Articles by Joe Yasharoff

July 23, 2021 | Joe Yasharoff

Fox 5 Moves to New Digs in Bethesda

After five decades at 5151 Wisconsin Avenue in the Friendship Heights neighborhood of NW Washington DC, Fox 5 is getting new, shiny digs in Bethesda. The new headquarters are two miles up the street located at 7272 Wisconsin Avenue. Fox 5 will take up three floors of the new building. The first show from the […]

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July 8, 2021 | Joe Yasharoff

Landing Nadal for Citi Open is ‘Cherry on Top’ for B-CC Alum Ein

Rafael Nadal, winner of 20 career majors including 13 French Open titles, announced Tuesday that he’s coming to Washington, D.C. to play in the Citi Open July 31-Aug. 8. This will not only be the Spaniard’s first time at the tournament but his first trip to the nation’s capital. Venture capitalist, entrepreneur and Citi Open […]

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June 17, 2021 | Joe Yasharoff

Bethesda Native Andrew Wilson Makes Big Splash Qualifying for Olympics

Andrew Wilson, a Bethesda native and Emory University graduate, became the first ever Division III swimmer to qualify for the Olympics as a member of team USA Monday night. Wilson, 27, qualified by finishing second in the final of the 100-meter breaststroke at the U.S. Olympic Trials in Omaha, Neb. Congratulations to former #NCAAD3 student-athlete […]

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June 14, 2021 | Joe Yasharoff

Keeping Up With Katie: Ledecky Celebrates Graduation Day Creatively

Five-time Olympic gold medal winning swimmer Katie Ledecky had to miss her graduation day at Stanford University due to a prior engagement: the US Swim Trials in Omaha, Neb. So she and two of her fellow graduating teammates got creative. A happy @Stanford graduation day from Omaha 🥰🌲 #Stanford2021 #SwimTrials21 #GoStanford pic.twitter.com/MCbXDo7re4 — Katie Ledecky […]

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June 8, 2021 | Joe Yasharoff

World’s #1 Ranked Pickleball Player Puts on a Show at YMCA Exhibition

The YMCA Bethesda-Chevy Chase hosted a full day of pickleball activities Monday including clinics and a round robin. The day was capped off by an evening exhibition featuring the world’s top-ranked pickleball player, Ben Johns, and his brother Collin. The brothers, who grew up in Laytonsville, are the number one ranked doubles team in the […]

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May 24, 2021 | Joe Yasharoff

Boyds Gymnast DiCello Has Strong Showing at GK U.S. Classic

Gymnast Kayla DiCello, 17, finished third for the all-around title, first in the uneven bars and third in the floor exercise at the GK U.S. Classic in Indianapolis on Sunday. The native of Boyds and junior at Northwest High School will compete in next month’s U.S. Olympic team trials in St. Louis. The Olympics, which […]

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May 13, 2021 | Joe Yasharoff

Funk Excited for Return to M&T Bank Stadium, Site of His Historic 7 Touchdown Game

Fans, members of the media and coaches get excited each year for the NFL schedule release. So do players. Jake Funk, the Los Angeles Rams rookie running back by way of Damascus High School and the University of Maryland, knew that his new team would be playing in Baltimore this year but he didn’t know […]

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May 7, 2021 | Joe Yasharoff

‘It Still Doesn’t Feel Real’: Funk Describes Life-Changing Draft Day Phone Call

Jake Funk knows all about patience. During his first four years at the University of Maryland, he played behind four running backs who ended up in the NFL and had to overcome two ACL surgeries. When he finally got his opportunity during his senior year, Funk had a breakout season. And last Saturday on the […]

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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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