Inverness archer John Long credits training through Golden Arrows at Merkinch Community Center in Inverness with success at recent Blind Veterans UK archery championship

Inverness archer John Long credits training through Golden Arrows at Merkinch Community Center in Inverness with success at recent Blind Veterans UK archery championship

John Long celebrated an overall win at the recent Blind Veterans UK archery championship. The 79-year-old, originally from Perthshire but now living in Inverness, claimed a medal every day of the competition to finish top of the standings. Picking up a bow for the first time after attending a Blind Veterans UK open day, Long … Read more

Summer camps in Maine struggle to find camp counselors amid high demand

Summer camps in Maine struggle to find camp counselors amid high demand

School’s out and Maine’s summer camp season is in full swing, but this year, it’s not all friendship bracelets and swimming. “We have about 70 staff right now, which, if you looked at it purely numbers-wise, it looks like we’re perfectly on target, but we have a waitlist with hundreds of people on it and … Read more

As Title IX turns 50, Pitt’s 1st women’s basketball star celebrates its impact

As Title IX turns 50, Pitt’s 1st women’s basketball star celebrates its impact

Title IX, the federal civil rights law that prohibits gender-based discrimination in schools, turns 50 on Thursday. While the law was in its infancy, Debbie Lewis was experiencing equality – in a painful way – on the playgrounds of suburban Philadelphia. And it didn’t bother her a bit. Lewis, the first great women’s basketball player … Read more

BYU basketball’s Shaylee Gonzalez, Utah gymnastics’ Grace McCallum among most marketable NCAA women athletes

BYU basketball’s Shaylee Gonzalez, Utah gymnastics’ Grace McCallum among most marketable NCAA women athletes

It is good to be Shaylee Gonzales and Grace McCallum right now. Gonzales, the BYU women’s basketball star who is in the transfer portal, and McCallum, a current standout in gymnastics at the University of Utah, are considered two of the top 10 most marketable women in all of NCAA sports right now. That’s at … Read more

Gonzaga’s 1999 men’s basketball team to be inducted into Hooptown Hall of Fame

Gonzaga’s 1999 men’s basketball team to be inducted into Hooptown Hall of Fame

Forever altering the course of basketball in Spokane, the 1999 Gonzaga men’s basketball team conjured up its own Cinderella story, leveraging its Elite Eight run into two decades-plus of success. That run, forever enshrined by sophomore Casey Calvary’s wild go-ahead putback tip with 4.4 seconds left in the Sweet 16 against Florida, catapulted the Zags … Read more

Men’s Basketball: ‘A chance to advance’: Owens embraces new opportunity

Men’s Basketball: ‘A chance to advance’: Owens embraces new opportunity

Assistant coach Jack Owens speaks with media June 15. Credit: Jacob Benge | Sports Editor Jack Owens’ career as a basketball coach spans over two decades, and his experience will only grow at Ohio State. He spent the last five seasons as the head coach of Miami (Ohio) and over 10 years as an assistant … Read more

How Pixar’s Brave Fought Gender Stereotypes

How Pixar’s Brave Fought Gender Stereotypes

The 2012 computer-animated fantasy film Brave was a significant shift for animation as Pixar had completely rewritten its animation system for the first time in 25 years. Brave was the first Pixar film with a female protagonist and the first one animated with Presto. Not only was Princess Merida a strong protagonist for the film, … Read more