• Little League Tournament a Big Event for Small Town

    by Ernie Clark July 2016

    The road to Williamsport, Pennsylvania, travels through Orrington, Maine this year for the top 11- and 12-year-old Little League baseball teams from around Maine.

  • GolfBoards Offer Alternative Way to Get Around Courses

    by Bob Buttitta July 2016

    Surf the earth. That’s the philosophy that inspired the development of the GolfBoard, a motorized golf vehicle that is a cross between surfing and skateboarding. Weighing 115 pounds and featuring four, 11-inch turf wheels that allow the boards to smoothly glide over all types of terrain, the GolfBoards offer players an alternative from walking the course or riding a cart.

  • Parks and Rec Programs Grow Despite Limited Space

    by Shelby Hartin July 2016

    Bangor Parks and Rec has seen a significant uptick in recent years in the number of children participating in their programs. From summer camps, before- and after-school programs and more, their programs are filling up — and they're filling up fast.

  • Ice Rink Agreement Tweaked, More Time for Teams

    by Kate Ramunni July 2016

    Changes to the contract with the firm running the Louis Astorino Rink at Hamden High School mean that the school's hockey team and town league teams will have more practice time on the ice and for less money.

  • Youth Football League Searching for Home

    by Jane Ford-Stewart July 2016

    Muskego Youth Football will not use a portion of Denoon Park; there are too many unanswered questions about how adding a football field would affect youth soccer and baseball that already use the park, the Muskego Parks and Conservation Committee decided.

  • Park Debuts Six New Pickleball Courts

    by Pamela Dillon July 2016

    Dozens of pickleball players came out around 8 a.m. early Saturday to try out the courts before the dedication started at 10. Jan Lucas, whose husband is Colonel Robert Lucas of the Marine Corps, sang an inspirational rendition of the National Anthem. Mayor Don Patterson spoke, as well as ambassador Larry Virgilio. The ribbon cutting ceremony officially opened the courts for play. Some pickleball players who attended the dedication were still on the courts that day until 2 p.m. "I never even heard of pickleball until two months ago. It looks like a lot of fun," Virgilio said.

  • Sheriff's Program Keeps School Gyms Open for Summer

    by Alexi C. Cardona; 239-403-6153 July 2016

    When school lets out, Collier County deputies continue their work fostering relationships with students by hanging out with them during Summerfest, a program that offers free activities such as supervised open gyms for middle and high school students.

  • Deputies Reach Out to Kids Through Summer Camps

    by Alexi C. Cardona July 2016

    Soccer balls and handballs flew through the gym at Corkscrew Middle School on Thursday morning as students’ feet ran, shuffled and squeaked across the wood laminate floor. The balls ricocheted off the gym walls and bounced off the students’ chests, then swished through soccer goals. The kids darted back and forth in the gym, their energy seemingly inexhaustible.

  • Soccer Club Claims Racism in Field-Use Suit

    by Kelly Puente July 2016

    A youth soccer club is suing Vanguard University, alleging that the Christian college in Costa Mesa broke a contract over use of its athletic field after nearby homeowners complained that the games drew too many Latino families to the neighborhood.

  • Tennis Camp Introduces Kids to Sport

    by Debbie Juniewicz June 2016

    Carrie Thomas knew right away that her son Nathaniel had found his sport. "He's been carrying that racquet around the house all week," the Dayton mom said, smiling. "He just struts around with it."