History & Tourism

Literary Mansfield: Lee Adams, Tony Award Winning Lyricist

27 Sep , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse

Through our “Literary Mansfield” series, we take occasional looks at the lives and careers of those who have called Mansfield home at some point in their lives, and who have become known locally, regionally, or even nationally as authorst, poets, lyricisits, playwrights, or in other literary fields. Other posts in the series can be found here.

Today’s subject is one of those with a national reputation as well as being a native Mansfielder. And, if you have ever heard and enjoyed songs like “Put On a Happy Face” or “Applause,” you are in his debt.

Lee Adams was born in 1924 and grew up locally, graduating from Mansfield Senior before going on to The Ohio State University and Columbia University. More…

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Sports

Mansfield Senior Announces 2022 Football Schedule, Student Section Themes

22 Jul , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse

The Mansfield Senior Tygers are currently preparing to undertake the 2022 football season under head coach Chioke Bradley, a schedule which features perennial powerhouses Massillon Washington and North Canton Hoover in games taking place within the friendly confines of Arlin Field.

Here is this year’s lineup of games:

  • August 19 – at Norwalk
  • August 26 – North Canton Hoover
  • September 2 – Massillon Washington
  • Seotember 9 – at West Holmes
  • Seotember 16 – at New Philadelphia
  • September 23 – Lexington
  • September 30 – at Ashland
  • Otober 7 – Wooster
  • October 14 – Mount Vernon
  • October 21 – at Madison

All games will begin at 7 PM.

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History & Tourism, Schools

Two Mansfield High Graduations, 150 Years Apart

20 May , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse

There’s been more than a few changes between June 28, 1872 and May 21, 2022, dates that saw or will see Mansfielders graduate from high school.

In the 1870 census, two years before the first of those dates, Mansfield’s population was recorded at 8,029, itself a rather hefty 75.3% increase from the number ten years before. In September, three months after the graduation ceremony, Mansfield hosted the Ohio State Fair – the first of two consecutive years the Fair was held here.

The ten graduates of Mansfield High School graduated in style in June 1872. Then, like now, music was a large part of the ceremony, with choruses, solos, and a duet singing “In The Starlight” entertaining those in the packed Miller’s Hall. It was said that hundreds were standing outside, unable to enter.

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All About Richland

MLK Jr. Day Breakfast And Program Set

28 Dec , 2021  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

Mansfield City Schools has announced that the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Breakfast and Program will be held on Monday, January 17, 2022 at Mansfield Senior High Commons and Auditorium

“We are looking forward to having the event in-person,” said Superintendent Stan Jefferson. 2021’s performance was held virtually. Masks are recommended for attendance and will be provided at the door.

The theme, “We Are One CommUNITY,” is centered on the connections between school, community, and community agencies. A student-focused program will include those from the district as well as students from OSU-Mansfield. Performances will vary from song, dance, and speeches. Local and State representatives are expected to attend. 

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Sports

Mansfield Senior 2021 Football Schedule: A First Look

27 Jul , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse

Over the next several days, we will be sharing information about varsity football schedules for Richland County high schools. 

Head coach Chioke Bradley’s Mansfield Senior Tygers have a very interesting schedule this year. After two preview games on the road, the squad will host four opponents in the friendly confines of Arlin Field on four successive Friday nights.

The 2021 Tygers schedule is set as follows:

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Schools, Sports

Mansfield Board Hears Scoreboard Report

24 Jul , 2020  

By: 1812Blockhouse

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…

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Schools, Sports

Senior High Tyger Footballers Form Bond With Younger Fans

7 Sep , 2019  

When Jordan Monica’s third-graders at Sherman Elementary School thought about signing a card of support for the Mansfield Senior High football team, they decided instead to express their Tyger pride in a much bigger way. The result was a life lesson about motivation, love and support and a lasting bond between teenage football players and their elementary-school admirers. More…

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Schools, Sports

Tygers Begin Season At Home

27 Aug , 2019  

The Mansfield Senior High Tygers will open the varsity football season against the Norwalk Truckers on Friday at 7 PM at Arlin Field. Pre-sale tickets for that game and for the entire six-game home schedule will go on sale Thursday in the athletic office.

Single-game tickets will be $6 for adults, $4 for students and $4 for senior citizens who reside in the school district. More…

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Schools

Mentoring Program at OSUM Brings Together High School and College Students

12 Jun , 2019  

A new mentoring program at The Ohio State University at Mansfield is bringing high school freshman together with college freshmen. Students from the Buckeye Living and Learning Community (BLLC, formerly called SMART) at Ohio State Mansfield meet with 9th grade students from Mansfield Senior High School to discuss important topics and provide insight on their journey to higher education. More…

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Schools

Senior Celebrates 150 Graduates On Saturday

27 May , 2019  

The Mansfield Senior High School Class of 2019 thanked their families, teachers and coaches Saturday morning before turning the page to the next chapter of their lives.

One hundred and fifty graduates received their diplomas during a 10 a.m. commencement in Pete Henry Gym. The class leaves with $3,008,176 in postsecondary scholarships. More…

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