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THURSDAY, JAN. 23, 1947
League Standings
Jan. 19
Team W Pct.
Rockets 2 0 1.000
Tigers 2 0 1.000
5-Potatoes 1 1 .500
All-Stars 1 1 .500
Olympics 0 2 .000
Bugs 0 2 .000
1
I
Winter Recreational Notes
Winter Recreational Program
At the end of the first two weeks
of play in the men’s basketball
league, the Rockets and Tigers are
setting the pace for the other four
teams. Each outfit so far has wTon
two tilts without suffering defeat,
but with only half of the first round
played the race for honors still is
wide open.
The success of the six-team league
playing every Monday at the high
school gymnasium, however, really is
marked by the fact that all partici
pants are having a good time-win,
lose or draw'—and every team mem
ber is getting plenty of exercise in
the weekly workouts.
Stop! Look! Listen!
The Farmers Grain Co. is happy
to announce this added attraction
to the program of quartet music
to be presented to the public
Wed. Night, Feb. 5
High School Auditorium,
7:30 P. M.
Here is a funy man that is out,
STRICTLY FOR LAUGHS, and
he gets them. He has
many times with the
Quartet from Greenville
never failed to make tl
roar with laughter fl
youngest to the oldest in
ence.
Ippeared
Kiwanis
and has
e crowd
om the
the audi-
trel Man
n many
of The
as one
who call
The name of this Mini
is Mr. Al Heiby wh
stockholders and friend
Farmers Grain Co., kno
of the Wayne Feed Men
regularly in Bluffton.
W’e have seen him a
let’s see him at play. I
Remember the time ar
Games Jan. 13
Rockets 60, Olympics 21 ..
Tigers 55, 5-Potatoes 31
All-Stars 47, Bugs 26
Games For Jan. 27
Bugs vs Tigers, 7 p. m.
Rockets vs All Stars, 8 p. m.
5-Potatoes vs Olympics, 9 p. m.
Casey Jones, of the Rockets, was
high point man in the three games
played on January 13, by bagging 22
points in the game with the Olym
pics. Koontz, of the Rockets, was sec
ond high with 17 points.
Basketball To Start Feb. 4
basketball play under the
recreation program will be
in the college gymnasium at
Girls
Girls
winter
started
7 p. m. Tuesday night, Feb 4. All
girls interested in play are urged to
report.
On Tuesday nights hereafter, the
college gymnasium will be set aside
for women from 7 p. m. until 8:30
p. m., after which the men’s volley
ball league will play. Businessmen
are especially urged to take advan
tage of the Tuesday night period set
aside for volleyball and other gym
nastics, but anyone interested
urged to attend.
Total
work­
1 place
Wed. Night,
ium,
High School Audi!
7:30 P. M.
You are invited—il
free.
Emma Mae Shaw, Plaintiff
By Clarence C. Miller, Her Atto
504 Citixens Bldg.. Lima, Ohio.
is
Box Scores Jan. 13
Men’s Cage League
Rockets
Deppler 5 1 11
J. Herrman 3 0 6
K. Moser 2 0 4
C. Jones 11 0 22
J. Koontz 7 3 17
Totals 60
Olympics
H. Klay 0 2 2
N. Triplett 2 1 5
J. Davis 2 0 4
B. Stonehill 4 2 10
B. Swank 0 0 0
Totals 21
Bugs
Metzger 1 0 2
Bogart 0 0 0
Marshall 2 1 5
Zeurcher 6 1 13
C. Sommer 1 2 4
R. Reichenbach 1 0 2
Total 26
All-Stars
Zi miner ly 3 1 7
W. Amstutz 7 0 14
D. Reichenbach 5 0 10
D. Sommer 3 1 7
J. Fett 1 0 2
J. Moser 1 3 5
Wihkler 1 0 2
Total 47
Tigers
H. Burkholder 6 1 13
F. Herrman 5 3 13
D. Klay 4 1 9
Bracy 6 0 10
D. Amstutz 2 0 4
Sheridan 0 0 0
Fisher 3 0 6
Total 55
5-Potatoes
Luginbuhl 3 0 6
Fritchie 0 0 0
Hilty 4 0 8
Stonehill 3 1 7
Clark 3 1 7
Mericle 1 0 2
Nies wander 0 1 1
31
LEGAL NOTICE
of
Carl Shaw, whom place
.David residence
id unknown end can not witH reasonable dil
igence be ascertained, is hereby notified that
Emma Mae Shaw has filed her petition a
gainst him for divorce, restoration to former
name, and all proper relief, on the grounds
of groea neglert of duty and extreme cruelty.
