• As temperatures drop indoor sports are becoming increasingly popular for The Boys & Girls Club of Santa Maria
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    As temperatures drop indoor sports are becoming increasingly popular for The Boys & Girls Club of Santa Maria

    SANTA MARIA, Calif.- As temperatures drop indoor sports are becoming increasingly popular for The Boys & Girls Club of Santa Maria. Managers of the organization say more kids are playing indoor activities again. “We did have a season last year, but there were some restrictions and requirements for parents to to wear mask. This year, everything is wide open again where we’re having everything just back to normal,” said Ernie Cuevas, Santa Maria Boys & Girls Club Sports Director. Last year there were still some restrictions and requirements such as wearing masks. This year masks are no longer required. But managers are making sure kids know the importance of health…

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  • Girls with Grit encourages women to explore Yakima Valley’s vast outdoor activities
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    Girls with Grit encourages women to explore Yakima Valley’s vast outdoor activities

    There’s something for all seasons. Sponsored by Yakima Valley Tourism YAKIMA, Wash. — If you’re going to get a lesson in the great outdoors, Rimrock Lake is the perfect classroom. “This lake is so special, it is breathtaking. It’s huge. You’re not going to even see all of it today, because it’s that big,” said Shannon Mahre. Mahre’s been an athlete all her life. But it’s sharing her love of outdoor activities with other women that led her to create classes called, Girls with Grit. “Coaching, it definitely brings an aspect to my life that nothing else does. And so, I decided to start coaching all the sports that I…

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  • Girls’ volleyball: Top talent is choosing beach over indoor
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    Girls’ volleyball: Top talent is choosing beach over indoor

    It’s soft, soothing sand versus stiff, unforgiving hardwood. It’s warm sunlight versus harsh LED lights. It’s the tide’s salty air versus the stink of sweat in dingy gyms. For Cypress High’s Zoey Henson, the girls’ indoor Empire League MVP last season, life in club volleyball was a constant cycle of rehab. Her shoulder was messed up. Her back was in constant pain. She almost tore her meniscus in a tournament. So despite only playing beach volleyball for three years, with indoor Division I offers ahead, she dropped club and switched to the sand. It’s easier on the joints. You can finish a hard-fought match and splash into the ocean afterward.…

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  • Utah judge allows transgender kids to play girls sports
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    Utah judge allows transgender kids to play girls sports

    NEWYou can now listen to Fox News articles! Transgender girls in Utah will be given the opportunity to participate in girls’ sports as the school year begins, after a judge on Friday reversed a ban pending legal challenges from parents. Instead of an outright ban, transgender girls will now be sent before a commission that will determine on a case-by-case basis if their participation compromises fairness. Utah’s Republican lawmakers created the commission in a law passed earlier this year as a fallback plan to be implemented in case of an injunction against the law. Under the law, the panel will be allowed to ask for and assess the child’s height…

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    Madison girls win indoor track and field meet | Sports

    With 13 different team members finishing in the top three of events, the Madison Warhawks won a recent girls Concorde District indoor track and field meet, scoring 102 points. Westfield was second with 94. Bethany Riddle in the shot put (26-feet, 7-inches), Hannah Petersen in the pole vault (7-3) and Mary Byrne in the 3,200-meters (11:17.99) were the team’s three winners of events. The 4×200 relay also won in 1:51.95. Second for Madison were Kira Mikhin in the 55 dash, Katrine Swam in the 55 hurdles, Ashley Eley in the triple jump, Arpita Behera in the high jump and Kiki Van Der Weide in the 1,000, along with a 4×400…

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    St. Clair girls wrestling competes at outdoor meet | Sports

    Returning eight starters, including two sectional qualifiers, the St. Clair wrestling Lady Bulldogs are looking forward to Friday’s opening match at Washington High School. The event is slated to be part of an outdoor event at Scanlan Stadium starting at 4 p.m. Washington is wrestling the Westminster Christian Academy boys and St. Clair girls. St. Clair went 11-4 in dual meets last year. Senior Summer Fangers, sophomore Audrey DeClue, junior Hannah Thacker and senior Kaitlyn Janson are top returners. “All four have the tools and capabilities necessary to go deep into the postseason this year,” St. Clair Head Coach Mel Hughes said. Hughes said the team has many goals for…

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