New soccer field helps community integration

By Isaac Constans
Listen Up, Lansing staff reporter

Hidden in the shadow of the Capitol, squeezed between 120’ x 60’ walls, on top of ground-up shoe soles and synthetic grass lies the international hub of Lansing. Beacon Field, opened Sept. 2, has quickly captivated neighbors and visitors as the prime location to meet a diverse crowd while communally enjoying “the beautiful game.”

Such has been the experience for Chad Stevenson and his three sons, Jacob, Matthew, and Nicholas. They make the four-minute drive to Beacon Field at least once a week, and he thinks the ritual has been hugely beneficial for his sons. “I think (Beacon Field) is special because these boys are playing players from all different countries and all different skill levels, and it’s definitely making them a lot better,” Chad Stevenson said.

Injuries among high school female athletes

By Lia Kananipuamaeole Kamana
Ingham County Chronicle Staff Writer

Injuries are nothing new in the sports world. Athletes are no strangers to sprains, strains, contusions, concussions and broken bones. In recent years, injuries amongst female athletes have been going up, especially lower leg injuries. The three most dangerous sports when it comes to these lower leg injuries are soccer, volleyball and basketball. Examples of lower leg injuries are ankle sprains and strains, hip problems, foot problems, shin splints, pulled muscles, and the knee.