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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MCPS Sportsmanship Awards (PHOTOS)

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.

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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Northwest HS Athletes Stay Cool with Heat Index at 105 (PHOTOS)

Fall Practice

Fall sports tryouts and practices started this week across the county and heat has been the issue. Northwest High School has set up a cooling station for all athletes to use during practice. I capture Varsity and JV Football and Girls Soccer taking advantage of the early morning temps to get ready for the fall 2016 […]

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Good Times Get Broken When Dreams Matter

Katie Ledeky and Ike Leggett.fw

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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MoCo's Best Swimmers - MCSL All Stars

MCSL All Star Individuals - Event 42 Girls 9-10 25 Meter Butterfly Cameron Spinner featured.fw

Captured in action are the winners of all 46 events at the 2016 MCSL Individual All Star Meet held on Sunday, July 31st at the Rockville Swim & Fitness Center. ©Photos | Phil Fabrizio | @Photoloaf | for MCM

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It's All About TEAM and the Trophy (PHOTOS)

MCSL Wheaton Woods team holds trophy featured

MCSL swim season is coming to its end this weekend with the All-Star meets.  It’s relays on Saturday and individual strokes on Sunday.  But it is the Saturday event that takes the cake for summer pride and bragging rights around town.  It’s all about your swim team and making it to All Stars and then […]

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MCSL Swimming Season Highlights (PHOTOS)

MCSL swimmers Phil Fabrizio

The 2016 Montgomery County Swim League (MCSL) season is nearing its end. Divisional meets across the county gave area swimmers one more opportunity to achieve an All-Star time or to qualify for the All-Star relay’s scheduled for next week. I stopped by North Creek pool in Montgomery Village on Saturday to catch a glimpse of […]

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A Re-LAXing Summer Evening (PHOTOS)

Lacrosse summer sports league.fw

Summer time means kicking back, taking a breather, and enjoying a nice night outdoors.  For some high school aged teens it could easily mean a swim meet or other sporting event.  In this case the Performance Sports Systems (PSS) summer lacrosse league plays at South Germantown Park (SGP) on Wednesday evenings in July and August.  […]

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Bethesda's Big Train Hosts MCM (PHOTOS)

Big Train Game.fw

Sunday night was non-profit night at Shirley Povich Field in Bethesda, home to the the Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League’s  Bethesda Big Train.  I was there to see and record the ceremonial first pitch by MCM’s Executive Director Merlyn Reineke – he did not disappoint.  In pre-game warm ups and discussion with Reineke he was […]

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Summer MCSL Meets and Heats Are On (PHOTOS)

MCSL Swim season - B Team meet in Poolesville MD

What is it about July in Montgomery County that makes summer swimming such a pleasure?  Answer: Warm nights around the pool deck cheering for your friends, family and having time to make new friends. July becomes the most intense month for local Montgomery County Swim League and country club swimmers.  Wednesday night B meets for […]

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Final Images from the Quicken Loans National at Congressional (PHOTOS)

Last Round

The last day at Congressional for the Quicken Loans National was special. Billy Hurley III, an Annapolis resident, took hold of the lead in the final round and never let go.  Challenging as Congressional can be at times, Hurley was able to walk down the 18th fairway with Ernie Els at his side, a past […]

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