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Blair girls' basketball loses in final seconds

The Blair Blazers (10-5) lost to the Magruder Colonels (5-12) 45-44 in the final seconds of Tuesday's girls basketball game. Blair got off to a great start, earning a 27-8 lead through superior physicality and rebounding in the first half, but numerous turnovers in the second half let the Colonels back into the game.

The Blazer Spirit

Whether as a player on the field or a spectator in the stands, being on a winning team is a fantastic feeling. The players give it their all, the spectators yell and cheer, the parents hold their breath and the clock winds down. Then it's over. The buzzer goes off and all that exciting energy is dispersed over the crowd as people cheer and hug, and players and coaches alike high five and celebrate.

Blair's practice fields don't get the ball rolling

Blair's practice fields are large, strangely shaped patches of dirt surrounded by weed-filled grass. Rocks are in almost all of the dirt patches, making the fields seem like a gravel road. When there is a dry stretch, dust is commonly kicked up as players run through.

The ultimate motivators

As athletes, students face a lot of challenges. They have to find the time and motivation to excel not only at their sports, but in the classroom as well. They may want to quit, they may want to give up, but they won’t. They will get up the next day and they will keep running, throwing, kicking, flipping and swinging.

New certified athletics trainer introduced at Blair

Meghan Wilkinson, an employee of MedStar and certified athletics trainer, joined the Montgomery Blair Athletics department this school year to replace Julie Tucker.

Blair takes 58-23 loss to Northwest

The Montgomery Blair Blazers (2-1) could not get their offense going against the Northwest Jaguars (2-1), who ran away with the game late in the second quarter in a 58-23 loss on Friday night.

Are college sports worth the effort?

Playing sports in college can be a huge commitment, but it's really only worth it if students are fully invested in the sport.

Athletic Department wants new scoreboard

The Athletic Department is looking into the purchase of a new scoreboard for its stadium, which could potentially cost up to $60,000.

Athletic Department forms "Captain Council"

The council convenes once a month and focuses on guiding team captains in leading their team to success. Leaders from every team are required to attend.

Blazers demolish Cavaliers in near shutout

The Blair girls’ varsity lacrosse team (5-3) trounced the Kennedy cavaliers (0-8) by a score of 18-1. The Lady Blazers took hold of the game from the beginning and never relinquished the lead.
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