Baseball

Dawgs, Golden Bears share WCAL crown

PHOTOS BY LISA McGINTY Underclassmen congratulate seniors during Senior Night. Dalton’s Colter Chupp keeps his eye on the ball. By ARIEL STAHLER Gazette & News sports writer After two wins over Rittman, Dalton High School’s varsity baseball team finished with a 12-2 record against WCAL teams, which was enough to grab a share of the…

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Dawgs’ skipper tallies 100th win

PHOTO BY LISA McGINTY Dalton’s win against Waynedale put the Dawgs in a position to at least share the WCAL championship. PHOTO PROVIDED Coach Scott Huth reached his 100th win last week during the game. By ARIEL STAHLER Gazette & News sports writer After being shut out by Waynedale early in the week, Dalton High…

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Dawgs use pitching, long ball against Smithies

PHOTO BY LISA McGINTY | LMc Photography Adam Jarrett slides safely into second under the tag. By ARIEL STAHLER Gazette & News sports writer Excellent pitching, solid defense and long-ball shots were just what Dalton High School’s varsity baseball team needed to sweep Smithville. The wins put the Dawgs at a 14-5 overall record and…

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Dalton varsity baseball remains undefeated on the road

PHOTO BY LISA McGINTY | LMc Photography Dalton’s Jaden Schlabach with the pitch. By ARIEL STAHLER Gazette & News sports writer For many teams, home is the place where they play the best. That is not the case this season for Dalton High School’s varsity baseball team. After wins at Norwayne and Sandy Valley, the…

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Dawgs win big against Chippewa, Mogadore, Orrville

PHOTOS BY LISA McGINTY | LMc Photography Brandon Basinger is greeted at home by Bennet Gwin and Colton Chupp after his home run. Kole Miller dives back to first to avoid the tag. By ARIEL STAHLER Gazette & News sports writer Dalton High School’s varsity baseball team took two games from Chippewa and won over…

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Dawgs make late-game comeback to sweep series with Huskies

PHOTOS BY LISA McGINTY | LMc Photography Colter Chupp is greeted at home after a solo blast out of the park home run against Northwestern last week. The Dawgs have a 3-1 overall record and a 2-0 WCAL record. Dalton’s Jaden Schlabach fires it in from right field. Dalton’s Seth Manley gets a hold of…

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Dawgs return to diamond with extra-inning walk-off

PHOTOS BY ROBERT McCUNE | DGKN A warm spring day greeted Dalton and Tuslaw teams Saturday. The Mustangs won 5-1 the first game and the Bulldogs won the second game 10-9. By ARIEL STAHLER Gazette & News sports writer After two years since Dalton High School’s varsity baseball team played an Opening Day game, the…

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New backstop, fencing turning heads

PHOTO BY KURT IMMLER | DGKN Thanks to donations and fundraisers, a new fence was installed at Dalton’s baseball field this winter. DALTON  When outside practice begins in the next few weeks and games start at the end of next month, high school baseball players and fans can celebrate the return of the sport and…

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Back in the game: Youth baseball, softball resume in Wayne County

PHOTOS PROVIDED BY JASON BOYER Left, Greyson Siders, who is on a 14u team through the Dalton Youth Athletic Association winds up near the beginning of the season. It’s known as America’s favorite pastime and, at the youth level locally, baseball’s return seems to also have offered some comfort to players and fans. In mid-May, state officials announced…

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