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North Bethesda, MD, United States

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Past articles by Alex:

DC United earns first win in nearly two months

WASHINGTON (DC News Now) — On July 4, DC United earned its first win since early May. The Black and Red were looking for a spark and they got one, beating Orlando City SC, 5-3. Forward Taxi Fountas led the way with a hat trick. United will try to go back-to-back, playing at Philly on […] → Read More

Caps GM comments on Backstrom, goalies

WASHINGTON (DC News Now) — Following their fourth straight first round playoff exit, the Capitals are preparing for Thursday’s NHL draft. On Wednesday, Capitals general manager Brian MacLellan addressed the team’s goalie situation and Nicklas Backstrom’s status for next season. At the beginning of the offseason, MacLellan said figuring out the goalie situation is the […] → Read More

Struggling DC United looking for spark

LEESBURG, Va. (DC News Now) – DC United is last place in Major League Soccer and has not won a match since the first week of May. United is 4-9-2 this season and hoping to find a spark soon. “Every game for us basically is a final now and we have to treat them like […] → Read More

Nats exercise Martinez, Rizzo contracts for 2023

WASHINGTON (DC News Now) – The Nationals announced that they are exercising the 2023 contract options for general manager Mike Rizzo and manager Dave Martinez, who led the franchise to its first and only World Series in 2019. “Mike and Davey have been leading the Washington Nationals for several years and it is only right […] → Read More

Gay LPGA golfer supports LGBT community

BETHEDA, Md. (DC News Now) – The 2022 KPMG Women’s PGA Golf Championship at Congressional Country Club has provided local girls with role models on the course to look to. It’s provided representation for the LGBT community. PGA golfer Ryann O’Toole is openly gay and during pride month, which is June, and always, is providing […] → Read More

LPGA golfers hope DMV becomes a more frequent stop

BETHESDA, Md. (DC News Now) – As the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship continued into its third day of competition Saturday at Congressional Country Club on a picture perfect warm day, local fans bustled through the course. Participants in the event, strongly expressed their desire for more Ladies Professional Golf Association events in the Washington, D.C. […] → Read More

Cropdusters Baseball is new fun team in DMV

OLNEY, Md. (DC News Now) – There’s a new baseball team in Olney. In its first season, Cropdusters Baseball in Olney of the Cal Ripken Collegiate Summer Baseball League, is the league’s newest and maybe most fun team too. “To have a baseball team in Olney, five minutes away, a ten minute drive,” Olney resident […] → Read More

Nationals celebrate Ryan Zimmerman, retire No. 11

WASHINGTON (DC News Now) – Ryan Zimmerman is known by the Nationals and their fans as “Mr. National,” “Mr. Walk off,” and “Employee number 11.” Zimmerman’s number 11 was officially retired by the team Saturday. “Nobody thinks this is going to happen, nobody expects this to happen,” Zimmerman told DC News Now Saturday. “You don’t […] → Read More

Northern Virginia teams win VHSL class six titles

LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. (WDVM) – Coverage of VHSL class six state titles. Baseball: Freedom defeats Herndon 2-1 Boys’ Lacrosse: Madison defeats Battlefield 8-5 Girls’ Lacrosse: Yorktown defeats Battlefield 18-8 Boys’ Soccer: Langley defeats James River 3-1 Girls’ Soccer: Yorktown defeats Kellam 1-0 Softball: Madison defeats Cosby 7-6 → Read More

NOVA high school State Playoffs June 10, 2022

ALDIE, Va. (WDVM) – Coverage of the VHSL softball, baseball, boys’ and girls’ soccer class six state semifinals on Friday. Baseball Freedom vs. Lake Braddock: Freedom wins 8-6 Herndon vs. Colgan: Herndon wins 2-1 in ten innings Softball McLean vs. Cosby: Cosby wins 4-3 Manchester vs. Madison: Madison wins 11-4 Boys’ Soccer McLean vs. James […] → Read More

Commanders new stadium talks hit wall in DC, VA

WASHINGTON (WDVM) – Hopes for a new Commanders stadium in the District of Columbia or Virginia are not totally dead, but are looking bleak in both. Virginia lawmakers on both sides of the aisle say they have no interest in financially supporting a new stadium through legislation, while a majority of DC councilmembers say “the […] → Read More

Madison boys’ lax advances to state title game

ARLINGTON, Va. (WDVM) – The James Madison high school boys’ lacrosse team defeated Yorktown to advance to the class six VHSL state championship game, with a 10-7 win on Wednesday. “As you can tell by our fans in the background, we’re really excited,” Madison boys’ lacrosse head coach Aaron Solomon said, as his team and […] → Read More

Poolesville tennis team wins first ever state title

POOLESVILLE, Md. (WDVM) – It was a special tennis season this year for the Poolesville high school tennis team. “To be the first in the school history, we were knocking on the door last year,” Poolesville boys tennis head coach Tom Lang said. “But to be the first to get it done, there’s only one […] → Read More

UMD crushes LIU in 1st ever home NCAA regional game

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (WDVM) – The Maryland baseball team hosted a record 3,000 fans at Bob “Turtle” Smith Stadium and defeated Long Island 23-2, in their first ever NCAA regional home game. The Terps, who have fielded a baseball team since the 1890s, celebrated the historic game scoring the most runs they’ve ever scored in […] → Read More

NBA prospect Johnny Davis works out with Wizards

WASHINGTON (WDVM) – The NBA draft is just week’s away and some mock drafts have linked combo guard Johnny Davis from Wisconsin to the Wizards at the 10th overall pick. The Wizards had Davis in their facility for a pre draft workout on Thursday. If drafted, the 20-year-old, fresh off an all-American season with the […] → Read More

Maryland’s Wisnauskas wins Tewaaraton award

WASHINGTON (WDVM) – Maryland men’s lacrosse attacker Logan Wisnauskas was named the recipient of the 2022 men’s lacrosse Tewaaraton award, the top individual honor in the sport, Thursday night. Wisnauskas, who just helped Maryland to an undefeated season and national championship, is the Terps’ all-time leading scorer with 205 goals and 340 career points. He […] → Read More

UMD set to host historic NCAA regional Friday

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (WDVM) – Amidst a season for the record books, the Maryland baseball team will officially achieve another feat on Friday. The Terps, who have already set their program record for wins with a 45-12 record, will host an NCAA regional in College Park for the first time ever, starting Friday, with a […] → Read More

Former Washington QB “Fitz Magic” retires

WASHINGTON (WDVM) – “Fitz Magic” is calling it a career after 17 seasons, retiring from the NFL. Former Washington Football Team quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick announced his retirement Thursday, in a text message to his former teammate Fred Jackson, that Jackson shared on Twitter. The 39-year-old Harvard graduate, who was drafted in the 7th round of […] → Read More

Yorktown girls’ soccer wins VHSL region 6D final

VIENNA, Va. (WDVM) – The Yorktown girls’ soccer team defeated Oakton in the VHSL region 6D final on Wednesday night, 1-0. The Patriots had many chances throughout the night, and found the back of the net in the second half. Despite the result, both teams advance to the Virginia soccer state playoffs. → Read More

Wizards host local players at pre-draft workout

WASHINGTON (WDVM) – The Wizards are ramping up their NBA pre-draft process, hosting workouts leading up to this year’s draft on June 23. The Wizards hosted prospects with local ties Wednesday morning, with general manager Tommy Sheppard and head coach Wes Unseld Jr. looking on. “Man it would be awesome to be drafted by the […] → Read More