Articles by Joe Yasharoff

January 17, 2020 | Joe Yasharoff

Arthur Smith with the Tennessee Titans on December 22, 2019

Georgetown Prep Alum Smith Making Name for Himself With Titans

Until a few weeks ago, Arthur Smith was a respected but relatively anonymous assistant coach with the Tennessee Titans, a middle of the road NFL team. Then the Titans eked their way into the NFL playoffs with a back-up journeyman quarterback named Ryan Tannehill, a dominant running back in Derrick Henry and an uninspiring 9-7 […]

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January 17, 2020 | Joe Yasharoff

Topgolf Germantown Officially Opens Its Doors

It took longer than expected but Topgolf Germantown is finally open for business. Friday was the official grand opening for the sports and entertainment venue that is geared for golfers and non-golfers alike. Here’s a sneak peak. Topgolf Germantown will be open Sundays through Thursdays from 9 a.m. until midnight and Fridays and Saturdays from […]

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January 16, 2020 | Joe Yasharoff

In Surprising Move, Spirit Trade Pugh for Draft Picks

In a surprising move, the Washington Spirit have traded Mallory Pugh – a member of the U.S. Women’s National Team (USWNT) – to Sky Blue FC who play in Harrison, New Jersey. Pugh, 21, was considered one of the team’s marquee players but had not yet fulfilled her potential. In exchange for Pugh, the Spirit […]

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January 10, 2020 | Joe Yasharoff

Sentinel Papers Going Out of Business

The Montgomery County Sentinel and Prince George’s Sentinel are going out of business after 57 and 42 years respectively under current ownership. The Sentinel was founded in 1855. The publisher announced to today that their last issue will be on January 30. In a letter to employees, publisher Lynn Kapiloff, wrote: It is with much […]

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January 10, 2020 | Joe Yasharoff

Trio of Ex-Good Counsel Teammates Ready for NFL Divisional Round

One local high school — Our Lady of Good Counsel — will be watching the NFL playoffs a little more intently than most. The Olney school has three alumni playing this weekend in the NFL’s divisional round. And they all played together on the same 2011 team. Stefon Diggs ’12 (Minnesota Vikings wide receiver): Played at […]

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January 9, 2020 | Joe Yasharoff

Keeping Up With Katie: Ledecky Dives into New Role with STEM Education

In a little over six months, Katie Ledecky will be in Tokyo for the 2020 Summer Games trying to add to her collection of five Olympic gold medals. In the midst of training, she found time to dip her toes into something very meaningful to her – education. Ledecky announce a new partnership with Panasonic […]

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January 8, 2020 | Joe Yasharoff

Bresee Says Goodbye to Damascus, Hello to Clemson

Bryan Bresee is officially a Clemson Tiger. In what has become commonplace among the elite high school football players, Bresee satisfied his credit and core requirements before the second semester of his senior year at Damascus High School. This allowed him to end his high school career in December and begin his college career sooner. […]

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January 7, 2020 | Joe Yasharoff

First Snow of 2020 Makes FOX5’s Sue Palka ‘Ridiculously Giddy’

The first snow of the year – and decade – has begun. Montgomery County schools have already been let out early. Many after-school and evening events have been canceled. These are the kind of days that meteorologists dream about. It’s their Super Bowl. Sue Palka, the dean of TV weather prognosticators in the DMV, is […]

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January 6, 2020 | Joe Yasharoff

‘Unexpected Delays’ Pushes Back Topgolf Germantown Opening

Folks eager for the opening of Topgolf Germantown will have to wait just a little bit longer. Exactly how long is not clear. A spokesperson for Topgolf told MyMCMedia, “Unfortunately, recent inclement weather has caused a few unexpected delays in the final construction of Topgolf Germantown.  Because safety and, of course, creating amazing moments is our […]

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January 6, 2020 | Joe Yasharoff

Suburban Hospital to Open New Building on March 2

Suburban Hospital in Bethesda is nearing completion of a two-phase reconstruction project that began in 2015. The opening celebration dedication ceremony will take place on Jan. 24. The opening of the building to the public has been pushed back to March 2 to allow the construction company to work through the punch list and some […]

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