Sporting View

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.


St. Andrews basketball is courting success thanks to coach Kevin Jones

basketballhoopsFour years ago, Germantown native Kevin Jones took over the St. Andrew’s boys basketball program with some lofty goals in mind.

Jones, a Northwest graduate, wanted to build a program that could compete with the elite teams in the Mid-Atlantic Athletic Conference.


Time to talk "cover two" and "two man under" as football season begins

footballNFL preseason games are in full swing and college and high school teams are in the midst of practice and scrimmages before they kick off the 2014 campaign in a matter of days.

Good Counsel looks like a formidable opponent in the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference this season despite their youth.