Jacob Buchholz


Name: Jacob Buchholz
Position: Online Sports Editor
Graduation Year: 2013


Stories (64)


2013 MLB Preview

By Michael Gerbasi Jacob Buchholz | April 2, 2013, 2:10 a.m. | In Professional »

Opening day has arrived and that means that the NBA, the NHL and even March Madness can take a back seat as America's pastime retakes its place at the center of our attention. For one day everybody is in first place and anybody can win the World Series. But because that will not last, we at SCO have broken down the season from start to finish, in order to give you a sneak peak at what lies ahead.

Super Bowl: Funny car commercials? Who knew?

By Jacob Buchholz | Feb. 5, 2013, 11:02 a.m. | In Television »

SCO's Super Bowl commercials recap highlights the best ads from SB47. Somehow, they were for cars.

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.

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.

The Blair Boogie: The top 10 pop Christmas songs, period.

By Jacob Buchholz, Langston Taylor, Mimi Verdonk | Dec. 21, 2012, 5:35 p.m. | In Music »

Let's talk Christmas music. Not carols, not hymns. Not "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" or "Come All Ye Faithful." In fact, nothing containing the word "ye" at all unless it's pronounced YAY and is referring to Kanye West.

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.

UMD: Money over everything

By Jacob Buchholz | Nov. 21, 2012, 10:04 a.m. | In College »

On Monday, the University of Maryland announced that it will be accepting its invitation to join the Big Ten Conference for all sports, beginning with the 2014-2015 school year. It ends Maryland's 59-year run with the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC), since it was a founding member in 1953.

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.

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.

Athlete of the Month: September

By Jacob Buchholz Mimi Verdonk | Oct. 7, 2012, 8:09 p.m. | In Blair »

Find out which Blazer was voted as your Athlete of the Month for September.

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).

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.

The Olympian Prediction

By Jacob Buchholz Mimi Verdonk | July 27, 2012, 2:01 a.m. | In Professional »

The Olympics begin this Friday, with the smell of the torches' smoke in the air. It's been four years since Beijing, and with a lot of newcomers and a lot of returners back with a vengeance, it's time to take a look at what's in store this year at the 2012 London games.

Blazers catch Venus in transit

By Jacob Buchholz | June 6, 2012, 1:43 a.m. | In Local »

On Tuesday, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) hosted a presentation in the Blair auditorium on the transit of Venus, followed by a viewing as the planet began to pass across the sun. The transit occurs only four times every 243 years and the next one will not occur until 2117.

Drake builds the drama

By Jacob Buchholz Langston Taylor | May 28, 2012, 7:27 p.m. | In Music »

All Canadian actor-turned-rapper Aubrey Drake Graham had to do to put the animated crowd at Verizon Center into an absolute frenzy was utter three letters. After a minute-long, blue-lit, trancelike introduction, Drake casually walked to center stage, performed one song, then quieted his screaming fans and mentioned the three region-specific consonants that made the collective voice of the audience hoarse in a matter of seconds: "DMV."

40 years after Title IX, the fight lives on

By Jacob Buchholz | May 15, 2012, 12:23 p.m. | In Op/Ed »

Keeling Pilaro, 13, has been playing his favorite sport since he was five years old, but now finds that gender discrimination goes both ways.

Harper brings the "Natitude"

By Jacob Buchholz | May 7, 2012, 6:10 p.m. | In Sports Blog »

Big things are happening in DC. The Nationals are in first place in the tough National League (NL) East, their marketing department has brought in "#Natitude" amidst the "Take Back the Park" series with the Phillies and super prospect Bryce Harper is finally here.

2012 NFL Draft Preview

By Jacob Buchholz | April 25, 2012, 3:02 p.m. | In Professional »

In the pass-happy NFL, teams will use this year's draft to both support their individual franchise quarterbacks and revamp defensively.

2012 MLB Preview

By Jacob Buchholz Langston Taylor | April 2, 2012, 11:13 p.m. | In Professional »

For 2012 season Major League Baseball (MLB) announced that it will allow two additional teams to make the playoffs. Let the insanity begin.

