Josh Schmidt


Name: Josh Schmidt
Position: Print Sports Editor
Graduation Year: 2013
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Stories (48)


Lady Blazers grab senior night victory

By Josh Schmidt | April 25, 2013, 2:03 p.m. | In Blair »

Before the game there was the ceremony with the seniors and their parents. After the game was the ceremony with the seniors and their teammates. And in between all these festivities the Blair girls' varsity lacrosse team (7-2) easily beat the Springbrook Blue Devils (3-5) 13-3.

Blair suffers first loss of season

By Josh Schmidt | April 12, 2013, 1:43 p.m. | In Blair »

In a matchup of two Montgomery County girls' lacrosse powers, the Blake Bengals (4-1) beat the Blair Blazers (4-1) handily by a score of 18 to 11. Blake charged ahead in the first half scoring ten unanswered to break a 2-2 tie and take a 12-2 lead.

NFL Divisional Round Predictions

By Jack Estrin, Michael Gerbasi, Jacob Buchholz, Josh Schmidt | Jan. 12, 2013, 1:28 p.m. | In Professional »

The Redskins' season is over, and now the spotlight switches to the Ravens, who take on the top seeded Broncos in Denver. The Ravens are huge underdogs, but they proved a lot int their big win over Indianapolis last week.

NFL Wild Card Round Predictions

By Jack Estrin, Michael Gerbasi, Jacob Buchholz, Josh Schmidt | Jan. 4, 2013, 10:28 p.m. | In Professional »

Once again, three rookie quarterbacks are taking the spotlight. Andrew Luck and the Colts suit up against the Ravens on Sunday, followed by a Russell Wilson, Robert Griffin III showdown at FedEx Field.

Clutch free throws propel Blair past Springbrook

By Josh Schmidt | Jan. 4, 2013, 7:09 p.m. | In Blair »

The Blair boys' varsity basketball team (5-2) beat the Springbrook Blue Devils (5-2) for the first time in a decade, 40-39, as senior guard Trey Wainwright sank two free throws with 3.1 seconds left in the game.

NFL Week Sixteen Predictions

By Jack Estrin, Michael Gerbasi, Jacob Buchholz, Josh Schmidt | Dec. 21, 2012, 9:53 p.m. | In Professional »

Only two weeks left in the regular season and both local teams are battling it out for playoff spots. The Ravens have been sliding after beginning the season 9-2 they have now lost three in a row and must face the Giants and the Bengals with their playoff hopes on the line.

NFL Week Fifteen Predictions

By Jack Estrin, Michael Gerbasi, Jacob Buchholz, Josh Schmidt | Dec. 16, 2012, 2:17 p.m. | In Professional »

This weekend will be filled with big time matchups with playoff implications.

NFL Week Fourteen Predictions

By Jack Estrin, Michael Gerbasi, Jacob Buchholz, Josh Schmidt | Dec. 9, 2012, 1:26 p.m. | In Professional »

The Redskins take on the Ravens this week in a battle of the beltway. The 9-3 Ravens are on paper the favorites but our SCO experts are voting 4-0 in favor of the Skins.

NFL Week Thirteen Predictions

By Jack Estrin, Michael Gerbasi, Jacob Buchholz, Josh Schmidt | Dec. 1, 2012, 4:45 p.m. | In Professional »

A relatively boring weekend of football will be saved on Monday Night as the Redskins face off with the Giants on national television.

NFL Week Twelve Predictions

By Jack Estrin, Michael Gerbasi, Jacob Buchholz, Josh Schmidt | Nov. 20, 2012, 9:14 p.m. | In Professional »

It's Thanksgiving, which means a day filled with football, food and fun and this year's Thanksgiving football slate is more exciting than ever.

NFL Week Eleven Predictions

By Jack Estrin, Michael Gerbasi, Jacob Buchholz, Josh Schmidt | Nov. 18, 2012, 3:09 p.m. | In Professional »

It will be an exciting weekend of football. The Redskins are back as they face off with the Vick-less Eagles at home and the Ravens play the Steelers on Sunday Night Football to kick off another edition of the much anticipated rivalry.

NFL Week Ten Predictions

By Jack Estrin, Michael Gerbasi, Jacob Buchholz, Josh Schmidt | Nov. 11, 2012, 3:04 p.m. | In Professional »

While the Redskins sit at home and watch during their bye week, DC fans will have to find another game for their Sunday fun. The Houston Texans against the Chicago Bears will be that game.

