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Bluffton youth soccer registration open until June 30

Registration for the fall 2024 season of Bluffton youth soccer remains open until June 30.

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Remembering the singular Grateful Red

Above) Bill Walton as a Portland Trailblazer in 1976-77; the team came back from a 2-0 finals deficit to beat the favored Philadelphia 76ers.

A Bill Walton retrospective on CelticsBlog.com

By Professor Parquet / Cort Reynolds

Bill Walton was the quintessential southern California baby boomer turned flower child.

No one or five articles can adequately describe the multi-layered personality of Big Bill. He was the rare great athlete who transcended his sport.

Armed with boundless energy and enthusiasm, he was a fierce Vietnam War protestor, a political champion of minorities and underdogs, even though he suffered from a severe stuttering problem. Walton was a serious bicyclist and a renowned music lover, especially of his favorite band, the Grateful Dead.

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BEVS youth soccer camp June 25-28

A youth soccer camp will be held by the Bluffton Exempted Village Schools for boys and girls entering grades 1-8 in fall 2024. It is staffed by BHS boy and girl teams' coaches and players.

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Pirates Andreas and Matthews run in state track finals

CORRECTION Nora Matthews was incorrectedly identified as not running in the OSHAA finals.

By Cort Reynolds

DAYTON – A Bluffton High School senior athlete competed in the Div. III state track and field meet finals at Welcome Stadium in Dayton Friday evening, May 31.

Bluffton senior Theo Andreas set a personal-best record by finishing 14th in the 18-runner field of the 3200-meter boys finals Friday night. 

Andreas crossed the line in a time of 9:46.25. Whiteoak junior Landon Eyre won the 3200 race in 9:10.07.

Columbus Grove senior Luke Ellerbrock took fourth in 9:27.33.

Pirate freshman Nora Matthews ran in the girls 800-meter finals on Friday night. Her time was 2:20.79, placing her 12th among the 17 runners.

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Pirates run in three events at 2024 state track meet, day one

By Cort Reynolds

DAYTON __ Several Bluffton High School athletes competed in the Div. III state track and field meet at Dayton Welcome Stadium Thursday, May 30. Two more will compete on Friday.

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Pirate boys basketball skill sessions

CORRECTIONS: July 10 date and email are updated

June 12-13 and July 9-10 sessions
Registration form HERE

On Wednesday June 12, Thursday June 13, Tuesday, July 9 and Wednesday, July 10, Blufiton Pirate youth development skill sessions will emphasize ballhandling, shooting, decision making and fundamental team play while enhancing a love for the game.

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