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Girls' soccer: Bluffton blows out Lincolnview 12-1

The Bluffton Lady Pirates girls' soccer team traveled to Van Wert Tuesday  to take on the Lincolnview Lancers. BHS won 12-1.

Bluffton started strong, and the Lancer goalie blocked more than 10 shots before Senior Captain Abbie Parkins landed the first goal 8 minutes into the game. 


Soccer: Pirate boys' ranked 2nd in D III NW Ohio coaches poll

Bluffton High School boys' soccer team is ranked second in Division III in the first NWOSSCA coaches poll of the season.

1 - Archbold
2 - Bluffton
2 - Lake 
4 - Eastwood
5 - Swanton
6 - Ottawa Hills
6 - Van Buren
8 - Lima Temple Christian
9 - Pettisville
10 - Lima Central Catholic


Hannah Chappell-Dick named Top 30 For NCAA Woman Of The Year

Former Bluffton High School and Eastern Mennonite University All-American Hannah Chappell-Dick has been named one of the top 30 honorees for the 2016 NCAA Woman of the Year Award.

She is the first-ever woman from Eastern Mennonite to be named to the top 30 of the annual NCAA honor.


Boys' golf: Belcher's 38 is medalist in quad-match

Bluffton HS boys' golf team won a quad-meet on Sept. 6 at Bluffton defeating  Crestview, Paulding and Ada.

Final Team Scores:

Bluffton - 179
Paulding - 184
Crestview - 190
Ada - DQ due to not enough players

Medalist(s) - Aaron Belcher (Bluffton) - 38 and Caden Hurless (Crestview) - 38

Individual results are in the attachment below.


Football: Turnovers doom Pirates at Van Buren

To succeed on the gridiron, a team must take care of the football and have a solid defense Bluffton High painted themselves in a corner Friday night with no way out. 

The Pirates turned the ball over three times and struggled to stop the Black Knight offensive attack.  The result was a 26-3 victory for Van Buren which evened both teams’ record at 1-1.


Boys' soccer: Luke Young's goal enough to beat Wapak

Bluffton High School boys' soccer team scored in the second half and held on for 1-0 win over Wapakoneta Sept. 6 at Steinmetz Field in Bluffton.
In the 54th minute of the game Luke Young shot from the right side in a high arc which just cleared the goalkeeper to find the net.
Bluffton had 8 shots on goal to 3 shots on goal for the Redskins.
Goalkeepers for Wapak were Ross Burkart who had one save, and Noah Ritchie who had three saves

Bluffton’s keeper, Levi Smith, had two saves.
JV Game Result: Bluffton 1 Wapak 0.


What do the years 1956, 1966, 1976 and 1996 mean to BHS football fans?

Where have the football seasons gone?

There's something very special about Bluffton High School football seasons that end with a "6."

Take the teams of: 1996, 1976, 1966 and 1956, as examples. Each of these teams won a Northwest Conference football title.

THE 1996 TEAM PHOTOS IS BELOW - The team will be recognized Friday night at Harmon Field.

Alex Hanna, BHS athletic director, told The Icon that each of those teams will be recognized during home games this season.


Girls' soccer: Riverdale sneaks past BHS 2-0

The Bluffton junior varsity girls' soccer game kicked off at 10 a.m. on Saturday against Riverdale.  Sophomore Hannah Yost in the goal blocked multiple shots to hold the Falcons to 1 goal at half time. 

In the second half, freshman goalkeeper, Lilly Campbell, also blocked several shots by Riverdale, but the Falcon offense was strong, the final score was 0-5 Riverdale.

The varsity game started at noon in Bluffton, with Senior Captain Jadyn Barhorst in the goal.  WIth 14 minutes left in the first half, Riverdale landed the first goal. 


Volleyball: Baker has 12 digs in loss to Shawnee

In this week's action, Shawnee defeated Bluffton in volleyball 3-0.

Scores were as follows: 9-25; 18-25; 16-25.

Lead hitter was Haley Baker with 8 kills and 26 attempts.
Lead blocker was Katie Prater with 6 blocks, Andi Schmutz with 5, and Jazmynn Wilson with 5.
Haley Baker also had 12 digs in the game.



Girls' tennnis: Wapak over BHS 4-1

Wapakoneta girls stopped Bluffton 4-1 in a tennis meet on Aug. 31.

Bluffton's win was in third singles as Lucie Fett defeated her opponent 6-1.

Individual results in the attachment below