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January 19, 2018

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Pirate boys' capture NWC track and field title; girls' 3rd

Trevor Bassitt sets two meet records

After finishing second three years in a row, Bluffton High School boys’ track team captured the Northwest Conference track and field trophy this past weekend at Bluffton University. It was the first NWC title for the boys since 2011.

It was Bluffton's 19th overall NWC title.

The BHS girls’ team finished a respectful third place. The girls’ team has not finished lower than third in the conference meet since 2010.

The boys’ won eight first places and Trevor Bassitt, senior, set two conference records. The girls’ won two first places.


Softball: Lincolnview 2 - BHS 0

Bluffton HS girls’ softball team lost a Northwest Conference game to Lincolnview 2-0. Following the loss, BHS stood at 12-6 (3-5) and Lincolnview moved to 6-7 (3-4).

The box score is attached.


Fruchey has outstanding season at Malone

Sam Fruchey, Bluffton HS grad, helped the Malone University Pioneers notch their first postseason victory since 2002 last week. She was named Malone's athlete of the week.

The freshman pitcher appeared in all three of Malone's games at the G-MAC Tournament, allowing just one unearned run over 9.2 innings of work.

In Malone's opening game against top-seeded Cedarville, Fruchey entered the contest in the bottom of the sixth inning with runners at second and third and no outs.  The freshman worked out of trouble in the inning, keeping the game dead-locked at 2-2.


Bluffton HS tennis team 11-1 after recent matches

Bluffton High School’s boys’ tennis team toppled two worthy opponent in recent matches, beating Archbold 3-2 and Wauseon by the same score.

Bluffton stood 11-1 overall after the wins. Archbold fell to 10-2. Wauseon’s record was not available.

Archbold match
1st singles – Justin Haggard, 6-3, 6-2
2nd singles – Ryan Sprague, 7-5, 6-1
3rd singles – Trevor Bunch, 6-0, 6-0
1st doubles – Levi Mikesell/Jeret Geiser, 0-6, 1-6
2nd doubles – Tad Steiner/Jake Staley, 4-6, 7-5


Softball: Bluffton dominates in most recent three contests

Bluffton High School’s softball team completed dominated its most recent three opponents.

The Pirates stopped Riverdale 12-2, Lima Central Catholic 12-2 and Delphos Jefferson 14-4.

Libby Schaadt, BHS pitcher, is now 12-5 on the season. Bluffton’s box scores are attached.


Baseball: Pirates stop C-R, lose close games to LCC and Jefferson

Bluffton High School’s baseball team won one of its recent four games.

Bluffton defeated Cory-Rawson 11-4 at home. In that game Bricker had 3 singles, Edwards 2 singles and Rayle had 4 runs batted in.

The Pirates lost two games by one run each, losing to Lima Central Catholic 1-0 and to Delphos Jefferson 5-4.

Earlier in the week, Perry defeated Bluffton 10-1 and Riverdale beat the Pirates 18-1.