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October 21, 2017

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Boys' tennis team stops Bath in opener 5-0

Bluffton High School's boys tennis team launched its 2017 season with a 5-0 win against Bath on March 27.

BHS winners follow:

1 singles - Justin Haggard 6-1, 6-0
2 singles - Ryan Sprague, 6-0, 6-0
3 singles - Trevor Bunch, 6-0, 6-0
1 doubles - Levi Mikesell/Jaret Geiser, 6-2, 6-3
2 doubles - Tad Steiner/Jake Staley, 6-1, 6-0


BHS softball team beat McComb in opener

While McComb stops Pirates in baseball action

Bluffton softball and baseball teams launched their 2017 seasons verse McComb on March 27.

The BHS softball team, playing at home, won its contest 6-2. Libby Schaadt was the winning pitcher.

Also playing at home, Bluffton's baseball team lost to McComb 5-2.

Box scores are attached.


Beaver and Pirate spring sport schedules on Icon

Bluffton High School and Bluffton University sports fans can find all spring sports home games posted on the Icon sports calendar.

CLICK HERE to view the calendar.

The calendar lists home pages for all varsity spring sports. Another way to access the calendar is to place your curser over the word "Calendar" on the black scroll bar at the top of the home page.

The "sports" calendar will appear in a drop down choice.


BHS well represented on NWC Scholar Athlete list

Several Bluffton High School winter athletes are Northwest Conference Scholar Athletes for 2016-17.

Gold level - Letter winner in the sport and GPA of 3.5 or above during the season
Silver level - Letter winner in the sport and GPA of 3.00 - 3.49 during the season

Attached is the entire NWC scholar athlete list -

• Gold – Emily Stratton, Jazmynn Wilson, Kelli Leugers
• Silver – Lydia Skelly, Maddie Soper, Chase Koontz


Here's BHS spring sports schedules

Bluffton High School and middle school spring sports schedules are now on the Icon. In addition, all the home games will be posted on the sports calendar.

Attached are schedules for:
• Varsity baseball
• Varsity track
• Varsity softball
• Junior varsity softball
• Junior varsity baseball
• Boys' tennis
• Middle school track


Here's the Division I NCAA men's tournament bracket

Did your team make the NCAA men's basketball tournament cut?

Find out - here's the brackets.


It's Bluffton vs. Wayne Trace Thursday in district opener

Second year in a row for BHS winning sectional title

For the second year in a row, Bluffton High School boys' basketball team advances to the District III district tournament.



The Pirates face Wayne Trace in the second game of a split session at 8 p.m., Thursday, March 9, at Lima Senior High School.


BHS boys' head to Division III district play

Coldwater and Carey fall by the wayside to the Pirates

Bluffton High School boys’ basketball team upset Carey tonight in the Division III sectional finals at Elida 50 to 39.

Bluffton at 13-11 (number 6 seed) surprised Carey (number 4 seed), who finished the season at 15-8.

The Pirates led 13-10 after one period. The game was tied 22-22 at halftime.  BHS outscored the Blue Devils 13 to 5 in the third period, taking a 35-27 lead. Bluffton then outscored Carey 15 to 12 in the final period.

Gabe Denecker led Bluffton with 22 points.


P-G Rocket boys' are Putnam County League champs

Pandora-Gilboa boys’ basketball team captured the 2016-17 Putnam County League basketball title. The Rockets finished the regular season at 15-6 and the PCL at 5-1. Here is the team photo.


Luke and Gabe Denecker gain all-NWC honors

The Denecker brothers - Luke and Gabe - were named to all-Northwest Conference boys' basketball teams at the conclusion of the regular season.

Luke, a freshmen, was named to the first team, and is the only freshman on any of the teams.

Gabe, a senior, was named honorable mention. Bluffton finished the regular season at 11-11 overall and 4-4 in the NWC.

Open the attachment to view the entire list of honorees.