|Cougars Win Fourth Straight State Tennis Title|
|05/14/19 - |
Even though the Ada High boys tennis team had clinched the 2019 Class 4A State championship hours earlier with semifinal victories for all four entrants, there were no signs of many celebrations until the final Cougar match was over.
Then, moments after the Ada No. 1 Doubles team of Reese Siegle-Landon Swopes won the last tie-breaker point to edge the previously unbeaten team of Mason Allen and Braden Wadley of Grove in a tense championship match, AHS head coach Skip Griese could finally let his bottled-up emotions out.
“23... 23... 23,” he kept repeating to the large group of Ada tennis fans who remained inside the Oklahoma City Tennis Center Saturday night. The tournament was delayed four hours by rain, but the Pontotoc County proud didn’t seem to be bothered by the extended stay.
The Cougars had secured the Ada tennis program’s 23rd overall state championship. It was also a four-peat for the Ada boys and the eighth consecutive season that Ada has won a team title (boys or girls). Let that sink in. Ada has brought home a first-place trophy every year since 2012.
|Cougar Golf Headed To State|
|05/05/19 - |
SHAWNEE — The Ada High boys golf team qualified for the state tournament after a runner-up finish at the Class 4A Regional Tournament, held Monday at Firelake Golf Course in Shawnee.
The Ada boys shot a two-round score of 323-313—636 and finished 15 shots ahead of third-place Hilldale, which finished at 334-317—651.
Cascia Hall won the regional championship after firing off an impressive score of 307-287—594.
“I felt like we performed pretty well today overall. I was a little disappointed in our first round but felt like we rebounded well in the afternoon,” said Ada head coach Robbie Powell. “We did throw away several strokes at the end of both rounds, but it is not like we would have been able to beat Cascia Hall the way they played.”
|Cougars Compete At Duncan Track Meet|
|04/30/19 - |
DUNCAN — Ada freshman Levi Lail finished second in the Shot Put at the Duncan Invitational Track Meet last Friday.
Lail had a shot toss of 51 1/2. He was just behind Brayden Bryant of Ardmore, who took the shot put gold with a throw of 51-1 1/2.
Lail also placed eighth in the discus with a throw of 118-3.
In the Boys 4x400-Meter Relay, Ada finished fourth with at time of 3 minutes, 38.21 seconds. The Cougars were fifth in the 4x100 in 45.27 and sixth in the 4x200 in 1:35.52.
Jake Shannon finished eight in the 400 Meter Dash with a time of 53.67.
In the girls Discus, Jaiden Stevenson was fifth with a throw of 102-7. In the Shot, Stevenson was sixth at 32-1.50.
Tatum Havens placed fifth in the High Jump at 4-8. She ran the 800 Meter Run in 2:37.54, good enough for 10th place.
The Cougars travel to the Class 5A Regional Tournament Saturday, back in Duncan. Other teams involved in that regional include: Altus, Ardmore, Chickasha, Duncan, Lawton Eisenhower, Elgin, Lawton Macarthur, Santa Fe South and Tecumseh.
|Elk City Edges Lady Cougars|
|04/30/19 - |
ELK CITY — The Ada High School girls soccer team saw its season come to an end Friday with a 2-0 loss at Elk City in the first round of the Class 4A playoffs.
The Lady Cougars finished the season at 7-8, while the Lady Elks advanced with a 14-3 record.
“We played one of our best games, if not the best game of the season,” said Ada head coach Hannah McCullough.
Despite the loss, McCullough praised the play of goalkeeper Madi Wilson, who was credited with some amazing saves, including one off a penalty kick.
McCullough was also pleased with the play of Andrea Underwood and Dixie Redman on the back line and Audrey Faulkenberry in the midfield.
“Underwood and Redman played so well on defense and even helped create some offensive plays off their big passes,” McCullough said. “Faulkenberry has been one of my girls that had great footwork but doesn’t get as physical as needed sometimes. But against Elk City, she was as physical and scrappy as she needed to be in the midfield.”
Amanda Shorman was singled out by McCullough for her play as a forward and midfielder.
“While Shorman is a forward, she helped us out in the midfield a lot during the game,” said McCullough. “I am very proud of my girls and their hard work this season. I look forward to seeing my seniors go on to succeed in college, and I can’t wait to see my young girls progress into next year’s season.”
Host Woodward shut out the Ada High boys team 4-0 in a Class 4A first-round contest. The Cougars finished the season at 10-5, while the Boomers advanced at 14-2. Woodward has shut out five of its past six opponents.
|Cougar Golfers Compete At Guthrie|
|04/27/19 - |
OKLAHOMA CITY — The Ada Cougars showed good consistency en route to a 10th-place finish Thursday at the 2019 Guthrie Bluejay Bash, held Thursday at the Lake Hefner Golf Course.
A total of 41 teams entered the tough event.
Ada shot a two-round score of 310-310—620 and was three strokes behind ninth-place Kingfisher, which ended with a 311-306—617 score.
Stillwater won the championship after shooting a 283-279—562 score. Class 4A power Heritage Hall was runner-up at 287-284—571. Oklahoma Christian School was third at 291-281—572.
“I am pretty happy with the results today,” said Ada head coach Robbie Powell. “I am thrilled with the consistency of both rounds. Our rounds just need to come down a couple of more strokes per player. It should be a day that helps with confidence going into our regional tournament Monday at the Fire Lake Golf Course in Tecumseh.”
Stillwater standout Jack Glenn won the medalist crown with a 66-66—132, while Jaxon Dowell of OCS followed at 70-66—136. Heritage Hall’s Ben Thionnet placed third at 71-69—140.
Max Roberts led Ada with a 70-77—147. Michael Huff shot a 79-77—156, followed closely by teammates Aiden Plumlee at 80-78—158 and Matthew Brown at 81-78—159.
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