Articles by Phil Fabrizio

May 26, 2016 | Phil Fabrizio

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Quince Orchard Cougars Win 4A State Semifinal Baseball Game Against Leonardtown (PHOTOS)

It was a great baseball game at University of Maryland’s Shipley Field Tuesday evening. The Quince Orchard Cougars battled the Leonardtown Raiders in the Class 4A state semifinal baseball game. After 9 innings, the score was tied at 1-1. Quince Orchard scored in the 10th inning to bring the final score to 2-1. The Cougars […]

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May 23, 2016 | Phil Fabrizio

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Let it Rain on Me – MPSSAA State Playoff Report (PHOTOS)

As far as the weather was concerned, this weekend was a washout. In some small way so to was the semi-final rounds in the Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association (MPSSAA) Lacrosse playoffs for Churchill High School. Both the boys and girls did not advance to the championship round, leaving it all on the wet […]

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May 21, 2016 | Phil Fabrizio

MPSSAA 4A West Region Baseball Championship between Quince Orchard and BCC

Quince Orchard Baseball – 4A West Region Champs (PHOTOS)

Quince Orchard (QO) pushed 3 runs across in the 4th inning and held on in their 4A West regional playoff  winner-take-all match against Bethesda Chevy-Chase (BCC).  QO hosted the Barons on a bright sunny Friday afternoon as the game was moved up to a 2 p.m. start time to accommodate the Cougars on their prom […]

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May 16, 2016 | Phil Fabrizio

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Maryland State High School Playoffs Begin in Earnest (PHOTOS)

It’s that time of year when all Maryland state divisional high school sport playoffs begin their bracket challenges towards the state championships. This year Gaithersburg High School has been chosen to host regional and state semi-final playoffs in both girls and boys 4A/3A lacrosse.  The eventual champions will complete play here in Montgomery County first […]

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May 7, 2016 | Phil Fabrizio

Signing Day at Avalon School in Gaithersburg

Six Sign Letters of Intent at Avalon School (PHOTOS)

Avalon School Baseball Coach Patrick Duffy has announced that six senior student-athletes signed letters of intent to continue to play baseball at the collegiate level. Avalon is a member of the Old Line Conference in the mid-Atlantic. From left to right Daniel Davis – Pitcher signed with Ave Maria University Brian Shaw – Pitcher signed […]

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May 6, 2016 | Phil Fabrizio

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Ahead of Their Game – Women’s Lacrosse Soft Headgear

Quince Orchard High School (QOHS) girls lacrosse (lax) may be having an off season but they appear to be ahead of other Montgomery County schools in their approach towards that sports’ future. They wear soft headgear. First disclaimer, I have watched the movie Concussion and also own a hard MIPS cycling helmet for brain protection. […]

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April 29, 2016 | Phil Fabrizio

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Classic: When I’m Sixty-four

It is the summer of ‘67 and the Beatles Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album songs smothered the many classic hits released during that famous summer of love. Now some fifty years later one Lennon and McCarthy tune rings out to grab me. When I get older losing my hair …. I am growing […]

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April 18, 2016 | Phil Fabrizio

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Spring Finally Arrives for Ballplayers (PHOTOS)

On a sunny spring afternoon in Gaithersburg, the softball and baseball fields at Quince Orchard were alive with ballplayers. The visiting Clarksburg Coyotes were on the losing side in both the softball and baseball events, Monday, April 18. Clarksburg rallied in the final innings of both games but fell short as Quince Orchard boys and girls hung […]

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April 6, 2016 | Phil Fabrizio


Seneca Valley Girls Softball Breeze to Early Spring Win (PHOTOS)

Tuesday, April 5th was a sunny and windswept day in Gaithersburg. The Screaming Eagles of Seneca Valley survived a set of jitters and early blunders to defeat the Lady Trojans 14-8. After falling behind 5-3 early in the second inning, Seneca streaked to a 6-5 lead and exchanged numerous ties with Gaithersburg during the middle […]

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March 9, 2016 | Phil Fabrizio


A Snowbird View of Spring Training (PHOTOS)

Ok, so it is my first visit to Florida during Spring Training. I admit it, I have become a snowbird and like most wintering birds here on the West Coast of Florida, vacation plans during March revolve around baseball. Spring Training is in full bloom and I am a casual visitor rather than the working […]

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