In case No. 36582 in the Court of Common
Pleas of Allen County, Ohio at Lima. Ohio.
Said cause may be heard and decided after
the expiration of six weeks from the first
publication of this notice.
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Facing their two hardest tests in
Western Buckeye league play, Bluff
ton High’s undefeated eagers will
meet Bellefontaine and Wapakoneta
in games on the home courts of
those two teams during the next
week.
Play so far this season has brand
ed Bluffton, Wapakoneta and Belle
fontaine as about the class of the
league, and if the Pirates get vic
tories in their starts Friday night
and next Tuesday they
about sew up their claim
disputed title in the loop.
will just
to an un-
calls for
Bellefon-
The week’s schedule
Bluffton to tangle with
taine at that place next Friday
Sweeping to their 11th consecutive
victory in easy fashion, Bluffton
High eagers buried Lima St. Johns
in a scoring avalanche to win by a
score of 62 to 34 last Saturday night
at Lima.
The Pirates got away to a 13 to
7 lead at the quarter and widened
the advantage to a mark of 26 to
14 at halftime. Their tight defens
ive play in the third stanza enabled
the locals to run the count to 40 to
15 at the end of the period.
Bluffton’s easy conquest over the
parochial team added to its prestize,
for the Johnnies had won 10 of 12
Bluffton college eagers lost games
to two of tl\eir oldest foes during
the last week, going down before
Defiance, 65 to 57, at that place
Wednesday of last week, and Find
lay, 54 to 39, at Findlay last Sat
urday night.
Bluffton held the edge at halftime,
35 to 29, but Defiance closed the
gap in the second half and took the
lead about midway thru the third
quarter,
their last
count at
remaining
The Beavers then made
bid when Raber tied the
52-all with four minutes
in the game.
In the closing four minutes both
teams ran wild, but Defiance had
the edge in scoring, garnering 13
points to Bluffton’s five to clinch
the decision.
Center Ernest Raber was high
scorer of the evening, with 27 points
on 11 field goals and five free
throws. Rich Gratz hit for 17 to
take second honors.
At Findlay, last Saturday, Bluff
ton stayed in the running until the
last half when the Oiler’s long list
In beating St. Marys last week
Bluffton High finally again got its
hands on the Western Buckeye league
traveling trophy for the first time
since 1941, altho the Pirates have had
one undefeated basketball season in
1944, and undefeated football season
last fall and so far this year have
won every basketball tilt The
secret to the whole thing is that none
of the teams Bluffton defeated dur
ing the six-year span had possession
of the trophy at the time the locals
beat them, but there are high hopes
they will be able to keep it in their
possession the rest of this season
and on into next year
This is the third time Bluffton has
had possession of the trophy, which
changes hands whenever the school
which holds it is beaten by another
league team Van Wert, largely
on the basis of its spectacular foot
ball successes of recent years, has
held the trophy the most times, sev
en Bellefontaine has had it six
times Celina and Wapakoneta five
times each and Bluffton, Kenton and
St. Marys each have held it three
times ... St. Marys, before losing it
to Bluffton last week, had the trophy
exactly one week, taking it from Van
Wert
Bluffton’s
THE BLUFFTON NEWS. BLUFFTON. OHIO
Undefeated Bluffton Cagers To Play
At Bellefontaine And Wapakoneta
Undefeated Pirates Run Victory
String To Eleven With 62-34 Win
In romping over the foes, the
Bluffton team looked especially good
with a 36-point last-half spree,
marked by a third quarter assault
in which the Pirates tallied 14
points while holding their foes to
one lone free throw.
last-quarter play was racehorse
basketball at its peak with the two
teams garnering 41 of the 96^oints
made in the game during that per
iod. In the last four minutes the
competing eagers poured a total of
26 points thru the hoops, with Bluff
ton getting 14 to St. John’s 10.
night, then the locals will come right
back for their second start in a
tough week of play in a tilt at
Wapakoneta next Tuesday.
