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Koenig nails 5 three-pointers in first quarter as BHS beats Jefferson

Alivia Koenig likes her jersey number 23.

She scored 23 points in Bluffton girls’ win over Delphos Jefferson on Dec. 10.  Her points included five treys in the first quarter – if that’s not a record, it should be.

The Pirates won the NWC contest 58 to 47. The game stats are in an attachment at the bottom of this story.


Bluffton area swimmers compete in Nov. 21 meet

Several Bluffton area youth participated in a Nov. 21 swim meet, swimming with the Lima YMCA Barracudas swim team, in a competititon with the Putnam County Y.

Open the attachment at the bottom of this story for local results.




Here's the Pirates winter sport schedules

Who are the Pirates' next opponent this winter, and where and when are the games?

The 2015-16 winter sports schedules are in an attachment at the bottom of this story.

They will soon also be posted on the winter sports calendar.


Smart Pirates: BHS athletes excel on the playing field and in the classroom

Many Bluffton High School athletes excel on the sports field and in the classroom.

Jim Raabe, Northwest Conference commissioner, has released the list of NWC scholar athletes for the fall season.

Scholar athletes are determined as follows:

•  Must be a letter winner in their sport.
•  Gold level -- GPA of 3.5 or higher during the season of their sport.
•  Silver level -- GPA of 3.0 to 3.49 during the season of their sport.

Bluffton's list is below. In addition, an entire NWC list in attached.


Chappell-Dick earns All-America award at NCAA national cc championships

Hannah Chappell-Dick, Bluffton, a senior at Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, VA(Bluffton, Ohio/Bluffton) finished 17th at the NCAA National Cross Country Championships, becoming EMU's first women's NCAA All-American. Chappell-Dick set a new PR with a time of 21:38.5, just 15 seconds behind the first place winner.


It's Arlington over Bluffton in girls' tourney title game

Arlington defeated Bluffton in the title game of this year's McDonald's Girls' Holiday Tournament 78-45.


In the consolation game, Allen East defeated Cory-Rawson 62-29.

Members of the All Tournament Team:
Kylie Wyss - Allen East
Emily Heldman - Cory Rawson
Alivia Koenig - Bluffton
Abbie Parkins - Bluffton
Jayme Webb - Arlington
Haley Dillion - Arlington


It's Bluffton vs. Arlington in Saturday's title game

Bluffton defeated Cory-Rawson 74-14, and Arlington defeated Allen East 57-23 in Friday's opening round of the McDonald's Girls' Basketball tournament.

Saturday's tournament features Cory-Rawson versus Allen East in the 6 p.m. consolation match.

Bluffton faces Arlington in the title game.

Game stats for both Friday contests are in an attachment at the bottom of this story.



Chappell-Dick to run in NCAA Division III cross country champs Nov. 21

Hannah Chappell-Dick, a Bluffton High School graduate and a senior at Eastern Mennonite University, has qualified for the 2015 Division III NCAA Cross Country Championships in Winneconne, Wisc.  The meet takes place Saturday, Nov. 21. The top 35 finishers earn All-American status.


It's BHS vs. Cory in Friday girls' ball season opener

It's Bluffton, Cory-Rawson, Allen East and Arlington in this weekend's McDonald's Holiday Girls' Basketball Tournament at Bluffton High School.

Opening night games, on Friday, Nov. 20:

• 6 p.m. - Arlington vs. Allen East
• 15 minutes after first game - Bluffton vs. Cory-Rawson

Saturday, Nov. 21
• 6 p.m. - Consolation game
• 15 minutes after first game - Championship game


Kyle Cutnaw resigns as Bluffton HS football coach

Bluffton High School head football coach Kyle Cutnaw resigned his position Monday. Coach Cutnaw leaves the Pirate football program after just two seasons at the helm. 

Just weeks ago, Bluffton concluded a 7-3 season, the most single season wins in a decade.

Cutnaw cited personal, family reasons for his resignation. He went 10-10 in his two years as coach.

Bluffton will now look for a new head football coach, something a bit out of the ordinary for the usually stable program.  Cutnaw took the reigns following a 25-year run by Dennis Lee.