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Late Lancers rally sinks Ada softball in NWC title battle

By Cort Reynolds

VAN WERT – The Ada High School softball team fought hard in a Northwest Conference title showdown at Lincolnview, playing in a light mist on Tuesday evening, May 14. 

Both teams entered the fray undefeated in league play, with the Lancer girls 7-0 and Ada 6-0. The Bulldogs sought their first-ever conference softball title in their last year as a NWC member.

The Bulldog girls led 1-0 into the sixth inning, but Lincolnview rallied late to win 3-1 and capture the elusive league championship.

Ada still has a makeup game to play at Columbus Grove on May 16 to finish its NWC slate, but is assured of finishing second for the second straight year. Crestview finished third at 5-3. 


Bulldog softball nipped by Cards in district semis

By Cort Reynolds

WAPAKONETA __ The Ada High School softball team lost a 3-2 nailbiter to New Bremen in the Div. IV district semifinals Monday evening, May 13, at Wapakoneta.

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Bulldog boys 4th, girls 7th at NWC meet; Brown wins 110 hurdles

By Cort Reynolds

BLUFFTON __ The Ada High School boys track and field team finished fourth at the annual Northwest Conference championship meet in Bluffton University’s Salzman Stadium Saturday, May 11.

Columbus Grove captured the boys team crown with 162 points, followed by Bluffton (123) and Lincolnview (102). The Ada boys scored 71.5 points to beat Spencerville, Allen East, Crestview, Leipsic and Delphos Jefferson.

Grove won the girls team title with 173.5 points. Bluffton took second with 127 points, followed by Spencerville in third.

The Bulldog girls tallied 39.33 points to finish seventh, ahead of Crestview and Leipsic.


Williams qualifies for Port Clinton districts

By Cort Reynolds

LIMA __Ada junior Nathan Williams won his first three singles matches in straight sets at the Div. II UNOH sectionals in Lima to qualify for the Port Clinton districts next week.

Seeded third in the 30-player singles flight, the southpaw defeated Bath’s Carter Deppe 6-1, 6-2 in his first match Thursday.

In the round of 16, he knocked out Elida’s Alex Dunahay 6-1, 6-3.

Then in the quarterfinals, Williams eliminated Noah White of St. Marys 6-3, 6-2. This clinched a spot in the final four and thus qualified him for district competition.

On Saturday in the semifinals, he lost to top seed Isaac Wibbeler of St. Marys 6-4, 6-2. 


Bulldog baseball makeup: 10-0 loss to Lancers

By Cort Reynolds

VAN WERT __ The Ada High School varsity baseball team lost at league champion Lincolnview 10-0 in a Northwest Conference makeup game Saturday, May 11.