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July 5, 2020

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You can enter Icon's Super Bowl Contest - posted Monday AM

Bluffton and Ada Icon viewers are invited to enter the Icon Super Bowl Contest.

The contest will be posted on both Icons on Monday morning. The deadline to enter is Super Bowl Sunday.

The contest will have several questions and tie-breaking questions including:

•Who will win?
•Who will score first?
•Who will lead at halftime?
•How many points will the winning team win by?
•Who will be the Super Bowl MVP?

The grand prize is six passes to the Shannon Theatre in Bluffton.

The ins and outs of pole vaulting

ONU's Maggie Krause has realized her potential

 Maggie Krause had heard it enough. She was sick and tired of coaches conveying to her the potential she had. The potential to attend college and compete in a sport at a very high level. 

For years, coaches from high school, colleges and clubs had told Krause she had all the tools to excel in the sport of pole vault. But for years, she cleared the same height, didn't hit the mark she aimed for and fought disappointment every step of the way.

Crestview 2nd period burst beats Ada girls

Freshman Courtney Sumner led Ada with 12 points, sophomore Kirsten Poling scored 8, junior Miranda Wills added 6

By Cort Reynolds
CONVOY - Host Crestview bombed in a dozen triples and rode a 28-4 second period to a 75-37 victory over Ada in Northwest Conference girls basketball play Thursday night.

The Bulldog girls dropped to 5-12 overall and 0-5 in the NWC  after their fifth consecutive defeat. Meanwhile, the Lady Knights evened their records at 8-8 and 3-3 in the NWC with the victory.

Crestview led just 13-11 after the first period as Ada junior Kylie Acheson scored all five of her points to help keep the Bulldog girls close. But the Lady Knights blew it open with a huge second quarter to lead 41-15 at intermission. 

Two last-shot basketball nail-biters

ONU women win one; men lose one

Two nail-biters: ONU women win one - ONU men lose one. Here are the details:

Freshman Brynn Serbin (Pittsburgh, Pa./North Allegheny) played well past her years late in Ohio Northern's game against Otterbein Wednesday night. She tallied the final five points, as the Polar Bears eeked past the Cardinals 51-50. 

The victory improved Northern to 12-4 on the season and 6-3 in Ohio Athletic Conference play. The loss dropped Otterbein to 9-7 overall and 4-5 in conference action.

Vermillion 4th quarter barrage beats Bulldog boys

Crestview comes to town on Friday

By Cort Reynolds
ADA - Visiting Arlington reeled off 15 unanswered points to start the fourth quarter, and the Red Devils went on to post a 62-44 victory over pesky Ada in non-league boys basketball action Tuesday night.

The Bulldogs closed the third period on a 7-2 run to inch within 40-33. But then Red Devil senior point guard Jaret Vermillion nailed consecutive three-pointers to start a personal 16-point quarter and ignite the decisive flurry.

The Devils buried 11 three-pointers to pull away down the stretch and post their fourth straight win.

Ada fell to 6-9 with the defeat, while Arlington improved to 12-4 with the victory.

Calling all Ada youth soccer players

Online registration for spring play now open

Online registration is now open through Monday, Feb. 10, for sign-up to participate in the Ada spring soccer season.

Here’s what you need to know: