- Count McDonogh graduate Giles Smith, who will compete for the DC Trident, as an enthusiastic participant for the International Swimming League.
- Towson senior Jack Saunderson was named to the U.S. National Team in swimming on Tuesday, his first nod. Maryland swimmers Chase Kalisz and Katie Ledecky were also listed on the roster.
- Gregory Bruno pitched a perfect game and Steven Martinez hit a two-run double as New York topped Maryland, 4-0, in the Mid-Atlantic Regional final of the Little League World Series in Bristol, Conn.
- Chase Kalisz of Bel Air won the men's 400-meter individual medley Thursday in 4 minutes, 7.95 seconds at the Pan Pacific Championships in Tokyo. The race was
- America's top swimming talent tangles with other swimming powers from around the Pacific in one of the first big tests before the Olympic Trials at the Pan Pacific Championships.
- Three-time Olympian Allison Schmitt, who used to train at the North Baltimore Aquatic Club, chased Ledecky the entire race, earning a trip to the Pan Pacific championships in Tokyo in August.
- Katie Ledecky cruised to a nearly 11-second victory in the 800-meter freestyle Wednesday on the opening night of the United States national swimming championships. Bel Air’s Chase Kalisz finished sixth in the 200 butterfly.
- Mark Lewis' kick in the closing seconds and Randy Hippeard's eight touchdown passes send the Brigade into sole possession of first place in the AFL.
- The Bethesda native set another world record in the women's 1,500-meter freestyle, shattering her previous mark by exactly five seconds.
- Michael Phelps wondered if watching others compete at the world championships would pique his desire for another comeback.
- The NCAA Men's Lacrosse Rules Committee cleared the way for teams to experiment with a shot clock this fall. The committee, which met last week in
- The Baltimore Brigade's inaugural season came to a halt in the semifinals of the Arena Football League on Saturday with a 69-54 loss to the three-time
- Chase Kalisz extended U.S. rule of the 200-meter individual medley, rallying today to claim his first major international championship.
It was a year for brilliant individual performances from
Whether we're talkingStanford swimmer Katie Ledecky of Bethesda broke two NCAA records, as well as her own American record in the 1,650-yard freestyle, at a meet at Ohio State.It was Team USA day at the White House, which meant President Barack Obama talked a good deal about two Olympians who grew up swimming not far from Washington.Marylanders Michael Phelps, Katie Ledecky, Tatyana McFadden and Brad Snyder won Team USA Awards at the United States Olympic Committee's live taping of its Best of the Games ceremony Wednesday night at Georgetown in Washington.Loyola Maryland junior McKenzie Coan captured her fourth medal of the Paralympic Games, and her third gold medal, Friday in Rio de Janeiro by winning the S7 100-meter freestyle.Phelps' journey from the last Olympics — falling out of love with the sport, hitting an emotional bottom, rebounding to enjoy fatherhood and a reinvigorated training schedule — has been well documented. But Schmitt's was just as painful. The five-time Olympic medalist fell into a depression so deep that she sometimes slept away her days rather than face a world that expected the old bubbly Schmitty.ATLANTA -- Awaiting the birth of his first child, Michael Phelps has decided to skip an Olympic prep meet in Atlanta next week.RIO DE JANEIRO -- If the Rio de Janeiro Olympics were held today, the United States would win the most medals -- and the most golds. And American swimmerLedecky, a Bethesda native, produced yet another special moment in her young career by smashing her own world record in the 800-meter freestyle with a scorching 8 minutes, 6.68 seconds Sunday night in the Arena Pro Swim Series.Preparing for his fifth Olympics this summer in Rio, the 30-year-old Phelps won the 100-meter butterfly Friday night in an Arena Pro Swim Series event.Back in the pool and back out in front, Michael Phelps pulled away from the rest of the field with a dominant swim in the 200-meter individual medley on Saturday.The U.S. national indoor team will be without forward Drew Westervelt for the World Indoor Lacrosse Championship, LaxMagazine.com reported Wednesday.Michael Phelps confirmed Wednesday what the swimming world had long assumed -- he'll try to add to his record total of 22 Olympic medals at the 2016 Games in in Rio de Janeiro.Olympic champion Michael Phelps is among seven North Baltimore Aquatic Club swimmers named Wednesday to the 2014-15 USA Swimming national team roster.If this year's Phillips 66 National Championships hold any enduring place in Michael Phelps' mind, he might remember them as a needed, albeit painful, slug of reality.Bel Air native Chase Kalisz waited two weeks for Sunday's proceedings. He saw fellow Americans earn medal after medal at the FINA World Championships, yet he didn't have the chance to do so until the last day of competition.Bethesda native Katie Ledecky wins the 800 freestyle in a world-record time, giving her four gold medals at world swimming championships in Barcelona, SpainPerhaps it was the fact that Bethesda swimmer Katie Ledecky thrives on pulling away early thanks to fast starts. Or maybe it was that Denmark's Lotte Friis chose to challenge her, even outpace her at times, in the women's 1,500-meter freestyle on the third night at the FINA World Championships in Barcelona, Spain.