Bringing NBA Trophy Home a ‘Dream Come True’ for Former Gaithersburg High’s Miller

Less than 10 years ago, Malcolm Miller was playing basketball at Gaithersburg High School. He had high aspirations for himself but winning the NBA championship last year as a member of the Toronto Raptor exceeded even his dreams....

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Former Gaithersburg Star Malcolm Miller Brings NBA Championship Trophy Back Home

A few years back, Malcolm Miller was a very good basketball player at Gaithersburg High School. Now he’s a member of the world-champion Toronto Raptors and he’s bringing the championship trophy back home for everyone...

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Northwest High’s DiCello Wins U.S. Junior Women’s Gymnastics Championship

Northwest High School rising sophomore Kayla DiCello won the all-around title at the U.S. junior women’s gymnastics championship in Kansas City, Missouri on Sunday. DiCello, 15, who clinched the title with a stellar...

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Spirit Fall in Lavelle’s First Home Game Back

Rose Lavelle was back in the lineup at home for the first time since the World Cup but the Washington Spirit missed an opportunity to move up in the standings.  The Chicago Red Stars extended their winning streak to five games...

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University of Maryland Football Aims to Maximize It

First-year Head Coach Mike Locksley opened up the 2019 University of Maryland football season Friday at a day-long press event. It is an effort to Maximize It – a catchphrase for the new season. In a fresh twist to past...

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MoCo’s Most Famous: Mark Ein’s Journey from Tournament Ball Boy to Owner

Mark Ein might as well be called DC’s Mr. Tennis. He made his name as an investor, entrepreneur, and philanthropist in Washington D.C. but most people know him as the owner of the Washington Kastles, a professional team...

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July 22, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Lavelle, Pugh Continue Fight for Equal Pay

At a press conference at FedEx Field in Landover on Monday, Washington Spirit players Rose Lavelle and Mallory Pugh talked about the famous “equal pay” chant after winning the Women’s World Cup. When asked about the ongoing issue, Lavelle did not mince words. Elise Kellond-Knight of Australia, a defensive midfielder for the Spirit, said that […]

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July 22, 2019 | Staff Writer

Two Roses, One Memorable Moment

Fans lined up after the Washington Spirit’s 2-1 loss to the Houston Dash Saturday night to meet their new World Cup heroes. Six players on the Spirit’s roster represented their countries at the World Cup including Rose Lavelle and Mallory Pugh who played for the winning US team. MCM was there to capture some memorable […]

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July 22, 2019 | Staff Writer

Keeping Up With Katie: Ledecky Stunned at Worlds

The latest news and information about Olympic champion swimmer and Montgomery County’s own Katie Ledecky. Katie Ledecky is the best swimmer in the world who is very unaccustomed to not finishing in first place. That’s why Sunday’s second place finish in the 400 meter freestyle at the world championships in Gwangju, South Korea was a […]

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July 21, 2019 | Staff Writer

Spirit Lose Game, Win Over Fans

The final score at the Maryland SoccerPlex Saturday night indicated that the Washington Spirit had lost to the Houston Dash 2-1 in a game delayed by heat and lightning. But a sellout crowd of 5500 – many of whom stayed after the game for autographs and pictures with US National Team players Rose Lavelle and […]

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July 21, 2019 | David Wolfe

Dash Prevail as Spirit Welcomes Back World Cup Players

At a sold-out Maureen Hendricks Field in oppressive heat and humidity, the Houston Dash surprised the Spirit with a 2-1 victory on First Responders and Welcome Back World Cup players night. The first half of play was relatively even for both teams. Halftime arrived with no goals by either team. Mother nature interrupted the halftime […]

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July 19, 2019 | Staff Writer

Game Time for Saturday’s Spirit Game Moved Due to Extreme Heat

Continued extreme heat has caused the Spirit to move the start time of Saturday’s game from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Maryland SoccerPlex in Boyds. According to the Spirit, Gate D and the Fan Zone will open at 6:30 p.m. and Gate A will open at 7 p.m. Refillable water or water bottles will […]

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July 19, 2019 | Joe Yasharoff

For Spirit Head Coach, Getting Lavelle and Pugh Back is ‘Like Christmas Day’

The Washington Spirit held their final training session before Saturday night’s home game against the Houston Dash. The extreme heat caused head coach Richie Burke to shorten practice at the Maryland Soccerplex in Boyds. Two players from the U.S. World Cup champion team, Rose Lavelle and Mallory Pugh, are back with the team and their […]

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July 15, 2019 | Phil Fabrizio

Kings for a Day: MCSL Week 6 is a Family Affair

The other half of the Montgomery County Swim League (MCSL) teams who traveled away last week had their last home meet Saturday, July 13.  I was on hand for the B Division meet between the Stonebridge Sharks and the Kentlands Kingfish.  I know the routine here having covered the Kentlands for the Town Courier newspaper […]

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July 9, 2019 | Ben Palmer

Rose Lavelle: Inspired by Hamm, Now Inspiring Others

Washington Spirit and U.S. Women’s Team midfielder Rose Lavelle followed in the footsteps of a player she had long looked up to during her performance in the FIFA Women’s World Cup, in which she scored three goals, including one in the final. While attending elementary school at St. Vincent Ferrer School in Cincinnati, Lavelle dressed […]

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July 8, 2019 | Phil Fabrizio

County Swim League Heats Up as Season’s End Nears

The Montgomery County Swim League (MCSL) is in its fifth week of competition across the county.  Teams and individuals are running out of time and events to make a move upward in standings or make that cherished All-Star time.  For some MCSL  swimmers, this 4th of July holiday weekend and next can be a bittersweet […]

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