September 19, 2014


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Sanchez and Carroll bowl 213 games at Southgate

Angie Sanchez and Cathy Carroll each bowled 213 games at Southgate Lanes last week to tie for best women's scores.

For the high scores for men and women, open the attachment at the bottom of this story.


Paulding wins NWC wrestling title

In winning their second consecutive championship, Paulding scored a total of 302 points to take the 2014 Northwest Conference Tournament Championship in the event held at Allen East High School. Delphos Jefferson (279 points) took second place followed by Spencerville (265 points) in third.



Blufton boys' vs. Kenton moved to Feb. 12

Bluffton High School boys' basketball game at Kenton has been moved from Tuesday Feb. 18 to Wednesday, Feb. 12.

The freshmen will play at 4:30 p.m. and JV approximately 6 p.m. with the varsity game to follow.




This Super Bowl quarterback played against BHS on Harmon Field

The opening line from the Denver Post feature reads: "It would take a major catastrophe for Broncos rookie Zac Dysert to play in Super Bowl XLVIII against the Seattle Seahawks next Sunday."

You know it, and he knows it.

But that doesn't mean the 23-year-old quarterback from Miami (Ohio) hasn't enjoyed every moment of his ride to MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. Sure, he didn't take a snap during the regular season, and even his preseason playing time was sparse — 12-of-23 passing for 179 yards and one touchdown.


Nathan Cheney bowls first-ever 300 game

Nathan Cheney rolled his first ever 300 game Thursday , Jan. 23. He has been close many times, having the first 9 or 10 strikes on multiple occasions. Cheney turned 21 a few weeks ago and now has managed to topple the 300 barrier, according to Derek Dukes of Southgate Lanes, Blufton.

Open the attachment to view this past week's  bowling scores.


Boys' bball: It's Bluffton 74 - Allen East 49

Bluffton High School boys' basketball team throttled Allen East on Friday night in an NWC contest. Bluffton won 74-49.

The Pirates box score is in an attachment at the bottom of this story. 




BHS games rescheduled

Bluffton girls' basketball with Leipsic has been postponed to Monday Jan. 27, and Bluffton boys' basketball with Van Buren has been postponed to Tuesday, Jan. 28, according to Alex Hanna, BHS athletic director.


Bluffton Diamond Sports summer registration starts soon; forms are on The Icon

Bluffton Diamond Sports announces its spring and summer baseball and softball sign-ups, according to Erinn Prater.

Dates are:
• Thursday, Feb. 6, from 6- 8 p.m. – Bluffton HS gym entrance
• Friday, Feb. 14, from 6- 8 p.m. – Bluffton HS gym entrance
• Saturday, Feb. 15, from 9 a.m. to noon – Blluffton HS gym entrance


BHS girls earn three first-places in powerlifting competition


The Bluffton High School girls' powerlifting team competed in the Kenton Ridge Push-Pull
meet on Saturday, Jan. 18. The girls finished as follows:

1st in their weight class:
Olivia Amstutz
Hannah Conley
Arielle ONeal

3rd in their weight class:
Jadyn Barhorst
Gaby Sneary

6th in their weight class:
Olivia Sneary
Ana Spiridigliozzi


Kyle Gratz, Steve Swisher, Ruth Everett enjoy great bowling scores

The weather didn't affect the bowling games of Kyle Gratz, Steve Swisher or Ruth Everett.

In games concluded Jan. 10 at Southgate Lanes Gratz recorded a 277 for the men's high game. Swisher's high men's series was 727. Everett had a 241 game for the women's high and the women's high series of 651.

For other bowling highlights of the week open the attachment at the bottom of this story.