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Official Athletic Website | BlufftonPirates.com

Address: 106 W. College Avenue, Bluffton, OH 45817
Principal: Mike Minnig | Office Phone: 419-358-7941
Athletic Director: Alex Hanna | Office Phone: 419-358-7941 | Email

Map to Bluffton Schools

Team Schedules

Bluffton NWC Championships

Academic Team (12): 06, 05, 04, 03, 02, 01, 00, 99, 97, 95, 92, 89
Baseball (2): 14, 10
Boys Basketball (3): 00, 99, 58
Girls Basketball (7): 19, 05, 00, 99, 97, 96, 95
Boys Cross Country (4): 91, 84, 82, 72
Football (14): 05, 04, 00, 99, 98, 96, 91, 76, 75, 74, 69, 66, 58, 56
Golf (15): 14, 05, 04, 03, 02, 01, 99, 85, 84, 83, 82, 77, 76, 73, 72
Boys Soccer (4): 18, 17, 16, 15
Girls Soccer (3): 17, 16, 13
Softball (1): 19
Boys Track (19): 17, 11, 06, 97, 96, 94, 92, 90, 88, 87, 86, 85, 84, 83, 79, 77, 70, 68, 67
Girls Track (6): 09, 97, 94, 87, 86, 80
Volleyball (2): 06, 81
Wrestling (3): 07, 05, 04

Bluffton State Appearances

State Championships
2008 Boys Track & Field Division III State Team Championship
1981 Wrestling Class A State Team Championship

State Runner-Up
2000 Girls Basketball Division III State Runner-Up
1997 Girls Track & Field Division III State Team Runner-Up
1994 Boys Track & Field Division III State Team Runner-Up
1991 Football Division V State Runner-Up
1985 Boys Track & Field Class A State Team Runner-Up
1978 Boys Track & Field Class A State Team Runner-Up
1929 Boys Basketball Class B State Runner-Up

State Semifinalists
2006 Boys Track & Field Division III 3rd Place
2005 Boys Track & Field Division III 4th Place
2005 Wrestling Division III 3rd Place
2003 Girls Track & Field Division III 4th Place
1999 Girls Basketball Division III State Semifinalist
1942 Boys Basketball State Semifinalist
1940 Boys Basketball State Semifinalist
1937 Boys Basketball State Semifinalist
1931 Boys Basketball State Semifinalist

Individual State Championships/Qualifiers

Girls State Track Individual Champions

NameEventTime/Throw/JumpYear
Bonnie Stratton2002008
Bonnie Stratton1002008
Bonnie Stratton2002007
Caity MatterDiscus149-62000
Caity MatterShot Put43-112000
Caity MatterDiscus142-111999
Caity MatterShot Put42 2-1/21999
Ann Stechschulte160005:08.71997
Ann StechschulteHigh Jump5"6'1997
Ann Stechschulte80002:16.61996
Julie Friesen80002:19.11988
Juleen MatterDiscus134-71980
Juleen MatterDiscus128-41979

Wrestling State Champions

NameYear(s)
Josh Faulk2005
Justin Shannon2005
Brian Edwards1989
Mark Falk1982
Steve Smith1982
Mark Falk1981
Mark Falk1980
Tom Falk1977

Wrestling State Qualifiers

NamesYear(s)
Lucas Freeman2009
Tyler Rayl2008, 2009
Jesse Herr2008
Kyle Begg2007, 2008, 2009
Zach Dower2006, 2007
Ben Doty2005
Shane Shockey2005, 2006
Nick Nowlan2004, 2005
Josh Shannon2004, 2005
Josh Faulk2004, 2005
Clint Strickland2004, 2005
Matt Nuzum2003
Mitchell Kleman2003, 2004
Jeff Queen2002
Jason Harmon2002
Dan Gratz2002, 2003
Garret Weyer2001, 2003
Brandon Martin2001, 2002
Jeremiah Weyer2000
Travis Kelman1999, 2000
Rick Orr1997
Darin Moser1990
Brian Edwards1988, 1989
Randy Napier1986
Greg Staley1986, 1987
Travis Douce1986, 1988
Ben Edwards1984
Ray Ruggley1983
John Cramer1982
Matt Dawson1982
Steve Smith1981, 1982
Don Mathewson1981
Bill Edwards1981
John Shannon1980, 1981
Mark Falk1980, 1981, 1982
Jerry Alt1979, 1980
Ken Aller1979, 1980
Mike Nuzum1978, 1979
Randy Strahm1977
Tom Falk1976, 1977, 1978
Mark Albright1976
Delmer Nuzum1975

Girls Gymnastics State Champions

NameEventYear
Kelly StoverUneven Bars1983
Brandie HarveyFloor Exercise1992

News & Scores

NWC Football Scoreboard

Please download the ScoreStream App on Apple or Android phones to help keep the scoreboard updated throughout the night. You can also text over score updates to 419-230-0241.

