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AHS Track & Field: Day 1 NWC meet results

By Cort Reynolds

The Ada High School track and field teams competed in the first day of the annual Northwest Conference championship meet at Crestview Thursday, May 12.

A few final events took place Thursday. Ada junior Courtney Sumner took fourth in the long jump to register the best Lady Bulldog finish of day one. Teammate Olivia Green came in right behind her in fifth.

The Ada girls rank sixth after day one, with the Bulldog boys eighth. Columbus Grove leads both the boys and girls standings.

Most of the event finals take place when the meet resumes Saturday morning.

 

Scoring Ada finishes:

Bulldog baseball beats rival Mustangs

By Cort Reynolds

The visiting Ada High School baseball team scored four late runs to beat local arch-rival Allen East 7-5 in a Northwest Conference makeup contest at Harrod Thursday evening.

Ada improved to 6-12 overall and finished 1-7 in the NWC with their first league win. Meanwhile, the Mustangs fell to 4-12 and 0-7 in NWC play with the defeat.

The Bulldogs trailed 4-3 heading to the sixth inning, when they scored four times to grab a 7-4 lead.

Spencer Wall relieved starting hurler Kadin Phipps late and pitched the final inning while giving up one run to earn the save.

Ada softball shut out in sectionals by Vikings

By Cort Reynolds

The Ada High School varsity softball team lost 8-0 at Leipsic in the Div. IV softball sectional finals Thursday evening, May 12, to be eliminated from the tournament.

"We still need to cut down on the errors to win games," said Ada head coach Jeff Bassitt. The Bulldog girls committed 10 miscues, while the Vikings made no errors.

The Lady Bulldogs fell to 5-13 with the defeat. The Viking girls improved to 16-4 with the win and advanced to the district semifinals next week in Elida.

Ada netters play at sectionals

By Cort Reynolds

The Ada High School tennis team competed in the Div. II sectional tournament Thursday, May 12 at UNOH in Lima.

Three Bulldogs participated in the singles tournament, while two tandems played in the doubles bracket.

Bulldog senior Dexter Woods easily defeated Gage Buxton of Kenton 6-0, 6-0 in his first match. Woods then lost to eventual semifinalist Max Gaumier of LCC 6-1, 6-0 in the round of 16.

Junior Brendan Jameson lost a very close three-setter to Wapakoneta's Connor Coffey in his round of 32 opening match. He fell 6-2, 5-7, 6-4.

Bulldog boys felled by big innings

By Cort Reynolds

The Ada High School baseball team lost to visiting Spencerville 17-2 in a Northwest Conference makeup contest on a very warm Wednesday evening, May 11.

Ada fell to 5-12 overall and 0-7 in the NWC with the five-inning defeat. Meanwhile, the Bearcats improved to 6-15 and finished 5-3 in NWC play with the run-rule shortened win.

The Bearcats led 3-2 after two innings. They plated seven runs in each of the third and fourth frames to put the game out of reach.

Spencerville out-hit Ada 8-2 and capitalized on six Bulldog errors.

Bearcat Jack Cox homered and earned the pitching win to pace the victors.

 

Ada softball cages Bearcats

By Cort Reynolds

The Ada High School varsity softball team decisively defeated visiting Spencerville 7-1 in a Northwest Conference makeup game on a hot Wednesday evening, May 11.

The Lady Bulldogs improved to 5-12 overall and 2-5 in the NWC with the win on Senior Night. The Bearcat girls fell to 5-15 overall and 0-7 in the NWC after the defeat. 

"It was a good way to go out on Senior Night and get another league win," said Ada head coach Jeff Bassitt. "We had timely hitting and good pitching." 

Lone Bulldog senior Morgan Dirmeyer was recognized before the game and played the first five innings in right field.

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