Robert Pfefferle


Name: Robert Pfefferle
Position: Online Sports Editor
Graduation Year: 2016
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Blair swim team has success in Metropolitan and State Championships

By Robert Pfefferle | April 11, 2016, 3:19 p.m. | In Local »

Blair's best swimmers represented the team well in the Metropolitan Interscholastic Swimming and Diving Championships (Metros) and the Maryland state championships

Girls' basketball comes up clutch to take down Wildcats 48-46

By Robert Pfefferle | Feb. 29, 2016, 6:14 p.m. | In Blair »

On Friday night in the first round of the playoffs, the stakes and intensity were high for the Blazers. Their convincing win over Walter Johnson earlier in the season had been long forgotten. Blair, having come off an emotional loss earlier in the week, was determined to make sure they wouldn't lose at home again.

Girls' basketball falls to Churchill on senior night

By Robert Pfefferle | Feb. 26, 2016, 1:18 p.m. | In Blair »

The girls' basketball team (11-11) suffered an emotional 56-40 loss to the Churchill Bulldogs on Monday night. While they were unable to pull out a win in front of a rousing crowd on their senior night, the Blazers battled back from an early deficit and kept the game close until the closing minutes. Senior guard Camille Estrin scored 19 points, including a couple deep threes to lead the way offensively for the Blazers.

NFL Week 17 Projections

By Sandeep David, Lauren Frost, Charles Lott, Robert Pfefferle | Jan. 2, 2016, 1:13 p.m. | In Sports Blog »

NFL Week 16 Predictions

By Sandeep David, Lauren Frost, Charles Lott, Robert Pfefferle | Dec. 20, 2015, 12:01 p.m. | In Sports Blog »

Standings: 1. Bobby: 119-76 2. Lauren: 118-77 3. Sandeep: 114-81 4. Charlie: 112-83

NFL Week 13 Predictions

By Sandeep David, Lauren Frost, Charles Lott, Robert Pfefferle | Dec. 6, 2015, 1 p.m. | In Sports Blog »

Our prediction squad's standings continue to tighten up week after week. This week we see the Vikings battle for the lead of the NFC North, and the Panthers will try to remain undefeated against the offensively loaded Saints. Check out these predictions to see who our experts think will win these big games in Week 13.

NFL Week 12 Predictions

By Sandeep David, Lauren Frost, Charles Lott, Robert Pfefferle | Nov. 28, 2015, 1:06 p.m. | In Sports Blog »

Standings: 1. Bobby: 92-55 2. Sandeep: 88-59 3. Lauren: 88-59 4. Charlie: 86-61

NFL Week 11 Predictions

By Sandeep David, Lauren Frost, Charles Lott, Robert Pfefferle | Nov. 22, 2015, noon | In Sports Blog »

Standings: 1. Bobby: 84-49 2. Sandeep: 80-53 3. Lauren: 79-54 4. Charlie: 78-55

Local political races heating up

By Robert Pfefferle | Nov. 15, 2015, 4:17 p.m. | In Local »

As we get closer and closer to the primary elections on April 26, the races are beginning to intensify in the 8th Congressional District (which includes Blair and most of Montgomery County), and the Maryland Democratic Senate.

NFL Week 10 Predictions

By Sandeep David, Lauren Frost, Charles Lott, Robert Pfefferle | Nov. 15, 2015, 1:56 p.m. | In Sports Blog »

Standings: 1. Bobby: 79-40 2. Lauren: 75-44 3. Sandeep: 75-44 4. Charlie: 71-48

NFL Week 9 Predictions

By Sandeep David, Lauren Frost, Charles Lott, Robert Pfefferle | Nov. 8, 2015, 1:01 p.m. | In Blair »

The middle of the standings continue to shake up every week, as Lauren is climbing her way to the top. Bobby however, is pulling further and further away from the pack. Charlie continues to sink, as does Sandeep. How will things shape up for our prediction squad this week?

