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Girls' soccer: BHS-Van Buren tie at 2-2-

Bluffton and Van Buren girls managed a 2-2 soccer tie on Sept. 5 at Van Buren.


Here are game stats:

Halftime: 1-1 Goals: (VB) Miller, (B) Koontz, (B) Burkholder, (VB) Gilliand. Assists: (B) Moser.

Shots on Goal: VB, 11-6. Corner Kicks: B, 3-2,Saves: B,Barhorst (9); VB,McCartney (4)

Bluffton record: 4-2-1, 1-1-1


Southgate Lanes season starts - Todd Basinger rolls a 709 series opening night

Water Equipment League
Scores bowled on: Aug.27
High Game

Todd Basinger                              265
Matt Foltz                                 262
Dean Meyer                                 246
Tim Lehman                                 245
Todd Basinger                              242
Terry Otto                                 237
Joe Mathias                                234


OHSAA Board of Directors meeting highlights

OHSAA Board of Directors Meeting Highlights

The Ohio High School Athletic Association board of directors met Thursday for its regularly scheduled September meeting. The following are highlights from the meeting. The complete set of meeting minutes will be posted later at OHSAA.org.

-          The board reviewed the list of 30 schools that met the 2012-13 OHSAA Respect the Game Challenge. Eighteen of those schools also earned the Harold A. Meyer Award. The OHSAA will issue a separate release Friday with the list of schools and description of the awards.


Bluffton cruises past Cory-Rawson on opening night

By Bryan Kress
Bluffton opened up the season with a blowout win of Cory-Rawson, winning 49-13.
The Pirates dominated on defense and on the ground, racking up 304 yards and three turnovers, two for touchdowns.

Dylan Ault started the scoring with 35-yard interception return for a touchdown early in the game and then Clay Wilson returned a fumble 35 yards for another defensive score.

Bluffton’s offense finally got on the field and Noah Stratton sprinted 42 yards for the first offensive touchdown of the season and to close the 1st half 22-0.


Jason Stechschulte wins BFR 5K; Jaime Combs first woman finisher

Jason Stechschulte, Findlay, was the fastest of 75 runners in Saturday's BFR Sports and Fitness 5-K. He ran the course in 18:46.

The first woman to finish was Jaime Combs in 22:47.

For a complete listing of 5-K finishers, open the attachment at the bottom of this story.


Soccer: BHS girls win third game

Bluffton High School girls' soccer team won their third game of the season, blasting Mohawk 8-0 at Bluffton on Aug. 30.

Halftime: B, 2-0 Goals: (B) Steinmetz, (B) Steinmetz, (B) Theisen, (B) Burkholder, (B) Koontz, (B) Koontz, (B) Spiridigliozzi, (B) Steinmetz. Assists: (B) Steinmetz (2), (B) Fredritz (2), (B) Theisen, (B) Koontz.

Shots on Goal: B, 29-8. Corner Kicks: B, 5-1,Saves: M,None; B,Barhorst (6)

Home:  Bluffton 3-2-0, 2-1-0



Riverdale stops Bluffton girls 5-0

Riverdale girls blanked Bluffton 5-0  on Aug. 29.


Halftime: R, 1-0 Goals: None. Assists: NA.
Shots on Goal: R, 20-5. Corner Kicks: R, 2-1,Saves: R,Parish (4); B,Barhorst (17)

Bluffton 2-2-0, 1-1-0




Here's a view of College Avenue you don't see every day. Fifteen seniors on the BHS football team painted the bridge on East College, and this view is from the Bluffton fire department ladder.

See if you can find all the names.


Bluffton girls blank Ada 7-0

Bluffton's girls' soccer team improved to 2-1 with a 7-0 win over Ada on Aug. 27 at Steinmetz Field.

Halftime: B, 6-0 Goals: (B) Spiridigliozzi, (B) Spiridigliozzi, (B) Spiridigliozzi, (B) Wright, (B) Steinmetz, (B) Steinmetz, (B) Theisen. Assists: (B) Steinmetz (2), (B) Theisen (2), (B) Burkholder, (B) Fredritz.

Shots on Goal: B, 11-4. Corner Kicks: B, 3-1,Saves: B,Barhorst (3); A,goalie (7)

Bluffton dominated the game by scoring six goals in the first half. The Ada defense pushed forward in the second half holding the pirates to one goal in the second half.


Five Bluffton Karate Center students advance

After 5 1/2 hours of testing in Augusut Bluffton Karate Center promoted five martial artists in the art of Shaolin Kempo karate.

The testing was administered by Master Instructor Sensei Rey Almanon and Sensei Diane Almanon of the Bluffton Karate Center and Sensei Teresa Coombs of Forest City, Iowa.

Students, front row:
Jacob Colwell - Ada Junior High School - Brown Belt, First Degree
Brady Boehm - Cory-Rawson Elementary School - Brown Belt, Third Degree
Claire Bateson - Arlington Junior High School - Brown Belt, Third Degree