South Campus Sports Association in the News

May 24, 2016

Houston Youth Lacrosse Dedicates Flagpoles to Mark Rothwell and Mark Soper

Houston, TX - HYLAX held it's first annual end-of-season picnic on Wednesday, May 11, honoring two special leaders who are retiring. They dedicated the HYLAX flagpole to Mark Soper and the Texas flagpole to Mark Rothwell in appreciation for the contributions they have made to HYLAX.

February 3, 2009

Athletics: Sports Association goes green

Energized by the generous donation of more than 300 small trees from Trees for Houston, families from the five South Campus sports leagues that practice and play on the South Campus Sports Association grounds, worked together one weekend morning in December to plant the trees.

May 20, 2008

South campus considers its emergency preparedness

South Campus sports complex does not have an automated portable defibrillator on site, but officials are looking into how to have emergency equipment accessible when the fields are in use. The need to do so became apparent earlier this month when a parent had a heart attack on the sidelines of a soccer game at the complex.

May 20, 2008

Examining the neighborhoods

Stories from nearby communities. Newcastle changes consider greenery Yielding to residents' concerns about the reconstruction of Newcastle Street, the Bellaire City Council on Monday approved changes to protect the environmentally sensitive Nature Discovery Center. The move eliminated a proposed concrete parking lot and called for the use of "alternative materials" to rebuild the adjacent hike-and-bike trail.

May 19, 2008

South Campus sports complex makeover continues

The South Campus sports complex has had a complete makeover done on its property, and more improvements will continue through the end of the year. While plans for the fields were scaled back from the initial plan, the outcome is just what the South Campus had hoped for and wanted - more fields and better facilities.

May 11, 2008

When seconds counted, community responded

Recovering Monday in a local hospital, a patient who was revived on the sidelines of the South Campus Sports Complex soccer fields Sunday recalls little of the heart attack and subsequent medical intervention on the scene that saved his life. He does know, though, that he is "blessed in how this turned out."

January 15, 2008

Local soccer clubs could have new place to call home

Along with a potential new stadium for the MLS-champion Houston Dynamo, the city signed letters of intent last month for two locations that would serve as a regional amateur soccer complex. The proposal would entail an 18-field facility that would house the Dynamo's practice fields as well as green space for local youth and recreational leagues in locations near Sims Bayou and Almeda-Genoa in south Houston.

October 25, 2007

Briar Club site of nonprofit group's fundraiser

Martha Greene, executive director of the association, hopes to raise $350,000 in pledges at the breakfast fundraiser - toward its goal of raising $2.5 million - to update existing facilities and construct new ones. About the groupThe nonprofit organization serves 4,500 children from 60 Houston-area ZIP codes who play in five sports leagues, including the West University Soccer Club, West U.

October 18, 2007

South Campus Sports is in home stretch of fundraising campaign

Martha Greene, executive director of the association, hopes to raise $350,000 in pledges at the breakfast fundraiser - toward its goal of raising $2.5 million - to update existing facilities and construct new ones. The nonprofit organization serves 4,500 children from 60 Houston area ZIP codes who play in five sports leagues, including the West University Soccer Club, West U.

June 14, 2007

South Campus closer to reality

The SCSA, a grouping of five youth sports organizations, purchased 55 acres at the corner of West Belfort and Stella Link from the Stella Link Redevelopment Association in 2002 for the purpose of providing more space for youth sports.

April 4, 2007

South Campus Sports Association receives grant for field improvements

The grant, awarded by the Houston Texans, National Football League, NFL Players Association and Local Initiatives Support Corporation, is part of $2.4 million in field refurbishment awards allocated this year to community groups in 20 cities nationwide. Since 1999, $550,000 in NFL Grassroots grants has been applied to community fields in the Houston area.

March 20, 2007

South Campus gets help from the NFL

The South Campus Sports Association will utilize a $200,000 grant from the National Football League Grassroots field grant program to install a synthetic turf at the South Campus Sports Complex. The grant n announced Jan. 25 n was awarded by the Houston Texans, NFL, NFL Players Association and Local Initiatives Support Corporation.

