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December 12, 2017 | Staff Writer

County Issues Hypothermia Alert To Start at 7 P.M.

A hypothermia alert has been issued for Montgomery County beginning at 7 p.m. Residents should be prepared for wind chill values to be below 10 degrees. Stay indoors if possible. Take extra precautions if you work or spend long amounts of time outdoors. Wear extra layers and when possible, take frequent breaks in a warm […]

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December 3, 2017 | Staff Writer

Damascus Swarmin’ Hornets Win State Football Championship Game Three Years in a Row (PHOTOS)

For the third year in a row, the Damascus Swarmin’ Hornets have won the Maryland state championship in football. They defeated the Gwynn Park Yellow Jackets, 31-7, Saturday night at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis. Damascus stretches their win record to 42 straight games. The Swarmin’ Hornets received the kickoff and scored with a […]

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December 2, 2017 | Staff Writer

Wise Wins 4A State Championship, 38 – 20, Over Quince Orchard (PHOTOS)

The Wise Pumas took home the state 4A championship trophy with a 38-20 win over the Quince Orchard Cougars on Friday night. The football game was played on the first night of December at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis. From the start, it was a hard fought game. With just seconds left in the […]

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November 25, 2017 | Staff Writer

Quince Orchard Cougars Going to States with Semifinal Win over North Point, 40-14 (PHOTOS)

Quince Orchard Cougars traveled to Waldorf, Maryland, Friday night to play the North Point Eagles in the 4A state semifinal match. With a 40-14 win, Quince Orchard Cougars return to the state championship Dec. 1 at the Navy Stadium in Annapolis. North Point scored first with a five-yard touchdown and extra point in the first […]

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November 22, 2017 | Michelle Queen

Police Task Force Battles Drinksgiving with Sobriety Checkpoint Tonight

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Thanksgiving is the deadliest holiday on our roads. Over 800 people died nationwide in alcohol-impaired-driving crashes during the Thanksgiving holiday period from 2012 to 2016. The night before Thanksgiving has become known as “Drinksgiving” because of the binge drinking done by college students and others, home […]

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November 21, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Church in Gaithersburg Providing Turkeys to Those in Need (VIDEO)

  A Gaithersburg church is handing out free turkeys this evening. The Mercy Seat Chapel, 17604 Washington Grove Lane, plans to hand out 500 turkeys before the holiday is out, Pastor Ola Olarinde said. The church bought the turkeys from Costco, using donations from church’s 350 members, he said.

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November 19, 2017 | Staff Writer

Thanksgiving Travel Expected to Hit 12-Year High

The number of Americans traveling this Thanksgiving is expected to hit a 12-year high, according to AAA. More than 50 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more which is a 3.3 percent increase compared to last year. In the Washington D.C. area, at least 20 percent of residents are expected to travel and experts […]

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November 19, 2017 | Staff Writer

Northwest Jaguars State Volleyball Champions Third Year in a Row (PHOTOS)

Northwest Jaguars defeat the Arundel Wildcats 3-1 for the 4A state volleyball championship Saturday in the Ritchie Coliseum at the University of Maryland. This is Northwest’s third consecutive state volleyball championship. After dropping their first set 24-26 to Arundel, Northwest came back to take the following three sets, 25-19, 25-16, and 25-11. PHOTOS | Phil […]

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November 18, 2017 | Staff Writer

QO Cougars Advance in 4A State Playoffs with Win Against Northwest Jaguars, 31-20 (PHOTOS)

The Quince Orchard high School varsity football team hosts the Northwest Jaguars in the Cougar Dome in Gaithersburg for the 4A West regional championship game Friday night, Nov. 17. Northwest scores first with minutes left in the first quarter, making the score 0-7, Northwest. Northwest stops QO’s ground game and at the end of the […]

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November 17, 2017 | Staff Writer

Damascus Swarmin Hornets 2A West Regional Champions with 7-3 Win Over Walkersville (PHOTOS)

Congratulations to the Damascus Swarmin Hornets on their 40th straight win making them the 2017 2A West Regional Champions. The 2A West playoff game between the Walkersville Lions and the Damascus Swarmin Hornets took place in Damascus. It was standing room only as all the bleachers were filled with supporters of both teams. At the […]

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