After ‘Long Two Years,’ Damascus Alum Funk Returns from Injuries to Lead Terps

“There are very, very, very few people that really understand what the last two to two and a half years have been like for me. From a physical standpoint to a mental standpoint.” Jake Funk missed nearly all of the...

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Washington Sports Club in Silver Spring Permanently Closed

The Washington Sports Club on Wayne Avenue in Downtown Silver Spring is permanently closed. According to a sign on the front door, members will be given prorated refunds. Washington Sports Clubs’ other locations in...

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Sherwood Varsity Gym Officially Named After Legendary ‘Coach Crutch’

Sherwood High School has officially renamed its gymnasium after the late Warren Crutchfield. Crutchfield, who was 83 when he died in July 2019, was influential to many in the Sherwood community. For 33 years, he worked at...

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MoCo’s Most Famous: Montgomery County Sports Hall of Famer Curtis Pride

Curtis Pride was a dominant athlete at Kennedy High School in the 1980’s in not one, not two but three sports. He was all-county and all-state in baseball, basketball and soccer. Pride was also all-America in soccer. And...

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Former Wootton High School Football Coach Charged With Sexual Abuse of Two Players

A former Wootton High School football coach was arrested Monday and charged with sexual abuse of two student players. Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) detectives charged Christopher Papadopoulos, 26, of Gaithersburg...

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MCPS Football Coaches Request Flexibility for In-Person Conditioning

Montgomery County Public Schools Football Coaches Association is urging the Board of Education and County Executive Mark Elrich to allow more flexibility when it comes to in-person workouts. Twenty-four football coaches from...

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October 22, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Washington Sports Club in Silver Spring Permanently Closed

The Washington Sports Club on Wayne Avenue in Downtown Silver Spring is permanently closed. According to a sign on the front door, members will be given prorated refunds. Washington Sports Clubs’ other locations in Washington, D.C. are still open. The club featured a swimming pool, courts for tennis, racquet ball and squash and hi-tech fitness […]

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October 16, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Hogan: Outdoor Sports Stadiums Can Open to 10% Capacity

The state of Maryland updated its capacity restrictions for outdoor sports and entertainment venues. On Friday Gov. Larry Hogan and State Health Secretary Robert Neall issued orders saying outdoor sports venues can open to 10% capacity, including M&T Bank Stadium and FedExField. According to the Baltimore Ravens, M&T Bank Stadium has a capacity of 71,008 […]

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October 15, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Sherwood Varsity Gym Officially Named After Legendary ‘Coach Crutch’

Sherwood High School has officially renamed its gymnasium after the late Warren Crutchfield. Crutchfield, who was 83 when he died in July 2019, was influential to many in the Sherwood community. For 33 years, he worked at Sherwood as a basketball coach and physical education teacher. His influence was so profound that in November 2020, […]

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October 15, 2020 | Staff Writer

MoCo’s Most Famous: Montgomery County Sports Hall of Famer Curtis Pride

Curtis Pride was a dominant athlete at Kennedy High School in the 1980’s in not one, not two but three sports. He was all-county and all-state in baseball, basketball and soccer. Pride was also all-America in soccer. And somehow, he found the time to maintain a 3.6 GPA. This Sunday, Pride, 51, will be inducted […]

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October 13, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Ex-entrenador de Fútbol Americano de Wootton High School Acusado de Abuso Sexual

Un ex entrenador de fútbol de Wootton High School fue arrestado el lunes y acusado de abuso sexual de dos jugadores estudiantes. Los detectives del Departamento de Policía del Condado de Montgomery (MCPD) acusaron a Christopher Papadopoulos, de 26 años, de Gaithersburg de dos cargos de abuso sexual de un menor y cuatro cargos de […]

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October 13, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Former Wootton High School Football Coach Charged With Sexual Abuse of Two Players

A former Wootton High School football coach was arrested Monday and charged with sexual abuse of two student players. Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) detectives charged Christopher Papadopoulos, 26, of Gaithersburg with two counts of sexual abuse of a minor and four counts of fourth degree sexual offense, according to online case records. Papadopoulos was […]

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October 12, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

MCPS Football Coaches Request Flexibility for In-Person Conditioning

Montgomery County Public Schools Football Coaches Association is urging the Board of Education and County Executive Mark Elrich to allow more flexibility when it comes to in-person workouts. Twenty-four football coaches from different MCPS high schools signed off on a letter from the association to Elrich and the school board requesting the officials to “provide […]

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October 7, 2020 | Brendan Hartlove

COVID-19 Outbreak Linked to Montgomery County Youth Soccer Club

Montgomery County is investigating a COVID-19 outbreak linked to a youth soccer club that has now “spilled over” into a high school team, public health officials have confirmed. Over the weekend, the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) was notified of two initial positive cases tied to the Potomac Soccer Association. As a result […]

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September 30, 2020 | Staff Writer

Keeping Up With Katie: Ledecky Announces Upcoming College Graduation 

Olympic gold swimmer and Bethesda native Katie Ledecky announced she plans on graduating from Stanford University this fall.  She attended Little Flower School and Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart before enrolling at Stanford. Ledecky said she majors in psychology and minors in political science. “I know there’s an election joke with that one […]

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September 29, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

101-Year-Old Tennis, Soccer Champion and War Hero Doyle Royal Dies

Doyle Royal, a legendary tennis figure in the area, died at the age of 101. The Washington, D.C. native and longtime Bethesda resident lived a full life as a championship-winning soccer and tennis player and coach and World War II hero. Royal was the oldest Edgemoor Club member and spent a great deal of time […]

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