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September 17, 2019

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Boys' soccer: Unbeaten Kenton falls to Pirates

Bluffton ran its win streak to six matches with the comeback victory.

By Cort Reynolds
KENTON - The Bluffton boys soccer team tallied two second half goals to come from behind and defeat Kenton on the road at Chuck Merrill Field Saturday night.

The win over the previously-undefeated Wildcats lifted the Pirate record to 8-1, while Kenton fell to 6-1-2 with the defeat.

Bluffton ran its win streak to six matches with the comeback victory.

The Pirates trailed 1-0 at halftime after Wildcat sophomore Riley Risner scored in the 27th minute on an assist from senior Reed Cook.

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How about that Pirate volleyball team!

BHS went 5-2 this week – to up their solid season record to 9-4

By Cort Reynolds
LIMA - The Bluffton volleyball team ended a busy week by finishing third at the eight-team OIO Tournament Saturday at Bath.

The Lady Pirates went 2-1 at the event – and 5-2 this week – to up their solid season record to 9-4.

In the OIO tourney first round, Bluffton beat Northwood 25-22, 25-7. Sophomore standout Kylie Stackhouse led the offense with nine kills and two aces, plus she added seven blocks.

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Pirate gridders ground Pilots 35-14

BHS travels to Ada for NWC opener on Friday

By Cort Reynolds
DEFIANCE - The visiting Bluffton football team scored the final 21 points to break away from a tie and whip Defiance Ayersville 35-14 in their first road game Friday night.

The non-league contest was knotted 14-14 after an eventful first quarter.

But Bluffton held Ayersville scoreless over the last three periods, and managed to score one touchdown in each of those stanzas to win going away.

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Pirate runners 7th at Riverdale

Elijah Conley at 18:44.28 is first Pirate to finish line

By Cort Reynolds
MT. BLANCHARD - The Bluffton boys cross country team finished a solid seventh at the 13-team Riverdale Invitational Thursday evening.

Hopewell-Loudon won with just 25 points. Van Buren was a distant second with 78 points, followed by USV in third (141). Bluffton tallied 175 points to finish just two points beind Carey.

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Volleyball: Bluffton outlasts Ada spikers

Pirate senior Joscelin Reineke came up with 21 digs; Pirates 4th game in 4 nights

By Cort Reynolds
ADA - Despite playing its fourth match in four nights, the visiting Bluffton volleyball team won a tough four-set match in a very steamy gym at feisty Northwest Conference rival Ada Thursday night.

The Lady Pirates prevailed 25-20, 25-21, 23-25, 25-23 to improve to 7-3 overall and 2-0 NWC after their third victory in a row. The spunky Lady Bulldogs fell to 4-6 and 0-3 in the NWC with their third consecutive loss to a tough opponent.

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Soccer: Bluffton girls shut out by Bearcats

Defending NWC champion Spencerville scored in the eighth minute and took a 1-0 lead to intermission

By Cort Reynolds
SPENCERVILLE - The Bluffton girls soccer team lost a tough Northwest Conference defensive battle at Spencerville Thursday evening, 2-0.

Defending NWC champion Spencerville scored early in the eighth minute and took a 1-0 lead to intermission.

After more than 70 minutes of scoreless play, the Bearcats then added a goal in the final minute to snap a four-match Bluffton win streak.

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