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December 15, 2019

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Vancrest's holiday craft show Saturday from 10 to 2:30 p.m.

Some Christmas shopping options take place in Ada on Saturday.

It's Vancrest's annual holiday craft fair from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 14, according to Jennifer Line, Vancrest activities director.

The show will include a visit from Santa Claus.  Vancrest is located at 600 W. North St., Ada.

Katayama paces Ada swimmers at Napoleon Invite

By Cort Reynolds
NAPOLEON - Ada senior Klava Katayama won two individual events handily to lead the Bulldog girls to a strong fifth-place finish at the season-opening Napoleon Wildcat Invitational meet Saturday.

Katayama swam to victory in the 200 freestyle and 100 butterfly events. She won by a whopping 9.04 seconds in the 200 free, and touched the wall 8.74 seconds ahead of the second-place finisher in the 100 fly.

Ada freshman Carlie Oldfield took fourth in two races, while junior Paige Cole took home a fourth and seventh.

Niles named second team all-American

Senior linebacker Mark Niles (Miramar, Fla.) has been named Second Team All-America in 2019 by the American Football Coaches Association.

Niles is a three-time All-Ohio Athletic Conference honoree and received the Gene Slaughter Award as the league's most valuable linebacker.

He was named First Team All-OAC in 2019 and 2018 and Second Team All-Conference in 2017.

Niles led the league in tackles for the second consecutive year in 2019, averaging 11.9 per game, which was more than two tackles per game better then his closest competitor.

High of 52 - low of 18 in three-day span

Temperatures ranged from a high of 52 to a low of 18 within a three-day span from Dec. 7 to 9, according to Guy Verhoff, U.S. weather observer in Pandora. Here are the highs and low readings in the seven day perios of Dec. 2-9.

It's wrestling season in Ada

Bulldogs launch the season at Cory-Rawson duals

By Cort Reynolds
RAWSON - The Ada wrestling team started its 2019-20 campaign by finishing fifth at the annual Cory-Rawson Duals Saturday.

Delphos Jefferson won the tournament with a perfect 5-0 record. Van Buren (4-1) was second, C-R (3-2) came in third and Ada was fifth (1-4).

The Bulldogs beat Toledo Woodward 18-12 for their win.

"Ada wrestled pretty well, considering how young and inexperienced a majority of our kids are," said new Bulldog head coach David Ames. "Sadly, we were without our 113-pounder because Antonio Petitt suffered a severe concussion earlier in the week.

Checkers anyone?

Don't be surprised if Ada middle schoolers asks for a checker board for Christmas

Attention middle school parents: You might consider a checker board as a Christmas present this year. That's right, checkers.

This month Ada sixth, seventh and eighth grade students are playing something more serious than March Madness and it is catching on. It’s the first-ever Ada middle school checkers tournament. 

With brackets posted across the school cafeteria walls, it appears that December Delirium has captured the imagination of 106 Ada middle school students. 

You know the rules:
• You are either red or black