Baseball is back

By Jacob Buchholz | March 2, 2012, 9:23 a.m. | In Sports Blog »

All is calm in the baseball world. But the tranquility will be short lived as the frenzy of the first games will begin later this week.

Super Bowl XLVI: Who ya got?

By Jacob Buchholz, Langston Taylor, Molly Nicholson, Eli Schwadron | Feb. 5, 2012, 9:02 a.m. | In Professional »

In a rematch of Super Bowl XLII, the Patriots seek revenge, while Eli Manning will attempt to win his second ring.

MLK memorial redemption

By Jacob Buchholz | Jan. 20, 2012, 8:51 a.m. | In Op/Ed »

By dissecting and re-piecing together Martin Luther King Jr.'s words on the new national MLK Memorial, the architects completely lost the meaning behind the iconic speech.

A day of celebration and service

By Jacob Buchholz | Jan. 16, 2012, noon | In Features »

The third Monday of every January is dedicated to one of our nation's heroes, who is credited with spreading peace, justice and tolerance throughout the United States. Today marks the twenty-sixth Martin Luther King Day since it's founding in 1986. To celebrate MLK's birth, there are a variety of events taking place in the Silver Spring and Washington D.C. area.

NFL Divisional Round Predictions

By Jacob Buchholz, Langston Taylor, Molly Nicholson, Eli Schwadron | Jan. 14, 2012, 9:57 a.m. | In Professional »

Saints v. Niners. Broncs v. Gronks. Texans v. Ravens. G-Men v. Cheeseheads. Four fantastic matchups for your viewing pleasure. We're in for a solid weekend of playoff football, and SCO is here for another round of predictions.

NFL Wild Card Round Predictions

By Jacob Buchholz, Langston Taylor, Molly Nicholson, Eli Schwadron | Jan. 7, 2012, 9:27 a.m. | In Professional »

We're back with predictions for the four wild card games: Bengals-Texans, Lions-Saints, Falcons-Giants and Steelers-Broncos.

NFL Week Sixteen Predictions

By Jacob Buchholz, Langston Taylor, Molly Nicholson, Eli Schwadron | Dec. 23, 2011, 10:09 p.m. | In Professional »

Happy holidays, football fans! Get hyped for 13 NFL games on Christmas Eve. The season is coming to an end, but there remains plenty of pigskin to be played!

Blair teacher invited to White House panel discussion

By Jacob Buchholz | Dec. 20, 2011, 7:17 p.m. | In Local »

On Dec. 7, English Department resource teacher Vickie Adamson attended a National Board for Professional Teaching Standards panel discussion at the White House.

NFL Week Fifteen Predictions

By Jacob Buchholz, Langston Taylor, Molly Nicholson, Eli Schwadron | Dec. 16, 2011, 3:10 p.m. | In Professional »

Denver quarterback Tim Tebow remains the talk of the NFL as he continues to get the job done.

NFL Week Thirteen Predictions

By Jacob Buchholz, Langston Taylor, Molly Nicholson, Eli Schwadron | Dec. 2, 2011, 8:06 p.m. | In Professional »

Tim Tebow remains biggest topic of conversation in the NFL, as he continues to will his team to victory. Can he keep it up? As teams begin to battle for playoff positioning, our SCO experts turn it into high gear.

NFL Week Twelve Predictions

By Jacob Buchholz, Langston Taylor, Molly Nicholson, Eli Schwadron | Nov. 23, 2011, 5:19 p.m. | In Professional »

It's Thanksgiving time, and here at SCO we're thankful for another week of great NFL action. But before you stuff your face, make sure to check out our week 12 predictions.

NFL Week Eleven Predictions

By Jacob Buchholz, Langston Taylor, Molly Nicholson, Eli Schwadron | Nov. 18, 2011, 8:37 p.m. | In Professional »

Week eleven is highlighted by two NFC East matchups: Skins-Cowboys and Giants-Eagles. While Washington has struggled to put points on the board as of late, it's always fun to watch (arguably) the biggest rivalry in football in action.

