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Sports Hall of Fame inducts six individuals, one team in 2024 class

The Hardin County Sports Hall of Fame held their 12th annual banquet on June 15 at St John's Church in Kenton. Six individuals and one team were enshrined as members of the Class of 2024. 

The evening started with a catered dinner and two local student/athletes garnering scholarships for their work in the classroom, community and athletic achievements.

Ada’s Bassitt 2nd team all-state in softball

AHS senior-to-be pitched, hit and ran the Lady Bulldogs to a program record 18 wins. She batted .507 and authored a 17-4 record hurling with an 0.92 ERA.

By Cort Reynolds

ADA __ Ada High School junior pitcher and leadoff hitter Jenna Bassitt was tabbed second team all-state for Div. IV softball in voting conducted by coaches.

Bassitt was recognized at the all-state banquet in Columbus Monday, June 17.

She posted a 17-4 pitching record with an earned run average of 0.92 this past spring. On offense, she also led the team in batting average (.507), on base pct. (.580), runs scored (33), hits (38) and stolen bases (32).

Her OPS (on base plus slugging) was 1.380, and her slugging pct. was .800.

She hit five doubles, four triples, three home runs and 26 singles. She also drove in 19 runs from the leadoff spot.


Four ONU women named to Academic All-District At-Large Team

By Tim Glon

ADA __ Ohio Northern fifth-year senior fifth-year senior Elizabeth Graham (Dayton/Carroll), seniors Grace Honigford (West Chester/Lakota East) and Gabby Monastra (Wooster) and sophomore Rylie Kocik (Cicero, N.Y./Cicero-North Syracuse) were named to the 2024 Women's Academic All-District At-Large Team by College Sports Communicators.

Ada Gators fall short at Findlay

Gator Lydia Demascio, pictured here, won three events at Monday's meet

By Cort Reynolds

FINDLAY __ The Ada Gators summer swim team competed at Findlay on a warm Monday evening, June 24, roughly midway through the 2024 West Ohio Aquatic League calendar.

The team lost a very close boys dual meet. The Findlay Frogs nipped the Gator boys by the narrowest of margins, 225-224. The Findlay females beat the Gator girls, 351-146.

The Frogs won the combined boys/girls team meet, 576-370.

The Gator boys fell to 1-4 with the loss, while the Ada girls are 0-5 in dual meets.

Gator brothers Luke Harriger (boys 8-and-under) and Landry Harriger (boys 11-12) each touched first in four races.

Ada boys Kaden Clum and Jacob Szippl both won three events in the boys 15 & over age group.

Adaite Lydia Demascio (girls 15 and over) also captured first in three races.


Last week to register for Ada youth fall soccer

Ada youth soccer organizers are reminding families that this is the last week for soccer registration before late fees start. The last day to register is June 30.

Ada swimmers outscored by Westside

By Cort Reynolds

ADA __ The Ada Gators swim team hosted Westside on a hot, sunny Thursday evening, June 20, at the Village of Ada pool.

The visiting Waves won the combined boys/girls team meet, 547-216, as well as the boys and girls divisions. The Waves beat the Gator boys 287-103, while the Wave girls beat their Gator counterparts, 260-113.

The Gator boys fell to 2-2 with the loss, while the Ada girls are 1-3 in dual meets.

Gator Luke Harriger won four races in the boys 8-and-under age division.

Landry Harriger (boys 11-12) and Lincoln Harriger (boys 13-14) each swam to first in three races.

Adaite Olivia Agozzino won three individual races in the girls 11-12 age bracket.

Teammate Kyleigh Nau also swept to first in three events of the girls 9-10 division.

Ada swimmer/coach Lily Baumgartner (girls 15 & over) touched first in the 50-meter breaststroke.