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September 17, 2019

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On a streak: Bluffton netters edge Defiance

Julia Smallcomb wins easily at third singles 6-1, 6-0

By Cort Reynolds
BLUFFTON - The Bluffton girls tennis team nipped visiting Defiance 3-2 Tuesday evening.

With their third straight win, the Lady Pirates improved to 3-2 this season.

Bluffton senior Erin Hotmire improved her record to 4-1 at first singles with an impressive 6-1, 6-1 victory.

Pirate junior Julia Smallcomb also won easily at third singles 6-1, 6-0.

The Bluffton tandem of Ellie Nickel and Libby Frazier provided the third win at number two doubles by a 7-6 (7-5), 6-4 count.

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Girls' tennis: BHS evens record at 2-2, beating Tiffin Calvert

Junior Olivia Barnes also rolled to a 6-4, 6-0 victory at second singles

By Cort Reynolds
BLUFFTON - Host Bluffton defeated Tiffin Calvert handily in a girls tennis match 4-1 Monday evening.

Senior Erin Hotmire rolled to a straight-sets win at first singles by a 6-0, 6-1 count. She is now 3-1 this season.

Junior Olivia Barnes also rolled to a 6-4, 6-0 victory at second singles.

Pirates Pearl Lewandowski and Ellison Pugsley pulled out a three-set win at first doubles, 6-0, 6-7 (3-7), 6-2.

Bluffton's Ellie Nickel and Libby Frazier also won 6-3, 6-3 at second doubles.

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Bluffton spikers whip Falcons

Libby Schaadt had 8 kills, Kylie Stackhouse and Taylor Schwab had 7 apiece

By Cort Reynolds
BLUFFTON - The Bluffton volleyball team swept visiting Riverdale in the season opener Monday night.

Homestanding Bluffton defeated the Falcons 25-20, 25-20, 25-17 to start out the 2019 campaign 1-0.

Libby Schaadt led the Lady Pirates with eight kills, followed by Kylie Stackhouse and Taylor Schwab with seven kills apiece.

Setter Skyler Scoles dished out 27 assists and came up with 15 digs. Taylor Schwab also contributed 15 digs.

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Girls' tennis: Bluffton defeats Kenton 4-1

Number 1 singles Erin Hotmire improves to 2-1

By Cort Reynolds
KENTON - The Bluffton girls tennis team won its first match of the season convincingly at Kenton Thursday by a 4-1 score.

The victory lifted the Lady Pirate record to 1-2. All four Bluffton victories came in straight sets, including wins in all three singles matches.

Senior Erin Hotmire improved her record to 2-1 with a 6-2, 6-2 win at first singles over Kenton's Mykaela Schriber.

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O-G downs Lady Pirate kickers

Kayla White tallied a goal two minutes before halftime

By Cort Reynolds
BLUFFTON - Visiting Ottawa-Glandorf led 2-1 at halftime and went on to defeat the Bluffton girls soccer team 4-1 in the season opener Saturday.

O-G's Clara Beach netted two goals 15 minutes apart bridging the first and second halves to give the visitors a 3-1 lead.

Bluffton's Kayla White tallied a goal two minutes before halftime to bring the hosts within 2-1 at intermission.

Yet 10 minutes after Beach's second goal, Titan Ella Okuley scored in the 61st minute to put the game out of reach.

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Soccer: Bluffton boys dominate Pettisville in shutout

Jude Spallinger paces BHS with 3 goals

By Cort Reynolds
PETTISVILLE - The perennial power Bluffton boys soccer team shut out Pettisville in its opener on the road Saturday, 5-0.

Jude Spallinger netted three goals to pace the Pirate offense.

The Bluffton goals were netted by: Tayton Klemen (5th minute); Spallinger (10'), (38'), and (58'); and Brandon Good (25').

Blufton fired 30 shots, 19 of which were on goal. Pettisville made 14 saves, and did not manage a single shot against the stingy Pirate defense.

 

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