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December 7, 2019

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Lady Pirate kickers blank Columbian

Reagan Mittendorf started the scoring with a goal in the 20th minute

By Cort Reynolds
BLUFFTON - Host Bluffton shut out Tiffin Columbian 4-0 in a girls soccer match Tuesday evening.

The Lady Pirates improved to 7-3-1 overall with the victory.

Reagan Mittendorf started the scoring with a goal in the 20th minute as the Pirates took a 1-0 lead in halftime.

Becca Hoff made it 2-0 with a score in the 59th minute. Sophia Smucker extended the lead to 3-0 by hitting the back of the net in the 63rd minute. Lauren Rhodes provided the final margin of victory three minutes later with the fourth goal.

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Boys' soccer: Bluffton beats Ada in NWC showdown

The loss snapped Ada's seven-match win streak

By Cort Reynolds
ADA - Visiting Bluffton blanked Ada 3-0 in a battle between Northwest Conference boys soccer co-leaders Tuesday evening at the park pitch.

The loss snapped Ada's seven-match win streak and dropped their record to 7-3-1 overall and 3-1 in the NWC. Bluffton improved to 10-1-1 and 4-0 in the NWC with their 24th consecutive league win.

The game was scoreless through a defensive first half.

Kaden Basil finally broke the ice on a goal five minutes into the second half to give Bluffton a 1-0 lead.

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CC: Erik Nygaard, Elijah Conley, Lovell Wyatt first three BHS finishers

Pirates compete at Van Wert Invitational

By Cort Reynolds
VAN WERT - The Bluffton boys cross country squad finished ninth at the 12-team Van Wert Invitational Saturday morning.

Ottawa-Glandorf (61 points) edged out Shawnee (65) for the team title.

Lincolnview finished third with 79 points, followed by Parkway (119), Van Wert (123), Crestview (147), Elida (178), Ottoville (213), Bluffton (217), Paulding (251), Allen East (274) and Ada (350).

Freshman Erik Nygaard finished 28th in 18:52.8 to post the top Bluffton finish. Elijah Conley came in 35th with a time of 19:12.7.

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Boys' soccer: Bluffton beats Titan kickers, move to 9-1-1 overall

Pirates put 18 of its 25 shots on goal; O-G got off only 3 shots

By Cort Reynolds
BLUFFTON - Host Bluffton rallied from an early deficit to beat Ottawa-Glandorf 2-1 Saturday in a non-league boys soccer match.

The Pirates improved to 9-1-1 with the win.

Ottawa-Glandorf's Derek Crumrine scored in the sixth minute to give the Titans an early lead.

Bluffton's Brandon Good tied it in the 35th minute to make it 1-1 at intermission.

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Meet the Bluffton HS varsity fall teams

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Meet the Pirate junior high sport teams

Introducing this fall's Bluffton junior high sports teams.

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