Sporting View

A trio of Terps find their way into NFL draft

Former University of Maryland defensive back Sean Davis was selected by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the second round of the 2016 NFL Draft last Friday night.

Davis, a D.C. native who played high school football at Maret, was the draft’s 58th overall selection.

“My dad loves the Steelers,” said Davis. “It’s awesome, I couldn’t hope for anything better. It’s the perfect situation.”


Trail-blazing Prather loses battle with cancer

On April 18th former Gaithersburg High School football standout Guy Tyrone Prather lost his battle with cancer at age 58.

Prather, who spent five seasons in the National Football League with the Green Bay Packers, was a trailblazer in Montgomery County.


Terps' basketball takes a hit with NBA pastures

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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.


In a month known for madness basketball marches

It’s March Madness and this month millions of Americans will tune in across the country to watch the NCAA Tournament.

The annual tournament is undoubtedly one of the nation’s most watched sporting events and should provide some dramatic finishes throughout.


Getting together for a good cause: Clayton Powell

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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.