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Ali Hess named head softball coach at Ohio Northern

Ali Hess has been named the head softball coach at Ohio Northern University.

Hess is only the fifth head coach in program history and served as an assistant coach at ONU in 2013.

She takes over for Kim Burke, who went 61-43 in three seasons, including a 13-15 mark last year.

Hess came to ONU after a three-year stint as an assistant coach at the University of Detroit Mercy, where she coached pitchers and catchers.

Four sign-up dates set for Ada fall soccer

Ada fall soccer sign-up will start soon at the Ada Park shelter house, according to Mark Light, director of Ada soccer.

Dates and times follow:

• Saturday, June 22 - 9-10:30 a.m.
• Monday, June 24 - 4:30-6 p.m.
• Thursday, June 27 - 4:30-6 p.m.
   (Before  home swim meet)
• Saturday, June 29 - 9-10:30 am

Cost for Soccer -
U6 $25 (includes a shirt)
U8 $30
U10 is $35,
U12 is $40
U15 is $45

$5 discount for each additional child
Jerseys are $20 for older teams (U8 - U15)

BVH Rehab & Sports Medicine sponsoring the 4th annual Flirt with Dirt trail 5K

Blanchard Valley Hospital Rehab & Sports Medicine and the Hancock Park District are sponsoring the 4th Annual Flirt with Dirt 5K Trail Run/Walk on Saturday, July 13 at Riverbend Recreational Area in Findlay. Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m., the trail race will start at 8:30 a.m. with the walk to immediately follow.

The course for the event is wood chipped, grass, and dirt trails with short stretches of asphalt throughout the park area. This is a USA Track & Field certified course and is an official 2013 Trail Runner Magazine Trophy Series Race.

Ada swim team 2-0 on the season; faces Westside on Monday

The Ada Alligator swim team moved to 2-0 on the young season after beating Shawnee 496 to 268 on June 13.

In the opening meet of the season Ada defeated Sherwood Sharks on June 10. On Monday Ada travels to the defending Western Ohio Aquatic League champions Westside.

Ada beat Westside in a dual meet last year, but Westwood prevailed in the league championships.

Commenting on the Shawnee meet, John Willamowski, Jr., Ada's coach said, "I was really proud of the way our team stepped up and remained focused. We have been working very hard this year and our team is coming along nicely."

OHSAA okays 2013 football divisions; Ada is in Division VI

The Ohio High School Athletic Association Board of Directors met Thursday morning in Columbus for its regularly scheduled June meeting, which marks the final board meeting of the 2012-13 school year. The following are highlights from the meeting. The complete set of meeting minutes will be posted later at OHSAA.org.

-          The board approved the football divisional breakdowns and regional assignments for 2013 and 2014. The lists of schools in each of the seven divisions, along with the regional maps, are posted on the football page at OHSAA.org: http://www.ohsaa.org/sports/ft/boys/default.asp

Sophomore Cody Lovejoy named second team Capital One Academic All-America

By Tim Glon

Ohio Northern sophomore wrestler Cody Lovejoy (Harrod/Allen East) has been named Second Team Capital One At-Large Academic All-America in voting on by the College Sports Information Directors of America.

Lovejoy, a pharmacy major, wasnamed to the At-Large team, which consists of student/athletes from the sports of wrestling, golf, swimming, volleyball, tennis, fencing, lacrosse and ice hockey.

He was also honored at the NCAA III Championships with the Elite 89 award, which is given to the student-athlete with the highest GPA at the championships site.