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July 23, 2019

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Loughman named to CoSIDA first team

Senior infielder Hailee Loughman (Brookville) has earned First-Team Google Cloud Academic All-District 7 accolades from the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) for the 2019 softball season, the national office announced Thursday.

To be considered, student-athletes must be a sophomore-or-higher in academic standing, serve as a starter or important reserve player for their respective team, and have a 3.30 minimum cumulative grade point average on a 4.0 scale at their current institution. In addition, all nominees must have participated in 50 percent of the team's competitions at their designated position.

4 student-athletes on All-Ohio Athletic Conference teams

ONU women’s lacrosse squad

The Ohio Northern women's lacrosse program landed a school record four student-athletes on the All-Ohio Athletic Conference squads for their efforts during the 2019 season, the league office announced Friday morning.

Junior Kelli Hill (Worthington/Thomas Worthington) headlined the selections after being named Second-Team All-OAC at the goalkeeper position.

Meanwhile, senior Emily Hershberger (Jackson Township/Jackson), junior Maddie Storr (Clarence, N.Y.), and sophomore Sydney Skelding (North Plainfield, N.J./Dublin) each garnered Honorable Mention kudos for their performances.

Baseball: State-ranked Lancers down Ada boys

By Cort Reynolds
ADA - Second-ranked Lincolnview came to Ada and used a 12-run fourth inning to beat the Bulldogs 23-1 in Northwest Conference baseball play on a cool Friday night.

The loss dropped Ada's record to 8-11 and 1-6 in NWC play. The league-leading Lancers improved to 19-2 and 7-0 in the NWC with the lopsided win.

Lincolnview led just 3-1 after two innings. But the Lancers scored six in the third frame, then exploded for a dozen runs in the fourth to put the game away.

Lancer Jaden Youtsey smacked two doubles in the big fourth inning. His first drive bounced off the right-center field fence.

Softball: Lady Bulldogs end season

By Cort Reynolds
ADA - The Ada girls softball season came to a close with a 13-0 loss to visiting Lincolnview in Northwest Conference play on a chilly, overcast Friday evening.

The Lady Bulldogs finished 9-13 overall and 1-7 in the NWC with the defeat. The Lady Lancers improved to 15-6 overall and 4-3 in the NWC with the run-rule shortened, five-inning win.

"We have a young team with a lot of growing to do," said Ada first-year head coach Rebecca Dicke. "We have some talented players who will keep working hard in the off-season and get more experience as we continue to rebuild."

Ada's Dellifield, Mattson 2nd at NWC track meet

By Cort Reynolds
HARROD - The Ada track and field teams competed at the annual Northwest Conference championship meet hosted by Allen East this past Thursday and Saturday.

The Lady Bulldogs came in seventh out of nine teams, while the Bulldog boys finished eighth.

Columbus Grove swept both the boys and girls team titles.

Ada junior Nora Dellifield took second in the pole vault to post the top Lady Bulldog showing.

Bulldog senior Noah Mattson came in second in the shot put and was fifth in the discus tolead the Ada boys. Philip Gautier placed third in both the high jump and long jump. Michael Crouse came in fourth in the 400.

3 Bulldog netters advance to districts

Ada's Spar wins sectional tennis crown

By Cort Reynolds
LIMA - The Ada tennis team competed exceptionally well at the Div. II UNOH sectionals in Lima Thursday and Saturday, with three Bulldogs making it to district play in singles by finishing in the final four.

Ada dominated the singles flight as the Bulldog trio comprised three of the four semifinalists. The threesome went 12-1 against non-Ada teammates as the program qualified three players to district singles for the first time ever in a single event.

As the top singles seed in the 33-player field, Bulldog senior Cade Mullins got a first round bye and then whipped Rylee Messenger of Kenton 6-0, 6-0 Thursday.