2021 Bessie (Artino) Guy, 2008
Bessie Artino Guy competed in one sport at Bellevue High School (softball), earning four varsity letters and setting the tone for players to come by her work ethic and dedication to her craft. She graduated in 2008.
Bessie was First Team All-Northern Ohio League (NOL) as a freshman and earned First Team All-District Six honors as well during the 2005 season.
A year later, Bessie duplicated both of those honors while picking up a Second Team All-Ohio honor as well.
During the 2007 season, she was again First Team All-NOL and District and was voted to the First Team, All-Ohio. As a senior, Bessie completed the cycle by becoming First Team All-NOL and District and was Honorable Mention All-Ohio.
She is still one of the very few athletes to attain First Team All-League status for four straight years, First Team All-District status for four straight years, and three straight years of All-Ohio status.
Bessie had a high school career batting average of .457 with 153 RBI and 27 home runs (tied for most in school history).
She continued her softball career at Alleghany College and was Newcomer of the Year and First Team NCAC as a freshman. She then transferred to Heidelberg College in Tiffin for the next three years. Along the way she earned Second Team Ohio Athletic Conference (OAC) as a junior and Second Team All-Regionals. During her senior season she was First Team All-OAC, Second Team All-Regionals, and broke the single season RBI record with 52. She then coached softball at Heidelberg from 2013-15.
Bessie and her husband, Mark, reside in Bellevue. They have three children, Bowen Thomas (3), Hattie Jo (2), and newborn Harlyn Mae. Bessie is a Science teacher at Ontario High School.