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Ada swimmers outpace Westside in WOAL meet

By Cort Reynolds

Hosting at the Ada Municipal Pool, the Ada-Lost Creek Gators defeated Westside in a West Ohio Aquatic League dual meet on a warm Thursday night, June 23.

Ada captured the combined boys-girls competition by a count of 371-155. 

The Gator boys won 237-130 to pave the way for the overall team victory. The visitors won the girls meet, 225-134.

The Ada boys improved their dual record to 3-1 with the win. The Gator girls dropped to 0-4, while the overall Ada team record is now 1-3.

Gator Luke Harriger (11-12) won four individual races to help lead the Ada boys team to victory.

Reminder: Youth Soccer late fees after June 30

The Ada Soccer Association has issued a reminder that regular registration for the fall season will end on June 30.

Registration from July 1-9 will incur an automatic late fee.

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Information about summer practices, other updates, and opportunities to ask questions are on the associaion Facebook page.


Ada boys win at Findlay WOAL meet

By Cort Reynolds

The visiting Ada boys summer swim team defeated Findlay in a West Ohio Aquatic League dual meet Monday night, June 20. 

The Gator boys upended the Frogs, 173-155. The Ada boys improved their dual meet record to 2-1 with the victory.

The hosts won the girls meet, 182-98 and Findlay took the overall combined boys/girls competition by a score of 337-271. 

Gavin Oldfield (13-14 age bracket) won three races to pace the Alligator boys. Lily Baumgartner (15-18) and Carly Hull (6 and under) each touched first in two races. Lincoln Harriger (11-12) and Luke Harriger (6 and under) each captured first in a pair of races.

ONU's Pitcovich named 2nd Team Academic All-America

Ohio Northern senior Tessa Pitcovich (Stow/Stow-Munroe Falls) was named to the NCAA Division III Academic All-America Second Team in women's track and field and cross country by the College Sports Information Directors of America for the 2021-22 season.

The Academic All-America Team, selected by CoSIDA, recognizes the nation's top student-athletes for their combined performances in athletic competition and in the classroom.

Pitcovich, an accounting major who competes on the track and field and cross country teams at ONU, boasts a perfect 4.0 GPA and was selected by CoSIDA to the Academic All-District 7 First Team in May.

Gator boys best Wapak at home meet

Story and photos by Cort Reynolds

The Ada boys summer swim team defeated visiting Wapakoneta on a hot and hazy Thursday night, June 16, in West Ohio Aquatic League action at the municipal pool.

The Alligator boys dunked Wapak, 209-134.

But the Waves won the girls meet 216-103, and the visitors captured the overall combined boys-girls competition by a 350-312 score. 

Olivia Aggozino (9-10 age bracket) paced the Ada girls with four individual race wins. Lily Baumgartner (15-18) won two races, as did Carly Hull (6 and under).

Snapshot of summer softball

Story and photo by Cort Reynolds

Incoming Ada freshman catching prospect Marley Bulerin slugs a double off the base of the center field fence Thursday evening, June 9, at War Memorial Park.

A team comprised of roughly half Ada players split a pair of  five-inning contests vs. Shawnee in the June summer league twinbill.