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...

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Wrestlers Helen Maroulis, Kyle Snyder Qualify for 2021 Olympic Games

Good Counsel High School alumnus Kyle Snyder and Magruder High School alumna Helen Maroulis qualified for the 2021 Summer Olympic Games at the U.S. wrestling team trials on Saturday. Both wrestlers won a gold medal at the 2016...

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Montgomery Parks Updates Restrictions for Athletic Facilities

Montgomery Parks announced on April 3 that they will be modifying certain COVID-19 restrictions within their athletic facilities in accordance with Montgomery County’s recently amended health regulations and updated COVID...

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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...

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Olympic Diver Steele Johnson Visits County Aquatic Center

Olympic diver Steele Johnson visited the Kennedy Shriver Aquatic Center in North Bethesda to shoot a promotional video on March 26. A clip of the promotional video can be found on Instagram and Twitter. View this post on...

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Quince Orchard Football Players Relish Opportunity to Play Again

Quince Orchard hosted Sherwood Friday night for a football scrimmage. Usually, football is played from September to December. The season opener should have taken place last fall but of course the COVID-19 pandemic changed...

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April 5, 2021 | Gracie Tanner

Wrestlers Helen Maroulis, Kyle Snyder Qualify for 2021 Olympic Games

Good Counsel High School alumnus Kyle Snyder and Magruder High School alumna Helen Maroulis qualified for the 2021 Summer Olympic Games at the U.S. wrestling team trials on Saturday. Both wrestlers won a gold medal at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Maroulis, a 57-kilogram freestyle wrestler, defeated Jenna Burkert, 2-1, at the […]

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April 5, 2021 | Abby Espiritu

Montgomery Parks Updates Restrictions for Athletic Facilities

Montgomery Parks announced on April 3 that they will be modifying certain COVID-19 restrictions within their athletic facilities in accordance with Montgomery County’s recently amended health regulations and updated COVID sports guide. Montgomery Parks will be implementing the following changes and guidelines: Nets at all basketball courts in parks will be reinstalled. For sports played […]

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March 29, 2021 | Joe Yasharoff

Quince Orchard Football Players Relish Opportunity to Play Again

Quince Orchard hosted Sherwood Friday night for a football scrimmage. Usually, football is played from September to December. The season opener should have taken place last fall but of course the COVID-19 pandemic changed everything. Last week, the Montgomery County Council voted that football could be played again but in a condensed three-game season with […]

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March 26, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Council Approves Limited Number of Spectators at Sporting Events

The Montgomery County Council unanimously agreed on Friday to allow two spectators for each athlete, up to a maximum of 50 people, at sporting events as long as those spectators are in an area with a barrier between them and the athletes and coaches. The new recommendations take effect on April 2 at 5 p.m. […]

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March 24, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Blair Football Scrimmage Canceled Due to COVID-19 Case

A Montgomery Blair High School athlete tested positive for COVID-19. Therefore, the Blazer’s varsity scrimmage scheduled for March 26 against Gaithersburg High School has been canceled. Sam Nosoff, Blair’s head football coach and PE/health teacher, tweeted that “Unfortunately, due to a positive COVID-19 test within the Blazer Family the Varsity scrimmage on Friday has been […]

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March 20, 2021 | Halle Grossett

Players, Coaches Rejoice Over Return of Football

Following the Montgomery County Council’s unanimous vote on Friday to give the green light for MCPS teams to play football, many players, coaches and families celebrated the decision. Instead of the usual 10 games, there will be only three games this season. Teams will play under a strict “COVID Protocol Plan”. The season begins Friday, […]

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March 19, 2021 | Joe Yasharoff

Friday Marks Opening Day for Several MCPS Sports

Friday is opening day for several fall MCPS sports. Sports such as field hockey, soccer, volleyball and bocce begin Friday afternoon and evening. For a full schedule, check below. The decision on whether football games will be played is expected later Friday. Today is fall opening day! We are so excited to welcome our student-athletes […]

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March 16, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Council to Review Future of High School Football Friday

After hearing from many constituents and following a March 14 rally by high school football players, members of the Montgomery County Council agreed Tuesday to relook at its decision to disallow contact football at Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS). The matter is tentatively scheduled for discussion on March 19. Last week, the council relaxed some […]

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March 16, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Take Me Out to the Ballgame: D.C. Allows 5,000 Fans at Nats Games

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser and the D.C. Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency approved a waiver request by the Washington Nationals baseball team so that 5,000 masked fans can attend home games. In a March 15 letter to the Washington Nationals, D.C. officials approved a maximum of 5,000 fans per game, but added they “hope […]

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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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