A tilt between Wapakoneta and
Bellefontaine last week indicated the
two crews are of about equal
strength, with Wapakoneta squeezing
by to a one-point win in a 28 to 27
contest.
That marked Bellefontaine’s first
loop setback, ana the team’s second
defeat of the year. Wapakoneta so
far also has lost two.
Bluffton, on the other hand, is rid
ing the crest of an 11-game winning
spree, and four of the undefeated
outfit’s victories have been over
Class A schools.
games before tangling with the Pi
rates last Saturday.
Neil Schmidt, ace Bluffton for
ward, added 20 points to his season
total, one more than the total rack
ed up by Tom Riepenhoff, leading
Lima scorer.
Althaus, Bluffton guard, stood
next high in the scoring column with
16 points, 10 of which were tallied
on 11 free throw attempts, for one
of the classiest exhibitions of foul
shooting seen in these parts in many
a day. Wayne Sommer, with 12
points, was next high.
The Pirate quintet scored 16 of
25 free throws, and St. Johns made
good on eight of 16 tries.
The box score:
Bluffton
Schmidt,
Stonehill,
Sommer,
Pogue, f.
Howe,
Althaus, g.
Wilch,
Kirtland, g.
Reagan, g.
Totals
St. Johns
Bluffton College Loses High-scoring
Games To Defiance, Findlay Cagers
all the way,
in doubt un
with a 13
four minutes
The game with Defiance’s Yellow
Jackets was a thriller
with the final decision
til Defiance cut loose
point spree in the last
to break a 52-52 tie score and go
on to victory.
Beavers
FT
2
3
5
1
0
0
_. 2
7
_11
1
2
._ 0
Russell Gratz ...
Richard Gratz
Raber
Howe
Leichty
Gleason
American
honors
Bluffton
20
0
12
2
8
16
0
4
0
9
0
2
0
2
0
2
1
3
3
0
2
0
10
0
0
0
16
8
62
34
23
13
of squad members wore down the
Beavers* limited sujn,dy of man
power.
Halftime count in the contest was
22 to 17, and Bluffton had led at one
time in the first half, 17 to 14.
Raber again proved the best point
getter on the floor, with eight field
ers and six free throws
points.
for 23
17
27
3
4
0
57
65
Defiance
Half—Bluffton 35 Defiance 29.
Beavers
Raber .... ...
Russ Gratz
Rich Gratz
Howe
Leichty
Smucker
Hershberger
Gleason .....
FT
6
0
2
1
0
1
0
0
FG
8
0
3
.... 1
... 0
2
... 0
0
Findlay
Half—Bluffton 17 Findlay
Sports in Shorts
ton was getting four From 1937
until 1944, the Pirates had copped on
ly two of seven contests, but in the
last three years they beat Bellefon
taine twice
Echoes of the Bluffton Elida con
troversy which was fanned into flame
last fall when both teams were un
defeated in football came into prom
inence from the basketball angle in
a Lima spsrts writer’s column last
week ... His column said
Another letter, unsigned as usual,
but still deserving mention, comes
from a fan who can’t see why we
think Neil Schmidt
ketball
Said
10-game series with
Bellefontaine, Pirate foe next Friday
night, gives the edge to the Chief
tans, who have won six while Bluff-
On the preceding Tuesday night,
Lima Holy Name, one of the best
outfits in northwestern Ohio, bested
the local Legionnaires, 73 to 56, in
a game played at Bluffton. Fred
Herrman got 16 points and Kent Cot
terman 15 for Bluffton in
Bluffton (50)
Coming from behind in the last
four minutes of play, Bluffton High
reserves copped their ninth win in
10 starts, by edging St. Marys sec
onds, 27 to 26, last Friday night on
the home floor.
