Abel Chanyalew


Name: Abel Chanyalew
Position: Online Sports Editor
Graduation Year: 2014


Stories (38)


2014 SCO NFL mock draft

By Samuel Popper, Abel Chanyalew, Michael Gerbasi | May 8, 2014, 1:27 p.m. | In Blair »

The NFL is seemingly always in the sports news cycle, but one of the biggest days on its calendar is finally here. Here at SCO, we've created our (one and only) official mock draft for the 2014 NFL draft.

Baseball takes down Screaming Eagles

By Abel Chanyalew | March 26, 2014, 10:35 p.m. | In Blair »

A promising season has started out well for the Blair varsity baseball as they maintained their early undefeated record against Seneca Valley. Despite a slow start, the Blazers improved to 2-0 this week in its 5-3 win over the Seneca Valley Screaming Eagles (0-2).

2014 March Madness Preview

By Abel Chanyalew | March 19, 2014, 10:30 p.m. | In College »

We've reached the middle of March, which means the Madness is upon us. Very few things are as widely associated with each other as college basketball and the third month of the year, and now it's time to take a deeper look at this year's field.

"Goin' Back to Cali…" (and Chi-Town)

By Abel Chanyalew | Feb. 18, 2014, 8:33 p.m. | In Music »

The East Coast: the birthplace of hip hop. It's the origin of many of the genre's living (as well as deceased) legends, and it was once the main location of the kingdom of rap music. But what happened? The East has fallen far behind while the West Coast and the Midwest, specifically Los Angeles and Chicago, have taken charge of the rap game.

NFL divisional playoff predictions

By Rohan Oprisko, Samuel Popper, Jacob Popper, Abel Chanyalew | Jan. 11, 2014, 5:04 p.m. | In Professional »

After an exciting wild card round, and rough weeks for most of our predictors, we bring you the divisional playoffs. For the SCO experts, Sam and Abel are now tied for the top spot with Jacob not too far behind.

NFL wild card playoff predictions

By Rohan Oprisko, Samuel Popper, Jacob Popper, Abel Chanyalew | Jan. 4, 2014, 5:59 p.m. | In Professional »

As the playoffs kick off we have a new leader in the SCO expert predictions. Abel has overtaken Sam and Jacob and claimed the top spot.

To be or not to be? That is the black dilemma

By Abel Chanyalew | Dec. 30, 2013, 9:06 p.m. | In Op/Ed »

Whenever I introduce myself for the first time, the conversation quickly becomes one where I have to justify my identity. Generally, the conversation goes as follows...

NFL week fifteen predictions

By Rohan Oprisko, Samuel Popper, Jacob Popper, Abel Chanyalew | Dec. 13, 2013, 1:43 p.m. | In Professional »

Heading into the second-to-last week of the season, the tides have turned in our SCO expert standings. After by far the worst week of the season, Jacob has dropped in the standings to second place.

NFL week 14 predictions

By Rohan Oprisko, Samuel Popper, Jacob Popper, Abel Chanyalew | Dec. 7, 2013, 1:46 p.m. | In Professional »

Heading into week fourteen, the race remains tight. Jacob has a five game lead over his brother Sam, who is in second place. Abel and Rohan are also not too far behind.

NFL week 13 predictions

By Rohan Oprisko, Samuel Popper, Jacob Popper, Abel Chanyalew | Dec. 1, 2013, 1:06 p.m. | In Professional »

Heading into week thirteen of the seventeen week season, the pressure is on our experts. For the most part, the standings have remained the same. Jacob still holds a slim lead over Sam and Abel and Rohan find themselves at the end of the pack.

It's all black & white: Incognito and Martin

By Samuel Popper Abel Chanyalew | Nov. 25, 2013, 6 p.m. | In Professional »

There was a lot of troublesome news in the sports world these past few weeks surrounding the Miami Dolphins football team. Starting left tackle Jonathan Martin left the team following incidents of bullying from teammates, specifically Guard Richie Incognito, that reportedly had gone on for a while.

NFL week twelve predictions

By Rohan Oprisko, Samuel Popper, Jacob Popper, Abel Chanyalew | Nov. 23, 2013, 11:31 p.m. | In Professional »

Now heading into week twelve of this NFL season, Jacob has given himself a three game lead over his brother Sam and the rest of the pack.

2013-2014 College Basketball Preview

By Ross Cohen-Kristiansen Abel Chanyalew | Nov. 19, 2013, 1:46 p.m. | In College »

One of the most exciting and unpredictable sports seasons is upon us and Silver Chips Online has got you covered with our experts' analysis. Regardless, college basketball experts Ross Cohen-Kristiansen and Abel Chanyalew give you their take of the nation's top 10 teams as well as the hometown Maryland Terrapins.

