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March 20, 2019
 

First time donor

Brayten Cheney, an Ada HS senior, begins the proess of donating two units of red blood cells during a blood drive March 19 at the high school. This is his first time as a blood donor. Brayten will attend ONU in the fall and plans to major in forensic science. The AHS Student Council sponsored the blood drive.

113th Interclass Competition - juniors rule

Here are this year's contestants and winners

The 113th annual Ada High School Interclass Competition – held Friday evening – is in the books, and here are the winners:

Winning class: (Juniors) Nora Dellifield, Hunter Wells, Samantha Crawford, Leah Conley.

Individual winning categories: Audrey Hazelton (poetry), Brooklyn Rudasill (essay), Allison Dotson (dramatic reading), Samantha Crawford (short story).

And, this year’s contestants: Ryan Kilgallon, Jacob Thaxton, Nora Dellifield, Audrey Hazelton, Brooklyn Rudasill, Allison Dotson, Hunter Wells, Leah Conley, Samantha Crawford, Alyssa Wince, Cade Mullins and Kesewa Akyeampong.

Boys' tennis: Plenty of returning and new talent

Mullins, Spar and Wills return to lead strong Ada net squad under new coach

By Cort Reynolds
ADA - Former Ohio Northern University tennis player Cody Hurley assumes the reins of the Ada tennis program this spring with plenty of returning and new talent comprising the roster.

The fifth season of Bulldog varsity spring tennis follows on the heels of a team-best 11-2 dual record last spring.

Ada repeated as Northern Buckeye Tennis League champions, winning the title outright in 2018 after sharing it with three other schools in 2017. The Bulldogs edged Bryan 13-10 to win the conference crown last spring.

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By Cort Reynolds
ADA - The Ada tennis team won a scrimmage match tune-up handily over visiting Toledo Whitmer 5-1 at the Ohio Northern University Marmon courts on Tuesday evening.

Ada swept all four singles matches in straight sets by a combined total of 48 games to five, and also won the first doubles match.

By Cort Reynolds
ADA - Former Ohio Northern University tennis player Cody Hurley assumes the reins of the Ada tennis program this spring with plenty of returning and new talent comprising the roster.

The fifth season of Bulldog varsity spring tennis follows on the heels of a team-best 11-2 dual record last spring.

Ada repeated as Northern Buckeye Tennis League champions, winning the title outright in 2018 after sharing it with three other schools in 2017. The Bulldogs edged Bryan 13-10 to win the conference crown last spring.

Junior attack Cameron Marous (Brecksville) scored the game-winning goal on the opening possession of the overtime period Saturday afternoon, giving the Ohio Northern men's lacrosse program a 9-8 victory over nonconference foe Alfred (N.Y.) at Yunevich Stadium.

With the victory, the Polar Bears move to 5-1 overall this season and extend their current win streak to five games. In addition, ONU has now won 12 successive road contests dating back to the 2018 campaign.

Meanwhile, the Saxons drop to 3-1 on the year.

Men’s team

The Ohio Northern men's track and field program was tabbed for a fourth-place finish in the Ohio Athletic Conference during the 2019 outdoor season in the annual OAC Coaches Preseason Poll, the league announced Friday morning.

The Polar Bears ended fourth after receiving 57 total points from the league's 10 head coaches.

 Ohio Northern senior All-American Ryan Bruns scored a game-high 19 points and grabbed eight rebounds to lead the West All-Stars to a 104-101 victory over the East All-Stars at the NABC Reece's Division III All-Star Game on Saturday afternoon at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum.

Bruns was 7-of-15 from the floor and an impressive 4-for-8 from 3-point range to share game-high scoring honors with teammate Nolan Ebel of Augustana (Ill.)

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By Cort Reynolds
ADA - The Ada tennis team won a scrimmage match tune-up handily over visiting Toledo Whitmer 5-1 at the Ohio Northern University Marmon courts on Tuesday evening.

The Ohio Development Services Agency and the Area Agency on Aging 3 want to remind Ohioans that assistance is available to help with their home energy bills.

Mark your calendar and buy your tickets for the annual Ada Kiwanis Club Pancake and Sausage Day. The meal will be served from 7 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 14 in the Ada Schools cafeteria. 

Yesterday's Top Story

Jefferson Award recipient is on “third career”

Phil Compton, Ada, has gone from university professor, to minister, to waiting tables. For him, that’s a good thing.

By Barb Lockard
Phil Compton, Ada, has gone from university professor, to minister, to waiting tables.  For him, that’s a good thing. 

The Greater Lima United Way recently selected Compton as one of 12 recipients of the 2019 Jefferson Award for Public Service.  Talking with Phil, one immediately discovers that public service is in his DNA.

“Helping others is what we’re supposed to do,” said Compton. “I’m a ‘cradle Christian,’ and was raised with the idea that we came to serve.”

Originally a member of the Church of the Brethren, Compton attended Manchester University in Indiana.  He met his wife, LaDonna, in graduate school.

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Poetic License

This license plate, spotted at the ONU Sports Center, reflects the model of the car, a Chrysler SRT8.