NFL Week 8 Predictions

By Sandeep David, Lauren Frost, Charles Lott, Robert Pfefferle | Nov. 1, 2015, 12:54 p.m. | In Sports Blog »

The eighth week of the NFL season is sure to be an exciting one. The highlight matchup is on Sunday night between the Packers and the Broncos. Within our experts, Bobby maintains a slim lead over the rest of the pack, while Charlie continues to fall further and further in last place.

NFL Week 7 Predictions

By Sandeep David, Lauren Frost, Charles Lott, Robert Pfefferle | Oct. 25, 2015, 1:25 p.m. | In Sports Blog »

The race is heating up between our prediction squad as Lauren has posted the best record in three consecutive weeks. Charlie's upset calls continue to backfire, and send him deeper into last place. While Bobby and Sandeep are in tight competition with one another for the top spot.

NFL Week 6 Predictions

By Sandeep David, Lauren Frost, Charles Lott, Robert Pfefferle | Oct. 16, 2015, 1:49 p.m. | In Sports Blog »

Bobby holds a slim lead over the pack, and Lauren is charging her way up from the bottom of the standings. With a number of big, decisive games this week, there should definitely be a shift in the standings coming soon.

NFL Week 5 Predictions

By Sandeep David, Lauren Frost, Charles Lott, Robert Pfefferle | Oct. 11, 2015, 2:44 p.m. | In Sports Blog »

Standings: 1. Bobby: 42-21 2. Sandeep: 40-23 3. Charlie: 37-26 4. Lauren: 37-26

NFL Week 4 Predictions

By Sandeep David, Lauren Frost, Charles Lott, Robert Pfefferle | Oct. 4, 2015, 1:58 p.m. | In Professional »

Standings: 1. Bobby: 32-16 2. Sandeep: 30-18 3. Charlie: 29-19 4. Lauren: 26-22

NFL Week 3 Predictions

By Sandeep David, Lauren Frost, Charles Lott, Robert Pfefferle | Sept. 27, 2015, 12:34 p.m. | In Professional »

Standings: 1. Bobby: 20-12 2. Sandeep: 17-15 3. Charlie: 17-15 4. Lauren: 13-19

Say hello to the new Stephen Colbert

By Robert Pfefferle | Sept. 20, 2015, 4:31 p.m. | In Television »

After the first show, things looked dismal for Colbert. However he was able to bounce back from a mediocre debut and close out his first week on a high note.

NFL Week 2 Predictions

By Sandeep David, Lauren Frost, Charles Lott, Robert Pfefferle | Sept. 20, 2015, 11:20 a.m. | In Professional »

Standings: 1. Bobby: 11-5 2. Sandeep: 11-5 3. Charlie: 9-7 4. Lauren: 8-8

NFL Week 1 Predictions

By Sandeep David, Lauren Frost, Charles Lott, Robert Pfefferle | Sept. 13, 2015, 12:39 p.m. | In Professional »

As we get underway with a new school year, we are proud to be returning with a new season of SCO NFL Predictions. The staff is excited to welcome three newcomers to the game this season. Charlie Lott, Sandeep David, and Lauren Frost with help from Randi Herath are all eager to prove their knowledge of the game.

Blair athletics take a leap in the right direction

By Robert Pfefferle | June 21, 2015, 5:31 p.m. | In Features »

There's a culture shift underway at Blair, and it's changing the student body for the better. The school year has officially ended, and there are definitely some fond athletic memories in every Blazer's mind.

The mystery of Blair's dead pig

By Robert Pfefferle | May 6, 2015, 9:06 p.m. | In Features »

During the spring, the distinctive smell of a decomposing pig is certainly hard to miss in the area around Blair's wetlands. Most Blazers have no idea the pig exists, but for the past nine years, it has played a major role in Blair's Forensics classes.

Humans of Blair: Driven to Serve

By Robert Pfefferle | April 13, 2015, 2:04 p.m. | In Features »

After college, junior Matthew Guerrera dreams of being a trauma surgeon—someone who performs emergency surgery. In order to gain some experience in the medical field, Guerrera is training to become an Emergency Medical Technician.

