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AHS girls soccer loss at Van Buren

By Cort Reynolds

VAN BUREN--The Ada High School girls soccer team lost 9-1 to Van Buren in North Central Ohio Soccer Association match Thursday evening.

The Bulldog girls fell to 5-9 overall and 0-5 in NCOSA play with the defeat. 

The Lady Knights improved to 10-4-1 overall and 4-1 in NCOSA action with the lopsided win. 

Ada trailed 7-1 at halftime. Olivia Burkhart scored the Bulldog goal on an assist from Karmen Hall.

Lexi Poling collected 19 saves in goal for Ada.

Paige Bowman and Anna Durliat each netted three goals and passed out two assists to pace the victorious offense.

AHS boys soccer ties Van Buren, 1-1

By Cort Reynolds

VAN BUREN--The visiting Ada High School boys soccer team tied tough Van Buren 1-1 in a North Central Ohio Soccer Association match Thursday evening, October 6.

The Bulldogs are 5-6-4 overall and 0-4-1 in NCOSA following the road tie. 

The Black Knights are now 4-5-4 and 1-0-3 in NCOSA after another tie.

Carter Conley tallied the lone Ada goal on a Nathan Williams assist.

Bulldog keeper Colton Long made six saves in goal. 

The Bulldogs host LCC Monday, Oct. 10. 

Ada entertains Marion Harding Oct. 13 as they end the regular season with a pair of non-league home games next week.

Spring swim lesson registration opens

The Polar Bear Swim School is now accepting registration for the spring. Registration is available on the ONU Sports website, or you may simply click HERE.

The dates for all five lessons are as follows:

March 26

April 2, 16, 23, 30

Two sessions are available, and each session will offer all 5 levels.

Session 1 will run from 5:30-6:15 p.m.

Session 2 will run from 6:45-7:30 p.m.

Registration is on a first come first serve basis and typically fills up quickly.

AHS football visits Grove on October 7

By Cort Reynolds

Coming off of a 33-28 home win over Spencerville, the Ada High School football team goes on the road to face rugged Columbus Grove this coming Friday.

CG is 5-2 and 3-1 in the NWC after a 31-6 win at Crestview last Friday. Grove is ranked fourth in Div. VI, Region 22.

Ada (2-5, 1-3 NWC) is 0-2 on the road, while Grove is 4-0 at home. Their win over the Bearcats snapped a three-game losing skid. 

CG has won two in a row after a 7-0 loss at Allen East, and has captured four of its last five contests.

ONU softball to open 2023 season with Florida trip

By Tim Glon

The Ohio Northern softball team has announced its 2023 schedule under seventh-year head coach Jackie Price.

The Polar Bears will get their 56th season underway March 11-19 with their annual Spring Break trip to Florida. The 10-to-12 game Spring Break schedule will be announced in February.

ONU will open its northern schedule on March 24-29 with home double headers with Calvin (Mich.) on March 24, Trine (Ind.) on March 25 and Alma (Mich.) on March 29.

Ohio Northern will open its Ohio Athletic Conference schedule with two games at Marietta on April 1.

AHS volleyball loss to Crestview; Knights clinch share of NWC title

4:03 p.m. CORRECTION: The second half of this article was previously cut off.

By Cort Reynolds

Playing at home, the Ada High School volleyball team lost in straight sets to tall and athletic league leader Crestview in a Northwest Conference match Tuesday night, October 4.

The 25-7, 25-13, 25-9 loss dropped the Lady Bulldog record to 10-10 overall and 1-6 in the NWC. 

The dominating Knight girls squad clinched at least a share of the NWC title with the win. They improved to 12-6 and 7-0 in the NWC to stay in sole possession of first place with one league match remaining.