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July 20, 2019

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Koch's FG with 6 seconds left, puts BHS on top of Carey

Big mistake if you left Harmon Field early on Friday night. Even worse if you were a Carey fan.

The Blue Devils, who demolished the Pirates last year, were tied at 28-28 with seconds on the clock.

Then came the big defensive play from the Big Red. BHS tackled Bryce Orians for a 3-yard loss as the Blue Devils were in a punt formation. The big play came with 30 ticks remaining in the game.

With only 6 seconds on the Harmon Field clock, the Pirates' Christian Koch booted a 33-yard field goal.

The result: BHS 31 - Carey 28.


Van Buren outlasts Lady Pirates 7-1

By Megan Dulle
The Bluffton High School girls' soccer team lost a tough match on Sept. 2 to Van Buren.

Bluffton hosted the Van Buren Knights. Approximately 3 minutes into the game Van Buren shot its first goal of many. Soon the score was 3-0.

Dulle had a left-footed shot close to half time for Bluffton. Her shot was assisted by Jill Steinmetz.


Jon Burden bowls a 290 on opening night at Southgate Lanes


High Game

Jon Burden 290

Joe Mathias 288

Dave Mauch 261

John Dunifon 257

Don Boyed 256

Todd Basinger 249

John Nicholson 249

High Series

Joe Mathias 705

Jon Burden 689

John Nicholson 686

Don Boyed 662

Dave Mauch 661

Dave Fredericks 660

Dean Meyer 647


High Game

Wendy Erford 225


Gable-Sprague, Geiser-Diller duos keep winning

Bluffton High School's girls' tennis team swept the doubles, but lost all three singles in a 3-2 loss at Lima Bath Tuesday. Pirate ladies taking wins were Ashlin Gable and Emily Sprague in straight 6-0 sets at No. 1 doubles, while Kristie Geiser and Liz Diller lost only three games in straight set wins at No. 2 doubles.

Pirates dropping two sets each in singles were Shannon Koch at No. 1, Jess Hunter at No. 2 and Rachel Sehlhorst at No. 3. Bluffton was to host Wapakoneta Wednesday afternoon at Harmon Field courts.


Gable-Sprague win in Lima for BHS

The BHS girls' tennis team placed fifth at the Lima City Invitationals last Saturday, behind four Western Buckeye League teams.

Ashlin Gable and Emily Sprague combined to win the A flight doubles, taking three matches in straight sets. Jess Hunter won one match before losing in the semifinals, while Kristi Geiser and Liz Diller won their first match and were eliminated in the semifinals.

The netters are at Bath Tuesday and host Wapakoneta, the Lima champions, Wednesday at Harmon Field courts.


Van Buren, Defiance next on BHS girls's soccer slate

Megan Dulle takes a shot against Ada (Tim McCarthy photo)


By Megan Dulle

The Lady Pirates girls' soccer team come out strong in their season against the Ada Bulldogs Monday evening at Steinmetz Field.

Megan Dulle set the pace with a goal assisted by Jill Steinmetz just six minutes into the game. Steinmetz added a goal a short four miutes later.

The Pirates were pumped and never looked back. The goals kept coming. Katie Palte and Kelly McCarthy also made their contrabutions with assists by Steinmetz and Rachel Yoder.