Phil Fabrizio

October 13, 2019 | Phil Fabrizio

Good Counsel Upends #1 Gonzaga in 5 OT Thriller

Olney, MD: Friday October 11, 2019 Four quarters pass and I am still waiting for the dessert course.  Gonzaga ranked #1 in the DMV and Good Counsel is #5 and neither looked topped ranked. At the end of regulation, it’s tied 7-7.  Gonzaga only a few minutes prior to the end missed on a game […]

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October 7, 2019 | Phil Fabrizio

Homecoming Stars Shine for Quince Orchard

Darnestown, MD: Friday, October 4, 2019 Clarksburg’s Coyotes were a part of the homecoming festivities for Quince Orchard.  They were lucky to be the next scheduled home opponent for the Cougars. #3 Quince Orchard dispatched them quickly and efficiently rolling to a 56-0 win. On this mild early fall evening all eyes were not solely […]

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October 1, 2019 | Phil Fabrizio

Deja Vu All Over Again: Maryland Dominated by Penn State 59-0

Tailgating in College Park, MD: Friday, September 27, 2019 Harold Ramis could have not written the script any better. Ramis, who wrote and produced the acclaimed movie “Groundhog Day” would have the theme of the #BlackOut football game between Penn State and the University of Maryland well before kickoff. Its premise would be the same. […]

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September 28, 2019 | Phil Fabrizio

In Physical Affair, B-CC Boys Beat WJ In Extra Time

September 28, 2019: North Bethesda, MD Bethesda-Chevy Chase Boys Varsity soccer found a way to win in extra time to defeat rival Walter Johnson Boys.  With 6:40 left in the extra time period a cross pass found B-CC’s Ethan Tiao who tapped in a heel goal in front of WJ’s goal out stretched defenders. It […]

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September 15, 2019 | Phil Fabrizio

In Battle of County Titans, Quince Orchard Tops Damascus 21-7

Damascus High School held command over MoCo football competitors for nearly eight years. The Hornets were only defeated once since 2011 and that was by Quince Orchard in 2013.  Quince Orchard found a way in the fourth quarter to hand Damascus it’s first on-field season defeat, by a score of 21 to 7. Damascus, ranked […]

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September 3, 2019 | Phil Fabrizio

Three Football Players, One Common Passion and Cheese?

What do Brian Mitchell, Andrew Luck and former Damascus high school standout Jake Funk have in common?  Why, it’s their love for the game called football. In late August, I had the opportunity on the same day to sit with Brian Mitchell and Jake Funk.  I met the former Redskin football favorite at his office […]

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August 25, 2019 | Phil Fabrizio

Spirit Prevail in Front of Packed House at Audi Field

Billed as the home opener at Audi Field in Washington DC, the Washington Spirit prevailed over the Orlando Pride 2-1.  Soccer fans from all around the DMV packed Audi Field on a warm Saturday evening to cheer on the local team.  By my estimate, the stadium was filled to near capacity of 20,000. Girl soccer […]

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August 21, 2019 | Phil Fabrizio

Ode to the Belward Farm Black Gum Tree

I was recently asked to find an old photo.  Specifically, it was of “that tree” that stands on the former Belward Farm on the outskirts of Gaithersburg.  It’s a black gum tree. Back on Earth Day, April 22, 2013, I along with Sonya Burke met on the banks of the barbed wire Belward farmland adjacent […]

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August 12, 2019 | Phil Fabrizio

71st Annual MoCo AgFair – A Blue Ribbon Affair

It is the 71st annual Agricultural Fair in Montgomery County. Gaithersburg is home to this latest version of the Maryland country side meeting it’s urban cousin.  Pig races, fashion shows, the Queen and her court, dogs jumping and carousel rides converge for nine hot summer days within earshot of 1-270.  The crowds come for the […]

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August 5, 2019 | Phil Fabrizio

University of Maryland Football Aims to Maximize It

First-year Head Coach Mike Locksley opened up the 2019 University of Maryland football season Friday at a day-long press event. It is an effort to Maximize It – a catchphrase for the new season. In a fresh twist to past experience, the entire practice dates and schedules with planned post-practice interviews have been released.  Fifteen […]

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