Zach Mellman


Name: Zach Mellman
Position: Page Editor
Graduation Year: 2004
Zach Mellman was born on October 18, 1956 (he was held back once or twice). He has lived in Takoma Park, Maryland his entire life. He is currently a senior at Blair enrolled in honors classes. He is also a member of Blair's golf team, which, he admits, is possibly the manliest sport ever. He is a huge Redskins fan, and follows professional sports as his religion, and, much like his other religion (Satanism), he has been known to sacrfice goats for a win. He spends his free time sleeping, jumping rope, and watching TV. He also enjoys skipping to class and he is never seen without a lollipop.


Stories (82)


Warriors capture Blazer Stadium

By Zach Mellman | May 17, 2004, midnight | In Print »

After a successful 13 win season, the Blazers ended their 2004 campaign on a low note, losing to a tough Sherwood team in a mercy-rule shortened game, by a score of 12-2. While the loss was unfortunate, it marks only the fourth time in eleven years of Blazer playoffs that a team even advanced to the second round, this following an 11-2 annihilation of Churchill on May 14.

Blazers one-hit Bulldogs in first round win

By Zach Mellman | May 14, 2004, midnight | In Print »

The Blazers won their thirteenth game of the season, and more importantly advanced to the second round of the 2004 playoffs with a commanding 10-2 win over the 1-16 Bulldogs. The win comes just two games after a 9-4 defeat of the Bulldogs in the season finale, so the Blazers knew exactly what they were up against today.

Baseball comes back to beat Bulldogs in finale

By Zach Mellman | May 12, 2004, midnight | In Print »

The Blazers ended the season on a high note, coming back from a 2-0 fourth inning deficit to defeat Churchill 9-4. Blair finishes the regular season 12-8, its second best record in a decade.

Blazers need mercy as Cougars dominate

By Zach Mellman | May 10, 2004, midnight | In Print »

After winning their last three games by a combined 33 runs, the Blazers faced a major setback today, as they were thrashed by Quince Orchard 16-1. The game that ended after five innings because of the mercy rule. Despite the loss the Blazers still have a winning, 11-8 record, while the Cougars proved why they are the top ranked team in the county and deserving of their 15-1 record.

Blazers dominate and ramble through Rockville

By Zach Mellman | May 4, 2004, midnight | In Print »

The geese weren't the only ones dropping bombs on the outfield, as the Blazers recorded 13 hits, six for extra bases en route to an 11-2 bulldozing of a mediocre Rockville team to boost Blair's record to 9-7.

Warriors rout Blair Baseball

By Zach Mellman | April 25, 2004, midnight | In Print »

The Blazers were no match for the Sherwood Warriors today, as Blair was demolished, 10-2 dropping the Blazers' record to 7-5. A four-run Warrior second inning and a five-run Warrior fourth inning proved to be disastrous for the Blazers, who struggled to amass any offensive production.

Baseball demotes colonels 10-9

By Zach Mellman | April 22, 2004, midnight | In Print »

In yet another competitive and thrilling game, the Blazers defeated Magruder 10-9 to improve their record to 7-4. Both teams made crucial errors and had trouble hitting at times, but key pitching by junior Cody Simpson and senior Sam Boone tilted the game in Blair's favor.

Hornets Buzz by Blazers

By Zach Mellman | April 17, 2004, midnight | In Print »

The Blazers were eliminated in the first round of the playoffs last season by Damascus 12-1. Unfortunately, in today's much-anticipated grudge-match of two of the county's top teams, the story was much the same for the Blazers, as they were thoroughly demolished by a score of 13-1 to the undefeated Hornets.

Baseball routed by Patriots

By Zach Mellman | April 5, 2004, midnight | In Print »

The Blazers, were off to a great 3-0 start to the 2004 season, but were faced with a roadblock today in the form of the Wootton Patriots. Blair could do little right, and its sub-par pitching, defense and hitting led to a disappointing 11-6 defeat.

