Sports – Beacon News News of the Net Wed, 27 May 2015 00:16:04 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Seth Egger Memorial 5K To Take Place Jully 11 at 8:30am Tue, 26 May 2015 23:52:10 +0000 Seth was a sophomore at Aurora Central Catholic who was tragically killed in a car accident and this run is in his memory.
The Seth Egger Memorial 5K Run/Walk at Phillips Park on July 11, 2015 at 8:30am.  The profits from the event will be used for scholarships for St. Pauls Lutheran School and also presented to a senior at ACC.
All participants will recieve a race t-shirt, a coupon for a hot dog, chips, and a drink after the race; a Renew Salon and Spa coupon; and other extras.
This is a 5K certified course that will be chipped timed.  There will be medals awarded for Overall male and female winners, as well as medals for 1st, 2nd, 3rd place for each male and female age group.
The age groups are 19 and under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 and up.
Online registration available through: and
Women’s football returns to Dallas Sun, 28 Nov 2010 19:11:11 +0000 North Texas Knockouts Women's Professional Football

Women's pro football gets a new team

The North Texas Knockouts are a professional women’s football team in the Independent Women’s Football League (IWFL), replace the Dallas Diamonds, who have left the IWFL and returned to the Women’s Football Alliance (WFA).

The North Texas Knockouts are a new team organized to provide women in the Dallas/Fort Worth area the opportunity to play tackle football at the national level. The team is owned by Frisco resident Lacresia Webster-Gay and will be managed by Ms. Garrett. As an active member of several community organizations Ms. Gay brings a passion for grass roots activism and love for football to this new team.
“We are very excited about this new team. The commitment to integrity and solid business practices shown by this ownership group is truly refreshing. They will definitely create success for themselves on and off the field,” stated Kezia Disney, IWFL Chief Operating Officer.
The Independent Women’s Football League (IWFL), a 501(c)(6) non-profit Texas Corporation, is a full tackle women’s football league focused on creating a positive, safe and fun environment for the women who play the game and fans that come out to watch them. The IWFL was founded in 2000 by a group of women dedicated to making the sport a household name. The IWFL currently has over 1600 women playing the sport for 51 teams across North America from Southern California to Montreal and Washington to Florida with consistent expansion into to new markets.
Tryouts for the Knockouts have just finished. Stay tuned for more information on the North Texas Knockouts and their schedule here. For more information about the North Texas Knockouts, see their website:
Ajax Union Creates Sports Blog To Cover All NY Teams Sat, 20 Nov 2010 16:08:25 +0000 Crowd packed sports stadiumNovember 18, 2010 – Brooklyn-based search engine agency Ajax Union is gearing up for the four-month anniversary of, the internet’s first blog to discuss all of the sports teams in New York. Offering multiple posts every day of the week, NY Sports Digest delivers athletic updates and editorials, as well as a number of regular features.

“New York sports fans are some of the most dedicated – and opinionated – in the country. They love their teams, and they love their rivalries. NY Sports Digest provides daily commentary and news on all the New York teams, from the Yankees to the Mets, the Jets to the Giants,” said Eric Marmon, editor of NY Sports Digest.

NY Sports Digest is authored primarily by the “The SportsHoles” – a dedicated writing staff featuring a variety of different backgrounds, loyalties and perspectives. “The SportsHoles” support reader participation, encouraging visitors to submit guest blogs or even sign on as regular contributors.

“NY Sports Digest isn’t a news site – it’s a discussion. We’re loud, we’re opinionated, and sometimes, we need to be put in our place. We love to hear what our readers have to say, whether it’s rabid support or rabid disagreement, or simply just rabid,” Marmon said.

The blog complements its blend of informative and editorial content with several regular features, including “Remember Him?” and “Mensch of the Week,” which focus on both former and current New York based athletes. The site also includes “This Day in NY Sports History,” a daily feature unique to NY Sports Digest.

NY Sports Digest has established a strong following on both Facebook and Twitter, with profiles located at and

Ajax Union is an internet marketing company offering a variety of internet advertising services, including SEO, PPC, PR marketing, and email marketing. Ajax Union hosts NY Sports Digest and a number of other blogs, such as Brooklyn Trends (, an online magazine covering Brooklyn news and culture, and the Ajax Union Marketing Blog (, updated daily with business marketing news and tips.

For more information about Ajax Union, please contact Joe Apfelbaum at (718) 569-1020 or visit Ajax Union online at

3 Racquet Technology To Provide Custom Racquetball League Branding Graphics Tue, 16 Nov 2010 23:50:54 +0000 Racquetskinz


Grand Prairie, TX – Racquetball leagues are discovering 3 Racquet Technology for branding racquet graphics. 3 Racquet Technology offers graphics that allow racquetball leagues to brand or sponsor players with custom graphic, Racquetskinz. The company is the only, producer of RacquetSkinz’s. The new graphics are a powerful way to build esprit and provide a branding opportunity for sponsors. Available for racquetball or tennis, the RacquetSkinz make a unifying graphic statement that delivers a colorful image to the court. Racquetball League branding means racquetball players get expressive graphics that can promote leagues or teams. For additional information racquetball players are invited to visit the company web site at

RacquetSkinz is changing the game in a colorful way. Players are able to take swing at design and graphic communication. Racquetball teams, sponsored events, corporate sponsors, schools, or pros have a lot to gain by including RacquetSkinz in their sponsorship programs. Light weight, durable, protective RacquetSkinz are the perfect choice for any player that has an image to uphold. 3 Racquet Technology proposes Racquet Graphics for pro racquetball players. Light weight, tough, protective design skinz are a the perfect graphic statement. The RacquetSkinz design delivers a unique branding opportunity. Gone are the days of plain uninspired racquets where the only marketing message is the manufacturer. RacquetSkinz lets players, teams and events improve their image. RacquetSkinz offer players a way to customize their racquets with team, sponsor or tournament graphics. Make every racquet the same or make every racquet different. RacquetSkinz open doors and opportunities. 3 Racquet Technology produces graphics for racquetball leagues.

