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AHS boys soccer nipped by Knights in sectional semis

By Cort Reynolds

VAN BUREN–The visiting Ada High School boys soccer team was ousted in a 2-1 barnburner at Van Buren in Div. III sectional first round tournament play Wednesday evening, October 19.

The Bulldogs finish their season 7-7-4 with the close defeat. 

The Black Knights improve to 8-5-4 with the victory, and advance to the sectional finals. 

Ada senior forward Carter Conley scored the Bulldog goal on a penalty kick.

Ada keeper Colton Long made six saves in goal.

The Bulldogs and Black Knights previously played to a 1-1 tie at VB October 6.

AHS boys soccer nipped by Knights in sectional semis

By Cort Reynolds

VAN BUREN–The visiting Ada High School boys soccer team was ousted in a 2-1 barnburner at Van Buren in Div. III sectional first round tournament play Wednesday evening, October 19.

The Bulldogs finish their season 7-7-4 with the close defeat. 

The Black Knights improve to 8-5-4 with the victory, and advance to the sectional finals. 

Ada senior forward Carter Conley scored the Bulldog goal on a penalty kick.

Ada keeper Colton Long made six saves in goal.

The Bulldogs and Black Knights previously played to a 1-1 tie at VB October 6.

5 Bulldogs make All-NCOSA soccer teams

By Cort Reynolds

Ada seniors Brendan Jameson and Carter Conley were voted first team All-North Central Ohio Soccer Association in boys soccer voting recently conducted by the league coaches.

Jameson made it as a midfielder, while forward Conley led the offense.

Speedy goal-scoring sophomore forward Logan Jolliff was tabbed second team All-NCOSA. 

Bulldog senior defender Ethan Murphy and sophomore defender Brayden Hunsiker were voted honorable mention all-league. 

Liberty-Benton sophomore midfielder Garrett Nealis was named NCOSA Player of the Year. L-B mentor Aaron Troyer was voted NCOSA Coach of the Year. 

Ada girls edged by NK in sectional thriller

By Cort Reynolds

The visiting Ada High School volleyball team won the first two sets, but dropped the last three at New Knoxville to lose a five-set heartbreaker in Div. IV sectional first round action Tuesday night, October 18.

The Lady Bulldogs won the first two close sets 25-23 and 25-22 to grab a two-game lead. But NK rallied by taking game three 25-15, then evened the match with a 25-16 win in set four. 

In the decisive fifth set, the Rangers pulled away for a 15-6 win to clinch the match and advance to the second round.

Ada's Klingler receives Honorable Mention in golf

By Cort Reynolds

Ada High School senior Geddes Klingler was voted honorable mention All-Northwest Conference in golf by the league coaches recently.

Klingler was the number one golfer for the Bulldogs this season.

Brevin Brandt of league champion Leipsic won conference Player of the Year honors.

Viking mentor Kevin Brandt was named NWC Coach of the Year.

Bulldog Sumner 2nd team All-NWC

By Cort Reynolds

Ada High School senior libero Courtney Sumner was voted second team All-Northwest Conference by the league coaches recently.

The acrobatic Sumner set the school career record for digs this season, helping Ada to an 11-12 record.

Junior Bulldog setter Autumn Andreasen was named honorable mention all-league.

Allen East junior hitter Soraya Jackson was tabbed NWC Player of the Year.  

Crestview won the league crown at 8-0 as Knight mentor Tammy Gregory was voted NWC Coach of the Year. Leipsic was second (7-1), followed by AE in third (19-4, 6-2).

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