Phil Fabrizio

Phil Fabrizio is an award-winning event, news and sports photographer in the Washington D.C. Metro area. He lives in North Potomac and has operated Sugarloaf Photography since 1985. He is a member of the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce and serves on the board of the Glen Echo Partnership for Arts and Culture, Inc in Glen Echo. Stop by Phil’s PhotoLoaf site or follow him on Twitter @Photoloaf.

I began my blog site, Photo LOAF, in August 2011 to write about a photographer’s approach to documenting life as a slice of time. Photo assignments are usually specific place in time events. Photos of High School sporting events are captured “of the moment” and not modified and filed directly from my camera on the sidelines to MCM for them to retweet. The blogs with supporting photos reflect the event are subsequently posted. On occasions I spin off to cover other local DMV events or to add some stream of consciousness on the DMV’s sporting world events.

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BLOG: Churchill Girls Beat Whitman, Remain Undefeated

POTOMAC MD, January 24, 2020

(Photo by Phil Fabrizio for Montgomery Community Media)

Potomac, MD; January 24, 2020 What a difference nine days make in the lifespan of girls high school basketball. The outcome was the same – Churchill won 53-33 – but Whitman’s defense stood up. Nine days ago, Whitman lost 72-29 and Churchill’s Parker Hill had 19 points and 14 rebounds. Friday night, plagued by fouls […]

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BLOG: Gaithersburg Boys Beat Northwest in Overtime

Germantown, MD January 13, 2020




(Photo by Phil Fabrizio for Montgomery Community Media)

Germantown, MD; January 13, 2020 Northwest had its chances at the end of regulation tied at 67 a piece with 15 seconds on the clock.  The Jaguars had possession for the last shot.  Bringing the ball the length of the court they faced a taut, in-your-face Gaithersburg defense.  NW turned the ball over and headed […]

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BLOG: MoCo Basketball Swings Into Action During Holidays

GAITHERSBURG, MD, Dec 28, 2019



(Photo by Phil Fabrizio for Montgomery Community Media)

GAITHERSBURG, MD, December 27-28, 2019 David Griffin Montgomery County Invitation Varsity Tournament The 2019 school holiday break begins the campaign seasons for varsity basketball teams across the region.  Local basketball tournaments are crafted to keep players’ skills at a high level across the DMV and they start shortly after Christmas Day. The mid week holiday […]

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BLOG: We've seen a thing, or two. Glory Day Players of 2019.

Quince Orchard defeats Damascus 21 to 7.  Bryan Bresee defends against QO's Marquez Cooper

I, along with two other associates, have initiated an inaugural standout players of the year football season compendium.  Together we have photographed for Montgomery Community Media covering over 30 football games during the season which began in mid-August and ended in early December. We have photographed on private and public high schools’ sidelines that call […]

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Blog: Northwest’s Good Vibrations End in State Final Loss 35-14 to Wise

Let's Go Northwest

December 6, 2019: Navy-Marine Corps Stadium, Annapolis, MD Northwest High School’s football team came to Annapolis on a roll having beaten arch-rivals Quince Orchard the week before in the state semi-finals. Northwest Jaguars expected to take its good vibration excitement turning it into an upset bid of the higher seeded Dr. Henry A. Wise of […]

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Countdown to the Battle of the Great Seneca

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Tuesday, November 26, 2019 Like a traditional Thanksgiving dinner, this last MoCo high school football game was long in the making.  The stakes could not be higher for the players and the coaches. The winner moves on to the Maryland 4A state championship. The loser turns in their pads. If you follow the Washington Catholic […]

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Blog: Quince Orchard Runs Past Arundel 69-32

Quince Orchard defeats Arundel 69-32

Cougar Dome – Gaithersburg, MD:  Friday, November 21, 2019 Quince Orchard kept it grounded against Arundel in the third round of the MPSSAA State football playoffs.  Amid some on and off-field distractions, Quince Orchard took this game in business-like fashion.  They dispatched the upstarts from Annapolis 69-32 in a wild and chippy game. Arundel upset […]

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Quince Orchard Stays Perfect, Emphatically Ends Walter Johnson's Historic Season

Quince Orchard defeats Walter Johnson 56-21 to advance to Round 3 in MPSSAA Football Playoffs

Cougar Dome, Gaithersburg, MD: Friday, November 14, 2019 Football at Walter Johnson has never been here before.  Here, is the second round of the MPSSAA football playoff.  The Wildcats historic season finished 8-3 which included a playoff win against Urbana along with wins against, Bethesda-Chevy Chase, Whitman and Churchill.  A win against the latter two […]

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Quince Orchard Dominates Playoff Matchup with Crosstown Gaithersburg

Quince Orchard defeats Gaithersburg in MPSSAA playoff 70-12

Gaithersburg, MD: Friday, November 8, 2019 It’s freezing cold.  The Cougar Dome is sparsely populated for this first round of the 2019 MPSSAA football playoffs.  Quince Orchard is ahead by 36 points at the end of the first quarter over their crosstown opponent the Gaithersburg Trojans. The play clock still ticks according to the normal […]

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Chainsaw Carvers Create a Very Large Kodiak Bear at Landon School

Landon Bear

Bethesda, MD: October 2019 I got the note from Paul Walco in late September.  He was back in the DMV creating a new tree carving out of a hickory trunk in Bethesda.  He asked if I could take a few pictures. Remember Paul Walco, he carved Travilah’s Eagle This time a dead tree on the […]

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