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July 5, 2020

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Rich Johnson wins Icon Super Bowl Contest

Richard Johnson of Bluffton is the winner of the Icon's Super Bowl contest.

He picked Kansas City to defeat San Francisco by 11 to 14 points. Two other contestants also picked Kansas City by 11 to 14. Those contestants were Joel Groman and Eugene Haywood.

Johnson won the tie-breaker by predicting that San Francisco would be the first team to score. Groman and Haywood picked Kansas City as the first team to score.

The contest had 52 entries and 25 picked Kansas City to win.

Johnson wins six passes to the Shannon Theatre.

Ada girls splash Kenton

Ada swims in the Div. III sectionals Saturday at the Lima YMCA

By Cort Reynolds
KENTON - The Ada girls swim team won a dual meet at local rival Kenton last Tuesday night at the Hardin County YMCA to finish their regular season on a high note. 

The Lady Bulldog swimmers dunked the Wildcat girls, while Kenton beat the Bulldogs boys. 

Several Ada swimmers touched first in their events, with four winning a pair of races. 

Lady Bulldog senior standout Klava Katayama captured first in the 100-yard butterfly and in the 50 freestyle.

Lady Bulldogs to face NK in sectionals 

By Cort Reynolds
ADA - The Ada girls basketball team was seeded 10th out of 14 teams at the St. Marys/Bath Div. IV super sectional drawing held by conference call Sunday afternoon.

The Lady Bulldog cagers (6-13) will take on tough fourth seed New Knoxville (12-6) Wednesday, February 19 at 6:15 p.m. at Bath.

The Ada/NK winner takes on the victor of the Feb. 19 first round Bath game between sixth seed New Bremen (10-7) and 12th seed Hardin Northern (6-13). That sectional final will be held Saturday, Feb. 22 in Bath at 8 p.m. 

Top seed Ft. Recovery (13-4) received a first round bye, as did third seed Minster (15-3). 

Ada boys beat Panthers with 4th period run

Ada senior wing Phillip Coulson led all scorers with 20 points

By Cort Reynolds
PAULDING - Visiting Ada rallied late to beat Paulding 57-51 in a tight Northwest Conference boys basketball contest Friday night.

Ada trailed 38-35 heading into the fourth period, but the Bulldogs outscored the Panthers 22-13 over the final eight minutes to pull off their second road win of the season.

"We made some adjustments against their zone after the third quarter break, and our guys did an awesome job of coming out and executing those adjustments," explained Ada fourth-year head coach Dre White.

Ada grapplers compete at Pleasant Invite

Next up is NWC championships Feb. 15 at Columbus Grove

By Cort Reynolds
MARION - The Ada wrestling squad competed at the 41st annual Sally George Invitational hosted by Marion Pleasant last Friday and Saturday.

Host Pleasant won the 21-team event for the first time in 12 years with 249 points, finishing well ahead of second-place London (163.5). Ada scored nine points to finish 20th.

No Bulldogs made it to the second day of the double-elimination competition. 

Antonio Pettit (113), Cameron Bober (152) and Jonathan McClain (220) each won one match for Ada. 

Panthers run past Lady Bulldogs 

Final home game for Ada vs Spencerville on Feb. 6

By Cort Reynolds
ADA - Visiting Paulding ran out to a big early lead and went on to defeat Ada 80-39 in a Northwest Conference girls basketball contest Thursday night.

Lady Panther senior wing Chelsi Giesige poured in 30 points to pace her team to victory. She scored nine first-period points, while junior wing Jalynn Parrett connected on four baskets to lead Paulding to a commanding 28-8 lead after just one quarter.

The Bulldog girls dropped to 6-13 overall and 0-6 in the NWC with the defeat. Meanwhile, the Lady Panthers improved to 16-3 and 5-2 in the NWC with the win.