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ONU sports recap November 21-26

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Women's Basketball falls 58-55
(November 21) ADA__The 17th-ranked Ohio Northern women's basketball team fell 58-55 in a defensive battle at Ohio Wesleyan on Tuesday evening.

Bulldog boys hoops rebuilding with athleticism, youth

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By Cort Reynolds

Ada High School head coach Vince Halliday enters year three of rebuilding the Bulldog boys basketball program with little returning experience but plenty of athleticism, youth and hope for the future in the fold. 

Nine seniors and all five starters graduated from a 10-14 team that went 0-8 in Northwest Conference play last year.

Two little-used lettermen return to combine with several promising but young newcomers this winter. Ada lost 99 percent of its scoring to graduation, yet could surprise people with its athletic ability.

"Obviously, we are very young and inexperienced," admitted Halliday. "We will probably start two freshmen and two sophomores. But I like the talent.


Bulldog girls basketball builds around Burkhart, four seniors

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By Cort Reynolds

The Ada High School girls basketball team returns six letter winners and four senior starters for second-year varsity head coach Zack Ricker in 2023-24.

The Bulldogs almost authored their first winning season since 2015-16 last year behind graduated all-time scoring leader Courtney Sumner. 

ONU sports recap for November 18

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Men's Soccer falls 1-0 in double overtime
(November 18) MEDFORD, Mass. — The Ohio Northern men's soccer team fell 1-0 to No. 16 Colorado College in double overtime on Saturday afternoon in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Division III Tournament on the campus of Tufts University. The loss brings the Polar Bears' 2023 season to a close.

Men's Basketball beats Kenyon 88-83
(November 18) ADA — Sophomore Will Miller (Ottoville) scored a career-high 24 points to lead the Ohio Northern men's basketball team to an 88-83 victory over Kenyon on Saturday afternoon at the ONU Sports Center.

Wrestling posts 3-1 record
(November 18) OLIVET, Mich. — The No. 13-ranked Ohio Northern wrestling team posted a 3-1 record at the Olivet (Mich.) Duals on Saturday at The Cutler Event Center.

Baumgartner says "yes" to Ohio University swimming

Bulldog junior Lily Baumgartner has made a verbal commitment to swim and study at Ohio University.

OHSAA relaunches Respect the Game program

Shortage of officials, bad fan behavior spurs updates

COLUMBUS__The Ohio High School Athletic Association launched the Respect the Game program in 2004, and the phrase and logo have become synonymous with interscholastic athletics in Ohio from public address announcers, publications, social media and public service announcements. This fall, the OHSAA has been working on new resources and collecting ideas from member schools to announce an expanded Respect the Game program as the 2023-24 winter sports season is about to get underway.