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Special Olympics

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Bits & Pieces: Local youth sports scene worth sticking around for

    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...
  • O'Malley names Special Olympics CEO to lead new panel

    O'Malley names Special Olympics CEO to lead new panel
    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...
  • 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...
  • Deep Creek Lake dunk, The Producers and chain-saw carving

    Deep Creek Lake dunk, The Producers and chain-saw carving
    Deep Creek Lake Deep Creek Dunk Missed the Polar Bear Plunge in January? Here is your second chance to freeze for the Special Olympics. The 15th Annual Maryland State Police Deep Creek Dunk will be held Feb. 23. After dunking into the frigid water,...
  • Ripken foundation hosts summit on preventing abuse of child athletes

    Ripken foundation hosts summit on preventing abuse of child athletes
    — As Cal Ripken Jr. watched the news unfold of the sexual abuse committed by Jerry Sandusky at Penn State University, he decided to take on the chief question before the sporting community: "What can we do to make kids safer?" The Orioles Hall...
  • Giddings family files suit against accused killer of daughter

    Giddings family files suit against accused killer of daughter
    Lauren Giddings' final resting place in the Emmanuel Methodist Cemetery on Scaggsville Road still doesn't have a gravestone. It's been two years since Giddings, then 27, disappeared from her Macon, Ga., apartment on June 25, 2011. Her body —...
  • Bits & Pieces: Fourth of July is a day to celebrate, and remember

    I celebrated the Fourth of July one day early at Gettysburg on July 3. I was one of several thousand people allowed to walk the route of Pickett's Charge as part of the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg. As I walked on the day and the hour...
  • Girl, 16, dies after throat cut in Northwest Baltimore

    Girl, 16, dies after throat cut in Northwest Baltimore
    It had been just two hours since Damond Williams Sr. heard from his 16-year-old daughter, and he knew something was wrong. The girl was a homebody, a standout student. She was rarely out after dark. Diamond Williams' family launched a search of their...
  • 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...