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By David Ross and David Ross,Knight-Ridder News Service | January 26, 1992
LONG BEACH, Calif. -- It's almost sacrilegious to admit it, but the hottest sport on the slopes of Southern California's snow-clad mountains popped into existence on the East Coast.What we now know as snowboarding began about a decade ago several New England ski resorts. Word spread quickly, and trend-hungry surfers and skateboarders adopted the sport. But not the ski resorts -- snowboarders were banned.Three years ago, no ski resort in Southern California would allow "shredders" on their slopes.
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Sports Digest | April 10, 2014
Colleges Guard Marshall leaving Towson basketball program Freshman guard Marquis Marshall , the son of former Connecticut star and NBA journeyman Donyell Marshall , is leaving the Towson men's basketball program, coach Pat Skerry announced. "Marquis informed me today that he is leaving the Towson basketball program and will be looking for another school to continue his college career," Skerry said. "Marquis is a hard-working kid that played an important role on us winning 25 games this year.
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By RICK MAESE and RICK MAESE,SUN REPORTER | February 14, 2006
BARDONECCHIA, Italy -- Hannah Teter stood at the top of the hill, reggae music from her iPod piped into her ears, snowboard strapped firmly to her feet. She danced in place, knowing that a gold medal could be waiting at the bottom. That's not all that was down there, though. When her ride was complete, there was much more than the medal, flowers and congratulatory hugs waiting for Teter, a 19-year-old from Belmont, Vt. Snowboarding success now goes hand in hand with big-dollar endorsement deals and unprecedented adoration from a generation of fans who never knew life existed before the snowboard.
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By Alexander Pyles and The Baltimore Sun | April 9, 2014
A 14-year-old Gilman snowboarder won silver and bronze medals in the United States of America Snowboard Association National Championships this month. Ethan Coherd finished second in the parallel slalom and third in the parallel giant slalom at the snowboarding championship in Copper Mountain, Colo. His twin brother, Christian, finished 14th in slalom and 15th in giant slalom. Both train with the Ski Roundtop Racing Club in Lewisberry, Pa., and qualified for the national championships after strong regional performances.
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By PETE THOMAS and PETE THOMAS,LOS ANGELES TIMES | February 24, 2006
BARDONECCHIA, Italy -- Rosey Fletcher finally won an Olympic medal, thanks, in no small part, to a little girl back home named Lillian. And to a cardboard cutout of another little girl named Flat Rosey. With her medal hopes on the line yesterday in a race for third against Austrian Doris Guenther, Fletcher tapped her left breast pocket and charged out of the gate to claim the bronze in the parallel giant slalom snowboarding event. The race, won by Daniela Meuli of Switzerland, was the final snowboarding event of the Turin Games and brought to a successful end the run of the U.S. snowboarding team, which finished with three golds, three silvers and Fletcher's bronze.
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By Sam Sessa and Sam Sessa,sam.sessa@baltsun.com | January 22, 2009
It's a new year, and with it comes a certain sense of adventure and possibility. So why not try something slightly fresh and maybe even daring - say, snowboarding? Several area ski resorts offer snowboarding classes for children and adults, including beginners. "A lot of people think it's harder than it really is," said Tanner Starz, a 19-year-old snowboarding instructor at Ski Roundtop in Lewisberry, Pa. "Don't be so worried about it. It will just come to you. People think too much when they try and do it."
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,sandra.mckee@baltsun.com | December 18, 2008
Long before Kim Kennedy knew she would be applying for and accepting the job of girls basketball coach at Howard, her in-laws had made reservations for themselves; their son, Brent Kenned; and Kennedy for a family skiing and snowboarding trip to Steamboat Springs, Colo., over the holidays. And that's why the 12th-ranked Lions will host the earliest girls basketball tournament in the area Monday and Tuesday, featuring Howard against No. 9 Winters Mill and Glenelg against Edgewood. "When I accepted the position, we already had this vacation planned for this Christmas," the former Centennial assistant coach said.
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By KEVIN COWHERD | February 12, 1998
AS I WATCH CBS' coverage of snowboarding at the Winter Olympics, one thought keeps running through my mind: Dude, please make 'em stop talkin' like that! Please! I'm gonna hurl if I have to listen to this for one more minute!Is it me, or has the announcing gone waaay too Gen-X here?At one point, Jim Rippey, who is described as a, ahem, "snowboarding analyst," provided this in-depth insight into a run by the United States' Chris Klug: "Yeah, he's chargin' it! Alright! Yeah, Chris buddy, go for it!
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By Eileen Ogintz and Eileen Ogintz,LOS ANGELES TIMES SYNDICATE | March 1, 1998
Terri Rubenstein figured her kids shouldn't have all the fun. Besides, the 40ish Long Island, N.Y., teacher was up for a new challenge as much as they were. When her daughters learned to snowboard, Rubenstein learned too."I see more and more parents trying it," said Rubenstein. "They want to see what it is that the kids like so much.""I like being able to talk their same language," added Dave Lyle, who lives in New Jersey and is the father of 9-year-old twin snowboarders. Another plus for adults: "Snowboarding is easier on the knees."
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By Vikki Valentine and Vikki Valentine,Special to the Sun | February 18, 2001
I remember vividly the closing moments of my first attempt at skiing when I was 16. I was lying in the middle of Ski Liberty's Dipsy Doodle. My legs, skis and poles were tangled yet again in an unfathomable heap. It was dark, cold and icy. I no longer had the strength to put a stray ski back on. Or even get up. Fast forward 11 years to my first time snowboarding. It wasn't half as much fun. My body felt very much like it did after a head-on car collision I had the year before. Bruised knees and forearms -- which bore the bulk of my falls -- kept me walking like Frankenstein for a week.
