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July 22, 2019

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Softball: Bluffton's season ends with impressive 20-2 mark

Carey stops Pirates in District action

Lady Pirates ousted at districts by Carey    
By Cort Reynolds
FINDLAY - Bluffton had its 19-game win streak ended by Carey 8-3 in Div. IV district semifinal softball action at Findlay's Marathon Diamonds Wednesday evening.

The top-seeded Lady Pirates end their season 20-2 with the defeat. Both of their losses came at the hands of Carey.

The third-seeded Lady Blue Devils improved to 19-5 and advance to the district finals vs. New Riegel or McComb Thursday, May 17 at Findlay.

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Bluffton softball ranked 5th in coaches state poll

Bluffton High School girls' softball team is ranked 5th in Division IV of the Ohio High School Softball Fastpick Coaches Association state poll for week 5. The top 10 teams in the division are listed here.

 

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Pirate netters ousted in sectionals

By Cort Reynolds
LIMA - The Bluffton boys tennis team competed in the Div. II sectionals at UNOH Thursday.

Bluffton junior Drew Wilson posted a first round win over Bath's Derek Inskeep. He then lost to Ada junior Isaac Spar in the second round.

Pirate Trey Boblitt lost 6-0, 6-2 in the first round. Zimmerman also lost in the singles first round.

Bluffton duo Eden Nygaard and Grant Klinger lost in the first doubles round, as did Mack Burner and Jordan Siefer.

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BHS boys' runners-up at NWC meet

Dunifon wins 300 hurdles; Stackhouse wins long jump

Bluffton High School boys' track team finished second in the Northwest Conference meet over the weekend. It was the second consecutive year that the boys were runners-up. The girls' team finished fourth.

Xavier Dunifon won the 300 hurdles for BHS in 39.8. Kylie Stackhouse won the long jump at 14-05.

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Softball: Lady Pirates beat Vikings in sectionals

Riverdale or Carey is next BHS opponent

By Cort Reynolds
BLUFFTON - Host Bluffton defeated Leipisc 7-1 in Div. IV sectional final softball action Friday evening.

The Lady Pirates improved to 20-1 with their 19th win in a row. The Lady Vikings ended up 8-14 after the loss.

Junior hurler Libby Schaadt won her 17th game in a row with a two-hitter. She struck out nine Vikings and walked four, allowing one earned run.

Bluffton scored a run in the home first to grab an early lead. They extended the edge to 3-0 before the Vikes scored their lone run in the top of the fourth frame.

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Bluffton earns first-ever Northwest Conference softball title

Pirates beats Allen East for 18th straight win

By Cort Reynolds
BLUFFTON - Host Bluffton whipped Allen East 14-5 in the Northwest Conference softball season finale to win an outright league championship Wednesday evening.

The Lady Pirates won for the 18th consecutive game to improve to 19-1 overall. Bluffton finished 8-0 in the NWC and won the crown by a game over Crestview (7-1). AE fell to 15-5 and 5-3 in the NWC with the loss.

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