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Girls' soccer: It's all Pirates against two NWC opponents

BHS beats Paulding 16-0; Ada 3-0

Last Thursday afternoon the Bluffton HS Lady Pirates  soccer team traveled to Paulding.

Bluffton was ahead 6-0 at the half, with 3 goals by Senior Captain Abbie Parkins, and one apiece for sophomore Hannah Yost, senior Sarah Theisen, and one for freshman Kayla White off a corner kick by Junior Kelli Leugers.


Volleyball sweeps Earlham in HCAC opener

September 28, 2016
By: Samantha Granger, sports information assistant


RICHMOND, Ind. - The Bluffton University volleyball team was on the road for their opening Heartland Conference contest with Earlham College on Wednesday, Sept. 28. The Beavers dominated the match, winning 25-11, 25-15 and 25-19 while improving to 12-7 overall and 1-0 in the HCAC. Earlham slipped to 4-15 and 0-1 in the conference.

Women's Soccer drops 4-3 decision to Heidelberg

September 28, 2016


BLUFFTON, Ohio - The Heidelberg University women's soccer team led 4-1 with less than two minutes to play before a pair of Bluffton tallies gave the Beavers momentum heading into Heartland Conference play this weekend despite a 4-3 loss to the Student Princes on an overcast Wednesday, Sept. 28. Bluffton ends non-conference play with a 0-5 mark, while Heidelberg goes into OAC action with a 5-3-2 mark.

Men's Soccer falls 4-0 at Wooster

September 28, 2016


WOOSTER, Ohio - The College of Wooster netted three goals in the first 25 minutes en route to a 4-0 shutout of the Bluffton University men's soccer team on a rainy Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016. The visitors fell to 3-6 on the season, while Wooster improved to 4-5-1 with the victory.

Third annual Drew Rayle Memorial game set for Saturday

Epilepsy awareness event honors former Bluffton and North Baltimore student

The third annual Drew Rayle Memorial midget football game, honoring a Bluffton youth who died in 2014, takes place Saturday, Oct. 1, at 5 p.m. in Memorial Park, North Baltimore. The event supports the Drew Rayle Memorial Fund.

This is an epilepsy awareness event. During his brief life, Rayle, as an elementary student, attended school in North Baltimore and later moved to Bluffton where he attended school. He played midget football for both teams.

Meet the new student senate members at the middle school

Lots of events going on at school - here's a summary

Bluffton Middle School is busy this fall. Here’s some of the news items from the Bluffton school website.

Newest members of the student senate are:
8th Grade:
 Cierra Ackerman, Clara Matthews and Julia Smallcombe
7th Grade:  Lauren Gray, Reagan Mittendorf and Skyler Scoles
6th Grade:  Amy Jebsen, Olivia Matthews and Olivia Smallcombe

Bluffton Child Development Center participating in child and adult care food program

Income eligibility guidellines for free and reduced meals are in this story

Bluffton Child Development Center, 325 County Line Road, Bluffton, announces its participation in the USDA-funded Child and Adult Care Food Program, according to Francine Donathan, director.

The attached chart shows income eligibility guidelines for free and reduced price meals effective July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2017.


Here's what's for lunch in Bluffton school cafeterias in October

What's for lunch in the Bluffton schools during October? The answer is here.

CLICK HERE for the October school menu.

Boys' soccer: BHS ranked 3rd in northwest Ohio coaches poll

Bluffton High School boys' soccer team remains in the third spot in the Boys' Division III northwest Ohio soccer coaches poll.

The entire poll is in the attachment.


Nearly one-half inch of rain on Monday

Monday's rainfall was recorded as nearly one-half inch by Guy Verhoff, Pandora weather observer.

Open the attachment below for the daily weather summary from Sept. 1 to 26.