Blazers turn up the heat against Wolverines

By Zach Mellman | March 24, 2004, midnight | In Print »

When last year's 7-10 Blazers were in crunchtime, they often choked. But today's 8-7 victory over a tough Watkins Mill team shows that the Blazers may have the experience, determination and skill needed in close-game situations.

Co-ed set to play

By Zach Mellman | March 18, 2004, midnight | In Print »

The co-ed volleyball team, which has recently been one of the more dominant squads in the county, may have to overcome obstacles, in order to replicate last years' 10-2 season.

Blazer sluggers look forward to 2004 campaign

By Zach Mellman | March 9, 2004, midnight | In Print »

The baseball team squandered many opportunities and suffered a disappointing 7-10 record last season. But this year, their terrific work ethic, commitment, depth, and experience make the Blazers seem poised to turn their fortunes around.

Springbrook extinguishes the blaze from playoffs

By Zach Mellman | March 1, 2004, midnight | In Print »

The girls' basketball team crushed Watkins Mill in the first round of the Montgomery 4A West playoffs 56-34 on Feb. 27. Tonight's game marks the first time in seven years that the Blazers have successfully entered the quarterfinals. Blair faced a formidable Springbrook Devils, who had a first round bye in the playoffs for having an 18-2 record. The Blazers played their hearts out but lost 51-44 dropping Blair's record to 10-14.

Blazers storm through Wolverines in first round

By Zach Mellman | Feb. 27, 2004, midnight | In Print »

The girls' basketball team finished the 2003/2004 regular season hot, winning its last three games and five out of its last six. As the tenth seed in the Montgomery 4A West playoffs, the Blazers needed an upset over the seventh seeded Wolverines. The Blazers were able to maintain their good play against Watkins Mill in the first round, crushing the 14-8 Wolverines by a score of 56-34, boosting the Blazers' record to 10-13.

Blazers remain hot against Vikings

By Zach Mellman | Feb. 20, 2004, midnight | In Print »

After starting the season 4-12, the girls' basketball team has been determined to save face for the season. The Blazers have won four out of their last five games, including last nights' 43-33 victory over the 5-16 Whitman Vikings.

Blazer comeback grounds Rockets

By Zach Mellman | Feb. 10, 2004, midnight | In Print »

Tonight the Blazers looked to avenge their 54-44 loss to Richard Montgomery (RM) on Jan. 16, which started their five-game losing streak. Blair was able to retaliate by coming back from a 12-point second-half deficit to defeat the Rockets by a score of 47-36 tonight, improving the team to 5-12 for the season and ending their five-game skid.

Colonels squeeze by Blazers

By Zach Mellman | Jan. 29, 2004, midnight | In Print »

The girls' basketball team came back from a 17-7 second quarter deficit to tie up the game late in the forth quarter, only to see Magruder sneak by with a 52-49 victory. Sophomore star Cate Rassman's 19 points, seven steals and six rebounds were not enough to put the Blazers over the skilled colonel team.

Blazers win over Sherwood, second straight

By Zach Mellman | Jan. 14, 2004, midnight | In Print »

Blair won its second game in three days, overpowering the Warriors 47-37 to boost its record to 4-7. Blair used its tremendous height advantage, full court press and asphyxiating zone defense to pose serious problems for Sherwood.

Blazers make the Bengals look like kittens

By Zach Mellman | Jan. 12, 2004, midnight | In Print »

The girls' basketball team jumped out to an early lead and never looked back in a 47-35 win over Blake tonight. Blair opened the game with a 19-6 advantage, and while the Bengals were never out of the game, they never claimed the lead. The Blazers improved to 3-7 for the season with two more games this week to up their record.

Hail to the chief

By Zach Mellman | Jan. 9, 2004, midnight | In Print »

Cell phones have reportedly been ringing in Redskins' team meetings all season, and players have gone unpunished.

Blazers ice cold in loss to Springbrook

By Zach Mellman | Jan. 7, 2004, midnight | In Print »

Yet again the girls' basketball team struggled to make shots from the field and despite a late-game comeback, the Blazers lost to their bitter rivals, the Springbrook Blue Devils, 43-34. The highly favored Blue Devil team, which has only one loss this season, was bigger and stronger than the Blazers and played better team ball than the home team. The Blazers fall to 2-7, which includes a 58-49 victory over Thomas Stone over winter break.

