• Prep Football Player's Knee Injury Requires Amputation

    by LYNDEN OSTRANDER Tribune correspondent October 2014

    The play seemed normal. The results were every high school athlete's nightmare.

  • Rec Center's Carbon Monoxide Leak Sickens 11

    by Michael Gaio October 2014

    11 people were treated and at least one child remains hospitalized after an archery club was exposed to carbon monoxide at a Greeley, Colo. recreation center.

  • Designing Student Rec Centers for Emergency Shelter

    by Dave Larson, Guest Contributor October 2014

    It wasn't long ago that college recreation facilities conjured a drab, one-dimensional image. They housed physical education programs — in many cases, mandatory classes that students grudgingly took in order to graduate. The buildings were often bare bones, not air-conditioned and had little or no lobby or lounge space.

  • Chicago Marathon Officials Preparing for Ebola Threat

    by Michael Gaio October 2014

    Organizing an open-access event comes with plenty of challenges. There’s coordinating the logistics, finding sponsors, and of course, organizing security to keep participants and fans safe.

  • Four Killed In Texas College Softball Bus Crash

    by Michael Gaio September 2014

    Four collegiate softball players died Friday when an 18-wheel semi truck collided head-on with their team bus. The bus was carrying the softball team from North Central Texas College and was being driven by the team's head coach when the semi crossed the median and hit the bus near Davis, Oklahoma.

  • Four Honored for Saving Man's Life at Health Club

    by Beatriz Alvarado September 2014

    With two 90-pound dumbbells in hand, Michael H. Smith’s heart stopped seconds before his workout was complete. “I was dead for about two minutes, but I had two paramedics here, one over here and a nurse,” said Smith as he told the story signaling where they stood around him that day.

  • Phys. Ed. Teachers Honored for Saving Student's Life

    by Nate Olson September 2014

    East Hamilton Middle/High School honored three teachers Wednesday morning for saving a student's life. On Aug. 15, Joe'l Ervin, 13, was playing basketball in the gym when his vision darkened, he told the Times Free Press in an interview. His head felt heavy, and he stumbled into a mat on the wall near the basketball hoop.

  • How to Control the Story Following a Club Member Death

    by Rob Bishop and Barry Klein September 2014

    In May, one of our members — Scott — was found unconscious in our pool. Our staff attempted to revive him using CPR and our AED, but despite our best efforts and those of EMTs who had arrived by ambulance, Scott was pronounced dead at the hospital a short while later.

  • Prep Lineman Goes into Cardiac Arrest at Practice, Dies

    by Aaron Feis , Aaron Short and Joe Tacopino September 2014

    A nearly 300-pound, 16-year-old high-school football player collapsed on the field during practice on Staten Island Monday morning and died, cops said.

  • Official Collapses, Dies at Halftime of Prep Football Game

    by KEVIN CARMODY - September 2014

    Tragedy overcame the joy of the first full week of high school football Friday when an official collapsed and died during halftime of a game between Rampart and visiting Woodland Park at District 20 Stadium.