NFL Week Nine Predictions

By Jack Estrin, Michael Gerbasi, Jacob Buchholz, Josh Schmidt | Nov. 4, 2012, 2:53 p.m. | In Professional »

The NFL has reached its halfway point and still many questions remain unanswered. Can anyone but the Giants compete in the NFC East? Are the Falcons too good to lose?

NFL Week Eight Predictions

By Jack Estrin, Michael Gerbasi, Jacob Buchholz, Josh Schmidt | Oct. 28, 2012, 2:13 p.m. | In Professional »

RG3 was great once again and yet the Redskins dropped to 3-4. The Redskins are living proof that one man doesn't make a team.

Boys' soccer blows by Clarksburg

By Josh Schmidt | Oct. 26, 2012, 3:37 p.m. | In Blair »

Riding on the wave of six straight wins the Blair boys' varsity soccer team (10-4) extended their winning streak to seven with a 4-0 win over the Clarksburg Coyotes (3-8-1).

NFL Week Seven Predictions

By Jack Estrin, Michael Gerbasi, Jacob Buchholz, Josh Schmidt | Oct. 21, 2012, 1:43 p.m. | In Professional »

The Ravens finally seemed to be getting healthy with Terrell Suggs' imminent return when last week against Dallas both Ray Lewis and LarDarius Webb went down with serious injuries.

NFL Week Six Predictions

By Jack Estrin, Michael Gerbasi, Jacob Buchholz, Josh Schmidt | Oct. 14, 2012, 12:14 p.m. | In Professional »

Now that the Nationals' and Orioles' seasons have been abruptly ended, local sports fans will be looking to the Redskins and Ravens for hope.

Boys' soccer comes through in the clutch to beat the Cavaliers

By Josh Schmidt | Oct. 5, 2012, 7:13 p.m. | In Blair »

After falling behind 1-0 on an own goal early in the game, the Blazers regrouped at halftime to storm back and avoid falling to 3-5.

NFL Week Five Predictions

By Jack Estrin, Michael Gerbasi, Jacob Buchholz, Josh Schmidt | Oct. 3, 2012, 8:16 p.m. | In Professional »

A week of boring match-ups is to come but Peyton Manning vs. Tom Brady will liven it up. It may not be the same as in years past but it should be interesting to watch.

NFL Week Four Predictions

By Jack Estrin, Michael Gerbasi, Jacob Buchholz, Josh Schmidt | Sept. 27, 2012, 10:52 p.m. | In Professional »

It is about time. Three weeks of missed calls and unruly play was enough to get Roger Goodell and the NFL to finally finish their failure of an experiment with replacement referees.

NFL Week Three Predictions

By Jack Estrin, Michael Gerbasi, Jacob Buchholz, Josh Schmidt | Sept. 20, 2012, 4:53 p.m. | In Professional »

Week two showed that nobody is invincible as the Ravens, Patriots, Jets and Broncos tallied their first loss of the season. Here are our picks for Week 3.

NFL Week Two Predictions

By Jack Estrin, Michael Gerbasi, Jacob Buchholz, Josh Schmidt | Sept. 12, 2012, 8:02 p.m. | In Professional »

A lot happened week one, but the question is what was a predictor of things to come and what was a result of a lot of luck (Kevin Ogletree) or not enough luck (Eli Manning).

Blazers beat up on Barons

By Josh Schmidt | Sept. 5, 2012, 1:16 p.m. | In Blair »

After losing its season opener to Quince Orchard, the boys' varsity soccer team (1-1) beat the B-CC Barons (0-1) in their home opener by a score of 3-1. The Blazers were without head coach John Haigh who received a red card after a heated argument in the team's game last Friday.

NFL Week One Predictions

By Jack Estrin, Michael Gerbasi, Jacob Buchholz, Josh Schmidt | Sept. 4, 2012, 3:51 p.m. | In Professional »

The NFL is back and after an offseason, which included the uncovering of a bounty scandal, an unresolved labor dispute with the referees union and an unending array of lawsuits filed against the league, we need football more than ever.

Blazers blow past Titans

By Josh Schmidt | May 13, 2012, 2:09 p.m. | In Blair »

The scoring onslaught began early as the Blair varsity girls' lacrosse team (9-4) defeated the Einstein Titans (7-6) by a score of 18-4. Blair scored early, never giving Einstein a chance to rally back.

