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July 24, 2014


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Bluffton Lady Pirates O-G Gold Division runners-up

Start of girls' race

After a muddy Tiffin Course last week left the Pirates a bit behind pace, Coach Blair knew what she had to do. Seeing the potential that the team possessed, she pushed them hard all week and set high expectations for the race. After the intense week of training, the Pirates were ready and able to conquer the competition at the O-G Blue/Gold Invitational on Saturday.


Here are the Punt, Pass and Kick winners from Jenera

A Punt, Pass and Kick Competition was held Sept.17 at the Trinity Lutheran School Athletic Field in Jenera. Of the 20 participants, the following winners will proceed to the sectional competition on Oct. 16 in Tiffin.


BHS girls' tennis: Another 5-0 whitewash; win streak extends to 9

By Ron Geiser

Another 5-0 whitewash by the Bluffton High School girls' tennis team upped its winning streak to nine as Fostoria High was the latest victim.

None of the three Pirate singles performers lost more than a game per set as Ashlin Gable, Emily Sprague and Kristi Geiser tallied straight set wins. All have recorded 10 or more singles victories this fall.

Shaye Liddick and Shannon Koch also had little trouble in gaining two sets, while Rachel Sehlhorst and Bronwyn Greer needed a third-set tiebreak to gain their win.


Girls' tennis: Notch one more victory for BHS

By Ron Geiser

Another sweep of the singles matches led the Bluffton High School girls tennis team to its eighth straight win Tuesday at Ottawa-Glandorf.

Coach Jesse Sensenig's netters downed the hosts 4-1 as Ashlin Gable, Emily Sprague and Kristi Geiser scored straight set victories. Gable and Geiser now have won 10 or more matches four straight years, while Sprague, a junior, has three double-digit seasons.


Girls' soccer: Bluffton trips Allen East, 3-0 on NWC

Bluffton's girls' soccer team stopped Allen East 3-1 and remained unbeaten in NWC play on Monday.

Game stats follow:

Halftime: B, 2-1 Goals: (B) Dulle, (B) Dulle, (AE) Rettig, (B) Steinmetz. Assists: (B) Leugers, (B) Palte, (B) Steinmetz.
Shots on Goal: B, 21-4. Corner Kicks: B, 4-1,Saves: B,Heslep (3); AE,NA

Home: AE 1-6-0

Away: Bluffton 4-3-0, 3-0-0


Girls' tennis: Bluffton shuts out Lima Senior

The Bluffton High School girls tennis team won their seventh straight match by shutting out Lima Senior Monday afternoon at Harmon Field courts. All five wins were in straight sets.

Ashlin Gable and Emily Sprague took 6-0, 6-0 decisions at No. 1 and 2 singles, respectively, while Kristi Geiser received a forfeit at No. 3.

Shannon Koch and Shaye Liddick and Rachel Sehlhorst and Bronwyn Green also won straight set matches in the doubles competition.


BHS Dream Team of 1991 recognized at halftime on Friday

Remember the 1991 BHS football season? How could you forget. An early season over-time win against Paulding, the hook-and-ladder play, the semi-truck that stated "Fear Us," 82 second to go, no timeouts, Minster with the ball and the lead on the Pirate 27...yet BHS won in OT 24-17.

It was the Dream Team. The team returns to Harmon Field Friday night on the team's 20th anniversary season.

The Bluffton Athletic Department will honoring the 1991 state runner up football team at half time of Friday's game against Crestview, according to Alex Hanna, BHS athletic director.


Pirates wins 3rd game of the season on the back of a 20-point 1st quarter

By Bryan Kress
Sometimes, it's not about how you start, it's how you finish.

Despite the 20-0 lead going into the 2nd quarter, Delphos Jefferson found a way to make the game interesting. However, the Pirates were able to close the door and win their 3rd consecutive game to start the season, 37-28.


Girls' soccer: Bath shuts out BHS girls 7-0

Coming off a big win over Lincolnview, Bluffton High School girls' soccer team was shut out by a tough Bath squad 7-0 at Bluffton on Sept. 10.

Stats follow:

Halftime: Ba, 6-0 Goals: (Ba) Dackin, (Ba) Dackin, (Ba) Dackin, (Ba) Manley, (Ba) Manley, (Ba) Manley, (Ba) Manley. Assists: (Ba) Ayers, (Ba) Blasiman, (Ba) Piper.

Shots on Goal: Ba, 19-6. Corner Kicks: Ba, 4-NA,Saves: Ba,Brandon (6); Bl,Heslep (14)

Home: Bluffton 3-3-0, 2-0-0
Away: Bath 4-1-0


Bob Edwards bowls a 289 at Southgate Lanes

Water Equipment League
Scores bowled on: Sept.6
High Game
Bob Edwards 289
Joe Mathias 277
Joe Mathias 277
Derek Dukes 270
Derek Dukes 269
Jon Burden 268
Chris Lee 268
Bruce Beach 268

High Series
Derek Dukes 788
Joe Mathias 755
Bob Edwards 732
Jon Burden 719
Brian Huether 704
Dan Garlock 700
Jon Sutter 690