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July 4, 2015


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Chappell-Dick looking to qualify for national meet

Bluffton High School grad Hannah Chappell-Dick ran in the 400m, trying to hone her sprinting as she looks to qualify for the national meet in a middle distance event.  She is a junior at Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, Va. 

She ended up breaking the school record in the 400m, racing to a finish of 57.94.  It was her best time by more than second and knocked off Lorenda Abbott's record of 58.08 from 1999.


Wilson will sign to play softball at UNO

Mackayla Wilson, Bluffton High School senior, will sign a letter of intent to play softball at the University of Northwestern Ohio on May 14, according to Alex Hanna, BHS athletic director.

Wilson has been a letter winner the past four seasons as Bluffton’s catcher. She is Bluffton’s single season home run record holder. She was also second team All Northwest Conference and the team’s most valuable player in 2014.



Bluffton University hosts all-girls bball skills camp in June

Bluffton University is hosting an all girls' basketball skills camp June 29 - July 2. Girls entering grades 2, 3 and 4 from 9 a.m.- noon, $50.

Girls entering grades 5, 6, 7, and 8 - 1 p.m.-5 p.m. $65.

For more information please contact Bri Calver at 419-358-3451 or via email at calverb@bluffton.edu.


BHS students named NWC scholar-athletes

These Bluffton High School students have been named Northwest Conference scholar-athletes for the winter sports season. Scholar athletes are letter winners in a sport who have earned the following GPA during the season of their sport:

Gold level -- GPA of 3.50 to 4.00
Silver level -- GPA of 3.00 to 3/49


Bluffton second in P-G and McComb track tri-meet

Bluffton High School track teams finished second behind Pandora-Gilboa in a tri-meet on Monday. P-G won both the girls' and boys' meets. Bluffton was second in both. McComb was third.


                     Bluffton Tri 4/14 P, M, B - 4/14/2015                    
                  Bluffton University, Dwight Salzman Stadium                 


Bluffton Icon introduces Beaver-Pirate and more monthly sports calendar

Bluffton Icon's newest feature is a sports calendar. The monthly calendar includes all Bluffton University and Bluffton High School and Junior High athletic contests.

The Icon welcomes soccer groups, swim team and all other sport teams to submit your season calendars to be added to the Icon calendar.
Send schedules to: info@blufftonicon.com.


Bob Inniger inducted into Hancock County Sports Hall of Fame April 11

Bob Inniger is one of seven persons and two national championship teams to join the Hancock County Sports Hall of Fame during the organization’s 31st annual banquet and induction. 

Inniger is vice president, business banking officer for Citizens National Bank. He is also treasurer of the Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce. He is an Arlington High School and University of Findlay two-sport athlete.


BHS grad earns silver medal at NCAA indoor track and field championship

In a race on the national stage, Bluffton High School track standout Hannah Chappell-Dick, running for Eastern Mennonite University, had a strong finish to grab the silver medal in the mile at the NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field National Championships.  

Chappell-Dick completes an incredible indoor season with the race, earning All-American honors for the first time in her career.


Clay Wilson will sign letter of intent to play at Marian University

Clay Wilson, Bluffton High School senior, will sign a letter of intent to pole vault for Marian University, Indianapolis, Ind. He will sign the letter on March 18 at Bluffton High School.

Next spring, Wilson will join Head Coach Michael Holman, in Indianapolis, after a distinguished athletic career at Bluffton High School. 

In 2014, Wilson finished second at the Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) Division III regional track meet, jumping 14feet 4 inches.

Also, Wilson finished 3rd place at the OHSAA Division III state track meet, jumping 14-4.


Hannah Chappell-Dick South/Southeast Region athlete of the year

Bluffton HS track standout Hannah Chappell-Dick has been named the South/Southeast Region Athlete of the Year.  Eastern Mennonite's middle distance runner earned three gold medals at the ODAC Indoor Championships and will be participating in the NCAA Indoor Championships this weekend in Winston-Salem, N.C.

Chappell-Dick, a junior at Eastern Mennonite, was given the award by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association member coaches from the region.  She is the fastest woman in the region both at 800m and in the mile.