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Baked expectations: Cake auctions benefit school sports

Above Ella Lunsford, left, and Sarah Witmer, wheel out a cake for the girls basketball team for the Jan. 20 Dalton All Sports Booster Club cake auction. The auction raised nearly $8,000 with 18 cakes. PHOTO BY LISA McGINTY | LMc Photography   A sample of cakes from Smithville, Waynedale and Dalton. (Archive and Facebook…

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Dalton’s Lunsford marks 1,000th career point

PHOTOS BY AMBER DOTY | FOR THE DGKN DGKN staff report SMITHVILLE  Dalton senior Ella Lunsford made school history Feb. 2 as the second varsity girls basketball player to score 1,000 points during her high school career. Former Dalton standout Makenna Geiser hit the goal as a junior in 2019 and Jalen Wenger scored his…

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Dalton girls get big win over Hillsdale to end week

Dalton’s Caroline Chubbuck Dalton’s Sarah Witmer Dalton’s Maddy West By ARIEL STAHLER DGKN sports writer DALTON  The Lady Dawgs lost to Western Reserve Academy at the beginning of the week, but Dalton’s varsity girls basketball team collected a big win over Hillsdale to finish out the week. The Lady Dawgs lost 66-43 to visiting Western…

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WENG-ING IT — Dalton senior averages 33 points over two games vs. Bears, Smithies

PHOTOS BY LISA McGINTY | LMc Photography Dalton’s Braylon Wenger contributed 39 points with four 3-pointers at Friday’s game against Waynedale. Dalton’s Quentin Lehman Dalton’s Jack Steiner Dalton’s student section shows spirit on Construction Night. By ARIEL STAHLER DGKN sports writer Dalton High School’s varsity boys basketball team secured important league wins over Smithville and…

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Dalton 5th grader advances to state for free throws

Aubrey Maibach, a 5th grade student at Dalton Elementary, made 17 of 25 free throws at Willard to advance to the state level Elk’s Hoop Shoot State Finals. The state finals will be on Feb. 18 at Newark High School. Aubrey is one of six girls in the state competing in the 10-11 year old…

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Dalton All-Sports Booster Club cake auction Jan. 20

ARCHIVE PHOTO BY LISA McGINTY | LMc Photography DALTON  The annual Dalton All-Sports Booster Club cake auction will be Friday, Jan. 20 during the boys home basketball game versus Waynedale. Again this year the proceeds from the winning bids will be split in half. Half will go back to the booster club and the other…

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HS BOYS BASKETBALL: Dalton in control to beat Chipps

PHOTOS BY LISA McGINTY | LMc Photography Dalton’s Braylon Wenger collected 20 of his 35 points in the first two quarters of the Jan. 6 game against Chippewa. Jack Steiner finished with 21 points and three 3-pointers. The Dawgs had a home victory 72.-56. By ARIEL STAHLER DGKN sports writer It was a game of…

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Bulldogs high school wrestlers represent Dalton well in Kentucky; Dalton junior high finishes fourth; Waynedale wrestlers dominate Wheeling Park Duals

PHOTO PROVIDED Dalton High School’s wrestling team competed in Lexington, Ky. to get a taste of what a post-season match might be like. DGKN staff report Dalton’s head varsity wrestling coach said going into the season, he had his mind set on going into unfamiliar territory and wrestling a team that the Bulldogs had never…

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Dalton wrestling coach says Bulldogs ‘moving in right direction;’ results from Orrville vs. Waynedale; Waynedale Middle School wrestling results

Bulldogs wrestlers ‘moving in right direction’ “We were at a great tournament this weekend in the North Canton Hoover Invite,” said Dalton Head Coach Kenton Lemon. “This tournament is a great early season test to find out where we are as a team and individually. The competition level is strong and the atmosphere of being…

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