Northwest’s Maggie Palmore earns All-American honors at Fargo Nationals

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Northwest junior wrestler Maggie Palmore earned high school All-American status with her third-place finish at 122 pounds in the July 12-20 Cadet Nationals Tournament at The Fargodome on the campus of North Dakota State University in Fargo, North Dakota. 

Palmore’s 5-1 record included a pair of technical falls, losing her semifinal bout 17-6 to the eventual runner-up from California, and edging her opponent 7-6 in the consolation semifinals before overcoming her third-place opponent from Minnesota, 14-9.


Man sentenced to life for murder of two high school students

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Jose Canales Yanez mugshotROCKVILLE — A Montgomery County Circuit Court judge sentenced Jose Canales-Yanez, who a jury had convicted of first-degree murder of two Northwest High School students, to life in prison without the possibility of parole on Monday.

In January, a jury found Canales-Yanez guilty on two counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of Shadi Adi Najjar, 17, and Artem Ziberov, 18, both students at Northwest High School who were set to graduate the next day. Montgomery County Circuit Court Judge David A. Boynton sentenced Canales-Yanez to the maximum sentence under Maryland law – two separate life sentences without parole for each murder charge.


Northwest in lead for boys and girls track and field

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Northwest junior AJ Woods won the 100m dash with a time of 10.5 seconds, beating senior teammate Khaloni Mganga at 10.8 seconds and junior teammate Andrew Howard at 10.9 seconds at a track meet at Clarksburg High School Monday. 

Mganga and Howard took second and third places overall, respectively. 

Woods said his race had a positive tone to it, beginning when his feet left the starting blocks at the start. Woods, who has run track since he was in the first grade, earned a personal record along with the win.


UPDATED: Police charge and release teen suspect in Northwest HS social media threat

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Northwest High SchoolNorthwest High School. COURTESY PHOTO  

Montgomery County Police charged a 15-year-old male student with “offenses relating to disrupting school operations” Friday after they worked with the high school’s staff to identify the suspect.

“Montgomery County Police (MCP) investigators, in coordination with administrative staff from Northwest High School, identified the suspect responsible for this social media post as a 15-year-old male student who attends Northwest High School,” police said.

Police charged the boy as a juvenile, and then returned him to the custody of his parents. Police referred the case to the Department of Juvenile Services for adjudication.

Police also advised parents to tell their children to tell an adult about a suspicious social media post, rather than share it on social media.

“MCP encourages parents to have a conversation with their children about responsible social media posts,” police said. “Parents are reminded to monitor their child’s social media accounts and encourage them to not to re-post or share rumors or threats.”


NW Jaguars claw their way to victory over RM Rockets, 10-7

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NW Jags vs. RM Rockets FB 11 10 17Northwest Jaguars' Norval Black (3) maneuvers past RM Rockets' Michael Braswell (1). PHOTO BY MARK POETKER  

GERMANTOWN — The Northwest Jaguars used a last-minute tiebreaking field goal to end one of the closest games of the 2017 season, and in doing so eliminated the Richard Montgomery Rockets from playoff action with a 10-7 win on Friday.

The majority of the game’s action resembled a team playing against a mirror image, as both sides excelled on the defensive side of the ball while struggling with tepid offenses that repeatedly failed to score despite coming close.

The pace of the game began so slowly that it wasn’t until the last drive of the first quarter that Northwest managed to change the scoreboard from zero, after senior quarterback Chris Craddock completed a pass to senior wide receiver Alphonso Foray, at which point the latter dashed through the right side of the Jaguars’ defenses for a touchdown.


Quince Orchard Cougars victorious against Northwest Jaguars, 38-29

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QO vs. NW FB 10 27 17 2Northwest's Niko Berns (50) and Donnell Bannister (4) tackle Quince Orchard's Marquez Cooper (15). PHOTO BY MARK POETKER  GAITHERSBURG – Quince Orchard senior defensive back Aaron Derwin came up big Friday night at the Cougar Dome.

Derwin intercepted Northwest quarterback Chris Craddock’s pass in the waning moments to preserve the Cougars’ 38-29 home victory over the Jaguars.

“He played extremely well tonight,” said Quince Orchard head coach John Kelley. “He put himself into position to make plays.”


Northwest Jaguars come from behind after halftime to beat RM, 49-24

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NW vs. RM FB 10 13 17Northwest's Norval Black (3) after a touchdown. PHOTO BY MARK POETKER  GERMANTOWN – It was a tale of two halves Friday night at the Black Hole.

Behind senior quarterback Chris Craddock, the Northwest Jaguars rallied from a three-touchdown first half deficit en route to a 49-24 home win over the Richard Montgomery Rockets.

Northwest erased an 18-point lead in the second quarter thanks to Craddock and his talented cast of characters including running back Juwon Farri and wide receiver Norval Black.


Northwest Jaguars make comeback to defeat the Richard Montgomery Rockets, 5-1

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soccergoalROCKVILLE – The visiting Northwest Jaguars mounted a second-half comeback to defeat the home team Richard Montgomery Rockets 5-1 in boys varsity soccer Tuesday evening.

After a scoreless first half, the Rockets took the lead shortly after the break. The Jaguars then responded with five goals in 17 minutes to decisively win the match.

"It was kind of what we were waiting for all year," said Northwest coach Kert Mease. "I think that we moved the ball around as well as anybody," he added.


Magruder falls short in playoffs to NW

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ROCKVILLE – It was a hard-fought game but Magruder fell short on Monday.

Northwest High School standouts Terrence Williams and Norval Black guided the Jaguars to a 70-66 first round playoff victory over the Magruder Colonels in the Maryland Elite Varsity Summer League at Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School.

Williams, a former Watkins Mill Wolverine, finished with 18 points and Black contributed 14 points but Kolbey Woodard had a key defensive play late in the game that helped trigger the win. Leading by a basket, Woodard made a steal with 3.9 seconds remaining but was fouled and sent to the charity stripe.

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