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Locals light up the Cap Classic

Kobe Colston shoots in the District v Suburban All-Star Capital Classic game. PHOTO BY JACQUI SOUTH   WASHINGTON, D.C. – Maret School senior forward Luka Garza’s all-time favorite basketball player is LeBron James. It was fitting, then, that the last time the Verizon Center hosted the Capital Classic, James was…
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Despite the loss to the U.S.A. All-Stars, local athletes do well in Cap Classic

WASHINGTON – Montgomery County was well represented in Saturday’s 44th Annual Hoop Culture Capital Classic at Verizon Center. Despite suffering a 113-101 loss to the United States All-Stars, Seneca Valley senior guard Brandon Simpson was able to bask in the limelight one last time before graduation. “It was cool,” said…
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Rule change will affect athlete’s religious freedom

MONTGOMERY VILLAGE – The rule that forced Watkins Mill junior basketball player Je’Nan Hayes to sit out the Wolverines’ postseason game at Oxon Hill last month has been changed. The 16-year-old Muslim wears a hijab because of her religion and had worn the garment all season long without opposition from…
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Kirby repeats MMA win over Brown

Dameron Kirby was cautiously optimistic entering last Saturday’s mixed martial arts bout against Jason Brown, having earlier defeated his 170-pound rival but lost twice previously to others at  Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore. “I actually lost here to one of Jason’s teammates,” said Kirby, winner by second-round TKO over Brown…
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Patrick Ewing comes back to Georgetown

NBA great and Georgetown legend Patrick Ewing has been hired to assume the head coaching duties at his alma mater. Ewing, who once owned a home in Potomac, was introduced as the new Georgetown head coach last week during a press conference at the John R. Thompson Jr. Intercollegiate Athletic…
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‘Peaceful Warrior’ leads through action despite near-death tragedy

Ronald Mann (right) with instructor Fernando Yamasaki. PHOTO BY GREGG ZWIRN Almost 22 years ago, Ronald Mann had held a pistol to his temple, a 23-year-old no longer capable of enduring what had been a month of mental anguish. As a former U.S. Army medic who enlisted at age 18…
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MoCo wrestlers learn value of hard work and discipline at USMC wrestling clinic

U.S. Marine Sgt. Cameron McNeill from the Rockville Recruiting Substation speaks to the athletes at the USMC Sports Leadership Academy Wrestling Clinic at Magruder High School. PHOTO BY JACQUI SOUTH   C.J. Cramma was Magruder’s best wrestler this past winter, but the Colonels’ junior lost more than he won against…
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County runners fare well in Jim Vollmer meet

Seneca Valley’s J'Sean Williams ran an 11.32 on the preliminaries and a personal record of 11.02 in the finals to take first place in the 100m run. PHOTO BY DAVID WOLFE   MONTGOMERY VILLAGE – Local track and field athletes won several events and placed in others, including relays, sprints,…
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Blair softball stays undefeated

Blazers overpower Richard Montgomery with 10 runs to win sixth Blair pitcher Courtney Wyche connects solidly with the ball, putting it over the right field fence for a home run. PHOTO BY DAVID WOLFE   SILVER SPRING – The Blair varsity softball team extended its undefeated streak to 6-0 Thursday…
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