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Bulldog soccer alumni invited to play 2023 teams

By Paula Scott

On Saturday, August 5, the Ada High School girls and boys soccer teams will be challenging team alumni to a game on the turf at War Memorial Stadium. Alumni are requested to wear white.

The girls game starts at 5:00 p.m. and the boys game starts at 7:00 p.m.

ONU bowling seasons begin October 7 in Columbus

The Ohio Northern men's and women's bowling teams will begin their inaugural seasons on Oct. 7 when they compete at the first of five Ohio Bowling Conference Tournaments at Palace Lanes in Columbus under head coach Jeff Robinson.

The Polar Bears will compete in five separate OBC Tournaments in Columbus (Oct. 21, Nov. 18, Jan. 20 and Feb. 24) and will have five other tournaments on their schedule.

ONU will compete at the Wright State Raider Classic Nov. 11-12, at the Lehigh Valley Collegiate Dec. 19-20 at Whitehall, Pa., the Roto Grip Keystone Classic Dec. 21-22 at Allentown, Pa., at the Greater Pittsburgh Classic Jan. 13 at Greensburg, Pa., and at the Alma Scotty Classic Feb. 3 at Jackson, Mich.

Ohio Northern will compete in the 24-team Ohio Bowling Conference.

The Polar Bears will hold their practices and home events at Norada Lanes in Ada.

Gator swimmers 7th at WOAL championships

By Cort Reynolds

KENTON --The Ada summer swim team finished seventh at the two-day, eight-team Western Ohio Aquatic League championship meet Saturday, July 8, in Kenton.

The Alligator boys finished sixth, while the Ada girls came in seventh after 82 completed events.

Local girls softball team 2nd at tourney

Team tryouts scheduled for July 17-24

By Cort Reynolds

FINDLAY--The Northwest Ohio Lady Buckeyes 16U softball travel team took second place during a tournament at Marathon Fields in Findlay last weekend. 

NWO went 4-1 in the tourney and lost in the finals to a team from Cleveland, 5-1.

The NWO squad consists of area players from Hardin Northern, Elida, Liberty-Benton, Carey, McComb, Shawnee, Riverside and Leipsic. 

Gator swimmers compete in day one at 41st WOAL title meet

By Cort Reynolds

The Ada summer swim team stands seventh in the eight-team West Ohio Aquatic League championship meet after day one of competition at Kenton.

Dominating Bluffton leads the overall standings, as well as the boys and girls standings. 

The Alligator boys are sixth, while the Ada girls sit seventh after the first day of 40 completed events. Forty-two events remain to be contested Saturday.

Ada’s Kyleigh Nau won the 25 freestyle for the 7-8 girls age group. She also took second in another individual race.

Landry Harriger captured three second-place finishes in the boys 9-10 division.

Gator Olivia Agozzino touched third in three individual events in the girls 11-12 bracket.

More than 500 swimmers competed on day one of the 41st annual Elks Invitational meet championships. The meet is for swimmers aged 5-18 who are members of a league team. 

46 Ada Gators will compete at WOAL Championship

The Ada  Gators will swim their last event for the summer of 2023 at the 40th annual Elks Invitational Swim Meet and WOAL League Championship in Kenton on July 7-8. Of the 90 swimmers on the Sardines team, 46 will be competing at Champs.