Blazers play well but lose to Hornets

By Zach Mellman | Dec. 19, 2003, midnight | In Print »

The girls' basketball team played very competitively against Damascus, the county's top team, but still suffered a 53-50 loss. The momentum swung back and forth as neither team had a lead of more than six points in a game that yielded 13 ties and seven lead changes.

Blazers unable to put away Barons

By Zach Mellman | Dec. 9, 2003, midnight | In Print »

One day removed from a 68-19 manhandling of Einstein to open the season, the girls' basketball team looked poised to capture another win against Bethesda-Chevy Chase (B-CC) tonight. Unfortunately, the Blazers lost a fourth quarter lead to the Barons en route to a 50-45 loss.

Lady Blazers to tip-off new season

By Zach Mellman | Dec. 1, 2003, midnight | In Print »

The girls' basketball team will look to improve their record for the fourth straight year in hopes of returning the team to the glory days of past decades.

Washington Redskins week 10 preview

By Zach Mellman | Nov. 14, 2003, midnight | In Print »

Last Sunday, the Skins' came into their game against the NFC West Division leading Seattle Seahawks with a NFC East Division worst 3-5 record, a four game losing streak having not won a game since September, and fading playoff hopes. The desperate Redskins were able to come back from a 14-3 first half deficit to defeat the then 6-2 Seahawks by a score of 27-20 perhaps saving the team's playoff aspirations and Head Coach Steve Spurrier's job security for another week.

Wizards and Blazers produce new reading PSA

By Zach Mellman | Nov. 13, 2003, midnight | In Print »

A group of close to 40 awestruck Blair students walked out of a tunnel onto the MCI Center's court on Oct 16. Banners hung from the ceiling telling some of the history of the Wizards' franchise, while interviews and photo sessions took place across the court. The Blazers were not simply spectators on this media day; they were there to produce a public service announcement (PSA) alongside several of the Wizards.

Rockets crash at blazer stadium

By Zach Mellman | Nov. 7, 2003, midnight | In Print »

By crushing the Rockets 35-13 tonight, the Blazers finished their 2003 campaign with three straight victories but a disappointing 4-6 record. Fortunately, the team's final three opponents, Watkins Mill, Einstein and Richard Montgomery, combined for only two victories this season, which yielded easy wins for the Blazers.

Blazers spank Wolverines in homecoming game

By Zach Mellman | Oct. 24, 2003, midnight | In Print »

The Blazers steamrolled past Watkins Mill, 43-0 tonight, proving that they are better than their 1-6 record may have indicated. Blair was able to capture its largest win in Head Coach James Short's nine-year tenure. The team capitalized on being able to play a Wolverine team that is winless this season, and which is averaging a margin of deficit of 35 points.

Blazers crush Bengals, capture first win

By Zach Mellman | Oct. 4, 2003, midnight | In Print »

After four heartbreaking losses to start the season, the Blair football team was able to put a mark in the win column as they overpowered Blake tonight, winning 19-6. The Blazers dominated in every facet of the game and were able to cruise through a 3-1 Blake team which had beaten two teams that had defeated the Blazers.

Redskins week five preview

By Zach Mellman | Oct. 2, 2003, midnight | In Print »

By now you've probably noticed that the ‘Skins, yes those Washington Deadskins, are currently 3-1, having faced teams that all had winning records last season. The Redskins are sitting pretty atop the NFC's eastern division, and intend to remain there after they face the division rival, Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday.

Hornets sting Blazers, 17-7

By Zach Mellman | Oct. 2, 2003, midnight | In Print »

Blazers remain winless with loss to Damascus

By Zach Mellman | Sept. 25, 2003, midnight | In Print »

As of this time last year, the Blazers already had two shutout victories and were on their way to their second consecutive 5-4 seasons. Unfortunately, Blair has opened the season 0-3 following a disappointing 17-7 loss tonight to a Damascus team that is currently ranked 17th in the area by The Washington Post.

