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Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017 12:07 am

Springfield Bicycle Club offers group rides and outreach to all ages and fitness levels

 A cruise down Springfield’s recreational bike trails and city streets on any given day will reveal a myriad of cyclists of all ages and abilities. It is easy to understand why – almost anyon...
Thursday, May 5, 2016 12:12 am

Running, confidence-building program culminates in 5K

 Girls on the Run is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that strives to create a world where girls are aware of and capable of activating their potential, giving them the confidence to pursue the...
Thursday, July 16, 2015 12:09 am

Litchfield race is muddier and wetter than ever

 In recent years, the running world has witnessed a boom in obstacle courses, mud runs and other themed events. Adventure races have increasing appeal to a wide range of audiences because they pr...
Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012 11:49 am

The Celts are looking for a few good men

It is easy to imagine the Springfield Celts as third-graders.These are the guys who loved dodgeball, the ones who laughed and screamed “Whoa!” when balls found their mark in particularly v...
Thursday, June 7, 2012 04:44 pm

New team owner aims to bring community together

Some children draw pictures of dogs and cats, but when Shane Martin was a child growing up in the early 1980s, he drew baseball stadiums. Shane, the new owner and CEO of the Springfield Sliders baseba...
Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011 05:26 pm

For fun, fitness and self-esteem, be a roller derby queen

“The night that I fell in love with a Roller Derby Queen, Round and round, oh round and round, The meanest hunk of woman that anybody ever seen, Down in the arena …,” – Jim Cr...
Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011 02:55 am

Thousands take the field for youth soccer

With the end of summer come the beginning of a new school year, the harvest and the start of an area tradition that draws thousands of children away from their video games and outside onto the mown gr...
Thursday, May 26, 2011 04:42 pm
Maybe it’s the obesity epidemic that has so many people worried about their waistlines. Or maybe it’s the ongoing recession that has people looking for low-cost extracurriculars. Whatever ...


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