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  • Zachary M. 'Zach' Lederer, inspiration to cancer patients, dies at 20

    Zachary M. 'Zach' Lederer, inspiration to cancer patients, dies at 20
    Zachary M. "Zach" Lederer's personal struggle and determination to survive brain cancer gave hope and inspiration to people across the world. The University of Maryland, College Park student and manager of the men's basketball team became known for...
  • After a decade, a fond farewell to Harford Hockey Night

    After a decade, a fond farewell to Harford Hockey Night
    You would never have known it if you were in the building at the time, but the event taking place at the Havre de Grace Activity Center on Friday night, Feb. 28, was a sad one for most involved, as it marked the end of an era. That evening, the group of...
  • Special Olympics volunteer scholarships now available

    Email sports copy to howardcountysports@patuxent.com by 9 a.m. Monday. Scholarships Special Olympics Howard County will award three scholarships to outstanding student volunteers who have been committed to the program as volunteers and advocates of...
  • Volunteers recognized with annual ACS awards

    Volunteers recognized with annual ACS awards
    After retiring from his government job in 2008, Steve Sternheimer began what he calls "a second career," volunteering. Each week, the Columbia resident drives seniors everywhere from doctor's offices and the grocery store to church and even the hair...
  • Like/Dislike: Josh Bronson, Polar Bear Plunger

    Like/Dislike: Josh Bronson, Polar Bear Plunger
    Curious to know exactly how it feels to jump into near-freezing water? Ask Josh Bronson — he's done it as a Polar Bear Plunge participant for the past two years and he's prepping for a third plunge this weekend. "It can feel like anything from...
  • Super plungers brave the frigid waters to kick off Polar Bear events

    Super plungers brave the frigid waters to kick off Polar Bear events
    The air temperature was 14 degrees and the water was 30 degrees, so if state Sen. Allan Kittleman of Howard County had opted to simply plant a toe or two in the Chesapeake Bay on Friday morning, who could have blamed him? Instead, he immersed himself...
  • Plunge like a polar bear — again [Letter]

    Plunge like a polar bear — again [Letter]
    On Saturday, Jan. 25, Special Olympics Maryland, in consultation with the Maryland State Police, the Maryland Park Service and Natural Resources Police, canceled the MSP Polar Bear Plunge due to a combination of extreme conditions at Sandy Point State...
  • Polar Bear Plunge canceled amid ice and high winds

    Polar Bear Plunge canceled amid ice and high winds
    Special Olympics Maryland canceled Saturday's Polar Bear Plunge event for the first time in its 18-year history, citing unsafe weather conditions, and officials say it will not be rescheduled. The event, held in partnership with the Maryland State...
  • Ravens Roost 99 members dunk in water tank to help Special Olympics

    Ravens Roost 99 members dunk in water tank to help Special Olympics
    A week before the Polar Bear Plunge at Sandy Point State Park was canceled because of high winds and freezing temperatures, a hardy group of North County folks took their own dip into frigid water. On Jan. 18, some 15 members of Ravens Roost 99...
  • Special Olympians from Harford to compete in Winter Games

    Special Olympics Maryland will host its annual Winter Games at Ski Whitetail Resort in Mercersburg, Pa. on Monday and Tuesday. More than 250 Special Olympics Maryland athletes from across the state will take to the snow, competing in alpine skiing and...
  • Deep Creek Dunk draws 850 for icy Special Olympics fundraiser

    Deep Creek Dunk draws 850 for icy Special Olympics fundraiser
    Hundreds of hearty souls waded into icy Deep Creek Lake in Western Maryland on Saturday for the annual Deep Creek Dunk to benefit Special Olympics Maryland. The Maryland Natural Resources Police had to cut away a thick layer of ice from the lake to make...
  • Ravens Roost No. 117 takes polar plunge for Special Olympics

    Ravens Roost No. 117 takes polar plunge for Special Olympics
    Catonsville resident Ed Young, vice president of Ravens Roost No. 117,  will brave the chilly water of the Chesapeake Bay for the 12th time on Saturday, Jan. 25, along with nearly 6,000 other daring individuals as part of the 18th annual Polar Bear Plunge...