Richland County discovered something on Wednesday evening that other areas already know.
State championship football week and Christmas go hand-in-hand.
Hundreds of cheering Lucas Cubs and Mansfield Senior Tygers fans were on hand for an evening pep rally centered in the gazebo in Central Park. The weather was very chilly, and the PA system let a lot to be desired, but no one cared — they were there to support two schools which have rewritten local sports history this season. More…
We occasionally need to be reminded of the best in high school sports. Constant volume and inflammatory rhetoric and action will make even the most optimistic among us amid this holiday season jaded. But every so often, an act seemingly simple can be classified as substantial.
Mansfield Mayor Tim Theaker and Lucas Mayor Todd Hall will be on hand Wednesday as Richland County shows its support for its two state championship game-bound teams, the Mansfield Senior Tygers and the Lucas Cubs.
The Community Pep Rally will be held in Central Park in downtown Mansfield at 7:00 PM.
Everyone is invited to come out and support these young men, their coaches, and their schools.
The superlatives have been flying around the county for the last three days, and with good reason.
Two Richland County high schools are making the first-ever trek to Canton later this week to play in championship games for their respective Ohio High School Athletic Association football divisions. One of the largest and perhaps the smallest enrollment schools are making a statement about the quality of sporting in the north central Ohio area.
State championships can be transformative. When Galion won the Divison II state football title in 1985 in a 6-0 victory over Youngstown Cardinal Mooney, the win had a ripple effect that lasted for years in a city where economic hard times had eroded optimism. More…
The Lucas Cubs’ Riley Mounts caught a 13 yard pass from Logan Niswander on a gutsy fourth and goal play to transport the Cubs into a Division VII Ohio Football Championship contest later this week in Canton’s Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium.
The team will be in fine company in Canton, as the Mansfield Tygers will be playing for the Division III title on Friday, December 6 at 3 PM. More…
It’s not every year that a north central Ohio football squad makes the state final four by winning its regional final contest. In fact, it rarely happens.
That makes this year doubly special, as two Richland County teams are playing state semifinal games this week. Here are the current details; we will be updating this information as the playoff dates near and this post will remain on the 1812Blockhouse main page.
Before sharing the information below, we have to say — Go Tygers! Go Cubs! More…
Lucas is the second Richland County team heading to the state playoffs with a Division VII, Region 25 Regional Final victory Saturday night over Cuyahoga Heights, 21-13. Congrats, Cubs, from 1812!!
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— Jake Furr (@JakeFurr11) November 24, 2019
Living in a community in the network of regional campuses of The Ohio State University, and with the proximity to Columbus, many Mansfielders take note of University news. From time to time, 1812Blockhouse has shared news of such developments.
And, with the large number of Buckeye football fans in Richland County, news from Columbus today will undoubtedly be well received.
There’s good Ohio State University football news on two fronts: College football’s greatest rivalry is back in Columbus in 2020, and the proposed cost of a season ticket to see the Buckeyes next year is unchanged from 2019. More…
Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington will continue its tradition of showcasing one of the most diverse schedules in all of racing in 2020. Spectacular two- and four-wheel motorsports action will be featured at the North Central Ohio facility during its 59th season of racing.
As announced previously to accommodate broadcast and cable television coverage of the upcoming Summer Olympics in Tokyo, the NASCAR Xfinity Series stop, the Mid-Ohio 170, moves earlier to May 29-30. The ARCA Menards Series returns to Mid-Ohio for the first time since 1965 as Friday’s headlining race of this major stock racing weekend. Then, Ohio’s largest motorsports event, The Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio headlined by the NTT IndyCar Series, shifts to a later summer date, August 14-16, to wrap up the 2020 schedule with the stars and cars of the Indianapolis 500. More…
Games at 7 p.m. unless other noted, Friday, Nov. 15 Region 1 1 Mentor (11-0) vs. 4 Canton McKinley (9-2) at Twinsburg Tiger Stadium 2 Lakewood St. Edward (10-1) vs. 3 Euclid (9-2) at Brunswick Auto Mart Stadium 7:30 p.m. Region 2 1 Springfield (10-1) vs.
A new experience is arriving for children of differing abilities to experience the joy of basketball — the Tiffany Hildebrand Unstoppables Basketball Camp.
Tiffany Hildebrand dedicated herself to serving the disabled as a Program Coordinator for the Richland County Board of Developmental Disabilities (Richland Newhope). She passed away unexpectedly in June 2019; she was only 52 years old. More…
Plans are set for the 39th annual Beat Michigan Buckeye Bash, hosted by The Ohio State University (OSU) Alumni Club of Richland County.
This yearly bash is a major fundraiser for the Club. The event will be held on Monday, November 25 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Mansfield Liederkranz (1212 Silver Lane, Mansfield). More…