Schools, Sports

Mansfield Senior Has A New Athletic Director

23 Jun , 2017  

Jennifer Lepard, a 14-year special education teacher in Mansfield City Schools, is the new athletic director at Mansfield Senior High School.

Lepard’s appointment was confirmed by the board of education Tuesday night on a 3-1 vote that encompassed a wide range of Superintendent Brian Garverick’s personnel recommendations. Renda Cline, Sheryl Weber and Judy Forney voted for the personnel actions. Chris Elswick voted no. Gary Feagin was absent. More…

Schools, Sports

Senior Has New Head Basketball Coach

7 Jun , 2017  

A standout player at Mansfield Senior High School and Morehead State University is the new varsity basketball coach at Senior High.

The appointment of Marquis L. Sykes was announced Tuesday by Superintendent Brian Garverick after several applicants were interviewed by a team of administrators. He succeeds J. T. Reese as the Tygers’ head coach. Sykes’ appointment will be confirmed by the board of education on June 20. More…

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All About Mansfield, Sports

Parkrun Continues To Provide Fitness And Fun

5 Jun , 2017  

In January, Mansfield became just the eighth location in the United States for the internationally recognized weekly FREE 5K timed run known as parkrun.

Sponsored by the City of Mansfield Parks Department, the Richland County Park District (B&O Trail), and Richland Public Health’s Creating Healthy Communities grant, parkrun is not a race but a fitness and recreation opportunity for all ages. More…

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Sports

Mansfielder Gains Division III All-Region Honors

23 May , 2017  

An athlete from Mansfield who competes for Hamilton College has collected U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association All-Region honors for the 2017 Division III outdoor track & field season, according to the school.

Cat Berry ’19, as well as two others, are all-Atlantic Region honorees for the first time in their Hamilton track & field careers. More…

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History & Tourism, Sports

Mansfield’s Baseball Broadcasting Pioneer

18 Apr , 2017  

The 2017 season of “America’s Favorite Pastime” is well underway. What better time to share the story of a key figure in radio broadcasting history – and particularly baseball broadcasting — who made Mansfield his home? More…

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Sports

Tyger Chooses Minnesota

14 Apr , 2017  

On Thursday night, Mansfield Senior’s Jornell Manns made it official.

Manns has committed to pursue the next step in his football career in the Big Ten, and specifically at the University of Minnesota. The 5’11”, 185 lbs. wide receiver and cornerback had also made an unofficial visit to OSU. More…

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Schools, Sports

Richland Schools Change Divisions

8 Apr , 2017  

In a continuing attempt to bring competitive balance to high school sports, the Ohio High School Athletic Association (OSHAA) announced changes this week to divisional playoff classifications. Gone is the traditional model which included only enrollment as a factor; other factors come into play.

Of the 718 schools that play football in Ohio, 75 schools moved up to a higher division due to competitive balance and/or a higher base enrollment number. More…

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All Things Business, Sports

Mid-Ohio Hiring For 2017 Race Season

31 Mar , 2017  

Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course is holding its 13th annual job fair seeking seasonal employees for its 2017 race season. The job fair takes place Friday, March 31 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM and Saturday, April 1 from 9:00 AM to 12 noon in the Cooper Tires Tower located in the garage area of the track. More…

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Sports

Mansfielder Named To International Drag Racing Hall Of Fame

20 Mar , 2017  

UPDATE on March 20: Shrewsberry was inducted this past week into the International Drag Racing Hall of Fame. This is our article on the honor which was first published in October.

A one-time Mansfielder who went on to become a key person in the development of “wheelstander” exhibition cars has been named as an inductee to the International Drag Racing Hall of Fame in Ocala, Florida. More…

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Schools, Sports

St. Peter’s Falls In Regional Basketball Contest

18 Mar , 2017  

On Friday night, the Mansfield St. Peter’s Boys Basketball squad fell in the Regional Finals to the team from Delphos St. John, 44-43. The game was played on the campus of the University of Toledo. Before and during the contest, 1812Blockhouse pooled social media posts from various sources to create a livestream of scores and photos. That stream can be viewed below. More…

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Sports

2017 Race Season Brings Double The Fun

12 Mar , 2017  

Race season kicks off a bit earlier this year with the bold move by Mansfield Motor Speedway to return to their dirt track roots. The season opener is March 25 and offers spring races for 3 weekends for the Triple Crown Spring Spring Series. More…

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