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Meet the 2023-2024 AHS Varsity Quiz Bowl team

The Ada High School Varsity Quiz Bowl team recently competed with 27 other schools at Wright State University. Ada finished 1st in their bracket before losing in the lightning round. L-R) back row: Jacob Rush, Ethan D'Souza, Dakota Gossman, Luke Archer, Adam Conner. Front row: Victoria Rausch, Kaylie Klear, Emma Lambdin.

9 to 5: The Musical is about "Friendship and revenge in the Rolodex era"

The Freed Center for the Performing Arts spring season continues with 9 to 5, a comic musical with music and lyrics by Dolly Parton and based on the 1980 film by 20th Century Fox.

Productions are April 20, 26, 27 at 7:30 p.m. and April 21, 27 at 2 p.m.

The musical is described as "the hilarious story of friendship and revenge in the Rolodex era. Pushed to the boiling point, three female coworkers concoct a plan to get even with the sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot they call their boss. In a hilarious turn of events, Violet, Judy and Doralee live out their wildest fantasy – giving their boss the boot! While Hart remains “otherwise engaged,” the women give their workplace a dream makeover, taking control of the company that had always kept them down."

After the Sunday matinee, there will be a conversation with each show’s creative team and performers.

ONU baseball looking to build on a successful 2023

By Wes Mayberry

The Ohio Northern baseball team had a highly successful 2023 season, posting the most wins since its 2018 campaign. The Polar Bears are looking to build off that achievement in 2024 with the return of several key players under 13th-year head coach Gene Stechschulte.

Northern went 12-6 in Ohio Athletic Conference play, qualified for the OAC Tournament as the No. 3 seed and finished with a 27-15 overall mark last season. With the return of fifth-year senior pitcher Jack Hutchins (Bright, Ind./East Central), who was named to the 2024 D3baseball.com Preseason All-America Third Team, and four other All-OAC honorees from a year ago, the Polar Bears are poised for another great run in 2024.

"We are very excited to get started this season," Stechschulte said. "There is a large amount of our pitching depth coming back, so we are looking forward to seeing that progress. From a positional standpoint, there will be many new faces getting a chance to make an impact."

ONU wrestlers Reed, Hendricks, Layman earn bids to nationals

From ONUSports.com

ADA__No. 12-ranked Ohio Northern had three qualify for the national championships in their respective weight classes to lead Ohio Northern at the 2024 NCAA Division III Central Regional Wrestling Championships on Saturday, March 2.

ONU Women's Basketball falls 60-54 at #6 Scranton

From ONUsports.com

SCRANTON, Pa.__Ohio Northern saw its NCAA Tournament run come to an end with a hard-fought 60-64 loss at No. 6-ranked Scranton (Pa.) in the second round of the NCAA III Women's Basketball Tournament on Saturday evening.

Two Ada wrestlers compete at Troy district; McClain 5th at 150 

UPDATED with corrections

McClain sets Ada single-season record for wins, finishes 2nd in career wins

By Cort Reynolds

TROY__Two Ada High School wrestlers competed at the Div. III district wrestling double-elimination tournament in Troy’s Hobart Arena Friday and Saturday, with one just missing a return trip to the state meet.

Bulldog senior Clayton McClain captured fifth in the 150 lbs. division to earn the state alternate spot. 

A top-four finish in any weight bracket automatically advances a wrestler to the state meet March 8-10 at the Schottenstein Center on the Ohio State University campus in Columbus next weekend.

As one of four sectional champions in his 16-wrestler district bracket, McClain was the top seed in his quarter of the bracket.

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