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December 7, 2019

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Pirate boys' soccer improve to 11-1-1 with third straight victory

Bluffton edges Knights

By Cort Reynolds
VAN BUREN - The visiting Bluffton boys soccer team jumped to an early lead and made it stand up for a 2-1 non-league win at Van Buren Tuesday evening.

The Pirates improved to 11-1-1 with their third straight victory.

Joshua Mehaffie scored just two minutes into the game to give Bluffton a 1-0 lead. Jonathan Schriner netted the other Pirate goal in the 30th minute to make it 2-0 at intermission.

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Lady Pirate netters sweep Spartans

By Cort Reynolds
LIMA - The Bluffton girls tennis team went on the road and defeated Lima Senior convincingly 5-0 Tuesday evening.

The Lady Pirate netters improved to 10-8 without losing a set in the victory over the Spartans.

Junior Julia Smallcomb won 6-4, 6-3 at first singles.

Sophomore Ellison Pugsley was victorious at second singles by a 6-2, 6-4 score.

Junior Pearl Lewandowski won by forfeit at third singles.

Junior Olivia Barnes and senior ace Erin Hotmire teamed up at first doubles to win easily by a 6-0, 6-1 count.

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Hotmire, Barnes win in 2 sets but Pirates lose a close one

Ottawa-Glandorf edges BHS

By Cort Reynolds
OTTAWA - The Bluffton girls tennis team went on the road Monday and lost a close match to Ottawa-Glandorf 3-2.

The Lady Pirate netters fell to 9-8 with the loss to the Lady Titans.

Senior Erin Hotmire registered a double bagel 6-0, 6-0 win at first singles.

Pirate junior Olivia Barnes also won in without dropping a game at second singles by a 6-0, 6-0 score.

Sophomores Libby Frazier and Ellie Nickel lost a close three-setter at second doubles by a 6-7 (0-7), 0-6, 6-3 score.

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Taylor Schwab compiled seven kills, 15 digs and one block

But Patrick Henry wins in 3

By Cort Reynolds
HAMLER - Visiting Bluffton was beaten by Patrick Henry in three sets in a non-conference volleyball match Monday night.

The 25-22, 25-20, 25-17 loss dropped the Lady Pirate record to 11-7 overall.

Junior standout Taylor Schwab compiled seven kills, 15 digs and one block to lead the Pirates. Sophomore Kylie Stackhouse contributed seven kills and one block.

Sophomore setter Skyler Scoles doled out 20 assists, made one block and dealt a pair of aces. Haelynn Bischoff came up with 10 digs.

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Kayla White netted a hat trick with goals in the first, 19th and 46th minutes

As Bluffton demolishes Paulding 10-0

By Cort Reynolds
BLUFFTON - The Bluffton girls soccer team scored five goals in each half to blow out visiting Paulding 10-0 Monday evening in a Northwest Conference mismatch.

The Lady Pirates improved to 8-4-1 and 4-1 against NWC foes with the win. Winless Pauling fell to 0-11 and 0-4 in league playw itht he defeat.

Bluffton's Kayla White netted a hat trick with goals in the first, 19th and 46th minutes.

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Kalida nips BHS; Pirates face Hornets on Thursday

Girls standing 7-4-1 overall

Kalida girls nip Bluffton
By Cort Reynolds
BLUFFTON - The visiting Kalida girls soccer team edged Bluffton 2-1 Saturday afternoon in a non-league match.

The defeat dropped the Lady Pirate record to 7-4-1.

After a scoreless first half, Kalida tallied in the 52nd and 59th minutes to build a 2-0 lead.

Bluffton's Kayla White found the back of the net in the 73rd minute to halve the deficit.

Kalida put four of its six shots on goal. Bluffton got off 18 shots, 11 of which were on goal.

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