NCAA Basketball Preview

By Jacob Buchholz | Nov. 13, 2011, 12:21 p.m. | In College »

College basketball is back again, and in all likelihood, it will be the only basketball to watch this winter. But this should should be a great year of hoops. SCO's NCAA buff, Jacob, took a look at the Associated Press's (AP) Preseason Poll and gave his take on the top 10.

NFL Week Ten Predictions

By Jacob Buchholz, Langston Taylor, Molly Nicholson, Eli Schwadron | Nov. 13, 2011, 8:42 a.m. | In Professional »

The Packers are rolling. Green Bay beat the Chargers last week to remain perfect at 8-0. Like always, our experts are back to dissect the week's games and predict the outcomes of each matchup.

NFL Week Nine Predictions

By Jacob Buchholz, Langston Taylor, Molly Nicholson, Eli Schwadron | Nov. 5, 2011, 12:04 p.m. | In Professional »

Despite one big upset, all of our experts did well last week. Jacob remains in the lead, but it's a long season, folks. Buckle in for another week of NFL football!

Lady Blazers knocked out of playoffs

By Jacob Buchholz | Nov. 3, 2011, 11:39 p.m. | In Blair »

The varsity girls' soccer team (10-3-2) was eliminated from the playoffs on Tuesday night in its second loss of the year to Quince Orchard (11-4). The three goals allowed were the most the Blazers had given up all season to a Montgomery County team

Athletic department launches website

By Jacob Buchholz | Nov. 3, 2011, 10:18 p.m. | In Local »

This October, the Blair athletic department launched a website to improve communication and increase revenue for the athletic program. The site has schedules, rosters, directions to the sports fields and a Blair fan shop, where players and supporters can customize authentic Blair apparel. The site is run by Big Teams TM, a company that runs high school sports websites for ten of the 25 Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) athletics departments, as well as hundreds of other schools in the country.

NFL Week Eight Predictions

By Jacob Buchholz, Langston Taylor, Molly Nicholson, Eli Schwadron | Oct. 29, 2011, 9:59 p.m. | In Professional »

The Saints put up 62 points on the Colts in week seven. 62. Forget ghosts, monsters and zombies – the Colts' defense was most afraid of Drew Brees and his rocket arm last Sunday. The veteran QB threw for 325 and five scores while New Orleans obliterated the winless Colts. Meanwhile, rookie running back Demarco Murray busted out for a franchise record 253 yards for the Cowboys as Dallas cruised to a 34-7 victory over the Rams.

NFL Week Seven Predictions

By Jacob Buchholz, Langston Taylor, Molly Nicholson, Eli Schwadron | Oct. 21, 2011, 10:11 p.m. | In Professional »

Quarterback change has been the theme in the NFL over the past few days – four teams will feature new starting gunslingers in week seven. Jacob is still in first place among our experts, but his margin for error is slim.

Girls' soccer bests Blake

By Jacob Buchholz | Oct. 20, 2011, 7:46 p.m. | In Blair »

The varsity girls' soccer team (9-2-2) won its final regular season home game in convincing fashion with a 6-1 win over Blake (4-10) on Wednesday night. While the senior night festivities were dampened by rain, the team still struck hard, scoring six goals behind a Jamie Kator hat trick.

NHL Season Preview

By Jacob Buchholz | Oct. 19, 2011, 7:17 p.m. | In Professional »

The return of Sidney Crosby, Brad Richards' signing with the Rangers and fresh faces in the nation's capital should make this an especially exciting year for hockey.

NFL Week Six Predictions

By Jacob Buchholz, Langston Taylor, Molly Nicholson, Eli Schwadron | Oct. 15, 2011, 10:09 a.m. | In Professional »

So much for the "dream team" in Philly. The Eagles haven't lived up to pre-season expectations, dropping four straight after beating the Rams in week one.

