You are here


Dean Paul departs as head coach of ONU Football

Ohio Northern University has announced that long-time Head Football Coach Dean Paul will be leaving his position with the University now that the 2023 season has concluded. 

According to ONU Director of Athletics Tom Simmons, Paul leaves a lasting legacy at the University. "Dean has had a positive impact on the lives of hundreds of student athletes and so many others in the ONU community," Simmons said. "We are grateful for his two decades of service to the University, and we wish nothing but the best for him and his family."

Bulldog soccer ace Marshall voted 1st team all-district 

Burkhart, Poling, Sizemore earn honorable mention

By Cort Reynolds

The Ada High School girls soccer team placed four players on all-district teams in voting recently conducted by the Northwest Ohio Scholastic Soccer Coaches Association.

Ada finished 8-7-3 overall to set a program mark for wins in a season. The Bulldogs advanced to the sectional finals before losing to top seed Van Buren.

Ada senior scoring ace forward Ella Marshall was voted first team all-district for Division III. 

Marshall broke her own Ada program single-season record with 22 goals, and set the mark for career goals with 51. She also tied the Lady Bulldog season assist record this year with 13.

She averaged 1.6 goals and 0.9 assists per game.

Unselfish senior forward Olivia Burkhart was voted honorable mention all-district. (Continues)

Ohio Northern University sports recap Oct. 21-27

Find the full-length articles at

COLUMBUS__The Ohio Northern women's bowling team finished 17th of 18 teams at the Ohio Bowling Conference 2 tournament at Palace Lanes on Saturday.

COLUMBUS__The Ohio Northern men's bowling team finished 16th of 18 teams at the Ohio Bowling Conference 2 tournament at Palace Lanes on Saturday.

Bulldog spikers ousted by #1 seed in district semis

Andreasen breaks Ada career assists record

By Cort Reynolds

More photos at Ada Bulldogs Sports Photos

The Ada High School volleyball team was swept in three sets by top-seeded New Bremen in the Div. IV district semifinals Tuesday night, October 24, at Wapakoneta.

The Bulldogs lost to the powerful Cardinals 25-14, 25-8, 25-5 to finish their season 13-11.

Top-seeded MAC tri-champion New Bremen improved to 20-4 with the sweep. 

The Cardinals advance to the district finals against league foe Marion Local (17-7) in Wapakoneta.

“We came out strong and really fought hard and battled in set one,” said Ada head coach Kyleigh Woodruff. “We struggled to side out in sets two and three, and they had too many runs against us.

“New Bremen is a great team with hard float-servers who kept us off balance,” she continued. “They were able to put the ball away offensively.”

Ada Youth Wrestling Club signups Oct. 24-25 and Oct 30

The Ada Youth Wrestling Club will conduct sign-ups on Tuesday, October 24, Wednesday, October 25 and Tuesday, October 30 at the Ada Park Building, which is located at the park entrance at the corner of Simon and Park Dr. Sign-ups will be from 5:00-7:00 p.m. 

Bulldog Amos 2nd team All-NWC football; 3 others Honorable Mention

By Cort Reynolds

The Ada High School football team placed four players on the All-Northwest Conference teams in voting conducted Sunday, October 22, by the league coaches.

Junior tackle Dalton Amos was voted second team All-NWC defense. He was one of the team’s top tacklers and led the Bulldogs in sacks.

Ada junior quarterback Levi Green earned honorable mention notice despite being hampered by injuries much of the season. He threw for 663 yards and rushed for 680 yards with seven touchdowns. Green led NWC quarterbacks in rushing yardage.

Senior lineman Owen Arnett was named honorable mention all-league on offense.

Ada junior placekicker Logan Jolliff was named honorable mention all-league at the specialist position. He scored 30 points on extra points and field goals this season.