sports

Coaching Boys Into Men

Oct 18, 2016

A new, targeted effort to combat violence against women is taking hold in an important, if unexpected context: junior high and high school locker rooms.

CBIM provides the coaches with cue cards that outline 11 discussion topics, including Respect, Personal Responsibility, Insulting Language, Understanding Consent, and Communicating Boundaries.  Verity’s Zach Neely cites another, Bragging about Sexual Reputation as an example of how the program works to change behaviors.

Cricket Speeds Up, Gains Popularity in the North Bay

Oct 29, 2015
Napa Valley Cricket Club

  Playing cricket requires a bat and ball, and the ability to throw, catch and hit—just enough similarities to help the sport find a toehold in the North Bay.

  The Sonoma Gullies are one of three teams now active in the North Bay's Last Man Stands cricket games. The team takes its name from a Hindi word for “alleyway,” where kids will often play pick-up games in India. Team member Anu Shah says the local team also grew from informal beginnings.

The Long, Slow Recovery From Concussion

Jul 22, 2015

  Concussions are serious and common injuries among school athletes. Today, we hear the story of volleyball player Sophia Reoutt, as she struggled to recover from one.

  Symptoms of Concussion

Unraveling Baseball's Unwritten Rules

Apr 1, 2015

  Another new baseball season is about to begin, bringing with it a few changes in the rules. But there’s another set of rules in play that don’t change much, and rarely get spelled out.

  Paul Dickson has written  more than 50 non-fiction books and countless articles on subjects from toasting to ice cream to baseball to slang to Sputnik. He says he wrote this one when he became interested in learning more about the "covert aspects" of the game.

The Long Slow Recovery from Concussion

Sep 3, 2014
KRCB

On yesterday’s North Bay Report we talked about concussions, a serious and common injury among school athletes. Today, we look closer at the story of one local volleyball player, Sophia Reoutt, as she recovers from injury. 

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Working to Help Student Athletes Dodge Concussions

Sep 2, 2014
Flickr user Keegan McGuire

Early September means the start of football season ... a time for tailgate parties and fantasy leagues. On today's North Bay Report we examine what is being done locally and nationally to protect young athletes--football players especially--from brain injuries caused by concussions.  

During an expert panel held at Santa Rosa Junior College last week Ben Lynch, former 49ers offensive lineman, spoke of his history with concussions and why he feels a need to change the culture of sports. Listen here: 

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Another Bid for Professional Baseball

Feb 18, 2014

  There hasn’t been a professional baseball team—at any level—since the Sonoma Crushers played their last game in Rohnert Park, back in 1886. Over the past decade there have been a series of false starts toward launching a team somewhere in Santa Rosa, then Petaluma, then Windsor. The newest bid to do that is looking to the town of Sonoma, where the new Sonoma Stompers are making plans to up shop for the coming summer.

Jack London, Sportswriter

Jun 13, 2013
Jack London Historical Society

The craft and cunning of competition, age versus youth, and “the allure of the game”—these were recurring themes in Jack London’s writing, especially when the subject was sports.

Only once, says Doc Stull, did London’s writing incorporate a scene that could be seen as a team competition—and seeing it that way is a bit of a stretch.

It's Not Just for Athletes -- Title IX Workshops at SSU

Mar 25, 2013
Image courtesy Sonoma State University

More than 40 years ago, in June 1972, President Nixon signed Title IX of the Education Amendments Act into law. On March 27, Sonoma State University is dedicating the day to Title IX with workshops and lectures about gender equality. KRCB’s Danielle Venton spoke with visiting lecturer Donna Lopiano for a preview.