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May 29, 2016


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Hannah Chappell-Dick earns academic honors

Hannah Chappell-Dick, freshman,  and the Eastern Mennonite University women's track and field team picked up one final honor from the 2012-13 athletic year, as each was awarded for academic work by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).


The Lady Royals were one of 148 institutions to earn an All-Academic Team recognition.  Eastern Mennonite had a team GPA of 3.10, just hitting the benchmark for team status.


BHS fall sports meeting July 24

A fall sports meeting for Bluffton High School athletes and their parents will take place at 7 p.m., Wednesday, July 24, in the BHS gym. The announcement was made by Alex Hanna, BHS athletic director.


Local u-12 fastpitch team heading to Orlando, Florida

A Bluffton-area u-12 fastpitch softball team with members from Bluffton and Ada and several other area communities, has qualified for the USSSA series of softball in Orlando, Fla. The series starts July 20.

The team is ranked second in USSSA power rankings in the Ohio North u12B division. The team has had success in tournaments in Kenton, Van Wert, Toledo Tune up, Beavercreek and the Ohio State Fast Pitch tournament.

For example, the team was runner up in Beavercreek and Kenton, champions in Van Wert, 10th in the Toledo Tune up (22 teams) and fifth at the Ohio State event.


Challenger British Soccer Camp coming to BFR July 29

BFR Sports and Fitness will host a Challenger British Soccer Camp July 29 to Aug. 2, according to Carole Enneking, director.

This international soccer program combines a strong emphasis on fundamental foot skills with an upbeat, positive camp environment. Challenger Camps are staffed by soccer players/coaches from the United Kingdom. 

Campers (ages 4-16) may choose between morning and evening sessions (or combine both sessions for a full day experience). 


Bluffton seeks Jr. High VB coach; player-parent meeting July 24

Bluffton is in need of a Junior High Volleyball Coach.  Anyone interested should contact Alex Hanna, hannaa@blufftonschools.org or call 419-358-5901.

On Wednesday, July 24, will be a Player/Parent meeting for all Junior High and High School Fall Athletes at Bluffton. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. in the high school gym.


BVH Rehab & Sports Medicine sponsoring the 4th annual Flirt with Dirt trail 5K

Blanchard Valley Hospital Rehab & Sports Medicine and the Hancock Park District are sponsoring the 4th Annual Flirt with Dirt 5K Trail Run/Walk on Saturday, July 13 at Riverbend Recreational Area in Findlay.

Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m., the trail race will start at 8:30 a.m. with the walk to immediately follow.

The course for the event is wood chipped, grass, and dirt trails with short stretches of asphalt throughout the park area. This is a USA Track & Field certified course and is an official 2013 Trail Runner Magazine Trophy Series Race.


Football camp for 2nd to 5th graders at Bluffton University June 24-26

Students entering grades 2-5 are invited to learn football fundamentals from Bluffton University coaches.

According to Tyson Veidt, head coach, the camp takes place from 9 a.m.-2 p.m., June 24, 25 and 26. Bring a packed lunch to enjoy in the Beaver locker room.

Cost is $60 in advance, $20 for each additional sibling. Cost at the door is $65 per student-athlete.

For more information:
Tyson Veidt
Head Football Coach
Bluffton University


Bluffton University volleyball camps - June 24 - June 27


Coaches and players will conduct Bluffton University volleyball camps June 24-27 in the Sommer Center. 

On Monday the camp will focus on serving, passing, and digging. Tuesday the focus will turn to setting and hitting. Wednesday will tailor all the skills to the Jr. High age. The final date is for boys or girls going into 4th, 5th, or 6th grade who would like to learn the fundamental skills and be introduced to the game. 

Registrations are accepted until the day of each camp. The cost is $45 per camper and that included at-shirt. 


OHSAA Board okays football division breakdowns for 2013; Bluffton is in Division VI

The Ohio High School Athletic Association Board of Directors met Thursday morning in Columbus for its regularly scheduled June meeting, which marks the final board meeting of the 2012-13 school year. The following are highlights from the meeting. The complete set of meeting minutes will be posted later at OHSAA.org.


Bluffton team Tri-County champs

On Saturday, this Bluffton 11-13 year old fastpitch softball team took first place in the Tri-County Tournament.  They also took first place in the Tri-County Fastpitch League going undefeated this season.

Front row:  Morgan and Hannah
2nd row:  Libby, Kylee, Mara, Kaitlyn, Zoe, Grace
3rd row: Aimee, Katie, Alivia, Averey, Kaitlyn, Sydney

The coaching staff is not pictured: Steve Ritter, Ryan Koenig, Brad Prater, Mike Minnig and Allison Schaadt.