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April 30, 2016


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Annual BHS varsity basketball tourney Saturday

Saturday, June 1, is the annual Bluffton HS alumni basketball tournament, according to Todd Boblitt, varsity coach.

Games start at 9 a.m. in the high school gym. Admission is $2. The attachment to this story shows the brackets.

Proceeds support Lil' Pirates Basketball Program.


Bluffton Buc midget football sign-up underway

Parents of children interested in playing midget football this fall can register their child at www.blufftonbucs.com.  It is for children entering grades 3-6 who attend Bluffton school.

They can also call Mac Davies at 419-202-4098 for information.


Proposed OHSAA tournament division changes vote fails

Seven of the nine proposed Ohio High School Athletic Association constitution and bylaw revisions passed as voted upon by OHSAA member schools, Commissioner Daniel B. Ross, Ph.D., has announced. Highlighting the voting was approval of a significant change to the transfer bylaw, but a proposal to change how schools are placed into their tournament divisions for team sports failed for the third consecutive year. Overall, changes were approved to two constitution items and five bylaw items.


Bluffton athletic physicals for next year take place soon

The current school year is not yet over, but physicals for Bluffton High School and Middle School athletes are underway for next school year.

Bluffton students entering seventh through ninth grade can have their sports physicals completed on Monday, May 20.

The schedule follows:
Ninth graders arrive by 4:25 p.m. 
8th grade 5 p.m. 
7th grade 5:45 p.m.  


Zac Dysert "rookie" NFL card a popular item this spring in Ada

Here's a first for Ada - an Ada HS grad on a professional football rookie card. Zac Dysert, who played for Ada HS and Miami (Ohio), has his own NLF "rookie" football card. The front of the card shows Dysert is a passing photo. The flip side reads:

Zac Dysert
Position: QB
Height: 6'4"  Weight: 228
Zac Dysert is a strong armed pocket quarterback with some mobility, who given time to throw the ball will help any team at the next level.

As you might imagine, it's a popular card this spring in Ada.


Brad Fruchey bowls a 288 at Southgate Lanes

Sportsman League
Scores bowled on: April 15
High Game
John Dailey                                258
Mike Kelley                                248
Brandon Falk                               239
Doug Egts                                  234
Larry Hall                                 233
Dave McGuire                               231
Ameer Muhammad                      229


Zach Wilson signs letter of intent to attend Old Dominion

Bluffton High School senior Zach Wilson signed a letter of intent to participate in wrestling at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Va., on April 25.

Wilson will join Head Coach Steve Martin, this fall, and the Monarch wrestling team after a distinguished career at Bluffton High School.  Finishing his career with a record of 173-20, and a winning percentage of 89%, Wilson ranks 3rd in winning percentage all time at Bluffton. 


Jon Burden bowls a 299 game at Southgate

Sportsman League
Scores bowled on: April 8
High Game

John Dailey                                249
John Dailey                                247
Joe Bennett                                244
John Dailey                                242
Mike Kelley                                235
Al Wisner                                  233
Dick Herr                                  226


Chappell-Dick cruises by own school record

Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, Va., sent three athletes to Saturday's Mason Spring Invitational, hosted by D-I George Mason University in Fairfax, Va.  The meet,  loaded with D-I athletes, was a final tune-up for the trio for next week's ODAC Championships.

Both of Eastern Mennonite's women ran in the 800m, and freshman Hannah Chappell-Dick (Bluffton) destroyed her own school record and crossed with the top D-III time at the meet.  She flashed across the line in 2:14.34, shaving more than three seconds off her previous record of 2:17.47.


Here are the spring Pirate varsity sport rosters

Alex Hanna, Bluffton High School athletic director, provided the Icon with rosters of BHS spring sports teams. They are on attachments at the bottom of this story.