November 8th, 2019|Categories: Ada, Allen East, Bluffton, Columbus Grove, Crestview, Delphos Jefferson, Football, Paulding, Scores, Spencerville|Tags: , |

2019 NWC Football All-Conference Teams

Allen East head coach Wesley Schroeder was selected as the Coach of the Year for the Northwest Conference in voting by coaches at a meeting in Delphos on Monday.  Allen East tied for the league championship with Spencerville and Columbus Grove as all finished the season at 6-1 in league play.

Columbus Grove junior quarterback Blake Reynolds was selected as the Offensive Player of the Year.   Eli Yahl, a senior linebacker from Spencerville and Blake Hershberger, a junior linebacker from Allen East were selected as Co-Defensive Players of the Year.

This years’ co-championship was the first time since 1995 that Allen East has finished at the top of the league standings.  Spencerville has now won or shared the league title for the last three years with Columbus Grove’s last title coming in 2005.

1st Team Offense
Offensive Line: Eli Yahl – Senior – Spencerville
Offensive Line: Mitch Douglass – Sophomore – Columbus Grove
Offensive Line: Brennan Davies – Senior – Allen East
Offensive Line: Isaiah LaTurner – Senior – Crestview
Offensive Line: Jackson Goecke – Senior – Spencerville
Receiver: Alex Schneider – Senior – Columbus Grove
Receiver: Cole Fletcher – Senior – Allen East
Receiver: Zac Swaney – Junior – Ada
Receiver: Bradden Crumrine – Junior – Allen East
Running Back: Brody Brecht – Junior – Crestview
Running Back: Jacob Deisler – Senior – Paulding
Running Back: Joel Lotz – Senior – Spencerville
Quarterback: Blake Reynolds – Junior – Columbus Grove
Specialist: Rece Verhoff – Sophomore – Columbus Grove

1st Team Defense
Defensive Line: Gunner King – Junior – Columbus Grove
Defensive Line: Isaiah LaTurner – Senior – Crestview
Defensive Line: Garrett Neth – Senior – Allen East
Defensive Line: Mason Myers – Senior – Spencerville
Linebacker: Eli Yahl – Senior – Spencerville
Linebacker: Blake Hershberger – Junior – Allen East
Linebacker: Brody Brecht – Junior – Crestview
Linebacker: Jared Basinger – Senior – Columbus Grove
Def. Back: Bradden Crumrine – Junior – Allen East
Def. Back: Jon Banal – Junior – Columbus Grove
Def. Back: Logan Gerardot – Junior – Crestview
Def. Back: Logan McCluer – Senior – Allen East
Def. Back: Tyson Shutler – Junior – Bluffton

2nd Team Offense
Offensive Line: Jared Basinger – Senior – Columbus Grove
Offensive Line: Eli Myers – Junior – Allen East
Offensive Line: Mason Myers – Senior – Spencerville
Offensive Line: McCormick Ault – Senior – Bluffton
Offensive Line: Carson Kreischer – Junior – Crestview
Offensive Line: Cole Mabis – Senior – Paulding
Receiver: Gabe Clement – Junior – Columbus Grove
Receiver: Caleb Manz – Junior – Paulding
Receiver: Eli Harter – Sophomore – Spencerville
Running Back: Garrett Neth – Senior – Allen East
Running Back: Gunner Grigsby – Sophomore – Spencerville
Running Back: Tucker Neff – Senior – Bluffton
Quarterback: Brandon Hull – Junior – Ada
Specialist: Bradden Crumrine – Junior – Allen East

2nd Team Defense
Defensive Line: Gabe Criblez – Junior – Allen East
Defensive Line: Hunter Reynolds – Senior – Columbus Grove
Defensive Line: Reece Hodge-Miller – Senior – Spencerville
Defensive Line: Fernando Garcia – Senior – Paulding
Linebacker: Jackson Goecke – Senior – Spencerville
Linebacker: Ezra Jones – Junior – Columbus Grove
Linebacker: Travis Wilson – Junior – Allen East
Linebacker: Ryan Bogart – Junior – Columbus Grove
Linebacker: Cole Mabis – Senior – Paulding
Def. Back: Zac Ridenour – Senior – Columbus Grove
Def. Back: Deyton Price – Junior – Paulding
Def. Back: Cody Bockey – Junior – Spencerville
Def. Back: Evan Schroeder – Senior – Columbus Grove

