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Springbrook squashes varsity field hockey

The varsity field hockey team (4-9) fell to the Springbrook Blue Devils (10-2) on Thursday evening, ending its season in a 6-1 loss. Blair failed to match up defensively and couldn't get anything going on the offensive end.

Girls' soccer bests Blake

The varsity girls' soccer team (9-2-2) won its final regular season home game in convincing fashion with a 6-1 win over Blake (4-10) on Wednesday night. While the senior night festivities were dampened by rain, the team still struck hard, scoring six goals behind a Jamie Kator hat trick.

Blair ranked Silver Medal School

Blair ranked as one of 461 Silver Medal Schools on the U.S. News rankings released September 27. According to the U.S. News website, 21,786 high schools from 48 states, including D.C., were analyzed.

Administration to begin Pedestrian Safety Program

A team of Blair administration and Montgomery County officials participated in the Pedestrian Safety Program’s first meeting at Blair on Oct. 12 to increase pedestrians’ safety at Four Corners.

Spiritless in Silver Spring

What’s that other thing that happens this week, where people dress up and show their Blazer pride? Hint: It starts with school, and ends with week. But what’s missing in the middle…? Oh yeah, spirit.

Blue Devils edge varsity football

After being shut out in consecutive weeks by Sherwood and Northwood, the Blazers were desperate for their first victory facing a mediocre Blue Devil squad. Through the game’s first five minutes, it seemed as if Blair was primed to finally capture that elusive W. However, Springbrook came roaring back to capture a lead they would hold for the rest of the game. Penalties, key players out due to injury and poor execution all contributed to Blair's sixth straight loss.

Battering on the Boulevard

Coming off a 35-0 loss to Sherwood, the varsity football team (0-5) was hoping to rebound against rival Northwood (3-2). From the opening kickoff, it was clear that the Gladiators had different plans - senior Al Bangura returned the opening kickoff 80 yards for a touchdown. Northwood never looked back, dominating all four quarters and cruising to a 42-0 victory.

Sherwood trounces varsity football

Sherwood (2-2) outplayed the varsity football team (0-4) in every aspect of Friday night's game. Injuries, a lack of offensive production, and a number of costly fumbles prevented Blair from having any chance at competing.

New cell phone policy introduced

The Blair administration will take part in an initiative to expand cell phone use in school for the upcoming academic year. The program, which was piloted at 10 other Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) last year, allows students to use cell phones before and after the school day, and during their lunch periods. The policy was proposed at a countywide principal's meeting where principals from all 26 MCPS high schools signed on to the initiative after it received support from Student Government Association (SGA) members and Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) participants at the Instructional Leadership Team retreat in July.
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