The Blair boys' tennis team defeated the Whitman Vikings today in what turned out to be a very close game. The Blazers won 4-3 to remain undefeated at 7-0, while Whitman was dealt its second loss this season against county teams.
The Big East is the deepest and the best conference in college basketball. They also could have got more than eight teams into the tournament, if tournament regulars Cincinnati and Louisville were invited. The Big East has something to offer for every fan and it's time for everyone to jump on the bandwagon.
The Washington Redskins have had a great season but unfortunately, they might not end up anywhere. The Redskins are sitting on a 6-6 record in the familiar position near the bottom of the division. To have any reasonable chance to win the wild card and a spot in the playoffs, Washington must win its remaining games. Fortunately, the last four games are winnable if they continue to build on their encouraging performance last week against the St. Louis Rams.
At the 2005 Maryland Scholastic Press Association's (MSPA) annual high school journalism convention, Silver Chips, Silver Chips Online and Silver Quill all won numerous awards for their literary and journalistic work. In addition, Silver Chips' Nov. 2005 issue placed second in the best-in-show competition at the annual fall National Scholastic Press Association's (NSPA) competition.
Now that the Washington Wizards have tasted the postseason, the team is eager for more. The goal is no longer to simply make the playoffs but to improve on the second round finish of last season. General Manager Ernie Grunfeld has retooled the Wizards solely for this purpose and the Wizards will take on a new face come November 2, the season opener against the Toronto Raptors.
As the leaves start changing colors and the weather becomes cooler, the excitement of the upcoming baseball postseason is in the air. The teams are entering the most important stretch of the long 162-game season: now every game counts for either home-field advantage or simply a spot in the playoffs. Below is a breakdown of the wild card races for the top three teams in each league as of Sunday, September 11.
With the NBA Finals as exciting and competitive as ever, it would be a shame to see the NBA enter a lockout. Game Seven on Thursday, June 23, was the first game seven in over a decade. While the Detroit Pistons and San Antonio Spurs were consistently leaving everything out on the floor, behind the scenes NBA commissioner David Stern and other involved parties have quietly reached an agreement, which seemed impossible even just a few days ago.
Judy Bishop, the first math teacher most Magnet students have, is leaving Blair after 15 years of teaching in the Magnet program. Bishop has taught Magnet Precalculus A, B and Magnet Geometry.
The San Antonio Spurs will likely face their toughest competition yet against the Phoenix Suns. The Suns are led by their MVP point guard Steve Nash, who runs one of the NBA's most potent offenses. While the Spurs will look to counter the Suns with their defense, their scoring from an injured Tim Duncan in the paint should not be underestimated.
We tried and tried harder to be patient with Kwame Brown. Just four years ago, Brown was the first high school to be drafted first overall in the National Basketball Association (NBA) draft. He entered the league a teenager and was supposed to be the cornerstone of the Washington Wizards for years to come. Unfortunately, Brown is now probably done with his troublesome stint with the Wizards as he has been suspended for the rest of the playoffs.
Blair senior Sherri Geng is one of two Presidential Scholars from Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS). Each year, the White House Commission on Presidential Scholars announces the winner during May. The Presidential Scholar award is one of the highest honors given to the high school seniors in the country.
Adith's bombers have thus far not met the expectations of their boss. Sitting at sixth place in an eight-team division with a record of 11-15-4, certainly does not please any of the Bombers' fans or management. Regardless, there is no need to panic as the bombers are just warming up.
Ever since rich, young and impulsive owner Dan Snyder bought the Washington Redskins in July 1999, the offseason has been the best time for the Redskins. Each offseason is normally a time of landing the storied free agents, who never seem to produce in the nation's capital, the newest coach, a supposed genius on the field and promise for the next season. Alas, maybe Snyder has understood that his Yankee approach to football does not work and has decided to change his style.
