Georgetown Prep

April 1, 2021 | Staff Writer

MoCo’s Most Famous: PGA Tour Golfer Denny McCarthy

Pro golfer Denny McCarthy is moving up the charts. The 28 year-old Montgomery County native is coming off the best stretch of his young PGA Tour career. In his last three tournaments, he tied for 26th place at the Arnold Palmer Invitational, was 55th at The Players Championship but was one-shot off the lead at […]

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March 15, 2021 | Joe Yasharoff

Denny McCarthy Makes First Career Hole-in-One

Holes-in-one don’t happen very often in golf. The odds of an amateur making one are 12,500 to 1. For pros, the odds drop to 2,500 to 1. Whether you’re an amateur or a pro, a hole-in-one is special. 28 year-old Denny McCarthy, a Georgetown Prep alum now in his 4th full year on the PGA […]

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June 26, 2020 | Joe Yasharoff

Georgetown Prep Alum McCarthy Tests Positive for COVID-19, Withdraws from PGA Tour Event

PGA Tour member Denny McCarthy has withdrawn from the Travelers Championship prior to the second round after testing positive for COVID-19. McCarthy, 27, was born in Takoma Park, attended Georgetown Prep High School where he played golf and basketball all four years and graduated from the University of Virginia. “I was feeling pretty tired and […]

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February 24, 2020 | Ryan Donovan

Georgetown Prep Student Wins Wrestling National Championship

Georgetown Prep junior Kyonte Hamilton won gold at the National Prep High School Championship in the 220 pound weight class over the weekend. Hamilton defeated Wyoming Seminary sophomore Kolby Franklin by a score of 13-6 in the 220 pound finals on Saturday. Hamilton entered his junior year as the eighth ranked 220 pound wrestler in […]

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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 17, 2020 | Joe Yasharoff

Arthur Smith with the Tennessee Titans on December 22, 2019

Georgetown Prep Alum Smith Making Name for Himself With Titans

Until a few weeks ago, Arthur Smith was a respected but relatively anonymous assistant coach with the Tennessee Titans, a middle of the road NFL team. Then the Titans eked their way into the NFL playoffs with a back-up journeyman quarterback named Ryan Tannehill, a dominant running back in Derrick Henry and an uninspiring 9-7 […]

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January 3, 2020 | Joe Yasharoff

NFL Playoffs Feature Several MoCo Alums

The NFL playoffs begin this weekend. Three of the four wild card games played on Saturday and Sunday will feature players and coaches from Montgomery County. Here’s the list: Stefon Diggs (Minnesota Vikings wide receiver): Played at Good Counsel High School and was Washington Post All-Met Defensive Player of the Year as a cornerback in […]

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June 17, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Several Hospitalized From Multi-Vehicle Crash Near Georgetown Prep

Several people were taken to the hospital Monday morning, after a multi-vehicle crash outside of Georgetown Preparatory School in North Bethesda. Pete Piringer, the spokesperson for Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Services, said the multi-vehicle accident occurred southbound on the Rockville Pike near Strathmore Avenue at around 9:15 a.m. According to Piringer, one of the […]

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June 3, 2019 | Joe Yasharoff

Former Georgetown Prep Star McCarthy Tries to Qualify for U.S. Open

Update: Denny McCarthy fell short in his attempt to qualify for the U.S. Open. McCarthy was even par on the day (73, 71), 2 shots short of the cut which was 2 under. Naval Academy graduate Billy Hurley was one of those who did qualify.   Woodmont Country Club’s North Course in Rockville was the […]

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March 25, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Bethesda Man Looking For Love on ‘The Bachelorette’

A 33-year-old Bethesda man is hoping to win a rose on the upcoming season of “The Bachelorette” on ABC. Joey Jones — or “Joey J” as he’ll be known on the show — is one of 33 men competing for the love of 24-year-old Hannah Brown —or “Hannah B.” — from Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Jones’s LinkedIn […]

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