MLB Season Preview 2015

By Robert Pfefferle, Samuel Popper, Sasha Tidwell | April 4, 2015, 1:27 p.m. | In Professional »

The busy free-agent market left the Blue Jays and Red Sox with major facelifts, but the now healthy Orioles won't be giving up the AL East crown without a fight. Meanwhile out west, the reigning World Series champion San Francisco Giants and the Oakland Athletics may be looking at a big fallout this season.

2015 March Madness Preview

By Robert Pfefferle, Ross Cohen-Kristiansen, Samuel Popper | March 17, 2015, 11:58 a.m. | In College »

March Madness is finally here!

Fracking in Maryland needs to be stopped before it begins

By Robert Pfefferle | March 16, 2015, 5:14 p.m. | In Op/Ed »

After conducting a three-year long study concerning the potential effects of fracking on Maryland, former governor Martin O'Malley declared the state fit to frack just before leaving office. His successor Larry Hogan also expressed his desire to start drilling in the very near future.

Boys' basketball falls in playoffs to Kennedy

By Robert Pfefferle | March 9, 2015, 12:05 p.m. | In Blair »

The Blair boys' basketball team (9-11) fell to the Kennedy Cavaliers (13-11) in the first round of the playoffs on Saturday afternoon 53-46, bringing their season to an unfortunate end. The game felt much closer than the seven point difference indicates.

Boy's hockey falls to Annapolis in state championship

By Robert Pfefferle | March 3, 2015, 12:52 p.m. | In Blair »

Blair's hockey team's playoff run fell just short of a state championship, as the Blazers (14-3) fell to Annapolis-Old Mill (10-3) in a heartbreaking 3-1 loss.

"McFarland, USA" is another standard Disney movie

By Robert Pfefferle | Feb. 27, 2015, 9:56 a.m. | In Movies »

The plot of "McFarland, USA" brings nothing surprising or extraordinary to the table, not to mention that Kevin Costner is yet again playing the "clueless mentor searching for answers" role.

Boys Basketball roughs up Churchill

By Robert Pfefferle | Feb. 13, 2015, 12:41 p.m. | In Blair »

On Friday night, the Boy's basketball team (7-9) grabbed an impressive win over the Churchill Bulldogs (3-13), 52-45. The Blazers were without big man Ishmael Sangre, but were still able to overcome Churchill's size advantage in one of the most impressive wins of the season.

Boys Basketball loses heartbreaker to Sherwood

By Robert Pfefferle | Feb. 10, 2015, 2:57 p.m. | In Blair »

Everything that could possibly go wrong at the end of a basketball game, ended up doing so for the Blazers on Tuesday night. The Sherwood Warriors (9-6) capitalized on a couple of late Blair (6-9) mistakes and used an 11-2 run to grab a huge come from behind win 55-52.

It's the District's time to shine

By Robert Pfefferle | Feb. 5, 2015, 7 p.m. | In Professional »

Let's face it, Washington isn't a sports town. Cities such as Boston, New York, Chicago, Detroit, and Philadelphia have a pride in their sports teams that is an entire echelon above Washington's. It's been 24 years since the city saw its last professional championship.

Boy's basketball powers through Paint Branch

By Robert Pfefferle | Jan. 30, 2015, 9:33 a.m. | In Blair »

Coming home off two close losses, the Blair boys' basketball team (8-6) stepped up the energy and disposed of the Paint Branch Panthers (5-8) 69-59.

Boys' basketball sneaks by Walter Johnson

By Robert Pfefferle | Jan. 26, 2015, noon | In Blair »

The Blazers (7-3) came out on Thursday night and took care of business in crunch time, downing the Walter Johnson Wildcats (0-9) 57-55.

Boys' Basketball routed by Richard Montgomery

By Robert Pfefferle | Jan. 8, 2015, 6:51 p.m. | In Blair »

The Blazers (6-3) entered Wednesday night with a ton of momentum following a tournament win in New Jersey. However, they were stopped dead in their tracks by the Richard Montgomery Rockets (10-0). The Rockets seized the energy in the first quarter and cruised to a 40-24 win in the second half.

