Drama finds Gay Softball World Series

Drama finds Gay Softball World Series

A limit on the number of heterosexual players allowed on teams taking part in the Gay Softball World Series is kicking up a storm of protest.

The tournament, which unfolded in Seattle late last month, involved 10 teams from the Hotlanta Softball League, five of which placed in the top three in their divisions. One of those teams, the Atlanta Mudcats, is in the middle of a simmering dispute.    READ MORE »
Anne Barr named ‘inspiring woman’

Anne Barr named ‘inspiring woman’

imageIt's not every time you get to rub elbows with the head of the WNBA and the president of the Atlanta City Council. Or get paraded across center court before a sold out crowd at Philips Arena.

But that's where Anne Barr found herself last Friday, among 20 women from across metro Atlanta named "Women of Inspiration" by the Atlanta Dream. Barr, the founder of the Decatur Women's Sports League, was honored for her work in creating the league and its donations to the Atlanta Lesbian Health Initiative.

There's more, including a photo gallery, after the jump.    READ MORE »
Peach tennis takes center court

Peach tennis takes center court

imageThe Peach International Tennis Championships unfolded over the weekend at two facilities in metro Atlanta. The event brought more than 200 gay and lesbian tennis players for four days of competition that culminated Monday with a round of championship matches.

On Monday, three sets of Atlantans took their second consecutive titles: Jeff Mitchell and Jerry Schadel in Men's B 40+ Doubles champions, Krista Clarke and Geoff Hall in Mixed Open Doubles and Krista Herron and Kazu Aiba in Mixed A Doubles.

To view a Project Q Atlanta gallery of photos from the Peach, go here. A list of winners appears after the jump.    READ MORE »
Gay Softball World Series wrap up

Gay Softball World Series wrap up

Five of the 10 teams from the Hotlanta Softball League participating placed in the top three of their divisions during the Gay Softball World Series last weekend in Seattle. We already knew that.

But what we didn't know was this: the champs in the Women's Division. That's finally been released and you can see the list after the jump.

A few other notes from Series 2008: The Atlanta Riptide took the Spirit Award for the Women's A Division. For a gallery of photos, there's one from Melissa Polly Photography (password ASANA) and another from Outsports.

And while the teams were in Seattle, HSL's Open Division Secretary, Art Davenport, bogged for us. Read his previous posts here, here, here, here, here, here and here.    READ MORE »
Hotlanta goes to Seattle: Day 5

Hotlanta goes to Seattle: Day 5

Ten teams from the Hotlanta Softball League competed in the Gay Softball World Series, which wrapped up Saturday on Day 5 in Seattle. Art Davenport, HSL’s Open Division secretary, has been blogging here throughout the Series.

More news from Seattle after the jump.    READ MORE »
Tennis tourney aces its way through Labor Day

Tennis tourney aces its way through Labor Day

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More than 200 gay and lesbian tennis jocks are in Atlanta this weekend, sweating their way through the Peach International Tennis Championships.

Action is unfolding over two facilities in DeKalb and Fulton counties as the brackets get pared down for the finals on Monday. Those matches begin at 9 a.m. at the DeKalb Tennis Center near the intersection of Clairmont and North Druid Hills roads.

"Atlanta is such a tennis town that we can't help but have a good turnout and have a good tournament," says Adam Helewski, the event's director.
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Gay Softball World Series in photos

Gay Softball World Series in photos

imageThe Gay Softball World Series closed on Saturday, with five of the 10 teams from Atlanta placing in the top three in their divisions. Outsports was at the championships in Seattle, snapping photos along the way.

Check out the Outsports photo gallery from the series here.    READ MORE »
Atlanta teams place in World Series

Atlanta teams place in World Series

Five of the 10 Hotlanta Softball League teams competing this week in the Gay Softball World Series placed in the top three in their divisions.

But the league didn't match the overwhelming success it enjoyed last year when three of its teams won national titles at the Series.

The full results are after the jump.
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Hotlanta goes to Seattle: Day 4

Hotlanta goes to Seattle: Day 4

Ten teams from the Hotlanta Softball League are competing in the Gay Softball World Series, which opened play Tuesday in Seattle. Art Davenport, HSL’s Open Division secretary, is blogging here throughout the Series.

More news from Seattle after the jump.    READ MORE »
Labor Day means tennis in the ATL

Labor Day means tennis in the ATL

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New York City has the U.S. Open this weekend. Atlanta has the Peach International Tennis Championships, which brings more than 200 gay and lesbian tennis players to two courts this weekend for ball-slamming action.

Matches started early this morning and continue through Monday afternoon. The Peach, the annual signature event from the Atlanta Team Tennis Association, provides a great chance to see some quality tennis for free.

Read more after the jump.    READ MORE »
Hotlanta goes to Seattle: Day 3 wrap

Hotlanta goes to Seattle: Day 3 wrap

Ten teams from the Hotlanta Softball League are competing in the Gay Softball World Series, which opened play Tuesday in Seattle. Art Davenport, HSL’s Open Division secretary, is blogging here throughout the Series.

