Myla Sapp


Name: Myla Sapp
Position: Online Sports Editor
Graduation Year: 2012


Stories (43)


National News Roundup for Dec 10. – Dec. 17

By Myla Sapp | Dec. 26, 2011, 9:57 p.m. | In National »

The Dec. 18 A&M press conference, NBA trades, last U.S. soldiers moved out of Iraq, Senate's extension on the payroll tax cut.

Sesame Street reveals new character

By Myla Sapp | Oct. 20, 2011, 7:07 p.m. | In Television »

Sesame Street unveiled a new character, Lily, a poverty stricken seven-year-old, to shed light on childhood hunger in America.

Conquering the summit

By Myla Sapp | Sept. 18, 2011, 12:44 p.m. | In College »

Legendary women's basketball coach Pat Summitt has been diagnosed with symptoms of early-onset Alzheimer's disease, but she plans to continue coaching the Lady Volunteers for as long as she possibly can.

Remembering 9/11 around the area

By Myla Sapp | Sept. 10, 2011, 10:16 a.m. | In Features »

This Sunday, September 11, marks the 10 year anniversary of the devastating terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City and the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. As Americans look back on that horrific day in American history, we all reflect on how far we have come as a nation, remember those who lost their lives and participate in service activities to give back and show thanks to our soldiers and other servicemen. This guide to 9/11 events within Silver Spring and the greater Metro area offers opportunities for everyone to reflect on the 10-year-old tragedy.

Summer TV Preview: A safe alternative to the summer heat

By Myla Sapp | June 5, 2011, 9:47 a.m. | In Television »

This year's summer television lineup will help you briefly forget about the sweltering weather and intense sunrays.

Taking a timeout

By Myla Sapp | May 31, 2011, 12:01 p.m. | In Sports Blog »

After months of scrutiny and an ongoing investigation over the Buckeye football squad scandal, Jim Tressel's resignation brings an end to a great coaching legacy. It was the best way for Tressel to save face before things truly hit the fan.

O'Malley signs Maryland Electricity Service Quality and Reliability Act

By Myla Sapp | May 28, 2011, 10:30 p.m. | In Local »

Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley signed the Maryland Electricity Service Quality and Reliability Act (HB 391) into law on May 10, after the Maryland General Assembly passed the bill in a 113 to 22 member vote on April 11. Delegate Brian J. Feldman introduced the act to set specific standards for electric companies in Maryland in response to the extended power outages Pepco customers experienced last winter, according to Feldman's 2011 Session Letter.

"Bridesmaids" steal the show

By Myla Sapp | May 16, 2011, 8:52 p.m. | In Movies »

Fans of "30 Rock” and "Knocked Up” will love Paul Feig's latest comedy, which has been referred to as a female version of "The Hangover." Aside from a few comic sequences that play out for far too long, "Bridesmaids” will keep audiences engaged in nonstop laughter.

Boys' varsity volleyball wins county championship

By Myla Sapp | May 13, 2011, 1:28 p.m. | In Blair »

The boys' varsity volleyball team (16-1) defeated the Richard Montgomery Rockets (14-3) to capture the Montgomery County/State Championship boys' volleyball title.

Athlete of the Week: Robert Huang, Boys' Volleyball

By Myla Sapp | May 6, 2011, 5:56 p.m. | In Blair »

Senior setter Robert Huang leaps into the air above all other players and aggressively sends the ball over the net. It lands perfectly on the opposing side with a powerful thud.

Blair Robotics Project places third at FIRST semifinals

By Myla Sapp | May 5, 2011, 8:20 a.m. | In Local »

The Blair Robotics team placed third in the semifinals round of the For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) Robotics Competition in Raleigh, North Carolina on April 7.

Boys' volleyball secures senior night victory

By Myla Sapp | May 4, 2011, 1 a.m. | In Blair »

The boys' varsity volleyball team (11-1) defeated the Churchill Bulldogs (9-3) to end the regular season with no loses at home.

Foul play

By Myla Sapp | April 25, 2011, 5:26 p.m. | In Sports Blog »

But on the night of the final Lakers home game before the 2011 NBA playoffs, the 32-year-old basketball superstar was involved in a predicament that he will certainly not want to be remembered for.

Boys' varsity volleyball tops Trojans

By Myla Sapp | April 12, 2011, 7 a.m. | In Blair »

The undefeated boys' varsity volleyball team (9-0) conquered the Gaithersburg Trojans (4-5) in three sets, by a score of 25-16, 25-15, 25-19.

