• Park Honoring Slain HS Football Player to Open

    by Megan Boehnke April 2017

    Local officials will gather Wednesday to honor Zaevion Dobson, the fallen teen football player killed while shielding his friends from gunfire, and celebrate the opening of a new playground dedicated to his memory.

  • City Officials Cut the Lights on Youth Baseball Game

    by Courtney Cameron April 2017

    The Pasadena Pony Baseball League’s first game of the season for youth players aged 13-14 was put on hold Monday when the city’s parks director instructed workers to turn out the lights at Gardner Field.

  • Park's Athletic Fields to Get Organic Infill

    by Lulu Ramadan April 2017

    With football, soccer and lacrosse games year-round at Boca Raton's Patch Reef Park, saving money on maintenance costs became a priority.

  • NBA Launches “Time Out Tips” for Earth Day

    by Courtney Cameron April 2017

    This Saturday is Earth Day, and the National Basketball Association is launching an online and in-arena campaign aimed at promoting energy-use reduction in collaboration with the National Environmental Education Foundation.

  • Breakup Leaves Youth Soccer Org. Scrambling for Fields

    by Emily Attwood April 2017

    When a San Pedro, Calif., youth soccer league severed ties with the American Youth Soccer Organization earlier this year, the Field of Dreams soccer complex was caught in the middle.

  • BHSU Brings Lawsuit Against Synthetic Turf Contractor

    by Courtney Cameron April 2017

    Black Hills State University in Spearfish, S.D., has commissioned Kiefer USA of Lindenhurst, Ill., to replace the synthetic turf at Lyle Hare Stadium before the 2017 football season.

  • HS Board Chooses Organic Infill Over Crumb Rubber

    by Harry Minium April 2017

    For nearly two decades, little thought was given to the health consequences of millions of kids playing sports on fields topped with crushed used tires.

  • Lexington Baseball Stadium Hosts Sunrise Service

    by Courtney Cameron April 2017

    The Lexington County Baseball Stadium got an early start on Sunday, playing host to an atypical crowd. Calvary Church Lexington employed the venue for their Easter Sunrise Service, bringing hundreds of people into the stands.

  • Committee Approves Crumb Rubber Athletic Fields

    by Kate Ramunni April 2017

    The controversy concerning crumb rubber synthetic turf athletic fields dominated town meetings after the Middle School Building Committee approved the construction of two of them at the new North Haven Middle School. The school opened last fall, but the construction project continues with the finishing touches, including the two fields. The first phase of the project, including the classrooms, was done last fall in time for the first day of school, according to Building Committee chairman Gary Johns. The first part of the second phase, including the administrative and guidance offices, music classrooms and the auditorium, was finished last month, and the second part of the second phase, including the cafeteria, kitchen, nurses office and fitness area will be done shortly.

  • Field Supplier Fixes Faulty Fields with Glue

    by Courtney Cameron April 2017

    Synthetic surfaces company FieldTurf is undergoing an extensive re-application process for turf purchased by San Diego County Schools which have begun to degrade, affecting the appearance of the fields.