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ONU women's golf shatters school 36-hole record

By Tim Glon

TIFFIN—The Ohio Northern women's golf team shattered the school's 36-hole record by a full 10 strokes en route to a victory at the Heidelberg Fall Invitational on Friday and Saturday, September 16-17, at  Mohawk Golf & Country Club.

The Polar Bears (21-1 overall) fired a 314-315—629 to break the previous record of 639 to win the 8-team tournament by 17 strokes.

Sophomore Rhianna Firmstone (Moon Township, Pa./Moon Area) won Medalist honors for the first time in her career with a 74-79—153 on the 5921-yard, par-72 course to finish first by three strokes in the 60-women field.

AHS boys soccer edged by Bluffton, 1-0

By Cort Reynolds

BLUFFTON--The Bluffton squad nipped visiting Ada High School boys soccer team 1-0 in a defense-oriented Northwest Conference match Monday, September 26, at Steinmetz Field.

The Bulldogs fell to 4-4-3 and 1-1-1 in the NWC with the defeat. The Pirates improved to 6-4-1 overall and 3-0 in the NWC with their fifth straight win and 37th consecutive league victory.

Neither team scored in the first half. Pirate Justin Good then converted a penalty kick goal at the 61:08 mark for the only score of the match,

Pirate goalkeeper Alek Davis made four saves, while Kyle Basil added two stops in goal.

AHS girls soccer shutout by Bluffton

By Cort Reynolds

The visiting Bluffton High School girls soccer team defeated league rival Ada 9-0 in a Northwest Conference match on a cool Monday, September 26, under the lights at War Memorial Park Stadium.

The Bulldog girls fell to 4-6 overall and 0-4 in NWC action following their sixth straight defeat.

The win upped the Pirate record to 10-2 overall and 5-0 in NWC play, keeping them in first place ahead of Columbus Grove (3-0 NWC).

"This was a Bluffton team with a bunchof seniors who have played together a long time, so a rough night was to be expected," said Ada head coach Doug Dewese.

AHS volleyball downed by tough Mustangs

By Cort Reynolds

The host Ada volleyball team played a good first set but eventually got swept by backyard rival juggernaut Allen East in Northwest Conference action Thursday night, September 22.

The 25-23, 25-12, 25-6 defeat dropped the Lady Bulldog season record to 9-7 overall and 1-4 in NWC play. AE improved to 10-1 and 3-0 in the NWC with the impressive win.

"Allen East is definitely a good team," said Ada head coach Kyleigh Woodruff. "They run a very fast offense and have a lot of hitting options.

"We just couldn't side out," she continued. "They didn't make hitting errors and kept the ball in play."

AHS golf team in NWC title meet

By Cort Reynolds

The Ada High School golf team competed in the nine-team Northwest Conference championship meet Thursday, September 22, at Hickory Sticks Golf Course in Van Wert.

Leipsic captured the league title with 347 strokes. The Vikings narrowly defeated second-place Delphos Jefferson by two shots. Lincolnview was a close third at 351 strokes. Bluffton finished fourth, with Crestview fifth (374). Spencerville was 
sixth (380) in the tightly-bunched field, followed by Columbus Grove (383), Allen East (389) and then Ada (525).

AHS Homecoming football loss 48-21 to Delphos Jefferson

By Cort Reynolds

The Ada HIgh School football team scored early but eventually lost 48-21 to Delphos Jefferson in a Northwest Conference contest on a chilly Homecoming Friday, September 23, at War Memorial Park Stadium.

Ada dropped to 1-5 and 0-3 in the NWC with the defeat. Meanwhile, the Wildcats improved to 3-3 and 2-1 in league play with their second straight win.

Three first-half turnovers and a dominating first half by do-it-all Wildcat back Andrew Miller contributed to Ada's third consecutive loss. DJ scored 48 unanswered points after the Bulldogs broke on top early.