Sporting View

Terps' basketball takes a hit with NBA pastures

Melo-TrimbleMelo Trimble. COURTESY PHOTO

For University of Maryland basketball fans, the news came as a surprise to few when it was announced this week that sophomore guard Melo Trimble and freshman center Diamond Stone would be leaving College Park for greener pastures.

 Both players have decided to enter their names in the upcoming NBA Draft. However, Stone, a projected first round pick according to, plans to hire an agent which will make him ineligible to return to campus next season.


Silver Spring native makes NCAA tourney history

Villanova guard and former Wheaton High standout Josh Hart was on the court when teammate Kris Jenkins nailed the buzzer-beater that helped the Wildcats clinch the NCAA championship Monday night in Houston.


Syracuse connections and a trip to the "Final Four"

The Syracuse University women’s basketball program is headed to the Final Four for the first time in program history.

The Orange will face Washington in Indianapolis this weekend seeking to capture an NCAA title under the direction of Maryland native Quentin Hillsman.

Although Hillsman has deep roots in Prince George’s County, the Forestville High School graduate once coached high school basketball in Montgomery County.


Washington area football legends will get "Funky"

Former Damascus High School standout running back Jake Funk will be among the honorees this weekend at the Washington Football Legends Scholarship Gala.

The event, presented by Marriott, will offer a nostalgic evening of tribute, food and fun to honor football legends in our nation’s capital and provide scholarships for minority higher education assistance.


Getting together for a good cause: Clayton Powell

Clayton PowellClayton Powell

SILVER SPRING – Sometimes folks come together for a good cause and that was certainly the case Friday night at Dominic’s Italian Grille on New Hampshire Avenue.

 A standing-room only crowd packed into the restaurant to screen a film dedicated to a man that was loved by the community.

“Clayton Powell: The Master of Community Love” is a 45-minute  documentary about an African-American custodian at White Oak Middle School who loved his community so much that he would open the gymnasium to students in order to keep them off the streets.

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