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Gator boys 3rd after day 1 of WOAL swim meet; Agozzino wins 3, Baumgartner 2

By Cort Reynolds

The Ada boys summer swim team is in a solid third place out of eight teams after the first day of the 40th annual Western Ohio Aquatic League championship meet at the Wapakoneta Community Pool concluded Friday.

Ada's Olivia Agozzino won three races on the first day in the girls 9-10 age bracket. 

Lady Alligator Lily Baumgartner (15-18) touched first in two events, and she also swam a leg for the winning Ada medley relay quartet.

The Ada boys trail only Bluffton and Wapakoneta, while the Alligator girls stand seventh out of eight teams.

Ada swimmers dominate Van Wert

By Cort Reynolds

The host Ada summer swim team rolled to a sweep of its meet over Van Wert in the final Western Ohio Aquatic League dual event of the regular season on a steamy Thursday night, June 30, at the Ada Municipal Pool.

The Ada boys dunked VW 243.5-82.5, while the Gator girls splashed the Marlins, 218-72.

The Gators captured the combined boys/girls competition over the undermanned Van Wert squad by a score of 461.5-154.5.

Ada's Olivia Agozzino (girls 9-10 age bracket) took first in four races to pace the Lady Alligators. 

Gator Tim Chrissobolis (13-14) won two individual races.

Traveling fastpitch softball tryouts

The NWO Lady Buckeyes fastpitch softball teams are holding tryouts for the 2022-2023 season at the Elida Varsity & JV Softball fields, 4500 Sunnydale St. The teams are a nonprofit traveling program.

6:00-8:00 p.m.

12U – Tuesday July 19th & Thursday July 21st

14U – Tuesday July 19th & Thursday July 21st

16U – Monday July 18th & Wednesday July 20th

18U – Monday July 18th & Wednesday July 20th


Photo-story: Ada boys nip Stingray swimmers

The Icon is catching up on Ada Gators swim news. Stay tuned for June 30 results.

By Cort Reynolds

Photos by Teri Salyer and Cort Reynolds

The Ada boys summer swim team won their dual meet, but the Alligators narrowly dropped the overall bout at county rival Kenton in a West Ohio Aquatic League contest Monday night, June 27.

Ada beat the Stingray boys 267-228, but lost the combined boys/girls competition by a 534-490 score.

The Alligator girls fell to Kenton, 306-223.

40th Annual Elks Invitational Swim Meet-WOAL League Champs

WAPAKONETA, Ohio⎯More than 500 swimmers and their families will descend on Wapakoneta on July 8-9, 2022 for the 40th annual Elks Invitational Swim Meet and Western Ohio Aquatics League (WOAL) League Championship.  League swimmers are ages 4-18 who are members of one of the league’s teams.

The Wapakoneta Community Swimming Pool is the host site for the 2022 Swim Champs. The facility will host eight teams: Ada, Bluffton, Findlay, Kenton, Shawnee Country Club, Wapakoneta, Westside and Van Wert. Teams will compete for the 2022 league title.

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.