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Panthers make most of chance, eliminate Hawks
Mar 25, 2017 5:00 AM

Panthers make most of chance, eliminate Hawks

ATHENS -- Life is all about second chances. So, apparently, is basketball, and the Fairland boys basketball team made the most of its second chance on Saturday night against Hiland.

By Randy Worrell Sports Writer
Hiland's Troyer a pest ... and a state champ, too
Mar 25, 2017 5:00 AM

Hiland's Troyer a pest ... and a state champ, too

COLUMBUS -- Jessica Troyer is Hiland's pest. It's a role she takes on with great pride. Defense has always been Troyer's game. The 5-foot-6 senior isn't one of the Hawks' main scoring options like Kennedy Schlabach, Morgan McMillen and Angela Troyer, but that's just fine with her.

By Randy Worrell Sports Writer
After comeback win in Div. IV semis, Lady Hawks near flawless in finals
Mar 25, 2017 5:00 AM

After comeback win in Div. IV semis, Lady Hawks near flawless in finals

COLUMBUS -- Did Hiland's come-from-behind victory in Thursday's state semifinals mean that the Hawks were vulnerable? Or just simply invincible? The Hawks proved to defending champion Waterford on Saturday afternoon it was the latter of the two choices.

By Randy Worrel Sports Writer
Snow, sleet, rain and fog:
Mar 25, 2017 5:00 AM

Snow, sleet, rain and fog:

SHREVE -- An overnight snow, mixed with some rain and sleet, would keep most people indoors on a Saturday morning. But not birders. Even an early-morning fog didn't keep them away, as the diehards were up and at it early over the weekend for the annual Shreve Spring Migration Sensation.

By Art Holden Outdoor Editor
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Hiland seals the deal, earns its 15th Final Four
Mar 18, 2017 5:00 AM

Hiland seals the deal, earns its 15th Final Four

MASSILLON -- The standard in girls Div. IV basketball remains the same -- it's Hiland and then everyone else. The No.

By Randy Worrell Sports Writer
Lady Hawks cop POY, COY honors
Mar 18, 2017 5:00 AM

Lady Hawks cop POY, COY honors

Hiland is appearing at the girls state basketball tournament later this week. The Hawks will be bringing the Div. IV Player of the Year and Coach of the Year with them.

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Hawks advance to regional
Mar 18, 2017 5:00 AM

Hawks advance to regional

DOVER -- The Tusky Valley Trojans were a team that mirrored the Hiland Hawks' style of play in their Div. III East District championship at Dover on Friday evening.

By Kevin Lynch Staff Writer
Mar 11, 2017 5:00 AM

Scotties end Knights' reign

GNADENHUTTEN -- There will be a "fresh" face at the Div. II Zanesville Regional.

By Zach Bolinger Special To The Daily Record
Mar 11, 2017 5:00 AM

Hawks make quick work of Malvern for district title

DOVER -- Displaying depth, dominating defense and a balanced offensive attack with a dash of experience, the Hiland Hawks made quick work of Inter-Valley Conference foe Malvern for the third time this season, squashing the Hornets 80-41 in the Div.

By Kevin Lynch Staff Writer
Hiland shellacks Shamrocks
Mar 11, 2017 5:00 AM

Hiland shellacks Shamrocks

BERLIN -- Thanks to the Eastern District's new tournament format, the Hiland Hawks were able to host their first tournament game Friday night. The second-seded Hawks did not disappoint the faithful fans at the Perry Reese Jr.

By Kevin Lynch Staff Writer
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Mar 11, 2017 5:00 AM

Hawks clamp down, cruise by Tornadoes

DRESDEN -- Hiland's defensive intensity continues to peak as the Hawks move along the tournament trail. The pressure posed by the guards ignited an 18-2 run in the first quarter of Tuesday's Eastern District semifinal battle against West Muskingum.

By Kevin Lynch Staff Writer
Mar 11, 2017 5:00 AM

Few attend Division of Wildlife's open house

AKRON --- The annual statewide Division of Wildlife open houses each spring historically draw good numbers of concerned outdoorsmen and women to the District Three headquarters in Akron. The participation numbers at the DOW's northeast Ohio offices are usually the highest in the state.

By Art Holden Outdoor Editor
Mar 11, 2017 5:00 AM

Kaufman, Woods off to state meet

All season long, the West Holmes wrestling team has been led by its lightest wrestlers. Those two, Thane Kaufman and Cael Woods, will be the lone Knights heading to the state meet after qualifying out of districts Saturday. Div.

Trio of titles for West Holmes fifth-graders
Mar 11, 2017 5:00 AM

Trio of titles for West Holmes fifth-graders

The West Holmes fifth-grade girls basketball team poses with its hardware from winning the Orrville tournament, the third consecutive tourney title for the Knights.

Mar 11, 2017 5:00 AM

Outdoor notes

New licenses needed Beginning March 1, Ohioans can purchase a 2017-2018 hunting or fishing license at wildohio.gov and at hundreds of participating agents throughout Ohio. Licenses are also available for purchase on a mobile device such as a smartphone.

By Art Holden Outdoor Editor
Mar 4, 2017 5:00 AM

Like many, I took advantage of springtime in February

Coming off the sensational week of weather we experienced Feb. 19-25, I don't have to tell anyone that spring has come early this year. I was among the many who couldn't pass up a chance to wet a line, hitting one of my springtime haunts just to see if the fish were biting.

By Art Holden Outdoor Editor
Jeff Woods retiring as WHHS wrestling coach
Mar 4, 2017 5:00 AM

Jeff Woods retiring as WHHS wrestling coach

MILLERSBURG, Ohio -- Several factors have led up to his decision to turn the wrestling program he helped build into a recognized state power over to any one of the legion of qualified coaches waiting in the wings.

By Kevin Lynch Staff Writer
Knights ousted by No. 2-seed
Mar 4, 2017 5:00 AM

Knights ousted by No. 2-seed

BYESVILLE -- Friday's Division II East District Sectional tournament opener between highly touted Meadowbrook High and visiting West Holmes had little suspense after the first three minutes.

By Jeff Harrison Gatehouse Ohio Media
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Mar 4, 2017 5:00 AM

Seven Knights moving on to district wrestling

West Holmes wrestlers recorded nine top-five finishes as the Knights grabbed a second-place team showing at the Div. II Whitehall-Yearling Sectional tournament this past Saturday.

Defense keys West Holmes in victory
Mar 4, 2017 5:00 AM

Defense keys West Holmes in victory

MILLERSBURG -- A combination of nerves and intense defense by the hosting West Holmes Knights led to a lethal combination for the Muskies of John Glenn in the Div. II Sectional final Saturday in the Dungeon at West Holmes.

By Kevin Lynch Staff Writer