A group of area high school baseball players, members of the Class of 2020 who lost their senior seasons due to COVID-19, will play a Farewell Game on Saturday in Galion.
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Richland Source managing editor Larry Phillips, sports reporter Curt Conrad and Knox Pages reporter Grant Pepper were all recognized for their work when the Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association announced the results of its annual writing and photography contest Monday.
Craig Rust has been busier than usual this week — and that is good news for racing fans in north central Ohio.
MANSFIELD – Students planning to participate in high school sports this fall can take advantage of convenient sports physicals at Akron Children’s Hospital’s Urgent Care location in Mansfield this summer.
North central Ohio high school soccer teams are among those now preparing for the 2020 season, following the announcement by the state that practices for contact sports could begin.
Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course will open its gates to spectators for the first time this season on June 26 for the Vintage Grand Prix of Mid-Ohio.
The upcoming Boomerang National Championship competition is set for Aug. 7 and 8, according to a Facebook post from the US Boomerang Team.
As far as longtime organizer Josh Cunningham is concerned, the Prince of Pasta softball tournament and Cyclops Circle go together like, well, spaghetti and meatballs.
MANSFIELD — They couldn’t have realized it at the time, but Mansfield Senior coach Chioke Bradley and Lucas’ Scott Spitler got a five-week head start on the competition.
Dave Carroll has been in the coaching business for a long time, but this is all new to Clear Fork’s veteran boss.
MANSFIELD — Practice may have looked and felt a little different, but Mansfield Senior’s Aveon Grose wasn’t complaining.
Big Ten Commissioner Kevin Warren authored this open letter on June 1:
ASHLAND — Her dream of winning a second national championship was stolen away, so Renee Stimpert closed one chapter and quickly started the next one.
Upon completion of new siding on the Brookside Golf Course Clubhouse, Ashland High School golf coach Dan Priest and his golf team members volunteered to paint the trim and windows to finish the project.
MANSFIELD — If Mother Nature cooperates, softballs will be flying at Cyclops Circle on Saturday.
LOUDONVILLE — It won’t look the same as before, but a stripped-down Mohican MTB 100 mountain bike race will wheel into southern Ashland County on Saturday.
COLUMBUS – During its May meeting Wednesday afternoon, the Ohio High School Athletic Association Board of Directors voted unanimously to expand the OHSAA football playoffs from eight schools per region to 12 beginning in the 2021 season. The 9-0 affirmative vote was given to a recommendation…
GALION — The Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League is shutting it down for the year.
LEXINGTON — Mike Bichsel didn’t want to pull the plug, but the president of the Lexington Baseball Softball Association didn’t see any choice.
ASHLAND – The Ashland University Board of Trustees has affirmed the school’s decision to join the Great Midwest Athletic Conference, beginning with the 2021-22 academic year.
LOUDONVILLE – The Knox Morrow Athletic Conference has found a replacement for Highland – at least in one sport.
MANSFIELD — The immediate future is still a little murky, but Mansfield’s Southwest Little League is planning for its long-term health.
ASHLAND — Beau Bayerl isn’t sure what’s next, but the Ashland High School product is more concerned for his now former coach and teammates than himself.
MANSFIELD -- The North Central Ohio Soap Box Derby has been canceled, according to race organizers.
COLUMBUS – The University of Dayton Arena will host the Ohio High School Athletic Association girls basketball state tournament for the next three years, OHSAA Executive Director Jerry Snodgrass announced Tuesday.
GALION — Mike O’Leary would like nothing more than to see baseballs flying at Heise Park this summer, but the Galion Graders’ general manager is a realist.
MANSFIELD — Hurry up and wait.
Hillsdale High School students, their parents and the community celebrated seniors who typically partake in spring sports with a socially-distanced parade Thursday, April 30.
A decade has passed since Joe Staab and his Clear Fork teammates went on their rampage, but memories of that magical spring are never far from the surface.
COLUMBUS – The Ohio High School Athletic Association cross country state championships are moving to Fortress Obetz, a 50-acre multi-purpose sports complex with a 6,500-seat grandstand located in Obetz on the southeast side of Columbus, OHSAA Executive Director Jerry Snodgrass announced Wednesday.
ASHLAND — Drew Dickinson can’t wait to get to work, but the 2015 Ashland High School graduate isn’t sure when his new job will start.
Editor's note: Steve Eighinger worked for tthe Mansfield News Journal for more than 20 years, when one of his regular beats was covering softball at Cyclops Circle. Eighinger, who also worked at the Ashland Times-Gazette, left Mansfield in 1998 and has worked for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch …
MANSFIELD — For the first time in what feels like an eternity, sports fans finally have something to cheer about.
MANSFIELD — The high school football landscape will look a little different this fall, especially in Ashland County.
Aveon Grose never expected to attract this kind of attention — not yet, at least — but Mansfield Senior’s blue-chip sophomore better get used to it.