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Paralympic Games

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Top Paralympic Games Articles

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  • Keep Olympic spirit alive, volunteer with Special Olympics [Russett]

    The Winter Olympic games in Sochi may be over but the Paralympics will be held Friday, March 7 through Sunday, March 16. Keeping with the Olympic spirit, Anne Arundel County Special Olympics, a nonprofit organization that provides a variety of sports such...
  • Paralympic superstar Tatyana McFadden takes on a new challenge at winter games in Sochi

    Paralympic superstar Tatyana McFadden takes on a new challenge at winter games in Sochi
    You start with a little girl, dropped in an orphanage and afflicted with a spinal condition that has paralyzed her below the belly button. She's cared for, yes, but none of the well-meaning adults look at this child, scooting around the facility on her...
  • HCC men's basketball season ends game short of nationals

    It is amazing how last winter feels like so long ago. But it was indeed just last March that the Howard Community College Dragons men's basketball team reached the National Junior College Athletic Association tournament in Danville, Illinois. This...
  • Tatyana McFadden wins silver in women's 1-kilometer sit sprint

    Tatyana McFadden wins silver in women's 1-kilometer sit sprint
    Tatyana McFadden, a Clarksville native, won her first medal today in the Winter Paralympics in Sochi, Russia, earning a silver in the women’s 1-kilometer sit sprint. McFadden, who has been a Paralympic skier for about a year after a successful...
  • Tatyana McFadden places seventh in women's 5-kilometer race at Paralympics

    Tatyana McFadden places seventh in women's 5-kilometer race at Paralympics
    Tatyana McFadden, a Clarksville native, concluded her time in the Winter Paralympics in Sochi, Russia, with a seventh-place finish in the women's cross country skiing 5-kilometer sit race. McFadden finished with a time of 17 minutes, 27.8 seconds, which...
  • Paralympic star Tatyana McFadden enjoyed competition, family in Sochi

    Paralympic star Tatyana McFadden enjoyed competition, family in Sochi
    Tatyana McFadden tried to maintain realistic expectations. After all, the Clarksville resident had spent only a few months of her life training on snow, and she'd be competing against the best in the world at the Sochi Paralympics. This wasn't track...
  • Last country breakfast of season at firehouse [Clarksville]

    It has been said that April showers bring May flowers. Let's hope those are not snow showers. Most people have seen enough white stuff to last for a while. The 5th District Volunteer Fire Department appreciated the great turnout during a break in...
  • Bits & Pieces: Tennis, swimming groups looking for new facility

    Two sports groups that fall under the Columbia Association umbrella attended meetings in February requesting that the board of directors build new facilities for their respective programs. It's tennis vs. swimming, with each community trying to convince...
  • Trotting with a team

    Trotting with a team
    Shane Lauer can be forgiven for wanting to stay in bed. It was a chilly Saturday morning in early November and even veteran marathoners like him don't always feel like training. He did get up, though, and headed to the Northern Central Railroad Trail...
  • McDaniel grad to address Chamber of Commerce on overcoming challenges

    McDaniel grad to address Chamber of Commerce on overcoming challenges
    Greg Wagner can't remember how his body felt before he suffered a ruptured brain aneurysm as a 3-year-old. He has overcome its effects, including limited mobility on his right side, to play baseball and finish five marathons. "The way I see it is,...
  • Blind Navy veteran sees himself as triathlete

    Blind Navy veteran sees himself as triathlete
    Within a year after an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan cost him his sight in September 2011, Navy Lt. Brad Snyder had won seven gold medals at the Warrior Games in Colorado Springs, Colo., as well as one silver and two gold medals at the...
  • McFadden headlines '14 Women's Hall of Fame class

    McFadden headlines '14 Women's Hall of Fame class
    On Feb. 1, the Howard County Women's Athletics Hall of Fame will induct five new members. Since being established in 1997, the Hall of Fame has honored 68 men and women who have made extraordinary contributions to Howard County women's athletics. This...