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Soccer: Lincolnview stops BHS girls 3-2

Lincolnview defeated the Bluffton HS girls' soccer team 3-2 on Sept. 6 at Lincolnview. 

Stats follow:
Halftime: 1-1 Goals: (B) Schriner, (LJ) Thatcher, (LJ) Thatcher, (B) Dulle, (LJ) McBee. Assists: (B) Ka Leugers.

Shots on Goal: B, 14-8. Corner Kicks: LJ, 4-2,Saves: B,Abbey Heslep (6); LJ,J unknown (9), C unknown (3)

Home:  LJS 2-1-0, 1-0-0


Bluffton Galaxy defeated Van Buren Lady Black

Black Swamp Soccer Results from Sept. 4:
U-10 Girls Bluffton Galaxy 8, Van Buren Lady Black 5


Jason Diller captures BFR's Labor Day Weekend 5-K

Eighthy-eight runners completed in Saturday’s Labor Day Weekend 5-K. Jason Diller, with a blitzing time of 19:44 was the first male finishers. Diedre Latham, in another very fast finish, was the first female finisher in 21:06.

Jason Stechschulte was the male over-all pump and run winner. Kathy Caudill was the female winner. Matt Myers was the under-40 winner and Randy Barnhart was the over-40 winner.

Click here for the list of all finishers.


Hannah Chappell-Dick launches her college cross country career with a win and more

One race into her collegiate career, Hannah Chappell-Dick of Bluffton has a lot to be happy about.
She won her first contest at Friday's Eastern Mennonite University Royals Invitational. On Tuesday, the freshman was named the Old Dominion Athletic Conference Athlete of the Week.


Bluffton shutout against Carey in home opener

By Bryan Kress
Sloppy play dominated the 1st half of play for Bluffton and Carey Friday night. Carey's triple option attack dominated the second.
Carey racked up a total of 298 yards on the ground compared to only 122 total yards for Bluffton leading Carey to a 26-0 win over the Pirates.
Bluffton's 1st drive started in Carey territory but would end after a dropped touchdown pass and a muffed snap on a field goal attempt. This would end up being the Pirates closest they would come to scoring on the night.


Pirates stop Ada in boys' soccer 3-1

The Bluffton High School boys' soccer team defeated Ada last week at Steinmetz Field 3-1. Here are some photos of the game by Vicki Garmon.


Bluffton Red Stars win

Bluffton Red Stars beat the Findlay Lady Fire 7-1in a girls soccer match.


Bluffton girls' stop Ada 10-1

Bluffton High School girls' soccer team defeated Ada 10-1 at Ada on Aug. 28. It was an awesome NWC opening win for the Pirates.
Game stats:
Halftime: B, 5-1 Goals: (B) Yoder, (B) Fredritz, (B) Barnett, (B) Dulle, (B) Fredritz, (B) Schriner, (B) Ka Leugers, (B) Ka Leugers, (B) Steinmetz, (A) Paul, (B) Steinmetz. Assists: (B) Dulle (2), (B) Ka Leugers.
Shots on Goal: B, 22-2. Corner Kicks: B, 5-0,
Saves: A,Ada player (15); B,Emily Schwager (2), Abbey Heslep (1)
Home: Bluffton 1-2-0, 1-0-0
Away: Ada 0-3-0, 0-1-0


Bluffton Galaxies, Bluffton Breakers among weekend soccer winners

Black Swamp Soccer League Scores
Aug. 25
o U-10 girls - Bluffton Galaxy 7, Riverdale Crush 1
o U-8 girls - Bluffton Breakers 12, Van Buren Lady Orange 3
Note to coaches: Please send us your scores! Send to: info@blufftonicon.com.


O-G stops BHS girls 6-0

Ottawa-Glandorf defeated the Bluffton HS girls' soccer team 6-0 on Aug. 26.
The Bluffton held the O-G Titans and ended the first half 0 to 0. In the second half, the defense got warn down after multiple shots on goal while the offense for the pirates could not penetrate the Titan defense. The Titan offense made things happen with 6 goals in the second half.

JV Score: Ottawa-Glandorf High School, 6-0