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February 21, 2020
 

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Bulldog Katayama 2nd in prelims

She advances to state swim finals in two races

By Cort Reynolds
CANTON - Ada senior Klava Katayama finished second in two events during the preliminary round Thursday at the 44th annual girls Ohio Div. II state swim meet, advancing to the finals Friday at Canton's C.T. Branin Natatorium with her strong showings.

Katayama finished second in both the 50-yard freestyle (23.58) and 100-yard butterfly (55.57) events Thursday night.

Larry Bird's epic All-Star Game resume

SB Nation published a column by local sports writer, Cort Reynolds, on Larry Bird's legacy of winning and big plays in the mid-season classic. 

CLICK HERE TO READ THE COLUMN.

Rangers end Lady Bulldog cage season 

Entire Ada team will return next season

By Cort Reynolds
BATH - Fourth seed New Knoxville defeated Ada 55-14 in Div. IV first round sectional girls basketball play Wednesday evening at Bath.

With the loss, the 10th-seeded Lady Bulldogs finished their campaign 7-16 overall, a six-game improvement over last season. Meanwhile, NK improved to 16-7 with the convincing win.

The Rangers advance to the sectional finals Saturday, Feb. 22 at Bath vs. Midwest Athletic Conference foe New Bremen (14-9). The Rangers won their previous league meeting in a defensive battle, 34-26.

Rangers end Lady Bulldog cage season 

Entire Ada team will return next season

By Cort Reynolds
BATH - Fourth seed New Knoxville defeated Ada 55-14 in Div. IV first round sectional girls basketball play Wednesday evening at Bath.

With the loss, the 10th-seeded Lady Bulldogs finished their campaign 7-16 overall, a six-game improvement over last season. Meanwhile, NK improved to 16-7 with the convincing win.

The Rangers advance to the sectional finals Saturday, Feb. 22 at Bath vs. Midwest Athletic Conference foe New Bremen (14-9). The Rangers won their previous league meeting in a defensive battle, 34-26.

Future varsity in action

Stephanie Frazier recently took photos of Ada junior high girls' basketball teams playing Lincolnview. She shares these photos of future Ada varsity players with Icon viewers.

ONU 2 John Carroll 0 on Saturday

Men and women's basketball teams victors

With the game tied and two seconds to play, senior Abby Weeks (West Chester/Mount Notre Dame) split a pair of free throws to lift the Ohio Northern women's basketball team over No. 20-ranked John Carroll, 59-58, inside the Decarlo Center on Saturday afternoon.

The Polar Bears (17-6 overall, 11-5 Ohio Athletic Conference) completed its regular-season sweep of the Blue Streaks (19-4 overall, 13-3 OAC).

Northern was led by senior Emily Mescher (Maria Stein/Marion Local) posted her sixth career double-double, pouring in 16 points and grabbing 10 rebounds.

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