Sports

October 23, 2020 | Brendan Hartlove

After ‘Long Two Years,’ Damascus Alum Funk Returns from Injuries to Lead Terps

“There are very, very, very few people that really understand what the last two to two and a half years have been like for me. From a physical standpoint to a mental standpoint.” Jake Funk missed nearly all of the past two seasons with two torn ACL injuries. But now, as the Maryland Terrapins get […]

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October 22, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Washington Sports Club in Silver Spring Permanently Closed

The Washington Sports Club on Wayne Avenue in Downtown Silver Spring is permanently closed. According to a sign on the front door, members will be given prorated refunds. Washington Sports Clubs’ other locations in Washington, D.C. are still open. The club featured a swimming pool, courts for tennis, racquet ball and squash and hi-tech fitness […]

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October 20, 2020 | Brendan Hartlove

Terrapins Set to Kick Off Unique Season on Saturday

Amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Maryland Terrapins are set to kick off their football season on Saturday against the Northwestern Wildcats. The offseason has been like no other for the Terps, with a rollercoaster of uncertainty surrounding 2020. After the Big Ten Conference cancelled all fall sports in mid-August, the football season was reinstated […]

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October 15, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Sherwood Varsity Gym Officially Named After Legendary ‘Coach Crutch’

Sherwood High School has officially renamed its gymnasium after the late Warren Crutchfield. Crutchfield, who was 83 when he died in July 2019, was influential to many in the Sherwood community. For 33 years, he worked at Sherwood as a basketball coach and physical education teacher. His influence was so profound that in November 2020, […]

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October 15, 2020 | Staff Writer

MoCo’s Most Famous: Montgomery County Sports Hall of Famer Curtis Pride

Curtis Pride was a dominant athlete at Kennedy High School in the 1980’s in not one, not two but three sports. He was all-county and all-state in baseball, basketball and soccer. Pride was also all-America in soccer. And somehow, he found the time to maintain a 3.6 GPA. This Sunday, Pride, 51, will be inducted […]

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October 13, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Former Wootton High School Football Coach Charged With Sexual Abuse of Two Players

A former Wootton High School football coach was arrested Monday and charged with sexual abuse of two student players. Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) detectives charged Christopher Papadopoulos, 26, of Gaithersburg with two counts of sexual abuse of a minor and four counts of fourth degree sexual offense, according to online case records. Papadopoulos was […]

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October 12, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

MCPS Football Coaches Request Flexibility for In-Person Conditioning

Montgomery County Public Schools Football Coaches Association is urging the Board of Education and County Executive Mark Elrich to allow more flexibility when it comes to in-person workouts. Twenty-four football coaches from different MCPS high schools signed off on a letter from the association to Elrich and the school board requesting the officials to “provide […]

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October 12, 2020 | Brendan Hartlove

Washington Capitals Open New Street Hockey Rink in Kensington

The Washington Capitals have teamed up with Montgomery Parks to open a new street hockey rink at Dewey Local Park as part of the recently completed major renovations. “The Washington Capitals are excited to partner with Montgomery Parks to help include a street hockey (and futsal court) as part of this renovation,” said Peter Robinson, […]

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October 7, 2020 | Brendan Hartlove

COVID-19 Outbreak Linked to Montgomery County Youth Soccer Club

Montgomery County is investigating a COVID-19 outbreak linked to a youth soccer club that has now “spilled over” into a high school team, public health officials have confirmed. Over the weekend, the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) was notified of two initial positive cases tied to the Potomac Soccer Association. As a result […]

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September 30, 2020 | Staff Writer

Keeping Up With Katie: Ledecky Announces Upcoming College Graduation 

Olympic gold swimmer and Bethesda native Katie Ledecky announced she plans on graduating from Stanford University this fall.  She attended Little Flower School and Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart before enrolling at Stanford. Ledecky said she majors in psychology and minors in political science. “I know there’s an election joke with that one […]

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