About 3 Racquet Technology

RacquetSkinz is the latest technology for racquet sports brought to you by 3 Racquet Technology. RacquetSkinz is a thin light weight material offering custom designs for you racquetball, squash and tennis racquet. Building from the latest technology, RacquetSkinz offers vibrant designs, feather light and tear resistant materials in a protective interchangeable designed skin. Your racquet is a blank canvas – now express yourself and create a perfect design. We start with a “racquet shell” manufactured to spec to perform with the same balance as the original. These shells are raw without paint, graphics, grip, string or tether. Your design is custom printed to your specification and applied to the racquet offering a five year fade resistance and water proof protective coating. Finally, you select your grip color, tether color, insert options and customized string to complete your racquet design. RacquetSkinz are manufactured in Grand Prairie, Texas by 3 Racquet Technology, LLC and distributed through the nationwide dealer channel. 3 Racquet Technology delivers Pro Tour Racquetball for racquetball sponsors.

The Phillies Defeat The Reds 4-0 Tue, 16 Nov 2010 22:11:24 +0000 Roy Halladay #34 of the Philadelphia Phillies

Photo by Chris Trotman

Roy Halladay #34 of the Philadelphia Phillies pitches during his no-hitter in Game 1 of the NLDS against the Cincinnati Reds at Citizens Bank Park on October 6, 2010 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.The Phillies defeated the Reds 4-0. The Baseball Writers’ Association of America announced November 16, 2010 that Halladay won the 2010 National League Cy Young Award.

Anaheim Ducks Take On San Jose Sharks Wed, 10 Nov 2010 05:06:24 +0000 Bobby Ryan skates against Dan Boyle

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Bobby Ryan #9 of the Anaheim Ducks tries to get the puck from Dan Boyle #22 of the San Jose Sharks at HP Pavilion on November 9, 2010 in San Jose, California.

Giants Win 106th World Series Tue, 02 Nov 2010 04:03:48 +0000 Buster Posey #28 of the San Francisco Giants celebrates the win

Photo by Ronald Martinez

The San Francisco Giants have won their first world series since 1954 with a 3-1 win over the Texas Rangers. Adding insult to injury is the fact that the Giants trounced the Rangers in the Rangers own stadium in Arlington, Texas.

Shortstop Edgar Renteria received the Most Valuable Player award, batting .411 (7-for-17) with two homers and six RBIs.

Giants Waiting For The Game To Start Mon, 01 Nov 2010 15:22:18 +0000 The San Fransicso Giants wait in the dugout

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ARLINGTON, TX – OCTOBER 30: Pitcher Matt Cain #18 (C) of the San Francisco Giants stands in the dugout with teammates before Game Three of the 2010 MLB World Series against the Texas Rangers at Rangers Ballpark on October 30, 2010 in Arlington, Texas. The Rangers defeated the Giants 4-2. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Casa Grande Accepting Basketball Clinic Registrations Tue, 26 Oct 2010 19:18:46 +0000 backetball hoop

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The City of Casa Grande Parks & Registration Department is accepting registrations for the 2010, Pee Wee Basketball Clinic.

Youth ages 5 – 6 are eligible for the Pee Wee Clinic, which will focus on basic fundamentals of basketball, such as passing, dribbling, shooting, games, and teamwork. Two clinic times will be offered on Saturdays starting on October 30th and ending on November 20th. The clinic times to choose from are 10:30am – 11:30am and 11:45am – 12:45pm.

Each participant will receive a t-shirt, a certificate and a medal for completing the Pee Wee Clinic. The clinic will be held at the Len Colla Recreation Center Gymnasium (1105 E 4th St). The Registration fee is $20.

Registration forms are available at the Parks & Recreation Department at 404 E. Florence Blvd.

For more information please call the Parks and Recreation Department at 421-8677 ext. 4560.

Giants To Face-Off Against Rangers In World Series Sun, 24 Oct 2010 20:14:16 +0000 Giants game

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The games are over and the verdict is in. The Giants and the Rangers will meet on th e field of honor. Or several of them. The Ranges and Giants will be facing-off in this year’s world series and the fans couldn’t be happier.

Neither could the teams.

This will be the 18th time for the Giants to play the World Series, but only the 4th since they moved to San Francisco in 1958. But just playing in the Series doesn’t mean anything. They haven’t one a World Series since 1954. Perhaps this time will be different.

“Their pitching is good,” Cruz said. “All those National League teams have good defense and good pitching.”  And it is. This year they led the National League with a 3.36 team ERA during the regular season and a 2.47 ERA in the playoffs. Whether their pitching is enough to stand up to the Ranger’s is another matter.

The Rangers are no slouches when it comes to pitching, with a 2.76 ERA in all 11 games and several team members who seem destined for greatness.

But pitching isn’t the only part of the game, and while both teams have excellent pitchers, it’s the batting that matters. It remains to be seen whether either team is able to hit it out of the park, or if the series will end in a dismal tie.