ADA – Visiting Sulphur pounded out 13 hits and broke open a tight game with a seven-run seventh inning as the Lady Bulldogs surged past the Ada Lady Cougars 10-4 Monday night at the Ada High Softball Complex.

The East Central University football team will open the 2016 season at 7 p.m. Thursday on the road against Ouachita Baptist at Cliff Harris Stadium in Arkadelphia, Arkansas. The OBU Tigers were in the “Others receiving votes in the American Football Coaches Association Division II Top 25 poll.

featured
  • By BRIAN JOHNSON For The Ada News

STRATFORD – Hobart struck for two touchdowns in the final 2:01 of the game to defeat the host Stratford Bulldogs 32-28 Friday night in the 2016 season opener for both teams.

ALLEN – The Friday night lights were shinning bright in Allen as the Mustangs kicked off theirA football campaign with a dominating 46-0 win over Fox.

ROFF — Things didn’t look good for the Roff Tigers during their matchup with local rival Latta in Saturday’s third-place game of the 37th annual Roff Fall Tournament.

ROFF — The Byng Pirates got another stellar outing from ace pitcher Levi Prater and used a big offensive blow by Nolan Feazle in a 6-0 win over Fort Cobb-Broxton in Saturday’s championship game of the 37th annual Roff Fall Tournament.

ASHER — Braxten Frazier went 4-for-4 from the plate with two doubles and two runs batted in, while Tarin Dubler tossed a four-hitter Saturday as the Class B top-ranked Asher Lady Indians remained unbeaten with a 10-1 victory over Bowlegs in the championship game of the Asher Tournament.

ROFF – Two of the top teams in Class A did battle Thursday afternoon in the first round of the 37th annual Roff Fall Baseball Tournament.

ROFF – Zane Brown went 3-for-3 from the plate with one run batted in and raced home for what proved to be the game-winning run in the sixth inning as the host Roff Tigers edged Wright City, 6-5, Thursday in the first round of the Roff Tournament.

NOBLE — The Ada High football team overcame two disastrous plays and defeated Shawnee 10-7 in scrimmage action that wasn’t nearly as close as the final score would indicate Thursday night at Noble High School.

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. – With the opening weekend of the men’s cross-country season right around the corner, the Great American Conference’s head coaches voted East Central and Harding in a share of the top spot in the preseason poll, the conference office announced Thursday.

OIL CENTER — Following are the results from races held Aug. 20 at the Oklahoma Sports Park. Races are held every Saturday night throughout the 2016 season at the local dirt track, located 10 miles northwest of Ada on SH 3W. Gates open at 5 p.m., and races begin at approximately 7:30 p.m. Alo…

ROFF — The Byng Pirates flexed their muscles during a 15-0 win over Asher in the first round of the 37th annual Roff Fall Tournament Thursday afternoon.

PAULS VALLEY — The host Pauls Valley Lady Panthers strung together five straight hits – two doubles, a pair of singles and a game-ending home run – with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning to rally for a stunning 5-4 victory Tuesday over the Ada Lady Cougars.

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. — The East Central University women’s cross-country team has been picked to finish second in the annual Great American Conference Preseason Poll, as voted on by the league’s head coaches.

Richard R. Barron/The Ada NewsByng's Rayce Stephens went 2-for-2 with a three-run homer to help the Pirates club Crowder 14-0 on the road Monday night. Byng improved to 10-1 on the year.

featured

Six of the area’s seven football schools kick off their 2016 football season Friday night during what has been dubbed “Zero Week” by the Oklahoma Secondary Schools Activities Association.

  • By BRIAN JOHNSON For The Ada News

SHAWNEE – Morganne Freeman tossed a four-hitter through five innings and went 2-for-3 from the plate with two runs batted in and a run scored as the Ada Lady Cougars shut out Eufaula 7-0 Friday in the Hall of Fame Shootout in Shawnee.

