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Neighbors Growing Together | Dec 21, 2014

SPORTS IN BRIEF: Fairfield youth sports leagues, bowling league, University of Iowa

Aug 27, 2014

Bowling league to start Sept. 7

The Braves and Maidens mixed bowling league will commence league play Sept. 7. The original start date was changed due to Labor Day weekend.

This is an 18-week league. Anyone interested in joining the league can contact Dave Branam at Flamingo Lanes at 472-6162 or Bryan Marlay at 919-5120.

 

Youth flag football to begin soon

A youth flag football league presented by the Fairfield Park and Recreation Department is kicking off Sept. 27 with its first games.

Games will then be played on subsequent Saturday mornings through Oct. 18. All games are scheduled at the Dexter-Apache Soccer Complex and are open to kindergartners through fourth-graders.

Kindergartners through second-graders will play from 8:45-9:45 a.m., and third- and fourth-graders will play from 10-11 a.m.

The fee to participate is $25, which includes the price of a T-shirt. A minimum of 22 players are needed in each age group in order to have the league.

Registration can be done online at www.fairfieldparksandrec.org or by calling 472-6159.

 

Kindergarten soccer league to play on Tuesdays

The kindergarten youth soccer league will play each Tuesday in September starting on Sept. 9.

Boys and girls will play at the Dexter-Apache Soccer Complex from 5:15-6 p.m. The league fee is $25, which includes a T-shirt.

A minimum of 22 players are needed in order to have the league. Volunteer referees and coaches are needed as well.

Registration can be done online at www.fairfieldparksandrec.org or by calling 472-6159.

 

Iowa president stands by firing of hockey coach

IOWA CITY (AP) — University of Iowa President Sally Mason says she stands by the controversial firing of women’s field hockey coach Tracey Griesbaum.

Mason told reporters Tuesday that she understands that Griesbaum was a successful coach with many supporters, but that she “also understand the reasons” why athletic director Gary Barta removed her.

Barta said this month that he fired the 14-year coach after an investigation identified concerns and issues in the program. One professor says Griesbaum created a culture of intimidation.

Giresbaum has said that a few former players have falsely accused her of mistreating them.

Current team members issued a statement last week expressing support for Griesbaum, and many former players, parents and even rival programs have called for her reinstatement.

Griesbaum’s longtime assistant, Lisa Cellucci, has been named interim coach.

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