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May 3, 2020 | Joe Yasharoff

Legendary Montgomery County Football Coach Roy Lester Dies

Legendary former Montgomery County football coach Roy Lester – known for a wicked sense of humor, chewing tobacco and winning lots of football games – died Sunday morning in Rockville at the age of 96. As the head coach of Richard Montgomery High School from 1959-68, Lester led the Rockets to an 86-10-1 record including […]

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April 23, 2020 | Joe Yasharoff

Trevon Diggs on Cusp of Joining Brother Stefon in NFL

Day one of the NFL Draft is Thursday night. For one local kid, it’s an opportunity to follow his brother into the NFL. Trevon Diggs grew up in Gaithersburg attending The Avalon School. After four years at Alabama, he’s now on the verge of fulfilling his dream of joining brother Stefon – a wide receiver […]

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April 20, 2020 | Joe Yasharoff

Former Richard Montgomery High, Baltimore Colts Great Mike Curtis Dies

Mike Curtis, the hard-nosed linebacker who grew up in Rockville and starred at Richard Montgomery High School, Duke University and the Baltimore Colts in the 60’s and 70’s, died Monday morning in St. Petersburg, Florida. He was 77. Known as “Mad Dog,” Curtis made a huge play in Super Bowl V picking off a pass […]

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March 27, 2020 | Joe Yasharoff

Quince Orchard Star Demeioun Robinson Commits to Maryland

Rising senior Demeioun Robinson, all-America outside linebacker/defensive end at Quince Orchard High School, announced that he has committed to play at the University of Maryland. The announcement came as a surprise in recruiting circles. Robinson is a four-star player who has been compared as a pass rusher to former DeMatha and Ohio State star Chase […]

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February 22, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Navy Football Player from Georgetown Prep Found Unresponsive in Dorm, Dies

A U.S. Naval Academy senior, who starred on the football field both at the academy and at Georgetown Prep in Bethesda, died Thursday night. David Forney, a senior offensive lineman at the academy, was found unresponsive in the academic dormitory Bancroft Hall. “The cause of death is being investigated; foul play is not suspected,” according […]

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January 31, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

MisCHIEFS Defeat K9ers in Rockville Puppy Bowl

The MisCHIEFS and the K9ers went nose to nose at Pet Dominion’s 9th Annual Puppy Bowl in Rockville on Friday. In recent years, the winner of the Puppy Bowl has accurately predicted which NFL team will win the Super Bowl. On this occasion, the MisCHIEFS were victorious which may bode well for the Kansas City […]

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January 29, 2020 | Joe Yasharoff

Milloy Excited to Watch Two Former Players in Super Bowl

We are days away from Super Bowl LIV in Miami between the San Francisco 49ers and the Kansas City Chiefs. The coaches and players are going through their final practices and other preparations for the biggest game of them all on Sunday. Bob Milloy – the winningest coach in Maryland high school football history – […]

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January 23, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Churchill Alum Named Rutgers’ First Black President

Winston Churchill High School alumnus and former football star Jonathan Holloway has been named the first black president of Rutgers University in its 254 year history. He is also the first person of color ever to be named president at the New Jersey school. Holloway, 52, will be the 21st president at Rutgers. He will […]

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January 10, 2020 | Joe Yasharoff

Trio of Ex-Good Counsel Teammates Ready for NFL Divisional Round

One local high school — Our Lady of Good Counsel — will be watching the NFL playoffs a little more intently than most. The Olney school has three alumni playing this weekend in the NFL’s divisional round. And they all played together on the same 2011 team. Stefon Diggs ’12 (Minnesota Vikings wide receiver): Played at […]

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December 18, 2019 | Joe Yasharoff

Bresee Signs Letter of Intent to Play at Clemson

On National Signing Day, Damascus defensive lineman Bryan Bresee made it official – he will be attending and playing football at Clemson beginning next spring. Bresee was one of eight Damascus athletes that took part in an afternoon ceremony Wednesday in the school’s basketball gym. The 6’5′, 290 pound All-Met defensive player of the year […]

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