"Unbroken" good but overdone

By Robert Pfefferle | Dec. 30, 2014, 8:26 p.m. | In Movies »

"Unbroken" is the remarkable true story of Louis Zamperini (Jack O'Connell), featuring Olympic games, World War II plane crashes and torture in Japanese prisoner of war camps. Based on Laura Hillenbrand's 2010 best-seller, director Angelina Jolie struggles to recreate the smoothly paced plot of Hillenbrand's book. Instead, Jolie creates build-ups and climaxes for each segment of Zamperini's story, which ultimately causes the story to lose its fluidity.

NFL Week 16 Predictions

By Robert Pfefferle, Agam Mittal, Samuel Popper, Sasha Tidwell | Dec. 21, 2014, 9:28 a.m. | In Professional »

Standings: 1. Sam: 147-76 2. Bobby: 143-80 3. Sasha: 141-82 4. Agam: 139-84

Boys' Basketball overcomes turnovers, downs Wheaton

By Robert Pfefferle | Dec. 15, 2014, 1:39 p.m. | In Blair »

Coming off a road loss earlier in the week, the Blazers (2-1) knew they couldn't underestimate the Wheaton Knights (1-2). While the Knights hung around for the first three quarters of the game, the Blazers were able to eventually pull away and win comfortably 59-42.

NFL Week 15 Predictions

By Robert Pfefferle, Agam Mittal, Samuel Popper, Sasha Tidwell | Dec. 14, 2014, 11:09 a.m. | In Professional »

Standings: 1. Bobby: 135-73 2. Sam: 134-74 3. Sasha: 130-78 4. Agam: 123-85

Shut it down

By Robert Pfefferle | Dec. 11, 2014, 8:05 p.m. | In Op/Ed »

Casinos can now be found anywhere from inner cities and beaches to rural farmlands and Native American reservations in 39 different states. But there are plenty of other ways the state could improve education without legalizing gambling.

NFL Week 14 Predictions

By Robert Pfefferle, Agam Mittal, Samuel Popper, Sasha Tidwell | Dec. 6, 2014, 11:57 a.m. | In Professional »

Standings: 1. Sam: 123-69 2. Bobby: 122-70 3. Sasha: 119-73 4. Agam: 113-79

Boys' Basketball takes down Northwood to open the season

By Robert Pfefferle | Dec. 6, 2014, 11:44 a.m. | In Blair »

In front of a nearly packed gym, the the boys' basketball team (1-0) overcame nerves and anxiousness to beat the Northwood Gladiators (0-1) in their season opener 71-52.

Winter Sports Preview

By Amalia Chiapperino, Maximillian Foley-Keene, Brian Le, Robert Pfefferle | Dec. 5, 2014, 12:58 p.m. | In Blair »

Blair's winter sports teams look to continue their success from previous years.

NFL Week 13 Predictions

By Robert Pfefferle, Agam Mittal, Samuel Popper, Sasha Tidwell | Dec. 1, 2014, 1:21 p.m. | In Professional »

Standings: 1. Sam: 116-60 2. Bobby: 110-66 3. Sasha: 108-68 4. Agam: 105-71

NFL Week Twelve Predictions

By Robert Pfefferle, Agam Mittal, Samuel Popper, Sasha Tidwell | Nov. 21, 2014, 11:47 a.m. | In Professional »

1. Sam: 106-55 2. Bobby: 99-62 3. Sasha: 98-63 4. Agam: 95-66

NFL Week Eleven Predictions

By Robert Pfefferle, Agam Mittal, Samuel Popper, Sasha Tidwell | Nov. 16, 2014, 9:56 a.m. | In Professional »

Standings: 1. Sam: 98-49 2. Sasha: 94-53 3. Bobby: 92-55 4. Agam: 86-61

Concert for Valor a big hit for Blazers

By Robert Pfefferle | Nov. 12, 2014, 10:39 p.m. | In Connections Blog »

Bikes for everyone

By Robert Pfefferle | Nov. 9, 2014, 9:38 p.m. | In Lifestyle Blog »

In bike sharing, commuters and tourists alike can conveniently pick up a bike for a small fee and ride it to their destination, where they return the bike.

