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February 25, 2018

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Pirate junior high football camp registration underway

A Bluffton Pirate Junior High football camp is set for July 12, 14, 19 and 21, according to Jeff Richards, BHS varsity coach.

The camp is from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., for next year's seventh and eighth graders. The camp takes place at Harmon Field.

Training includes an emphasis on fundamentals and installation of offensive and defensive schemes used by the high school and junior high programs.


BHS grad Hannah Chappell-Dick heading for DIII national meet - again

Bluffton High School graduate Hannah Chappell-Dick has earned one final trip to NCAA Division III track and national meet,qualifying for next weekend's final meet in the 1500m.

A four-time All-American, Chappell-Dick is seeded No. 5 in the 1500m with her time of 4:28.62. She is a student at Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, Va.


Bluffton Bucs midget football team accepting registrations for 2016

The Bluffton Bucs midget football team is currently accepting registrations for the 2016 season.  

Parents who have a child entering grades 3-6 may register their player at www.blufftonbucs.com.  Please contact Zac Kohli at 419-306-2818 or Mitch Giesige  419-204-7291 if you have any questions.


Softball: Allen East stops Pirates in district play

Allen East defeated Bluffton in the opening district contest 6-2 on Wednesday at Bath.

Bluffton finished the season 13-7. Allen East advances at 15-13. Bluffton's runs were by Averey Rumer and Abbie Parkins. Jazmynn Wilson hit one RBI.

Sami Fruchey was the losing pitcher and ended her season at 10-6.


Meet the district-bound BHS softball team

Bluffton High School's girls' softball team advanced to the district  tournament over the weekend.

BHS beat Coldwater 7 to 3 on May 11 in the Division III district semi quaterfinals  (formerly called sectional semis).

BHS then beat Patrick Henry 2 to 1 on May 13 in the Division III district quarterfinals ( formerly called sectional finals)

BHS advanced to Division III Districts at Bath. The Pirates will play Allen East at 5 p.m., Wednesday, May 18.

The winner advances to district finals at 5 p.m., Friday,  May 20.


Pirate boys' and girls' track teams both runner-up in NWC meet

Bluffton High School boys’ and girls’ track teams both finished runner-up in the Northwest Conference meet in Ada on May 14. Columbus Grove won both boys’ and girls’ titles.

BHS junior Trevor Bassitt was named male athlete of the year.

A list of preliminary and final places are in the attachment at the bottom of this story.

Here are Bluffton’s first place finishers:

1400 meter – Haley Baker, junior