Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Durant, who has roots in Prince George's County, donated the money through the American Red Cross.
A Prince George's County native is hoping to help victims of the massive tornado in Moore, Oklahoma, by donating $1 million to the cause. NBA Player Kevin Durant donated the money to the American Red Cross today, according to the organization's Twitter account. Durant is the forward for the Oklahoma City Thunder. You can give back too. Text "REDCROSS" to 90999 for a $10 donation.
Monday, May 20, 2013
County cheerleaders received national recognition when they competed in the U.S. Finals Cheerleading and Dance National Competition in Virginia Beach, VA.
Middle and high school-aged cheerleaders from Prince George's County Public Schools were recognized at a national competition. PGCPS cheerleaders competed against other cheerleaders from across the country in different catergories or cheer superiority—including Varsity, Junior Varsity (JV) Advanced, Varsity and JV Intermediate—at the U.S. Finals Cheerleading and Dance National Competition in Virginia Beach, VA. Winning PGCPS cheerleaders include: Walker Mill Middle School placed in the top ten nationally in their category. PGCPS cheerleaders ranked as the following in the U.S.:
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Orb, the Kentucky Derby winner, finished fourth.
Oxbow, a 15-1 longshot, went nearly wire-to-wire to win the 138th Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course on Saturday giving trainer D. Wayne Lukas the all-time lead in Triple Crown race victories with 14. The bay colt, ridden by 50-year old Gary Stevens and owned by Calumet Farm, took the lead early from Goldencents and won the $1 million Middle Jewel of the Triple Crown by 1 ¾ lengths holding off Itsmyluckyday and Mylute in 1:57.54. Oxbow also ended hopes for a Triple Crown winner for another year. Orb, the winner of the Kentucky Derby, never got started from his No. 1 post position and finished a disappointing fourth. "I get paid to spoil dreams," Lukas said after the race. "You can’t mail it in, it’s a different surface, a different …
Friday, May 17, 2013
The tryouts will be held in Riverdale on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 6 p.m.
Experienced teen baseball players can try out for the Prince George’s County Baseball Alliance's summer league. The alliance will be holding tryouts this weekend starting Friday evening at 6 p.m. at at Riverdale Park Field #1 (5400 Haig Drive, Riverdale, MD, 20737) Teens should be ages 13 to 18, experienced and looking for more opportunities to play and hone their skills. No cost is associated with the tryouts and reservations are not needed. If there is inclement weather call 301-927-0822 for information. For additional information about the Summer Travel Baseball League Tryouts, contact Byron Thompson at 301-446-6800; Byron.Thompson@pgparks.com or contact Sean O’Connor at firstname.lastname@example.org. Sign up for classes and activities at…
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
The 138th running of the Baltimore tradition will be held this Saturday.
We're in the final stretch before the 138th running of the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore. Here's what you need to know. When is it? The Triple Crown race will be held at 4:30 p.m. Saturday at Pimlico. NBC (WRC, WBAL) and Horse Racing Radio Network (WSPZ-AM in Washington is the only area affiliate) will have the call, which will also be streaming on the radio network's website. The first post on the day is at 10:45 a.m. Tickets? They are still available. Infield tickets are $60. Admission to the grandstand starts at $25, with box seats starting at $110. Tickets for the infield Mug Club, which include unlimited beer, are sold out. Weather? It's forecast to be partly sunny in Baltimore Saturday, with a high of 78. …
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Event will feature activities such as basketball, soccer, football, jump rope, relay races and more.
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Orb won the first leg of the Triple Crown Saturday, making up major ground in the home stretch to win the Kentucky Derby.
Orb, a thoroughbred with Maryland ties, won the Kentucky Derby Saturday, setting up a potential homecoming story later this month at the Preakness. Ridden by Joel Rosario, Orb began well back in the 20-horse field, before closing very strong in the home stretch. "I was really far back," Rosario told NBC. "I said hopefully he can go faster than that. I was saying maybe I was too far back, but it was so easy." See video of the race on NBCSports.com. The horse is owned by northern Baltimore County resident Stuart S. Janney, an executive with a New York-based financial firm, according to The Sun. Orb's father, Malibu Moon, is owned by Bel Air's Pons family of Country Life Farm, The Sun reported last month. The winning time was 2:02.89, as Orb…
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Metrorail to go to OT if Caps do.
Metrorail, which has a station near Verizon Center (Gallery Place/Chinatown), will stay open an hour later if any Washington Capitals hockey playoff games run late or go into overtime, according to The Washington Post. The Capitals open their quest for the Stanley Cup against the New York Rangers on at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Last year, Game 3 of the Capitals’ playoff series against the Rangers went to triple overtime, ending well after midnight—when Metro typically closes on weekdays. The Post reports that an announcement will be made inside the Verizon Center by 11 p.m. Metro riders will be able to exit the transit system at any station, but will only be able to enter at Gallery Place (all entrances), Judiciary Square (only on F Street) and …
Sunday, April 21, 2013
One Nationals fan is leading the charge to eliminate the organized cheer.
Fans standing up in unison in their section, raising their arms up over their heads, then sitting down again. Then the next section, and the next, until every section of the stadium has done it in order. We’re talking, of course about the ubiquitous interactive fan cheer, the Wave. You either love it or hate it. At nearby Nationals Stadium, a dedicated campaign to end the Wave is gaining more power than Bryce Harper’s bat. Last September, in speaking with Washington Post writer Sarah Kogod, Nats fan Ryan Mattheus called the Wave “the worst thing in sports. Sit down and watch the game....The thing about it is, you should be into what’s going on on the field, not what’s going on in the stands. It takes away from the game. I definitely …
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Sports cut last year over budget shortfalls could return once school joins Big Ten.
Wednesday, April 10
By Kelyn Soong COLLEGE PARK - 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 offset …