Professional athletes are bunking with host families in Maryland and the District. It's not a study abroad exchange program. It's the National Women's Soccer League – the third shot at a professional women's soccer league in Boyds, which is set to kickoff
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Monday, April 1, 2013
Sports on Earth catches up with the former Washington Nationals manager with Rockville roots.
Is there any room for reprieve when it comes to baseball and quitters? That’s the question a recent post at Sports on Earth raised after catching up with Jim Riggleman, who quit as manager of the Washington Nationals in 2011 when the team declined to give him a contract extension. At the moment, Riggleman manages the Louisville Bats (an affiliate of the Cinncinati Reds). He told Sports on Earth that he regrets quitting the Nats and said starting at a “low level” of the minors might be a way of getting back to the majors. "As I've told many people, it wasn't the smart thing to do," Riggleman said. "But it was thought out and it had been going for awhile, but it wasn't the smart decision. But I thought it was the right decision. That's the …
Check out who's lined up to play on Bethesda's collegiate baseball team this season.
Baseball season has officially arrived with Monday's opening day for the Washington Nationals. Though the collegiate season is still a few weeks off, local baseball fans are gearing up for the season by checking out the recently-released Big Train roster. The summer collegiate baseball team plays in the Cal Ripken League, with teams from Rockville, Silver Spring-Takoma Park, Baltimore, Washington, DC, and Virginia. Players hail from colleges across the country and stay with host families during the summer in the Bethesda and Potomac areas. Rockville Express had not yet posted its 2013 roster at its website, RockvilleExpress.org. The Big Train plays Rockville Express on June 20 at Shirley Povich Field. The Big Train has taken the Cal Ripken…
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Prime Choice caterers will be serving up summertime fan favorites during the Big Train's season.
Gearing up for the Big Train’s baseball season this year? Get your tastebuds ready, as well. The Prime Choice Caterers have signed on to serve up concessions at the Home Run Cafe at Cabin John Regional Park's Shirley Povich Field, the Big Train's home base. Ledo Pizza, Rita’s Italian Ice and Auntie Anne’s Pretzels also will be returning this year to offer their summertime fare on the Shirley Povich Field concourse. Prime Choice, which offers catering services across the Washington, DC, metro region, launched as a family butcher shop in Olde Towne Gaithersburg in 1981. This season, they’ll serve up favorites like hot dogs, hamburgers, fries, salads, nachos, cotton candy and ice cream. Baseball fans also can check out “home run” specials …
Friday, March 15, 2013
Basketball tournament is Friday at Twinbrook Community Recreation Center
On Friday, the Rockville City Police Department will host its own March Madness Basketball Tournament, the city recently announced. The eighth annual tournament is from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Twinbrook Community Recreation Center gym, 12920 Twinbrook Parkway. March Madness is open to players in grades five through nine. Individual youths may also register and will be placed on a team. Kelley Day Terry, director of the Twinbrook community center, the tournament is intended to give kids the chance to get to know Rockville City police officers. "The kids see the officers in a different light, and they joke around," Day Terry said in an announcement. "It also opens up a line of communication so the next time they see them they can talk to …
Monday, March 11, 2013
Colonels dominated the undersized Cougars en route to a lopsided 47-30 victory Friday night.
When No. 3-seed Quince Orchard High School took the Montgomery Blair High School basketball court Friday night against top-seeded and defending state champion Col. Zadak Magruder High School, it was a decided underdog. It showed too, as the Colonels dominated the undersized Cougars en route to a lopsided 47-30 victory. “We’re young, we haven’t experience this, we had a Cinderella season, and coming here, we kind of fell our way,” Coach Paul Foringer said. “Being on this stage might be a little too much for us.” In the first quarter, Quince Orchard failed to make a basket, and a free throw from senior guard Charles Porter would be the only points it scored in the frame. The Cougars didn’t net their first field goal until the 7:26 mark of …
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Alianza Lima de Maryland Soccer Team was the only one from the U.S. to compete in the tournament.
Members of the Alianza Lima de Maryland Soccer Team recently traveled to Lima, Peru, to compete in the prestigious South American youth soccer tournament, the Copa de la Amistad, a Montgomery County spokeswoman said. The team was recognized with certificates presented by County Executive Isiah Leggett on Tuesday, said Sue Tucker, a county spokeswoman. The players are from Rockville, Bethesda and Potomac. Thier team was the only one from the U.S. to take part in the tournament, where it finished fourth, according to Tucker.
Monday, February 11, 2013
Teams will be presented proclamations at the start of the Montgomery County Council meeting Tuesday.
Wootton High School can soon add two county proclamations to its trophy case. The Patriots' state champion soccer and golf teams will receive proclamations from the Montgomery County Council on Tuesday. Councilman Phil Andrews, D-Gaithersburg, is expected to present the honor at the start of the meeting. Wootton golfers won the state title on Oct. 24, with a score of 603, beating Urbana by 23. The soccer team became state champs after defeating Perry Hall, 3-1, at Richard Montgomery High School on Nov. 10.
Monday, November 19, 2012
The University's Board of Regents voted Monday to approve the move.
Update, 11 a.m.: The University of Maryland's Board of Regents voted unanimously Monday morning to accept an invitation to join the Big Ten Conference and leave the Atlantic Coast Conference, ESPN reported. It's unclear when Maryland would make the move, but a buy out from the ACC could cost as much as $50 million, according to ESPN. Original Post, 5:30 a.m.: As soon as Monday the University of Maryland could end its 60-year affiliation with the Atlantic Coast Conference and join the Big Ten, according to a Baltimore Sun article. The Board of Regents at the university will meet Monday to discuss the move, thought Baltimore Sun reported it wasn't clear whether the board vote was necessary or if Chanvellor William E. Kirwan could decide on …
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Which Week 4 high school football game should be featured as the Patch Game of the Week in Montgomery County?
The Quince Orchard Cougars rolled over Paint Branch in a matchup of unbeaten teams in the Week 3 Montgomery County Patch Game of the Week. Will a new team be featured for the second consecutive week or will the Cougars reign continue? Quince Orchard (3-0 overall, 0-0 division) plays host to Montgomery 4A West division rival Northwest (2-1, 1-0). Northwest is coming off a 55-0 win over Magruder and its only loss came on the road in Week 2 against undefeated Seneca Valley. Seneca Valley (3-0, 2-0) travels to Potomac for Week 4's only matchup of unbeaten teams as the Screaming Eagles take on the Churchill Bulldogs (3-0, 3-0). Other games involving teams above .500 this week include Einstein (2-1, 1-1) at Damascus (3-0, 1-0) and Poolesville (2…