Blazers pummel Paint Branch

By Jacob Buchholz | Oct. 13, 2011, 5:41 p.m. | In Blair »

The girls' varsity soccer team (7-2-2) scored ten goals while giving up none against the Paint Branch Panthers (5-6). Senior Jamie Kator and junior Lisa Bianchini each had a hat trick.

Blazers blow by Warriors

By Jacob Buchholz | Oct. 11, 2011, 3:23 p.m. | In Blair »

The varsity soccer team (6-2-2) recorded its sixth shutout of the year on Monday night with a 2-0 win over Sherwood (5-2). Blair started off strong, scoring immediately and never relenting.

NFL Week Five Predictions

By Jacob Buchholz, Langston Taylor, Molly Nicholson, Eli Schwadron | Oct. 8, 2011, 7:06 p.m. | In Professional »

As we gear up for another week of NFL action, let's check in on how our experts our doing. Jacob extended his lead last week, going 13-3. The rest of our panel is looking to bounce back in week five.

NFL Week Four Predictions

By Jacob Buchholz, Langston Taylor, Molly Nicholson, Eli Schwadron | Oct. 1, 2011, 1:35 p.m. | In Professional »

Jacob now has sole possession of first place heading into week four. However, the rest of our experts are in close pursuit and looking to improve after another set of games this Sunday.

Beltway baseball

By Jacob Buchholz | Sept. 27, 2011, 10 a.m. | In Sports Blog »

As playoffs near, the 2011 Major League Baseball (MLB) season is wrapping up and once again neither the Nationals nor the Orioles will be playing October baseball. This time, however, there is hope for the future on at least one side of the beltway.

Blazers scoreless against Walter Johnson

By Jacob Buchholz | Sept. 24, 2011, 2:16 p.m. | In Blair »

After a 10 goal with over the Northwood Gladiators, girls' varsity soccer (3-2-2) was unable to net a shot against the Walter Johnson Wildcats (4-1-1). The game went into two overtimes but the game ended a 0-0 tie.

NFL Week Three Predictions

By Jacob Buchholz, Langston Taylor, Molly Nicholson, Eli Schwadron | Sept. 23, 2011, 11:37 a.m. | In Professional »

Week two saw a number of injuries, but luckily they had no effect on our predictions – all of our experts did well last week, with Eli and Jacob leading the pack.

NFL Week Two Predictions

By Jacob Buchholz, Langston Taylor, Molly Nicholson, Eli Schwadron | Sept. 16, 2011, 11:26 p.m. | In Professional »

Week two should offer up plenty of excitement, featuring match-ups like Bears-Saints, Chargers-Patriots and Falcons-Eagles.

Girls' varsity soccer ties rival B-CC

By Jacob Buchholz | Sept. 13, 2011, 1:27 p.m. | In Blair »

The girls' varsity soccer team (3-1-1) was held scoreless in a rematch of the 2010 Regional Semifinal match against the Bethesda Chevy Chase (B-CC) Barons (0-1-2). The double-overtime thriller proved that the Barons were more equally matched with the Blazers than in their previous meetings.

NFL Week One Predictions

By Jacob Buchholz, Langston Taylor, Molly Nicholson, Eli Schwadron | Sept. 8, 2011, 12:41 a.m. | In Professional »

Rejoice, people! NFL football is back, and so are SCO's weekly predictions for your reading pleasure.

"Green Lantern" fails to glow

By Jacob Buchholz | June 19, 2011, 9:29 p.m. | In Movies »

There are many good reasons to see a comic book movie, but the dismal plot of "The Green Lantern” nullifies every one of them.

Unnoticed and unexplained

By Jacob Buchholz | June 14, 2011, 6:50 p.m. | In Sports Blog »

For some reason, college baseball's 2010 NCAA championship had slightly over one million viewers, which can only serve as an indicator for the upcoming 2011 College World Series.



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Photo: Blair site

By Jacob Buchholz | Nov. 3, 2011, midnight

The new site allows Blazers to keep up with all of Blair's sports teams and buy athletic apparel.