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July 16, 2018
 

Ada well represented

Ada High School was well represented in the Down Under Games. Abbie James was 15th overall in the 800m, Miguel Jordan was 7th in the 800m, and Nora Dellifield was 4th (top American finisher) in the Pole Vault. In the next photo, Nora  is with other USA athletes and the Australian winner. The Australian is ranked 1st in Queensland for her age group and 2nd in the country. (Jami Dellifield photos)

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Biking to Ada for a great cause

It's the annual Young’s Ice Cream Charity Bike Tour

By Monty Siekerman
Many event organizers are happy to raise a few hundred dollars for charity while others aim for a few thousand; however, the bikers who came to Ada on Saturday raised between $100,000 and $125,000.

As temperatures approached 90 degrees and the heat index was nearing 100, the 200 bikers from the Dayton area arrived happy that they accomplished their feat. Applause and cheers from volunteers greeted them as they passed the finish line. Mr. Banana was there, and Jon Umphress let the siren rip as the bikers finished their day, all for good causes.

Plain as mud

Down Syndrome fundraiser mixes mud, volleyball and lots of fun

Photos and story by Monty Siekerman
What do you get when you mix 16,000 gallons of water with dirt? Lots of mud and that mixture became the mud volleyball playing field for a Down Syndrome fundraiser at Ada War Memorial Park on Saturday.

Twenty-one teams from Ohio and neighboring states came to Ada to get down and get dirty to benefit the greater Toledo chapter. On Saturday, the event raised several thousand dollars to provide assistance, education, support groups, and to raise awareness of Down Syndrome.

History lesson

Just when you think you've seen all of Ada's old photos this pops up. Leland Crouse says it's the Ada Opera House, circa...

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By Cort Reynolds

Final WOAL results: (each event winner and all Ada finishers)
Place Name Age Team Time Points (top 16 individuals score points)
Event 1 Girls 6 & Under 25 SC Meter Freestyle
1 Kelley, Burke 6 WEST-OH 26.59 20

Event 2 Boys 6 & Under 25 SC Meter Freestyle
1 Warren, Brayden D 6 BLUF-EH 24.0 20
8 Huber, Landon 6 ADA 35.45 11
12 Lewis, Louie 6 ADA 40.32 5

By Cort Reynolds

WAPAKONETA - The Ada Alligator swim team stands in fourth place at the annual eight-team West Ohio Aquatic League championship meet after the first day of competition in Wapakoneta Friday.

Westside leads the combined team standings after completion of the first 40 events with 1,593.5 points. Wapakoneta is second (1,379), followed by Bluffton (1,030) and Ada (681).

Shawnee sits fifth (567) and Kenton is sixth (534), with Van Wert seventh (304) and Sherwood last (284.5).

The Kenton High School tennis program will hold a two-day tournament Saturday and Sunday, July 28-29, at the Kenton High School tennis courts.

The event is a fund-raiser for the tennis program. The schedule follows:

Saturday, July 28

Matches start at 9 a.m. – middle school singles, high school and adult singles

Sunday, July 29

Matches start at 9 a.m. - Elementary singles, high school doubles, adult doubles

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3 Ada HS athletes in Down Under games

Abbie James, Nora Dellifield and Miguel Jordan

Photos and story by Jami Dellifield
Ada High School athletes (Abbie James, Nora Dellifield, Miguel Jordan) pose with their Down Under Sports Team, Kangaroos and Coach C, at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary in Queensland, Australia.

In the second photo, Abbie and Miguel warm up with other USA middle distance athletes on July 12.

In the third photo, Nora Dellifield warms up pole vault.

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Photos by Monty Siekerman

Here's some additional photo of the annual Young's Ice Cream Charity Bike Tour that stopped overnight in Ada this past weekend.

Just when you think you've seen all of Ada's old photos this pops up. Leland Crouse says it's the Ada Opera House, circa 1930.

 

The Icon found EX88XS - we don't know its meaning - on a red Hyundai Elantra in Ada.

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The Icon found EX88XS - we don't know its meaning - on a red Hyundai Elantra in Ada.

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