-1 in a Div. III sectional final match on a chilly Saturday afternoon at the park pitch.

The victory upped the Bulldog record to 10-8. The third time was the charm for Ada against MC in the tournament as they had lost twice before to the perennial power Flames during Jason Okuly's tenure.

ONU accepted into National College Athlete Honor Society

First induction ceremony on Honors Day in Spring 2021

Ohio Northern University has been accepted into the National College Athlete Honor Society as the Ohio Omega Chapter of Chi Alpha Sigma (XAΣ), which recognizes student-athletes from accredited four-year NCAA, NAIA, NCCAA, and USCAA institutions who excel in both the classroom and competition.

Chi Alpha Sigma, a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, was founded in 1996 by then DePauw University head football coach Nick Mourouzis.

His goal was to provide outstanding student-athletes with an opportunity to become connected within a fraternal association that aligns their educational and athletic successes for a lifetime.

Ada spikers defeat Pioneers to grab sectional title

Miranda Wills 15 kills, 16 digs, 4 blocks • Megan Light 15 kills, 3 blocks, 2 aces •  Kirsten Poling 35 assists, 12 digs, 6 kills, 5 blocks

By Cort Reynolds
NEW BREMEN - The Ada volleyball team defeated Lima Temple Christian over four sets Thursday evening in Div. IV sectional final action at New Bremen.

Ada rallied to win 20-25, 25-22, 25-21, 25-15 and advance to the district semifinals. The Lady Bulldogs improved to 10-11 with the victory.  

LTC fell to 14-10 with their season-ending defeat.

"It was a great win," said third-year Ada head coach Kyleigh Tabor. "Both sides fought hard the entire match, and there were lots of long rallies."
Hustling senior Miranda Wills led the Bulldogs with 15 kills, 16 digs and four blocks.