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Sports on TV | February 22, 2014
Chs. 11, 4 2:30-6 p.m. — Women's snowboarding — parallel slalom gold-medal final; women's cross-country — 30 km freestyle gold-medal final; men's biathlon — 4x7.5 km relay gold-medal final; men's snowboarding — parallel slalom competition 8-11:07 p.m. — Men's Alpine skiing — slalom gold-medal final; four-man bobsled competition; figure skating — gala exhibition; men's snowboarding — parallel slalom gold-medal final; men's and...
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By Chris Eckard, The Baltimore Sun | December 10, 2011
Liberty Mountain Resort (Carroll Valley, Pa.) Distance from Baltimore: 60 miles Drop: 600 feet Trails: 16 Lifts: 9 Website: http://skiliberty.com Notes: The southern most skiing area in Pennsylvania, the Liberty Mountain Resort is the closest to the Baltimore region. The mountains open in December depending on weather conditions, with individual passes starting at $43. Ski Roundtop (Lewisberry, Pa.)
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By Janell Sutherland | October 10, 2011
In the latest adventures of "Phil's Amazing Race," we learn historical facts about Indonesia, helpful things to say when you faceplant in a rice paddy and the fact that you can't call yourself prepared if you don't have a spare bicycle pedal in your backpack. Indonesia is made up of approximately 17,000 islands. I'm not joking for exaggeration, either. I can't joke about it; my mind is too boggled. Here's another fact about Indonesia: it was colonized by the Dutch 300 years ago. I don't think there are enough Dutch people to colonize 17,000 islands, so I'll assume that they colonized maybe five islands and called it good.
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By Katherine Dunn, The Baltimore Sun | April 28, 2011
When she plays lacrosse, Mount St. Mary's midfielder Nicole Price still has that excited, little-kid look in her eyes. She just loves the game. Maybe that's because the North Harford graduate has switched through a number of sports during her high school and college careers, keeping each one new and fun. She even took her junior year off from varsity sports to pursue her passion for snowboarding with a winter semester in Utah. Price came back to lacrosse for her senior year this spring refreshed and ready for a breakout season.
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By Lisa Dillman and Tribune newspapers | January 13, 2010
Danny Davis wasn't alone on his history-making halfpipe run the other day, his journey on the board bolstered by the vibe of a close friend, almost riding shotgun. Nor was Hannah Teter truly running solo when she steeled to take on the icy pipe, preparing to drop in and chase a spot at the Olympics in Vancouver next month. Kevin Pearce wasn't in California. But the severely injured and hospitalized snowboarder Pearce has found a safe place, deep in the hearts and minds of his friends and colleagues in the tight snowboarding community.
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By Sam Sessa and Sam Sessa,sam.sessa@baltsun.com | January 22, 2009
It's a new year, and with it comes a certain sense of adventure and possibility. So why not try something slightly fresh and maybe even daring - say, snowboarding? Several area ski resorts offer snowboarding classes for children and adults, including beginners. "A lot of people think it's harder than it really is," said Tanner Starz, a 19-year-old snowboarding instructor at Ski Roundtop in Lewisberry, Pa. "Don't be so worried about it. It will just come to you. People think too much when they try and do it."
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By Candus Thomson and Candus Thomson,SUN STAFF | February 15, 2002
PARK CITY, Utah - Four years ago, giant slalom snowboarders shared the Olympic spotlight as they raced down the mountain. Now they compete in a parallel universe. In a format new to the Winter Games, athletes race twice on side-by-side courses, switching sides after the first run. Spectators and competitors say the change makes an event built on speed and grace twice as much fun. "I prefer the parallel event," American Rosey Fletcher said. "It's more spectator-friendly. I like someone right there racing against you. It's a good concept."
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By DAVID WHARTON and DAVID WHARTON,LOS ANGELES TIMES | February 13, 2006
TURIN, Italy -- All the predictable emotions swept over Gretchen Bleiler that night. Shock. Anger. Grief. U.S. officials had just announced the snowboard team for the 2002 Olympic Games in Salt Lake City and Bleiler, tied for third in the qualifying contests, had missed the cut by way of a complex formula. To make matters worse, she got the news away from home, sitting in a hotel room. "It all kind of hit me," she says. "Really hard." It was a defining moment, the type of setback that can make a world-class athlete even more intense, training doubly hard, focusing on nothing but making the next Olympic team.
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,sandra.mckee@baltsun.com | December 18, 2008
Long before Kim Kennedy knew she would be applying for and accepting the job of girls basketball coach at Howard, her in-laws had made reservations for themselves; their son, Brent Kenned; and Kennedy for a family skiing and snowboarding trip to Steamboat Springs, Colo., over the holidays. And that's why the 12th-ranked Lions will host the earliest girls basketball tournament in the area Monday and Tuesday, featuring Howard against No. 9 Winters Mill and Glenelg against Edgewood. "When I accepted the position, we already had this vacation planned for this Christmas," the former Centennial assistant coach said.
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By [LIZ ATWOOD] | July 8, 2007
A.W.O.L. (A WAY OF LIFE) 827 Frederick Road, Catonsville / 410-788-AWOL (2965) / marylandskateboarding.com Open 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday Growing up in San Diego, Ben Munoz had aspirations of following in his father's footsteps with a career in the Navy. But his dad told him he had neither the eyesight nor the attitude for military life. "He joked that I'd go AWOL in the first week," Munoz said. So, it's fitting that, when Munoz was choosing a name for his new skate, snowboarding and surf shop in downtown Catonsville, he hit upon A Way of Life, or A.W.O.
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