Boys' varsity volleyball overwhelms Warriors

By Myla Sapp | April 6, 2011, 1:38 p.m. | In Blair »

The boys' varsity volleyball team (6-0) defeated the Sherwood Warriors (4-2) in a hard fought battle by a final score of 25-8, 25-23, 25-17.

"Femme Fatale" delivers a new sound

By Myla Sapp | April 5, 2011, 7:17 p.m. | In Music »

Britney Spears is undoubtedly a pop culture icon. In her seventh studio album "Femme Fatale,” Britney Spears returns to the music scene with a collection of up-tempo pop singles that are packed with earworm melodies and big beats.

Boys' varsity volleyball slays Knights

By Myla Sapp | April 3, 2011, 12:33 a.m. | In Blair »

The boys' varsity volleyball team (5-0) defeated the Wheaton Knights (1-4) in three consecutive sets. Although the Blazers had to play without three of their critical starters, they were able to win all three sets.

Boys' volleyball takes down Falcons

By Myla Sapp | March 26, 2011, 5:16 p.m. | In Blair »

After three dominating sets, the boys' varsity volleyball team (3-0) defeated the Poolesville Falcons (2-1) by a final score of 25-13, 25-8, and 25-14.

Dangerous discipline

By Myla Sapp | March 5, 2011, 8:26 a.m. | In Connections Blog »

After Stuban's tragic death, Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) is under high scrutiny for their strict disciplinary zero-tolerance policy. Stuban is the second student in two years to commit suicide after being suspended in FCPS.

A crucial clean-up

By Myla Sapp | Feb. 10, 2011, 1:08 p.m. | In Op/Ed »

On Dec. 29, 2010, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) established the Chesapeake Bay Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL). The new TMDL will be a beneficial part to restoring clean water in the bay and the region's streams, creeks and rivers.

Blair to offer new science classes

By Myla Sapp | Feb. 9, 2011, 1 p.m. | In Local »

Starting in the 2011-2012 school year, Blair will offer organic chemistry, entomology and logic as elective courses for junior and seniors.

Magnet's got talent

By Myla Sapp | Feb. 7, 2011, 9:13 p.m. | In Features »

The crowded audience eagerly waits in anticipation for the show to begin. The lights dim. The stage is set for the many talented acts yet to come.

Somewhere new

By Myla Sapp | Jan. 17, 2011, 2:17 p.m. | In Sports Blog »

With the future of his career currently up in the air, Anthony should be given the opportunity to return to his home state of New York to play for the Knicks.

Double justice

By Myla Sapp | Jan. 10, 2011, 3:48 p.m. | In News Blog »

Although Barbour's decision to free the two on such a basis is highly controversial, the Scott sisters' deserve another chance to turn their lives around after being wrongly convicted by the flawed justice system.

An engaging event

By Myla Sapp | Dec. 3, 2010, 10:58 a.m. | In Lifestyle Blog »

On Nov.16, Prince William of Wales and his longtime girlfriend Kate Middleton announced their engagement. The royal engagement was sure to gain immediate media attention, but as the weeks go on, the feeding frenzy has gone overboard.

County considers allowing Magnet program bus fees

By Myla Sapp | Nov. 27, 2010, 6:48 p.m. | In Local »

The Montgomery County Senate and House delegations are currently reviewing a bill that would repeal a Maryland law that prohibits Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) from charging transportation fees for students who do not attend their home schools.

"127 Hours" is worth the wait

By Myla Sapp | Nov. 21, 2010, 7:24 p.m. | In Movies »

In 2003, mountain climber Aron Ralston faced his physical and emotional limits when trapped deep inside of a canyon near Moab, Utah. Director Danny Boyle's (Slumdog Millionaire) adaption of this captivating true story does not disappoint.

B-CC ousts girls' varsity soccer

By Myla Sapp | Nov. 5, 2010, 1:45 p.m. | In Blair »

The girls' varsity soccer team (12-5) lost an intense semifinal playoff match to defending state champions Bethesda Chevy Chase (B-CC) Barons (13-2-1) by a score of 3-2.

NBA Preview

By Myla Sapp Eli Schwadron | Nov. 4, 2010, 3:20 p.m. | In Professional »

Basketball's back. Anything can happen, but we're almost positive that the predictions we've compiled are reflective of how things will turn out once the final buzzer sounds in June.

Girls' varsity soccer wins second playoff against Northwest

By Myla Sapp | Nov. 3, 2010, 8:48 p.m. | In Blair »

The girls' varsity soccer team (12-4) defeated the Northwest Jaguars (7-10) by a score of 7-2 in their second playoff game. Blair's efficient ball movement and accurate passes allowed them to take an early lead.

