Posted by Fred Steiner on September 30, 2016 - 6:48am
The Ottawa-Glandorf Titans brought their game to the Bluffton Pirates on a wet Steinmetz Field Thursday, Sept. 29. In the end Bluffton prevailed, 2-1.
The Pirates hit the net first at 14 minutes into the game when Luke Young made a perfect crossing pass to Tristan Smucker who headed it past the goalie.
In the 32 minute Bluffton was called for a foul in the O-G box and the Titans were awarded a penalty kick. Levi Smith, Bluffton’s goalkeeper got a hand on Brice Schroeder’s penalty kick, but not enough to stop it.
Posted by Fred Steiner on September 28, 2016 - 9:50pm
Last Thursday afternoon the Bluffton HS Lady Pirates soccer team traveled to Paulding.
Bluffton was ahead 6-0 at the half, with 3 goals by Senior Captain Abbie Parkins, and one apiece for sophomore Hannah Yost, senior Sarah Theisen, and one for freshman Kayla White off a corner kick by Junior Kelli Leugers.
Posted by Fred Steiner on September 28, 2016 - 1:10pm
Ada came to Bluffton for a conference match Tuesday evening. Bluffton smothered the Bulldogs, 5-0.
Five players scored for the Pirates:
• Luke Young headed in the first goal at the 7th minute
• Douglas Nester scored the second at 9 minutes, assist by Tristan Smucker
• Three goals in the second half started with a chester, by Antony Kingsley, assist by Luke Young at 50 minutes
• Isaac Andreas put in the game’s fourth goal at 63 minutes, assist by Isaiah Schwab
• And Isaiah Schwab got a goal at minute 64, assist by Tristan Smucker
Posted by Fred Steiner on September 27, 2016 - 9:55pm
By Sam Brauen
In their heyday, Allen East football was known as a physical, fundamental squad that pounded the ball.
While elements of a power rushing game were still evident in the most recent meeting Friday night at Harmon Field, overall team speed and a dangerous passing attack led the Mustangs to a lopsided 40-7 win over the Pirates.
The dominant performance put a damper on Bluffton’s homecoming festivities which crowned senior Abbie Parkins queen and classmate Gabe Denecker king after a terrific, spirited parade through downtown Bluffton.
Aaron Belcher fires a 78, named all conference first team
Posted by Fred Steiner on September 23, 2016 - 7:06am
Lincolnview won the Northwest Conference golf tournament in an 18-hole tournament played at Hickory Sticks Golf Club in Van Wert. The first-place tournament finish also clinched the overall 2016 conference golf championship for the Lancers.
The Lancers had a team total 338 to defeat tournament runner-up Spencerville (361) by 23 strokes. Other tournament team totals were: Columbus Grove (370), Paulding (372), (Bluffton 377), Crestview (388), Delphos Jefferson (401), Allen East (411), Ada (514).