February 14, 2013 |
First, the Prince George's County Board of Education opposed a state bill that would create a task force to study the composition and operations of the board and another that would require artificial turf to be installed at all county schools. Then, it decided to rescind its opposition . Now, it has opposed the measures— again. The school board voted Wednesday night against the two pieces of legislation, raising questions about the timing and the cost of the...
March 6, 2008 |
A pilot project proposed for Richard Montgomery High School in Rockville would install the school system's first football field made of artificial turf, part of a controversial national trend toward replacing grass with synthetic fibers on public ballfields. The plan would also put the school system in the unusual position of granting a private company priority access to one of its facilities, which some parents see as an affront to taxpayers. Moreno Carrasco, principal of Richard Montgomery, said he was looking for...
December 10, 2009 |
At one high school football playoff game last weekend in Virginia, a kick returner dropped the ball and was unable to locate it in the chocolaty mud, allowing the opponent to recover for a turnover. At another site in Maryland, parents volunteering to help make a field playable dumped two pallets of mulch on the surface in a last-ditch attempt to soak up water and not leave things a squishy mess. It didn't work. Field conditions have been a recurring topic of discussion in both states as the high school football...
June 15, 2008
"It had to feel good for him. It felt good to me. " Cubs Manager Lou Piniella on Reed Johnson's three-run homer in a triumphant return to Toronto; Reed was released by the Blue Jays on March 23. Dodgers: OF Matt Kemp, suspended for fighting, was reinstated after two games. Reds: Reinstated RHP Gary Majewski, who left Tuesday to be with his wife for the birth of their daughter. Mets: Activated newly acquired OF Trot Nixon. 241, 120 Pitches thrown by Cardinals pitchers against the Phillies...
September 18, 2008
Officials, veterans and community leaders gathered last Thursday to break ground for the Veterans Plaza/Civic Building project at Fenton Street and Ellsworth Drive in downtown Silver Spring. The project, part of the final stage of the Silver Spring business district revitalization, is on the site that has been occupied the past few years by an open green covered in artificial turf that became a popular gathering place. Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett (D) and County Council member Valerie Ervin (D-Silver Spring)
September 8, 2011 |
Nineteen days after their final two-a-day practice and what they thought was their last early-morning wake-up call, Oakton football players will trudge into the locker room at 5:45 on Saturday morning, about an hour before the sun rises, and yawn their way through game-planning meetings. An hour later, the team will load onto buses and head to Lee High School in Springfield, where the No. 15 Cougars will play South County (0-1) in a game that starts with a rub-the-sleep-from-your-eyes 9 a.m....