September 5, 2006

South Campus Sports picks West U woman as director

As new executive director of the nonprofit South Campus Sports Association, Martha Greene will be responsible for almost everything that goes on in its daily activities. That includes scheduling the fields for the organizations that use them (Southwest Football League, Houston Youth Lacrosse Organization, West University Little League, West University Softball Association and West University Soccer Club), volunteer management, organizing special events, marketing and public relations.

February 21, 2006

Steady growth nets new respect for lacrosse

Lacrosse has been described as a combination of many sports. Using netted sticks to put a small rubber ball in a net draw initial comparisons to hockey. However, the footwork and dexterity needed in basketball along with physical play reminiscent of football are all aspects of lacrosse.

January 19, 2006

Youth sports group starts $10 million effort

A coalition of youth sports organizations serving thousands of Houston-area youngsters is kicking off an ambitious $10 million fundraising campaign to build more sports fields. The South Campus Sports Association is an alliance that includes West University Little League, West University Soccer Club, Southwest Football League, West University Softball Association, Houston Lacrosse, the Braes Bayou Little League and the West University Sports Tri-Sports Association.

December 6, 2005

Merger, purchase of park will benefit Little League kids

This weekend, Braes Bayou and West University Little Leagues will vote to merge, as approved in October by Little League International, Inc., the governing body of Little League Baseball. The vote will deal with the merger of the two legal entities.

November 22, 2005

WULL board OKs McGovern purchase

The West U Little League board of directors has tentatively approved the acquisition of youth sports fields at the McGovern Campus and its merger with Braes Bayou Little League, league President Robert McLamb said Monday. Both moves are subject to the review of final documents.

October 25, 2005

Area's Little Leagues merging

Early last week, the merger of the West U and Braes Bayou little leagues was approved, it has been confirmed by Little League International, the groups governing body. According to some sources close to the merger, an affirmative vote of the new leagues membership is still required to ratify the move.

October 12, 2005

A Peek Inside

Parties seem pleased with decisions on West Bellfort Street extension Slow progress is still progress, said officials involved in the waltz between the City of Houston and the South Campus Sports Association regarding an extension of West Bellfort Street through the organizations 55-acre compound of playing fields at 10001 Stella Link Road.

October 4, 2005

Sponsors latest element for South Campus

With three sons who have played on teams from just about every sports league available to them, Bob and Marcie Zlotnik of Southside Place realize first-hand the importance of having a place for teams to practice and play.

March 23, 2005

West University coaches to compete in "The Showdown"

In a heated competition to determine which league boasts the best managers, West University Softball Association (WUSA) and West University Little League (WULL) managers will play in a one-game softball tournament at 6:30 p.m. April 10 on the newly renovated Paul Wallin Field.

February 22, 2005

Girls softball opens in style

The West University Place softball season started off with a bang over the weekend, as players, coaches and spectators celebrated with an opening-day parade and festivities. This was the first year for an opening-day celebration, which West University Softball Association organizers expect to be an annual event.

November 2, 2004

Gala to raise funds for McGovern Campus Park

The Stella Link Redevelopment Association will honor its five founding fathers Nov. 12 for their significant contributions to the Braeswood Place community at the Harvesting the Dream fund-raising gala for the John P. McGovern Campus Park, a 40-acre community service corridor located on Stella Link Boulevard just south of Bellaire Boulevard.

November 2, 2004

TriSports in "crisis situation"

Due to area school rebuilding and renovation projects, the TriSports organization is facing a playing field crisis in the coming sports seasons. Construction projects at Pershing Middle School and West University Elementary will use a large portion of the sports groups current playing fields as staging areas for the work, forcing the organization into what TriSports President Scott Burdine calls a crisis situation.##M:(full story)## Weve got a short-term crisis with regards to field space, Burdine says.

August 26, 2004

Planner to cull area for roadway

Players in the new Southwest Football League picked up their uniforms Saturday for the start of the season at the South Campus Sports Park Association's football fields, just a few days after the association and the city of Houston reached agreement on the construction plans for West Bellfort.

August 25, 2004

South Campus, city reach agreement on W. Bellfort extension

The heavily-debated extension of West Bellfort through the Stella Link South Campus sports complex has ended with the Houston Planning Commission voting to keep it on the Major Thoroughfare and Freeway Plan, but moving its alignment. Its not everything we wanted, but it puts us in a better position then we were, says Mark Lowes, president of the South Campus Sports Association.

