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Jameson, Conley 1st team All-NWC soccer

By Cort Reynolds

Ada High School seniors Brendan Jameson and Carter Conley each earned first team All-Northwest Conference boys soccer honors in voting recently conducted by the league coaches.

Jameson paced the Ada defense while Conley topped the offense.

Bulldog senior Ethan Murphy and sophomore Logan Jolliff were named second team All-NWC. Conley and Jolliff were the team's leading goal scorers.

Ada sophomore Nathan Williams was tabbed honorable mention all-league. 

Senior Will Gallaspie of Spencerville was named NWC Player of the Year. Lincolnview mentor Anson Moody was voted NWC Coach of the Year. 

Marshall, Burkhart top Bulldog girls soccer all-leaguers

By Cort Reynolds

The Ada High School girls soccer team placed four players on all-conference teams in voting recently conducted by the league coaches.

Junior Ella Marshall was named first team All-Northwest Conference and first team All-North Central Ohio Soccer Association.

Marshall set an Ada program single-season record with 16 goals, and she also passed out seven assists. 

Junior Olivia Burkhart was voted second team All-NWC and second team All-NCOSA. She broke the Ada season record for most assists in a season with 13, and she also netted seven goals.

AHS girls soccer season recap

By Cort Reynolds

UPPER SANDUSKY--The Ada girls soccer team battled to a halftime tie, but they eventually tired and lost 5-1 at Upper Sandusky on a cold Monday evening, October 17, in Div. III sectional first round tournament action.

Seeded ninth, the Bulldog girls finished with a 5-12 record after the season-ending defeat. 

The seventh-seeded Lady Rams improved to 8-5-3 with the win, and advanced to the sectional finals.

"Cold weather and tired legs from our game Saturday night did us in," said Lady Bulldog first-year head coach Doug Dewese. 

Ada lost a tough 2-0 makeup match to Allen East Saturday.

ONU women's golf at Bluffton Beaver Fall Classic recap

By Tim Glon

BLUFFTON — The Ohio Northern women's golf team won its third tournament in four tries this fall, posting a 676 at the Bluffton Beaver Fall Classic on Saturday and Sunday at the Bluffton Golf Course.

The Polar Bears (33-1 overall) defeated second-place Wooster by 19 strokes in the five-team tournament after holding an impressive 26-shot lead after the first round.

It marks ONU's third consecutive tournament victory after opening the season with a second place finish at the Olivet (Mich.) Fall Invitational Sept. 9-10.

Northern has since won tournaments at Heidelberg, Lourdes and now Bluffton.

Bulldog football hopes to spoil AE outright title hopes, make playoffs

Heated rivalry features storied past

By Cort Reynolds

On October 21, the annual Ada/Allen East backyard rivalry will be renewed at Harrod's Goodwin Field as the finale to the 2022 regular season–with a lot riding on the contest.

League-leading AE (8-1, 6-0 NWC) is cresting on a six-game win streak after defeating Leipsic 17-8 in Harrod last Friday to clinch at least a share of the Northwest Conference crown. 

The Mustangs are hoping for another deep playoff run, while Ada is hoping to make it to the expanded postseason for the first time since 2017.

AHS girls soccer edged in soccer battle by AE

By Cort Reynolds

The spunky Ada High School girls soccer team lost a hard-fought 2-0 bout to visiting backyard arch-rival Allen East in a Northwest Conference makeup match on a chilly Saturday night, October 15, under the War Memorial Park Stadium lights.

The Bulldog girls finished the regular season 5-11 overall and 0-6 in the NWC with the tough defeat. 

With the victory, the Lady Mustangs improved to 11-5-1 and ended up 3-3 in the NWC. AE finished fourth in the seven-team NWC standings. 

Bluffton won the league title at 6-0, finishing ahead of Columbus Grove (5-1) and Delphos Jefferson (4-2).