Redskins' week two preview

By Kent Anderson Zach Mellman | Sept. 12, 2003, midnight | In Print »

The Redskins are going south to face the Atlanta Falcons this Sunday at 1:00. Although the Skins have lost four consecutive games on the road, they are facing a Falcon team without its best player, Michael Vick.

2003 Redskins preview

By Kent Anderson Zach Mellman | Sept. 4, 2003, midnight | In Print »

The biggest name returning to the Redskins' offense this season isn't manning one of the key positions. In fact, he doesn't even play a position. Head coach Steve Spurrier is back and out to prove that last year's 7-9 record wasn't an indication of how his "Fun n' Gun

2003 NBA finals preview

By Zach Mellman | June 2, 2003, midnight | In Print »

Amid the NBA's coaching carousel, talks of LeBron James' future stardom and the possible end of the Los Angeles Lakers' dynasty, a new champion will soon be crowned, the New Jersey Nets or the San Antonio Spurs.

Playoff loss stings baseball

By Zach Mellman | May 22, 2003, midnight | In Print »

Damascus High School dominated Blair, winning 12-1 and eliminating the Blazers in the first round of the playoffs following a 7-10 record in the regular season.

Hornets sting baseball

By Zach Mellman | May 12, 2003, midnight | In Print »

The Blair baseball team was dominated by Damascus today, eliminating them in the first round of the playoffs, following an unfortunate 7-10 record in the regular season. Blair allowed a seven run Hornet second inning and a five run third while the Blazer bats remained silent, producing only three singles. The game was halted after four and a half innings because of Montgomery County's mercy rule.

Baseball snaps losing streak by beating Bulldogs

By Zach Mellman | May 3, 2003, midnight | In Print »

In their home finale, the Blazers recorded a much-needed 9-7 victory over Churchill High School today, the team's first win in their last six games. Over the five game stretch, Blair only scored one more run than it did today. The Blazers improved to 5-9 as Churchill fell to 4-10 for the season.

Baseball bitten by Wolverines

By Zach Mellman | April 29, 2003, midnight | In Print »

The Blazers were overpowered by a talented, 10-1 Watkins Mill team tonight, as they lost 11-2. The loss marks their seventh in their last eight games, as Blair's record fell to a disappointing 4-8.

Baseball suffers another heartbreaking loss

By Zach Mellman | April 28, 2003, midnight | In Print »

Victory was within the Blazers' grasps as they lost 2-1 against a tough, 9-1 Paint Branch team, their fourth one run defeat of the season.

Boys lax smashed by Patriots

By Alan Coleman Zach Mellman | April 25, 2003, midnight | In Print »

The Blazers suffered a big 4-9 defeat at Wootton High School. This loss drops the team's record to 4-5.

Baseball postponed after good start

By Zach Mellman | April 25, 2003, midnight | In Print »

The Blazers' game against Damascus High School was postponed due to continuous rainfall in the middle of the third inning. Fortunately, unlike in Major League Baseball, the game will be continued where it was halted, a 4-0 Blazer lead, with senior power-hitting catcher Max Eckert to lead off the bottom of the third inning.

Baseball's misfortune continues against Magruder

By Zach Mellman | April 22, 2003, midnight | In Print »

The Blazers fell to Magruder High School 8-3, for their fourth loss in their last 5 games, dropping their record to 4-5. Blair's 14-3 victory against Northwest High School in its previous game on Apr. 14 came after consecutive one-run losses against Sherwood, Quince Orchard and Richard Montgomery High Schools.

Lax gives Titans the ax

By Zach Mellman | April 10, 2003, midnight | In Print »

APR 2, EINSTEIN HIGH SCHOOL—The boys' lacrosse team won at Einstein High School, 8-5, boosting its record to an impressive 3-1 after recording a key 8-7 win over Kennedy High School on Mar 24 and a 12-3 trouncing of Gaithersburg High School on Mar 28.

Lax gives Titans the ax

By Zach Mellman | April 2, 2003, midnight | In Print »

The boys' lacrosse team won at Einstein 8-5 tonight, boosting its record to an impressive 3-1 while Einstein fell to 1-3 for the season.