NFL Week Ten Predictions

By Robert Pfefferle, Agam Mittal, Samuel Popper, Sasha Tidwell | Nov. 8, 2014, 10:09 a.m. | In Professional »

Standings: 1. Sam: 88-46 2. Sasha: 84-50 3. Bobby: 82-52 4. Agam: 76-58

Lighten up on Obama

By Robert Pfefferle | Nov. 4, 2014, 9:40 a.m. | In Op/Ed »

Republicans and Democrats alike have grown tired of Obama's indecisive actions on global issues, and are already looking forward to 2017.

NFL Week Nine Predictions

By Robert Pfefferle, Agam Mittal, Samuel Popper, Sasha Tidwell | Nov. 1, 2014, 10:59 p.m. | In Professional »

Standings: 1. Sam: 78-43 2. Sasha: 73-48 3. Bobby: 72-49 4. Agam: 68-53

The clock must rotate faster

By Robert Pfefferle | Oct. 26, 2014, 3:03 p.m. | In Humor »

Blair is home to almost 3,000 students, or, one might say, 3,000 sleep-deprived zombies.

NFL Week Eight Predictions

By Amalia Chiapperino, Robert Pfefferle, Agam Mittal, Rohan Oprisko, Samuel Popper, Sasha Tidwell | Oct. 25, 2014, 4:02 p.m. | In Professional »

Standings: 1. Sam: 68-38 2. Sasha: 64-42 3. Bobby: 63-43 4. Agam: 57-49

NBA 2014-2015 Season Predictions

By Robert Pfefferle, Samuel Popper, Jacob Popper | Oct. 25, 2014, 12:47 p.m. | In Professional »

With the Halloween celebrations comes a new NBA Season. Free agency and marquee trades have led to a myriad of intriguing matchups and dynamic players. Lebron James is now a Cavalier, along with Kevin Love. Kobe Bryant and Derrick Rose are both finally healthy. And all 60 draft picks are ready to unleash their talents on the rest of the league. No matter what, it should be a great season.

NFL Week Seven Predictions

By Amalia Chiapperino, Robert Pfefferle, Rohan Oprisko, Samuel Popper, Sasha Tidwell | Oct. 18, 2014, 10:04 p.m. | In Professional »

Standings: 1. Sam: 60-31 2. Sasha: 53-38 3. Bobby: 52-39 4. Romalia: 47-44

Tableting to the future

By Robert Pfefferle | Oct. 16, 2014, 10:21 a.m. | In Op/Ed »

Although some disagree, MCPS has the right idea. However, the arrival of the tablets is long overdue and insufficient: MCPS should add tablets to students of every class and grade level.

NFL Week Six Predictions

By Amalia Chiapperino, Robert Pfefferle, Rohan Oprisko, Samuel Popper, Sasha Tidwell | Oct. 13, 2014, 1:07 p.m. | In Professional »

Standings: 1. Sam: 49-27 2. Sasha: 44-32 3. Bobby: 42-34 4. Romalia: 38-38

NFL Week Five Predictions

By Amalia Chiapperino, Robert Pfefferle, Rohan Oprisko, Samuel Popper, Sasha Tidwell | Oct. 4, 2014, 2:08 p.m. | In Professional »

Standings: 1. Sam: 38-23 2. Bobby: 33-28 2. Sasha: 33-28 4. Romalia: 28-33

CrossFit: the best way to get fit

By Robert Pfefferle | Oct. 2, 2014, 12:24 p.m.

Across the world men and women alike are participating in the newly popular sport CrossFit, to get fit by pushing their bodies to its extreme limits.

