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July 22, 2019

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Former Bluffton resident Joy Savage Harris in first-ever triathalon

Joy Savage Harris, 2004 Bluffton High School graduate, ran in her first-ever triathalon.

She competed in the Rock Hall Sprint Triathalon held in Silver Spring, Maryland, on June 2.

Her times are in the attachment below.

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Bluffton Sardines splash Ada Gators

By Cort Reynolds
BLUFFTON - The Bluffton summer swim team swept visiting West Ohio Aquatic League rival Ada on an overcast Monday evening.

Bluffton whipped the Ada boys 473-148, while the girls defeated the Alligator ladies 441-203.

Bluffton won the combined meet team going away, 914-351.

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Presenting Bluffton NWC scholar athletes

Letter winners with grade point averages of 3.0 and higher

Several Bluffton High School student athletes were named Northwest Conference Scholar Athletes this spring.

Eligibility requires student to letter in a sport. The gold level is for students with grade point average from 3.5 to 4.0 during the season. The silver level is for students with grade point averages of 3.0 to 3.49 during the season.

The entire NWC list is attached below -

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Bluffton runner-up in NWC Bachman Award

Pirates won three NWC titles in 2018-19

Columbus Grove won the Northwest Conference 2018-19 “Don Bachman Award of Excellence." 

This is the fourth time Columbus Grove has accomplished this feat since the establishment of the award in 2005.  This award recognizes the school in the conference that exhibits the highest level of consistent excellence in conference-sponsored sports and scholastic bowl competition each school year.

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Dunifon 9th in 300 hurdles; Steinmetz 12th in 3200

Here are results from Friday and Saturday

By Cort Reynolds
Friday results are at the bottom of this story -
Photos at bottom by Marvin Foster

COLUMBUS - A pair of Bluffton athletes competed in second day finals of the Div. III track and field state meet at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium in Columbus on Saturday.

In the 300 hurdle finals, Pirate junior Xavier Dunifon finished ninth in a time of 40.65.

Dunifon qualified out of the preliminary heats Friday into the finals Saturday. He came in fourth overall in the preliminary field of 18 with a time of 40.13.

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Xaiver advances

In the 300 hurdles Dunifon qualified out of preliminary heats into the finals Saturday. He took second in his heat and was fourth overall in a field of 18 with a time of 40.13

By Cort Reynolds
COLUMBUS - Two Bluffton athletes and a 4 x 400 relay foursome competed in day one of the Div. III track and field state meet at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium in Columbus on Friday.

In the 300 hurdles, Pirate Xavier Dunifon qualified out of the preliminary heats Friday into the finals Saturday. He took second in his heat and was fourth overall in a field of 18 with a time of 40.13.

Anthony Tyler of Africentric took first in the 300 hurdle heats at 39.08.

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