Former DeMatha coach Jack Bruen’s ‘legacy lives on’

December 19, 2017

BY CHRIS McMANES — Twenty years after his death, Jack Bruen is still having a profound effect on those he coached and mentored. Take Notre Dame head men’s basketball coach Mike Brey. Bruen was an assistant coach at DeMatha when Brey was playing on the team. He also taught Brey U.S. history. [read more]

Meet Hyattsville’s biggest Redskins fan

July 24, 2016

BY MARK GOODSON — Many claim to be the biggest fans of their respective professional sports teams. Few follow up the claim with the gusto of Hyattsville resident Paul Wilson. His 38th Avenue home has two rooms devoted to Redskins paraphernalia. Paul Wilson is pictured in his Hyattsville home [read more]

Frisbee fellowship

May 19, 2015

BY MARK GOODSON — On April 18, as the sounds of Hyattsville’s annual parade echoed through Magruder Park, it was ‘game-on’ for Colin Riggs and his group of enthusiastic ultimate frisbee players. Though Riggs ran in the Azalea Classic that morning, he showed no lag in energy. The eight who [read more]

Resident to create hockey documentary

January 23, 2015

BY MARK GOODSON — This February, Hyattsville resident Boe Leslie and his brother, Nate, will face a challenge like no other in their field. They will coach ice hockey in a country with no indoor rinks and fewer skates than skaters. The international coaches will be traveling to Mongolia, the [read more]

St. Jerome Jaguars win division in turkey shootout

December 3, 2014

BY CHRIS MCMANES — Troy Thomas realizes the significance of his St. Jerome boys basketball team’s B-division tournament championship Sunday. His players might not. Playing in the Coach Dick Brown Memorial Turkey Shootout in Hyattsville, Thomas’ 14-and-under squad won the first Varsity B title [read more]

Growing soccer organization needs new leader

July 10, 2014

With the United States’ surprise advancement in the World Cup, everyone seems to be getting into the soccer spirit and millions are tuning in to watch. Unfortunately, children who are inspired to play after seeing their favorite country compete may not have a local outlet next season.  Longtime [read more]

St. Jerome Jaguars finish baseball season undefeated

July 9, 2014

This year, the 2014 St. Jerome Jaguars rookie baseball team accomplished something even I, their head coach, didn’t see coming: an undefeated season. After going 2-7-1 in 2013, I thought a winning season was a legitimate goal. Though I knew we’d improve, I didn’t even think about [read more]

Police win 2013 Heroes’ Bowl

November 18, 2013

BY MIKE PERSLEY — On Saturday, Nov. 9, members of  the Hyattsville police and fire department squared off in the much anticipated 2013 Heroes’ Bowl, the annual flag-football game played to collect toys for underprivileged children for Christmas. The police, after two years of futility, [read more]
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