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May 26, 2020

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Verb leads Bluffton swim club at Indiana invitational

By Cort Reynolds
Berne, Ind. - The Bluffton Swim Club competed at the South Adams Invitational meet Saturday at South Adams High School in Berne, Indiana. 

Freshman Riley Verb won the 200 individual medley and the 100 backstroke races to lead BSC.

The Bluffton girls swimmers finished sixth out of eight schools, while the BSC boys came in fifth. In the combined team standings, Bluffton ended up sixth.

Allison Diller came in fourth in the 200 IM and sixth in the 100 breaststroke to post the top Bluffton girls individual finishes.


Bluffton boys edged in anticipated battle of unbeatens

Pirates give Titans its closest game of the season

By Cort Reynolds
BLUFFTON - Host Bluffton lost a tough 47-41 verdict to Western Buckeye League perennial power Ottawa-Glandorf before a sellout crowd in a non-league battle of undefeated teams Saturday night.

Bluffton led 6-5 after a low-scoring first period. O-G edged in front 17-15 at intermission. The Titans built a 30-23 lead with a 13-8 third period.

BHS pulled within 4 points at 45 to 41 with 17 seconds to go, but was unable to close the gap.


Lady Pirates visit 8-3 Paulding on Thursday

Elida snaps Pirate girls win streak with late run

By Cort Reynolds
BLUFFTON - Visiting Elida outscored Bluffton 14-6 in the fourth period to win a 53-46 non-conference girls basketball battle Saturday afternoon.

Bluffton led 14-7 after one period of play, yet Elida roared back to tie it 30-30 with a 23-point second quarter outburst. The Pirate girls inched back in front 40-39 heading to the final stanza, but they went ice cold with just two baskets and a foul shot in the last period. 


Schaadt's 17 points leads BHS over Kenton

Lady Pirates entertain Elida Saturday afternoon

By Cort Reynolds
BLUFFTON - Host Bluffton defeated non-conference foe Kenton convincingly 50-35 in girls basketball play Thursday evening.

Bluffton led 29-23 at halftime and outscored the Lady Wildcats 14-7 in the third period to build a 13-point lead. The Lady Pirates held Kenton to just 12 second-half points to win going away.

The Pirate girls improved to 9-1 overall with their ninth consecutive victory. Meanwhile, Kenton fell to 3-4 with the defeat.


Verb leads Bluffton swimmers at Holiday Invite

By Cort Reynolds
LIMA - The Bluffton Swim Club competed in the annual 23-team Holiday Invitational meet at the Lima YMCA Monday. 

The Bluffton girls swimmers finished 21st out of 23 schools, while the Bluffton boys came in 10th out of 22 by scoring 80.5 points.

Freshman Riley Verb took second in the 100 breaststroke and also finished third in the 100 backstroke to pace the Bluffton swimmers.

Allison Diller came in 11th in the 500 free to register the top Bluffton girls individual finish.


And, it's eight wins in a row for BHS girls

Versus Arcadia Libby Schaadt led the Pirates with 19; Kylie Stackhouse contributed 15

By Cort Reynolds
BLUFFTON - Host Bluffton ran out to a double-digit halftime lead and cruised to a 55-41 win over Arcadia in non-conference girls basketball action Saturday afternoon.

Bluffton led by four early and stretched the lead to 31-16 at halftime with a 20-9 second quarter. The Lady Redskins edged the Pirate girls 25-24 after intermission, but the outcome was all but decided by then.

The Lady Pirates improved to 8-1 overall behind their eighth consecutive victory. Meanwhile, Arcadia fell to 6-3 with the defeat.