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This BHS team owned only 1 basketball

Can you believe it? This team goes back 106 sports seasons ago.

Once you read the players' names you might think this could be a roster for the current season as there are many familiar last names listed.

There was no Western Buckeye League and the Northwest Conference was two generations in the distance.

Here's the Bluffton High School boys' basketball team from 1915-1916. We know the uniforms were red and white, but this team was not yet called Pirates. That would happen about 13 seasons later.

Team members are from left, Hank Hochstettler, Herman Schmidt, Herbert Gottschall, Donavin Baumgartner, Coach Connor, Omer Griffith, Roy Rogers, Gordon Bixel and Donald Augsburger.

Click here to view the Bluffton teams of 1910-11 and 1911-12.

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