AccuWeather.com reports according to AccuWeather.com Meteorologist and Chief Operations Office Evan Myers, a storm system will be approaching the Northeast on Super Bowl weekend. How much it will affect the game, however, will still need to be monitored.
BETHESDA – The Bethesda Big Train held their second annual celebrity softball classic on Saturday in front of a packed Shirley Povich Field. Fans watched as nine Washington Redskins and other athletes dominated prominent media members on the softball field.
COLLEGE PARK – It’s been nearly three weeks since the International Olympic Committee announced it would drop wrestling from the 2020 games. The local wrestling community has been reeling since trying to make sense of a seemingly senseless decision from the IOC.
“First of all I thought it was a joke,” said Paint Branch head coach Rick Smith. “It’s got to be on the last purely amateur sports we have and the Olympic Games, I think part of the reason they started it was so the guys could wrestle. It’s very disappointing… I don’t think anyone thought that would happen otherwise we would have galvanized ourselves. We didn’t even know we were on the chopping blocks.”
US Olympic swimmer Katie Ledecky, a sophomore at Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart in Bethesda, won a gold medal in the 800-meter freestyle.
At 15 years old, Ledecky is the youngest member of the 2012 US Olympic team. She also broke the US Olympic Team Trials record in the 200-meter freestyle.
The rising high school sophomore was the youngest of the 529 athletes the United States sent to the Games. She becomes the second-youngest swimming medalist in Team USA history, 77 days older than Beth Botsford, who won gold in Atlanta in 1996.
By Christa Puccio
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