Despite cold weather, lax can't cool down Devils

By Zach Mellman | March 31, 2003, midnight | In Print »

The boy's lacrosse team had to bear high winds, near-freezing temperatures, and even snowfall in this unusually frigid spring showdown between Blair and its cross-town rivals, Springbrook. Nevertheless, the Blazers braved the elements only to be defeated 8-4 tonight in their first home game of the season.

The war's effect on sports

By Zach Mellman | March 26, 2003, midnight | In Print »

Sports are an aspect of daily life used not only to excite and entertain, but also to distract us from the world's hardships, such as war. Unfortunately, just the opposite is occurring as the war in Iraq has already had an effect on sports.

On the rise

By Zach Mellman | March 13, 2003, midnight | In Print »

The girls' basketball team upped its record for the third straight season this year, finishing 10-12 and ending the season with a 56-49 loss to Springbrook High School.

ACC records and awards

By Zach Mellman | March 12, 2003, midnight | In Print »

Josh Howard, Sr. Forward- Wake Forest: 20.1 points per game (1st in the ACC), 8.0 rebounds per game (3rd), 49.6% field goals (6th), 1.4 blocks per game (4th), 2.1 steals per game (3rd).

Portables without power

By Alan Coleman Zach Mellman | March 6, 2003, midnight | In Print »

There was no power in Blair's four portables from late Wednesday night until approximately 9:00 am on Thursday morning. According to Building Service Manager James Brown, the power most likely went out when a power surge tripped the circuit breaker.

Girls' blaze is growing but could be hotter

By Zach Mellman | March 4, 2003, midnight | In Print »

Throughout much of the '80s and '90s, the lady Blazers had only experienced winning records. Unfortunately, they suffered a 1-22 record in the 1999-2000 season, followed by a 3-20 record the next year and a 9-14 season last year. Although tripling their number of wins again was out of the picture, for the third straight year the Blazers upgraded their record, finishing 10-12 in 2003-2004.

Montgomery County to give fines for unshoveled sidewalks

By Zach Mellman | Feb. 26, 2003, midnight | In Print »

Starting Feb 26, residents of Montgomery County that do not clear their sidewalks may face $50 fines. If the fresh snow is not removed within 24 hours of the snowstorm, residents will be given warning letters. Violators who receive several letters could be faced with significant penalties.

Lady Blazers fall to Panthers

By Zach Mellman | Feb. 25, 2003, midnight | In Print »

In the last game of the regular season, the Blazers fell 52-47 to a talented Paint Branch team, currently ranked 12th in the area by The Washington Post. Blair finished the season with a 10-11 record, and the Panthers improved to 16-4 for the year.

Blazers beat Cavaliers, improve to .500

By Zach Mellman | Feb. 24, 2003, midnight | In Print »

The Blazers destroyed Kennedy 61-22 tonight, as they improve to an even 10-10 while Kennedy falls to a disappointing 2-18. The .500 record is the team's first in four years while the commanding 39 point margin of victory is also its largest in years, just ousting their 37 point win over Wheaton in its last game, on Feb 14.

Newsbrief: Montgomery County to cut budget

By Zach Mellman | Feb. 15, 2003, midnight | In Print »

More budget cuts are in store for Montgomery County schools.

Blazers show no love to Wheaton on V-Day

By Zach Mellman | Feb. 14, 2003, midnight | In Print »

Blair defeated Wheaton 57-20 tonight, in a fashion similar to the way the US Olympic team could defeat the US Special Olympic team. The Blazers improved to 9-10, as Wheaton fell to an embarrassing 0-18, each loss by double figures.

Blazers smoke Warriors, 46-26

By Zach Mellman | Feb. 13, 2003, midnight | In Print »

The Blazers defeated an undersized Sherwood High School squad 46-26 tonight as they improved to 7-9 after rebounding from a disappointing 0-4 start.

