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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Sports notices: Fifth annual 24 Hours of Booty is coming this weekend

    Submitting sports notices Email sports copy to howardcountysports@patuxent.com by 9 a.m. on Monday. Golf The First Tee of Howard County's fall session is almost here. Registration is open at http://www.thefirstteehowardcounty.org. Athelas...
  • School classifications shaken up to level playing field

    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...
  • Towson alum pedaling to get a women's version of the Tour de France

    Towson alum pedaling to get a women's version of the Tour de France
    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...
  • Special Olympics event to close northbound bore of Fort McHenry Tunnel over weekend

    Special Olympics event to close northbound bore of Fort McHenry Tunnel over weekend
    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...
  • Polar Bear Plunge rescheduled for March

    Polar Bear Plunge rescheduled for March
    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...
  • 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...