Articles by Joe Yasharoff

October 21, 2021 | Joe Yasharoff

Bethesda Resident Tries to Unseat Reigning ‘Jeopardy!’ Champ

Spoiler alert: if you have not watched Wednesday night’s episode of Jeopardy! and plan to, do not read on. Bethesda resident Jack Hodges had a great opportunity Wednesday night. He and another contestant were up against reigning Jeopardy! champ Jonathan Fisher who had won seven straight games. Fisher got out to an early lead and […]

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October 20, 2021 | Joe Yasharoff

Game Time Moved, Precautions in Place for Quince Orchard-Northwest Football Game

The game time for most anticipated high school football game of the season, Quince Orchard at Northwest, has been moved from 6:30 pm to 4:30 pm on Friday it was announced Wednesday afternoon in “an abundance of caution for everyone’s safety and for the smooth operations of the entire event” according to a letter sent […]

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October 18, 2021 | Joe Yasharoff

The ‘Other’ Diggs Brother is Making a Name for Himself in NFL

The Diggs family of Gaithersburg is taking over the NFL. To say Trevon Diggs is having a breakout season would be an understatement. The Dallas Cowboys’ second year cornerback from Gaithersburg is leading the NFL with seven interceptions in only six games. Diggs has had at least one interception in each game which ties an […]

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October 3, 2021 | Joe Yasharoff

Comedian Lewis Black Back on the Road and Angry as Ever

Award-winning comedian and Silver Spring native Lewis Black is back on the road after several months being holed up in his apartment in New York during the pandemic. Black, 73, performed at the Weinberg Center for the Arts in Frederick Friday evening as part of his latest tour. He ranted – something he is known […]

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September 27, 2021 | Joe Yasharoff

Knee Injury Ends Bresee’s Season

Bryan Bresee, Clemson’s all-ACC defensive lineman from Damascus, will miss the rest of the 2021 season with a torn ACL in his knee. Bresee, a sophomore, got hurt in the third quarter of the NC State game on Saturday. The Tigers, a perennial pick to make the four-team college football playoff,  lost the game 27-21 […]

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September 22, 2021 | Joe Yasharoff

Keeping Up With Katie: Ledecky Moves Home Base, Training to Florida

Swimmer Katie Ledecky made a splash today announcing that, after five years at Stanford University, she will be moving her training to the University of Florida in Gainesville. Ledecky will also be a volunteer swim coach for the Gators. Ledecky just graduated this year from Stanford in Palo Alto, Ca. Ledecky explained on social media […]

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September 17, 2021 | Joe Yasharoff

Keeping Up With Katie: Ledecky Visits Her Old Schools in Bethesda

Katie Ledecky was back home Thursday and Friday visiting current students at her old schools – Little Flower and Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart – in Bethesda. Ledecky wore the four medals (two gold, two silver) that she won last month at the Tokyo Olympics. Ledecky, 24, has won seven Olympic gold medals […]

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September 14, 2021 | Joe Yasharoff

Lacrosse Legend Rabil Retires

Lacrosse superstar and Gaithersburg native Paul Rabil announced his retirement Tuesday at Audi Field in Washington DC. Rabil, 35, starred at Watkins Mill High School before transferring to DeMatha High School then played at Johns Hopkins University where the Blue Jays won two NCAA championships (2005, 2007) before becoming one of the sport’s greatest pro […]

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September 7, 2021 | Joe Yasharoff

Good Counsel Alum Ibrahim Out for the Year

University of Minnesota senior running back Mohamed Ibrahim (Good Counsel Class of 2017) will be out for the season after injuring his lower left leg in the Gophers’ season opener against Ohio State on Thursday. Ibrahim had rushed for 163 yards and two touchdowns before going out in the second half. Ibrahim was the Big […]

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August 29, 2021 | Joe Yasharoff

Whitman High School Puts Final Touches on New Addition

Workers were putting final touches on Walt Whitman High School’s new addition on Friday. Located on Whittier Blvd where Whittier Woods Elementary School and the Whittier Woods Annex used to sit, the new three-story structure features many amenities including 18 standard classrooms, an interior courtyard and 130 parking spaces. The addition was necessitated because of […]

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