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Special Olympics

Special Olympics
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  • Athletes, officers bring Special Olympics Torch Run through Laurel

    Athletes, officers bring Special Olympics Torch Run through Laurel
    Laurel Police and local Special Olympics athletes braved the afternoon heat and ran more than 8 miles northbound on Route 1 Wednesday during the 28th annual Maryland Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run. The run, which took the participants from...
  • In EagleMan Triathlon, Ellicott City man 'just happy to finish'

     In EagleMan Triathlon, Ellicott City man 'just happy to finish'
    Steve Otten does not think about qualifying for the Ironman World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. Not this Sunday, when the 30-year-old financial adviser from Ellicott City participates for the second straight year in the EnduraFit Ironman 70.3...
  • 25 local law enforcement officers carry Special Olympics torch 18 miles through Harford

    25 local law enforcement officers carry Special Olympics torch 18 miles through Harford
    Police officers, both sworn and retired, from the Harford County Sheriff's Office, Maryland State Police and Aberdeen Police and Aberdeen Proving Ground police departments carried the Flame of Hope on an 18-mile journey through Harford County last week to...
  • 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...