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March 8, 2021
 

Grand champs!

After a stellar performance full of awards at St. Clairsville on Sunday, Ada Varsity Singers were named Grand Champion of their class in the Simmon Smackdown Virtual Competition. No audience to perform to. No cheerleaders rooting them on. No judges’ faces to entertain. Just a camera. Their performance was filmed before school recently. (From Ada Bulldogs Facebook)

McClain paces Ada grapplers at districts

With winter sports in the books Bulldogs focus on spring

By Cort Reynolds
TROY - Three Ada wrestlers competed in the Div. III district tournament at Troy's Hobart Arena Friday and Saturday to finish their season strongly, led by one Bulldog freshman placing sixth.

"We wrestled hard all weekend," said Ada head coach David Ames. "We fought hard and wrestled tough." 

The double-elimination tournament format allows wrestlers who lose one match to still finish as high as third by making their way through the consolation draw.

After a promising start, Ada freshman Clayton McClain went 2-3 in the 113 lbs. division to finish sixth and narrowly miss state qualification.

­­­­They call the needle Moderna

Everyone could use a little needling now and then. Especially now.

By Fred Steiner
Completing my civic duty, on Friday I had my second appointment with the Needle they call Moderna.­­­  

Was it lovelier the second time around? Emphatically yes.

Everyone could use a little needling now and then. Especially now.

And, everyone who gets the Needle should tell others to get it. That would make the world a better, safer place. So, I’m telling you about it.

Plus, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced today: “Fully vaccinated people can gather indoors without masks with other vaccinated people and small groups of unvaccinated people in some circumstances.”

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Our best guess is that this is a class photo of the 1973 Ada High School seniors. It's in the '73 yearbook inside 2-page...

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Here are previews of the Ohio Northern University women’s tennis team and softball team.

By Tim Glon

Women’s tennis preview
ADA — The Ohio Northern women's tennis team is hoping to use a balanced approach in its quest for an Ohio Athletic Conference championship in 2021 under 20th-year head coach Scott Wills.

The Polar Bears feature a good blend balance of experience and youth - with three fifth-year seniors and six first or second year players.

By Tim Glon
MARIETTA — Ohio Northern fell at No. 6-ranked Marietta 100-49 in the championship game of the Ohio Athletic Conference Men's Basketball Tournament on Saturday night at at Ban Johnson Fieldhouse.

The fifth-seeded Polar Bears end their season at 6-8, while the top-seeded Pioneers end their season at 13-2.

The game marked the second time in the past four seasons that Ohio Northern reached the finals of the OAC Tournament.

By Cort Reynolds
TROY - Three Ada wrestlers competed in the Div. III district tournament at Troy's Hobart Arena Friday and Saturday to finish their season strongly, led by one Bulldog freshman placing sixth.

"We wrestled hard all weekend," said Ada head coach David Ames. "We fought hard and wrestled tough." 

The double-elimination tournament format allows wrestlers who lose one match to still finish as high as third by making their way through the consolation draw.

Outstanding Ada High school tennis player now a senior at ONU Mackenzie Wills tied Ohio Northern all-time career singles wins record, leading the Polar Bear women's tennis team to a 9-0 season-opening victory over Marietta on Saturday afternoon at the Westwood Tennis and Fitness Center.

The Polar Bears improve to 1-0 overall and are 1-0 in the Ohio Athletic Conference, while the Pioneers fall to 0-1, 0-1.

Wills won 6-1, 6-0 at No. 4 singles for her 83rd career singles win, tying the record set by Meghan Letizia from 2012-16.

The Ohio Northern University men's basketball team advances  to OAC finals on Saturday. Meanwhile, the women's team bowed out in its semi-final contest. The recap of both games follow.

By Tim Glon
Sophomore Grant Heileman (Millersport/Sheridan) scored a career-high 21 points to lead the Ohio Northern men's basketball team to an 81-75 victory over Muskingum in the semifinals of the Ohio Athletic Conference Tournament on Thursday night at the ONU Sports Center.

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Here are previews of the Ohio Northern University women’s tennis team and softball team.

By Tim Glon

By Tim Glon
MARIETTA — Ohio Northern fell at No. 6-ranked Marietta 100-49 in the championship game of the Ohio Athletic Conference Men's Basketball Tournament on Saturday night at at Ban Johnson Fieldhouse.

Our best guess is that this is a class photo of the 1973 Ada High School seniors. It's in the '73 yearbook inside 2-page spread. But, there's no label that goes with the photo.

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Next Ada blood drive March 22

At Community Health Professionals

Ada's next American Red Cross blood drive is from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday, March 22, in the Community Health Professionals Ada Visiting Nurses conference room, 1200 S. Main St.

To schedule an appointment, call Mary Hackworth, blood program leader for Ada community blood drives, at 419-604-8569 or 800-Red Cross.

You may also visit www.RedCrossBlood.org, and use the sponsor code: AdaCommunity.

Persons donating blood may enter to win 1 of 5 Blue Jackets prize packs with autographed team items.

Face coverings are required at this blood donation.

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