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By Katherine Dunn, The Baltimore Sun | March 29, 2012
As a certified athletic trainer at Archbishop Spalding, T.J. Morgan considers himself fortunate. He has never had to deal with a catastrophic situation in 14 years of administering to Cavaliers student-athletes. Such situations are rare, but should he face one, Morgan, like dozens of other trainers working in high schools all over the Baltimore area, is prepared. "The educational competencies for athletic trainers are changing and there's a greater concept of emergency management, of recognizing emergency situations and being able to act accordingly," said Morgan, who is also the president of the Maryland Athletic Trainers Association.
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Don Markus and The Baltimore Sun | August 27, 2014
The Aug. 10 workout at which Morgan State football player Marquese Meadow fell ill was a one-hour, non-contact session geared toward conditioning, a university spokesman said Wednesday. Meadow, a freshman on the Bears' football team, died Sunday of heat stroke after spending two weeks in the hospital. Morgan State spokesman Clint Coleman reiterated Wednesday that the school believes all proper procedures were followed by the coaching staff and athletic trainers. He said Meadow was attended to by a trainer after becoming disoriented toward the end of the Aug. 10 session, during which players were not in pads.
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By Pat O'Malley | January 24, 1992
It probably goes unnoticed by a lot of high school sports fans and parents unless a serious injury occurs. Or make that when any injury occurs during a game.Within seconds, they are out on the field or gym floor, and sometimes they cause delays that irritate impatient and, maybe, ignorant fans. But thank goodness they are there at football, soccer, field hockey, lacrosse, track and wrestling events.They are the county's volunteer athletic trainers, who come from the Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Center in Annapolis, Crofton and Severna Park.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | June 21, 2014
NEW YORK - In a season that has been beset with injuries and continual roster shuffling, the Orioles picked up one of their more complete - and needed - wins Saturday afternoon with a 6-1 victory at Yankee Stadium, hours after suffering a heartbreaking defeat. It couldn't be without intrigue and lingering uncertainty, though. That would be contrary to this club's unintended theme of the season: Nothing is ever easy. Staked to a four-run lead and cruising through five innings Saturday, Orioles starter Bud Norris walked off the Yankee Stadium mound with right groin tightness after warming up in the bottom of the sixth.
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By Rick Belz and Rick Belz,SUN STAFF | January 31, 1999
An athletic advisory committee for high school sports plans to petition the Howard County school board for paid professional athletic trainers this week.The committee proposes that one trainer be available for each of the 10 county high schools during practices and games to evaluate injuries and assist in rehabilitation and injury prevention for the county's 6,600 student athletes.County schools have limited coverage by Kernan Sports Medicine on a voluntary basis, a three-year relationship that ends in May.The Interscholastic Athletic Advisory Committee (IAAC)
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By Julie Bell and Julie Bell,SUN STAFF | February 12, 2004
When the Baltimore Orioles wanted to ensure that the tired right shoulder of pitcher Jorge Julio was ready for spring training, the team turned to its head athletic trainer, Richard L. Bancells. "Million-dollar arms," Bancells said just before Julio walked into the Orioles' Camden Yards training room this week for his daily therapy session. "Eighty percent of my work is taking care of shoulders and elbows that have millions of dollars on them." But take Bancells out of the training room or off the field, and Maryland doesn't recognize him as qualified to perform the same rehabilitation exercises in a clinic.
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By Ken Murray and Ken Murray,SUN REPORTER | May 20, 2007
The Dulaney sophomore midfielder lay curled in a fetal position after being knocked out by a vicious check. His coach, the first to reach the injured lacrosse player, called 911. Then they waited 20 minutes for an ambulance to arrive. For Dulaney coach Jake Reed, the consequences of not having a trainer present were scary. The state only requires medical personnel at football games. "As a coach, [I am] not a trained medical person," Reed said. "There is a fine line between whether a kid just got hit hard or whether he had a head injury.
