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May 26, 2020

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Trevor Bassitt competes in Findlay

Bluffton High School track standout Trevor Bassitt, now at Ashland University, competed in the Findlay indoor open meet on Jan. 11. Jamie Nygaard was there and shares these two photos with viewers.


Mason Soper tallies season-high 25 points as BHS stops Paulding

Jared Piercefield nets 18 with the aid of 3 triples

By Cort Reynolds
BLUFFTON - Host Bluffton shut out Paulding in the first period and went on to post a decisive 63-48 Northwest Conference boys basketball win Friday evening.

Bluffton led 10-0 after the first quarter and held a 26-17 halftime edge. The Pirates outscored the Panthers 37-31 in the second half.

Bluffton improved to 9-1 overall and 3-0 in the NWC with the win, while the Panthers fell to 2-8 and 1-2 in the NWC with the defeat.


Lady Pirates knocked off by Paulding 2nd half

Laykin Garmatter led all scorers with 22 points

By Cort Reynolds
PAULDING - Host Paulding outscored Bluffton 41-19 in the second half to rally for a 62-46 Northwest Conference girls basketball victory Thursday night.

Bluffton led 12-9 after one period and extended their edge to 27-21 at halftime as Laykin Garmatter splashed five first-half triples. 

But the Lady Pirates scored just five third-period points and got outscored 27-14 in the final stanza to lose by 16.


Bluffton boys swimmers sweep tri meet

Riley Verb, Erik Nygaard, CJ McCall, Celia Smith are Bluffton winners

By Cort Reynolds
LIMA - The Bluffton boys swim team swept host Bath and Ada in a triangular meet Wednesday night at the Lima YMCA. 

The Bluffton boys beat Bath 85-46 and edged Ada 76-67. The BSC girls lost to Bath 75-62 and fell to Ada 78-68. 

The Bluffton Swim Club Lima Bath 147-121 in the combined boys and girls scoring. But BSC lost to Ada 154-142 in the boys and girls combined results. 

Bluffton freshman Riley Verb touched first in the 100 butterfly and also won the 500 free marathon.


Tayton Kleman gains pin in 76 seconds

Pirate wrestlers split tri-meet

By Cort Reynolds
BLUFFTON - The Bluffton wrestling team hosted a triangular meet Tuesday evening, winning one of two matches.

The Pirate grapplers lost to Wapakoneta 43-27 but defeated Lincolnview, 48-18. Wapakoneta defeated Lincolnview 54-28 to go 2-0 on the night.

Winning twice for the Pirates was Tayton Kleman at 113 lbs. He won by pin in 76 seconds vs. Lincolnview, and took a 7-1 decision vs. Wapak. 


Pirates hits 11 three-point goals in win at WBL Wapak

Paulding comes to town on. Friday in an NWC battle

By Cort Reynolds
BLUFFTON - Host Bluffton outscored Wapakoneta 24-17 in the second half to pull out a 51-46 non-league boys basketball win Tuesday evening.

Bluffton bounced back from its first loss last Saturday despite being down 29-27 at halftime. The Pirates took the lead with a 13-8 third period as Jared Piercefield scored eight key points.

Bluffton then won the fourth period 11-8 as senior Luke Denecker tallied eight points. The Pirates buried 11 three-point goals to pave the way to a hard-fought victory.