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Jun 24, 2017 5:00 AM

Outdoor notes

Lenape Trails shoots The Lenape Trails Sportsman Club (15413 Salt Creek Road, Mount Eaton) announced its summer archery and trap shooting schedules. The Lenape Trails Sportmen's Club trap schedule for the next three months is July 7 and 21, Aug. 4 and 16 and Sept. 1, 15 and 29.

By Art Holden Outdoor Editor
Ned Rig's numbers can't be overlooked
Jun 24, 2017 5:00 AM

Ned Rig's numbers can't be overlooked

Admittedly, I've been pretty much a three-lure fisherman the past 15 years. Give me an inline spinner, a black plastic Senko-style worm, or a jig and twister tail, and I'll catch pretty much anything.

By Art Holden Outdoor Editor
Jun 24, 2017 5:00 AM

Legislation introduced to extend Ohio hunting and fishing rights to disabled vets

COLUMBUS--State Representatives Larry Householder (R-Glenford) and Darrell Kick (R-Loudonville) introduced legislation today to update Ohio's hunting and fishing laws. The legislation, House Bill 272, makes two changes.

Mishler wins title
Jun 24, 2017 5:00 AM

Mishler wins title

The top finishers in the boys 13-14-yearold division at the Salt Fork Junior Golf Tournament were (from left) Gavin Gress of River View, third place; Carter Mishler of Hiland, first place; and Sam Santille of Harrison Central, second place.

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Fishing is good for Sportsman Show's DR drawing winner
Jun 17, 2017 5:00 AM

Fishing is good for Sportsman Show's DR drawing winner

TORONTO -- When Leroy Keim was about to leave the Mount Hope Event Center after visiting this past January's Northeast Ohio Sportsman Show, he and his son Brian decided there was one more thing they had to do.

By Art Holden Outdoor Editor
Jun 17, 2017 5:00 AM

Outdoor notes

Report turkey, grouse sightings The Ohio Department of Natural Resources is asking the public to participate in surveying wild turkeys and ruffed grouse by reporting sightings of these two species.

By Art Holden Outdoor Editor
Mardis picks up first LM feature win at 'The Hill'
Jun 17, 2017 5:00 AM

Mardis picks up first LM feature win at 'The Hill'

MILLERSBURG -- A beautiful, June evening last Saturday at Hilltop Speedway had all seven regular race divisions in action.

Four West Holmes Knights place at state track championships
Jun 17, 2017 5:00 AM

Four West Holmes Knights place at state track championships

West Holmes junior Brayden Chaney clocked a 48.82 to take fifth in the 400 dash at the state track meet recently, while Knights senior thrower Josh Goudy placed sixth in the discus.

Burch is selected in Major League draft
Jun 17, 2017 5:00 AM

Burch is selected in Major League draft

BERLIN -- Playing Major League Baseball is something nearly every kid who has ever thrown a ball up and whacked it across the yard has dreamed of, but so very few ever achieve.

By Kevin Lynch Staff Writer
Hawks' reign, perfect run finishes in title game
Jun 10, 2017 5:00 AM

Hawks' reign, perfect run finishes in title game

COLUMBUS -- Get 'em on, get 'em over and get 'em in. That formula has worked for Hiland many times during its 31-game winning streak this season. Unfortunately for the Hawks, they got 'em on and got 'em over -- but they didn't get 'em in.

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Competitors travel far to Kelbly's Super Shoot
Jun 10, 2017 5:00 AM

Competitors travel far to Kelbly's Super Shoot

MARSHALLVILLE -- The best of the best in the benchrest rifle circle of competitors show up every year the week leading up to Memorial Day to the little town of Marshallville, to try and put a bullet in the same hole 100 times at distances of 100 and 200 yards.

By Art Holden Outdoor Editor
Outdoor notes
Jun 3, 2017 5:00 AM

Outdoor notes

Lenape Trails shoots The Lenape Trails Sportsman Club (15413 Salt Creek Road, Mount Eaton) announced its summer archery and trap shooting schedules. Archery shoots are Monday nights from 6 p.m.-dark, and will be held June 5,12, 19 and 26; July 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31, Aug.

By Art Holden Outdoor Editor
Escaped Holmes County fallow deer are in DOW's crosshairs
Jun 3, 2017 5:00 AM

Escaped Holmes County fallow deer are in DOW's crosshairs

Ever since Chronic Wasting Disease was found in a deer at a hunting preserve outside of Millersburg in the fall of 2014, any time a penned deer escapes in Holmes County, a red flag goes up.

By Art Holden Outdoor Editor
Jun 3, 2017 5:00 AM

Four Knights punch state track tickets

Two days after senior Josh Goudy advanced with his fourth-place finish in the discus, three more Knights moved on to state from Day 2 of the Div. II Athens Regional Saturday. Brayden Chaney captured a regional title in the 400 and set a school record in the process, running a 49.

STAY TOGETHER, PLAY TOGETHER
Jun 3, 2017 5:00 AM

STAY TOGETHER, PLAY TOGETHER

BERLIN -- One of the things veteran coach Tom Gibson loves about his Hiland High team this year is that there is no test these seniors haven't faced -- and passed with flying colors.

By Kevin Lynch Staff Writer
Hawks hit 30-0, off to defend championship
Jun 3, 2017 5:00 AM

Hawks hit 30-0, off to defend championship

COLUMBUS -- Pitching, defense and timely hitting. Those are the three baseball tenets Hiland coach Tom Gibson preaches, and the three that helped the Hawks blank Wheelersburg 2-0 in the Div. III regional championship Saturday at Frank Damian Field at Ohio Dominican University.

By Kevin Lynch Staff Writer
Lily pads are not just for bass
May 27, 2017 5:00 AM

Lily pads are not just for bass

AKRON -- Some of my best fishing days have come when I've focused on lily pads, be it for giant pike or big-mouth bass.

By Art Holden Outdoor Editor
Hawks have it all working in rout of Trojans
May 27, 2017 5:00 AM

Hawks have it all working in rout of Trojans

SUGARCREEK -- The perfect combination of excellent pitching, solid defense and timely hitting have landed defending state champion Hiland in regionals after the Hawks hammered Tusky Valley 10-0 in five innings Wednesday at Garaway High School to claim the Div. III Eastern District championship.

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Mullet's baseball number retired by Hiland
May 27, 2017 5:00 AM

Mullet's baseball number retired by Hiland

BERLIN -- Hiland honored one of the greatest baseball players ever to don a Hawks jersey prior to its regular season finale against Jackson Monday at Lehman Field. Eric Mullet's No. 6 will be retired after this season.

By Kevin Lynch Staff Writer
Chaneys pace Knights at districts
May 27, 2017 5:00 AM

Chaneys pace Knights at districts

Brayden Chaney and Matt Chanay led the way and West Holmes is taking a bus to regionals instead of a van. Div.