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February 12, 2016

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John Dunifon bowls a 289 on Feb. 5 at Southgate

Early Birds Junior League   
Scores bowled on: Feb.2
Boys High Game

TJ Washer      144
Levi McClain      91
Danial Siders      90
Bronson Kuhlman      83
Carter Dailey      83


First National Bank hosts basketball game payout Friday

On Friday, Feb. 8, First National Bank will host a basketball game payout at Pandora- Gilboa High School (opponent is Vanlue) to celebrate their Kasasa banking accounts, according to Todd Mason. 


The event, which will include free admission to the first 100 fans, free giveaways, a most spirited student fan contest, “Celebrity” 3 point contest, and donations made to each team’s school for every point scored during the game, is a way for First National Bank and Kasasa to give something back and say thanks to the  local community for its ongoing support.


BHS host to girls' Division IV sectional

Columbus Grove, Ottoville, Perry, Continental, Ft. Jennings and Kalida will play girls’ Division IV tournament games at Bluffton High School Feb. 19 and 23.

Ottoville (19-0) is the number 1 seed. Continental (13-5) is the number 2 seed. Open the attachment for the tournament brackets and other details.


Stratton Auto offers "Winter Safety Service Special"

Stratton Auto Sales, North Main Street, Bluffton, wants to keep your automobile happy this winter. It currently offers a winter safety service special for $65.99. The special comes with:

• Lube, oil and filter change
• Inspect battery and charging system
• Inspect belts and hoses
• Inspect antifreeze protection
• Inspect brakes
• Complete tire inspection and rotation
• Inspect and top off all fluids

Call 419358-1900 for an appointment.


Nick Kilburn bowls a 179, Zac Kilburn a 176 in Southgate Hot Shot League

Early Birds Junior League   
Scores bowled on: Jan.26
Boys High Game

TJ Washer       136
Levi McClain       91
Austin Bolander       88
Wes Brauen        81    
Girls High Game
Jasmine Rewakowsky     115
Lacey McClain      113
Caitlin Dailey       88
Tori May        86      
Boys High Series (2 Games)
TJ Washer       235
Austin Bolander      168
Levi McClain      150
Wes Brauen       140    


John Dunifon bowls a 288 at Southgate Lanes

Early Birds Junior League   
Scores bowled on: Jan.19
Boys High Game

TJ Washer      119
Levi McClain      97
Max Eversole      88
Jacob Lehman      87        
Girls High Game
Lacey McClain     118
Vanessa Weyer      86
Dillon Worcester      78
Addison Businger      77
Boys High Series (2 Games)
TJ Washer      228
Levi McClain     186
Bronson Kuhlman     155
Austin Bolander     154    


Bluffton Diamond Sports says "Play Ball"; spring-summer registration starts soon

Although it’s only January Bluffton Diamond Sports is thinking about spring and summer baseball and softball.

Registration forms are being distributed this weekend in the Bluffton schools. A copy of the form is also an attachment to this story. Forms are also available at the elementary and middle school offices during school hours and also available at the turn-in locations.

The Diamond Sports season for most teams runs from the end of April to mid June.


Hannah Chappell-Dick honored at EMU

Hannah Chappell-Dick, Bluffton High School grad, is the Eastern Mennonite University Royals Athlete of the Week for Jan. 14-20.  She is in her first year at Eastern Mennonite and has found a nice fit with the women’s cross country and track teams. Chappell-Dick is majoring in biology and working on a minor in exercise science.

She was recognized as part of the Royals All-Academic Team for her fall academic performance. 


Rick Baker bowls a perfect game at Southgate Lanes on Jan. 15

Early Birds Junior League   
Scores bowled on: Jan.12
Boys High Game

TJ Washer      116             
Levi McClain           95 
Austin Bolander      85
Bronson Kuhlman      85   

Girls High Game
Jasmine Rewakowsky    116
Alexis White      88     
Lacey McClain      83
Tori May       78

Boys High Series (2 Games)
TJ Washer      205
Levi McClain     190
Bronson Kuhlman     168
Austin Bolander     164    


Public sale of tickets begins next week for OHSAA State Basketball Tournaments

The date to purchase all-session tickets for both the 2013 OHSAA Boys and Girls State Basketball Tournaments has been moved earlier this year for fans interested in watching some of the best high school basketball in the nation.

All-session tickets for both tournaments will go on sale beginning Tuesday, Jan. 15, at 10 a.m. through Ticketmaster or in person at The Ohio State University’s Jerome Schottenstein Center, the site of both state tournaments that take place in March.