Latest Recreational sports News

New sports field, 5K trail at Livingston County's new park

Sep. 21, 2020 1:02 AM EDT

GENOA TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Farmer Raymond Fillmore had a vision for the 198 acres he owned along McClements and Kellogg roads in Genoa Township. In 2006, Fillmore’s trust willed his land to Livingston County with a set of instructions. He wanted it to be a park with active recreation, like sports...

Georgia snorkeler attacked by shark in Florida Keys

Sep. 20, 2020 5:10 PM EDT

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — A 30-year-old snorkeler from Atlanta, Georgia was attacked by a shark in the Florida Keys on Sunday. Andrew Eddy was in a private boat with his family, exploring the reefs at Sombrero Key Light when he was bitten on the shoulder by a bull shark, Monroe County Sheriff's officials said....

In this Nov. 28, 2019 photo, racers take off at the start of the 2019 Drumstick Dash 5K Race and Family Walk in downtown Roanoke, Va. on Thanksgiving Day.  Virtual racing is increasingly part of the new normal as communities and event directors try to continue offering an outlet for those who want the fun or personal challenge of getting across the (now online) finish line.  (Heather Rousseau/The Roanoke Times via AP)

Virtual races keep runners, nonprofit budgets, on track

Sep. 20, 2020 9:00 AM EDT

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Molly Bullington wasn’t sure what to expect when she went live with that first event in June. The owner of Blue Ridge Racing reasoned if she could get 200 or 300 people to sign up, it’d be a runaway success. Her Roanoke-based firm specializes in the hectic work of...

South Carolina's oldest city gets long awaited river park

Sep. 19, 2020 10:55 AM EDT

CAMDEN, S.C. (AP) — For the first time in more than a century, the public has access to the Wateree River in South Carolina's oldest city. Camden opened the new $1.4 million Camden Riverfront Environmental Park on Wednesday. The park became possible after the closing of a wastewater lagoon along the...

Work underway on trail bridge over Vermont's Winooski River

Sep. 19, 2020 10:18 AM EDT

EAST MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Work is underway on the construction of trail bridge over the Winooski River between East Montpelier and Berlin. The 200-foot (60-meter) bridge is a central piece of a larger project to build miles of new trail connecting the Montpelier bike path, according to the Cross Vermont...

Dale Crafts, Republican candidate for Maine's 2nd Congressional District, parachutes in tandem with instructor Owen Ross, Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, in Millinocket, Maine. Crafts was struck by a car while riding a motorcycle at age 25, leaving him paralyzed from the waist down. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

Paraplegic US House candidate skydives for veterans

Sep. 18, 2020 3:46 PM EDT

MILLINOCKET, Maine (AP) — A paraplegic man from Maine who is making a bid for the U.S. House brought the concept of campaign stunts to new heights Friday when he jumped out of an airplane in support of veterans. Republican Dale Crafts, a former state representative, made the jump from 11000 feet (3,350...

DNR asks thousands of hunters to participate in deer survey

Sep. 18, 2020 12:53 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The state Department of Natural Resources is asking thousands of deer hunters to record what they see in the woods this fall as part of the department’s largest-ever hunter survey to better understand why they’re passing up shots. The DNR plans to contact more than...

DNR estimates wolf population up about 13%

Sep. 17, 2020 4:27 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin wildlife officials estimate that the state's wolf population has increased by about 13%. The Department of Natural Resources said Thursday that surveys put the overwinter population between 1,034 and 1,057 wolves. The 2018-19 estimate was 914 to 978 wolves. Modeling indicates...

Elaine and Jack Hulgan pose for a portrait after riding out the hurricane in their attic, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, in Cantonment, Fla. Rivers swollen by Hurricane Sally's rains threatened more misery for parts of the Florida Panhandle and south Alabama on Thursday, as the storm's remnants continued to dump heavy rains inland that spread the threat of flooding to Georgia and the Carolinas.(AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

'IN ATTIC HELP': Couple is rescued from storm Sally by water

Sep. 17, 2020 3:14 PM EDT

CANTONMENT, Fla. (AP) — The firetrucks and rescue vehicles kept passing her house even after Elaine Hulgan, 76, wrote “IN ATTIC HELP” on the front door. So Hulgan's 84-year-old husband resorted to his best emergency signal: an ear-splitting whistle. The noise rose above the din, and a...

In this Aug. 23, 2020 photo, Sister Stephanie Baliga, right, runs a marathon on a treadmill in the basement of the Mission of Our Lady of the Angels church in Chicago. When the Chicago Marathon was canceled this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, Sister Baliga and her fellow nuns livestreamed the run and raised money for their community. (PJ Weiland via AP)

Nun runs treadmill marathon, raises money for Chicago's poor

Sep. 17, 2020 10:02 AM EDT

When the Chicago Marathon was canceled due to coronavirus, Sister Stephanie Baliga decided to put on her sneakers and run the standard 26.2 miles — in her convent’s basement. It started as a promise. Baliga had told her running team that in the event of a cancellation, she’d run a treadmill...