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Pirate boys' soccer team faces Mansfield Christian in regional semis

Third time for BHS boys to advance to regional play

How about those Pirates!

After defeating Temple Christian 3-1 on Thursday, the Bluffton High School boys' soccer team advanced to the Division III regionals. This marks only the third time that a Pirate boys' team has advance this far.

Bluffton did it in 2009 and in 1999. Both teams were coached by Dave Fett.

Bluffton's Sweet Sixteen play starts at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 5, versus Mansfield Christian High School. The game will be played at Tiffin Columbian High School.


Boys' soccer: BHS stops Temple 3-1 for district title

Bluffton outside Pioneers 14 to 2

Kalida hosted Bluffton Pirates and Temple Christian Pioneers for the District final on Saturday. Bluffton prevailed 3-1.
Scoring got started at 2 minutes when Pirate Luke Young crossed a ball to Eli Bourassa who buried it. The balance of the half saw a number of Bluffton build-ups, with Temple Christian rejections.
In the second half at minute 51 Temple Christian scored on a well place kick.


Riverdale ends BHS girls' soccer tourney run

Bluffton High School girls' soccer season came to an end in the district semi-final round on Wednesday as the Pirates lost to Riverdale 4-1.

Sarah Theisen scored the lone goal for Bluffton.

Riverdale led 2-1 with 14 minutes to play. The Falcons punched in two back to back goals at 8 minutes and 6 minutes to pull ahead.

Bluffton, the NWC champs, ended season 13-5-1.


Bluffton fifth grade girls' winter basketball program signup underway

A fifth grade girls' basketball program will be held this winter in Bluffton schools, according to Wesley Klinger.

The team will practice twice a week starting Nov. 20 and continuing through February.

"Practices will focus on individual player devleopment, and we will also teach more advanced team basketball concepts, plus sportsmanship and teamwork," he said.

An attachment to this story includes a registration form plus additional information. Contact Klinger at 419-296-0056 for more informstion.


Boys' soccer: Bluffton advances to district finals after stopping Ft. Jennings 3-2

Pirate goals by Smucker, Schwaab and Kingsley

Bluffton Pirates boys' soccer team took on the Ft Jennings Muskateers Tuesday evening the in the early game at Kalida District semi-final. Bluffton won 3-2.
Bluffton advances to the Kalida district final against the Temple Christian – Continental winner (Temple Christian) on Saturday.
Scoring for Bluffton started with a shot by Tristan Smucker at the 3rd minute, assist by Luke Young; next Isaiah Schwaab scored at the 27th minute; and finally Antony Kingsley put in a bouncing ball at 34 minutes.


Football: Huge second quarter drives Crestview

By Sam Brauen
Crestview showed up in a big way in the second quarter ripping off 28 unanswered points on their way to a 41-21 Northwest Conference victory over Bluffton. 

Dakota Bricker scored two first quarter touchdowns to stake Bluffton to a surprising 14-6 lead.  From there the Knights took to the ground and pounded the Pirates into submission.  Crestview clinched a playoff spot with the win and improved to 6-3.  Bluffton dropped their fifth consecutive contest and fell to 3-6.  The Pirates will close their season against Columbus Grove Friday evening.


Football: Record-setting day for Beavers

Bluffton improves to 6-1 in 34-6 win

By Colton Steiner, sports information assistant


The Bluffton University football team welcomed Manchester University on a windy but comfortable Saturday, Oct. 22. The Beavers improved to 6-1 (4-1 HCAC) on the season after a convincing 34-6 victory. The Spartans remain winless, dropping to 0-7 (0-5 HCAC).


Boys' soccer: Pirates blank Ottoville 3-0 in the rain

BHS advances to district finals Tuesday against Ft. Jennings

Ottoville came to Bluffton for their second game of a sectional boys' soccer match. Bluffton, playing its first game after taking a bye, knocked off the Big Green, 3-0.
Playing in a steady rain, the teams traded splashes till the 7th minute when Luke Young took the pass from Josh Begg and buried it in the net.


Andie Schmutz named to NWC first team volleyball

Bluffton's Andie Schmutz, senior, was named to the first team all-Northwest Conference in volleyball. The announcement was made earlier this week by a vote of the NWC coaches.

Kayla Schimmoeller, Bluffton junior, was named honorable mention. Bluffton finished the season 2-6 in the NWC and 6-15 overall.

The attachment includes the entire list of NWC all-conferenc players.


2016 - the year of soccer for BHS in the NWC

Both teams win conference crowns; Antony Kingsley boys' player of the year; Steve Smucker, boys' coach of the year

2016 is Bluffton High School’ year for soccer in the Northwest Conference. Both boys’ and girls’ team won NWC titles and finished unbeaten in conference play. And, the all-Northwest Conference teams are loaded with Pirates.

Boys’ soccer

Senior Antony Kingsley, was named the 2016 boys’ soccer Northwest Conference Player of The Year and boys’ coach Steve Smucker was named Coach of the Year.

Kingsley was a unanimous selection as player of the year in a vote where coaches could not vote for their own players.