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January 23, 2019

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Ada connections on HN sports hall of fame team

1984 volleyball squad won 26 straight

The 1984 Hardin Northern volleyball team was inducted into the Hardin County Sports Hall of Fame during a banquet Saturday at USV High School.

The team won 28 straight matches before dropping the only match of the season in the Class A state finals to bring home the state runner-up trophy.

Members of the team included Lisa Haudenschield, Michelle Hackworth, Holly Lowery, Tonya Crowe, Jill Jolliff, Jolene Jolliff, Patty Baird, Kathy Lenhart, Deana Dillon, Lisa Hipsher, Kelly Halsey, and Mindy Clark.

Beth Elwood served as head coach; Sue Fetzer, assistant coach; Melissa Stair, manager; Laura Wagner, statistician.

Pictured: Jill Jolliff, a member of the 1984 HN team and a 1989 ONU graduate. She now teaches and coaches boys' volleyball in Rockford, Ill. Beth Elwood (right) coached the ‘84 team. She is now retired and lives in Dunkirk.