  • By ELLIOTT CARWILE For The Ada News

TUPELO – In a winner’s-bracket game Friday at the Tupelo Softball Tournament, the Stonewall Lady Longhorns needed two runs in their final at-bats to come from behind and edge Maud 3-2.

SHAWNEE – Errors and sluggishness at the plate spelled disaster for the Ada Lady Cougars Saturday in the Hall of Fame Shootout in Shawnee.

STRATFORD – The Konawa Lady Tigers rallied with three runs in the bottom of the fourth to defeat the Seminole Chieftains 4-2 in five innings to win the championship of the Stratford Tournament in a game that ended well past midnight Saturday.

TUPELO – The Allen Lady Mustangs continued their hot play of late with a 4-2 win Saturday over the Coleman Lady Cats at the Tupelo Invitational Tournament.

TUPELO – The Stonewall Lady Longhorns’ run at the Tupelo Invitational Tournament ended Saturday night not as tournament champions, but as runners-up after they dropped two games to the Turner Lady Falcons.

  • By ELLIOTT CARWILE For The Ada News

TUPELO – The Tupelo Lady Tigers notched that elusive first victory of the season under new head coach Jennifer Stevens Tuesday in the first round of the Tupelo Tournament.

  • By ELLIOTT CARWILE For The Ada News

TUPELO – The Stonewall Lady Longhorns ran their record to 5-0 on the young fastpitch softball season, defeating the Allen Lady Mustangs 6-1 Thursday at the Tupelo Invitational Tournament.

featured
  • By JEFF CALI Sports Editor

DUNCAN — The day before Ada’s football scrimmage at Duncan, head coach Wade Standley told the Cougars to consider the contest a “business trip.”

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. — The East Central University football program was picked to finish seventh in the annual Great American Conference Preseason Poll, as voted on by the league’s head coaches.

Plainview scored a run in the top of the seventh to hand Ada another one-run loss, this time a 3-2 setback Monday at the Ada High Softball Complex.

LATTA — Just four days after Dale shellacked Latta 12-4 in the first round of the Dale Tournament, the Panthers made the most of a rematch.

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. — The East Central University soccer team has been picked to finish fifth in the 2016 Great American Conference Preseason Poll, as voted on by the league’s head coaches.

  • By ELLIOTT CARWILE For The Ada News

KONAWA – Latta hurler Madison Worcester was in top form Saturday in the championship game of the Byng-Konawa Back to School Classic.

  • By ELLIOTT CARWILE For The Ada News

KONAWA – The Sulphur Lady Bulldogs outlasted the Byng Lady Pirates 4-3 to claim the third-place title at the Byng-Konawa Back to School Classic Saturday.

  • By BRIAN JOHNSON For The Ada News

KONAWA – Morganne Freeman pitched strong from the mound and had a pair of hits from the plate as the Ada Lady Cougars registered a 2-1 victory over the McLoud Lady Redskins Saturday in the Konawa/Byng Back-to-School Softball Classic.

OKLAHOMA CITY — Behind a strong showing in the drive portion of the contest, Peyton “Beans” Factor qualified for the Drive, Chip & Putt Regional Tournament with a second-place overall finish at the South Central PGA Subregional event held Sunday at LaFortune Park Golf Course in Oklahoma City.

Every four years when the Summer Olympic Games roll around, East Central University’s Dr. Gerald Williamson likes to make connections with three former ECU standout athletes.

KONAWA — The Latta Lady Panthers continued their hot start to the fastpitch softball season with back-to-back shutout wins Thursday at the Byng-Konawa Back to School Clasic.

BYNG — It’s only fitting that the Ada-Byng matchup at the Byng-Konawa Back to School Classic was indeed a classic Friday afternoon at Bobby Johns Field.

  • By JEFF CALI Sports Editor

BYNG — The Byng Lady Pirates decided to do things the hard way in the opening game of the Byng-Konawa Back to School Classic Thursday afternoon at Bobby Johns Field.

We're always interested in hearing about news in our community. Let us know what's going on!

Multimedia