| Mar 8, 2014
| 1:23 PM
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...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 8:05 PM
This is what is commonly called a no-win situation. A fight at a football game on Sept. 21 between Mt. Hebron and Centennial resulted in the following: two coaches and four players ejected from the game. A Centennial player sustained a broken wrist and...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 6:04 PM
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...
| Jan 25, 2014
| 2:43 PM
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...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 6:30 AM
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...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 5:49 PM
The Polar Bear Plunge, which was canceled this past weekend because of safety concerns amid extreme conditions, has been rescheduled for March 8, organizers announced Tuesday.
Winds as high as 35 mph and 3- to 4-foot waves that left snow and ice on...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 4:11 PM
I have to give the Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association a "well done" for trying to bring parity to our varsity athletic programs. Every two years, a reclassification committee at the MPSSAA sits down to see if the system has to be...
| Sep 8, 2013
| 6:09 AM
Melissa Otterbein never has thought of herself as a world-class athlete, just someone who was persistent and worked hard to achieve her goals.
At Towson University, where she was a member of the swimming team, Otterbein made the Colonial Athletic...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 9:05 AM
A five-kilometer walk and run event organized by the Special Olympics of Maryland will close one of two northbound bores of the Fort McHenry Tunnel over the weekend, according to the Maryland Transportation Authority.
The righthand bore, Bore 4, will be...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 1:17 PM
Thank goodness that we have local sports to watch and that we can enjoy them free of all the stuff that has brought down so many professional athletes and colleges.
I answered without hesitation years ago when someone once asked me why I like to cover...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 8:44 AM
Gov. Martin O'Malley appointed the national head of the Special Olympics as chairman of a new committee that will determine how well law enforcement officers are trained to handle encounters with people with disabilities.
Timothy Shriver, CEO and...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 4:09 PM
Members of the Middle River Volunteer Fire Company aren't relying only on boot drives, poker tournaments and hall rentals for extra revenue.
The 46-member department in eastern Baltimore County recently sold ad space on its ladder truck and a fire...