• *** Attention Super heros, ghosts, princesses and all other masked characters - Bluffton's trick-or-treat night is from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 27 ***

Where Bluffton gets its news!

Viewer of the Week

Amy Jordan King

October 26, 2016


Most Recent Poll

Who will win the World Series?

Poetic License

Meet CHRS MSN. The Icon spotted this plate on a red Chrysler 300 S in the Mennonite Memorial Home parking lot in Bluffton. It has a Hancock County sticker. If Chris is viewing this, please tell us the meaning of this plate.

You are here


Sarah Theisen scores 4 goals in BHS girls' soccer win

BHS beat rival Allen East at Steinmetz Field

Earlier this week, Steinmetz Stadium was packed for the girls' soccer rivalry of Bluffton and Allen East.  BHS won 4-1.

Senior Captain and Keeper, Jadyn Barhorst, blocked numerous attempts by the AE offense, but the tide turned 17 minutes in to the game when Senior Sarah Theisen received a pass from Senior Captain Sydney Staton and took it the rest of the way down the field for goal 1. 

With 16 minutes left in the first half, a hand ball in the box called on Allen East gave Bluffton another chance, and Theisen sinks it in the back of the net for goal 2. 


Boys' soccer: Pirates blank Lincolnview 6-0

The Bluffton High School boys' soccer team fielded 6 different scorers against the Lincolnview Lancers at Lincolnview earlier this week. Bluffton held the Lancers to one shot on goal while taking 17 shots on goal themselves.

BHS won 6-0.
Scores were made by Trevor Bunch at 3 minutes; Douglas Nester scored at the 8:30 minute; and Eli Bourassa netted a goal at 9:00 minutes. All of the first three goals were assists by Luke Young.


Boys' soccer team ranked 3rd in northwest district

Bluffton High School boys' soccer team was ranked 3rd in Division III in the Sept. 9 northwest Ohio soccer coaches poll.

1 - Archbold 4-0-1
2 - Lake 6-0-0
3 - Bluffton 4-1-0
4 - Eastwood 5-1-0
5 - Ottawa Hills 5-2-1
6 - Van Buren 5-2-0
7 - Swanton 5-0-0
8 - Pettisville 3-2-1
9 - Continental 5-1-0
10 - Lima Central Catholic 4-2-0



Football: Pirates shut out visiting Ft. Loramie

Friday is a road trip to Paulding

By Sam Brauen
Two football teams looking for an identity squared off Friday evening at Harmon Field. 

Bluffton had soundly defeated Cory-Rawson to open the season but fell flat at Van Buren last week. Fort Loramie came to town with two close losses to perennial power Minster and defending state champion Fort Recovery. 



Boys' soccer: Andreas, Nester score twice in BHS 6-0 win over Bath

Bluffton High School boys' soccer team largely controlled the pitch in the Pirates’ match with Bath on the Wildcats field. Bluffton won 6-0.


Football: After scoreless first half Pirates pull out the win

Bluffton HS defeated Fort Loramie 14-0 in a non-conference game at Harmon Field on Friday.

Game stats are attached.


Girls' golf: It's Minster over Pirates

Bluffton HS girls' golf team was only 7 strokes off Minster as BHS lost 190-197 earlier this week.

Alivia Koenig was BHS medalist with a 47. Complete game stats are in the attachment.


Girls' soccer: Varsity beats Bearcats; JV stops Clyde

Senior Captain Sydney Staton shoots for the Lady Pirates against Spencerville.


The Bluffton Lady Pirates junior varsity girls' soccer team met the Clyde Fliers on Thursday evening in Steinmetz Stadium. 

Ashley Augsburger scored two goals in the first half.  A personal foul called on Clyde gave Bluffton a free kick, taken by Freshman Danielle Novak, who shot it straight up the middle for goal 3.  Bluffton wins 3-0.

The Bluffton varsity team faced the Spencerville Bearcats at 7 p.m.


Girls' soccer: Bluffton blows out Lincolnview 12-1

The Bluffton Lady Pirates girls' soccer team traveled to Van Wert Tuesday  to take on the Lincolnview Lancers. BHS won 12-1.

Bluffton started strong, and the Lancer goalie blocked more than 10 shots before Senior Captain Abbie Parkins landed the first goal 8 minutes into the game. 


Soccer: Pirate boys' ranked 2nd in D III NW Ohio coaches poll

Bluffton High School boys' soccer team is ranked second in Division III in the first NWOSSCA coaches poll of the season.

1 - Archbold
2 - Bluffton
2 - Lake 
4 - Eastwood
5 - Swanton
6 - Ottawa Hills
6 - Van Buren
8 - Lima Temple Christian
9 - Pettisville
10 - Lima Central Catholic