• Faith-Based Organization Supports Youth Sports Efforts

    by Terry Shaw September 2014

    Dwayne Sanders, Emerald Youth's athletic director, said the organization had 130 girls in its own recreation volleyball league, but none of the girls were able to play in school leagues - even though schools in other parts of Knox County fielded their own teams.

  • 'Fitness Recess' Gets Grade-Schoolers Moving

    by Andrew Brandt September 2014

    Monkey bars? Slides? Swings? Not anymore.

    For one recess a day, kids in grades 4 through 6 at Pennsylvania intermediate schools Shallow Brook and Spring Forge participate in a "fitness recess."

  • Facelift for 40-Year-Old Park to Include Boathouse

    by Keith Morelli September 2014

    Susan Lane stopped by to see firsthand the renovations planned for Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park, tucked on the west bank of the Hillsborough River between Tampa Preparatory School and the Laurel Street Bridge. She wasn't invited by city officials. But had they known she'd be there, they'd have pulled her up on the podium during a Tuesday morning ceremony unveiling plans for the park. Her father, Julian B. Lane, was Tampa's mayor from 1959 to 1963, an instrumental figure in the fight against racial segregation and later a state lawmaker. Susan Lane had never before strolled the park named for him.

  • Town Council Nixes Property Tax Hike for Recreation

    by Jennifer Berry Hawes; September 2014

    The recreation increase would have paid for major recreation projects in a town booming with heavy recreation users, namely families and retirees.

  • Community Seeks Ideas for New Skate Park

    by Michael J. Williams September 2014

    For months, a sign at Serenity Park in southwestern Lake Elsinore has touted the future installation of a "Skate Zone." Now, city officials are poised to act on that promise.

  • Amendment Takes Virginia into New Concussion Terrain

    by Andrew Brandt September 2014

    The revisions to Virginia student-athlete concussion law this past spring seemed straightforward enough, but an overlooked amendment included in the law is catching some by surprise.

  • Dick's Gives Little League Team $164K from Shirt Sales

    by Mary Mitchell September 2014

    Everyone loves a Cinderella story. And the Jackie Robinson West All-Stars was the greatest Cinderella story this town has seen since the Blackhawks brought home the Stanley Cup last year. Indeed, these 13 youngsters from the South Side reminded us adults what it means to have a pure heart.

  • Boxing-Centered Facility Represents Shift in Recreation

    by Andrew Brandt September 2014

    A two-ring boxing center in Macon, Ga., will mark its opening with a 24-bout tournament, though most of its regular users may never land a punch.

  • Little League to Assume Upkeep of Village's Ballfields

    by Susan Chiappone September 2014

    SILVER CREEK - The Silver Creek Hanover Little League Association will take over the village's ball fields starting in April.

  • Town Council Split Over Tax Hike for Recreation

    by Jennifer Berry Hawes; September 2014

    Just days after residents packed a public input meeting to support large future recreation hubs, Town Council committees on Tuesday debated last-minute plans to raise property taxes to fund major recreation projects.