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By KEN MURRAY | May 20, 2007
Not every county in the Baltimore area struggles to find and pay for certified athletic trainers in public high schools. Howard County has had them for more than a decade. "There were budgetary limitations initially for us," said Mike Williams, who's in his third year as coordinator of Howard County athletics. "But our superintendent and our board of education recognized the value of trainers." Here is how Baltimore City and its neighboring counties address the critical issue of athletic trainers: Baltimore City Public schools -- 19 Schools with athletic trainers -- 0 How the system works -- Coordinator Bob Wade hasn't been able to gain funding for trainers, so he hires an off-duty emergency medical technician for varsity and junior varsity football.
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June 23, 1991
Name: Paul S. WelliverHonored by The Carroll County Sun for: Being elected vice president of Maryland Athletic Trainers AssociationAge: 34Residence; hometown: Westminster; WashingtonOccupation: Program director of Carroll County Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Center in WestminsterEducation: Master's degrees from Western Maryland College (counseling) and Indiana State University in Terre Haute (athletic training); bachelor's degree from Gettysburg (Pa.)College in history; graduate of Westminster High SchoolFamily: Wife: Susan, speech therapist at Carroll County Board of Education in Westminster; daughter: Caralyn, 2,; father: Dr. Daniel Welliver, physician in Westminster; mother: Mary Ada, homemaker; brothers: Klee, real estate agent for Grempler in Finksburg, and Tom, accountant in North Carolina; sister: Ellen, homemaker in Walkersville, Frederick CountyPlace of worship: Westminster United MethodistActivities/hobbies: Running, ice hockey, computersAccomplishments: First certified National Athletic Trainers Association athletic trainer to work in the Carroll County public school system; first certified NATA trainer at Newberry (SC)
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By Katherine Dunn | September 26, 2012
The Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland has formed a partnership with Towson Orthopaedic Associates and Towson Sports Medicine to provide injury prevention services and education to the girls who play sports in the IAAM. “We try to connect with those organizations that have the same mission and the same journey we're taking and this seemed like a good fit,” said Sue Thompson, executive director of the IAAM. “We're excited about it and I know they're excited about it. It means better opportunities for our girls and it will enhance their athletic experiences.” One of the first products of the partnership will be a “Tips from the Athletic Trainer” feature for the IAAM and the Towson Sports Medicine websites.
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By Pete Barrett, The Baltimore Sun | February 18, 2014
Morgan State forward Thair Heath was unable to move in the minutes after he hit the ground in a game against Coppin State last week. It was in those moments his teammates knew they wanted to win the game in his honor. "The guys really wanted to play hard for him because they know that is the way he does it," Bears coach Todd Bozeman said. "He plays hard on a consistent basis and so they wanted to play hard. " Morgan State secured the 82-77 win that night on Feb. 10, while Heath was taken to an area hospital where all X-rays came back negative and he was released with a concussion.
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By Dan Connolly, The Baltimore Sun | May 28, 2013
WASHINGTON - In baseball circles, especially among pitchers, a visit to Los Angeles Angels team doctor and renowned orthopedist Dr. Lewis Yocum was often seen as a prelude to surgery and a lengthy disabled list stint. But there were plenty of times that Yocum - who died over the weekend at 65 after battling liver cancer - recommended that a player not undergo surgery and choose rehabilitation first. Orioles reliever Darren O'Day was one of those cases. As an Angels rookie in 2008, O'Day tore the labrum in his pitching shoulder and visited Yocum for a diagnosis and advice.
