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Jon Burden bowls a 289 at Southgate Lanes

Jon Burden bowled a 289 game at Southgate Lanes on Feb. 21 for the men's high game of the week. Meanwhile, Pam Baker's 225 was the women's high game. For the top high scores of the week open the attachment at the bottom of this story.


Sarah Schriner named to first team basketball all-NWC

Allen East senior Kaycee Rowe was a near unanimous selection choice as 2013-14 NWC Player of The Year in voting by Northwest Conference girls basketball coaches.  Rowe received 119 of a possible 120 first place points to earn POY honors over Crestview junior, Lyndsey Motycka (109 points) and Ada junior, Tory Wyss (106 points).

Rowe averaged 18.2 points, 8.0 rebounds, 3.5 assists, and 2.6 steals per game in leading the Mustangs to a 6-2 conference record and second place in the NWC.


Isaac Little, BHS football standout, is "preferred" walk-on for University of Cincinnati Bearcats

Bluffton High School football standout Isaac Little will join the University of Cincinnati's football program as a preferred walk-on. The announcement was made on Feb. 5 by Alex Hanna, BHS athletic director.


As a Pirate, Little was a first team all-Ohio, all-Northwest Ohio and all-Northwest Conference player.



Sanchez and Carroll bowl 213 games at Southgate

Angie Sanchez and Cathy Carroll each bowled 213 games at Southgate Lanes last week to tie for best women's scores.

For the high scores for men and women, open the attachment at the bottom of this story.


Paulding wins NWC wrestling title

In winning their second consecutive championship, Paulding scored a total of 302 points to take the 2014 Northwest Conference Tournament Championship in the event held at Allen East High School. Delphos Jefferson (279 points) took second place followed by Spencerville (265 points) in third.



Blufton boys' vs. Kenton moved to Feb. 12

Bluffton High School boys' basketball game at Kenton has been moved from Tuesday Feb. 18 to Wednesday, Feb. 12.

The freshmen will play at 4:30 p.m. and JV approximately 6 p.m. with the varsity game to follow.




This Super Bowl quarterback played against BHS on Harmon Field

The opening line from the Denver Post feature reads: "It would take a major catastrophe for Broncos rookie Zac Dysert to play in Super Bowl XLVIII against the Seattle Seahawks next Sunday."

You know it, and he knows it.

But that doesn't mean the 23-year-old quarterback from Miami (Ohio) hasn't enjoyed every moment of his ride to MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. Sure, he didn't take a snap during the regular season, and even his preseason playing time was sparse — 12-of-23 passing for 179 yards and one touchdown.


Nathan Cheney bowls first-ever 300 game

Nathan Cheney rolled his first ever 300 game Thursday , Jan. 23. He has been close many times, having the first 9 or 10 strikes on multiple occasions. Cheney turned 21 a few weeks ago and now has managed to topple the 300 barrier, according to Derek Dukes of Southgate Lanes, Blufton.

Open the attachment to view this past week's  bowling scores.


Boys' bball: It's Bluffton 74 - Allen East 49

Bluffton High School boys' basketball team throttled Allen East on Friday night in an NWC contest. Bluffton won 74-49.

The Pirates box score is in an attachment at the bottom of this story. 




BHS games rescheduled

Bluffton girls' basketball with Leipsic has been postponed to Monday Jan. 27, and Bluffton boys' basketball with Van Buren has been postponed to Tuesday, Jan. 28, according to Alex Hanna, BHS athletic director.