- Complaints Lead to Revocation of Team's Gym Access
by Tyler Jett April 2017
Amid a dispute over an unsanctioned team using county basketball courts without permission, Ringgold Youth Sports Association's president handed his key to the facility to Catoosa County on Thursday.
- Races Appeal to Runners with Celebratory Beer, Music
by Terri Richardson April 2017
Jamie Delagrange, executive director of the Honor Run Project, the nonprofit organization that conducts the Honor Run and Brew Jam, says craft beer tent makes the 5K race unique.
- Bad Behavior, High Costs Contribute to Umpire Shortage
by Jamie Sotonoff April 2017
When Jeff Siegel was an 18-year-old baseball umpire in Morton Grove, a coach angry with a call he made started yelling at him. Then the coach grabbed Siegel by the arms and shoved him. Police were called to the ballfield, and the coach was arrested. The charges ultimately were dropped, and Siegel continued working as an umpire. "He had to go to court, and that was enough for me," Siegel said. "It made me stronger as an umpire."
- Passing-Only Kids' League Removes Rushing, Tackling
by Eric Hodies April 2017
It's a fast-growing sport, promoted as a fun, safe alternative to tackle football. And it has attracted 93 children playing on nine Parks and Recreation teams in Virginia Beach.
- Pickleball Championships Big Draw for Community
by Adam Fisher April 2017
Those who know the sport, which is becoming more and more people by the day, call Naples the Pickleball Capital of the World. The title might sound hyperbolic, even braggadocious, but the 1,300 players in town this week for the Minto U.S. Open Pickleball Championships would argue it's accurate. Thousands of matches will be played on 48 courts at East Naples Community Park over seven days, the biggest pickleball tournament in the world.
- Hockey Group to Help Parents, Players Navigate Sport
by Aubree Reichel April 2017
For years, youth hockey in Fort Wayne operated under many different entities. Parents were unsure of where to begin getting their children involved and often found teams outside the area for higher-level teams.
- YMCA, Local Zoo Partner for Fitness Program
by Arleen Spenceley April 2017
The zoo and the YMCA of South Hampton Roads have launched a walking program. Zoo Tracks is for all ages and fitness levels, and provides patrons with six themed paths intended to increase their step counts.
- 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.
- Community Rallies to Save Youth Baseball League
by Ben Schmitt April 2017
When criminal charges surfaced against the executive director of the storied 14th Ward Baseball Association, angered and baffled parents wondered whether the youth league could survive. Some pulled their children out. Others, with mixed feelings, sought to keep the league afloat. "It was devastating," said Abbie Campsie, who has a son in the league. "I know Jeff Rosenthal personally. We'd chit-chat at the ballfield every week. It's still hard to figure out."
- 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.