|10/05/18 - |
The Ada High softball team made great strides from the summer, when new head coach Taylor Canida-Henry began working with it until the end of her first fastpitch season.
Sure, like Canida-Henry, many AHS softball fans got greedy when the Lady Cougars started winning toward the end of the season. But after having a week or so to reflect, there’s no doubt this team came a long way in a short time.
|Lady Pirates Battle Lady Cougars|
|09/20/18 - |
BYNG — For three innings, it was anybody’s game when Ada battled Byng Tuesday evening at Bobby Johns Field.
However, the host Lady Pirates got rolling in the bottom of the fourth inning, scoring five runs and pulling away for a 10-2 win over their local rivals.
Byng improved to 16-11 on the year, while Ada fell to 10-15. The Lady Pirates have won six of their past seven games and appear to be on a roll heading into next week’s postseason play.
BHS head coach Scott Fortner said playing Latta (a 13-5 win) and Ada in the same week should be beneficial to his team down the stretch.
“I liked having Latta last night and Ada tonight,” he said. “It gives you a little playoff-like atmosphere. You have two rivals right here in the area. These are games that have a little more weight to them.”
|Plainview Pulls Away From Lady Cougars|
|09/19/18 - |
The Ada High softball team had a hard time slowing the Plainview offense down.
The Lady Indians outscored Ada 6-1 over the final four innings to break open a tight game and outslugged the Lady Cougars 16-10 Monday at the Ada High Softball Complex.
Plainview improved to 13-12 on the year and 6-4 in District 4A-3 play, while Ada dropped to 10-14.
“We fought the whole game,” said Ada head coach Taylor Canida-Henry.
It was Senior Night for the Lady Cougars, who honored Makenzi Marion, Madison Wilson, Dixie Redman and Kaley Watkins after the game.
|Lady Cougars Defeat Pauls Valley For 10th Win|
|09/15/18 - |
PAULS VALLEY — It’s been good to have junior Torri Bray back in the Ada High softball lineup.
Bray and teammate Avery Brown had RBI hits in the bottom of the sixth inning, and Ada hung on to a 2-1 win over host Pauls Valley in a Thursday night festival.
The Lady Cougars also dropped an 8-5 loss to Lindsay during the three-way action. However, first-year head coach Taylor Canida-Henry saw her team reach double-digit victories and improve to 10-13 on the season.
“That was a huge milestone this year for the program,” Canida-Henry said.
“My kids have learned how to fight and finish games this year,” she continued. “They have learned how to win again. I’m so proud I can hardly stand it. They’ve bought into what I’m teaching and work their tails off.”
|Lone Grove Sweeps Lady Cougars|
|09/09/18 - |
LONE GROVE — Sophomore stud pitcher Emmy Guthrie tossed a five-inning no-hitter to help the host Lone Grove Lady Longhorns shut out Ada 11-0 in the first game of a District 4A-3 doubleheader Tuesday night.
The Lady Longhorns used a repeat performance and also defeated Ada 11-0 in Game 2 to improve to 14-4 on the season. Lone Grove sits atop the district standings with an 8-1 record. Ada fell to 8-14 and 2-7.
“We didn’t even play bad, Lone Grove is just really good,” said Ada head coach Taylor Canida-Henry.
Ada was scheduled to play a makeup game Wednesday at Pauls Valley, but that contest was rained out. The Lady Cougars are now off until a Sept. 11 trip to Holdenville.
|Lady Cougar Softball|