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Personal Sports Archive: 2012

Durban, Reynolds To Compete In S. Korea
Jill Durbin, 44, a snowshoe athlete from Montgomery County, and Jake Reynolds, 20, an Alpine skier from Allegany County, are both members of the Special Olympics Team USA and are set to compete in the 2013 World Winter Games, Jan. 29-Feb. 5, 2013, in PyeongChang, South Korea. Impacts Online Auction Business
One of the major factors contributing to the sales growth of sports and entertainment vintage memorabilia this past decade has been the emergence of online auction companies. 

Who Won And Lost With Question 7
Supporters of expanded gambling in Maryland won election night's Question 7, and almost immediately, casino officials began talking about what's next.

NFL Legends Featured In New Keepr Collectible
One of the most popular attractions at this year's National Sports Collectors Convention featured a new company called Keepr Media from Glen Burnie. Impacts Online Auction Business
One of the major factors contributing to the sales growth of sports and entertainment vintage memorabilia this past decade has been the emergence of online auction companies. 

Byron Knows His Way In JFK 50-Mile Race
Since the age of 12, Kimball Byron has participated in the JFK 50-mile run, and on Nov. 17, the 57-year-old will take to the course once again.

Maryland Live! Begins Job Search
Maryland Live! Casino is offering a free 12-week course to prepare interested applicants for job openings in the gaming industry.  

Maryland Native Wins World Series Of Poker
Wearing an Adam Jones Orioles jersey, Laurel native Greg Merson won the World Series of Poker Main Event in Las Vegas on Oct. 31. Merson battled two other competitors for nearly 12 grueling hours to earn $8.53 million. 

Showalter Giving Shirt Off His Back For KidsPeace
Orioles manager Buck Showalter is once again teaming up with his wife, Angela, as race hosts to support the non-profit organization KidsPeace Foster Care and Community Programs of Maryland and Washington, D.C.

Jennings Goes Ironman For Brigance Brigade
In an effort to honor former Ravens linebacker O.J. Brigance, a local tri-athlete, Todd Jennings, chose to represent Brigance and the Brigance Brigade Foundation in this year's Ironman World Championship, held Oct. 13 in Hawaii.

A Few Things To Consider When Gambling Vote Comes
Marylanders will have an opportunity on Nov. 6 to decide whether to expand gambling houses. Bill Ordine outlines some things for voters to consider. 

With O's In Contention, Collectors Notice
Collectors love success, and highly rated young players such as Orioles third baseman Manny Machado and 2011 first-round draft pick Dylan Bundy have also attracted collectors, who anticipate both will be future All-Stars.

Orioles May Make Vegas Oddsmakers Pay Heavily
Before the season began, oddsmakers wrote off the Orioles, assigning the Birds an over-under of 69.5 total wins. Baltimore smoked those Vegas projections with more than five weeks remaining during the season, after a 4-3 victory against the Chicago White Sox on Aug. 27.

Historic Cards Auctioned Off At The National In Baltimore
Nearly 40,000 sports fans and collectors converged on the Baltimore Convention Center Aug. 1-5 to see some of the greatest displays of sports and entertainment memorabilia in the world at the 33rd-annual National Sports Collectors Convention.

Ex-Gilman Ace Miller Shoots For Golf Moon
Gilman and University of Richmond golf standout Brad Miller has taken his game to the next level, joining the professional ranks on the eGolf Tour.

Wiseman Tournament To Aid Young Bowlers
The Danny Wiseman Junior Scholarship Tournament, set for Oct. 14 at AMF Country Club Lanes on Pulaski Highway, will award young bowlers funds for their college education.

Record Crowds Expected For National
The National Sports Collectors Convention is returning to the Baltimore Convention Center Aug. 1-5, 2012. 

Oddsmakers Have Hope For Long-Suffering O's Fans
Viewed through the prism of wagering odds, the forecast for the Orioles is optimistic, but not conclusive.

Maryland Live! Drives Revenue Figures
Maryland Lottery has released revenue figures for Maryland Live!, and the new casino did tremendous business during its first 25 days of operation, grossing nearly $28.5 million.

Maryland Live! Blackjack Has Decent Chance
One of the electronic games at Maryland Live! that is among the most straightforward and familiar is blackjack. It also offers some of the best odds on the floor.

Dick Fosbury Talks About Flop, Olympics And Collectibles
With the 2012 Olympics fast approaching, Ray Schulte talked with Dick Fosbury about his accomplishments at the 1968 Summer Olympics and what he is up to today.

Swing For The Fences, But Don't Forget Heels
Men and women dropped their golf shoes in favor of high heels June 9 at the second-annual High Heels for Hope longest drive contest.

Keeping Pools Clean Is Not An Easy Task
Most people know that chlorine helps keep pools clean, but there is much more to the process of making pools swimmable.

Is Your Favorite Athlete Signing?
Ray Schulte talks with founder and CEO Howard Zarabet about his experiences promoting athlete signature appearances and events throughout the country. 

Prospective Casino Players Can Warm Up On Internet
Maryland Live!, the casino at Arundel Mills Mall in Hanover, has announced that it will open its doors June 6 and has made an addition to its Web site to help customers warm up for the action.

Collectibles Show Back In Charm City
For the second time in three years, Baltimore will host the 33rd annual National Sports Collectors Convention, Aug. 1-5, at the Baltimore Convention Center. 

Maryland Live! Will Offer Sophisticated Virtual Games
The next big thing on the local gambling landscape is opening sometime in June -- the Maryland Live! Casino at the Arundel Mills Mall in Hanover.

Masters Memories, Past And Present
Local PGA professionals and a media member, who are avid golfers, share their favorite Masters moments.

Conditioning Keeps Golf Fun, Pain-Free
While the act of golfing in its own right offers a number of proven fitness benefits, players can improve their on-course performances and their overall health by starting, and sticking to, a regular exercise routine.

The Masters Will Be Tiger's True Test
Tiger Woods looked like his old self when he won the Arnold Palmer Invitational March 25. If he is in one of the last two groups teeing off on Masters Sunday, April 8, he's back.

Is Your Collectible Worth Insuring?
As the billion-dollar collectibles industry continues to attract new buyers, one of the most frequently asked questions is, "Do I need to insure my collection or rare item and is there a company who specializes in collectible insurance?" 

ABC Show Features Robbie's First Base
The producers of cable television's top-rated "Pawn Stars" will be premiering a new memorabilia reality show this spring called "Ball Boys," and the show will feature Robbie Davis Sr. and Jr., "Sweet Lou" Brown and Rob "Shaggy" Reier of Robbie's First Base in Timonium.

Eagle's Nest Opens New Short-Game Practice Facility
Towson Golf and Country Club (often referred to as Eagle's Nest) recently completed construction on a comprehensive short-game practice facility.

For Collectors, FanFest Kicks Off Another Orioles Season
A mecca for hard-core Orioles fans and autograph collectors, FanFest features appearances by current and former Orioles players, coaches and current manager Buck Showalter.

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