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August 31, 2020 | Joe Yasharoff

Tributes Pour in for Georgetown Coaching Legend Thompson

The man who put Georgetown University basketball on the map and who was known as “Big John” has died. John Thompson, Jr, coached the Hoyas for 27 seasons taking a less than middling program and turned it into a national power. Thompson led the Hoyas to three Final Fours in the 1980’s winning a national […]

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March 9, 2020 | Joe Yasharoff

Boys and Girls Basketball Playoff Weekend Recap

In case you missed it, here are the results of the boys and girls basketball playoff games this weekend involving Montgomery County schools. The full brackets are below. Boys: 4A: Springbrook defeated Bladensburg 75-62 on Saturday. The Blue Devils advances to the 4A state semifinals where they will play Parkville Thursday at 7 pm at […]

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February 20, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Black History Month: MCM Spotlights Legendary Sherwood Coach Warren Crutchfield

Warren Crutchfield is a legend at Sherwood High School in Sandy Spring. Shawn Hillman, a teacher at Sherwood and a Class of 1990 alumnus, considered Crutchfield — who died at 82 years old in July 2019 — to be a mentor and father figure. “He’s an absolute warrior and not a warrior as in a […]

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February 19, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Arcade and Bar Lounge ‘The Eleanor’ Soft-Opens Thursday in Silver Spring

The Eleanor opened its second location to the public today on Ellsworth Drive in Downtown Silver Spring. It’s a “neighborhood arcade and bowling lounge” and a bar and grille.   The lounge has five bowling lanes and multiple arcade games. Games include skee-ball, basketball shooting, and pinball.  While the official grand opening is on Feb. 24, […]

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February 3, 2020 | Daryl Schultz

BLOG: Watkins Mill Boys Defeat Magruder in Crucial 3A Game

Watkins Mill High School, Montgomery Village, Jan. 31, 2020 The game at Watkins Mill Friday night brought back memories of basketball games I coached in that very gym years ago. The biggest difference between then and now wasn’t how hard both teams competed. That was very apparent. The very noticeable difference was once upon a […]

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January 12, 2020 | Daryl Schultz

Richard Montgomery Holds on 74-73 Over Gaithersburg

Richard Montgomery High School, Rockville Maryland January 10, 2020 The end of the game at Richard Montgomery came down to the final seconds of play and ended in spectacular fashion.  The crucial play that gave Gaithersburg their chance to win was the result of their defense creating a five second call on a baseline inbounds […]

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November 2, 2019 | Maryam Shahzad

Wife of Slain Capital Gazette Writer, Finishes, Releases Husband’s Book

John McNamara was one of five Annapolis Capital Gazette staff members slain in a shooting on June 28, 2018. McNamara was a longtime sports reporter who covered high school basketball in the Washington, D.C. area since the 1980s. By 2018, he had worked on a book about the history and influence of Washington high school basketball […]

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August 19, 2019 | Joe Yasharoff

Bringing NBA Trophy Home a ‘Dream Come True’ for Former Gaithersburg High’s Miller

Less than 10 years ago, Malcolm Miller was playing basketball at Gaithersburg High School. He had high aspirations for himself but winning the NBA championship last year as a member of the Toronto Raptor exceeded even his dreams. Miller got to spend one day with the Lawrence O’Brien Trophy, given each year to the NBA […]

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May 7, 2019 | Sam Merrill

Good Counsel Hires Catholic Coach as New Athletic Director to Replace Bates

Our Lady of Good Counsel High School announced Monday that they are hiring Steve Howes as their new Athletic Director. Howes recently resigned as the head coach for the men’s basketball team at Catholic University in Washington, D.C., finishing as the winningest coach in program history with a 276-138 record over 15 seasons. “[It’s] a […]

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January 17, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Gaithersburg Offers Assistance to Furloughed Residents Struggling Financially

The City of Gaithersburg has adopted a resolution which allows “fee waivers for its residents, providing them free access to select recreation programs during the shut-down period.” Gaithersburg residents who are struggling financially—because they are either a furloughed government employee or a federal contractor—are eligible to use the waiver. In a press release, Gaithersburg Mayor […]

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