NFL week eleven predictions

By Rohan Oprisko, Samuel Popper, Jacob Popper, Abel Chanyalew | Nov. 15, 2013, 11:22 p.m. | In Professional »

Now that it's week eleven, the four SCO expert predictors look to put a rough week ten behind them.

Thor: The Dark World But a Bright Future

By Abel Chanyalew | Nov. 12, 2013, 11:17 a.m. | In Movies »

Marvel's stranglehold on the superhero movie business is still well in place and their grip tightens with Alan Taylor's "Thor: The Dark World". This latest installment in the story of Marvel Comics' Norse hero is the sequel to Kenneth Branagh's "Thor" and the eighth installation of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Marvel has put out a slew of movies over the last few years that depict the caped crusaders of their comic book universe and "The Dark World" is one of their stronger releases.

Blair Varsity Football falls to Whitman Vikings

By Abel Chanyalew | Nov. 11, 2013, 8:51 p.m. | In Blair »

Friday night's game at Blazer stadium was the final football contest ever for many of Blair's varsity members, and they made sure that senior night was a night to remember. Despite falling behind early and committing costly miscues, the Blair Blazers (5-5) fought hard but fell just short against the Whitman Vikings (7-3) by the score of 17-13.

NFL week ten predictions

By Rohan Oprisko, Samuel Popper, Jacob Popper, Abel Chanyalew | Nov. 9, 2013, 5:35 p.m. | In Professional »

Heading toward the latter half of the season, a few teams look to make a playoff push.

NFL week nine predictions

By Rohan Oprisko, Samuel Popper, Jacob Popper, Abel Chanyalew | Nov. 1, 2013, 2:34 p.m. | In Professional »

After a thrilling week eight, which included the Lions' last minute game winning drive against the Cowboys, week nine has the make up of a good one.

NFL week eight predictions

By Rohan Oprisko, Samuel Popper, Jacob Popper, Abel Chanyalew | Oct. 24, 2013, 8:58 p.m. | In Professional »

As we now near the halfway point in the NFL season, our SCO expert predictions remain in a relatively close race. With a lot more injuries and players sitting on the sidelines, it only makes our experts' jobs more difficult.

¿Estamos verdaderamente unidos?

By Rohan Oprisko Abel Chanyalew | Oct. 20, 2013, 12:47 p.m. | In Op/Ed »

Gritamos "1-4” cuando estamos en cualquier lugar y hacemos bromas de los otros grados porque somos los más mayores, ¿pero en realidad estamos unidos? Esta es una pregunta en todos los institutos, pero sin embargo no estamos.

NFL week seven predictions

By Rohan Oprisko, Samuel Popper, Jacob Popper, Abel Chanyalew | Oct. 18, 2013, 3:29 p.m. | In Professional »

Going in to week seven, it finally looks like the Patriots will have TE Rob Gronkowski back. Peyton Manning also returns to Indianapolis and Lucas Oil Stadium where he played for his first 14 seasons.

Blair cruises to homecoming game victory

By Abel Chanyalew | Oct. 14, 2013, 10:21 p.m. | In Blair »

The school was buzzing as Blair students participated in one of the most spirited weeks of the school year, which all led up to Saturday evening's Homecoming dance. But before the dance could commence, Blair football took the field in Friday night's Homecoming game, where the Blazers (3-3) easily took care of the Wheaton Knights (1-5) to the tune of 28-7.

NFL week six predictions

By Rohan Oprisko, Samuel Popper, Jacob Popper, Abel Chanyalew | Oct. 10, 2013, 8:47 p.m. | In Professional »

After a week full of upsets and surprises, our experts are back to predict another week. All of our experts had difficult weeks last week and are looking to improve in week six. Sam has come back to tie his twin brother Jacob after Jacob had overtaken the lead the previous week. Abel and Rohan on the other hand, find themselves slightly distanced from the two leaders at the moment.

NFL week five predictions

By Rohan Oprisko, Samuel Popper, Jacob Popper, Abel Chanyalew | Oct. 4, 2013, 1:17 p.m. | In Professional »

There were a lot of great games last week, including the Seahawks' narrow victory over the Texans in an overtime thriller. This week, the Colts battle the Seahawks as draft class mates Andrew Luck and Russell Wilson face off. Also, the undefeated Saints match up against a tough Bears' team.

United? we stand

By Abel Chanyalew | Oct. 4, 2013, 12:50 p.m. | In Op/Ed »

Are we truly united? This is a question in all high schools, but, nonetheless, we are not.

