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Football: Turnovers doom Pirates at Van Buren

To succeed on the gridiron, a team must take care of the football and have a solid defense Bluffton High painted themselves in a corner Friday night with no way out. 

The Pirates turned the ball over three times and struggled to stop the Black Knight offensive attack.  The result was a 26-3 victory for Van Buren which evened both teams’ record at 1-1.


Boys' soccer: Luke Young's goal enough to beat Wapak

Bluffton High School boys' soccer team scored in the second half and held on for 1-0 win over Wapakoneta Sept. 6 at Steinmetz Field in Bluffton.
In the 54th minute of the game Luke Young shot from the right side in a high arc which just cleared the goalkeeper to find the net.
Bluffton had 8 shots on goal to 3 shots on goal for the Redskins.
Goalkeepers for Wapak were Ross Burkart who had one save, and Noah Ritchie who had three saves

Bluffton’s keeper, Levi Smith, had two saves.
JV Game Result: Bluffton 1 Wapak 0.


Free community meal Sept. 28 at Pandora United Methodist

The Pandora United Methodist Church will hold a free community meal on Wednesday, Sept. 28 from 5:30-7 p.m. in the church fellowship hall, 108 E. Washington Street, Pandora. The meal this month is provided by Ted’s Market. The menu is pulled pork sandwich, au gratin potatoes, green beans, ice cream, punch, water and coffee.


What do the years 1956, 1966, 1976 and 1996 mean to BHS football fans?

Where have the football seasons gone?

There's something very special about Bluffton High School football seasons that end with a "6."

Take the teams of: 1996, 1976, 1966 and 1956, as examples. Each of these teams won a Northwest Conference football title.

THE 1996 TEAM PHOTOS IS BELOW - The team will be recognized Friday night at Harmon Field.

Alex Hanna, BHS athletic director, told The Icon that each of those teams will be recognized during home games this season.


Get ready for the best small-town homecoming parade in NW Ohio - here's the info

Get ready for the Bluffton High School homecoming parade. It's the best small-town homecoming parade in northwestern Ohio.

It's Friday, Sept. 23. Line up is at the Centre at 5 p.m. The parade starts at 5:30 p.m.

According to Tracie Bricker of the BHS Football Moms: Please come join in the fun and be in the parade.

All organizations, business and family participants are welcome. Line up will begin at the Candy can be handed out from those walking. No candy can be thrown from the floats.

Girls' soccer: Riverdale sneaks past BHS 2-0

The Bluffton junior varsity girls' soccer game kicked off at 10 a.m. on Saturday against Riverdale.  Sophomore Hannah Yost in the goal blocked multiple shots to hold the Falcons to 1 goal at half time. 

In the second half, freshman goalkeeper, Lilly Campbell, also blocked several shots by Riverdale, but the Falcon offense was strong, the final score was 0-5 Riverdale.

The varsity game started at noon in Bluffton, with Senior Captain Jadyn Barhorst in the goal.  WIth 14 minutes left in the first half, Riverdale landed the first goal.