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October 10, 2015


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Boys' soccer: Bluffton beats Paulding in a "football score" 13-0

This one's for the record books.

Tristan Smucker scored his second consecutive hat trick of the season as the Bluffton High School boys' soccer team overpowered Paulding 13-0 on the road on Sept. 1.

Nine Pirates scored in the game.

Here are the stats:

Halftime: B, 7-0 Goals: (B) Tatarkov, (B) Smucker, (B) J Schwab, (B) Routson, (B) Kingsley, (B) I Schwab, (B) Tatarkov, (B) Smucker, (B) Harnish, (B) Smucker, (B) Routson, (B) Bunch, (B) Nester. Assists: (B) Andreas (2), (B) Harlow, (B) Kingsley, (B) Nester, (B) Smucker, (B) Tatarkov.


Girls' soccer: Abbie Parkins nails 5 goals in Pirate win

Bluffton blanked Paulding 10-0 in a Sept. 1 home girls' soccer match.

Goals for Bluffton by:

Abbie Parkins-- 5 goals
Katie Burkholder-- 1 goal
Anna Fredritz-- 1 goal
Averey Rumer-- 1 goal
Hannah Conley-- 1 goal
Abbey Gambrell-- 1 goal


Volleyball: Abby Tuttle has 10 assists against Shawnee

Shawnee defeated Bluffton in a volleyball match 3-0 on Sept. 1 at Shawnee.

Results follow:

Game 1    25-9
Game 2    25-15
Game 3    25-16

Bluffton stat leaders:
Kills - Sami Fruchey - 7
         Andie Schmutz - 6
Assists - Abby Tuttle  - 10
Digs - Haley Baker - 9
          Andie Schmutz - 8
Aces -  Abby Tuttle - 2
Blocks -


Boys' soccer: Tristan Smucker scores three times in win over Ottoville

A Tristan Smucker hat trick was significant in Bluffton High School boys' soccer win over Ottovile by a 4-0 score on Aug. 29. Bluffton controlled the game from start to finish.

Halftime: B, 2-0 Goals: (B) Smucker, (B) Harlow, (B) Smucker, (B) Smucker. Assists: (B) Bunch, (B) I Schwab, (B) Tatarkov.

Shots on Goal: B, 9-3. Corner Kicks: B, 5-2,Saves: B,Smith (2); O,Finnerty (5)

Home:  Ottoville 2-2-0

Away:  Bluffton 1-2-0
arrative:  Smucker Hat Trick leads Bluffton to victory in a game they controlled the whole way.






All fall Pirates and Beaver athletic events now on Icon's Sports Calendar

Where, what time, what date and who is the opponent?

Icon viewers may now check fall sports calendars for their favorite Bluffton sports teams.

• Both Bluffton Junior High and High School, and
• Bluffton University sports....

Schedules are posted on the Icon.

1 - Hover the arrow over "Calendar" on the black scroll bar at the top of the home page.
2 - A drop down "Sports Calendar" will  appear
3 - Click on it and the sports calendar will open


BHS piles up 517 yards rushing; Ault completes 12 of 15 passes as Pirates roll over Hornets

By Sam Brauen
For the fifth straight season, Bluffton defeated Cory-Rawson and moved to 1-0. 

This year, the Pirates put 54 points on the board and the defense limited the Hornets to just 74 total yards and zero points.  Second year Pirate head coach Kyle Cutnaw was pleased with his squad’s output. 

“We came out focused and followed our game plan.  The boys did not let up on the pedal and played well throughout the game.  I’m proud of our guys.”


It's Bluffton versus Cory-Rawson


Football preview: 2015 Pirate gridders look to improve on last season

By Sam Brauen

The 2015 Bluffton football season is set to kickoff Friday evening and the Pirates are ready to get back into action.  

Bluffton is under the direction of Coach Kyle Cutnaw who returns for his second year at the helm of the program. 42 players dot the roster and the Pirates will compete in Division VI, Region  20. 

The team has had successful scrimmages with Arlington, Marion Local and Pandora-Gilboa in addition to winning the Liberty Benton 7 on 7 tournament earlier this summer. 


Girls' tennis: BHS 5 - Bath 0

Bluffton HS girls' tennis team blanked Bath 5-0 on Aug. 25. Individual stats are in the attachment.


Volleyball: Leipsic 3 - BHS 0

Leipsic defeated Bluffton HS's volleyball team 3-0 on Aug. 25. Stats follow:

Game 1    25-14
Game 2    25-8
Game 3    25-20

Bluffton stat leaders:
Kills - Andie Schmutz - 9
Assists - Abby Tuttle  - 7
              Andie Schmutz - 7
Digs - Haley Baker - 11
          Alicia Schmutz - 8