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November 24, 2017

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BHS fall athletes excel on and off the field - here's the scholar athletes

Bluffton High School athletes excelled on the playing field and in the classrooom this fall. Here is the list of Bluffton athletes who were named scholar athletes by the Northwest Conference.

The criteria for gaining scholar athlete recognition by the conference is as follows:

Gold Level: Varsity letter earned in the sport and a grading period GPA of 3.5 or above
Silver Level: Varsity letter earned in the sport and a grading period GPA of 3.00 to 3.49  


Here's where the Pirates play this winter - all schedules attached

Alex Hanna, Bluffton High School athletic director, released the 2014-15 Bluffton winter sports schedules.

All teams from middle school to high school are on the list, which is provided in an attachment at the bottom of this story.


Chris Sommers voted NWC football coach of the year

First-year Delphos Jefferson head coach Chris Sommers was selected as the Coach of the Year  in all-conference selection voting by coaches at a meeting in Delphos on Tuesday.  Delphos won the conference title by defeating Spencerville in the final game of the year to finish the year with a 6-1 league win/loss record.

Jefferson senior, Jordan McCann, and Ada senior, Noah Beach,  were voted Co-Linemen Of The Year in the NWC. 


Aaron Hart has high men’s game and high men’s series at Southgate

Aaron Hart bowled a 289 for the high game of the week at Southgate Lanes last week. His 767 series was the best for the week among all bowers.

Wendy Erford’s 235 was the high woman’s game and Amber Biltoft’s 633 was the high woman’s series.

The top scores of the week are in the attachment at the bottom of this story.


Jim Dillman wins week 10 football contest; Duane Bollenbacher wins season contest

The winner of week 10 of The Icon Football Contest was Jim Dillman. Four contestants correctly picked 8 games this week.  None of the four correctly picked either tie-breaker so Jim was declared the winner by submitting his entry first.


Other contestants:

8 correct - Mark Delisle, John Clevidence and Deezy McDaniel.


Aaron Hart bowls 727 series

Aaron Hart bowled a 727 series last week at Southgate Lanes to achieve the men’s high series score for the week.
Rob Fletcher and Jim Thorbin both had 275 scores for high men’s game.

Gina Bloomfield’s 253 was the woman’s high game and her 633 was the woman’s high series. For the top bowlers of the week open the attachment at the bottom of this story.


Football: Grove over Pirates 21-6

Columbus Grove defeated Bluffton in a rainy final football game of the 2014 season. 

Game stats are below.


How about those Pirates! BHS 48 - Paulding 0

By Delano Whidbee
Bluffton Pirates football team had a big day, shutting out Paulding Panthers 48-0 at Harmon Field on Oct. 24. A stadium full the Pirates showed up in all phases to come out on top.

Mid-way through the first quarter Mitchell Ault found Robbie Stratton on a 27 yard pass completion for a touchdown. Point after kick by Kaleb Jefferson was good, 7-0 Bluffton. During the 2nd quarter BHS put their foot on the gas pedal and didn’t let up scoring 5 touchdowns. 


Three Pirates named to NCOSA all-league teams

Three Bluffton High School girls' soccer players were name to the North Central Ohio Soccer Association all-league teams this week.

Name to the first team is Sarah Theisen, sophomore, forward. Named to the second team is Katie Burkholder, sophmore, midfielder. Named to the third team is Jadyn Barhorst, sophomore, goalkeeper.

The entire list of team members is in the attachment.


Mark Delisle wins week 9; one more week remains in Icon high school football contest


The winner of Week 9 of The Icon Football Contest is Mark Delisle.  Two contestants correctly picked 9 games this week and Mark was declared the winner by virtue of the 2nd tie-breaker.