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August 18, 2019

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Bluffton win a no hitter!

Pirate frosh Cole Koenig no-hits USV Rams

By Cort Reynolds
BLUFFTON - Bluffton freshman hurler Cole Koenig tossed a run-rule shortened no-hitter to defeat visiting USV 12-1 Wednesday evening in non-league baseball action.

Juniors Cayden Rayle and Tucker Neff each collected two hits and two runs batted in to help pace the nine-hit Bluffton offense.

Koenig aided his own cause with a single. Freshman Nick Pratter also added a single. Bluffton also took advantage of six Ram errors to win going away.


Track and field: Bluffton hosts quad meet

By Cort Reynolds
BLUFFTON - The Bluffton track and field team hosted a four-team meet Tuesday night at Salzman Stadium.

The Pirates competed with Delphos Jefferson, Arcadia and Allen East in an unscored meet. The Bluffton boys dominated their foes by winning most events.

Top Bluffton finishes:
Girls 200 meters:
4th Monday, Kylie  29.3

Girls 300 m:
2nd Schwab, Taylor 59.2  
3rd Bischoff, Cora 59.4


Baseball: Pirate nine downed by Carey

By Cort Reynolds
CAREY - The host Carey baseball team used late-inning firepower to defeat Bluffton 13-3 in non-league play Tuesday evening.

The Pirates took the lead with a three-run rally in the top of the second inning. Freshman Cole Koenig singled in a run and junior Cayden Rayle doubled home another Pirate to give the visitors a 3-0 edge.

But Carey chipped away with two runs in the bottom of the second. In the home half of the fourth, the hosts took the lead with a five-run eruption.


Pirate netters shut out by St. Marys

By Cort Reynolds
ST. MARYS - Host St. Marys won all five matches in straight sets to defeat Bluffton 5-0 in boys tennis action Tuesday night.

Drew Wilson, Mack Burner and Jordan Siefer took the singles losses. Eden Nygaard and Grant Klingler fell at first doubles while Tre Bender and Bryan Zimmerman lost at second doubles.


Softball: Bluffton downed at Carey

By Cort Reynolds
CAREY - Host Carey defeated Bluffton 8-2 in a non-league softball game Tuesday evening.

The Blue Devils improved to 2-0 with the win while Bluffton evened its mark at 1-1 with the loss.

Carey raced to a 6-0 lead before the Pirates plated two runs in the top of the sixth.

But the hosts scored two more times in the bottom of the sixth to provide the final margin.


Pirates out of the gate for spring sports

Bluffton High School spring sports is underway. Here’s the scores from the first contests. Watch the Icon later this week for complete game results from www.blufftonpirates.com

The Pirate baseball  team droped the opener 13-1 to McComb on Monday. Back in action Tuesday at Carey.

Lady Pirate defeat McComb 7-6 with home runs from Katie Prater and Libby Schaadt.

Bluffton boys’ tennis team defeated Bath 3-2.