Monday, January 23, 2012
He leaves Rockville High after posting a 16-15 record over three seasons.
The Kevin Bernot era at Rockville High School has come to an end after just three seasons. Col. Zadok Magruder High School Athletic Director Karl Heimbach confirmed that the Rockville head football coach and 1990 Sherwood High School graduate has accepted the vacant head coaching position at Magruder. Rockville Athletic Director Mike Hayes said that Bernot met with players on Thursday to tell them that he was leaving the program. “He’s a good guy, he did great stuff for us at Rockville,” Hayes said. “He’s a good coach and people like him so it’s always sad to see people like that go.” An official announcement on the hiring is expected to be made on Monday, Heimbach said. Bernot was selected from a pool of more than two dozen candidates who…
Thursday, January 5, 2012
Judge: “It's time for the community to heal.”
A judge sentenced a Rockville man on Thursday to 20 years in prison for driving the car involved in a crash in Olney that killed a Col. Zadok Magruder High School senior and two graduates in May. Kevin Coffay, 20, pleaded guilty Nov. 10 to three counts of vehicular manslaughter and one count of failing to remain at the scene of a crash where a death had occurred, according to WTOP.com. At the sentencing hearing in a Rockville courtroom packed with friends and family of the victims and defendant on Thursday, a sobbing Coffay apologized. "This is doing nothing but eating me alive inside,” he said, according to WUSA9.com. “Words cannot do justice to the shame and guilt I feel every day. It haunts me every day." Prosecutors argued in court …
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.
Friday, December 2, 2011
Colonels have a new coach and new leaders for 2011-2012 season.
If you are a fan of high school wrestling in the county, you could count on two things from Magruder for the past decade. First, that Max Sartoph would be in the coaches corner barking instructions to his wrestlers. And second, that there would be a Tolbert wrestling on the mat. However, that all is changing in the 2011-2012 season. Last spring, after the season ended, Sartoph decided to retire from wrestling, saying he wanted to try new things. To help find a replacement, Sartoph went down to the science wing at Magruder and spoke to A.J. Tao, who was coaching at Northwood. “Last year, [Sartoph] pulled me into his office and he updated me on the situation and asked me if I was interested,” Tao said. “I love my Northwood guys, but my goals…
Friday, November 11, 2011
Kevin Coffay, who faces up to 40 years in prison, will be sentenced in January.
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- On wtop.com
Friday, November 11, 2011