Newsbrief: board reappoints Dr. Weast as superintendent

By Zach Mellman | Feb. 11, 2003, midnight | In Print »

Jerry D. Weast, Ed.D., was reappointed unanimously as superintendent of the Montgomery County Public Schools by the Board of Education today [Tuesday, February 11], making him the first appointee from outside the school system to win a second four-year term as superintendent.

Girls Basketball: Status Report

By Zach Mellman | Feb. 10, 2003, midnight | In Print »

By defeating Sherwood 46-26 on Feb 4, the Blazers improve to 7-9 for the season, having bounced back from their disappointing 0-4 start of the season with improved interior defense, passing, rebounding and perimeter shooting.

Lady Blazers dominate Warriors

By Zach Mellman | Feb. 4, 2003, midnight | In Print »

The Blazers defeated an undersized Sherwood squad 46-26 tonight as they improved to 7-9, having rebounded from their disappointing 0-4 start to the season. Sherwood fell to a dismal 3-14.

Blazers protect the ball, crush Titans

By Zach Mellman | Jan. 25, 2003, midnight | In Print »

Blair defeated Einstein High School 57-35 as they improved their record to 6-8 while the Titans fell to 4-6. The 22-point margin of victory was Blair's second largest of the year. The Blazers protected the ball and make smart passes as they committed a season low 11 turnovers, half as many as they typically had earlier in the season.

Springbrook extinguishes the blaze

By Zach Mellman | Jan. 17, 2003, midnight | In Print »

The Devils defeated the Blazers 52-47 tonight as Blair fell to 5-8 on the season, after winning five out of their last nine. Springbrook improved to 8-5, ending its four game losing streak.

Bulldogs bite girls' basketball

By Zach Mellman | Jan. 7, 2003, midnight | In Print »

The Blazers fall to 3-6 for the season, as they were defeated 61-51 tonight by Churchill, the defending Maryland 4A champions. Blair played very well, considering that Churchill is currently ranked eleventh by The Washington Post, has an 8-2 record and crushed the Blazers 62-39 late last year.

Lady ballers fall to Vikings in OT

By Zach Mellman | Jan. 4, 2003, midnight | In Print »

Whitman, Blair's "newly appointed rival," defeated the girls' basketball team tonight in overtime 66-63. Blair fell to 3-5 on the season after trouncing Sherwood 60-39 on Thursday, January 2.

Girls' b-ball dominated by Cougars, lose fourth straight

By Zach Mellman | Dec. 19, 2002, midnight | In Print »

The Blazers were defeated 70-45 by Quince Orchard High School tonight, as they fell to a disappointing 0-4 record. The 70-point Cougar performance marks the highest output of points by any Blair opponent over the last two years. Blair was outplayed by the Cougars, as poor rebounding and lazy defense continued to be the story of the season.

Wildcats pounce on girls' basketball

By Zach Mellman | Dec. 17, 2002, midnight | In Print »

Girls basketball burned by Blue Devils

By Zach Mellman | Dec. 14, 2002, midnight | In Print »

In the battle of the devils, the Blazers lost 62-57 to the Blue Devils, their cross-town rivals at Springbrook High School on Friday, December 13. Blair has begun the season 0-2 having also lost to Paint Branch High School 69-56 on Tuesday, December 10. However, both Springbrook and Paint Branch were 3-0 as of December 13, so Blair could be more successful against weaker opponents.

Fall sports award winners announced

By Zach Mellman | Nov. 22, 2002, midnight | In Print »

At the Fall Sports Award Night on Wednesday, Nov 20, the award winners from all 14 fall sports teams were announced.

The Ghost Ship sinks

By Zach Mellman | Nov. 11, 2002, midnight | In Print »

Take the average Halloween season horror flick. Then remove suspense and characters deserving sympathy. Next add extra plot holes and set it all on a boat; now you've got Ghost Ship.

Blair graduate and DeMatha basketball coach Morgan Wootten retires

By Zach Mellman | Nov. 11, 2002, midnight | In Print »

Morgan Wootten, a Blair graduate, who has coached DeMatha Catholic High School's basketball team since 1956, retired on Wednesday, November 6. The local legend's teams finished with a record of 1,274-192. Wootten's lifetime winning percentage was .874 and DeMatha was ranked first in the area 22 times in the past 37 seasons. He has won more games than any basketball coach on the high school, college, or professional level, men's or women's, ever.

