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April 30, 2017


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BACH 3 - Does this mean that somewhere in Ohio is a BACH 1 and a BACH 2? The Icon spotted this plate in Ada.

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Pirates earn McDonald's holiday trophy with OT win over Mustangs

Zane Myer, Gabe Denecker, Luke Denecker named to all-tourney team

Bluffton High School defeated Allen East 66-52 in overtime to win the 2016 McDonald’s boys’ basketball holiday tournament.

Gabe Denecker, Luke Denecker and Zane Myers were the three Pirates named to the all-tournament team. Myers, who scored 22 points in the title game, was the tournament MVP.

Arlington defeated Cory-Rawson 54-35 in the consolation game.


It's BHS vs. Allen East on Wednesday night

McDonald's boys' holiday tourney title game

It's Bluffton boys' versus Allen East in Wednesday's  McDonald's holiday tournament title game.

Tuesday's scores follow:
Allen East defeated Arlington 59-55
Bluffton defeated Cory Rawson 62-39

Allen East and Bluffton will play in the championship game, and Arlington and Allen East will play in the consolation game beginning at 6 p.m.

BHS vs. CR box score is below


There's lots of basketball to watch in Bluffton from tonight to Saturday

12 games in three holiday tournaments

Ready for some basketball? High school boys’, university women or university men. Take your pick.

Between tonight and Saturday you can watch up to 12 games in three McDonald’s Holiday Basketball Tournaments with all games in Bluffton.

A high school boys’ tourney is Tuesday and Wednesday at Bluffton High School. A university women’s tourney is Thursday and Friday at Bluffton University. And, a university men’s tourney is Friday and Saturday also at Bluffton University.

Here’s the schedules:


Girls' basketball: Pirates defeat LCC 48-45

Win moves BHS to 5-3 overall

Bluffton High School girls' basketball team improved to 5-3 on the season as the Pirates defeated Lima Central Catholic 48-45.

The box score is attached at the bottom.


Boys' bball: Pirates stop McComb

Luke Denecker leads BHS with 16 points

Bluffton High School boys' basketball team won its first game of the season, stopping McComb 66-51 Saturday night on the road.

Luke Denecker lead the Pirates with 16 points. BHS is 1-4 overall. McComb is 1-1.

Box score is an attachment.


Icon sports calendar lists Pirate and Beaver winter contests

Pirate and Beaver winter sports fans can now check schedules on the Icon for their favorite team.

The Icon's sports calendar lists games by the month. To view December's schedules CLICK HERE or place your curser over the "Calendar" listing on the black scroll bar at the top of the home page.

The "Sports" calendar opens when the curser is on "Calendar."


OHSAA announces inaugural junior high state track and field event

May 13 at Lancaster High School

The Ohio High School Athletic Association will conduct its Inaugural 7th and 8th Grade Track and Field State Championships on May 13, 2017, OHSAA Commissioner Dr. Dan Ross has announced.

The event, which has been discussed for several years by the OHSAA’s Middle School Committee, was officially approved by the OHSAA Board of Directors at its October meeting. 

Qualifying standards and state qualifiers will be coordinated through an online process at www.BaumsPage.com, with the one-day state championships set for Lancaster High School. 


Girls' basketball: It's Bluffton 52 - Crestview 42

Alivia Koenig leads Pirates with 18 points

Bluffton High School girls' basketball team defeated Crestview tonight (Dec. 8) in a Northwest Conference contest 52-42. Alivia Koenig lead BHS with 18 points.

The box score is attached at the bottom of this story.


BHS has several NWC fall scholar athletes

Several Bluffton High School athletes are Northwest Conference Scholar Athletes for the fall sports season.

Gold level students have grade point averages of 3.50 or above.
Silver level students have grade point averages of 3.00 to 3.49

Cheerleading -  Gold: Sidnie Koontz, Maddie Soper, Chase Koontz, Shyanne Mortimer, Allison Wise

Boys CC - Gold: Brayton Businger, Tanner Pinks, Derek Swartzlander, Austin Warren, Seth Andreas, Noah Woodruff, Brice Metzger


Girls' basketball: Parkins and Rumer score 12 each in win

BHS beats Ft. Jennings 53-30 on Saturday

Bluffton High School girls' basketball team defeated Fort Jennings 53-30 on Saturday. The Pirates were led in scoring by Abbie Parkins and Averey Rumer both with 12 points each.

The box score is attached.