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Nick Zachariah bowls a 289 at Southgate on Nov. 11

Early Birds Junior League   
Scores bowled on: Nov.9
Boys High Game

Austin Bolander      128
Levi McClain      115
Carter Dailey       96
Max Eversole       93

Girls High Game
Caitlin Dailey      109
Jasmine Rawakowsky     106
Addison Businger       99
Libby Frazier       95       
Boys High Series (2 Games)
Austin Bolander      229
Levi McClain      205
Carter Dailey      166
Max Eversole      159    


Chappell-Dick qualifies For NCAA Division III cross country nationals

Bluffton High School graduate and Eastern Mennonite University sophomore Hannah Chappell-Dick finished 12th at Saturday's South/Southeast cross country regional in Newport News, qualifying for the NCAA Division III national meet while spurring the team on to a seventh-place finish.

Chappell-Dick, running in just her third race of the year, stumbled twice as she neared the 6k finish line, but still crossed in 22:59.02 to claim the final individual qualifying spot. She also earned All-Region honors with the finish.


Several Bluffton HS students named "NWC scholar-athlete"

Several Bluffton High School athletes were named Northwest Conference "Scholar-Athlete."

To be recognized: 

1.  The athlete must be a letter winner in the sport.
2.  A GPA of 3.0 must be achieved during the grading period of the sport.

The entire NWC list is in an attachment at the bottom of this story.


Darrell Bryan bowls a 287 on Nov. 5 at Southgate Lanes

Early Birds Junior League   
Scores bowled on: Nov.2
Boys High Game

Levi McClain      128
Austin Bolander       90
Bronson Kuhlman       88
Carter Dailey       85

Girls High Game
Jasmine Rewakowsky     124
Alexis White      110
Addison Businger       96
Libby Frazier       92
Boys High Series (2 Games)

Levi McClain      231
Austin Bolander      179
Bronson Kuhlman      161
Derek Carr       130    


Jonathan Fortman bowls a 288 in Community League competition

Amerigas Belles & Beaux League
Scores bowled on: Oct.20
Men’s High Game

John Dailey                                264
Rick Baker                                 241
Wayne Diamond                              234
Derek Dukes                                221

Women’s High Game
Heather May                                210
Beth Diamond                               203
June Orr                                   199
Gina Bloomfield                            193


Junior High football Pirates bring home a trophy and a good time was had by all

You’d have thought it was 1991. But the players in the bus weren’t even born then.

Thursday evening the Bluffton Junior High football team rode into town like the champions that they are – escorted by fire and police vehicles and followed by lots and lots of cars honking, probably all the way from Columbus Grove.


Yep, you'd have thought it was 1991.


Ruth Everett bowls a 275 in Southgate Queens League

Amerigas Belles & Beaux League
Scores bowled on: Oct.13
Men’s High Game

Dave Bonnell                               248
Art Bruce                                  244
Derek Dukes                                241
Derek Dukes                                240

Women’s High Game
Gina Bloomfield                            196
Judy Amstutz                               188
Deb Green                                  184
Angie Sanchez                              171


Bluffton Galaxy girls U-10 champs at Van Buren


The U-10 Bluffton Galaxy girls soccer team took first place at the Van Buren Fall Classic held on Oct. 12-13. They went 4-0 in their pool with a combined score of 38-4 over the 4 games.  They ended the season with a 12-0 record. 

The team consists of (left to right)…
• BACK ROW: Lauren Gray, Nicole Boyle, Sophie Bricker, Kylie Stackhouse, Skyler Scoles,

• FRONT ROW: Dyllan Worcester, Reagan Mittendorf, Maeve Donaldson, Haelyn Bischoff, Samantha Scoles.  The team is coached by Jeremy Scoles and Steve Mittendorf. 


Arcadia, Pandora-Gilboa VB winners at Bluffton University

Here are results from the volleyball sectional games placed Oct. 15 at Bluffton University

Match 1
Arcadia defeated Van Buren 25-13, 25-7, 25-13

Match 2
Pandora-Gilboa defeated Riverdale 25-18, 25-9, 25-22

Arcadia plays Pandora-Gilboa  at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 19, at 3:30 p.m. at Bluffton University.


Girls' soccer: Bluffton wins sectional opener 2-1

Bluffton High School girls' won their opening tournament soccer game at home on Oct. 15. Bluffton defeated Allen East 2-1.


Halftime: 1-1 Goals: (B) Steinmetz, (AE) Alleneast player, (B) Theisen. Assists: NA.

Shots on Goal: B, 8-7. Corner Kicks: 4-4,Saves: B,Barhorst (6); AE,Plaugher (6)

Bluffton is now 8-6-3 overal.

Sarah Theisen scored early in the first half to put the pirates on the board. The Allen East Mustangs fired back with a goal by #9. The game continued as a back and forth battle throughout the remaining of the half.