Monday, April 15, 2013
Mike Gimbel, a local runner who has run the marathon eight times, said today's explosions hit the most crowded portion of the course. Click here for video of the explosions.
An explosion Monday at the Boston Marathon came at the worst place at the worst time, according to a Maryland runner who has participated in the prestigious race numerous times. Mike Gimbel, who has run the Boston Marathon eight of the last 10 years, said the area of the explosion near Boylston Street is one of the most populated areas. "The majority of the fans and police are located in that area," said Gimbel. "There's 23,000 runners and everyone is there, some times 100 deep, trying to see their loved ones finishing the race. It's the place to be; it's the highlight of the race." Gimbel was scheduled to run the race again this year but withdrew after a leg injury. "I've run it so much, the last time I was there I knew where the potholes…
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
A university commission is weighing which, if any, teams should be restored.
Wednesday, April 10
Kelyn Soong, Capital News Service University of Maryland officials said Monday they are considering bringing back some of the athletic teams eliminated last year because of a budget deficit. Members of a university commission that includes faculty, students and alumni studying the transition from the ACC to the Big Ten have been meeting since January and will make recommendations to university President Wallace Loh by June 30. The committee will “make recommendations on which, if any, teams that were eliminated should be restored and in what timeline and what order of priority,” Nan Ratner, one of the committee’s vice chairs, said Monday at a public forum to discuss the Big Ten transition. Seven athletic programs were cut last year to …
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Fans flocked to Nationals Park for opening day of the 2013 MLB season.
The Washington Nationals won their home opener against the Miami Marlins with a score of 2-0, thanks to Bryce Harper's two home runs. The Nationals started their 2013 Major League Baseball season with Stephen Strasburg on the mound and enthusiasm buzzing in the stands. Before the game began, Allen Hewitt, a DC resident, was waiting for his buddy to arrive. The two always go to the home opener together. "I haven't missed an opener since they've been back," said Hewitt, who also "vaguely remembers" attending a game at Griffith Stadium. Hewitt said this year he is looking for "consistency" from his Washington Nationals after last year's injuries. Billy Jones brought his daughter, Courtney, and son, Tyler, to DC from Carroll County, Md. …
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Local students compete in a non-magical version of a sport made popular by the 'Harry Potter' book series.
Wednesday, March 13
By Ben Oldach, Capital News Service The University of Maryland, along with hundreds of other colleges across the world, has adopted a sport that comes straight from a storybook: Quidditch. Quidditch was played by hundreds of witches and wizards in the magical world created by J.K. Rowling, author of the Harry Potter series. But the sport has been played by non-magical students -- on the ground, not in the air -- since 2005, when the magical game was adapted to the real world by students at Middlebury College in Vermont who were looking for an alternative to bocce ball. “Muggle Quidditch,” as it is known, quickly spread across the world and has found a home at the University of Maryland. The Maryland team is ranked second in the world …
Sunday, February 17, 2013
Late comeback not enough for Stags, fall to Calvert Hall 4-3 during annual game honoring DeMatha grad and former police officer who died in line of duty.
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Annual game, known as "The Tommy" commemorates DeMatha hockey alum, former PGPD officer Thomas Jensen.
Former Prince George's County Police officer Thomas Jensen, who died in 2010 as a result of injuries sustained on duty, will be honored at a DeMatha hockey game against Calvert Hall High School today in Laurel. Jensen, a graduate of DeMatha's class of 2000, played varsity hockey at DeMatha and on the Prince George's County Fraternal Order of Police 89ers hockey team after he began working for the department in 2004. In March 2010, Jensen died after sustaining severe injuries to his head and neck during an auto wreck in College Park as he responded to a burglary in progress. The game, known as "The Tommy", will be played at the Gardens Ice House in Laurel today at 4 p.m. Admission is free, though donations to the Thomas P. Jensen …
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
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Monday, February 4, 2013
The Baltimore Ravens come home from New Orleans as Super Bowl champs and will parade from City Hall to M&T Bank Stadium.
If you still haven't gotten the celebration out of your system after Sunday night's Super Bowl victory by the Baltimore Ravens, you might be interested to know that the team is holding a victory parade downtown. Around 10:45 a.m. Feb. 5, members of the Super Bowl-winning Baltimore Ravens will parade from Baltimore's City Hall (100 N. Holliday St.) to M&T Bank Stadium, according to a post on the Ravens' website. To check out the parade route, see the interactive map above. Beginning around 12:30 p.m., fans are invited to join the team at M&T Bank Stadium for a celebration featuring the team and live entertainment, the website says. Free parking will be available in stadium lots F, G, H, and J; but no tailgating is allowed, according to the…
The headlines you may have missed from the Free State, home of the Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens.
Monday, February 4
By Patch Staff Ravens Win Over 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII In one of the most unusual games in Super Bowl history -- one that included a power outage in the New Orleans Super Dome -- the Baltimore Ravens took the Super Bowl 34-31 over the San Francisco 49ers. Check out all the Maryland Patch coverage, including profiles of the Harbaugh family, here. O'Malley Pushes for Wind, Gun Legislation In his seventh State of the State speech, Gov. Martin O'Malley urged lawmakers to pass his offshore wind bill and find more money for transportation projects—an address seen by many as a prelude to an expected run for president in 2016. Leopold Resigns, Acknowledges 'Serious Errors in Judgment' The Anne Arundel County Council no longer needs to vote on …
The club's diversity is reflective of Prince George's County's high minority population.
Monday, February 4
By Kelyn Soong, Capital News Service COLLEGE PARK - When Alex Heitkemper joined the Prince George’s Pride lacrosse club three years ago, he noticed something different about the team. The club, one of only two youth lacrosse clubs in the county, challenged the notion lacrosse is a sport only played by wealthy, white athletes. Heitkemper, 39, the commissioner for the club, has seen P.G. Pride grow at a rapid pace - from 65 to 130 members in just the past year. He marvels at the club’s ethnic and racial diversity, which reflects the large minority population in Prince George’s County. “In some of these communities, a lot of these kids have never even seen a lacrosse stick,” he said. Prince George's County is 65.4 percent black and 15.2 …