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August 12, 2020

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Bulldogs Coulson and Paul will play in Saturday all-star game

By Cort Reynolds
ADA - Ada senior baseballers Phillip Coulson and Bryce Paul were selected to play for Team Northwest Conference in a senior All-Star Game vs. the Putnam County League.

Coulson is a pitcher/shortstop, while Paul primarily played third base for the Bulldogs.

The NWC vs. PCL senior All-Star Game is slated for Saturday, June 6, at 7 p.m. in the Ottawa Memorial Park.

Ada well represented in this year's Hardin Sports Hall of Fame

Isaac Spar $500 scholarship recipient • Melissa Gossard in this year's induction class

Isaac Spar of Ada High School and Trey Jefferies of Kenton High School are each recipients of a $500 scholarship from the Hardin County Sports Hall of Fame.

The announcement was made by Wes Davis, sports hall director, and Robert Simmons, scholarship chairperson.

The sports hall honors outstanding athletes, teams, individuals and groups who have made contributions on and off the athletic field.  

Reynolds article features '84 Celtics

Ada Icon sports writer, Cort Reynolds, has an article he wrote posted this week on the SB Nation, Celtics blog.

The article title is "Remembering Gerald Henderson’s overlooked contributions to the Celtics’ epic 1984 championship." The article was posted as part of "Underdog Week" on the SB National family of websites.

Click here to read the article.

OHSAA to expand football playoffs in 2021

Board of Directors approves expansion from 8 to 12 qualifiers per region

During its May meeting Wednesday afternoon, the Ohio High School Athletic Association Board of Directors voted unanimously to expand the OHSAA football playoffs from eight schools per region to 12 beginning in the 2021 season. The 9-0 affirmative vote was given to a recommendation from the OHSAA staff, which was based on a proposal from the Ohio High School Football Coaches Association.

More ONU athletic All-Americans

 Senior Maggie Krause (Chagrin Falls/Kenston) and sophomores Andrew Buderer (Oak Harbor) and Nate Dean (Euclid/Villa Angela Saint Joseph) have been named All-America in Indoor Track & Field for 2020 by the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.

Normally, the top eight finishers in each event earn All-America honors by the NCAA.

As this year's NCAA III Indoor Track & Field Championships were canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic, the USTFCCCA is giving its own All-America honors to all athletes that had initially qualified for the championships as announced by the NCAA on Sunday, March 8.

Chase Sumner– Ada's latest All-American

Ended his rookie campaign at 37-6 record. • 37 wins are second-most by a freshman in ONU history

Senior Seth Transue (Plain City/Jerome), junior Cash Thompson (Lake Odessa, Mich./Lakewood) and freshman Chase Sumner (Ada) have been named All-America in Wrestling for 2020 by the National Wrestling Coaches Association.

Sumner was a late addition to the NCAA Championships after finishing fourth at the 149-pound weight class at the Central Regional Championships.

He received a bid just a few days prior to the championships after a Central Regional qualifier from his 149-pound weight class became injured and could not compete.