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Paralympic Games

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Wheelchair marathoner Tatyana McFadden goes for a Grand Slam -- and takes on a whole new sport

    Wheelchair marathoner Tatyana McFadden goes for a Grand Slam --  and takes on a whole new sport
    On Oct. 13, just before 9:15 a.m., Tatyana McFadden soared across the finish line at the Bank of America Chicago Marathon, just two seconds before the racer behind her, taking the top spot in the women's wheelchair competition and making history....
  • Bits & Pieces: Howard County dominating high school golf scene

    It wasn't even 10 years ago that high school golf in Howard County was still operating as a club sport. There were no golf bags with team names, some teams didn't have coaches and there was almost no recognition for the area's top players. Things sure...
  • 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...