Girls' varsity soccer overwhelms Patriots

By Myla Sapp | Oct. 29, 2010, 4:01 p.m. | In Blair »

The girls' varsity soccer (11-4) team defeated the Wootton Patriots (6-6-1) in their first playoff game of the season by a score of 4-0.

Athlete of the Week: Sofia Read, Girls' Varsity Soccer

By Myla Sapp | Oct. 24, 2010, 6:28 p.m. | In Blair »

With a burst of confident energy, senior co-captain Sofia Read sends the soccer ball high over the hands of the goalie. The ball lands perfectly in the corner of the net.

Girls' varsity soccer overthrows Trojans

By Myla Sapp | Oct. 24, 2010, 5:03 p.m. | In Blair »

The girls' varsity soccer team (9-4) defeated the Gaithersburg Trojans (3-7) by a score of 4-0.

Wildcats defeat girls' varsity soccer on senior night

By Myla Sapp | Oct. 15, 2010, 11:42 p.m. | In Blair »

The girls' varsity soccer team (7-4) lost a tough match to the Walter Johnson Wildcats (9-2) by a final score of 3-1.

Lady Blazers defeat Wootton varsity soccer

By Myla Sapp | Oct. 7, 2010, 11:58 a.m. | In Blair »

The girls' varsity soccer team (6-3) conquered the Wootton Patriots (3-4-1) by a score of 3-0.

Girls' soccer defeats Springbrook

By Myla Sapp | Sept. 29, 2010, 3:07 a.m. | In Blair »

The girls' varsity soccer team (4-3) defeated the Springbrook Blue Devils (2-5) in Blair's highest scoring match of the season.

Magnet bus route changes take effect

By Myla Sapp | Sept. 24, 2010, 10:05 p.m. | In Local »

Blair's magnet bus routes were reduced at the beginning of the 2010-2011 school year. Redistricting led to major modifications in the program's bus routes.

Girls' soccer conquers Colonels

By Myla Sapp | Sept. 23, 2010, 11:40 a.m. | In Blair »

After a strong performance in their home opener, the girls' varsity soccer team (2-2) defeated the Magruder Colonels (0-4) by a score of 9-0.

40 seniors recognized as National Merit Semifinalists

By Myla Sapp | Sept. 16, 2010, 10:31 p.m. | In Local »

Forty seniors were named semifinalists in the 2011 National Merit Scholarship (NMS) Competition today. Additionally, ten seniors were named as semifinalists in the National Achievement Scholarship (NAS) program, a similar competition for black students.

Girls' soccer overthrows Gladiators

By Myla Sapp | Sept. 14, 2010, 11:22 p.m. | In Blair »

In the first home game of the season, the varsity girls' soccer team (2-0) defeated the Northwood Gladiators (1-1) 7-0. The team was able to secure the win early by scoring six goals in the first half.

Former Blazer awarded W.R. Grace & Co. College Scholarship

By Myla Sapp | Aug. 23, 2010, 11:34 a.m. | In Local »

On Aug. 17, Student Government Association (SGA) President for the 2009-2010 school year Alex Bae was selected to receive a W.R. Grace & Co. Awards College Scholarship, one of 10 awarded annually.

No more h8

By Myla Sapp | Aug. 13, 2010, 10:32 p.m. | In Op/Ed »

On Wednesday, Aug. 4, U.S. District Judge Vaughn R. Walker ruled in favor of overturning Proposition 8 (Prop 8) and took a huge step towards positively restoring basic rights to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community.

"Airbender" blows its hype

By Myla Sapp | July 7, 2010, 12:39 p.m. | In Movies »

The highly anticipated production of fantasy director M. Night Shyamalan's "Avatar: The Last Airbender” is a huge disappointment on several different levels, from the subpar acting to the unappealing action sequences.



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Photo: Montgomety County/State Champions

By Myla Sapp | May 13, 2011, midnight

The boys' varsity volleyball teams receives a plaque after wining the Montgomery County/State Championship title match.

Photo: Vball Crowd

By Myla Sapp | May 13, 2011, midnight

Blazers come out to support their home team in the championship match against the Richard Montgomery Rockets.

Photo: Cookie Tray

By Myla Sapp | Dec. 21, 2010, midnight

Photo: Final cookies

By Myla Sapp | Dec. 21, 2010, midnight

Photo: Dough

By Myla Sapp | Dec. 21, 2010, midnight

Photo: Cookie Cutters

By Myla Sapp | Dec. 21, 2010, midnight

Photo: Magnet Bus Fees

By Myla Sapp | Nov. 27, 2010, midnight

Maryland Senator Richard S. Madaleno is in the proposed to repeal The Montgomery County magnet bus fee ban.