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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.


"Galaxies of Spring" tonight at the ONU Observatory

FROM ADA ICON - Ada and the surrounding communities are invited to the ONU Observatory on Friday, April 13, from 9-11 p.m. for "The Galaxies of Spring," according to Dr. Jason Pinkney, observatory director.

"Galaxies are a swirling collection of stars, gas, dust, and dark matter. They are generally difficult to see with telescopes because they are so far away and faint.  During this time of the year, however, the closest concentrations of galaxies are positioned high in the sky by midnight," he said.


ODOT road work season is here

Several projects impact Bluffton drivers beginning Monday

Several ODOT projects affect traffic patterns in and around Bluffton beginning next week as spring-summer road repair season is upon us.