A mouse was sighted in room 167 during English teacher Jeanette Simmons' seventh period class this last Wednesday, April 27. Screams from the room were heard quickly after the sighting, and the class was evacuated and sent to the gym to vote in the Student Member of the Board elections.
Rejoice, Washington area basketball fans! For the first time in eons, the playoffs are coming to town. Of course, the playoff thirst isn't going to be quenched until the Wizards win the championship, but it's definitely a step. Hey, if a few dominoes fall our way, we could even win it this year. Here's a peek at the first round of the playoffs, plotting out the course for what will hopefully be a good stab at the championship.
The last step for most draftees is usually the combine, which is a chance for most players out of college to prove themselves in front of National Football League (NFL) scouts. Usually the combine does not have as great an impact on the futures of collegiate football players because scouts are also aware of their past three or four years competing at the college level but a solid outing does not hurt. However in the case of Maurice Clarett who has not played as much in college, the combine is the best way to judge his talent.
This year's National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) men's basketball tournament has been nothing less than mad. In the first two rounds several talented and proven teams ranked in the top four lost to weaker squads. These upsets have put most of the bracket pools in this country in mayhem.
Their number one seed the Duke Blue Devils leads the Austin bracket, however they are not the favorites to win Austin and make the Final Four despite the fact that Duke is arguably the best-coached team in the tournament.
Blair business teacher Jacquelyn Shropshire was featured in The Washington Daily News article "Martin County's 'bloody Sunday'" for her leadership in a march against racism at her high school. As a student, Shropshire had attended the all-black E.J Hayes High School in North Carolina in the 1960s. The black population in the South was fed up with their unfair treatment, and the students at her school decided to act. In 1963, Shropshire led a student protest march despite the threats of violence.
Team record: 26-3, 14-2 conference Coach: Roy Williams The Tar Heels have dominated the ACC and most of the country for the entire season finishing with a record of 26-3. The team has matured in their second year under coaching great Roy Williams and is a favorite to advance far in the ACC and NCAA tournament.
Team record: 12-18, 4-12 conference Coach: Leonard Hamilton The Florida State Seminoles are one of the two teams that have joined the ACC this season. The Seminoles are more of a football power and basketball is not supposed to be their primary sport. They were not a pleasant surprise like Miami, Florida State finished tied with Virginia with the worst record in the ACC at 4-12.
Team record: 17-12, 7-9 conference Coach: Herb Sendek The North Carolina State Wolfpack are the third North Carolina team in the ACC. The Wolfpack are the only North Carolina team that might not advance the NCAA tournament.
Team record: 22-5, 11-5 conference Coach: Mike Krzyzewski The Duke Blue Devils are always favorites to win the ACC tournament because they do it with such consistency. The Blue Devils are out to show that last year's loss in the finals to Maryland was an aberration as before that they won five straight.
The general managers of the National Basketball Association (NBA) had a busy day on Feb. 24. Several trades occurred at the deadline to improve their team for the rest of the season or for next year by relieving the salary cap. The trade that will have the biggest impact will be the trade that sent Sacramento Kings power forward Chris Webber to the Philadelphia 76ers. This trade will be another step in balancing the Eastern conference against the West.
Ken Griffey, Jr. is the starting center fielder for the Cincinnati Reds. Griffey, whose father was also a legendary baseball player, recently entered the 500 Homerun Club and has been playing baseball throughout his life.
Despite facing racism, Thurgood Marshall rose through the ranks to become the first black judge to be on the Supreme Court. Before becoming a justice, Marshall's most important case as a lawyer was the landmark civil rights case Brown v. the Board of Education.
Booker T. Washington was born into slavery in 1856 but strived to become the well-known, educated man people see him as today. Recognized for founding Tuskegee Institute, Washington ensured that the school emphasized academics and practical areas for the advancement of uneducated blacks.
A look at the NBA's Western Conference at the All-Star Break with Isamu Bae and Adith Sekaran.
A look at the NBA's Eastern Conference at the All-Star Break with Isamu Bae and Adith Sekaran.
