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…
Thursday, April 11, 2013
A university commission is weighing which, if any, teams should be restored.
Thursday, April 11
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 …
Monday, April 8, 2013
Bowie Baysox baseball's mascot, Louie, and corporate accounts sponsorship manger, Josh VerStandig (JV), review apple pie from Best Pie in Bowie
Monday, April 1, 2013
The Bowie Baysox baseball club will donate a portion of their home opener ticket sales to the nonprofit organization.
Spring is in the air, and so is baseball. Major league teams the Washington Nationals kick off their season Monday and the Baltimore Orioles take to the field for their home opener Friday. Locally, the Bowie Baysox, the Orioles AA club team, face off against the Akron Aeros on April 11 for their home game opener at Prince George’s Stadium at 7:05 p.m. The Baysox have teamed up with Special Olympics Maryland, who will receive a portion of ticket sales and be honored in a ceremony prior to the game. "Special Olympics Maryland is a terrific organization and the Baysox are proud to have formed this partnership," Assistant Manager Phil Wrye said in a statement. “This event is a great opportunity for fans to give back by ordering their tickets …
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
The new, weather resistant field will be lined for multiple sports.
The athletic field at Whitemarsh Park in Bowie is getting a face lift. The once grass field is in the process of being covered by artificial turf in an effort to extent the field’s usability by multiple sports and through multiple seasons. “It just provides greater opportunity for play and extends time on the field than what they could have had without it,” said City Manager David Deutsch of the synthetic turf field, adding it will be lined for lacrosse, soccer and football. The city installed artificial turf at the field in Allen Pond Park about three years ago, and Deutsch said it has been a success. The council set aside funds to turf the Whitemarsh Park field last year. The entire process of grading the land, laying the turf and …
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Amanda Sirico of Bowie is headed to Croatia for the Junior World Fencing Championships in April.
After a stellar fall in which she took home national and international gold medals, Bowie teen Amanda Sirico earned another gold medal at the Junior Olympic Fencing Championships in February, and with it a spot on the U.S. Junior & Cadet World Fencing Championship team. When Patch spoke to Amanda, 17, last fall, after her impressive wins at the North American Cup, she said her next goal was to qualify for the Junior Fencing World Championships, and she did that soundly with her most recent win. Sirico, who fences with the DC Fencers Club, was also named the 2013 Junior Fencing Champion in the Junior Women’s Epee Event. This marks Sirico’s second Junior Olympic Championship title—she won gold in the Cadet Women’s Epee event in 2012. Now …
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Watch your favorite mascot get down in this popular internet meme.
The wildly popular "Harlem Shake" Internet meme has finally made it's way to Bowie, into Prince George's Stadium no less. In this YouTube video dated Feb. 20, you can watch Bowie Baysox mascot Louie and several of his costumed pals busting a move to the first 30 seconds DJ Baauer's "Harlem Shake." The video begins with Louie getting down solo. When the bass drops, the scene cuts to Louie and his strangely attired friends dancing in a somewhat haphazard manner. Have you and your friends made your own "Harlem Shake" videos? Show Patch your moves! You can upload your own videos to this post.
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 …
Try-outs begin on Feb. 16 and run weekends through March 3.
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Do you know an athlete who has signed to play at the next level? Announce it on Patch.
Wednesday is National Signing Day, with high school athletes across the country announcing where they'll be playing at the collegiate level. Athletes, their parents and coaches can take advantage of Patch's announcement platform and post signing news directly. It's very easy. To post an announcement, go to our news menu and click on the link marked "Announcements." Then click on "Add an Announcement." When asked for the category, select "Sports Awards." Simply fill in the required fields, give a shout out to the athlete and you're good to go! You can even upload a photo or video. Once you post an announcement, we'll be happy to promote the news on our Facebook and Twitter pages. Congratulations to all of our local athletes heading …