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June 28, 2017


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Here's a plate frequently seen on West College Avenue across from St. John's United Church of Christ. It belongs to Rev. Carol Clements, pastor of the church. It's on a grey-blue GMC Terrain.

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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.


Ottawa-Glandorf latest victim of BHS softball success

Pirates now stand 7-1

The Bluffton High School softball team continues in winning streak, as is stopped WBL Ottawa-Glandorf 6-3 earlier this week.

Highlights in the win were Averey Rumer scoring 3 runs and going 3-4 at bats. Katie Prater went 2-3 at bat, including a double and 3 RBIs.

Libby Schaadt extended her pitching record to 7-1, which is also Bluffton’s record. O-G had 10 hits to Bluffton’s 8.


Pirate softball team belts Leipsic and Liberty Benton

Abbie Parkins has 4 RBIs against Leipsic

Bluffton High School's softball team defeated Liberty Benton and Leipsic in non-conference games this week.

Bluffton beat Liberty Benton 6-5 on the road, and Leipsic 11-1 at home. The wins move BHS to 6-1.

Libby Schaadt (6-1) was Bluffton’s winning pitcher in both games.


BHS softball team stands at 5-1

Bluffton High School girl’s softball team continues its winning ways, defeating Spencerville 5-3 in recent action.

The win moves BHS to 5-1 overall and 1-0 in the Northwest Conference. Spencerville drops to 2-4.

Averey Rumer had a double and 2 RBIs. Grace Nickels also had a double with 1 RBI. Jazmynn Wilson had a triple. Libby Schaadt (5-1) was Bluffton’s winning pitcher.



Fostoria 6th victim of BHS boy's tennis team

Bluffton High School boy’s tennis team continues on an impressive six-game winning streak, beating Fostoria 4-1 last week.

Bluffton results:
• First singles – Justin Haggard, 6-0, 6-0
• Second singles – Ryan Sprague, 6-3, 6-0
• Third singles – Trevor Bunch, 6-0, 6-0

• First doubles – Levi Mikesell-Jaret Geiser, 6-1, 6-4
• Second doubles – Kory Strahm-Christian Groman, 1-6, 1-6


Pirate baseball squad moves to 3-2

BHS beats Van Buren and Arcadia

Bluffton and Van Buren split a doublehead earlier this week. The Pirates won the opener 6-3, and VB the nightcap 12-2.

In the opener, Dakota Bricker (1-1) was the winning pitcher. He had two singles as did Bowden. Myers had a base hit and a double. Phillips had a double.

In the second game Branden Edwards, Cole Fruchey and Brice Rayle each had singles.

Bluffton next traveled to Arcadia and won 6-3. Matt Bowden (1-1) was the winning pitcher. The win moved BHS to 3-2 overall.


Pirate softball team down Elida and Arcadia

BHS now 3-0 overall

The Bluffton HS girls’ softball team remained unbeaten after pounding Elida 8-1 and Arcadia 3-2 earlier this week. Both games were on the road and BHS is now 3-0 overall.­­

Elida summary
Libby Schaadt was the winning pitcher. Top hitters for BHS were Abbie Parkins, Averey Rumer, Jazmynn Wilson, Katie Prater, Alivia Koenig and Brinkley Garmatter.

Arcadia summary
Schaadt moved to 3-0 with the win. Wilson, Prater, Edwards, Parkins and Rumer had hits in the victory.