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February 17, 2020

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Over 100 HS wrestlers in Bluffton Saturday

BHS hosts Allen County wrestling tournament

Allen County wrestling fans will flock to Bluffton on Saturday for the Allen County high school wrestling tournament.

Bluffton is hosting the 11-school tournament for the first time in several seasons.

Jeff Kleman, Bluffton coach, expects over 100 wrestlers. “There will be 14 weight classes with at least eight wrestlers per class,” he said.

Weigh-ins start 9 a.m. and wrestling starts at 10 a.m. with all matches held in the Bluffton HS gymnasium. Kleman anticipates finals to started between 4:30 and 5 p.m.

Admission is $7 for adults and $5 for students.


Meet the Junior High Pirates

CLICK HERE to view the Bluffton High School varsity and junior varsity winter sports teams. 
Here are the Bluffton Junior High winter sports teams.

8th grade girls' basketball
Row 1 (left to right): Macie Nieman, Alivia Lambert, Paige Harkness, Olivia Hobensack, Ashley Fleece.


Lady Pirate cagers stave off Tigers

Kylie Monday, Laykin Garmatter and Kayla White score eight points apiece

By Cort Reynolds
NORTH BALTIMORE - Visiting Bluffton built an 18-point lead heading to the fourth period and held on to beat North Baltimore 52-45 in a non-league girls basketball contest Saturday afternoon.

Bluffton improved to 6-1 overall with its sixth consecutive victory.

The Lady Pirates turned a 29-22 halftime lead into an 18-point margin with a 20-9 third period.


Pirates double the score on winless McComb

Bluffton led 18-1 after one period of play and stretched the margin to 45-11 by halftime

By Cort Reynolds
McCOMB - Visiting Bluffton raced to a 34-point halftime lead at winless McComb and cruised to a 73-31 non-conference boys basketball win Saturday night.

The Pirates improved to 4-0 with the victory, while the Panthers fell to 0-4 with the defeat.

Bluffton led 18-1 after one period of play and stretched the margin to 45-11 by halftime to put it out of reach.


Pirates win NWC opener in 61-44 Ada victory

Mason Soper scores 9 of his 18 points in second quarter

By Cort Reynolds
BLUFFTON - Host Bluffton ran out to a sizeable halftime lead and posted a 61-44 win over local rival Ada in the Northwest Conference boys basketball opener for both teams Friday night.

The Pirates improved to 3-0 and 1-0 in league play with the victory, while the Bulldogs fell to 1-4 and 0-1 with the defeat.

Bluffton extended a six-point first period lead to 15 at halftime with a 19-10 second period outburst. The Pirates essentially maintained that lead the rest of the way to win by 17.


OHSAA okays new “feeder” school option

For non-public schools

Based on action taken by the Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) Board of Directors during a special conference call meeting on Dec. 9, OHSAA non-public schools will now have another option available to select their “designated” feeder schools for Competitive Balance rostering purposes.  

The new option – specific to the Tier 1 factor in Competitive Balance – will permit non-public schools to utilize all elementary schools of the same system of education that are physically located within a 12.5-mile radius of the high school as designated feeder schools.