Aaron Dorksen

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Aaron Dorksen has been Sports Editor of The Daily Record since 2000 and has been with the paper since 1997. He lives in Wooster with his wife, Angela, and their son, Arch, who was born in November of 2010. A graduate of Chardon High School and Bowling Green State University, Dorksen has won numerous state and national Associated Press writing awards, including being named an Ohio AP Sports Writer of the Year. He can be reached at 330-287-1621 or adorksen@the-daily-record.com

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Mike Hargrove led the Indians to a 721-591 record from 1991-99, including five consecutive AL Central Division titles (1995–99) and World Series appearances in '95 and 97.

Remembering 20th anniversary of Jacobs Field – and time I accidentally called Mike Hargrove ‘coach’

| April 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

It’s hard to believe the Cleveland Indians and their fans celebrated the 20th anniversary of the first Opening Day at Jacobs Field April 4. It seems like just yesterday that Cleveland’s incredible ballpark, since renamed Progressive Field, opened. Even people from other cities said The Jake was one of the top parks in the country […]

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Wooster High grad Headley turns in ‘super’ sprint at Ohio State football contest

| March 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

Wooster High graduate Colwyn Headley is enjoying his 15 minutes of fame at Ohio State — maybe more if he can follow up an incredible entrance at the Ohio State football team’s “fastest student tryout.” Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer has organized a series of tryouts to find a few fastest students to run against speedster […]

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2013-14 AP All-Inland District Girls Basketball

2013-14 AP All-Inland District Girls Basketball

| March 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

DIVISION I FIRST TEAM: Marquia Turner, North Canton Hoover, 5-7, sr., 10.2; Julie Worley, North Canton Hoover, 6-0, sr., 13.7; Kaylee Stroemple, North Canton Hoover, 6-0, sr., 10.2; Ty Newkirk, Canton McKinley, 5-7, jr., 13.9; Baylen Dyrlund, Uniontown Lake, 6-0, sr., 15.6; Peyton Booth, Wadsworth, 5-10, sr., 8.5; Jodi Johnson, Wadsworth, 5-10, soph., 15.5; Baleigh […]

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2013-14 AP All-Inland District Boys Basketball

2013-14 AP All-Inland District Boys Basketball

| March 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

COLUMBUS (AP) — The 2014 Associated Press Northeast Inland All-District boys high school basketball teams, as selected by a media panel from the district: DIVISION I FIRST TEAM: Mitchell Spotleson, Uniontown Lake, 6-foot-5, senior, 19.8 points per game; Evan Bailey, Massillon Jackson, 6-6, sr., 18.5; LePear Toles, Canton Timken, 6-4, soph., 20.2; Craig Randall, Medina, […]

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AP state boys and girls basketball polls for Jan. 6

AP state boys and girls basketball polls for Jan. 6

| January 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

Associated Press boys state basketball poll The Top Ten teams in the Associated Press Ohio high school basketball poll with first-place votes in parentheses and won-loss record, total points and position last week at right: DIVISION I 1, Lakewood St. Edward (5) 7-1 103 2, Trotwood-Madison (4) 8-0 96 3, Cle. St. Ignatius (2) 7-1 […]

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The Daily Record's Mike Plant (right) is going to play Coach Culp from Shelby and Aaron Dorksen is going to be Jack Tatersall, a rival captain from Toledo who stands up for Charles Follis by stopping a game and quieting a racist crowd, in 'The Black Cyclone.'

DR Sports writers to try hand at acting in ‘The Black Cyclone’

| December 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

Our sports department received some pretty exciting news today! Mike Plant and myself will be acting in an upcoming play: “The Black Cyclone.” It’s the story of Charles Follis, who played on Wooster High’s first football team in 1899 and went on to be the first black pro athlete for the Shelby Blues. The Generals’ […]

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Daily Record Area Football Record-Holders

Daily Record Area Football Record-Holders

| December 13, 2013 | 0 Comments

UPDATED: DECEMBER, 2013: High school sports record keeping is an inexact science at best. Coaches and athletic directors come and go, and often when they leave so do the individual statistical sheets from their tenures. That is, if they were kept accurately in the first place. Track and field records are by far the easiest, […]

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WCSHOF accepting nominations until Jan. 1, 2014

WCSHOF accepting nominations until Jan. 1, 2014

| December 3, 2013 | 0 Comments

Area sports fans have less than a month left to nominate deserving people for the Wayne County Sports Hall of Fame. The WCSHOF is taking nominations for the June, 2014 Induction Class. It will be the 20th induction class for the WCSHOF, which was founded in 1975. Deadline for nominations is Jan. 1, 2014, and […]

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2013 Northeast Inland District Football team

2013 Northeast Inland District Football team

| November 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

The 2013 Northeast Inland District football team as voted on by a panel of sports writers from the region. Division I First Team Offense Ends—Alex Binnie, North Canton Hoover, 5-foot-11, 185 pounds, senior; James Angel, Uniontown Green, 6-1, 165, soph.; Colton Whited, Hudson, 6-2, 175, jr. Linemen—Jonah Hostetler, Massillon Jackson, 6-0, 225, sr.; Zeke Martin, […]

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Triway superintendent Dave Rice (right) poses with Dalton superintendent Scott Beatty (left) and OHSAA commissioner Dan Ross at the 2013 state boys basketball tournament. Rice and the OHSAA are at odds over whether or not schools should vote on separating public and private schools in postseason tournaments.

Triway superintendent Rice objects to OHSAA trying to block his separation petition

| October 31, 2013 | 0 Comments

WOOSTER — Whether people agree or disagree with separating public and private schools, Triway superintendent Dave Rice thinks they should have the right to sign a petition that would force a vote on the issue. That’s why Rice is taking issue with the OHSAA’s move on Tuesday to issue a memo to all schools statewide […]

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