Articles by Phil Fabrizio

November 23, 2015

4A West Regional Championship between Northwest and Quince Orchard

Friday Night Lights: The Thrill and Agony (PHOTOS)

Thank ABC’s Wide World of Sports and broadcaster Jim McKay for one of sports television’s greatest spoken phrases: “… the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat.” It is always at this time of year during state championship playoffs when this part of sports phraseology becomes so real. The money shot for sports photographers […]

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November 5, 2015

C&O Canal - Big Water above Old Anglers Inn and below the Great Falls

Peaking Through the Fog (PHOTOS)

It was Halloween morning and I planned on joining my running buddies for a walk/run along the C&O Canal at Old Anglers Inn. The night before the weather conditions changed and it became apparent that this Saturday morning run would start out cool and probably foggy. I grabbed my camera and tripod instead of my […]

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October 26, 2015

Gonzaga vs Good Counsel on Friday Night Lights in Olney MD

A Lasting Friday Night Light for Good Counsel Seniors (PHOTOS)

High School memories linger. Ask Bruce Springsteen or any other popular artists who write and sing about these special glory days. So it was for many seniors in Olney last Friday night at Our Lady of the Good Counsel High School. Families, friends, teachers and coaches linger for those moments before that senior walks across […]

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October 16, 2015

Jake Funk wild and free in the QO backfield

Football in Montgomery County (PHOTOS)

There’s been six weeks of football and there’s been some great performances on the field across the county. Here’s a look at some of the players I think are among the county’s top: Best Offensive Performer: Quarterback, Junior – Desmond Colby, Blair Through six games Desmond Colby has accumulated over 1,700 yards of offensive might […]

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October 14, 2015

Homecoming game at Manassas Park vs Liberty

Scary Stuffings (PHOTOS)

As found hanging around in Poolesville.  

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October 13, 2015


October Day Tripping to Hancock (PHOTOS)

Motown hits were playing in the background. Our table was set high on a patio that overlooked the Western Maryland Rail Trail. The late afternoon appetizers were about to be served as Denise and I sat looking at the sunlight as it played with the changing autumn leaves. We were at BuddyLou’s Eats, Drinks and […]

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October 12, 2015

Homecoming at Clarksburg with the Coyotes victorious over the Urbana Hawks 9*7

Clarksburg Coyotes Over Urbana Hawks, 9-7 (PHOTOS)

Weather delayed the start of the Clarksburg homecoming game on Oct. 9 by almost two hours. The Coyotes faced the Urbana Hawks at home in front of a spirited crowd. Within the first five minutes, Clarksburg was on the scoreboard with a long touchdown but the kicker missed the extra point. After that, the game […]

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September 24, 2015

Pope Francis visit to US started in Washington DC.  His first introduction to the warm crowds on a cloudless September day was in a Parade around the Eclipse from 17th Street onto Constitution and up 15th.  Montgomery County residents participated in the Pope's pilgrimage to the US by starting their own in the early morning hours on that Wednesday morn.

“I Walked and Francis Rode on By…” (PHOTOS)

My Wednesday started at 3:30 a.m. with a drive across Gaithersburg to St. John Neumann’s Church (SJN) in Montgomery Village. I was there for the parish’s 4 a.m. Mass for those who would travel to Washington, D.C. to see the “Papa” and await his parade around the Ellipse. My roots to St. John’s go back […]

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August 24, 2015

Four Way Football scrimmage - at Gaithersburg HS between River Hill, (Howard), Suitland (Prince Georges), Damascus (MoCo) and host Gaithersburg

Previewing Fall Football in MoCo (PHOTOS)

I had the pleasure last week to drop in at the Montgomery County Athletic Directors (AD) August Meeting. All 25 ADs were present and hard at work coordinating with Montgomery County Police Department district captains on the upcoming fall sports season for their respective schools. During break between the planning activities I was able to […]

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July 26, 2015

All Star: Joyce Wu, King Farm, wins Girls 9-10 25 M Breast with time of 18.46

MoCo’s Swimming All Stars (PHOTOS)

It’s time to pack it up and head for the beach. Summer swim season in Montgomery County officially ended today with the premier meet of the season – the Montgomery County Swim League’s (MCSL) Individual All Stars.  All season long swimmers swam for the sake of the team – some times in events where they […]

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