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The Tuscarawas County Challenger Little League is getting ready to begin registration for its 2017 season, and this season there will be the addition of an adult league.

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Wilkshire Golf Course was recently awarded the honor of Golf Course of the Year by the Ohio Golf Course Owners Association.

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Perry Reese film moves ahead as writers visit Holmes County

James Black came to Berlin in an effort to gain information about Perry Reese, Jr. Black is currently in the process of producing the Perry Reese, Jr. movie, which is moving forward after a long struggle to find funding for the screen writing.

Challenger League to open registration and add adult league

The Tuscarawas County Challenger Little League is getting ready to begin registration for its 2017 season, and this season there will be the addition of an adult league.

Eleven Warriors hoping to bring Woody Hayes back home to Newcomerstown with life-sized monument

Eleven Warriors, a group of Buckeye backers, has recently begun a grassroots fundraising campaign to come up with the funds to have a life-sized monument of Woody Hayes constructed in his hometown of Newcomerstown, Ohio.

Gannon Petrullo secures Dover’s comeback win on night’s final match at West Holmes

Dover won recently in wrestling in an away match against West Holmes.

Wilkshire Golf Course awarded 2016 Course of the Year

Wilkshire Golf Course was recently awarded the honor of Golf Course of the Year by the Ohio Golf Course Owners Association.

All-Star Alta Weiss: A baseball legend in her own time

Born in Berlin on Feb. 9, 1890, Alta Weiss would go on to become one of the most famous female baseball players of all time.

Upward basketball and cheerleading registration now available

Upward basketball and cheerleading registration is now underway.

Special Olympians do well in fall sports competitions

Tuscarawas County Special Olympics sports won numerous gold, silver and bronze medals with the bowling and aquatics teams.

BFFs meet at center court for the right to advance to districts

Two best friends and one spot was the match-up in the district play-in match between Strasburg's Sarah Dreher and Dover's Adele Pruni at Dover Park during the Div. II sectional tennis tournament.

Fall Fun Fest will benefit Special Olympic athletes

A new activity, the Fall Fun Fest, will allow people to show their support for the Tuscarawas County Special Olympians.

The Ohio State Alumni Club of Tuscarawas will hold OSU football parties

The Ohio State Alumni Club of Tuscarawas County will meet at Factory Street Pub & Grill in Dover for game-watch parties for all of the Ohio State football action.

Challenge accepted and progress made for Pirates and Tigers at Polar Bear Invite

There were other options for the Garaway Pirates and Strasburg Tigers to play in Monday, Aug. 8, but the two Inter-Valley Conference Schools opted to square off with the big boys in facing some of Northeast Ohio's bigger and most talented schools. Both teams played solid games, the Pirates placing...

Tigers tame the field in grabbing win at Pirate Open

The Strasburg Tigers have put the area on notice that they are going to be a force to be dealt with. Strasburg has been on fire during the preseason and picked up right where it left off in devouring the field of 19 teams en route to a tournament crown at the Garaway Open Saturday, Aug. 6 at...

Kent State University at Tuscarawas hires Mark D. Albaugh for new sports program

Mark D. Albaugh of Uhrichsville has been hired as the coach for cross country and track and field at Kent State University at Tuscarawas.

Jim Wright Memorial Golf Tournament raises over 5 thousand

The third Annual Jim Wright Memorial Golf Tournament was held June 25 at Willandale Golf Course in Sugarcreek. The foundation congratulates Philip Ferguson III, Justin Dombrady, Phil Ferguson IV and Mike Ferguson for winning the tournament.

Troyer claims Ohio Amateur Championship as he nears pro career

Jake Troyer, former Garaway High School four-time All-Ohioan, played great golf in capturing the Ohio Amateur and has two big tournaments left to play before turning pro.

Dover to host Williamsport Little League Tournament

The city of Dover is hosting this year's Williamsport Little League 10U State Tournament July 23-30 at Dover City Park.

Local teen knows raw horsepower, hard ridin’ and straight shootin’

17-year-old Natalie Lovell of New Philadelphia participates in Cowboy Mounted Shooting Association competitive events. She is from the Northern Ohio Outlaw Club, which is the largest club of its kind in the world with more than 500 members.

Is footgolf a real thing? Yes, and you can play it in Wooster

Take one part soccer and two parts golf. Add 21-inch diameter holes to an existing golf course, and that's the recipe for the relatively new sport of footgolf. The L.C. Boles Golf Course in Wooster is the home of Ohio's first American Footgolf League certified course.

