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Women's bball: Mount St. Joseph shuts down Bluffton in 72-45 win over Beavers

By Martin Kluk, sports information intern

Stats: http://www.bluffton.edu/sports/womensbasketball/2012/02-01-wb.htm

The Bluffton women's basketball team fell to the Lions of Mount St. Joseph (72-45) on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012. The Beavers dropped their second game in a row, after five consecutive victories, slipping to 7-13 overall and 5-8 in the HCAC. MSJ improved to 3-17 on the season (3-10 HCAC).

Men's bball: Bluffton pulls away in OT for 74-64 win over Mount St. Joseph

By Keisha Holtsberry, sports information assistant

Stats http://www.bluffton.edu/sports/mensbasketball/2012/02-01-mb.htm

The Bluffton University men's basketball defeated Mount St. Joseph with a thrilling 74-64 OT victory on Wednesday, Feb. 1. The Beavers improved to 14-6 overall and 8-5 in the HCAC with their fourth straight win. MSJ fell to 7-13 overall and 3-10 in the HCAC.

The Holy Ghost lives in Allen County

Here's a plate you don't see every day. The Icon spotted it in Lima. It's comforting to know that the Holy Ghost resides in Allen County.


BHS graduate Michael Blake to be inducted into Apollo hall of fame

Bluffton High School graduate Michael Blake will be inducted into the Apollo Career Center Hall of Fame during a 6 p.m. program Thursday, Feb. 2, at Apollo. He is one of two inductees this year.

The event is part of Apollo Career Center's celebration of National Career Technical Education month.

Another part of the program includes the presentation of the Charles M. Hankish, Jr. Student Citizen of the Year. The award goes to Paul Parthemore, Bath, an Apollo junior enrolled in the Commercial Foods/Hospitality program.


BHS's Lydia Guagenti headed to the Big Ten - will run track and field at Ohio State

She's a Buckeye. Lydia Guagenti, Bluffton High School senior, signed a national letter of intent today to attend Ohio State University. There she will be a member of the women's track and field team.

She is only the fourth Bluffton High School girl to play athletics in a Big Ten program. Ann Stechschute attended Purdue, Caity Matter attended Ohio State and Carrie Fett attended Purdue.

In addition to completing in team sports, Megan Dunlap, BHS grad, was a cheerleader at Ohio State.


Concentus, select community choir, performs Feb. 12 in Bluffton, Feb. 26 in Findlay

Concentus, a select community choir, will be performing a benefit choral concert on Sunday, Feb. 12, at 2:30 p.m. in Yoder Recital Hall at Bluffton University and Sunday, Feb. 26, at 7:30 p.m. at Findlay First Presbyterian Church.

This choir, formed in the fall of 2003, will present a program of songs with the theme Al'elouya: Let The Whole World Sing. The first half of the program will include choruses from major works, often including a variation of the "Alleluia" text.


Busy month for Bluffton EMS

Bluffton EMS were busy in January. Jan Basinger, EMS chief, provided the Icon with the January log, which follows.


Public sale of tickets begins soon for OHSAA state basketball tournaments

Plenty of all-session and single-session tickets will be available for the 2012 Ohio High School Athletic Association Boys and Girls State Basketball Tournaments, and public sales of tickets for both tournaments will begin soon through Ticketmaster or in person at The Ohio State University's Jerome Schottenstein Center, the site of both state tournaments that take place in March.


These can't be January temperatures

Look at those temperatures. These can't be from January. Here's the seven-day weather report provided by Guy Verhoff, Pandora weather observer.

Date High Low Prec

Jan. 24 33 26
Jan. 25 32 24 0.10
Jan. 26 35 31 0.57
Jan. 27 41 31 0.17
Jan. 28 36 29 0.01
Jan. 29 37 22 trace
Jan. 30 48 19

BHS Ladies First performs for Feb. 8 senior breakfast

Bluffton High School's Ladies First Choir will perform during the February senior citizens breakfast at the Bluffton middle school. Kara Zink directs the choir. The breakfast is at 8:30 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 8, in the cafetorium. The event is free to senior residents of the Bluffton school district.