Monday, April 1, 2013
Fans flocked to Nationals Park for opening day of the 2013 MLB season.
Have photos from the April 1 home opener of the Washington Nationals? Upload them to our photo gallery above! The Washington Nationals won their home opener against the Miami Marlins with a score of 2-0, thanks to Bryce Harper's two home runs. The Nationals started their 2013 Major League Baseball season with Stephen Strasburg on the mound and enthusiasm buzzing in the stands. Before the game began, Allen Hewitt, a Washington, DC, resident, was waiting for his buddy to arrive. The two always go to the home opener together. "I haven't missed an opener since they've been back," said Hewitt, who also "vaguely remembers" attending a game at Griffith stadium. Hewitt said this year he is looking for "consistency" from his Washington Nationals …
Sunday, March 24, 2013
One family has given their bathroom a Nats-themed makeover, Curbed DC reports.
You would have to be a pretty big Washington Nationals fan to theme your bathroom after the baseball team, and one Bethesda family has done just that, Curbed DC reports. Case Design was behind the re-model, which includes decorative broken bats from the stadium, a mock home plate and grass-colored tile and a Nats signature "W" and stadium map on the shower tiles. Read the full story at Curbed DC. What do you think of the design? Have you paid homage to your favorite sports team in a unique way? Tell us in the comments.
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Sixteen-year-old Shaner LeBauer of Potomac captured his first U.S. National Championship speedskating title last weekend.
Sixteen-year-old Shaner LeBauer of Potomac captured his first U.S. National Championship speedskating title in the 2013 U.S. Short Track Age Graded Championships that finished up on Sunday in Omaha, NE. LeBauer—who attends Winston Churchill High School and is a member of the Potomac Speedskating Club—won all four events in his Junior B Men's 15-to-16 age group, winning the 1,500-meter, 1,000-meter, 500-meter and 3,000-meter Superfinal events, according to Alison Mittelstadt of the Potomac Speedskating Club. Full results can be found on the U.S. Speedskating website. Finishing just behind LeBauer were two other Montgomery County skaters, TJ Vongkovit of Bethesda—a 15-year-old sophomore at the Landon School, and Peter Ho of Olney—a 15-year-…
Friday, March 15, 2013
Tickets are on sale for the celebrity softball classic, which is set to go forward ahead of the summer collegiate baseball's team's season.
Big names in media and sports will go head to-head next month during the second annual Big Train Celebrity Softball Classic, a charity softball game organized by Bethesda’s summer collegiate baseball team. Past and present Washington Redskins—including Ryan Kerrigan, Chris Cooley, Lorenzo Alexander, Antwaan Randle El and Kai Forbath—are on the roster for the sports team, which will compete against media personalities from CBS, NBC, FOX, Comcast SportsNet, The Washington Post and 106.7 The Fan. The media team took a 3-2 loss last year, according to a Big Train news release. The game is set for April 20, six weeks before the launch of the Big Train’s season. The Big Train has taken the Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League Championship in …
Thursday, March 7, 2013
The team—the only one from the U.S. to compete in the tournament—finished fourth.
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, which was recognized with certificates presented by County Executive Isiah Leggett on Tuesday, was the only one from the U.S. to take part in the tournament, where it finished fourth, said Sue Tucker, a county spokeswoman.
Saturday, March 2, 2013
Beer-drinking centaur mascot to be replaced by new marketing campaign.
The 138th running of the Preakness Stakes on May 18 will feature two fewer hooves than in the previous two years. The Maryland Jockey Club is retiring “Kegasus," the beer-drinking centaur (half-man, half-horse) mascot that was introduced before the 2011 race, according to a report by Baltimore Business Journal. While Kegasus drew national attention and helped to increase ticket sales for the past two races, Tom Chukas, president of the Maryland Jockey Club, told the Journal that “I think we’re at a different stage with the InfieldFest—I think the brand is much stronger.” The mascot was created by a marketing firm in Washington, DC, to attract a younger audience to the historic horse race, but the addition of musical acts popular with a …
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Ice hockey wins state championship and wrestling sends two to compete at the state level!
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
The Winston Churchill High School Ice Hockey Team defeated Easton, 6-1, to capture the Maryland High School Hockey Championship on Monday night, Feb. 25, 2013.
Monday, February 25, 2013
Twenty-two of the state swimming titles were won by Montgomery County students.
Winston Churchill High School swimmers put in a good showing at the Maryland 4A/3A swimming and diving championship meet on Saturday, Feb. 23, at the University of Maryland’s Eppley Recreation Center, Reach for the Wall reported. Twenty-two of the state titles were won by Montgomery County students. From Winston Churchill High School, the team of Steve Ge, Kevin Gu, Harrison Gu and Austin Cole broke the state record in the boys’ 200-yard freestyle relay with a winning time of 1:27.51. "The same four boys won the 400 freestyle relay in 3:13.92," Reach for the Wall reported. Churchill senior Michelle Illig won the girls’ 50-yard freestyle in 24.42, and Mashal Hashem won the girls’ diving event with 401.10 points. "Churchill sophomore Kali …
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Churchill's ice hockey club team routed Walter Johnson, 9-0, on Friday night, Feb. 15, to take the Montgomery Hockey Conference title.