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November 25, 2015

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Women down Buffalo State for Abgott Invite title

By: Ryan Schadewald, sports information assistant


Buffalo, NY - The Bluffton University women outscored host Buffalo State 24-11 in the third quarter en route to a 68-53 victory over the Bengals in Abgott Invitational championship game on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015. The Beavers improved to 2-0 with their second victory in as many days thanks to 18 points and 13 rebounds by Tournament MVP Macey Sheerer (Bucyrus).

Bluffton men bounce back with win over Villa Maria

November 21, 2015
By: Ryan Schadewald, sports information assistant


BUFFALO, NY - The Bluffton University men’s basketball team steamrolled Villa Maria College, earning an 87-65 victory in the consolation game of the Coles Classic on Saturday, Nov. 21. The Beavers improved to 2-1 on the season while Villa Maria dropped to 3-6.

Bluffton women open with 67-63 win over JCU

By: Ryan Schadewald, sports information assistant


Bluffton men fall to Nazareth at Buffalo State

By: Ryan Schadewald, sports information assistant


BUFFALO, NY - The Bluffton University men’s basketball team struggled out of the gate and never recovered, falling 80-70 to Nazareth College in the opening round of the Buffalo State Coles Classic on Friday, Nov. 20. Buffalo State beat Villa Maria, 100-91, in the other semifinal contest. The Golden Flyers improved to 3-0 on the season, while the Beavers dropped to 1-1.

It's Bluffton vs. Arlington in Saturday's title game

Bluffton defeated Cory-Rawson 74-14, and Arlington defeated Allen East 57-23 in Friday's opening round of the McDonald's Girls' Basketball tournament.

Saturday's tournament features Cory-Rawson versus Allen East in the 6 p.m. consolation match.

Bluffton faces Arlington in the title game.

Game stats for both Friday contests are in an attachment at the bottom of this story.



BFR offers two performance training programs for youth in December

Bluffton Family Recreation offers two performance-training programs of eight sessions each in December lead by Jared Krout, BFR sports coordinator.

A Developmental Program, for youth ages 12 to 14, offers an introduction to performance training and adds a sport-specific component. Sessions are Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Dec. 1 to Dec. 24.

A Prep Program, for youth ages 15 to 18, offers a high-performance training program covering all aspects of athletic performance. Sessions are Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., Dec. 1 to Dec. 24.

Bluffton's Blaze of Lights set for Saturday, Nov. 28 - be there!

Here's everything you need to know about Bluffton's Blaze of Lights taking place on Saturday, Nov. 28.

The Blaze of Lights is more than just a one-day event. In addition to the events taking place on Nov. 28, it includes these elements that continue nightly through Jan. 1:

• the Ream folk art holiday display
• the Gift of Giving light show extravaganza
• Bluffton Main Street business district Christmas window displays
• a tour of Bluffton’s residential yard lighting

Trinity Lutheran to hold Thanksgiving Day service

A Thanksgiving Day service will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church, 301 North Main Street, Jenera, at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, November 26.

The men’s choir will sing “Now Thank We All our God” and the church will be decorated with harvest items.

The church is handicapped accessible. More information is at www.tlcjenera.org.


Chappell-Dick to run in NCAA Division III cross country champs Nov. 21

Hannah Chappell-Dick, a Bluffton High School graduate and a senior at Eastern Mennonite University, has qualified for the 2015 Division III NCAA Cross Country Championships in Winneconne, Wisc.  The meet takes place Saturday, Nov. 21. The top 35 finishers earn All-American status.


Apollo school board meets Nov. 23

The Apollo school board will meet at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 23. The agenda is an attachment at the bottom of this story.