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Bulldog track teams 10th at annual Ada Invite

By Cort Reynolds

The Ada High School track and field teams hosted their annual 16-team Invitational meet Saturday, May 7 at War Memorial Stadium.

Van Wert won the boys team crown over Bluffton, while Ada came in 10th. Spencerville captured the girls team title with Kenton second. The Bulldog girls finished 10th as well.

Julian Grose came in second in the boys 300 meter hurdles to post the top Bulldog finish.

Ada junior Courtney Sumner ended up third in the long jump to register the best Lady Bulldog showing.

 

Scoring Ada finishers:

Boys 300 Meter Hurdles

2 Grose, Julian 10 Ada 43.89

 

Ada girls track 3rd at County Invite

By Cort Reynolds

The Ada High School girls track and field team finished a solid third at the six-team Hardin County Invitational meet on May 4, which was hosted by Upper Scioto Valley High School in McGuffey.

Kenton won the girls team crown narrowly over Riverdale, followed by Ada in third. 

Kenton also captured the boys team title, followed closely by Hardin Northern. Meanwhile, the Bulldog boys came in sixth in the tightly-bunched male standings.

Julian Grose won the 300 hurdles to register the top Ada boys finish.

Bulldog sophomore Olivia Burkhart took first in the 400 meter dash.

 

Top Ada finishes:

Softball sectionals tickets must be purchased online

Tickets are required for the sectional softball game to be played at Ada on Monday, May 9 and they must be purchased online.

Cost is $8 until the day of the game, then the cost increases to $10. 

TICKETS https://www.ohsaa.org/tickets

> Go to softball

> Scroll down to division 4, region 14

> Click on Elida

> Find Ada vs Arlington

Online youth football sign-up begins May 23

This year Ada Youth Football sign-ups are open online for K-6 grades beginning on May 23. Practices begin in late July-early August. All players need to register online.

PROGRAMS

K-2 Flag Football

  • $35 registration fee and t-shirt
  • Fees collected at 1st practice

3-6 Grade

  • $55 registration fee and $45 jersey fee if needed
  • Fees collected at fitting

The link below will be updated on May 23 and remain open through June 12.

https://www.leaguelineup.com/welcome.asp?url=adayouthfootballk6

Bulldog boys fall to Leipsic

By Cort Reynolds

Playing at home, the Ada High School baseball team lost 11-1 to visiting Leipsic in a Northwest Conference game Monday evening, May 2.

The Bulldogs fell to 5-11 overall and 0-6 in the NWC with the defeat. Meanwhile, the Vikings improved to 11-5 and 5-1 in NWC play with the win.

Leipsic jumped in front 4-0 after two innings and never trailed. 

Ada's Levi Sousley pitched well into the sixth inning until he was relieved.

The Vikings extended the lead to 7-1 with three runs in the top of the sixth. Isiah Camareno hit an RBI double, and Ethan Zeisloft followed with a two-run double.

Ada softball struggles on defense vs. Vikings

By Cort Reynolds

Playing at home, the Ada High School varsity softball team lost to Leipsic 13-3 in a Northwest Conference matchup Monday evening, May 2.

The inexperienced Lady Bulldogs committed eight errors.

"We have to clean up the errors if we want to stay in games and win," said Ada head coach Jeff Bassitt. 

The Bulldog girls dropped to 3-12 and 1-5 in the NWC after the defeat. The Viking girls improved to 13-4 overall and 4-2 in the NWC with the six-inning win. 

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