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March 20, 2020 | Joe Yasharoff

Doctors Weigh in on Whether Playing Golf is Safe Right Now

Lots of people in Montgomery County are playing golf right now but is it safe to do so given the importance of social distancing? Dr. Pasquale Santini, an internist in Chevy Chase, told MyMCMedia, “If you are over 70, I would not risk it. For the younger people, and keeping good distance, they should be […]

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March 19, 2020 | Joe Yasharoff

Despite Coronavirus Crisis, Montgomery County Golf Courses are Packed

If you’re driving by a golf course expecting to see an empty field, you’re in for a surprise. While most businesses are shut down or severely cutting back, local golf courses are surprisingly bustling. Montgomery County Revenue Authority, which owns and operates the nine Montgomery County Golf (MCG) courses, experienced booming business on Thursday when temperatures […]

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March 12, 2020 | Joe Yasharoff

Boys and Girls Basketball State Semifinal Games Postponed

Four Montgomery County basketball teams that advanced to the state semifinals will not be playing their games as scheduled it was announced Thursday. Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association (MPSSA) postponed all state semifinal games which were set to be played Thursday through Saturday at two locations. The affected Montgomery County teams are the Springbrook […]

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March 10, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Council Recognizes National Champion Maryland Bobcats Soccer Team

The Montgomery County Council has issued a proclamation recognizing the Maryland Bobcats soccer team on their national championship. The Maryland Bobcats became the United Premier Soccer League national champions with their win against the Santa Ana winds FC 3-1 Feb. 10 in Miami. The league was formed in 2011 and currently includes more than 300 […]

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February 28, 2020 | Joe Yasharoff

MCPS Boys and Girls Teams Ready for Playoffs

It’s playoff time for Montgomery County boys and girls basketball teams. These are some of the first-round girls’ games this weekend in 4A West: Region I: 2-seed B-CC hosts 7-seed Wheaton Friday night at 7:15 pm 3-seed Whitman hosts 6-seed Einstein Friday at 7:15 pm 4-seed Wootton hosts 5-seed Walter Johnson Friday at 7 pm […]

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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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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 | Deirdre Byrne

Caps Star Carlson Greets Fans at Olney Giant

Washington Capitals star defenseman John Carlson visited fans at the Giant Food in Olney on Wednesday to sign autographs and take photos. Carlson, 30, is a native of Natick, Mass. but lives in Montgomery County. He’s in his 11th season with the Caps, and is in the midst of a career year with 70 points […]

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February 6, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Damascus Sexual Assault Victims File Lawsuits Against School Board, Administrators, Coaches

Four students who said they “were victims of vicious sexual assaults” in Damascus High School football locker rooms during 2017 to 2019 filed suit Thursday against the Montgomery County Board of Education and several Damascus school officials and coaches. The 33-page and 31-page lawsuits detail the sexual assault incidents as well as an environment in […]

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