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January 28, 2015

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Brian Huether bowls a 297 at Southgate Lanes

Belles & Beaux League
Scores bowled on: March 25
Men's High Game
John Dailey 267
Dan Dailey 256
Bill Goodwin 247
John Dailey 247

Women's High Game
Pam Baker 218
Heather May 212
Adele Simon 203
Sue Burden 203

Men's High Series
John Dailey 748
Dan Dailey 687
Bill Goodwin 686
Jon Burden 655


Veteran BHS softball team start 2-0 on the season

Spring has returned to Bluffton, bringing the Lady Pirates back to the
softball diamond and the W's back to a veteran squad, as the ladies
tally up two wins in the opening week of the season.

Bluffton 3 McComb 1
The Lady Pirates traveled to McComb for the season opener on Monday and came away with a tough 3-1 win. Senior Ashlin Gable knocked in the first RBI for the Pirates with a single to right field. Pirate DH Tori Halcomb quickly added an RBI double to put the ladies up 2-0 in the top of the third.


Derek Dukes bowls a 300, Bob Lydick 299, Cathy Bugner 288

Saturday Morning Junior League
Scores bowled on: March 17
Boys High Game
Tyler Snyder 242
Brian Deeds 191
Brady Basinger 171
Nick Kilburn 165

Girls High Game
Kayleigh Coughlin 95
Caitlin Dailey 93
Arielle O'Neal 93
Sierrah Foltz 91

Boys High Series (2 Games)
Tyler Snyder 413
Brady Basinger 332
Brady Basinger 317
Nick Kilburn 308


Gatzke column: Small fracture for Tigers' Cabrera

By Mitchell Gatzke, Icon sports columnist
X-rays taken on Miguel Cabrera's face yesterday revealed a small fracture under the slugger's right eye. It appears he will be out for a little while in an attempt to heal both the fractured bone and the cut that took stitches to close.


Todd Basinger, Tony Anderson both bowl 300 games at Southgate

Saturday Morning Junior League
Scores bowled on: March 10
Boys High Game
Kyle Kirkendall 198
Brady Basinger 193
Jayden Foltz 192
Tyler Snyder 170

Girls High Game
Sierrah Foltz 114
Kennedy Coughlin 102
Molly McCracken 100
Ashleigh King 98

Boys High Series (2 Games)
Brady Basinger 350
Tyler Snyder 329
Kyle Kirkendall 323
Richie Streicher 321


Shane Shockey 2012 NCAA Division II national champion pole vaulter

Three Bluffton High School graduates finished in the top 9 or higher in the NCAA Division II national Track and field meet in Mankato, Minn., March 9-10.

From left, Steve Bruskotter, former BHS track coach, now pole vault coach at the University of Findlay, Kendra Bassett, Ashland University, Shane Shockey, University of Findlay, and John Guagenti, University of Findlay. (Photo provided by Jeff Shockey)


Ashleigh King bowls highest game in high school league this week

Saturday Morning Junior League
Scores bowled on: March 3
Boys High Game
Tyler Snyder 201
Jaret Geiser 194
Richie Streicher 189
Nick Kilburn 168

Girls High Game
Ashleigh King 92
Kennedy Coughlin 90
Kayleigh Coughlin 89
Lacey McClain 83

Boys High Series (2 Games)
Tyler Snyder 357
Richie Streicher 328
Kaden Reneker 299
Nick Kilburn 295


Indians: Spring training finds some competition

Tribe players battle for open outfield spot

By Evan Skilliter

Spring training is finally underway.

I had the privilege to get the first spring training experience of my life this week at the ESPN Wide World of Sports' Champion Stadium near Orlando, Florida, where the Atlanta Braves played the Washington Nationals.

It was a day I will never forget, an early reintroduction to the best sport in the world. The sights, sounds, and smells of baseball were tickling my senses once again, after a long winter of anticipation.


No 300s this week, but lots of close calls

Saturday Morning Junior League
Scores bowled on: Feb.25
Boys High Game
Kyle Kirkendall 190
Richie Streicher 176
Tyler Snyder 156
Brady Basinger 151

Girls High Game
Molly McCracken 103
Ashleigh King 96
Arielle O'Neal 88
Caitlin Dailey 86
Amy Marquart 86

Boys High Series (2 Games)
Kyle Kirkendall 357
Richie Streicher 312
Brady Basinger 291
Tyler Snyder 282


John Fortman, Derek Dukes both roll 300 games at Southgate

Saturday Morning Junior League
Scores bowled on: Feb.18
Boys High Game
Danny Setzer 182
Richie Streicher 181
Brandon Hemry 170
Brian Deeds 166

Girls High Game
Amy Marquart 107
Arielle O'Neal 104
Ashleigh King 98
Molly McCracken 84

Boys High Series (2 Games)
Richie Streicher 317
Jaret Geiser 313
Brian Deeds 295
Tyler Snyder 293