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  • Thousands plunge for Special Olympics at rescheduled Polar Bear event

    Thousands plunge for Special Olympics at rescheduled Polar Bear event
    The first time seemed alarming for Emma Conger, who emerged from the 30-ish-degree water of the Chesapeake Bay with her face flushed, eyes wide, mouth agape, hair soaked, as if she'd been ambushed with a barrel of ice. "Oh my gosh, yeah, I couldn't...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • How the other Maryland Million Races finished

    How the other Maryland Million Races finished
    Ten races were run during the Jim McKay Maryland Million Day at Laurel Park on Saturday. Here's a look at how they finished. Race 1 - Maryland Million Nursery – Six Furlongs – Winner: It's a Bang (1:10.48) Walter Vieser II’s It&...
  • Eighttofasttocatch wins Maryland Million Classic

    Eighttofasttocatch wins Maryland Million Classic
    The 94-year-old owner shook hands from his wheelchair in the winner's circle at Laurel Park, pleased with his horse's performance. Arnold "Arnie" Heft had just watched Eighttofasttocatch win the $150,000 Maryland Million Classic. "Racing has been...
  • Rec sports: John Chall and Kelly Westlake win 9K Around the Fairway race

    Email rec sports copy to howardcountysports@patuxent.com by 9 a.m. on Monday. When two Howard County teams play, players from both teams (first and last names) must be mentioned in the write-up. Running Sixty-one runners came out to the Howard...
  • Look up for Cops on Rooftops during weekend fundraiser

    Look up for Cops on Rooftops during weekend fundraiser
    Laurel police officers will be camped out on the roof of Dunkin' Donuts on Route 1 this weekend to raise funds for Special Olympics Maryland. During the Cops on Rooftops fundraiser, officers from Laurel Police Department will stay on the roof of the...
  • John Morsberger

    John Morsberger
    John W. Morsberger Jr., who co-owned and managed Glenmore Gardens, a popular Overlea crab house, died of lymphoma Wednesday at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. The Timonium resident was 72. Born in Baltimore in a Calvert and 23rd streets basement apartment,...
  • SECU Arena opens to rave reviews as Towson basketball beats Navy, 72-45

    SECU Arena opens to rave reviews as Towson basketball beats Navy, 72-45
    Balloons fell from the SECU Arena rafters, the marching band moved to the beat of Green Day's rock anthem "Holiday," and the Towson men's basketball team's starting lineup was introduced under a spotlight at home for the first time in the program's 54-...
  • Special Olympics Howard County athletes compete in Marine Corps 10K

    Special Olympics Howard County athletes compete in Marine Corps 10K
    Email rec sports copy to howardcountysports@patuxent.com by 9 a.m. on Monday. When two Howard County teams play, players from both teams (first and last names) must be mentioned in the write-up. Running In the early morning hours of Sunday, Oct. 27,...
  • 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...
  • 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...