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July 23, 2019

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Zach Hurth named an assistant men's basketball coach

Comes to Ada after one-year stint as an assistant coach at Trine

By Tim Glon
Zach Hurth has been named an assistant men's basketball coach at Ohio Northern University.

He comes to ONU after a one-year stint as an assistant coach at Trine (ind.) in 2018-19.

"We are very excited to have Zach on our staff," ONU head coach Rich Bensman said. "Zach's energy and enthusiasm are contagious. We had an outstanding pool of applicants and and feel very fortunate to have him at Ohio Northern."

A native of Lansing, Mich., Hurth attended Albion (Mich.) in 2011-15 where he was a four-year varsity player for the Britons.

Gators win season opener vs Shawnee

Ada swim team falls at Westside

By Cort Reynolds
The Ada Alligators beat Shawnee in their season-opener at home Thursday, June 6.

Ada won the combined team meet score, 415-192. The Gator boys triumphed 247-99 while the Alligator girls lost a close bout, 193-168.

J.J. Spyker (boys 11-12 age bracket) and Lily Baumgartner (girls 11-12) each won three races to pace Ada to victory.

Gators winning two events were: Landon Stahler (boys 11-12); Charlie Spyker and Tommy Spyker (boys 15-18); Joey Spyker (boys 13-14); Carlie Oldfield (girls 13-14); and Tim Chrissobolis (boys 9-10).

Chrissobolis named assistant coach at ONU

By Tim Glon
Erin Chrissobolis has been named an assistant men's and women's swimming and diving coach at Ohio Northern University.

She is in her first year as a full-time assistant in 2019-20 after serving as a part-time assistant in 2017-18 and 2018-19.

A native of Martinsville, Ind., Chrissobolis came up through the swimming ranks in Indiana swimming for her local YMCA team and later Center Grove Aquatic Club where she was a junior and senior national qualifier. In high school, she was also able to participate on a swim team that went to Germany with Sport for Understanding.

Ada 'Gators defeat Shawnee in swim meet season opener

Photos by Cort Reynolds
The Ada swim team opened its summer season with a win over visiting Shawnee Thursday on a cool, overcast evening at the local pool.

Photos from top to bottom:

• Ada's Paige Cole won the 15-18 age bracket 50 meter breaststroke vs. Shawnee.
• An Alligator girl swims the breaststroke.
• Two boy swimmers duel in the 50 freestyle.
• Adaite Ella Poling swims the freestyle for the Alligators.
• An Ada girl swims the freestyle.

ONU’s Caleb Thomas first-team academic all-American

The College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) have named senior baseball player Caleb Thomas (Strongsville) a First-Team CoSIDA Google Cloud Academic All-American at the designated hitter position for the 2019 season, the national office announced Tuesday afternoon.

Thomas is now a two-time CoSIDA Google Cloud Academic All-America selection after receiving Second-Team accolades during his junior season in 2018. With the announcement, the senior also becomes the first player in program history to receive First-Team Academic All-America kudos.

Presenting Ada NWC scholar athletes

Letter winners with grade point averages of 3.0 and higher

Several Ada High School student athletes were named Northwest Conference Scholar Athletes this spring.

Eligibility requires student to letter in a sport. The gold level is for students with grade point average from 3.5 to 4.0 during the season. The silver level is for students with grade point averages of 3.0 to 3.49 during the season.

The entire NWC scholar athlete list is attached -

Boys' Track – Gold: Isaac Williams, Alexander Morgan, Khyler Stoll, Miguel, Gonzalez-Jordan, Carson Hissong, Noah Mattson, Riley Ferguson