Sporting View

Sam Jones remains one of the best to ever play


sam-jones-headshotSam Jones. COURTESY PHOTOBesides Hall of Fame center Bill Russell, no other player in NBA history has won more championship rings than Sam Jones.

Russell, who holds the record for the most NBA championships won with 11 titles in 13 years, and Jones were once teammates with the Boston Celtics.


Remembering one of the best local prep athletes

I received a text from someone earlier this week informing me that former Newport Prep basketball star Tony Moore had passed away.

Tony Moore 2Tony Moore. COURTESY PHOTO

Moore – who brought notoriety to the small private school on Newport Mill Road in Kensington back in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s – was just 41 years old. He passed away from congestive heart failure according to his cousin, Jamaal Gilchrist.

Moore, who died on Monday in Atlanta, left behind four sons.

During his sophomore campaign at Newport Prep, Moore averaged 18 points, 11 rebounds and 6.7 blocked shots per game. At 6-foot-7, he made a name for himself in D.C. area basketball circles.


Clarksburg High School enjoys day of great dreams


Saturday was a dream come true for many of the Clarksburg High School athletic program supporters.

Not only did the varsity boys and girls basketball teams win their games against Watkins Mill but Clarksburg senior student-athlete Stanley Perry Jr. verbally committed to play Division 1 college football at Marist.


Local sports prodigy suffers tragic personal setback

Life can be cruel sometimes.

Emmanuel Omogbo lost both his parents last week in a tragic Prince George’s County house fire that also claimed the lives of his sisters’ two young children.

The 6-foot-8 Colorado State University forward is mourning the loss of four loved ones who did not deserve to die so young.


Maryland loses out to Ohio State as two local athletes flip their commitment

On Monday, Bullis quarterback Dwayne Haskins Jr. and Good Counsel linebacker Keandre Jones flipped their verbal pledge from Maryland to Ohio State.

My Twitter account erupted as I reported the news about the two highly-touted recruits who decided to leave Maryland behind in favor of a more high-profile program.

How can you blame them?


The local movement is real with a lot of appeal

footballThe Movement is real.

The #DMVtoUMD Movement fueled by social media picked up steam following Dwayne Haskins’s pledge to the University of Maryland in May.


A Crab Ball clash leads to opportunities for enjoyment

basketball on floorGaithersburg senior guard Anthony Tarke and River Hill senior forward Charlie Thomas IV crossed paths for the first time during Saturday’s second annual Maryland Crab Ball Classic.

Tarke finished with four points and six rebounds in 13 minutes of action while Thomas scored seven points and grabbed a team-high 10 rebounds in Baltimore’s 113-108 win over the Washington squad.