Two favorite sports on grade-school playgrounds are making a comeback with adults in Alton. The city’s Parks & Recreation Department recently launched kickball and flag football leagues, and the hope is to expand the offerings with more opportunities in the spring.
Park & Recreation Executive Director Michael Haynes says the kickball league has been equally popular with men and women.
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The flag football league may also be offered to kids next summer. He says the current session got off to a modest start, participant-wise, but expects it to grow in popularity.