The league that governs local high school sports has enacted new rules this year that officials hope will reduce the number of hits to the head, while maintaining popularity and interest in the sport.
Ken Jakemer makes his living as a software project manager, but inside his chest there’s a beating baseball where his heart should be. He’s been volunteering at the Long Beach PONY youth baseball league at Whaley Park for more than a decade, and has coached four All-Star teams of 14 year olds to the PONY World Series in Washington, Pennsylvania–including the group that returned home just last week.
For decades Long Beach was known as a place where prominent alumni left the community, and often didn’t return. That trend has changed over the last 10 years.
Some insight into the…interesting strategy of Alex Trebek, as he practices for next week’s celebrity race.