August 22, 2014


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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. 


Nick Zachariah bowls a 289 at Southgate on Nov. 11

Early Birds Junior League   
Scores bowled on: Nov.9
Boys High Game

Austin Bolander      128
Levi McClain      115
Carter Dailey       96
Max Eversole       93

Girls High Game
Caitlin Dailey      109
Jasmine Rawakowsky     106
Addison Businger       99
Libby Frazier       95       
Boys High Series (2 Games)
Austin Bolander      229
Levi McClain      205
Carter Dailey      166
Max Eversole      159    


Chappell-Dick qualifies For NCAA Division III cross country nationals

Bluffton High School graduate and Eastern Mennonite University sophomore Hannah Chappell-Dick finished 12th at Saturday's South/Southeast cross country regional in Newport News, qualifying for the NCAA Division III national meet while spurring the team on to a seventh-place finish.

Chappell-Dick, running in just her third race of the year, stumbled twice as she neared the 6k finish line, but still crossed in 22:59.02 to claim the final individual qualifying spot. She also earned All-Region honors with the finish.


Several Bluffton HS students named "NWC scholar-athlete"

Several Bluffton High School athletes were named Northwest Conference "Scholar-Athlete."

To be recognized: 

1.  The athlete must be a letter winner in the sport.
2.  A GPA of 3.0 must be achieved during the grading period of the sport.

The entire NWC list is in an attachment at the bottom of this story.


Darrell Bryan bowls a 287 on Nov. 5 at Southgate Lanes

Early Birds Junior League   
Scores bowled on: Nov.2
Boys High Game

Levi McClain      128
Austin Bolander       90
Bronson Kuhlman       88
Carter Dailey       85

Girls High Game
Jasmine Rewakowsky     124
Alexis White      110
Addison Businger       96
Libby Frazier       92
Boys High Series (2 Games)

Levi McClain      231
Austin Bolander      179
Bronson Kuhlman      161
Derek Carr       130    


Jonathan Fortman bowls a 288 in Community League competition

Amerigas Belles & Beaux League
Scores bowled on: Oct.20
Men’s High Game

John Dailey                                264
Rick Baker                                 241
Wayne Diamond                              234
Derek Dukes                                221

Women’s High Game
Heather May                                210
Beth Diamond                               203
June Orr                                   199
Gina Bloomfield                            193