Both teams win conference crowns; Antony Kingsley boys' player of the year; Steve Smucker, boys' coach of the year
Posted by Fred Steiner on October 19, 2016 - 4:17pm
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.
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.
Next tourney opponent Saturday; BHS faces winner of Mansfield Christian/Ashland Crestview game
Posted by Fred Steiner on October 18, 2016 - 10:29pm
Bluffton hosted the Allen East Mustangs for the second time this year in the Division III sectional semifinal game on Tuesday night.
Both teams battled significant wind on Steinmetz Field in front of a packed stadium.
The score was 0-0 at the end of the first half, but the the Lady Pirates managed to land goal 1 at the 33 minute mark of the second half, when Sophomore Averey Rumor played the ball up to Senior Sarah Theisen, who dribbled up field and hit the back of the net.
Posted by Fred Steiner on October 18, 2016 - 2:37pm
By Sam Brauen
Ada and Bluffton came into their Week 8 matchup headed in two different directions.
The Bulldogs had won three straight contests while the Pirates found themselves on the short side of the scoreboard the last three weeks. The game was tight for a half before Ada pulled away in the third quarter for a 38-14 victory.
Both defenses stood tall in the first quarter. Bluffton forced a turnover on downs on Ada’s first possession. On Ada’s next possession, the pass happy Bulldogs attempted a halfback pass.
Posted by Fred Steiner on October 16, 2016 - 8:32pm
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PLUS - A PARADE VIDEO.
Look who just earned a Northwest Conferece trophy!
The Bluffton High School girls' soccer team claimed the Northwest Conference title Thursday night with a 5-1 victory over second place Delphos Jefferson.
Senior Sarah Theisen scored two goals for the evening, Freshman Kayla White also scored two and one assist; one of her goals on a header off the assist by senior Brooke Koontz, and senior captain Abbie Parkins scored one goal as well as an assist.
Posted by Fred Steiner on October 12, 2016 - 1:26pm
Bluffton hosted Crestview Monday for the Lady Pirates' Senior Night. The home team came away with the win 12-0, with goals by Senior Captain Abbie Parkins (3), Senior Katie Burkholder, Senior Sarah Theisen, Freshman Kayla White (2), Junior Kelli Leugers, Freshman Brinkley Garmatter (2), Senior Captain Sydney Staton, and Senior Jayme Siefer (on a penalty kick).
The Lady Pirates improve their record to 10-4-1 overall, and 5-0 in the Northwest Conference.