Golf balls were ricocheting across the rugged mountains of New Mexico, as the Elfego Baca shootout—a one-hole, six-hour, three-mile-long golfing ordeal—teed off for the fifty-first straight year. Only A Game’s Ron Schachter reports on the adventurous golfers who play among rattlesnakes, rocky terrain and treacherous heat.
The evolution of replay technology and high-tech television graphics has made sports more accurate … and generated piles of new statistical information. And as Only A Game’s Doug Tribou reports there’s even more to come.
Gone are the days when woman stayed at home while their husbands went fishing, hunting, or target shooting. A Dallas based group called Divas – Women Outdoors Worldwide brings outdoor sports to women who might not otherwise find them and has grown to 15,000 members in 19 countries. Only A Game’s Karen Given dons ear muffs and safety glasses to join the Divas for target practice.
Bill Littlefield reports on the game played between the American and Spanish national soccer teams in Foxboro, Massachusetts last week.
At the Ferrari World theme park in Abu Dhabi, automobile lovers can experience the life of a Formula One racer and ride the world’s fastest roller coaster. Only A Game’s Ken Shulman reports from the United Arab Emirates about the fast times at Ferrari World.
The Nashville Predators have advanced to the NHL Eastern Conference Semifinals for the first time in their 13 year existence. Now they are up against the NHL best Vancouver Canucks. The Preds are down 3-1, but their fans remain optimistic. Only A Game’s Kim Green reports from Smashville, Tennessee about a small market team making big waves in the NHL.
On Monday, Ernst Van Dyk will try for his tenth mens’ elite wheelchair win in the Boston Marathon. Van Dyk has already won more championships in the historic race than any other athlete in any division. But, as Only A Game’s Karen Given reports, winning races is only one of the South African’s many achievements.
The group College For Every Student and the America East Conference have developed a mentoring partnership. Athletes from the conference’s member schools work with children to help guide them toward a college education. Last weekend, the partnership hosted a service day. Bill Littlefield reports.
In December, Qatar was selected to host the 2022 World Cup. Hosting soccer games in the summer heat of the Middle East is one concern. Another is the small nation’s ability to mesh its own cultural standards with those of the global fans. Ken Shulman traveled to Qatar to report on the country’s preparations for the tournament.
Franklin Pierce University is located in southern New Hampshire, which is not exactly the type of place you would expect to find a beach volleyball tournament in February. But add a couple of tons of sand, some inflatable palm trees and a volleyball net and anything can happen! Only A Game’s Karen Given reports fromthe “Bubble” about how Franklin Pierce brought summer to campus a few months early.