NFL week four predictions

By Rohan Oprisko, Samuel Popper, Jacob Popper, Abel Chanyalew | Sept. 28, 2013, 11:41 p.m. | In Professional »

Following a crazy week three, what will week four have in store? Last week, the Chiefs upset the Eagles to move to 3-0 and the Dolphins upset the Falcons to move to 3-0 as well. As for our experts, it was an off week for everyone. Only Jacob managed to go over the .500 mark at 9-7 for the week. Although Sam retains his lead, Jacob is now only two games behind.

Blair dominates Northwood in the Battle of the Boulevard

By Abel Chanyalew | Sept. 23, 2013, 6:13 p.m. | In Blair »

On a chilly, rainy day, the annual Battle of the Boulevard between the Blair Blazers and the Northwood Gladiators did not dampen the spirits of Blair fans. Despite the weather conditions, loyal fans stuck it out until the final whistle in order to watch the Blazers crush the Gladiators, 28-6.

The kid behind the myth

By Abel Chanyalew | Sept. 23, 2013, 3:14 p.m. | In Op/Ed »

Whether it was taking wild photos of himself in clubs, hanging with various rap stars like Drake and Rick Ross or mysteriously getting (Yahoo Sports) kicked out of the Manning Passing Academy, Johnny Football's extracurricular activities were never more serious than the behavior of a 20 year old college kid.

NFL week three predictions

By Rohan Oprisko, Samuel Popper, Jacob Popper, Abel Chanyalew | Sept. 20, 2013, 11:45 p.m. | In Professional »

Looking forward to week three, we will see the Redskins try get in the win column against the Lions (no easy task), a battle of rookie QB's in Geno Smith of the Jets and EJ Manuel of the Bills and of course a well-anticipated potential thriller (not) as the Broncos take on the Raiders on Monday night.

NFL week two predictions

By Rohan Oprisko, Samuel Popper, Jacob Popper, Abel Chanyalew | Sept. 12, 2013, 8:08 p.m. | In Professional »

After an eventful week one, Sam Popper has jumped out to an early lead. He had an outstanding 13-3 record and also was the only SCO expert to correctly pick the Jets to win. Week two holds a couple of intriguing match ups as RGIII and the Redskins take on the Packers and the 49ers face off against the Seahawks in the battle of the NFC West.

Football shuts out Kennedy in season opener

By Abel Chanyalew | Sept. 7, 2013, 8:12 p.m. | In Blair »

It was likely a common belief that Blair football would not be very competitive this season. Rather, Blair put on a dominant performance Friday night against the Kennedy Cavaliers in a 25-0 rout.

NFL week one predictions

By Rohan Oprisko, Samuel Popper, Jacob Popper, Abel Chanyalew | Sept. 4, 2013, 6:54 p.m. | In Professional »

The NFL has returned after a long offseason, so grab your popcorn, grab your chips and salsa, grab your buddies and grab a seat in front of the TV and get ready for some hard-hitting NFL action.

2013 College football preview

By Abel Chanyalew | Aug. 29, 2013, 11:13 p.m. | In College »

Overshadowed by the pros, college football is seemingly neglected and seen as a lesser sport because the players are "amateurs". In reality, college football is just as exciting and entertaining as the NFL.

The NFL's problem is not one of crime, but of image

By Abel Chanyalew | Aug. 14, 2013, 8:43 a.m. | In Op/Ed »

Though his case is much more sinister than most, Hernandez is the 27th current National Football League athlete to be arrested since the Super Bowl last February. This seemingly exorbitant number has fueled the ongoing perception that the National Football League (NFL) has a serious "crime problem".

"Man of Steel": A "Super" Start

By Abel Chanyalew | July 25, 2013, 5:12 p.m. | In Movies »

With "Man of Steel", director Zack Snyder ("300", "Watchmen") and DC Comics attempt to revive the crown jewel of the DC Universe and Earth's greatest hero: Superman.

Blazers show support at the Andrew Helgeson Memorial Lacrosse Game

By Abel Chanyalew | June 29, 2013, 2:01 p.m. | In Local »

On June 8, 2013, Blair Stadium was the site for the 8th Annual Andrew Helgeson Memorial Blair Lacrosse Alumni Game.

Sideline Report: A long-term look at the Spurs and Heat

By Abel Chanyalew | June 23, 2013, 1:24 p.m. | In Sports Blog »

The Miami Heat have just barely begun their summer long championship celebration. While they're all out clubbing, however, the rest of us should reevaluate the aftermath of the 2013 NBA Finals.

Kelly Crowder

By Abel Chanyalew | June 17, 2013, 8:18 a.m. | In Teacher Feature »

For many students, the mandatory art class is not exactly an important element of the white index card that reads them their schedule. Art teacher and aficionado Kelly Crowder wants to change all that.