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September 30, 2016


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Girls' tennnis: Wapak over BHS 4-1

Wapakoneta girls stopped Bluffton 4-1 in a tennis meet on Aug. 31.

Bluffton's win was in third singles as Lucie Fett defeated her opponent 6-1.

Individual results in the attachment below


Boys' soccer: Pirates blank Paulding 6-0

Bluffton High School boys' soccer team scored 3 goals in first half and 3 goals in second half for 6-0 win over Paulding – the first game in Northwest Conference play for both teams.
Scoring for Bluffton:      
• Josh Begg scored 3 minutes into the match
• Douglas Nester headed in a goal at 33 minutes – assist by Luke Young
• Isaiah Schwab scored at 40 minutes - assist by Isaac Andreas
• Josh Begg again at 62 minutes
• Antony Kingsley headed in a sideline throw by Isaiah Schwab (assist) at 68 minutes


Football: Pirates have 6th straight win over C-R; first coaching win for Jeff Richards

For the sixth consecutive year, Bluffton defeated Cory-Rawson to open the season. 

The Pirates poured in three third quarter touchdowns to power to a 27-0 victory, the fourth time in five seasons BHS has shut out their neighbors to the north.  The win was the first career victory for head coach Jeff Richards.



Girls' tennis: It's Celina over Bluffton in a close match

Celina bested Bluffton girls' tennis team 3-2 in a Saturday meet.

Box scores are in the attachment.


Girls' soccer: It's Bath over BHS

Bluffton girls' soccer team played at Bath High School on Saturday.

Senior Sarah Theisen scored the first goal, Bath responded with 2, making the score 1-2 at the half. 

 Bath's 1st goal was due to a call of personal foul in the box on Junior Leah Conley. Their second goal was a free kick after another call of personal foul on Junior Kelli Leugers.

Bath scored again in the second half, Senior Sarah Theisen scored a second goal, but after more than 20 game saves, Bath scored a 4th goal against Senior goalkeeper, Jadyn Barhorst, and the Lady Pirates.



Boys' soccer: Pirates blank Ottoville for Elida kick off tourney title

Bluffton High School boys' soccer team scored 3 goals in first half and 3 goals in second half for 6-0 win over Ottoville at the Elida Kick Off tournament Aug. 27 title game.


Girls' golf: Koenig fires a 45 in BHS win over Elmwood

Bluffton girls' golfers defeated Elmwood on Aug. 25 at the Bluffton Golf Course by a 197 to 229 score. Alivia Koenig was medalist with a 45. Individual results are in the attachment.




Volleyball: P-G stops Bluffton

Bluffton High School's volleyball team opened its season losing to Pandora-Gilboa 3-1. Match scores follow: 25-19; 20-25; 8-25; 17-25.

Haley Baker and Emily Stratton had the most digs with 10 each. Emily Metzger had the most kills with 12. Emily Metzger and Andie Schmutz had the most blocks with 4 each.


Girls' soccer: BHS lose to always tough O-G in season opener

Bluffton High School girls' soccer season launched with a home meet on Aug. 25 against Ottawa-Glandorf and the visitors left with a 5-0 win.

Varsity game temperatures had cooled only slightly and the weather was still very sticky for soccer. 

A handball in the box gave Ottawa-Glandorf a penalty kick, and they were able to get it past goalie Jadyn Barhorst.  One more goal made it 0-2 at the half. Barhorst returned for the second half, and stopped several more attempts by OG, but the final score was 0-5.  


Kennedy Coughlan's 48 takes medalist honors in BHS win

Bluffton High School girls' golf team defeated North Baltimore on Aug. 22 by a 204 to 208 score. Kennedy Coughlan was medalist with a 48. Individual results follow:

Golfer                                     9-Hole Score
Alivia Koenig                         50
Kayleigh Coughlan               54
Kennedy Coughlan               48
Mara Minnig                         52
Lily Shadle                              58
Natasha Smith                         71
Top Four Score Total           204