Based on the firepower of the West's roster, the final score of the 54th All Star game in Denver will be rather lopsided in West's favor.
Adith Sekaran picks the New England Patriots to win the Super Bowl, and here's why...
Every sport has times when one dominant team wins the championship year after year. The Chicago Bulls of the 1990s are one of the more popular ones, as Michael Jordan would lead the Bulls to two three peats of the National Basketball Association (NBA) championship. Other famous dynasties include the New York Yankees, the Boston Celtics from 1957 to 1969, and the Miami Dolphins from 1971-1973.
Below is a review of every month in 2004 with one significant event that happened in the sports world.
For years, professional athletes have been straying from proper sportsmanship. Rude celebrations have evolved over the year and definitely need to come to an end. Incidents such as Terrell Owens' Sharpie incident two years ago and Joe Horn's cell phone call, last year, were supposed to be playful. This year, there was the horrendous fight at the Palace of Auburn Hills, Michigan and on Jan. 9, Vikings receiver Randy Moss mimics mooning all of Lambeau Field and millions of fans watching at home.
Wednesday night\'s Orange Bowl between the number one and two teams in college football was supposed to be one of the most compelling in the history of the Bowl Championship Series (BCS). The number two seed, Oklahoma Sooners, were challenging the number one seed, the University of Southern California Trojans. Both teams\' rankings remained the same throughout the regular season and both posted identical 12-0 records. All over the country this game was discussed as a once-in-a lifetime event. Unfortunately, it turned out to be a blowout by the Trojans.
Despite finishing on a high note, the Washington Redskins had yet another disappointing season with a final record of 6-10. This season hurts more than others because of the sky-high expectations from the beginning. Their Hall of Fame coach, Joe Gibbs, returned and Redskins fans were swearing that this was finally the year. Unfortunately, this was not the year of success; it was more of the same for the Redskins
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Baseball's little dirty secret involving needles and a lot of testosterone was revealed last week. Their secret can be attributed to the Major League Baseball's (MLB) quest for money.
Another season in NCAA men's basketball is beginning with just as much excitement as last year. The rankings are already getting interesting, as last year's champions, the University of Connecticut Huskies, are ranked seventh in the country, according to the Associated Press poll. The poll changes every week, and this information is from the week ending on Monday, Dec. 6.
After suffering through a 4-12 finish last season, the boys' JV basketball team has made several drastic changes.
Friday night marked the death of two Montgomery county teenagers merely six hours apart on the same stretch of roadway.
The upcoming National Basketball Association (NBA) season is going to be one filled with storylines. The blockbuster trade between the Miami Heat and the Los Angeles Lakers- swapping the most dominant center in the league, Shaquille O'Neal, for forward Lamar Odom, a star veteran in Brian Grant, and a young prospect in Caron Butler- is the biggest. Other storylines around the league included NBA scoring champion McGrady and other members of the Orlando Magic being swapped with Francis and others of the Houston Rockets.
Blair's varsity football team is 0-5 thus far in their season, but they are bound to start winning Friday, Oct. 8 in the homecoming game against the Wheaton Knights. Blair will come away with the victory as the team comes together.
The United States Men's basketball team has lost the dream in the Dream Team of 1992. No longer are the days where they can dominate the floor like they have done in the past. Previous Olympic teams have not settled for anything less than gold and have done it with relative ease. These Olympics could be different.
Olympics have always required extreme security measures, however this year's Olympics in Athens will have more security than ever. Since the Greece Olympics are the first event since the terrorist attacks on September 11, the Olympic committee and the Greece government has worked hard to make Athens 2004 as safe as possible.
With most sports fans in Miami in a joyous mood over the arrival of Shaq, the most dominant force in the National Basketball Association, to the Heat, the retirement of Ricky Williams hit them like a freight train. Williams, the 27-year-old star running back for the Miami Dolphins, retired from the National Football League (NFL) after only five seasons.