Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Fans flocked to Nationals Park Monday for the start of the regular season—and were treated to a win.
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. …
A washroom with serious Natitude.
Sanjay Ayre won the silver medal as part of the Jamaican men's 4x400 sprint team, now he's starting a training business in Howard County and coaching at HCC.
Originally published Jan. 23, 2013. Just qualifying for the Olympics is quite a feat, but to compete on the Jamaican National sprint team--that's an entirely different achievement. In 1999, Sanjay Ayre was a 19-year-old sprinter living in the Bronx, NY who had just won gold in the 400-meter dash at the Pan American Junior Championships. The next year, Ayre began his college career at Auburn University where his coach encouraged him to try out for the Jamaican Olympic team. At the time, Ayre was 20 and a Jamaican citizen. "Track and field is by far the biggest sport in Jamaica," said Ayre, who recently opened up his own training center in Howard County and serves as the men's sprint coach for Howard Community College. "The fans are very …
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
The NFL would like the Ravens to open their season at home on Sept. 5, but the O’s already have a game scheduled.
Traditionally the Super Bowl champions get to play at home on the opening night of the season, but a scheduling conflict with the Orioles may make that impossible for the Ravens. The NFL would like to schedule the Ravens to open at home on Sept. 5, but the Orioles already have a home game with the Chicago White Sox. Moving the Ravens game back a day is not an option because of Rosh Hashanah. Vote in our poll and tell us how you'd handle it. Have a better idea? Share it with Patch in a comment below.
Dancing With The Stars debuted its new season Monday night, featuring the Ravens receiver and the Baltimore-based figure skating champion.
Ravens receiver Jacoby Jones broke out "the squirrel" with partner Karina Smirnoff in his first performance on Dancing With The Stars Monday night. The season premiere also featured Baltimore's Dorothy Hamill, the Olympic and world champion figure skater. Check out the video with this post for their performances. Jones earned a score of 19 out of 30 dancing to "Cha Cha Cha", while Hamill pulled in a 21 with her perfomance to "Tiny Dancer." The series airs on Monday and Tuesday nights on ABC. Jones was asked to perform on the program after his charisma and dance moves were on display during and following the Ravens' Super Bowl victory in February. Jones did "the squirrel" during the Super Bowl, and again during the team's celebration in …
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Find out which top local high school teams are competing in the Maryland State Championships.
Tuesday, February 26
Oakland Mills, Columbia Long Reach, Columbia River Hill, Clarksville Reservoir, Fulton Additional Information: State championship tournament brackets Maryland high school basketball information - MaxPreps
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Thousands of fans joined in a flash mob at Saturday's 83-81 win by the men's basketball team.
If you didn't catch Saturday's dramatic 83-81 win over Duke by the Maryland men's basketball team, you may have missed quite the dance routine. During two timeouts—one in the first half, one in the second—the raucous home crowd broke into a flash mob of sorts, performing wild (if carefully choreographed) sequences of dance moves. Selections included "Here Comes the Boom" by Nelly, "All I Do is Win" by DJ Khaled, and—what else?—the outrageously viral "Harlem Shake" by Baauer. Read more on the backstory from The Washington 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 …
Monday, February 11, 2013
'Some names just degrade all of us,' says former Sen. Nighthorse Campbell.
Monday, February 11
Kelyn Soong Capital News Service The Washington Redskins team name was lambasted as “racist” and “demeaning” during a daylong symposium Thursday at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian. The symposium, entitled “Racist Stereotypes and Cultural Appropriation in American Sports,” featured Native American activists, museum administrators and local journalists who discussed the impact of team names like the Redskins on Native Americans. “There is a very insidious quality...of viewing Native Americans as savages, as playthings,” said N. Bruce Duthu, a professor of Native American Studies at Dartmouth University. The panel, which included several Native Americans, shared their personal experiences with racism and criticized …
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: