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Damascus wrestler commits to Penn State

Damascus senior Scottie Obendorfer, a Class 4A-3A state champion and runner-up the past two seasons, verbally committed to wrestle at NCAA power Penn State University. A three-time county and regional champion who placed first and second during the past two Class 4A-3A state tournaments, Obendorfer led last year’s Swarmin’ Hornets…
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Damascus picks up wrestler from Falcons

Junior Paul Purkey, winner of a 182-pound private schools state title at Good Counsel last season, transferred to Damascus and will compete for the Swarmin’ Hornets starting Dec. 10. One of the title-winning Falcons’ six state champions and the only non-senior to reach the finals, Purkey overcame three upperclassmen, including…
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G. Prep’s Krause takes his wrestling act to Duke

  Private schools champion Ethan Krause, a senior at Georgetown Prep, signed to wrestle at Duke University, where he expects to redshirt during his initial season. “I chose Duke for the environment that was created with the combination of great young men, top notch academics and a team focused on…
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Two cross country runners qualify for national championship meets

Local cross country champions Rohann Asfaw and Abbey Green placed in two separate regional qualifiers for national meets Saturday, earning spots in national championships. Asfaw, a senior at Richard Montgomery, placed fourth with a time of 15:15 minutes in the Nike Southeast Region boys race in North Carolina. Green, a…
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QO clubs Annapolis 42-14, faces Wise in state finals

Quince Orchard running back Marvin Beander (23) breaks through the Annapolis Panthers defense to score a touchdown. PHOTO BY MARK POETKER   GAITHERSBURG – Quince Orchard junior quarterback Doc Bonner held back tears Friday night after his 12-1 Cougars defeated Annapolis 42-14 in the 4A state semifinals game Friday at…
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Damascus crushes Potomac 63-28 to advance to 3A finals

Potomac's Desoto McKenzie gets swarmed by the Damascus Hornets defense. Damascus would go on to defeat the Wolverines 63-28. PHOTO BY DAVID WOLFE  DAMASCUS – On Friday night, Markus Vinson and the Damascus Swarmin’ Hornets punched their ticket back to the Maryland 3A state championship football game by registering a…
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The Good Counsel Connection

When Vikings and the Redskins met, old high school teammates reunited on field Once Good Counsel teammates, Redskins cornerback Kendall Fuller embraces Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs after their recent game at FedEx Field.     PHOTO BY ED SHEARIN   LANDOVER – A Good Counsel reunion took place on…
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Coach "Moo" dead at 57

Kennedy Head Coach Dan Makosy died Nov. 16. FILE PHOTO   One of Montgomery County’s most beloved and respected football coaches lost his battle with cancer last week. Kennedy Head Coach Dan Makosy died Nov. 16 after a battle with colon cancer. He was 57. During a decade-long tenure at…
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Damascus girls fall to Howard in state volleyball finals, 3-1

Kaylen Bernota (5) and Sarah Noland (3) get set as teammate Sara Gruber spikes the ball in the 3A Championship  game vs. Atholton. PHOTO BY JACQUI SOUTH   COLLEGE PARK – The Damascus (16-3) varsity volleyball team returned to the 3A state championship game Saturday for the second straight year…
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