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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.

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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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Grand jury indicts three in Northwest HS murders

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NW HS murder suspectsEdgar Garcia-Gaona, Jose Canales-Yanez and Roger Garcia have been indicted for the murders of Northwest High School students Shadi Adi Najjar and Artem Ziberov. FILE PHOTO  A grand jury indicted three men charged with the murders of two students from Northwest High School Thursday.

Jose Ovilson Canales-Yanez, 25, Edgar Garcia-Gaona, 24, and Roger Garcia, 19, were indicted on murder charges for the killings of Northwest High School seniors Shadi Adi Najjar and Artem Ziberov.

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Three men held without bond in Northwest HS murders

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NW HS murder suspectsArrested Saturday in connection with the murders of two Northwest High School students, (pictured left to right) suspects Edgar Garcia-Gaona, Jose Canales-Yanez and Roger Garcia will be held without bond. COURTESY PHOTO  ROCKVILLE – The three men police arrested and charged Saturday night in connection with the murder of two Northwest High School students are to be held without bond after a bond hearing Monday.

Montgomery County District Court Judge John C. Moffett decided that Edgar Garcia-Gaona, 24, Jose Ovilson Canales-Yanez , 25, and Roger Garcia, 19 are to be held with no bond. Garcia-Gaona, CanalesYanez and Garcia are charged with two counts of first-degree murder and multiple counts of conspiracy to commit first-degree murder in connection to the murders of Shadi Adi Najjar and Artem S. Ziberov.

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Northwest takes state title in boys, runner up in girls track and field

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BALTIMORE –The Northwest High School boys track and field team became state champions and the girls team took second place in the state championship at Morgan State University May 26 and May 27.

The Northwest Jaguars boys team won three state titles for outdoor track in the last four years under the leadership of head coach Robert Youngblood. The team won the 4A state championship in 2014, 2016 and 2017.

“The boys, it was a plan that we were going to score between 30 and 40 points the first day, and then we knew that our strength was coming up in the finals,” Youngblood said.

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Arrests made in connection with murder of Northwest High School students

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MCPD arrestMontgomery County Police Chief Tom Manger announces three arrests made in connection with the murder of two Northwest High School students. PHOTO BY MARK POETKER  GAITHERSBURG – Montgomery County Police Chief Tom Manger announced Saturday night police arrested three people in connection with the murder of students Shadi Adi Najjar, 17, and Artem S. Ziberov, 18, from Northwest High School.

Police arrested Edgar Garcia-Gaona, 24, Roger Garcia, 19, and Jose Ovilson Canales-Yanez, 25. Each was charged with two counts of first-degree murder and two counts of conspiracy to commit first-degree murder.

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County police investigating double homicide in Montgomery Village

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Montgomery County police are investigating a double homicide of two high school students that occurred inside a vehicle on the 8200 block of Gallery Court in Montgomery Village Monday night.

Police identified the victims as a 17-year-old boy, Shadi Adi Najjar of Breezedale Lane in Germantown, and an 18-year-old man, Artem S. Ziberov, of Flag Harbor Drive in Germantown on Tuesday.

Montgomery County Public Schools spokesperson Gboyinde Onijala said both victims were seniors at Northwest High School and were scheduled to graduate Tuesday.

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Northwest alum dies in car crash

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A recent Northwest High School graduate was killed in a single-car accident in Howard County early Sunday morning.

At approximately 3:50 a.m., Pierce B. English of Germantown was driving his 2000 Saturn SL2, traveling southbound on Route 94 just south of Brittle Branch Way when it left the roadway for unknown reasons and struck a tree, according to a police report.

English, 19, was pronounced dead at the scene. Preliminary investigation revealed he was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the collision.

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Northwest overcomes sloppy play, defeats Gaithersburg 27-6

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Northwest-Gaithersburg football MP1 3606Northwest senior running back Khalil Owens dives over the goal line for a touchdown in the second quarter Friday night against Gaithersburg. PHOTO BY MARK POETKER  

GERMANTOWN – An ugly win is still a win for the Northwest varsity football team.

Nearly 20 combined penalties marred the Jaguars’ opener Friday night against Gaithersburg.

When the dust settled after lost yardage and negated touchdowns, the home team Jags picked up their W, 27-6, over the visiting Trojans. 

“I liked the effort and I loved the way our defense played,” said Jaguars head coach Mike Neubeiser, who graduated from Gaithersburg in 1990. “It would have been nice if the game didn’t go quite like this but we’ll take a win any way we can get it.”

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