April 16, 2014

You are here


Complete details available on Sept. 3 BFR 5KRun/Walk

Bluffton residents are reminded about the upcoming 5K Run/Walk that will take place Labor Day Weekend. On Saturday, Sept. 3, between 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., runners and walkers will hit the streets to compete as well as raise funds for BFR Sports & Fitness.

Village residents are encouraged to support the racers by watching from the sidewalks. Bluffton Police will lead the racers and mark intersections where runners will cross traffic.

Please watch out for the volunteers who will direct participants and for
the racers and walkers at the end of the pack.


BHS girls tennis whitewashes Kenton 5-0

By Ron Geiser

The Bluffton High School girls tennis team scored a 5-0 whitewash of Kenton Thursday afternoon as all victories were in straight sets.

Ashlin Gable, Emily Sprague and Kristi Geiser were singles winners, while Shaye Liddick and Rachel Sehlhorst and Bronwyn Greer and Dynasty Martin swept the doubles matches.


Icon introduces two weekly football contests: one for high school games, one for college games

Ready for some football? The Icon is ready. This year we offer viewers two weekly contests. One features high school games; the second features college games.

Viewers may enter one or both contests. Entering is simple: Pick your teams and hit send. All entries are e-mailed directly to our judge, Corey Greer. This way, viewers from across the United States, or the world for that matter, may play.

We ask that viewers enter their names only once each week in each contest. Viewers may enter additional times each week by using other person's names.


Meet the Pirate coaches Sunday afternoon at The Centre

The Bluffton Athletic Boosters invite Bluffton HS sports fans to meet the coaches Sunday, Aug. 21, at The Centre. A dinner is available at 12:30 p.m. and the coaches will be interviewed by a local news station about the upcoming season.

Pirate fans are invited to attend the event. Check out the website for more information and itinerary. www.bluffton.noacsc.org


Emily Sprague lone winner for Pirates

By Ron Geiser

Junior Emily Sprague came away with the lone Bluffton victory in a 4-1 team loss to Shawnee in girls tennis Monday afternoon at Harmon Field courts.

Sprague, playing at No. 2 singles, took two out of three sets in the Pirate ladies opening match.

Seniors Ashlin Gable and Kristi Geiser dropped straight set matches at No. 1 and No. 3 singles, respectively. Rachel Sehlhorst and Shaye Liddick dropped both sets at No. 1 doubles, as did Bronwyn Greer and Mariah Hughes at No. 2 doubles.


BFR Labor Day Weekend 5-K Sept. 3

BFR's Labor Day 5k Run/ Walk is Saturday, Sept. 3. The entry fee is $15. The event also featured a one-mile fun run and a Pump and Run Challenge. Race begins at 9 a.m. More information at www.bfronline.com or contact at 419-358-4150.


BHS girls' tennis season starts on Monday vs. Shawnee

By Ron Geiser

Two seniors and a junior will lead the Bluffton High School girls tennis team that opens play against Shawnee at 4:30 p.m. Monday at Harmon Field courts.

Ashlin Gable and Kristi Geiser are seeking their fourth letters in leading a largely inexperienced team under new coach Jesse Sensenig. Both are three-year starters, while junior Emily Sprague is a two-year veteran.


BHS meet the team afternoon schedule set

Bluffton Athletic Boosters fall meet the team event, set for Sunday, Aug. 21, at The Centre, has the following times listed for its event.

Following each coach's name is the meet the team introduction time. The time listed below the coach's name is the "coaches corner time," when the coaches are interviewed on the radio.

Coach Lee, 1 - 1:40 p.m.
Coaches' corner time, 2 p.m.

Coach Slechter, 1:40 - 1:55 p.m.


BHS alumni soccer contest Saturday

The Bluffton High School alumni soccer game is 4 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 13, at Steinmetz Field. At 5 p.m. is an alumni vs. BHS varsity scrimmage.


Icon seeking sports writers

The Icon is inviting Bluffton HS sports fans to consider writing sports stories this fall for various Pirate teams. The Icon is unable to pay for the stories, but we can get you into the games free.

Writers can be students, parents or fans. If interested contact: info@blufftonicon.com