• 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.

  • Team Scrambles to Fund Pop Warner Super Bowl Trip

    by Susan Schulman; News Staff Reporter December 2014

    The Pop Warner Western New York Bills had a phenomenal season. Eleven wins. Undefeated. More than 300 points scored, 70 of them in the last two games. No points scored against them.

  • Youth Football Coach Stabbed During Sideline Fight

    by Emily Attwood November 2014

    A youth football tournament in Eastman, Ga. on Monday nigh was briefly interrupted after a fight broke out between two coaches, landing both in jail for the night.