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Special Olympics

Special Olympics
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  • Sports notices: Early bird deadline for AYRA spring baseball is rapidly approaching

    Submitting sports notices The deadline for submitting sports copy is 9 a.m. on Monday. We prefer email (howardcountysports@patuxent.com). Questions? Call 410-332-6578. Baseball Atholton Youth Recreation Association spring 2013 baseball...
  • Bits & Pieces: Undefeated Oakland Mills has put itself in some elite company

    When I first came to Howard County in the early 1970s and started working for the Columbia Life newspaper, I cut my teeth on high school and recreational sports. I loved the unpredictability of those games. After nearly 30 years of covering the high...
  • Special Olympics Torch Run heads to Laurel June 5

    Special Olympics Torch Run heads to Laurel June 5
    Laurel Police, area law enforcement officers and community members will run Wednesday from College Park American Legion Post 217 to Laurel American Legion Post 60 in the 28th annual Maryland Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run. The College Park to...
  • Special Olympics ambassador carries flame with can-do attitude

    Special Olympics ambassador carries flame with can-do attitude
    When Michael Heup trotted down the hill from the World War II Memorial to Jonas Green State Park in Annapolis, he was beaming. By his side was Anne Arundel County police Cpl. Mike Shier, and more than 100 police officers jogged behind them. In his right...
  • Special Olympics torch run passes through Westminster

    Special Olympics torch run passes through Westminster
    Taneytown resident Tammy Holibaugh has participated in the Special Olympics for 17 years, competing in basketball, bowling, soccer, swimming, and track and field. The 24-year-old said the games have introduced her to friends and experiences she...
  • APG Police Take the Plunge for Special Olympics

    Members of the Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge 116F took part in the 17th annual Special Olympics of Maryland Polar Bear Plunge Jan. 26 at Sandy Point State Park near Annapolis. Lodge members, who are also Aberdeen Proving Ground police officers with...
  • Rec sports: Wegner family headlines Remembrance Run

    Rec sports: Wegner family headlines Remembrance Run
    The deadline for submitting sports copy is 9 a.m. on Monday. We prefer email (howardcountysports@patuxent.com). We do not accept results by phone. When two Howard County teams play, players from both teams (first and last names) must be mentioned in the...
  • Laurel High has a winner in school's bocce team

    Laurel High has a winner in school's bocce team
    It had been more than 10 years since Christine Wenchel was a soccer and softball coach at Laurel High School. And it was partly an ethnic connection that caused her to return to a leadership role in athletics during the 2010-11 academic year as coach of...
  • Ali unable to attend Ripken Foundation event as he recovers from surgery

    Ali unable to attend Ripken Foundation event as he recovers from surgery
    Under Armour founder Kevin Plank tried to think of his perfect dinner party. There'd have to be a Beatle, he said, along with Jackie Robinson, Babe Ruth and Mother Teresa. But the No. 1 guest, he said, would be Muhammad Ali. Plank and Ali were among...
  • Flacco signs 'r-word' pledge for Special Olympics

    Flacco signs 'r-word' pledge for Special Olympics
    In the days leading up to the Super Bowl, Joe Flacco was criticized for saying at a news conference that the idea of a cold-weather Super Bowl was “retarded,” something the Ravens quarterback apologized for a day later. This past weekend,...
  • Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco apologizes for insensitive remark

    NEW ORLEANS -- Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco apologized Tuesday for what he called a bad choice of words when responding to a question about cold-weather cities hosting Super Bowls. "Yeah, I think it's retarded," Flacco said on Monday. "I guess I...
  • Flacco learned from insensitive remark

    I have been a special needs teacher for 43 years. I have had administrators in the Baltimore City public school system use the word "retarded" when speaking to my students. When I said that their words were hurtful, I was told I was too sensitive. So...