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By Malena Amusa and Malena Amusa,SUN STAFF | July 7, 2004
Hyman I. "Hy" Zolet, a retired coach and high school athletic director, died of complications from Crohn's disease Monday at Sinai Hospital. The Randallstown resident was 77. Born Hyman Zlotowicz, he attended Forest Park High School and was a star tackle on its football team. He interrupted his schooling to enlist in the Coast Guard, but returned after 1 1/2 years and graduated in 1947. He received the McCormick Unsung Hero award for his performance on the football team and was named to the all-state team.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen | fred.rasmussen@baltsun.com | March 5, 2010
Edward L. Athey, a longtime coach and athletic director whose career at Washington College spanned nearly four decades, died Sunday of cancer at his Chestertown home. He was 88. Mr. Athey, the son of a Baltimore & Ohio Railroad police officer and a homemaker, was born and raised in Moundsville, W.Va. He was a 1939 graduate of Allegany High School in Cumberland, where he had been an outstanding soccer, baseball and basketball player. Mr. Athey began his college studies in 1942 at what is now Frostburg State University and then transferred to Washington College in Chestertown.
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January 4, 1991
Arundel High School baseball coach and athletic director Bernie Walter has been selected to receive the 1991 Easton Sports Master Coach of the Year award for his contributions and accomplishments as a baseball coach.Last year, Walter led his Wildcats to a 17-5 record before coaching a Mayo American Legion Post 226 team (71-7) that captured a national title while he was in Havana, Cuba, coaching the USA Junior team in the World Tournament.At the World Tournament, the Walter-coached U.S. contingent finished with an 14-3 record, which was good enough for a third-place finish.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen | fred.rasmussen@baltsun.com | January 23, 2010
James Henry Kehoe Jr., who during his more than three-decade career at the University of Maryland, College Park produced many team championships as a track-and-field coach and succeeded in lifting Maryland from athletic mediocrity during his tenure as athletic director, died of heart failure Sunday at Burnett-Calvert Hospice in Prince Frederick. The longtime Chesapeake Beach resident was 91. Mr. Kehoe, the son of a Harford County Standard Oil Co. oil distributor and a homemaker, was born and raised in Bel Air. He graduated from Bel Air High School in 1936, where he was a state champion half-miler.
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By FROM STAFF REPORTS | May 13, 2000
Eager to spend more time coaching football and enjoying life with their families, Ken Johnson of Liberty and Gene Brown of South Carroll have stepped down as athletic directors at their respective schools. Both men, who spend their falls coaching football, said they felt that their football and teaching duties required more attention than they could offer if they continued to be their schools' athletic directors. Brown, who has been South Carroll's football coach for the past eight years, resigned after three years as the athletic director.
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By Lem Satterfield | March 15, 2002
Roger Wrenn, Patterson's football coach and athletic director, has retired as the school's baseball coach after 27 seasons "for health reasons," he said yesterday. His replacement is former assistant Keith Robinson. Wrenn, who will begin his 29th year as football coach in the fall, said he did not make his decision until Monday, after consulting with his doctor about being unable to shake flu-like symptoms, including of congestion and fatigue, that continued most of the winter. "I'm not getting any younger, I guess, and I think I just need a break," said Wrenn, 55. "I'm still going to coach football, but I just have to slow down.
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By Hanah Cho and Hanah Cho,SUN STAFF | July 25, 2004
Five months after then-Howard County Superintendent John R. O'Rourke recommended the firing of an Oakland Mills High School football coach and teacher, the employment status of Kenneth O. Hovet Jr. is still up in the air, frustrating some parents and students. "Until we get a resolution on Hovet's employment one way or the other, things will continue to fester at Oakland Mills," said Linda Pieplow, a parent of a recent Oakland Mills graduate. She spoke on behalf of a dozen parents and students at Thursday night's school board meeting.
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By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,Sun Staff Writer | September 30, 1994
Paul Smith, last year's interim basketball coach at Dunbar, was named Tuesday to serve as coach for at least another year."This isn't an interim position, this is for the regular varsity basketball coach's position. We evaluate our coaches every year," Principal Charlotte Brown said yesterday."Paul took us to the [2A] state championship last year and we were able to win. We're happy about his past performance."Smith, 53, could not be reached for comment.He replaced former coach and athletic director Pete Pompey, who had been on administrative leave while the state's attorney's office investigated alleged misuse of athletic funds.
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By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,Sun Staff Writer | September 30, 1994
Paul Smith, last year's interim basketball coach at Dunbar, was named Tuesday to serve as coach for at least another year."This isn't an interim position, this is for the regular varsity basketball coach's position. We evaluate our coaches every year," Principal Charlotte Brown said yesterday."Paul took us to the [2A] state championship last year and we were able to win. We're happy about his past performance."Smith, 53, could not be reached for comment.He replaced former coach and athletic director Pete Pompey, who had been on administrative leave while the state's attorney's office investigated alleged misuse of athletic funds.
