August 22, 2016 | Phil Fabrizio

MCPS Sportsmanship Award.  Awarded by Duke Beattie, MCPS Director of Systemwide Athletics.  Award recipients were the tops in all categories as judge by observers over the 2015-16 Season.  Awards were given at the annual meeting between the 25 High School Athletic Directors and District representatives of the Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD).

First Place - Seneca Valley HS, accepting is Jesse Irvin, Athletic Director.

MCPS Sportsmanship Awards (PHOTOS)

Montgomery County Public Schools recently recognized good sportsmanship for the 2015-2016 school year. The awards were presented at a meeting of athletic directors, county police officers and systemwide athletics held August 17. For the 2015-2016 school year, Seneca Valley earned first place; Northwest second and Gaithersburg third. The county’s Sportsmanship Award Program has been in […]

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August 19, 2016 | Staff Writer

Katie Ledecky with news media aug. 18 at Dulles

Katie Ledecky: “It Feels Great When all the Hard Work Pays Off” (VIDEO)

Bethesda native and Olympian Katie Ledecky recently returned from the 2016 Rio Olympics. She spoke at Dulles Airport about setting goals and working hard in this MyMCMedia extra video.  

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August 17, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury


Ledecky on Olympics and Coming Home (VIDEO)

Bethesda native and Olympian Katie Ledecky received a warm and exciting welcome home at Dulles Airport on Wednesday. After being greeted with cheers and hugs, Ledecky talked about her Olympic journey at a news conference. You can watch the news conference in its entirety, below.

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August 17, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury


Olympic Champion Ledecky Returns Home to Cheers (VIDEO)

Fresh off a whirlwind journey at the Olympics in Rio, Bethesda native Katie Ledecky landed at Dulles Airport today, greeted by cheers and hugs by friends and teachers from the Stone Ridge community. In this MyMCMedia Extra video, Ledecky talks about how much she appreciates the support from the community in Montgomery County and her […]

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August 17, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

PHOTO | Sports Illustrated

Ledecky Lands Sports Illustrated Cover along with Phelps and Biles (VIDEO & PHOTO)

Local Olympic champion Katie Ledecky is featured in the latest Sports Illustrated cover standing beside fellow team USA Olympians Michael Phelps and Simone Biles. Ledecky was welcomed home with cheers and hugs from friends and fans at Dulles airport today. She sported the five medals she won in Rio. In this MyMCMedia Extra video, Ledecky […]

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August 10, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

PHOTO: Jack Conger | Team USA

Conger Receives Gold Medal Despite Being Replaced on Olympic Relay Final (PHOTO)

After swimming the fastest split in the preliminary round with a time of 1:45.73, Rockville native Jack Conger was set to compete in the men’s 4x200m relay final race on Tuesday, but men’s U.S. Olympic swimming head coach, Bob Bowman changed the roster late in the day adding in Michael Phelps instead. Phelps along with the rest […]

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August 10, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Katie Ledecky & Michael Phelps USA Olympics 2016 team photos 700x700

Ledecky and Phelps Continue Gold Medal Streak at Olympics (VIDEOS & PHOTO)

Bethesda native Katie Ledecky won her second gold medal at the Rio Olympics on Tuesday in the 200m freestyle with a time of 53.73 seconds, while Michael Phelps proved why he’s one of the most celebrated Olympians of all-time, adding two more gold medals to his collection after winning the 200m butterfly and the 4x200m freestyle relay. “It […]

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August 9, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury


Montgomery County Public Libraries Celebrating Local Olympic Athletes (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) are celebrating local Olympic athletes by setting up stations for residents to send fan mail and messages. MCPL Director Parker Hamilton explains the stations in this video: According to a news release, four of the 11 athletes on the 2016 U.S. Olympic roster have roots in Montgomery County. Jack Conger from […]

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August 8, 2016 | Staff Writer

KAZAN, RUSSIA - AUGUST 05:  Katie Ledecky of the United States celebrates winning the gold medal in the Women's 200m Freestyle Final on day twelve of the 16th FINA World Championships at the Kazan Arena on August 5, 2015 in Kazan, Russia.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Bethesda’s Katie Ledecky Wins Gold Medal in 400-Meter Free, and Sets Another World Record

Bethesda’s Katie Ledecky won her first gold medal of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics on Sunday night with a time of 3:56.46 in the 400-meter freestyle, breaking the world record she set back in 2014. “It feels great,” Ledecky said in an interview with NBC following her epic swim. Her gold medal follows the silver […]

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August 5, 2016 | Phil Fabrizio

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Good Times Get Broken When Dreams Matter

I always check the pool records board at local swim clubs when I photograph a meet. This past July I was at North Creek Swim Club in Montgomery Village and saw a pool record from 1994. It was still standing 22 years later as swum by Katie Brown from Flower Valley for the Girls 11-12 […]

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