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Paralympic Games

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  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • Terps' Diggs honored after career game

    Colleges Maryland sophomore wide receiver Stefon Diggs was named the Atlantic Coast Conference Receiver of the Week on Monday after posting a career-high 179 receiving yards, including a 41-yard touchdown, in the Terps' 47-10 home victory against Old...
  • Bits & Pieces: McFadden makes history at World Championships in France

    Bits & Pieces: McFadden makes history at World Championships in France
    The legend of Paralympic star Tatyana McFadden seems to keep growing by the day. Already a proven world-class wheelchair athlete, Tatyana recently traveled to France for the IPC Athletics World Championships and once again etched her name into the...
  • 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...
  • A long road to the Paralympics for Clarksville's McFadden sisters

    A long road to the Paralympics for Clarksville's McFadden sisters
    Ask the McFadden sisters what the term "elite athlete" means to them, and they'll share a definition that entails respect from others, an acknowledgment of their hard work and being treated like any other top athlete. They'll also be describing...
  • Local Paralympic swimmers headed to London

    Local Paralympic swimmers headed to London
    Loyola University Maryland swimming coach Brian Loeffler said he "opened the door" for Becca Meyers, a Loyola Blakefield Aquatics member, and North Baltimore Aquatic Club's Ian Silverman to join the U.S. team in the Paralympic Games in London beginning...
  • Martin Guitar makes custom guitar for blind veteran

    Martin Guitar makes custom guitar for blind veteran
    Lt. Brad Snyder holds the acoustic guitar in his arms for the first time, strumming a few random chords, then moving into a sampling of Neil Young. The sounds take him back to the nights when he was deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan and sat around a...
  • McFadden sisters did Howard County proud at 2012 Paralympics

    Tatyana McFadden put on a remarkable performance at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. Competing in "athletics," which is what we call track and field, she had nine races from Sept. 3-9. Five were finals. Over that span the 23-year-old from Clarksville...
  • McDonogh makes splash on paralympian's return to school

    McDonogh makes splash on paralympian's return to school
    When the McDonogh School year began Aug. 29, Ian Silverman was absent. But he had a good excuse. Silverman, 16, a McDonogh junior and swimming star, who has a mild form of cerebral palsy in his calves, was in London, England, where he would win a gold...