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Thursday, July 11, 2019 12:08 am
 The Fourth of July and baseball are irretrievably linked. The celebration of American independence in midsummer and the game share many traditions. Across America on the Fourth of July, baseball...
Monday, June 24, 2019 08:59 am
 Taking a brief respite from the travails of the Springfield Sliders, who as I write this column have completed a quarter of their season and find themselves with a record of six wins and nine lo...
Thursday, June 6, 2019 12:06 am

St. Louis isn’t Springfield. Here you can always talk to the owner.

 Having attended baseball games for many decades, I was reminded last week of how different the game is from that first game I attended in 1955. On Memorial Day weekend along with my son, son-in-...
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...


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