History & Tourism, Sports

A Mansfield Fourth, 150 Years Ago

4 Jul , 2020  

Note: We first shared this story on our first Fourth of July holiday. It’s so fun, we’re keeping up the tradition this year.

By: 1812Blockhouse

A century and a half ago, local media writers were bemoaning the lack of activities scheduled in Mansfield to celebrate Independence Day, with one exception: a “Base Ball” game between the “fats” and the “lanks.” More…

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Sports

Vintage Grand Prix Of Ohio This Weekend At Mid-Ohio

24 Jun , 2020  

After nearly a two-month pause, Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course will open its gates to spectators on a limited basis this weekend for the Vintage Grand Prix of Mid-Ohio, June 26-28. The race weekend is the longest continuously-running annual event at the motorsports facility in Lexington, Ohio, which previously was the season-opener most recently in 2017.

The Vintage Grand Prix of Mid-Ohio will operate under the “Responsible RestartOhio” guidelines for COVID-19 after receiving approval from government officials for limited spectator attendance. Motorhome and tent camping will also be permitted during the event. The grandstands will not be open. More…

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Sports

Robo-umps Are Coming To Major League Baseball

11 Jun , 2020  

Publisher’s Note: Through our new affiliation with LION Publishers, we have also become licensed to share content from the Associated Press’ new Report for America journalists. Ohio is one of 17 states where a reporter has been assigned to boost statewide coverage on important and timely issues. While this article is not from such a reporter, it was obtained through our new interface with the Associated Press. We hope that this new coverage addition will be informative for our readers.

By: Rayvon Fouché, Purdue University

(THE CONVERSATION) The Houston Astros’ use of cameras to steal signs and conceivably cheat to win the World Series has driven many recent conversations about the place and meaning of technology in sports. The Major League Baseball season is on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic, but this has only delayed the league addressing the controversy of using technology within the game. More…

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All About Richland, Sports

Ohio House Passes Sports Betting Bill

1 Jun , 2020  

By: Jake Zuckerman, Ohio Capital Journal

The Ohio House of Representatives passed a bill Thursday that would allow Ohioans to place bets on sports.

The bill passed 83-10. It now heads to the Ohio Senate, which has been working on a similar proposal with a different regulatory body and lower tax rate.

The House bill would give oversight responsibilities to the state Lottery, while the Senate bill gives oversight to the Ohio Casino Control Commission. More…

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Sports

Start Your Engines

29 May , 2020  

The Mid-Ohio School begins its 28th season of professional instruction this Tuesday, June 2, at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington. The 2020 schedule is available at midohioschool.com, and customers can register online or by calling 419-884-4000.

The Mid-Ohio School will operate under the State of Ohio’s guidelines for the “Responsible RestartOhio” surrounding COVID-19. School participants will receive detailed instructions on the health and safety protocols being implemented, and an overview of these are also posted on its website at midohioschool.com. More…

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Schools, Sports

OHSAA Clarifies Lifting Of No-Contact Period For Six Sports, Report Shares

17 May , 2020  

By: 1812Blockhouse Staff

It’s time to play ball! Well, maybe.

On Saturday, the Toledo Blade reported that the Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) is lifting its no-contact period for baseball, golf, softball, swimming and diving, track and field, and tennis, while spring sports seasons remain cancelled.

This will be effective on May 26.

In a letter sent on Friday evening, OHSAA Executive Director Jerry Snodgrass attempted to clarify the situation caused with several announcements from Columbus and previous OHSAA statements. More…

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Sports

Date For Honda Indy 200 Moves

28 Mar , 2020  

INDYCAR announced on Thursday that the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course originally set for August 14-16 has been moved to one week earlier on the calendar to August 7-9.

This shift is in support of the NTT INDYCAR SERIES’ efforts to run as many of its points championship races as possible in 2020. Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course moving up its date also opens up the summer calendar further for the Indianapolis 500 to run on August 23. More…

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Sports

Mansfielder Has Emergency Rescue In Alaska

22 Mar , 2020  

Musher and Mansfield native rescued from Iditarod during final stage

NOME, Alaska – Matthew Failor was one of three mushers who were rescued by helicopter during the final stretch of the 2020 Iditarod Trail Sled …

History & Tourism, Sports

Mansfield’s Baseball Broadcasting Pioneer

19 Mar , 2020  

Publisher’s Note: Realizing that many Richland Countians are now working from home or forced to remain there due to self-quarantining or reduced travel, we are sharing stories from our archives, and adding some new ones, over the next few weeks in what we hope will be occasional diversions from coronavirus worries. This post was published by 1812Blockhouse back in 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

Snow Trails Revving Up For Another Great Weekend

26 Feb , 2020  

Have you by chance checked the weather forecast recently? Richland County is expected to get 2-3 inches of that white, cold stuff on Wednesday — just what the doctor ordered for Ohio’s leading ski resort.

As shared by Snow Trails in its latest snow report shared on Tuesday morning, operations are currently suspended because of the inclement weather forecasted. The resort will reopen on Thursday with the Slopes at 10AM and the Tubing Park at 5PM. More…

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Sports

OHS Supports Swimmers Headed To State

20 Feb , 2020  

Sports

All About Big Air

24 Jan , 2020  

Big Air Competition – Destination Mansfield

6PM – COMPETITION BEGINS FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC TO WATCH!! Snow Trails Annual Big Air Competition sponsored by Snow Trails Ski Shop will take place under the lights, on our Mt. Mansfield Slope at 6:00PM. Open to all skiers and snowboarders. THE JUMP Built for Pop – One Take-Off Moderate length jump to…

All About Richland, Sports

Snow Trails Announces Plans For The Season, Date For Glow Tubing

14 Dec , 2019  

If you’re looking for some winter fun in the form of skiing or snowboarding, you’re in luck. And snow tubing will be available a bit later in the month.

SnowTrails, our local winter sport resort, is monitoring both the weather and the slopes, and providing continual updates around opening day and conditions at the ski resort. The latest information is that they will reopen for Kick-Off Weekend on Friday, December 13, from 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM; however, this is only for those hitting the slopes to ski or snowboard. More…

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Sports

Lucas Ends Season As State Runners-Up

8 Dec , 2019  

Battling against a Marion Local team that has numerous state championship trophies in its post-2000 trophy case, the Lucas Cubs performed admirably in a 28-6 loss in the Division VII Championship Game Saturday afternoon.

One of the highlights for the Cubs was an extraordinary 96 yard kickoff return by Carson Hauger.

This evening, 1812Blockhouse will post below a roundup of social media reactions to the game. More…