|Lady Cougars Snap Streak|
|08/14/18 - |
One of the things new Ada High softball coach Taylor Canida-Henry wanted her team to do this season was put the past behind it.
Last Friday in Stratford, the Lady Cougars made sure a 28-game losing streak was history.
Ada erased an early 4-0 deficit by scoring eight runs in the top of the third inning and went on to secure a 12-4 run-rule victory over the Lady Bulldogs.
The Lady Cougars improved to 1-4 on the year, while Stratford slipped to 1-3.
“We played very well,” said an excited Canida-Henry. “We played great defense. They refused to lose. Saying I’m so proud of them is not doing it justice. They are fighting and playing tough.”
|Cougar Preview For Fans|
|08/14/18 - |
That describes the 2018 Cougar Preview — the Ada High football team’s annual Maroon and White scrimmage, held Saturday evening before a good crowd at Norris Field.
Ada’s varsity players saw just a few series, but it was enough for coaches to get a chance to see what the Cougars could do in a game-like setting.
“We have a lot of plays to evaluate from, which is really, really good,” said Ada head coach Chris Berus. “Because we’re so inexperienced in a lot of places, the only way you’re really going to evaluate is running against live bullets. There was a lot of good competition out there.”
Berus said he liked a lot of what he saw, especially for it to be so early in fall camp.
“With it only being the second day in pads, I can’t be any more pleased with what we did. We just have a lot to learn. We’re making a lot of busts right now, which is somewhat natural with the early stage of a new offense,” he said.
|Roff Slips Past Lady Cougars|
|08/13/18 - |
The Ada High softball team missed out on its first win of the season thanks to a number of missed opportunities.
Ada managed to get seven runners in scoring position, but could only get one across home plate in a tough 2-1 loss to host Roff Thursday night.
Roff is off to a 3-0 start after starting the season with a 19-5 win over Wapanucka and a 5-1 victory over Paoli. The Lady Tigers hosted Tupelo on Friday.
Meanwhile, the Lady Cougars fell to 0-4 heading into a Friday contest at Stratford.
“We had plenty of opportunities and shot ourselves in the foot a couple of times,” said new Ada head coach Taylor Canida-Henry.
Ada’s biggest opportunity came in the top of the first inning when the Lady Cougars loaded the bases with one out via two walks and a hit batter. Roff head coach Jason Trimmer then elected to make a pitching change and reliever Maggie Sawyers got the Lady Tigers out of that jam with back-to-back ground ball outs.
|Fall Camp Opens For Cougars|
|08/08/18 - |
The Ada Cougars held their first practice of the fall Monday night at Norris Field, signifying the official beginning of their 2018 football season.
Ada head coach Chris Berus said his staff and players couldn’t be more thrilled to get started.
“We’re excited about the fall season and fall camp, which comes at the end of what could be deemed a long summer. We had 30 workouts through the course of the summer,” he said.
“These guys are ready to start playing some football. They love to train. They love to get bigger, faster and stronger, but the purpose of all that investment is to go play the game of football,” Berus continued. “We’re excited about the beginning. We have a lot of work to do to get prepared for Week 1 opponent Ardmore on Aug. 31.”
|Lady Cougars Lose Close One To Pauls Valley|
|08/08/18 - |
New Ada head softball coach Taylor Canida-Henry saw plenty of silver linings in the dark cloud of a tough 9-7 loss to Pauls Valley in Monday’s season-opener at the Ada High Softball Complex.
The Lady Panthers scored two unearned runs in the top of the seventh and then held off Ada for a final time to secure the victory in the back-and-forth affair.
“I’m so proud of them. When we got down 3-0 ... it would have been easy for them to say ‘Well, it’s just like last year,’ and fold. But what I’m most proud of is they dug deep and fought the whole time,” Canida-Henry said.
Pauls Valley struck first with three unearned runs in the top of the second inning, but Ada hurler Alyssa Colungo settled in and kept the visitors in check through the first five frames.
“I’m proud of Colungo. I ride her tail, but she kept hitting her spots and kept us in it,” Canida-Henry said.
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