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Six Pirates compete at wrestling districts; Basil 6th at 190

By Cort Reynolds

ROSSFORD__The Bluffton High School wrestling team sent six grapplers to the double elimination Div. III tournament at Rossford Friday and Saturday, March 1-2.

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P-G boys basketball takes sectional vs. Wildcats

By Matt M. Stutz

The #2-seed Pandora-Gilboa High School boys basketball team claimed the NW2 Sectional Championship on Friday, March 1.

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Pirate boys basketball ousted by Grove in tourney opener

By Cort Reynolds

BLUFFTON__Playing for a capacity crowd, the Bluffton High School boys basketball team lost 70-59 to visiting league rival Columbus Grove in Div. III sectional first round action Tuesday, February 27.

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Pirate Donaldson 1st team All-NWC cager; Ginther, Sommers 2nd team

By Cort Reynolds

The 2023-24 All-Northwest Conference boys basketball teams were voted on by the league coaches and released by the league office Sunday, February 25.

Second-place Bluffton placed one male on the first team, with two others making the second team.

Sharpshooting junior guard Marek Donaldson was named first team all-league.

Senior point guard Wade Ginther and junior wing Blake Sommers made the All-NWC second team.

The Pirates won 12 games in a row at one point, and finished the regular season 17-5 with a 6-2 league mark.

Crestview junior forward Wren Sheets was named NWC Player of the Year. Kevin Sensabaugh was named NWC Coach of the Year after leading the Bearcats to an 8-0 league mark and a second straight outright league title.

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Pirate wrestlers 5th at sectionals, send 5 to districts

Knauss wins 113 title
Cross & Blackburn 2nd, Basil & Grothause 3rd in respective classes

By Cort Reynolds

VAN BUREN__Five Bluffton High School wrestlers advanced to the district tournament with strong showings at the Div. III Van Buren sectional tournament on Saturday, February 24.

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Pirate swimmer Bowlus 16th in freestyle B finals at state meet

By Cort Reynolds

CANTON__Bluffton sophomore Jackson Bowlus finished a solid 16th overall in the 50-yard freestyle competition out of 32 swimmers at the OHSAA state meet on Friday, Februry 23. He touched the wall eighth in the B Finals 50 freestyle race with a time of 22.36. 

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