Sports & Fitness

Kicking and dodging in San Diego

Posted: September 1st, 2017 | Featured, Sports & Fitness | No Comments

By Morgan M. Hurley | Editor

Since the 1950s, gay bars have been not only a haven of safety and security for LGBT persons, but also a destination in every city where people within the LGBT community could meet other like-minded people, socialize with friends and maybe even find a life partner.

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‘I walk’

By Blake and Gwen Beckcom | Let’s Fitness Together Often when conversing with someone, the small talk generally leads to “What do you do for a living?” I always find that to be an interesting topic due to the myriad and variety of occupations and careers that abound in our society and I am generally all ears. When it comes time for me to end questioning and begin clarifying what we do as fitness professionals, invariably […]

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LGBT on the links

Posted: March 17th, 2017 | Features, Interviews, News, Sports & Fitness, Top Story | No Comments

By Morgan M. Hurley | Editor

The annual Kia Classic tennis tournament — March 20–26, at the Park Hyatt Aviara Resort in Carlsbad — is the closest San Diegans get to the LPGA tour, unless they take a trip to Palm Springs the following week for the ANA Inspiration championship (formerly the Kraft Nabisco Championship), during Dinah Shore Weekend.

The 2017 Kia will feature 144 women golfers, including Paula Creamer, Stacy Lewis, Michelle Wei, Lexi Thompson, and the 2016 winner, Lydia Ko.

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A difficult goodbye

Posted: December 25th, 2015 | Dugout Chatter, Featured, Sports & Fitness | No Comments

By Jeff Praught | Dugout Chatter While I realize with Jeff’s byline above you are probably expecting his words to follow here, but unfortunately that won’t be the case. Jeff — who has been at the helm of this column since Sept. 14, 2010 — tendered his resignation this week. Yep, after more than five years committed to a bi-weekly sports column, he’s done. So I’ll take it from here

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A standing ovation for #PressGateBruce

Posted: December 11th, 2015 | Columns, Dugout Chatter, Featured, Sports & Fitness | No Comments

By Jeff Praught | Dugout Chatter “Press Gate Bruce” is what we called him; awesome and funny and caring and friendly and unique is how we will all remember him. Friendly to everyone and memorable to all, the LGBT and professional sports communities in San Diego lost an amazing contributor when Bruce Ragland, just 55 years young, passed away on Nov. 24.

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GayBowl XV

Posted: October 16th, 2015 | Sports & Fitness, Top Story | No Comments

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The 15 th annual GayBowl was held over Columbus Day weekend, Oct. 9 – 11, hosted by the San Diego Polo Club at the Del Mar Polo Fields in Del Mar.

With 36 teams participating it was a very exciting weekend. Heading into the tournament as three-time national champs, the San Diego Bolts were looking to claim their fourth win on home turf, and win they did.

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Letting our ‘freak flags’ fly

Posted: October 2nd, 2015 | Features, Sports & Fitness, Top Story | No Comments

San Diego hosts 15th annual Gay Bowl

By Andrew Bergee | Special to Gay San Diego

Eric Reissner, team captain of the San Diego Bolts — a flag football team that has represented San Diego for the last several years during the annual Gay Bowl — is looking to clinch his fourth national championship. This year, however, he hopes to do it on his home turf as San Diego is playing host to the national championship series for the first time.

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‘Hoops’ play championship on new court

Posted: September 4th, 2015 | Columns, Dugout Chatter, Featured, Sports & Fitness | No Comments

By Jeff Praught | Dugout Chatter San Diego has a really cool LGBT basketball league, named SD Hoops, and it has been around since 1999. Of course, I am biased because I recently spent four years as commissioner of said league. I am happy to report that the group is doing just fine without me since I retired from that leadership role in March of this year and handed the keys to the younger and […]

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