RECENT ARTICLES
  • Town Nears Completion of New Outdoor Court

    by Rickey Ciapha Dennis Jr. September 2017

    A former worn-down tennis court that featured weeds sprouting through cracked cement has been transformed into an outdoor basketball court.

  • Township Attempting to Revive Youth Ballpark

    by Thomas Langhorne September 2017

    In Vanderburgh County's fastest-growing area, township government is trying — at taxpayer expense and with limited success — to revive a youth softball and baseball tradition.

  • Scout Spearheads Playground for Special-Needs Students

    by Caleb Hutton September 2017

    Special education students at Lake Stevens (Wash.) Middle School have a new place to hang out this fall, thanks to a year of work by a local Boy Scout.

  • Fires, Air Quality Jeopardize Sports Across Northwest

    by Steve Christilaw September 2017

    When the experts suggest that air quality is such that, for your own safety, you should stay indoors, it holds equally true for young athletes trying to play sports outdoors. Area high school athletics directors, from as far north as Colville and Newport to as far south as Clarkston and throughout the Spokane area, keep a close watch on the rating index produced by the Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency. While casual observers are content to know that the area's air is rated Unhealthy, Very Unhealthy or Hazardous, ADs are watching the numbers. If air quality goes above 150, the line air categorized as "Unhealthy for Some Groups" and "Unhealthy," they go into action.

  • Rec Department, Church Chip In for Playground

    by Alec Johnson September 2017

    Village board members approved the Pewaukee Park and Recreation Department's request to spend $3,860 to do its part, along with Gethsemane United Methodist Church, to replace playground equipment at Valley Forge Park.

  • Minor League Ballpark to Slowly Phase In Upgrades

    by Eric Peterson August 2017

    A consultant has recommended nearly $13 million in improvements to Schaumburg Boomers Stadium to keep it competitive with the new Rosemont ballpark.

  • Parks Director: More Lights, Not More Ballfields

    by Joe Napsha August 2017

    The head of North Huntingdon's parks department offered a solution last week to the township's problem of not having enough athletic fields when all of the community's sports teams want to use them "” install lights to allow for night games rather than build more ballfields.

  • Skate Parks Balance Recreation and Risk

    by Taft Wireback August 2017

    Greensboro is playing catch-up with other North Carolina communities by only recently opening its first public parks for skateboarders and aficionados of similar "extreme sports."

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    by Courtney Cameron August 2017

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  • Topsail Beach Park Features Pickleball Courts

    by Hannah DelaCourt August 2017

    More than 15 years after the idea was first raised, Topsail Beach has completed work on its Topsail Beach Town Center park. Located on nearly an acre of land at South Anderson Boulevard and Davis Avenue, the park contains a picnic area, a half basketball court, a playground, two pickleball courts and public restrooms.