Tusc. Co. long balls haunt East Holmes in District 4 12U play

The opening game in Berlin where Tuscarawas County found success through the use of big bombs.

Riverfront Canoe & Kayak race is bigger and better in downtown Dover

The annual Tuscarawas River Canoe & Kayak Race isn't just a race anymore. The Canal Dover Association and the Dover Boat & Ski Club have turned the race into a daylong party along the river, which will take place July 9.

Training pays off for martial artists as they head to nationals

Full Force Tae Kwon Do students train every week to compete locally and nationally. They are preparing to head to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, in a few weeks for the AAU National Championships July 4-8, where they will compete with the best of the best nationally.

Wentworth sisters shine at state to share one final moment on the podium

Garaway senior Rachel Wentworth ran to a fourth-place finish in the Div. III girls' 3200, making it three straight trips to the podium, while her younger sister Ariel Wentworth placed seventh and joined her on the podium.

Mayforth puts botched relay behind her in capturing All-Ohio honors

Celina Mayforth has been to the state track and field meet before, but after a disastrous moment in the girls' 4x200 relay, she had to rely on calming her nerves and refocusing to compete as an individual in the 400. She did so with huge success, placing eighth to earn All-Ohio honors.

Lack of experience can’t keep Dover’s Brogan off the podium at state meet

Dover's Connor Brogan made a Captain America-like transformation over the past two seasons, going from an athlete who felt he was too small to compete in the shot put to one who could earn a spot on the podium as a senior at Dover. Brogan proved up to the task at state, capturing sixth place in the...

New Philadelphia’s Aaliyah Currence not phased by big stage

With the stakes at their highest New Philadelphia's Aaliyah Currence rose to the occasion and cleared 5-06 in the high jump to guarantee her a spot on the podium.

Family builds baseball practice field for local players

Denise and Frittz McGinnis built a full-size practice field for Tuscarawas Central Catholic's junior baseball team, who previously had no field of their own. They built this field on their own land in the Baltzley Valley area of New Philadelphia.

Zoar Memorial Amateur Championship honors local and regional golfers

The second Zoar Memorial Amateur Championship will be played May 28-29 at Zoar Village Golf Course. The annual 36-hole tournament is open to any low-handicap amateur in Ohio and surrounding states.

Young Life seeks sponsors for annual golf fundraiser

Young Life of Tuscarawas and Holmes counties has had a major impact in the area youth who have chosen to take part. The organization will conduct one of its largest fundraisers June 4 when it presents its annual golf scramble at Willandale Golf Course. Young Life is currently seeking hole...

Middle school teams win ECOL Championship

The New Philadelphia Boys Middle School track team won the East Central Ohio League Championship.

Garaway pole vaulter on the Hunt for a state podium spot

At Garaway High School, the great thing was former Lady Pirate Roxy Dunn, who parlayed her immense pole vaulting talents into two Division III state titles. Now vaulting at the University of Akron, folks around the area will be looking for the next great thing.

Troyer ready for whatever comes next as Pioneers’ top dog

Garaway grad is proving to be a great golfer as a junior at Malone University.

YMCA Adult Basketball Reunion is for current and former players

All current and former basketball players are invited to attend an Adult Basketball Reunion, the first the YMCA has ever hosted.

Rockets to take on TuscBDD staff in a game of fun while collecting goods for Harvest for Hunger

In an effort to collect canned goods for area food pantries, the Rockets take on the staff at TuscBDD in a game of basketball Wednesday, March 30. Bring a canned good and join the fun.

City of Dover to host softball league meetings at Memorial Hall

There will be both a men's and coed softball league meeting on April 4.

Sports journalist to speak at Dover Public Library

Matt Lupica will discuss his new book, which gives an in-depth look at the stadiums, the players and the notable games that shaped baseball.

Tuscarawas County Rockets headed to State

The gym was packed with hometown fans on Saturday, March 6. With two minutes left in the game, the Tuscarawas County Rockets were clinging to a small lead against the Madison County Tigers from London, Ohio.

Dover swimmers earn All-Ohio honors

Local swimmers earn honors at recent competition.

Local gymnasts qualify for regional competition

All of the Level 4 gymnasts on the Tuscarawas YMCA Gymnastics Team qualified for the regional competition at Toledo in April.

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