Friday, May 17, 2013
The Mid-Atlantic Championship—which takes place at the TPC Potomac golf course at Avenel Farm starting May 27—will offer a series of tips—called "Fore U"—on social media to help followers make sense of the sport.
Golf enjoys strong popularity among area residents. With several good golf courses in the area, and a couple tournaments coming up, it's both a spectator sport and an active sport in Potomac. But for those just starting out, the terminology can be tricky. To help with that, the Mid-Atlantic Championship—a premier stop on the Web.com Tour and which takes place at the TPC Potomac golf course at Avenel Farm from May 27 through June 2—is offering a series of tips—called "Fore U"—that will be passed along each day of the tournament on its Facebook (www.facebook.com/machampionship) and Twitter (twitter.com/MidAtlantChamp) pages, according to a news statement from the tournament's organization. "The Fore U concept was developed to provide a …
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Churchill head boys lacrosse coach Jeff Fritz helps preview the game.
No. 1 Churchill hosts No. 3 Wootton at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the MPSSAA 4A/3A West Region lacrosse finals. The winner advances to Friday's state semifinal game. On April 24, Churchill knocked off Wootton by a single goal in the teams' lone meeting of the season. Bulldogs head coach Jeff Fritz answered a few questions to help preview the game. Patch: Wootton is a traditional rival for you guys. Does it get any better—for you, for the team, for the fans—than this environment for a chance to play in the state semifinals? Fritz: No, it doesn’t get any better. All you can ask for is an opportunity to play against your rival for the right to compete in the state final four. Patch: The game is a rematch of your April 24 win over the Patriots, a …
The Koa Sports Joe Horton Scholarship Fund recently offered three students baseball scholarships.
Joe Horton and his brother Andy successfully completed the 50-mile North Face Endurance Challenge last summer to raise money to establish a sports scholarship fund for unprivileged children, Patch reported. Through the Koa Sports Joe Horton Scholarship Foundation, three students from Washinton, DC, Maryland and Virginia recently were given more than $3,000 in scholarships to help them pursue their passions in baseball. “We couldn’t have planned it any better to get one [each] from DC, Virginia and Maryland, so we are spreading the joy,” Joe Horton said. One of the scholarship recipients, St. John's High School senior Harry Thomas, says that the opportunity can help jump-start his baseball career. “This scholarship is important to me …
Friday, May 3, 2013
The team won all nine of its spring 2013 games.
For the first time ever, Churchill High School's junior varsity boys lacrosse team had a perfect season, winning all nine of its games, according to a Patch source. The team finished its winning spring 2013 season Wednesday evening with a 9-3 win over Clarksburg. Congratulations to the 9-0 team and to Head Coach Dave Blumenthal!
Thursday, May 2, 2013
The suspense of a baseball game can bring fans to the edge of their seats. However, this type of excitement is not only experienced at Nationals Park and in the MLB, it can be felt at any Bethesda Big Train baseball game.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
The Mid-Atlantic Championship—a premier stop on the Web.com Tour—takes place at the TPC Potomac golf course at Avenel Farm May 27 through June 2.
The Mid-Atlantic Championship—a premier stop on the Web.com Tour—takes place at the TPC Potomac golf course at Avenel Farm May 27 through June 2. The Web.com Tour is the official path to the Professional Golfers' Association Tour, and identifies players "ready to compete and win on golf's greatest stage," according to a news statement on TPC's website. "[Three] out of four PGA TOUR players have Web.com Tour roots, and Web.com Tour alumni have amassed more than 350 PGA TOUR titles, including 17 major championships, and the last 3 FedEx Cup Titles," the statement reported. At the Mid-Atlantic Championship, 156 players will compete for prizes totaling $600,000. The Web.com Tour offers prizes totaling $19 million. The Web.com Tour's primary …
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
The tournament takes place June 27-30.
Remember all the commotion caused by Tiger Woods' participation in the AT&T National at the Congressional Country Club in Bethesda last year? Get set for it to happen all over again, as Woods will be returning to Congressional to defend his title against 131 of the Professional Golfers' Association of America Tour's best golfers at the 2013 AT&T National, June 27-30, according to a news post on mymcmedia.com. "Last year, Woods, a two-time AT&T National champion, shot a 2-under-par 69 on Sunday to finish at 8-under and hold off Bo Van Pelt, who shot 71 and finished 6-under," according to mymcmedia.com. "I’m really looking forward to defending my title at the AT&T National," Woods told mymcmedia.com. "The Washington, DC, community has been …
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
More than 40 residents of the Bethesda-Chevy Chase and Potomac areas finished the Boston Marathon yesterday.
Runners from Bethesda, Chevy Chase and Potomac completing the Boston Marathon on Monday, according to SF Gate (the website for the San Francisco Chronicle), included: Mark Torres, Chevy Chase, 2:47:46 Nicholas C. Haffenreffer, Chevy Chase, 2:52:31 Mark J. Yost, Bethesda, 2:59:48 Barry Hauptman, Bethesda, 3:00:24 Leonard Tchuindjo, Bethesda, 3:01:02 Kevin D'Amanda, Bethesda, 3:01:22 Mike Cotterell, Bethesda, 3:03:29 Michael Shane, Chevy Chase, 3:03:39 Anna Bernal, Cabin John, 3:05:14 Chris Rankin, Cabin John, 3:12:11 Noam Neusner, Chevy Chase, 3:14:23 Maria C. Kozloski, Bethesda, 3:14:51 Gabrielle Mckenzie, Bethesda, 3:18:33 Lindsay Cartin, North Bethesda, 3:19:03 Steven Teplitz, Chevy Chase, 3:23:21 Michael Y. Lu, Bethesda, 3:23:33 Sean …
Friday, April 5, 2013
Capital News Service: Team mascot faces challenges in Congress, the courts and high schools.
It’s a battle that has raged for decades. Is the name Redskins racist? Should the moniker and mascot of DC’s professional football franchise be changed? In recent months, the debate has been waged with unprecedented fervor. A federal trademark panel and Congress are considering the franchise’s trademark of the term, USA Today reported. Recent columns in The Washington Post have challenged the use of the name. This week, a Capital News Service special project examines “The Other Redskins: High Schools Debate Dropping a Controversial Mascot.” CNS identified 62 high schools in 22 states that use Redskins as their mascot—eight fewer schools than cited by the Washington Redskins on the team’s website earlier this year. Click here to access the …
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
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, here in Montgomery County, 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. The Big Train has taken the Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League Championship in three of the last four seasons and has donated more than $600,000 to improving baseball fields in Washington…