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Northwest Jaguars capture King’s Trophy, trouncing Seneca Valley 31-6

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MPI NWvSV 1693Northwest's Juwon Farri breaks through Seneca Valley's defense. PHOTO BY MARK POETKER  GERMANTOWN – Northwest earned bragging rights after Friday night’s 31-6 home victory over crosstown rival Seneca Valley.

The Jaguars (2-0) captured the King’s Trophy for the second straight year and for the fourth time in the last five years.

Northwest raced out to a 17-0 halftime lead and never looked back.

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Philadelphia Eagles’ Mack Hollins comes home to Rockville

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Mack HollinsPhiladelphia Eagles rookie wide receiver Mack Hollins. COURTESY PHOTO  LANDOVER – Philadelphia Eagles rookie wide receiver Mack Hollins walked off FedEx Field Sunday with a big smile on his face.

Hollins, a Rockville native, said a few words to Eagles teammate Darren Sproles before heading to the locker room after a hard-fought 30-17 road victory over the Redskins in the regular season opener.

“Just a postgame conversation,” Hollins later admitted.

The Montgomery County product was elated to make his NFL debut at “the crib” amongst friends and family members including his parents, Richard and Karyn Hollins.

“It’s always good when family can come to a game and [you] go see them in the crowd,” said Hollins, a fourth-round selection in April’s NFL Draft.

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Damascus running back leads team to victory against Sherwood, 42-7

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MPI DvS 0238 EditedDamascus senior Gage Dickens (21) celebrates with Matthew Betterelli (85) after one of his four touchdowns during the game. PHOTO BY MARK POETKER  

DAMASCUS – Sherwood simply had no answer for Damascus running back Gage Dickens.

The senior rushed for more than 150 yards and scored four touchdowns Friday to lead the Swarmin’ Hornets to a 42-7 win over Sherwood.

“This was a really big win,” said Dickens, “We knew this team was going to be tough and coming out here doing what we did that’s Damascus football. We played Damascus football tonight.”

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Staff picks for Sept. 7, 2017

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footballLast week:
Montgomery Marty: 12-5
Season: 12-5
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Last week: 0-0
Season: 0-0
This week:
Gaithersburg @ Seneca Valley
Sherwood @ Damascus
Whitman @ Einstein
Churchill @ Wootton
Urbana @ Clarksburg
Quince Orchard @ Blair
Wheaton @ Northwood
Kennedy @ Poolesville
Watkins Mill @ Magruder
Blake @ Springbrook
MSJ @ Good Counsel
Paint Branch @ RM
Walter Johnson @ Northwest
Rockville @ B-CC
Landon @ St. Mary’s
Avalon @ Sulphur Springs
Bullis @ Fork Union Academy
G. Prep @ Gilman

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Platt Back At Towson

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DSC 4802Adrian Feliz-Platt. FILE PHOTOA Towson University official confirmed on Wednesday that former Seneca Valley standout running back Adrian Feliz-Platt has returned to the football program.

“Adrian has rejoined the team,” John Brush, Director of Media Relations in Towson’s Department of Athletics wrote in an email message.

Platt told The Sentinel “I had left for a few days due to personal reasons. They ended up letting me come back though.”

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Latest sports hall of fame inductees include Olympic swimmer Ledecky

Congratulations to the D.C. Sports Hall of Fame 2017 induction class that includes Bethesda native and Olympic swimmer Katie Ledecky along with Paul Tagliabue, Juan Dixon, Tom McMillen, Brenda Frese and former Washington Redskins defensive back and kick returner Mike Nelms.
Additionally, the class also included media celebrities Glenn Harris, Tony Kornheiser and Ron Weber who was a long-time Washington Capitals game announcer before he retired in 1997. These individuals were honored Sunday before the Washington Nationals-Atlanta Braves game at Nationals Park in Southeast D.C.

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Wootton captures its own 7-7 tourney crown

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War on Wootton 7x7 Passing League JGS 1511 2Wootton captured its own 7-7 summer league football tournament this weekend.              PHOTO BY JACQUI SOUTH ROCKVILLE – The War at Wootton 7 on 7 Tournament featured some of the area’s top high school football programs including Bullis, Quince Orchard and Gaithersburg but it was only fitting that the host team capture top honors Saturday at Wootton High School.

 Led by a core unit that featured quarterback Grant Saylor and wide receivers Noelly Miller and Elijah Trent, the Patriots defeated Avalon in the championship game to earn the top prize.

“I just wanted to show everybody that Wootton is a football school,” said Miller, a second team All-Sentinel performer last season. “The past couple years we’ve been [expected] to lose every game but I want to change that and turn our whole program around. We’ve got a lot of talent obviously and I think we have a good chance of making the playoffs this year.”

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Stanley wins Quicken Loans National

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MPI QLN 3048 EditedNobody was happier or more surprised than golfer Kyle Stanley after winning the Quicken Loans National. PHOTO BY MARK POETKER  POTOMAC – Kyle Stanley was overcome with emotion following Sunday’s playoff win over Charles Howell III in the Quicken Loans National at TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm.

“I wish I didn’t cry so much, to be honest,” said Stanley who rose six spots on the final day to capture his second PGA Tour victory.

The win helped Stanley, a native of Washington State, earn his biggest paycheck to date and marked the former Clemson University All-American’s first victory on the PGA Tour since the 2012 Phoenix Open.

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You Reach and I Teach comes to Churchill H.S.

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Two Montgomery County residents are joining forces this month to teach youngsters the fundamentals of basketball.
Germantown’s Joel Barkers and Mamadi Diane of Potomac are teaming up for the “You Reach I Teach” boys and girls basketball camp at Churchill High School.
“I think it’s a great way to stay connected to the area,” said Diane, a 2005 DeMatha graduate who played collegiately at the University of Virginia before embarking on a professional career overseas.
Barkers, who played professional basketball overseas for five years, said he and his staff will be “actually trying to teach the kids the right way how to play basketball.”

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