September 1, 2014


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Arielle O'Neil has high girls' series in Hot Shot League at Southgate

Arielle O'Neil bowled a 220 series in the Southgate Lanes Hot Shot League last week for the high series for girls.

The youth league high series and high games report is in an attachment at the bottom of this story.


BHS boys' and girls' basketball game changes announced

Bluffton High School athletic event time changes:

• BHS boys' basketball game with Bath Saturday Dec. 7, will begin at 4:30 p.m. instead of 6 p.m.

• Boys' basketball with Kenton, originally scheduled for Friday, Dec. 6, has been rescheduled for Feb. 18, 2014, due to Kenton's football playoff run.

• Girls' basketball game with LCC has been moved from Dec. 12 to Dec. 11, 2013.


Look who won Thanksgiving turkeys at Southgate Lanes

Tammy Grigsby, Randy Spallinger, Rick Hermiller, Jay Stratton, Bev Stockman and "I Am Coyote," don't need to buy their turkey or ham for Thanksgiving this year.

According to Derek Dukes of Southgate Lanes, those were the bowler in each league who had the most pins over average in Southgate's annual Thanksgiving turkey shoot.

Open the attachment to see the total results.





Terry Otto, Ruth Everett have high series scores this week at Southgate

Here are top series and games for all Southgate Lanes leagues for the week ending Nov. 22.


Schriner, Buroker on all-tourney team

Sarah Schriner and Paig Buroker, members of the Bluffton High School girls' basketball team, were name to the McDonald's Girls' Holiday Basketball Tournament all-tourney team.

Arlington defeated Bluffton 43-34 to win this year's title. In the consolation game Allen East defeated Cory-Rawson 61-30.

In the opening round, Bluffton stopped Cory-Rawson 50-45 and Arlington beat Allen East 48-39.


BHS grad competes in NCAA Division III national cross country championsships

Hannah Chappell-Dick, Bluffton High School cross country and track standout, finished 221st overall of 280 women in the NCAA Division III national cross country championships held at Hanover Colleege on Nov. 23.

The Eastern Mennonite University sophomore made her first-ever appearance at the national race, crossing in 23:35.2 on the 6k course.


It's Bluffton vs. Arlington in Saturday's title game

Friday night's games - McDonald's Girls Holiday Basketball Tournament

Arlington over Allen East 48-39
Bluffton over Cory Rawson 50-45


Allen East plays Cory Rawson at noon in Consolation game

Bluffton plays Arlington 2 p.m. in Championship game


Saturday's girls' holiday bball tourney times change

This week's McDonald's Girls' Holiday Tournament at Bluffton High School has a new twist this year.

"Arlington's football will play Saturday night, Nov. 23. Because of that we have decided to move the Holiday Tournament to Saturday afternoon," said Alex Hannah, BHS athletic director.

The consolation game will begin at noon and the championship game will begin 20 minutes after the consolation game's award ceremony. An attachment at the bottom of this story shows the brackets.

Friday's games remain in the evening.


Here's the winter Pirates' schedules and rosters

The Icon offers viewers rosters for all Bluffton High School winter sports teams and those teams' schedules.

Information is in attachments at the bottom of this story.


NWC student-athlete sportsmanship meeting in Delphos Nov. 22

The Northwest Conference will hold a student-athlete sportsmanship meeting at the Delphos Eagles on Friday, Nov, 22,  at 9 a.m.  Dr. Dan Ross of the OHSAA will be a featured speaker and will address the group starting at 12:30 p.m.

All schools in the conference will be sending student-athletes to this meeting as the conference continues its emphasis on good sportsmanship. John Edinger, principal at Delphos Jefferson is the primary organizer of this event.