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November 29, 2015

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Girls tennis: Bluffton beats O-G 3-2

Bluffton HIgh School girls' tennis team defeated Ottawa-Glandorf 3-2 and lost to Shawnee 3-2 in recent meets.

Individual results are in the attachments below.




BHS girls' golf team launches the sport with a win against LCC and Lima Senior

Bluffton High School launched its first-ever girls' golf team this season and opened play with a win.

BHS opponents were Lima Central Catholic and LIma Senior. Bluffton's team score was 223. 

Individual player scores follow: (9 holes)

1.  Kayleigh Coughlan (Captain) 57
2.  Alivia Konnig 52
3.  Kennedy Coughlan 62
4.  Mara Minnig 62
5.  Natasha Smith 65

Team Record: 1-0



Aaron Belcher's 76 good for runner-up at Allen East golf invite

Bluffton High School's boys' golf team opened the 2015 season in the Allen East Invitational on Aug. 11. Here's Bluffton's top three finishers.

Individual scores (each 18 holes)
1.  Aaron Belcher 76
2.  Tyler McLaughlin 100
3.  Jared Metzger 130

Aaron Belcher claimed runner up in the singles score with a final score of 76.


Pirate girls' tennis team opens again Shawnee

Bluffton girls' tennis team opened its 2015 season against Shawnee on Aug. 11. Winners names are in bold; Bluffton players are listed first.

Winner in BOLD
Bluffton players/scores are listed first.


OHSA will revise school enrollment counts for 2015-16

OHSAA to Revise School Enrollment Counts for 2015-16

Board of directors votes to withdraw community school and STEM school students and reconfigure tournament divisional assignments

The Ohio High School Athletic Association board of directors deliberated Thursday and voted to remove students who attend community schools and STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) schools from their local public school enrollment counts.


NW Ohio Lunachix fastpitch tryouts Aug. 16

The Northwest Ohio Lunachix 16U fastpitch travel softball team is holding try-outs for the 2016 season on Sunday, Aug 16 (rain date: Sunday, Aug 23) from 1-3 p.m. at the Bluffton village park.

For more information, call or text Brad Prater at 419-234-1206 or email bprater1971@gmail.com.


Fall sports practice starts Aug. 1

The official start of fall sports practices is Saturday for member schools of the Ohio High School Athletic Association. Aug. 1 is the annual start date for all OHSAA sanctioned fall sports, which include girls tennis, girls and boys golf, girls and boys cross country, field hockey, boys and girls soccer, volleyball and football.


Bluffton schools holding volleyball camp July 8-9

Bluffton schools are holding a volleyball camp for girls going in to grades 4 through 8. The camp is designed to work on basic volleyball skills and knowledge. It will be held at Bluffton High School gym on Wednesday and Thursday, July 8-9. The schedule is as follows:


Buc midget football team accepting registrations

The Bluffton Bucs midget football team is currently accepting registrations for the 2015 season, according to Mac Davies, coach.

Parents who have a child entering grades 3-6 may register their player at www.blufftonbucs.com. 

Please contact Davies at 419-202-4098 if you have any questions.

The Bluffton Bucs have entered a different league for the 2015 season. After playing in the Northwest Midget Football League for over 40 years, the Bucs have ventured to the Junior Buckeye League for the upcoming season.


University of Findlay will join Great Midwest Athletic Conference in 2017

The University of Findlay announced today that it will join the Great Midwest Athletic Conference (G-MAC) effective July 1, 2017. Findlay has been a member of the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Association (GLIAC).

“We closely weighed the opportunities and challenges regarding the transition to G-MAC,” explained Katherine Fell, Ph.D., University of Findlay president. “Ultimately, this move will help us enhance our collective student experience, and align our institution with other institutions who have similar missions, enrollments and athletic offerings.”