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September 17, 2019

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Erik Nygaard top BHS runner at Grove Invite

Erik Nygaard, freshman, was the top Bluffton HS boy finisher in the Columbus Grove cross country invitational held in late August.

Other BHS runners in order of finish were Elijah Conley, Wyatt Lovell, Sam Derstine and Trey Boblitt. Bluffton defeated Bath, Paulding and Lima Central Catholic at the meet.

Nygaard had an personal best for the season at 18:10.


Girls' tennis: With third straight win, Lady Pirates improve to 6-4

Erin Hotmire won 6-0, 6-0 at first singles to lift her record to 8-2

By Cort Reynolds
WAUSEON - The visiting Bluffton girls tennis team whipped Wauseon 4-1 Thursday evening.

With their third straight win, the Lady Pirates improved to 6-4.

Senior Erin Hotmire won 6-0, 6-0 at first singles to lift her record to 8-2 this season.

Olivia Barnes registered a straight sets victory at second singles by a 7-5, 6-2 count. Ellison Pugsley was victorious at third singles 6-1, 6-4.

Ellie Nickel and Libby Frazier also triumphed at second doubles 6-1, 6-1.


Volleyball: Pirates stop Cory-Rawson in three sets, move to 4-2 overall

Skyler Scoles served up four aces

By Cort Reynolds
BLUFFTON - Host Bluffton swept non-league local rival Cory-Rawson Thursday evening in volleyball action.

The Lady Pirates improved to 4-2 with the 25-18, 25-9, 25-9 victory.

Kylie Stackhouse knocked down 16 kills and made one block to lead the victors. Taylor Schwab hammered 11 kills, served two aces and came up with 16 digs.

Kylie Monday mustered up 21 digs. Skyler Scoles served up four aces, and Haelyn Bischoff made one block.

The Pirate reserves also won, 2-1.

Bluffton hosts non-conference foe Elida Sept. 9.


Pirate golfers win tough NWC quad, stay unbeaten

Drew Wilson fired a 40 to capture match medalist honors. Kenny Lovett was second with a 42. Micah Minnig tallied a 44, while Jared Piercefield and Jaden Coonfare each carded scores of 45

By Cort Reynolds
BLUFFTON - The undefeated Bluffton golf team won a four-team Northwest Conference battle Wednesday at the Bluffton Golf Course.

Co-host Bluffton won with just 171 strokes, followed by Lincolnview (183), Ada (207) and Delphos Jefferson (210).

Bluffton improved to 22-0 overall and 10-0 in NWC play with the victories.


Volleyball: Arlington takes Pirates in 4

Kylie Stackhouse led BHS with 15 kills, 3 aces, 2 blocks

By Cort Reynolds
ARLINGTON - Host Arlington clipped the Bluffton volleyball team in four sets Tuesday evening in a non-league match.

Bluffton lost 25-17, 25-23, 22-25, 25-17 to fall to 3-2 this season (0-0 NWC).

Kills - Kylie Stackhouse led the Pirates with 15 kills, three aces and two blocks. Taylor Schwab contributed six kills, 14 digs, two aces and three blocks.

Libby Schaadt added five kills while setter Skyler Scoles doled out 26 assists.


Bluffton girls nip Fostoria netters; stand 5-4 overall

Senior Erin Hotmire improved to 7-2

By Cort Reynolds
BLUFFTON - The Bluffton girls tennis team edged visiting Fostoria 3-2 Tuesday evening.

The Lady Pirates improved to 5-4 with their second straight victory.

Senior Erin Hotmire improved to 7-2 this season with a 6-0, 6-1 win at first singles over Mya Weimenskirch.

Junior Olivia Barnes won a tough match at second singles by a 7-5, 7-5 count over Abrianna Swartz.

Pirates Pearl Lewandowski and Julia Smallcomb won at first doubles 6-1, 7-6 (8-6) in a second-set tiebreaker.

Bluffton plays at Wauseon Thursday evening.