Articles by Joe Yasharoff

June 18, 2019 | Joe Yasharoff

Developer Reconsiders Removing Popular Chevy Chase Tree

Remember that maple tree in Chevy Chase we told you about yesterday? The one that neighborhood kids like to hang out under and wait for their school bus. The one that a developer planned to take down along with the house next to it. Well, it’s not final yet but the public outcry and petition […]

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June 13, 2019 | Joe Yasharoff

Damascus Football Program to Forfeit Games for Breaking Rules

The Damascus football program is making headlines — for all the wrong reasons. Again. Several members of the Damascus football team and coaches conducted an unauthorized practice last month resulting in both the varsity and junior varsity teams forfeiting their first game of the 2019 season. Montgomery County Public Schools wrote Damascus families, “an out-of-season […]

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June 10, 2019 | Joe Yasharoff

MoCo’s Most Famous: Springbrook Great, NFL Veteran, Now CEO Shawn Springs

Shawn Springs is one of the best football players to ever come out of Montgomery County. After a decorated career at Springbrook as an All-Met football player and track star, Springs was an All-America at Ohio State and the third overall pick in the 1997 NFL Draft by the Seattle Seahawks. A 13-year NFL career […]

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June 7, 2019 | Joe Yasharoff

MoCo’s Most Famous: Montgomery College President Dr. DeRionne Pollard

Dr. DeRionne Pollard is not your father’s college president. Not even close. She’s out, she’s proud and she’s in charge. In her 10th year of leading Montgomery College, Pollard discusses what the goals of higher education should be, why community colleges matter and who her go to musical artist is after a tough day at […]

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June 3, 2019 | Joe Yasharoff

Former Georgetown Prep Star McCarthy Tries to Qualify for U.S. Open

Update: Denny McCarthy fell short in his attempt to qualify for the U.S. Open. McCarthy was even par on the day (73, 71), 2 shots short of the cut which was 2 under. Naval Academy graduate Billy Hurley was one of those who did qualify.   Woodmont Country Club’s North Course in Rockville was the […]

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June 3, 2019 | Joe Yasharoff

Bullis Two Sport Star Shaw Will Play Football at Ohio State

Bullis graduating senior Bryson Shaw is on a roll. Last week, he played a key role in the Bulldogs winning the GEICO National Championship lacrosse tournament. A few days later at Senior Night for the Class of 2019, he won the Coach Walt King award for outstanding achievement in athletics. “Bryson is one of the […]

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June 3, 2019 | Joe Yasharoff

MoCo’s Most Famous: Actor/Comedian and Magruder Graduate Jason Kravits

You may not know his name but chances are you know the face and have seen him on TV over the last several years. Jason Kravits has had roles on many prominent shows like Friends, Curb Your Enthusiam, The Practice, Law and Order, Everybody Loves Raymond, 30 Rock, Blue Bloods and many more. He grew […]

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May 29, 2019 | Joe Yasharoff

Bulldogs Relish Trophy-Filled Season

It was a fitting end to a great season. The Bullis Bulldogs achieved their pre-season goal of winning the IAC title then went above and beyond by winning the GEICO national championship tournament Tuesday night at Catholic University. MCM talked to several of the players and the head coach this afternoon about their magical season. […]

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May 20, 2019 | Joe Yasharoff

A Royal Celebration For 100 Year-Old Coaching Legend

It would be a substantial understatement to say that 100-year-old Doyle Royal has led a full life. More accurately, he has led many full lives as – among other things – a decorated soldier and a longtime and legendary soccer and tennis coach at the University of Maryland. On Sunday, Royal was honored by dozens […]

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April 30, 2019 | Joe Yasharoff

Avenel to Host PGA Tour Event in 2021

When the PGA Tour announced that the Quicken Loans National was leaving last year, the DC area was left without a pro golf event for the first time in more than 30 years. That changed today when the Tour announced that the Wells Fargo Championship, normally played at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, NC, will […]

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