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BHS boys finish 6th in 2023 state track & field meet

Strong middle distance corps perfomed well

By Cort Reynolds

COLUMBUS - Several members of the Bluffton High School track and field teams competed well on the second and final day of competition at the Div. III state meet on June 3, a sunny day at Ohio State University in Columbus.

Bluffton senior Eden Antrim took fifth in the 1600-meter run with a time of 4:19.03. Senior Brylan Holland of East Canton won the 1600 in 4:13.51.

In the 800 meters, Pirate senior Landon Armstrong crossed the finish line fifth in 1:55.52. Kaleb Nastari of United won the 800 race in a meet-record time of 1:48.31.

The Pirate quartet of Sam Derstine, Erik Nygaard, Landon Shutler and Antrim came home sixth in the nine-team 4x400 finals relay event Saturday. They were seeded fifth after Friday’s preliminary heats.


Pirates at DIII state meet: boys win 3200 relay title; Taber 4th in pole vault  

By Cort Reynolds, photos by Marvin Foster

COLUMBUS--Several members of the Bluffton High School track and field teams competed on the first day of the Div. III state meet Friday at Ohio State University in Columbus.

Bluffton’s strong, experienced middle and long distance boys program from cross country and track represented itself well at the meet.


Bluffton recreational soccer registration

Registration for fall Bluffton Soccer Club teams is open now through June 30. (Register here).

  • June 30 - Fall Registration Deadline
  • Aug. 11 - Schedules to Coaches
  • Aug. 21 - Games begin
  • Oct. 7-8 - Van Buren Tournament (U8 &U10)
  • Oct. 14-15 - (U12 & U15)

Field set up will be the first week of August.


Pirate Granger earns All-NWC baseball honors

By Cort Reynolds

Bluffton High School junior first baseman Jacob Granger was named second team All-Northwest Conference for baseball in voting conducted by the league coaches this week in Delphos.

Four Pirates were voted honorable mention all-league.

Junior center fielder Braeden Jordan made honorable mention all-league for the second year in a row. Junior pitcher Tyler Cupples and sophomores Landen Worcester (outfielder) and Quinn Eachus (shortstop) also received HM notice.


Taber wins regional pole vault crown; boys 3200 relay sets meet record

Pirate boys 4th at regional meet

By Cort Reynolds

The Bluffton track and field teams competed very successfully at the Div. III district region 10 meet Wednesday and Friday, May 24 and 26, at Fostoria.

The Pirate boys team finished a strong fourth, tying with Ottawa Hills at 42 points. The Bluffton girls tied for 15th place with Holgate at 12 points.

Pirate senior Brianna Taber finished first in the pole vault by clearing a meet-best 10-8.

The Pirate boys quartet won the 4 x 800 relay race in a meet-record time of 7:57.92.


See Marvin Foster photos HERE on Facebook


Bluffton University students awarded Academic All-HCAC

CARMEL, Ind.–The Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) has announced the Spring honorees for Tom Bohlsen Academic All-HCAC. Academic All-Conference selections have at least a cumulative 3.5 GPA and are varsity athletes. 

Bluffton University placed 48 athletes on the Academic All-HCAC squad for Spring 2023.