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October 23, 2017

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Softball: Bluffton dominates in most recent three contests

Bluffton High School’s softball team completed dominated its most recent three opponents.

The Pirates stopped Riverdale 12-2, Lima Central Catholic 12-2 and Delphos Jefferson 14-4.

Libby Schaadt, BHS pitcher, is now 12-5 on the season. Bluffton’s box scores are attached.


Baseball: Pirates stop C-R, lose close games to LCC and Jefferson

Bluffton High School’s baseball team won one of its recent four games.

Bluffton defeated Cory-Rawson 11-4 at home. In that game Bricker had 3 singles, Edwards 2 singles and Rayle had 4 runs batted in.

The Pirates lost two games by one run each, losing to Lima Central Catholic 1-0 and to Delphos Jefferson 5-4.

Earlier in the week, Perry defeated Bluffton 10-1 and Riverdale beat the Pirates 18-1.


Pirate tennis team 9-1 after blanking Wapak

9 and 1.

That's the record of the Bluffton High School boys' tennis team, coached by Mike Hilty.

The latest victim was Wapakoneta, as the Pirates swept the WBL team 5-0.

1st singles - Justin Haggard, 6-0, 6-0
2nd singles - Ryan Sprague, 7-5, 6-2
3rd singles - Trevor Bunch, 6-1, 6-0
1st doubles - Levi Mikesell/Jaret Geiser, 6-2, 6-4
2nd doubles - Gabe Denecker/Jake Staley, 7-6, 4-6, 10-8


Pirate boys' tennis team makes winning a habit

Team stands 8-1 after capturing Lima Sr. Tournament

Bluffton High’s boys’ tennis team continues on a record-setting pace this season. On April 22 it captured the Lima Senior High boys’ tennis tournament trophy with some impressive scoring.

Team scores:
Bluffton 10
Lima Central Catholic 4
Lima Senior 1

Bluffton’s wins follow:
1st singles – Justin Haggard
2nd singles – Ryan Sprague
3rd singles – Trevor Bunch
1st doubles –Jaret Geiser/ Levi Mikesell
2nd singles – Tad Steiner/ Jake Staley


Grove and Paulding fall to baseball Pirates

Bluffton High School's baseball team clobbered Columbus Grove 14-1 and Paulding on the road 7-1, lost on the road to Crestview 10-1 and lost a close one to Miller City by a 3-1 score.

Box scores are attached.


BHS softball team beats Paulding, loses squeaker to Crestview

The Bluffton HS girls' softball team went 1-2 in the past three games.

The softball team defeated Paulding on the road 9-1, lost on the road to Crestview 15-12, and lost at home to Columbus Grove 8-4.

Box scores are attached.

PHOTO: Averey Rumer slides safely into second base. (Rae Staton photo)


They also run track in junior high

And the future look bright for BHS varsity teams

Photos by Jamie Nygaard
Of course, there's a Bluffton boys' and girls' junior high track sqaud.

By the looks of things, as these young athletes advance the future looks bright for BHS varsity track. Jamie Nygaard attended last week's junior high meet at Liberty Benton and shares these photos. Brandie Stackhouse is the junior high coach.

Photos follow:

Caleb Stechschulte, 7th grade

Eli Lemley, 8th grade

Clara Matthews, 8th grade

Elijah Conley, 8th grade

Kenny Lovett, 7th grade


Boys' tennis: BHS stops Kenton, wins Napoleon tourney

Justin Haggard gold medalist at Napoleon

Bluffton High’s boys' tennis team won its seventh straight contest this week, beating Kenton 3-2.

Bluffton won three single sets and Kenton won two double sets. The box score is attached.

Earlier Bluffton won the Napoleon tennis tourney, over Napoleon, Wauseon and Elida.

Bluffton’s Justin Haggard remained undefeated and was gold medalist winner at first singles.

Trevor Bunch and Ryan Sprague won first doubles, Levi Mikesell and Jaret Geiser took the silver in second doubles.

Third doubles of Tad Steiner and Jake Staley took silver.


Baseball: BHS pounds Ada 12-5

Jason Bracy winning pitcher

The Bluffton High School baseball team moved to 5-6 overall and 1-2 in the NWC as it doubled the score on Ada, winning 12-5, earlier this week. Jason Bracy (2-0) was the winning pitcher.

Bluffton also beat Carey in a non-conference game 11-5. Aaron Belcher (1-1) was the winning pitcher.

The box scores are attached.


Softball: Bluffton bombs Ada 17-1

Abbie Parkins has 6 RBIs

Bluffton High School's softball team bombed Ada 17-1 earlier this week. The win moved the Pirates to 8-2 overall and 1-2 in the NWC.

Several Pirates has great game stats, which are listed in the box score attached at the bottom of this story.