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Austinites Competing in the 2022 National Deaf Pickleball Tournament

L-R standing-Jay Kowalczyk, Vanessa Scarna, Tracy Shannon, Angela Campion, Raychelle Harris. Bottom L-R-Lizzie Bloom, Carrie Lou Bloom.

To say Lizzie Bloom is a fan of the fast growing sport of pickleball may just be an understatement.

"I’m so glad pickleball exists! I’m in two different PB leagues and other nights when I’m not playing league games, I do drills."

Pickleball even made it into her recent wedding plans.

"Carrie Lou and I just got married and we actually looked for pickleball courts so we could keep playing during our honeymoon! And yes, we played everyday — even while honeymooning in Mexico."

So when the latest opportunity to compete came up, she and Carrie Lou were ready to play.

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Austin FC's Q2 Stadium to swap soccer for 'party-like' rugby championship this July

Austin will welcome the Premier Rugby Sevens Championship as its first non-soccer event this July. (Premier Rugby Sevens/Twitter)

Austin's Q2 Stadium will soon host its first non-soccer sporting event as it gears up to welcome the Premier Rugby Sevens 2022 Championship Weekend on Saturday, July 30.

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Batter up: Cricket community becomes latest sport to build in Austin

Austin's night cricket league has 90-minute matches at the Crossover in Leander. (Raghav Shankar)

What's a game involving bats, balls and runs that's starting to take off in Austin?

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