Tryouts: Sunday, March 17, 2-5 p.m. at Mystic Indoor sports for all baseball and softball players ages 8-12 For questions, email London Babe Ruth — Spring registration is open online at newlondonbaberuth.weebly.com.,Contact: Joe Auwood, (860) 443-1523 of email [email protected]

CT Crush softball — Looking for players for 10U, 12U, 14U and 16U teams.,Contact: [email protected] read more

The acronym, which he sets out in his bestseller Flourish: A Visionary New Understanding Of Happiness And Well-Being, stands for just about everything you need to know about fostering happiness:

Seligman’s research suggests workers are happiest when they’re lost in a meaningful project, working toward a higher goal, or being helpful.,(Interestingly, research shows that the one time money does make people happy on a lasting basis is when it improves their social rank (i.e., makes them richer than their friends and work colleagues).,“The goals you set, the culture you foster, the habits you cultivate, the way you interact with workers, how you think about stress—all these can be managed to increase your staff’s happiness and your chances of success,” says Achor.,Developing new habits, nurturing your employees, and thinking positively about stress are good ways to start (and next up we’ll provide more ways you can support a culture of happiness among your team).,In their book The Progress Principle, Harvard researchers Teresa Amabile and Steven Kramer make a strong case that of all the things that can boost motivation during a workday, the single most important is making progress on meaningful work. read more

Ottawa-Glandorf and Ottoville will enter the postseason as ranked teams after earning state recognition in the final Associated Press girls basketball poll of the season released on Tuesday.,Of other area interest, Sylvania Southview finished the year No. 9 in Division I while Toledo Rogers garnered four first-place votes in Division II en route to a No. 4 spot in the final poll.,How a state panel of sports writers and broadcasters rates Ohio high school girls basketball teams in the Associated Press polls, by OHSAA divisions, with won-lost record and total points (first-place votes in parentheses):

1, Pickerington Cent.,Mt. Notre Dame 19-2 115 read more

The joint MLB-MLBPA Youth Development Foundation and Cal State Northridge Tuesday announced a $1 million grant to upgrade the university's sports facilities and support its youth baseball program.,The grant will go toward renovating Matador Stadium through the purchase of a lighting system, as well as helping CSUN's youth baseball initiative, which strives to develop baseball, leadership and life skills for kids, ages five to 17 in the San Fernando Valley.,The MLB-MLBPA Youth Development Foundation is a joint initiative announced by Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association in July 2015 to fund efforts that focus on improving the caliber, effectiveness and availability of amateur baseball and softball programs across the United States and Canada.,The foundation also aims to enhance the quality of baseball and softball education, address overall youth participation, and help youth from underserved communities strengthen their connections to the game, according to CSUN.,Through expanded field availability, the grant also will support CSUN's youth baseball initiative that serves diverse and underserved San Fernando Valley communities.

■Jaylen LeRoy scored 20 points and grabbed five boards, and Manny Alisandro had a double-double off 16 points and 10 rebounds, but the Plymouth State men’s basketball team (11-11, 5-8 LEC) fell to Western Connecticut State, 79-74.,Rene Hudson (16 points, seven rebounds, five assists) and Jaz Laracuente (12 points, seven assists) led the Pilgrims (12-8, 11-2 Pride girls’ basketball AAU team will be hosting tryouts on Sunday at Penacook Elementary School.,The tryouts will be held at the following times for the following age groups: 2011-2009 girls and boys 1-2 p.m.; 2008-2007 girls and boys 2-3 p.m.; 2005-2006 girls only 3-4 p.m.; 2004-2001 girls only 4-5:30 p.m. To register online go to For more information contact City basketball spring AAU tryout registration is now open.,The first tryout in Concord will be Feb. 16 at Bishop Brady High School at the following times, which are broken down by age group: advanced 2nd grade-4th grade girls, 1-2 p.m.; advanced 2nd grade-4th grade boys, 2-3 p.m.; 5th-6th grade girls, 3-4 p.m.; 5th-6th grade boys, 4-5 p.m.; 7th-8th grade girls, 5-6 p.m.; 7th-8th grade boys, 6-7 p.m.; all high school girls, 7-8 p.m.; all high school boys, 8-9 p.m.,The second tryout in Concord will be March 10 at Bishop Brady at the following times, which area also broken down by age group: advanced 2nd-6th grade girls, 11 a.m.-noon; advanced 2nd-6th grade boys, noon-1 p.m.; 7th grade-all high school girls, 1-2 p.m.; 7th grade-all high school boys, 2-3 p.m.

