Sports Briefs


Highland County Travel Basketball League Meeting

The Highland County Travel Basketball League will hold its annual organizational meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 25 at the Hillsboro Elementary cafeteria.

Everyone interested in participating or entering a team should attend. If have any questions or concerns make plans to attend or send a representative for your school or team.

The league is for boys and girls entering the fourth, fifth and sixth grades this school year. If entering a third grade team, they will be placed in fourth grade division.

The league is under new management and there are some rule changes, so make plans to attend

No phone calls should be made. If you have questions or concerns plan to attend the meeting.

HHS Football Scrimmage date change

The Hillsboro High School Football Team will be having its scrimmage with Adena High School this Friday, August 14 at Richards Memorial Field, starting at 5 p.m. It was previously scheduled for Saturday morning at 10 a.m. Admisson to the game is free.

Ohio State Park Duck Blind Permits

More than 400 permits are available to hunters wishing to construct a blind to hunt ducks and geese on select Ohio State Park lakes and wildlife areas during this waterfowl hunting season. Lottery drawings will be held the morning of Saturday, Aug. 15, at the 17 state parks and two wildlife areas offering these duck blind permits.

Interested applicants must appear in person at a participating state park office with proof of a 2015 Ohio hunting license, state wetlands stamp endorsement in the applicant’s name and a signed 2015 or 2014 federal duck stamp. Applicants under the age of 18 are encouraged to have a parent or legal guardian present to sign the permit contract, and applicants must provide the required license and stamps.

Highland County’s Rocky Fork Lake is one of the participants.

Each hunter can apply for only one duck blind permit, and no one can apply or draw for another person. There is a $50 non-refundable permit fee for the state park lottery winners. Most locations accept cash, checks or credit cards for payment. Lottery winners have 45 days to construct their blinds, and all blinds must be dismantled by March 15, 2016.

Information on waterfowl hunting seasons, locations and restrictions will be discussed by park staff and wildlife officers during the lotteries. For general information about hunting seasons and regulations, call 800-WILDLIFE or visit

Compiled by Robert Stegbauer

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