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Softball: Bluffton stops Patrick Henry, advances to district action

Bluffton HS girls’ softball team won its Division III sectional title beating Patrick Henry 2-1.

The Pirates now 12-6 advance to district action next week.  PH ends its season at 13-8. Sami Fruchey (9-5) was the winning pitcher.

Bluffton scored two runs in the second inning, while PH scored one in the third. It was scoreless after that. Bluffton’s runs were scored by Jazmynn Wilson and Aimee Ritter.

Ritter and Mara Minnig had runs batted in for the Pirates. Five BHS batters had one hit each. They were Wilson, Ritter, Minnig, Fruchey and Taylor Monday.

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NWC track meet finals on Saturday in Ada

Story and photos by Monty Siekerman
Ada hosts the Northwest Conference track and field events.

Prelims were held on Thursday. The finals are set to begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday, continuing until about 2 p.m.

Thursday saw many competitors from the 10 schools, as well as many spectators. Admission is $6 for adults and $4 for students.

Looking for conference championships are athletes from Ada, Allen East, Bluffton, Columbus Grove, Crestview, Delphos Jefferson, Lincolnview, Paulding, and Spencerville.

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Putnam County Boxing Club hosts Black Swamp Romp on May 7

Putnam County Boxing Club hosts the Black Swamp Romp at 3 p.m., Saturday, May 7, at the old Pandora School building, 301 N. Jefferson St.

Walt Lanthrop of Columbus Grove is the Putnam County coach. The event brings many boxing clubs from Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, and West Virginia. 

This is a boxing club for youth, both boys and girls. It teaches discipline, athleticism and respect.

 Lanthrop also teaches boxercize, an evening fitness program to help boxers keep in shape. 

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Softball: Bluffton 15 - Delphos Jefferson 1

The Bluffton High School Lady Pirates softball team had a huge win on the road at Delphos Monday during NWC play.  They ran over the Wildcats winning 15-1.  

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Pirate track teams win tri-meet

Both Bluffton High School girls' and boys' track teams swept a tri-meet on April 19. Individual results are below.

GIRLS
Bluffton - 76
USV - 41
Waynesfield-Goshen - 40

BOYS
Bluffton - 68.33
USV - 64.33
Waynesfield-Goshen - 39.33

 

 

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Softball: Pirates blank Rockets 19-0

The Bluffton High School softball team blasted past Pandora-Gilboa in a 5 inning shutout at Pandora Friday evening 19 to 0.   Pi

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Softball: It's Ada over Bluffton 3-2

Bluffton HS softball team lost its first Northwest Conference game of the season at Ada in a 2 to 3 battle.   

Offensively the Lady Pirates seemed to have things going their way with a solid 14 hits and 1 walk to lead the team  to the bases. 

Unfortunately only 2 girls crossed home and  13 were left  stranded.  Taylor Monday led the team at the plate going 4 for 4 with 4 singles and 1 run scored. 

Katie Prater had solid hitting with 2 singles and 1 double and 1 run scored.  Jazmynn Wilson was strong swinging with 3 singles and 1 RBI.

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BHS softball team belts Minster 6-3

After having numerous weather related cancellations the Bluffton Lady Pirates softball team came out swinging in a come-from-behind victory at home against Minster 6-3.

Jazmynn Wilson started a Dinger Party with a homerun over center field.  Sami Fruchey and Katie Prater joined her with their own homeruns over the center field fence. This was Sami's fourth HR of the season placing her at the top of the record book for single season HR's. She has tied Mackayla Wilson's 2014 record.

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BHS softball team belts Minster 6-3

After having numerous weather related cancellations the Bluffton Lady Pirates softball team came out swinging in a come-from-behind victory at home against Minster 6-3.

Jazmynn Wilson started a Dinger Party with a homerun over center field.  Sami Fruchey and Katie Prater joined her with their own homeruns over the center field fence. This was Sami's fourth HR of the season placing her at the top of the record book for single season HR's. She has tied Mackayla Wilson's 2014 record.

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Pat Wagner Memorial Scholarship Fund established

The Pat Wagner Memorial Scholarship Fund was established with proceeds from the Pat Wagner Memorial 5K, organized by Pat’s students, friends and family. This fund will help high school seniors from Arlington or Liberty-Benton High School pursue a college education.

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