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ONU legends Helen Ludwig, D'Artis Jones to be named to 2014 Ohio Basketball Hall of Fame Class

Ohio Northern women's athletics pioneer Helen Ludwig and former ONU men's basketball NCAA Player of the Year D'Artis Jones will be inducted into Ohio Basketball Hall of Fame as part of the class of 2014 in May.

Ludwig and Jones will join former men's basketball coach Joe Campoli and Ohio Northern's 1993 men's basketball team as recent inductees into the prestigious Ohio Basketball Hall of Fame.

Eight former players, five coaches, an official and a pioneer for women's college athletics will have their names added to the distinguished group of honorees.

Alison Steinbrunner named First Team Academic All-American

By Andrew Korba

Senior Alison Steinbrunner has been named First Team Capital One Academic All-America in cross country and track, in voting conducted by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

This is the first time she has been named to the national ballot.

Steinbrunner put together another brilliant season to cap off her career.

In cross country, she won her fourth straight OAC title and second consecutive NCAA III Regional.

At the NCAA III Championships, she finished second to earn her third straight All-American honor.

Ali Hess named head softball coach at Ohio Northern

Ali Hess has been named the head softball coach at Ohio Northern University.

Hess is only the fifth head coach in program history and served as an assistant coach at ONU in 2013.

She takes over for Kim Burke, who went 61-43 in three seasons, including a 13-15 mark last year.

Hess came to ONU after a three-year stint as an assistant coach at the University of Detroit Mercy, where she coached pitchers and catchers.

Four sign-up dates set for Ada fall soccer

Ada fall soccer sign-up will start soon at the Ada Park shelter house, according to Mark Light, director of Ada soccer.

Dates and times follow:

• Saturday, June 22 - 9-10:30 a.m.
• Monday, June 24 - 4:30-6 p.m.
• Thursday, June 27 - 4:30-6 p.m.
   (Before  home swim meet)
• Saturday, June 29 - 9-10:30 am

Cost for Soccer -
U6 $25 (includes a shirt)
U8 $30
U10 is $35,
U12 is $40
U15 is $45

$5 discount for each additional child
Jerseys are $20 for older teams (U8 - U15)

BVH Rehab & Sports Medicine sponsoring the 4th annual Flirt with Dirt trail 5K

Blanchard Valley Hospital Rehab & Sports Medicine and the Hancock Park District are sponsoring the 4th Annual Flirt with Dirt 5K Trail Run/Walk on Saturday, July 13 at Riverbend Recreational Area in Findlay. Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m., the trail race will start at 8:30 a.m. with the walk to immediately follow.

The course for the event is wood chipped, grass, and dirt trails with short stretches of asphalt throughout the park area. This is a USA Track & Field certified course and is an official 2013 Trail Runner Magazine Trophy Series Race.

Ada swim team 2-0 on the season; faces Westside on Monday

The Ada Alligator swim team moved to 2-0 on the young season after beating Shawnee 496 to 268 on June 13.

In the opening meet of the season Ada defeated Sherwood Sharks on June 10. On Monday Ada travels to the defending Western Ohio Aquatic League champions Westside.

Ada beat Westside in a dual meet last year, but Westwood prevailed in the league championships.

Commenting on the Shawnee meet, John Willamowski, Jr., Ada's coach said, "I was really proud of the way our team stepped up and remained focused. We have been working very hard this year and our team is coming along nicely."