There’s one girl playing tackle football in Oregon City, and she’s good

At the start of every football season, Sarah Clasen has the same conversation with parents in the stands. “Is that your daughter playing?” “Yes.” “I didn’t know girls could play.” They can — and her daughter, Sophia, does. Quite well, in fact. Sophia, 12, just finished her fifth year of tackle football. For all five years, she’s been the only girl playing tackle in the Oregon City Youth Football Association, and one of only a few dozen girls among the roughly

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National Team assistant coach Stephanie Balochko is ready for Women’s World Championship

Stephanie Balochko has found a way to accomplish her goals. Ever since Balochko was a little girl, she has …

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Katie Sowers, Jerrod Johnson among 49ers 2017 Bill Walsh NFL Diversity Coaching Fellows

The San Francisco 49ers filled out their coaching staff earlier this offseason, but on Tuesday, they announced the Bill Walsh coaching …

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Chicago Force heads into the playoffs, ending the team’s 15-year run

After 15 seasons, the Chicago Force football team is coming to an end, as team owner Linda Bache does …

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NFL and AFL announce merger

On this day in 1966, the rival National Football League (NFL) and American Football League (AFL) announce that they …

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Gender no issue for Gray, LC football

If Jeanette Gray is the first woman on a high school football coaching staff in the Duneland Athletic Conference, …

Hard hitter: Lucie Stewart in action on the field

American footballer in London urges women to join in and tackle stereotypes

A female American football player from London is calling on women to try out her sport, insisting gridiron is “not just …

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Jen Welter: Huddling for a Q & A with the NFL’s first female coach

Watching pint-sized youngsters playing at private academies in Florida can give one the feeling of looking through the wrong …

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Mount Vernon Local Thrives in Women’s Professional Football

Playing the game of football professionally is something not many people get the opportunity to do. However, one player …

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