John Cephalis has been catching right-hander Rob Mister since he was 7 years old, so it came as no surprise when Edgewood's long-lasting battery recently signed letters of intent attend Coppin State on baseball scholarships.
"I thought that they would get separated -- and inevitably that will happen -- but I'm glad to see that they will be playing together another four years," said Edgewood coach Kevin Tyree. "For a school like Coppin to get a guy like Rob, with his power, and John, with his work ethic, I think they'll be very happy."
Mister, a first-team All-Metro performer and Harford County's Player of the Year, hit eight home runs for the 15th-ranked Rams (15-6), batted .560 with a metro-area high 39 RBIs and was 8-1 with a 2.04 ERA.
Cephalis, a second-team All-Metro selection and a first-team All-County performer, was second to Mister in hits with 31 last season, and hit .397, with a county-high nine home runs (one shy of the state record).
New lacrosse coaches
There are two new lacrosse coaches in the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference. Bryan Kelly takes over for 21-year veteran Mike Thomas at Calvert Hall, and Charley Toomey succeeds Mike Burnett at Severn School.
Toomey, a two-time All-America goalie at Loyola College, was an assistant the past two seasons at Navy.
Kelly (Calvert Hall 1987) was an All-America defenseman at North Carolina. He coached the Cardinals' junior varsity the past three years.