Category: Sports

Tres Smith, front page news

Tres Smith is bicycling across America

My husband, Tres Smith, is riding his bicycle across America. Coast to coast. On March 5, he dipped his rear tire in the Pacific Ocean at San Diego, and on April 25, if all goes well, he’ll dip his front tire in the Atlantic Ocean at St. Augustine. In between, he is riding 60 – 90 miles a day for 3,000 miles, from sea to shining sea.

International Wheelchair Rugby Tournament in Tampa

If you’ve never seen “Murderball” played, now’s your chance to watch Level 1 International teams play this hard-knocking yet high-strategy sport. Drop by the Tampa International Wheelchair Rugby Tournament going on all weekend at the All Peoples Life Center.

Bay area athlete is off to China!

I’m leaving very soon for a month in China and parts east! Please don’t tell me (like everyone does) that I’ve missed the Olympics. My favorite part of the Olympics is still to come....

Murderball tournament this weekend

The sport is so rough, it was initially called Murderball. It’s often called Quad Rugby in the U.S., because it is played by quadriplegics. But it is internationally known as Wheelchair Rugby, because “You...

Devil Rays in wheelchairs

The Tampa Bay Devil Rays baseball team gave $2500 to the Devil Rays Wheelchair Softball team on June 27. An official affiliate of the major league baseball team, and authorized to use the Devil...