August 22, 2014


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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.


Bluffton Diamond Sports summer registration starts soon; forms are on The Icon

Bluffton Diamond Sports announces its spring and summer baseball and softball sign-ups, according to Erinn Prater.

Dates are:
• Thursday, Feb. 6, from 6- 8 p.m. – Bluffton HS gym entrance
• Friday, Feb. 14, from 6- 8 p.m. – Bluffton HS gym entrance
• Saturday, Feb. 15, from 9 a.m. to noon – Blluffton HS gym entrance


BHS girls earn three first-places in powerlifting competition


The Bluffton High School girls' powerlifting team competed in the Kenton Ridge Push-Pull
meet on Saturday, Jan. 18. The girls finished as follows:

1st in their weight class:
Olivia Amstutz
Hannah Conley
Arielle ONeal

3rd in their weight class:
Jadyn Barhorst
Gaby Sneary

6th in their weight class:
Olivia Sneary
Ana Spiridigliozzi


Kyle Gratz, Steve Swisher, Ruth Everett enjoy great bowling scores

The weather didn't affect the bowling games of Kyle Gratz, Steve Swisher or Ruth Everett.

In games concluded Jan. 10 at Southgate Lanes Gratz recorded a 277 for the men's high game. Swisher's high men's series was 727. Everett had a 241 game for the women's high and the women's high series of 651.

For other bowling highlights of the week open the attachment at the bottom of this story.


Bluffton Soccer Club registration starts in late January - registration forms on The Icon

The weather outside may be frightful, but it's time to start thinking about Bluffton soccer.


Open registration for youth wanting to play in the Bluffton Soccer Club takes place at the Bluffton middle school from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 28, and Thursday, Jan. 30, Registrations with payment is due on Saturday, Feb. 1.


Three in double figures as Bluffton HS girls beat Perry

Bluffton Lady Pirates defeated Perry, in girls'non-conference basketball game on Jan. 4, 63-25. In double figures for Bluffton were Sarah Schriner 19, Paige Buroker 17 and Abbie Parkins 12.

The box scores are in attachments below.


Pirate boys fall to Ottawa-Glandorf

Ottawa-Glandorf boys basketball team defeated Bluffton 71-51 in a non-conference game on Saturday. Levi Kistler led all scorers with 19 points . Attached are box scores.