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Fencing

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  • Arcadia athletes compete at the 2015 USA Fencing National Championships

     
    The art of fencing has been in existence since… well, since as long as swords have been in existence. Although the bulky breastplates and heavy swords from the days of old have been exchanged for sleek lamés and lightweight blades, the art lives on....
  • Maryland Fencing Club is more than just playing with swords

    The sound of clashing metal rings through the air in a former dance studio in Abingdon. Here, coach Greg Paye puts his students through their paces at the Maryland Fencing Club. Drills include lunging and retreating maneuvers and hand-eye coordination...
  • Bowie fencer Amanda Sirico setting high standard, eyeing Olympics

    Bowie fencer Amanda Sirico setting high standard, eyeing Olympics
    Despite two disappointing early losses in the epee event in the early April Junior World Fencing Championships in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Bowie's Amanda Sirico bounced back to move on to the top 16 in her individual event and helped Team USA take fourth...
  • As a workout, fencing gets right to the point

    As a workout, fencing gets right to the point
    My high school math teacher probably thought I was on drugs. He saw the welts running along my left arm and raised his eyebrows; before he spoke, I said, "It's from fencing." I was smugly proud of those welts, and the adrenaline was always too high to...
  • Family destinations: Visitors go buggy over Spring Fest at Purdue

    Family destinations: Visitors go buggy over Spring Fest at Purdue
    Each year thousands of visitors go a little buggy over Spring Fest at Purdue University. From engineering a pair of ears, touching tide-pool creatures and sampling smoked Asian carp, to taking a behind-the-scenes tour (Saturday only) of one of the nation'...
  • Fencing: Crossroads' Charles Horowitz gets silver medal at Junior Olympics

    Charles Horowitz, a student at Crossroads who competes for the LA International Fencing Center, captured a silver medal in cadet men's epee at the USA Fencing Junior Olympic Championships in Richmond, Va., last weekend. Nick Itkin of Los Angeles took...
  • GHS fencing squad growing in numbers and in spirit

    They may be short on experience, but Griswold's fencing team is large in numbers and high in enthusiasm this season. Head coach Daryl Schlender is leading a squad of 26 athletes, a substantial increase over past years, and spirit is high. "We had a...
  • Strong Bacon Academy fencing team has lots of experience

    Michael Vinickas, coach of Bacon Academy's fencing team, said that there are about 18 students fencing competitively in total for the 2014-2015 season, with about half on the varsity level and half on JV. The team is one-third girls, with six competing...
  • For many area fencers, Richard F. Oles Charm City Classic offers chance to combine skill, thrill

    For many area fencers, Richard F. Oles Charm City Classic offers chance to combine skill, thrill
    Dressed in all-white protective gear and wearing a mask, Chris Hoffmann lunged forward. When his blade made contact with his partner, a green light flashed and a shrill bell sounded inside Catonsville's Academies of Fencing in Baltimore practice gym....
  • Fencers take a stab at success in top competitions

    Fencers take a stab at success in top competitions
    For Esther Bentolila, the right mindset is the first step to success in fencing. "It is a lot like chess," said Bentolila, 14, who recently earned a gold medal at a national tournament in Columbus, Ohio, with a 15-10 victory over New Jersey's Casey...
  • Recipe: Eggplant stuffed with lamb and pine nuts

    Recipe: Eggplant stuffed with lamb and pine nuts
    Total time: 1 hour, 30 minutes Servings: 6 Note: Silky stuffed eggplant is a wonderfully satisfying dish for casual late summer and early fall entertaining. It can be made in advance and reheated just before serving. 3 (about 1 pound each) round...