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May 7, 2021 | Joe Yasharoff

‘It Still Doesn’t Feel Real’: Funk Describes Life-Changing Draft Day Phone Call

Jake Funk knows all about patience. During his first four years at the University of Maryland, he played behind four running backs who ended up in the NFL and had to overcome two ACL surgeries. When he finally got his opportunity during his senior year, Funk had a breakout season. And last Saturday on the […]

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May 5, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

Dominique Dawes Gymnastics Academy Offers Safe, Empowering Environment

With more vaccines rolling out and reopening restrictions easing, many residents are getting back to partaking in extracurricular activities. The Dominique Dawes Gymnastics and Ninja Academy in Clarksburg has several safety measures in place and welcomes those who want to stay active amid the pandemic. Dawes, a three-time Olympian and the academy’s owner, says the […]

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May 5, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

‘Play Ball’: Bethesda Big Train Will be Back in Action in June

After a 14-month derailment due to the pandemic, Bethesda Big Train baseball is back. Games will be played at the Shirley Povich Field in Rockville during June and July in front of a maximum of 250 socially distanced fans. Montgomery County approved Big Train’s 27-page 2021 Return to Play Plan Wednesday at noon, so now it […]

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May 5, 2021 | Abby Espiritu

Montgomery Parks Updates Capacity Limits for Athletic Facilities, Summer Camps

Montgomery Parks announced Saturday that they will be increasing the allowed number of visitors at many of their park facilities from 25% to 50% capacity, in accordance with Montgomery County’s recently amended health regulations. “With over 50% of the county’s population having received a first dose of the COVID-19 vaccination, the parks department is increasing […]

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May 2, 2021 | Joe Yasharoff

Funk Gets the Call, Selected by L.A. Rams in NFL Draft

Like many football players, Maryland running back Jake Funk dreamed of the moment from a very young age. On Saturday, his dream became a reality when he got the call from the Los Angeles Rams. The Damascus alum was selected in the seventh round of the 2021 NFL Draft. He was the 223rd overall pick. […]

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April 22, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Zumba Group in Rockville Dances Through Year of Isolation

Lynn Parker started teaching Zumba in her Rockville driveway free of charge in March 2020, when gyms closed because of the coronavirus. Although gyms are back open, Parker, who works as a lawyer by day, is not stopping the music anytime soon. Here’s a look at the music and dancing bringing this group of individuals […]

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April 19, 2021 | Gracie Tanner

Montgomery County Sports Hall of Fame Announces 2021 Inductees

The Montgomery County Sports Hall of Fame (MCSHF) announced on Sunday that it will be inducting six athletes into the class of 2021. The list of athletes includes: NFL Fullback Richie Anderson — Sherwood High School Former PGA Tour Commissioner Deane Beman — Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School Lacrosse Coach and Rugby Player Rob Bordley — […]

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April 19, 2021 | Abby Espiritu

Maryland Bobcats Become First Professional Soccer Club to Join Anti-Racist Coalition

The Montgomery County-based Maryland Bobcats Football Club (FC) announced in a press release that they have joined the Anti-Racist Soccer Club coalition, officially making them the first professional club to be part of the alliance. The Anti-Racist Soccer Club states that the coalition was created to fight racism in American soccer and is working to […]

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April 12, 2021 | Halle Grossett

Capital One Arena to Host Fans at 10% Capacity; Nats Park and Audi Field up to 25%

Effective immediately, Washington D.C. has approved increased capacity limits for Capital One Arena, Nationals Park, and Audi Field. The Monumental Sports & Entertainment’s waiver was approved Friday granting D.C. sports venues the opportunity to welcome fans at a reduced capacity. Capital One Arena — home of the Washington Wizards and Washington Capitals — will open […]

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April 10, 2021 | Halle Grossett

Ledecky Swims Fastest Time in the World This Year in 200-Meter Freestyle

Katie Ledecky won the 200-meter freestyle at the TYR Pro Swim Series meet in Mission Viejo, Ca with the world’s fastest time this year. Ledecky beat the competition with a time of 1 minute, 54.40 seconds, the 11th fastest time ever recorded for the 200. She was well ahead of three-time Olympian Allison Schmitt, who […]

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