Local Sports

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Locally: Ada set to hire Olwin
ADA -- Ada High School is expected to hire veteran coach Bob Olwin as its head football coach at a special board of education meeting at 5 p.m. today.

Olwin resigned as the head coach at Lake after one season. His resignation was for "personal reasons, a combination of a lot of different things," said the veteran coach in a story in the Bowling Green Sentinel Tribune.

He coached Lake to a 4-6 overall record that included a 3-4 mark in the Northern Buckeye Conference.

With more than 30 years of experience, Olwin's teams have won 10 conference championships and made seven playoff appearances.

He has had head coaching stints at Versailles, Fairview, Tiffin Calvert and Arlington.

Olwin replaces Mike Fell who stepped down after a successful run at the school.

Four of Fell's Ada teams won 10 games or more.

The Bulldogs' 2007 squad reached the state semifinals, where it was edged 41-38 by Hopewell-Loudon. The 2008, 2009 and 2010 teams got to the regional championship game.

Vogt named best golfer

University of Findlay senior Lauren Vogt was named Tuesday as the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Women's Golfer of the Week for her performance at the Perry Park Spring Fling over the weekend.

Vogt tied for second at the event, which was shortened due to bad weather, with a 36-hole score of 150.

The Auburn, Ind., native carded rounds of 74 & 76 to finish one-stroke back of the leader in the field of 140 golfers.

She registered 24 pars and three birdies and helped the Oilers to second place with a 321-307--628.

ONU's Berton named

ADA -- Ohio Northern junior Mark Berton has been named Ohio Athletic Conference men's outdoor track athlete of the week.

At the Washington & Lee (Va.) Carnival on Saturday, Berton won the 3,000-meter steeplechase in 9:23.44, beating the second-place runner by .24 of a second.

The Fostoria St. Wendelin graduate and Findlay native's time is currently the fastest in the country.

Ohio Northern will compete next at the OAC split meet at Muskingum on Friday.

UF men ranked 4th

The University of Findlay men's and women's outdoor track and field teams are ranked in the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association preseason poll, which was released on Tuesday.

The men's team is ranked fourth behind Grand Canyon, St. Augustine's and Adams State. They are one of three Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference teams ranked in the top 11.

The women's team is 20th to begin the year and is one of four GLIAC teams in the rankings.

The Oilers will be in action on Saturday when they compete in the University of Toledo Collegiate Challenge.

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