Monday, November 12, 2012
Maryland defeats North Carolina, capping the ACC Men’s Soccer Championship Tournament at the Maryland SoccerPlex in Boyds
Unversity of Maryland won the 2012 ACC Men’s Soccer Championship in a match Sunday against North Carolina at the Maryland SoccerPlex. The Terps beat the Tar Heels 2-1. Scoring for the Terps were freshmen Dakota Edwards and Schillo Tshuma before a crowd of more than 9,000 soccer fans, according to the team’s post-game recap online. Edwards scored in the 11th minute of the game; Tshuma scored the 62nd minute with an angled strike from the near sideline off a throw-in from Mikey Ambrose. North Carolina forward Rob Lovejoy earned the team's lone goal with less than five minutes on the clock, but a “calm and collected defensive effort” enabled Maryland to hold on for the win. A photo gallery of the game is posted at UMTerps.com.
Monday, September 17, 2012
Congressional Gold Medal recipient, John Chaney, 92, shares his experience with Patch. Chaney will join World War II Veterans at a tribute in Silver Spring on Wednesday.
Because his country called him to serve, John Chaney left a farm in Clarksburg for North Carolina in 1943 ready to prove himself as a Marine. But Chaney faced a major hurdle — the color of his skin. Up until 1942, the U.S. Marine Corps had been all white. It was the last branch of the military to accept blacks. Chaney was among nearly 20,000 sent to segregated basic training camp at Montford Point, a facility at Camp Lejeune, between 1942 and 1949, where black Marines often suffered racism at the hands of white Marines, racism that continued when they went overseas to fight in all-black units Patch caught up with Chaney, 92, at his home in Boyds, ahead of a ceremony honoring World War II veterans Wednesday in Silver Spring. Former …
Friday, August 17, 2012
The jury deliberated for about six hours before reaching a decision.
HOWARD COUNTY, MD — After about six hours of deliberations Wednesday, a jury found a barber from Boyds not guilty of sexually abusing a teen in Howard County, according to the Howard County State’s Attorney’s Office Spokesman Wayne Kirwan. Jung Gon Kim, 54, who lives just outside of Germantown, is the owner and sole employee of Sounds of Scissors Salon in Ellicott City, MD. The barber was arrested in November and faced one count of second-degree sexual assault and one count of third-degree sexual assault; a third charge was dropped Tuesday. The lack of physical evidence was a sticking point in the case. “I don’t know what I think,” a male alternate juror who did not want to be named said after his dismissal. “With the lack of evidence…
Thursday, August 16, 2012
Maryland team heads into finals starting Friday
The Maryland state-champion youth baseball team from Boyds defeated New England on Wednesday, the final day of pool play for the 2012 Cal Ripken World Series. The team's 6-0 win at Cal. Sr. Yard in Aberdeen, MD, came after rain delayed what was supposed to be a Tuesday showdown. Jake Heskett kept the New England team, from Newtown, CT, off the board during his six innings of work, allowing only five hits, one walk and striking out 10. The Maryland state champs had seven hits, including three extra base hits. John Walsh racked up four RBIs on two hits for Boyds, homered in the third inning and singled in the fifth inning, according to a recap provided to Patch. The top four domestic and international teams will compete for a championship …
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Salon owner from Boyds faces sexual assault charges in Howard County, MD
The trial continues for a 55-year-old Boyds barber charged with sexually assaulting a teenage boy. Jung Gon Kim, the owner of Scissors Sound Hair Salon in Ellicott City, MD, is charged with one count of second-degree sexual assault and two counts third-degree sexual assault, according to Howard County Circuit Court records accessed online. Kim is accused of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old client in a storage room of the salon in October 2011, Germantown Patch has reported. On Monday, the accuser recounted the events that led up to the alleged assault, telling jurors that Kim gave him long hugs after the hair cuts and had asked him inappropriate questions about puberty and masturbation, Ellicott City Patch reports. Follow trial coverage …
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Defender for Boyds-based DC United Women is on the U.S. Olympic team.
Local soccer fans have a stake in Thursday’s gold-medal match between U.S. women’s soccer team and Japan: Becky Sauerbrunn, a defender for the Boyds-based D.C. United Women, is on the team. Fans have been living vicariously through her tweets ever since the announcement was made that Sauerbrunn was on the roster. The match is scheduled to air live at 2:30 p.m. on the NBC Sports Network channel. Check your local cable listings for further details. The U.S. women’s soccer team defeated Canada 4-3 on Monday, thanks to a last-gasp goal by Alex Morgan. The team is going after its third-straight gold medal against the same team that defeated them in the 2011 World Cup — a match that was also decided by a penalty kick, The Huffington Post …
Monday, July 23, 2012
Riders and their steeds competed in Big Easy Farm's summer schooling show Saturday at Canterbury Farm in Boyds. A portion of the proceeds went to Great and Small, a therapeutic riding center in Boyds.
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Star Gazing Farm gives unwanted animals a second chance at a happy life.
The volunteers who run Star Gazing Farm in Boyds shared their love for abandoned and sick animals with visitors last weekend. The open house was part of Montgomery County's Farm Tour and Harvest Sale.