August 19, 2004

West Bellfort road plan is laid out

The controversial extension of West Bellfort through a 55-acre private park that serves 4,500 young athletes has been settled, said the president of the South Campus Sports Association. The West Bellfort project faced strong opposition from parents of young athletes who play softball, baseball, soccer, lacrosse and football at the South Campus park.

August 17, 2004

W. Bellfort decision should come tomorrow

The Houston Planning Commission has delayed, until tomorrow, its decision to remove or proceed with extending West Bellfort through the Stella Link South Campus sports complex for a second time. The extension of West Bellfort will cut through the sports complex, reducing its greenspace by about seven acres.

August 4, 2004

No city funding available for W. Bellfort land acquisition

Even if the Houston Planning Commission decides to leave the extension of West Bellfort through the Stella Link South Campus sports complex on the Major Thoroughfare and Freeway Plan, there is no money available to purchase the land needed for the project.

August 1, 2004

Plan to build road through park riles parents

Today, 4,500 kids play competitive soccer, baseball, softball and lacrosse at the park. A $500,000 traffic study recently completed by the city says connecting West Bellfort from Stella Link to Buffalo Speedway would help improve mobility in the area.

July 28, 2004

Extension through S. Campus up in air

Last weeks second phase of a public hearing on the proposed extension of West Bellfort through the Stella Link South Campus sports complex provided more discussions on the issue. However, no definite answer was given on whether the Houston Planning Commission will proceed or eliminate it from the citys Major Thoroughfare and Freeway Plan.

July 24, 2004

Viewpoints: Bellfort area's needs mixed

The landowner, the South Campus Sports Association, has voiced its opposition on the grounds that the street extension would jeopardize the safety of children playing in the fields spread over the 76 acres of land between South Main and Stella Link.

July 14, 2004

South Campus hearing set to resume on July 22

A public hearing to address the city of Houstons plans to extend West Belfort Street through a neighborhood sports complex will resume on July 22, a decision thats left organizers with a local sports association with their eyes peeled.

June 24, 2004

Complex holds promise for green space

Houston-area youth sports groups have joined forces to grow the city's green space and meet the increasing demand for athletic fields. The South Campus Sports Association, a nonprofit corporation comprised of representatives from Braes Bayou Little League, Houston Youth Lacrosse, Southwest Football League, West University Little League, West University Soccer Club and West University Softball Association, recently launched a capital campaign to complete a 55-acre youth sports complex on the corner of West Bellfort and Stella Link.

April 27, 2004

Local school construction projects to unfold in earnest

Three area Houston Independent School District schools are scheduled for replacement or renovation within the next few years, each a beneficiary of the Rebuild 2002 bond program approved by voters in November 2002. Mark Twain Elementary and Pershing middle schools will each be replaced by a new facility on its existing campus.

February 4, 2004

South Campus Fun Run set for Saturday

The South Campus Sports Association will host its Green Space for Great Sports Fun Run to benefit the organizations capital campaign Feb. 7 at the South Campus complex, located at Stella Link and West Bellfort. Three family events are scheduled: a 5K beginning at 8:30 a.m., a 2K for ages 11-14, beginning at 9:15 a.m.

November 25, 2003

South Campus campaign project continues

Several years ago, the Stella Link South Campus campaign project began with the purchase of a 74-acre tract of land at the corner of West Bellfort and Stella Link.

July 3, 2003

West U. league continuing to attract interest

Stephen Keener, worldwide president and CEO of Little League Baseball International, traveled from Williamsport, Pa., to attend WULL's opening ceremonies and carnival held on March 8. While many area leagues have declined because of the emergence of soccer and other factors, WULL has held strong with 892 boys and girls suiting up this spring.

April 10, 2003

Civic, sports groups lead effort to clean Stella Link location

Some southwest Houston residents called the area "Death Valley," a large public eyesore hidden by trees and tall grass, a stretch of land off Stella Link and the West Loop that police knew as an outdoor business center for drug dealers and prostitutes. [...]