Friday, May 24, 2013
Victim demands departure of swim officials who failed to report the abuse, The New York Times reports.
Hall of Fame swim coach Rick Curl was sentenced Thursday to 7 years in prison for sexually abusing one of his swimmers in the 1980s, according to several news accounts. On Thursday, Montgomery County Circuit Court Judge Mariesla A. Bernard sentenced Curl to the maximum 15 years, but suspended all but 7, The Baltimore Sun reports. The New York Times is reporting that the victim is now demanding the departure of three USA Swimming leaders whom she claims knew about the abuse but failed to act. Kelley Currin, 43, said the abuse happened when she was 13. She swam for the Curl-Burke Swim Club (now known as Nation's Capital Swim Club)—a club known for training Olympic athletes, The Washington Post reports. Currin said three men knew about the …
Friday, May 17, 2013
The Mid-Atlantic Championship—which takes place at the TPC Potomac golf course at Avenel Farm starting May 27—will offer a series of tips—called "Fore U"—on social media to help followers make sense of the sport.
Golf enjoys strong popularity among area residents. With several good golf courses in the area, and a couple tournaments coming up, it's both a spectator sport and an active sport in Bethesda and Chevy Chase. But for those just starting out, the terminology can be tricky. To help with that, the Mid-Atlantic Championship—a premier stop on the Web.com Tour and which takes place at the TPC Potomac golf course at Avenel Farm from May 27 through June 2—is offering a series of tips—called "Fore U"—that will be passed along each day of the tournament on its Facebook (www.facebook.com/machampionship) and Twitter (twitter.com/MidAtlantChamp) pages, according to a news statement from the tournament's organization. "The Fore U concept was developed …
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
The Koa Sports Joe Horton Scholarship Fund recently offered three students baseball scholarships.
Joe Horton and his brother Andy successfully completed the 50-mile North Face Endurance Challenge last summer to raise money to establish a sports scholarship fund for unprivileged children, Patch reported. Through the Koa Sports Joe Horton Scholarship Foundation, three students from Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia recently were given more than $3,000 in scholarships to help them pursue their passions in baseball. “We couldn’t have planned it any better to get one [each] from DC, Virginia and Maryland, so we are spreading the joy,” Joe Horton said. One of the scholarship recipients, St. John's High School senior Harry Thomas, says that the opportunity can help jump-start his baseball career. “This scholarship is important to me …
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School rowers earned first place in all championship races; Whitman High School and Walter Johnson High School rowers earned second and third places.
Thursday, May 2, 2013
The suspense of a baseball game can bring fans to the edge of their seats. However, this type of excitement is not only experienced at Nationals Park and in the MLB, it can be felt at any Bethesda Big Train baseball game.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
The Mid-Atlantic Championship—a premier stop on the Web.com Tour—takes place at the TPC Potomac golf course at Avenel Farm May 27 through June 2.
The Mid-Atlantic Championship—a premier stop on the Web.com Tour—takes place at the TPC Potomac golf course at Avenel Farm May 27 through June 2. The Web.com Tour is the official path to the Professional Golfers' Association Tour, and identifies players "ready to compete and win on golf's greatest stage," according to a news statement on TPC's website. "[Three] out of four PGA TOUR players have Web.com Tour roots, and Web.com Tour alumni have amassed more than 350 PGA TOUR titles, including 17 major championships, and the last 3 FedEx Cup Titles," the statement reported. At the Mid-Atlantic Championship, 156 players will compete for prizes totaling $600,000. The Web.com Tour offers prizes totaling $19 million. The Web.com Tour's primary …
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
The tournament takes place June 27-30.
Remember all the commotion caused by Tiger Woods' participation in the AT&T National at the Congressional Country Club in Bethesda last year? Get set for it to happen all over again, as Woods will be returning to Congressional to defend his title against 131 of the Professional Golfers' Association of America Tour's best golfers at the 2013 AT&T National, June 27-30, according to a news post on mymcmedia.com. "Last year, Woods, a two-time AT&T National champion, shot a 2-under-par 69 on Sunday to finish at 8-under and hold off Bo Van Pelt, who shot 71 and finished 6-under," according to mymcmedia.com. "I’m really looking forward to defending my title at the AT&T National," Woods told mymcmedia.com. "The Washington, DC, community has been …
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
More than 40 residents of the Bethesda-Chevy Chase and Potomac areas finished the Boston Marathon yesterday.
Runners from Bethesda, Chevy Chase and Potomac finishing the Boston Marathon on Monday, according to SF Gate (the website for the San Francisco Chronicle), included: Mark Torres, Chevy Chase, 2:47:46 Nicholas C. Haffenreffer, Chevy Chase, 2:52:31 Mark J. Yost, Bethesda, 2:59:48 Barry Hauptman, Bethesda, 3:00:24 Leonard Tchuindjo, Bethesda, 3:01:02 Kevin D'Amanda, Bethesda, 3:01:22 Mike Cotterell, Bethesda, 3:03:29 Michael Shane, Chevy Chase, 3:03:39 Anna Bernal, Cabin John, 3:05:14 Chris Rankin, Cabin John, 3:12:11 Noam Neusner, Chevy Chase, 3:14:23 Maria C. Kozloski, Bethesda, 3:14:51 Gabrielle Mckenzie, Bethesda, 3:18:33 Lindsay Cartin, North Bethesda, 3:19:03 Steven Teplitz, Chevy Chase, 3:23:21 Michael Y. Lu, Bethesda, 3:23:33 Sean …
Monday, April 8, 2013
The local baseball star currently pitches for the Tacoma Rainiers, the Triple-A affiliate team of the Seattle Mariners.
Bethesda's Danny Hultzen, 23—who got his start playing baseball in the Bethesda-Chevy Chase youth baseball program, Patch reported—made a good showing on opening night in the Pacific Coast League, The (Tacoma, WA) News Tribune reported. "Hultzen [now playing for the Tacoma Rainiers, the Triple-A affiliate team of the Seattle Mariners] pitched brilliantly for six innings," helping the Rainiers to beat the Fresno Grizzlies, 9-1, last Thursday night, The Tribune reported. "He got ahead of hitters, he stayed ahead, he used both sides of the plate," Tacoma Rainiers manager Daren Brown told The Tribune. "The big thing for me is he went six innings and threw 73 pitches. He was real efficient," Brown added. Read more about Hultzen's exciting …
Friday, April 5, 2013
Capital News Service: Team mascot faces challenges in Congress, the courts and high schools.
It’s a battle that has raged for decades. Is the name Redskins racist? Should the moniker and mascot of DC’s professional football franchise be changed? In recent months, the debate has been waged with unprecedented fervor. A federal trademark panel and Congress are considering the franchise’s trademark of the term, USA Today reported. Recent columns in The Washington Post have challenged the use of the name. This week, a Capital News Service special project examines “The Other Redskins: High Schools Debate Dropping a Controversial Mascot.” CNS identified 62 high schools in 22 states that use Redskins as their mascot—eight fewer schools than cited by the Washington Redskins on the team’s website earlier this year. Click here to access the …