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Central Ohio's top 3 disc golf courses

A red disc flies into a disc golf basket
Photo: Aram Boghosian/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

Disc golf, an outdoor sport with little barrier to entry and plenty of distance between players, has experienced a popularity surge during the pandemic.

  • Want to give it a try? Here are Central Ohio's top three courses, per discgolfscene.com's online reviews. All are free to play.
Tyler Buchanan
May 19, 2022 - Sports

Unearthing cardboard gold and junk

Four baseball cards in a square.
Four former MLB stars with a shared connection. Photo: Tyler Buchanan/Axios

These four baseball cards share something in common. Can you guess it?

  • I found them among thousands of other baseball, football, basketball and Pokemon trading cards unearthed during a recent attempt at spring cleaning.
Tyler Buchanan
May 18, 2022 - Sports

Street hockey rink coming to Whitehall

A street hockey rink in a municipal park.
A rendering of the new street hockey rink being built in Whitehall. Courtesy of the City of Whitehall

Kids in Whitehall will soon have the chance to lace up and play free hockey.

  • Street hockey, that is.

Crew set world record with mental health fundraiser

Rows of scarves on the Lower.com Field pitch, with #OnOurSleeves in the foreground
Photo: Kyle Robertson/Columbus Dispatch/USA Today Network

The Crew set a Guinness World Record for the longest chain of sports fan scarves on Wednesday.

  • Over 1,000 scarves measuring 4,848.56 feet were spread across the pitch at Lower.com Field.
Tyler Buchanan
May 10, 2022 - Sports

Gamers win massive payout in Columbus esports tournament

Two video game players fist-bump at a Call of Duty tournament.
Matthew "KiSMET" Tinsley and Ian "Crimsix" Porter of the New York Subliners celebrate a game win during the Call of Duty League Pro-Am Classic in Columbus. Photos: Joe Brady/Getty Images

It pays to be good at video games just ask players on the New York Subliners competitive Call of Duty team.

Driving the news: The Subliners bested 15 other squads to win the Call of Duty League Pro-Am Classic, held this past weekend at Belong Gaming Arena in Polaris.

  • The team took home a $100,000 grand prize.
Tyler Buchanan
May 6, 2022 - Sports

Miracle League of New Albany celebrates first opening day

A young boy hits a baseball during a Miracle League game.
A player hits a baseball during a Miracle League exhibition in New Albany last fall. Photos courtesy league directors Denise and Brian Bell

Six baseball teams are taking the field tomorrow for an opening day that celebrates the spirit of inclusion.

State of play: The Miracle League of New Albany is debuting with a brand-new stadium built for players with disabilities.

Tyler Buchanan
May 5, 2022 - Sports

OSU to pay "academic bonuses" to student-athletes

The Ohio State softball team cheering on a teammate for hitting a home run.
Ohio State softball players cheer on a teammate's home run. The university plans to pay "academic bonuses" to eligible student-athletes beginning this coming school year. Photo: Andy Mead/YCJ/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Ohio State plans to pay "academic bonuses" to student-athletes this coming school year, the university announced this week.

Why it matters: The payments, sanctioned by the NCAA and offered on top of students' scholarship funds, are part of a rapidly changing collegiate athletics landscape.

Ben Montgomery
Apr 27, 2022 - News

On "Grandma Gatewood Day," Ohio celebrates its most famous hiker

Emma Gatewood, a 71-year-old hiker, is pictured on the side of the road in a historical photograph.
"Grandma" Gatewood is pictured during her hike across the Oregon Trail. Photo: Bettmann Archive/Getty Images

Today we pay homage to Ohio's most famous long-distance hiker, Emma "Grandma" Gatewood.

The intrigue: Only a handful of men had ever walked the entire 2,055-mile Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine when Gatewood did in 1955, at age 67, making her the first woman to complete the solo thru-hike — alone, in one direction, without stopping.

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