One boy of Schmidt’s type can!
make the difference in what ordinari-1
ly would be an average team. He is I Bluffton college cagers will meet
doing that to Bluffton. I another brace of strong foes in the
Bluffton had led all the way, 9 to
3, 16 to 12, and 22 to 21, at the
quarters, until St. Marys surged to
a 25 to 22 lead midway thru the
final period. Moore then went on a
one-man spree to garner the five
points that meant victory for Bluff
ton in the waning minutes of the
game.
We’ve seen Prince in action many! schedule of the next week, which
more times than Schmidt and the! pits the Beavers against Cedarville
former is an excellent eager. But he I away from home and against Find
doesn’t have Schmidt’s uncanny eye| lay on the Bluffton court,
for the basket. The latter has that
something extra that
player.
first-round
county Legion cage loop by squeez-1 scoring team this year, and the out
ing out a 50 to 48 victory over Spen-1 fit proved its mettle three weeks ago
cerville last Thursday night in the I when it lost to Findlay by only one
Beaverdam gymnasium. I point in a real thriller that saw
It was the Bluffton team’s fifth I both outfits tallying more than 70
consecutive victory in league play, I points,
and Reichenbach and John Herrman1
set the scoring pace with 13 and 12
points respectively.
the
Gratz 4 1 9
W. Amstutz 0 0 0
F. Herrman 3 1 7
Reichenbach 6 1 13
Jones 4 0 8
J. Herrman 5 2 12
D. Amstutz 0 1 1
Wenger 0 0 0
Totals 22 6 50
Spencerville 16 16 48
Sluff ton Reserves
Win By 27-26 Score
Moore paced Bluffton with 10. n
points Wilch got six Bracy five
and Burcky, Bauman and Herr two!
Financial Report of
Bluffton High School
Athetic Association
September 10, 1945-August 20, 19461
Receipts
Games & S. Tickets $3280.84
Guarantees
Transportation
Light
Tax
Supplies __
Insurance
Meals
Tickets
Clean &
Officials
Change
Police ....
Labor ....
Concession
Telephone
Fees
Printing
Dues
Gift to
Picture
License
Service
6
Expenditures
225.00
.50
Balance 8/20/46
is All-Ohio bas
timber.
fan says in
of Elidar is
his opinion Dick
twice as good a
Prince
player.
Well, there is no denying that both
Schmidt and Prince would delight
any coach’s heart. However, our
choice of Schmidt is based on more
than the fact he has scored 215 points
in nine games, an average of nearly
24 a game.
It must be remembered that Bluff
ton, altho a Class school, plays in
a Class A league and meets half its
schedule in A teams. The way
Schmidt tosses in 20 to 30 points a
game against this kind of opposition
can’t be laughed off.
In addition, whoever wrote this let
ter must remember that Schmidt is
an ex-GI. He achieved maturity and
poise in the Navy. He played with
FOOTBALL
4
Games and
S. Tickets
$
5.08
75.30
5.25
4.40
203.80
repair
23
0
8
3
0
5
0
0
22.
238.00
4.00
90.00
Memorial
charges
39
54
$4132.22
Balance 9/10/45
Receipts
After struggling thru
I first quarter in which
only four points, ail on
$3724.65
4 573.17
4132.22
$4705.39
3724.65
$ 980.74
SEASON, 1946
Expend
Receipts
itures
$2339.42
Guarantees
Transportation
Light
Tax
Supplies
Insurance
Meals
Clean & Repair
Officials
Change
Police
Labor
Concessions
League
$
...... 143.00
307.90
26.01
37.65
428.25
1042.97
217.00
87.721
184.931
161.00
200.00
18.00
5.25
302.06
2.50
68.66
72.50
200.00
302.06
5.00
$3130.64
Balance 8/20/46
Receipts
Expenditures
Balance
Bluffton College Beavers To Meet
Wgh 8Ch001 ban Findlay, Cedarville In Next Week
Bluffton will tee off against Ced-
makes a great I arville at that place next Saturday
I night, then play at home Tuesday
I of next week when Findlay’s strong
Legion copped I outfit comes here.
in the Alien! Cedarville has a rangy, high-
Bluffton High’s undefeated cagers
came right back to average more
than 20 points a period the rest of
the way to wallop St. Marys, 66 to
46, last Friday night on the Bluffton
court.
