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.
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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.
My son is a seventh-grader and he loves playing baseball.
COLUMBUS – The Ohio High School Athletic Association informed member schools Monday, April 20, that spring sports are now cancelled, as Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced earlier in the day that school facilities will remain closed for the remainder of the academic year due to the coronavir…
For millions of Americans and tens of thousands of north central Ohioans, social distancing is the new normal.
Schools administrators and athletic officials from New Philadelphia to Marion are patting themselves on the back and with good reason.
COLUMBUS — The Ohio High School Athletic Association is prepared to move forward with spring sports, but only if students return to school.
ASHLAND — If this was any other year, John Ellenwood wouldn’t have time to talk.
COLUMBUS – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife is temporarily suspending the sale of non-resident hunting and fishing licenses until further notice.
SHELBY — Brennan Armstrong is staying busy — at least as busy as a Division I college quarterback can stay during an age of social distancing.
The Lucas boys basketball team and a collection of local wrestlers saw their high school seasons come to an official, premature end on Thursday.
Natalie Hershberger is no stranger to being on the podium,
It was the spring of 2016 and the athletic conference carousel was in full whirl. The Northern Ohio League, the gold standard for conference stability for almost 50 years, was ripping itself apart and the ensuing earthquake was shaking the ground from Lake Erie to suburban Columbus.
SHELBY — Emma Randall did everything expected of a Division I college recruit — and then some.
MANSFIELD — As far as athletic administrators in Richland County are concerned, it’s a marriage made in heaven.
SPARTA – The Knox Morrow Athletic Conference will soon lose its biggest member school district.
COLUMBUS – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) and the Ohio Parks and Recreation Association (OPRA) are reminding Ohioans that spending time outdoors is a great way to stay active and healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic.
COLUMBUS — Ohio high school athletes are still in limbo as the state and country deal with the rapidly-evolving coronavirus pandemic.
COLUMBUS – Columbus Walnut Ridge High School senior VonCameron Davis was announced as Ohio Mr. Basketball Wednesday by a statewide media panel.
OLIVESBURG — Caden Hill’s quest for a state championship may have come to a premature end, but it would have been fun to see if Crestview’s 285-pound senior could have sealed the deal in Columbus.
COLUMBUS — Four of the Mid-Ohio Athletic Conference’s five leading scorers call north central Ohio home and all four of them are Division II All-Ohioans.
LUCAS — If Ethan Wallace doesn’t play another basketball game this year, the Lucas junior can rest easy knowing he saved his best for last.