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

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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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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History & Tourism, Sports

When Mansfield Welcomed: Baseball’s Greatest Shortstop

13 Sep , 2019  

This story was first posted in October 2018.

It would be difficult to over estimate 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…

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Schools, Sports

Mansfield Senior Runner Signs To Run At OU

20 Apr , 2018  

Alaya Grose made it official this week: She will enroll at Ohio University to run track for the Bobcats.

The Tyger track star, who will receive a full-ride scholarship, signed her letter of intent to attend OU during a ceremony on the Mansfield Senior High auditorium stage. More…

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Schools, Sports

Tygers Receive Post Season Honors

20 Nov , 2017  

Tyger football standout Jornell Manns, the Ohio Cardinal Conference Offensive Player of the Year, leads a number of Mansfield Senior High fall sports athletes who have earned OCC and district post-season honors.

Manns led the Tygers to an 8-3 record and a share of the conference title, scoring 37 touchdowns while accumulating nearly 2,000 yards of total offense. He has committed to the University of Minnesota. More…

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Schools, Sports

Richland Schools Change Divisions

8 Apr , 2017  

In a continuing attempt to bring competitive balance to high school sports, the Ohio High School Athletic Association (OSHAA) announced changes this week to divisional playoff classifications. Gone is the traditional model which included only enrollment as a factor; other factors come into play.

Of the 718 schools that play football in Ohio, 75 schools moved up to a higher division due to competitive balance and/or a higher base enrollment number. More…

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