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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
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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.

By Kevin Lynch Staff Writer
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.

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
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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
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