September 2, 2014


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Hannah Chappell-Dick qualifies for NCAA national meet

Bluffton High School girls' track standout Hannah Chappell-Dick, a runner at Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, Va., officially qualifies for the NCAA National Track & Field Championships in the 800 meter.

Her time of 2:11.89 has her 10th in the nation. The national meet is Thursday through Saturday, May 22-24, at Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, Ohio.


Crossing the Little Riley Creek golf scramble on May 24

The Blanchard River Watershed Partnership will sponsor a "Crossing the Little Riley Creek" golf scramble at the Bluffton Golf Club Saturday, May 24, with a 9 a.m. start time.

The four-person scramble offers various prizes plus a 50/50 drawing.

Entry is $60 per person and includes 18 hopes of golf, a cart and food coupons.



Gable on All-Ohio Athletic Conference academic team

Ashlin Gable, a nursing major and student-athlete at Capital University from Bluffton, Ohio, was named 2014 Spring Academic All-Ohio Athletic Conference as the league announced its honorees on Tuesday, May 13.


Follow NWC track meet results on the Icon

The Northwest Conference track meet takes place Thursday and Saturday, May 15 and 17 at Spencerville High School. 

On Thursday, the field events will begin at 4:45 p.m. with running events start at 5 p.m.  Saturday field events start at 10:30 a.m. and running finals at 12:30 p.m.

Results will be posted on Baum's page as soon as possible following the meet events on Thursday and Saturday. 


Baseball: Bluffton beats Allen East in tourney opener

Bluffton High School's baseball team defeated Allen East 3-0 in the opening sectional tournament game on May 10. The Pirates face Ottawa-Glandorf on the road on Thursday, May 15.


Terry Otto misses a perfect game by 1 pin

In recent play at Southgate Lanes, Terry Otto was 1 pin short of a perfect game. See attachment for additional scores for the week ending April 18.


Jon Burden's 280 high score at Southgate Lanes

Jon Burden bowled a 280 game last week at Southgate Lanes for the individual high game score. For a list of other high games and high series for men and women, open the attachment at the bottom of this story.


Scott McCahan, Darrell Bryan bowl 279s at Southgate

The top bowling game and series scores at Southgate Lanes for the week ending April 4 are attached to this story.


Annalee Shepler's 674 high series for women at Southgate

Annalee Shepler bowled games of 258 and 225 and a high series of 674 at Southgate Lanes for the week ending March 21.


For all high game and high series for men and women' bowlers, open the attachment at the bottom of this story.


O'Neal takes first in her powerlifting class at Kenton meet

Arielle O'Neal won first place in her class and the Bluffton High School powerlifting team lifted 6,650 pounds at the Kenton State Powerlifting Meet this past weekend. Here are Bluffton's results:

• Arielle O’Neal -1st, top squat and deadlift in her weight class (7th grade, 685 lbs. total weight)

• Olivia Amstutz -3rd (7th grade, 545 lbs. total weight)

• Hannah Conely - 3rd, top squat in her weight class (10th grade, 650 lbs. total weight)

• Jadyn Barhorst - 4th (9th grade, 585 lbs. total weight)