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February 25, 2018

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Ada hosts Northwest Conference wrestling meet

Wrestling starts at 10 a.m. Saturday in 1971 gym

By Cort Reynolds
Ada will host the Northwest Conference wrestling championship meet for the first time ever Saturday, starting at 10 a.m.

Allen East is the defending NWC champion, having edged Bluffton 209-206
last year at Spencerville. Ada took fourth in the 2017 eight-team event
with 134.5 points.

Ada senior Chase Sumner won the 138 lb. title at the 2017 NWC meet, and
was named league Wrestler of the Year.

The event will be held in the 1971 varsity gym Saturday.

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Justin Haggard signs to play tennis at Mt. Vernon Nazarene

Bluffton High School senior Justin Haggard, today, signed a letter of intent to play men’s tennis at Mount Vernon Nazarene University, in Mount Vernon. 

Justin is the son of Julien and Jenna Haggard. Justin was a District qualifier in 2017. He was also a member of the varsity football team, where he earned 2nd team All-Conference honors.

Justin plans to major in Secondary Education with a focus in Biology. Justin participates in Teens for Christ in Bluffton, and is a member of St. John Mennonite Church, Pandora.

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Landen Luginbuhl 2nd at LCC wrestling invite

Landen Luginbuhl finished second and James Badial-Luna fourth in their respective classes to lead the Bluffton wrestling team this weekend at the LCC Thunderbird Invitational.  As a team, the Pirates finished 18th out of 46 competing teams. (complete story at www.blufftonpirates.com)

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BHS girls' hit 11 three-pointers in win over Riverdale

The Bluffton  Lady Pirates built an early lead which they maintained through three quarters before blitzing visiting Riverdale 13-0 to open the fourth quarter.  Junior Alivia Koenig canned six three pointers on her way to 24 points leading Bluffton to a 67-48 Saturday afternoon victory.  Bluffton is now 12-5, Riverdale falls to 9-8. (Go to www.blufftonprirates.com for rest of story)

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BHS girls fall in 2 OTs

Two great girls basketball teams collided Thursday evening in Pirate gymnasium when Columbus Grove came to town.  Both the Bulldogs and the Pirates entered the game with just one conference game.  Before a raucous crowd, the teams did not disappoint as the game went into double overtime before being decided.  In the second extra frame, Columbus Grove limited the Pirates to just four points and wore down the BHS guards through fatigue and fouls and pulled away for a 57-52 victory over the Lady Pirates.

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Pirates compete in OHSAA duals tournament

Pirate Wrestlers defeated Allen East 37-34 in the OHSAA Duals Tournament with wins from Tayton Kleman, James Badial-Luna and Andrew Burroughs. Versailles defeated BHS 65-12 in the second round. Badial-Luna and Landen Luginbuhl won by pin for Bluffton. More at www.blufftonpirates.com

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