| Jan 28, 2014
| 8:34 AM
Cutting athletes can be one of the most difficult tasks facing high school coaches.
Just ask Laurel coach John Venit, who hasn't dealt with telling a swimmer he or she wasn't good enough to compete on the varsity since 2008.
"We had 70 kids come out...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 8:28 PM
The 37th annual Howard County Invitational Swimming Championships were held April 6 at Howard Community College, with teams representing each of the county's public high schools participating.
The meet, sponsored by the Columbia Aquatics Association,...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 12:33 PM
Jean Amos, who had been the swimming instructor at what is now Notre Dame University of Maryland and a Red Cross water safety teacher, died March 1 of complications from dementia at her Loch Raven Village home. She was 90.
The daughter of a Pennsylvania...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 8:17 AM
C. Milton Wright got strong performances from five of its sibling standouts to finish in the top three among the teams at the Scorpion Classic in Columbia last Friday. The Mustangs won five events and delivered several league-leading performances.
| Apr 14, 2014
| 5:44 PM
Less than two years after he retired as the most decorated Olympian ever, Michael Phelps is diving back into competition next week — a move that could lead the Baltimore swimmer to his fifth Summer Games in 2016.
Phelps will compete in the Arena...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 11:33 AM
George Herman Ruth Jr., the pride of Pigtown, stayed in the game too long. In his last season and playing for the Boston Braves in 1935, the legendary Babe batted .181, could barely trot around the bases and stuck around mostly because he thought he'd...
| Jan 30, 2014
The Havre de Grace swim team won both ends of a Monday try-meet at Edgewood Middle, defeating Harford Tech, 105-83, and Edgewood, 140-46.
Harford Tech topped Edgewood, 136-47.
The Warriors had two swimmers with a pair of individual victories apiece...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 9:45 AM
There was a point Saturday afternoon when I, quite literally, locked up with fear. I was at Harford Community College's APGFCU Arena to cover the Hall of Fame induction ceremony, which was taking place during the halftime intermission of the HCC vs. Cecil...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 12:15 PM
We should all be so fortunate to be able to retire at age 27 and embark on an international quest to experience a world full of fun and privilege, but Michael Phelps — quite predictably — has come to realize that living the good life isn't...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 7:37 AM
Ohio University freshman swimmer Carrie Dukes, a 2013 graduate of The John School, was awarded the Ohio University Tad Potter Memorial Award at an athletics dinner Saturday evening.
This award is given annually to the swimming and diving student-...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 3:41 PM
When they race this month at the Olympics, U.S. speedskaters will suit up in skin-tight, high-tech uniforms that research shows could make a measurable difference in their speed.
In a quest to create the world's fastest suit for the 2014 Winter Olympics...
| Feb 1, 2014
| 3:19 PM
Notre Dame Prep was not about to be denied its third Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland A Conference team title in four years Saturday at McDonogh.
By not dwelling on its own shortcomings last February — when the Eagles upset the...