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July 1, 1999
BaseballMajor League Baseball: Named Carlton Fisk and Orlando Cepeda honorary captains for All-Star Game.AL: Reduced Tigers C Brad Ausmus' suspension for "aggressive arguing" with umpire from two games to one but left $500 fine in place. Eliminated $500 fine against Tigers manager Larry Parrish but left intact his two-game suspension.Mariners: Sent P Melvin Bunch outright to Triple-A Tacoma. Recalled P Damaso Marte from Tacoma.Mets: Former pitching coach Bob Apodaca accepted job as roving instructor with organization's minor-league system and will continue to be paid based on three-year, $480,000 contract he signed in 1997.
NEWS
By MILTON KENT | June 8, 2007
Stay in one place long enough, doing the same thing consistently and people start to believe that you'll always be there, just like the concrete. Jill Myers has been at Franklin for so long as a teacher, coach and athletic director - more than 39 years when the school year ends - that people are having a hard time getting a hold of the notion that she won't be there when the new school year begins next fall. "People still can't believe that I'm retiring this year," Myers said. "They felt that I would never leave.
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By Katherine Dunn and Lem Satterfield and Katherine Dunn and Lem Satterfield,Sun Reporters | April 18, 2007
There has been a change in Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland C Conference softball - primarily on the mound. "Last year, you had four teams - Friends, Park, Chapelgate and St. John's - and those four teams had pitching," St. Paul's coach John Meil said. "We've played seven games [this season] and with one exception, all of the teams have pitching or developing pitching." Friday's showdown between two of the league's top teams featured a pair of the best pitchers, Park senior Madison Elliott (2.06 ERA, 54 strikeouts in 37 1/3 innings)
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By Jacques Kelly and Jacques Kelly,SUN STAFF | February 11, 2005
Norwood Spencer Sothoron, a retired lacrosse coach and athletic director at the old Charlotte Hall Military Academy, died of Alzheimer's disease complications Feb. 4 at his old school, now a veterans home in St. Mary's County. He was 93. Born in Charlotte Hall, Mr. Sothoron earned a business administration degree at the University of Maryland. He was the 1934 senior class president at College Park and earned letters in football, lacrosse, basketball and baseball. He waited tables at the dining hall to pay his tuition.
NEWS
By Hanah Cho and Hanah Cho,SUN STAFF | July 25, 2004
Five months after then-Howard County Superintendent John R. O'Rourke recommended the firing of an Oakland Mills High School football coach and teacher, the employment status of Kenneth O. Hovet Jr. is still up in the air, frustrating some parents and students. "Until we get a resolution on Hovet's employment one way or the other, things will continue to fester at Oakland Mills," said Linda Pieplow, a parent of a recent Oakland Mills graduate. She spoke on behalf of a dozen parents and students at Thursday night's school board meeting.
NEWS
By Malena Amusa and Malena Amusa,SUN STAFF | July 7, 2004
Hyman I. "Hy" Zolet, a retired coach and high school athletic director, died of complications from Crohn's disease Monday at Sinai Hospital. The Randallstown resident was 77. Born Hyman Zlotowicz, he attended Forest Park High School and was a star tackle on its football team. He interrupted his schooling to enlist in the Coast Guard, but returned after 1 1/2 years and graduated in 1947. He received the McCormick Unsung Hero award for his performance on the football team and was named to the all-state team.
NEWS
By Frank Lynch and Frank Lynch,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | March 23, 2003
Sitting in an office just a short pass from the school's gymnasium, former football coach Dick Fordyce reflected on his nearly 40 years of service at Harford Community College and how he got to this point. "It all began with a leg injury after three games in my senior year in high school," said the Pittsburgh native. "Like most football players in my area, I expected to play college football in western Pennsylvania. But most area schools lost interest." He explained that a friend of his high school coach happened to be in Pittsburgh attending a coaches convention.
SPORTS
By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,Staff Writer | March 26, 1993
Wednesday -- four days after the official first day of spring -- Dulaney tennis coach Pat Heil found herself shoveling snow off the courts before practice.Earlier the same day, local baseball commissioner Jim Diggs reported the cancellation of more than 150 games involving Baltimore County, Baltimore City and area private schools since the season officially began on March 17.And Charlie Ackerman, chief maintenance manager at St. Paul's, said yesterday that he was immersed up to his ankles in water and mud while standing on the Crusaders' rain-drenched lacrosse stadium field.
SPORTS
By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,Staff Writer | August 24, 1993
For the second time in his tenure, Mervo's John Blake had to file a grievance with the Baltimore Teacher's Union to regain his job as the school's basketball coach.He took that second action last fall, the union ruled in his favor in March, and it appears Blake will be back on the courts in November."It's one of those positions that no one wants to give up, and yes, I've missed it very much," said Blake, who filed the grievance in October, but wasn't awarded the job until early March -- nearly the end of the season.
SPORTS
By Lem Satterfield | March 15, 2002
Roger Wrenn, Patterson's football coach and athletic director, has retired as the school's baseball coach after 27 seasons "for health reasons," he said yesterday. His replacement is former assistant Keith Robinson. Wrenn, who will begin his 29th year as football coach in the fall, said he did not make his decision until Monday, after consulting with his doctor about being unable to shake flu-like symptoms, including of congestion and fatigue, that continued most of the winter. "I'm not getting any younger, I guess, and I think I just need a break," said Wrenn, 55. "I'm still going to coach football, but I just have to slow down.
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