Former County Athletes Honored At Sports Hall of Fame Banquet

The Hardin County Sports Hall of Fame held its 9th annual banquet over the weekend at USV schools.

 

The mission of the Hardin County Sports hall of fame is to honor a proud legacy of athletic excellence, continuing that mission with the inclusion of six new inductees along with another team award. The Hardin County Sports Hall of Fame has honored more than 50 members in its nine years existence.

 

The 2019 Inductees were former Hardin Northern Head Football Coach, Skip Baughman. Former Tractor Pulling innovators, Carl and Paul Bosse. Former Kenton High School and Kenyon College basketball player, Heather Spence Huarte. Former Hardin Northern and Ohio Northern University basketball and volleyball player along with Head Volleyball Coach for University of Wisconsin-Stout, Jill Jolliff. Former USV and Ball State Basketball player, Stephanie Stalder Keller. And the winning-est coach in Hardin County history, Head Coach Clarence Stitzel.

 

The evening was filled with the celebration of wonderful athletes and coaches who made an impact on the Hardin County community. However, athletics weren’t the only focus of the inductees, the values that are taken away from various sports are the true impact in which these individuals left upon the community.

 

As inductee Jill Jolliff said, “Athletics have taught me that patience is a virtue, hard work is needed for hours of dedication and practice and they have taught me the ability to laugh at myself. My athletic legacy is not about the points or stats but who I’ve helped and the values of friendship made along the way.”

With the inclusion of the newest six inductees, the Hardin County Sports Hall of Fame is looking for its 2020 inductees. If you know of someone for this award, contact hardinof@yahoo.com.