Major Retailers Remove Redskins Apparel from Stores

Days after the Washington Redskins announced that a formal review of the team’s name was underway, major retailers have responded. Beginning this week, Target, Walmart and Dick’s Sporting Goods have stopped selling the...

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PGA Tour Event at Avenel Pushed Back Until 2022

Local golf fans will need to wait an extra year to attend a PGA Tour event in Montgomery County. The Wells Fargo Championship had been scheduled to be played at the TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm in 2021.  The Tour announced today...

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MoCo’s Most Famous: Olympian Dominique Dawes Opens New Gymnastics Academy

Silver Spring native Dominique Dawes is known by many as a three-time Olympic gymnast and a gold medal winner. But this week Dawes is doing something she considers much more significant – opening the Dominique Dawes...

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Blog: Worth the Wait: Berger Outlasts Great Field at Colonial

Some 175 years ago, Karl Marx wrote “Religion is the opium of the people.” Modern philosophers have morphed that into “Sports are the opiate of the masses.” Indeed. Did you get your fix this past weekend? Of course you...

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High School Sports in Maryland Can Resume Practicing in August

High school sports in Montgomery County can resume outdoor practices beginning August 12, Maryland State Superintendent Karen Salmon announced. Sports programs across the county have been completely shut down since March because...

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Blog: Golf is Back!

For the first time in far too long, the news did not consume me today. The game I love — the Game of Golf — was back. After three months in quarantine, the P.G.A. Tour and the world’s greatest players were back in action;...

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June 15, 2020 | Alex Argiris

High School Sports in Maryland Can Resume Practicing in August

High school sports in Montgomery County can resume outdoor practices beginning August 12, Maryland State Superintendent Karen Salmon announced. Sports programs across the county have been completely shut down since March because of the coronavirus pandemic. Most spring sports lost their entire seasons and many seniors did not have the opportunity to complete their high […]

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May 22, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Montgomery County Swim League Cancels Summer Season

For the almost 14,000 young people who swim with the Montgomery County Swim League, it is going to be a dry summer. Thursday night, during the board’s montly meeting, members agreed to cancel the entire 2020 swim season in light of the pandemic when county residents are told to stay at home and social distance. […]

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May 21, 2020 | Joe Yasharoff

Montgomery County Native Scott Van Pelt Shares Special Message for 2020 Graduating Seniors

ESPN anchor Scott Van Pelt has always worn his Maryland roots on his sleeve. Born in Brookeville, Van Pelt attended Flower Valley Elementary School in Rockville and graduated from Sherwood High School in Sandy Spring. He started his television career as an intern at FOX5 while a student at the University of Maryland. He worked […]

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May 11, 2020 | Joe Yasharoff

Rockville Unveils Statue of Walter ‘Big Train’ Johnson

A statue of Walter Johnson, one of the most accomplished major league pitchers of all time, now stands as a centerpiece to Dogwood Park in Rockville in a replica baseball field that represents his more than two-decade career on the mound with the Washington Senators. According to a press release from the City of Rockville, […]

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May 3, 2020 | Joe Yasharoff

Legendary Montgomery County Football Coach Roy Lester Dies

Legendary former Montgomery County football coach Roy Lester – known for a wicked sense of humor, chewing tobacco and winning lots of football games – died Sunday morning in Rockville at the age of 96. As the head coach of Richard Montgomery High School from 1959-68, Lester led the Rockets to an 86-10-1 record including […]

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April 28, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Maryland Superintendent: Sports Canceled For Remainder of School Year

Maryland Superintendent Karen Salmon announced “the cancellation of all athletic events [and] sports for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year.” Salmon made the announcement at a State Board of Education meeting Tuesday afternoon. “This also includes the remainder of the 2020 Boys and Girls Basketball State Championships and all spring sports, as well as […]

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April 23, 2020 | Joe Yasharoff

Trevon Diggs on Cusp of Joining Brother Stefon in NFL

Day one of the NFL Draft is Thursday night. For one local kid, it’s an opportunity to follow his brother into the NFL. Trevon Diggs grew up in Gaithersburg attending The Avalon School. After four years at Alabama, he’s now on the verge of fulfilling his dream of joining brother Stefon – a wide receiver […]

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April 20, 2020 | Joe Yasharoff

Former Richard Montgomery High, Baltimore Colts Great Mike Curtis Dies

Mike Curtis, the hard-nosed linebacker who grew up in Rockville and starred at Richard Montgomery High School, Duke University and the Baltimore Colts in the 60’s and 70’s, died Monday morning in St. Petersburg, Florida. He was 77. Known as “Mad Dog,” Curtis made a huge play in Super Bowl V picking off a pass […]

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March 27, 2020 | Joe Yasharoff

Quince Orchard Star Demeioun Robinson Commits to Maryland

Rising senior Demeioun Robinson, all-America outside linebacker/defensive end at Quince Orchard High School, announced that he has committed to play at the University of Maryland. The announcement came as a surprise in recruiting circles. Robinson is a four-star player who has been compared as a pass rusher to former DeMatha and Ohio State star Chase […]

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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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