• City Looks to Fill Void Left by Basketball Tourney

    by Emma Sapong June 2015

    When the Gus Macker basketball tournament left Buffalo two years ago, it was the loss of a summertime highlight for many local youth. Now multiple efforts are underway to fill that void.

  • Woman Gets Year in Prison for Youth Baseball Theft

    by Associated Press June 2015

    A North Dakota woman has been sentenced to one year in prison after admitting she stole thousands of dollars from a baseball nonprofit.

  • The AB Extra: May 29

    by Laura Godlewski May 2015

    This week's AB Extra features a successful marketing trend in the NBA, a new app that will take pictures of fans at the STAPLES Center during the game so they don't miss a play, and a new girls' tackle football league in Utah. 

  • Is Girls-Only Football a Step in Dangerous Direction?

    by Brad Rock Deseret News May 2015

    The inaugural season of the Utah Girls Tackle Football League kicked off, literally, last Saturday in West Jordan amid high spirits.

  • Teen Suffers Aneurysm in Middle of Softball At-Bat

    by Ali Tadayon, Orange County Register May 2015

    Minutes before 15-year-old Dana Housley suffered a coma-inducing brain aneurysm Saturday, she was at bat for the California Thunder, her travel-softball team, in a tournament at Fontana's Veterans Park.

  • Program Pairs Veterans with At-Risk Youths

    by Laura Godlewski May 2015

    With the unemployment rate for veterans around seven percent, Paul Caccamo wanted to help those returning from war find work. Caccamo is the founder and CEO of Up2Us Sports, which is a nonprofit that aims to use sports to help at-risk children, as well as aiding their development. Using the framework from Up2Us Sports’ Coach Across America, a program similar to Teach For America or City Year that places people in schools or communities throughout the country to coach at-risk youth, Caccamo developed the Operation Coach program.

  • Rink Manager's Daughter Helps Special-Needs Teens

    by Megan Banta The Republic May 2015

    In the therapeutic skating class she helped create, Molly Fry and other instructors walk through the basic skills, just like in all the other 30-minute classes the ice rink offers for those wanting to learn how to skate, she said.

  • Pickleball, Bubble Soccer Catching On in Knoxville

    by Jen Parker Special to Go Knoxville May 2015

    Two old tennis courts in West Hills Park have been approved by City Council to be converted into Knoxville’s first outdoor courts for the increasingly popular (and mostly unheard of) sport of pickleball.

  • Man Guilty of Stealing $3K from Youth Sports Group

    by Nancy Bowman May 2015

    The former treasurer of a Covington youth sports organization was found guilty of theft of money from the group after a two-day trial in Miami County Common Pleas Court this week.

  • Soccer Group Gets 1-Year Field Deal, But Future Cloudy

    by Suzanne Hurt May 2015

    The future of a kids soccer league in Riverside remains murky, but they can keep playing at city-owned fields for the next year after officials with the city's public utilities and the American Youth Soccer Organization agreed to a new contract.