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January 21, 2019

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Bright future for Pirate football fans

Bucs JV win Super Bowl; varsity team very impressive

The Bluffton Bucs midget football is back on track like the teams in the early 1990s. 

The Bucs entered into the Junior Buckeye League four years ago, playing against teams from NWCC, BVC, NWC and WBL conferences.   

This year’s season started out strong with both the 3rd and 4th grade JV team and the 5th and 6th grade Varsity team winning their opening games by shutout. 


Lions Club peace poster winners focus on "kindness matters"

Winners: Shylee Kaufman, Morgan Fruchey, Aryonne Baxter

Shylee Kaufman, Morgan Fruchey and Aryonne Baxter, Bluffton seventh graders, are this year’s Bluffton Lions Club peace poster contest winners.

They were introducted with their posters to Lions members on Nov. 20. Nicole Anderson is the middle school art teacher.

• 1st place, Shylee Kaufman, daughter of Ronald and Roni Kaufman
• 2nd place, Morgan Fruchey, daughter of Jeremy and Nicole Fruchey
• 3rd place,  Aryonne Baxter, daughter of Cory and Angela Cowan


Bluffton Black U15 girls' soccer traveling team wracks up the wins

Pirate soccer fans can't wait for these girls to play varsity

The girls' U15 Bluffton Black travel soccer team, coached by Jamie Mehaffie, was recently crowned the champions of the NWOYSL Division 1 for their age group.

With a league record of 6-2-2 and an over-all record of 10-4-4, the girls also participated in the Flag City Classic Tournament in Findlay and brought home the winner's trophy from the Glandorf Soctoberfest, where they won all 4 games scoring 15 times without allowing a goal.


NWC scholar-athletes

Here's the fall sports list from Bluffton HS

Several Bluffton HS athletes were named Northwest Conference scholar-athletes for the fall sports season, according to Jim Raabe, NWC commissioner.

Bluffton students follow. Gold level are grade point averages of 3.5 to 4.0 during the season. Silver level are grade point averages of 3.00 to 3.39 during the season.

The entire NWC list is attached.


Santa, a reindeer and a full moon

Jonathan Schriner's art work is the winner

Jonathan Schriner’s Christmas art work is this year’s $200 scholarship winner in Reichenbach and Steiner, CPAs, and Samuel W. Diller Co. L.P.A, holiday window artwork contest.

Judged on Nov. 20, the winner’s painting was among 10 judged by a three-judge panel.

Schriner’s painting and the nine other art pieces are now displayed in the front window of Reichenbach and Steiner, 140 N. Main St., Bluffton.

Students in the competition are artists from Bluffton HS. Vickie Garmon is the BHS art teacher.


Kaitlin Barrett "where is it?" winner

Kaitlin Barrett of Bluffton is the winner of the "where is the photo?" contest. The photo show a painting is in the main floor hallway facing the Jackson Street entrance of Bluffon High School. She wins two Shannon Theatre passes. Watch for a new contest coming soon.