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October 27, 2016


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Koenig fires 43 for medalist honors against Wapak

Bluffton High's girls golf team defeated Wapakoneta 206-240 in a recent match. Alivia Koenig was the medalist at 43. Also scoring in the 40s was Kayleigh Coughlan with a 48.

Box score as an attachment.


Girls' golf: Pirates fall short against LCC

Lima Central Catholic girls' golf team defeated Bluffton girls 188 to 197 on Wednesday.

Individual totals are in the attachment.


Teams forming now at Southgate; first weekend of open bowling Sept. 8-10

Southgate Lanes, Bluffton, is preparing for the 2016-17 bowling season, according to Derek Dukes.

The first weekend of bowling is Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 8-10.

Dukes said that in addition to open bowling that weekend, the Maria Sein brewery will hold a Tap Takeover Sept. 8-10 and will bring five different draft beers and Southgate will offer different flights to try all five flavors.


Pirate boys' golfers 180 - Arlington 191

Bluffton HS boys' golf team defeated Arlington 180-191 on Aug. 11 at the Bluffton Golf Club. Results follow:

Bluffton                                               9-Hole
Aaron Belcher                                    39
Tyler McLaughlin                              42
Jordan Siefer                                      50
Cole Fruchey                                      53
Nephi Peralta                                     49
Braeden Edwards                             55


High school sports practices officially start Aug. 1

Summer conditioning programs and 10 days of coaching come to an end this weekend as the first official day of practice for all OHSAA fall sports arrives Monday, Aug. 1, according to the Ohio High School Athletic Association.
OHSAA fall sports
– Practices begins Monday, Aug. 1


Fall Pirate sports schedules now on the Icon

Here's the answer to the question: Where to the Pirates play this fall?"

Alex Hanna, Bluffton High School athletic director, provided the Icon with the complete schedule for high school, junior varsity and junior high sport teams.

These are in an attachment at the bottom of this story.

In addition, viewers can access sports contests by checking the Icon's Sports Calendar. You can access it by hovering your cursor over "Calendar" in the black scoll bar at the top of the Icon. A "Sports Calendar" will open.


Here's August Pirate scrimmage schedules

Fall 2016 high school athletic contests get underway in August. Here are Bluffton High School scrimmage dates and locations.

Friday, Aug. 12 – Arlington and Marion Local at Marion Local, 5 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 19 – Pandora-Gilboa, 5 p.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 9 – at Wapakoneta, quad scrimmage
Thursday, Aug. 11 – at Crestview
Thursday, Aug. 16 – at Ottoville


Fall sports meeting at BHS July 28

A mandatory meeting for middle school and high school parents and athletes playing fall sports in Bluffton takes place at 7 p.m., Thursday, July 28, in the BHS gym.



Bluffton Sardines enjoy WOAL meet ever - finish 4th of 8 teams

Bluffton Sardine swim team finished fourth of eight teams in this past weekend’s Western Ohio Aquatic League meet held at Bluffton. In the girls’ standings, Bluffton finished sixth overall. In the boys’ standings Bluffton finished fourth overall.

It was Bluffton’s best-ever finish in a WOAL meet, which is dominated by teams from communities larger than Bluffton.

Three Bluffton seniors swam in their final meet. They are Cobie Mikesell, Misha Groman and Sierra Osborne.


5K benefits The Quarry Farm

The Quarry Farm Nature Preserve & Conservation Farm, 14321 Road 7L, Pandora, will host the first run/walk on Saturday, Oct. 1. The Quarry Farm 5K inaugural race will consist of two events: The Virtual 5K and an Onsite 5K. The Virtual 5k is to be done at your own location and pace. 

The Onsite Quarry Farm 5K is considered an easy (just two sloping hills) out-and-back rural course that takes participants past a historic bridge, two scenic creeks to a rest halfway and back to the finish line at Red Fox Cabin.