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Grizzlies make short work of Bluffton on Friday the 13th

April 13, 2018
By: Colton Steiner, sports information assistant

Game 1 Stats  I  Game 2 Stats

Baseball: Paulding overpowers Pirates

By Sam Brauen  www.blufftonpirates.com
(PAULDING) - Bluffton struck first but Paulding was able to pull away for an 11-1 victory in five innings Thursday afternoon.  Brady Romick scored in the top of the first inning giving Bluffton a 1-0 lead but Paulding responded with three runs in the bottom of the frame. 

Dakota Bricker led Bluffton with a 2/2 effort at the plate.  Kaden Reneker, Romick, Brice Rayle and Malachi Pahl all picked up hits for the Pirates. 


Garmatter has 3 hits 1 stolen base vs. Paulding

(PAULDING) - Bluffton softball dropped a 3-1 road decision to Northwest Conference foe Paulding Thursday.  The Pirates outhit the Panthers 7-4 but surrendered two unearned runs on three errors.  Bluffton is now 6-3 (1-2 in NWC) while Paulding is 3-3 (2-1). 

Brinkley Garmatter racked up three hits for Bluffton and stole a base.  Katie Prater was 2/3 and drove in Averey Rumer for the lone Pirate run in the top of the first inning.  


Justin Haggard stays unbeaten in tennis

By Sam Brauen  www.blufftonpirates.com
(BLUFFTON) - Justin Haggard continued his undefeated individual season but the Bluffton boys tennis team fell to St. Mary’s 4-1 Thursday afternoon. 

1st Singles : Justin Haggard won 6-0,1-6, 6-1 over Marcel Lansing

2nd Singles : Christian Groman fell to Howie Spencer 6-0, 6-1

3rd Singles : Drew Wilson fell to C Vanderhorst 6-1, 6-1

1st Doubles : Kory Strahm & Mack Burner fell to Andrew Vogel & David Keller 6-0, 6-0



Six Bluffton musicians in Lima Area Youth Orchestra

Performance April 22 at Lima Senior

Six Bluffton musicians will perform with this year's Lima Area Youth Orchestra.

The orchestra will present its “Finale” concert on Sunday, April 22, at 7 p.m. in the Lima Senior High School Auditorium.

Bluffton members of the orchestra follow:

• Violins: Amanda Speicher, Ana Neufeld Weaver
• Viola: Lily Shadle
•Celli: Grace Paquin, Alyssa Speicher
• Bass: Lauren Speicher


58th Annual Young Artists’ Competition in Bluffton April 28

Concert in Yoder Recital Hall features finalists

The Lima Symphony Orchestra’s Friends of the Symphony will be holding their annual Young Artists’ Competition on Saturday, April 28, at Yoder Recital Hall, Bluffton University.  This year’s competition is for voice and strings.

The Junior category consists of students from 17 to 21 years of age, while Senior category consists of students between the ages of 22 and 26.  Auditions will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and are open to the public.