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Ada well represented in this year's Hardin Sports Hall of Fame

Isaac Spar $500 scholarship recipient • Melissa Gossard in this year's induction class

FROM ADA ICON - Isaac Spar of Ada High School and Trey Jefferies of Kenton High School are each recipients of a $500 scholarship from the Hardin County Sports Hall of Fame.

The announcement was made by Wes Davis, sports hall director, and Robert Simmons, scholarship chairperson.

The sports hall honors outstanding athletes, teams, individuals and groups who have made contributions on and off the athletic field.  


Libby Schaadt, Baylor Garmatter BHS Cappy Clark winners

Pirate outstanding senior athletes

Baylor Garmatter and Libby Schaadt were named the 2020 Jim “Cappy” Clark winners, recognizing them as the most outstanding athletes in this year’s senior class at Bluffton High School.

Libby Schaadt
Libby Schaadt plans to attend Tiffin University and major in management. Here are some of her high school athletic achievements:

Softball: Three year player; team MVP as a freshman. As a junior, NWC player of the year; first team district; broke her own school strikeout record; set school home run record; second team all-state.


OHSAA to expand football playoffs in 2021

Board of Directors approves expansion from 8 to 12 qualifiers per region

During its May meeting Wednesday afternoon, the Ohio High School Athletic Association Board of Directors voted unanimously to expand the OHSAA football playoffs from eight schools per region to 12 beginning in the 2021 season. The 9-0 affirmative vote was given to a recommendation from the OHSAA staff, which was based on a proposal from the Ohio High School Football Coaches Association.


Ottawa Hills, Perrysburg join BHS boys' soccer schedule in the fall

All Bluffton sports schedules released, posted below

The BHS fall sports scene just got more interesting.

Fall 2020 Bluffton High School sports schedules were released this month and the BHS boys’ soccer team added two traditional heavyweights to its regular season schedule.

Bluffton will travel to Division I Perrysburg on Thursday, Sept. 10. And, the Pirates will entertain perennial-power Ottawa Hills on Thursday, Sept. 24.

Pirate fans will recall last fall that Bluffton bumped Ottawa Hills 4-2 in the regional finals to advance to its first-ever Division III state meet in Columbus.


OHSAA girls’ basketball state tourney moves to Dayton

The University of Dayton Arena will host the Ohio High School Athletic Association girls basketball state tournament for the next three years, OHSAA Executive Director Jerry Snodgrass announced Tuesday. Having hosted 125 NCAA basketball tournament games, UD Arena has been the home court for March Madness more than any other facility in the country. 


Want to cheer for the Bluffton Bucs?

3rd-4th-5th-6th graders invited to contact Stefani or Chase Koontz

Attention Bluffton third, fourth, fifth and sixth graders. Want to cheer for the Bluffton Buccaneers midget football team in the fall?

If so, cheerleading coaches Stefani and Chase Koontz want to hear from you. Interested youth need to have parents email the following information to: blufftonbucscheerleaders@gmail.com

Provide your name, parent’s name and a phone number to text or call with further information. The deadline sign-up is Saturday, May 30.