It w’as the Pirates 10th consecutive
victory of the season, and their third
win in Western league play, with
three league tilts remaining to
played.
In the meantime, St.
able to hit four fielders
free throw to assume a
when the quartei ended.
Pirate Cagers Win Tenth Straight
With 66-46 Victory Over St Marys
a disastrous
they scored
free throws,
be
got
the
Against St. Marys the locals
away to their slowest start of
season, and, missing repeatedly in
shots from the floor, the team had to
depend on free throws for all their
first-period scoring.
period, however,
at nine-all, then after
had been knotted at 11-11
the Cotterman crew went
The halftime score was 23 to 18,
I Bluffton, and the Pirates widened the
I Pirate Reserves
*ach. Also playing were Balmer,!
Mathewson, Schmidt, Burkholder,! 11
Dunifon, Diller, Sommer and Nis-I Copping their tenth decision in 11
wander. games, Bluffton High reserves top
ped Lima St. Johns seconds, 28 to
18, on the Lima court last Saturday
night.
Win ^gal„ 28-18
The Pirate understudies led at the
quarters, 6 to 5 13 to 11 and 19
to 13.
Wilch with 12 points and Bracy
Expend-! with nine set the pace for the vic
itures tors, with Herr, Moore and Bauman
each getting two, and Burcky adding
430.591 one.
103.391 er, Mathewson, Sommer, Niswander,
28.581 Dunifon, Burkholder, Schmidt and
643.88 Diller.
978.58'
130.25
94.21
144.20
253.75
432.50
238.00
44.00
23.75
90.00
1.55
9.25
54.08
2.50
10.00
10.00
1.00
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Also in the lineup were Balm-
News want ads bring results.
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Some Ohio heavy soils are be
coming so packed they are difficult
to work and to drain. More sod
crops in the rotation will
the tilth of those soils.
JUST IN
improve
Bluffton
Schmidt,
was
one
lead
and
Totals
St. Marys
Phone 120-Y
PAGE THREW
Against Findlay, the Beavers will
be seeking revenge for a beating
administered at Findlay last Satur
day night. Beaten only three times
so far this winter, the Findlay out
fit wiii be one of the finest to ap
pear on the Bluffton home schedule,
and local fans will have an oppor
tunity to see one of the state’s best
when the Oilers play here. Findlay
now is second in Ohio Conference
standings and only one game out
of first place.
Bluffton’s team is hard at work
this week, hoping to get back into
%’inning ways, altho a severe sched
ule is in store facing the Beavers
in the weeks immediately ahead.
gap in the third stanza which ended
with them on the long end of a 38
to 27 count.
In the last quarter the Bluffton
machine hit its peak scoring stride
to dump in 28 points before the gun
ended play.
Neil Schmidt again paced the
Bluffton attack, gamering 29 points
on 13 field goals and three free
throws. Twelve of his points were
scored in the third period.
Sommer dropped in 13 points,
Althaus got nine, and Pogue, break
ing into the lineup as a fourth
period substitute racked up eight
points.
Cook was high for St. Marys with
14 points.
The lineups:
13
0
6
4
0
0
0
2
2
0
Stonehill, f.
Sommer, f.
Pogue,
Howe,
Bracy,
Wilch,
Althaus, g. ..
Kirtland, g.
Reagan, g.
9 to 4
f.
back in
to tie
the
the
the
and
out
Bluffton came roaring
next
count
score
13-13
in front to stay there the rest of
the way.
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