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After working closely with the Ohio Governor’s office and local health officials, IMSA and Green Savoree Racing Promotions have announced today that the Acura Sports Car Challenge at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course set for next weekend, September 25-27, will be open to a limited number of spectators. Those who attend must adhere to necessary health and safety protocols for COVID-19.
Ohio Governor Mike DeWine’s administration approved earlier today a variance to the Ohio Department of Health Director’s Order for sports for a total up to 6,000 spectators to attend. Currently purchased event tickets and Mid-Ohio Season Race Passes will be valid for entry. More…
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After a challenging 2020 NTT INDYCAR SERIES season, Andretti Autosport finally broke through to Victory Circle in dominating fashion as Colton Herta scored his third career win in Race 2 of the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio doubleheader Sunday at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.
NTT P1 Award winner Herta led an Andretti Autosport sweep of the podium in the No. 88 Capstone Turbine #ShiftToGreen Honda, beating teammate Alexander Rossi in the No. 27 NAPA AUTO PARTS / AutoNation Honda to the finish line by 1.3826 seconds. Fellow Andretti driver Ryan Hunter-Reay finished third in the No. 28 DHL Honda, 2.4965 seconds behind Herta.
Rounding out the top five behind the Andretti trio were Ohio native Graham Rahal in the No. 15 Fifth Third Bank Honda and Marcus Ericsson in the No. 8 Huski Chocolate Chip Ganassi Racing Honda. More…
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After working with the Ohio Governor’s office and local health officials to confirm a reschedule date, INDYCAR and Green Savoree Racing Promotions have released the details and protocols for limited spectator attendance at The Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course set for this weekend, September 11-13.
Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced today that a variance to the Ohio Department of Health Director’s Order has been granted for a total up to 6,000 spectators to attend. Currently purchased event tickets and Mid-Ohio Season Race Passes will be valid for entry. A very limited number of tickets remain for sale at midohio.com on a first come, first serve basis. No tickets will be available for purchase at the gate during the race weekend. More…
Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced on Saturday that the Cleveland Browns and the Cincinnati Bengals have been granted a variance to the state sports order that will allow a total of up to 6000 spectators at two home games.
The variances allow no more than 1500 spectators in each side of the stadium. Fans must use the designated entrance for their ticket. In addition, all fans must wear a mask in accordance with state regulations. Games included in the variance include: More…
It would be difficult to overestimate the storied reputation of Honus Wagner in the world of professional baseball. Over 100 years after winning his eighth and final batting title – a National League record which remains in place to this day – Wagner is also well-known for the record prices set by the sale of his baseball cards. He was also, for a short time, a Mansfielder. More…
By Mahoning Matters Staff
Gov. Mike DeWine said Tuesday contact and non-contact sports at all levels may continue for the fall and spring seasons, under new state guidelines expected to be issued tomorrow.
DeWine said during a Tuesday briefing on the state’s coronavirus response the guidelines hold “no big surprises.” But the success of the incoming sports seasons will hinge on local communities’ ability to contain the spread of coronavirus by sticking to health guidelines.
The order would limit sporting event spectators to family and close relations of the athletes, band members, drill teams or other participants, he said. More…
We’re all looking for something to get us out of the house these days. If you’re looking for a physical activity that involves time outside and a bit of skill and competition, visit a Richland County Disc Golf course. Disc Golf has been growing in popularity throughout the United States. It’s a great lifetime sport and the perfect healthy activity for the whole family! It’s easy to learn and accessible to all ages.
Disc Golf is played in a similar way to golf. Instead of a ball and clubs, players throw discs at a disc golf basket and attempt to complete each hole in the fewest number of throws. Starting from a tee area, players progress through a fairway, finishing when they land the disc in the hole. The hole can be any target, but most often it’s an elevated metal basket. More…
With recent updates from the Ohio High School Athletic Association related to fall sports, the Mid Ohio Athletic Association (MOAC), which includes three Richland County high schools, has set a tentative, six game schedule for 2020.
Recent statements from Governor Mike DeWine suggest that football and other fall contact sports might be allowed. His comments also revealed that spectators may be limited to parents and close family members.
Should area high schools be given the green light, the first week of play would begin on Friday, August 28. Two MOAC games would include Richland County schools: More…
Updated at 6:30 PM on Monday: Cleveland.com is reporting this evening that OSU President Kristina Johnson will not vote to cancel the season, contradicting information included in the report referenced below. To highlight the confusion, the report also has different information about when a vote is scheduled to take place.
What is clear is that nothing is clear. 1812Blockhouse will carry any definitive statement from the Big Ten Conference once it is released.
The Detroit Free Press, commonly known as the “Freep,” shared on Monday that the Big Ten Conference is expected to cancel the 2020 football season in its entirety.
The announcement is expected on Tuesday.
The story shares that the vote of Big Ten Presidents was 12-2, with Iowa and Nebraska voting to continue the season. It also stated that a final vote would be taken on Monday evening.
In the event that the Big Ten Conference and its member schools are able to hold an athletics season this year, the conference released its restructured 2020 football schedule today with a 10th conference game added for all schools amid a season that would extend from as early as Sept. 3 through games of Nov. 21. Ohio State would kick off the Big Ten’s first-ever conference-only campaign on Thursday, Sept. 3, against Illinois in Champaign, Ill.
Each Big Ten school would have five home games and five road games during a season that would be dramatically modified because of the ongoing and uncertain COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, each school has two off or open weekends that can possibly be used as make-up dates for games that are postponed during the season because of circumstances caused by the pandemic. More…
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Just a handful of days after announcing a doubleheader weekend for Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course (see our story here), track officials have now announced that the event will be postponed until sometime later in 2020.
The news release stated:
“INDYCAR and Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course have agreed to postpone The Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio scheduled for Aug. 7-9 until a date to be determined in September or October. This decision was made through communication with local health officials given the current environment. More…
Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course will open its gates to spectators again on a limited basis for The Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio on August 7-9. The event is now a doubleheader weekend for the NTT INDYCAR SERIES with 75-lap races on both Saturday, August 8, and Sunday, August 9, on the 2.258-mile, 13-turn road course in Lexington.
The event will operate under the “Responsible RestartOhio” guidelines for COVID-19 after receiving approval from the local health department for limited spectator attendance. Tickets will be sold on a first come, first served basis. Customers are encouraged to purchase online in advance at midohio.com. Motorhome and tent camping will also be permitted during the event. The grandstands, paddock and pits will not be open to spectators to adhere to social distancing guidelines. More…
The Mansfield City Schools Board of Education had a single report during its meeting on Tuesday evening, and the topic was sports.
Athletic Director Kevin Porter was on hand to update Board members on the project to replace the scoreboard at Pete Henry Gymnasium at Mansfield Senior High School.
As the AD shared, a new scoreboard would not only improve the experience of watching basketball and volleyball games, but it would aksi serve as a potential revenue producer for the district — just as one did in the high school he worked at before coming to Mansfield. More…