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October 21, 2019

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Guinness World Record - here comes Ada

Football toss Friday afternoon could go into the record books

A quest to set a world record is on Ada's Friday calendar.

The quest is for the number of individuals tossing footballs at the same time. It will be pursued at 2 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 25, at Ada War Memorial Stadium.

The goal is for 1,000 pairs of individuals (2,000 people total) to toss and catch footballs at the same time.

The participants will line up along each five-yard line.

Ada High School Principal Dan Lee is spearheading the effort and is working with Guinness Book of World Record officials to certify the endeavor as a new event under the “mass participation” category.

Megan Light, Kendal Guagenti gain all-district VB honors

Light is a middle hitter/blocker; Guagenti will play in the district all-star game

By Cort Reynolds
Ada junior middle hitter/blocker Megan Light was named second team All-District 8 in Div. IV for volleyball in voting by the area coaches.

The 5-11 Light led the Lady Bulldogs in kills and blocks this season. She also earned first team All-Northwest Conference notice for the second straight year in 2019.

Ada libero Kendal Guagenti was named to play in the Div. IV Senior All-Star game. She will play for the East team, coached by Wes Horstman of LCC and Columbus Grove's Adam Choi.

Guagenti led the Bulldogs in digs and aces, and was named honorable mention All-NWC.

Ada finished 10-13 and 2-6 in the NWC.

ONU swimming teams launch season at Kenyon

The Ohio Northern women's swimming and diving team opened its 2019-20 season with a fifth place finish at the Kenyon Relays on Saturday afternoon at the Steen Aquatic Center.

The Polar Bears finished with 36 points and were led by the 200-yard breast relay team of senior Katey Stuart(Ada), sophomore Lauren Shaw (Port Clinton), senior Libby Sartschev (Parma/Normandy) and junior Marisa Barton (Saint Charles, Mo./Duchesne). They finished fifth in 2:18.22.

Two other ONU teams posted top-10 finishes.

The 3x500-yard free relay team of junior Marissa Taylor (Granite Falls, N.C./South Caldwell), freshman Teagan Rasdall (Wooster) and Barton were ninth in 18:12.26.

Health department give flu shots Nov. 1 in McGuffey

The Hardin County Health Department will give flu shots in McGuffey next week, according to Kelsey Ralston of the health department.

Flu shots will be given from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, in the Community Room of the McGuffey post office.

Football: Knights joust Ada

The purple and gold fell to 2-6 overall and 1-4 in NWC play

By Cort Reynolds
CONVOY - The injury-ravaged Ada football team could not stop the run and lost 63-12 at Crestview in Northwest Conference play last Friday night.

The hosts raced to a 35-0 lead and cruised past the Bulldogs, who dressed only 20 players for the game.

The purple and gold fell to 2-6 overall and 1-4 in NWC play with their third straight defeat. The Knights improved to 4-4 and 3-2 in league action with the lopsided win.

"I was very impressed with Brandon (Hull); he fights and gives you everything he has got," said Ada head coach Shawn Christopher. "He has a lot of talent, but his competitiveness is amazing.

Ada youth in the 1880s.

Here is a photo of either a Ada children in a school or church photo. Harry Hahn, the boy in the center is the only person identified. His parents, Albert and  Flora Hahn, owned a bakery in Ada in the 1880s.

The photo was taken by A.W. Clutter, manager and operator of The Gilbert (photo) Gallery, Ada. See the identification at the bottom of the photo

The photo is from the collection of Fred Steiner, Bluffton, Harry Hahn is his great-uncle.