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2012 Summer Paralympics

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  • Catonsville High students' editorials appear on New York Times website

    Catonsville High students' editorials appear on New York Times website
    Two Catonsville High School juniors' editorials were recently published on the New York Times' website. Eric Vogt wrote one of 10 winning essays in the newspaper's Editorial Contest titled, "Cutting it Short", while Hannah Llorin received an honorable...
  • Swimmers Meyers, Silverman set world records at Paralympic CanAms

    Swimmers Meyers, Silverman set world records at Paralympic CanAms
    Baltimore's Becca Meyers and Ian Silverman set world records on the opening day of the 2014 U.S. Paralympics Swimming Spring National Championships/Spring CanAms on Thursday at Miami's Ransom Everglades School. The event, which runs through Saturday,...
  • After cycling stop in Howard County, Marine sets sights on California

    After cycling stop in Howard County, Marine sets sights on California
    On a bicycle built just for him, 28-year-old Rob Jones rode into the parking lot of Chapelgate Christian Academy in Marriottsville on Thursday to the cheers of the student body and the family and friends who came to see him. The former Marine and double...
  • Swimmers Michael Phelps, Jessica Long among ESPY Award winners

    Swimmers Michael Phelps, Jessica Long among ESPY Award winners
    ESPY Awards Michael Phelps, Jessica Long among winners Michael Phelps won two ESPY Awards on Wednesday night at the annual ceremony in Los Angeles, topping the "Best Male Olympian" and "Best Record Breaking Performance" categories, and Jessica Long...
  • Text of letter gauging Baltimore's interest in 2024 Olympics

    Text of the letter: Dear Mayor: As you may know, the United States Olympic Committee is currently considering a bid for the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games. As we explore this exciting possibility, we are actively seeking to gauge the interest of U....
  • Paralympic champion Jessica Long left home to find way to London

    Paralympic champion Jessica Long left home to find way to London
    For the first time in her memory, Jessica Long dreaded swimming. With high school coming to an end, her friends cut loose -- bonfires, movie nights. It all sounded so fun and Long, a seven-time Paralympic gold medalist, had to skip out so she could hit...
  • McFadden sisters make triumphant return home

    McFadden sisters make triumphant return home
    Tatyana McFadden looked up at the crowd and couldn't help tearing up. She had dreamed about what that first Paralympic gold medal might feel like, played the moment out countless times in her head. Yet, listening to the roars of the sold-out crowd of 80,...
  • Cockeysville: Paralympic club aided by BP donation

    As the Olympic fever spread throughout the state and nation, the Baltimore Paralympic Sport Club Mid-Atlantic, located in Cockeysville, recently received a $15,000 grant donation from BP and its Baltimore marketer, Carroll Independent Fuels. The London...
  • Merritt Athletic swim coach prepares for official pool opening on Saturday

    Merritt Athletic swim coach prepares for official pool opening on Saturday
    Coaching and being heavily involved with the United States Paralympic team has given Andrew Barranco the opportunity to travel to a dozen countries all over the world. Beginning August 12, he'll be a team leader for the U.S. Paralympic Team, in...
  • Bits & Pieces: Howard has been out in front on issue of including disabled students in sports

    The ruling by the U.S. Department of Education last week that mandates that all schools must include students with disabilities in sports programs or provide alternative options did not cause much concern here in Howard County, or the state of Maryland...
  • Blinded Naval officer gets custom Martin guitar

    Navy Lt. Brad Snyder holds the acoustic guitar in his arms for the first time, strums a few chords, then moves into a sampling of Neil Young. The sounds take the Naval Academy graduate back to the nights when he was deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan and...
  • Bits & Pieces: 2012 was a year to remember in Howard County sports

    I recall telling my father that I couldn't wait to turn 21 and he told me not to be in such a rush because your life will flash past in the blink of an eye. This last year was here and then in a moment it was gone. However, when I look at the year as...