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By Gene Wang and The Washington Post | January 24, 2013
No. 11 North Carolina @No. 10 Maryland Tonight, 8:30 TV: Comcast SportsNet The 10th-ranked Maryland women's basketball team was near the end of practice Saturday when starting forward Tierney Pfirman collided knee-to-knee with a scout player and collapsed in considerable pain. Athletic trainers and coach Brenda Frese tended to Pfirman as she lay on the court with an injury later revealed to be a dislocated right kneecap. Then roughly an hour later, the Terps boarded a bus to the airport for a flight to Atlanta to play a game the next day against Georgia Tech.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | January 3, 2013
Last season, the bullpen was one of the Orioles' season-long strengths, and while the club's corps of relievers returns intact in 2013, executive vice president Dan Duquette said he's open to adding another bullpen arm this offseason. The Orioles' bullpen compiled a 3.00 ERA last season, the fifth-best mark in baseball and the third best in the American League. The bullpen returns five locks: closer Jim Johnson, Pedro Strop, Darren O'Day, Luis Ayala and Troy Patton. Right-hander Tommy Hunter blossomed when he moved to the bullpen, so he's a likely candidate to return.
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By Katherine Dunn | September 26, 2012
The Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland has formed a partnership with Towson Orthopaedic Associates and Towson Sports Medicine to provide injury prevention services and education to the girls who play sports in the IAAM. “We try to connect with those organizations that have the same mission and the same journey we're taking and this seemed like a good fit,” said Sue Thompson, executive director of the IAAM. “We're excited about it and I know they're excited about it. It means better opportunities for our girls and it will enhance their athletic experiences.” One of the first products of the partnership will be a “Tips from the Athletic Trainer” feature for the IAAM and the Towson Sports Medicine websites.
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By Dan Connolly | April 21, 2012
Left fielder Nolan Reimold was out of the lineup Saturday due to reoccurring neck spasms, which cost him a game Thursday as well. Reimold had three hits Friday against the Angels, including a two-run homer, but said he started feeling the spasms return as the game progressed. “It got steadily worse throughout the game and just flared up after the game pretty bad once I started cooling down,” said Reimold, who has five homers and nine RBIs on the road trip. “When I woke up (Saturday)
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By Neil Lippy and Neil Lippy,Contributing sports writer | February 19, 1992
Sports medicine and related fields have found a niche in the health care community.Carroll residents have a better opportunity to learn more about the field at two upcoming meetings.Western Maryland College is the site of the 14th annual Mid-Atlantic Regional Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine symposium Thursday and Friday."I think we have a good program lined up," said Samuel Case, professor of physical education at WMC. "We havesome of the best people in the country, if not in the world coming here.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | January 3, 2013
Last season, the bullpen was one of the Orioles' season-long strengths, and while the club's corps of relievers returns intact in 2013, executive vice president Dan Duquette said he's open to adding another bullpen arm this offseason. The Orioles' bullpen compiled a 3.00 ERA last season, the fifth-best mark in baseball and the third best in the American League. The bullpen returns five locks: closer Jim Johnson, Pedro Strop, Darren O'Day, Luis Ayala and Troy Patton. Right-hander Tommy Hunter blossomed when he moved to the bullpen, so he's a likely candidate to return.
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By Katherine Dunn, The Baltimore Sun | March 29, 2012
As a certified athletic trainer at Archbishop Spalding, T.J. Morgan considers himself fortunate. He has never had to deal with a catastrophic situation in 14 years of administering to Cavaliers student-athletes. Such situations are rare, but should he face one, Morgan, like dozens of other trainers working in high schools all over the Baltimore area, is prepared. "The educational competencies for athletic trainers are changing and there's a greater concept of emergency management, of recognizing emergency situations and being able to act accordingly," said Morgan, who is also the president of the Maryland Athletic Trainers Association.
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By Jeff Zrebiec, The Baltimore Sun | June 18, 2011
There was no consistent or significant spike in Brian Matusz's velocity, but for five innings Saturday afternoon, the young left-hander made enough quality pitches to provide encouragement for a team desperately in need of it. But any good sentiment was gone by the time Matusz limped off the mound in the sixth inning, two batters after Washington Nationals first baseman Michael Morse broke a tie by driving an 87 mph fastball into the home bullpen for...
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