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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Friday Night Under the Lights: Bullis Over O'Connell, 21-0 (PHOTOS)


In Potomac on Friday night, it was the Bullis Bulldogs over the Bishop O’Connell Knights, 21-0. Photographer Phil Fabrizio captured some of the game highlights, below: Final Score: Bullis Football is victorious 21-0 over Bishop O'Connell — Bullis Athletics (@BullisAthletics) September 24, 2016 Halftime Score: Bullis leads Bishop O'Connell 14-0 — Bullis Athletics (@BullisAthletics) September […]

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Last Week’s Reflections: Give Youth a Chance

Friday Night Lights - Week 3 - Watkins Mill vs Damascus  - pregame mid field meeting

Usually my early week blog is a recap of county football action however last week it was a young adult filled on my first days back from vacay. Challenges and events conspired to make last week one to reflect upon now and remember later. I began my week with a photo assignment that had me […]

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Quince Orchard Cougars Over Wootton Patriots, 52-13 (PHOTOS)


The Quince Orchard Cougars outscored the Wotton Patriots, 52-13, Friday night at the Cougar Dome. On the sidelines, Photographer Phil Fabrizio captured these images from the second half: PHOTOS | Phil Fabrizio   Final 52-13. Quince Orchard improves to 2-1. @mymcmedia @allmetsports @QOAthletics @WoottonSports — Phil Fabrizio (@Photoloaf) September 17, 2016 QO connects on […]

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Damascus Over Quince Orchard, 21-13 (PHOTOS)

Damascus vs QO 09-02-16 featured

High school football is back. Our coverage of Friday night under the lights begins at Quince Orchard High School where the Cougars took on the Damascus Swarmin’ Hornets, who are defending their 2015 3A state championship title. After the first quarter of play, the game remained scoreless. Then the Cougars scored the first points of […]

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Big Game Match Up on Tap for Friday Night

Marvin Beander and Doc Bonner in the backfield for QO

Friday Night Lights (FNL) returns for the 2016 high school sports season with a big game match up between defending MD 3A State Champion Damascus Hornets visiting 4A Quince Orchard Cougars in Gaithersburg. Pride is the only measure here between these two MoCo teams – the winner claims a measure of superiority in football prowess. […]

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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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