Our young people are a constant source of community pride. Tatyana McFadden entered and won medals in all six of her track and field competitions in the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. Tatyana won gold in the 400-, 800-, 1,500-, and 5,000-meter and silver in the 100-meter and marathon. Now that's impressive by any standard.
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.
Tatyana McFadden, a wheelchair racer from Clarksville who attended Atholton, won the silver medal after a photo finish in the women's marathon T54 on Sunday, the final day of competition at the Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro.
It took six medals in Rio de Janeiro, but Baltimore Paralympic star Jessica Long captured gold Saturday in the women's SM8 200-meter individual medley to boost her career gold total to 13 and medal total to 23.
Baltimore's Brad Snyder, a former Navy swimming captain, set a world record Thursday in the men's 100-meter S11 freestyle final in capturing his third gold and fourth medal of the Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro.
Tatyana McFadden of Clarksville returned to the top of the podium Sunday night in Rio de Janeiro after winning her second consecutive Paralympic gold with a victory in the women's 400-meter T54 with a time of 53.30 seconds.
Retired state Sen. Jim Robey's yearbook image will be among those featured in a joint exhibition with the Smithsonian Institution at the Howard County Historical Society Museum in Ellicott City to celebrate how sports have molded the nation's character. Called "Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape America," it will run from Sept. 19 to Nov. 7.
Trainer Dallas Stewart and owner Charles Fipke's decision on Tale of Verve's status for the 140th Preakness next Saturday at Pimlico Race Course likely will rest on their analysis of last Saturday's Kentucky Derby.