More news from Seattle after the jump.    READ MORE »
Hotlanta goes to Seattle: Day 3

Hotlanta goes to Seattle: Day 3

Ten teams from the Hotlanta Softball League are competing in the Gay Softball World Series, which opened play Tuesday in Seattle. Art Davenport, HSL’s Open Division secretary, is blogging here throughout the Series. Go here for a list of HSL teams taking part.

More news from Seattle after the jump.    READ MORE »
Hotlanta goes to Seattle: Day 2

Hotlanta goes to Seattle: Day 2

Ten teams from the Hotlanta Softball League are competing in the Gay Softball World Series, which opened play Tuesday in Seattle. Art Davenport, HSL’s Open Division secretary, is blogging here throughout the Series. Go here for a list of HSL teams taking part.

More news from Seattle after the jump.    READ MORE »
New volleyball season gets set

New volleyball season gets set

imageThe Hotlanta Volleyball Association is prepping for its new season, which means it's time to pony up if you want to play when matches begin next month.

League play splits over three levels -- recreational, intermediate and advanced. The $15 annual registration fee is due by mid September. Play begins Sept. 23 (intermediate and advanced) and Sept. 26 (recreation) and continues for about two months. There's an additional $32 league fee, too.

For details and to snatch the proper forms, go to HVA's web site.

For photos from HVA's Hotlanta Classic XVII, view the Project Q Atlanta photo gallery.    READ MORE »
Hotlanta goes to Seattle: Day 1

Hotlanta goes to Seattle: Day 1

Ten teams from the Hotlanta Softball League are competing in the Gay Softball World Series, which opened play Tuesday in Seattle. Art Davenport, HSL’s Open Division secretary, is blogging here throughout the Series. Go here for a list of HSL teams taking part.

More news from Seattle after the jump.    READ MORE »
Gay Softball World Series underway with 10 Atlanta teams

Gay Softball World Series underway with 10 Atlanta teams

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Ten teams from the Hotlanta Softball League are competing in the Gay Softball World Series, which opened play today in Seattle. At least two Atlanta teams opened pool play with wins this morning after Opening Ceremonies were rained out.

More from Art Davenport, HSL’s Open Division secretary who’s in Seattle for the competition, after the jump.
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Flag football sets Sept. 11 return

Flag football sets Sept. 11 return

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The National Flag Football League of Atlanta returns to the field again early next month. And with the start of their 10-week fall campaign, the league also returns to Piedmont Park.

The league was booted from Piedmont earlier this year when tough new drought-related restrictions were put in place, forcing it to scramble until landing at Central Park. The league wrapped up its spring season in late June.

Cost to register and play in the fall season is $50 or a little more if you want to drag out the process past Sept. 1. You can register online. Games begin Sept. 11 at 6 p.m. and continue on Thursdays, with a few exceptions, until Nov. 20.

For a look at what you might be competing against, check out Project Q Atlanta photo galleries from last season here, here, and here.    READ MORE »
Bucks prep for season opener

Bucks prep for season opener

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The Atlanta Bucks Rugby Football Club took to the pitch Aug. 16 for Rugby 101, a preseason ritual that breaks in new recruits and reminds veterans that the season is just around the corner.

The gay rugby club, fresh from capturing the Bowl Division title at the Bingham Cup, opens its fall season on Sept. 13.

For photos from the event, check out the Project Q Atlanta photo gallery here.

For a look at previous Rugby 101 sessions, read my past Southern Voice sports columns here and here.
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Tennis on tap for Labor Day

Tennis on tap for Labor Day

imageIt's crunch time for organizers of the Peach International Tennis Championships, one of the largest annual gay sporting events in metro Atlanta.

Some 203 participants are registered for the Peach International Tennis Champion-ships, an event hosted by the Atlanta Team Tennis Association and one of the largest tournaments on the Gay & Lesbian Tennis Alliance circuit. Play opens in two facilities in DeKalb and Fulton counties on Aug. 29 and continues throughout the holiday weekend.

“There is going to be lots of great tennis going at all different levels and it’s a really fun time,” said Adam Helewski, the tournament’s director.

About one-third of participants are female, about the same number as 2007. Players range in age from 24 to 71 and are drawn from mostly the East Coast and Southeast, with about half from metro Atlanta, though the tournament also includes participants from Hawaii, Belgium, Puerto Rico and Vietnam.


Read more about the tournament in my Southern Voice sports column.    READ MORE »
Softball gets ready for the Bigs

Softball gets ready for the Bigs

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In baseball, making it to the pro ranks is often referred to as getting the call to the Bigs. For 10 teams in the Hotlanta Softball League, their phones are ringing.

Those teams head to the Gay Softball World Series in Seattle next week, getting their shot at winning a national title across eight divisions of men's and women's competition. For them, it's the Bigs.

“We fully expect to have our best showing,” said Jolly Bruce, coach of the Packers, who will be playing in his fifth World Series. “Our goal is to win and it always has been. But we also know realistically that we have a battle to do so.”


For more on the HSL teams heading to the Series, read the rest of my recent Southern Voice sports column.

And check back here next week. Beginning Monday, we'll have regular posts from an HSL official in Seattle throughout the competition.    READ MORE »

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