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May 23, 2019

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Two Pirates earn All-NWC baseball honors

By Cort Reynolds
DELPHOS - Bluffton had two baseball players earn All-Northwest Conference notice in voting conducted by the league coaches Monday night at Delphos.

Junior Cayden Rayle was voted second team All-NWC, while freshman Nick Prater was named honorable mention all-league.

The young and rebuilding Pirates finished 2-18 overall this season, and came in last in the NWC. Paulding (8-0) knocked off state-ranked Lincolnview (7-1) in the regular season finale 6-4 to capture the NWC title.


Pirate Schaadt named tops in NWC softball

Tony Rumer was a unanimous selection for NWC Coach of the Year

By Cort Reynolds
DELPHOS - Bluffton junior pitcher/slugger Libby Schaadt was voted Northwest Conference Player of the Year in voting conducted by the league coaches Monday night in Delphos.

Schaadt led the Pirates to a 20-2 record with a sparkling 18-2 mark of her own on the rubber. Both of Schaadt's and Bluffton's losses came to Carey, including in the district semifinals.

Schaadt edged out senior teammate Averey Rumer in a close vote for league POY honors. Crestview junior Alexis Gregory finished third in the balloting.


Pirate track teams qualify 8 events in regional meet

Boys' team finished 3rd; girls' 12th at district

Bluffton HS boys’ track team was edged out of the runner-up spot by 1.5 points in the district meet on Saturday, but will take a large contingent to the regional meet this weekend at Heidelberg. While the boys’ team finished third, the girls  squad finished 12th.

The boys will compete in seven events and the girls in one event.


Softball: Bluffton's season ends with impressive 20-2 mark

Carey stops Pirates in District action

Lady Pirates ousted at districts by Carey    
By Cort Reynolds
FINDLAY - Bluffton had its 19-game win streak ended by Carey 8-3 in Div. IV district semifinal softball action at Findlay's Marathon Diamonds Wednesday evening.

The top-seeded Lady Pirates end their season 20-2 with the defeat. Both of their losses came at the hands of Carey.

The third-seeded Lady Blue Devils improved to 19-5 and advance to the district finals vs. New Riegel or McComb Thursday, May 17 at Findlay.


Bluffton softball ranked 5th in coaches state poll

Bluffton High School girls' softball team is ranked 5th in Division IV of the Ohio High School Softball Fastpick Coaches Association state poll for week 5. The top 10 teams in the division are listed here.



Pirate netters ousted in sectionals

By Cort Reynolds
LIMA - The Bluffton boys tennis team competed in the Div. II sectionals at UNOH Thursday.

Bluffton junior Drew Wilson posted a first round win over Bath's Derek Inskeep. He then lost to Ada junior Isaac Spar in the second round.

Pirate Trey Boblitt lost 6-0, 6-2 in the first round. Zimmerman also lost in the singles first round.

Bluffton duo Eden Nygaard and Grant Klinger lost in the first doubles round, as did Mack Burner and Jordan Siefer.