By ZACH BOLINGER Daily Record Sports Writer BERLIN — The Classic in the Country, a three-day basketball bonanza in Berlin, promotes itself as a place “Where Champions Compete and Hospitality is King.” It delivers a more profound message, though. Intentionally scheduled each year over the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend, the event — now…

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By ELLIOTT SCHREINER Daily Record Sports Writer BERLIN — As I sat down to write in my votes for this week’s Associated Press poll Sunday, I felt a renewed confidence in my job. Quite a lot of that had to do with seeing 13 games so far this weekend with about half of the best…

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From Staff Reports BERLIN — South Euclid Regina showed a loss two weeks ago to Lutheran East was a bit fluky. The Royals, ranked No. 3 in Div. III, put together the best performance of Saturday’s games, knocking off previously undefeated and No. 1 in Div. I West Chester Lakota West 64-58. In a game…

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T-R Staff Report BERLIN — Hiland’s girls, one of the top teams in the state in Division IV, beat one of the standout teams in Division I, Columbus Brookhaven, 51-43 Saturday in the final game of the night at Classic in the Country V at the Perry Reese Jr. Community Center. The Hawks improve to…

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Berlin, Ohio — It didn’t take long for the fifth edition of the Classic in the Country to establish itself as a girls high school basketball event where respect has to be earned. Rankings? These kids don’t care about no stinking rankings.

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By ELLIOTT SCHREINER Daily Record Sports Writer The following is a look at the opening day of Classic in the Country V. Waterford vs. East Canton (10 a.m.) There stands a good chance each of these teams will be playing late into March in Div. IV. East Canton (Div. IV, No. 8) has been a…

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By JEFFERY WILLIAMS T-R Sports Writer It’s now five years and going strong as the Classic in the Country V takes over the Perry Reese Jr. Community Center and the Berlin community this weekend. Many of the top girls’ basketball teams in the state and a few nationally ranked teams will attend the 3-day event,…

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By JON SCHOLLES The Budget Sports Editor The Classic in the Country (CitC) Challenge has gone from “one of the best” to “the best girls” basketball event in America in what seems like the blink of an eye. Although, no one in the CitC camp is one bit surprised. “At the risk of sounding self-absorbing,…

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