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Halftime talks spark Loudonville to win
Dec 31, 2016 5:00 AM

Halftime talks spark Loudonville to win

While Loudonville girls basketball coach Tyler Bates and his assistants mulled over a disappointing first half outside the locker room on Dec. 27 against East Knox, players were inside debating the flaws that had left the Redbirds with only a slim lead.

Dec 31, 2016 5:00 AM

West Holmes edges Mansfield Senior

West Holmes got off to a strong start and then held off a determined host Mansfield Senior team in a 49-40 win that highlighted area girls basketball action on Dec. 21. West Holmes 49 Mansfield Sr.

Golden Bears beat Riders in old-school dual
Dec 31, 2016 5:00 AM

Golden Bears beat Riders in old-school dual

After Ashland Crestview withdrew a day before the wrestling tri-meet scheduled for Dec. 22 at Orrville's Bob Knight Gym, it turned into a dual match between just the Red Riders and Waynedale Golden Bears.

By Aaron Dorksen The Daily Record
Dec 24, 2016 5:00 AM

Outdoor notes

IBO championships The Parma Archery Club, located in Burbank, will be hosting the Indoor International Bowhunter World Championship shoot at the Cleveland I-X Center in conjunction with the Cleveland Outdoor Adventure Sport Show Jan. 13-15.

By Art Holden Outdoor Editor
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Dec 24, 2016 5:00 AM

Bonus weekend deer harvest similar to 2015

COLUMBUS -- Ohio's hunters braved less than ideal weather conditions last weekend and checked 9,228 whitetail deer during Ohio's 2016 two-day deer-gun hunting season, Dec. 17-18. During last year's two-day December deer-gun season, 9,447 deer were harvested.

Arnold a 'super sub' for West Liberty
Dec 24, 2016 5:00 AM

Arnold a 'super sub' for West Liberty

Good basketball teams have a solid starting five. Great squads have even better supporting players. West Liberty University's men's basketball program has it all and former local standout Brady Arnold has had a lot to do with its success.

By Dan Brown Special To The Holmes County Shopper
Hiland girls juggernaut rolls on to 6-0, routs Strasburg
Dec 24, 2016 5:00 AM

Hiland girls juggernaut rolls on to 6-0, routs Strasburg

BERLIN -- Unbeaten and running roughshod over the competition, the Hiland High School girls basketball team has left many coaches watching in awe and scratching their heads at the end of the night. How does one beat the Hawks? Can they be beaten?

By Randy Worrell Sports Writer
Dec 24, 2016 5:00 AM

Gardner named Knights' football coach

MILLERSBURG -- Having engineered one turnaround already, Zach Gardner doesn't think his newest job should be considered in the same category. Gardner was named head football coach at West Holmes on Thursday, Dec. 15. He comes to the school after four seasons at Sandy Valley.

By Mike Plant Sports Writer
Big second half sends Hawks by Northwestern
Dec 24, 2016 5:00 AM

Big second half sends Hawks by Northwestern

WOOSTER -- It truly was, as Northwestern coach Mark Alberts Jr. said afterward, a tale of two halves in the fourth and final game of the WQKT-Steve Smith Holiday Hoops Classic Saturday, Dec. 17 between his Huskies and Hiland.

By Mike Plant Sports Writer
Dec 17, 2016 5:00 AM

Hawks hold on to beat Cardinals

Hiland 52, Sandy Valley 45 Hiland led by as many as 14 early, but saw Sandy Valley battle back to within three by halftime. In the second half, though, the Hawks finally closed out the Cardinals with a 19-14 fourth-quarter run to earn the win.

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Dec 17, 2016 5:00 AM

Outdoor notes

Deer photos Outdoor Editor Art Holden is starting to collect photos of successful deer hunts for the year-ending deer photo pages. Hunters can email photos to aholden@the-daily-record.com, or mail them to Art Holden, The Daily Record, 212 East Liberty St., Wooster, OH 44691.

By Art Holden Outdoor Editor
What's your ethical duty when you come across injured deer
Dec 17, 2016 5:00 AM

What's your ethical duty when you come across injured deer

Sometimes, nature is just plain cruel. The annual whitetail rut pits bucks against bucks in the yearly battle for territorial dominance. Up-and-coming bucks fight to find out if they're king of the woods, thus earning the right to breed the area's does.

By Art Holden Outdoor Editor
Dec 17, 2016 5:00 AM

Knights place 6th at Wayne Invitational

West Holmes (136 points) finished sixth place at last weekend's Wayne Invitational Wrestling Tournament, which was won for the first time by host Smithville with 211 points. Ravenna Southeast was second, 48 points behind. The Knights were led by Thane Kaufman's win in the 113-pound class.

Not Knights' night as Wooster boys roll
Dec 17, 2016 5:00 AM

Not Knights' night as Wooster boys roll

MILLERSBURG -- Friday night in Millersburg, any chance West Holmes had of springing an upset of Wooster was shot down in a hurry. Already athletic and active, Wooster has added long-range shooting to the list of attributes making it even more dangerous so far this season.

By Mike Plant Sports Writer
Hawks rout West Holmes
Dec 17, 2016 5:00 AM

Hawks rout West Holmes

BERLIN -- Geographic proximity makes Hiland and West Holmes natural rivals in interscholastic sports. On the floor, it's one of the fiercest and most antagonistic competitions in all of Ohio girls basketball with the two powerhouse programs splitting the last 10 meetings heading into the Dec.

By Randy Worrell Sports Writer
Dec 10, 2016 5:00 AM

WHHS wrestlers are third at Cambridge

Competing in a tough Cambridge Invitational on Dec. 3, West Holmes finished third with 188 points to Invite champion Thornville Sheridan (235.5) and runner-up Lisbon Beaver Local (210.5).

Q & A with Joe Vardon
Dec 10, 2016 5:00 AM

Q & A with Joe Vardon

A few thoughts from the week in sports The defending NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers have struggled during a current three-game losing streak, but still have one of the best records in the league with a 13-5 mark.

By Aaron Dorksen Sports Editor
Dec 10, 2016 5:00 AM

Hiland girls make quick work of SV

The high school basketball season is now in full swing with both the Hiland and West Holmes boys and girls seeing action this past week.

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Dec 10, 2016 5:00 AM

Deer harvest up in Holmes County, down across Ohio 

COLUMBUS -- Hunters checked 66,759 deer during Ohio's 2016 deer-gun hunting season, Nov. 28-Dec. 4. Last year, hunters checked 73,392 deer over the weeklong deer-gun season.

If it's a trophy to you, that's all that matters
Dec 3, 2016 5:00 AM

If it's a trophy to you, that's all that matters

As we kick off this year's deer-gun season (opened this morning and runs through Sunday, Dec. 4), and reflect on the recently wrapped up youth weekend, I find myself compelled to revisit the theme of what makes a true hunting trophy.

By Art Holden Outdoor Editor