Articles by Joe Yasharoff

May 2, 2021 | Joe Yasharoff

Funk Gets the Call, Selected by L.A. Rams in NFL Draft

Like many football players, Maryland running back Jake Funk dreamed of the moment from a very young age. On Saturday, his dream became a reality when he got the call from the Los Angeles Rams. The Damascus alum was selected in the seventh round of the 2021 NFL Draft. He was the 223rd overall pick. […]

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March 29, 2021 | Joe Yasharoff

Quince Orchard Football Players Relish Opportunity to Play Again

Quince Orchard hosted Sherwood Friday night for a football scrimmage. Usually, football is played from September to December. The season opener should have taken place last fall but of course the COVID-19 pandemic changed everything. Last week, the Montgomery County Council voted that football could be played again but in a condensed three-game season with […]

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March 19, 2021 | Joe Yasharoff

Friday Marks Opening Day for Several MCPS Sports

Friday is opening day for several fall MCPS sports. Sports such as field hockey, soccer, volleyball and bocce begin Friday afternoon and evening. For a full schedule, check below. The decision on whether football games will be played is expected later Friday. Today is fall opening day! We are so excited to welcome our student-athletes […]

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March 15, 2021 | Joe Yasharoff

Denny McCarthy Makes First Career Hole-in-One

Holes-in-one don’t happen very often in golf. The odds of an amateur making one are 12,500 to 1. For pros, the odds drop to 2,500 to 1. Whether you’re an amateur or a pro, a hole-in-one is special. 28 year-old Denny McCarthy, a Georgetown Prep alum now in his 4th full year on the PGA […]

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March 6, 2021 | Joe Yasharoff

Keeping Up With Katie: Ledecky Wins 3 of 4 Events in San Antonio

Katie Ledecky capped off a successful week in her first full event in a year winning the 200 meter freestyle at the TYR Pro Series event in San Antonio. Already acknowledged by many as the greatest female swimmer of all-time, Ledecky also won the 400 and 1500 meter freestyle titles. She finished in third place in the […]

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March 4, 2021 | Joe Yasharoff

Keeping Up With Katie: One Year Later, Ledecky Reasserts Dominance

In her first full meet in almost a year, five-time Olympic gold medalist Katie Ledecky picked up right where she left off, winning the 1500 meter freestyle at the Pro Series event in San Antonio by more than 21 seconds. The 1500 meter freestyle is Ledecky’s most dominant event. She owns the ten fastest times […]

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February 17, 2021 | Joe Yasharoff

Dawes ‘Very Thrilled’ to Join Washington Spirit’s New Investor Group

The Washington Spirit of the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) announced a new investor group on Wednesday that includes Chelsea Clinton, Jenna Bush Hager and Dominique Dawes. “It is fitting that the Washington Spirit have an investor group commensurate with the dynamism and diversity of DC and its place as the most powerful city in […]

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February 13, 2021 | Joe Yasharoff

Raskin Hails ‘Most Bipartisan Presidential Impeachment’ in U.S. History

U.S. Representative Jamie Raskin (Md-8th) called it the “most bipartisan presidential impeachment in the history of the United States.” “Trump stormed our House with the mob he incited and we defended our House and he violated our Constitution and we defended the Constitution and they tried to trash our democracy and we revived it and […]

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February 10, 2021 | Joe Yasharoff

Silver Spring Resident Goes Down to the Wire on Jeopardy!

Morgan Halvorsen from Silver Spring went toe to toe on Jeopardy! with the defending champion before ultimately losing on Tuesday night’s episode of the long-running game show. Halvorsen, a news and opinion editor for Morning Consult, describes herself on her Twitter profile as “a Mensan, playwright, major Star Wars geek and former English professor.” She was […]

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January 26, 2021 | Joe Yasharoff

Washington Football Team Makes Historic Hire

The Washington Football Team announced Tuesday that they have promoted Jennifer King to full-time assistant running backs coach. King, 36, becomes the first African-American full-time position coach in NFL history. She served as the team’s coaching intern for the 2020 season. “Coach King is well deserving of the promotion to assistant running backs coach. She […]

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