XC finishes near bottom at regional meet

By Zach Mellman | Nov. 8, 2002, midnight | In Print »

The girls' cross country team finished ninth and the boys finished tenth out of the 11 teams in Division 4A in the regional meet at the Rockville Civic Center on Oct 31, Blair's last meet of the year.

Cross country has mediocre end to season

By Zach Mellman | Oct. 31, 2002, midnight | In Print »

At the regional cross country meet at the Rockville Civic Center this afternoon, the girls finished ninth and the boys finished tenth out of 11 division 4A teams during the team's last meet of the year.

Red Dragon drags the excitement back to theatres

By Zach Mellman | Oct. 21, 2002, midnight | In Print »

As the prequel to the 1991 classic Silence of the Lambs, Brett Ratner's Red Dragon is arguably the years best horror movie. It is upsetting and intense, and unfortunately disturbingly believable.

What's in a name?

By Zach Mellman | Oct. 8, 2002, midnight | In Print »

The Washington Redskins have represented D.C. for 70 years. The name has been a staple of professional sports in the area. Unfortunately, in today's absurd

Cross country struggles at Knights Invitational

By Zach Mellman | Oct. 4, 2002, midnight | In Print »

SEPT 27, MONTGOMERY COLLEGE GERMANTOWN---The girls' cross country team finished ninth and the boys finished tenth out of 11 teams during the Knights Invitational at Montgomery College German- town on Sept 29.

Cross country team struggles at Knights Invitational

By Zach Mellman | Sept. 30, 2002, midnight | In Print »

The girls' cross country team finished ninth and the boys' finished tenth out of 11 teams during the Knights Invitational at Montgomery College Germantown on Friday, September 27.

The film that makes the audience go Ballistic

By Zach Mellman | Sept. 24, 2002, midnight | In Print »

Wych Kaosayananda's (Kaos) Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever makes xXx seem like it should get Oscar considerations. The uncharismatic dialogue, dreadful plot, overdone gunplay and confusing storyline make viewing Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever a last resort when bored on a Friday night.

School begins early in '02

By Zach Mellman | Sept. 13, 2002, midnight | In Print »

Students at Blair and all other Montgomery County Public School students returned to their respective schools on August 28, August 27 for freshmen, earlier than in most past years. The yearly pilgrimage usually occurs the day after Labor Day, which was September 3 this year, however, this year school started before Labor Day.

Amazing action cannot offset poor plot in xXx

By Zach Mellman | Aug. 19, 2002, midnight | In Print »

Rob Cohen's latest thriller, xXx, depicts Xander Cage (Vin Diesel) as a double agent who uses high tech gadgets to blow up Russian terrorists as he "gets the girl."

Interview with a Peruvian teacher

By Zach Mellman | Dec. 31, 1969, 7 p.m. | In Print »

Sandra Gutierrez is in her third year at Blair and teaches ESOL 4 and bilingual science, moved from Peru's capital of Lima to the United States when she was 15.

Hispanic Club Performance

By Zach Mellman | Dec. 31, 1969, 7 p.m. | In Print »

The Hispanic club will be performing dances and beautiful messages for their parents and the Blair community in the SAC, on Friday, December 6, at 7:00 PM. All are invited to view this presentation of Hispanic traditions and culture.

Blazers can't heat up against WJ

By Luke Bostian Zach Mellman | Dec. 31, 1969, 7 p.m. | In Print »

With the clock winding down in the girls' basketball team's game against the Walter Johnson (WJ) Wildcats, the Blazers were forced to foul in order to stop the clock. This is a common technique, but Blair failed to grasp one key aspect of the strategy: Foul the other team's worst free-throw shooter. Blair, instead, fouled Wildcat star Alex Porter four times late in the game. She hit all her shots to keep the lead for the Wildcats. So despite a valiant effort from the Blazers, WJ proved to be too strong, and Blair lost, 47-38.