• Ice Shortage: Study Says Fifth Rink Will Pay for Itself

    by Jay Rey, The Buffalo News (New York) August 2015

    Adding a fifth rink to the Northtown Center at Amherst would cost the town more than $10 million, but the project could pay for itself because there's so much demand for ice time, a new study suggests.

  • Pickleball Becoming Favorite of 60-and-Over Set

    by Meryl Gottlieb, The Columbus Dispatch August 2015

    Fran McMillen had just had the hardwood floors refinished in her Northwest Side home when she thought about a new use for the living room. "All of the furniture was out," she said, "and I said to my husband, 'I'm picturing pickleball here!'"

  • Thieves Raid Youth League's Concessions Stand

    by Joe Blundo, The Columbus Dispatch August 2015

    The theft, which took place late last Thursday or early Friday, was a big setback for the Mount Sterling Eagles Youth League, which was started two years ago to fill a void in sports activities for kids.

  • Futpong Set for September Sales Debut

    by Jordan S. Gaines August 2015

    Madisonian Curt Bjurlin hopes to take youth soccer skills to a new level with the invention of his new game, Futpong.

  • Teammates Ditched Chaperone, Assaulted Homeless

    by David Chanen; Star Tribune ((Mpls.-St. Paul) August 2015

    A group of young males from a Minneapolis amateur basketball team skipped out on a chaperone before assaulting three homeless people in downtown Wichita after a tournament over the weekend, an organization spokesman said Tuesday.

  • NBC Suspends Use of Batboys, More Reaction to 9YO's Death

    by Erik Brady and Joe Lemire, @ByErikBrady and @LemireJoe, USA TODAY Sports August 2015

    The father of Kaiser Carlile, the 9-year-old batboy who died after being struck in the head by an errant swing, spoke publicly for the first time Monday as the National Baseball Congress suspended use of batboys and batgirls for the remainder of its World Series in Wichita.

  • Startup Capitalizing on Demand for Locally Made Softballs

    by Kelsey Husnick August 2015

    One of America's favorite pastimes just got a little more American. Apex Sports, based in Zanesville, is the first company to produce softballs in the United States in more than 30 years.

  • How to Avoid Disputes in a Public/Private Partnership

    by Emily Attwood August 2015

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  • Here's Why 6 Million Kids Get Kick Out of Martial Arts

    by Debbie Juniewicz, Dayton Daily News (Ohio) July 2015

    Martial arts students Abby Hupp, 10, and Gabrielle Schneider, 12, have received conditional black belts. It all started with a week of free classes. Three years and 16 belts later, 12-year-old Gabrielle Schneider is a conditional black belt in karate. Her father Tom still shakes his head in disbelief.

  • Youth Organizations Dispute Soccer Complex Usage

    by Laura Godlewski July 2015

    Controversy in a New York town has risen over which youth sports organizations get to use a soccer complex that is both publicly and privately funded.