After winning a state championship in boys soccer, the Mansfield Christian boys basketball team will try to defend their MBC basketball championship won a season ago with many of the same players who competed on the soccer field this fall. The Flames under head coach John Kurtz return several players from last year in junior Stevie Brown, senior Austin Grimes, junior Kendal Cross, junior Brandon Mount and senior Ryan Smith.
Mansfield Senior enjoyed one of their most successful campaigns in recent memory a season ago. Racking up 19 wins on their way to the Division I regional finals, before losing to eventual state champions Lakewood St. Edwards.
The Shelby boys basketball team will open their season on the road a week from Friday against rival Madison. Last season the Whippets (8-13, 4-8) were young with only one returning starter in the since graduated Tristan Kehres. For 2014-'15, the Whippets return six seniors and six lettermen.
With the college football season winding down, many programs are getting prepared for their big rivalry games. In the Buckeye state, that means getting ready for a matchup, simply known as "The Game".
The #1 ranked Kirtland Hornets met #2 Loudonville in a battle of unbeatens for the Division VI Region 19 championship at Medina High School Friday evening, with a trip to state on the line.
The Wynford Royals saw their football season end at Ohio Northern University in Ada, Ohio, in the Division Six Region 20 final falling to Tinora 17-0. The Rams Riley Nagel led all runners with 139 yards on 22 carries scoring one touchdown. Teammate T.J. Gares rushed for 59 yards on eight carries with a touchdown run of 25 yards as Tinora rushed for 255 yards, to the Royals 126.