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August 18, 2019

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Here are the Bluffton HS winter NWC scholar-athletes

Basketball, wrestling, cheerleading

By Cort Reynolds
BLUFFTON - Bluffton had numerous student-athletes named to the Northwest Conference winter sports scholar list recently. The entire NWC list is attached at the bottom.

Criteria for inclusion are that students must be a letter winner in their sport and meet the following GPA requirements:
Gold level 3.50 and above
Silver level 3.00 - 3.49

Basketball cheerleading: Gold - Kaitlynn Rieman, Giera Rieman, Sidnie Koontz, Hannah Grace-Perry, Jenna Goodman, Maeve Donaldson

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Bluffton netmen fall to Defiance

By Cort Reynolds
BLUFFTON - The Bluffton boys tennis team dropped a tough 4-1 decision to visiting Defiance Monday evening.

Drew Wilson recorded the lone Pirate win at first singles by a 6-4, 6-2 score over Jamal Caesar.

Defiance won in straight sets at second and third singles, as well as number two doubles. They also rallied to win in three sets at first doubles over the Bluffton duo of Grant Klinger and Eden Nygaard.

The Pirate netmen are scheduled to host Celina Thursday.

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Pirate softballers beat Elida

By Cort Reynolds
ELIDA - The visiting Bluffton softball team defeated Elida 7-3 in a non-league contest Monday evening.

The Lady Pirates improved to 3-1 with the victory, while Elida fell to 4-1 with their first defeat.

Bluffton pitcher Libby Schaadt ran her record to 3-1 with a complete-game four-hitter. She allowed three earned runs and struck out seven over seven innings to earn the win.

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Lady Pirates win pitcher's duel at O-G

Comeback victory lifted the Pirate record to 2-1

By Cort Reynolds
OTTAWA - Visiting Bluffton scored two runs in the sixth to eke out a 2-1 non-league softball win over Ottawa-Glandorf Thursday evening.

The comeback victory lifted the Pirate record to 2-1 this spring.

Bluffton hurler Libby Schaadt fired a complete game three-hitter. She struck out a dozen, walked three and allowed just one earned run in seven innings.

Schaadt shut out the hosts over the final six innings to earn the win.

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Meet the Pirates of spring -

Meet the Bluffton High School and Junior High spring sports teams. Photos show the following teams:
1 - Baseball
2 - Softball
3 - Track and field
4 - Boys' tennis
5 - Junior high track and field

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Elida sweeps Pirate netmen

By Cort Reynolds
The Elida boys tennis team defeated Bluffton 5-0 Wednesday evening. The Bulldogs won all 10 sets in the match.

Match results:
Singles:
1) Dylan Buettner (E) def. Drew Wilson (B) 6-4, 7-5
2) Riley Frieke (E) def. Mack Burner (B) 6-0, 6-0
3) Aidan Bartels (E) def. Jordan Siefer (B) 6-0, 6-4

Doubles:
1) Riley Creps/Jacob Ramirez (E) def. Eden Nygaard/Grant Klingler (B) 6-0, 6-1
2) Wyatt Wuest/Eric Butler (B) def. Connor Lee/Luke Shadle (B) 6-4, 6-0

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