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Road kill first 'verified' bobcat sighting in Holmes County
May 20, 2017 5:00 AM

Road kill first 'verified' bobcat sighting in Holmes County

Since 1970 when the Ohio Division of Wildlife started documenting bobcat sightings in the state, no observances have ever been verified in Holmes County. That is until recently, when a bobcat was found dead on April 25 in Holmes County's Killbuck Township (near state Route 520 and 62).

By Art Holden Outdoor Editor
Knights' big rally is one for the ages
May 20, 2017 5:00 AM

Knights' big rally is one for the ages

SUGARCREEK -- River View and its ace hurler Peyton Werntz were sitting pretty with an 8-0 lead over West Holmes heading into the fifth inning of the Div. III Eastern District softball semifinal Tuesday at Garaway.

By Kevin Lynch Staff Writer
Hot-swinging Hawks roll River
May 20, 2017 5:00 AM

Hot-swinging Hawks roll River

NEW CONCORD, Ohio -- Hiland brought its hitting sticks to the Div. III Eastern District semifinal at Muskingum College on Monday against River, banging out 14 hits in a 12-2 run rule victory after five innings.

By Kevin Lynch Staff Writer
A few hints to help you get your gobbler in rainy, windy conditions
May 13, 2017 5:00 AM

A few hints to help you get your gobbler in rainy, windy conditions

The 2017 spring turkey hunting season started out (literally) with a bang, with increased harvest numbers from a bountiful flock, the result of last year's Cicada hatch and a mild winter. But, wind and rain in week 2 slowed things down a bit.

By Art Holden Outdoor Editor
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Meadowbrook outlasts Knights
May 13, 2017 5:00 AM

Meadowbrook outlasts Knights

BYESVILLE -- Based on records and seeds, Tuesday's Meadowbrook-West Holmes clash in the Division II Sectional Tournament figured to be tightly contested.

By Jeff Harrison The Daily Jeffersonian
Hawks stay perfect, start defense of title with rout
May 13, 2017 5:00 AM

Hawks stay perfect, start defense of title with rout

BERLIN -- The defending Div. III state champion Hiland Hawks opened tournament play Tuesday night as though they had something to prove, punishing the Seminoles of Monroe Central 15-2 in five innings at Lehman Field in Berlin.

By Kevin Lynch Staff Writer
Hunt for Ohio's Massasauga
May 6, 2017 5:00 AM

Hunt for Ohio's Massasauga

There are times when the general public scratches its head, wondering why state and federal agencies spend time and money on the darndest research.

By Art Holden Outdoor Editor
Apr 29, 2017 5:00 AM

Byner spent Wednesday in Dalton

For the first 20 years the Cleveland Browns were in the National Football League, they never lost more than three games in a row. In other words, just another month of Sundays for the current Browns.

By Mike Plant Sports Editor
Apr 29, 2017 5:00 AM

Ohio's annual free fishing days are scheduled for May 6-7

COLUMBUS -- On May 6-7, Ohio residents are invited to take part in a free fishing weekend. Ohio's Free Fishing Days are open to all Ohio residents and extend to all of Ohio's public waters, including Lake Erie and the Ohio River.

Sportsmen willing to pay, ODNR doesn't want the money
Apr 29, 2017 5:00 AM

Sportsmen willing to pay, ODNR doesn't want the money

COLUMBUS -- Is it a matter of being fiscally responsible, or is something else in the works? Is there a rift building in Columbus between the Department of Natural Resources and the Division of Wildlife?

By Art Holden Outdoor Editor
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Unbeaten Hawks spot TCC three runs, then roar back
Apr 22, 2017 5:00 AM

Unbeaten Hawks spot TCC three runs, then roar back

BERLIN -- Hiland overcame a shaky start, spotting visiting Tuscarawas Central Catholic three runs in the top of the first before righting the ship and sailing by the Saints 13-3 in six innings in an Inter-Valley Conference clash Wednesday at Lehman Field in Berlin.

By Kevin Lynch Staff Writer
Snyder named Knights' new girls basketball coach
Apr 22, 2017 5:00 AM

Snyder named Knights' new girls basketball coach

MILLERSBURG -- Lyndsy Snyder knows she has a lot to live up to replacing Lisa Ogi as the girls basketball coach at storied West Holmes -- and she can't wait to get started.

By Mike Plant Sports Editor
Time for anglers to cash in on 2014 walleye hatch
Apr 22, 2017 5:00 AM

Time for anglers to cash in on 2014 walleye hatch

The days of throwing back all those 14 3/4-inch walleye are hopefully behind us. As much as every Lake Erie fisherman reveled in the fact the 2014 walleye hatch was the best in a dozen years, there were literally "growing" pains last summer on the big waters.

By Art Holden Outdoor Editor
Seniors lead Knights to third at own Invite
Apr 15, 2017 5:00 AM

Seniors lead Knights to third at own Invite

MILLERSBURG -- West Holmes senior thrower Josh Goudy and the Knights sprinters had an outstanding day to lead the Knights to a third-place showing in the tightly contested Knights Invitational.

By Kevin Lynch Staff Writer
Competition motivates West Holmes girls track
Apr 15, 2017 5:00 AM

Competition motivates West Holmes girls track

MILLERSBURG -- Getting the push from the high level of competition in the field was the factor that helped several athletes reach personal records (PRs) at the West Holmes Knights Invite Saturday at Knights Stadium.

By Kevin Lynch Staff Writer
Knights blow by Arrows in OCC
Apr 8, 2017 5:00 AM

Knights blow by Arrows in OCC

ASHLAND -- The answer, my friend, was blowing in the wind.

By Larry Stine Gatehouse Media Ohio
Apr 8, 2017 5:00 AM

Spring turkey season opens April 24 locally

For many hunters, spring brings the unmistakable sound of gobbling wild turkeys as Ohio's annual hunt of this popular game bird begins.

Hawks sweep Knights in battle of Holmes County
Apr 8, 2017 5:00 AM

Hawks sweep Knights in battle of Holmes County

MILLERSBURG -- Little things mean a lot. In baseball, they've got to be done to beat fundamentally sound teams. And in the opener of a twinbill Saturday at West Holmes, the Knights failed to get the little things done and the visiting Hawks of Hiland made the hosts pay, posting a 6-2 decision.

By Kevin Lynch Staff Writer
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Apr 8, 2017 5:00 AM

Knights edge Titans, capture Hiland Invite

West Holmes won the battle against Triway to win the Hiland Tennis Invitational by a slim one point 11-10, Coshocton was third with six and the host Hawks finished with three points.

What's the magical temperature that triggers everything in spring?
Apr 8, 2017 5:00 AM

What's the magical temperature that triggers everything in spring?

Want success this spring in the woods and on the water, get yourself a thermometer. It's not actually as simple as that, but temperature is the biggest factor to triggering the spawn of some of the most sought-after fish in the midwest, as well as the growth of morels.

By Art Holden Outdoor Editor