Cold, hard rain descends onto the crowd, rolling off umbrellas, drenching skin, soaking hair and clothes. Drops bounce off drums as their beats become lost among cries for peace and smudge the colorful anti-war slogans held up to the grey sky on poster boards.
Blair's Division I Champion boys' swimming and diving team placed seventh at Metros with 99 points. The girls' team did not score.
Blair's Division I Champion boys' swim and dive team placed seventh at Metros with 99 points. The girls' team did not score any points.
The boys' swim and dive team won the Division I championship with a score of 388, beating top competitor Whitman High School by just four points.
The boys' swim and dive team won the Division I championship with a score of 388. Blair beat top competitor Whitman High School by just four points.
The boys' swim team closed out their undefeated season by pulverizing Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School (B-CC), crushing the Barons 105-66. The girls' team was equally punished by B-CC's girls, losing 109-62.
The Blazer boys stand undefeated, having beaten Sherwood High School, the second of their two toughest opponents this season. The Blazers scraped by with a 97-72 win on Jan 25, but the girls were pummeled, 117-52.
Blair placed sixth out of 20 high schools in the Montgomery County Diving Relay Championship. Seniors Pete and Tom Johnson, Ilene Arnsdorf and junior Elizabeth Finn represented Blair at the meet.
Blair's boys' swimming team remains undefeated after beating Walter Johnson High School (WJ), the defending County champions. An even match tested the Blazers, but the boys pulled out ahead, 93-76.
Before the house lights dim for Arena Stage's rendition of "South Pacific," an announcement asks that the audience please refrain from singing along to the beloved Rodgers and Hammerstein classic. But the voice on the other end of the loudspeaker might have been better off requesting help in the singing department, as the show's visual success couldn't make up for its weak talent.
Once again, Blair boys' swimming dominated every event while the girls' team struggled to keep up with its Watkins Mill High School opponents. The boys beat the Wolverines 114-57, but the Blazer girls got a beating of their own, losing to Watkins Mill 112-58.
The Blazers met Whitman High School, one of the county's mightiest swim teams, with speed and spirit. Blair's boys snuck out with a 93-78 victory, and the girls exceeded expectations, losing to the Vikings 101.5-73.5.
At Gaithersburg Aquatic Center on Saturday, Blair's Boys' Swimming dominated the Damascus High School Swarmin' Hornets, but the girls were less successful. The boys won, 102-67, while the girls lost, 111-60.
Blair's swimming and diving team will face some challenges this season since they are now competing with the county's top six teams in Division I after placing second in Division II last year.
The Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association (MPSSAA) waived the rule requiring that teams play nine regular season games to qualify for the post-season tournament after the MPSSAA did not allow Montgomery and Prince George's counties to make up postponed regular season games.
There is no ice in Chile, but in a few years there could be a Chilean Blazer speed skating—on ice—for Olympic gold.
If you're expecting an average five-act show, you won't get one at Arena Stage this fall. Arena is showing Anthems: Culture Clash in the District, an eccentric and artistic celebration of life in Washington, D.C.
The varsity baseball team is facing the Damascus High School Swarmin' Hornets on Apr 26. The match-up is close until junior catcher Max Eckert steps into the box. Eckert meets a first-pitch fastball with a rip that sends it sailing over the 360-foot fence to drive in three runs for the Blazers, who go on to beat Damascus 8-7.