Honorable Mention Offense
Offensive Line: Ezra Jones – Junior – Columbus Grove
Offensive Line: Colby Swager – Senior – Crestview
Offensive Line: Alex East – Senior – Delphos Jefferson
Offensive Line: Bryce Paul – Senior – Ada
Offensive Line: Ethan Halker – Junior – Columbus Grove
Offensive Line: Brandon Dues – Junior – Spencerville
Offensive Line: Brendan Hornish – Junior – Paulding
Offensive Line: Landen Luginbuhl – Senior – Bluffton
Offensive Line: Riley Coil – Senior – Paulding
Offensive Line: Jeff Meyer – Junior – Columbus Grove
Running Back: Fernando Garcia – Junior – Paulding
Running Back: Caylib Pruett – Senior – Crestview
Running Back: Tyson Shutler – Junior – Bluffton
Running Back: Keegan Hull – Sophomore – Ada
Receiver: Logan McCluer – Senior – Allen East
Receiver: Daniel Mattson – Junior – Ada
Receiver: Ayden Lichtensteiger – Sophomore – Crestview
Receiver: Will McBride – Freshman – Ada
Quarterback: Bryce Belcher – Senior – Allen East
Quarterback: Josh Henline – Freshman – Spencerville
Specialist: Kyle Koontz – Senior – Bluffton

Honorable Mention Defense
Defensive Line: Jackson Wilson – Sophomore – Bluffton
Defensive Line: Evan Shaffer – Sophomore – Allen East
Defensive Line: Jacob King – Senior – Paulding
Defensive Line: Isaiah Pugh – Junior – Spencerville
Defensive Line: Landen Luginbuhl – Senior – Bluffton
Defensive Line: Ty Miller – Senior – Ada
Linebacker: Jordan Motter – Junior – Allen East
Linebacker: Tanner Matthewson – Senior – Delphos Jefferson
Linebacker: McCormick Ault – Senior – Bluffton
Linebacker: Hunter Paxson – Senior – Allen East
Linebacker: Jacob Deisler – Senior – Paulding
Linebacker: Riley Coil – Senior – Paulding
Linebacker: Seth Estle – Junior – Delphos Jefferson
Linebacker: Keegan Goecke – Junior – Spencerville
Def. Back: Kaden Short – Senior – Crestview
Def. Back: Caylib Pruett – Senior – Crestview
Def. Back: Brandon Hull – Junior – Ada
Def. Back: Dylan Baughman – Senior – Spencerville
Def. Back: Trent Teman – Freshman – Delphos Jefferson
Def. Back: Caleb Manz – Junior – Paulding

November 6th, 2019|Categories: Ada, Allen East, Bluffton, Columbus Grove, Crestview, Delphos Jefferson, Football, NWC, Paulding, Scores, Spencerville|Tags: |

2019 OHSAA Football Computer Rankings – Week 10

The final weekly OHSAA Football Computer Rankings were released and 1 NWC school is in the top 8 in their region and moving on to the playoffs.

Division V, Region 18
21. Paulding

Division VI, Region 23
7. Allen East, 10. Spencerville, 11. Columbus Grove, 20. Bluffton, 22. Delphos Jefferson, 23. Ada

Division VII, Region 26
11. Crestview

Complete 2019 OHSAA Football Computer Rankings

November 3rd, 2019|Categories: Ada, Allen East, Bluffton, Columbus Grove, Crestview, Delphos Jefferson, Football, NWC, Paulding, Scores, Spencerville|Tags: |

2019 OHSAA Football Computer Rankings – Week 9

The 6th weekly OHSAA Football Computer Rankings were released and 1 NWC school is in the top 8 in their region.

Division V, Region 18
19. Paulding

Division VI, Region 23
6. Allen East, 9. Spencerville, 11. Columbus Grove, 20. Bluffton, 22. Delphos Jefferson, 23. Ada

Division VII, Region 26
11. Crestview

Complete 2019 OHSAA Football Computer Rankings

October 31st, 2019|Categories: Ada, Allen East, Bluffton, Columbus Grove, Crestview, Delphos Jefferson, Football, NWC, Paulding, Scores, Spencerville|Tags: |

10/26 OHSAA Cross Country Regionals

Boys
Division III Regional at Tiffin
Top seven teams and those individuals that finish in the top 28 advance to the state.
8. Columbus Grove 217, 11. Lincolnview 333, 22. Bluffton 546, Allen East NTS
Individual State Qualifiers: none
Complete Results

Girls
Division III Regional at Tiffin
Top seven teams and those individuals that finish in the top 28 advance to the state.
3. Columbus Grove 194 (7. Alyssa Ellerbrock, 49. Erin Downing, 67. Ellie Keehn, 73. Addison Schafer, 93. Leanndra Price, 126. Sydney Witteborg, 131. Zoe Stechschulte), 9. Crestview 284, 19. Lincolnview 419, Spencerville NTS
Individual State Qualifiers: 18. Ragen Harting, Crestview; 19. Madison Langdon, Lincolnview; 26. Lillee Stewart, Spencerville
Complete Results