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Men’s basketball: Season opens at Allegheny tip off

Bluffton's return to the Heartland Conference tournament in 2017-18 after a two-year hiatus has the Beavers excited to hit the hardwood when the season kicks off on November 16. Gone is All-HCAC point guard Kevin Christie who poured in 17.7 PPG to go along with his team-best 116 assists, but a freshmen crew that jumped into the fray right away is ready to show that last year was far from a fluke as Head Coach Guy Neal gears up for year 30 at the helm!

First National Bank Bluffton branch re-opening celebration on Friday

11 a.m. to 2 p.m., ribbon cutting, refreshments, giveaways, tours

First National Bank hosts a grand re-opening of its Bluffton branch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Friday, Nov. 16, according to Todd Mason, president and CEO.

The festivities will start at 11 a.m. with a ribbon cutting and presentation followed by light hors d'oeuvres, cake, giveaways. Guests will also be able to take a tour of the updated branch.

The branch remodel included new paint and flooring and seating area, the addition of a conference room for community use, an additional office and another secluded customer meeting area.


Beavers keep the "Hammer" after dominating Defiance 34-7

Bluffton holds edge in series: 47-45-2

By Joseph Watkins, sports information assistant

The Bluffton University football team kept the 'Hammer' right here at home after a dominating 34-7 win over rival Defiance on Saturday, Nov. 10.

The Beavers improved to 3-7 overall and 3-5 in the Heartland Conference, while Defiance fell to 1-9 and 1-7 in the HCAC. Bluffton has now won eight of its last nine against the Yellow Jackets for a 47-45-2 lead in the all-time series after the Senior Day victory.

Weekend Doctor: Biologic Injections as Treatment for Osteoarthritis

By Katie Fultz, PA-C, ATC
Blanchard Valley Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

All-NWC football honors to Ault and Nassar

By Sam Brauen www.blufftonpirates.com
Seniors Mason Ault and Deandre Nassar led the Bluffton selections for Northwest Conference honors in voting performed by league coaches. 

2nd Team
Mason Ault - Defensive Lineman
Deandre Nassar - Running Back


Luke Young to play in all-star soccer game

By Sam Brauen www.blufftonpirates.com
Bluffton senior Luke Young has been selected to play in the Northwest Ohio Senior All-District Soccer game Sunday, Nov. 11, at Findlay's Elmer Graham Stadium.  The men's game will kickoff at 2 p.m.