Northwest baseball team defeats rival Seneca Valley, 9-6

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SV Screamin Eagles vs. NW JaguarsGERMANTOWN — The storied rivalry between the Northwest Jaguars and the Seneca Valley Screamin’ Eagles varsity teams resumed on the baseball diamond Thursday at Northwest High School.

The “Battle of Germantown” is one of the top rivalries in Montgomery County and has featured some of the finest talent in the area over the years.

Behind the pitching of Bradley Kahalas, the Jaguars defeated the visiting Screamin’ Eagles, 9-6.

“He’s a tenth grader,” said Northwest head coach Todd Varesco, who seeks to capture the program’s third state championship in school history. “He pitched one hell of a game for us. We came out of the box not throwing many strikes at the beginning of the game but I’ll tell you Bradley stepped in and threw 72 pitches over five innings and that’s all we ask of these guys – ‘just throw strikes man’ – he did a great job.”


Sherwood boys shut down rival Magruder in hoops game, 58-41

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Sherwood’s Domenico Martella (5) goes for a layup in a game against rival Magruder. PHOTO BY JACQUI SOUTHSherwood’s Domenico Martella (5) goes for a layup in a game against rival Magruder. PHOTO BY JACQUI SOUTH  ROCKVILLE — Another chapter in the storied rivalry between the Sherwood Warriors and the Magruder Colonels unfolded Friday as the two varsity boys basketball teams went head to head on the Colonels’ home court, just a few miles down the road from Sherwood High School. This time, the Warriors shut down Magruder’s offensive weapons to earn a 58-41 victory.

Magruder forward Ebby Asamoah led all scorers with 25 points. Senior guard Justin Hawkes fed Asamoah the ball again and again as the junior appeared to be the only Colonel who could drive through the Sherwood defense in the paint.

Meanwhile, the Warriors took full advantage of their multiple scoring threats, as five players each landed at least one three-point basket. Seniors Donovan Lacey (13 points), Brad Riley (10) and junior Domenico Martella (12) all finished with double-digit points scored.

The Colonels kept it close in the beginning and the game was tied twice in the first quarter. Magruder senior forward Collin Bannister grabbed Hawkes’ pass and shot a trey as time expired in the first quarter for the second and final tie of the evening.


Paint Branch rolls over Blake in rivalry game 35-15

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PB Panthers vs. Blake BengalsSILVER SPRING – The Paint Branch Panthers are on cruise control just in time for the postseason.

The squad from Burtonsville rolled into Bengal Field Friday to face consortium rival Blake. The visiting Paint Branch Panthers dominated the time of possession and steamrolled the Blake Bengals 35-15.

Both teams entered the game with a 7-1 record. In fact, this season’s Bengals boast the best record in school history. However, Blake couldn’t get much going offensively and the Panthers took advantage.

The Paint Branch defense would have registered a shutout in the first half had it not been for Blake junior quarterback Terrill Sims, who shoved his way through the pile at the goal line for a three-yard score.


Gonzaga dominates Georgetown Prep, wins Jesuit Cup

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MPI GPvGonz 0342Gonzaga's Dean Engram (6) celebrates with teammate Aidan Rafferty (66) after their second touchdown in the second quarter. Gonzaga went on to defeat Georgetown Prep 40-0. PHOTO BY MARK POETKER  

WASHINGTON — In a battle of two D.C. area powers, the Gonzaga Eagles rolled over the Georgetown Prep Hoyas to the tune of a 40-0 victory, and won the Jesuit Gridiron Classic Saturday.

The Gonzaga offense was rolling throughout the game, and it didn’t take long for it to get going. On the opening drive of the game, Gonzaga junior John Marshall made it to the end zone with a 22-yard touchdown run.


No turkey and pass the beer

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Redskins fans indulge sports bar rivalry instead of traditional Thanksgiving

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GERMANTOWN – While many families stayed home to watch the Washington Redskins take on the Dallas Cowboys on Thanksgiving, some local residents headed to the bars as part of a weekly football tradition.

“Oh, this is a real rivalry game. I’ve been a part of the bar for three months and the Redskins-Cowboys fans are the most loyal fans,” said Demetre Peterson at the Green Turtle.

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