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Ada Gators outswim Findlay in June 15 home meet

By Cort Reynolds

The Ada Gators summer swim team defeated the visiting Findlay Frogs on an unseasonably cool evening at the local pool Thursday, June 15.

The Gators defeated the Frogs 339-306 in the combined final team score. 

Ada won the boys meet by a score of 198-146, while the Findlay girls won a close girls dual meet, 160-141. (Score sheet HERE.)

Bulldog track season opens with tri meet at Indian Lake

By Cort Reynolds

INDIAN LAKE – The Ada High School track and field team got off to a solid start in its spring season on a chilly Tuesday evening at Indian Lake with Upper Scioto Valley.

The Bulldog boys and girls teams both finished second out of three teams. IL finished first, while USV came in third.

“We had a lot of first-place finishes and got off to a strong start to our season,” said Ada head coach Tyler Craig. (View Ada results HERE.)

Sophomore Logan Jolliff won the 100 and 200-meter sprint events. Freshman Kayleb Hickman took first in the 400 meters.

Bulldog sophomore Ethan D’Souza crossed the line first in the 3200 meter run. Ada junior Jackson Brown won the 110 high hurdles.

The Ada 4x400 relay teams won both the boys and girls races.

Ram Joe Parker won the 800 meter run (2:15.16). USV’s Kevin Smith took first in the shot put (44-11) and discus (114-8).

Ada is slated to run in a seven-team meet at Waynesfield Saturday, which includes Allen East and Indian Lake.


Several AHS swimmers qualify to BG district

Baumgartner wins two sectional races

By Cort Reynolds

LIMA - The Ada High School swim team competed well in the Div. II sectional meet at the Lima Family YMCA Saturday, February 11, with four individuals and two relays making it to the district meet. 

Ada sophomore ace Lily Baumgartner swept to the sectional title in the 100 butterfly (58.06.), and she also won the 100 backstroke (59.32).

Baumgartner captured the 100 by 1.57, and touched first by a whopping 3.8 seconds in the 100 fly.

Bulldog volleyball raises over $5K with Dig for a Cure

Three set loss to Upper Sandusky on October 10

By Cort Reynolds

Playing at home, the Ada High School volleyball team battled but lost a three-setter to Upper Sandusky in a non-conference match Monday on their annual "Dig for the Cure" cancer benefit night on October 10.

Proceeds from the event went to benefit the family of former Ada teacher Julie Butterfield. Over five thousand dollars was raised.

September Board of Education meeting summary

The Ada Schools board of education met on Monday, September 19 with board members Amy Mullins, Matt Gossman, Ron Fleming and Ted Griffith present. Steve Ramey was absent.

During the “Hearing of the Public” segment, Mullins advised visitor Adam Baumgartner that he had three minutes to address the board. Baumgartner spoke about his frustrations that 7th grade football players would go two weeks without any play time. He said the email response from the athletic department did not answer any of his questions. Mullins responded that the board would contact the athletic department and that someone would get back to him.

Sept. 19 Board of Education meeting

The Ada Exempted Village Schools, 725 West North Ave., will hold the September Board of Education Meeting at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, September 19 in the board meeting room.

Board members are Dr. Amy Mullins, President; Matt Gossman; Ronald Fleming; Steve Ramey and Ted Griffith.