For athletes, new turf infill means old problems
N May of 2018, the Montgomery County Board of Education voted seven to one to approve the installation of a $1.3 million turf field at Whitman, despite controversy surrounding its infill material, ZeoFill. At the time, community members expressed concern about the lack of publicly available research on ZeoFill’s safety and durability.
Leesburg, March 27 High School Softball🥎 Game Notice
There are 3 high school Softball🥎 games in Leesburg. The Broad Run High School softball team will have a game with Riverside High School on March 27, 2023, 16:30:00 CST. The Potomac Falls High School softball team will have a game with Loudoun County High School on March 27, 2023, 17:30:00 CST.
MoCo’s Jordan Hawkins Leads UCONN Into Elite Eight Matchup Tonight
Jordan Hawkins, an All-Big East 6’5, 190 pound guard for the #4 seed UCONN Huskies, will lead his team against the #3 seed Gonzaga Bulldogs tonight at 8:49pm as the teams compete in an Elite Eight battle to get into the Final Four. Hawkins is a Montgomery County native who attended Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School in Germantown and Gaithersburg High School for his freshman and sophomore years before transferring to DeMatha.
Clarksburg, Paint Branch Athletic Directors Wins State Honors
Two Montgomery County Athletic Specialist/Directors, Ed Dalton (Clarksburg) and Heather Podosek (Paint Branch) have earned state honors through the Maryland State Athletic Director Association (MSADA). Per MCPS: Ed Dalton, athletics specialist/athletic director at Clarksburg High School, has been named the Maryland State Athletic Directors Association’s (MSADA’s) 2023 District 2B Athletic...
College Fair Set for April 18-19 in Germantown
The annual Montgomery County National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) National College Fair will be held on Tuesday, April 18 and Wednesday, April 19, at the Maryland SoccerPlex in Germantown. This free event will feature representatives from about 300 colleges and universities, and provides resources to students and parents navigating the college admissions process. The fair runs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. both days and is open to Grade 11 students attending with their schools.
Wolverine baseball plugging away in Year 2
EVELETH—The Rock Ridge baseball team is itching to get outside. Area spring sport athletes are no stranger to working in the gym for extended periods of time while the snow outside melts away. With the addition of brand new turf baseball fields for the Wolverines, the hope is to get outside sooner rather than later this year. Just under two weeks out from their season opener at Frandsen Bank &...
Parents help save local Loudoun County baseball field
A popular little league in Loudoun County thought they’d be without their homefield due to a surprise sale. Confusion emerged after players’ families heard the ballpark had been sold and thought the new owner was forcing them out just as the spring season was getting started. FOX 5's Tisha Lewis spoke to parents about how they were able to compromise to save Lions Field for at least one more baseball season.
Spring Players To Watch
Another Woodgrove sports season is coming up and here are some athletes you should keep an eye on. After she made the switch over from baseball, Senior Annika Rohs started playing softball at age 12. Rohs is pursuing her academic and softball career at Virginia Tech and offers a piece of advice: “Don’t take your four years for granted. Listen and respect what your coaches do for you; they put in a lot of time and effort that is underappreciated and not seen.”
Senior vs. Staff Basketball Game
A tradition kept since the early years of Woodgrove High School, the annual Student vs. Staff basketball game was held on January 19th. The game was won by the staff, which continued a common trend of losses for the students in school events this year. This has led to participants and students questioning aspects of the game, such as the ways the teams are chosen or how the game is officiated.
Phoenix Athletes Rock Winter Championships
Throughout the month of February, various athletic teams representing Rock Ridge competed across the state of Virginia in postseason contests. From the track and field team who traveled to Liberty University for their state meet, to the Phoenix wrestling team who competed at Virginia Beach for their state conference, these athletes made sure to give it their all.
Ashburn, March 25 High School Baseball⚾ Game Notice
The Westfield High School baseball team will have a game with Independence High School - Ashburn on March 25, 2023, 11:00:00 CST.
Women's Rugby To Battle Navy at Segra Field on Saturday
WEST POINT, NY - Army West Point women's rugby will take on service-academy rival Navy this Saturday at 10:30 a.m. in Leesburg, Virginia. It marks the lone 15s contest of the spring for Army before jumping into the 7s season the following weekend. The Black Knights took down the Midshipmen by a score of 20-3 in last season's matchup at West Point.
MD/DE Scout Blog: St. Maria Goretti at Brunswick
Across the Old Line State, our staff has seen an abundance of top tier arms already this Spring, and Wednesday night provided yet another opportunity to catch two more. St. Maria Goretti made the drive out to Brunswick for an intriguing pitchers duel between uncommitted Junior righty Andrew Kerns (Goretti) and Senior hurler and Coastal Carolina commit Oliver Ellison (Brunswick). The game certainly lived up to the hype, with both arms showcasing their talent immensely throughout the evening.
Tuscarora Winter Sports Recap: A Successful Season
Tuscarora had an incredible season for winter sports, with athletes from wrestling, swim team, and track qualifying for and competing at VHSL State Championships. This wrestling season, Ibrahim Barokah and Tony Philpot competed in the VHSL Class 4 Wrestling State Championships at Virginia Beach. Barokah placed 4th in the 113 lbs weight class and Philpot placed 6th in the 106 lbs weight class.
Flying on 4 Wheels: Skateboarders Roll in for Dirt Farm Freeride
On Easter Sunday last year, Bruce and Janell Zurschmeide were surprised to find a small group of skateboarders flying down the steep driveway leading to their mountaintop tasting room at Dirt Farm Brewing near Bluemont. This weekend, 135 downhill longboarders will converge on the property for a “freeride” event, attracting...
Baseball: Freedom Shuts Out Riverside in Early Season Clash of Titans
Leesburg, Va. — Derrick Jerry photographed Freedom High School’s baseball game against Riverside High School in Leesburg on March 16 and posted this photo gallery with 125+ photos! Freedom seniors Ryan Marohn and Mason Butash scattered four hits while striking out 13 in the Eagles’ 6-0 win over the Rams.
Former Local Stars Rice, Hawkins Lead Their Teams in NCAA Tournament
Two former Montgomery County hoop stars led their teams to victories over the weekend in the NCAA Tournament. Bethesda’s Kiki Rice (Sidwell Friends) led her team in scoring as UCLA beat Sacramento State 67-45 on Saturday in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. The freshman point guard had...
Mount Men’s Golf Weathers Through Cold Conditions
Urbana, Md. (March 19, 2023) – The Men's golf team had to weather through frigid and windy conditions this weekend at Worthington, Manor. The team finished 13th with a final score of 613 (+37), while shooting a 303 today (+15). Junior Hank Schaefer golfed 75 both rounds and led the team after finishing tied for 20th with a final score of 150 (+6).
Softball: Riverside Rolls Past Westfield in Non-League Matchup
Michael Ferrara is a sports videographer with years of experience covering high school athletics in Loudoun County. A lifelong baseball fan, Michael was the manager of the Heritage High School varsity baseball team in 2009, 2010 and 2011. During his senior year at Heritage, Michael was the videographer for the varsity football team.
New mascot unveiled for Loudoun United FC
The Loudoun United Football Club has signed a very special new member of the team. It’s a miniature horse — or is it a pony — that will be the new official mascot for the team. For now, Loudoun United FC is just calling it a pegasus...
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