Keeping Up With Katie: Ledecky Celebrates Graduation Day Creatively

Five-time Olympic gold medal winning swimmer Katie Ledecky had to miss her graduation day at Stanford University due to a prior engagement: the US Swim Trials in Omaha, Neb. So she and two of her fellow graduating teammates got...

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World’s #1 Ranked Pickleball Player Puts on a Show at YMCA Exhibition

The YMCA Bethesda-Chevy Chase hosted a full day of pickleball activities Monday including clinics and a round robin. The day was capped off by an evening exhibition featuring the world’s top-ranked pickleball player, Ben...

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Summer’s Here and County Pools are Open

It’s summer, and Montgomery County pools are open to county residents for three-hour sessions. Reservations are no longer required. However, they are encouraged and will provide priority admission. The number of county...

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Boyds Gymnast DiCello Has Strong Showing at GK U.S. Classic

Gymnast Kayla DiCello, 17, finished third for the all-around title, first in the uneven bars and third in the floor exercise at the GK U.S. Classic in Indianapolis on Sunday. The native of Boyds and junior at Northwest High...

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Funk Excited for Return to M&T Bank Stadium, Site of His Historic 7 Touchdown Game

Fans, members of the media and coaches get excited each year for the NFL schedule release. So do players. Jake Funk, the Los Angeles Rams rookie running back by way of Damascus High School and the University of Maryland, knew...

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‘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...

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June 14, 2021 | Joe Yasharoff

Keeping Up With Katie: Ledecky Celebrates Graduation Day Creatively

Five-time Olympic gold medal winning swimmer Katie Ledecky had to miss her graduation day at Stanford University due to a prior engagement: the US Swim Trials in Omaha, Neb. So she and two of her fellow graduating teammates got creative. A happy @Stanford graduation day from Omaha šŸ„°šŸŒ² #Stanford2021 #SwimTrials21 #GoStanford pic.twitter.com/MCbXDo7re4 — Katie Ledecky […]

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June 8, 2021 | Joe Yasharoff

World’s #1 Ranked Pickleball Player Puts on a Show at YMCA Exhibition

The YMCA Bethesda-Chevy Chase hosted a full day of pickleball activities Monday including clinics and a round robin. The day was capped off by an evening exhibition featuring the world’s top-ranked pickleball player, Ben Johns, and his brother Collin. The brothers, who grew up in Laytonsville, are the number one ranked doubles team in the […]

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June 4, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Summer’s Here and County Pools are Open

It’s summer, and Montgomery County pools are open to county residents for three-hour sessions. Reservations are no longer required. However, they are encouraged and will provide priority admission. The number of county residents and pool pass holders permitted at any of the county pools depends on pool capacity. Reservations can be made eight days in […]

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May 24, 2021 | Joe Yasharoff

Boyds Gymnast DiCello Has Strong Showing at GK U.S. Classic

Gymnast Kayla DiCello, 17, finished third for the all-around title, first in the uneven bars and third in the floor exercise at the GK U.S. Classic in Indianapolis on Sunday. The native of Boyds and junior at Northwest High School will compete in next month’s U.S. Olympic team trials in St. Louis. The Olympics, which […]

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May 20, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

MCPS Relaxes COVID-19 Restrictions for Athletes, Graduates

Montgomery County Public Schools Wednesday issued guidelines for upcoming graduations and details about student athletics. High school graduations will still be held at individual schools but now families will be permitted more than two tickets per student. The actual number is based on both the size of the graduating class and capacity of individual school’s […]

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May 13, 2021 | Joe Yasharoff

Funk Excited for Return to M&T Bank Stadium, Site of His Historic 7 Touchdown Game

Fans, members of the media and coaches get excited each year for the NFL schedule release. So do players. Jake Funk, the Los Angeles Rams rookie running back by way of Damascus High School and the University of Maryland, knew that his new team would be playing in Baltimore this year but he didn’t know […]

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May 12, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Hogan Lifts Restrictions on Restaurants, Venues; Indoor Mask Mandate Remains

Effective Saturday, May 15, all Maryland indoor and outdoor dining establishments, including restaurants and bars, can resume normal operations, Gov. Larry Hogan announced at a press conference Wednesday. The same goes for other indoor and outdoor venues. All outdoor entertainment, arts, and sports venues, as well as all indoor entertainment venues and conventions can resume […]

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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 TrainĀ 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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