Blair bests Watkins Mill

By Josh Schmidt | May 6, 2012, 7:23 p.m. | In Blair »

The Blair varsity baseball team (6-9) defeated the Watkins Mill Wolverines (2-12) by a score of 12-2 in a shortened five inning game. The offensive barrage began rapidly in the first inning and never ceased as Blair won in convincing fashion amidst its senior day celebrations.

Baseball falters against Northwest

By Josh Schmidt | April 29, 2012, 8:30 p.m. | In Blair »

Already behind by the bottom of the first, Blair was never able to complete a comeback against a tough Northwest pitching staff. The Blazers' rally in the sixth inning fell short as the varsity baseball team (5-7) lost to the Northwest Jaguars (9-3) by a score of 7-3. The loss snapped a two-game win streak, which included a 7-0 victory over a seven-win Paint Branch team.

Blazers demolish Cavaliers in near shutout

By Josh Schmidt | April 25, 2012, 11:18 a.m. | In Blair »

The Blair girls' varsity lacrosse team (5-3) trounced the Kennedy cavaliers (0-8) by a score of 18-1. The Lady Blazers took hold of the game from the beginning and never relinquished the lead.

Bengals bash Blazers

By Josh Schmidt | April 12, 2012, 1:36 p.m. | In Blair »

Already reeling from a two-game losing streak, the boys' varsity baseball team added another loss to their record after falling 8-1 to the Blake Bengals.

Blazers conquer Coyotes

By Josh Schmidt | March 22, 2012, 7:22 p.m. | In Blair »

The varsity baseball team (1-0) defeated the Clarksburg Coyotes (0-1) by a score of 7-5 in the first game of the season. The Blazers started the game off slow, but they were able to pick up momentum and build a 7-2 lead before the Coyotes scored three runs in the final inning. Although the team holds a new coaching staff and several new faces on the varsity squad, the Blazers stuck together to win their first game of the season.

Board of Education releases budget

By Josh Schmidt | March 8, 2012, 11:11 a.m. | In Print News »

The Board of Education (BOE) unanimously agreed upon and announced a $2.13 billion operating budget for the fiscal year (FY) 2013. MCPS superintendent Joshua Starr initially requested a $2.1 billion budget.

Girls' basketball comes up short

By Josh Schmidt | Feb. 11, 2012, 7:37 p.m. | In Blair »

In a matchup of two of the best teams in the county, the girls' varsity basketball team (15-4) fell to the Northwest Jaguars (16-3) by a score of 66-53. Blair kept close with the Jaguars, tied 30-30 going into half time, but fell apart in the third quarter when Northwest went on a 21-8 run.

JV Journal

By Josh Schmidt | Feb. 6, 2012, 12:16 p.m. | In Print Sports »

It's the second half, and the boys' JV basketball team (3-7) is just starting to get in rhythm. But only getting energized towards the end of the game is normal for the team, as they have three buzzer beating wins so far this season, and have made a name for themselves as a comeback team when they have won.

Athletes of the Month

By Katelin Montgomery Josh Schmidt | Feb. 6, 2012, 11:38 a.m. | In Print Sports »

Wearing jersey number 43, senior Olivia Nono's presence captivates on the court as she selflessly leads her team. Standing poised and at the ready, she calls out to teammates, giving direction, and then sprints, blasting ahead of the crowd, as she rushes to defend the basket.

It's all in the family: the Gondor family legacy

By Josh Schmidt | Nov. 21, 2011, 11:17 a.m. | In Print Sports »

Andrew, a 2010 graduate, and his younger brother Peter, a current senior, were and are both key players on the Blair football team. Growing up in the same household, Andrew and pushed each other to be the best athletes possible, which made them the players they are today.

SGA raises social awareness

By Josh Schmidt | Nov. 10, 2011, 1:21 p.m. | In Print News »

The Blair Student Government Association (SGA) held a two week canned food drive and a homeless walk in order to raise social awareness in the Blair community.

Athlete of the Week: Evan Horne, Varsity Boys' Soccer

By Josh Schmidt | Nov. 7, 2011, 1:14 p.m. | In Blair »

Senior Evan Horne charges an opposing forward, gains possession of the ball, and sends it to the midfield. These types of plays are routine for the senior defender; he's one of the most reliable players on the varsity boys' soccer team.

