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July 20, 2019

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Nate Bye OAC pitcher of the week

Junior right-handed pitcher Nate Bye (Thorntown, Ind./Western Boone) has been dubbed the Ohio Athletic Conference Pitcher of the Week in baseball for the April 22-28 voting period, the league office announced Monday afternoon.

Last week, Bye helped guide the Polar Bears to a 4-1 overall record and a 3-1 OAC mark with two stellar pitching performances. The Thorntown, Indiana native posted a 2-0 record on the mound with a 0.56 ERA and four strikeouts in a team-high 16.0 innings.

Ada netters win forfeit

By Cort Reynolds
After two cancellations, heavily-favored Ada was awarded a forfeit win over Celina in the first round of the Ohio Tennis Coaches Association duals tournament Sunday.

The Ada/Celina match was postponed April 20 and April 25 by inclement weather, and the first round had to be completed by April 28.

The win improves the Bulldog record to 12-4, a single-season program record for most wins. It also advances Ada to a second round OTCA rematch in the northwest region vs. Clyde at a date TBA.

Last year, Clyde edged the Bulldogs 3-2 in the second round of the OTCA tournament at Ohio Northern.

Ada track 2nd at USV Invite 

By Cort Reynolds
The Ada track and field teams each finished a strong second at the rainy, eight-team Upper Scioto Valley Invitational Thursday evening.

Four Bulldog boys and one Ada girl took individual firsts: Brenna Hissong (400), Miguel Jordan (800), Alex Morgan (300 hurdles), Michael Crouse (400) and Phillip Gautier (long jump).

The Bulldog boys and girl foursomes each won the 4x400 relay races.

Riverdale won the girls team crown with 186 points, while McComb captured the boys team title with 149.5. The Lady Bulldogs tallied 106 points to come in second, and the Bulldog boys scored 118 to also finish as runner-up.

Lady Bulldogs seeded 6th in tourney draw

By Cort Reynolds
The Ada softball team was seeded sixth out of 11 teams in the Div. IV Wapakoneta sectional/district drawings held Sunday. The Lady Bulldogs (8-10) begin defense of their 2018 district title when they host seventh seed Maron Local (5-11) Monday, May 6 at 5 p.m. in first round play.

The Ada/ML victor will then play at third seed Ft. Recovery Thursday, May 9 in the sectional finals at 5 p.m.

That winner will advance to the Wapak district semifinals May 14 at 6:30 p.m.

Lady Bulldogs nipped by Wildcats

By Cort Reynolds
Visiting Kenton won a tense 3-2 pitcher's duel over county rival Ada in a non-conference softball game Wednesday evening.

The Lady Bulldogs dropped to 8-10 overall with the loss, while Kenton improved to 2-14 with the win.

Ada sophomore Leona Dalton hurled a two-hit complete game but was tagged with the tough loss. She struck out seven and walked three while giving up just two earned runs.

The Bulldogs scored in the bottom of the first to take the early lead. Raina England singled, stole a base and came in to score on a hit by Kiersten Cortez.

Ada boys fall to big Kenton innings  

By Cort Reynolds
Visiting Kenton put together two seven-run innings to defeat the Ada baseball team 16-5 in a county rivalry battle Wednesday evening.

The Bulldogs fell to 8-9 with the non-league defeat, and the Wildcats improved to 4-9 with the win.

Kenton broke up a scoreless game with seven runs in the top of the third inning, then scored seven more in the seventh to put the game out of reach.

Ada plated two runs in the home fourth. Phillip Coulson stole two bases and came around to score the first Bulldog run. Connor Frazier looped a single to center field to cut the deficit to 7-2.