San Marcos can't overcome obstacles in district loss
Records are deceiving in District 26-6A girls’ basketball.San Marcos fell 49-38 in its district opener to Lake Travis (6-8, 1-0 district) at home on Tuesday night — only the first time the hosts dropp[San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] Sports San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texas State]sanmarcosrecord.com
Trump, Mariano Rivera mark Opening Day at White House
WASHINGTON President Donald Trump recruited Baseball Hall of Famer Mariano Rivera to help mark baseball's Opening Day with a group of Little League players at the White House on Thursday. Riveras old team was in Washington to open up Major League Baseballs abbreviated season Thursday night against the defending champion Nationals. Trump, for his part, said he'd been invited to toss out the opening pitch on Aug. 15 at Yankee Stadium. The president praised Major League Baseball for moving forward. I think Major League Baseball is setting an example by playing to empty stadiums.
Game on? Little League offers 'best practices' for return
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. Little League is offering youth baseball organizations a pathway forward as they eye a restart amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Little League canceled the 2020 Little League World Series and other championships because of the pandemic last month but remains hopeful a regular season may still be possible. Umpires would move from behind home plate to behind the pitcher's mound and game balls would be switched out every two innings. Toomey said he would sign his 10-year-old son up for baseball tomorrow because he believes it can be done safely. The best practices were released a week after Major League Baseball put together a 67-page proposal outlining how it could conceivably return to play this year.
Forget pro, college sports: Why the absence of youth sports might have biggest impact of all
Little League International, which announced the move, also canceled regional tournaments but said the events would return in 2021. By contrast, the NFL, the world’s most affluent professional sports league, generated roughly $16 billion in 2018, according to USA Today. Major League Baseball generated $10.7 billion in 2019 and the NBA nearly $8 billion in 2018, according to Forbes, so youth sports generated more money than those leagues combined. The owner of Michigan Elite Volleyball Academy in suburban Detroit, an organization that’s home to 150 youth volleyball teams and has produced numerous Division I college volleyball players over the years, Sack had been, as usual, making preparations for the club’s signature event. “You go from ramping up to this.”Cancellations of such big youth sports events have a serious trickle-down effect, too.
WATCH: Nationals' Anthony Rendon reunites with former Little League coach, HISD officer
HOUSTON - Washington Nationals third baseman Anthony Rendon shared a heartwarming reunion with his former Little League coach before facing off against the Astros in Game 1 of the World Series Tuesday night. A video captured Rendons reunion with his old Little League Coach, Houston ISD police officer Ronald Bremberry. Bremberry said he was working security at Minute Maid Park and he asked one of Rendon's teammates to tell his fomer little league star he was there. A Houston native, Rendon was a standout player for Lamar High School before starring at Rice University. The Nationals drafted Rendon out of Rice in 2011.
Good parents stay involved
Many school districts and teachers work hard to get parents involved with their kids' educations. Schools and parent-teacher groups like the PTA continually work to implement programs that will include parents in their children's educations, such as parents' night, family workshops and take-home activities. Here are some things that parents can do to stay involved in their kids' school lives. Know Your Child's Teacher:Perhaps more important than anything else, keep in contact with your child's teacher. Communicate:Teachers welcome dialogue with parents to gain better understanding of their students, and parents should expect periodic updates from teachers on their children's performance and notification about academic problems.
Stripping Chicago Little League team of title was racist, supporters say
Stripping Chicago Little League team of title was racist, supporters say Little League officials stripped Chicago's Jackie Robinson West team of its national championship title because it violated league rules. Parents and critics say the decision was racist. CBSN's Michelle Miller and Elaine Quijano have more.cbsnews.com
Adults cause kids to lose Little League championship title
Adults cause kids to lose Little League championship title The 13 kids from Chicago's Jackie Robinson West Little League squad, who battled their way to the 2014 national championships, have had their title stripped over "blatant cheating" by adults. Dean Reynolds reports.cbsnews.com
Obamas welcome Little League champs to White House
Obamas welcome Little League champs to White House Chicago's Jackie Robinson West Little League team got special treatment Thursday as they went for a visit to Washington, D.C. The league got a tour of the White House and a candid shot with the president and the first lady. Bill Plante spoke to two young men from the team on their trip.cbsnews.com