Senior Febe Huezo is standing center stage, rehearsing for West Side Story in Blair's auditorium on Mar 20. With both hands clasped to her heart, she sends her voice out over the practically empty seats as she croons "A Boy Like That.” Many of Blair's thespians, scattered about the theatre house, are silently captivated until Huezo hits the last note.
Donning black sunglasses and hugging a basketball, 6'2” senior Allyson Swailes raps into a microphone while strutting in front of the junior and senior classes at the Feb 14 pep rally. The students, in response, chant "Go Ally! Go Ally!”
Junior Josh Gottlieb-Miller deftly dribbles up the sideline and splits past two oncoming defenders. He gains momentum as he nears goalie territory and slaps the ball in the net. Onlookers pound the walls in excitement as teammates on the sideline clap and yell excitedly.
At 5'7” with a lightweight physique, senior Lara Dean, co-captain of the girls' varsity basketball team, is not the typical female point guard. But Dean's atypical build, her combination of ball-handling skills and her mental intensity have proven her to be a versatile player.
Senior co-captain Debby Man sets up the volleyball, and setter Amanda Hsiung, a junior, leaps up to spike it fervently, forcing the Sherwood High School players on the other side of the net to scramble to keep the ball in the air. After the ball smashes to the ground, Hsiung congratulates Man with a pat on the back.
Blair's truncated field hockey season ended with a loss in the first round of the playoffs to Whitman High School, 4-1. The Code Blue status in MCPS from sniper attacks allowed Blair to play only seven games, the last of which on Oct 1 was also a loss to Whitman, leaving them with an unresolved season record of 2-4-1.
In their first playoff game, Oct 28, Blair fell to top ranked field hockey team, Walt Whitman High School, 4-1. Their loss has severed their chances of playing in the second round of the postseason.
SEPT 24, BLAZER STADIUM---In a game that extended to double overtime, Blair's field hockey team tied Churchill High School 0-0. The tie was the first this season, bringing the Blazers' record to 2-3-1.
Yesterday, in their second home game, Blair's field hockey lost to the Quince Orchard Cougars, 1-3.
On September 5, Blair's field hockey team, in its season opener, defeated Paint Branch in a 2-0 win. Flawless defense and a penetrating offense left Paint Branch in the dust.