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April 25, 2019

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Bluffton girls open tourney with win vs. PG

Bluffton High School girls' basketball team doubled the score on Pandora-Gilboa, winning the opening round of the sectional tournament at Allen East.

BHS won 51-23. Bluffton advances to face Leipsic at 8 p.m. on Saturday at Allen East.

Averey Rumer scored 28 points for Bluffton. She becomes the third BHS girl basketball player to hit the 1,000-point level in the last three seasons.



Eric Garmatter named NWC girls' basketball coach of the year

Alivia Koenig, BHS senior, named NWC player of the year

This is the winter of the Pirate. Over the weekend Bluffton's wrestling coach, Jeff Kleman, was voted NWC wrestling coach of the year and Deandre Nassar was named NWC wrestler of the year. Click here for the wrestling story.

Bluffton senior guard Alivia Koenig was selected as the 2018-19 NWC Player of the Year in voting by Northwest Conference girls' basketball coaches. 


Jeff Kleman NWC wrestling coach of the year

And, BHS Deandre Nassar (195) Wrestler of The Year

Allen East scored a total of 296.5 points to take the 2019 Northwest Conference Wrestling Championship held at Allen East High School. 

Bluffton finished second in the tournament with 270 points while Columbus Grove took third at 216 points.  Repeating as conference champs for the third year in a row, Allen East's title was their eight overall NWC wrestling championship.

Bluffton senior Deandre Nassar (195) was named Wrestler of The Year in the NWC as he became a 4-time champion in the event.  Jeff Kleman of Bluffton  was voted by his peers as NWC Coach of The Year.


Deandre Nassar joins elite BHS wrestling club - 150 career wins

Josh Falk (179), Zach Wilson (173) and Kyle Begg (156) are the only others to achieve the mark

• Click here for Amy Mortimer's match photos

By Sam Brauen www.blufftonpirates.com
It was a good night to be a Pirate.  Senior Deandre Nassar became just the fourth Pirate grappler to reach 150 career wins and the team swept a tri match defeating Cory-Rawson 49-27 and Delphos St Johns 58-21.


Here's where the Pirates stand in the NWC

Here's the Northwest Conference boys' and girls' basketball league standings as of Feb. 13.


BHS girls move to 16-5 with win over PGHS

Bluffton High School girls' basketball team crushed Pandora-Gilboa 47-29 in a non-league game on Feb. 12. The win moves BHS to 16-5 overall.

Bluffton's final regular season game is Thursday vs. Delphos Jefferson.