Phil Fabrizio

Phil Fabrizio is an event, news and sports photographer in the Washington D.C. Metro area. He lives in North Potomac and has operated Sugarloaf Photography since 1985. He is a member of the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce and serves on the board of the Glen Echo Partnership for Arts and Culture, Inc in Glen Echo. Stop by Phil’s PhotoLoaf site or visit his SugarLoaf Photography facebook page or follow him on Twitter @Photoloaf.

I began my blog site, Photo LOAF, in August 2011 to write about a photographer’s approach to document life as a slice of time. My photo assignments are usually specific place in time events. I however use the blog to link my photos and my words to singular past or present day events that I encounter during a week while keeping an eye towards future events that can encourage the people of the D.C. Metro area.

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

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

MPSSAA Semi-Finals for Lacrosse - 4A featuring boys and girls teams

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

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

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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Maryland State High School Playoffs Begin in Earnest (PHOTOS)

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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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Six Sign Letters of Intent at Avalon School (PHOTOS)

Signing Day at Avalon School in Gaithersburg

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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Ahead of Their Game – Women’s Lacrosse Soft Headgear

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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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Classic: When I’m Sixty-four

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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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Spring Finally Arrives for Ballplayers (PHOTOS)

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

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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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Gaithersburg Trojans Outscore Seneca Valley Screaming Eagles, 11-1, in Boys Baseball (PHOTOS)

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The Seneca Valley boys baseball team traveled to Gaithersburg today to take on the Trojans, where they were outscored 11-1. Photographer Phil Fabrizio captured the highlights. Final. Gaithersburg up over Seneca Valley 11-1 after 6 in baseball @mymcmedia @Gburgathletics @allmetsports @gdpoze pic.twitter.com/QRhToKtt42 — Phil Fabrizio (@Photoloaf) April 5, 2016 Beach time in Gaithersburg as fans […]

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