he United States is just one win away from capturing their third Women's World Cup title. Television ratings for the teams games have been off the charts as American soccer enthusiasts enjoy the international success.
Arguably the best MMA fighter to emerge from the city of Mansfield is Cody "The Wolverine" Stevens. The 32-year-old has competed all over the globe during his eight-year professional career, compiling a respectable 12-8 record.
The Mansfield Christian boys soccer program has established themselves as the premiere team in Richland County. Following a trip to the D III state championship game in 2013, the Flames finished the job with a state title last season.
Like several other area football teams, the Galion Tigers are also going through ten-day workouts as allowed by the OHSAA. The Tigers just finished their first season in the Mid-Ohio Athletic Conference competing in the Red Division. They finished third behind Pleasant, Jonathan Alder and River Valley with a league mark of 4-3 and 6-5. Galion advanced to the post-season for the third straight year but fell in the first round to Wooster Triway 42-7.
The annual Soap Box Derby rolled down the hill in downtown Mansfield this past Saturday with 24 cars competing, 12 in stock, 12 in super stock from a seven county area. Brian Smith who is North Central Ohio Derby Director, says one winner from the stock division and one from the super stock will represent Mansfield in the All- American Soap Box Derby race in Akron, Ohio.
This week marks the final days of football summer workouts for Mansfield Senior before training camp begins on Monday. Conditions have been less than ideal for Tygers players and coaches with the abundance of rainfall this June, but it hasn't stopped them from putting in work on the field.