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It's the oldest high school sports rivalry in NW Ohio

When Ada plays Bluffton in football you might call it The Icon Bowl

Photos by Monty Siekerman
Final score: Ada 42 - Bluffton 17. The game box score is attached.

You can't find an older high school football series in northwestern Ohio than when Ada and Bluffton meet on the field. The two teams have played each other annual since the early 1920s and perhaps earlier.


This year's winner was Ada, taking a 13-0 first quarter lead, and extending it to 35-10 after three periods. The win helps Ada's chances for a playoff berth.

Monty Siekerman was on the sidelines and shares several fan photos of the contest, held in Ada.

Men's soccer wins

Senior J.J. Fortner (Maumee/Anthony Wayne) scored two first half goals to lead the Ohio Northern men's soccer team to a 2-0 shutout victory over Wilmington on Tuesdayevening at Kerscher Stadium.

The Polar Bears improve to 10-5-1 overall with the victory and move to 3-3-0 in the Ohio Athletic Conference, while the Quakers fall to 7-7-2, 1-4-1.

Volleyball ranked 21st in nation

he Ohio Northern volleyball team remained at No. 21 in the seventh weekly American Volleyball Coaches Association poll, released Tuesday afternoon.

The Polar Bears (21-4 overall, 4-1 Ohio Athletic Conference) received 349 points in the poll.

Ohio Northern went 4-0 last week with after defeating Heidelberg and posting a 3-0 record at the annual ONU Triangular.

Women's soccer helps children with brain cancer

For the third consecutive season, the No. 15-ranked Ohio Northern women's soccer team will host its annual Friends of Jaclyn contest at Kerscher Stadium as it hosts Muskingum on Saturday, Oct. 21.

The Polar Bears (13-1-1 overall, 6-0-0 OAC), became members of Friends of Jaclyn in 2015; a foundation whose mission is to improve the quality of life for children battling pediatric brain tumors and other child hood cancers to raise awareness through their Adopt-A-Child, Safe on the Sidelines and Guardian Angel Programs.

New water and sewer lines coming...and much more

Estimated cost $1.1 million

By Monty Siekerman
A portion of Willeke Avenue will have new water and sanitary sewer lines, the road will be improved, curbs, gutters, and sidewalks installed...but at a cost.

The work is estimated to cost about $1.1 million, and homeowners may be assessed for part of the cost, about $6,000 per lot.

The project will help with the street flooding during rains. The water and sewer lines are very old.

The area considered phase 1 extends from Ackerman to Orders, which is the east portion of Willeke. The remainder of the street will be phase 2, which is still in the planning stages.

Brit Rowe selected to speak at Hawaii arts and humanities conference

His topic: Community-based graphic design

Brit Rowe, associate professor in art & design at Ohio Northern University, will be in Hawaii in January.

He  was selected to present at the International Conference on Arts & Humanities organized by the University of Hawaii. The conference is Jan. 9–12, in Honolulu.

The conference’s main goal is to provide an opportunity for academicians and professionals from various arts and humanities related fields from all over the world to come together with cross-disciplinary interests to meet, interact, and learn with members inside and outside their own particular disciplines.

Here's what to expect tonight when the Pirates come to town

By Cort Reynolds

Ada hosts local traditional rival Bluffton Friday for week nine in another must-win situation to keep their post-season hopes alive.

The Bulldogs averted an upset by Paulding (1-7, 0-5 NWC) last week at home
by scoring 22 second half points to defeat the surprisingly tough Panthers, 22-16.

Meanwhile, the dangerous Pirates (3-5, 2-3 NWC) loat at league-leading
Spencerville (6-2, 5-0 NWC) last Friday, 33-10.

Bulldogs spikers ground Rockets

By Cort Reynolds

ADA - The host Ada volleyball team bounced back from a first set loss to down feisty Pandora-Gilboa in four games during Div. III second round sectional volleyball action Thursday night.


The third-seeded Bulldogs defeated the ninth-seeded Rockets 25-27, 25-10, 25-19, 25-7 to improve to 16-7. P-G ended its season 7-16 after the defeat.


Ada senior standout Melina Woods led the victors to their eighth win in a row with 36 kills, 19 digs, two blocks and five aces.


Trunk or treat

All the music you can eat on Nov. 4

2,000 visitors coming to Ada Music Booster's 40th annual Music Feast Show Choir Invitation

By Monty Siekerman
Nearly 2,000 people – entertainers, spectators, and volunteers – are expected to walk through the doors of Ada Schools during the 40th annual Ada Music Feast Show Choir Invitational Competition on Saturday, Nov. 4.

The show choir competition is one of the longest-running exhibitions of its kind and each year draws some of the top high school singers/dancers in Ohio and Indiana.