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September 19, 2021

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Men's soccer bests Thiel 3-0

The Bluffton University men's soccer team continued its outstanding start to the season with a convincing 3-0 shutout of Thiel College on a sunny Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021. It marks the first 3-1 start since 1989 and only the third time in school history that the men have opened with a 3-1 mark.

The Beavers also etched their name in the record books as the first squad to take a spotless home mark into Heartland Conference play.


Pirate boys 8th at O-G cross country meet

By Cort Reynolds

The Bluffton High School cross country teams competed at the Ottawa-Glandorf Blue/Gold Invitational meet Saturday, September 18.

The Pirate boys finished eighth in the 17-team Blue Division boys race. Holgate captured first with 62 points, followed by Van Wert (75) and host O-G (103).

Junior Landon Armstrong led the Pirates by finishing seventh in a time of 17:40.488.

Senior Hunter Wasnich of Wauseon crossed the line first in the boys race with a time of 16:47.129.


Bluffton boys finishers:

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University volleyball begins tourney with wins

The Bluffton University volleyball team found its mojo on Friday, Sept. 17, at the Ginny Hunt Kilt Classic. The Beavers routed Roanoke (VA) in three sets before taking down Washington & Jefferson in four. Bluffton improved to 5-7 on the season following these victories.


Big-play Pirates run past Ada 

By Cort Reynolds

Bluffton racked up 471 yards rushing to roll past traditional rival Ada 34-14 in a Northwest Conference bout on a warm Friday night, September 17, at War Memorial Stadium.

The Pirates tallied touchdowns on two 64-yard runs and a 39-yarder, and added a 74-yard rush that set up another score as well.

Bluffton improved to 4-1 and 1-1 in league play with the win.

The Bulldogs fell to 1-4 and 0-2 in the NWC with the defeat. 


Cort Reynolds' favorite quotes about Larry Bird

Bluffton Icon sports writer Cort Reynolds recounts and ranks his favorite Larry Bird quotes in "My favorite quotes about Larry Bird," an SB Nation-Boston Celtics blog. 

The articles was named "Best of SB Nation" for Sept. 14.


Bluffton boys blank Wildcat soccer, 2-0

By Cort Reynolds

The visiting Bluffton boys soccer team handed Kenton its first loss of the season by a 2-0 count in a non-league match Thursday night, September 16.

Bluffton improved to 6-2-1 with the victory. The Wildcats dropped to 4-1-3 after suffering the defeat.

Pirate Kaden Basil scored the first goal 19:43 into the contest on an assist by Jude Spallinger. The contest stayed that way into halftime, and for the next 60 minutes after the initial tally.