Dear Santa Spence,

I know I sent you one letter with all of my Christmas wishes for my favorite professional sports teams already, but if you don’t mind, I have another list I would like to send your way.

As you know, we spend a lot of our time covering high school sports in the Mansfield area so I thought I could ask for a few things for our favorite schools, coaches and players. Hope you don’t mind doing a little extra work this Christmas.

High School Sports Wishlist

High school basketball in Richland County has been on a roller coaster ride in 2020-21.

1. Keep sports going, please?

Santa Spence, the first and most important thing I want to ask for is could you please just keep sports going through these weird times? I talked with four high school athletes about the mental struggles of not being able to play the sports they love and it was heartbreaking hearing how hard of a time they were having.