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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.


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

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.



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.


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.



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.


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.