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March 1, 2015


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Volleyball: Sidney Joseph has 16 assists as Bluffton beats Lincolnview

Bluffton High School's volleyball team won its second game of the season beating Lincolnview on the road in three matches. The junior varsity team also won.

Stats follow:

Bluffton won 3-0
Game 1    25- 23
Game 2    25- 15
Game 3    25- 18


Pirates take it down to the wire, but come up short 9-7

By Delano Whidbee, Icon sports writer
Traveling on the road again, the Bluffton Pirates football team faced another Blanchard Valley Conference opponent the (1-0) Van Buren Knights. The game started Friday night but was called in the third quarter due to lightning. The game concluded on Saturday afternoon.

After a score-less first quarter; the Van Buren Knights 22-yard field goal attempt was good putting them in the lead 3-0.


Volleyball: Fruchey has 5 kills against LCC

Samantha Fruchey had 5 kills in the Sept. 9, volleyball matches against Lima Central Catholic. LCC won the contest in 3 sets. Stats follow:

LCC won 3-0
Game 1    25- 11
Game 2    25-16
Game 3    25-11

Bluffton stat leaders:
Kills - Samantha Fruchey - 5
Assists -  Sidney Joseph - 11
Digs - Lauren Parkins - 14
Aces - Andie Schmutz - 1
           Sidney Joseph - 1
Blocks - Sidney Joseph - 3

LCC JV won 2-0

Bluffton overall record: 1-5


Girls' soccer: Allen East wins this one

Allen East defeated Bluffton High School 5-0 in girls' soccer in a game played at Bluffton on Sept. 8.

Stats follow:

Halftime: AE, 2-0 Goals: None. 
Shots on Goal: AE, 9-7. Corner Kicks: AE, 4-0,Saves: AE,None; B,NA



Travis Swank wins Icon football contest Week 2


Five Icon football contest contestants correctly picked 8 games this week and Travis Swank was declared the winner based on being closest in the 2nd tie-breaker, according to Corey Greer, contest judge.

All 5 contestants picked Bluffton to win and all 5 contestants picked Ada to lose. Travis picked Ada to lose by 17-24 points.  All others picked the score to be closer.


Football: Van Buren 9 - Bluffton 7 - game stats attached

Bluffton High School football team lost to Van Buren 9-7 on Saturday afternoon. Attached  at the bottom of this story are games stats.

A play-by-play report of the game will follow.



Volleyball: Ayersville on top of Bluffton

The Ayersvile Pilots defeated Bluffton HS's volleyball team 3-0 in recent action. Here's the  game stats:

Ayersville won 3-0

Game 1    25- 9
Game 2    25-13
Game 3    25-13

Bluffton stat leaders:
Kills - Samantha Fruchey - 4
          Grace Nickels - 4
Assists -  Sidney Joseph - 6
Digs - Lauren Parkins - 11
Aces - Haley Baker - 1
           Kearstin Barry - 1

Bluffton JV won 2-0

Bluffton overall record: 1-4


Unbeaten Van Buren stops BHS girls' soccer squad

Van Buren stopped Bluffton HS in girls' soccer 7-1 on Sept. 4 at Bluffton.

Game stats follow:

Halftime: VB, 3-1 Goals: (B) Burkholder, (VB) Simmons, (VB) Simmons, (VB) McCracken, (VB) Miller, (VB) Simmons, (VB) Masters, (VB) Masters. Assists: (VB) McCracken (3), (VB) Swope (2), (VB) Conner, (VB) Durliat, (VB) Keck, (VB) Miller, (VB) Mowrey, (VB) Siferd.
Shots on Goal: VB, 18-2. Corner Kicks: VB, 2-1,Saves: VB,McCartney (1); B,Bahrhorst (10)

Home:  Bluffton 2-4-0, 2-2-0
Away:  VB 5-0-1, 1-0-1


Sidney Joseph has 6 kills, 18 assists, 6 aces in BHS win

Bluffton High School's volleyball team won their first game of the season, stopping Vanlue in three games on the road.

Game stats follow:

Bluffton won 3-0
Game 1    25-19
Game 2    25-14
Game 3    25-12


Volleyball: Arlington too much for Pirates

The Bluffton High School volleyball team is still looking for its first win of the season. Bluffton lost to Arlington 3-0 on Sept. 2. Game stats follow:

Arlington won 3-0
Game 1    25-16
Game 2    25-12
Game 3    25-11