Sports

Mid-Ohio Announces 2023 Racing Schedule

27 Jan , 2023  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

The 62nd season of racing at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course will showcase some of the premier series in all of motorsports this summer with the NTT INDYCAR SERIES and NASCAR CRAFTSMAN Truck Series returning. In conjunction with the schedule release, featuring four major events, the renewal period for Mid-Ohio Season Race Passes has begun and will go until Thursday, Feb. 16. Public ticket sales will begin Tuesday, Feb. 21.

The Vintage Grand Prix of Mid-Ohio, the longest continuously-running spectator event at the track, kicks off the schedule on June 23-25 for its 41st running. The Sportscar Vintage Racing Association sanctioned weekend will provide fans a variety of race types with classic and modern race cars, including plenty of exciting sports car action highlighted by the newly formed Prototype Spring Series Association and the legendary Trans Am Series. 

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This Year’s “The Game” Wager Has A Mansfield Flavor

25 Nov , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse

It’s an annual tradition. Each November, the Governor of Ohio and the Governor of Michigan make a friendly bet on the outcome of “The Game” – the annual OSU/Michigan football game.

As most Ohio sports fans know, this year’s game is more important than usual (if such a thing is actually possible), with both teams ranked in the top 5 nationally.

This year’s gubernatorial wager has a bit of a Mansfield flavor. Literally.

“With Ohio State and Michigan both undefeated entering The Game, and with Big Ten Championship Game and College Football Playoff berths on the line, the eyes of American sports fans will be on Columbus, Ohio and Ohio Stadium tomorrow,” said Ohio Governor Mike DeWine. “I am proud of and confident in our Buckeye football team again this year, and am I willing to put a little skin in The Game with another friendly wager showcasing great Ohio food. O-H!” 

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Sports

Stover Named Semifinalist For National Tight End Award

20 Nov , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse

A Richland County collegiate athlete is forging new paths in his role as a tight end for the nationally-ranked Ohio State Buckeyes.

Lexington graduate Cade Stover has received kudos throughout the current season for his excellent performance, and now has been named a semifinalist for the top award honoring collegiate tight ends in the NCAA.

The Friends of John Mackey have announced nine semifinalists for the 2022 John Mackey Award. Listed alphabetically, they are: Brock Bowers, Georgia; Payne Durham, Purdue; Dalton Kincaid, Utah; Sam LaPorta, Iowa; Michael Mayer, Notre Dame; Caden Prieskorn, Memphis; Ja’Tavion Sanders, Texas; Cade Stover, Ohio State; and Darnell Washington, Georgia.

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Shelby Squads Take Both MOAC Cross Country Championships

16 Oct , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse

The Shelby Whippets dominated the 2022 MOAC Cross Country Championships Saturday, held at Amann’s Reservoir in Galion.

Both the Boys and Girls teams took the MOAC Championship trophy, and also had the fastest finisher in both races. In the Boys contest, Shelby runners finished 1-2-3.

In the Girls meet, Ontario finished in fourth place and Clear Fork ended in seventh place. The following Richland County runners finished in the top 20:

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Weekly Football Computer Ratings Released; Rankings Adjust  For Richland County Teams

12 Oct , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse

The Ohio High School Athletic Association released its second official weekly football computer ratings Tuesday. The computer ratings are released every Tuesday leading up to the final report on Sunday, Oct. 23, when 448 schools – the top 16 in each region – will qualify for the playoffs.

There are 711 schools in this week’s 11-player football computer ratings. The 72 largest schools are in Division I, while the remaining schools are divided equally in Divisions II through VII (approximately 106 schools in each division).

The top 20 schools in each region are listed below by division and region with record and average points. The football page at OHSAA.org includes an explanation of how the ratings are calculated.

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Weekly Football Computer Ratings Released; Rankings Shift  For Richland County Teams

28 Sep , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse

The Ohio High School Athletic Association released its second official weekly football computer ratings Tuesday. The computer ratings are released every Tuesday leading up to the final report on Sunday, Oct. 23, when 448 schools – the top 16 in each region – will qualify for the playoffs.

There are 711 schools in this week’s 11-player football computer ratings. The 72 largest schools are in Division I, while the remaining schools are divided equally in Divisions II through VII (approximately 106 schools in each division).

The top 20 schools in each region are listed below by division and region with record and average points. The football page at OHSAA.org includes an explanation of how the ratings are calculated.

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OSHAA Weekly Football Computer Ratings Released; Rankings For Richland County Teams

20 Sep , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse

The Ohio High School Athletic Association released its second official weekly football computer ratings Tuesday. The computer ratings are released every Tuesday leading up to the final report on Sunday, Oct. 23, when 448 schools – the top 16 in each region – will qualify for the playoffs.

There are 711 schools in this week’s 11-player football computer ratings. The 72 largest schools are in Division I, while the remaining schools are divided equally in Divisions II through VII (approximately 106 schools in each division).

The top 20 schools in each region are listed below by division and region with record and average points. The football page at OHSAA.org includes an explanation of how the ratings are calculated.

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Bellville, Sports

Plans Announced For Large Sports Complex Near Bellville, News Journal Reports

14 Sep , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse

There may well be a new economic engine soon along the SR 97 corridor between Lexington and Bellville.

This morning, an announcement was made by the the YMCA of North Central Ohio to build a $12 to $15 million sports complex along I-71.

The facility would be built on land offered by retired industrialist James C. Gorman, the article stated, and the complex could include indoor soccer, basketball, volleyball, and more, as well as facilities for outdoor sports including soccer.

The News Journal article, which has additional details and quotes from area civic leaders and is well worth a read, can be found here.

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Helpful Hints For Attending OSU Football Games This Fall

29 Aug , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse, Special to 1812Blockhouse

Not only is Mansfield a member of The Ohio State University‘s campus communities, but many Richland Countians make the trip down I-71 each fall to watch the Buckeyes play. With this being a special year for Ohio Stadium, the University has shared a list of “helpful hints” to make your game day experience all the more enjoyable.

The start of the 2022 Ohio State football season, and one of the most eagerly anticipated Ohio Stadium home game schedules ever, is only eight days away. No. 2 Ohio State hosts No. 5 Notre Dame at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3, in one of the marquee games of the season. ABC will televise to a national audience.

Unlike last year, when new technologies such as mobile ticketing and parking, metal detectors and self-scanning tickets were introduced, there aren’t many changes to game day procedures for 2022. There are certainly tips and protocols to be aware of when in and around the stadium, though. Some of the most important news and notes for fans to know this year include to arrive early.

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MOESC Now Hiring Substitutes for 2022/2023 School Year

17 Aug , 2022  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

As the start of the school year approaches, the need for substitute teachers is great. Mid-Ohio Educational Service Center is looking for substitute teachers to work in a number of area school districts. 

Steve Earnest, Mid-Ohio ESC Executive Director, said substitute teachers play a vital role in the education of our children. “When a substitute teacher can’t be found, schools will often ask full-time teachers to give up their planning hour in order to fill in. This has a negative effect on the teacher’s ability to plan their class effectively, ultimately affecting students as well. Substitute teachers step in and lighten that load while ensuring that each student receives quality instruction while their formal teacher is away.”

HB 583 allows districts the flexibility to use substitute teachers with either an associate degree or high school diploma.

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