Boys' soccer bows out

By Josh Schmidt | Nov. 4, 2011, 4:06 p.m. | In Blair »

The Blair boys' varsity soccer team (11-5) lost to the Walter Johnson Wildcats (15-0-1) by a score of 2-1 on Thursday night, ending the Blazers season in the regional semi-finals. Sophomore Donald Benamna scored Blair's lone goal six minutes into the game off of an assist from senior co-captain Kevin Fallet.

Boys' varsity soccer crushes Colonels

By Josh Schmidt | Nov. 2, 2011, 1:16 p.m. | In Blair »

The boys' varsity soccer team (11-4) defeated the Magruder Colonels (4-9-1) by a score of 2-0 to move on to the third round of the playoffs for the first time in three years. Seniors Kevin Fallet and Jorge Pacheco each scored a goal.

Boys' varsity soccer sneaks by Cavaliers

By Josh Schmidt | Oct. 29, 2011, 3:23 p.m. | In Blair »

The boys' varsity soccer team (10-4) defeated the Kennedy Cavaliers in overtime (3-5-3) by a score of 5-4. The game ended in the sudden death extra period when senior co-captain Kevin Fallet shot the ball into the left corner of the net to secure the first round playoff victory.

Boys' varsity soccer bombs Knights

By Josh Schmidt | Oct. 26, 2011, 3:03 p.m. | In Blair »

For their sixth consecutive win, and fifth consecutive shut out, the Blair boys' varsity soccer team (9-4) defeated the Wheaton Knights by a score of 2-0. Both goals were credited to senior co-captain Kevin Fallet.

Fall Sports Update

By Josh Schmidt | Oct. 25, 2011, 2:32 p.m. | In Print Sports »

High expectations and a decorated history follow varsity girls' soccer. Blair has averaged 12 wins per season over the past four years and has consistently been a top contender in the county. The team had a tough starting schedule and are 4-2-2.

Boys' varsity soccer wins divison

By Josh Schmidt | Oct. 20, 2011, 10 a.m. | In Blair »

The boys' varsity soccer team (8-4) beat the Blake Bengals (8-2-2) by a score of 1-0 to win the division. Sophomore Donald Benamna scored the game-winning goal with less than six minutes remaining in the second half.

Varsity soccer pounds Panthers

By Josh Schmidt | Oct. 13, 2011, 5:18 p.m. | In Blair »

The boys' varsity soccer team (6-4) dominated their matchup against Paint Branch (0-8) to win the game by a score of 3-0. The team continually kept pressure on the Panthers defense, allowing them to secure the shutout victory.

Blazers slam Sherwood

By Josh Schmidt | Oct. 12, 2011, 12:52 p.m. | In Blair »

Attempting to maintain momentum after beating Kennedy, the Blair boys' varsity soccer team (5-4) defeated the Sherwood Warriors (3-7) by a score of 2-0 Monday night. The game was an important one for the Blazers since divisional games have a big impact on playoff seeding. The Blair defense held strong for the entirety of the game and held their opponent scoreless for the third time this season.

Boys' varsity soccer falls to Bulldogs in heartbreaker

By Josh Schmidt | Sept. 27, 2011, 12:28 p.m. | In Blair »

Attempting to rebound from an overtime loss against Walter Johnson, the boys' varsity soccer team (3-4-0) lost in overtime once again, but this time to the Churchill Bulldogs (4-0-0) by a score of 2-1. The game was very physical and included multiple yellow cards.

Boys' varsity soccer defeats Gladiators

By Josh Schmidt | Sept. 20, 2011, 6:12 p.m. | In Blair »

Coming off of a shutout against Quince Orchard, the boys' varsity soccer team (3-2-0) defeated the Northwood Gladiators (1-2-0) by a score of 3-0. Senior Kevin Fallet scored two goals for the Blazers.

Blazers blast Quince Orchard

By Josh Schmidt | Sept. 14, 2011, 8:10 p.m. | In Blair »

Fresh off a win against Gaithersburg, the boys' varsity soccer team (2-2-0) continued its domination by defeating Quince Orchard (2-4-1) by a score of 4-0. The Blazers got off to a quick start and they were up three goals to none within the first 20 minutes of the match.