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Mandatory player/parent meeting for Bluffton fall sports

The mandatory player/parent meeting will be next Thursday, July 29, at 7 p.m. in the High School gym. This will be for all athletes grades 7-12 and parent/guardians who will participate in a fall sport.

Fall sports officially begin August 1, but practice will not start until August 2, all athletes must have updated Physical on PRIVIT https://blufftonpirates-oh.e-ppe.com/index.jspa before the official start of practice August 1.

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Bluffton swimmers sweep WOAL championship meet

By Cort Reynolds

The Bluffton summer swim squad dunked the competition by capturing the overall, boys and girls team titles at the 39th annual Elks Invitational Western Ohio Aquatic League championship meet July 9-10 in Kenton.

Bluffton scored 2,675.5 total points to out-distance Wapakoneta (2,262) and Westside Swim & Racket Club (2,138) in the combined boys/girls team standings.

Bluffton earned the boys team crown with 1,443.5 points. The Wapak Wave boys were second (1,229), while Westside came in third (1,066).

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Bluffton swimmers set to compete in 39th WOAL title meet at Kenton Fri.-Sat.

By Cort Reynolds
More than 450 swimmers and their families will descend on Kenton July 9-10 for the 39th annual Elks Invitational Swim Meet and Western Ohio Aquatics League championship.

The WOAL is for swimmers aged four to 18 who are members of one of the league’s teams.

The Kenton Municipal Swimming pool is the site for the 2021 Swim Championships and will host eight teams from Ada, Bluffton, Findlay, Kenton, Shawnee Country Club, Wapakoneta, Westside and Van Wert. Teams will compete for the 2021 league title.

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Mandatory player/parent meeting July 29

Bluffton High School-Middle School athletics meeting

Bluffton Athletics: A mandatory player/parent meeting will be Thursday, July 29, at 7 p.m. in the Bluffton High School gym.

This will be for all athletes and parent/guardians who will participate in a fall sport.

Fall sports officially begin Aug. 1, but practice will not start until Aug. 2, all athletes must have updated Physical on PRIVIT https://blufftonpirates-oh.e-ppe.com/index.jspa before the official start of practice Aug. 1. 

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Bluffton HS football will be in Division VI, Region 22 this fall

Top 16 schools in each region will qualify for playoffs beginning Oct. 29-30

The Ohio High School Athletic Association announced the football region assignments for the upcoming 2021 season on Tuesday. The 10-week regular-season begins the week of August 16, with the top 16 schools in each region qualifying for the playoffs that begin October 29-30.

Bluffton will compete in Division VI, Region 22, see map below - 

As previously announced, schools’ divisional assignments for the upcoming 2021-22 school year will remain the same as the 2020-21 school year in all sports.

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A heart-beat from Toyko

Bluffton's own Trevor Bassitt runs on the world's track and field stage

Who would have predicted it?

The 2016 and 2017 Northwest Conference male athlete of the year, from a Division III Ohio school, would record the eighth fasted time in the 2021 U.S. Olympic finals in the 400 men’s hurdle event – 5 spots and a heartbeat away from membership on the U.S. Olympic track and field team?

Not to mention the race winner was a gasp from a world-record set in 1992.

Bluffton’s own Trevor Bassitt, 2017 Bluffton High School student-athlete, is the "who would have predicted it guy."

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