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Bluffton swimmers win quad over Ada, Botkins, Sidney Lehman

Tonight's competition includes Bath, Marion Local, Lima Central Catholic

Bluffton Swim Team wins quad meet with Ada, Botkins and Lehman Catholic

The Bluffton swim team hosted a quad meet with Ada, Botkins and Lehman Catholic on Jan. 15 at the Lima YMCA. 

Landon Armstrong finished with a second place in the 200 meter medley relay, second place in the 200 meter individual medley, second place in the 200 meter freestyle relay, and won the 100 meter breaststroke with a time of 1:12:13. 

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Bluffton girls fall to late Bearcat rally

BHS travels to Riverdale Saturday

Story by Cort Reynolds
Photos by Marvin Foster

BLUFFTON - Homestanding Bluffton led most of the game but lost to Spencerville 50-39 after a big Lady Bearcat fourth period comeback won a Northwest Conference girls basketball matchup Thursday night.

The Lady Pirates led 21-15 at halftime as Sami Scoles poured in 12 points. The hosts maintained a 33-30 edge after three periods. 

But Spencerville erupted for 20 fourth-quarter points and held Bluffton to just six to rally and win by 11.

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Bluffton Swim Club 8th of 26 teams at LCC Invitational

Riley Verb wins 100 meter breaststroke with a time of 1:04:17

The Bluffton Swim Club participated in the LCC Holiday Invitational on Dec. 29 at the Lima YMCA. There were 26 high schools at the swim meet. 

The top three teams were Wapakoneta, Ottawa-Glandorf, and Lima Shawnee.  Bluffton finished in eighth place out of 26 teams. 

Bluffton individual results
• Landon Armstrong finished with a fifth place in the 200 meter medley relay, seventh place in the 200 meter freestyle, 10th place in the 100 meter freestyle, and seventh place in the 200 meter freestyle relay. 

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Lincolnview wins tight NWC game

Carson Soper led Bluffton with 16 points • Nic Essinger tallied a season-high 14 points

By Cort Reynolds
BLUFFTON - Host Bluffton lost 65-58 to Lincolnview in a closely-contested Northwest Conference boys basketball match Friday night.

The Pirates led 14-13 after the opening stanza despite three trifectas from Lincolnview senior guard Clayton Leeth. But the Lancers won the second period 18-11 to take a 31-25 lead at halftime.

The Lancers narrowly out-pointed Bluffton 34-33 in the second half. Lincolnview canned six of seven foul shots in the final quarter, and shot 8-9 at the line in the second half.

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Bluffton girls blast Rockets

Laykin Garmatter fired in 10 of her game-high 17 points in the first period

By Cort Reynolds
BLUFFTON - Homestanding Bluffton shot its way to a big early lead and went on to whip local rival Pandora-Gilboa 56-32 in a lopsided non-conference girls basketball matchup Saturday afternoon.

Laykin Garmatter fired in 10 of her game-high 17 points in the first period to lead the Lady Pirates to a 20-6 advantage. 

Bluffton extended its margin to 32-13 at halftime, and they outscored the Lady Rockets 14-9 in the third stanza to build a 46-22 cushion.

The teams played to a 10-10 final quarter after the outcome was decided.

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BHS bomb Hornets with record 3-point assault

Hit 25 treys and surpass 100 points; Donley sets record with 9 triples

By Cort Reynolds
BLUFFTON - Red-hot host Bluffton tossed in a school-record 25 three-point goals and surpassed the century mark in a 101-46 rout of local non-conference rival Cory-Rawson Saturday night in a historic Pirate boys basketball blowout. 

Pirate Trenton Donley splashed five trifectas in the third period to lead a 33-12 Bluffton outburst. He netted 31 points by draining a school single-game record nine triples.

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