RM Rockets defeat Wootton Patriots in boys basketball, 69 - 65

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Richard Montgomery's Xavier Harris takes on Wootton's Zachary Nannen for two points and the foul. PHOTO BY MIKE CLARKRichard Montgomery's Xavier Harris takes on Wootton's Zachary Nannen for two points and the foul. PHOTO BY MIKE CLARK  ROCKVILLE — The Richard Montgomery Rockets varsity boys basketball team won the unofficial battle of Rockville Friday night against the visiting Wootton Patriots, with the final score 69 - 65.

Richard Montgomery senior Daryn Alexander scored a game-high 23 points to lead three Rockets in double figures against their crosstown rival.

RM standouts Miles Galley (11 points), Djordje Orcev (10 points) and Mark Little (9 points) also contributed to the Rockets’ win.

“Anytime you can beat Wootton who historically is a rival for us, they’re down the street, is always great,” said Richard Montgomery head coach David Breslaw, whose club improved to 7-4.


Wootton Patriots offense carves up B-CC on homecoming

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B CC Wootton photoB-CC Barons' defense is overrun by the Wootton Patriots' offense. PHOTO BY MATT COHEN  ROCKVILLE — On the night of their homecoming game, the Wootton Patriots pounded the visiting Bethesda-Chevy Chase Barons, winning by a 44-0 score.

Wootton entered the game as the top statistical passing offense in the D.C. area. Patriots quarterback Grant Saylor easily topped The Washington Post’s list for most passing yards in the area.

It didn’t take Saylor long to maintain his great season as he led the Patriots to the end zone on its first drive of the game. Wide receiver Elijah Trent (second overall in the D.C. area in terms of receiving yards) was huge on that early drive. Trent caught multiple screen passes, and was able to break tackles to gain extra yards. He would set up his team inside the Barons 10 with a 37-yard catch-and-run. Running back Matthew Amobi finished off the drive as he found the end zone, and after the extra point, Wootton led 7-0.


Wildcats soccer team grinds out narrow win at Wootton, 1-0

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WJ Wildcats vs. Wootton PatriotsROCKVILLE – The Walter Johnson Wildcats squeezed out a narrow 1-0 victory against the Wootton Patriots in boys varsity soccer at Thomas Wootton High School Thursday evening.

Playing as the visiting team, the Wildcats took an early lead and held firm until the final whistle. The Patriots rallied in both halves with consistent pressure and created opportunities but were unable find the net.

“I felt we were able to put a good defensive game tonight,” said Walter Johnson coach Hector Morales Jr. “We were able to absorb the pressure well, keepers made good decisions coming off their line.”


Wootton Patriots overtake Paint Branch Panthers, 3-1

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Wootton Patriots beat PB Panthers 10 9 17Paint Branch's Kemonie Jordan (8) , heads off Wootton's Jonathan Camberos (11) for the ball. PHOTO BY MARK POETKER  ROCKVILLE – The Thomas S. Wootton Patriots triumphed at home over the Paint Branch Panthers in boys varsity soccer Monday evening, 3-1.

With all the goals coming in the second half, the Panthers took an early lead after the break. The Patriots then responded with three goals to secure the victory.

“We played soft without energy and commitment, and they had to get woken up by that goal in the second half,” said Wootton Coach Doug Schuessler. “Once they got slapped in the face, they started to play much more inspired.”


Wootton Patriots defeat RM Rockets in boys soccer, 2-1

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ROCKVILLE – The home team Wootton Patriots overpowered the visiting Richard Montgomery Rockets 2-1 in boys varsity soccer Saturday.

Largely dominating the match, the Patriots scored twice toward the end of the first half and continued to dominate in the second before conceding a goal. After finding the net, the Rockets pressed forward but were unable to equalize.

"In the end, we were able to break them down enough, we gave up the goal late which made it a little nervy at the end but overall felt good with it," said Wootton coach Doug Schuessler.


Local high school administrator dies

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 A Montgomery County public school administrator died of a heart attack Monday, school staff confirmed Tuesday.

Joseph Du Boyce would have been the senior class administrator for the class of 2018 at Thomas S. Wootton High School. He served as class administrator for the freshman through junior years of the rising senior class.

On Monday Du Boyce became the second current Wootton administrator to die in the past two years. The  school community also mourned the loss of the late Michael Doran, a beloved longtime principal, when he died August 19, 2015.

In addition to serving as an administrator, Du Boyce could be found attending most of the school’s events. He was known to be extremely loud at sporting events such as football.

At press time, Principal Kimberly Bolden was unavailable for comment.

This article will be updated as more information becomes available. Kathleen Stubbs contributed to this story 




Beloved Wootton principal mourned

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ROCKVILLE – More than 3,000 students, parents and friends remembered Thomas S. Wootton High School’s beloved principal, who was found dead Aug. 19, as an unwavering source of support Friday at the school’s stadium.

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