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September 19, 2018

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Spikers get back in win column

By Sam Brauen www.blufftonpirates.com
After winning their opening match of the season, the Lady Pirate volleyball squad proceeded to drop their next eight matches.


Laykin Garmatter hat trick in win

By Sam Brauen www.blufftonpirates.com
After three tied matches in five days, the Bluffton girls soccer team exploded for a much needed 5-0 victory at Tiffin Columbian Saturday.  Sophomore Laykin Garmatter nabbed a hat trick in the win and Blufffon got additional goals from Kayla White and Rebekah Hoff.  

Assisting on goals were Reagan Mittendorf, Clara Matthews and White.  

The Pirates are now 2-1-4 on the season.  


Boys' Soccer ties Celina 3-3

By Sam Brauen www.blufftonpirates.com
Last season, Bluffton traveled to Celina and built a 4-0 lead only to see it evaporate and leave town with a 5-5 tie in their match with Celina.  A similar outcome happened Saturday afternoon as the Pirates built a 3-1 lead with 15 minutes remaining but back to back goals by Bulldog Jim Aquino leveled the score at 3-3 which is how the game ended. 


Dailey 29th at Tiffin Carnival

By Sam Brauen www.blufftonpirates.com
Freshman Caitlin Dailey finished 29th of 295 runners in the Girls Division II / III race Saturday at the Tiffin Cross Country Carnival.  Dailey completed the 5K course in 23:52. 

On the boys side, BHS finished 27th of 32 teams. Individual Pirate finishers: 

Tanner Pinks - 68th - 19:38

Elijah Conley - 85th - 20:00

Ethan Bogart - 137th - 21:06

Sumner Kibele - 159th - 21:39

Derek Swartzlander - 165th - 21:44

Trey Boblitt - 170th - 21:53


Girls' tennis drubs Elida 4-1

By Sam Brauen www.blufftonpirates.com
The Lady Pirate tennis squad nearly swept Western Buckeye League foe Elida Tuesday afternoon.  The Pirates took all but one match on their way to a 4-1 victory. 

1st Singles: Erin Hotmire defeated Annie Sayoto 6-2, 6-3

2nd Singles: Olivia Barnes fell to Madalyn Schamber 4-6, 0-6 

3rd Singles: Raychel Avlia defeated Beatrice Yomul 6-0, 6-2

1st Doubles: Emma Klinger & Caity Zimmerman defeated Piper Lang & Lexi Hartzler 6-3, 6-2


Boys' soccer keeps on rolling

By Sam Brauen www.blufftonpirates.com
Bluffton's boys soccer team ripped off their fifth win in a row with a 5-1 road triumph at Lincolnvew.  The Pirates are now 5-0-2 overall and 3-0 in Northwest Conference play.  The Lancer goal tonight was the first opponent goal allowed in a NWC match this season.