Hiland Boys Basketball

Hawks huff and puff, but can’t blow down Hornet’s house

Hawks huff and puff, but can’t blow down Hornet’s house

By Dave Mast | Yogi Berra lives. Berra, the Baseball Hall-of-Fame catcher for the New York Yankees, was well known for his interesting quotes, which often times seemed to defy the human language. Malvern head coach Denny Tucci summoned the […]

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VIDEO: Breakdown of Ropp’s Buzzer Beater by the second

VIDEO: Breakdown of Ropp’s Buzzer Beater by the second

Former Hawks guard Chaise Gerber breaks down our video of Todd Ropp’s buzzer beater against TCC in the regional semi-final.  Great stuff Chaise, and thanks for submitting.  If you like this video please share it.

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Miracle at Meadowbrook, Ropp provides Hawks with improbable win with buzzer beater

Miracle at Meadowbrook, Ropp provides Hawks with improbable win with buzzer beater

By Dave Mast | Wow. Wow, wow, wow, wow, wow, wow. The Hiland versus Tuscarawas Central Catholic game March 4 had a little bit of everything, but the final, frenzied final seconds proved to be a roller coaster of emotions. […]

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Hawks thump Frontier, move on in Div. IV tournament

Hawks thump Frontier, move on in Div. IV tournament

It was the Jordan Yoder show early on Feb. 28 at New Philadelphia High School as the senior guard got the party started for the Hawks and never looked back.  Yoder nailed three 3-pointers in the first four minutes of […]

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Hawks leave few questions unanswered in Sectional opening win

Hiland Hawks Boys Basketball

Here’s a little pop quiz from the Hiland Hawks Div. IV Sectional opening tournament game at New Philadelphia on Friday, Feb. 22. A) Hiland scored 24 straight points in the second period. B) Bellaire St. John scored a big, fat […]

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Hawks finish regular season with win on Senior Night

Jordan Yoder lays down some D

Colin Blochlinger made two 3-pointers on back-to-back possessions in the first quarter that gave Hiland a 18-0 lead over the visiting Ridgewood Generals. It wasn’t until after the Hawks scored 18 points that Ridgewood finally lit their side of the […]

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Hawks explode on offense in 93-57 win over East Canton

HIland Hawks Basketball Lucas Mast

Forget the opening ceremony excitement at the 2014 Sochi Olympics. The real fireworks came at East Canton, courtesy of an offensive explosion by the Hiland Hawks. Hiland put a big old exclamation point on the Inter-Valley Conference championship on Tuesday, […]

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Hiland Hawks Boys Basketball District Tournament Bracket

Hiland Hawks Boys Basketball District Tournament Bracket

The Hiland Hawks will get their tournament season started at New Philadelphia High School when they take on Bellaire St. John Central in their opening game.  That game will be at 6pm on Feb. 21 as Hiland will be the […]

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Hliand 7th Graders use big start to win IVC Championship

Hliand 7th Graders use big start to win IVC Championship

In a matter of just a few seconds into the Inter-Valley Conference Seventh Grade boys championship game, the Garaway Pirates found themselves in a hole in which they would not recover. In the Saturday, Feb. 8 title contest Hiland roared […]

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Hawks surge, falter and rally to earn IVC 8th-Grade title

Hawks surge, falter and rally to earn IVC 8th-Grade title

By Dave Mast  | The ebbs and flows of the Eighth-Grade Inter-Valley Conference title game at the Hawk’s Nest at Hiland High School would have made the ocean envious. All of the action led to Hiland gaining an eventual 50-43 […]

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Hawks use big third quarter to crush Cardinals hopes of upset

Dennis Chupp works the post

Photos By: Paul Miller At halftime, the Sandy Valley boys basketball team was pretty happy with where they were. The Cardinals were on the road leading the No. 3 team in Div. IV by two points at halftime, 31-29. Then […]

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Hawks use late run to pull out 70-60 victory over Pirates

Hawks use late run to pull out 70-60 victory over Pirates

By Dave Mast | In a backyard rivalry which is as about as good as it gets, Hiland and Garaway squared off twice this season, with the Hawks earning a 10 point win in each contest. How the two teams […]

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Hawks get two wins over the weekend

Hiland Hawks Basketball Todd Ropp

The Hawks took the short ride to Sugarcreek Friday to take on their rival Garaway Pirates on Friday Jan. 31.  The No. 3 ranked team in Div. IV held off the pesky Pirates with a 10-point win 70-60 to remain […]

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Reese Center a hornet’s nest of emotions, but Hawks fly to 68-42 victory

Brady Schlabach looks to attack

  By Dave Mast The Hornet faithful were abuzz with displeasure, but the Hawks were anything but angry birds in their key IVC contest Jan. 24. Malvern’s fans were none too happy with what they felt was a shoddy performance […]

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Hiland unleashes the beast from deep to roll over Strasburg

Chris Kline

By Dave Mast Hiland’s head coach Mark Schlabach hasn’t made it any secret that he firmly believes his team is going to have to make some shots from outside the 3-point arc if they want to trek deep into the […]

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Hawks continue roll through IVC

HIland Hawks Basketball Lucas Mast

The Hiland boys kept their league record unblemished with a 20-point win over TCC 62-42 Friday night Jan. 17 on the road. The Hawks got a strong effort from Lucas Mast who poured in a game-high 19 points, including three […]

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I Remember That! – 2004 Garaway vs. Hiland Four Overtime Marathon Game

Garaway vs. Hiland 2004 - Brian Schrock (Garaway) Wes Miller (Hiland)

Let’s go back in time, to 2004, when the Pirates and Hawks couldn’t settle the score on the hardwood in regulation, so they decided to play a whole new four quarters. Do you remember this? Four quarters not enough to […]

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Three games, three wins for area teams

Jordan Yoder shows the perfect chest pass technique

We sure are blessed to have the basketball programs that we do in this county and yesterday all those teams got wins. First up the Lady Hawks traveled to Ridgewood to take on the Generals and came hoe with a […]

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Hawks crush Sandy Valley

Hiland point guard Bruce Troyer

The Hiland Hawks got a road IVC win on Friday Jan. 3 at Sandy Valley High School beating the Cardinals by 30 points, 69-39. Hiland got a great effort from their Sophomore backup point guard Bruce Troyer who dumped in […]

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Hawks fall to Brookhaven after failing to connect in second half

Jumpball tie up by Ropp

By: Dave Mast | Hiland’s players played with relentless effort in taking on Brookhaven Saturday, Dec. 28 during the finale of the First Federal Holiday Showcase. One could not question the effort. However, an ugly night of shooting the basketball, […]

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