Rebecca Ashman, of Havre de Grace, who survived a fall from a cliff near Port Deposit Tuesday, is urging people to be cautious as they climb rocks to find scenic views, as they could end up in her situation, or worse.
Marisol Ramirez, a 14-year-old from Laurel who loves John Cena and Selena Gomez, was matched with the Terps through Team IMPACT, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to improve the quality of life for children facing chronic illnesses.
Groves explained that a lot of players had come and gone over the team's five-year run. Five new ones came on this fall, changing the 8-8 summer team's roster by almost half. Many on this revised roster were from the Westminster area and some, including Groves, were from Hampstead. A couple of players even commuted from Hanover.
Five schools' ceremonies featured six or more athletes making their college choices at once, and lacrosse was the sport in the spotlight. Century, Liberty, Manchester Valley, Westminster, and Winters Mill combined for 20 boys and lacrosse players either signed national letters of intent or officially decided on where they'll be going after high school.
In her first marathon, Elisabeth Tauber did not expect to win, nor to finish under 3:15, nor to carry a football across the finish line. Her performance Sunday in the Marshall University Marathon, however, defied her expectations.
Monday morning, at Manchester Valley High School, the Carroll County State's Attorney's Office and addiction recovery advocates tried something different: The school auditorium was filled with juniors and seniors and so was the stage, as the teenage members of the FoolProof Improvisational Theatre Troupe acted out a party scene and an accidental overdose
The Tigers are a unified team. A unified team features the Special Olympics athletes themselves along with coaches who also play some of the positions on the field. They help the athletes by telling them what to do on fielding plays and also by giving them pointers when they bat. The Tigers usually had five players with special needs on the field at a time.
The Harford County Board of Education cleared the way Monday for Patterson Mill High School to spend $34,250, raised through the school, athletic boosters and a Greater Bel Air Community Foundation grant, to upgrade its softball field and purchase a new solar-powered scoreboard.
Crush manager Erin Vorke picked up several new players for this campaign, and they helped the team over the top. The Crush finally reached the summit in late July when it emerged from the championship tournament's consolation bracket to beat Hits and Balls twice and take the title.
An increase in the number of female student-athletes drove an overall rise in the number of teenagers participating in high school sports nationwide and in Maryland during 2014-2015 school year, according to annual statistics released Thursday by the National Federation of High School Associations.
When the Catonsville recreation softball season ended earlier this summer, the players on the Catonsville Chaos 12-and-under squad came together and turned into one competitive focused unit of all-stars. That dedication paid off when they Chaos won their final tournament of the summer.
The Catonsville Chaos 14-and-under fastpitch softball season concluded with a tournament championship and thoughts about next season. Of the 13 players on the team, 11 are eligible to return in the 14U age group.
Stephanie Speierman has been volunteering as a STARS camp counselor for the past decade, and as director of the clinic for a few years. With help from Christina Warholic, a Liberty graduate and member of the original STARS team in 1997, Speierman is spending the week with more than 30 girls ages 7-13.
The Carroll Blue and Carroll Gray teams are the area's representatives in the Baltimore Beltway Senior Slow Pitch Softball League. Both teams compete in the league's "A" Division, which also includes representatives from Howard County, Harford County, Catonsville, and Dundalk. The league runs from April through August, with a season-ending double-elimination tournament to determine the champion.