Monday, April 15, 2013
Tatyana McFadden wins her first Boston Marathon.
Howard County native Tatyana McFadden keeps coming in first. The wheelchair racer came in first place in the Boston Marathon's wheelchair division - her first time entering the race. "It was a really tough race," the Clarksville native told WBZ-TV’s Jonathan Elias afterwards. "I let my training and the support from the crowd carry me home." McFadden brought home four medals from the London 2012 Paralypic games: three gold medals and one bronze. Then she went on to place first in the Chicago Marathon women's wheelchair race, the Chicago Tribune reported. "I raced my hardest today," McFadden told Elias. "Today it worked in my favor." Next up for McFadden: The London Marathon on Sun., April 21. After McFadden's win, dozens of people were …
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…
Friday, April 5, 2013
Post your photos on Instagram with the hashtag #PatchOrioles ... or post your photos here!
Orioles Opening Day is here at last. After a winter of looking back at what was, while eagerly awaiting the upcoming season, baseball has returned to Baltimore. Whether you have great seats, a unique orange outfit, are watching at a bar with friends or caught a foul ball at the Yard, we want to see what you're doing for Opening Day. It's simple: Post your photos on Instagram today using the hashtag #PatchOrioles and your image will appear in our gallery here. Have video or photos on your phone but don't have Instagram? No worries. Upload them by clicking the button on this post, or email email@example.com and we'll share your images from the ballpark. There are now more interactive features in the ballpark, including the ability for …
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Rice will appear at Wegmans Columbia to host a special fundraising event for two charities.
Is Wegmans in Columbia becoming a new hub for celebrity appearances? Last week, it was announced celebrity chef Bobby Flay will be signing copies of his barbecue book. Now, Wegmans announced the star running back of the Baltimore Ravens, Ray Rice, will appear at the grocery store on April 11. Rice is scheduled to appear from 5 to 7 p.m. to host a conversation and question and answer session. Tickets cost $100 each, with proceeds going to one of two charities: The Ray Rice Charitable Foundation (which focuses on anti-bullying) or the Arc of Howard County (a local charity that helps people with developmental and intellectual disabilities). According to information provided by Wegmans, Rice will meet with attendees and take photos 5:45 to 7 p…
Friday, March 29, 2013
The team will make a stop near Elkridge Saturday afternoon.
Spring training is wrapping up. Now fans will get a chance to get warmed up for the Orioles home opener. The Orioles will host a five-stop caravan of sorts in the week leading up to the April 5 home opener at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Read more about the "Operation Orange" here. » Love the Orioles or maybe you like writing about baseball in general? Share your blog or your thoughts with Patch's readership. The tour kicks off Saturday, near Elkridge. Here are the stops: The Orioles open the 2013 season Tuesday afternoon at Tampa Bay. After three games with the Rays, the Orioles return home Friday for a three-game homestand with Minnesota. Opening Day in Baltimore is set for 3:05 p.m. on Friday. The team is also holding a contest to …
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Kristin Grogan isn't the biggest or the strongest, but she's one of the best.
Kristin Grogan can’t hold back her frustration. Despite playing a far inferior team, she and her partner are struggling to find their groove on the foosball table. Grogan, normally exceptional on defense, has already let in a couple of goals. With the ball in their offensive zone, her partner turns it over. Their opponent, half shooting and half attempting to clear the ball, fires a rocket across the table that somehow weaves through the plastic players and bounces past Grogan for a goal. Grogan peers into the goal with wonder, as if asking “How did that go in?” Her team has fallen behind. A small crowd gathers around their table at the Maryland State Foosball Championships. For Grogan, the pressure to mount a comeback slowly increases…
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Were you in Baltimore celebrating with the Super Bowl champions? Show us.
Help our readers relive the champion celebration by adding your own photos and videos from Tuesday's parade to our Neighborhood Gallery. Were you unable to attend the Baltimore Ravens Super Bowl championship celebration? It's OK. You didn't miss much. Just: Attention Instagrammers: Use the hashtag #PatchRavens to show your Purple Pride in our parade gallery. Watch the video above and then tell us what was your favority part of Tuesday's celebration? How about the season? Do you believe in destiny? Show our hometeam some love in the comments section below. Related Content: Sign up for the Elkridge Patch newsletter here and follow us on Facebook and Twitter for instant news updates and community conversations.
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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 from the official 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, …