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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
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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
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
Mar 4, 2017 5:00 AM

Lady Hawks roll on in first 2 tourney games

Top-seeded Hiland ran its record to 22-1 with a big victory over visiting Conotton Valley last Thursday night. Then in the finals, the Hawks were even more impressive in routing Bellaire St. John Central on Saturday. Div. IV, Region 13 East District sectional Hiland 94, Con.

Hawk 8th-graders fly to top of IVC
Feb 25, 2017 5:00 AM

Hawk 8th-graders fly to top of IVC

By Mike Plant
Feb 25, 2017 5:00 AM

Arnold has been solid off the bench

Brady Arnold (West Holmes) had 11 points and four assists off the bench to help nationally-ranked West Liberty to a recent win over Glenville State in men's basketball.

By Dan Brown Special To The Hub And Holmes County Shopper
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Feb 25, 2017 5:00 AM

Outdoor notes

Chili supper The Silver Dollar Sportsman's Club will hold its fifth annual Chili Supper on Saturday, April 1 starting at 6 p.m. For a $10 donation (children under 10 free), you'll receive unlimited chili. The event is a fundraiser for the outdoor rigle range.

By Art Holden Outdoor Editor
Hawks shocked at the buzzer, lose out on IVC
Feb 25, 2017 5:00 AM

Hawks shocked at the buzzer, lose out on IVC

SUGARCREEK -- Moments after watching his 15-foot game-winning jumper swish through the net to break the hearts of the Hiland faithful 48-47 Friday, Feb.

By Kevin Lynch Staff Writer
Hiland 7th-graders rally for title
Feb 25, 2017 5:00 AM

Hiland 7th-graders rally for title

By Mike Plant
Why Ohio has expanded the list of legal deer hunting guns
Feb 25, 2017 5:00 AM

Why Ohio has expanded the list of legal deer hunting guns

Last week, the Ohio Division of Wildlife sent new regulations to the Ohio Wildlife Council for approval. Among the many new hunting regulations was a broad-swath inclusion of straight-walled cartridges now legal for deer hunting.

By Art Holden Outdoor Editor
Feb 18, 2017 5:00 AM

Outdoor notes

Fur handling workshop The Ohio State Trappers Association will be hosting a Fur Handling Workshop on Saturday, Feb. 25 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. The event will be held at the Killbuck Marsh Wildlife Area Headquarters (1691 Centerville Road, Shreve, 44676). Registration is required.

By Art Holden Outdoor Editor
Only a few tweaks are needed to manage deer herd
Feb 18, 2017 5:00 AM

Only a few tweaks are needed to manage deer herd

While the 2016-17 whitetail deer harvest in Ohio was off slightly from a year ago, officials with the Ohio Division of Wildlife feel only a few tweaks are needed to hit target levels.

By Art Holden Outdoor Editor
Woods may be done, but he's far from finished
Feb 18, 2017 5:00 AM

Woods may be done, but he's far from finished

It was a risk, scheduling Waynedale for such an important match. After all, the West Holmes wrestling team had lost five consecutive years to the Golden Bears, a program taken to new levels in the 25 seasons since Louie Stanley took over as head coach.

By Mike Plant Sports Editor
Feb 18, 2017 5:00 AM

Lady Knights win OCC outright -- again

Since 2008, West Holmes ended the season reigning supreme in the Ohio Cardinal Conference eight times. Make that nine now, and seven in a row since 2011 with a win over Clear Fork, as the Knights wrapped up another outright OCC title in girls basketball last Thursday.

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Lady Hawks put wraps on 16-0 IVC campaign
Feb 18, 2017 5:00 AM

Lady Hawks put wraps on 16-0 IVC campaign

BERLIN -- Sometimes, it's not a matter of how many, but when.

By Kevin Lynch Staff Writer
Hiland boys get defensive in conference victory
Feb 18, 2017 5:00 AM

Hiland boys get defensive in conference victory

BERLIN -- If last Tuesday was a night the Hiland boys basketball team would just as soon forget, then Friday's visit by Tuscarawas Central Catholic provided the Hawks with one to remember for a number of reasons, most notably the 54-42 victory.

By Randy Worrell Sports Writer