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Booster News

8 months ago

MHS student wins the gold medal in tennis Special Olympics

Miles Cox, Magruder High School sophomore, won the gold medal in tennis Special Olympics on Saturday, October 21, 2017, at the statewide Mount St Mary's Fall Fest Games. Representing Montgomery County, he took the gold medal beating Howard County's player in straight sets.


Booster News

9 months ago

Magruder Volleyball Looks to Continue Excellent Tradition in 2017


https://www.countysportszone.com/blog/story.php?d=&id=3743&c=bdbec229db32b89d902e0d8fbecfb9a8


It's tough to find a volleyball program anywhere in Maryland as consistent as Magruder's.

When the Colonels finished last year 18-4, it marked the 20th straight season in which Magruder finished with a winning record. That's the longest current streak among Montgomery County teams, but throughout this run Magruder has not won a state championship.

The program has reached the finals twice, most recently in 2009. This year's Magruder team has the look of a group that could be that special. The Colonels are 10-1, which includes an undefeated six-match performance at a tournament Magruder hosted last weekend.

"Our mix this year is young again but with three senior veteran anchors. We have four sophomores and one freshman on a team of 12, but we have three seniors who have all played for me since their freshman or sophomore year," head coach Scott Zanni said. "It's a nice mix of talented kids."

For Zanni, the team's biggest strength comes at the net. The group blocks well and is big- five of Magruder's six front row players are 5-foot-11 or taller.

It also helps to have one of the county's top setters in senior Noelle Waring.

"She's a hard working talented kid who runs our offense and holds it all together," Zanni said.

Joining Waring on the Magruder Tournament's all-star team was sophomore middle hitter Kaliyah Moss. One of the top middle hitters in Montgomery County, Moss has had a ridiculous start to the 2017 campaign, racking up 75 kills and only eight attack errors, a ratio Zanni said he's never seen before.

Senior outside hitter Kristen Martindell, a four year starter on varsity, has been remarkably consistent and does a lot of things well for Magruder including passing and blocking. Fellow senior Alex Salas has been a superb libero, with Zanni referring to her as the Colonels' anchor on defense.

A trio of outside hitters round out Magruder's standout performers. Sophomore Maya Scott has loads of talent and is an extremely dynamic attacker. Sarah Schaupp, also a sophomore, has improved tremendously after making the tough switch from middle to outside- she had 16 kills in Magruder's lone loss of the season to Churchill. Junior Sami Perkins has been the Colonels' best server, and already has 39 aces this season.

It's a squad filled with talent that has already responded well to the early test of playing six matches in one day.

"Winning your own tournament is always fun and it's important. However we don't want it to be the highlight of our season. We hope to continue to play good volleyball," Zanni said. "As for what we learned I think the value of playing as a team and that we have lots of depth. In the playoffs we used quite a few players in different roles."

It's expected to get tougher for Magruder to play good volleyball as the Colonels' schedule is filled with difficult opponents.

Up next for the Colonels is Blake, which Magruder beat in its sectional final two years ago. Damascus, which is expected to be a contender for the MPSSAA 2A state title, is still on Magruder's schedule as well as consistent state powerhouse North Hagerstown. Key divisional contests with Blair and Sherwood should be tricky, as will the regular season finale against Magruder's big rival, Gaithersburg.

It promises to be a challenging season for Magruder, though Zanni just wants his team to focus on themselves, not their opponents.

"The goal is to play good volleyball and strive to keep improving all year. Those are goals we can directly control," Zanni said. "If we can do those two things we expect to be a strong team that will be hard to beat."
September 22nd, 2017 By: Wick Eisenberg

Booster News

1 year ago

Coach Dan Harwood Wins His 500th Game

Magruder Boys Basketball Coach Dan Harwood won his 500th career game this week.Most of those wins came here at Magruder over his last 20+ seasons.

Booster News

1 year ago

Magruder Cross Country 2016 Rising Star Michael McShane
Booster News

1 year ago

Olympic News 2016

Helen Maroulis (class of 09) wins the gold medal in women's wrestling in Rio. Crediting Max Sartoph and Kevin Phelps 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/helen-maroulis-beats-a-legend-to-win-first-us-womens-gold-in-wrestling_us_57b6f58be4b0b51733a2ba74

http://www.wusa9.com/sports/olympics/photos-magruders-helen-maroulis/301674244

 

Interview with Jack Conger, Rockville native and Good Counsel Alum, crediting Dave Kraft, Magruder HS teacher for his swimming success. 

https://www.swimmingworldmagazine.com/news/usa-swimming-introduces-2016-olympic-team-jack-conger/

 

 

Booster News

1 year ago

MHS 2016 Graduate Named A-10 Rookie of the Week

GW Women's Soccer's DeSilva Named A-10 Rookie of the Week

http://www.gwsports.com/sports/w-soccer/spec-rel/082216aac.html

 

 

Booster News

1 year ago

MHS Athletic Director Receives Award

Karl Heimbach recipient of the NFHS Award

"Its truly an honor for me to inform you that the Board of Directors of the National Federation of State High School Associations has selected you as a 2016 recipient of its NFHS Citation. You are one of only eight athletic administrators to be so honored this year."

 

 

Booster News

2 years ago

2016 Magruder Booster News

2016 Coach Tony Giles Receives Award

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kPJFqEPohuI

 

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Booster News

1 year ago

Karl Heimbach Receives NFHS Citiation

More than 2,000 athletic administrators, spouses, guests and exhibitors converged on Nashville, Tennessee, December 9-13 for the 47th annual National Athletic Directors. This is the country’s largest meeting of high school athletic directors and is co-sponsored by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) and the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA) of Indianapolis. 

Magruder High School Athletic Director, Karl Heimbach CMAA, was one of eight of the 26 athletic directors to receive an award on Monday, December 12th.  He was presented with the NFHS Citation for his contributions to interscholastic athletics at the local, state and national levels.

Booster News

1 year ago

National Federation of State High School Associations

https://magruderathletics.org
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