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Special Olympics

Special Olympics
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  • Meet the golfers in the inaugural International Crown

    Meet the golfers in the inaugural International Crown
    An introduction to the 32 golfers representing 8 nations at this week's International Crown women's golf tournament at Caves Valley.  UNITED STATES (No. 1 seed) Paula Creamer Age: 27 Hometown: Pleasanton, Calif. Turned Pro: 2004...
  • Virgen: A different, yet great Irrelevant Week expected

    Virgen: A different, yet great Irrelevant Week expected
    Irrelevant Week is in its 39th year in Newport Beach. But this one definitely has a different feel of all the previous ones. The fun week, celebrating the final player selected in the NFL Draft, is now a part of The Foundation for the Undefeated, the...
  • Hinsdale South athletes take gold at Special Olympics

    Jorge Huerta of Hinsdale South recently claimed a gold medal in the pentathlon of the State Special Olympic Games in Bloomington. Teammate Jose Ugalde won a gold in the 400 meter run and long jump, and Jantha Laemmer won gold in the 200 run. In...
  • Virgen: Ballentine goes for a ride

    Virgen: Ballentine goes for a ride
    Lonnie Ballentine had plenty of motivation when he went for a one-hour spin workout at GRIT Cycle on Thursday morning. It wasn't all about Mr. Irrelevant's thoughts of making the Houston Texans team. It was more about Orange County women turning into...
  • Jim Scott Stadium to host NFL Play 60 event

    The NFL's Play 60 campaign, which encourages kids to be active for 60 minutes a day in order to help reverse the trend of childhood obesity, is coming to Jim Scott Stadium during Irrelevant Week on Saturday between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. The event features...
  • Virgen: Ballentine happy to be honored

    Virgen: Ballentine happy to be honored
    There's just something hilarious about a tall white man cracking jokes in broken Spanish. Stan Morrison, a former college basketball coach, brought the house down during the annual All-Star Lowsman Banquet, honoring Mr. Irrelevant Lonnie Ballentine, the...
  • Camp offers summer fun for children with autism

    Camp offers summer fun for children with autism
    Joshua Johnston would sit alone and cry every day when he first attended a summer camp for children and young adults with autism five years ago. Not anymore. Now, the lanky 12-year-old smiles while playing musical chairs, hitting balls with foam polo...
  • Burbank Tennis Center becomes a retreat for special needs athletes

    Burbank Tennis Center becomes a retreat for special needs athletes
    BURBANK — The Jensen-Schmidt Tennis Academy for Special Needs Individuals has almost become synonyms with the Burbank Tennis Center. While the facility had been around for 17 years, the event for special needs athletes has been going strong for...
  • Gardner set to take helm of Howard police department

    Gardner set to take helm of Howard police department
    Police Maj. Gary Gardner is scheduled to formally take the reins of the Howard County Police Department as its new chief after William McMahon retires June 30. McMahon, 51, has served as chief since being named by County Executive Ken Ulman in 2006....
  • Patti Heffner golf tournament brings together the entire Lehigh Valley high school community

    Not only does the Patti Heffner Memorial Golf Tournament pay tribute and honor the memory of one of the area's all-time great girls basketball players and coaches, but it also brings together the entire Lehigh Valley. Heffner played at Dieruff,...
  • Learn how Kaká got his name and more about Orlando City's new star

    Learn how Kak&#225 got his name and more about Orlando City's new star
    Brazilian soccer star Kaká will be formally introduced as Orlando City’s first Major League Soccer designated player Tuesday. He has previously won a slew of international soccer honors and will instantly become one of the top 10 players in the...