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Vinson leads Damascus to 21-13 win over QO in season opener

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DSC 9494Damascus running back Markus Vinson runs with the ball in the 1st half. PHOTO BY JACQUI SOUTH  

GAITHERSBURG – Damascus senior Markus Vinson scored three touchdowns as he helped the Swarmin’ Hornets rally from an early deficit to win 21-13 over Quince Orchard Friday night at the Cougar Dome.

The highly anticipated matchup between defending Maryland 3A state football champion Damascus and host Quince Orchard, which earned a trip to the 4A playoffs last year, lived up to its billing, with Vinson taking center stage.

The Richmond commit rushed for more than 260 yards on 14 carries and scored three touchdowns to help Damascus extend its winning streak to 15 consecutive games dating to last season.

“He was awesome,” said Damascus head coach Eric Wallich. “He made some incredible runs. He was a workhorse tonight.”

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Bullis basketball routs Damascus to reach quarterfinals

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ROCKVILLE — Bullis boys basketball responded to Damascus’ 15-0 with a 15-point spurt of its own to end the first half in its eventual 63-45 win on Monday night.

With the victory, No. 3 Bullis returns to Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School on Tuesday night to play No. 6 Poolesville in the Maryland Elite Summer League quarterfinals.

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House fire in Damascus

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85 Firefighters fought a house fire Monday evening, Mar. 21 at 9400 Primrose View Court in Damascus. Click on "Image Gallery" for more photos. PHOTOS BY MARK POETKER

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‘God, family and Damascus wrestling’ wins fifth Class 4A-3A state tournament

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UPPER MARLBORO –Junior Scottie Obendorfer (126) and senior Colin McLaughlin (160) may have lost their title matches, but the state runners-up were among six Damascus wrestlers who placed within the top four of their weight classes as the Swarmin’ Hornets won their second straight and fifth overall Class 4A-3A state tournament crown at The Show Place Arena in Upper Marlboro of Prince George’s County. 

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Lord help the mister who messes with the Wilson sisters

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DSC 4689The rough and tumble Wilson sisters show their abilities. PHOTO BY JACQUI SOUTH

Damascus natives Chloe Wilson and her kid sister Alex are like two peas in a pod, wherever one goes the other is sure to follow.

The girls, who both attend John T. Baker Middle School, are very close to one another and enjoy participating in soccer and basketball among other sports.

However, Chloe, 14, and Alex, 12, have made quite a name for themselves in the sports of Judo and Powerlifting in only a year’s time.

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Damascus girls wallop Seneca Valley in first round, 66-21

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DAMASCUS – The Seneca Valley varsity girls basketball team limped quietly out of the playoffs Saturday.

The Damascus Hornets held the sixth-seeded Screamin’ Eagles to just a free throw in the entire fourth quarter. 

Hornets guard Tori Marella and forward Lindsay Brown, both juniors, earned 12 points apiece as Damascus dismantled Seneca Valley, 66-21. 

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Damascus wins regions, sends 10 wrestlers to Class 4A-3A states

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OLNEY– Fear can be a great motivator, especially if you choose to attack and conquer it like Damascus senior Colin McLaughlin did during Saturday’s 160-pound championship bout of the Class 4A-3A West Regional tournament at Sherwood.

McLaughlin (a 35-4 record) scored six different takedowns, only one being his signature single-leg, during a 13-4 major decision over senior Alex Cohen of Bethesda-Chevy Chase, earning his second straight regional title and leading his Swarmin’ Hornets to the overall crown over Cohen’s runner-up Battlin’ Barons. 

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