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.
Friday, March 2, 2012
Colonels' Garland Owens scores 24 points as Patriots season ends on a down note.
During the first half of Thursday's playoff game at Magruder, the Wootton Patriots were bending but refused to break. Down just 13 midway through the game, Wootton seemed determined to make the top-seeded Colonels earn their way to the regional finals. But an ‘alley-oop’ dunk from J.J. Epps to Garland Owens on the very first play of the second half set the tone for what would turn into the Patriots' most lopsided loss of the season. From that play forward, Magruder was in complete control. Backed by a 24-point performance from Owens, including two additional alley-oop dunks in the second half, the Magruder Colonels blasted the visiting Wootton Patriots, 82-40, to advance to the Maryland 4A West regional finals Saturday afternoon against …
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
The first of three funerals will be held Wednesday at St. Francis of Assisi in Derwood.
Update, 8:45 p.m.: County police are advising drivers to avoid the area around St. Francis of Assisi, in Derwood during and around the hours of 10 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, when the church will host funeral services for Haeley McGuire. A large volume of traffic is expected and parking could overflow the church lot at 6701 Muncaster Mill Road into nearby parking lots and residential streets, police said in a news release. No road closures are planned at this time. County police will be present to assist with traffic flow. Original post, 6:40 p.m.: Magruder High School has posted funeral details for senior Haeley McGuire and Magruder alumni Spencer Datt and John Hoover on the school's Web site. Services for McGuire will be held on Wednesday…
Friday, March 11, 2011
North Point leads the whole way, puts an end to Colonels' run at the 4A title.
Saturday, February 5, 2011
Warriors pull off upset in rivalry game.
The boys basketball rivalry game between Magruder and Sherwood started the same way the first matchup did: A completely packed house and two student sections standing and cheering. The game Friday night ended in a very different way though. Sherwood avenged their loss from earlier in the season, pulling off a 57-53 upset, and getting their second upset in as many games after also beating Springbrook on Tuesday. Magruder picked up their second loss of the season despite getting a great game from sophomore guard Nick Griffin, who scored 23 points, 18 of them from behind the arc. “He was the only guy carrying us on offense,” coach Dan Harwood said after the game. “It's hard to win with just one guy. We've been doing well when we have three or…
Thursday, January 13, 2011
The Blazers had control all night against the Colonels.
After being postponed 24 hours due to snow, the Blair Blazers (9-2) beat Magruder (1-10) on the road on Wednesday. The final score, 45-37, perfectly reflected the tone of the game, as Blair held a comfortable but not overpowering lead throughout the entire contest. Check out some snapshots of the game below. To keep up with local sports, visit www.twitter.com/patchsportsmd.
Thursday, January 6, 2011
Magruder wrestling team sees senior return, wins in dominant fashion
The injury-plagued Magruder wrestling team simultaneously earned a big win and took a step towards full strength on Wednesday. The Colonels won 12 of 14 matches, including eight by pin, and beat the Rockville Rams 66-9. "It was a nice start to 2011," coach Max Sartoph said. "It's a tough Rockville team, and we wrestled some good matches." Magruder got solid performances up and down the roster. They had wins from the veterans, including Parke Overmiller and Cameron Mayberry, as well as from their newer wrestlers, who are quickly gaining experience. "A lot of the younger guys are really stepping it up," Sartoph said. "We're starting to see some improvement from the guys who don't have as much experience. It really showed out there today." …
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Magruder girls basketball team loses early momentum and falls to the Lady Trojans
Despite a fast start Tuesday night, the Magruder Lady Colonels fell to undefeated Gaithersburg 72-44 at home in their first game of 2011. Initially the Magruder girls displayed a potent offense, scoring the first five points of the game. The Lady Trojans countered with seven straight points and led the rest of the way, increasing their perfect record to 10-0. After being ahead by only six points at the end of the first, Gaithersburg quickly dominated the second quarter, passing fluidly on fast breaks and out-maneuvering picks and traps, which hardly phased their offense. During the second quarter, Gaithersburg outscored the Lady Colonels by 20 points. Magruder couldn't find the basket for the last four minutes of the half, and went into …
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
RM girls beat Lady Colonels in Magruder's holiday tournament
Two Rockville schools met in the first round of the Seamless Gutter Supply Invitational. While the first half was choppy, the Richard Montgomery girls team finally pulled away from Magruder, winning 68-53 on Monday afternoon in Rockville. The first round game in the holiday tournament hosted by Magruder started off slow. Both teams were down several players due to the holidays and it took the teams a bit of time to adjust. "We were kind of sluggish in the first half, mainly due to the Christmas break. It doesn't help to have those days off," RM coach Jennifer Hoffman said. "At halftime we said that we needed to pick up the intensity and pick up the tempo." The first half also was sluggish due to fouls and technical issues. The tournament …
Thursday, December 23, 2010
Woodhouse free throws in final seconds of OT help hand Springbrook its first in-county loss in nearly three years
Over the course of the past decade Springbrook and Magruder have been among Montgomery County's top boys basketball programs. Since 2000, the teams have combined for four state championships and countless regional titles. The Colonels won a state title in 2001 while the Blue Devils are the three-time defending Maryland 4A state champions. Wednesday night in Silver Spring, the teams met on the hardwood for the first time this season and Magruder became the first Montgomery County team in nearly three years to beat Springbrook. Magruder sophomore Nick Griffin led three Colonels in double figures with 18 points as the Rockville school snapped Springbrook's consecutive game winning streak against county opponents at 61 games in a 68-67 …