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Bluffton softball splits pair at Alma

March 21, 2015 Game 1 Stats I Game 2 Stats ALMA, Mich. - The Bluffton University softball team split a pair of two-run games at Alma on Saturday, March 21, 2015. The Beavers took game one by a 3-1 count before the home Scots returned the favor, 4-2, in the nightcap. Bluffton stands 9-8, while Alma moved to 9-9 on the season. It marked the first Bluffton victory against Alma since a 1-0 road shutout in 2009 and only the third win ever over the Scots.

Devore walkoff grand slam powers Beavers to sweep

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

Game 1 Stats  I  Game 2 Stats

Track opens outdoor season in Virginia

March 21, 2015

Men's results  I  Women's results

LEXINGTON, Va. - The men's and women's track and field teams opened their outdoor season at Washington & Lee University in Lexington, VA in mixed weather conditions and to mixed fortunes. 

Bluffton downs Franklin 6-2 in HCAC opener

March 20, 2015


BLUFFTON, Ohio - The Bluffton University baseball team finally played their home debut and made it count, as they opened HCAC play with a 6-2 victory over Franklin College on Friday, Mar. 20. Bluffton used a stout seven-inning performance from senior hurler Nate Simonds (Ypsilanti, Mich./Lincoln) in the winning effort. The Beavers improved to 8-5 and 1-0 in conference play, while the Grizzlies fell to 5-6 and 0-1 in the conference.

Chamber invites sponsorships for June 27 fireworks

Fireworks will light up Bluffton’s nighttime sky as a pre-Fourth of July weekend celebration again this summer.

Bluffton fireworks, hosted by the Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce, takes place the evening of Saturday, June 27, in the outdoor athletic field area of Bluffton University at the corner of Bentley and Augsburger roads.

The chamber currently seek donations from area businesses, industries, organizations and individuals to help support the fireworks.

It's time to think about Bluffton's downtown flower garden (this is where you come in)

When you think of Main Street Bluffton in the spring and summer do petunias come to mind? While it’s mid-March, it’s time to stop what you are doing and think about smelling the flowers.

According to Susie and Steve Stratton of Stratton Greenhouses, “This will be the ninth year for providing the potted plants on Main Street.”

To make this happen, according to the Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce, Steve and Susie are asking for contributions to keep the program going. This year the sponsorships are $100 per pot.

Ride to Remember bike event meeting Saturday AM

A planning meeting is set for 9:45 a.m., Saturday, March 21, in the History Room of the Bluffton Public Library (main floor) for persons interested in volunteering for the Ride to Remember bicycling event planned in Bluffton on Saturday, July 11.

The Saturday, July 11, event offers short bike routes for families interested in biking together all the way to a 100-mile route for experienced riders.

All the music you can eat - tonight at Bluffton Music Boosters chicken barbecue

The Bluffton Music Boosters present its annual chicken and shrimp barbecue – with all the music you can eat Friday, March 20, in the Bluffton middle school.

Tickets are $7.50 for your choice, a one-half chicken or seven pieces of shrimp with sides. Persons may eat in or carry out. Desserts are available separately. Checks may be made to: Bluffton Music Boosters.

A silent auction organized the Bluffton High School OWE program takes place during the evening. The auction includes over 70 donated items benefiting the Ronald McDonald’ House and the OWE program.


Everett Collier in this weekend's Encore Theatre production of "A Raisin in the Sun"

Everett Collier of Bluffton portrays the role of Walter Younger in the Encore Theatre production of “A Raisin in the Sun.”

The final weekend of performances is Friday, Saturday and Sunday, March 20-22 at Encore Theatre, 991 N. Shore Dr., Lima.

Friday and Saturday performances are at 8 p.m. Sunday’s matinee is at 2 p.m.

Tickets are $15 for adults, $14 for seniors (62 and older), and $10 for high school students and younger.