IllinoisTimes - Sports http://illinoistimes.com/articles.sec-44-1-sports.html Mon, 28 Jul 14 00:00:00 -0500 en hourly 1 Scrumming in Springfield - The Celts are looking for a few good men http://illinoistimes.com/article-10572-scrumming-in-springfield.html Scrumming in Springfield - 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...]]>
Golf classic to benefit injured motorcycle riders http://illinoistimes.com/article-10380-golf-classic-to-benefit-injured-motorcycle-riders.html Golf classic to benefit injured motorcycle riders
Charlie Roberts, 51, of Springfield, knows what it’s like to race a motorcycle at speeds of more than 130 miles per hour around a flat track. He also knows what it’s like to lose control o...]]>
Springfield Sliders, a family operation - New team owner aims to bring community together http://illinoistimes.com/article-10104-springfield-sliders-a-family-operation.html Springfield Sliders, a family operation - 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...]]>
Talk derby to me - For fun, fitness and self-esteem, be a roller derby queen http://illinoistimes.com/article-9321-talk-derby-to-me.html Talk derby to me - 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...]]>
Everybody plays - Thousands take the field for youth soccer http://illinoistimes.com/article-9218-everybody-plays.html Everybody plays - 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...]]>
Swim, bike, run for fitness and fun http://illinoistimes.com/article-8697-swim-bike-run-for-fitness-and-fun.html Swim, bike, run for fitness and fun
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 ...]]>
‘Ultimate Frisbee’ offers fitness, fun and community - Springfield group needs more women to play http://illinoistimes.com/article-8698-lsultimate-frisbeers-offers-fitness-fun-and-community.html ‘Ultimate Frisbee’ offers fitness, fun and community - Springfield group needs more women to play
If you’re home from college or just wanting to get fit and have fun in central Illinois this summer, ultimate Frisbee may be for you.A game of “ultimate” is like soccer but is played...]]>
School’s out, but there’s plenty for children to do http://illinoistimes.com/article-8700-schoolrss-out-but-thererss-plenty-for-children-to-do.html School’s out, but there’s plenty for children to do
For at least a few students, the countdown to summer vacation began last August. Others maybe waited until January, by which time the bitter cold and recent memories of semester finals started giving ...]]>
Not ready for the big time - UIS stumbles into the NCAA http://illinoistimes.com/article-8288-not-ready-for-the-big-time.html Not ready for the big time - UIS stumbles into the NCAA
As the University of Illinois Springfield in October 2008 made another move toward full membership in the National Collegiate Athletic Association, then-Chancellor Richard Ringeisen said the eventual...]]>
The final round - A Springfield boxing legend remembered http://illinoistimes.com/article-6994-the-final-round.html The final round - A Springfield boxing legend remembered
On a warm October day at the Harriet Tubman Susan B. Anthony Center on Springfield’s east side, 30 to 40 young men and boys dressed in gym clothes amble into a narrow room that seems to double a...]]>
What could be finer than pigskin and suds? http://illinoistimes.com/article-1154-what-could-be-finer-than-pigskin-and-suds.html What could be finer than pigskin and suds?
You may never have heard of the Capital City Outlaws, Springfield's very own semipro football team, but they're making lots of noise in the Original Midwest Football League. They placed second last ye...]]>
Skating club celebrates the holidays on, um, ice http://illinoistimes.com/article-696-skating-club-celebrates-the-holidays-on-um-ice.html Skating club celebrates the holidays on, um, ice
For almost a decade, the Springfield Figure Skating Club has been ringing in the holidays with an evening of skating set to seasonal songs. Skaters of all ages and skill levels don their best Christma...]]>
Blue Birds - Cards lick their wounds as the hated Cubs advance http://illinoistimes.com/article-527-blue-birds.html Blue Birds - Cards lick their wounds as the hated Cubs advance
From the left field bleachers to the press box, from to the clubhouse to the front office, the refrain is repeated as if rehearsed: The Cardinals didn't make the playoffs this year because of nagging ...]]>