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March 18, 2019

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Ada HS swimmer advance to state...again

Klava Katayama three-peats to state swim meet

By Cort Reynolds
BOWLING GREEN - Ada junior Klava Katayama finished second in two events at the Div. II swim districts hosted by Bowling Green State University Friday evening to qualify for a third consecutive visit to the state meet at Canton.

Katayama took second in the 50-yard freestyle and second in the 100 butterfly race to qualify for the state meet at Canton in both events.

Katayama will compete Feb. 21-22 at the 43rd annual girls Ohio state meet. The boys state meet is being held for the 92nd time.

Polar Bear 2 Muskingum 0

Both ONU teams win on Saturday

ONU men's and women's basketball teams finished their regular seasons with wins on Saturday versus Muskingum. Both game results follow.

Men's game|
The Ohio Northern men's basketball team celebrated Senior Day with a 79-63 victory over Muskingum on Saturday afternoon at the ONU Sports Center.

The Polar Bears end their season with a 7-18 overall record and finish tied for ninth in the Ohio Athletic Conference with a 3-15 league mark.

Ada boys edge LTC in final seconds

Phillip Coulson tallied a game-high 28 points for Ada

By Cort Reynolds
ADA - Ada sophomore Brandon Hull sank a fast break layup with seven seconds left, and the Bulldogs dodged a last-ditch halfcourt heave at the horn to post a thrilling 55-54 non-conference boys basketball win over visiting Lima Temple Christian Saturday night.

The purple and gold improved to 4-16 overall with the high-energy win, while LTC dropped to 7-14 after their seventh consecutive defeat.

With Temple ahead 54-53, Pioneer senior post Dakota Clay missed the front end of a one-and-one free throw opportunity with only 15.5 seconds left.

Grove boys clinch piece of NWC crown with win over Ada

Battle of the Bulldogs

By Cort Reynolds
COLUMBUS GROVE - Host Columbus Grove broke away from a close game at halftime to beat feisty Ada 60-43 and clinch at least a tie for the Northwest Conference boys basketball crown Friday night.  

The purple and gold dropped to 3-16 overall and 2-5 in the NWC with the defeat. Meanwhile, Grove improved to 15-4 and 7-0    in league play with their seventh straight victory.

CG remains alone atop the NWC with a showdown game left at second-place Crestview (19-1, 6-1 NWC) next Friday to end the league season.  

Grove girls grab share of NWC title with win at Ada

By Cort Reynolds
ADA - Visiting Columbus Grove earned a share of the Northwest Conference girls basketball crown with a 66-15 victory over Ada Thursday evening in the regular season finale.

Ada finished 1-20 overall and 0-8 in the NWC with the defeat. Meanwhile, Grove improved to 16-5 and ended up 7-1 in the NWC to tie Bluffton for the league crown with the decisive win.

CG came into its final league game tied atop the league standings with Spencerville and Bluffton at 6-1. Crestview was close behind at 5-2.

Cort Reynolds publishes "Boston vs. Los Angeles" prior to Super Bowl

Posted on the Boston Celtics blog

Cort Reynolds, Icon sports writer, had an article published in SB Nation celticsblog.com the day before the Super Bowl.

The article detailed the championship playoff history between the two coastal rivals, with an emphasis on the Celtics/Lakers championship series rivalry.

Its headline reads: Boston vs. Los Angeles, a long history of sports rivalry.

Click here to read the article.