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May 31, 2016


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OHSAA member schools approve "Competitive Balance" plan

Ohio High School Athletic Association member schools passed 14 proposed Constitution and Bylaw revisions, Commissioner Daniel B. Ross, Ph.D., announced Friday following ballot counting.

One item, regarding a proposed Constitution revision that would make it mandatory for schools to return a ballot, is a virtual tie and will be recounted next week. The OHSAA’s annual referendum voting period is from May 1‐15, with approved items going into effect August 1 unless otherwise noted.


Go, Austin!

Coaches and team members cheered on Bluffton High School junior Austin Mault at the Van Buren Wrestling Invitational  Saturday. Austin scored a takedown, 2 points, in the last few seconds of his match, earning him a spot in the tournament round.


Andie Schmutz leads BHS with 18 in win over Riverdale

Bluffton High School's youthful girls' basketball team continued its winning streatk by beating Riverday 68-49 on Saturday. Andie Schmutz, of Bluffton, led all scores with 18.

Attached is the box scores.


BHS girl powerlifters haver 4 first places at Kenton Ridge meet

Bluffton High School girls' powerlifting team finished third at a Jan. 23 meet at Kenton Ridge, according to Kelly Prichard, coach. Several boys also completed, but did not have enough members for a team. Boys' results at the bottom.

*awards are given in each weight class and split for grades 9-10 and 11-12

Girls Individual awards:

First place award winners:
Darby Prichard
Rameen Omar
Arielle ONeal
Justin Mitchell


Girls' bball: Pirates move to 11-4 after win

Bluffton High School's girls' basketball team defeated Spencerville on Jan. 21 51-41. The win gives the Pirates an 11-4 overall mark and 4-1 in the Northwest Conference.

The game box score is an attachment to this story.


Bluffton Soccer Club online registration deadline Saturday

Bluffton Soccer Club spring registration winds down this week as the online registration deadline is Saturday, Jan. 16, according to Ron Koontz of the club.

To register and for all the club's soccer information click here or go to www.blufftonsoccer.com. Credit card payments are accepted for online registration.

Payment through the mail should be checks made out to: Bluffton Soccer Club. Those may be mailed to:
Ron Koontz
7960 Rockport Road
Bluffton, OH 45817


Bluffton Diamond Sports thinking "spring;" softball and baseball registration coming soon

It’s January, but Bluffton Diamond Sports is already thinking about spring.
Diamond Sports announces 2016 baseball and softball team sign-up dates several times in January. Forms required for registration are attached to the bottom of this story.
Registration dates and times follow:
• Thursday, Jan. 21 – 6-8 p.m., high school gym entrance
• Friday, Jan. 29 – 6-8 p.m., high school gym entrance
• Saturday, Jan. 30 – 4:30-7 p.m., middle school cafetorium*


Zac Dysert, Ada HS and Miami star now playing for Buffalo Bills

He played against Bluffton High School on Harmon Field. Then he went to Miami (Ohio), and was eventually drafted by Denver.

He's Ada High School athlete Zac Dysert and he is playing football again.

In late December the Buffalo Bills of the American Football Conference signed Ada’s Zac Dysert to its practice squad.

Here’s an summary of Dysert’s NFL career to date:


Basketball: BHS doubles scores on Lincolnview

Bluffton High School girls' doubled the score on Lincolnview, beating them 73-35 behind Alivia Koenig's 20 points and Andie Schmutz 19 points.  Saturday the Lady Pirates will travel to Waynesfield-Goshen.

The game's box score is in an attachment at the bottom of this story.


Pirates win holiday tourney; Rumer named MVP

Bluffton High School boys’ stopped Arlington 53-31 to win the McDonald’s Holiday Tournament title on Dec. 29. Bret Rumer of the Pirates was named the tourney most valuable player.
In the consolation game Allen East got by Cory-Rawson 61-52.
Box score at bottom.

McDonald's All Tournament Team:
Bryce Tuttle - Cory Rawson
Kain Foster - Allen East 
Logan Speyer - Arlington
Matt Glick - Arlington
Mitchell Ault - Bluffton
Nick Friesen - Bluffton
Tournament MVP: Bret Rumer