RECENT ARTICLES
  • Race Official Works to Correct Half Marathon Blunders

    by John Rolfe July 2014

    The Old Port Half Marathon, held last Sunday, has seen impressive growth in its four summers of existence. This year, 2,448 runners finished what has become one of the state's biggest races, second only to the Beach to Beacon 10K (6,247 finishers last August). It has become Maine's largest half marathon (the Maine Half Marathon had 1,974 finishers last October). The Old Port Half is part of a two-day, Portland waterfront event (Shipyard Brewing Co. Old Port Half Marathon & 5K & Summer Festival) with music, food and such on Saturday, and races and more on Sunday. The 5K has boomed, too, with 759 finishers this year. Overall, the combined numbers have ascended from 1,000 to 1,500 to 3,000 to 4,000 registrants.

  • Lower Fees Double Basketball Sign-Ups at State Games

    by Kevin Carmody July 2014

    At this time last year, Kelley Stewart loved her life as a basketball coach, but didn't much like having her team comprised of several members of her Pine Creek girls' basketball team on the road, again.

  • Maryland Youth Soccer Officials Resign Amid Lawsuit

    by The Capital (Annapolis, MD) July 2014

    ROCKVILLE (AP) - The president and secretary of the Maryland State Youth Soccer Association have resigned as part of a temporary resolution to a lawsuit filed by the association's board accusing them of trying to usurp the organization.

  • Little League Shake-Up Follows Bingo Hall Disclosures

    by John Holland July 2014

    By John Holland | The Virginian-Pilot virginia beach The longtime president of the Aragona-Pembroke Little League and his wife are out as officers, but the league won't say whether they resigned voluntarily or whether they will continue running the league's gambling hall.

  • As Resident Survey Begins, More Sampling at Toxic Park

    by Mark Ferenchik, THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH July 2014

    Columbus Public Health workers will survey residents who live near Saunders Park beginning Friday to determine whether they have been affected by toxins found in the park. Meanwhile, a consultant will take samples near a pool that has yet to open at the Near East Side park to make sure the soil around it isn't contaminated with arsenic, lead and other toxins found in the park. Mayor Michael B. Coleman talked about those initiatives yesterday, the latest in response to a series of Dispatch stories that revealed that city recreation and parks officials knew of the toxins as early as 2011, yet allowed youth soccer teams to play there for two more years.

  • Lacrosse Experiencing Chicagoland Popularity Boom

    by News-sun staff report July 2014

    The sport of lacrosse is exploding at the youth level in Lake County. And while it may not translate into soccer-type participation numbers, it's still big and it's growing.

  • Former Rec Coach Indicted on Additional Abuse Charges

    by Melissa Powell melissa.powell@roanoke.com 381-8621 July 2014

    A former volunteer soccer coach awaiting trial in Pulaski County on three counts of taking indecent liberties with minors has been indicted on new charges out of Giles County. Russell K. Simpson, 44, of Pulaski, is now also facing two counts of forcible sodomy of a child under the age of 13 and one count of taking indecent liberties with a person under the age of 15, according to Pulaski County Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney Naomi Huntington, who has been appointed special prosecutor.

  • Special-Needs Hockey More Therapeutic than Therapy

    by Alicia Doyle Special to The Star July 2014

    Hockey fans Dillon and Brandon Hillman have learned focus and teamwork on the ice by participating in a program designed to hone their abilities through the sport.

  • Legion Game-Time Changes Address Lighting, PA Issues

    by Safiya Merchant smerchant@dailyherald.com July 2014

    The American Legion Post 76 could get a little more flexibility on game times for baseball tournaments if recommendations from the Carol Stream plan commission/zoning board of appeals are approved.

  • Rebounding Economy Allows for Seven New Rec Hires

    by Kevin D. Thompson, Palm Beach Post Staff Writer July 2014

    As part of its proposed $35 million budget for fiscal year 2015, the village plans to hire eight workers, maintain the same tax rate and offer a 2 percent merit raise for all employees.