Without Fields Deal, Youth Soccer for 3,000 in Jeopardy
by Suzanne Hurt, staff writer, The Orange County Register December 2014
Soccer officials fear that up to 3,000 youths may be without a place to play in three years as the city wrestles with whether to develop their home fields.
City's Public Golf Courses Draw Private Interest
by Jay Rey, News Staff Reporter December 2014
As many as a dozen companies have expressed interest in managing and operating the three municipal golf courses in Amherst. The town met with potential contractors last week to show off the facilities and answer questions before the Jan. 16 deadline for proposals.
Mental Maturity, Not Weight, Key to Peewee Football Risk
by Scott Clair Daily News Correspondent 239-435-3435 December 2014
With the Football University Youth National Tournament set to begin in Naples on Friday, one thing will be apparent: the size of the players has grown as much as the sport itself.
Columnist: Little Leaguers Experiencing Ugly Side of Fame
by MARY MITCHELL December 2014
Headlines that once declared the talented boys of Jackie Robinson West "champs," were calling them "cheats."
Little League Review: No Violation of Residency Rules
by Michelle Manchir. Tribune reporter December 2014
Little League International said Tuesday it has found no merit in complaints by an Evergreen Park athletic organization that Jackie Robinson West skirted residency rules in building its national championship team.
Mentoring Program Masquerades as Pickup Basketball
by EVAN F. MOORE. Special to the Tribune December 2014
Darryl Moore's mentoring program might look like just some pickup basketball games being played at a union hall in Chicago Heights.
Online Program 'Pears' Youth Groups with Donors
by News Sentinel staff December 2014
Youth groups and school groups within a 50-mile radius of Knoxville have an opportunity to enjoy the fruits of a new partnership. Groups, from youth or high school sports teams to academic clubs and music groups, can use their social networks to complete online tasks to earn sponsorship dollars, up to $1,000, for the items they need through the new, free “Better Community Connections” sponsorship program from U.S. Cellular and Pear.
In Ice Arenas and Parks, Broomball Sweeping the Nation
by Debbie Juniewicz December 2014
Broomball is played at multiple sites in the Miami Valley, including South Metro Sports in Centerville. Racing down the ice, evading the defense, only the goalie stands in your way.
Rising Interest Among Women in Playing Tackle Football
by Karen Nazor Hill December 2014
Football is a brutal sport -- body-crunching, helmet-crashing, full-contact ferocity. Historically, it's been a man's game, but that is changing.
Organization Aims to Revive Boxing at Grass-Roots Level
by P.J. Bonato. Special to the Tribune December 2014
The new American Boxing Organization is trying to carve out a niche in the sport, literally from scratch.