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August 12, 2020

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Reynolds article posted on Celtics blog

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

The article title is "What if the Celtics and Lakers had switched conferences in the 1980s." The article's focus is on the notion that Boston would have likely have doubled its titles in the weak West instead of the rugged East of the 1980s.

The article was posted as part of "What If?" week on the SB National family of websites.

To read the article click here.

Sign-up starts for Ada youth football

Programs available for youth K to 6th grade • new website enables online registration

It’s only May, but Ada youth football registration (K through 6th grade) is now underway, according to Adam West, coach.

“This is the first year we are using online registration on our new website,” said West. Here’s what you need to know:

You can register on the website by clicking here or going to:

West said that it is important to registering early to help determine how many coaches and volunteers are needed this season.  

Polar Bear softball player Academic All-District 7

Ohio Northern senior Gabby Stewart (Union, Ky./St. Henry) was named Academic All-District 7 in softball in voting conducted by the College Sports Information Directors of America.

Stewart, a catcher majoring in nursing, was hitting .393 with three home runs and nine RBI though 10 games this season before the campaign was stopped on March 12 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

She was named 2nd Team All-Central Region and 1st Team All-Ohio Athletic Conference as a junior and was named Second Team All-Conference and Academic All-Conference and was named to the All-OAC Tournament Team as a sophomore in 2018.

Stewart is also a 3-time OAC Hitter of the Week honoree.

OHSAA girls’ basketball state tourney moves to Dayton

The University of Dayton Arena will host the Ohio High School Athletic Association girls basketball state tournament for the next three years, OHSAA Executive Director Jerry Snodgrass announced Tuesday. Having hosted 125 NCAA basketball tournament games, UD Arena has been the home court for March Madness more than any other facility in the country. 

Renovated in 2019, UD Arena has a seating capacity of 13,000 and has played host to many OHSAA basketball tournament games, along with Atlantic 10 Conference and NCAA tournament games. During the regular season, it is the home of the very successful University of Dayton Flyers women’s and men’s basketball teams.

Cort Reynolds' article posted on today's SB Nation, Celtics blog

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

The article title is "The greatest Celtics Game 7 wins of all time." The article's focus is on rivalries with the 76ers, Lakers, Hawks, Bucks and Knicks.

To read the article click here.

Meet the 2020 Clyde Lamb Award winners

Named after ONU coach and AD • Highest honor given to OAC student-athletes

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Seniors Chelsea Huppert (Bremen, Ind.) and Seth Transue (Plain City/Jerome) were named Ohio Northern's Clyde Lamb Award winners for the 2019-20 academic year.

The prestigious award is the highest honor given to Ohio Athletic Conference student-athletes each year, including one male and one female representative from each of the league's 10 institutions.