2014 MLB Playoffs preview

By Robert Pfefferle | Sept. 30, 2014, 8:30 p.m. | In Professional »

After an endless summer, the Major League Baseball (MLB) season ended with a bang on Sept. 28, with a final farewell to Derek Jeter and a no-hitter by Jordan Zimmermann. After the long journey of surprises of a 162 game season, the dust has finally settled and only 10 teams are left. SCO takes a look at who we think will be the big winner this October.

NFL Week Four Predictions

By Amalia Chiapperino, Robert Pfefferle, Agam Mittal, Rohan Oprisko, Samuel Popper | Sept. 27, 2014, 1:12 p.m. | In Professional »

After another week of NFL action, the standings remained pretty much the same. Sam and Bobby are widening the gap between Sasha and our dynamic duo known as Romalia. With Sasha out of town for most of the week, he called upon tech staff all-star Agam Mittal to make his picks for the week and attempt to boost him back up the leaderboard. Let's see how the picks shape out this week.

NFL Week Three Predictions

By Amalia Chiapperino, Robert Pfefferle, Rohan Oprisko, Samuel Popper, Sasha Tidwell | Sept. 21, 2014, 6:48 p.m. | In Professional »

After a tough week for most of our experts, Sam has regained his lead in the standings he held for many week last week. Sasha is even and Romalia is only two games back from the rest of the pack. This week offers an opportunity once again shake up the standings. Lets see how the experts can do.

Our Blazing Athletes

By Robert Pfefferle | Sept. 19, 2014, 10:19 p.m. | In Features »

Blair athletes of all different sports now have to manage a grueling schedule that demands lots of late nights and hard work.

Scotland votes to remain a part of the U.K.

By Robert Pfefferle | Sept. 19, 2014, 10:04 p.m. | In International »

The people of Scotland voted on a referendum on Thursday, Sept. 18 to stay a part of the United Kingdom (U.K.). Over 85 percent of eligible voters turned out to decide whether Scotland would become an independent nation.

Girls' tennis scrapes by Poolesville

By Robert Pfefferle | Sept. 17, 2014, 10:16 p.m. | In Blair »

The Blair girls' varsity tennis team beat Poolesville in a long, hard-fought game on both sides. The Blazers (5-1) came out on top of division rival Poolesville (3-3) after battling back from losing the first three doubles matches.

NFL Week Two Predictions

By Amalia Chiapperino, Robert Pfefferle, Rohan Oprisko, Samuel Popper, Sasha Tidwell | Sept. 13, 2014, 10:50 a.m. | In Professional »

After a very surprising week one, our experts are all looking to rebound in week two. Newcomer Bobby Pfefferle has a one game lead on the field. With a frenzy of big time, evenly matched games in line for week two, it should be a great weekend of NFL football, and a struggle for our experts to pick them all.

Goodbye, penny

By Robert Pfefferle | Sept. 11, 2014, 1:46 p.m. | In Humor »

No offense to Abe Lincoln, but it's time for the U.S. to retire the penny.

NFL Week One Predictions

By Amalia Chiapperino, Robert Pfefferle, Rohan Oprisko, Samuel Popper, Sasha Tidwell | Sept. 5, 2014, 2 p.m. | In Professional »

With the new school year comes a new season of SCO NFL Predictions. Check out our picks and analysis to greatly improve your NFL IQ.

Blair cancels its freshman-only day

By Robert Pfefferle | Aug. 20, 2014, 4:09 p.m. | In Local »

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) has made Montgomery Blair High School cancel its freshman-only day in the upcoming 2014-15 school year to avoid confusion with starting dates among Blair students and students around the rest of the county. Blair is requiring that all students come to school Aug. 25.

The boys are back in town

By Robert Pfefferle | June 17, 2014, 6:41 p.m. | In Movies »

"Infiltrate the dealers, find the supply," orders Captain Dickson (Ice Cube) and with these words Morton Schmidt (Jonah Hill) and Greg Jenko (Channing Tatum) are back undercover in "22 Jump Street." Filled with guns and drugs, "22 Jump Street" will have viewers laughing away at cheap and dim-witted jokes, while adding tension with climatic action scenes of gunfights and car chases.