The town of Joplin, Mo. was devastated by a May 22nd tornado. However, high school football is helping to bring the community back together. Only A Game’s Greg Echlin has our story.
Kentucky has given the word dainty a whole new meaning. Every summer, the Louisville’s Schnitzelburg neighborhood hosts the Dainty World Championships, in which participants play a game that requires two pieces of wood, an empty street and some serious hand-eye coordination.
Some of the top female squash players in the world have gathered at Havard University for the Women’s World Junior Squash Championship. The tournament was originally scheduled to be held in Cairo, but was moved due to the political unrest in Egypt. As Only A Game’s Doug Tribou reports losing home court advantage hasn’t affected the Egyptian players one bit.
Wondering what became of those carefully packed sand piles at the National Sand Sculpting Festival at Revere Beach? Only A Game’s Karen Given viewed the finished pieces on Sunday and brought back photos to share.
In 1896, America’s first public beach was established in Revere, a working class city five miles north of Boston. More than 100 years later, the beach is enjoying a revitalization, thanks in part to the annual Revere Beach National Sand Sculpting Festival. Only A Game’s Karen Given has our story.
In 2008, fans attending Major League Baseball games could have yelled “timber!” instead of “charge!” That’s because baseball bats started shattering at a record pace. With dangerous shards flying at players on the field and into dugouts and stands, MLB officials started looking for solutions. Milwaukee Public Radio’s Mitch Teich reports how the US Forest Service is helping baseball build a better bat.
Golf balls were ricocheting across the rugged mountains of New Mexico, as the Elfego Baca shootout—a one-hole, six-hour, three-mile-long golfing ordeal—teed off for the fifty-first straight year. Only A Game’s Ron Schachter reports on the adventurous golfers who play among rattlesnakes, rocky terrain and treacherous heat.
The evolution of replay technology and high-tech television graphics has made sports more accurate … and generated piles of new statistical information. And as Only A Game’s Doug Tribou reports there’s even more to come.
Gone are the days when woman stayed at home while their husbands went fishing, hunting, or target shooting. A Dallas based group called Divas – Women Outdoors Worldwide brings outdoor sports to women who might not otherwise find them and has grown to 15,000 members in 19 countries. Only A Game’s Karen Given dons ear muffs and safety glasses to join the Divas for target practice.
Bill Littlefield reports on the game played between the American and Spanish national soccer teams in Foxboro, Massachusetts last week.