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November 11, 2019

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Ada's three-time NWC champs

Quiz bowl team win WTLW competition and Northwest Conference title

The juggernaut that is the Ada High School quiz bowl team rolled to impressive wins in its first two tournaments of the year. 

In winning its first-ever Whiz Quiz competition, held annually at WTLW-TV in Lima, Ada advanced to the semi finals by knocking off Patrick Henry and Elmwood.

In the second night of taping, Ada beat Crestview and Riverdale to capture the crown.  The competition will be aired on WTLW in February and March. 

In NWC competition held at Ada, the Bulldogs rolled to an 8-0 tournament record in racking up its third consecutive Northwest Conference crown.  The wins also give Ada a current 24-match winning streak over the past three years.  

Mustangs clinch NWC title, playoff bid with win over rival Bulldogs

AE is the only NWC team to male the post-season

By Cort Reynolds
ADA - Visiting Allen East reeled off 30 first period points and defeated injury-riddled Ada 50-8 in their annual backyard rivalry game to close the Northwest Conference and regular season on a cold Friday night at War Memorial Stadium.

The Mustangs clinched a three-way share of the NWC title with the victory, as well as their first playoff berth since 2006.

With the defeat, the purple and gold finished 2-8 overall and 1-6 in NWC play for the second straight year. The Mustangs improved to 9-1 overall and 6-1 in the NWC with the lopsided win to capture their first league crown since 1995.

ONU wraps up road slate with 63-24 loss

Hosts Baldwin Wallace on Saturday

Ohio Northern wrapped up the road portion of its 2019 football schedule with a 63-24 loss at No. 2-ranked Mount Union on a sunny and chilly Saturday afternoon at Mount Union Stadium.

The Polar Bears (4-4 overall, 4-3 OAC) were led by junior All-American Christiaan Williams (Sidney/Anna), who carried the ball 28 times for 125 yards and two scores.

The Purple Raiders (8-0, 7-0) scored on their first seven possessions to lead 49-3 with 5:48 left in the third quarter.

Williams capped a 12-play, 75-yard drive with a 1-yard run to get ONU within 49-10 with 38 seconds left in the third quarter.

Harold Barker celebrates 90th birthday Nov. 11

Long-time Ada resident Harold Barker celebrates his 90th birthday on Monday, Nov. 11. His daughter, Linda Meyer, invites Icon viewers to participate in a card shower for him. Send cards to: Harold Barker, 3108 Klingler Road, Ada, OH 45810.

Ada Neighborhood Club, 1950s

Here's a photo of the Ada Neighbor Club from the 1950s. Names of members are under the photo. From the collection of Leland Crouse.

Daus Hempker, Ada HS grad, ONU Veterans Day speaker

11 a.m. on Nov. 11 at Henry Solomon Lehr statute

Daus Hempker will deliver remarks during a Veterans Day wreath-laying ceremony at 11 a.m. on Nov. 11 at the Henry Solomon Lehr statue at the front of the Ohio Northern campus. In case of inclement weather, the event will be held in Presser Hall.

Hempker, a U.S. Army veteran, was severely wounded by an IED (improvised explosive device) while on patrol in southern Afghanistan in 2010 and underwent several surgeries and years of arduous, painful rehabilitation. Specialist (Spc.) Hempker served tours in both Iraq and Afghanistan.

During his more than six years of service in Iraq and Afghanistan, he earned the Combat Infantryman Badge and a Purple Heart.