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Jeanne Haggard-Barb Prince win Bluffton women's doubles tennis tourney

Champs and runners-up

The Bluffton Area Tennis Association held a Women's Doubles Tournament last weekend. Six teams started Friday night wearing their cold weather gear and battled each other until 5 pm Saturday.
The tournament was epic as usual and ended in a close final match between Desrene Brown/Cindy Schneck and Jeanna Haggard/Barb Prince.
Haggard/Prince came out on top to earn first place trophies and bragging rights for an entire year.
Players from left: Cindy Schneck, Jeanna Haggard, Barb Prince, Desrene Brown (first place winners in pink, second place winners in blue).

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Bluffton - PG football scrimmage Friday at 6 p.m.

The Bluffton High School vs. Pandora-Gilboa football scrimmage information has changed. The scrimmage is now set for Harmon Field, Friday, Aug. 17, at 6 p.m.

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Part IV of NFL Preview: The AFC and NFC West divisions

Part IV of NFL Preview: The AFC and NFC West divisions
By Jake Dowling, Icon intern
Click here for earlier previews

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OHSAA Board of Directors meeting highlights

The Ohio High School Athletic Association Board of Directors met Thursday at the OHSAA Office for its August meeting, which marked the first board meeting of the 2012-13 school year. The following are highlights from the meeting. The complete set of meeting minutes will be posted at a later date at OHSAA.org.

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Part III of NFL Preview: The AFC and NFC South divisions AFC South

Part III of NFL Preview: The AFC and NFC South divisions
AFC South
By Jake Dowling, Icon intern
To read the previous preview click here.
Houston Texans, 10-6, won division, made playoffs, lost in divisional round

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Part II of NFL Preview: Breaking down the AFC and NFC North divisions

By Jake Dowling, Icon intern
For previous columns click here.
Part II of NFL Preview: Breaking down the AFC and NFC North divisions
AFC North
Baltimore Ravens, 12-4, won AFC north division title, lost in AFC title game
The Coach- John Harbaugh has had much success as the coach for the Ravens over his first four years. He drafted a talented young QB from the University of Delaware in Joe Flacco, who is entering a contract year and has maintained one of the best defenses in recent memory year in and year out.

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Bluffton team champs of Northwest Pony League

Bluffton's Pony League baseball recently won the Northwest Pony League title. With a final record of 8-2, the Bluffton Diamond Sports team played games during the months of June and July.
The Northwest Pony League is made up of teams from Elida, Lima Senior, Ada, Upper Scioto Valley, Waynesfield, Lima Central Catholic, Perry and Bluffton.
Bluffton beat Waynesfield and LCC during tournament play to earn the first seed spot going into the final game. Bluffton came out on top in the championship game with a final score of 16-8.

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NFL 2012 preview - A look at NFC East

Here is The Icon's continuing preview of the 2012 NFL season. This story covers the NFC East.
Click here for a preview of AFC North
By Jake Dowling, Icon intern

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BHS Athletic Booster drive Aug. 7

Bluffton High School Athletic Boosters have two events planned prior to the start of the 2012-13 school year.
The annual booster drive is at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 7. Senior athletes will have a group photo taken before the drive begins.
The fall sports photo day is Tuesday, Aug. 14.

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Are you ready for some NFL football? Here's the first of a six part NFL preview

By Jake Dowling, Icon intern
This is a six-part series preview of the upcoming 2012 NFL season. Each part will be broken down by division for each conference, followed by a two-part series on playoff predictions.
Each team is broken down one-by-one under three categories: A team's coach and his staff, a team's quarterback and the weapons around him, and a team's defense. These are the three main ingredients to determining a team's success in the season.

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