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Mooch Soccer Game rewards the best senio...

The coronavirus pandemic may have spoiled the end of the 2020 high school football season locally by forcing the cancellation of the Glenn “Mooch” Myernick Senior Games, but that hasn’t stopped the organizers of the annual event from taking time to honor some of Mercer County’s top high school girls and boys soccer players this […]

Polk County children find their football...

WINTER HAVEN, Fla. (WFLA) – Hundreds of children in Polk County are learning that it’s hard to kick a ball when the terrain is covered in tire tracks. “I found whoever did this was selfish, didn’t seem to care about the kids,” said Les Moore, president of the Winter Haven Youth Soccer Association. Moore received […]

2021 WisToyz Rechargeable Hovering Socce...

Photo-Illustration: retailer While current conventional wisdom suggests that we should spend as much time outdoors for as long as possible, winter is coming. Just as Marion anxiously watched the flame of her torch go out as she faced a chamber of snakes in The Raiders of the Lost Ark, parents like me now anxiously watch […]

Suburban Council soccer fields, field ho...

Shenendehowa won first places in this week’s suburban council tournaments in field hockey, men’s soccer and women’s soccer when the parentheses were released on Sunday morning. Shenendehowa’s three teams posted a combined 31-1-3 regular season record. No.2 Shenendehowa and Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake both received semi-final passes for the six-team field hockey tournament. Both quarter-finals are […]

Is the inflation and weight of the socce...

There is a remarkable difference between a soccer ball pumped up to FIFA’s maximum PSI (15.6) versus minimum (8.5), as you will clearly notice if you squeeze, bounce or head the balls. inflated side by side on each level. Why the range is so large remains a mystery to me, but a recent study by […]

Lily Thomson of Dover-Sherborn overcomes...

DOVER – Lily Thomson found herself in uncharted territory last Sunday. On the Dover-Sherborn turf, Thomson played in a football game for the Raiders. The November competition marked the furthest the senior DS had made a football season since his first year. After catching the attention of DS women’s football coach Evren Gunduz in eighth […]

Fulton hosts a class 2 state quarterfina...

While watching his Hornets football team during summer training, Fulton head coach Joel Henley could see clues of promising possibilities. Henley and his Hornets went from a terrible 1-23 during the 2019 season, ending a grim three-year streak in which they were a 7-63 combined. Henley’s modest ambition for his team heading into the 2020 […]

AI Camera Operator Repeatedly Mistakes B...

AI researchers sometimes refer to machine learning technology as “fragile.” By this, they mean that artificial intelligence lacks human understanding of the complexities of the real world, with the end result being that AI systems sometimes break down in quick and unexpected ways. For a more practical illustration of what ‘fragility’ means, let’s just consider […]

Wild cats depth soars on soccer field

WEYMOUTH – High school football season may be shorter than usual, but there are things team coach Bill McEachern is still learning about his players “We have more depth than I thought at the start of the year,” he said. “We’ve dealt with the injuries of four seniors this year in the seven games we’ve […]

AI-powered camera mistook referee’s head

As the world begins to slowly cede control of everything to artificial intelligence, there are bound to be growing pains. When a Scottish football team upgraded their stadium with games broadcast live using an AI-powered ball tracking camera, they got did not realize that, to a computer, a referee with shaved skin and / or […]