April 24, 2014

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Pirate boys fall to Ottawa-Glandorf

Ottawa-Glandorf boys basketball team defeated Bluffton 71-51 in a non-conference game on Saturday. Levi Kistler led all scorers with 19 points . Attached are box scores.


Number one Pirate Dennis Lee: A coach for all seasons calls his final play

43, 44, counter.

Bluffton High School football players recognize that call. It’s one of Dennis Lee’s favorite football plays.

“Block down and kick out. That’s been a stable, even in the shotgun,” said Lee, as he talked about his favorite plays and lots of other football recollections with The Icon shortly after Christmas.

Lee, whose title as Bluffton High School head football coach, is listed in 27 consecutive season programs at Bluffton High School, handed in his uniform for the last time when the Pirates ended the season in 2013.


BHS girls' halt Lincolnview 57-43

Bluffton High School girls' basketball team defeated visiting Lincolnview 57 to 43 Thursday in a Northwest Conference contest.

Sarah Schriner lead the Pirates with 17 points. Open the attachment at the bottom of this story for Bluffton's box score.


Kistler's 16 leads Bluffton over Wapak in non-league action

When was the last time Bluffton High School boys defeated Wapakoneta in basketball? Perhaps the early 1950s?

The Pirates beat the Western Buckeye League opponents 57-41 at Bluffton on Tuesday. After leading 16-11 after one quarter and 21-18 at half, Bluffton extended its lead to 36-29 after three before pulling away in the final period.

Levi Kistler of Bluffton led all scorers tonight with 16 points. Both team's box scores are attachments at the bottom of this story.



The Cutnaw football era begins in 2014 at Bluffton High School - new coach replaces Dennis Lee who retired

Kyle Cutnaw has replaced Dennis Lee as head football coach at Bluffton High School, according to Alex Hanna, BHS athletic director. His contract was approved at the Dec. 16 Bluffton school board meeting.

"Coach Cutnaw has extensive experience both playing and coaching football. He played football at and graduated from Bluffton University. Kyle was the head football coach at Edgerton High School, before moving on as a wide receivers coach/JV offensive coordinator at Otterbein College," said Hanna.


Matt Foltz and Jayden Foltz high scorers at Southgate Lanes

Matt Foltz bowled a 288 for the adult high score of the week at Southgate Lanes. Meanwhile Jayden Foltz had the highest youth bowling score with a 173 in Hot Shots League.

For all the high scores of the week at Southgate open the attachments at the bottom of this story.


Arielle O'Neil has high girls' series in Hot Shot League at Southgate

Arielle O'Neil bowled a 220 series in the Southgate Lanes Hot Shot League last week for the high series for girls.

The youth league high series and high games report is in an attachment at the bottom of this story.


BHS boys' and girls' basketball game changes announced

Bluffton High School athletic event time changes:

• BHS boys' basketball game with Bath Saturday Dec. 7, will begin at 4:30 p.m. instead of 6 p.m.

• Boys' basketball with Kenton, originally scheduled for Friday, Dec. 6, has been rescheduled for Feb. 18, 2014, due to Kenton's football playoff run.

• Girls' basketball game with LCC has been moved from Dec. 12 to Dec. 11, 2013.


Look who won Thanksgiving turkeys at Southgate Lanes

Tammy Grigsby, Randy Spallinger, Rick Hermiller, Jay Stratton, Bev Stockman and "I Am Coyote," don't need to buy their turkey or ham for Thanksgiving this year.

According to Derek Dukes of Southgate Lanes, those were the bowler in each league who had the most pins over average in Southgate's annual Thanksgiving turkey shoot.

Open the attachment to see the total results.





Terry Otto, Ruth Everett have high series scores this week at Southgate

Here are top series and games for all Southgate Lanes leagues for the week ending Nov. 22.