Corrections and additions may be emailed to Ryan Njegovan (men’s indoor field) and Jocelyn Ocon (women’s indoor field) were chosen NACC Athletes of the Week.,... North Central’s Andy Hinch (men’s indoor tennis) was named athlete of the week in the CCIW.

The Raiders didn’t come to Fairfield to play football, they instead came to accept the challenge from a local all-star team to play a charity basketball game at Armijo’s E. Gary Vaughan gymnasium.,The 1979 local team included Fairfield High hoopster/Armijo Hall of Fame coach Jay Dahl, then-City Councilman later-Mayor Chuck Hammond and Armijo hoops standout/Fairfield-Suisun School District teacher and administrator Mark Dietrich, among others.,In his Jan. 23, 1989, column, “Overtime,” then-Daily Republic sports writer Brad Stañhope gushed about the previous day’s dramatic 20-16 fourth quarter comeback victory by the San Francisco 49ers over the Cincinnati Bengals in Super Bowl XVIII played at Joe Robbie Stadium in Miami.,Before the game, four local high school football coaches and one junior college football coach – specifically Greg Clark (Armijo), Jim Sykes (Fairfield), Kevin Luckey (Vanden), Tom Zunino (Vacaville) and Ron Beverly (Solano Community College) – unanimously picked the Niners to win.,It came out later that when the 49ers were about to start the final drive on their own 8-yard line with 3:20 left in the game and trailing by 3 points, Montana earned his nickname, “Joe Cool.”

NORMAN — Single-game tickets for the seven-time defending Big 12 champion Oklahoma softball team go on sale Wednesday, Jan. 30 at 10 a.m. CT.,Reserved seats have already sold out via season ticket holders, but general admission tickets will be available for $10 for adults and $8 for youth (ages 6-18) and senior citizens (55 and older).,Oklahoma has won the past seven Big 12 regular season titles, finishing with a perfect 18-0 record in 2018.,OU returns two First-Team All-Americans in senior infielder Sydney Romero and sophomore utility player Jocelyn Alo.,In addition to Romero and Alo, returning All-Region honorees include seniors Shay Knighten and Caleigh Clifton and junior Nicole Mendes.

Seminole officials announced this week that the county last year saw revenues from its hotel bed tax jump by nearly 10 percent — to $5.8 million — from 2017.,The facility, off East Lake Mary Boulevard, hosted 64 tournaments last year that brought in about 146,000 visitors — including athletes, coaches and spectators — and generated 17,000 hotel room night stays and $21 million for the local economy, according to county data.,This weekend, for example, more than 5,000 visitors from out of state are expected to come into Seminole for the National Field Hockey Coaches Association tournament at the county’s sports complex.,Before the sports complex was built, most people staying at Seminole’s major hotels along the International Parkway and Lake Mary areas were business travelers, county officials said.,Mary Sue Weinaug, owner of Wekiva Island, estimates that more than half the people that visit her attraction in west Seminole County come from outside the area and are looking to explore a different side of Florida than the theme parks.

FAIRFIELD — Legendary former Fairfield High School wrestling coach Ron Masanek wanted a place for Butler County schools to be able to get together and compete when he established the Fairfield Invitational almost five decades ago.,The 47th annual Ron Masanek Fairfield Invitational takes place Friday and Saturday at the Fairfield Arena and will feature 16 schools, including Greater Miami Conference foes Lakota East, Lakota West, Princeton and Sycamore, as well as local schools Ross and Edgewood.,BOYS BASKETBALL COVERAGE

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