Friday, March 15, 2013
Basketball tournament is Friday at Twinbrook Community Recreation Center
On Friday, the Rockville City Police Department will host its own March Madness Basketball Tournament, the city recently announced. The eighth annual tournament is from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Twinbrook Community Recreation Center gym, 12920 Twinbrook Parkway. March Madness is open to players in grades five through nine. Individual youths may also register and will be placed on a team. Kelley Day Terry, director of the Twinbrook community center, the tournament is intended to give kids the chance to get to know Rockville City police officers. "The kids see the officers in a different light, and they joke around," Day Terry said in an announcement. "It also opens up a line of communication so the next time they see them they can talk to …
Monday, March 26, 2012
The city's annual March Madness tournament matched students vs. Rockville police officers.
Students in fifth through ninth grade squared off on the court at the Twinbrook Community Recreation Center on Friday night against officers from the Rockville City Police Department in the city's annual March Madness Basketball Tournament.
Monday, March 5, 2012
The Colonels downed the Bulldogs, 54-39 on Saturday at Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring.
Magruder will face Sherwood in a 4A state semifinal at 9 p.m. on Thursday at Comcast Center at the University of Maryland, College Park. For more information on the boys basketball state championships, click here.
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
A fundraiser at Friday's games will benefit the family of Frank Weaver, a teacher whose daughter is battling cancer.
The Rockville High School boys and girls basketball teams will host a Friday night doubleheader with a promotion that organizers hope will serve as a one-two punch in a fight against cancer faced by one of their own. Lily Weaver, the daughter of Rockville High physical education teacher and former coach Frank Weaver, is battling Ewing's sarcoma, a cancerous bone tumor diagnosed in about 50 children each year. Lily was diagnosed in August, at age 10. Since then, Rockville High has collected money by selling yellow “Lily’s Hope” wristbands, passing donation buckets at football games and a girls soccer game where proceeds went to the Lily’s Hope foundation created to help the family with living expenses, The Gazette reported in October. Amy …
Friday, February 3, 2012
Watkins Mill boys' hoops look to make it ten-for-ten in 2012 when they host Northwood tonight, a rematch of the teams' one-point overtime tussle last month.
Monday, January 23, 2012
RM boys basketball earns eighth win of season with victory over Wootton.
A loss last month to Wootton left the Richard Montgomery boys basketball team wondering who they were as a team. On Friday night, they showed what they were capable of, and gained a measure of revenge against their crosstown rivals, beating Wootton 51-45. “They outhustled us, they killed us on the boards, they killed us in the paint,” RM head coach Scott Spear said about the December game. “After the game, the speech was, 'Is this all we have? Are we going to be outworked by teams like this?' ... This was a big game because they embarrassed us in that first game, and we wanted to prove a point.” The first quarter was marked with several turnovers on both sides. Wootton senior Benjy Sokobin dominated in the paint. He scored eight of his 12…
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
The Colonels won 59-50 in a rematch of last season's regional final.
In what has come to be a great Montgomery County boys basketball matchup, the Magruder Colonels defeated the Springbrook Blue Devils in a close game on Monday night in Rockville. Magruder led 15-14 early before Springbrook took a 27-25 halftime lead. The Colonels pulled away in the second half on the strength of great guard play by junior J.J. Epps, to win 59-50. Kent Zakour has a game report in The Gazette. Click here for video highlights from The Washington Post.
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Colonels play tough, never threaten the Hyattsville Catholic school and national powerhouse.
Junior BeeJay Anya scored a game-high 20 points as the DeMatha Stags cruised to a 75-58 victory over Magruder on Tuesday in Hyattsville. Click here for The Gazette's coverage. The Colonels will look to bounce back at 7 p.m. on Friday at Rockville High School.
Monday, October 10, 2011
Maryland's Turgeon, Texas's Barnes and Gonzaga's Few were among the featured speakers.
University of Maryland head basketball coach Mark Turgeon was one of several coaches from top college programs featured at Montrose Christian's coaches clinic on Oct. 1. The all-day event was open to boys and girls basketball coaches at all levels and designed to help coaches prepare for the upcoming season. Turgeon was hired earlier this year to replace longtime head coach Gary Williams, who stepped down after coaching more than two decades at his alma mater. Williams led the Terrapins to a national title in 2002 and was twice named the Atlantic Coast Conference Coach of the Year during his tenure in College Park. Turgeon said he looks forward to coaching basketball in the ACC against teams like Duke and North Carolina. “They hired me to …
Monday, March 21, 2011
Montrose Christian's Yuki Togashi reflects on the earthquake in his homeland and on his immersion into American life.
Like most teenagers, the first thing Yuki Togashi does each morning is check his mobile for text messages. On March 11, he got a text from his mother in Japan informing him to call home right away. "My mom said there was a huge earthquake but that all my friends and family were OK," said Togashi, a 17-year-old sophomore who plays point guard for Rockville's Montrose Christian School, the No. 3 ranked high school basketball team in the nation. "She told me not to worry—to think about school and basketball, but it's hard." Togashi's parents, who live northwest of Tokyo in Niigata, were fine, but his grandmother's house—which is located closer to the epicenter of the earthquake—was completely destroyed. "The whole house just fell down," …