| Jul 3, 2015
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....
| Jun 3, 2015
| 7:13 PM
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...
| May 6, 2015
| 11:37 AM
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...
| Apr 16, 2015
| 3:31 PM
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...
| Apr 15, 2015
| 11:15 AM
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'...
| Feb 19, 2015
| 10:16 AM
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...
| Jan 16, 2015
| 9:46 AM
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...
| Dec 18, 2014
| 8:47 AM
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...
| Dec 6, 2014
| 5:57 PM
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....
| Sep 8, 2014
| 7:59 AM
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...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 4:54 PM
Total time: 1 hour, 30 minutes
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...