April 24, 2014

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Girls' Pirate tennis team wins fourth straight

By Ron Geiser

Bluffton High School's girls tennis team won its fourth straight dual match Monday afternoon, downing Tiffin Calvert 4-1 at Harmon Field courts.

Junior Emily Sprague won her fifth straight match at No. 2 singles, taking straight set wins, 6-2, 6-4. Seniors Ashlin Gable and Kristi Geiser upped their personal marks to 4-1 with straight set victories at No. 1 and No. 3, respectively.


Smith's listing residence at 75 Luise

Larry Smith of Smith's Realty Professionals, Bluffton, announced a new listed. It is a residence at 75 Luise, Bluffton. To views the property's details open the printer-friendly attachment at the bottom of this story.


Weather sounds like an '80s and '60s "oldies" station

If the weather was an "oldiest" station it would be playing only music from the '80s and '60s. Seems as if the highs and lows of the past seven days are stuck there.

Here's the seven-day report from Guy Verhoff, Pandora weather observer.

Date High Temp Low Temp Prec

Women's tennis returns to university under direction of Ron Huber

After a two-year absence, tennis is back as a varsity sport at Bluffton University. J. Ronald Huber, who is also a member of the athletics halls of fame at both the university and Shawnee High School in Lima, Ohio, will direct the women in 2011. Coach Huber has a young team with no seniors, but plenty of enthusiasm.

Brandt excited to build the foundation for success for university cross country team

Embarking on her first season as the Head Cross Country Coach at Bluffton University, Karen Brandt is excited about the opportunity to work with her athletes and lay the foundation for success in the classroom and on the course.

With five runners for the men and six for the women, Coach Brandt's primary goal is to build a solid program based on both academic and athletic success.

Beavers volleyball team ready to face challenging slate in 2011

By Meghan Mohr, sports information assistant

The Bluffton Volleyball Team opens its 2011 season Friday, September 3 in Haverford, PA against the tournament host Fords. Coach Yarnell, who will be entering his seventh season as Bluffton's head coach, hopes to start hot again. In 2010 the Beavers went 9 and 0 before falling to NCAA tournament qualifier Otterbein.

University men's soccer team "youthful"

While the 2011 version of Bluffton University men's soccer will be young and inexperienced, the Beavers sport a roster that is much deeper than it was a season ago. "How quickly the freshmen get acclimated to the speed and physicality of the collegiate game will determine how we fare as a team," quipped Head Coach Rick Nussbaum.

Graduate assistant Brandon Ponchak is a new face that will be on the sidelines for Bluffton this fall. "He brings valuable experience from his years of coaching at Dakota Wesleyan.

Bluffton University seniors excited about 2011 season

With no losses due to graduation and an experienced core of returners on the pitch, the 2011 Bluffton University women's soccer team expects to pick up where it left off last season when the Beavers lost just one of their last seven contests, a 1-0 setback to Hanover in the season finale.

Seniors have high expectations for 2011 Bluffton University football team

Coming off its best season since 2004, the Bluffton University football team has a vast array of experience and depth as Coach Tyson Veidt embarks on his fourth season leading the Beavers. 24 seniors who took a chance on Bluffton three years ago have put in the work that has the 2011 squad poised to compete with the top teams in the Heartland Conference. With a squad size that has doubled since Coach Veidt took over, Bluffton has the depth needed to take the next step.

Miller City stops Bluffton girls 5-1

Miller City 5
Bluffton 1
Aug. 22 at Bluffton

Halftime: MC, 2-1 Goals: (MC) Gerschutz, (B) Hughes, (MC) Nienberg, (MC) Schmenk, (MC) Schroeder, (MC) Schroeder. Assists: (MC) Giblin.
Shots on Goal: MC, 20-15. Corner Kicks: MC, 4-2,Saves: MC Michel (13); B Heslep (24)

JV Score: Miller City 5, Bluffton 0

Team Rosters:

Heslep, Abbey, Sophomore
Hughes, Danyelle, #17, Sophomore
Schwager, Emily, #19, Sophomore