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Rumer, Parkins on all-tourney team

Averey Rumer and Abbie Parkins were named to the all-tournament team of the McDonald's Girls' Holiday Basketball Tournament taking palce Nov. 25-26.

Arlington won the tourney, beating Bluffton 65-36 in the title game. The game box score is attached at the bottom. Allen East won the consolation game over Cory-Rawson 54-21.

All-Tournament Team
Brittney Roth - Cory Rawson
Lauren Criblez - Allen East
Averey Rumer - Bluffton
Abbie Parkins - Bluffton

Jayme Webb - Arlington
Whitney Dodds - Arlington


It's Bluffton versus Arlington Saturday night

What a way to launch the 2016-17 girls' bball season

It's Bluffton HS versus Arlington in Saturday's McDonald's Girls' Holiday Tournament finals.

On Friday Arlington defeated Allen East 71-17 in the opener while Bluffton handled Cory-Rawson 80-23.

Allen East will face Cory-Rawson in the consolation game at  6 p.m. Arlington will face Bluffton in the championship game at approximately 7:30 p.m.

THE ATTCHMENT BELOW has the box score of both games.


Trevor Bassitt signs letter of intent to attend Ashland

Bluffton High School senior Trevor Bassitt signed a Letter of Intent to participate in track and field at Ashland University. The signing was on Nov. 16.

Trevor will join Coach Jud Logan and the Ashland University track team next fall.

As a high school track athlete, Trevor is the school’s record holder in the 110m hurdles with a time of 14.53. He is a two-time state qualifier in the 110m hurdles, a qualifier in the high jump, and won the Division III 110m hurdles in 2016. 

Trevor has been named to the Academic All-Ohio Track and Field Team, in 2015 and 2016.


Seven BHS soccer players gain Division 3 district honors

11 received academic honors

Several Bluffton High School soccer players received Division 3 district honors this week.

Two Bluffton players were selected to participate in the district senior all-star game:
Boys: Antony Kingsley, defender
Girls: Sarah Theisen, forward

Bluffton boys named to all-district teams were:
First team: Antony Kingsley, senior
First team: Tristan Smucker, junior
Second team: Josh Begg, senior
Honorable mention: Eli Bourassa, senior


Bricker and Jefferson receive all-NWC football recognition

Dakota Bricker and Kaleb Jefferson of Bluffton received all-NWC honors in football. The team selected were made this week.

Delphos Jefferson seniors Hunter Binkley and Jace Stockwell were voted NWC Offensive and Defensive Players of the Year, respectively.  

Binkley was selected as a first team all-conference running back for the third year in a row. Stockwell was chosen as a first-team choice at defensive back for the second straight year.


Volleyball: Bluffton University wins NCAA regional opener

Stuns DIII 17th nationally ranked Wisconsin-Oshkosh

By Samantha Granger, sports information assistant


The 2016 Bluffton University volleyball team did something no other Beaver squad had ever done on Nov. 10, when it downed #17 Wisconsin-Oshkosh 3-2 in the NCAA regionals played in Wisconsin.


Theisen, Parkins, Barhorst receive NCOSA honors

Three members of the Bluffton High School girls soccer team were picked for North Central Ohio Soccer Association honors.

Sarah Theisen, senior, forward, was named to the first team. Abbie Parkins, senior, forward, and Jadyn Barhorst, senior, goal keeper, were both named to the second team.

2016 North Central Ohio Soccer Association Girls
All-League Team


Boys' soccer: Pirate season ends in a close one

Mansfield team spots BHS 2-0 in regional sem-final

Bluffton High School boys' soccer tournament ride ended Wednesday night in Tiffin.


Grove ends Pirate season by 46-19 count

Dakota Bricker scores 3 TDs for Bluffton

By Sam Brauen

Long touchdowns were the name of the game Friday night. 

Unfortunately for the Bluffton squad, the Columbus Grove Bulldogs had a few more explosive plays. Bluffton closed out their 2016 campaign with a 46-19 loss at the hands of Columbus Grove. 



Girls' soccer: Pirates season ends in district action

The Bluffton Lady Pirates girls' soccer team played their last game of 2016 last Wednesday night against the Riverdale Falcons at Findlay High School in the District III semifinal match.

Riverdale took the lead in the first half with two goals, making it 2-0 at the start. 

Bluffton kept them from scoring again and at 14 minutes to go, a foul in the box gave Bluffton a penalty kick. Senior Sarah Theisen landed it beautifully making the score 2-1. But Riverdale came back strong scoring two more for a final score of 4-1.