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The guy in the red suit coming to the Ada Public Library Monday

The tree is up and the Ada Public Library staff is eagerly awaiting Santa's visit to the Ada Library.

"Join us Monday, Dec., 10th from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. to visit with Santa in the front reading room,"  Amanda Bennett of the library told The Icon.

The Icon college bowl football contest will be posted this week

The Icon launches its 2012 college bowl contest this week. The contest includes 29 bowl  games played from Thursday, Dec. 20, through  Tuesday, Jan. 1. The Icon will provide updates from time to time to show the contest leaders. The deadline for entry is noon on Dec. 20.

This is not the entry form, but it shows the bowl games in the contest. Watch for an annoucement later this week stating that the contest is posted.

Pennington records first career double-double in men's basketball overtime loss versus John Carroll

Sophomore Lucas Pennington recorded his first career double-double, but the Ohio Northern men's basketball team dropped a tough 82-76 overtime decision to John Carroll on Satuday afternoon at the ONU Sports Center.

With the loss, Ohio Northern falls to 5-4 on the season and 1-1 in OAC play, while the Blue Streaks improve to 4-3, 2-1.

Pennington scored 18 points and grabbed a career high 10 rebounds.

Junior Branden Rushton added 12 points, while junior Jared Horstman and sophomore Isaiah Roux each scored 10 points.

Kyle Hubbard led John Carroll with a game high 28 points and 10 rebounds.

Yoder's big day leads No. 20 women's basketball to 65-49 win at John Carroll

Junior Cenzie Yoder notched her second double-double of the season as the No. 20 Ohio Northern women's basketball team defeated John Carroll by a 65-49 score on Saturday afternoon at the DeCarlo Athletic Center.

With the win, the Polar Bears are now 7-1 on the year and 2-0 in the OAC, while the Blue Streaks fall to 5-2, 0-2.

Yoder scored a season high 23 points, grabbed 12 rebounds and also recorded a career high eight steals.

Senior Joanna Snyder also scored in double figures recording 10 points.

Melissa Spahar and Emily Johanson each scored 14 points for John Carroll.

Back-to-back-to-back first period pins lift No. 17 wrestling to 30-15 victory over Manchester (Ind.)

Back-to-back-to-back first period pins by senior Kyle Raber, No. 7-ranked junior Michael Pawlitz and sophomore Cody Lovejoy lifted No. 17 Ohio Northern to a 24-15 non-conference dual meet wrestling victory over Manchester (Ind.) Friday night at the ONU Sports Center.

The Polar Bears improve to 5-1, while the Spartans fall to 0-4.

Trailing 15-12, Raber posted a pin in just 24 seconds at 184 pounds to put Ohio Northern up 18-15.

Pawlitz followed with a pin in 48 seconds at 197 pounds and the Polar Bears had an unsurmountable 24-15 advantage.

Lovejoy put the match away with a pin in 2:43 at heavyweight.

Women's swimming & diving tops Defiance, falls to Findlay

Junior Amanda Everlove set the 400 IM Paraolympic American SA Class record as the Ohio Northern women's swimming & diving team topped OAC foe Defiance by a 240-28 score, but fell to Findlay 194-104 on Saturday afternoon at the ONU Sports Center.

The Polar Bears are now 3-4 on the season and 2-1 in the OAC. Defiance falls to 2-10 on the year.

Everlove posted a time of 5:47.97 in the 400 IM.

Senior Amy Elmer was victorious in the 1-meter, posting a score of 248.35.

The 4x400 Medley team of freshman Lindsey Inkrott, junior Jennifer Hartsel, junior Jamie Garbash and sophomore Ashley Zoeller finished second in 4:16.27.