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Playing the Field: Teams dig deep to secure wins

March 28, 2014 in Playing the Field by Jon Hoppel

Well it is March and the “Madness” is everywhere! But with any “disease,” there is a cure. And that cure is more Charlotte Sports!

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Playing the Field: Spring season heats up

February 28, 2014 in Playing the Field by Jon Hoppel

Hey everybody! I sure hope everyone has thawed from the winter blast that blanketed us in snow in February. Now with spring right around the corner, it is time to get out and support your local gay athletes! So, put away your parkas, store your ugly Christmas sweaters and check some of these events out!

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Playing the Field: Q&A to test your knowledge

January 31, 2014 in Playing the Field by Jon Hoppel

Welcome back to Playing the Field! It’s a new year and there are plenty of LGBT sports going in 2014. To tackle them all, let’s start the year with a little Q&A!

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Playing the Field: Pro teams keep fans busy

January 3, 2014 in Playing the Field by Jon Hoppel

As the year came to an end, most if not all of our local sports teams are taking a break for the holiday season. So, let us take a look at the Carolinas’ professional sports teams seasons thus far.

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Playing the Field: Teams cap off seasons with big wins

December 6, 2013 in Playing the Field by Jon Hoppel

Well, the end of the year is here. All your local sports teams and leagues have shut it down for the holiday season. But, just in case you missed anything, [...]

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Playing the Field: Bout, match, pitch, finé

November 8, 2013 in Playing the Field by Jon Hoppel

As the leaves begin to change color and with the temperatures getting cooler, the local LGBT sports teams are starting to wind down their seasons.

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Playing the Field: Seasons rock and roll

October 11, 2013 in Playing the Field by Jon Hoppel

Welcome back! Its fall, and a lot of team sports in the Carolinas have started their fall seasons. So, whether you are into softball, rugby, roller derby or all of the above, go check them out before the season is over!

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Playing the Field: NAGAA Softball World Series

September 13, 2013 in Playing the Field by Jon Hoppel

One hundred and fifty-six teams from across the United States and Canada. Five thousand players and fans. Five straight days of competitive softball. That is what the North American Gay Amateur Athletic Alliance World Series (NAGAAAWS) is in a nutshell.

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Playing the Field: Summer softball season winding down

August 16, 2013 in Playing the Field by Jon Hoppel

Well, summer is rapidly coming to an end. The school year is almost here, summer vacations have come and gone and Christmas is only four months away.

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Playing the Field: Skates, homeplates

July 19, 2013 in Playing the Field by Jon Hoppel

Welcome back! We here at qnotes hope that you have been enjoying your summer and getting out there to support your local LGBT sports teams and athletes.

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Playing the Field: Tournaments’ net wins, losses

June 21, 2013 in Playing the Field by Jon Hoppel

First and foremost, I’d like to say congratulations to Jason Collins and Robbie Rodgers on becoming the first openly gay active athletes in the NBA and MLS, respectively.

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Playing the field: Rugby match steams up in Music City U.S.A.

May 24, 2013 in Playing the Field by Jon Hoppel

It is that time of year when the temperatures in the Carolinas start heating up and so does the local sports action. This edition is rugby heavy, so put your scrum cap on, lace up your boots and get ready to get your fill of the barbarian game played by gentlemen.

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Playing the field: Teams ‘spring’ into play

April 26, 2013 in Playing the Field by Lainey Millen

Welcome back to another edition of Playing the Field. We hope you have been enjoying the spring weather lately and getting out and seeing one or more of our local sports teams!

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Playing the field: Team season off and running

March 29, 2013 in Playing the Field by Jon Hoppel

Well kids, it’s been an exciting first few months here on the Charlotte sports scene. In case you’ve missed any of it, here’s a recap.

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Playing the field: Seasons get off to wintery start, but ready for spring

March 1, 2013 in Playing the Field by Jon Hoppel

Hey everybody! Hope everyone is enjoying the new year so far. Spring is just around the corner and a lot of the area’s sports teams will be getting into full swing soon. So, get out there, get active and cheer for the Queen City’s best!

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Playing the field: Leagues announce season kick-offs

February 1, 2013 in Playing the Field by Jon Hoppel

Welcome to a new year of great sports, events and competition. Most area sports are just getting started up this time of year, so it is the perfect time to go check one out, get involved and, finally, follow through with that New Years’ resolution to get more active!

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Playing the field: An end to season play

December 8, 2012 in Playing the Field by Jon Hoppel

Season’s greetings from your qnotes sports staff! We hope everyone enjoys their time with friends and family this December, even if it’s to wait out the Mayan apocalypse hunkered down in a bunker somewhere. For those throwing caution into the wind and ignoring the prophecies, here is what went down this past November in the Charlotte sports scene.

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Playing the field: Fall season off to active start

November 10, 2012 in Playing the Field by Jon Hoppel

Here at the sports news desk of qnotes, we are hoping you are enjoying the cool fall weather and taking in some of the exciting sporting events happening around the Carolinas, (even the Panthers are plagued by injuries and Cam is going through his sophomore slump). So, here is a rundown of what you might have missed and what things you shouldn’t miss in the next month!

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Playing the field: Ruggers enjoy clinic, softball season begins

October 13, 2012 in Playing the Field by Jon Hoppel

Fall is here! With it brings the start of several sports seasons. So, if you’re looking for something to fulfill your sports needs with something other than the NFL, NCAA football or the MLB playoffs, you’ve come to the right place!

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Sports: Playing the field

September 15, 2012 in Playing the Field by Jon Hoppel

With over 4,000 participants and fans from 44 leagues in North America, the North American Gay Amateur Athletic Association’s (NAGAAA) Gay Softball World Series (GSWS) is the world’s largest annual LGBT sporting event.